Last updated 22.08.04
|20th Anniversary Tour|
The KMFDM - 20th Anniversary Tour, featuring many of our favorite KMFDM tracks from throughout the years hits the road this October. The tour will make its way through Canada, across the USA and beyond. Check confirmed dates below:CANADIAN TOUR
Info taken from official KMFDM web site.[ 22.08.2004 ] - New releases from Duran Duran
New studio album from Duran Duran titled «Astronaut» and scheduled to hit stores on October 4th, 2004 (via Epic Records)
|«(Reach Up For The) Sunrise»|
«(Reach Up For The) Sunrise» - first new single - will be released on September 20th. Band has recently completed the shooting new video in three different countries (USA, UK and Spain). Video was directed by The Polish Brothers on four different formats (from 35 mm, 8mm, and High Definition to mini-DV).
Info taken from official Duran Duran web site.[ 22.08.2004 ] - Details of upcoming Marilyn Manson's Best Of
|«Lest We Forget»|
Marilyn Manson will release a compilation of songs that made him the most controversial rock star in the world today. «Lest We Forget» will be released next month on September 28th and will feature the upcoming single, Depeche Mode's cover «Personal Jesus».
Tracklisting: The Love Song
The Deluxe Edition will include a Bonus DVD with the following videos: (s)AINT
In other news: Marilyn Manson will appear in the soon-to-be-released arcade game «Area 51» by Midway Games Inc. Manson delivers an unforgettable performance as Edgar, the gray alien. Featuring the voice talent of David Duchovny, Powers Boothe and Marilyn Manson, Midway’s «Area 51» will be available in 2005 for the PlayStation2 and Xbox.
Info submited by official Marilyn Manson web site.[ 22.08.2004 ] - «City» - cover and tracklisting
New Client album «City» (cat.no.: TH007) will go onsale September 27th.Tracklisting:
Info submited by various sources.[ 21.08.2004 ] - «Amerika» - video premier and single tracklisting
The video for the second new Rammstein single «Amerika» was broadcasted for the first time on Friday, August 20th on «MTV Select» (Germany). Now it's in full time rotation on MTV and VIVA.
In other news: «Amerika» will be released on September 6th via Motor/Universal. It will available in 3 different formats: regular Jewel-Case, Limited Edition Digi-Pack and CD-Pock it-Single.
Info submited by various sources.[ 21.08.2004 ] - Prodigy on UK Tour
Prodigy are to tour the UK and Ireland in December 2004, in support of new album «Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned», which is out on August 23rd.
Confirmed dates are:December
In other news: new Prodigy single «Girls» will be released on August 30th via Xl/Beggars (Indigo). Tracklisting: Girls
Info submited by various sources.[ 21.08.2004 ] - «Fiasko Deluxe» - release date and cover
The first and long-awated Joke Jay's album «Fiasko Deluxe» will be out on October 4th.
|«Fiasko Deluxe - Snippets CD»|
In other news: «Fiasko Deluxe» is already released as Snippet CD for promo use, all tracks are faded out. These snippets are much longer than the Internet sound samples from Joke Jay web site. The CD will be distributed on various festivals and as bonus in the CD orders.
Info submited by official Joke Jay web site.[ 21.08.2004 ] - Project Pitchfork in Moscow!
|Project Pitchfork - Live|
We are happy to inform you that on December 11th, 2004, our long time German dark wave favorites Project Pitchfork will perform as a headliner at the Synthetic Snow Festival - in Moscow, Russia at «Tochka» club. We'll support this event with great pleasure, so check our site for updates!
Info submited by Project Management web site.[ 15.08.2004 ] - Some «Amerika» news
As we already inform you, «Amerika» will be the name of the second single release from the new Rammstein album, which should be released in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in September. The video for «Amerika» was shot on August 6th and 7th by director Jörn Heitmann (he filmed «Ich will») in Ruedersdorf near Berlin. The video premiere will take place in August, and single will out on September 6th.
Info submited by official Rammstein web site.[ 15.08.2004 ] - Client on tour and more
Our beautiful ladies Client just announced their new live dates:August
Client will be supported by the fantastic Soho Dolls on their forthcoming tour. Check out the official Soho Dolls website for more about the band.
