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Depeche Mode Give Details On New Album

January 24, 2013 | Posted by Joseph Lee

NME reports that Depeche Mode have released details on their new album Delta Machine. The album will be released on March 26. It was produced by Ben Hillier and mixed by Flood. It is the band’s first album since 2009.

The first single from the album is “Heaven”, and will have remixes from Matthew Dear, Blawan, Owlle and Steps To Heaven.

Martin Gore said: “Writing this album was incredibly daunting as I wanted the sound of this collection to be very modern. I want people to feel good about listening to this record, to get some kind of peace. It’s just got something magical about it.

Dave Gahan added: “With this release we’ve completely shifted our idea of how to create an album. When we hit a wall where we realize the album is beginning to sound too normal, we’ll mess it up and really give it that organic Depeche Mode Sound. Delta Machine is no different, and I can’t wait for all of our fans to hear it.

A deluxe edition will include a bonus disc with four extra songs and a photobook with pictures of the band taken by Anton Corbijn.

The band also recently announced two concerts at the O2 Arena in London on May 28-29. These are the only UK dates on a 34-date European tour that will feature appearances at Rock Werchter Festival in Belgium (July 7), BBK Festival in Spain (July 11) and Optimus Alive Festival in Portugal (July 13). A North American tour will happen later in the year.

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