Apoptygma Berzerk is a Norwegian ebm/futurepop/synthrock musical group, formed in 1989. The current lineup includes Stephan Groth (vocals, programming, guitars, samples), Brandon Smith (guitars) and Thomas Jakobsen (drums). The group has achieved moderate commercial success with a unique brand of gloomy, danceable gothic synthpop, winning awards and Top-10 spots in Germany and Scandinavia. The band's name is commonly abbreviated to APOP or APB.
In 1989, Stephan Groth and Jon Erik Martinsen formed Apoptygma Berzerk in Norway. Read more on Last.fm
So, let's talk old-school! It's now 25 years since we released "The 2nd Manifesto", an EP that was our first step out of Norway and into the German dancefloors with "Spiritual Reality". Others again preferred the Gothic Version of "Burning Heretics", and in Sweden, the track "Seven Signs" was the track the DJ's picked up! Also, the first track, "The Approach Of Death", was later used as the intro for the "Deep Red" video-clip. Lin-k to Sp-o-ti-fy in fiiiiirst com-ment! So, what's your favorite track from this EP? :D
Oct 19, 2017
We're old-school Boytronic fans, and back in 1996 when Tatra Records released "The Working Model" on CD for the first time due to some meticulous work from ex-APOP-member Per Aksel Lundgreen, we were proud to say that we were "labelmates" with BOYTRONIC - Official for a while there! Today they posted a link to a Spotify playlist on their homepage that they called "Electronic Favorites", including bands which they consider influencers, influences, visionaries and leftfield heroes in the electronic realm of music. We are VERY honored to see that APOP was included on their list together with names like O.M.D., Kraftwerk, Yellow Magic Orchestra, CAN, Brian Eno, Fad Gadget, Gary Numan, Ledernacken, The Human League, Nine Inch Nails, Blondie and a bunch of other band that we love and respect! We urge you to check out their playlist that will appear in the next comment, and also to give their album "The Working Model" a spin, as it is a true synth-pop classic! Also, their new single "Universe" is out now, and a new album will be out in November! So, this is a shout-out to our old heroes, still going strong! APOP loves Boytronic! <3
Oct 18, 2017
Just wear a mask.
Oct 16, 2017
Congratulations to the winners and thanks again to Terra Relicta - Official for sponsoring the contest! APOP LOVES YOU! :-)
Oct 15, 2017
Last day to win a signed CD of "Exit Popularity Contest" courtesy of our friends at Terra Relicta - Official! Click the link for all the info!
Oct 14, 2017
Contest ends tomorrow!
Oct 13, 2017
Contest ends Oct. 15! Enter now so you don't miss out! Thanks to Terra Relicta - Official!
Oct 12, 2017
Rare APOP stuff up for auction on the Emmo.biz Records eBay account!
Oct 11, 2017
Oct 10, 2017
Catch us at VIII. E-Only Festival in February!
Oct 08, 2017
The new for all the emptiness EP featuring the APOP remix of "Seduced By A Disease" is now available for pre-order at Bandcamp, GooglePlay, iTunes, and Amazon. Release date is Oct. 31!
Oct 07, 2017
We released "Exit Popularity Contest" one year ago today. Thanks to everyone who bought the album and went on the adventure with us. If you're still interested in hearing it, it's available for purchase at most music retailers. (Remember that this was a physical release only, so no downloads or streaming.) You can also try your luck at winning a signed CD copy through our friends at Terra Relicta - Official. Thanks again for sticking with us!
Oct 06, 2017
Come see us live in Malmö, Sweden on Dec. 9! Join the event page for ticket info and all the details!
Oct 05, 2017
The forthcoming for all the emptiness album will feature remixes from APOP and more!