After 5 weeks in the DAC singles charts, peaking this week at #2, it’s clear that the DJs have selected the album track „Angriff“ as the follow-up single to Front Line Assembly album’s massive clubhit „Shifting Through The Lens“. Accordingly, Dependent will release the „Angriff EP“, featuring remixes of the title track as well as unreleased material, this October in time for the FLA tour with mind.in.a.box.
The original version of "Angriff" can be found here
During the past two weeks Dismantled have demonstrated on 10 European stages exactly how to rock without guitars. The British fans were particularly enthralled by the San Diego band’s sweaty, energetic performances as support for Combichrist. Let’s hope that with the release of their upcoming album „Hate Is Coming“, Dismantled can once again find their way to visit at least a few German cities.
Two Wednesdays have passed, so The Birthday Massacre now have a total of four new songs from the forthcoming album "Pins And Needles" in the players of their various websites (myspace, VF, facebook).
And now Dependent enrich this prelistening collection! Of course not with further tracks (which you have to wait for till next Wednesday when the band will host them live) but with the typical Dependent "XL Snippets" what means, full 2 minutes of every song to listen to. So check out the player here and enjoy the snippets in longer versions.
Today Wednesday July, 14 The Birthday Massacre as promised have posted the first new song clip from their forthcoming album "Pins And Needles" which will be released September, 17 on Dependent´s sub-label Cellar Door.
The band will repeat this every Wednesday with an additional audio-clip until about 6 songs are up in total.
You can listen to the tracks right here:
You also can pre-order the album now here
Nearly unbelievable - We're pleased and proud to announce that all top slots on the DAC Album Chart have been taken now by the current Dependent releases!
Dependent today confirms September 17th., 2010 as the European release date for The Birthday Massacre’s fourth studio album ”Pins And Needles” on their sub label “Cellar Door”.
Combining their interests in various musical and artistic styles, Toronto based synth rock band The Birthday Massacre create a captivating hybrid of 80's electronica and aggressive guitars, curiously fused with cinematically dark melodic progressions.
With the new album entitled “Pins And Needles”, The Birthday Massacre further refine the unique sound explored on the bands highly acclaimed previous albums: Walking With Strangers, Violet, and the classic debut Nothing and Nowhere. From the opening notes of the lead off track “In The Dark” to the closing chimes of “Secret”, it is evident that “Pins And Needles” is The Birthday Massacre at its collective best. The interplay of driving guitar and rhythm sections, the captivating vocals, and atmospheric keyboards envelop the listeners.
“Pins And Needles“, mixed David Ogilvie (producer of Skinny Puppy, Marilyn Manson, Killing Joke) promises to be a harder and darker experience than all previous albums, contrasted by the shining melodic vocals of front singer Chibi.
The Birthday Massacre once again lead us down the rabbit hole, and once again invite us to explore the magical wonderland it has created. The band will upload album snippets on their MySpace site shortly, as well as a dedicated website for the new album.
We're pleased to announce the first two slots on the DAC Album Chart have been taken again by Edge Of Down with "Anything That Gets You Through The Night" and Decoded Feedback with "Aftermath".
While Front Line Assembly defends the top slot of the Singles Chart with "Shifting Through The Lens", the big surprise of the week is Decoded Feedback's "Silent Killer", which stormed into the Top 10 despite having not seen release as a single!
Clearly DJs are screaming for a single release of this club burner and we can now confirm an "Extended Mix" of this track to see release no later than the next Septic sampler.
“The international press praised the quality of the new Front Line Assembly album "Improvised. Electronic. Device" in glowing terms. Now the material gets the success it deserved:
The single "Shifting Through The Lens" reached #13 in the Billboard Single Sales Charts last week!”
FLA mastermind Bill Leeb pleased comments "We are really happy about the buzz and all the good feedback. This is the first time in many years that we have a release on the Billboard charts. The situation reminds me just a little of the time when "Provision” and “Mental Distortion" made the `Single of the week´ in Melody Maker and we had a similarly good buzz on our releases. It seems with the new single we have found new listeners and also have recovered our old ones."
With a couple of more hard-hitting tracks on deck, we can't wait to see where the album "Improvised Electronic Device" strikes next.
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.