A soundtrack to the history: Qntal’s Michael Popp interviewed
May 2018 19

Qntal, pioneers of mixing medieval folk music with impressive electronics, released their eighth album “VIII: Nachtblume” in the beginning of March 2018. We realised we have only interviewed (related band) Deine Lakaien, but never Qntal. So our Hamburg-based writer Jimi Nilsson had a chat with a cheerful Michael Popp, founder of Qntal, an interview entailing the band’s connection to poetry and historical artifacts, and Popp’s passion for new instruments. He reveals that Qntal was born prior to Deine Lakaien, talks about being like a brother to Ernst Horn and the darkwave scene. [more...]

May 2018 18

Rhys Fulber from Front Line Assembly, Delerium, Conjure One and many many production jobs (Fear Factory, Youth Code, Paradise Lost etc) has finished a solo album under his own name.

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Splice Festival – Rich Mix – London – May 10-13 2018 – live report
May 2018 16

Never heard of the audiovisual, electronic Splice Festival in East London? Well to be honest, until about a year ago, neither had I. But seeing that acts as established as Coldcut, Mira Calix and DJ Food played at the last one, including the legend that is Mixmaster Morris DJ:ing – well, how could I resist once Splice time came around again. [more...]

May 2018 16

No other than DAF will share the stage with Depeche Mode on their two final shows of the “Global Spirit Tour”, on July 23 and 25 at Berlin’s Waldbühne.

Vocalist Frida Madeleine leaves Sundsvall’s Red Mecca
May 2018 16

“I See Darkness in You” (May 22) will be the last Red Mecca album with Frida Madeleine behind the mic. [more...]

May 2018 16

The Orb have released a new single “Rush Hill Road”, to be followed on the 22nd June by the new album “No Sounds Are out of Bounds”. Both form part of the 30th anniversary celebrations of the seminal ambient electronic music group, along with the festival to be held at the Roundhouse in London – Orbfest on the 23rd June. [more...]

Impenetrable dense guitar distortion: Klimt 1918 interviewed
May 2018 14

Catching up with the current incarnation of former dark goth rockers Klimt 1918 from Italy almost 20 years after their formation was going to be an affair focused to the changing sound, the Italian underground scene and the connection between music and art. The also talk about mixing in Sweden and their love for 80:s bands like Berlin and Duran Duran. Release met up with Francesco Conte and founding member Paolo Soellner after their show at Hafenklang in Hamburg. [more...]

Listen to the first track from Front Line Assembly’s “Warmech”
May 2018 12

On June 22 Artoffact will finally release Front Line Assembly’s soundtrack for the game “Warmech”. [more...]

May 2018 05

The upcoming Suicide Commando EP “Death Will Find You” holds two new songs and six remixes aimed at the dancefloor. [more...]

Chvrches to release 3rd album, set out on world tour
May 2018 05

Chvrches third album “Love Is Dead” is now 20 days away (release date May 25th) and the synthpop trio will head off on a world tour the day after that. [more...]

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