15 years as a “Schwarze Szene” epicenter – Amphi interview
Jul 2019 11

Amphi Festival in Cologne is turning 15 on July 20-21st 2019. Just like Wave Gotik Treffen, M’era Luna and other big events, it’s an annual massive gathering for the ”black” crowds with 12 500 happy visitors. The organizers give us an inside look; they talk about how the scene has changed over the years and that it’s getting increasingly difficult to book the right line-up. [more...]

Rhys Fulber talks to Release about the new album and tour with Priest
Sep 2019 05

Rhys Fulber from Front Line Assembly, Delerium – and too many projects to mention here – is embarking on a solo tour together with Swedish band Priest to coincide with his new album “Ostalgia”. We sent off a few questions for Rhys to see what it’s all about.

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Melancholy & atmosphere – catching up with Iris
Sep 2019 09

US synthpop duo Iris is back with a new, critically acclaimed album: “SIX”. At the same time they are digging deep in their archives for a “Disconnect” performance and remastered rereleases with bonus tracks. Iris is a thorough band. It’s been five years since “Radiant”, and four years before that “Blacklight” was released. It’s always worth the wait, and we thought it was time for another little chat with the band. So we sent off a few questions to Andrew Sega in New York and Reagan Jones in Austin. [more...]

A successful EBM and techno (re)union – Empirion interview
Sep 2019 25

Essex band Empirion are creators of quality industrial dance music, and hit the scene back in 1993 with the track “Narcotic Influence”. Since then there have been the highs of being signed to XL (the same label as the Prodigy), and performing on a US tour with the likes of Moby, 808 State and System 7. The lows came in the form of original member Bob Glennie getting a brain tumour, which effectively put a stop to the band, with the other two members, Austin ”Oz” Morsley and Jamie Smart, separating to do their own projects like KLOQ.

Fast forward to now, and Empirion have not just reformed, but brought out the new Dependent Records album “Resume”, which Mike Whyte talked to them about, amongst other things, recently. [more...]

Are you in the “Mode” for a box?
Oct 2019 15

We all know that on November 22 a new Depeche Mode box set will see the light of day. Today, Sony Music sent us a press release so know we know what it’s all about.

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Surprise release of new Spark! album at Progress 15th anniversary
Dec 2019 01

Bodypop duo Spark! announced the release of a new album called “Chaos” directly from the stage yesterday. The album was then available at the merch stand, but the official release date is December 13. [more...]

Industrial metal act Misery Loves Co. restart from “Zero” – interview
Dec 2019 04

Industrial metal band Misery Loves Co. took a 19 year break after their last album. We covered these talaented Swedes in the printed Release in the 90:s, a decade full of raving reviews, a Swedish Grammy award and extensive touring with acts like Paradise Lost, Slayer, Machine Head and Fear Factory. Now they’re back again, with a strong album of dark and moody rock with industrial influences. Eager to learn more, we asked Patrik Wirén a bunch of questions. “More bands should split up and disappear for a few years! I do believe the break made us a better band”, he says. [more...]

Exclusive Mortiis video premiere – a return to “dungeon synth”
Dec 2019 13

Release hosts the premiere of the new Mortiis video “A Dark Horizon” (for Scandinavia except Norway). The clip will be unlisted until Sunday. The track is taken from his upcoming album, which marks an expansion of the “dungeon synth” (as he calls it) and ambient industrial sound of his early Cold Meat Industry days.

Watch the video and read his comments below. [more...]

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