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[ 21.05.2009 ] - Depeche Mode forced to cancel 9 shows

Dave Gahan
Dave Gahan

Depeche Mode regret to announce that they are forced to cancel 9 shows on their Tour of the Universe. Doctors have advised that more time is needed to allow singer Dave Gahan to fully recover from his recent illness and ensure that the tour can resume shortly.

Depeche Mode apologise to all their fans for this inconvenience and wish Dave a speedy recovery.

Ticket holders for the above shows are advised to hold onto their tickets, as an announcement will follow soon with regard to either new rescheduled concert dates, or their final cancellation.

Check current Depeche Mode - Tour of the Universe dates here.

Info submited by official Depeche Mode web site.

[ 21.05.2009 ] - New collection from Psyche

«Until The Shadows»
«Until The Shadows»

Psyche is back with a new remastered collection «Until The Shadows» out July 7th via Metropolis.

Here you'll find examples of early renowned innovations such as «The Crawler», «Brain Collapses», and «The Outsider» remastered and re-recorded respectively. Together with the one-off novelty track «Absolute», the ever popular «15 Minutes (Lights Out)» appears along with all the latest club mixes of Psyche's recent outings.

Also, for the first time ever, the previously unreleased original recording of «Misguided Angels», and the rare 7" single mix of «Eternal» appear on CD.


[01] Disorder (Legacy Mix) 3:51
[02] 6 Feet Under (Extended Mix) 6:09
[03] Goodbye Horses (21st Century Mix) 4:04
[04] Defenseless (On The Bridge Mix) 5:17
[05] Unveiling The Secret (Christian Piotrowski Mix) 3:37
[06] The Quickening (Club Mix) 4:42
[07] Absolute 3:18
[08] 15 Minutes (Lights Out Edit) 4:54
[09] The Outsider 2001 5:42
[10] Brain Collapses (Revisited) 4:21
[11] The Crawler (Remaster) 2:20
[12] Misguided Angels (Unreleased) 3:39
[13] Assassin 4:45
[14] Eternal (7inch Mix) 4:14
[15] Snow Garden (Alternative Edit) 5:12
[16] Until The Shadows 4:19
[17] One Last Kiss 4:27

Info submited by official Psyche web site.

[ 21.05.2009 ] - «Peace» - second new Depeche Mode single


Second new Depeche Mode single will be track «Peace» set to release on June 15th via Mute / EMI. It will available in 3 commercial formats: 7", CD and LCD. Check complete details here!

Info submited by official Depeche Mode web site.

[ 21.05.2009 ] - «Emily» - new Clan of Xymox single


A new album for Clan of Xymox is in the works for 2009. As a teaser, second digital only single for «Emily» ( MET607) coming on July 7th, 2009 via Metropolis.


[01] Emily
[02] Emily (C.O.X. Remix)
[03] Chemistry
[04] Emily (Contrast Remix)

Info submited by official Clan of Xymox web site.

[ 21.05.2009 ] - News from IAMX

A digital only single for IAMX «Think Of England» (cat. no.: MET604) will be released June 2nd via Metropolis Records


[01] Think Of England
[02] Church Of England
[03] The Great Shipwreck Of Life (Radio Edit)
[04] Think Of England (UNFALL)
[05] Tear Garden (Radio Edit)

At the moment IAMX is on their world tour. Look at the confirmed dates:

19.04 - London, UK - Koko
21.04 - Luxembourg - Rockhal
22.04 - Paris, France - Le Locomotive
25.04 - Berlin, Germany - Festsaal Kreuzberg
09.05 - Istanbul, Turkey - Yeni Melek
19.05 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
20.05 - Oslo, Norway - John Dee
21.05 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
22.05 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
02.06 - Boston, USA - T.T The Bear's
04.06 - New York City, USA - Bowery Ballroom
06.06 - Chicago, USA - Subterranean
09.06 - San Francisco, USA - Slim's
12.06 - Los Angeles, USA - El Rey Theatre
21.06 - Gelsenkirchen, Germany - Blackfield Festival
26.06 - Graz, Austria - Kasematten
11.07 - Liege, Belgium - Les Ardentes Festival
17.07 - Jarocin, Poland - Jarocin Festival
24.07 - St. Poelten, Austria - Beat Patrol Festival
26.07 - Waregem, Belgium - Blackcave Festival
07.08 - Bildein, Austria - Picture On Festival
08.08 - Zofignen, Switzerland - Heitere Open Air Festival

Info submited by official IAMX web site.

