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Friday, February 13, 2015

The hands of Cain : The Only Sound ( 2009 )


Not available on CD . Vinyl Limited Edition



The Hands of Cain” were formed in 1983 in Athens, Greece, by the ex-members of the teenage punk-rock band (and one of the first of the Greek punk-rock scene), “Ausschwitss”.

The Hands Of Cain were Dimitris Chorianopoulos (vocals, bass), Spyros ‘S. Adam’ Floros (drums), Costas Papakitsos (synthesisers) and Dimitris Stamatiou (guitar) from Athens, Greece.
In 1983 the Hands Of Cain evolved from of one of the first groups of the Greek punk scene of the early 80’s called Ausschwitss when their music was gaining a darker shade and their lyrics were changing to English.


Unlike their former group, the Hands Of Cain had very little public exposure, but built their reputation amongst the lively Athenian dark wave/post punk scene of the time with a few live gigs in clubs like ‘Skylab’ and ‘Pegasus’.

They finally split up in November 1985, and although none of their recordings was ever released their fame lived on. An end was put to this local hidden secret when Dimitris ‘Profitis’ Petrou sent "Anna Logue Records" two tracks in Autumn 2007, “Two Steps to the End” and “The Dagger in Me”. Anna was blown away by those tracks and couldn’t believe they have remained unreleased.

Of course, this had to be changed. The quality of HOC’s song writing is amazing, these are just strong compositions, and without any doubt, this album will perfectly line up with the best ever dark wave/gothic albums being so close to Christian Death’s first recordings as well as the best songs by Bauhaus.


Their tracks are pure mid 80’s despair and melancholy, although back then HOC were not even aware of such gothic music movements, proving their creativity and originality. The material was (more or less) preserved on dusty 8mm reels and worn-out cassette tapes – it is thanks to Dave Hewson, who digitally transferred and restored these tracks, we owe you much gratitude, Dave – that these essential songs do not remain in total obscurity.

Prepare yourself for a milestone not only in Greek music history, but also in dark wave/gothic history!

TRACKS

A1.In A Dark Cell (1983) 05:07
A2.Deadlips (1983)    3:07
A3.Pristine Passion (1983)    5:14
A4.Two Steps To The End (1984)    4:50
A5.The Dagger In Me (1984)    5:05





B1.The Only Sound (1985)    4:41
B2.Deep Inside (1985)    5:22
B3.The Tears Of Vanity (1985)    5:21
B4.Monodrama (1985)    3:44
B5.Royalty In Exile (1985)    3:29






Addendum : 7" Single

Side 1


C1.In A Dark Cell (Hit-The-Fly Mix)     5:19
C2.Deadlips (Filthy Mix)     3:10

Side 2

D3.Pristine Passion (Full Vocals Version)     5:17

Label : Anna Logue Records ?– ANNA 021.2009, Anna Logue Records ?– ANNA 021-7.2009
Format : Vinyl, LP, Album
Vinyl, 7", 33  RPM, White color
All Media, Limited Edition
Country : Germany
Released : 2009
Genre : Rock
Style : Goth Rock, Darkwave

IN A DARK CELL   Lyrics


A shadow on me , 

like a threaten of death
spinning around me , figures from a grave .


I recognize this shining , I'm sure I've seen these shapes 


Don't let the darkness strangle me , don't let me fade away .
Seems like an endless ending , seems like a wait to see


Never racking , quite repressing, this dim light crept in .


I'm trying to see through your eyes , I want to enter your hell
Whispers of hatred ask silent cries.

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