Tear Us ApartTear Us Apart - And then

Tear Us Apart releases compelling singles, album in the making

During the past months the Norwegian duo Tear Us Apart have released their three first tracks on all major streaming platforms, sounding like homages to.


Alphaville live in Norway – concert and interview: ‘The most bizarre show? Lebanon, we saw a toy shop, with a Mickey Mouse figure outside, full of bullet holes’

November 30th we were a gang of friends going to Sundvolden Hotel, 45 mins out of Oslo, spending the night at the hotel, having both.


Interview with Bernard Van Isacker on the ‘Face The Beat’ series: ‘Charting with smaller bands? It’s possible, this compilation has proven it.’

(Interview / photo by Eldrina Mich) While the charity download compilation “Face The Beat: Session 5” is still reigning the charts on Bandcamp, we decided.

Beranek - Oscillator Orkester

New EP from Beranek: “Oscillator Orkester” – a refreshing mix of orchestral electronics and Bowie tributes

The multi talented Norwegian musician Espen Beranek Holm released the surprisingly varied EP "Oscillator Orkester" was released last week, accompanied by several videos. .

Mental Exile - Renegades (video)

Mental Exile debuts blood filled video for ‘Renegades’

Mental Exile, the solo project of Damasius Venys from Mondträume, debuted a brand new music video for the track 'Renegades' on YouTube today..

Seigmen - vinyl box-set

Seigmen crowdfunding exceeds all expectations – 102% funded in just 4 days!

Seigmen released five classic albums between 1992 and 1997, but only on CD, not vinyl. Until now!.

Apoptygma Berzerk - Nein Danke!

Apoptygma Berzerk releases “Nein Danke!” EP – get the first two tracks today

The time has come for a new APOP release in the form of an EP titled “Nein Danke!”, including three brand new tracks; “Atom &.

Glenn Main - Back 2 Basics

Glenn Main goes back to his roots, releases ‘Back 2 basics’ album on vinyl

Norwegian synthwave artist Glenn Main, also known from his band Argh and a semifinalist at Norway’s Got Talent, just released his 9th solo album 'Back.

Ljungblut - Et ørlite håp så stort

Another surprise single premiere from Ljungblut, just days before exclusive concerts

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange/ Karisma Records press release) Ljungblut are releasing the single “Et ørlite håp så stort”, a song written after.

Apoptygma Berzerk - SDGXXV

A peek behind the scenes with Apoptygma Berzerk and collaborators about the making of ‘SDGXXV’

Apoptygma Berzerk are still celebrating their 25th anniversary for their debut album 'Soli Deo Gloria', this time by releasing a reworked edition named 'SDGXXV'. .

Schnodig - Et rop om hjelp

Schnodig releases second album “Et rop om hjelp”

The Norwegian synth-pop trio Schnodig just released their follow-up "Et rop om hjelp" ("A call for help"), much in the same genre and spirit as.

Mental Exile - Excile Nights

Interview: Mondträume singer about his Mental Exile solo project

As Side-Line reported late November last year, Damasius Venys, singer of the cult synth pop band Mondträume, released the first EP from his new solo.

Apoptygma Berzerk - Live (Krichan Wihlborg - Underground Photo)

Apoptygma Berzerk announces Oslo concert for August 2019

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange. All photos by Krichan Wihlborg, Underground Photo) A week after their successful concert at the Brewhouse in Gothenburg,.

Electro Spectre - 2018 Studio Sessions Bonus Tracks (front)

Electro Spectre signs 15 year contract, releases bonus tracks with a brand new song

Electro Spectre announced this week that they have signed a contract for the next 15 years with the major music company and publishing house Meisel.

The Sky's Gone Out - Easy Way Out (front)

The Sky’s Gone Out releases ‘Easy Way Out’ single – premieres here today

The Sky's Gone Out is back with the new single titled "Easy Way Out", this track having a more rock’n’roll kind of mood than the.

Beranek - Sound of danger

Beranek: “Sound of danger” – concert and interview at Kulturhuset, Oslo, Oct. 25th 2018

Two weeks ago the 'Laboratoriet' stage at Kulturhuset in Oslo was the venue for Beranek playing his 1981 debut album 'Sound of danger' in full,.

