Steril (band)

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Steril
Origin Oldenburg, Germany
Genres Industrial, EBM
Years active 1993–2006
Labels Artoffact
Off Beat
StrangeWays Records
Members Mähne Meenen
Axel Tasler
Jan Wilking

Steril is a German electro-industrial/alternative electronic band founded in 1990 in Oldenburg. Together with bands like Front Line Assembly, Project Pitchfork and Download Steril made the Off Beat Label the biggest independent label for electronic music in Germany.

Besides a many appearances on electronic/EBM/industrial compilations, Steril has its own catalogue counting 5 full length cds and a couple of maxi singles.

Over the last decade the sound of Steril has been influenced by the developments in the industrial electronic genre. Nevertheless a Steril track from 1994 is as recognizable as a track from 2006. Steril combines pounding club beats, complex arrangements and aggressive guitar riffs. The track are well composed with catchy hooks.

Sterils underground success in Germany soon spilled out over the borders, where its whole catalogue was licensed to 21st Circuitry (US) and Westcom (UK). Hits like "No Remission", "Egoist" and "Deep" were well received in the US and UK, Portugal, Brazil and Australia.

Steril is not just a studio band. They support their driving powerful sound with an entertaining and energetic live show.

After a long studio silence Steril reappeared in 2003 with its album 'Purification'. The album contains 11 tracks combining ambient, rave, hip-hop, metal, pop and electronica. The album was in the German Top 20 (DAC) for many weeks. STERIL signed at StrangeWays Records in Hamburg (Wolfsheim, Boytronic, Sparks, Goethes Erben,etc.).

Line up[edit]

  • Mähne Meenen (Vocals)
  • Axel Tasler (Guitars & Programming)
  • Jan Wilking (Keyboards & Programming)

Live supported by

  • Andreas Ruest (Drums)
  • Hauke Dressler (Mixing)

Discography[edit]

Realism[edit]

Realism
Studio album by Steril
Released 2006
Recorded 2006
Genre electro-industrial
Label Artoffact
Producer Steril

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Realist"   6:04
2. "Statik"   5:42
3. "The Unknown"   7:05
4. "American Dream"   5:08
5. "Radioactive Man"   5:02
6. "Scripts Electric"   6:24
7. "Swordsmen Of The Crown"   5:10
8. "Wired Hate"   3:35
9. "Far Away"   5:15
10. "Kidding King"   5:00
11. "Beyond The Unknown"   2:12
12. "Statik" (Club Version) 5:07

400 Years Of Electronic Music[edit]

400 Years Of Electronic Music
Studio album by Steril
Released 2006
Recorded 1993-2003
Genre electro-industrial
Label Artoffact
Producer Steril

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Strange Pusher"   4:50
2. "Egoist"   6:25
3. "No Remission"   5:01
4. "Deep"   4:05
5. "Guess"   6:05
6. "Lies"   5:01
7. "Connected"   4:07
8. "Zap!"   5:33
9. "Overgod"   5:01
10. "Shame"   6:45
11. "I Get Closer"   5:45
12. "Temper"   4:09
13. "Deep (Obsessed)" (Swamp Terrorists remix) 5:53

Purification[edit]

Purification
Studio album by Steril
Released 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre electro-industrial
Label Artoffact
Producer Steril

Track listing[edit]

  1. Disposable
  2. Witchblade
  3. Out of Control
  4. Chemical Bastard
  5. Guess
  6. Back to 1999
  7. I get closer
  8. Strange Pusher
  9. Underneath the Skin
  10. Prelude
  11. Phoenix from the Ashes

Venustrap[edit]

Venustrap
Studio album by Steril
Released 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre electro-industrial
Label Artoffact
Producer Steril

Track listing[edit]

  1. Connected (Rage 1) (Remixed by Sevren Ni-Arb & Steril)
  2. Shame
  3. ZAP!
  4. Deep
  5. I Believe
  6. It Should Be Real
  7. The Rain
  8. Connected (Rage 2)
  9. Your Religion

Egoism[edit]

Egoism
Studio album by Steril
Released 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre electro-industrial
Label 21st Circuitry
Producer Steril

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Lies"   4:58
2. "Overgod"   4:59
3. "Lost Dancer"   4:58
4. "Temper"   4:07
5. "Your Last Injection"   5:57
6. "Pillowtalk"   5:07
7. "The Ascend"   6:41
8. "Egoist"   4:23
9. "Mortal Rapture" (E.S.G.C Mix) 4:50
10. "Blind Date"   5:29
11. "Egoist" (On the Cross) 4:42
12. "Egoist" (Extended Version) 6:23

Transmission Pervous[edit]

Transmission Pervous
Studio album by Steril
Released 1995
Recorded 1995
Genre electro-industrial
Label 21st Circuitry
Producer Steril

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "No Remission"   5:02
2. "Caelestis Index"   4:59
3. "Timebound"   4:20
4. "Distance"   6:30
5. "Smell Of Decay"   6:17
6. "Crash Your Head"   4:18
7. "Tired Of Live"   2:40
8. "Drugs"   4:29
9. "Pervous"   3:41
10. "Virus Perform"   3:26
11. "No Remission" (Neuter King Mix) 5:15
12. "No Remission" (Hound You Dub Mix) 6:32