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First 7 Delerium albums to be reissued

Metropolis Records will be reissuing the first seven albums by Delerium. These seven remastered albums include “Faces, Forms and Illusions” (1988), “Morpheus” (1989), “Syrophenikan” (1990), “Spiritual Archives” (1991), “Stone Tower” (1991), “Spheres I” (1994) and “Spheres II” (1994). All of these long out-of-print albums will be simultaneously released by Metropolis on very limited edition white vinyl sets and compact disc along with all digital and streaming platforms on March 4th, 2022. The material has been remastered for the occasion. About Delerium Delerium formed in 1987, originally as a side project of the influential industrial music act Front Line Assembly. Throughout the band’s history, their musical style has encompassed a broad range, including dark ethereal ambient trance, voiceless industrial soundscapes, and electronic pop music. They are best known for their worldwide hit “Silence”. The band is known to feature several female guest vocalists on their albums since their 1997 album “Karma”. These have included mostly women, such as The Mediæval Bæbes, Kristy Thirsk (of Rose Chronicles), Sarah McLachlan, Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer), Elsieanne Caplette (of Elsiane), Lisa Gerrard (sampled only), Jaël (of Swiss band Lunik), Camille Henderson, Nerina Pallot, Emily Haines (of Metric), Jacqui Hunt (of Single Gun […]

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Canadian industrial act DI Auger releases video for ‘Piss & Vinegar’, a middle finger up to the system

Canadian industrial act, DI Auger has released a video for the track, “Piss & Vinegar”, which appears on the band’s latest album, “Under The Skin Of The World”. The album is the project’s first collaboration with producer and contributor Sean Beesley of Live Evil Productions. C. Lefort: “The song is directed at the system – the governments of all nations that ignore the law of ‘governing’ the people but seem to want to rule them. I am interpreting this as a bastardized form of tyranny. This is a song for the people that are waking up and have had enough. The video concept was to capture the rage and anger at a system or against the system from the perspective of any individual interpreted by the viewer.” The video was shot north of Toronto in Peterborough, Ontario and was directed and edited by Sean Beasley of Live Evil Productions. Watch the video for “Piss & Vinegar” below. About DI Auger DI Auger is the solo project by Toronto based musician C. Lefort. The project brings what Left calls “neo industrial gothic rock”. For the past several years released six full-length albums, six EP’s, as well as various remixes, singles and […]

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Pukkelpop organisor Chokri Mahassine under scrutiny for multi-million embezzlement

The Limburg (BE) public prosecutor’s office is opening an investigation into possible irregularities at various companies around Pukkelpop organizer Chokri Mahassine. The investigation was started following an article in the satirical website ‘t Scheldt in which Mahassine is being accused of embezzlement of around 20 million euro (intended for social causes) and a conflict of interest. Due to this Flemish minister Hilde Crevits (CD&V) will stop all subsidies to Pukkelpop until the investigation has been completed. Pukkelpop organizer Chokri Mahassine would have injected a financial reserve of several million euros that was intended for social causes into his own company. Next to this there would be a conflict of interest between the various companies behind the festival. The festival has grown from a non-profit organization into a network of companies, where the money would have ended up in the wrong place. Pukkelpop is an annual Belgian music festival that takes place near the city of Hasselt, Belgium, in mid- to late August. It is one of the largest music festivals in Belgium, with an attendance of 180,000 over the course of the event in 2009. Its 2020 and 2021 editions did not take place due to COVID-19. There were no […]

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Iris is no more – synthpop band confirms split after rumours start to circulate on social media for over a week

The American synthpop band Iris, one of the best synthpop acts to emerge in the past 25 years, is no more. The rumour mill had already started 10 days ago when Reagan Jones changed his workplace status on Facebook as “Worked at Iris”. The news was then confirmed by Andrew Sega. The reason for the split is possibly linked to the COVID-19 pandemic as the duo discussed their disagreement about the vaccine’s safety publicly. Good to know, Reagan Jones is unvaccinated and is recovering from a COVID infection. The press release that we received today kinda confirms this as they cite ‘personal differences’. From now on Reagan Jones and Andrew Sega will each focus on their own, individual projects in the future. In the meantime the band’s back catalogue material will finally be re-released containing extra commentary and bonus material. It will also mean that the older material will hit streaming and download platforms for the very first time.¨Good luck to both, it was a good ride! About Iris The band – a favourite from the former and current Side-Line team – formed in 1993 as Forgiving Iris. The original members were Reagan Jones and Matthew Morris. After shortening their […]

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Tim Story releases tribute to sound pioneer Dieter Moebius: ‘Moebius Strips’

(Photo by Alice d25) “Moebius Strips” is a brand new tribute to sound pioneer Dieter Moebius, put together by longtime friend and collaborator Tim Story. The project includes contributions from Geoff Barrow (Portishead, Beak), Sarah Davachi, Jean-Benoît Dunckel (Air), Eve Maret, Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo), Phew, Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia), Michael Rother (Harmonia, NEU!) and Yuri Suzuki. The project includes a limited edition CD/digital release on October 1st with a limited edition vinyl to come in spring 2022. For the recordings, Story has been using Moebius’ sounds and loops and he has been working closely with Moebius’ widow Irene. The result is a combination of hundreds of sounds, motifs and riffs from the artist’s archive with raw material from the many Moebius collaborations that Story himself had been a part of over the years. About Dieter Moebius Dieter Moebius (16 January 1944 – 20 July 2015) was a Swiss-born German electronic musician and composer, best known as a member of the influential krautrock bands Cluster and Harmonia. Moebius was studying art at Berlin’s Akademie Grafik and working as a restaurant cook when he met Conrad Schnitzler, founder of the Zodiak Free Arts Lab with Hans-Joachim Roedelius. The trio founded the improvisation […]