Ljungblut - Villa Carlotta 5959

Ljungblut: “Villa Carlotta 5959” premiere – stream it here two days before release

The sixth album from Ljungblut are set for release November 2nd 2018, and will the first album with distribution outside Norway. The album will be.

Electro Spectre - A Man Made Sun

Electro Spectre: “A Man-Made Sun” album release interview

On October 19<sup>th</sup> Isak Rypdal and Alexander Bjørneboe of Electro Spectre returns with their 5th studio album titled 'A Man-Made Sun', a much anticipated album.


Double interview: Alex Møklebust (Zeromancer/Seigmen) and Stephan Groth (Apoptygma Berzerk) about remixing

SnifferGod, aka Alex Møklebust from Zeromancer and Seigmen, produced one of the best remixes of the 20-something tracks for the Electro Spectre remix contest. With.

WANT/ed - Peace EP (2018)

WANT/ed and SoftWave singer releases new EP “Peace”

The Kaliningrad based Russian electro pop band WANT/ed have had several collaborations with other Baltic and Scandinavian bands and artists the recent years, and on.

Ljungblut - Hasselblad

Ljungblut premieres music video for “Hasselblad”

Ljungblut, the 3rd band of Kim Ljung (Zeromancer, Seigmen) are releasing their 6th album November 2., and a single from the album, "Hasselblad", were release.

Bel Canto live @ Øyafestivalen, Oslo, Norway, August 9th 2017

Bel Canto offer a glimpse of what to expect during their 21 September concert in Oslo – watch the video

On September 21st, the Norwegian dark pop act Bel Canto will be playing the Sentrum Scene concert club in Oslo. Playing live will be Nils.

Electro Spectre - The way you love - The Remix Contest

Electro Spectre remix contest – the results are in, the winning tracks are out!

Late this summer the Norwegian electro-pop band Electro Spectre announced a remix contest for their latest single "The way you love", and the results are.

Lights A.M. - Lightworker

Essence Of Mind-founder releases first single of new project Lights A.M.

Erlend Eilertsen, also known from the electronic rock band Essence Of Mind, got into a creative bubble and wanted to make music from the heart..

Apoptygma Berzerk - Soli Deo Gloria (25th. Anniversary Edition) LP

Apoptygma Berzerk double release for the 25th anniversary of ‘Soli Deo Gloria’

In 1993 Apoptygma Berzerk released the very first Norwegian EBM album, “Soli Deo Gloria”. On 11/11/18, exactly 25 years after the original release, the album.

The Ghostly Ravens - The Chaser

‘The Chaser’ single from The Ghostly Ravens – new exciting project from Fredrikstad

Imagine David Lynch producing an offspring of The Jesus And Mary Chain and Radiohead with a touch of The Sisters Of Mercy - that's the.

Die Sektor – To Be Fed Upon Again / Limited Edition

Die Sektor – To Be Fed Upon Again / Limited Edition (DCD Album – Digital World Audio)

Genre/Influences: Dark-electro. Background/Info: American formation Die Sektor saw the daylight in 2004. The debut album “To Be Fed Upon” released on the now defunct, but.

Technomancer - The Outsider EP

Technomancer releases ‘The Outsider’ EP with Apoptygma Berzerk and Angst Pop joining in Depeche Mode cover song

The Norwegian futurepop and EBM act Technomancer, fronted and produced by Alyxx J. Digre, releases 'The Outsider' EP both on Bandcamp and Spotify, paying tribute.


Komputergirl releases ‘Timelines’ single

The Norwegian electronica artist, composer and producer Komputergirl releases the new single “Timelines”, representing an introduction of new and warmer sounds, playfully blended with the.

Page - Start EP

Page releases EP “Start”, includes Apoptygma Berzerk remix

Swedish electropop band Page releases their EP “Start” June 29th (July 6th in Sweden), consisting of three new songs and a remix of “Krasch” by.

