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!
Bat For Lashes just released The Haunted Man on Oct. 12th. US touring plans are tentatively planned for early 2013. You can pick up a copy of The Haunted Man on iTunes. READ MORE
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!
I love Depeche Mode. No, seriously, they’re one of my favorite bands ever. Playing The Angel is in my Top 10 albums of all time, no joke. I put that album on and I don’t have to skip a single track. Hell, I don’t want to skip a single track! There aren’t many albums I’ve heard like that.
So when I stumbled across this official video for Personal Jesus (Stargate Remix), I just had to share it. It also helps that there is a heavy Salem Witch Trial theme going on here. It just goes to show that you should always check your knots when attempting to drown a supposed witch. Check it out below!
I love me some metal. But what you might not know about me is that I also love kicking back to classical and chant every once in a while. So when I hear that the two are mixing, I get a little antsy in my pantsy, know what I mean? Such is the case with Gregorian, who are releasing The Dark Side Of The Chant, an album tomorrow that has them covering bands such as Evanescence, AC/DC, Unheilig, and more. Their cover of Hell’s Bells didn’t really do much for me but I’m really interested to hear Madonna‘s Frozen and Depeche Mode‘s Stripped.
Check out a video after the jump that features sound clips and interviews with several of the members.
Bloody-Disgusting pals Twitch The Ripper have announced Feb. 1st as the official release date for ‘Bodiless’ (review here). The album was mixed by Grammy winner Phil Magnotti and mastered by Emily Lazar of The Lodge (Vampire Weekend, Depeche Mode). As a celebration of the upcoming release, Twitch The Ripper is offering a free MP3 download of their track ‘Bright Is Impossible’, so snag it while you can.
Here’s a quote from Jon Dobyns: ”Our use of electronics and synth may be the glue that holds us together, but it’s how we use them that gives us our own identity,” he explains. “We’ve shared the stage with synth pop, electro, aggro tech, EBM, and indie bands, and it’s comforting and reassuring to know that we can fit and make it work every time. I’m personally influenced by a lot of older electronica and New Wave groups, so our songs have more of a pop structure.”
Twitch the Ripper have been making waves lately in the electronic world, doing several dates with The Birthday Massacre as well as an upcoming show with Combichrist. Jon Dobyns (vocals, synth, guitars) sent us a Top 10 Horror Movie list, which was a huge hit with you readers. Now, with their debut album, ‘Bodiless’, about to be released, we bring you our review. Is the album worth picking up? Is their music as good as their taste in horror? Find out after the jump!
So, it’s practically Halloween, a time of year that I, and I know many of you, love. We get to decorate our yards with gravestones, skeletons, dismembered limbs. We get to dress up as our favorite monster or creature. We get to have horror movie marathons. Basically, it’s the greatest time of the year, hands down. So I figured in the spirit of Bloody-Disgusting Music, why don’t I put together a list of 10 creepy music videos to just add fuel to the Halloween fire that’s burning in you all. This list is in no particular order, I just wanted to share them with you. The first is here and the remaining nine are after the jump. Enjoy!
Alice In Chains – Angry Chair
1993 was a year in which Grunge was at its height and Nu-Metal hadn’t yet appeared. Some classic films released that year include Leprechaun, Cronos, Army of Darkness, Fire In The Sky, and, while not horror but still badass, Jurassic Park. Also that year were great music releases from Wu-Tang Clan (Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers), Depeche Mode (Songs Of Faith And Devotion), Candlebox (Candlebox), Sepultura (Chaos A.D.), amongst others. Overall, it was one hell of a year in terms of entertainment.
Let’s be honest with each other; for all intents and purposes, Tool should probably not be as huge as they are. Don’t get me wrong, I love Tool and have been listening to their music since ‘Undertow’ came out. Growing up, the video for ‘Sober’ terrified me and gave me countless nightmares. However, their style, their album release pattern, their visuals, all combines to form a musical entity that should not be popular. And yet, something about Tool has people consistently begging for more and craving each album to enter yet another musical journey. Admittedly, I’m one of those people. Having seen Tool six times in concert, I can completely attest to the power of their music not only as an aural experience, but when coupled with their visuals, as a powerful, almost meditative force.
Alan Wake is easily my favorite game release this year. Sure, there are some awesome looking games coming out before New Years (I’m looking at you Castlevania
), but in terms of a game that has made me constantly want to revisit it and play through it over and over, Alan Wake definitely has the cake on that one. Now, they are announcing that Depeche Mode will have a song in the upcoming DLC. As much as I love my metal, Depeche Mode is easily one of my favorite bands. ‘Playing The Angel’ is among my favorite albums of all time. So color me excited when this news broke!
EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia and Remedy Entertainment today announced that the upcoming Alan Wake DLC will feature “The Darkest Star” by Depeche Mode, the most popular electronic band the world has ever known.
“Depeche Mode is a great fit for the upcoming Alan Wake DLC that links strongly with the game’s storyline. Having consulted with Remedy on their previous DLC “The Signal” for which we provided the song “No, I Don’t Remember” by Swedish singer-songwriter Anna Ternheim, we are thrilled to once again supply fitting and relevant music to one of the top-developers in the Nordic region.” said Andreas Olsson, VP Sales at EMI Music Publishing Scandinavia.
Natalia Kills told Idolator.com
of her “Love, Kills xx” film series, “I made it for my fans so they could get to know me better. It’s a collection of three-minute episodes of artistic visuals—me being myself but in unusual situations.” New episodes are unveiled Mondays at 5pm PST on http://www.nataliakills.com
and Tuesdays on VEVO
The short film is a companion visual piece to Natalia’s debut album Perfectionist, a sonic journey into her signature world of dark pop, due out later this year on will.i.am/Cherrytree/Kon Live/Interscope Records. Written by Natalia and influenced by the likes of Depeche Mode, Kate Bush and Prince, Perfectionist was helmed by star producers including Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Alicia Keys), Akon (Gwen Stefani, Nelly), Martin “Cherry Cherry Boom Boom” Kierszenbaum (Lady Gaga, t.A.T.u.), Fernando Garibay (Britney Spears, Lady Gaga) & Neff-U (Keyshia Cole, Ashanti).
Check after the jump for the music video to her single ‘Zombie’!