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New DAF album ‘Nur Noch Einer’ to be released

Out soon via Grönland Records is the new release “Nur Noch Einer” by Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (DAF). On vocals we find Robert Görl, as Gabi Delgado died in March 2020 just when Görl and Delgado had reunited to record a new album aided by producer Sylvie Marks. Sound wise this album features a lot of the band’s unfinished 80s sequences which Görl found on old tapes and used for this release. After the death of Delgado, Görl started writing and recording the lyrics. The album holds 15 tracks and will be released on November 26th on CD and vinyl. Track listing Erste DAF Probe Im Schatten Kunststoff Wir Sind Wild Das Pur Pur Rot Gedanken Lesen Du Bist So Zart Ein Kind Aus Dem Ratinger Hof Loslassen Neue Welt Kein Ausweg Es Muss Ans Licht Holland Road Das Geschenk Nur Noch Einer About Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft or DAF, was an influential German electropunk/Neue Deutsche Welle band from Düsseldorf, formed in 1978 featuring Gabriel Delgado-López (vocals), Robert Görl (drums, percussion, electronic instruments), Kurt Dahlke (electronic instruments), Michael Kemner (bass-guitar) and Wolfgang Spelmans (guitar). Kurt Dahlke was replaced by Chrislo Haas (electronic instruments, bass guitar, saxophone) in 1979. Since […]

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New Ludovico Technique single ‘Burn Everything’ out now

Ludovico Technique have released a brand new single, “Burn Everything”, a fast-tempo gothic industrial metal track. You can check out the new single right below. The New York City based act originally drew inspiration from goth industrial acts such as Skinny Puppy and The Sisters of Mercy, yet now, Ludovico Technique have added glimpses of Type O Negative, Rammstein, and Rob Zombie to their own take on gothic music. About Ludovico Technique Named after the drug-assisted aversion therapy found in the novel and film “A Clockwork Orange”, Ludovico Technique launched their self titled debut EP in 2010 followed by their debut album “Some Things Are Beyond Therapy” in 2012 and the follow up “We Came to Wreck Everything” in 2013, both released by Metropolis Records worldwide.

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Combichrist launch new single ‘Compliance’, check out the video

Combichrist have revealed a new single and music video for the track “Compliance”. This is their second new single since 2019’s “One Fire” album. The first single “Not my enemy” was released earlier this year. In other news, Elliott Berlin has rejoined the band as a recording and touring member. In addition, the first official solo album will be released under the name LaPlegua – containing some songs that were originally destined for a third Panzer AG album. The first single, “I Will Heal” was released online in February 2021, with the post-punk/goth rock album originally planned for a Summer release. New material from Icon Of Coil is also in the works, as is a new project of viking techno which will come out under the name HDLGIR. You can watch the new Combichrist video below. Combichrist was formed in 2003 by the Norwegian vocalist Andy LaPlegua, who also founded the bands Icon of Coil, Panzer AG, Scandinavian Cock and Scandy. Combichrist is now based in Englewood, Tennessee and consists of mostly LaPlegua in the studio, with a changing lineup of live performing members.

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Deine Lakaien reveal first single/video from their forthcoming new album ‘Dual +’

Deine Lakaien (Alexander Veljanov and Ernst Horn) have released the lyric video “Nightfall” as the first single taken from their forthcoming new album “Dual +”. “Dual +” is scheduled for release on November 26, 2021. The previous album “Dual” was strictly following a principle of one cover version on the first album with a new song that was inspired by it on the second record, on “Dual +” the band keeps the basic formula. “While creating ‘Dual’, we had already considered to have each new track directly following or preceding the cover version that it relates too”, explains Ernst Horn. “This idea was dropped when we recorded more and more songs, which finally led us to create a double album. Now we saw a good opportunity to bring the immediate contrast back on “Dual +” as ‘Nightfall’ is musically clearly connected to Pink Floyd’s classic “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun”. Lyrically, there is a different type of contrast as “Nightfall” represents the beginning of a journey into the night, to travel through the infinite expanse of space to the stars, which symbolises our longing for home far away.” Here’s the first track, “Nightfall”.

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Nick Cave reveals 1st of 3 installations for the New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

(Screenshot Reuters) Nick Cave has created an installation for the New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The permanent, two-dimensional, mosaic display is called “Every One” and is the first of a three-piece installation, the others titled “Each One” and “Equal All” which will be completed early next year. “Every One” covers almost 300 square meters and runs along the corridor under 42nd Street connecting the Times Square and Bryant Park subway stations. When completed, the three installations will cover almost 430 square meters and will extend from the Times Square to Grand Central subway stations. It’s clearly inspired by Nick Cave’s Soundsuit sculptures showing costumes that completely covers the model’s body. The costumes are made from sisal, dyed human hair, beads, plastic buttons, wire, feathers, and sequins. To date, Cave has created over 500 Soundsuits since the first creation in 1992. Here’s an impression.

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