“Citybeats”, the new album from synthpop duo De/Vision
Jan 2018 04

We have quite a few De/Vision fans amongst the readers. They will be happy to know that a new album from the German synthpop duo, “Citybeats”, will be released on April 13. [more...]

Iceland’s Legend revisited – Krummi interviewed
Jan 2018 03

Icelandic band Legend recently released their second album, “Midnight Champion”; five years after the critically acclaimed “Fearless” from 2012. Back then, Release’s Peter Marchione interviewed the singer/frontman, Krummi Björgvinsson. What would be a better follow-up than to let them meet up again – five years later? [more...]

EBM perfectionists Autodafeh return with “The Vintage Collection”
Jan 2018 03

Swedish EBM perfectionists Autodafeh return on January 19 with “The Vintage Collection” (EK Product). [more...]

Dec 2017 29

2017 has come to and end. It’s Release’s 31th year (!) and 2017 also marked the 20th anniversary of this web edition in English.

Release was founded by another team as a photo copied, Swedish fanzine in Umeå in 1986. The printed magazine went on to be one of the leading music magazines in Sweden. 1995-98 Release was on sale in close to 1 000 newsstands and stores in Scandinavia.

Hopefully we will have time to do something special for the next Release anniversary (our 35th?). We intend to stick around. Unfortunately, although our readership base is strong, it’s difficult to run a magazine these days. But with more support we could do more. Each ad, click and post count, so if you like what we do, please support us and help us spread the word. More interviews, a bigger staff and an upgraded site are first on our list.

We wish to thank all our readers, supporters and friends for your support 2017.

Happy New Year!

Mikael Kahrle

Dec 2017 29

Another Best of 2017 list, this time from Johan Carlsson. Wulfband, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Arcade Fire, Lizette Lizette, Front Line Assembly and Depeche Mode are some of his favorites.


Dec 2017 28

Even though Front 242 stopped releasing new music a long time ago, Daniel B. keeps himself busy with his projects NothingButNoise and Daniel B. Prothèse. [more...]

Dec 2017 28

London writer Mike Whyte lists his favorites from 2017. [more...]

Dec 2017 21

It’s that time of the year again. We’re ready to post the Release writers’ annual Best of the Year lists. First out is Fredrik “Schlatta” Wik from Malmö, Sweden. [more...]

Qntal expands their exploration of electronic and historic music – listen below
Dec 2017 20

Highly skilled German band Qntal, with their captivating fusion of electronic and historic music, returns on March 9 with “VIII – Nachtblume”. This week, they released the single “Music on the Waters”, where Lord Byron once again appears in the lyrics  (listen below). [more...]

Strings attached – Mesh talks about their classical concert and record
Dec 2017 20

Mesh is perhaps not a band you associate with classical music. But the electronic Bristol band played a very special concert with orchestra with 65 musicians at the Neues Gewandhaus in Leipzig and recorded it for posterity. The result is finally released: 30 minutes of live tracks together with three orchestral tracks that were recorded in the studio. We were intrigued about this whole project, so we got in touch with the band and asked them a couple of questions.  [more...]

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