Thursday, December 21, 2017

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

30% OFF CT's full digital discography


CT's full digital discography on Bandcamp with 30% discount!
For €19.25, you will get all 5 Cold Therapy releases, including:

• Figures and Faces
• Masquerade Infinite
• Carnival of Lies
• Embrace the Silence
• Behind the Scenes: Vol. 01

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Interview for The Infidel Netwerk


Interview by theProphet (The Infidel Netwerk)

Link to the original:
HERE


Infidel Interview #109: Cold Therapy

First off, just want to thank you for participating in this edition of Infidel Interviews. Could you start off by giving a little information about you to the audience? Whatever you feel comfortable with, but name, age, and where you live would be pretty standard?

Jacek: My name is Jacek Wolański, I'm unavoidably approaching my 30s (in four months I will be 28). I am living currently in Jelenia Góra, Poland.

How do you enjoy where you live? Is there a vibrant music community where you are? Would you say you find that your local scene influences your attitude and/or creativity?

Jacek: It's a smaller city, near the mountains. For sure it's not a place for everyone, but I like it.

I think there is no local scene in the city itself. I don't know about any other band other than mine from here and you wouldn't find any clubs or events concentrated on this kind of music. Still, very, very close to my city is Bolków, where every year they hold the Castle Party Festival.

What do you feel separates your music from the rest of the music in the Industrial music scene?

Jacek: I never really liked to compare my music to the music of other bands. But if I really need to, I would say that there are many bands on this scene which have very similar sound, they take the same route and style. Many times they care more about how they look, than how they sound. There is certainly more aggrotech, club-oriented music.

My music is not about being cool, it's more about the atmosphere, it's dark, sad and emotional. It's supposed to tell a story, with lyrics written in the form of poems, to work the imagination of the listeners. I like to mix different sounds and styles, to not close myself in just one genre. This way you will often hear orchestral elements, mixed with industrial and dark ambient.

What would you say are your favorite themes and topics that inspire you to compose? What draws you to those themes?

Jacek:
 I think somehow I am mostly drawn to the topics of human nature, depression, melancholy, different kind of emotions and struggles in our lives. I also like dark, gothic poetry and art. I like to include this kind of themes or mix them all together.

Industrial and Attitude seem to go hand in hand. With global war, civil unrest, injustice, and political revolution being primary musical themes that dominate your music, how do you feel nowadays about the current state of world affairs?

Jacek:
 I don't really use those themes in my music. I always try to stay away from all the politics and similar topics. There are already tons of other bands who do it all over again. This is not my direction.

What do you see in the near, and far, future for your creative output?

Jacek:
 It's really hard to predict or plan anything far, especially being a small time underground musician. I concentrate only on the near future and releasing another album.

I almost have all the material ready for the upcoming Cold Therapy's album "The Darkest Hour". I believe it should be released next year.

When you first started making music, was there a particular sound or artistic/musical influence that you would say was your biggest inspiration to start pursuing the creative path yourself?

Jacek: The very first artist, that influenced me and inspired to even start working on my own music was :Wumpscut:.

When it comes to your musical self and your real-world self, would you say that there is a separation? Do you find yourself getting into a character or mindset when you create, or do you find your music is a representation of your day to day self?

Jacek: This is a difficult question. I think mostly I am just myself. There is something sad and dark in me. While I create, I am just able to let some of it out.

Are you musically self-taught? Or have you had mentors along the way to help you develop?

Jacek: Self-taught. I never even read or watch any theory, tutorials, etc. I always liked to experiment by myself, I never stick to any "rules" in music, doing everything in my own way.

When it comes to composing music, do you approach things with a clear vision in mind, or do you prefer to let songs feel themselves out? Do you have any particular techniques or tricks you use to keep yourself creative and consistent?

Jacek: It's always spontaneous, I never know what I will do. I have only one "trick" to keep myself creative – never push things forward. If one day I'm not happy with the results, it's not flowing by itself, I just stop and return to it after a day or few.

Often that happens when I have too many ideas in my head... If I don't finish the whole song and return to it another day, I already have a different vision, wanting to change everything.

When it comes to making music it can be difficult to balance atmosphere, song progression, musicality, and excitement. Do you have any tricks, techniques, or methods that you commonly use to help your music sound coherent and engaging?

Jacek: Not really, I don't think about it too much, I just prefer to make my music the way I feel it at the moment.

I never try to make it engaging, it can be a difficult kind of music to some people, certainly not for everyone.
 
Sometimes some songs can be based on the atmosphere, going more into the dark ambient direction, sometimes they can be more electro-industrial with clear melodies, or a balanced mix of everything. It all depends on my mood.

Do you spend a lot of time crafting your own sounds? Or do you value song crafting and effects tweaking more? Or do you find it's a balance between the two? What' your relationships with presets? When you make music are you primarily a hardware or software oriented musician? Or do you do a fusion of both? Are there any particular instruments, programs, or effects that you would say are vital to you making music?

Jacek: I would say it's a balance, I simply enjoy both. It gives a great pleasure to create your own, unique sounds.

It's difficult to find the presets I would really like the way they are, to fit my music. Normally I edit them to my own liking or create my own.
Fusion of both, but currently, I am mostly using  software. It's also because I am not playing live shows, so, after some of it was stolen in the past, I didn't have a great need to buy too much equipment. Still, I have plans to expand my studio and get some more hardware in the future.
 
