Last updated 31.01.07
A lot of news from Psyche - at the moment they are hard working on new remix album with working title «Everlasting». Psyche frontman Darin Huss also can be heard singing or remixing on some new albums of other artists over the next three months. Darin delivered a mix for track «Traveller» at Angels & Agony's «Unison» CD (Limited Edition) and guest vocal on «Life Is a Combat» at The Rorschach Garden's «Toy Factory» CD, he wrote lyrics and bring his vocals for song «Repent» at Brain Leisure's «Methods To Madness» CD, and also he will appear on the track «Fulfillment» of Controlled Collapse debut album «Injection».
Info submitted by official Psyche web site.[ 31.01.2007 ] - Elegant Machinery Tribute
|Elegant Machinery Tribute|
We are happy to inform you about launch of international Internet-project Elegant Machinery Tribute, music tribute for famous Swedish synth-pop band Elegant Machinery. Musiciants and bands of every style of modern «dark» scene (synthpop, future pop, gothic, EBM etc) are invited to make their own versions of their favorite EM songs.
Since January 15th till May 15th, 2007 you can submit your tracks (EM cover versions) - look for details at official project site Elegant Machinery Tribute.
Project is agreed and supported by Elegant Machinery. International informational support: SHOUT! Online.
Info submitted by official Elegant Machinery Tribute web site.[ 30.01.2007 ] - New Soft Cell compilation album
«Demo Non-Stop», new Soft Cell compilation album, out via Some Bizarre on January 12th, 2007. After the «Bedsit Tapes» release of early tracks in 2005, this new compilation holds a collection of demos from the sessions of Soft Cell's multi-platinum selling debut «Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret» including an early version of the hit single «Say Hello, Wave Goodbye». Released in 1981 via Some Bizarre Records the album reached a cult status due to the worldwide success of its single «Tainted Love», a cover version of a little-known R&B song by Gloria Jones. The cover topped charts worldwide and became the best-selling British single of 1981 in the United States. The album continued to produce a string of Top-5 singles in the UK, including «Bedsitter», «Torch» and the before mentioned «Say Hello, Wave Goodbye».Tracklisting:
Info submitted by official Marc Almond web site.[ 30.01.2007 ] - «Mute Audio Documents» Box Set
|«Mute Audio Documents»|
Mute Records presents «Mute Audio Documents» Box Set - 128 tracks over 10 CDs, it is a unique insight into the musical development of the label and its artists, highlighting the influence, the success and, most importantly, the great music produced since its inception in 1978.
«Mute Audio Documents» is a collection of Mute's single releases from 1978 to 1984 and includes the first 4 double CD volumes of an ongoing series plus a 2CD rarities album exclusive to the box set. The series will feature all the a-side and b-side single tracks released by Mute in addition to album tracks by the artists for whom there were only album releases.
Mute emerged in the post-punk era. It was a new era of pop democracy, and anyone could make a record. You didn't even need to know three chords, according to Mute founder Daniel Miller. All you needed, he said, was an idea.
His idea was to create a classic of DIY pop – a double a-sided 7" single featuring the songs «T.V.O.D.» and «Warm Leatherette». He called himself The Normal, designed a sleeve with Letraset, stuck the name Mute on it, and accidentally started a record label.
You only have to listen to the music gathered on these 10 CDs to see how Mute became the blueprint for maverick independence and sonic adventurousness – a blueprint that countless labels follow to this day.
The documentary evidence is here. All you have to do is listen.Volume 1 1978 – 1981
Featuring: The Normal, Fad Gadget, Silicon Teens, D.A.F., Non, Robert Rental, Depeche Mode, Boyd Rice and Smegma.Volume 2 1982
Featuring: Non, Depeche Mode, Fad Gadget, Die Doraus Und Die Marinas, Yazoo and Liaisons Dangereuses.Volume 3 1983
Featuring: Depeche Mode, Duet Emmo, Robert Görl, Yazoo, Fad Gadget, The Assembly and The Birthday Party.Volume 4 1984
Featuring: Einstürzende Neubauten, Fad Gadget, Robert Görl, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, I Start Counting, Bruce Gilbert, Boyd Rice and Frank Tovey.
