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Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H. Kirk is no more, RIP

Shocking news reaches us from the Cabaret Voltaire headquarters. In an update on the band’s official Facebook page this afternoon the band and its label Mute records announce the sad news that Richard H. Kirk (born on 21 March 1956) is no more. The news update reads like this: “It is with great sadness that we confirm our great and dear friend, Richard H. Kirk has passed away. Richard was a towering creative genius who led a singular and driven path throughout his life and musical career. We will miss him so much. We ask that his family are given space at this time.” Richard H(arold) Kirk specialised in electronic music since the 1970s. He was best known as a member of the influential industrial music band Cabaret Voltaire, formed in 1973. His first release as a solo artist, Disposable Half-Truths, was released in 1980 and he maintained a career as a solo artist alongside Cabaret Voltaire until the band’s dissolution in 1994 He reformed the band in 2014 as the sole remaining member, performing sporadically with all-new material more akin to his solo work than the output of the original incarnation of Cabaret Voltaire. During the 1990s his solo […]

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Submissions wanted for the Side-Line powered ‘Face The Beat 7’ download compilation – send your submissions now for this mega industrial/electro compilation!

We are one year after the release of “Face The Beat 6”, which means it’s time to start work on the 7th volume of our popular download compilation series. Our 6th volume was again more popular than the record downloads we had with “Face The Beat 5”, let’s see if our 7th volume will break records again. On “Face The Beat: Session 7” – scheduled for release this Winter – we will again be focusing on new/known talents from the industrial/electronic scene which will get a large platform to showcase their material. Just like with the previous volumes, we continue to support charity projects around the globe. We plan to release this new volume by the end of December 2021 or early January 2022 depending on the work involved. How can you take part in the compilation? There are a couple of rules to respect in order to make it easier for everyone, especially for our chief editor Bernard Van Isacker who has been compiling every volume since the start of this series. Send 1 (!!!) mastered track in WAV format (GEMA free material and preferably previously unreleased) via wetransfer.com to info@side-line.com . We stress the fact that you can […]

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Post-punk act Veda Rays readies new LP ‘Crucial Fictions’

Post-punk act Veda Rays is ready to release their forthcoming full-length, “Crucial Fictions”, which is out on October 8th. It’s the band’s second album and the follow-up to “For The Rest To Rest”. Veda Rays is also featured on our recently released free download compilation “Post-Punk (Genesis)”, out now via Bandcamp, with the track “Rose Likes Leather”, the opening track for the new album. Post-Punk (Genesis) by Veda Rays The band consists of James Stark (vocals, guitar) and Maria Joanna Bohemia (synths/ electronics) and for the occasion they invited Jason Gates to play drums on the album as well. The band as it exists today began in 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. There were previous iterations as ‘The Veda Rays’ as far back as 2011. Originally Veda Rays started out as a modern extension of traditional dream pop, indie and post punk. The group has since developed a unique sound adding analog synths, treated samples, and other varied electronic elements to add an atmospheric richness. All of their have been released through Alleged Records, the band’s own imprint. You can order their back catalogue directly from the band’s website. We had a small chat with the band on their upcoming album. […]

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‘Click Interview’ with Stahlnebel & Black Selket: ‘This Pandemic Gave Us An Extra Boost’

Stahlnebel and Black Selket met via Myspace in early 2008 for a remix contest. Sander Kapper (Black Selket) from The Netherlands was looking for a singer while Ralph Neuhaus from germany (Stahlnebel) was in search for someone to make the music. Stahlnebel & Black Selket was born and started to release albums. The sound is not just Dark-Electro driven, but clearly empowered by Trance leads and other Technoid elements. It makes the originality of this formation, which has a very distinguishable sound.  The newest full length “The Darkest Hour” released on Advoxya Records doesn’t really innovate, but simply confirms the dance potential of the band. I talked about it all with Sander Kapper. (Courtesy by Inferno Sound Diaries) Q: Stahlnebel & Black Selket are now active for numerous years and have released multiple productions so what makes the chemistry between you guys and what do you consider as your major accomplishments? Sander: Our chemistry just works well to get results and that makes us strong in what we do. I still think “Lifeless” was our best selling album and “Noise” was our first box set sold by Advoxya Records. I am most proud of our vinyls because it is in […]

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American, North Carolina-based darkwave act Tenderlash releases live recording ‘Live from a Dark Room’

