Fans and audiophiles of legendary UK electronic band Depeche Mode can rejoice as the band’s catalog (minus last year’s Delta Machine) is being reissued on 180 gram vinyl beginning today! News coming from Music On Vinyl show that four of the band’s albums, Black Celebration, Music For The Masses, Some Great Reward, and Songs Of Faith And Devotion, are available at local and online retailers (such as Amazon). There will be another burst of four reissues on March 24th and a final burst on May 28th. Each album will come in glossy gatefold sleeves, be pressed on 180 gram black vinyl, and all will contain inserts and liner notes.
I personally cannot wait to pick up Playing The Angel on May 28th. That is one of my all-time favorite albums and it’s SUPER rare on vinyl, often going for well over $100 if not higher (Discogs has one that is almost $300). I’m so excited for this! READ MORE
One of the many aspects about horror that I fall in love with over and over again is just how beautiful it can often be. Meticulous attention is paid to the lighting, the gore, the music… The full mise-en-scène, if you will. Films like Suspiria, Pan’s Labyrinth, Se7en, Oldboy, The Shining, and many more rank amongst movies that always capture my attention not only for the horror but also because they’re just so beautiful to look at, even with all the death and violence.
It’s with that attitude in mind that I wanted to bring a list of songs that I feel had the same kind of impact, that same eeriness yet beauty. So, join me below to hear 6 Eerily Beautiful Songs! READ MORE
It’s yet another Friday and it’s beginning to get real cold here in Michigan. With frosty images of snowy nights looming ahead, I came across Erasure‘s latest video for “Gaudete” and just knew it was something I had to share as this week’s Twisted Music Video Of The Week! For me, I see inspirations of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas along with one of my favorite games, Clive Barker’s Undying (That whole monastery section? Yeah, looks almost identical here). The video was directed by Martin Meunier (James And The Giant Peach, Coraline) & Tonya Hurley (author of ghostgirl). Head on below to check it out.
Erasure is Andy Bell and Vince Clarke (ex-Depeche Mode). The band will be releasing their latest album Snow Globe on November 11th. You can pre-order your copy via iTunes. READ MORE
Swedish rockers Ghost B.C. have announced that they will be releasing a new EP called If You Have Ghost on November 15th. The five-track EP was recorded and produced by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana) and features covers of Abba, Roky Erickson, Depeche Mode, and Army of Lovers. There is also a live version of their track “Secular Haze”. The EP is available for pre-order here.
Head below to hear the band’s cover of “If You Have Ghosts”, originally by Roky Erickson. READ MORE
Sometimes there’s nothing I enjoy more than a rainy, stormy evening and a good album to pop on and lose myself in. It’s calming, it’s soothing, and it’s the best way I’ve found to completely and utterly decompress. Admittedly it’s not that often that I have a rainy day, so I take advantage of them whenever they arise. And since we’re soon going to be heading into Fall and rainy days are on the horizon, I decided that I would compile some of my favorite albums for just such an occasion. Below is a list of my 10 Albums That Are Perfect For A Rainy Day! READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting has teamed up with indie pop group Bat For Lashes to bring you a chance to win a pair of tickets to their headlining Webster Hall show in New York City a week from today! On top of that, the winner will also receive a copy of the latest album The Haunted Man (review) as well as an autographed 7″ cover of Depeche Mode’s “Strangelove”. Four runners up will each receive a copy of the album and an autographed 7″. All details on how to enter the contest are below.
Bat For Lashes is currently touring as direct support to Depeche Mode. All tour dates can be found here. READ MORE
Last night I went to the DTE Energy Music Theater (forever known in my heart as Pine Knob) to see music legends Depeche Mode kick off their N. American “Delta Machine” headline tour. The band, whose influences have stretched beyond what any one can calculate, are known as the most successful electronic group in the world, with over 100 million worldwide album sales. But more importantly, they are a band that I love and, until last night, had never seen live before. And with that experience now firmly tucked under my belt I wanted to share my thoughts on the show.
