Look Up, I’m Down There can be seen as the 25th anniversary of this pioneering act and the 17th album to date. Peter Spilles takes makes this album into a tale of mankind’s history, from war and loss to the exploitation of nature. The standard release consists of a 28 page booklet and 6 panel digipak. The Limited Edition includes an 80 page stylish hardcover book containing two CDs: the album itself and an exclusive song and five remix version released on October 28th.
Deine Lakaien pride themselves on being fearlessly experimental and always within their own scene. With XXX The 30 Year Retrospective released this week, the band have made musical history ten studio recordings and three decades into the band’s history by making being completely independent. There are not many bands who have that ability. The collector should find this retrospective an important addition to their repertoire.
Covenant has set the release for their upcoming album The Blinding Dark on November 4th.
Leather Strip will release the Spaectator album on November 15th. As is typical for Larsen, this album represents a piece of his life. Also available is a limited Vinyl/2CD boxset from Rustblade.
Depeche Mode announce Video Singles collection on sale November 18th at Amazon
Panic Lift is taking pre-orders for their new album “Skeleton Key” available on Metropolis Records
We will be covering the 2016 Amphi Festival, 23rd and 24th of July in Köln, Germany headlined by Editors, Project Pitchfork, Blutengel, Mono Inc., Tarja, Covenant and Front Line Assembly. www.amphi-festival.de
Assemblage 23 releases “Endure”, the eight studio album released by Metropolis Records on September 9th. After starting out on a solo project called Man on a Stage and being involved with several projects from punk with the Advocates to the electronic synth-pop of Procession, Assemblage 23 was a natural progression of founder Tom Shear. What was once a hobby gained recognition after self-releasing material called “Wired”. Albums “Contempt” with “Failure” as a follow up gave the band widespread recognition. In 2002, Assemblage 23 released “Defiance” and two years later returned with a fourth album called “Storm”. The album’s “Meta” and “Compass” would follow.