Thursday, August 5, 2010

Music News & Notes

OMD to Release First New Album in 14 Years

It's being reported that electro-pop darlings Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark have recently announced that they will be releasing their first new studio album since 1996’s 'Universal this September.' The album, 'History of Modern,' will be released by 100% Records on September 20th in the U.K. and by Bright Antenna on September 28th in the US. The record’s artwork was created by legendary Factory Records designer Peter Saville, who designed all of the band’s record sleeves from their 1979 debut single, “Electricity,” to 1984’s Junk Culture full-length. The album will also be available as a limited-edition, Saville-designed embossed boxset, which will include the album on two heavyweight slabs of vinyl, a picture book, an artwork print, a DVD on making the album, and a Saville-designed T-shirt.


Dunes Announce "Old Souls" 7", Launch Tour

Art Fag Recordings presents Dune's limited edition "Old Souls" 7" vinyl record which will be available on August 31st. Pressed in an edition of 500 vinyl records, "Old Souls" features all exclusive unreleased tracks. Additionally, the digital version of the EP will include the washed out bonus track "Lemon Drop You."

Dunes is an LA-based trio, who bend timeless, ornate darkness into new and forlorn forms. The three artists have deconstructed the classic instrumental set up and rebuilt from the drums up, creating tools for their own dreamy vision of pop. Their inspiration forms itself in themes from outside forces to inner balance. Though serious in musical intentions, they do bring a fun and kinetic element to their live performances.


MELECHESH: 'The Epigenesis' Artwork, Release Date Revealed

The cover artwork for "The Epigenesis", the upcoming fifth album from Sumerian black metallers MELECHESH, has been released. The cover art was created by the U.K.-based renowned occult artist John Coulthart, who had already collaborated with MELECHESH in the past. Commented mainman and founding member Ashmedi: "The art was meticulously discussed over several phone calls and John like a real credible artist worked in utmost professionalism while having a real short deadline.

"The cover art perfectly represents our music and themes. It portrays an occult, mystical Near Eastern/ Mesopotamian atmosphere while strictly adhering to a non-cliché standard.

MELECHESH's last album, "Emissaries" — the follow-up to 2003's "Sphynx" — was released January 23, 2007 on Osmose Productions/The End Records.


LORDI: 'Babez For Breakfast' Cover Artwork Unveiled; 'Lordi The Game' Details Revealed

Finnish heavy metal legends LORDI will be releasing their fifth studio album, 'Babez For Breakfast' on September 14 in the US, September 15 in Europe and on October 27 in Japan. The CD was recorded in early 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee with highly regarded producer Michael Wagener, who has produced albums for artists as varied as OZZY OSBOURNE, ALICE COOPER and JANET JACKSON and mixed METALLICA's classic "Master of Puppets".


No Age Unveil New Album Cover Art

No Age have unveiled their cover art to their new album, 'Everything In Between.' The Los Angeles band will release their sophomore album on September 28 via Sub Pop. The cover art was designed by Brian Roettinger . The first single off the forthcoming album, "Glitter," is set for release on August 24.


INTERMENT: 'Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy' Release Date Announced

Re-born Swedish death metalers INTERMENT will release their debut album, 'Into The Crypts Of Blasphemy,' in North American on August 31, via Pulverised Records. The CD, which came out in Europe on August 2, was recorded at Erebos Studios with Peter Bjärgo (TYRANT, CRYPT OF KERBEROS). The cover artwork was created by Polish artist Rafal Kruszyk.

INTERMENT released a split CD with FUNEBRARUM, "Conjuration of the Sepulchral", in January 2007 on Conqueror Of Thorn Records.

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