[ 21.05.2009 ] - Vince Clarke is still busy remixer

Vince Clarke
Vince Clarke

Electronic music pioneer Vince Clarke officially announces the opening of his new studio, The Cabin. He has shipped his battery of vintage keyboards, synths, sequencers and drum machines from their previous home outside London, to a most unlikely locale, the bucolic pine forests and craggy seashore of mid-Coast Maine where he now resides. Ensconced in a log cabin nestled on a hilly ridge, The Cabin is one of the few recording studios on Earth in which such an extensive amalgam of analog electronic instruments and state-of-the-art digital recording technology coexist.

Vince has recently remixed newest singles Franz Ferdinand «No You Girls», The Presets «If I Know You» and Space Cowboy «Falling Down».

By the way, «Just Can't Get Enough», the first hit penned by Vince, continues to make waves on the charts, on radio and on TV nearly three decades since its release. Recently scorinavy rotation on Radio 1 and the #2 position on the UK singles chart via a perky cover by girl group The Saturdays.

Info submited by official Vince Clarke web site.

[ 21.05.2009 ] - «Foot Of The Mountain» details

«Foot Of The Mountain»
«Foot Of The Mountain»

New a-ha album «Foot Of The Mountain» will out June 19th, 2009 via We Love Mu / Universal. Look at tracklisting:

[01] Bandstand
[02] Riding the Crest
[03] What There Is
[04] Foot Of The Mountain
[05] Shadowside
[06] Sunny Mysterie
[07] Nothing Is Keeping You Here
[08] Real Meaning
[09] Mother Nature
[10] Simulator

On other news: single «Foot Of The Mountain» as 2 track CD will be released on May 22nd, 2009 via We Love Mu / Universal. Directed by Olaf Heine music video for the single is filmed on the Baltic coast of Germany and in Berlin.

Info submited by official a-ha web site.

[ 21.05.2009 ] - Dependent to reopen this Summer!

The independent electronic label Dependent will resume operations in Summer/Fall 2009 and is forming a strategic partnership with the US independent label Metropolis Records. Dependent stopped releasing new material in late 2007 due to the devastating effects music piracy has had on both artists and record labels and has not released any new material since that time.

Dependent owner Stefan Herwig comments on the decision to reopen: «We have constantly been getting encouraging mails from fans asking us to reopen or continue operations as Dependent. We were also surprised, as we did not think that our absence from the European industrial scene would have created such a noticeable gap, but I think that it has. I was particularly shocked to discover some absolutely amazing new recordings and newcomer bands being unable to find label support and getting lost in the vast pool of mediocre bands on the internet. This reopening would not be possible without the partnership with Metropolis Records which will see both labels merging significant portions of the artist rosters. For example, Metropolis will give Dependent European rights to key artists like Front Line Assembly, strengthening our artist roster considerably. Joining forces will also enable both Dependent and Metropolis to make extremely attractive distribution offers for both the European and North American territories. It is certainly exciting to be back in the game.»

Dependent will also continue to sign and release its own bands as well as announcing joint signings together with Metropolis Records. One of the first joint signings announced will be British synthpop icons Mesh who are planning a new album for Fall 2009.

Info submited by Dependent.

[ 12.05.2009 ] - «Voltaic» - special release from Björk


Björk announces a very special release «Voltaic», available as CD, DVD, and vinyl on June 23rd via One Little Indian in the UK, Nonesuch Records in USA and Universal for the rest of the world.

Available in 5 different physical configurations, «Voltaic» is a lovingly packaged celebration of the past two years of Björk’s «Volta» activities — her critically praised 6th studio album, which came out in 2007, and the subsequent two-year world tour.


Songs from the Volta Tour
Performed live at Olympic Studios, London

[01] Wanderlust
[02] Hunter
[03] The Pleasure Is All Mine
[04] Innocence
[05] Army Of Me
[06] I Miss You
[07] Earth Intruders
[08] All Is Full Of Love
[09] Pagan Poetry
[10] Vertebræ By Vertebræ
[11] Declare Independence

The Volta Tour

Live In Paris
[01] Brennið Þið Vitar
[02] Earth Intruders
[03] Hunter
[04] Immature
[05] Jóga
[06] The pleasure Is All Mine
[07] Vertebræ By Vertebræ
[08] Where Is The Line
[09] Who Is It
[10] Desired Constellation [11] Army Of Me
[12] Triumph Of A Heart
[13] Bachelorette
[14] Wanderlust
[15] Hyperballad
[16] Pluto
[17] Declare Independence

Live In Reykjavik
[18] Pneumonia
[19] Cover Me
[20] My Juvenile
[21] Immature
[22] The Dull Flame Of Desire
[23] Vökuró
[24] Sonnets Unrealities XI
[25] Mouth’s Cradle

The Volta Videos

[01] Earth Intruders
[02] Declare Independence
[03] Innocence
[04] Wanderlust
[05] The Dull Flame Of Desire
[06] The Making Of Declare Independence
[07] The Making Of Wanderlust

