Last updated 28.03.04
|«The Greater Wrong of the Right»|
Long awaited new Skinny Puppy's album, eight years after their last complete work («The Process» released in 1996), is «The Greater Wrong of the Right» and set to release on May 24th via Synthetic Symphony / SPV.
Info taken from SPV record label.[ 28.03.2004 ] - Karl Bartos in Russia!
«Tinkoff» presents two exclusive concerts in Russia of electronic legend and icon of modern electro-pop - Karl Bartos (ex-Kraftwerk and founder of famous techno-project Electric Music). Shows will take place at «Tinkoff» beer houses - April 15th in Moscow and April 16th in St. Petersburg.
Detailed information about tickets you will find here very soon.
Info submitted by official Karl Bartos web site.[ 27.03.2004 ] - Some hot news from KMFDM
|«From The Land Of Volcanos»|
Lucia Cifarelli, long-time vocal contributor of KMFDM, will release her own solo album. Titled «From The Land Of Volcanos», it will out May 13th via Universal Music. So Clever (3:58)
In other news from KMFDM: KMFDM Records will NOT be releasing «Pigmartyr» by WATTS.
Info submitted by official KMFDM web site.[ 25.03.2004 ] - Madonna goes The re-Invention World Tour 2004!
|The re-Invention Tour|
On March 22nd, in New York, Caresse Henry (long time Madonna's manager) announced that Madonna will be going out on tour this Spring and Summer. Clear Channel Entertainment is the promoter of Madonna's worldwide tour, which begins in Los Angeles on May 24th. The tour will sweep across major markets in the US including Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta and Miami and then continue with stops in London, Paris and proposed visits to Israel and Ireland.
According to Ms. Henry, «Madonna has already started rehearsals for The re-Invention Tour and she can't wait to get back on stage to recreate her songs from the earliest days of her career up until the present. There is no doubt that this tour will be the pinnacle of her long standing and well deserved reputation as one of the most exciting live performers of our time. And as a special treat to her fans, existing Icon fan club members will have access to tickets prior to the on-sale dates in local markets.»
The current schedule follows with additional shows announce at a later date:May
On-sale dates to be announced in local markets.
Info taken from official Madonna web site.[ 22.03.2004 ] - Quotes from Alan Wilder's interview!
Below you can read some quotes from exclusive Alan Wilder interview, taken by Bernard Van Isacker (Side-Line):
«SL: How is the family Wilder doing?
AW: Stan is 2, he's a proper boy - loves cars, football, builds things. Paris is 8 and is the opposite of Stan, not surprisingly. She's just started at a new school and is very busy learning piano, riding and so on. They are both adorable - but I would say that wouldn't I?
SL: What have you been doing in these past couple of years of silence? I don't expect you have started taking up gardening?
AW: I've been enjoying all the things I never seemed to have time for when I was in the studio. They include travelling (around Europe), re-kindling relationships with other members of the Wilder family (my brother Stephen in particular), spending time with my kids and helping with their upbringing, spending time with Hep and taking her out occasionally, building a new glass courtyard, entertaining friends, playing tennis, walking, watching cricket, decorating, and drinking Campari while enjoying the best English summer we've had for a century.
SL: As I understood from some of your most recent comments, your relation with Mute is somewhat troubled? Did the lack of promotion leave such a harsh feeling?
AW: For me, writing and producing albums is an intense experience, something I have to put every ounce of thought and creativity I have into. I'm a perfectionist and that tends to make each project that little bit harder - you feel you must improve upon what you've done in the past. Making «Liquid» was probably the most grueling time I've ever spent in the studio. I was encamped there for sometimes 20 hours a day, for a year or so. Naturally, the rest of your life suffers as a result.
Frankly, I found it quite demoralising when the record was eventually released to find that certain marketing promises were broken (for example, an independent internet campaign was shelved) and CDs weren't available in even the most major record shops in the major cities during the weeks following the release, and this, despite picking up some promising radio play. For any artist, having people write or 'phone in asking why they can't find the product is THE single most frustrating thing.
The problem is that I find it impossible to make music in any other way and, even though shifting units is not necessarily the main reason for producing records, I'm just not prepared, at this time, to shut myself away for another year making another record that people won't get to hear. Not whilst I have young children that I wish to see grow up. I want to enjoy my kids and I want to be there for them when they need their father most. This is the reason I waited until I'd finished touring before having any children in the first place.»
You can read more here (free registration is needed). Please note that the online version is different to the printed as it holds totally different questions. Printed version available in Side-Line Magazine (#46). You can order your own copy in the shop section at www.side-line.com.
Info submitted by Side-Line web site.[ 22.03.2004 ] - New DVD from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds release a DVD on March 29th, 2004. «The Videos» (cat. no. DVDSEEDS2) is a collection of twenty promotional films, including classics such as «The Mercy Seat», «The Ship Song» and «Where The Wild Roses Grow» (featuring Kylie Minogue). The DVD includes two videos directed by Bad Seed Mick Harvey («Deanna» and «Wanted Man») as well as Anton Corbijn's video for «Straight To You» and many directed by long time collaborator John Hillcoat. «The Videos» is a vivid portrait of one of the most critically acclaimed songwriters of recent times.