Electro Spectre - The Way You Love (CDM 2018)

Electro Spectre invites to remix contest for the new single ‘The Way You Love’

The Norwegian synth pop duo Electro Spectre releases their brand new single ‘The Way You Love’ today, also invites all producers and remixers out there.

Ljungblut - Alt godt (single 2018)

Surprise single release from Ljungblut: “Alt godt”

Karisma Records announces in a press release yesterday the arrival of a new song from Seigmen/Zeromancer songwriter and bassplayer Kim Ljung’s Ljungblut - the surprise.

Wanted - Unthinkable

WANT/ed’s fourth album “Unthinkable” – a Scandinavian/Baltic vocal journey!

The Russian band WANT/ed just released their fourth album "Unthinkable" this week. As they yet again have increased their guest vocals we had a little.

Michael Draw - Cold Song (single)

Otto Dix singer Michael Draw releases Russian opera tribute, gets remixed by Substaat

Michael Draw, the countertenor singer from the Russian darkwave band Otto Dix, released the “Cold Song” EP on October 30th 2017. The music by Henry Purcell.

Seigmen - Enola 7" vinyl box

Seigmen releases ‘Enola’ 3×7″ vinyl box for X-mas

Christmas started early this year for fans of Seigmen, Zeromancer and Ljungblut, as Seigmen announced that they will release a triple 7" vinyl box on.

WANT/ed - Nothing To Fear-front

WANT/ed releases ‘Nothing To Fear’ digital EP w/Swedish collaborators

The Russian electronic band WANT/ed continues their collaborations across the Baltic Sea when releasing their new digital EP 'Nothing to fear'. This time with the.

Model 1 presents a tribute to Depeche Mode

Model1 releases Depeche Mode tribute album

Isak Rypdal, producer, keyboard player and one half of the Norwegian synth-pop act Electro Spectre, has as his other persona Model1 recorded a tribute album to.

ARGH - Wonderful Life (video)

ARGH releases “Wonderful life”, Black tribute video

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) Synthpop band ARGH from Tønsberg, Norway, just released a tribute music video to the Black song “Wonderful Life”,.

Bel Canto live @ Øyafestivalen, Oslo, Norway, August 9th 2017

Bel Canto live review and Anneli Drecker interview

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) After walking through the pouring rain towards Tøyenparken and the opening day of the 2017 edition of the Øyafestivalen.

Bel Canto live in Norway yesterday at Øyafestivalen 2017 - watch the complete concert again right here!

Bel Canto live in Norway yesterday at Øyafestivalen 2017 – watch the complete concert again right here!

Yesterday, August 10, the Norwegian electropop act Bel Canto played live at the completely sold out Øyafestivalen 2017 in Oslo’s Tøyenparken, Norway. Our local correspondent.

Electro Spectre - Been Too Long

Electro Spectre releases ‘Been Too Long’ EP and remix bundle

  (By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) ‘Been Too Long’, the new EP and remix bundle from the Norwegian electro synth-poppers Electro Spectre, was.

Komputergirl -POLARPOP [2017]

Electronica artist Komputergirl releases debut album POLARPOP

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange. Photo + MUA: Pernille Jensen. Hair: IcyDreads.) Komputergirl´s debut album “POLARPOP” narrates a metaphysical voyage through different planes.

iEuropean - Into the unknown

iEuropean releases debut album ‘Into The Unknown’

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) The People’s Electric, record label founded in 2016 by Jon ‘Jonteknik’ Russell, are releasing iEuropean’s debut album ‘Into.

Langsomt Mot Nord - front

Norwegian synth/folk project Langsomt Mot Nord crowdfunds 4 LP vinyl remasters box set

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) Langsomt Mot Nord (Slowly Toward (the) North/Slowly Northward, LMN) was a Norwegian synth/folk project that released three albums.

Mortiis - The Great Corrupter (CD cover)

Mortiis releases remix album and announces UK tour

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange. Band photo by Sebastian Ludvigsen) As a followup to last year’s long-­awaited ‘The Great Deceiver’ album, the Norwegian.

