Progress Production sweeps up the synth category at Manifest Awards
Jan 2012 10

The nominations for the Swedish Manifest Awards’ synth category have been released. [more...]

Polaroid Kiss works with Martin Sköld and Perry Bamonte
Jan 2012 11

As I understand it, Stockholm based Polaroid Kiss is basically a one man project, but Brandun Reed has drafted some interesting people to work with him. He’s collaborated with Ian Pickering from Sneaker Pimps, Martin Sköld from Kent, Perry Bamonte from The Cure and Steve Hewitt from Placebo. Probably more!

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Orbital goes all “Wonky”
Jan 2012 18

“Wonky” is the title of the new Orbital album, their first in 8 years. It’s produced by Flood, of Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb and U2 fame, and it’s out on April 1.

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Jan 2012 19

The Pet Shop Boys just posted on their web page that they’ve started working on a new album this week, in Los Angeles.

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System goes through archive
Jan 2012 20

Stockholm based minimal electro project System have been digging through their archives and will release the compilation “Evolution” next week, on January 24, on Progress Productions.

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Jan 2012 27

“Underworld Awakening” just shocked Hollywood by performing better than the last one at the cinemas, and of course it comes with an interesting soundtrack. It features Collide, Combichrist, Lacuna Coil, The Cure, Ministry, Evanescence and more, and it’s out on January 31.

Feb 2012 01

If you’re a FLA fan talented in the art of web design, now’s your chance to create the band’s official web page. If you’re interested you can send your portfolio (art, graphics, earlier designs etc) to frontlineassemblyweb@gmail.com and the chosen one will be revealed on February 21.

Analogue synth sounds from Flood
Feb 2012 02

After a 15 year hiatus Node are back with a new album in 2012. Node consists of überproducer Flood (U2, Depeche Mode, Nitzer Ebb, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Orbital etc etc) and Ed Buller alongside composer Dave Bessell. [more...]

Necro Facility won “best synth” at Manifest Awards
Feb 2012 04

The annual Swedish Manifest Awards were held yesterday at Nalen, Stockholm. This award show celebrates independent artists and labels, often working fuelled by passion and creativity alone. [more...]

Busy days for young EBM label
Feb 2012 06

The young industrial/EBM label Complete Control Productions (CCP) from Stockholm had a busy year in 2011 and apparently they have no intention of slowing down now, as they have a slew of upcoming stuff. [more...]

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