In the Eighties we lived for our extreme music with our body and
our soul: Industrial, Atonal, Noise, and don't forget Punk.
In the post-TG-era we discovered that there was a whole lot more.
The scene grew larger and started to organize itself: networks
were formed, mailorder, mail art, video distribution and tape
culture... at the same time new spiritual lifestyles evolved:
T.O.P.Y., T-Circle, C.P.M., C.o.t.S.G, Neo-Neoism and more.
From the then isolated and encaptured West-Berlin we strongly
participated to the world wide industrial network with diverse
activities: concerts, rituals, exhibitions, a tape label &
tape distribution etc.
Around the time of the fall of the Berlin wall, we believed it
to be all over. No inspiration, no energy ... no nothing.
Toward the end of the nineties we had a totally new situation:
late but better than never, electronic music finally became accepted
in America and a new national & international generation developed.
The internet simplified information flow and exchange a
vision Dr. Leary prophecied many, many years ago.
Ten years later we're back in business.
In January 2000 T. Torsay and S. Schwanke brought Ironflame.de
to life - a central informations headquarter for industrial, experimental
electronic music, atonal & ritual sounds, neofolk and related
topics.The site registers over 25,000 page clicks a month due
to its international subject matter, despite being written only
in german. Ironflame.de hold a strong position in the global network
for extreme music and culture. This makes us happy, proud and
encourages us to maintain an up-to-date and ever-growing information
Three years after launching the site we have all reason to celebratethis
successful period and will with the release of an affectionately
designed compilation box set, which presents the very best in
todays difficult-, minimal- and power electronics, black ambient
and dark folk.
West-Berlin, spring 2003