May 2014 03

Chris Corner from IAMX writes about his illness and life, in long and honest blog post called ”Insomnia Schizophonica”.

Fifth “Electrostorm” industrial and synthpop compilation out now
May 2014 06

Out of Line released the fifth “Electrostorm” industrial music and synthpop compilation last week. The 17-track, specially priced CD features what was supposed to be the comeback single from Swedish synthpop duo Ashbury Heights (“Starlight”, featuring new vocalist Tea) and a Pankow remix of Rummelsnuff. [more...]

New England synthpop duo Day Twelve is no more
May 2014 06

Synthpop and EBM duo Day Twelve from New England is no longer writing and recording music, vocalist Mari Kattman writes. Kattman is involved in several other projects. For instance she is a guest vocalist on 2 strong new albums: “Hypridcore” from Brazilian band Aesthetische and “Oceania” from Assemblage 23 side project Surveillance.  [more...]

The New Division – from California with darkness
May 2014 06

American dark pop music band The New Division didn’t start out in the typical “let’s gather a few friends and jam along in the garage at someone’s parents house” kind of way. The whole project was originally a college dorm room project for songwriter John Kunkel back in 2005. After moving from Uruguay (where he resided for 18 years) to Southern California, Kunkel began experimenting with synthesizers after being heavily influenced by the sounds of Joy Division, New Order and Depeche Mode. After some time the one man project gradually developed into an actual band. Currently, The New Division is John Kunkel (vocals), Brock Woolsey (guitars), Janzie (synths) and Mark Michaslki (synths).

A while ago The New Division released their second album “Together We Shine” and Release Magazine got a chance to have a few words with John Kunkel, maestro himself.

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Melotron compilation with re-recorded hits and new tunes
May 2014 07

Melotron are back in one month (June 6) with a compilation CD called “Werkschau”. The German trio have recorded new tunes like “Stuck in the Mirror” and “Nur ein Licht” (video below) and re-recorded hits and fan favorites in new versions together with producer Dirk Riegner (Heppner).

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Bodyfest on November 1 with Borghesia
May 2014 09

Bodyfest 2014 will be held at Nalen in Stockholm on November 1. So far, Borghesia, Dupont (old school set) and new EBM band Wulfband have been announced.

May 2014 09

Don’t miss our latest reviews of the 2 Ant-zen artists Hologram and Kommando as well as Welle:Erdball and Client.

May 2014 14

French synthpop and electronic music label Boredom Product reports that new albums from Celluloide (pic) and Dekad are on their way. [more...]

Wax Trax! returns with 12″, Julia Nash interviewed
May 2014 16

The legendary Chicago industrial, EBM, new wave and punk label Wax Trax! released a whole truckload of classic albums back in its glory days. Bands like Ministry, Front Line Assembly, Cyberaktif, KMFDM, Young Gods, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, and many many more made the label into the premier US industrial label. And now it seems it’s stirring again. Release’s Johan Carlsson interviewed Julia Nash, the daughter of founder Jim Nash who’s running things now. [more...]

IAMX “live” in your living room
May 2014 16

Chris Corner (IAMX) will perform a worldwide on line concert on May 31. It will be a special acoustic peformance with music from the IAMX debut album “Kiss+Swallow”.

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