Thursday, 7 January 2016

SUICIDE COMMANDO























"this is hate"
Year:    1989
Country:    Belgium
City:   Leopoldsburg
Artist:   Johan Van Roy
Label:    ZNS Tapes
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    10
Time:    40 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:           EBM














Johan Van Roy, Suicide Commando's only member, began experimenting with electronic music in 1986. Three years later, he released his first tape under the moniker Suicide Commando, and made an appearance on the vinyl compilation, Electronic. As Van Roy continued self-releasing tapes, he landed more compilation appearances on Rotation II and Induktion, Varianz und Deren Folgen, both released by Kugelblitz records.
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"Idem"
Year:    1988
Country:    Belgium
City:   Leopoldsburg
Artist:   Johan Van Roy
Label:    ZNS Tapes
Format:    cassette
Tracks:    19
Time:    35 min.
Genre:    electronic
Style:            EBM


















Not many electro-bands can look back upon a quarter of a century of existence, numerous timeless club anthems and still be going strong as hell. Started back in 1986 with very limited equipment and heavily influenced by EBM legends like Klinik or Front 242, SUICIDE COMMANDO over the years also became one of the rare acts pioneering an entire genre. For over two decades the godfather of Harsh Electro has been bombarding us now with countless club smashers and morbid soundtracks, and still the end is not in sight. The first time I heard this artist was with the tape compilation "Fight the Fascists" released in 1989 also through german label "ZNS Tapes" and I was surprised with that kind of old-fashioned electro sound, nothing to do with actual SUICIDE COMMANDO sound, of course, but then and now SUICIDE COMMANDO continue to has a very good sound and make brilliant songs.
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