Innocence The competition
Top Ten Runners Up
in alphabetical order
[08] Davood Saghiri
[09] dimitri Stankowicz
[10] Étienne Strubbe
[11] Julien Himmer
[12] Laurent Labouille
[13] Mario Caporali
[14] Mik O_O Armellino
[15] Renato Klieger And Terracotta
[16] Roland Matusek

The Volta Mixes

[01] Earth Intruders (Xxxchange Remix)
[02] Innocence (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)
[03] Declare Independence (Matthew Herbert Remix)
[04] Wanderlust (Ratatat Remix)
[05] The Dull Flame Of Desire (Modeselektor Remix For Girls)
[06] Earth Intruders (Lexx Remix)
[07] Innocence (Graeme Sinden Remix)
[08] Declare Independence (Ghostigital Remix)
[09] The Dull Flame Of Desire (Modeselektor Remix For Boys)
[10] Innocence (Alva Noto Unitxt Remodel)
[11] Declare Independence (Black Pus Remix)
[12] Innocence (Simian Mobile Disco Dub Remix)

Info submited by official Björk web site.

[ 12.05.2009 ] - Rammstein announced tour in Autumn 2009!

Rammstein Tour 2009
Rammstein Tour 2009

Exciting news! Ticket-presale for the German Rammstein shows in 2009 will start exclusively via official Rammstein Shop on June 12th, 2009! For all other European Rammstein shows we will soon announce presale-starts and link to ticket-sellers' pages.

Please note: Tickets for German concerts are available via Rammstein Shop only! For other ticket-offers band assume no liability!

Confirmed tour dates:


08 - Lisbon, Portugal - Pavilhão Atlântico
10 - Madrid, Spain - Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
12 - Barcelona, Spain - Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona
14 - Bilbao, Spain - Bizkaia Arena
16 - Nantes, France - Zénith Nantes Métropole
18 - Basel, Switzerland - St. Jakobshalle
19 - Geneva, Switzerland - Arena de Genè
21 - Vienna, Austria - Stadthalle
23 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
24 - Leipzig, Germany - Arena
25 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
27 - Katowice, Poland - Spodek
29 - Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena


02 - Lyon, France - Halle Tony Garnier
03 - Strasbourg, France - Zénith
04 - Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
06 - Arnheim, Netherlands - GelreDome
08 - Paris, France - Bercy
09 - Paris, France - Bercy
10 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
11 - Frankfurt, Germany - Festhalle
12 - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyer-Halle
14 - Hamburg, Germany - Color Line Arena
15 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Forum
17 - Rostock, Germany - HanseMesse
18 - Berlin, Germany - Velodrom
19 - Berlin, Germany - Velodrom

Info submited by official Rammstein web site.

[ 12.05.2009 ] - New a-ha single

«Foot Of The Mountain»
«Foot Of The Mountain»

New a-ha single «Foot Of The Mountain» was released in Norway on April 24th, 2009 as a Digital Download. New single is the title track of their 10th studio album, set to release June 19th. This track is remastered and re-written version of Magne F «The Longest Night» from his latest solo album, produced by Roland Spremberg (producer of a-ha «Minor Earth, Major Sky» album).

Info submited by official a-ha web site.

[ 12.05.2009 ] - New album from Placebo

«Battle For The Sun»
«Battle For The Sun»

Placebo will release their new album «Battle For The Sun» on June 5th. Placebo's sixth record, the follow-up to 2006's «Meds» is the first album featuring the new drummer Steve Forrest and will be released through the PIAS Entertainment Group. The producer for the new album was David Bottrill. Album is heavier than more recent efforts, and recalls the band's original harder sound. However, there are more complex string arrangements, as well as trumpets and saxophones, showing the band is still growing musically and expanding their sound. Frontman Brian Molko has stated that «Battle For The Sun» is Placebo's first album with a single unifying theme. Limited Edition will include bonus DVD.


[01] Kitty Litter
[02] Ashtray Heart
[03] Battle For The Sun
[04] For What It's Worth
[05] Devil In The Details
[06] Bright Lights
[07] Speak In Tongues
[08] The Never-Ending Why
[09] Julien
[10] Happy You're Gone
[11] Breathe Underwater
[12] Come Undone
[13] Kings Of Medicine

«Battle For The Sun» (Limited Edition)
«Battle For The Sun» (Limited Edition)

Limited Boxset will include:

- CD (full album and 2 exclusive bonus songs)
- DVD1 (Live @ Kambodscha (9 songs) + Documentary about Show in Kambodscha (25 mins))
- DVD2 (Documentary about making of the album (40 mins)
- 2 LP (special 2LP format inluding exclusive bonus songs from CD)
- Download code for live concert (plus artwork)
- 2 booklets

Info submited by official Placebo web site.