Featuring introductory links by the band themselves, it provides an informative, provoking, illuminating and passionately intimate journey through some of the very best of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds videos.
Info taken from official Mute Records web site.[ 22.03.2004 ] - News from Rammstein studio
|Rammstein - Album recording|
As reported in Rammtein Fan Area, Rammstein have recorded strings and choir vocals for their new album. It took place in Studio 1 in Berlin.
|Rammstein in studio|
Also there are some very believable rumours that Rammstein will work with Russian girl duo TATU on a song called «Moskau». As one girl from TATU said recently they even have plans to film video for this song in Germany, together with Rammstein!
Information from various sources.[ 16.03.2004 ] - Hot news from Joke Jay!
As we were informed, Joke Jay's band Fiasko Deluxe will release their first single «angefixt» in the middle of May. It will contain 6 remixes, total playing time 30 minutes!
The band have just signed to Wannsee Records. Distribution will be done by Edel.
German music magazine Zillo will feature a 1 page long interview in the May issue plus a contribution of the song «angefixt» (Zillo Mix) on the enclosed Zilloscope Sampler.
Information from official sources.[ 16.03.2004 ] - «Six Feet Underground» - new De/Vision album!
At the moment our German favorites De/Vision are in the Berlin Mikrokosmos Studios, recording their new album with Josef Bach and Arne Schumann as production team. New album titled «Six Feet Underground» and most possible release date will be June 28th. Seems that band's upcoming release will have no real guitars and drums, and will sounded completely electronic.
Information from various sources.[ 14.03.2004 ] - Andy Krüger will be with us on May 9th!
|Andy Krüger - Live|
On May 9th, 2004 there will take place annual Russian convention of DM fans - in Moscow club «Infinity».
Special guest of traditional celebration of Dave Gahan's birthday - our favorite guy Andy Krüger (Melotron). Andy will DJ Depeche Mode stuff, and even will perform with exclusive concert.
Further details - later.
Information from own own sources.[ 13.03.2004 ] - More dates in Kraftwerk World Tour 2004
As we already reported, German legends Kraftwerk are doing at the moment their World Tour 2004 - very extensive, first time for many years. Look at current updated list of dates and venues:
|KRAFTWERK - WORLD TOUR 2004|
Info submitted by official Kraftwerk web site.[ 09.03.2004 ] - Digital singles from Client
9 previously vinyl-only Client tracks have now been released as digital singles. Each track costs 1 pound to download, and comes with high quality cover and label artwork to print. The available singles are:
You can also buy all nine songs as a single bundle for 5 pounds as a remix album entitled «Going Down».
To buy these tracks, click here.
Info taken from official Client web site.[ 08.03.2004 ] - Icon Of Coil: new release and tour
Norwegian synth-band Icon Of Coil will tour Europe in Spring 2004. There are some dates:March
They released their new album, «Machines Are Us», on February 16th via Out of Lin (SPV). There 2 editions: ordinary and limited.
|«Machines Are Us»|
|«Machines Are Us»|
Info taken from official Icon Of Coil web site.[ 06.03.2004 ] - American release of «Love Profusion»
American release of «Love Profusion» to be released March 16th as CD Maxi, and March 23th as 12" vinyl Maxi.CD Maxi
Info taken from official Madonna web site.[ 06.03.2004 ] - De/Vision - festival appearances '2004
Our German favorites De/Vision announced some festival appearances this year:March
Info taken from official De/Vision web site.[ 06.03.2004 ] - Rammstein: new releases and tour!
As rumoured and seems to be true, new Rammstein single will be called «Rosenrot» and set to be released at the end of May. Album possibly will out in late August or early September. A tour should follow in Autumn, although it will only be in Europe with one show per country aside from two in Germany. Our sources in Russian concert agency T.C.I. confirmed that Rammstein will perform in Moscow in October or November.
Info taken from various sources.[ 06.03.2004 ] - 20th anniversary of KMFDM
|20th anniversary of KMFDM|
Greatest industrial stars KMFDM celebrates their 20th anniversary. At the same time they decided to establish their own record label KMFDM Records. First signing is Watts - new project from Pig mastermind and KMFDM member Raymond Watts. Watts' debut album, «Pigmartyr», will be released on May 17th.Tracklisting:
By the way, possibly KMFDM will perform in Moscow, Russia in July.
Info taken from official KMFDM web site.[ 03.03.2004 ] - «Live Monsters» as digital album!
As announced by VIVA TV web site, now you can purchase as digital download any track from just released «Live Monsters» DVD, or pay for complete list of tracks and burn your own audio CD with Dave Gahan's concert!Available tracks:
All music were encoded into Media Audio Format (WMA) with Digital Rights Management (DRM), so it's playble with Microsoft Windows Media Player (Version 9). Also you can download artwork (2 cover art versions and disc image, in PDF format).
Each track costs 1.49 euro, full album - 12.99 euro. You can buy your own copy via EMI Download Shop - use direct link at VIVA TV!
Info taken from VIVA TV web site.