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Black Ice Impact

by Inertia

A mixture of harsh Electro dancefloor induistrial with male vocals and more softer catchy electro pop songs with female vocals. Genre: Industrial/EBM/Electro Pop
Genre: Electronic: Industrial
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Black Ice Impact
6:12 album only
2. Slow Motion
5:40 album only
3. Truth or Lies
5:29 album only
4. Hold your soul
4:27 album only
5. Blank Stare
4:34 album only
6. Hypno-Suck
3:30 album only
7. Slider
5:10 album only
8. Seven Sin VII
3:49 album only
9. Hot Hot Hot
3:50 album only
10. Faith on Fire
6:21 album only
11. Judas
5:30 album only
12. Shakalaka baby
5:13 album only
13. Violate
6:53 album only


Album Notes
Inertia are back with what is probably their finest album to date.
The trio of Reza Udhin, Alexys B & Andrew Trail have really gelled on this latest offering which continues where "Advanced Revelation" left off, continually advancing & refining the band's signature EBM sound, be it the pacey offerings such as "Slow Motion", "Blank Stare", "Hypno-Suck" which sees Reza & Alexys duetting to good effect, almost like an EBM Peters & Lee (er, maybe not, on second thoughts!!) & the ultra-catchy, surefire dancefloor killer "Hot Hot Hot" (which is another cover, I think) or the slower "Hold Your Soul" where Alexys' vocals glide effortlessly over acidic synths & powerful rhythmic cascades which add an effective contrast. As a result of this & the absence of instrumental interludes (which sometimes seemed rather 'bitty' in any case) this comes across as a more 'complete' album but where Inertia are really hitting the mark now is in their knack for combining their trademark hard-hitting EBM signature with increasingly infectious tunes.
This is again very much the case here & proves to be an important part of the band's appeal throughout the album. Furthermore, they're now incorporating a wider range of styles into their music, such as the Middle-Eastern influences that make their mark during the slow & powerfully intense "Faith On Fire" & Alexys' vocal line on "Seven Sin VII" which betray the band's 60s rock & roll influences & work well in this setting. Her most famous contribution to Inertia's recent gigs is, of course, the singalong Bollywood fave "Shakalaka Baby" which is duly included here before "Violate" ends the album with another catchy EBM dose.
No doubt about it, Inertia really are improving with each new release so don't miss out.

- Carl Jenkinson (Hard Wired Magazine)


INERTIA is formed by Reza Udhin. The project goes through a number of different name changes until finally settling on Inertia.

Inertia release their first demo tape and start gigging at London and UK venues. The band also make several appearances at the famous Marquee Club in London. Where they become a firm favourite of the audience.

Reza Udhin separates from band members, and takes on Inertia as a solo project. He starts work on a new 6 track demo. He recruits two new live members, Eddie Tempest on Synths and Mark Barrett on Guitar. Another member Ed Luxmoore plays some shows with the band, as well on keyboards.

The demo is completed and is immediately signed by Germany's legendary Celtic Circle Productions. It is released later that year as the "Infiltrator" EP. It takes the European club scene by storm and becomes a regular favourite on dancefloors. Inertia play their first show in Europe at the Night of Darkness festival at the Krefeld, Kulturfabrik in Germany.
Inertia receives an overwhelming response.

Inertia start touring regularly in Europe, including their first performance at Leipzig's Wave Gotik Treffen festival. A new single "Mind Energy" is released on a sub label of Celtic Circle called Khazad Dum.

Inertia's first full length album is released. "Programmed to Respond" is an immediate success with critics and DJ's.
Inertia also venture on 2 USA tours. The first, a small tour of California. The second one, as support to Germany's Das Ich on a full scale coast to coast tour of the USA. Inertia develop a new following in the USA.
Inertia takes on a new member, Californian Alexys B joins the band on electronic percussion.

Inertia release a remix album featuring remixes of tracks from the previous albums. "Demagnetized/Remagnetized" is released on the UK "Nightbreed" label. The disc features remixes from bands including Das Ich, Spahn Ranch, New Mind, Pierrepoint.
Guitarist Mark Barrett is removed from the line up, so the band can take on a full electronic stage set up and sound.

A new album "Negative Prime" is released on Nightbreed/Electric Blue. The band tour immensely across the UK and Europe, including a UK/Ireland tour with the USA's Spahn Ranch and their first tour of Scandinavia, which gathers an amazing cross section audience for Inertia. The CD is very popular.

Inertia carry on their heavy touring schedule. Including a groundbreaking performance at Leipzig Wave Gotik Treffen, They release a new remix album on their own new label Cryonica Music, and it is also released in the USA by Interbeat Records. Remixers include Noisex, L'ame Immortelle, Funker Vogt, Razed in Black, Girls under glass, Psyche and more. Inertia go back on tour in the USA for 4 weeks, headlining their own Coast to Coast tour. They also tour UK and Ireland with Germany's The Galan Pixs and the UK's The Nine.

Inertia tour the USA again, with Sweden's PROJEXT X as support. The band two an overwhelming 8 week tour!! Covering 41 states! They also make their first appearance at Belgium's Eurorock festival, playing to a crowd of 10,000 people.
Following the tour, Inertia retire back to the studio to work on a new album.

"No Defect" single is released at the beginning of the year, followed by the new album "Advanced Revelation". "No Defect" is an instant club hit, and the band go on a small tour of Scandinavia and Europe. Inertia part with long time band members Eddie Tempset and Ed Luxmoore. To be replaced by Andrew Trail from the band Knifeladder.

Inertia return to the USA and take New York's TERRORFAKT on as support, for a 4 week East Coast USA tour.

The band release a brand new album "Black Ice Impact". And go back to the USA to undertake a 4 week West Coast tour, taking along label mates SWARF as support. This tour proves once again, successful for the band. Inertia are now planning to release a single from the album and tour throughout Europe. A "Best of Inertia" called "A Decade of Machines" Double CD, will be released in the USA by Cleopatra Records this year.




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