Last updated 24.04.05
News from Depeche Mode studio: Anton Corbijn worked again with them in California. He was very excited by the sounds he heard and by the contractsheets he just looking at.
The second recording session in Santa Barabara is over now. The band will continue recording in New York in a few weeks. There are around 12 songs being worked on at the moment.
As rumoured, Depeche Mode will start their new tour in November 2005 in the USA, their first concert on European continent will be in January 2006 in Warsaw, Poland. Shows at Germany, Austria and Switzerland are planned to February. When we'll have confirmed information, we'll immediately let you know. Check our special page for updates!
Info taken from various sources.[ 20.04.2005 ] - Marilyn Manson: Russia second time!
As we were informed, provocative electro-rocker Marilyn Manson will visit Russia for a second time. His concerts will take place in St. Petersburg on June 20th (Ice Palace, show starts 7pm) and in Moscow on June 21th (SK «Olympiysky», show starts 8pm).Ticket price:
You can order your ticket at kontramarka.ru
Info submited by Kontramarka ticket agency.[ 20.04.2005 ] - Lacrimosa: in Moscow with new album!
New album from Swiss/Finnish project Lacrimosa will see the light of day on the May 2nd, 2005 via Hall Of Sermon. Their 9th studio album (set to coincide with the 15th anniversary of Lacrimosa) titled «Lichtgestalt» offers another inspired reinvention of the Gothic music scene that they helped to define and create - a heady mixture of brooding textures, guitar fuelled darkness and velvet melody that is uniquely Lacrimosa.Tracklisting:
And other great news: on June 10th they come to play their very first concert in Moscow! Show will take place at DK Gorbunova. More details - soon!LACRIMOSA TOUR 2005
Info taken from official Lacrimosa web site.[ 20.04.2005 ] - «Minimum Maximum» DCD details
|«Minimum Maximum» DCD|
June 6th, 2005 sees the release (by EMI) of the first ever official live album from electronic music godfathers Kraftwerk. With tracks taken from their massive World Tour (that began in 2003 and continues still!), «Minimum Maximum» contains two discs and includes all of Kraftwerk's timeless classics including «The Man Machine», «Tour De France», «Autobahn», «Neon Lights», «Trans Europe Express» and many more. A peerless collection of tracks from a truly unique band, «Minimum Maximum» takes live impressions from around the globe.
Info submited by Music Non Stop online music store.[ 20.04.2005 ] - «Blind?» - «Blinded!»
Due to massive request from public, debut NamNamBulu EP «Blind?» will be re-released on April 25th, 2005 under the new title «Blinded!» (cat.no.: fact 3034-2) via Infacted Recordings/Soulfood. Original 6 track EP was remastered and extended with massive 7 (!) bonustracks.Tracklisting:
Info taken from official NamNamBulu web site.[ 12.04.2005 ] - Anton Corbijn «Foto» in St. Petersburg
|Anton Corbijn «Foto»|
First time in Russia, in St. Petersburg at Stroganovsky Palace (State Russian Museum) there will be photo exhibition of Anton Corbijn - it will take place since April 15th till April 30th. Exhibition entitled Anton Corbijn «Foto» presents 80 photo portraits of various artists and celebrities.
Info taken from various sources.[ 12.04.2005 ] - Garbage in Moscow again!
On June 29th, 2005 our favorite Shirley Manson and Co. (i.e. Garbage) will perform at «Tuborg Live & Loud Festival» at SK «Olympiysky»
Other foreign headliners are: Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age.
Tickets will go onsale soon. More details - soon.
In other news: second new Garbage single will be «Sex Is Not The Enemy» in UK (set to release on June 6th) and «Bleed Like Me» in Europe (date TBC).
Info taken from our own sources.[ 12.04.2005 ] - «B-Sides and Rarities» from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
|«B-Sides and Rarities»|
On March 29th, 2005 Mute Records/EMI released great present for every Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds fan - «B-Sides and Rarities» Box Set. This comprehensive three CD set presents a thrilling and eclectic retrospective collection of material by the band, some of which has been deleted, featured on a disparate number of soundtrack albums or has never been officially released before.Disc 1
Info submited by Mute Records.[ 11.04.2005 ] - Rammstein received two Echos
|Till at Echo 2005|
German Echo Awards 2005 was held in the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin on April 2nd. Our heavy favorites Rammstein received an Echo for «Artist/Group of the Year national/international» in the category «New Rock/Metal/Alternative» and another in the category «Best Live Act national». Even Rammstein's «Keine Lust» appearance during the awards went off spectacularly. The band entered the stage in a white limousine and performed their song in their «larger-than-life» video outfits.
In other news: Apocalyptica have just been confirmed as the special guest for the Rammstein concerts in the Wuhlheide in Berlin on June 23, 24, 25, and 26, 2005! The Finnish band has already proven itself on the last Rammstein European Tour in February 2005 as a dramatically perfect opening for the concerts and we are happy to see them again in Berlin!
Info taken from official Rammstein web site.[ 11.04.2005 ] - «Catch The Men» DVD to hit regular shops
|«Catch The Men»|
Since it was initially conceived to be a «true fan-release», Art & Strategy and Front 242 have decided to release «Catch The Men» DVD on the market on June 6th, 2005 for an even bigger distribution towards the fans, 2 months after being available for the direct on-line buyers. Note that the market version will not hold the exclusive round silver Front 242 sticker included in the first 1000 ordered copies on-line or the special free «Sounds From The Matrix 002» bonus CD compilation. These gems remain only offered to the on-line buyers and will never be available on the market for sale.
Info submited by online music store Alfa-Matrix.[ 11.04.2005 ] - «Reise, Reise - Japanese Edition»
|«Reise, Reise - Japanese Edition»|
As we were informed, Rammstein's «Reise, Reise - Japanese Edition» will be released on April 21st, 2005. This edition has different cover art and contains two bonus tracks: Mein Teil (You Are What You Eat Edit) (by Pet Shop Boys)
Info submited by Universal Music Japan.[ 11.04.2005 ] - Second new single from Moby
Moby releases a second new single, «Spiders» on May 23rd, 2005. «Spiders» is the follow up to «Lift Me Up», first single from Moby's brand new album «Hotel», which is currently enjoying its second week as Europe's number one selling album.
In other news: today Moby starts his Hotel World Tour. We are happy to announce that Moby will perform two shows in Russia again - it will be concert at Ice Palace, St. Petersburg on June 10th, 2005 and concert at DS «Luzhniki», Moscow on June 11th, 2005.
Info taken from various official sources.[ 11.04.2005 ] - Official press-release regarding new DM album
We just received Mute Records press-release regarding Depeche Mode:Depeche Mode In The Studio
Depeche Mode are currently in Santa Barbara, California recording their first studio album since 2001's, «Exciter», due for release this Autumn.
2004 ended on a high for Depeche Mode, generated largely by the success of their remix album, «Depeche Mode Remixes 81-04» which sold over 1 million copies worldwide and produced the Top 10 single, «Enjoy The Silence» remixed by Mike Shinoda.
The new album is being co-produced by Depeche Mode and Ben Hillier, whose credits include Elbow's «Cast Of Thousands» album, the current acclaimed Doves release, «Some Cities» and Blur's classic, «Think Tank».
«It's a great feeling to be back together in the studio again and we are very excited about the new material», says Dave Gahan. «We are all feeling incredibly positive about the album. Ben Hillier has brought a whole new dynamic to the group which is quite inspiring.»
Info submited by Mute Records.