Here is some of the great music that 2010 promises to bring us. There will be more, so watch out for future blog updates!
Sturm Café: Once declared dead, the band is still alive! The 7" release that was mentioned almost 1 year ago, is being finished and should be released any time now. A few live shows are planned, and one in Sweden is already lined up for 6th March, and a gig in Rome together with KROPP lined up for 3rd April. Check out the band's Myspace page for two new songs (Koka Kola Freihet and Sicherheit). They show a new sound, which remains 100% oldschool, and despite being slightly farther away from typical anhalt EBM sound, still is raw and tough as it always has been.
AutoDaFeh: The one band that brought back the original sound of Front 242 last year is back with a new full-length album "Identity Unknown", that will be released in late February. Expect more of the same magnificent sound, this time very fittingly including a remix from Front 242.
Agrezzior: This project now features Johan Damm (stahlwerk! stahlwerk!), adding to the powerful sound of the band. Expect a new album "Domination" sometime soon, as the band has found their label and have been presenting new songs on their Myspace recently.
Guerrilla: The word of a debute-album has been floating around since last autumn, and it has been apparent for a while that it is delayed. However it is clear that the band is more than ready for a release as they have been continuously presenting new tracks on their Myspace. The outstanding quality of their take on oldschool EBM is very clear in these tracks, listen for yourself!
Signal Aout 42: One of the real legends of oldschool EBM already returned with a new album a few years back. This February promises another new full-length release, which apparently will be closer to their musical roots.
T.W.A.T.: They have launched a new web-page with a few free downloads and other interesting info. The new album is going to be released any time now! Oi!
Void Kampf: The new album has been promised from their label for quite a while now, and it seems the definite date is January 2010. "Severe Mais Juste" will have a whole ton of new tracks, including remixes from both old legendary and newer EBM bands.
Pouppée Fabrikk: Another truly legendary old band returns with a new release during summer 2010. The band has shown a few in-the-works sounds from the new album on youtube, and a new very informative official web-page has been launched.
Old School Electrology Vol. 1: The Great Steelworker informs that this beast of oldschool EBM and electro should reach its fans in early 2010, as the pre-orders have picked up, and if they keep the same rate. This project depends entirely on its fans, because a release of such size (four CDs with 81 exclusive tracks) in the underground scene is entirely non-commercial.
Bodytåget: The Swedish oldschool EBM festival, always located in Sugar Bar in Stockholm has a few dates lined up for this winter and spring. Watch their web-page for specific information. Here are the bands of varying genres that will perform at different times this half-year: Mergel Kratzer, Mechatronic, Sturm Café, No Sleep By The Machine (remember this name!), Astma, Restricted Area, Project X, The Pain Machinery, Tyske Ludder, and The Blister Exists.
Familientreffen VI: The best festival around is lined up for July 1-4th this year and already has a great line-up. One extra day with foreplay, and a mix of old school ebm legends and newer bands, as always. Bands lined up so far are: Armageddon Dildos, Schwefelgelb, EkoBrottsMyndigheten, C.C.C.P., Astma, T.W.A.T., Groupe T, aaak, and Hatbrott. This is only a small handful of the total line-up, which will be revealed by Electric Tremor as summer approaches. Watch out for updates!