Volumes 1-4 will be available separately later on in the year, but the exclusive 2CD rarities album, which features the legendary live recording of The Normal & Robert Rental – Live at West Runton Pavillon, live tracks from Depeche Mode, Fad Gadget and Yazoo plus John Peel and David Jansen session tracks from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Yazoo in addition to Boyd Rice variable speed versions of tracks from the «Black» album, will only be available as part of the «Mute Audio Documents» Box Set.
Daniel Miller has, for nigh on 30 years, been at the helm of a unique and groundbreaking label, which has gained a reputation as one of the most consistently successful, adventurous and challenging labels in the world. With offices in London, Berlin and New York and a roster that includes renowned international artists such as Depeche Mode, Moby, Erasure, Goldfrapp, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Richard Hawley, «Mute Audio Documents» unashamedly celebrates the label with a remarkable box set detailing both the known as well as the not-so-well-known tracks (some of which are available here for the first time on CD) and the promise of more volumes in the near future.
The «Mute Audio Documents» box set includes exclusive sleeve notes by Chris Bohn, Stephen Dalton, Ian Johnston and Dave Henderson, comprehensive historical CD booklet and exclusive original poster for The Normal.
«Mute Audio Documents» Box Set will released on March 26th, 2007 via Mute.Full tracklistings:
Info submitted by Mute Records.[ 29.01.2007 ] - «Träumst Du», new Oomph! single
New single Oomph! feat. Marta Jandova titled «Träumst Du» will out February 9th, 2007 in 2 versions. Look at tracklistings:MCD
Info submitted by official Oomph! web site.[ 29.01.2007 ] - Release schedule for Depeche Mode
Recently we were informed with European release schedule for Depeche Mode.12.02 - «The Best Of - Vol. 1» (Deluxe Vinyl)
Info submitted by Mute Records.[ 29.01.2007 ] - «Drive» - new Client single
On February 23th, 2007 our favorite UK girls Client will release their new single «Drive» from upcoming album, «Heartland». Dark lyrical contents fuse with pure pop melodies performed with the stylish attitude that makes Client stand out from the crowd: minimal, electronic coolness, enhanced with a tad of subversive vitality, and intertwined with melodic bass lines that seem to originate straight out of a classic New Order. This single will be released in 2 different versions, each one containing an exclusive b-side and remixes.
Info submitted by official Client.[ 18.01.2007 ] - «Year Zero» from Nine Inch Nails
Industrial rockers Nine Inch Nails has set «Year Zero» as the title of its new album, which is due out April 16th, 2007 and follows up 2005's «With Teeth». «It could be about the end of the world», the band's mastermind Trent Reznor wrote on the official NIN web site.
Reznor described the upcoming album's as «a collage of sound type of thing, not heavy in a metal guitar kind of way.» He added, «With this record I feel a lot less concerned about what people think about it — especially the dying record industry. I couldn't care less about that right now.» Reznor also revealed that the new effort is a concept album and «part of a bigger picture of a number of things I'm working on. Essentially I wrote the soundtrack to a movie that doesn't exist.»
Reznor said that most of the album was recorded «in hotel rooms around the world on laptops», with very few musicians beside himself and «maybe some surprise vocalists that pop up here and there.»
When asked why the new record took less than 2 years to arrive when the last one took 6, Reznor said, «I'm probably as surprised as some fans are (laughs). But really it's just a matter of discipline. When I was on the last tour, to keep myself busy I was just really hunkered down and was working on music the whole time, so this kept me in a creative mode and when I finished the tour I felt like I wasn't tired and wanted to keep at it.»
Info taken from official Nine Inch Nails web site.[ 18.01.2007 ] - «Machineries Of Joy Vol. 4»
|«Machineries Of Joy Vol. 4»|
Compiling a comprehensive overview of modern electro - from EBM to industrial, from bodypop to electroclash - spread across two glorious compact discs of indispensible electronic music. The roster of artists on «Machineries Of Joy Vol. 4» (set to release on February 16th, 2007 via Out of Line) reads like a who's who of the underground scene, further enhanced by the most promising newcomers of recent times. Special mention goes to the track «Suicide Sister» where electro trio Client are ably assisted by Nitzer Ebb frontman Douglas McCarthy while industrial legends Die Krupps resurface for a killer remix for Analogue Brain. Established acts such as Blutengel, And One, Client, Combichrist, Hocico, Rabia Sorda, Dulce Liquido, Spetsnaz, Angels & Agony and Tristesse De La Lune rub shoulders with rising acts such as Kloq, UnterArt, Din A Tod, Ashbury Heights and Northborne, these artists providing solid proof that there is still a lot to discover in underground sounds. Together, they showcase the myriads of facets in electronic music culture today: the musical bandwidth ranges from hard to melodic, from experimental to danceable. Furthermore, almost all acts have contributed previously unreleased and exclusive tracks and remixes, making this double CD a real treat for even the biggest collectors among electro-fans.Tracklisting:
Info submitted by Out of Line web site.[ 18.01.2007 ] - mesh will film live DVD!
