August 1 2014 was the official release-date for unexpected online single release, entitled “Circles”. This single was originally released as an upbeat danceable track on the “Revival” album in 2003 but this time the Cowboys have taken a total turn transforming this dancefloor smasher into an atmosperhic piano – meets – violin – ballad.
Guest starring on this release is the folk-music multitalent Anton Teljebäck who has given the track a touch of the northern folk-soul with beautiful lead violin and a whole bunch of backing orchestration that together with the melodical piano from VigilAnte and the acoustic bass of Atreyo form the soundscape that really brings the Cowboys back to the roots.
As “side 2” you find a Live recording of the same track, from open air concert in Storuman in June, during Inlandsbanefestivalen. It was during this tour that the new version of “Circles” formed, inspired by the landscapes and that special -youmustexperienceittobelieveit – nordic atmosphere.
August 1 2014 is the official release-date for the brand new and probably unexpected online single release, entitled “Circles”, by Dark Side Cowboys. “Circles” was originally released as an upbeat danceable track on the “Revival” album in 2003 but this time the Cowboys have taken a total turn transforming this dancefloor tune into an atmosperhic piano meets violin ballad.
Guest starring on this release is the folk-music multitalent Anton Teljebäck (also the coordinator of the Umefolk festival) who has given the track a touch of the northern folk-soul with beautiful lead violin and a whole bunch of backing orchestration that together with the melodical piano from VigilAnte and the acoustic bass of Atreyo form the soundscape that really brings the Cowboys back to the roots.
As “side 2” you find a Live recording of the same track, from open air concert in Storuman in June, during Inlandsbanefestivalen. It was during this tour that the new version of “Circles” formed, inspired by the landscapes and that special -youmustexperienceittobelieveit – northern atmosphere.
This is the first (and maybe only) single from the forthcoming release “Chronicles III”.
Dark Side Cowboys will head for a minitour in Finland in the beginning of August.
For the first time in many years the Cowboys team up with the Witches of Two Witches and the guys from Vergil. 2W have just released their new album “Goodevil” and Vergil recently released their CD, so just in time for that DSC have prepared som very special news for you all.. check in soon for updates!
The tour will hit Vasa, Riihimäki and Häämenlinna august 7-9.
Read more info at the booking page.
There will be a third part of the “Chronicles” releases from Dark Side Cowboys! It is scheduled for release in September if all works as planned. And even before that we will have some other interesting news for you, soon to be revealed so keep your eyes out.
The Chronicles III album will continue the journey that part I and II started. It will contain even more re-arranged and re-recorded songs from the DSC-history, among others for those of you who have awaited “Believe” and “Pride”, your prayers have been answered. The release will also be filled with additional bonus material, remixes and more.
The album will be released digitally through Spotify, I-tunes and also available on Youtube through the official DSC-channel. It will also be released as a limited edition digipack/usb-album with all the bonus material, and we can tell you, it will be quite a lot of value for money!
After doing a small exclusive acoustic gig at Club Unplugged in april and after performing together with the Oratoriekören (Oratorie Choir) of Umeå at the City Church of Umeå, Dark Side Cowboys now continue this streak of unexpected gigs with joining Inlandsbanefestivalen for 3 days, touring the northern countryside of Sweden alongside Susanne Alvengren, Staffan Hellstrand and Johan Piribauer among others.
Here you can download the full cover to the new digital release Chronicles II with Dark Side Cowboys:
This download is available for personal use only for people who support Dark Side Cowboys. It is strictly forbidden to print and redistribute in any way by anyone without written prior permission from Dark Side Cowboys. Support your artists! Do not rip them off.
We start the new year 2014 with great new for the DSC fans and followers! In early february the follow up album to “Chronicles” (dec 2013) entitled “Chronicles II” will be released, containing 6 tracks. It will be a digital release on Spotify and I-tunes. More info will follow.
“Believe” was the title of the album released in 2002 by the Dark Side Cowboys. The CD-edition is now long sold out but do not dispair, the CD is now available on Spotify and I-tunes in a brand new remastered edition.
Chronicles is the 20-year anniversary album from DSC containing re-recorded and rearranged songs from the first 10 years, along with the new song “Starvation”.
It was released in december 2013, the first studio album for over 10 years from DSC in a limited edition of 500 copies, sold only at selected distributors and at live concerts.
Year: 2013 Label:Moriensis Productions/Nangijala Records Format:CD + online version (does not include the track “Starvation”)
Yes it’s true. To celebrate the 20 year anniversary Dark Side Cowboys will release a new studio album just in time for Christmas! The 14-track new album is entitled “Chronicles” and contains brand new re-recordings of 13 classic DSC-songs, from “Pure Hearts EP” (1995) up to “Believe” (2001) and on top of that 1 new song called “Starvation”.
