All Posts By Bernard Van Isacker

Chief editor of Side-Line - I take care of the avalanche of news and press releases that reaches us each day via labels, artists, DJs, correspondents, etc. I also make sure that it gets 'filtered' which means: removing promo blabla, double checking facts, deciding which news gets published and which news not.

The Fall's frontman Mark E Smith dead aged 60
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The Fall’s frontman Mark E Smith dead aged 60

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There is some more sad news from the music world as we know it. The frontman of the post-punk band The Fall, Mark E Smith,.

RIP Front Line Assembly co-writer Jeremy Inkel
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RIP Front Line Assembly co-writer Jeremy Inkel

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(Photo by Christian Neubert) This news just arrived. Canadian keyboard player and programmer Jeremy Inkel is no more. He died January 23 due to complications.

Alfa Matrix enters the new year with special 50% discount campaign - here's your code
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Final 7 days to use your Alfa Matrix 50% discount code

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The Belgian industrial / electro record label Alfa Matrix will soon end its massive winter offer where they are giving a 50% discount on all.

2018 marks the return of the cult electro act Xorcist
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2018 marks the return of the cult electro act Xorcist

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The first band who officially released its album on the legendary 21st Circuitry Records is back. Xorcist has just released the album “God”, blending ‘new.

Leaves’ Eyes start brand new video documentary ‘Tales of the Dragonhead’
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Leaves’ Eyes start brand new video documentary ‘Tales of the Dragonhead’

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Available now for viewing below is “Tales of the Dragonhead Part 1”, a new videodocumentary by the German-Norwegian symphonic gothic metal band Leaves’ Eyes. The.

Neon Insect launches 'Glitches' album later in February feat. Claus Larsen (Leaether Strip)
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Neon Insect launches ‘Glitches’ album later in February feat. Claus Larsen (Leaether Strip)

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“Glitches” is the brand new album by Neon Insect, and offers dark electro/electronica with a combination of fast vocal tracks and rather calm instrumentals. Good.

VNV Nation reissues 'Automatic' on double vinyl (clear/transparent + black) - limited number of copies available
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VNV Nation reissues ‘Automatic’ on double vinyl (clear/transparent + black) – limited number of copies available

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Out in a few days, and selling like mad, is the vinyl reissue of the VNV Nation 2011 album “Automatic”. It’s the very first time.

Rare VNV Nation transparent clear vinyl of 'Empires' available - 200 copies only
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Rare VNV Nation transparent clear vinyl of ‘Empires’ available – 200 copies only

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First of all, let me thank you Sebastian K. from Audioglobe for what is without any doubt THE funniest read I had this week when.

New Simple Minds video for 'Magic' hits the web
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New Simple Minds video for ‘Magic’ hits the web

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On February 2nd 2018 Simple Minds will release their newest album “Walk Between Worlds”. The studio album is the follow-up to the 2014 released “Big.

Schwarzblut has a new album in the pipeline, expected for April
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Schwarzblut has a new album in the pipeline, expected for April

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(Photo by Viorica Cernica) The – excellent ! – Dutch teutonic electro combo Schwarzblut have a new album in the pipeline. The band announced the.

Belgian dark ambient project Tephrosis to release full album in April
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Belgian dark ambient project Tephrosis to release full album in April

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The Belgian dark ambient one-man project Tephrosis is preparing a full album. Tephrosis brings dark ambient based on a mix of progressive metal and post.

Facebook keeps on screwing artists & labels with 'new' video piracy tool
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Facebook has officially killed page reach

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A few weeks ago Side-Line posted an article in which we announced that Facebook was about to kill the reach of pages. Back then we.

Watch video new Editors single 'Magazine' taken from new album 'Violence'
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Watch video new Editors single ‘Magazine’ taken from new album ‘Violence’

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Out on March 9th is the new Editors album “Violence”, but before that the band has now released the video for their brand new single.

Check out the album videotrailer of the new Distoxia album 'Visiones De Medianoche'
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Check out the album videotrailer of the new Distoxia album ‘Visiones De Medianoche’

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Fresh news from the Insane Records headquarters. The Chilean one-man band Distoxia is about to release a new full-length called “Visiones De Medianoche”, that will.

Vinyl reissues for Lebanon Hanover albums 'Why Not Just Be Solo' and 'The World Is Getting Colder'
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Vinyl reissues for Lebanon Hanover albums ‘Why Not Just Be Solo’ and ‘The World Is Getting Colder’

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Out via the Fabrika imprint by the end of this month are 2 vinyl (!) reissues of the Lebanon Hanover albums “Why Not Just Be.

Free charity single from Sick Man available now via Side-Line - preview it here
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Free charity single from Sick Man : ‘We Care’ – available now via Side-Line – preview it here

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The electro act Sick Man (named after Funker Vogt´s single “Sick Man” from 2014) unites Germany’s enfant terrible Sacha Korn, G.Schade (Ex and founding member.

The Cranberries​ lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46
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The Cranberries​ lead singer Dolores O’Riordan dies aged 46

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(Photo by Wikipedia) Dolores O’Riordan, frontwoman of The Cranberries, has died, according to reports. She was only aged 46. The news was confirmed by a.

10 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know About the GRAMMYs
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10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About the GRAMMYs

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The Grammy Awards is one of the most respected award ceremonies in the music. It is at this event when the talents and achievements of.

Cesium_137 to release 'Rise To Conquer', their first studio album in 6 years - available now for ordering
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Cesium_137 to release ‘Rise To Conquer’, their first studio album in 6 years – available now for ordering

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Out on January 19 is the newest studio album by Cesium_137, the duo consisting of Vince Guzzardo and Isaac Glendening. “Rise To Conquer” is the.

Upcoming Raison d’Être album 'Alchymeia' also to be released on vinyl - check the previews, orders available
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Upcoming Raison d’Être album ‘Alchymeia’ also to be released on vinyl – check the previews, orders available

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Out soon via Cyclic Law is the latest album by Swedish dark ambient act Raison d’Être, “Alchymeia”. On this new album Peter Andersson scrutinizes the.

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