Suicide Commando

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Suicide Commando
Suicide commando johan van roy.jpg
Johan van Roy
Background information
Origin Leopoldsburg, Belgium
Genres Electro-Industrial
Aggrotech
Years active 1986–present
Labels OffBeat Records
dependent
Noise Terror Productions
Metropolis Records
Out Of Line
Associated acts Kombat Unit
Website www.suicidecomando.be
Members Johan van Roy

Suicide Commando is a Belgian electro-industrial act created by Johan van Roy in 1986.[1]

History[edit]

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.

1994 saw Suicide Commando's first CD, Critical Stage, released on the German label Off-Beat. Shortly after, in 1995, Suicide Commando released Stored Images, which contains to date one of van Roy's most popular songs,[citation needed] See You in Hell.

1996 was the ten-year anniversary of Suicide Commando, and with it came the release of Contamination, as well as the limited boxed version, which contained a bonus 3" compact disc featuring previously unreleased material. Contamination was released a year later in North America by the now defunct Electronic Death Trip records.

In 1998, Suicide Commando released the album Construct-Destruct and its sister release, Reconstruction including the songs Desire and Better Off Dead, the former of which was picked up by Possessive Blindfold Records for distribution in North America with bonus tracks.

Van Roy was one of the founders of the dependent label in 1999. It was on this new label that Suicide Commando's next releases, two singles and one EP: Hellraiser, Comatose Delusion, and Love Breeds Suicide, accompanied Suicide Commando's 2000 release, Mindstrip, which reached the number one spot on the Deutsche Alternative Charts. Later the Mindstrip album was licensed and released in North America by Metropolis Records.

In 2002 Suicide Commando released the DCD Anthology on dependent, a "best of" compilation, including the songs "Hellraiser", "See You in Hell", "Love Breeds Suicide", and offered some exclusive new remixes and rare versions.

For Suicide Commando's next release, Axis of Evil, a special edition double single called Face of Death was released beforehand. The regular edition of the single continues to sell, and Axis of Evil was voted album of the year (2003) by the Deutsche Alternative Charts. In 2004 Suicide Commando released another limited edition double single, Cause of Death: Suicide + One Nation under God.

In 2006, Suicide Commando returned with the album Bind, Torture, Kill (also available as limited edition including a bonus disc, poster and sticker), featuring the single Godsend + Menschenfresser, released on Noise Terror Productions. The album once again reached the top position in several alternative charts across the world and got voted album of the month in the German Orkus magazine.

Released in 2007, one year after the band's 20th anniversary, the X20 boxset included 3 CDs (one remix CD, one best of CD and the Fuck You Bitch EP) and Suicide Commando's very first live DVD. The special remix CD and the best of album were later released as separate discs by Metropolis Records. At the end of 2007 Suicide Commando returned with the song Hate me, their first new material since the bind torture kill album, released on the noise terror volume 2 sampler on NTP/Dependent.

In 2009 SUICIDE COMMANDO signed a deal with Out Of Line label and Metropolis Records.

End of 2010 a 4th single "death cures all pain" was taken from the successful "implements of hell" album and was released on Out Of Line.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles/EPs[edit]

  • Comatose Delusion (2000)
  • Hellraiser (2000)
  • Love Breeds Suicide (2000)
  • Face of Death (2003)
  • Cause of Death: Suicide (2004)
  • Cause of Death: Suicide / One Nation Under God (2004)
  • Godsend / Menschenfresser (2005)
  • Until We Die / Severed Head (2009)
  • Die Motherfucker Die (2009)
  • God Is In the Rain (2010)
  • Death Cures All Pain (2010)
  • Attention Whore (2012)
  • Unterwelt (2013)

Tapes[edit]

  • Suicide Commando (demo) (1988)
  • This Is Hate (1989)
  • Industrial Rape I (1990)
  • Crap (1990)
  • Go to Hell (album) | Go to Hell (1990)
  • Into the Grave (1991)
  • Industrial Rape II (1991)
  • Black Flowers (1992)
  • Electro Convulsion Therapy (1993)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography". Suicide Commando. Retrieved 7 March 2010. 

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