Our Bristol favorites mesh annonced that they plan to film live DVD this year. So if you want to be immortalised in part of mesh history get down to Kulturfabrik (Krefeld, Germany) on January 27th as a full film crew will be capturing the whole show (and the audience) as part of this DVD.
Info taken from official mesh web site.[ 18.01.2006 ] - New releases from Gravitator Records
Russian independent label Gravitator Records announced some upcoming releases: 3rd album of American dark electro/EBM band Tactical Sekt «Syncope» (cat. no.: GRR 020) and debut album German dark electro/EBM band Die Sector «To Be Fed Upon» (cat. no.: GRR 021) - both under license from NoiTekk Records (Germany), plus 2nd album of American future-pop band Les Anges De La Nuit «Under God's Name» (cat. no.: GRR 022) - under license from Infacted Records (Germany).
Info submitted by Gravitator Records.[ 18.01.2007 ] - Combichrist - «What The F*ck Is Wrong With You People»
|«What The F*ck Is Wrong With You People»|
Crazy adored by young electro-industrial lovers, Combichrist is back with a brand new album, «What The F*ck Is Wrong With You People». It will out on March 2nd, 2007 via Out Of Line in Europe and March 6th, 2007 via Metropolis in the USA. Featuring last year's single, «Get Your Body Beat», the album will hold 14 tracks: Five AM Afterparty
Exclusive European Limited Edition of «What The F*ck Is Wrong With You People» comes presented in a Deluxe Digipak and includes a Bonus CD. Look at tracklisting: God Warrior
Info submitted by Out of Line web site.[ 18.01.2007 ] - New single from Assemblage 23
Assemblage 23 will release new single «Binary» - on February 16th, 2007 via Accession Records in Europe and on February 20th, 2007 via Metropolis Records in the US. Featuring 3 versions of the title track along with 2 b-sides, the new single shows that Tom Shear found new maturity in structure and songwriting. Single precede new album «Meta».Tracklisting:
Info submited by Music Non Stop online music store.[ 18.01.2007 ] - New side project of Peter Spilles!
Exciting news for all Project Pitchfork fans! As we were informed, PP frontman Peter Spilles take part at new music-visual project Minimal Terror. This project has following line-up: NH (vocals), PS (programming, backing vocals) and LSC (backing vocals, programming). In March you will able to see them live at Orkus Festival Tour III, together with Covenant, London After Midnight, Samsas Traum and Emilie Autemn.
|Orkus Festival Tour III|
Order your tickets at www.dark-ticket.de.
Info submitted by Project Management.[ 18.01.2007 ] - VNV Nation - Judgement Tour 2007
VNV Nation recently announced Judgement Tour 2007. Look at dates:JUDGEMENT TOUR 2007 - Europe (Part 1 & 2)
Info taken from official VNV Nation web site.[ 18.01.2007 ] - Laibach announced new tour dates
Following new Volk Tour dates have been announced for 2007:February
Info taken from official Laibach web site.[ 06.01.2007 ] - Are you ready for «Absolute Garbage»?
With 12 million sales since they burst onto the music scene with their self-titled 1995 debut album, Garbage are set to issue their Best Of collection «Absolute Garbage» on March 19th, 2007 via Warner Bros.
The compilation features Garbage hits such as «Stupid Girl», «Why Do You Love Me», «I Think I'm Paranoid», «Push It» and «When I Grow Up» as well as fan favourites such as «Only Happy When It Rains», «Vow» and «Queer».