The album will be released in a limited edition of 500 copies and sold only at gigs and limited chosen distributors. But of course all you fans of digital distribution should not worry, “Chronicles” will be released on Spotify etc as well, but with the exception that the new song “Starvation” will not be included in the digital release. The album is released on the classic Moriensis Productions and in cooperation with Nangijala Records.
On “Chronicles” Dark Side Cowboys have chosen 13 songs that have been rearranged much due to the return of Vigilante who has been gathering knowledge from his years riding with the Morlocks, the new talents of Vagrant Bob and the return of Atreyo who’s classic bass lines from the early Cowboy years still shine through in the production. The result is an album that brings classic songs to new dimensions, with technology that holds less limit than the times when the original DSC-albums were recorded on analogue tapes.
So what about the new stuff then? Rumours have been that the Cowboys have been working on new songs, like “Silent War”, performed live the past years. The answer to that question we refere to the future. Yes it is true. A brand newly written studio album will probably emerge in a not too distant future, but for now, DSC celebrate 20 years as a band, and still there are some months before the actual anniversary ends and Cowboys turn 21.
Stay tuned for more info on “Chronicles” and the future.
The year 2000 and the new millennia kicked off with the release of the DSC-single “New Religion”, a song that quickly climbed the alternative charts in Scandinavia and got a no1 placement in Finland. Now, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Dark Side Cowboys, this popular single has been re-released (remastered) on Spotify.
Today (November 8, 2013) Dark Side Cowboys re-released the classic studio-album “Disclosure” on Spotify. The songs have all been remastered and the cover is updated. The album is now called “Disclosure Episode 1, The Transformation” as it was originally ment to be, but it was shortened to “Disclosure” when originally released in 1997 on Moriensis/Nangijala.
We send our thanx to J-Axel Industrial Art & Interiör Unltd and Nangijala Records for the re-release and to OlkK for the remastering.
The classic “Single of the year -98” song “UnfortuNathalie” by DSC, re-recorded in 2013 and released on the Bat Night compilation recently, FREE FOR DOWNLOAD (and if you pay you support the bats – batworld!) along with a bunch of other nice bands: http://batnight.bandcamp.com/
Press info reads:
“Dark Side Cowboys have played the song classic “UnfortuNathalie” live in a new version and decided to record that version for the fans.”
Title: Bats of Mercy Track: UnfortuNathalie (Bat Night mix) Format: Digital Info: Released by Bat Night club to raise money for Batworld.org Year: 2013 Label: Bat Night Other artists participating: Malaise, Undecimber, Les Fleurs Du Mal, Two Withces, Myrah, The Mist of Avalon, Dr Arthur Krause, Waves Under Water, Dawn of Oblivion, Then Comes Silence, Purple Nail, Shoggoth, Defixions
Those of you who want a teaser of what DSC are up to with the 20-year celebrations, check out this digital compilation record by “Bat Night” (Swedish goth-club) where a brand new version of the old “Single of the year – 98” track “UnfortuNathalie” is released: facebook.event
One week to go. Finland, look out! Never have so many riders from Dark Side Cowboys raided a town. We bring the full cavallery to Tampere: “Sheriff” Nik, Undertaker Atreyo, VigilAnte, Vagrant Bob, Scavenger John and Poker Hart.
Dark Side Cowboys announce the first gig out for this years 20 year celebration! The Cowboys are booked for Lumous Gothic Festival, Finlands no 1 festival for alternative music. Check out http://www.facebook.com/events/360911864019568/
For all of you who missed the free download release of The Apocryphal last year at Echolize you can now find the album on Youtube.
The Apocryphal 2000 was originally recorded 1999-2000 and was aimed for release at the new milennia but as the record industry back then turned there were no labels with the right distribution deals or power to afford the release. We had a very good collaboration with Nangijala Records, and still do, so that is not the reason, rather just that in retrospect we didn’t find the suitable ways of making the rerecorded debut album reach a new audience.
Why was it recorded you may wonder? We felt that many of the songs had grown during the years and some transformed into new interesting versions, versions that might not top the originals but add something to them, a new dimension so to say. We also felt that since some songs didn’t make the cut in 1995 (like “Pride”) the new version definitely did. Also the song “Dust” was replaced with a new song, entitled “Dust II” that takes on where the song “Dust” ended, continuing the story.
The album was recorded on an ADAT system during quite limited studio conditions so we didn’t do many retakes, simply leaving the raw feeling to it and we have kept it so, giving you here the original recordings from that period. Enjoy.
Title: ElectriXmas 2003 Track: Bloodred Moon (Electrofied 2003) Format: CD Info: Compilation released by ElectriXmas Year: 2003
Label: Neostalgia Other artists participating: Covenant, VNV Nation, Welle:Erdball, Spetznaz, Alice In Videoland, Dive, and many more.
