Always expanding and reconstructing electronic and industrial music to its breaking point while keeping rhythm and melody intact, Front Line Assembly are preparing to unleash the latest chapter in their storied history with the release of "Improvised Electronic Device" tomorrow on Dependent. "I.E.D. is definitely furthering the direction of the band and sound, creatively and artistically."
The press already got their copies of the album and pronounce:
"Act of the Month -- what other bands aspire to."
- Orkus Musikmagazin
"The ideal mix of industrial metal and sophisticated electronics... a rocking, grooving banger of an album! ... lovingly detailed arrangements and superheavy production hits the nail on the head."
- Zillo Musikmagazin
"...the first album since 'Hard Wired' which is convincing from beginning to end and, moreover, is stylistically related to these glorious days. What more can you say? Great, perhaps. No: really great! "
- Gothic Magazine
"...the triumphant rebirth of classic Front Line Assembly: monstrous and almost epic refrains with arching melodies that lend a special touch to even the hardest numbers."
"Improvised Electronic Device is an amazing body of work that only true masters of Industrial music could have composed."
"Seldom have rhythm guitars and typical EBM basslines been heard in such perfect harmony."
- Orkus Musikmagazin
"The wait has been worth it: Front Line Assembly delivers a powerful banger of an LP."
"'Improvised Electronic Device' showcases a rejuvenated FLA: the EBM pioneers sound more rested and innovative than they have in years. Recommended!"
Extensive snippets from the album please find here
The lineup of the upcoming EBMfest 2010 festival coming to Toronto announce the North American / Canadian live premiere of the Dependent Act Kilowatts & Vanek (USA/BE) beside artists like Celldweller (USA), Ecraft (Germany) and Psyche (GER/CDN).Last year the Kilowatts & Vanek debut "Focus & Flow" got the Album Of The Month & Newcomer Of The Month recommendations in the Zillo Magazine, a 10/10 Points review and „Newcomer Of The Month“ title in Orkus Magazine and was also highly acclaimed by several other magazines, too.
So now you get the first chance to listen to these great songs performed live on stage on October 9th in Toronto, Canada.
The work on "Septic IX" has just begun. Dependent have been releasing this annual ground-breaking comp for the last ten years, personally compiled by label founder Stefan Herwig, the series focuses on creating new hits rather than compiling existing ones.
Comprised of equal parts unsigned bands and established acts, the Septic tracklist represents rare and unreleased material judged to have maximum clubhit potential : the Septic series has helped bands like VNV Nation, The Retrosic, SITD, Seabound, Pride And Fall and many more achieve their iconic status in alternative clubs worldwide. Stylistically, the Septic series runs the gamut of the EBM / Electro scene and beyond, with bands like Anthony Rother, The Delta, Juno Reactor and Mind.In.A.Box fitting right into the sampler's concept.
So if you have THE track or remix in your machine, which you think it should not be missed on the next Septic installment, bring it on and quickly send it to us.
All dates are with Combichrist and Rabia Sorda except the 30th, which is a festival date with Mindless Faith and Skinny Puppy and the 31st in Ghent Belgium is with We Got This Far (check out Septic VIII).
26.07.2010 F Paris / Le Divan du Monde with Rabia Sorda, Combichrist
28.07.2010 UK Newcastle / Legends with Rabia Sorda, Combichrist
29.07.2010 UK Glasgow / Classic Grand with Rabia Sorda, Combichrist
30.07.2010 NL Stennwijk / GothicFest with Skinny Puppy, Mindless Faith
31.07.2010 BE Ghent / TBC with We Got This Far
01.08.2010 UK Birmingham / Eddie`s Rock Club with Rabia Sorda, Combichrist
02.08.2010 UK Manchester / Moho with Rabia Sorda, Combichrist
03.08.2010 UK Bristol / Tunnels with Rabia Sorda, Combichrist
04.08.2010 UK London / Electric Ballroom with Rabia Sorda, Combichrist
07.08.2010 CH Zurich / Dynamo with Rabia Sorda, Combichrist
This week the German Alternative Charts show the newest Dependent releases at all top positions:
A dual top on the album charts with Decoded Feedback and Edge Of Dawn and on the single charts the Front Line Assembly single defends again it´s leading postion #1!
System Syn´s digital only 7-track Single "Here's To You" is now available !
In addition to our free giveaway mp3 bundle which give you a taster of the current releases by the Dependent artists now we also added a track from the Edge Of Dawn album ""Anything That Gets You Through The Night" which will be released on Friday. Check out the whole free mp3 bundle which now consits of 4 original full length songs for free download
“Aftermath” strikes with a brutal force within the electronic scene ...The album is destined for the darker clubs ... Marco and Yone combines harmonic sequences and heavy basslines very good to create that pounding and very energetic sound. “Aftermath” is rough, offers great production and proves that the band still is to count with."
"The songs are well-danceable and melodically oriented. Not only the album is marked by the typical pushing industrial and electro sounds with its distinctive bass lines and Synth melodies but also you find reminiscences of good old 80s electro wave ... pushing harmonic synthesizer sounds, completed with pleasing vocals. Recommended!"
Extensive snippets of the whole album please find here
The brand new interview "through hell and back" you can find here
To give you a taster of the current releases by the Dependent artists which you should not miss, we're giving away an mp3 bundle containing 3 full tracks! It includes songs by Decoded Feedback, System Syn and Ego Likeness.read more...
Extended sneak preview snippets of all tracks of the upcoming, mid-May Decoded Feedback album “Aftermath” are available now. Here you can make up your own mind on the long anticipated, new material by DF.