There maybe would be some vital parts to my music, but to be honest – nothing is irreplaceable.

Once per time, I feel the need of change in my sound and I try new things, searching for new tools, instruments, techniques, simply learning more, to take my music to the next level and evolve. I hate to stay in one place.

Do you ever find it difficult to balance the creative and technical aspects of musical creation? How do you strike the balance for the need to craft and tweak your effects and sounds, in contrast to actually just getting the song itself created with structure and melody? What sort of element of creation do you prefer, the sonic shaping or the song creation?

Jacek: No, I simply find it fun, the whole process of creation gives me a pleasure, this is just what I love and do.

I tweak all the effects and shape the sound together while creating the song itself, this way I already know closer how it will sound when it will be finished. At the end, of course, I tweak it all even more.
 
I enjoy every element of it.

Do you find that when you are working on projects where you ended up learning new techniques during the process?

Jacek: Oh yes, this happens very often. This is actually the way I've learned everything, just playing around by myself.

Playing live shows, recording new tracks, attempting to go live the life that gives you the experiences that inspires it all... it can be difficult to balance the time. Do you have any particular methods that you use to keep yourself focused or balanced in your direction?

Jacek: No, everything spontaneous. Nothing is planned or controlled in any specific way.

For fans who have not seen you yet, when it comes to your live show, how would you describe yourself thematically and visually? Are you an energy and audience driven band in the live atmosphere? Or would you consider yourself to be more thematic or presentation oriented?

Jacek: Currently, I am not playing live. I am making atmospheric, dark and mostly slow music. If I would play live, for sure it would be more thematic, presentation-oriented show. I would like it to be visually stunning, done in form of art itself. Something, that my audience would remember.

I am not that kind of musician, who would go out on the scene with just a laptop and sing when the song plays from it. I prefer to not play at all if I can't give a proper show.

When it comes to performing, what are your favorite sort of venues to play in, and what are your favorite areas to tour? If you could tour with any other band in the world who would it be and why? If you could play anywhere, with anyone, in the world, dead or alive, who and where would it be?

Jacek: Well, as I previously mentioned, I am not playing live at this moment. If I could, I would love to tour with IAMX. Why? His music is simply something more, a piece of art. Chris is an artist with a dark and sad soul. I feel often a strong connection to his music. f not them, then maybe :Wumpscut:. I would play with them anywhere.

Have you had any particular moment(s) that you would like to share, that you would consider to be a crowning achievement in your musical career so far, or moments that you would say truly continue to inspire you to pursue your artistic path?

Jacek: This is a moment that I should give to my listeners. I am a small, not well-known musician. It always makes me very happy when my listeners actually care to support me and my music, when they order my CD's or merch. They sometimes even send me the pictures with it. Those are the moments that make me happy and motivate me to keep going. I want to thank them all!
 
Of course, there are other ones, which inspire me too. Those moments are when any magazines review my albums, or when anyone asks for an interview, any kind of publicity. It feels really nice, that my music is noticed and get any exposure.
 
There is also a particular moment, which I would like to share. I remember, when years ago I was just starting as a musician, I was not known at all, I was still learning. I was reaching out to some established, more experienced artists, asking for any kind of collaborations and remixes, etc. At this time, they didn't show me any attention or respect, some even simply ignored me and didn't bother to answer. In some cases, I really wasn't treated too nice, but I don't want to share too many details.
 
Years later, when I got better and gained experience, the same artists reached out to me, asking for collaborations and remixes. Now they show me respect and say very nice words about my music, etc. It gives the feeling of satisfaction, that now they are the ones that need something from me. I am not like they were in the past to me. I play along, and I act like I forgot about everything and never mention it. I believe I can be more than that. Often I help some newcomer bands too if I am able to.

What are some of the biggest challenges you have had to overcome in your musical career?

Jacek: I believe it was the learning itself. I started the hard way, making... not too good music. Then comes the general knowledge of how the music industry works, the promoters, record labels, distributors, etc. When I was starting, I simply knew nothing at all. It was a long and very educating journey.

Outside of Industrial music, what other genres could you see yourself composing music in? Or should I say, do you see yourself inspired by? Do you have any other musical projects that you are involved with, or do you have any other musicians or artists that you collaborate with in some capacity?

Jacek: Yes, I am heavily inspired by neoclassical, classical and orchestral music. I was and I still am composing some neoclassical pieces from time to time, but I don't publish them. Maybe one day...

I am not involved with any other bands right now. In the past, I was working with Unsinn, which was my very first project, with it I was taking my first steps as a musician. Then I was working solo as Traumatize, which was more into the aggrotech genre.

On the other hand, I am involved with W\SCHWER Music Production, where I provide mixing and mastering services for other bands, helping them out. I also make some stock music, which you can buy and use in your own productions, etc.

If you could collaborate with any musician or artist, dead or alive, who would it be? And what in particular draws you to want to collaborate with them? What sort of new bands have come out in recent years that have caught your attention? Is there any bands out there you see yourself, or would like to, remix or collaborate with in the future?

Jacek: I would love to remix or collaborate in any way with IAMX. I already mentioned before why I enjoy his music, it's a very special artist. I also would always love to do it with :Wumpscut: (I already did few remixes for him), as I have a sentiment to his music, he was the first artist in this genre to who I was listening. Because of him, I started to work on my own music. They are both a big influence.
 
