April 12, 2024

Front 242 announces 3 new vinyl releases on clear vinyl in pre-order now – instant rush crashes Alfa Matrix website


Front 242 announces 3 new vinyl releases on clear vinyl in pre-order now - instant rush crashes Alfa Matrix website

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This year Front 242 – who recently announced their farewell tour – will be re-releasing 5 classics on crystal clear vinyl in their original vintage design artwork. The first 3 releases (“Endless Riddance”, “No Comment” and “Politics Of Pressure”) were announced today for pre-order with 2 more releases to follow later this Summer.

The band and label (Alfa Matrix) say that “the importance of this re-releases for both the band and label is to make these titles available again on vinyl format at a correct price instead of the crazy pricing sometimes found on other platforms.”

Apart from the the 3 vinyls, there is also a combo 3-vinyl package offered with an exclusive Front 242 tote bag, which is limited to 500 units.

The rush for these new pre-orders caused the Alfa Matrix webstore to crash multiple times, while the label was constantly increasing the capacity of their servers to handle the wave of fans flocking to the website. In a reaction the label says: “We are used to quite some traffic when it comes to Front 242 and had already prepared the server capacity, but we never expected such a huge wave like we saw today. By noon we had all servers upgraded to keep on handling the traffic and orders.”

At the moment of writing the Alfa Matrix website was handling a whopping 40 orders per minute, 5 times more than usually happens when a Front 242 product is launched. It shows the rather huge demand for democratically priced vinyl releases.

“Endless Riddance” is available from Bandcamp in pre-order as well as a download in a re-mastered version. The remastered versions of “No Comment” and “Politics Of Pressure” were already made available as download in the past.

As an extra, the 24th volume in the “Sounds From The Matrix” CD compilation series will be automatically included in every order of any of the 3 first re-releases presented today. It features 17 label artists with a straight EBM / future pop teneur.

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