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Last updated 31.10.08

[ 24.10.2008 ] - «Nie Mehr / Königin Aus Eis» - new Veljanov's single

«Nie Mehr / Königin Aus Eis»
«Nie Mehr / Königin Aus Eis»

On October 24th, 2008 legendary darkwave singer Alexander Veljanov is releasing new double A side single «Nie Mehr / Königin Aus Eis» via Soulfood Music. Look at tracklisting:

[01] Nie mehr (Single Edit)
[02] Nie mehr (Album Version)
[03] Königin Aus Eis (Album Version)
[04] Königin Aus Eis (Covenant Remix)

New Veljanov's album «Porta Macedonia» will out November 7th, 2008.

Info submited by official Veljanov web site.

[ 24.10.2008 ] - Hot news from Funker Vogt

«Warzone K17 - Live in Berlin»
«Warzone K17 - Live in Berlin»

Long awaited news from Funker Vogt camp! After 5 years of absence Thomas Kroll is back again on guitars for Funker Vogt since Frank Schweigert has other job-related engagements. Kroll will be playing live for the very first time during the band's gig in Hannover at Capitol on December 26th, 2008. Kroll left the band in 2003 after 5 years playing with Funker Vogt. His last concert with the band was in Italy on November 22nd, 2003. The reason for the split was to be found in a mix of musical and personal differences with the rest of the band and management. That seems all to be past tense now. The band is currently also preparing a new album and will enter their new studio later this year.

On November 14th, 2008 Funker Vogt will give us a foretaste of the double DVD and double CD entitled «Warzone K17 - Live in Berlin», which is going to be released in Spring 2009. «White Trash - K 17 Live Excerpt» MCD includes re-arranged versions of «Thanks for Nothing» and «Blacke Hole».

Info submited by official Funker Vogt web site.

[ 14.10.2008 ] - New solo album from ohGr

«Devils In My Details»
«Devils In My Details»

Out on October 17th, 2008 via Synthetic Symphony/SPV, «Devils In My Details» is the third solo collaboration between ohGr, lead singer and front man of legendary industrial heroes Skinny Puppy, and Mark Walk. Together they have created a journey of epic proportions... Lush textures and soundscapes collide with crashing beats and twisted melodies to make up this industrial tour de force. Can you sense the stink of fear?


[01] Shhh
[02] Eyecandy
[03] Three
[04] Feelin' Chicken
[05] Pepper
[06] D.angel
[07] Psychoreal
[08] Whitevan
[09] Timebomb
[10] Smogharp
[11] Witness

Info submited by SPV.

[ 14.10.2008 ] - New Gothminister album

«Happiness in Darkness»
«Happiness in Darkness»

New Gothminister album titled «Happiness in Darkness» and set to release on November 14th, 2008 via Drakkar. Look at tracklisting:

[01] Dusk Till Dawn 04:42
[02] Darkside 03:55
[03] Your Saviour 03:49
[04] Freak 04:02
[05] Sideshow 04:59
[06] The Allmighty 02:06
[07] Beauty After Midnight 04:19
[08] Emperor 04:25
[09] Mammoth 03:47
[10] Thriller 03:45
[11] Forgotten (Video)
[12] Gothic Anthem (Video)
[13] Devil (Videotrack)

Info submited by Drakkar.

[ 09.10.2008 ] - Depeche Mode sign worldwide exclusive deal with EMI Music

Depeche Mode 2009
Depeche Mode 2009

EMI Music is thrilled to announce that it has signed an exclusive worldwide deal with multi-platinum recording artists Depeche Mode. EMI Music's Mute label has been the best-selling British trio’s international home since 1981 when the label released the group’s debut single «Dreaming of Me» in the UK. The new deal means that EMI Music will now release Depeche Mode’s music in the US for the first time, as well as in the rest of the world.

Andy Fletcher of Depeche Mode said: «We are so pleased to be continuing our relationship with Mute, and we feel very positive about the new team and set-up at EMI. This is going to be an exciting new chapter.»

