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Sometimes - when I'm not cooking, biking, listening to music or attending concerts, I write stuff for side-line.com. Mostly about Norwegian bands, but it's been some Russian, Swedish, English, American, Danish, German and others too... ;)

Oslo Synth Band - Stress
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Oslo Synth Band ‘Stress’ EP out now – screaming beats to battle the summer heat

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Oslo Synth Band from Norway have been quiet for a time now, but today they released their EP ‘Stress’ on digital platforms, including three remixes.

Apoptygma Berzerk - You and Me against the World
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Stephan Groth on Apoptygma Berzerk’s ‘You and Me against the World’ re-issue – and other upcoming releases

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Lot's of Apoptygma Berzerk fans are rejoicing today - it's the release day of the 'You and Me against the World' re-issue. The 2005 album.

Zeromancer - Terminal Love
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‘Terminal Love’ – third consecutive Zeromancer EP including surprising remixes

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June 25th saw the release of 'Terminal Love', the third EP this year from the Norwegian industrial synth rockers Zeromancer, a worthy follow up to.

Piston Damp - Making The World Great Again
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Piston Damp releases debut album ‘Making The World Great Again’

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The Danish/Norwegian duo Piston Damp, consisting of Jonas Groth and Truls Sønsterud, released their debut album 'Making The World Great Again' today, June 10th. .

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EL/NeUe: ‘KRANK’ – an album 34 years in the making

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EL/NeUe from Norway released their album 'KRANK' June 1st on CD and digital platforms – their first physical release in 34 years! 11 songs in.

ESC greatest hits
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ESC history: Electro Spectre producer remixed Norwegian winner

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As the European Song Contest (ESC) 2021 finals are today, I thought it’d be a good occasion to reminisce about the winner of the competition.

Zeromancer - Mourners EP
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Zeromancer launch ‘Mourners’ EP with some great remixes today

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Norwegian industrial synth rockers Zeromancer follow up their February release ‘Damned le Monde’ with the new track titled ‘Mourners’. The release comes as a digital.

norskealbumklassikere.no
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Norwegian Album Classics on CD – and soon also LP – a corona initiated crowd funding success

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The crowd funding project ‘Norske albumklassikere på CD’ (‘Norwegian Album Classics on CD’) is a series of CDs whose purpose is reissuing music that either.

Piston Damp - Runaway
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‘Runaway’ – third single from Piston Damp incl. remixes by Die Krupps, Mesh and Substaat

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The Danish/Norwegian duo Piston Damp releases 'Runaway', their third single in six months, following their smash debut 'Something In Me' and the critically acclaimed 'Loose Ends'..

Electro Spectre - The Endless Sky
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New EP from Electro Spectre – ‘The Endless Sky’ incl. remix contest tracks and cartoon video

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Electro Spectre are keeping themselves busy in these quarantined times and follows up their first single of 2021 – ‘A Different Kind Of Love’ –.

Echo Image - Walk My Mind
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Echo Image returns with ‘Walk My Mind’ single after 20 years – including remixes by Apoptygma Berzerk ++

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After a 20 years hiatus Pål-Magnus Rybom decided to revive one of Norway's legendary synthpop acts - Echo Image! Having had great success with their.

Zeromancer - Damned le Monde
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Zeromancer returns after 8 years with ‘Damned le Monde’ single & remixes

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After an almost eight year hiatus from releasing new music and 15 months after their previous live concert, the Norwegian industrial synth rockers in Zeromancer.

Electro Spectre - A Different Kind Of Love
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‘A Different Kind Of Love’: New single and remix contest from Electro Spectre

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Electro Spectre kicks off 2021 with the release of the single ‘A Different Kind Of Love’, and also announces a remix contest for this.

Strict Machine - Chrome
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Strict Machine: ‘Chrome’ – new and refreshing Norwegian darkwave with tribute to JG Ballard

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For those missing the dark voice of Andrew Eldritch, the mysterious singer of the Norwegian EBM/darkwave act Strict Machine offers a great alternative, probably the.

seigmen---studio-front
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Alex and Kim of Zeromancer / Seigmen / Ljungblut talks about the vinyl box release, corona lockdown, studio work and future plans: 2021 will hopefully be what 2020 wasn’t!

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Alex Møklebust and Kim Ljung had lots of plans for their bands in 2020, but as with everyone else everything changed this year. Earlier this.

Piston Damp - Something In Me
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Piston Damp (Apoptygma Berzerk side-project) debuts with 9-track single ‘Something in me’

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The Danish/Norwegian duo Piston Damp, currently residing in Sarpsborg, Norway, are releasing their debut single on October 16th. .

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Alt-rock band Friksjon releases EP, goes on autumn tour

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The Norwegian alt-rock band Friksjon ("friction") have compiled their first two single releases and two new tracks into an EP, released by Fucking North Pole.

Modulo One - No way to win
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Modulo One releases ‘No Way to Win’ single w/remixes from Kant Kino, Substaat and Subsquare

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Norwegian dark electro band Modulo One released their new dark electro single 'No Way to Win' on September 1st. .

Otto Dix - Autocrator
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Otto Dix releases 10th album ‘Autocrator’

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The St. Petersburg based darkwave band Otto Dix releases their 10th album, named ‘Autocrator’.

Solar Temple - 8'' #44
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Solar Temple releases 8” extremely limited edition vinyl single

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Etch Wear, the small Oslo-based independent record label, are making very custom pressing of their music. Out now is the Solar Temple 8'' single in.

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