Last updated 26.07.05
Our German synth-pop favorites Melotron just announced their Cliché Tour. Look at some confirmed dates:14.08.05 - Hildesheim, Germany - Flugplatz (Mera Luna Festival)
Info taken from official Melotron web site.[ 26.07.2005 ] - New Iris album
On August 29th, 2005 American electro-pop band Iris will release third regular studio album «Wrath» - via Infacted Records.Tracklisting:
Info submited by Music Non Stop online music store.[ 26.07.2005 ] - Armageddon Dildos are back!
Electro-pioneers Armageddon Dildos returns on August 22nd, 2005 with new maxi single «Sangreal» (via Ausfahrt). Featuring the brand new tracks «Conversion» and «Dark Obsession» alongside exclusive mixes from E-Craft, Rector Scanner, Implant and The Fair Sex, «Sangreal» comes packed with EBM highlights: a mixture of hard punishing electronics combined with energetic and muscular electro destined for alternative dancefloors everywhere!Tracklisting:
Info submited by Music Non Stop online music store.[ 26.07.2005 ] - «Hau Ruck» - new KMFDM album
Our ultra-heavy-beat favorites KMFDM presenting their brand new album «Hau Ruck» - set to release September 13th, 2005 via Metropolis. Translated from German as «Heave-Ho», album deliver an lesson in musical exhibitionism getting to work with ultra-heavy guitars, dance inducing synths and hard, aggressive beats. Further enhanced by distinct vocals (Lucia unleashes a spectrum of styles while Sascha K spews forth his own trademark bad-ass attitude) «Hau Ruck» prooves to be both lyrically thought provoking, yet humorously ironic, as KMFDM skewer the world and themselves with each stab.
Throwing out all misconceptions of the band and the genres they are associated with «Hau Ruck» is posibly the most powerful and innovative album that KMFDM have ever created. KMFDM produced and mixed «Hau Ruck» themselves and were even involved in the mastering process guaranteeing a sonic redefining of their signature sound. From the spoken introduction of the album to the closing track «Auf Wiederseh'n» (sung in German), KMFDM show exactly how it is done...Tracklisting:
Info submited by Music Non Stop online music store.[ 26.07.2005 ] - Duran Duran on tour
Still alive new wave classics Duran Duran are on the road right now. Check their current tour dates:July
Info taken from official Duran Duran web site.[ 26.07.2005 ] - Double DVD from Front Line Assembly
Front Line Assembly will release «The Videos / Live Wired» double DVD in October 2005.DVD1 - The Videos  Body Count (1988)
Info taken from Front Line Assembly fan site.[ 26.07.2005 ] - Fixmer/McCarthy in new movie
Cool! You will able to see Fixmer/McCarthy in a new movie «Between The Devil And The Wide Blue Sea» by Romuald Karmakar! The movie will have its premiere at this year's 58th International Film Festival in Locarno (Switzerland). The festival takes place from 3rd till 13th of August.
Movie features live performances from various electronic artists such as Alter Ego, Captain Comatose, Cobra Killer, Fixmer/McCarthy, Lotterboys, Tarwater, T.Raumschmiere, Rechenzentrum and Xlover. It shows – without interviews or commentary – diverse strategies of presentation of computerbased music in the season 2004/05, and ethnographic view on European subculture that has turned into an international subsystem.Some movie info:
Info taken from official Fixmer/McCarthy web site.[ 26.07.2005 ] - a-ha and Alphaville are working on new albums
The new a-ha studio album is now in the mixing process. The band is in London to mix the album with the renowned producer and engineer Flood.
At the same time Marian Gold & Co. have been busy working on the new Alphaville album. Some of the new songs had even been presented at the concerts this year («Gallery», «Around The Universe», «My Very Blood» and «Sweet Dreams»).
There are no definite release dates yet for these long awaited albums.
Info taken from various official sources.[ 18.07.2005 ] - Funker Vogt with their «Navigator»
On September 5th, 2005 electro band Funker Vogt return with brand new album «Navigator» - via Synthetic Symphony. Taking its cue from lead single «Fallen Hero», this new album sees them fixing their crosshairs firmly on the dancefloor with a mixture of political insight fused with their bombastic, pumping electro - with tracks such as «Friendly Fire», «Rejects» and «Stronghold» delivering that patented euphoric Funker Vogt sound - an avalanche of direct, melodic electro anthems, rousing choruses and pummeling synthetic basslines. Elsewhere more personal and direct songs such as «The End», «House Of Sorrows», «No Tomorrow» and «For You» show a diverse and welcome edge to Funker Vogt - always melodic, but with slightly more complex arrangements (even utilising intensified guitar on tracks «Forward!», «Starfighters» and «No Tomorrow») and positive sound elements attatched to their driving structures.