Nick Gatfield, EMI Music's president - A&R Labels, North America, the UK and Ireland, said: «We are delighted to be extending our relationship with Depeche Mode, and to be supporting them in the US for the first time. They are one of the world's most innovative and successful bands who continuously push boundaries and excite fans with their recording and live work.»

Daniel Miller, chairman, Mute, said: «I am really happy to be continuing to work with the band. They have been reaching new creative heights in the studio and they have one of the most devoted fanbases of any band in the world today. I believe that the Mute and EMI teams are extremely well positioned to help Depeche Mode build on their success.»

The first release under Depeche Mode’s worldwide agreement with EMI Music is a new studio album, the band’s twelfth, due outside the US on April 20th, 2009, and in the US on April 21st. Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher are currently in New York working on the album, which will be the follow-up to Depeche Mode’s 2005 release «Playing the Angel», which reached No. 1 in 18 countries.

Info submited by EMI Music.

[ 09.10.2008 ] - «Last Night Remixed»

«Last Night Remixed»
«Last Night Remixed»

Remixing has been at the heart of the Moby machine for fifteen years now. In 1992 alone, Moby himself mixed everyone from The B52s and The Prodigy and Brian Eno to Jam & Spoon and Michael Jackson. «One of the best things about producing and remixing other artists is to deconstruct their master tapes and see how they've put their songs together,» he says. «Remixing «Beat It» was amazing, as I was able to deconstruct an iconic song produced by Quincy Jones. It was almost like going back to school.» Since then, he's remixed everyone from Aerosmith and The Beastie Boys to David Bowie and Metallica.

From Steve Angello's seminal mix of «Raining Again» to Trentemoller's haunting remake of «Go», Moby's music has always found a place on the best dance-floors and podiums. «Go – The Very Best of Moby: Remixed» (2006) featured classy remakes from Vitalic, Katcha, Armand Van Helden and Mylo – and now «Last Night Remixed» (2008) (cat. no.: LCDSTUMM275) looks set to continue that tradition. «Remixes in 2008 are more important than they've ever been,» continues Moby. «And the great thing about the ubiquity of software like Abelton and Logic is that now almost anyone can be a remixer.»

So now it's the turn of the new breed to turn their hand to Moby's own music. Released on November 3rd, 2008, the cream of the current electronic crop have all been enlisted to remix tracks from «Last Night», which is surely the most disco Moby album this decade. Indeed, rather than the tech/house style re-rubs of previous records, the new mixes all share an uplifting electro-disco sound that has seen a shift from «Hotel» back to the discotheque. Indeed, The Freemasons remix of «Disco Lies» was a hit for everyone from Pete Tong (who opened his show with the mix at the start of August) to Dave Spoon and Carl Cox. It's probably the album's biggest anthem.

But it's far from the only highlight here. «I Love To Move In Here» has been remixed by New York disco-punk outfit Holy Ghost!, French producer Kris Menace takes on «Ooh Yeah», German electro producer Tocadisco suggests «Live For Tomorrow», The Shapeshifters remake «I'm In Love» and Seamus Haji brings his typically frenetic beats to «I Love To Move In Here». Elsewhere, you'll find bass-driven club mixes from Brooklyn newcomers Drop The Lime, General Midi, Dutch producer Mason and Sheffield's own D Ramirez.


[01] I Love To Move In Here (Holy Ghost! Remix)
[02] Ooh Yeah (Kris Menace Remix)
[03] Live For Tomorrow (Tocadisco Remix)
[04] I'm In Love (The Shapeshifters Maximal Remix)
[05] Disco Lies (Freemasons Club Mix)
[06] I Love To Move In Here (Seamus Haji Club Mix)
[07] Alice (General Midi Remix)
[08] The Stars (AC Slater Remix)
[09] Disco Lies (Spencer & Hill Remix)
[10] Alice (Drop The Lime-Heavy Bass Remix)
[11] Ooh Yeah (D.Ramirez Haunted Playground Remix)
[12] I'm In Love (Mason Remix)
[13] I Love To Move In Here (Style Of Eye Piano Remix)
[14] Last Night (Album Version)

Info submited by official Moby web site.