* Concerts with DJ Client F (Andy Fletcher)
Also, there will be an album launch party at London club «Infinity» on September 29th.
In other news: Client are currently planning to put out all the tracks from the upcoming «Radio» single (all formats) as a digital download package, in the same way they already did for «In It For The Money».
Info submited by official Client web site.[ 15.08.2004 ] - «Remixes 81-04» - ultimate remix album from Depeche Mode!
Depeche Mode - Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, Andy Fletcher - are unique. For nearly 25 years they have been making groundbreaking music, which has influenced generations of artists.
Depeche Mode have always been at the vanguard of remix culture since its inception, and the history of Depeche Mode is inextricably linked with the history of the remix. Very early on in their career the band worked closely and extensively with up and coming remixers who would go on to become pivotal figures in the field including Francois Kevorkian, Adrian Sherwood, William Orbit, Portishead and Air.
«Remixes 81-04» is a 2-disc set spanning over 20 years of Depeche Mode's pioneering remixes. Almost a greatest hits collection, the album is a compendium of Depeche Mode classics remixed by some of the best remixers in the world, including Underworld, Goldfrapp, Air, Kruder and Dorfmeister, Timo Maas, Flood and of course Depeche Mode themselves. It is also released as a limited edition triple disc set, featuring a bonus disc of highly collectable and rare remixes. At once a celebration but also an historical record of the evolution of the remix, the album is a fascinating and deeply rewarding document of an emerging art form.
Highlights include a brand new remix of «Halo» by Goldfrapp, «Barrel Of A Gun» by Underworld, «Home» remixed by Air as well as a new mix of «Enjoy The Silence» by Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda.
The limited edition bonus CD features remixes of «A Question of Lust» by Flood and «World In My Eyes» by Daniel Miller plus a William Orbit mix of «Walking In My Shoes» and a Danny Tenaglia mix of the hypnotic and seductive «I Feel Loved». Also included are brand new mixes by Goldfrapp, Ulrich Schnauss, Colder and Rex the Dog.
The release of this album will be preceded by the single, «Enjoy The Silence», featuring mixes by Mike Shinoda, Timo Maas and Ewan Pearson, plus additional tracks mixed by LFO, Blackstrobe, Goldfrapp and Headcleaner. The single is released on October 18th (UK/Mute Records) and on October 19th (US/Reprise Records).
«Depeche Mode is one of the most influential groups of our time», says Mike Shinoda on one of his favourite bands, «Their music is an inspiration to me, and I am excited for our fans to hear my take on one of my favourite Depeche Mode songs.»
Alison Goldfrapp adds: «Depeche Mode are the only electronic band to have risen above their own genre and it was a privilege to have worked on such a great track.»
A sentiment echoed by Timo Maas: «We were proud to be asked to remix, «Enjoy The Silence».... but Depeche Mode are a seminal band and the track is one of the top 10 all time classics... it wasn't easy when the melodies are burned in your brain. I think it worked out pretty well though.»
«It's a dangerous business messing with the classics», confides Ewan Pearson, «I always swore blind I'd never do a remix of something I loved so much, but of course, when you're asked it's impossible to say no. «Enjoy the Silence» is one of my favourite singles of all time - I still have my battered 7 inch copy and I guess its one of the reasons why I decided to make music myself in the first place.»
Martin Gore reflecting on the Depeche Mode remix era said, «It's an amazing feeling to sit back and listen to such an interesting mix of artists take the spirit of Depeche Mode and add another dimension.»
You can find complete tracklisting of «Remixes 81-04» here.
Info submited by official Depeche Mode web site.[ 08.08.2004 ] - «Medúlla» - details and cover!
We just received hot details of upcoming Björk new album! Titled «Medúlla» it will be released on August 30th, 2004 in Europe (on August 31st in USA). Full tracklisting: Pleasure Is All Mine (03:26)
Limited edition of «Medúlla» will have expanded artwork and a 16-panel poster. Japanese release will feature a bonus track, «Komið».«Medúlla» formats:
Info taken from various official sources.[ 06.08.2004 ] - «Amerika» - second new single from Rammstein!
Yesterday Rammstein officially announced that their second new single will be track «Amerika». The preparations for the new videoshooting are already at full speed. Director of the video will be once again Jorn Heitmann (he directed videos for «Sonne» and «Ich will»). You will find more details about the single and video later.
