For Visage today is both very sad and a very happy day. Today we say our goodbyes to our lead singer and musical and fashion icon Steve Strange. We will be at the funeral in Porthcawl, All Saints church. We will also be at the public wake which (along with the service) is a celebration of Steve’s life. At the wake Robin, Logan and Lauren are planning to perform a few of Steve's favourite songs. If you are coming to either event please (respectfully) take some photos and post them to our page. Goodbye Steve, We Love You.
Visage to Release Fifth and Final Studio Album The fifth and final studio album from 80s New Romantic pioneers Visage will be released in November 2015. It will be entitled “Demons To Diamonds” a name chosen by the family of the late Steve Strange. It will feature the studio songs that Steve Strange was working on with Visage prior to his untimely death which shocked the world in Feb 2015. The album is launched to coincide with the inaugural “Steve Strange” New Romantic music festival in Porthcawl, Wales. All Royalties from the album to be donated to the newly formed Steve Strange Statue fund which will establish a permanent and lasting memorial to Steve Strange and his musical, style and fashion legacies. Steve Strange and Visage began working on their follow up album to 2013 “Hearts and Knives” album in spring 2014. With over 15 songs written and scheduled the band had recorded just over half when Steve sadly died on Feb 12th 2015. After the shock of losing their leader the band rather than leave the album uncompleted decided to persevere and complete the album. The album features musical contributions by Mick Macneil (Simple Minds) and Didier “Space” Marouani (“Magic Fly”). The album also features a cover version of the David Bowie song “Loving The Alien”. A limited edition vinyl only single containing a extended remix of the Album 4 track “Lost in Static” and a brand new track is also available now from Control Room Recordings. http://www.controlroomrecordings.com/CRRR003.php Link
Darkness To Diamond. The SPECIAL / REMIX EDITION of Demons To Diamonds. NEW CD Announced to buy. Rather than release any singles from "Demons To Diamonds" the band have decided to release a partner album called "Darkness To Diamond" on Jan 8th. It features alternate versions / remixes / "proper" extended versions and instrumentals of the Demons To Diamonds songs, all created by Visage. The album features new versions of the 10 album tracks and a bonus track, the first ever "Visage Remix". All royalties go towards the Steve Strange Collective and the Steve Statue Fund. You can hear clips of all 11 tracks here https://soundcloud.com/the-real-visage/sets/darkness-to-diamond The Official Release date for CD and Digital (No LP this time) is Jan 8th 2016. You can pre-order on Amazon, OR if you want it now you can buy copies from the Visage Shop here - http://www.visage.cc/shop.php