As the European tour for their new album “Leaving Babylon” came to a close, Covenant received an invitation to play a show in Tokyo. The band’s budget could only cover Eskil Simonsson due to high travel and accommodation costs, but the lineup was creatively extended. Not only did they get Japanese assistance in the form of Kenji from the Japanese electro band 4D-Mode1, but Pride and Fall guitarist Svien-Joar Johnsen, who happened to be in Tokyo on vacation, was also recruited. According to the charming Norwegian : ”The Futurepop scene in Japan is very small, and the show was rather improvised, but in spite of this it was an unbelievable experience to stand on stage with Eskil in the amazing city of Tokyo.”
Finally the waiting is over. I has been six years since we heard a new Pride And Fall album. Today their new album “Of Lust And Desire” is finally in stores, both digital and physical. Two years have the norwegian trio worked on this record and it seems to have paid off: Straight and danceable electronic synth pop anthems meet a rich experimental realm of dark strings, vocals and carefully arranged drums. The Dependent shop has the new album in a limited first edition in a digipak with UV-coating lpgo print.
Two amazing releases will accompany us this late summer: Briefly before the begin of their European tour, Covenant will release their new Longplayer “Leaving Babylon” and the long-missed norwegian Future Pop outfit Pride And Fall resurface with new works: The new Pride And Fal Albumn “Of Lust And Desire” will be released on August 30th.
To reduce the time until release for the many fans of both bands, Dependent will make available a free download track from each album for the next two weeks.
Covenant show us another glimps of their forthcoming album with the Demo Version of “For Our Time” - a hypnotic centerpiece of “Leaving Babylon”. You can download the track here.
Pride And Fall will offer “Turn The Lights On”, a driving dancefloor anthem that showcases what lies ahead with the new album. You can download the track here.
Both albums are available for preorder in the shop.
Canadian industrial pioneers opened their recent European “Echogenetic” tour this weekend in front of 4000 people, headlining the Hangar Stage of this years Mera Luna. Although a bit rusty at first, the crowd appreciated the mix between new tracks like Killing Grounds, Deadened, Exhale or Blood and front Line Assembly classics like Surface Millennium, Plasticity or…. (we don’t want to give away too much…).
Additionally the band was supported by a cool video and lightshow, as well as the band members Jeremy Inkel (keyboard, drums), Jared Slingerland (Keyboards, Guitars), Jason Bazinet (drums) and industrial Icon Bill Leed (vocal, drums). The next three weeks will see the band playing a set supported by haujobb in UK, Holland, Scotland, Hungary and Czech Republic. Front Line Assembly are currently experiencing a lot of backwind, since their current album “Echogenetic” is not only received enthusiastically by fans and media, but also charted for the first time in the bands extensive history in the German Media Control Charts. Catch them on tour, and find tour dates here.