May 2017 19

Lord of the Lost signs worldwide record deal
 
Having spent the last decade establishing itself as a force to be reckoned with in the international dark metal scene, Hamburg’s Lord of the Lost has signed a worldwide record deal with Austrian rock/metal label Napalm Records. Founder and front man Chris Harms comments on the band’s newfound association, “It’s been an important step for us to continue our path of success together with a new, strong partner and we are proud that we have found this partner in Napalm Records! It could not be better for us!” [..]

May 2017 19

DAF to release vinyl retrospective box set
 
DAF - Das Ist DAFOne of the pioneering acts that helped shape underground electronic music, DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft) is releasing a new box set collecting the duo’s most essential albums, titled Das Ist DAF. Often cited in the breath as fellow German acts as Kraftwerk and Can and New York’s Suicide, DAF influenced a generation of musicians for combining electronic elements like sequencers and synthesizers (particularly the Korg MS-20) with an aggressive militaristic style infused with the virulent energy of punk. DAF has the distinction of having the first album to be released by the now legendary Mute Records [..]