We are a Romanian community for promoting
EBM – Industrial – Goth culture sound waves!
This is a new gateway to the pleasure of discovering music, shows and much more.
It all started in 2010 with the creation of Tanz Die Revolution, which became the most successful Electro-Industrial party in Romania. After almost 3 years of work to promote and form a community, different points of view and aspirations made the tittle owners close TDR.
With the help of the existing community, Oblivion Sound Wave took birth. As the first project, we encourage everyone to take part, party and organize the event beside us. For music lovers, by music lovers.
The OSW DJs like to play a multitude of genres, both old and new. We have everything you need, whether you want to dance, industrial dance, headbang or just sip on a long drink while enjoying the dark soundscapes.
Before splitting itself into various hybrids such as electro-industrial and industrial metal, industrial started as an avant-garde movement, pioneered by the British group Throbbing Gristle, in the mid 1970’s. While their music remains rather inaccessible compared to the latter off-shots, here at OSW we respect our history. So don’t be surprised if occasionally you hear some rather noisy, experimental tracks from artists like Einstürzende Neubauten, Cabaret Voltaire, Coil, SPK, Test Dept. or Skinny Puppy.
What better way to set a dark romantic mood than melancholic songs from bands like Clan of Xymox, Deine Lakaien, The Crüxshadows, Diary of Dreams, Mechanical Moth, Diorama or Blutengel? Darkwave can be slow and sorrowful, but sometimes, it can start the dance.
A very loose term, originally used to define a lot of successful acts in the ‘80s. While you may occasionally hear some goth-friendly early new wave tunes from the likes of Eurythmics, Soft Cell or Camouflage, tracks from later synthpop bands such as De/Vision, And One, Wolfsheim, Melotron, IAMX or Client are a mainstay of our setlists.
The development of electro body music in the ‘80s is really what got industrial on the dancefloors. From its pioneers such as Front 242, Nitzer Ebb, Die Krupps, Front Line Assembly and Leæther Strip, to its more recent revival by bands like Spetsnaz, Tyske Ludder, Sturm Café and Orange Sector, here at OSW we love to play old school EBM.
OSW isn’t just for cybergoths, but for rivetheads too, the original fans of the guitar driven industrial that got the genre popular in the ‘90s. Well, OSW is basically for everyone, but the point I was trying to make is that, at our parties, you’ll get your fix of KMFDM, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Cubanate, Chemlab, Hanzel und Gretyl, Dope Stars Inc. and even Fear Factory. Neue Deutsche Härte bands like Rammstein, Eisbrecher or Oomph! are ever present in our setlists, but don’t rule out some awesome gothic rock songs from the likes of Type O Negative, Mono Inc. and The Birthday Massacre among so many others.
This is where old EBM got a lot of trance and techno elements and became futurepop (but you can still call it EBM). Melodic clean vocals mix with heavy beats to create some of the best dance music in existence. Some of our favorite acts are part of this genre: VNV Nation, Covenant, early Apoptygma Berzerk, Icon of Coil, Assemblage 23, Neuroticfish, Funker Vogt, Rotersand, Imperative Reaction, Pride and Fall, Frozen Plasma, Solitary Experiments, Ayria and many, many more.
Also known as harsh or terror EBM, this is one of the most popular incarnations of industrial and EBM music. Combining harsh (synthesized or not) vocals with hard pounding beats, not often will you get to an OSW party without being greeted by a bunch of people furiously industrial dancing to the likes of Suicide Commando, Hocico, Grendel, Nachtmahr, Aesthetic Perfection, God Module, Alien Vampires, early Dawn of Ashes, FGFC820, Agonoize, C-Lekktor, Detroit Diesel, Tactical Sekt, Sleetgrout, Amduscia, [distatix], Centhron, Psyclon Nine, Stahlnebel & Black Selket, just to name a few.
Also known as rhythmic noise or powernoize, this genre keeps somewhat true to the noisy origins of industrial music, while adding some distorted techno beats for regular dancefloor implementing. Power noise is usually not the most accessible of genres, but when it is, we dare anyone to stand still. Pioneers of the genre include Noisex, Asche, Sonar, Synapscape, Feindflug, P·A·L and Converter, but at our parties you have a better chance of hearing some really danceable tracks from Xotox, FabrikC, Manufactura, Terrorfakt, W.A.S.T.E., Alter der Ruine, iVardensphere, C/A/T, KiEw, ESA, Caustic or The Peoples Republic of Europe.
Namely techno body music, a very vague term invented by Andy LaPlegua to define the music of Combichrist. The way we see it (and we may be wrong), TBM describes the harder sounding modern EBM acts, who don’t necessarily use the typical aggrotech vocals or who use no vocals at all. Take it for what it is, but if our definition is correct, then all the really danceable acts can be included here: [x]-Rx, Modulate, Valium Era, Reaper, Phosgore, Vault-113, Shiv-R, Noisuf-X, SAM, Massiv in Mensch, Surgyn, Incubite, Eisenfunk, Uberbyte, Soman, Komor Kommando, late Chainreator (the project started as power noise). Then again, this may be the point where industrial has to just stop making up subgenres.
Ah, the odd one out! You may have noticed that a lot of electro-industrial parties around the world play another genre that’s anything but industrial (it’s usually dubstep or hardstyle). While we’re in no way elitists and we like a great variety of dance music, we chose psytrance to be our “other” mainly because it’s awesome, but also because we consider it more related to industrial than anything else (except maybe a few techno subgenres). The fact remains that psytrance and electro-industrial have influenced each other over the years. Just check out the darkpsy project Xenomorph. Industrial legends Laibach themselves experimented with psychedelic elements with their 300 000 V.K. side project. Mangadrive, a more recent (dare we say) TBM project, is heavily influenced by psytrance. Examples can go on. While OSW is and will forever be a party dedicated to industrial music, sometimes we might expand our setlists with psychedelic trance tracks, ranging from full-on to darkpsy. Acts may include: Infected Mushroom, Talamasca, Montti, Orca, Astrix, Magma Ohm, Dapanji, Skazi, Astral Projection, Kindzadza, Psykovsky, DarkOhm, Silent Enemy, Stereopanic, Archaic, Panayota, Space Buddha, Biokinetix, Gataka, Eskimo, Cosmic Tone, Sesto Sento, Terranoise.
Still not enough to satisfy your music appetite?
Then you may want to join our group and tell us what songs you want to hear at our parties.
This is Oblivion, and we welcome you!