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!
Out now, is an Apoptygma Berzerk remix of the song "All Is Shadow" by Peter Heppner, and the remix is available on both the LP and CD version of the album "TanzZwang", as well as on the 4xCD "Confessions & Doubts / Limited Fanbox". Through our friends at POPoNAUT you order all versions and formats here: www.poponaut.de.
You also find it on:
Also now, we see yet another Apoptygma Berzerk remix released! This one is from Swedish outfit Machinista, and it's part of a 4-track single taken from their forthcoming album. APOP have remixed the old fan favorite "Dark Heart Of Me" taken from their 2015 album "Garmonbozia", and this mix can be found on the CD-EP "Black Tide". Infacted Recordings have released this in a limited edition of 300 copies, and it is available for purchase now via our friends at POPoNAUT or InfraRot.
The Machinista CD-EP is now out via:
Tidal / WiMP: Machinista - "Dark Heart Of Me (Apoptygma Berzerk Remix)
We celebrate the 25th. Anniversary of "Soli Deo Gloria" with a reissue LP-version mastered for vinyl in July 2018 from the original tapes, and a CD-version remastered from the original tapes, containing no less than 7 bonus tracks!
The LP will be released in 300 copies limited edition purple vinyl and in an unlimited regular black vinyl version in Europe via Tatra Records/Rough Trade, and in Canada/USA via Artoffact Records, the LP will be released in 250 copies limited edition black+clear splatter vinyl and 250 copies limited edition purple+clear splatter vinyl. The CD's will have the same tracklist for both releases, but the Canada/USA edition will be a digipak, and the European version will be a regular jewelcase. Some of the artwork will also differ due to territorial licensing.
The original release date of the classic "Soli Deo Gloria" album was 11/11/93, so the date for the 25th. Anniversary Edition of "Soli Deo Gloria" is set to 11/11/18.
Here are the pre-sale links:
Artoffact Records: https://apoptygmaberzerk.bandcamp.com/releases
We sincerely hope you'll enjoy this celebration, and that you will join in with us!
The APB Crew
E-Tropolis Festival, Turbinenhalle
Strasse E / Reithalle
"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.