Top 10 albums of the 2010:s by Rhys Fulber (FLA, Delerium)
Feb 2020 27

Release Magazine asked industrial and metal musician and producer Rhys Fulber for his top albums of the decade (2010-2019). Associated acts: Front Line Assembly, Delerium, Conjure One, Fear Factory, Noise Unit, Will, Intermix, Youth Code, Kanga, Paradise Lost and many more. [more...]

Nitzer Ebb – Stockholm – January 27 2020 – gallery
Mar 2020 04

Browse Jonas Carlson Almqvist’s gallery from the Nitzer Ebb concert at Berns in Stockholm on January 27 2020 (below). [more...]

Top 10 albums of the 2010:s by The Birthday Massacre
Mar 2020 12

Release Magazine asked The Birthday Massacre for their top albums of the decade (2010-2019). [more...]

Top 10 albums of the 2010:s by Agent Side Grinder
Mar 2020 18

Release Magazine asked darkwave and industrial synthpop band Agent Side Grinder for their top albums of the decade (2010-2019). [more...]

Gabi Delgado’s death sends shockwaves through the electronic music community
Mar 2020 24

Yesterday, DAF member Robert Görl posted: “Got word today my longtime friend and bandmate Gabi Delgado passed away last night”. The cause of death is unknown. [more...]

Julian & Marina – aiming for the timeless – short interview
Apr 2020 09

Julian Brandt has a prolific musical past as a solo artist and in pop bands like Bobby and Lustans Lakejer and Marina Schiptjenko hardly needs an introduction as her contribution to the synthpop scene has been evident since the early eighties. As Julian & Marina the two have created lush electropop with bossanova influences for almost ten years now. We had a brief chat with Julian in connection to their new album “For Beautiful People Only” about their sound, a new Lustans Lakejer album and a possible Bobby reunion. [more...]

A different electronic beat – the Orb’s Alex Paterson interviewed
Jun 2020 09

It’s not often, if ever, you get a chance to meet your heroes. So when Alex Paterson, the only ever-present in the collective known as the Orb, pioneer of ambient electronic music, and the creator of the iconic tracks “Little Fluffy Clouds”, and “Blue Room” appears on your radar – even during times of lockdown – it’s time to give him a call. Mike Whyte has an inspired conversation with Mr Paterson in this Release Magazine exclusive. [more...]

Rhys Fulber: new Conjure One album plus a ton of other stuff
Jul 2020 23

Rhys Fulber from Front Line Assembly, Delerium, Conjure One et al recently announced that he and Bill Leeb are working on a new Noise Unit album, which got a lot of fans excited. But that’s far from everything he’s got in the pipeline, so here’s an update on what’s brewing. First off: new Conjure One album.

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Indochine 40 and more Swedish connections – Nicola Sirkis and Ludwig Dahlberg interviewed
Aug 2020 31

In 2015 Sebastian Hess and Henrik Wittgren from Release interviewed Nicola Sirkis in Stockholm, which resulted in our ”Indochine – The Swedish Connection” feature. In 2021 Indochine will celebrate 40 years as a band and we got the opportunity to talk to Nicola again. We also talked to Swedish drummer Ludwig Dahlberg to hear how he ended up in the biggest band in France. 

And as if this wasn’t enough, some early photos of Indochine in Sweden surfaced through a newly started Swedish Facebook group. Check them out towards the end.

 The 40 year celebration will include two compilation albums (the first one is out now), arena shows in France and a couple of new songs of which the single ”Nos Célébrations” is the first one. [more...]

New songs about faith and emotions – Hurts interviewed
Sep 2020 11

Release writer Sebastian Hess talked to Adam Anderson, one half of Hurts, about their 5th album “Faith”, partly recorded in Release hometown Gothenburg, struggling like Depeche Mode and the fact that singer Theo spent the first two weeks of lockdown in the company of only an octopus named Arnold. 

Singer Theo Hutchcraft has said that the new recordings were driven by the “darker elements of pop” and that the lyrics were inspired by “isolation, desperation and mania”. 

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