Depeche Mode Biography

Depeche Mode is an English electronic band formed in 1980 by Vince Clarke, Martin Gore, and Andrew Fletcher. The band's early work was heavily influenced by the synthpop and new wave music of the 1980s. Depeche Mode's first album, "Speak & Spell," was released in 1981 and featured a more polished sound with catchy melodies and electronic instrumentation.

In 1982, Depeche Mode released their breakthrough album, "A Broken Frame," which featured the hit single "See You," which brought the band mainstream success in the UK. The band's sound during this period was characterized by its use of synthesizers, drum machines, and sequencers, as well as the distinctive vocals of lead singer Dave Gahan.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Depeche Mode released several more albums, including "Construction Time Again" (1983), "Some Great Reward" (1984), "Violator" (1990), and "Songs of Faith and Devotion" (1993). The band's sound during this period became more experimental, incorporating elements of industrial, alternative rock and electronic dance music.

In the 2000s, Depeche Mode released several more albums, including "Exciter" (2001) and "Playing the Angel" (2005). The band's sound during this period became more electronic, incorporating elements of trip hop and modern electronic music.

Depeche Mode continues to tour and release new music to this day. The band's most recent album, "Spirit," was released in 2017. Throughout their career, Depeche Mode has sold over 100 million records and has a strong following worldwide. They are considered one of the most influential and successful electronic bands of all time, known for their distinctive sound, socially conscious lyrics, and innovative use of technology in their music.


il Cabaret del Diavolo (Since 2005) was created for one reason, to bring together a mix of EBM Electronic Body Music and OldSchool Industrial of the 80's & 90's. But we play many others too of course such as SynthPop, DarkWave, Aggrotech, New Beat and Elektronische Musik. Long Live EBM!