German industrial band In Strict Confidence has launched a series of CD:s with extended versions of their hits, in chronological order. “Lifelines 01″ includes songs from 1991 to 1998.
“Stop Feeding the Beast” is the title of Apoptygma Berzerk’s new instrumental EP. It’s a limited edition affair, which will only be released in 200 copies of white vinyl in connection to Apop’s upcoming concerts and another 300 copies in black vinyl will be available on line from February 21 onwards. [more...]
Tonight, the annual Manifest Awards for Swedish independent music were held in Stockholm. In the “synth” category, the following bands were nominated: Page for “Hemma” (Wonderland Records), Covenant for “Leaving Babylon” (Dependent), Henric de la Cour for “Mandrills” (Progress Productions) and Norma for “The Invisible Mother” (Novoton).
Goth rock legends The Sisters of Mercy have announced a new 13-date tour (but no new record). See the tour schedule below.
Legendary Swedish label Cold Meat Industry was faced with compulsory liquidation in 2012 and the process was finalized 1 year ago. Now owner Roger Karmanik has finally made an official statement (below). We will miss this quality label for industrial, dark ambient, neofolk, ritual, martial and avantgarde music.
Stefan Brorsson, vocalist and writer in Swedish bodypop duo Spark has left the duo. Main musician Mattias Ziessow is looking for Stefan’s replacement and intend to carry on with Spark with the support from his label Progress Productions. Read Stefan’s statement below. [more...]
Wave Gotik Treffen 2014 in Leipzig will take place between June 6-9. The first live acts have been announced.
Recently, our Scandinavian live and club guide On Stage has been updated with DAF (Stockholm), The Mobile Homes 30 Year Anniversary with special guests Wolfgang Flür, Martin Sköld, Markus Mustonen and Familjen, Kalabalik på Tyrolen with Rummelsnuff and She Past Away (Alvesta), Röyksopp (Way out West), Sol Invictus and Of the Wand and the Moon (Stockholm), Seabound and Assemblage 23 (Malmö) and Electronic Summer additions.
The Klinik will make their first US live appearance when they will perform alongside countrymen Suicide Commando in New York on May 22. This is the only US date for The Klinik and the only US Northeast date for Suicide Commando in 2014.