Essex industrialists NITZER EBB have announced an end to their eight-year hiatus with a live appearance accompanied by a major box set.
Contemporaries of DEPECHE MODE, FRONT 242 and DIE KRUPPS, the Chelmsford EBM pioneers Bon Harris and Douglas McCarthy will return to the stage at the Amphi Festival in Cologne, Germany on 20 July 2019. They'll be joined onstage by original founding members David Gooday and Simon Granger, the first time the four have been onstage together since 1987. Further live dates are promised in due course.
The dates will be preceded in October this year by the career-panning vinyl box set 1982 - 2010.
A coloured vinyl edition brings together the albums That Total Age, Belief, Showtime, Ebbhead, Big Hit and Basic Pain Procedure, all but the last of these expanded to double albums with additional 12" mixes and gatefold sleeves.
The black vinyl edition omits Basic Pain Procedure, which has been recently reissued, but there's space for it, and their most recent release, Industrial Complex, in the box!
The set also includes a large format booklet with notes by McCarthy and Harris, plus rare and unseen photos, fliers and other artwork.
Set for release on 5 October through Pylon Records, both box sets are available to pre-order here.
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