Jonteknik - Skylines

“Skylines” – a musical journey through Europe by Jonteknik

[By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange] Jonteknik, the electronic project by Jon Russel, just released their 5th album ‘Skylines’. It’s described as “a soundtrack.

WVM - Sown

WVM releases single “Sown” – promising retro for the future

[By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange] It’s not too often we get new and exiting electronic music from the western part of the American.

Komputergirl - House of Ra [2016]

Komputergirl releases “House of Ra” remix compilation for MS fundraiser

Norwegian electronica artist Komputergirl releases the single “House of Ra” for MS fundraiser w/ eight tracks of psytrance, IDM, electro, dubstep, industrial and ambient remixes..

Apoptygma Berzerk - Exit Popularity Contest

Stephan Groth of Apoptygma Berzerk on Spotify vs. vinyl, his inspirations and the new alter ego ♠TP

An extensive interview with Stephan Groth of Apoptygma Berzerk, about the Exit Popularity Contest album release, the story behind the latest releases, and of course.


Covenant: “The Blinding Dark” – release interview and tour updates

Joakim Montelius of Covenant talks about the 9th studio album "The Blinding Dark", and what inspired them to take a step out of their apolitical.

Apoptygma Berzerk - Exit Popularity Contest
News, Reviews

Apoptygma Berzerk: Exit Popularity Contest – reinvention by going back to the roots

After releasing three 12” EPs of instrumental tracks the last couple of years, the new Apoptygma Berzerk album “Exit Popularity Contest” compile these alongside a.

Ljungblut - Ikke alle netter er like sorte (Tempelhof)

Ljungblut releases “Ikke alle netter er like sorte” album – interview with Kim Ljung

Side-Line met up with Kim Ljung at Haugarock, Tønsberg, talking about the new Ljungblut album. .

Model1 - The Vocoders Strikes Back (CD Limited Edition)

Electro Spectre label Crab Key Records releases album from the brand new project Model1

The new project led by producer Isak Rypdal will present raw electronic music in the same ways as Electro Spectre, although focus is set to.

Covenant to release new 'The Blinding Dark' album on CD, 2CD and vinyl - pre-orders available now!

‘Sound Mirrors’, the new Covenant single out now on vinyl and CD – order your copy here !

Covenant's new single 'Sound Mirrors', gives us a first impression of their forthcoming album 'The Blinding Dark', and for the first time ever, the Swedes.


New Norwegian electronica project KIST releases debut album ‘Musickist’

The Norwegian electronica project KIST is the collaboration between the producer Isak Rypdal and the singer Christine Litle, releasing their debut album summer of 2016..

Silent Wave - War (video)

Video premiere: “War” by Silent Wave

The Swedish electropop band Silent Wave released their latest single in late May, and are now ready with the music video for "War". .

DSF @ Poznan-2016.06.25

Dark Sounds Festival 2016: Covenant, Electro Spectre, Mondträume, Dark Side Eons

Poznan, Poland was the host for the Dark Sounds Festival on June 25th, with headliners Covenant joined by Electro Spectre, Mondträume and Dark Side Eons..

Komputergirl - Lightbody (front)

Norwegian electronica artist Komputergirl releases single “Lightbody”

Komputergirl (Kristin Sigvathsen) is a Norwegian artist, composer and producer, working since 2004 to develop a sound that can convey an inherent fascination for Arctic.

Harket - Hofseth - IX

a-ha’s Morten Harket making first tribute song ever to saxophone player Bendik Hofseth

Great news to a-ha-fans all over the world: Morten Harket is making his first tribute song ever! It'll be on the tribute album for the.

Jared Ambience Inc. - RATS (cover + marbled vinyl=

Seigmen member crowdfunds solo ambient project

The guitar player from Seigmen, Sverre Økshoff, have been holding on to an album for fourteen years. Now Seigmen super fan Otto Egil Sætre have.

a-ha's farewell concert weekend in Oslo (Norway) - an impression

a-ha’s farewell concert weekend in Oslo (Norway) – an impression

When a-ha announced (yet another) farewell tour, it was my guess that the best place to see them live would be in Oslo, Norway. After all.

