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28 Jun 2021

"You And Me Against The World" finally on vinyl for the first time!

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12 Jun 2021

Jonas Groth releases full album with Piston Damp!

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03 Mar 2021

APOP remixes Echo Image on comeback single!

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24 Nov 2020

Jonas Groth launches side-project, Piston Damp!

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16 Jul 2020

2 Hour Exclusive Interview With Stephan Groth on Artefaktor Radio!

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19 May 2020

Sweden pre-sales for "Nein Danke! and "Rocket Science" in place!

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28 Jun 2021

"You And Me Against The World" finally on vinyl for the first time!

July 9th. sees the vinyl release of the best selling APOP album of all times, "You And Me Against The World".

It will be released on 2xLP (Limited Edition RED VINYL in 400 copies) and 2xLP (Limited Edition CLASSIC BLACK VINYL in 700 copies) as well as on a remastered CD version including for the first time ALL connected singles + bonus tracks, which gives it a 19 track total!

Pre-orders in Europe through:

- Lo-Fi Merchandise: https://www.lo-fi-merchandise.com/collections/apoptygma-berzerk

- POPoNAUThttp://www.poponaut.de/apoptygma-berzerk-m-12.html

 

Pre-orders in USA/Canada/South-America through:

- The Electric Fox: https://theelectricfox.com/collections/apoptygma-berzerk

 

Pre-orders in Norway through:

- Retro Vinyl: https://www.retrovinyl.no/?collection=synth-elektronica-ebm

 

12 Jun 2021

Jonas Groth releases full album with Piston Damp!

Jonas Groth, Stephans younger brother and also keyboarder, co-producer and backing-vocalist in Apoptygma Berzerk, has just released a full album with the Piston Damp moniker that he operates together with Truls Jardar Sønsterud.

The album, "Making The World Great Again", came after the three successful singles, "Something In Me", "Loose Ends" and "Runaway", that got great reviews and loads of airplay!

Also out on CD, the album can be ordered from POPoNAUT and InfraRot in Germany for all of you in Europe, from The Electric Fox and IsoTank in the USA for you in the US/Canada/South America, and from Retro Vinyl for you in Norway!

Check out Piston Damp here:

Homepage: https://www.pistondamp.com/

Bandcamp: https://pistondamp.bandcamp.com/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/54YyjAXhjYXjcmboEgvkO7

iTunes/Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1568502555

Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/album/231562122

03 Mar 2021

APOP remixes Echo Image on comeback single!

Back in the early 2000's Echo Image was connected to APOP's label, Hard:Drive, and now they are yet again connected as the entire catalog of Echo Image releases have been put out digitally through Pitch Black Drive, the new APOP label!

Also, Echo Image have just stepped out of a near 20 year long hiatus with their comeback single, "Walk My Mind".

The single contains remixes by Apoptygma Berzerk, Technomancer feat. Angst Pop and Einar K. Five.

Echo Image - "Walk My Mind" is out now and available on all digital platforms and streaming services, including the Pitch Black Drive page on Bandcamp!

24 Nov 2020

Jonas Groth launches side-project, Piston Damp!

For many years, Jonas Groth has been playing around with an electronic synthpop project called Piston Damp, together with his friend Truls Jardar Sønsterud

Finally they have finished their first single, and you can see the video on YouTube here: Piston Damp - "Something In Me" (YouTube Video)

And you can also find it on:

Spotify here: Piston Damp - "Something In Me" (Spotify)

iTunes/Apple Music here: Piston Damp - "Something In Me" (iTunes/Apple Music)

Deezer here: Piston Damp - "Something In Me" (Deezer)

A new single will follow in spring 2021, followed by an album by summer 2021!

16 Jul 2020

2 Hour Exclusive Interview With Stephan Groth on Artefaktor Radio!

Bridget Kyle Gray did a 2 hour long interview with Stephan Groth for Artefaktor Radio on the 18th. June, the day before the release of the "Nein Danke!" EP.

They talked about life, music, gaming and a lot more that you now can enjoy in the Artefaktor Podcast Archive here: 2 HOUR STEPHAN GROTH INTERVIEW

To buy the "Nein Danke!" EP and support the band directly, you can get it here via the Pitch Black Drive Bandcamp page: BUY "NEIN DANKE!" CD EP  HERE!

19 May 2020

Sweden pre-sales for "Nein Danke! and "Rocket Science" in place!

Now you can also pre-order the brand new "Nein Danke!" 12" EP/CD EP and the "Rocket Science" LP from Swedish mail-order veterans Hot Stuff

They also have "Soli Deo Gloria (25th. Anniversary Edition)" (LP) and "SDGXXV" (2xLP) in stock too, in case you want to add extra items to save on shipping if you missed out on these!

To place your pre-order with Hot Stuff, go here: APOP at Hot Stuff

Live

08 Jul 2022

Dalaborgsparken / Subkultfestivalen
Vänersborg

30 Jul 2022

Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen

History

Biography

"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.

Discography

SHOP

Contact

Management

Celsius Management GmbH

www.celsius-mgmt.de

Booking

Neuwerk Music Management

www.neuwerk-music.de

Facebook

Official Facebook Page

www.facebook.com/ApoptygmaBerzerk