Title: A Merciful Tribute To The Sisters Track: First & Last & Always Format: CD Info: Tribute album to The Sisters Of Mercy Year: 2000 Label: Tribute Records Other artists participating: Mobile Mob Freakshow, Dan Swanö, Desire, Headtrip Inc, Funhouse, Bay Laurel, Mist Of Avalon and more
Title: Angel Child IV – On The Side Of Angels Tracks: Stars (Gothamite Mix) Format: CD Info: – Year: 1999 Label: M&A Musicart Other artists participating: The Misled, God’s Bow, Star Industry, The Mist of Avalon, Funhouse, Killing Miranda and many more
Title: The Power of Gothic Tracks: Cyanide Dreams, Bloodred Moon, UnfortuNataly Format: Double-CD Info: A compliation released by SPV, not approved by DSC directly. Year: 1998 Label: SPV Other artists participating: Patricia Morrison, Love Like Blood, Eyes of the Nightmare Jungle, Merry Thoughts, Kyoto Blue and many more.
Title: Subsoil II Tracks: UnfortuNataly (Listen!) Format: CD Info: – Year: 1998 Label: Nangijala Records/Moriensis Productions Other artists participating: The Nefilim, Covenant, Red Butt Closeup, Station Obscen, Yvonne, Nothing Left, Project-X, Kindred Spirits, Q-Department, Bay Laurel, Malaise, Dawn of Oblivion, Nocturnal Notion, Desire, The Misled, Naggaroth Nightmares, Children On Stun, Decades, Soulgrinder.
Title: Hex Files – The Goth Bible – Vol 2 Tracks: Autumn Song Format: Book + CD Info: Compiled by Mick Mercer, released with the book Hex Files Year: 1997 Label: Credo/Nova Tekk Other artists participating: Damien Youth, Vendemmian, Ataraxia, Love Like Blood, Evidence, Black Tape For A Blue Girl, Catastrophe Ballet, Meridian, Artica, Sofia Run and many more.
Title: Monument 3 Tracks: Fade Away Format: CD Info: Limited edition release Year: 1997 Label: Powerspot Other artists participating: Mazarine Bleu, Natasha Beauty Bar, Voister Litz, Secluded Place, Project-X, Third Door eft and many more
Title: Sauna 01 -alt. Sauna Hösten 1997 Tracks: The Hall Of Pain Format: Magazine + CD Info: Compilation with the Sauna Magazine Year: 1997 Label: Sauna Magazine Other artists participating: S.P.O.C.K, Covenant, Funhouse, Saft, Phrank, Fleischklump, Restricted Area, Mazarine Bleu, Secluded Place and more.
Review is the title of a compilation, a sort of “best of” demotapes. It was released on the independent UK label M&E and also in a swedish limited promotion edition.
On this cassette you’ll find excerpts from DSC’s demotapes. We have chosen to include some of the tracks that have not been released on CD among with old versions of songs that later on have appeared re-recorded on CD. One could look at this as a sort of “best of” – early material – tape and that is what it is ment to be.
Title: Geigersounds Track: Once Again Format: Magazine + CD Info: Compilation released by Geigermeeter magazine. Year: 1996
Label: Geigermeeter Other artists participating: Covenant, Statemachine, Mazarine Bleu, Shadowland Temples, Septemberfall, Mesh, Maialse, La Solitude and many more.
Title: New Alternatives III – The March of the Angel Children Tracks: Magia Nera Format: Double-CD Info: Year: 1996 Label: M&A Musicart, Nightbreed Other artists participating: Midnight Configuration, Eyes of the Nightmare Jungle, Love Like Blood, Stun, House Of Usher, 13 Candles, Götterdämmerung, Meridian, Suspiria and many more.
Title: Subsoil Track: Autumn Song Format: MC Info: Compilation of alternative music. Year: 1996
Label: Moriensis Productions Other artists participating: Into The Abyss, Malaise, Naervaer, De Volanges, Medicine Rain, S.C.U.D, Magpie, Skogsberg, La Solitude, Evidence, Seven Trees
Title: Revenge of the Orange Tracks: The Mirror Format: CD Info: Limited edition release of 350 copies Year: 1996 Label: Briskeby Records Other artists participating: Darxtar, Villblomst, Cross, Galleon and more.
Title: Monument 1 Tracks: UnfortuNataly (Shit Happens) Format: CD Info: Limited edition release Year: 1995 Label: Powerspot Other artists participating: Mesh, S.C.U.D., Maryland, The Moonlaenders, Restricted Area, Seven Trees, Lorelei De Lux, Men In Uniform, Q-Department, Station Obscen and many more.