The album will be preceded by the release of a new single on March 5th.Tracklisting (not final):
Info taken from our own sources.[ 06.01.2007 ] - «Window In The Skies» - second new U2 single
Released as a 2 track CD, maxi CD and DVD single, it is an all-new U2 song which the band recorded with Rick Rubin at Abbey Road Studios in London in September. You can also find it on the new album «U218 Singles».
The b-side is also a bit special - it's a performance of «Tower of Song», recorded with Leonard Cohen, for the recent movie «Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man».Tracklisting:
|«Window In The Skies» CD1|
|«Window In The Skies» CD2|
|«Window In The Skies» DVD|
Info taken from official U2 web site.[ 06.01.2007 ] - Diorama - new single and album
Diorama will release new single «Synthesize Me» on February 23th, 2007.Tracklisting:
|«A Different Life»|
Their new album «A Different Life» will out March 23th, 2007. The 6th full length album collects a wide spectrum of impressions, moods and musical inspirations characterized by floating sequences and the solid wave-grooves that are Diorama's trademark. An ease for melancholy enriched by intense strings and varied percussive elements lay transformed with the subtle use of gentle guitars, bass and drums offering a complex overall sound of spherical and intense beauty.Tracklisting:
Russian licensed edition will be released by Irond record label.
Upcoming Diorama live dates:24.03.07 - Reutlingen, Germany - Nepomuk
Info taken from official Diorama web site.[ 06.01.2007 ] - «Elekrisch!» - on tour!
|Elekrisch! Festival Tour|
Nearly a year has passed after the release of the first volume of «Elekrisch!» and now the online music magazine Re-Flexion and Major Records proudly present the 2nd issue which will be out on February 9th, 2007. Again the «Elektrisch»-compilation combines tracks of a lot of well known bands such as Camouflage or Deine Lakaien with rare or exclusive remixes. Look at complete tracklisting here!
4 acts on this double CD are mesh, x-perience, purwien and mechanical cabaret. They have been chosen to go on a Elekrisch! Festival Tour through Germany to promote the CD release. Tickets are available at POPoNAUT shop. Look at dates:22.01.07 - Stuttgart - Röhre
Info submitted by Elekrisch! web site.[ 06.01.2007 ] - «The Abattoir Blues Tour» from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
|«The Abattoir Blues Tour» Set|
On January 29th, 2007 Mute Records will release Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds «The Abattoir Blues Tour» 2xDVD / 2xCD Set. Look at tracklisting:
DVD1: Brixton Academy, London / Thursday 11th November 2004
 Hiding All Away
 Messiah Ward
 Easy Money
 The Lyre Of Orpheus
 Babe, You Turn Me On
 Nature Boy
 Get Ready For Love
 Carry Me
 There She Goes, My Beautiful World
 God Is In The House
 Red Right Hand
 The Ship Song
 Stagger Lee
DVD2: Hammersmith Apollo, London / Saturday 7th June 2003
 Wonderful Life
 Nobody’s Baby Now
 Bring it On
 Sad Waters
 Watching Alice
 Christina the Astonishing
 Wild World
 The «Bring It On» Shoot
 Bring It On
 Babe, I’m on Fire
 Nature Boy
 Get Ready For Love
 «Abattoir Blues /The Lyre Of Orpheus» EPK
CD1: The Abattoir Blues Tour 2004
 O Children (Dusseldorf)
 Hiding All Away (Manchester)
 Breathless (Dusseldorf)
 Get Ready for Love (Dusseldorf)
 Red Right Hand (Copenhagen)
 The Ship Song (Paris 1)
 The Weeping Song (Munich)
 Stagger Lee (Munich)
CD2: The Abattoir Blues Tour 2004
 Carry Me (Dusseldorf)
 Let The Bells Ring (Lausanne)
 Easy Money (Milan)
 Supernaturally (Paris 1)
 Babe, You Turn Me On (Paris 2)
 There She Goes, My Beautiful World (Amsterdam)
 God is in the House (Paris 2)
 Deanna (Hamburg)
Info submitted by Mute Records.[ 06.01.2007 ] - «The Confessions Tour» DVD from Madonna!
|«The Confessions Tour» CD+DVD|
Gorgeous Madonna will release «The Confessions Tour» - as CD+DVD and as DVD only. It will happened on January 26th in Germany and January 30th, 2007 in USA - via Warner Bros / WEA.Tracklisting:
Info submitted by official Madonna web site.