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.

Nitzer Ebb / Depeche Mode / Skinny Puppy personnel powered Black Line to open for Depeche Mode's forthcoming winter European Global Spirit Tour
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Nitzer Ebb / Depeche Mode / Skinny Puppy personnel powered Black Line to open for Depeche Mode’s forthcoming winter European Global Spirit Tour

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Black Line are opening for Depeche Mode for their forthcoming winter European Global Spirit Tour dates passing through Poland, Belarus, Russia, Finland, Latvia and Lithuania..

Sum Of R lands 'Orga' on CD, 2LP and digital - available now via Cyclic Law
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Sum Of R lands ‘Orga’ on CD, 2LP and digital – available now via Cyclic Law

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Switzerland’s dark ambient act Sum Of R (led by Reto Mäder and accompanied by Fabio Costa) sees its new “Orga” album released on the fine.

Machinista launches new single feat. Dirk Scheuber (Project Pitchfork) on guest-vocals
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Machinista launches new single feat. Dirk Scheuber (Project Pitchfork) on guest-vocals

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The Swedish act Machinista are working hard on the final tracks for their upcoming album “Anthropocene”. But you won’t have to wait that long to.

Mesh prepare orchestral live album: 'Live At Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig'
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Mesh prepare orchestral live album: ‘Live At Neues Gewandhaus Leipzig’

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In late 2015, the UK synthpop outfit Mesh played a live set together with an orchestra of 65 musicians at the concert venue Neues Gewandhaus.

Funker Vogt to land new EP in November: 'Musik Ist Krieg'
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Funker Vogt to land new EP in November: ‘Musik Ist Krieg’

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Funker Vogt strike back, barely five months after the release of the album “Code of Conduct”. Their new EP “Musik ist Krieg” (German for ‘Music.

for all the emptiness launch video of 'Hearts against minds' + behind-the-scenes footage
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for all the emptiness launch video of ‘Hearts against minds’ + behind-the-scenes footage

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Toronto-based industrial/synthpop band for all the emptiness has been releasing one video each day on Facebook during the past week containing behind-the-scenes footage from their.

Depeche Mode release Anton Corbijn directed 'Cover Me' videoclip - view it now
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Depeche Mode release Anton Corbijn directed ‘Cover Me’ videoclip – view it now

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Out now is a brand new videoclip by Depeche Mode, this time for “Cover Me” taken from the band’s latest album “Spirit”. The track will.

R.I.P. Hüsker Dü founder Grant Hart, 56 years old
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R.I.P. Hüsker Dü founder Grant Hart, 56 years old

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We keep on getting bad news from the older generation of musicians. News has now leaked out that Hüsker Dü co-songwriter and drummer Grant Hart.

Legendary Coil album 'The Plastic Spider Thing' gets reissue on transparent vinyl and as a CD+DVD set
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Legendary Coil album ‘The Plastic Spider Thing’ gets reissue on transparent vinyl and as a CD+DVD set

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Out in a few weeks from now is the re-release of the legendary Coil album “The Plastic Spider Thing”, originally released by Threshold House via.

Vaughn Belak (The Beautiful Destruction / Allegory) releases handbook - the details
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Vaughn Belak (The Beautiful Destruction / Allegory) releases handbook – the details

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Here’s an interesting Kickstarter we have been informed about, namely a hardcover book holding a series of beautiful paintings by musician / painter Vaughn Belak..

Depeche Mode has launched new video for 'Where's the Revolution' - watch now
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Depeche Mode chased by Hurricane Irma – forced to cancel gig

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Hurricane Irma is after the Depeche Mode fans that live in the Tampa, Florida area so it seems. Depeche Mode have announced that they have.

Implant shows EBM roots in newest video: 'The Phone Call'
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Implant newest video ‘The Phone Call’ shot in an existing ghost town – watch it here!

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A few weeks ago we announced the release of a brand new extended single by Belgium’s longstanding electronic act Implant. Yesterday the band released the.

The Weathermen's Bruce Geduldig is no more
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The Weathermen’s 8-track tape that was lost never to be found again…

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Jean-Marc Lederman posted a rather funny story on his Facebook profile relating some of the early story of his band The Weathermen. We were given.

Robots With Rayguns prep vinyl release new album - help them releasing it!
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Robots With Rayguns prep vinyl release new album – help them releasing it!

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Phoenix, Arizona based Synthpop/Synthwave artist Robots With Rayguns (RWR) will be releasing their new album “Slow Jams” on 2LP vinyl format via Sofa King Vinyl..

R.I.P. Can co-founder Holger Czukay
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R.I.P. Can co-founder Holger Czukay

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Can musician Holger Czukay is no more. The Cologne musician and co-founder of the band Can died at the age of 79 years in his.

Opera Multi Steel plans picture vinyl in December, 'Réminiscences', feat. revisited classics
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Opera Multi Steel plans picture vinyl in December, ‘Réminiscences’, feat. revisited classics

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“Reminiscences” is the title of a brand new studio album by the French coldwave band Opera Multi Steel (OMS). Brand new? The album holds a.

Somatic Responses choose for 'Pattern Seeking'
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Somatic Responses choose for ‘Pattern Seeking’

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John & Paul Healy aka Somatic Responses return with a brand new album, one year after releasing “Folding Space”. Their new album, “Pattern Seeking” will.

Schwarzblut announce new album for 2018, the first details have leaked!
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Schwarzblut announce new album for 2018, the first details have leaked!

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The Dutch dark wave teutonic combo Schwarzblut is finally back with some fresh news! The band are close to finish a brand new album, which.

Analog Pussy release a psytrance video for DAF's 'Der Mussolini' - view it here
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Analog Pussy release a psytrance video for DAF’s ‘Der Mussolini’ – view it here

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Analog Pussy, a Psy Trance act from Berlin, has created a psytrance video for “Der Mussolini” originally released by Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.) in 1981..

Mortiis offers free charity 3-track single via Side-Line feat. En Esch remix - get it here
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Mortiis offers free charity 3-track single via Side-Line (feat. En Esch remix) – get it here

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In collaboration with Side-Line Magazine, the Norwegian musician Håvard Ellefsen aka Mortiis releases the free 3-track charity single “Too Little Too Late” via the magazine’s.

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