There are for sure more bands I would like to collaborate with in any way, but those two artists have a special place in my life. I have a lot of memories connected with their music.

Promotion can be one of the most difficult things in the music industry. Do you have an agent that helps book shows and manage your online presence, or have you decided to trek it out without and mantle the reigns of the social media apparatus yourself? Is it difficult engaging the online world consistently and originally, or do you find it easy?

Jacek: Oh, it's not easy, that's for sure. But from the very start, I was always doing everything just by myself and that's how I am doing it to this day. I manage everything by myself, I never had any promoter or manager.
 
Sometimes other bands even contacted me, asking how I do all this, who is my online presence managed by, who is promoting me, as I am doing really well. I told them it's just me and my own experience gained through all those years working on music. It is really satisfying to know that I am doing not that bad after all.
 
The promotion itself is still a thing, that I would like to invest more into. But it just takes so much money, that often I am not able to promote as well, as I would like to. This is certainly something, I would like to improve, to reach more listeners.

Outside of music, what are some of your favorite past times and emotional engagements?

Jacek: Not many know this, but in the past, I was a football player. At first, it was supposed to be my career, it was simply everything to me. My big passion. Those were great times for me.
 
Unfortunately, my future career was ruined by an injury, I couldn't continue playing anymore. This was a very emotional moment for me, as all the years of my hard work didn't matter, it all just disappeared. At this time I was very lost in life. Because of that, I had more free time, it's when my journey with music started.

I am also a family man. I value very highly my time spent with the one I love, my girlfriend. She is always above everything in my plans. Every, even silly, memory with her is very special to me and I will never forget it.

Thank you so much for participating in this episode of Infidel Interview. Any parting words for your fans, or my audience?

Jacek: A big thank you to all my listeners, my record label Advoxya Records, and the graphic designer Infinite Design, as without them, all I do would not matter. Without their support and help, Cold Therapy would never be in the place it is right now.

I would also like to thank The Infidel Interviews for the opportunity to appear in one of your episodes, as well as thank your audience for the time to read it. It was a great pleasure.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

CT on the "Freak Machine 0.5" compilation by Mechanized



Cold Therapy with a new song "Through the Night" on the "Freak Machine 0.5" compilation by Mechanized.

➧ You can download the compilation for free here:

Tracklist:

01. Bleeding Corp. - Eye for an eye
02. Eggvn - AASB
03. Chmcl Str8jckt - Dessed to kill
04. Aim & Execute - What I Hate 
05. Cease2Xist - Make the world a bitter place
06. Sickfreak - Razorblade
07. DRAG.Industrial.Band - This is a revelation 
08. Viscera Drip - You're my dead angel (feat. Genius of Nefarious)
09. Alien:Nation - Aniquilación Biotoxica
10. Formato Negativo - Ángeles Suicidas (Freak Machine Edit)
11. Code : Red Core - Over your Toxins V.2
12. Damage Control - Reasons 
13. Cold Therapy - Through the night
14. Fragments - No time
15. C- Phalea - Breaking into the violence
16. Ashma Daeva - Invocation to the 4

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

New collab song with Fredrik Croona is out now!



New collab song between CT and Fredrik Croona is now out on his new album "This Is Goodbye".

➧ Order the album here:

Tracklist:

01. Into The Unknown (feat. Worms Of The Earth)
02. As I Open My Eyes (feat. Ruined Conflict - album edit)
03. Leave Me Behind
04. Lies (feat. Adoration Destroyed)
05. My Bleeding Heart
06. This Life
07. Lida (2017 edit)
08. What Are You Waiting For
09. You`re Never Alone
10. Diabolical Intent (2017 edit)
11. This Is Goodbye (feat. Cold Therapy)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Two CT remixes on the new Vore Complex album "Hate Tusk"



Two remixes by Cold Therapy released on the new album by Vore Complex, titled "Hate Tusk". Highly recommended!

➧ Buy the album here:

Tracklist:

01. Lesson One
02. Heavy Crop
03. Scratching The Surface
04. Sungrazed
05. Heartworm
06. Cud
07. Grindhole
08. Cupiditas
09. Moriah's Shower Party (Cold Therapy Remix)
10. None (Cold Therapy Remix)
11. Termite Madam (Flesh Eating Foundation Remix)
12. Flush (Flesh Eating Foundation Remix)
13. Badly Painted Dream (Wee Chapel of the Dawn Remix)
14. Stock (Wee Chapel of the Dawn Remix)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

CT on the "Gothic Music Orgy Vol.4" compilation by darkTunes



The latest collab song between Cold Therapy and Plague Doctor, titled "I'm coming to take you away" is now out on the new, massive compilation "Gothic Music Orgy Vol.4" by darkTunes!

➧ Buy it here:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

New album info and title


The new, upcoming CT's album will be titled "The Darkest Hour".

At this moment, 5 songs are done...

Friday, September 15, 2017

CT on "It's September" compilation by Brutal Resonance



Cold Therapy with a new song "Through the Night" on the "It's September" compilation by Brutal Resonance.
There is also a collaboration track "Far, Far Away (feat. Cold Therapy)" done with Acervus.

