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.

VNV Nation releases new album 'Noire' as a digipak and as a limited edition double black vinyl edition
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VNV Nation releases new album ‘Noire’ as a digipak and as a limited edition double black vinyl edition

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The new VNV Nation album “Noire” will get 2 versions. A limited edition double black vinyl (available here) and a digipak version (available here). Both.

Rare Nitzer Ebb video for 1985 single 'So Bright So Strong' resurafces - watch it here
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Rare Nitzer Ebb video for 1985 single ‘So Bright So Strong’ surfaces – watch it here

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Nitzer Ebb has premiered the never-before-seen video for their 1985 single “So Bright So Strong.” The video was originally filmed in either 1983 or 1984.

Gareth Jones produces new Irmin Schmidt (Can) album of piano pieces: '5 Klavierstücke'
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Gareth Jones produces new Irmin Schmidt (Can) album of piano pieces: ‘5 Klavierstücke’

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Irmin Schmidt (Can) has announced “5 Klavierstücke”, an album of five piano pieces recorded last year. “5 Klavierstücke” is out on Mute in conjunction with.

Bazart returns with a brand new album: '2'
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Bazart returns with a brand new album: ‘2’

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(Photo by Thor Salden) The Belgian electro pop act Bazart returns with a brand new album, simply titled “2”. The new album will be out.

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A quick history of smoking in music

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Smoking and music go way back. From smoke seductively coiling around the singer in a jazz club to rebellious teenage rock stars with a cigarette.

Mortiis set to re-release 'Perfectly Defect' album on vinyl (3 versions) and CD
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Mortiis announces a new string of ‘Era 1’ live dates

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These are the upcoming live dates for Mortiis. Notice that all are part of the ongoing Mortiis Era 1 live performances around the world. Here.

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Online mobile gaming in social networks

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Recently, online mobile gaming is experiencing a surge in popularity. This is due to the fact that mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – have.

Dead Can Dance launch all new album 'Dionysus'... without Lisa Gerrard
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Dead Can Dance launch all new album ‘Dionysus’… (Correction: Lisa Gerrard is featured on 4 tracks)

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Update: it was erronously reported here that Lisa Gerrard will not sing on this album, in fact she will and on no less than 4.

Funker Vogt release official video for 'Feel the Pain'
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Funker Vogt release official video for ‘Feel the Pain’ – watch it here

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A few weeks ago we announced the upcoming release of the new Funker Vogt EP “Feel the Pain” (which you can order here). The EP.

OMD to release new live album 'Live with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra'
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OMD to release new live album ‘Live with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra’

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OMD have announced that they will be recording and releasing their shows with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra next month (6 & 7 October). The.

Diversant:13 (aka Divrsnt13) hits back with brand new EP: 'Villain Royale'
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Diversant:13 (aka Divrsnt13) hits back with brand new EP: ‘Villain Royale’ – check the single previews!

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Out now via SkyQode is “Villain Royale”, a new EP by Diversant:13 (now branded as Divrsnt13). The band led by Archr (aka Ars Nikonov, the.

Arsenal songwriter dies in major accident
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Arsenal songwriter dies in major accident

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50-year-old Mario Dos Santos died yesterday morning after a major accident on the Brussels outer ring. Besides being a truck driver, Mario was also a.

King Dude launches new album 'Music To Make War To' on vinyl as well - check first 2 new songs
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King Dude launches new album ‘Music To Make War To’ on vinyl as well – check first 2 new songs

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Dark folk / neo-folk artist King Dude (real name Thomas Jefferson Cowgill) returns with a brand new album, “Music To Make War To“. The album.

Empirion returns with double sided EP on vinyl (and CD): 'I Am Electronic/ Red Noise' - check out the first track
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Empirion returns with double sided EP on vinyl (and CD): ‘I Am Electronic/ Red Noise’ – check out the first track

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Empirion, the techno industrial hybrid project from Essex, UK is coming back with a double A-side E.P., “I Am Electronic/ Red Noise”. To be released.

In Strict Confidence to release double vinyl version of 'Hate2love & Mercy' in a very limited edition
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In Strict Confidence to release double vinyl version of ‘Hate2love & Mercy’ in a very limited edition

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Germany’s EBM pioneers In Strict Confidence recently released their “Mercy” EP taken from the all new album “Hate2love”. The band has now accounced more details.

Lana Del Rey defends decision to play Israel show
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Lana Del Rey defends decision to play Israel show

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Lana Del Rey has faced a lot of (mostly left wing) criticism after announcing she’ll play the Meteor Festival in Tel Aviv. Del Rey has.

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Innovations: New Crypto Casinos

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The blockchain technology changes everything, including the online gambling industry. And this is a good change: Gambling will become more fair, secure, and accessible at.

Industrial/Electro artist I Ya Toyah premieres video new single 'Farewell-Mirrors Don't Lie' on Side-Line
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Industrial/Electro artist I Ya Toyah premieres video new single ‘Farewell-Mirrors Don’t Lie’ on Side-Line

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As some will have noticed we recently added the excellent track “Code Blue” by I Ya Toyah in our Spotify playlist. Many contacted us to.

Cyber Monday revives 'To have and have not' by the cult New Romantics artist Ronny - download it for free!
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Cyber Monday revives ‘To have and have not’ by the cult New Romantics artist Ronny – download it for free!

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Electropop act Cyber Monday has its first cover version out namely a cover of the track “To have and have not” by the 80s act.

Primal Scream to release much wanted ‘Give Out But Don’t Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings’ in October
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Primal Scream to release much wanted ‘Give Out But Don’t Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings’ in October

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Out October 12th On Sony Music is Primal Scream’s “Give Out But Don’t Give Up: The Original Memphis Recordings”. The recordings were made in in.

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