While everybody re-vindicates the legacy of Synth Britannia, pioneers of the movement Andy McCluskey, Paul Humphreys, Martin Cooper and Malcolm Holmes have decided to join forces in the studio to create a new Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark album. Even if the band has been active during the past years, touring the world with its classic line-up, the new album will mean the return to the editorial arena for OMD after 14 years of non new record releases, 24 if we take into account the last album the band recorded with its original formation. The follow up to “The Pacific Age” (1986) will be titled “History of Modern”, and it will be available from October the 4th through 100% Records. This is, so far, all we know regarding an album that it’s said to be very electronic. OMD will introduce the LP to the public next Monday on Back to the Phuture, Mark Jones’ show at BBC 6 Music. McCluskey and Humphreys will chat about the influences and creation of the record, plus they will play in exclusive a brand new track from “History of Modern”. Towards the Autumn, the band will tour with the new material through Europe. You can check the schedule here.