➧ You can download the compilation for free here:

Tracklist:
01. She The Throne - Sometimes My Arms Bend Back 
02. Cold Therapy - Through the Night 
03. My Own Sorrow - I Have Seen So Much Pain 
04. Programmable Animal - Pinhead 
05. Isserley - Charcoal Heart 
06. Mikroben Krieg - Torn Lips Never Whisper Boldness 
07. T-Error Machinez - Waterfall of Tears 
08. Eggvn - Mantis 
09. Schema Factor - Plasmavore 
10. Escipemetralla - Hikuri Neirra
11. VAGUE SCARE - So Human 
12. Acervus - Far, Far Away (Feat. Cold Therapy
13. Mavroskeleto - Head Against Concrete 
14. NOUSIA - Potentially Deadly Force

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

CT's remix on the Chinatown / Чайнатаун EP by Taxon Lazare



Cold Therapy's remix got released on the "Chinatown / Чайнатаун" EP by Taxon Lazare.

➧ Buy the EP here:

Tracklist:

01. Chinatown / Чайнатаун (Radio Version)
02. Breakfast / 90 пропущенных завтраков
03. Smog / С.М.О.Г.
04. Shanghai / Шанхай (Huangpu jiang Mix)
05. Rods And Cones / Палочки и колбочки
06. Anabiosis / Анабиоз (Terminal Zero Remix)
07. Scrap / Металлолом (Remix by Cold Therapy)

Friday, September 1, 2017

CT on "Elektro Villain: Volume 007"



CT's new song "Through the Night" released on the compilation "Elektro Villain: Volume 007"!

This song will be part of the CT's upcoming album!
There is also a collaboration track done with Plague Doctor, titled "I'm coming to take you away (feat. Cold Therapy)", make sure to listen to it too!

➧ Get the compilation for free here:

➧ Cold Therapy - Through the Night:

➧ Plague Doctor - I'm coming to take you away (feat. Cold Therapy):

Friday, August 25, 2017

15% off all T-shirts in the CT Merch Store!


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Free standard delivery for all orders in the CT Merch Store!


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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Listen to CT's cover of "The Devil" by Suicide Commando



If you didn't hear it yet, here is the Cold Therapy's cover of Suicide Commando's song "The Devil"! It was recently released on the new Suicide Commando's album "Forest Of The Impaled" Limited Edition 4CD BOX.

Listen to the CT's cover:

  

➧ You can order the 4CD Limited Edition of the album here:
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

15% off everything in the CT Merch Store!


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If you still didn't have a chance to get any of the Cold Therapy's merch, now it's a good time to do it!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

"Figures and Faces" review by Side-Line Magazine


Album rating: 7

Original review page:


Genre/Influences: Dark-electro.

Background/Info: Polish artist Jacek Wolański set up Cold Therapy as a solo-project in 2012. He quickly started working with singers, but now strikes back as a solo-project unleashing the third official full length album “Figures And Faces”.

Content: Sound-wise nothing has really changed. This new work moves on where “Masquerade Infinite” stopped. Cold Therapy is not exactly the dark-electro formation driven by powerful sequences and hard-pumping rhythms. The power is hiding in the dark atmospheric aspect of the work. It sounds a bit bombastic and reinforced by industrial sounds. I also noticed a few epic-like chant passages, which are in harmony with the epic input. Wolański sings in a rather ghost-like style, which is fully appropriated with the music.

The overwhelming haunting atmospheres are once more evoking to me the tormented style of Yelworc and even Wumpscut. The last song features Fredrik Croona (Cynical Existence).

We next get remixes by Acervus, Homicidal Feelings and Impurfekt.

+ + + : Cold Therapy is definitely not dealing with the typical dark-electronics. The sound is mixing some elements of dark-electro with poignant, haunting atmospheres. It comes closer to an ambient approach of dark-electronic music creating the uniqueness of the band. “Figures And Faces” is a well-crafted piece of music with a tough industrial flavor. It also is one of the bands signed to Advoxya Records with a somewhat different approach, which is good for the label’s diversity.

– – – : The main difficulty with this album and kind of sound is to find a place among the wider number of bands dealing with danceable and more typical formats in the dark-electronic genre. There’s no real hit and I expected some of the remixes getting more dance vibes.

Conclusion: Cold Therapy is dark-electronic music to listen to! It sounds like a subtle ambient power mixed with evil forces.

Best songs:The Broken One”, “Night Dwellers”, “Scarecrow”, A Story Untold”.

Rate: (7).


Label: www.advoxyarecords.com / www.facebook.com/pages/AdvoxyaRecords/265765706059

Review by Stéphane Froidcoeur (Side-Line Magazine)

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

CT on the "June 2017" compilation by Brutal Resonance




Cold Therapy with the song "Night Dwellers" on the free compilation "June 2017" by Brutal Resonance.

➧ Download the compilation for free here:

Tracklist:

01. NØIR - The Burning Bridge
02. HORSKH - Engaged and Confused 
03. Cold Therapy - Night Dwellers 
04. Cell Zero - Enemies On All Sides 
05. Atonalist - The Road To Perdition (Feat. Gavin Friday
06. State of the nation - Amsterdam 
07. Subliminal Code - Sin of Pleasure V2 
08. DJversion666 - Embrace The Entropy 
09. Spankraght - NITRO (feat. J Munkeby)
10. Aim & Execute - Burial 
11. Āleph 𐤀 - Nature 
12. r.roo - to the bottom 
13. Lights Out, God Help Me - Lapdance 
14. Jaguardini - Caligari 
15. Bleeding Corp. - Die On the Road (Alien:Nation Remix) 
16. Crash-Scan - Descent 
17. DREDDUP - I Dream Alone 
18. Acclimate V.1 - Good Evening 
19. DreamReaper - Astro Blaster

Friday, June 16, 2017

CT's cover on Suicide Commando's album "Forest Of The Impaled"


Finally, it can be officially announced - Cold Therapy's cover of "The Devil" will be released on the upcoming Suicide Commando's album "Forest Of The Impaled". 

