Delerium hits a perfect storm – interview
Sep 2016 20

Bill Leeb’s and Rhys Fulber’s resume is indisputable, with a whole bunch of both seminal and successful albums under their belt. After some adventures apart, they recently joined forces again to make a new Delerium album. “Mythologie” is a darker, and in many ways more modern sounding album than previous efforts, and I thought it would be interesting to ask Bill some questions to get the skinny on how “Mythologie” got made.

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The Cure – Globen – Stockholm – October 9 2016 – gallery
Oct 2016 16

Browse our photo gallery from The Cure’s concert in Stockholm on October 9, 2016. [more...]

Interview with the authour of the “Depeche Mode i Sverige” book
Oct 2016 21

Do you know the connection between actor Hugh Grant and Depeche Mode? Do you know the reason 10 000 people with tickets turned up to a 3 000 capacity show with Depeche Mode in Sweden in 1984? If you know the answers, you are either a walking Depeche Mode encyclopedia. Or maybe you’ve just read Martin Sernestrand’s new book “Depeche Mode i Sverige 1982-2016″. Release writer Sebastian Hess has read the book and talked to the author. [more...]

Welcome to the void – A conversation with Covenant
Nov 2016 02

Covenant’s ninth studio album, “The Blinding Dark” is here. Fredrik Wik from Release met Eskil Simonsson and Joakim Montelius in their studio in Helsingborg, Sweden, a dark autumn evening in October 2016 for an interesting in-depth interview. The article contains exclusive photos, taken by Fredrik earlier 2016.

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VNV Nation – Partille Arena – Sweden – November 26 2016 – report
Dec 2016 09

Depeche Mode Party Gothenburg brought VNV Nation to the brand Partille Arena, close to Gothenburg, so that they could perform their extensive “Compendium” show in all its glory, with excellent sound and lighting. Here’s a a few short words about the evening together a photo gallery. [more...]

Electronic Winter – Musikens Hus – Gothenburg – January 28 2017 – gallery
Feb 2017 07

Mesh, Empathy Test, Cryo, Mr Data and Lucifer’s Aid performed at the sold-out Electronic Winter synthpop and industrial music mini-festival. Photo gallery below. [more...]

Interview: Bauhaus’ Kevin Haskins looks back
Feb 2017 16

Release had the opportunity to interview Bauhaus founding member Kevin Haskins as he was finalising his archival book project. The coffee table book is titled “Bauhaus Undead” with subtitle “The Visual History and Legacy of Bauhaus” with the most complete set of memorabilia from the personal archives of Haskins, and some fan donations as well. [more...]

Back to electro – Goldfrapp interviewed
Mar 2017 27

In contrast to the 2014 album, “Tales of Us”, the new Goldfrapp full length “Silver Eye” brings us back to the electronic pulse we’ve been presented before. This time a bit rawer but still 100 % Goldfrapp. Peter Marchione from Release had a few words with Will Gregory.

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Synthpop perfection – Daily Planet interviewed
May 2017 29

Swedish duo Daily Planet makes soft, melodic, very analogue synthpop and their 1996 debut “The Tide” is one of the strongest Swedish synthpop albums ever. After a 18 year hiatus they returned with the follow up “Two” a few years ago. And now they’ve just released album number three, which gets raving reviews including a nine in Release. We decided to catch up with Jarmo Ollila and Johan Baeckstrom.

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Skinny Puppy – Kraken – Stockholm – June 14 2017 – gallery
Jun 2017 22

Browse Jonas Carlson Almqvist’s photo gallery from the Skinny Puppy show in Stockholm on June 14, 2017 below. [more...]

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