It has taken the famous electro act Front 242 a while, but from now on you can also follow Front 242 on Instagram. We found out about it earlier this afternoon when an invitation to follow arrived in our Side-Line Instagram account. Since then the account is gradually amassing followers.
So far 4 pictures were posted including one sent by a fan, so it seems like it that they will be using exclusive fan pictures too, which makes it very interesting. Let’s see if a proper shot of the upcoming vinyl re-releases of “Pulse” will also arrive, including the mega deluxe fanbox (available here in pre-order) holding a live recording of 1989, a cult year for every Front 242 fan.
In other news, Alfa Matrix, the label of the band, has drastically lowered its shipping costs and has also partially refunded hundreds of orders placed for the Front 242 releases in the past few weeks. The unexpected refund came after the label secured a better deal with a new shipping partner, and instead of just keeping the money of the pre-orders already placed, they have now refunded the difference. Ain’t that a nice gesture!
Here’s an example of a picture posted.
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