Piston Damp, which is the band of Jonas Groth, APOP keyboarder and Stephan's brother, and Truls Sønsterud, are playing In Darkness Festival in Duisburg, Germany on Saturday the 3rd. June.
They are performing together with Alienare, Stimmgewalt, System Noire and Antibody
This should be a great event for any APOP fan, both musically, and to support Jonas and Truls in their German escapades!
Tickets and info here: https://www.eventim-light.com/de/a/5d5d90428e179a0001c54c5f/e/635a2fbd90e55214c6b93462
At this years Wave Gothic Treffen, Piston Damp, the band of Jonas Groth and Truls Sønsterud, will play at Moritzbastei 20:00!
Our hope is to have as many APOP fans as possible attend and support Jonas and Truls!
Check out their music on all digital platforms and streaming services + CD/LP
On the 17th. June, the brand new Echo Image single "Of Truth" will be released on all digital platforms and streaming services, including Bandcamp!
The single is written by Pål-Magnus Rybom, who as always sings and plays keyboards, but co-producing and also playing keyboards on the single are Stephan L. Groth and Einar K. Five.
This will be the follow-up to the highly successful "Mono No Aware" single and "Walk My Mind", which makes this single number 3 from the forthcoming album that has been promised.
Early-birds can check out the single on Bandcamp from the 10th. June here: https://pitchblackdrive.bandcamp.com/album/of-truth
Stephan's brother and keyboarder in APOP, Jonas Groth, has had great success with his synthpop project, Piston Damp, together with childhood friend, Truls Sønsterud.
Recently they have remixed a track of long-time APOP friends, Beborn Beton! The track is the single "Dancer In The Dark", and it is available on the 2xCD version of the new album, "Darkness Falls Again", and now digitally on the brand new EP, "Burning Gasoline".
Check out the Piston Damp Remix on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/track/6MRXA4fwr4DSY6kDYEmBfq?si=8b9f40a373604fee
It is also available on all other digital platforms and streaming services!
Kenneth Karlstad, the director of the TV Series "Kids In Crime" where APOP have 10 tracks on the soundtrack in Season 1 in the first 8 Episodes, won the prestigious award of "Best Direction for a TV show" at the Norwegian "Gullruten" awards!
To check out the APOP soundtrack for the TV Series "Kids In Crime", go here: https://open.spotify.com/album/28gX74CnPO8rbwf2cTBMvs?si=t_m5C3ytTRud9xgZV-so4g
In the "B-Sides & Rarities" series from APOP that has seen two releases so far, "Faceless Fear" and "Disarm", now also has a third follow up in "Black Pawn".
Some previously unreleased tracks are on there, rare remixes from compilations, versions previously only available on 12" vinyl, and this time the long awaited fan favorite, a studio version of "Enjoy The Silence" from 1998, a cover version that's previously only been released on the APBL98 CD in a live version.
Check out "Black Pawn (B-Sides & Rarities)" here: https://open.spotify.com/album/7eG8P6aq5xy6tfxBHxn2Y8?si=4VGSL-XSS8-m-1qxFPMgSQ
Norwegian electronic band Apoptygma Berzerk (“APOP” or "APB" for short), founded by Stephan Groth in 1989, has enjoyed a successful recording career since the early '90s. With seven studio albums, three live albums, numerous singles and EPs, and an impressive catalog of remixes for other well-known artists, APOP has demonstrated a vast and varied musical palette inspired by all eras of alternative music history.
A purposefully adventurous and ambitious project, APOP has explored, expanded, and reconstructed all styles within the electronic genre utilizing an always evolving crew and assortment of musical partners. The only constant is that there is no constant, and any APOP fan knows to expect the unexpected by now! APOP marches on, and all you'll ever know is that it will be electronica, but not as we usually know it...