It will be featured on the CD4, which is titled "The Devil". Full tracklist below. 

➧ Pre-order the album here: 

Tracklist: 

CD1 
1. The Gates Of Oblivion 
2. My New Christ 
3. Too Far Gone 
4. Death Lies Waiting 
5. The Pain That You Like (feat. Jean Luc De Meyer
6. Poison Tree 
7. The Devil 
8. Chasm Of Emptiness 
9. Crack Up 
10. Schiz(o)topia
11. We Are Transitory 

CD2 
1. Death Lies Waiting (Nigen Remix) 
2. The Pain That You Like (Pride & Fall Remix) 
3. Chasm Of Emptiness (The Psychic Force Remix) 
4. My New Christ (Life Cried Remix) 
5. The Pain That You Like (Orange Sector Remix) 
6. Too Far Gone (Plastic Noise Experience Remix) 
7. Chasm Of Emptiness (Mildreda Remix) 
8. My New Christ (Reaxion Guerrilla Remix) 
9. Death Lies Waiting (:SITD: Remix) 
10. My New Christ (2nd Face Remix) 
11. God Is In The Rain (Katarina MissKey Cover) 

CD3 Tribute CD 
1. Come To Me (by Acylum
2. Love Breeds Suicide (by Reaktor 7x
3. Desire (by C-Lekktor vs. Circuito Cerrado
4. Monster (by Short and Crunch
5. Cause Of Death: Suicide (by Alien Vampires
6. Sheer Horror (by Empusa
7. Conspiracy With The Devil (by ES23
8. Fate (by Mildreda
9. Hellraiser (by Nano Infect
10. Time (by XSRY
11. Actions Of The Mind (by Aim and Execute
12. Godsend (by Body Harvest
13. Sterbehilfe (by Stahlnebel & Black Selket
14. See You In Hell (by Yu feat. Blackjack O'Hare

CD4 The Devil 
1. The Devil (Satanismus Remix) 
2. The Devil (Cold Therapy Cover) 
3. The Devil (Instrumental) 
4. The Devil (Sektor O Cover) 
5. The Devil (Original 1991 Version)


Thursday, June 15, 2017

15% off all T-Shirts in the CT Merch Store!


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If you still didn't have a chance to get any of the CT's T-Shirts, now it's a good time to do it!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"Behind the Scenes Vol. 01" is out now!



"Behind the Scenes Vol. 01" is now available on Bandcamp!
It is a Cold Therapy's side release series, including rare, previously unreleased songs, demo versions, and collaborations with other artists.

➧ Get or listen to the Vol. 01 here:
https://coldtherapy.bandcamp.com/album/behind-the-scenes-vol-01

This series also means something more to the bands who will remix Cold Therapy! All the artists who will make a remix for CT during any future remix contests (or for fun and submit it), have a chance to appear on the main album, and if not, then for sure will appear on the next "Behind the Scenes" release!

Here you can see the tracklist:


Monday, June 5, 2017

Interview for "AD-ZINE - ISSUE: 03" by Advoxya Records





The interview for "AD-ZINE - ISSUE: 03" by Advoxya Records got finally published! It was done before the release of "Figures and Faces".

➧ You can read or download it as the PDF file here:


1. Hello Jacek, here is coming the second album of Cold Therapy on Advoxya Records. What are your feelings and expectations about this cooperation? I mean - between the band and its label?

Hello! Yes, the album is ready and just about to be released. Personally, I can't wait and I'm very excited about it! 

I never really expect anything, I am just grateful when everything is going well or even better than I thought. At this moment, I am happy to be able to continue my cooperation with Advoxya Records, I feel very comfortable here. It was very nice to see a message from the label, interested in releasing the next album of Cold Therapy.

2. Please, tell us shortly the history of the creation of the album "Figures and Faces".

It all started with the changes in the band - Jan and Jen were no longer working as vocalists in Cold Therapy. Now it's again a solo project like it was 3 years ago, and like those 3 years ago - listeners will hear me again also as the vocalist. The album title was originally in German - "Figuren und Gesichter", which got changed to English version - "Figures and Faces". It was caused by the changes in the band, the previous vocalist Jan was recording vocals in German, but as now I am working solo, I needed to change it to the English version.

I decided to continue the path I took - making highly atmospheric music. But this time make it all even better, deeper and darker than before. Now I have also much better equipment than 3 years ago, this time, I didn't need to use effects on vocals like in the past, I could play a lot more and achieve the results for which I was looking for.

"Figures and Faces" is so far the best album of Cold Therapy, at least in my opinion. It is even more experimental, it has even more industrial sound and darker atmosphere. Some of the songs are done like a story, where the vocals and lyrics are in the form of a poem. Be prepared for a depressing journey.

3. Why did you decide to continue - was your first album successful? What opinions you got about "Masquerade Infinite"? Were you satisfied with the fact of having your album on a CD and with the label promotion?