[ 08.10.2008 ] - Depeche Mode - Tour of the Universe 2009

Depeche Mode - Tour of the Universe 2009
Tour of the Universe 2009

On their recent press-conference (October 6th, 2008, Berlin) Depeche Mode have announced the European leg of their Tour of the Universe 2009. The band are currently in New York working on a new album, due April next year.

Depeche Mode's eagerly-anticipated follow up to «Playing The Angel» will be the 12th album of a glorious 28 year career in which they have sold over 75 million records. One of the world’s biggest and best live acts, Tour of the Universe 2009 will undoubtedly be the musical highlight of next year.

Kicking off in Israel on May 10th, this will be Depeche Mode's first ever stadium tour, taking in 28 cities across 22 countries before finishing at Porto's Superbock Super Rock Festival on July 11th.

Depeche Mode will play to over 1.3 million fans on this European leg of Tour of the Universe 2009. It’s their first since 2006's Touring the Angel, which smashed European sales records with 1.8 million tickets sold across 87 shows.

The last date of the Touring the AngelAugust 3rd, 2006 – was to take place at Tel Aviv's Hayarkon Park, but the band were forced to cancel due to the impending war. Tel Aviv's Ramat Gan Stadium thus provides a fitting stage for Depeche Mode's spectacular live return.

TOUR of the UNIVERSE 2009


10 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Ramat Gan Stadium - on sale 10.10.08
12 - Athens, Greece - Terra Vibe Park - on sale 24.10.08
14 - Istanbul, Turkey - Santral Istanbul - on sale 01.12.08
16 - Bucharest, Romania - Parc Izvor - on sale 27.10.08
18 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Vasil Levski Stadium - Tuborg Greenfest - on sale 13.10.08
20 - Belgrade, Serbia - USCE Park - Tuborg Greenfest - on sale 13.10.08
21 - Zagreb, Croatia - Arena - Tuborg Greenfest - on sale 15.10.08
23 - Warsaw, Poland - Gwardia Stadium - on sale 20.10.08
25 - Riga, Latvia - Skonto Stadium - on sale 13.10.08
27 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Zalgirio Stadionas - on sale 20.10.08
30 - London, UK - O2 Arena - on sale 10.10.08


02 - Hamburg, Germany - HSH Nordbank Arena - on sale 10.10.08
04 - Dusseldorf, Germany - LTU Arena - on sale 10.10.08
07 - Leipzig, Germany - Zentralstadion - on sale 10.10.08
10 - Berlin, Germany - Olympiastadion - on sale 10.10.08
12 - Frankfurt, Germany - Commerzbank Arena - on sale 10.10.08
13 - Munich, Germany - Olympiastadion - on sale 10.10.08
16 - Rome, Italy - Stadio Olimpico - on sale 16.10.08
18 - Milan, Italy - Stadio San Siro - on sale 16.10.08
20 - Werchter, Belgium - TW Classic Festival - on sale 11.10.08
22 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Inter Stadium - on sale 08.10.08
23 - Budapest, Hungary - Puskas Ferenc Stadium - on sale 28.10.08
25 - Prague, Czech Republic - Slavia Stadium - on sale 08.10.08
27 - Paris, France - TBA - on sale 05.12.08
30 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Parken Stadium - on sale 13.10.08


02 - Bergen, Norway - Koengen - on sale 17.10.08
03 - Arvika, Sweden - Arvika Festival - on sale 13.10.08
11 - Porto, Portugal - Super Bock Super Rock Festival - on sale 06.10.08

Spanish July dates to be announced shortly.

Info submited by official Depeche Mode web site.