Info submited by official Rammstein web site.[ 06.08.2004 ] - Assemblage 23: new single and album
New single of Assemblage 23 titled «Let the Wind Erase Me» comes out on August 24th. «Storm», new studio album, is due out in September 27th - via Accession in Europe and Metropolis in the US.
«Storm»'s upbeat and danceable vibe is sure to please all A23 fans and newcomers alike. Exploring new sound compositions and elements, «Storm» remains true to the electronic dance music that the name Assemblage 23 is synonymous with, a sound that has quickly made them THE most successful American Electro / EBM act ever! «Storm» looks set to propel A23 even further into the hearts and minds of their ever expanding fanbase.
|«Let the Wind Erase Me»|
Info taken from various official sources.[ 05.08.2004 ] - «Radio» - complete details
Second new Client single «Radio» will out on September 20th. It will be available in 3 commercial formats: CD, 7" and 12".CD
New Client album «City» will go onsale September 27th.
Info submited by official Client web site.[ 02.08.2004 ] - New releases from De/Vision!
|«Unplugged and The Motion Pictures» DVD|
The last few weeks our German progressive pop favorites De/Vision and their record label Drakkar worked very intense on the production of their own DVD. The work was just finished, and finally on August 30th the first DVD authorized by the band will be released!
Titled «Unplugged and The Motion Pictures», it has DVD VIdeo with more than 100 minutes playing time plus bonus Audio CD with previously unreleased remixes.Full tracklisting:
You can pre-order it at online-shop www.poponaut.de before the official release at a sensational low price - only 13.95 euro (plus shipping costs).
In other news: North American label A Different Drum are releasing De/Vision «I'm Not Dreaming of You» as Maxi CD single.Tracklisting:
Info submited by official De/Vision web site.[ 02.08.2004 ] - «Mein Teil»: some new details
|You Are What You Eat|
The new Rammstein single «Mein Teil» has just been released in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland in two versions - jewel case and limited-edition digipak. The only difference is the case; the jewel case is plastic, and the digipak is made mostly of paperboard. A third version will be released on August 9th, a limited-edition «Pock-It!» single, which has only the first two tracks, is a mini-CD, and is cheaper than the normal editions. In various other countries there will be a 2-track edition that is a normal-sized CD, but is otherwise identical to the Pock-It! edition. A vinyl edition with yet another tracklisting will also be available, though not through the normal channels as it seems it is intended for DJs only.
On the regular singles (jewel case and digipak) is a bonus program called The Rammstein Monitor. Each CD was manufactured with a unique ID number which can only be used once to register the program. Therefore, it can not be copied. The Rammstein Monitor contains news, information, pictures, and videos and will continue to be updated until the end of 2005 with new material. It can also be used as a screen-saver, displaying high-quality full-screen pictures of the band.
Info submited by official Rammstein web site.[ 02.08.2004 ] - «Devotional» DVD - official press-release
Depeche Mode release for the first time on DVD, their acclaimed performance film, «Devotional», recorded on the band's 1993 sold out world tour. Directed by the innovative photographer and director and longterm Depeche Mode visual collaborator, Anton Corbijn, this hugely impressive and visually stunning film perfectly captures the essence of one of Britain's most pioneering acts at the height of their powers. On its release in 1993, «Devotional» was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Long Form Music Video.
The «Devotional» 2 disc DVD is a compilation of the band's live performances recorded in Frankfurt and Barcelona on the band's «Devotional» world tour. Extras, exclusive to DVD, include a Depeche Mode rockumentary, an interview with Anton Corbijn and six remastered promo videos, including «Walking In My Shoes». The DVD also features a series of eight back projections that were used on the second half of the tour.
The performance includes renditions of Depeche Mode classics, «Personal Jesus», «Walking In My Shoes» and «Enjoy The Silence», «Never Let Me Down Again» with exclusive bonus tracks, «Halo» and «Policy of Truth».
«Devotional» is a beautifully filmed document of one of the band's most lavish and ambitious shows ever. With an epic and innovative stage design and unique visuals, all produced by Anton Corbjin, «Devotional» is more than just a live DVD - it is a journey not to be forgotten.
You can find full tracklisting here.
Info submited by official Depeche Mode web site.