Depeche-Mode-4Depeche Mode are to release a new single titled “Martyr“ in October to coincide with volume 1 of the best of release expected on November 13th.

The track was recorded as part of the sessions for the band’s recent “Playing The Angel” album. It never reached the album as it was ‘too upbeat’ for the rest of the album. The single features a re-mix by Booka Shade among others.

It is scheduled to be released on October 30, 2006 in three formats, CD single, CD maxi and DVD single.

* update September 19th: Martyr track to be aired on the radio and availalbe for digital download - for more info go here.

Swedish director Andreas Nilsson, visual artist behind The Knife, has been hired to do the video for Depeche Mode’s new single “Martyr”.

Dm-Video-1According to the newspaper GP, the new Depeche Mode video “Martyr” is being made in Gothenburg, Sweden, but without the band’s participation. Dave Gahan was impressed with the “Silent Shout” video from last Winter, director Andreas Nilsson shot for The Knife.

The Knife - Silent Shout (Promo Video):

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