Well, I will always continue, as it's simply what I love, making music became a part of me, a part of my life.

Yes, I think "Masquerade Infinite" was so far the biggest success of Cold Therapy, it got many positive reviews. With this album, for the first time, Cold Therapy entered the German Electronic Charts (GEWC), reaching the high, 4th place in the TOP-10 Albums ranking and entered the TOP 50 Bestsellers ranking on POPoNAUT, being on the 43rd place.

Looking at all what this album achieved - yes, I am really happy that it was released on CD and the way it was promoted by the label. Many of the reviews it got and the exposure in the online magazines - it was all thanks to Advoxya Records. It is always nice to have the CD of your own album, as a proof of the hard work and time which was put into it.

4. Tell us please about your visions of modern industrial music. Let us know about your industrial TOP-5, and also non-industrial TOP-5 you usually listen to.

I am not an expert, to have any kind of meaning opinion, but I always thought and still think that there is too much club-oriented music, where all bands sound so similar to each other. Sometimes it feels like they take the easy way because it's easier to get exposure, having songs played on the radios, in the clubs by DJ's, get on compilations, etc. It's simply what most people like and they provide what the listeners want. I prefer music where I can feel that the artist is doing something artistic, put his/her soul into it.

This can sound funny, but I don't listen to any music too much for the last few years... I am simply too busy and always working with sound - on my own music, also making mastering for other bands, etc. It's hard to select just 5, there is a lot more that I like. In no specific order... 

My industrial TOP-5 would be: :Wumpscut:, Stillste Stund, Nine Inch Nails, Die Form, Oomph!.

My non-industrial TOP-5: IAMX, Dark Sanctuary, Ozymandias, All my faith lost..., Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble of Shadows.

5. You had also a harsh-EBM project "Traumatize". Why did you decide to stop with it? Does the more depressive stuff as Cold Therapy run more successful in nowadays?

Yes, because of the personal reasons it was stopped and to this day stays inactive. There was a moment that I did two news songs as Traumatize, not so long ago, but it was because these songs didn't fit the Cold Therapy style. I don't know if I will ever return to it or not, doesn't look like I will. Currently, I enjoy more what I do as Cold Therapy, I feel more that I do what I want to do, without trying to fit any genres or anyone's tastes. I am simply doing what I enjoy the most.

If it's successful? I don't think so - the club-oriented music is the most successful on this music scene. This is what most people like and what is played in the parties by DJ's, wanted by festivals, etc. But among all these people, there are also the ones with the soul similar to mine, those who like the atmosphere and feel the artist's soul in the music. I am always happy when Cold Therapy reaches more people, get new listeners. It feels more personal to me than being just another bands making the same type of music, with the same sound like others. I don't compete with anyone and don't really feel like I belong to any music scene at all. I like to avoid and stay out of any kind of comparisons or drama between musicians, I'm just doing my thing and appreciate every single listener, who care about what I do. This is more important to me than fast success, I can work longer for it, in my own way.

6. What is your opinion about how music-industry will develop in the next few years? Are physical products still demanded by the fans?

This is really hard to predict at this moment. All I can say is that we all see how important is becoming the digital format, looks like right now it's the most popular one.

The good thing is, that there still are and always will be the fans, who like to hold the CD in their hands, who like to collect and put them on their shelves, expand their collection. Some maybe buy simply to support their favorite artists. This is what counts, and those are the fans which are worth a lot, as they support not only the bands but also the record labels. There are fans who understands how it all work and wish to help. So, yes, I think it's still demanded, let's hope it will stay this way and get only better.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

"Figures and Faces" review by ReGen Magazine


Album rating: 7
(out of 10)

Original review page here:
http://regenmag.com/reviews/cold-therapy-figures-and-faces/


Stars: 3.5 (out of 5)
Blurb: Cold Therapy’s third full-length album takes darkness to a new level through downright eerie melodies and haunting sounds.

In 2012, Poland’s Jacek Wolański wanted to shift his focus from the aggrotech/EBM he created in his previous groups Unsinn and Traumatize to a dark electronic sound that would allow him to express himself and explore his personal tastes more deeply, and thus Cold Therapy was born. Cold Therapy’s third full-length album, Figures and Faces proves to be his darkest, most twisted effort to date. Packed with eerie melodies, dark soundscapes, and tormented lyrics, this album is sure to drag one through the depths of hell, but as a happily willing participant.

The first half of the album grinds along at a tense, slow pace. There are no raucous up-tempo beats to be found here, and this is by design. The entirety of the album creates a mood and tells a story and should be listened to all at once and in succession. The opening track, “The Pretender” starts with a friendly enough light synth riff, but then, the static and atmosphere builds into a hazy wall of pure darkness as Wolański’s growling vocals cut deep into the soul like a knife. “Figures and Faces” and “Scarecrow” follow suit complete with spooky church bells, twisted melodies, industrial clangs and clanks, cawing crows, and layers of haunted soundscapes that make one want to jump out of their skin.

