Spetsnaz (band)

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Spetsnaz (named for the Russian word for "Special Forces") is an EBM duo, formed in Örebro, Sweden by Stefan Nilsson and Pontus Stålberg in 2001.

Inspired by pioneering artists such as Nitzer Ebb, Front 242, Die Krupps and DAF, Spetsnaz was formed as a reaction against Futurepop and to revive what Nilsson and Stålberg saw as "old school" EBM music.[1]

In November 2006, the duo cancelled their then upcoming tour with And One. Side-Line and other members of the alternative music press reported that they had split, citing differences between the two members.[2] However, only a day later, their record company Out of Line posted a news story denying the split.[3] They have since "reunited" for a gig with DAF.Partei,[4] and released "Deadpan" in November 2007.[5]

In 2008, Pontus Stålberg formed the side project Turnbull A.C's with Lars Karlsson and released the album Let's Get Pissed!, which sounds very similar to Spetsnaz but with a more raw feel. The band name was taken from one of the street gangs in the 1979 film The Warriors.

Discography[edit]

  • Choose Your Weapon EP (German Edition) (CDr) Downstairs Recordings 2003
  • Grand Design (Album) ◄ (2 versions) SubSpace Communications ... 2003
  • Grand Design (CD, Album) SubSpace Communications 2003
  • Grand Design Re-Designed (CD, Album, RE) Out Of Line 2004
  • Perfect Body (CD, Maxi) Out Of Line, SubSpace Communications 2004
  • Degenerate Ones (CD, Maxi, Ltd, Dig) Out Of Line, SubSpace Communications 2005
  • Hardcore Hooligans (Maxi) ◄ (2 versions) Out Of Line ... 2006
  • Hardcore Hooligans (CD, Maxi, Ltd, Dig) Out Of Line, SubSpace Communications 2006
  • Hardcore Hooligans (CD, Maxi, Promo) Out Of Line 2006
  • Totalitär (Album) ◄ (2 versions) Out Of Line ... 2006
  • Totalitär (CD, Album) Out Of Line 2006
  • Totalitär (CD, Album) SubSpace Communications 2006
  • Deadpan (Album) ◄ (2 versions) Out Of Line 2007
  • For Generations To Come (CD, Album) Scanner 2013

Remixes[edit]

  • Electrixmas 2003 (CD, Album, Promo, Enh) Insomnia (Bodyfied) Electrixmas 2003
  • Fehlgesteuert (CD, Album) Nur Ein Versehen (Spet... Machineries Of Joy 2004
  • Awake The Machines Vol. 5 ◄ (2 versions) Spirits Of Crime (Murd... Out Of Line 2005
  • Awake The Machines Vol. 5 (2xCD, Ltd) Spirits Of Crime (Murd... Out Of Line 2005
  • Awake The Machines Vol. 5 (CD) Spirits Of Crime (Murd... Out Of Line 2005
  • Get Your Body Beat (Maxi) ◄ (3 versions) Get Your Body Beat (Sp... Out Of Line ... 2006
  • Get Your Body Beat (CD, Maxi) Get Your Body Beat (Sp... Out Of Line 2006
  • Get Your Body Beat (CD, Maxi) Get Your Body Beat (Sp... Metropolis 2006
  • Get Your Body Beat (CD, Maxi) Get Your Body Beat (Sp... Irond 2006
  • Lights Go Out (Maxi) ◄ (3 versions) Lights Go Out (Spetsna... SubSpace Communications ... 2006
  • Lights Go Out (CD, Maxi, Promo) Lights Go Out (Spetsna... Out Of Line 2006
  • Lights Go Out (CDr, Maxi, Promo) Lights Go Out (Spetsna... SubSpace Communications 2007
  • Lights Go Out (CDr, Maxi, Promo) Lights Go Out (Spetsna... Loser Friendly Records 2007
  • Neusprache (Album) ◄ (2 versions) Identität (Detuned By... Out Of Line 2006
  • Neusprache (CD, Album) Identität (Detuned By... Out Of Line 2006
  • Neusprache (CD, Album, Promo, Car) Identität (Detuned By... Out Of Line 2006
  • Teenmachine (Album) ◄ (2 versions) Play The Game (Spetsna... Noise Terror Productions ... 2006
  • Teenmachine (CD, Album) Play The Game (Spetsna... Noise Terror Productions, Dependent Records 2006
  • Teenmachine (CD, Album) Play The Game (Spetsna... Soyuz Music, Soyuz Music 2007
  • Armed Evolution (CD, EP) Trust (Boot Camp Mix) Advoxya 2007
  • Daydream (MiniAlbum, Maxi) ◄ (2 versions) Daydream (Spetnas Mix) Infacted Recordings 2007
  • Daydream (CD, MiniAlbum) Daydream (Spetnas Mix) Infacted Recordings 2007
  • Daydream (CDr, Maxi, Promo) Daydream Infacted Recordings 2007
  • Electrixmas 2007 (CD, Album, Promo) Tomorrow Never Knows (... Electrixmas 2007
  • X.20 (1986 >>>>> 2006) ◄ (2 versions) Face Of Death (Spetsna... Dependent Records ... 2007
  • X.20 (1986 >>>>> 2006) (DVD-V + CD + CD, RM + CD, Maxi + Box, Ltd) Face Of Death (Spetsna... Dependent Records, Noise *Terror Productions 2007
  • X.20 (Remixes) (CD) Face Of Death (Spetsna... Metropolis 2007
  • Memorias Atrás (Limited Boxset) (EP) ◄ (2 versions) Blindfold (Spetsnaz Re... Out Of Line 2008
  • Memorias Atrás (CD, Album + CD, EP, Ltd, Dig) Blindfold (Spetsnaz Re... Out Of Line 2008
  • Memorias Atrás (Limited Boxset) (2xCD, Ltd, Album + Box, Ltd) Blindfold (Spetsnaz Re... Out Of Line 2008
  • The Gun Song EP (CD, EP) Six Seconds (Spetsnaz ... Alfa Matrix 2008
  • Volle Kraft Null Acht (Album) ◄ (2 versions) Volle Kraft Voraus (Sp... Synthetic Symphony 2009
  • Volle Kraft Null Acht (CD, Album, Dig) Volle Kraft Voraus (Sp... Synthetic Symphony 2009
  • Volle Kraft Null Acht (CDr, Promo) Volle Kraft Voraus (Sp... Synthetic Symphony 2009*************