Make sure to check out my review of the band’s latest album Delta Machine here. READ MORE
Renowned Grammy-winning producer Mike Dean (Kanye West, Jay Z) has released his remix of the Depeche Mode single “Soothe My Soul”, which comes from the band’s latest album Delta Machine (review). The remix is far more minimalistic and almost hits industrial stylings.
You can hear the remix and see the video for the original below. READ MORE
The upcoming video game Injustice: Gods Among Us, from what I understand, is basically Mortal Kombat with characters from the DC Universe, such as Batman, The Joker, The Flash, Superman, etc… Basically, it sounds kinda awesome. The game is scheduled to come out April 16th for Xbox, PS3 and Wii U. On the same day the soundtrack to the game will also be released. Dubbed Injustice: Gods Among Us – The Album, the soundtrack will feature tracks from such bands as Depeche Mode, Rise Against, Minus The Bear, and more. Check out the trailer and the full track list below. READ MORE
Electronic legends Depeche Mode have released an official music video for “Soothe My Soul”, which comes from their latest album Delta Machine (review). The video is a rather steamy, sexy piece of visual media, so make sure to watch it in a safe environment so that your boss doesn’t catch you playing with your angel when you’d rather just enjoy the silence and find your own personal jesus. Okay, I’ll stop now. READ MORE
Electronic band Depeche Mode has released a video performance of their entire SXSW concert for Yahoo! The concert featured songs from their newly released album Delta Machine (review) as well as several classics, including “Personal Jesus”, “Enjoy The Silence”, and “Walking In My Shoes”. The video can be watched below. READ MORE
If you follow some of my articles or my twitter (hint hint), you know by now that I’m a huge fan and supporter of UK electronic band Depeche Mode. Since I was a young ‘un adjusting the antenna on my radio to get the local pop/rock radio station (how many of you can say you’ve done that?), their sound and attitude always appealed to me. I don’t know if it was Martin Gore’s fantastic songwriting, Andy Fletcher’s mesmerizing sounds, or Dave Gahan’s incredibly unique and versatile voice (I would probably commit some grave crimes to be able to sing like that man) or if it was simply the group as a whole, but I was always hooked when they came on.
Fast forward some 20 years later and I’m still a fan, as eager to hear new music from them as ever. That’s why I’ve been chomping at the bits for a chance to listen to their latest release Delta Machine. Now, having spun the record several times and thinking about it more than is probably healthy, I’ve come to a rather interesting theory. In my mind, I think that Depeche Mode wanted the listener to go through a religious experience when listening to this album.
If you’re scratching your head and asking yourself, “What the hell is he talking about?”, then I encourage you to head on below to hear me out. And if you have a different theory, I’d love to hear it! READ MORE
While we anxiously await the release of Depeche Mode‘s new album Delta Machine, a new video for “Take” from Soulsavers has been released. The song comes from the album The Light The Dead See (iTunes, which featured lyrics and vocals from Mode’s Dave Gahan. The sublime, poetic video, which was directed by Bernhard Wittich, can be seen below. READ MORE
Electronic legends Depeche Mode have announced a string of N. American tour dates this summer. The tour will kick off in Detroit, MI and end in Phoenix, AZ. The band will be touring in support of their upcoming album Delta Machine, which comes out March 26th (pre-order here).
The full tour schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
A new, short video interview with Depeche Mode members Dave Gahan, Andy Fletcher, and Martin Gore has surfaced where they all discuss their latest single “Heaven”, which comes off their upcoming album Delta Machine (out March 26th). The members discuss how the song became a baseline for the other tracks, that they needed to meet their love of “Heaven”. You can watch the video below.
Delta Machine can be pre-ordered here. READ MORE
Singer Maynard James Keenan seems to have found a very happy, comforting second home in the form of Puscifer. A project that is challenging and inventive, Puscifer satisfies needs, emotions, and sounds that Tool is unable to provide. And while we all wait for a fifth Tool album, there is something to be said about the investment and energy that Keenan invests into Puscifer.