Tenderlash is the solo electronic project of artist/composer/vocalist Candy Durant, based in Southeastern USA. The project draws from influences in 80s underground, new wave, coldwave, and darkwave. The debut single “Mourning At Midnight,” was originally released in 2013 on the Bedroom Cassette Masters Volume IV compilation. After taking a hiatus to play and tour as vocalist/keyboard player in electronic band Solemn Shapes, Tenderlash was then resurrected in 2020. The Mourning EP was released on Bandcamp in March 2020, containing the first single, two remixes, and a cover of The Cure’s “If Only Tonight We Could Sleep”. Shortly after the EP’s release, Tenderlash signed with European record label Swiss Dark Nights and released her debut full-length album “Hold Still” in January 2021. Out in the next weeks now is a limited edition physical release of a live performance originally aired on 22 May 2021 for A Black Celebration WGD Special Edition. It features 6 of the 9 tracks, that were included in Tenderlash’ debut album “Hold Still”, in quite different, exclusive live-versions. You can check the tracks out below. Live From A Dark Room by Tenderlash

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Simon Dreams In Violet releases more rare material on ‘Dreaming the Lost 1992-1996 Vol.II’

3 years after “Dreaming the Lost 1992​​-​​1996”, the Swiss Dark Nights side-label Retrò will release one more album from the Simon Dreams in Violt archive: “Dreaming the Lost 1992-1996 Vol.II”. Out on October 8th this new volume includes fully remastered versions of tapes, new and unreleased versions, plus an extract of a live gig, performed in 1995 at the Dracma Club (Torino, Italy). All tracks included on this CD have been remastered from original mixes, taken from original coils and DATs. You can check the tracklist below. Dreaming the Lost 1992​-​1996 Vol. II by Simon Dreams In Violet About Simon Dreams In Violet Simon Dreams In Violet formed in Rome, Italy in 1992. They were very active in the early 90s in the Italian Goth/Darkwave scene were famous for their memorable live performances. They only released one album, 1994’s “Dreaming The Lost” and 2 singles: “Simon Dreams In Violet” (1993) and “Follia” before disbanding. The first line-up included singer Massimiliano Maria, guitarist Luigi Lai, bassist ‘Lo Spettro Di Se Stesso’ and drummer Alice. Their first tape, the self titled “Simon Dreams In Violet”, was released on the legendary Energeia label in spring 1993, and featured 6 tracks and several alternative […]

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Vancouver post-punk act Spectres release music video for ‘Tell Me’

After releasing their new single “Tell Me”, Vancouver post-punks Spectres have released a new music video for the track. The video was directed by Vancouver-based Wayne Moreheart and features the band members performing live in a dark live setting. The upcoming album “Hindsight ” will be out on November 5th via Artoffact Records on clear-vinyl as well as on CD and in digital formats. But for now, check the video for “Tell me”. In related info, you will also get three tracks recorded for the Los Angeles radio show Part-Time Punks on the upcoming album. About Spectres Founded in Vancouver in 2004 by vocalist Brian Gustavson and Steve Hanker, Spectres is commonly cited as one of the bands responsible for kicking off the renewed interest in the post-punk sound in Canada. The duo recorded two demos after which Heather Szilagyi, Nathan Szilagyi and Zach Batalden joined the lineup. After the “Cold War” single Heather left the band and was replaced by Steve Gerenscer. After touring for the “Visions of a New World” single founding member Steve Hanker left the band and was replaced by Tyler Pilling. This line up went on to record an unreleased single titled “Decline and Fall” […]

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New a-ha film and album out in Autumn 2022: ‘True North’

“True North” is a filmed live-performance with all new music from a-ha. The film is made in collaboration with Bodø 2024 and the The Arctic Symphony Orchestra and is scheduled for release in Autumn 2022 together with the album. Set in the landscape of Northern Norway and recorded in the town of Bodø up above the Arctic Circle, the music from the film will be made available as a new album from the group for the first time since “Cast in Steel” which was released in 2015. “We want this film to be a poetic homage to the importance that nature holds in Norwegian culture, and in particular the ocean, which has provided us with a privileged life up here, from the early fishing boom to the troublesome riches extracted from the seabed in the form of oil,” says Magne. About Bodø Bodø is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Salten and is located just north of the Arctic Circle. Bodø was named one of the European Capitals of Culture for 2024. Most of the town was destroyed during a Luftwaffe attack on 27 May 1940. Six thousand people were living in […]

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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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