A reprieve from the slow buildup toward madness occurs on the second half of the album where the songs pick up the pace ever so slightly. The themes and instrumentation continue from the first half, but the synths and beats expand and grow to give the songs a more mechanical electro/industrial vibe. The bells and crows make an encore appearance in “Shapeless” but not in a repetitive way. “The Dark Red” stands out as a favorite on this album as the demented circus-from-hell melody makes one feel in the midst of a horror film about to be devoured by killer clowns and carnie freaks. The tune also reminds this ReViewer of that anxiety inducing, twisted little melody at the end of the third level in the Marble Madness videogame. At last, a mid-tempo drumbeat explodes behind the crazed melody and Wolański’s growl becomes more of a seething whisper/yell that ties the song together wonderfully. “Angesicht der Angst” stands out as the only instrumental track on the album and has a little Skinny Puppy flair to it. The mid-tempo beat and distorted synths underlying the lighter orchestral melodies stays on theme with the album and provides a nice transition to the last few tracks. The final tracks of the album feature three remixes, with Acervus’ remix of “Figures and Faces” pumping up the atmospheric fuzz and beat, while Impurfekt’s remix of “Scarecrow” lightens the dark mood of the entire album by adding beautiful pianos and brighter ambient sounds to the mix.

Jacek Wolanski set out to create pure dark electro with an old-school industrial vibe in his project Cold Therapy. His third album definitely succeeds in being the darkest he’s released yet through the tormented lyrics and wonderfully haunting melodies, definitely setting a somber and introspective mood, and one may have to be in that space to fully embrace and appreciate it. The music is extremely beautiful, yet weighs heavy… maybe a little too much so at points. However, this ReViewer absolutely loved the psycho circus horror vibe the album so brilliantly created.

- Review by Sarah Heiber (Sheiber)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Figures and Faces Merch



There are new "Figures and Faces" related items available in the CT's Merch Store - including 4 new designs variations (one is exclusive for the cup)! Big thanks to Infinite Design for the beautiful work!

Visit the Merch Store here:

Order the Limited Edition of 40 Signed CD's + Postcard with Dedication:

Merch design by: Infinite Design

Check the new items and make your order!

Also remember, if you have anything connected to the band (CD's, Merch, etc) and you would like to have it featured in the official Cold Therapy's gallery, please send your photos via Facebook message or email: coldtherapy.official@gmail.com. You can also add any kind of message you would like to be included in the submitted photo description! It can be anything, your personal album review or just a few words from you.


Monday, May 1, 2017

"Figures and Faces" review by Dark Entries Magazine


Album rating: 8
(out of 10)

Original review page here:
http://www.darkentries.be/nl/recensies/cold-therapy-figures-and-faces/


Enkele jaren geleden gaf de Poolse electroband Traumatize er de brui aan. Persoonlijk vond ik dat doodjammer, want hun album 'Servant Of God' op Mutant-E Records was één van de donkerste, meest morbide electro-releases die ik ooit gehoord had. Groepslid Jacek Wolański nam echter nog geen afscheid van de underground muziek. Met zijn soloproject Cold Therapy bleef hij de krochten van de menselijke psyche verkennen, zij het in een iets ander muzikaal opzet. 'Figures And Faces' is reeds zijn derde solo-album en werd uitgebracht op het Hongaarse label Advoxya Records.

Vergeleken met Traumatize is Cold Therapy een meer "gothic" getint project, in die zin dat de electro-ritmes plaatsgemaakt hebben voor rustigere percussie en andere sfeervolle elementen die de muziek een nogal mysterieus, Edgar Allan Poe-achtig karakter geven. Het lijkt mij geen toeval dat Wolański's geprefereerde geluidseffect het gekras van een kraai is (iets dat hij trouwens ook gebruikt in zijn remixes voor andere artiesten). Andere elementen die terugkomen zijn galmende klokken en een spookachtige vrouwenzang op de achtergrond.

Het ganse album heeft een macabere ondertoon. Dit komt vooral treffend tot uiting in 'Scarecrow', dat niet alleen dreigend klinkt maar ook een werkelijk griezelige tekst heeft. In een notendop: een man verkoopt zijn ziel in ruil voor fysieke schoonheid. Maar zoals dat zo vaak het geval is met duivelspacten, hangt er een prijskaartje aan vast. Terwijl hij aan de buitenkant mooier wordt, begint hij van binnenuit te rotten. De vogels, aangetrokken door de wormen onder zijn huid, beginnen hem te achtervolgen en zijn vlees genadeloos open te rijten met hun scherpe snavels. 'Scarecrow' is een echt horrornummer dat menig luisteraar koude rillingen zal bezorgen. Het is met stip mijn favoriet, gevolgd door 'Angesicht Der Angst', 'Night Dwellers' en 'Figures And Faces'. Ook 'Portrait Of Grotesque' verdient zeker en vast een vermelding, dankzij de meeslepende vocals en lyrics.

'Figures And Faces' is een echt luisteralbum. Waar de eerste paar tracks nog tamelijk rustig zijn, wordt de stijl geleidelijk aan meer elektronisch vanaf 'Shapeless'. De instrumental 'Angesicht Der Angst' is zo hevig dat het een Traumatize-nummer had kunnen zijn. In 'A Story Untold' treft men zelfs een hellektro-element aan in de vorm van gastvocals van Fredrik Croona (Cynical Existence). Deze collaboratie vind ik echter minder geslaagd. Bij Traumatize had dit kunnen werken, maar Cold Therapy is niet "electro" genoeg om het te combineren met zwaar bewerkte vocals.

