PublishedSun, 17 Jan 2010, 12:00
- The EBM pioneers will release their first album since 1995's Big Hit later this month.
Nitzer Ebb will end their fifteen year studio hiatus at the end of January.
The group enjoyed both critical and commercial success in the late '80s and early '90s with their mix of punk aesthetics and raw electronics, becoming popular in a wide range of clubbing communities. Whether in the Belgian New Beat and EBM scene or in the sets of Detroit techno artists, the band's striking and visceral sound assured them a place in the annals of both electronic and rock music. Following the release of their 1995 album Big Hit, the band members went their separate ways to pursue side projects such as Recoil, 13mg and Maven, but came together again in '05 and have toured irregularly ever since.
At the end of last year, Nitzer Ebb revealed that they would be taking copies of a new record on tour with them to sell to fans due to having difficulty finding a record deal, but Germany's Major Records have now picked the album up and will distribute it internationally. Martin Gore of Depeche Mode—himself a fellow Essex boy—has contributed backing vocals on both "Once You Say" and "Payroll," while you may have heard the tenebrous tones of "Never Known" on the soundtrack to Saw IV. The Major Records version will also come with a bonus CD of remixes from Terence Fixmer and Depeche Mode's Alan Wilder amongst others.
02. Once You Say
03. Never Known
04. Going Away
05. Hit You Back
07. Down On Your Knees
08. I Don't Know You
09. My Door Is Open
10. I Am Undone
11. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
01. I Am Undone (Alan Wilder Remix)
02. I Am Undone (Christopher Kah Remix)
03. My Door Is Open (Terence Fixmer Remix)
04. Once You Say (Tom Furse Remix)
05. Once You Say (Celluloide Remix)
06. Once You Say (Orpheé Remix)
07. Once You Say (People Theatre Remix)
08. Once You Say
Major Records will release Industrial Complex on January 22nd, 2010.