Swamp Terrorists

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Swamp Terrorists
Origin Switzerland
Genres Electro
Industrial
Years active 1989–1999
Labels Machinery Records
Metropolis Records
Re-constriction Records
Sub/Mission and others...
Members Ane Hebeisen (Ane H.)
Base T.
Li Pit
ND
Spring
Past members STR
Francis H.

The Swamp Terrorists are a Swiss electro-industrial music group that was started in the late 1980s by synthesizer programmer STR, (of Band Berne Crematoire, Nacht-Raum, and Strangler of the Swamp fame) and vocalist Ane Hebeisen (aka Ane H), (formerly of Tierstein), who met at a Strangler/Tierstein show.

Their music is harsh pounding electro mixed with grinding metal guitar riffs (which are usually sampled from other heavy metal bands), and produces a sound similar to KMFDM and White Zombie.

The original line-up consisted of STR, Ane H, and guitarist Francis H, who left after the release of their first EP, He is Guilty. Ane and STR recorded their first album, Grim-Stroke-Disease together, releasing it on the Machinery/Noise label in 1990. About a year later, it was followed by Grow-Speed Injection.

Shortly after the 1994 album Combat Shock, Swamp Terrorists added several members for their live show: bassist Anrej A, guitarist Spring and drummer Piet Hertig. However, STR left the band immediately following the 1995 release Killer, and began to work with the guitar-heavy Hellsau. The other four members of the band, as well as STR's live replacement ND, have since released a live album, Five in Japan and 2 EPs: Wreck in 1997, and Rare & Unreleased in 1999, on Metropolis Records.

Discography[edit]

  • He Is Guilty – (12") 1989 - 150 BPM Records
  • Grim-Stroke-Disease – (CD Album) 1990 - Machinery • (LP) 1990 - Machinery
  • Grow-Speed-Injection – (CD Album) 1991 - Machinery, Noise Records • (LP) 1991 - Machinery
  • Nightmare – (CD Maxi) 1991 - Noise Records
  • Rebuff! – (CD Maxi) 1991 - Machinery • (12") 1991 - Machinery
  • Combat Shock – (CD Album) 1993 - Alfa Records • (CD) 1994 - Re-Constriction, Sub/Mission, Simbiose Records, Cashbeat • (LP) 1994 - Elfish
  • Brainfuck – (12") 1994 - Disturbance
  • The Get O. EP – (2xCD) 1994 - Sub/Mission, Cashbeat
  • The Pale Torment EP – (CD EP) 1994 - Sub/Mission
  • Dive-Right Jab: The Remixes – (CD Maxi) 1995 - Sub/Mission, Cashbeat
  • Demo 1996 – (CS) 1996 - no label
  • Killer – (CD Album) 1996 - Metropolis, Cyberware Productions, Sub/Mission, Gift
  • Wreck – (CD) 1997 - Metropolis, Sub/Mission
  • Five in Japan – (CD Album) 1997 - Metropolis, Sub/Mission
  • Rare & Unreleased – (CD) 1999 - Metropolis

Compilation appearances[edit]

  • Trans Europa (A Swiss - Swedish Techno-Compilation) – (LP) 1989, Side A, Track #5 "Old Greyhound" - 150 BPM Records • (CD) 1989, Track #5 "Old Greyhound" - 150 BPM Records
  • How To Use Machinery – (CD) 1991, Track #2 "So Sweet - It's Painful" - Machinery
  • Tekk-Banger's Ball – (2xCD) 1992, Disc #2, Track #4 "Ratskin" - ZYX Records
  • Funky Alternatives 7 – (CD) 1993, Track #3 "Rebuff (Exclusive Mix) " - Concrete Productions
  • Grid Slinger – (LP) 1993, Side B, Track #1 "Come Back" - Re-constriction Records, Cleopatra
  • How To Use Machinery II – (CD) 1993, Track #9 "Skizzo Pierce" and Track #11 "The Vault" - Machinery
  • Terror - An Industrial Metal Compilation – (CD) 1993 Track #6 "Braintrash" - Mental Decay • (2xLP) 1993, Side B, Track #3 "Braintrash" - Mental Decay
  • Trans Europa 2 (Swiss-Italian Techno-Crossover) – (CD) 1993, Track #6 "Cynic Forage (Remix)" - 150 BPM Records
  • Chaos Compilation – (CD) 1994, Track #8 "Get O. (LP Mix)" - COP International
  • Helvetic Art Compilation – (CD) 1994, Track #4 "Liberator" - Hall of Sermon
  • The Digital Space Between – (CD) 1994, Track #11 "Pale Torment (Convert Single Remix)" - Hard Records
  • Dion Fortune Sampler Vol. IV – (2xCD) 1995, Disc #1, Track #4 "Dicksmoker" - Dion Fortune
  • Frostbyte – (CS, Promo) 1995, Side A, Track #2 "Come Back" and Side B, Track #1 "Liberator" - Re-constriction Records
  • Magnetic Submission – (CD) 1995, Track #9 "Dive-Right Jab" - Musica Maxima Magnetica, Sub/Mission Records
  • New Industries – (CD) 1995, Track #9 "Braintrash" - Dynamica
  • Apocalypse Now 1 – (2xCD) 1996, Disc #1, Track #3 "Dive-Right Jab (Til You Drop)" - Sub Terranean
  • Built For Stomping – (CD, Promo) 1996 - Track #14 "Liberator" - Re-constriction Records, Cleopatra
  • Elektrauma Vol. 3 – (CD) 1996, Track #8 "Wreck (U.S. Version)" - Discordia
  • Funky Alternatives - Best of Volume One to Eight – (CD, Box) 1996, Track #11 "Rebuff (Exclusive Mix)" - Concrete Productions, Indigo
  • Industrial Revolution: 3rd Edition Rare & Unreleased – (2xCD) 1996, Disc #1, Track #13 "Dive-Right Jab (Till You Drop)" - Cleopatra
  • Sound-Line Vol. 4 – (CD) 1996, Track #9 "Shape of Rage" - Side-Line
  • Sweet Sub/Mission – (CD) 1996, Track #1 "Dive-Right Jab ('Til You Drop KMFDM Remix)" and Track #2 "Rebel Shade (Rough Edit)" - Sub/Mission Records
  • Sweet Sub/Mission Vol. 1 – (CD) 1996, Track #1 "Dive-Right Jab ('Til You Drop KMFDM Remix)" and Track #2 "Rebel Shade" - Fifth Colvmn Records
  • The Digital Space Between Vol. 3 – (CD) 1996, Track #6 "Get O. (Twisted Mix) - Cleopatra
  • Industrial Virus – (3xCD, Box) 1997, Disc #2, Track #3 "Rebuff (Remix) - Dressed to Kill
  • Minimal Synth Ethics 4 – (CD) 1997, Track #3 "Try My Flesh (Visceral Penetration)" - Cri Du Chat
  • More Exclusive Alternatives – (CD) 1997, Track #8 "Rebuff" - Cleopatra
  • Industrial Hazard – (3xCD, Box) 1998, Disc #2, Track #3 "Rebuff (Remix)" - Dressed to Kill
  • Five Years of Electronic Tears – (2xCD) 1999, Disc #2, Track #3 "Pale Torment (Convert Single Mix)" - Cyberware Productions
  • Machines and Noise (Volume 2) – (CD) 2002, Track #5 "Rebuff" - Mastertech Pty Ltd.