Electro Spectre - Essentials [2016]

Electro Spectre releases massive ‘Essentials’ compilation

Out now is 'Essentials', the platinum collection of the very best from Electro Spectre's entire catalogue. Including hits, remixes and additional album tracks, all reworked.

Silent Wave - Dancing Away From You (video)

Silent Wave – “Dancing Away From You” video release

The Gothenburg based synth pop band Silent Wave just published a video for their single "Dancing Away From You"..

Schnodig - Nerver vrengt rundt (remix EP 2016)

Schnodig releases digital “Nerver vrengt rundt” remix EP – stream it right here!

The Norwegian synth pop band Schnodig just released a digital remix EP named “Nerver vrengt rundt” (“Nerves twisted around”) with remixes from Morganix (Morgan Lindstrøm),.

WANT/ed - Fringe

Russian WANT/ed releases multi-collaboration album

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) The new album from the Russian electro-pop band WANT/ed  includes collaborations with various musicians such as Holger Muller,.

Electro Spectre: 'Never Let Go' video

Electro Spectre releases ‘Never Let Go’ single and video

The Norwegian electro-pop band Electro Spectre starts 2016 by releasing the single 'Never Let Go' on iTunes and Spotify, accompanied by a dark and atmospheric.

Electre Spectre - Döllken ad

Electro Spectre teases new song in video ad

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) The Norwegian electro-pop band Electro Spectre has several plans for 2016, but ends 2015 with producer Isak Rypdal.

Komputergirl - Hyperborea

Norwegian electro act Komputergirl releases debut EP “Hyperborea”

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) Kristin Sigvathsen, as her solo project Komputergirl, released her debut EP “Hyperborea” December 11th, launching it at her.

Jet Noir - The Hall Of Ghost (EP cover)

Naked Lunch keyboard player Jet Noir releases ‘The Hall Of Ghosts’ EP

Being both a progressive gothic singer/songwriter, keyboard player and backing vocalist in Naked Lunch (presently on hiatus), and also an alternative model, the multitalented London-based.

Silent Wave - Dancing Away From You (single cover)

Swedish electro-pop band Silent Wave releases ltd.ed. 7″ and digital single

Silent Wave are back with a new single, "Dancing Away From You", in a limited edition of 100 copies. Darker, harder and more beautiful than ever,.

Apoptygma Berzerk - live Fredrikstad

Apoptygma Berzerk and Wolfgang Flür headlining excellent Kraftwerk weekend in Norway

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) In August we posted a story about an upcoming evening of Kraftwerk and Apoptygma Berzerk, and this actually.

RED 7 - Silence Hotel

Zeromancer member reignites EBM-project RED 7 and releases debut EP – check the first videoteaser !

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) The Norwegian EBM-band RED 7 will release their debut EP “Silence Hotel” via Gymnocal Industries in February next.

WANT/ed - Trust a Broken Heart feat. One Vista

WANT/ed (Russia) joins forces with One Vista (UK)

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) The Russian electro pop group WANT/ed releases the single “Trust a broken heart” in collaboration with the British.

Kraftwerk & Apoptygma Berzerk

MAN/MACHINE/MUSIC: an evening of Kraftwerk, including an Apoptygma Berzerk intimate concert

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange) Fans of Kraftwerk and fans of Apoptygma Berzerk – this is the night for you to unite! Although they.

Apoptygma Berzerk - Videodrome EP

Apoptygma Berzerk – ‘Videodrome’ 12″ release and interview

After the success of the “Stop Feeding The Beast” EP I was really eager to create a follow-up. I find great pleasure in doing little.

News, Youtube

Retro-synth with a twist – Schnodig from Norway

(By our Norwegian correspondent Jan Ronald Stange, photos by Tarjei Krogh and Jan Ronald Stange) It doesn’t get more retro than the Norwegian synth pop.

Seigmen - Enola

This Norwegian Spring belongs to Seigmen!

18 years(!) after their last album release, the Norwegian goth rockers in Seigmen returned this spring with a new album called ‘Enola’ and a release.


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