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.
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!
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.
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.”
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
UK electronic band Depeche Mode have announced that they will be releasing a new album in March 2013 via Columbia Records. As-of-yet-untitled, this will be the first release through Columbia for the band. The band released a video showing them recording the album set to new music, which you can watch below.
“I am very happy with how the album turned out,” comments Martin Gore. “The music has a similar vibe to Violator and Songs of Faith and Devotion and I think the songs on the album are among some of the very best we’ve done.”
Singer Dave Gahan comments, “The album has a very organic and direct feel to it. It’s not a blues record, but it definitely has a soulful vibe. During the recording process we really tried to get the elements of performing and the live show into the album more.”
Playing The Angel is one of my favorite albums of all time, so I’ll DEFINITELY be checking this album out the day it’s released! READ MORE
How To Destroy Angels (the band featuring Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor and wife Mariqueen Maandig) have released an official music video for “Ice Age”, which comes off their newly released An Omen EP. Directed by John Hillcoat (Depeche Mode, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds), the video is quite simplistic, showing the group performing the song in a boarded up wooden cabin and using long, drawn out shots. You can check it out below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is excited to bring you a chance to win the Bat For Lashes discography, which includes Fur And Gold, Two Suns, and The Haunted Man (review). On top of that, we’ll be also including an LP of the Depeche Mode cover of “Strangelove”. To find out how to enter, head on down below!
One of my dreams in life is to see Depeche Mode live and it’s looking like that dream may have a chance of coming true next year! The band has posted several European tour dates on their Facebook. The tour will actually kick off in Asia, with a show in Tel Aviv, Israel on May 7th before heading into Europe for a full tour that lasts until July 29th. Afterwards, the band says that they will be bringing the tour to N. America.
Per their Facebook, “Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher will play 34 must-see shows in 25 European countries to an audience of more than 1.5 million fans, before taking the tour to North America.” You can see the full touring schedule below.
Playing The Angel is one of my all-time favorite albums. It’s one of those discs that I pop in, hit ‘Play’ and just let it go the whole way through. READ MORE
John Fryer might be one of the most important producers in the music scene. Having worked with Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Cocteau Twins, and many more such artists, his work in the darker side of music has brought about albums that still inspire and astound listeners the world over, not to mention his own work with This Mortal Coil.
Now Fryer has teamed up with Stripmall Architecture’s Rebecca Cosebloom to form DarkDriveClinic, an industrial project that has tendrils in other styles and genres. With their debut album Noise In My Head, does Fryer continue to impress or does he fall flat? READ MORE
In an interview with CNN, Depeche Mode singer Dave Gahan discussed the upcoming 13th studio album from the band. This album will be the follow-up to 2009′s Sounds Of The Universe.
Gahan stated, “Martin [Gore] got on a writing streak. He’s got some really great songs. We usually start a record with six or seven songs; we currently have about 20.” He went on to add, “The songs have a bluesy influence. Obviously, it’s not a blues record, but there’s definitely some of those influences there. And it has a kind of soulful feel as well. It’s still early so it’s difficult to tell at this stage. We’ve been making records for a long time together, but there’s always an element of surprise when it comes to the way a Depeche Mode record is really going to sound — even for ourselves.”
Gahan also mentioned that the band has approached music video director Anton Corbijn (Nirvana, U2, At The Drive-In, Metallica) regarding visuals.
Playing The Angel is still in my Top 10 albums of all time, so I’m incredibly excited to hear this. READ MORE
Look at the image above. Is that what you want on your toast? I didn’t think so! But for some reason VCMG (Depeche Mode members Vince Clarke and Martin Gore) wants to creep the hell out of you J-Horror style. Their album, Ssss, is already out (snag it on iTunes) but there is speculation that the two trailers below are part of a greater design, possibly a horror-heavy music video. In any case, I highly recommend checking out the trailers as they are the stuff that a horror fan relishes!