Tenslotte nog een woordje over de 3 remixes. De 'Acervus Mix' van 'Figures And Faces' vond ik aanvankelijk maar niets wegens te eenvoudig/eentonig, maar na meerdere luisterbeurten moest ik mijn mening herzien. Ondanks het feit dat de remix opgebouwd is rond dezelfde synth- en drumlijn en er in het begin een rare glitch (?) te horen is, heeft deze herwerking wel iets, zeker in combinatie met de vocals die sterker naar de voorgrond werden geschoven. De remix die Homicidal Feelings van 'Portrait Of Grotesque' heeft gemaakt, vind ik daarentegen echt niet goed. Homicidal Feelings heeft duidelijk geprobeerd het nummer dansbaar te maken door er typische electro-elementen aan toe te voegen, maar het resultaat klinkt chaotisch en geforceerd. Gelukkig werd het beste als laatste bewaard. Impurfekt heeft een prachtige remix van 'Scarecrow' gemaakt. Waar het origineel vooral creepy is, klinkt deze herwerking eerder melancholisch, onder meer door de subtiele toevoeging van piano. Wolański had geen betere afsluiter voor zijn album kunnen bedenken.

In tegenstelling tot Traumatize was ik niet direct gewonnen voor Cold Therapy, maar na enkele luisterbeurten ging ik helemaal op in de donkere wereld van 'Figures And Faces'. Speciaal album, maar zeker de moeite om te checken.

- Review by Marjolein Laenen

Thursday, April 27, 2017

CT's remix released on the new Electro Fear's album "The Little Shop Of Horrors"



Cold Therapy's remix got released on the new Electro Fear's album "The Little Shop Of Horrors", which include also remixes from the bands like Suppressor, Reactor7x, Orbicide and Cube-[x].

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Album was mixed and mastered by W\SCHWER Music Production

Tracklist:

01. CAT PEOPLE 
02. HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL 
03. MY REVENGE 
04. CARNIVAL OF SOULS 
05. THE RAIN IS FALLING DOWN 
06. HEAVEN 
07. FORGET ME 
08. BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR 
09. SISTERS 
10. PROFONDO ROSSO 
11. PSYCHO

12. HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (COLD THERAPY REMIX) 
13. CARNIVAL OF SOULS (CUBE-[X] REMIX) 
14. HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (ORBICIDE REMIX) 
15. CARNIVAL OF SOULS (REACTOR7X SLAVE MIX) 
16. SISTERS (SUPPRESSOR REMIX)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

CT's remix on the EP "My Pride" by WANT/ed & Miranda Cartel



Cold Therapy's remix got released on the new EP "My Pride" by WANT/ed & Miranda Cartel

Buy:

Tracklist

01. My Pride [Single Version]
02. My Pride [Electro Fear Remix]
03. Sputnik 1 [Stamps 1.1 By Ho.M.] featuring Holger Muller
04. My Pride [Miranda Cartel Remix]
05. My Pride [Remixed By Uncarnate]
06. Sputnik 1 [Remix By Mangust] featuring Holger Muller
07. Sputnik 1 [DMT Berzerk Remix] featuring Holger Muller
08. My Pride [Cold Therapy Remix]

Monday, March 6, 2017

15% off at checkout in CT Merch Store!


15% off at checkout in CT Merch Store!
If you still didn't have a chance to get any of the new "Figures and Faces" merch, now it's a good time to do it!

➧ Coupon Code: GET15
Promotion duration: 3 - 8 March, 2017

Cannot be combined with other discounts or coupon codes.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

CT's remix released on the new Antibody's album "Opera Of Death"



CT's remix got released on the new Antibody's album "Opera Of Death", which include also remixes from Binary Division, Studio-X, Forgotten Sunrise, The Gothsicles , Detuned Destruction + featurings with DYM and SynthAttack.

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Tracklist:

01. Devourer
02. Basstard
03. Nothing to Fear
04. Into the Night (vs. SynthAttack)
05. Great Suffering
06. Inferno
07. Polytoxisch
08. Nemesis (feat. DYM)
09. Dead Inside
10. Opera of Death
11. Vortex
12. Desperation
13. Murderer v2
14. Inferno (Binary Division Remix)
15. Devourer (Forgotten Sunrise Remix)
16. Nothing to Fear (Studio-X Remix)
17. Basstard (Detuned Destruction Remix)
18. Vortex (The Gothsicles Remix)
19. Devourer (Cold Therapy Remix)


Monday, January 16, 2017

"Figures and Faces" - Digital distribution + New album related Merch!




And finally, the new album "Figures and Faces" is now fully available for streaming and to buy in all digital stores!
If you didn't have a chance to listen to it yet, now it's a good time to do it - check it out on the CT's Bandcamp.

There are also new "Figures and Faces" related items available in the CT's Merch Store - including 4 new designs variations (4th is exclusive for the cup)!

➧ Visit the Merch Store here:

➧ Order the Limited Edition of 40 Signed CD's + Postcard with Dedication:

• Album artworks & Merch design by:
Infinite Design

• Album mixing, mastering & digital distribution by:
W\SCHWER Music Production

Tracklist:

01. The Pretender
02. Figures and Faces
03. Scarecrow
04. Night Dwellers
05. Shapeless
06. The Dark Red
07. Portrait of Grotesque
08. Angesicht der Angst
09. The Broken One
10. A Story Untold (feat. Fredrik Croona)

11. Figures and Faces (Acervus Mix)
12. Portrait of Grotesque (Homicidal Feelings Remix)
13. Scarecrow (Remixed by impurfekt)