Limited Edition version comes as special metal tin CD packaging with 3 bonus tracks.Tracklisting:
Info submited by Music Non Stop online music store.[ 18.07.2005 ] - Cool compilation from Warner
Warner Music will release new complilation on September 27th, 2005. Entitled «Future Retro», it's a compilation of remixes from influential bands over the last twenty years.CD:
Info taken from official Depeche Mode web site.[ 18.07.2005 ] - APB is returning!
|«In This Together»|
On August 16th, 2005, after a three-year break, the Norwegian electro-pioneers Apoptygma Berzerk will release their brand new single, «In This Together» - via Gun Supersonic label. Band leader Stephan Groth used the creative break to do some stylistic fine tuning: in comparison to their last release, «Harmonizer» (2002), whose dancefloor grooves and atmospheric dark wave sounds rocketed it to the top of the European club charts, «In This Together» has a rockier character.
The return of guitarist Anders Odden, who was previously in the line-up until 1999, has clearly affected the sound: the triumvirate of sounds, integrating expansive synth soundscapes, cool guitar riffs and the unmistakable voice of Stephan Groth, opens a new chapter in the career of Apoptygma Berzerk transporting the band from EBM to industrial, trance and dancefloor and continuing on to electro rock.Tracklisting:
Info taken from official Apoptygma Berzerk web site.[ 08.07.2005 ] - A lot of Goldfrapp news
The electronic pop band Goldfrapp release their brand new single «Ooh La La» on August 8th, 2005. This is followed by their new album, «Supernature», released on August 22nd, 2005. Goldfrapp's third album «Supernature» follows their Mercury Prize nominated debut release «Felt Mountain» in 2000 and 2003's' «Black Cherry». «We've made an electronic, glam cross between Berlin, New York and north-east Somerset.» explains Alison. The new album is the sound of Goldfrapp breaking through their own crash barrier - a strident, psychedelic, 100% uncompromising creative force at the top of their very own game.
Info submited by Mute Records.[ 08.07.2005 ] - One more single from «Hotel»
|«Dream About Me»|
As we just informed, Moby are going to release new single from «Hotel» album, «Dream About Me», on August 1st. It will available in 3 commercial formats: CD (cat. no.: CDMUTE355), 7" (cat. no.: MUTE355) and 12" (cat. no.: 12MUTE355). Complete tracklistings:CD
Info submited by Mute Records.[ 08.07.2005 ] - «Archives» DVD from EM
On July 15th, 2005 Swedish synthpop pop act Elegant Machinery will release their «Archives» DVD, with exclusive footage and never-seen-before performances, collecting together rare and unseen material from EM history. It includes over 2 hours of unmissable nostalgia!Tracklisting:
Info submited by Music Non Stop online music store.[ 08.07.2005 ] - Second single from NIN
On July 25th, 2005 Trent Reznor and Co. will release UK only second single «Only» from their latest masterwork «With Teeth». Single will out via Interscope in 3 formats: CD, DVD and 9" Vinyl.
Info submited by Music Non Stop online music store.[ 08.07.2005 ] - «Playing The Angel» - new DM album!
This week our long time favorites Depeche Mode have announced the title of their upcoming album. The album will be called «Playing The Angel» and will out on October 17th.
There are no full album tracklisting yet, but already confirmed songs are «Precious», «Sinner in Me», «Suffer Well», «John the Revelator», «Macrovision», «A Pain That Im Used To», and «I Want It All».
Album will be preceded by the single «Precious» to be released in early October.
Info submited by official Depeche Mode web site.[ 08.07.2005 ] - «Reise, Reise (Vol.2)» - in October!
Good official news: Rammstein are currently working on a «Reise, Reise» successor, which will have a title «Reise, Reise (Vol.2)» and set to release in October. They are already playing new song «Benzin» on their recent concerts, possibly this track will be first single from new album.
Info taken from official Rammstein web site.[ 08.07.2005 ] - NamNamBulu is dead, Reaper is alive
As written on the official NamNamBulu web site, singer Henrik Iversen has announced he is to quit the band. His departure also means the end of NamNamBulu as a duo and as a band. Infacted Records issued a statement later on saying that the band was dissolved due to internal conflicts between the two members Henrik Iversen and Vasi Vallis. Vasi from his side will continue producing music under the name Reaper. Debut Reaper release titled «Angst EP» and will out via Infacted on August 15th.«Angst EP»
Check more information at official Reaper web site.
Info taken from various official sources.