May 29, 2024

Out today: Two Front 242 ’91 live releases (live in the EU and USA) + new Daniel B. album

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Good news from the Front 242 headquarters since a few weeks as the band is releasing lots of live material. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you had to miss the numerous Front 242 concerts planned in 2020. But now the Front 242 live shows come to you until you can see the band live at work again.

The band has now released what many consider the holy 242 grail with 2 live recordings (USA and EU) which were recorded during the band’s 91 tour. They are (were, as the vinyl is completely sold out in pre-order via the label’s webstore) available in two formats via the Alfa Matrix webstore:

About the double vinyl release, it came strictly limited to 1242 copies worldwide. The 2 cream-colored vinyls are inserted in a luxury carton slipcase packaging with soft touch varnish. The 20-track “Sounds From The Matrix 022” Alfa Matrix compilation is also inserted in each deluxe box. 

About the CD release, the first 1000 copies of the CD edition were printed with soft touch varnish on the packaging but this edition is sold out as well in pre-order. The new pressing is in brilliant digipak.

The first 300 ordered copies of the double-vinyl edition set received a numbered exclusive Front 242 live carton photo (210x140mm). 

Both sets are also available via Bandcamp as downloads where you can already preview various tracks:

And that’s not all…

Founding member of Front 242, Daniel B. celebrated his 66th birthday with the Daniel B. “six+six” release a while back (you can still order it here) and he now adds a third “6” to his age by releasing a second chapter to his re-filtering exercise exactly 6 months later.

So next to the “six+six” album, a brand new CD is being released “66.6” featuring 35 minutes of reinterpretations of previous work for Front 242:

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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