About Halo

‘Halo’ is about Depeche Mode and their 1990 album ‘Violator’ – a landmark record and is beloved by fans.

Eventually selling 7.5 million copies, ‘Violator’ gave the British band the critical acclaim they finally deserved and spawned classic tracks such as ‘Personal Jesus’, ‘Enjoy The Silence’, ‘Policy Of Truth’, ‘World In My Eyes’, ‘Halo’ and ‘Waiting For The Night’.

Produced by the band and the influential studio guru Flood, ‘Violator’ has been referenced as a hugely groundbreaking body of work by countless musicians and DJs, such was its impact as a progressive fusion of electronic, rock, dance and pop styles.

This period in the band’s history also found them working with now long-time collaborator Anton Corbijn to create iconic artwork, photography and videos for the album and its associated singles. The band were even at the centre of a riot in Los Angeles when tens of thousands of fans arrived for an album-signing session.

‘Halo’ goes behind the scenes of Depeche Mode’s ‘Violator’ era – a biography and oral history from those who were there in the studio, working behind the cameras, producing sleeves, appearing in the videos, support acts, tour managers, publicists and, of course, the fans.

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The book is written by Kevin May and David McElroy and will be published in September 2022, through Grosvenor House Publishing.

It will be available from Amazon and other online stores, in both print and digital formats.

Check the blog for regular updates or BUY NOW!.

10 thoughts on “About Halo

  1. Pavel says:

    Can not believe it …. realization can take 5-6 years? ….

    1. Kevin says:

      Sadly, yes – real life has an annoying habit of intervening, especially at the moment 🙁

  2. Glenn Cowan says:

    Looking forward to the book.
    Also, my 1990 USC short film of “Blasphemous Rumours” — completed just before Violator was released — has finally been restored in 4K. The old SD transfer has been ripped/viewed ten million times on YouTube across numerous channels, let me know if you’d care to see it because —

    — a ROSE was the film’s central symbol, conceived prior to the release of any Violator-related artwork, the coincidence being purely happenstance!

  3. Kristiane Lucas says:

    I am doing research on the Violator photographic images – Does anyone know name of female with back turned on inside flap ?

  4. Forrest says:

    Hi Kevin. Do you know the name of the actress that plays the clown in Halo? We can’t find that anywhere. Thanks

  5. Claes says:

    Hi! Any news about the book?
    Really looking forward to it’s release 🙂

  6. Chris says:

    Great news – hope there’s an audiobook too so I can listen to it in the car 👍

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