Leaether Strip have existed for 25 years but never toured the US. Today, that changes. The 25th Anniversary US tour will take the EBM Danes to Seattle, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Austin, Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis and Wilmington.
“Hate Us and See if We Mind” is the title of the new EP from industrial folk and chanson noir project Rome. The 46 minute digipak is out on July 12, but not via the “regular distributors”. [more...]
Swedish electro punk band Cat Rapes Dog has scheduled their new album “Life Was Sweet” for September 3 on Artoffact in Canada. There will also be a vinyl with tracks from 3 80:s cassettes. [more...]
The Knife’s next single is “Raging Lung” and below you can watch the short video with the first official live footage from this year’s tour.
Henric de la Cour’s solo album was a chilling and excellent effort, and now he’s poised to return with “Mandrills” (Progress Productions) in September. It was recorded in Barnhus Zoo Studios in Stockholm together with Henric’s former Yvonne bandmate Rikard Lindh, and is described as a “dark, dystopian journey that holds strong melodies”. [more...]
We recently had a long chat with Mr Front Line Assembly himself: Bill Leeb, and a longer article will be published shortly. Not only do you have the excellent FLA album “Echogenetic” to look forward to (out this week); the band is also putting together a remix album. [more...]
On the compilation “The Cage – the First 20 Years”, British alternative and electronic artist Martin Bowes (Attrition) collects 40 tracks that he has worked with in his studio The Cage. Klinik, En Esch and Mona Mur, Die Form, The Arch, Ka-Spel and Black Tape for a Blue Girl are some of the names on this digital donation release, out now.
Swedish musician, producer, mixer and programmer Christoffer Berg, 31, had already made a name for himself on the electronic music scene because of his involvement with The Knife and Fever Ray. The rumour about his skills finally reached the Depeche Mode management and, all of a sudden, Daniel Miller was on the phone… Peter Marchione talked to Mr Berg in Gothenburg – his and Release’s hometown – and Fredrik “Schlatta” Svensson took some photos in Svenska Grammofonstudion.
Bill Leeb and his band Front Line Assembly have been around since 1986, showing an impressive longevity and innovation in a somewhat stale genre. Last year we got the soundtrack “Airmech”, where their sound was infused with the sound of today, and this burst of creativity continued into “Echogenetic”, the latest album. I called up Bill himself in his Vancouver home to talk about the making of it.