I’ve made it quite clear that I was never a fan of the first Puscifer release, V Is For Vagina but also how I was completely won over by Conditions Of My Parole. Now I’ve been presented with a new EP entitled Donkey Punch The Night Away. With two new tracks, two covers and three remixes, it’s an interesting beast, one that took more than a few spins to really understand and appreciate. Join me below for my full thoughts. READ MORE
Electronic band Depeche Mode are gearing up to release their highly anticipated 13th studio album Delta Machine, which comes out Mar. 22nd via Columbia Records (pre-order here. Recently the band released a music video for their latest single “Heaven”. However, the band has also just released a stripped down, in-studio performance of the same song.
Shot in black and white, the group is barely able to move around as there is so much gear surrounding them. It’s a soulful, beautiful rendition, one that I hope will be released on a B-side. Check it out below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you an exclusive interview with KMFDM frontman Sascha Konietzko! Head on below to hear about the new album Kunst, Sascha on Depeche Mode, the tribute song to Pussy Riot, and much more!
Kunst, their 18th studio album, will be released on Feb. 26th via Metropolis Records. Pre-order bundles are available here. READ MORE
Electronic band Depeche Mode has released an official video for “Heaven”, which comes from their upcoming album Delta Machine (out Mar. 26th via Columbia Records). The video for the blues-tinged song features the band performing in a church with various dark, sometimes eerie imagery spliced in. Personally, the song took me a few listens to really “get it”, but now that I do, I can’t stop listening. Head on below to check it out.
Depeche Mode has appeared on the soundtrack for Resident Evil as well as being the featured song in the Alan Wake DLC “The Writer”. READ MORE
Electronic band Depeche Mode have released their first single entitled “Heaven”, which comes from their upcoming 13th studio album Delta Machine. You can listen to the song on KROQ.
Songwriter Martin Gore describes the album, saying, “It’s got a bit of a feel of Violator on some of the songs and a feel of Songs of Faith and Devotion on other songs. It’s a bit of a hybrid of those two for me.”
Frontman Dave Gahan adds, “With this release we’ve completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we’ll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it.”
Delta Machine will be released Mar. 26th via Columbia Records. More information can be found here. READ MORE
Electronic band Depeche Mode have released new details for their upcoming 13th studio album, which is now officially entitled Delta Machine. The album, which was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood, will be released Mar. 26th via Columbia Records and the first single, “Heaven”, will debut on VEVO next Friday.
Martin Gore said of the release, “Writing this album was incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern. I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It’s just got something magical about it.”
Dave Gahan added, “With this release we’ve completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we’ll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it.”
Below is the album cover art as well as the track list for several versions that will be released. READ MORE
KMFDM will be releasing Kunst, their 18th studio album on Feb. 26th. To give fans a little taste of what’s to come, the band has uploaded a short teaser video that features the lyric, “Kill mother fucking Depeche Mode!“, which is a tongue-in-cheek nod to the band jokingly stating that this was the phrase behind the acronym name (in reality it’s Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid, loosely translated as “No Pity For The Majority”). You can check out the teaser below. READ MORE
Well, this is it folks, the last day of 2012. It’s been a year just like any others. We’ve had good stuff happen, we’ve had bad stuff happen. But now is the time to look forward and feel excitement. After all, it’s a new year! It’s a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, etc… And what makes things better than some new music, right? So, with that in mind, I’ve come up with 14 albums that I just cannot WAIT to get my grubby little mitts on. Check ‘em out below and make sure to leave your most anticipated albums in the comments! READ MORE
In a recent interview with Las Vegas Weekly, A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel spilled the beans on the status of a future APC album, stating, “…I’d love to – when the time is right. It would be awesome. I’m trying to write songs with that in mind.” However, Howerdel has his focus elsewhere right now: “…right now, I’m focusing most of my energy on a new Ashes Divide record, which is under way with 11 songs.” Howerdel hopes to enter the mixing phase of the new Ashes Divide album in January or February.
APC’s last album was 2004′s eMOTIVe, which was a collection of cover songs from such artists as Devo, Depeche Mode, John Lennon, and more. There were also two original tracks on that record.
Meanwhile, APC will be performing their sole 2012 show tomorrow night in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood. READ MORE