[ 12.05.2009 ] - Tour Of The Universe at Live Here Now

Tour Of The Universe @ LHN
Tour Of The Universe @ LHN

Live Here Now has started the pre-sales for the live recordings of Depeche Mode's Tour Of The Universe. Every concert will be released as a 2CD (18 UK Pounds) and Digital Download (10 UK Pounds). You can do your pre-order here.

Info submited by Live Here Now.

[ 12.05.2009 ] - «Monumentum» - new Frozen Plasma album


«Monumentum» is the name of the long-announced and eagerly-expected second regular album by Frozen Plasma. After the highly successful (and sold out) single releases «Hypocrite», «Irony», «Tanz die Revolution» and «Earthling» as well as their debut album «Artificial» and the «Emphasize» EP, they return with a true masterpiece.

13 songs and almost 70 minutes of running time. The tremendous voice of singer Felix Marc makes the sound of Frozen Plasma unique and catchy. Musicwise the album shows a wide range of electronic music, between futurepop, TBM, electro and pop.

«Monumentum» will out May 29th, 2009 via Infacted.


[01] Open
[02] The End – Deliverance
[03] The Speed of Life
[04] Phoenix
[05] Natural Born Liars
[06] Tanz die Revolution
[07] Earthling
[08] Almond Flower
[09] Touching Ground
[10] Murderous Trap
[11] Forgotten Earth
[12] The Speed of Life (Extended)
[13] Close

Info submited by official Frozen Plasma web site.

[ 12.05.2009 ] - «The High End of Low» details

«The High End of Low»
«The High End of Low»

New Marilyn Manson album «The High End of Low» will out May 22nd in Europe and May 26th in the USA.


[01] Devour
[02] Pretty as a Swastika
[03] Leave a Scar
[04] Four Rusted Horses
[05] Arma-Goddamn-Motherfuckin-Geddon
[06] Blank and White
[07] Running to the Edge of the World
[08] I Want to Kill You Like They Do In the Movies
[09] WOW
[10] Wight Spider
[11] Unkillable Monster
[12] We're from America
[13] I Have to Look Up Just to See Hell
[14] Into the Fire
[15] 15

Deluxe Edition will contain bonus CD:

[01] Arma-goddamn-motherfuckin-geddon (Teddybears Remix)
[02] Leave a Scar (Alternate Version)
[03] Running to the Edge of the World (Alternate Version)
[04] Wight Spider (Alternate Version)
[05] Four Rusted Horses (Opening Titles Version)
[06] I Have to Look Up Just to See Hell (Alternate Version)
[07] Into the Fire (Alternate Version)

Info submited by official Marilyn Manson web site.

[ 12.05.2009 ] - New [:SITD:] album in Autumn 2009

Germans [:SITD:] are working on their fourth studio album entitled «Rot» due out in the Autumn 2009. Many of the songs and lyrics have already been completed at the [:SITD:] home studio in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

In human colour psychology, «Rot» is associated with energy, heat, blood and strong emotions like: aggression, passion and love. Furthermore «Rot» represents revolutionary movements and symbolizes wrath – one of the seven deadly sins.

Details on the artwork and tracklisting will follow later.

Info submited by official [:SITD:] web site.

[ 12.05.2009 ] - «Peace» remix contest


Depeche Mode is inviting all budding DJs and aspiring producers out there to remix the upcoming band’s single «Peace», taken from their new album «Sounds of the Universe». The winning remix will be released on Beatport through Mute Records. You have to download the remix parts for «Peace» ($3.99), remix it and upload to Beatportal till May 26th. From May 26th till June 9th there will be voting phase (the public votes for their favorite remixes by spinning them). After a period of deliberation, the winner will be announced on June 25th, 2009.

Apart from having your winning remix released on Beatport through Mute Records, the grand prize winner will also receive:

- Native Instruments Maschine (groove production studio)
- Jazzmutant Lemur multitouch controller
- Pacemaker portable DJ system
- V-Moda headphones
- $250 Beatport gift card

Good luck!

Info submited by Beatport.

[ 12.05.2009 ] - Marc Almond: new album and tour

Marc Almond
Marc Almond

Marc Almond's second album of Russian folk songs recorded in Moscow, «Orpheus In Exile (The Songs Of Vadim Kozin)», supposed to be released in late 2009 - early 2010 via Strike Force Entertainment.

Marc's tour for later this year has now been confirmed. The Autumn shows will be diverse in the choice of material; Marc will be debuting some new songs from his forthcoming album, as well as some back catalogue favourites not played for a while and, of course, some old favourites without which a Marc Almond concert wouldn't be a Marc Almond concert so everybody, he hopes, will be satisfied and enjoy the shows.

Info submited by official Marc Almond web site.

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