[ 08.10.2008 ] - 25th anniversary of Camouflage

«Live In Dresden» DVD
«Live In Dresden» DVD

This Autumn German electro pop legends Camouflage is celebrating their 25th anniversary being together as a band. In 1983 the band was founded by Marcus, Oliver, Heiko and Martin Kaehling (who left the band in 1984). The musical direction for the band was easily determined by the shared love for electronic pop music. None of the three Camous could have imagined at the time that only a few years later they would experience incredible success and also have to deal with the demands that the success would put on them. Camouflage has survived these pressures. They remain friends and enjoy their musical endeavors, even when many priorities have changed over the years. The next important step is finally the release of the first Camouflage live DVD with it's many planned extras. The «Live in Dresden» DVD release has been scheduled for January 23rd. It will contain 2 DVDs and the audio CD with rare specials, pictures, videoclips etc. More details will follow soon, check our site for updates!

Info submited by official Camouflage web site.

[ 08.10.2008 ] - New live DVD from Unheilig

«Puppenspiel Live - Vorhang auf» DVD
«Puppenspiel Live - Vorhang auf» DVD

On October 3rd, 2008 German band Unheilig released their «Puppenspiel Live - Vorhang auf» DVD. It's available in 2 formats: standard DVD and 2 DVD Limited Digi Book.


DVD1: «Puppenspieler»

[01] Vorhang auf
[02] Puppenspieler
[03] Spiegelbild
[04] Astronaut
[05] Fang mich auf
[06] Ich will alles
[07] Sei mein Licht
[08] Feuerengel
[09] Die Bestie
[10] Lampenfieber
[11] An deiner Seite
[12] Sieh in mein Gesicht
[13] Kleine Puppe
[14] Spielzeugmann
[15] Maschine
[16] Freiheit
[17] Der Vorhang fällt
[18] Sage Ja!
[19] Mein Stern
[20] Videoclip: An deiner Seite
[21] Making of: An deiner Seite
[22] Impressionen Berlin

DVD2: «Goldene Zeiten»

[01] Das Uhrwerk
[02] Luftschiff
[03] Ich will alles
[04] Goldene Zeiten
[05] Sieh in mein Gesicht
[06] Helden
[07] Auf zum Mond
[08] Astronaut
[09] Zauberer
[10] Herz aus Eis
[11] Phönix
[12] Horizont
[13] Freiheit
[14] Gelobtes Land
[15] Menschenherz
[16] Maschine
[17] Schutzengel
[18] Sage Ja!
[19] Mein Stern
[20] Videoclip: Astronaut
[21] Add-On: Kleine Puppe

Info submited by official Unheilig web site.

[ 08.10.2008 ] - Dave Gahan's «Nostalgia» in Mirror


Recently Depeche Mode's frontman Dave Gahan contributed a song «Nostalgia» to the electronic multimedia project Mirror. The selftitled album is now finally available via project's official web site as CD and as a download package including all the songs on the album in high quality MP3 format, 24 page album booklet PDF and a HQ Quicktime version of the «Nostalgia» video (40 Mb). The 9-track album featuring beside Dave Gahan following artists: Warhol superstar Joe Dallesandro, Bowie pianist Mike Garson, and introducing chanteuse Laure-Elaine and teen actress Frances Lawson. A «Nostalgia» video was shot in the Czech Republic, Poland and NYC.

Mirror are Tom Anselmi (ex-Slow vocalist) and keyboardist Vincent Jones who also worked on Gahan's live DVD «Live Monsters». «Mirror» was written by Anselmi and was produced, recorded and mixed by Jones who also took care of the programming and playing instruments. There will be special live show planned for the project.


[01] Nostalgia (feat. Dave Gahan)
[02] Nowhere (feat. Frances Lawson)
[03] City Lights (feat. Thomas Anselmi, Laure-Elaine, Joe Dallesandro)
[04] World of Darkness (feat. Ronan Boyle and Frances Lawson)
[05] Twentieth Century
[06] From No One With Love (feat. Laure-Elaine)
[07] Fat Girl (feat. Thomas Anselmi)
[08] Mirror Song (feat. Frances Lawson)
[09] The Cold Is On Its Way (feat. Thomas Anselmi)

Info submited by official Mirror web site.

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