Appears On[edit]

Schwedisch-Deutsche Freundschaft (CDr, EP, Ltd) Zero01one, Electric Tremor Dessau 2004

Tracks Appear On

  • Cyberl@b V.4.0 (2xCD, Comp) On The Edge Alfa Matrix 2003
  • Electrixmas 2003 (CD, Album, Promo, Enh) Insomnia (Bodyfied) Electrixmas 2003
  • Public Communications 2 (CD, Maxi, Promo) Foul Play SubSpace Communications 2003
    Per:Version: Vol. 14 (CD, Smplr, Promo, Enh) That Perfect Body :Ritual: 2004
  • Cryonica Tanz V.3 (2xCD, Comp) To The Core (Extended ... Cryonica Music 2004
  • Machineries Of Joy Vol. 3 (2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Evader Out Of Line 2004
  • Out Of Line Electro Festival (DVD) Darkling, That Perfect... Out Of Line 2004
  • Aderlass Vol. 3 (2xCD, Comp) To The Core Totentanz 2005
  • Advanced Electronics Vol. 4 (2xCD) Apathy Synthetic Symphony 2005
  • Awake The Machines Vol. 5 ◄ (2 versions) That Perfect Body (Fla... Out Of Line 2005
  • Awake The Machines Vol. 5 (2xCD, Ltd) That Perfect Body (Fla... Out Of Line 2005
  • Awake The Machines Vol. 5 (CD) That Perfect Body (Fla... Out Of Line 2005
  • Bodybeats (CD, Comp) On The Edge (Bodybeats... COP International 2005
  • Celebrate The Machines-An Out Of Line 10th Anniversary Megamix! (CD, Smplr, Ltd) On The Edge Out Of Line 2005
  • Electroline (DVD) Darkling, That Perfect... Metropolis 2005
  • Gothic Compilation Part XXIII (CD, Enh + CD) On The Edge Batbeliever Releases, Indigo (2) 2005
  • Synth & Wave Essentials Vol. 2 (2xCD) That Perfect Body ZYX Music 2005
  • Dark Awakening Vol. 5 (2xCD, Comp) Silence Implies Consent COP International 2006
  • Dark Summer 2006 • 2 (CD, Smplr, Enh) Reign Of Wolves Zillo 2006
  • Into The Darkness Volume 4 (DVD) Apathy (Leipzig Werk I... Nightclub Records 2006
  • M'era Luna Festival 2006 (2xCD, Comp, Dig) Kindred Totentanz 2006
  • Sonic Seducer Cold Hands Seduction Vol. 57 (CD, Smplr, Enh) Degenerate Ones Sonic Seducer 2006
  • Machineries Of Joy Vol. 4 (2xCD, Ltd) Freedom Out Of Line 2007
  • New Signs & Sounds 11/07 (CD, Smplr) Regardless Zillo 2007
  • Sonic Seducer Cold Hands Seduction Vol. 66 (DVD, Smplr) On The Edge (Live At M... Sonic Seducer 2007
  • Advanced Electronics Vol. 6 (2xCD, Comp + DVD, Comp) Nothing But Black Synthetic Symphony 2008
  • Awake The Machines Vol. 6 (2xCD, Comp, Ltd) Allegiance Out Of Line 2008

Unofficial Releases[edit]

  • Lights Over Mind (File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, VBR) To The Core (Extended ... Led Manville 2004
  • Live In Las Vegas (File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, VBR) On The Edge (Werklous ... Led Manville 2005
  • Cyber Angels & The Devil (Live In Tilburg) (File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, VBR) Nothing But Black Led Manville 2008
  • Live At The Asylum (File, MP3, Comp, Mixed, VBR) Allegiance Led Manville 200**8

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Vorndran, Daniela: Spetsnaz, Reflections of Darkness: A Dark Music webzine, March 6, 2006.
  2. ^ Spetsnaz calls it quits and cancels tour with And One, Side-Line, 16 Nov. 2006.
  3. ^ Out of Line Music News, 17 Nov. 2006.
  4. ^ Spetsnaz reunites for DAF.Partei gig, Side-Line, 19 Feb. 2007.
  5. ^ Re-united Spetsnaz offers 'Deadpan' in November, Side-Line, 3 Oct. 2007.