As part of the 2019 European Tour Dates, OSLO has now been added to the calendar, and the APOP-boys will be doing their first gig in their home capital in over 10 years!
The gig in Gothenburg on the 1st. December had a huge turn-up of Norwegian fans, many of them begging us to do a gig in Norway again.
We've heard you, so on Saturday the 24th. August 2019, Apoptygma Berzerk will be playing PARKTEATERET in Oslo, a venue known for it's great sound and stunning light-rig. In the past couple of years, Parkteateret have been hosting gigs by Sparks, Laibach and Gary Numan to name a few, so we'll be in good company.
As our special-guest, we bring over Vile Electrodes from the UK, the very same brilliant band that also will support us on some of our German dates in 2019.
On top of this, our close friend, DJ Alex Tjore, will be playing the best electronic tunes for us from the golden era, 1977 - 1984, so bring your dancing shoes and fitting attire! He'll be digging into the pioneers of electronica, as well as the untarnished kings and queens of electropop! What's not to like? It will be a massive evening for sure!
See you in Oslo!
The APB Crew :D
A lot is happening in the APOP camp these days, and just as a heads-up, we will urge you to check back in here on the 10th. December at 10AM for the announcement of yet another show in 2019. The ticket sales for this show will start on 10th. December at 3PM!
The show will be held in a city where APOP haven't played in over 10 years, and it is in a country where we don't play very often.
It will be a small and intimate venue with great sound and lights, and for some of you, it will be a perfect opportunity to combine with a holiday!
Stay with us, and be the first to hear the news! :)
The club gigs in Germany have been few and far between in the last years, and now APOP wanted to do something about this!
So, Apoptygma Berzerk will be playing the following new dates in Germany next year:
- 16th. August - Dresden - Strasse E / Reithalle - With special guest: TBA!
That means that the year 2019 for APOP looks like this so far:
We are looking forward to seeing you on the road in 2019!
We are so proud and happy to celebrate the 25th. Anniversary of our debut album, "Soli Deo Gloria".
On this day 25 years ago, the original CD album was released by Tatra Records, and little did we know about what it was going to bring! It brought gigs in Sweden and Germany for a start, distribution in Germany too, and with this album and the 3 previous "singles", "Ashes To Ashes", "The 2nd Manifesto" and "Bitch", the ball really started rolling! Important was also the Norwegian EBM/Electronic compilation "Sex, Drugs & EBM", initiated by Per Aksel and Stephan to Tatra Records, a CD that for the first time collected material from what was the early start of the new electronic scene in Norway.
We also got our first support-jobs for bigger acts like The Young Gods, Die Krupps, deLillos (yes, it's true!), Ym-Stammen, Dance Or Die, Nitzer Ebb and Attrition. Anyway, we're ranting here, and we basically just wanted to tell you that it's time to celebrate, and WE certainly will! During the coming week, the CD and LP versions of the 25th. Anniversary Edition will reach all our distributors and fans! The CD version, as we've mentioned before, includes 7 bonus tracks, and two of them are in fact the tracks that debuted on the infamous "Sex, Drugs & EBM" compilation, all remastered from the original tapes for your enjoyment! Shirts have been made too, so go to www.lo-fi-merchandise.com, https://apoptygmaberzerk.bandcamp.com/releases or www.theelectricfox.com to satisfy all your shopping needs! <3 APOP LOVES YOU <3
Out now on Side-Line, the classic Belgian magazine, is a double-whammy interview with Stephan Groth and Alex Møklebust (Zeromancer/Seigmen) about how they approach the art of doing a remix for another artist. They also talk about some of their gear and about some favorite remixes.
The full interview can be found here and also includes a great Spotify playlist of APOP-remixes available on that streaming service: http://www.side-line.com/double-interview-alex-moklebust-zeromancer-seigmen-and-stephan-groth-apoptygma-berzerk-about-remixing/
Stephan Groth / Apoptygma Berzerk has been commissioned to compose music for the 2018 Light Festival "NATTLJUS" in the Swedish city of Eskilstuna, and the festival will be held from the 26th. - 28th. October this year.
The piece entitled "Modularmix" is pre-recorded and will be presented in a sound-image-light performance by Karin Stolt, who's previously worked with Apoptygma Berzerk on the laser-show and visuals presented at the gig at ElectriXmas in Malmö in 2017.
More information about Karin Stolt and her work (in Swedish) can be found by following this link to an information page from Eskilstuna Kommun.
The performance will be presented at 6PM in Stadsparken in front of Klosters Kyrka as the main and final perfomance on the opening night of the festival!
For more information in both Swedish and English, go to www.eskilstuna.se and push the link entitled 1. EN RESA, invigning av Nattljus. Here you will find more details about the performance, the festival etc., and if you keep scrolling, there's a lot of info, pictures and details to be found.
The performance has no entry fee, so everybody who wants to experience it can just turn up on the day of the event!
PS! This is NOT a Stephan Groth / Apoptygma Berzerk LIVE concert/performance, everything is pre-recorded and the artist is not attending!
E-Tropolis Festival, Turbinenhalle
Strasse E / Reithalle
Parkteateret (SOLD OUT!)
"It's Apoptygma Berzerk, Jim - but not as we know it."
APOP reinvents itself - again - with an exciting new sound; different from, but complimentary to, the electro rock future pop stylings of previous releases.
On Exit Popularity Contest (a fix-up of the 12" EPs Stop Feeding The Beast, Videodrome and Xenogenesis), APOP founder Stephan Groth distils the essence of carefully selected pioneers to construct a classic yet refreshingly contemporary sound. Varied and vital, it brings instrumental music back into the spotlight, and after the wildly enthusiastic audience reaction to the sold-out performance in Norway last year, it appears he has tapped into a rich seam of electronic pleasure for a new generation as well as older aficionados.
Always a musical chameleon, Groth pays homage to his roots through emulating the analogue soundscapes of innovators like Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Klaus Schulze, and the driving motorik Krautrock rhythms of Neu!, Cluster and La Duesseldorf, all filtered through his own unique Scandinavian sensibility. In doing so he has created a vibrant, colourful 21st century palette on which to blend these classic influences from the Golden Age of electronic music.
Exit Popularity Contest demonstrates an admirable musical purity and sincerity, channeling the best of the past to forge a path into the future.