Alter Der Ruine

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Alter Der Ruine
OriginTucson, Arizona, United States
GenresSynthpop, Electronic, Powernoise, Hardcore Techno
Years active2005—present
LabelsSistinas Music, Crunch Pod, ProNoize, Negative Gain Productions
MembersMike Jenney
Mike Treveloni
Tamara Jenney
Past membersStuart Slimp
Xian Austin
Jacob Rouse
Robert Sidwell

Alter Der Ruine (German for: Age of the Ruin—as in: years of existence of a derelict building) is an internationally touring electronic act based out of Tucson, Arizona that began in 2005. They are known for their creative diversity and intense live shows.[1] Their current sound is a blend of Synthpop, indie, and electro although they started as a Power noise act. Each release has seen new and sometimes drastic influences creep in leading to an ever-evolving sound.[2]


In 2007 the group was signed to Sistinas Music, expanded to four members and produced their second album State of Ruin, which features a remix by Assemblage 23.[3]

In 2008, the third album was released by an industrial music label Crunch Pod based in California, USA. In 2009, the band released Beating a Dead Horse: The Relax And Ride It Single available as a free download from Vampire Freaks. In February 2010, a compilation album This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things was released for Europe by a German label ProNoize.

Alter der Ruine signed to Negative Gain Productions in 2011.[4] They released their fourth and fifth albums "Son of a Bitch" and "There's Always One More Son of a Bitch" as two thirds of a trilogy of records. The third album of the trilogy was self-released by Alter der Ruine as "I Told You Not To Listen Tonight Didn't I?", which consisted of B-sides from the other two albums.

Band Breakup / Hiatus[edit]

The band announced they were done with a video posted on YouTube on January 4, 2012.[5] An explanation followed later on the band's website announcing "The Gang Has Disbanded".[6]

The band quietly reformed in 2013 by announcing the addition of new member Tamara.[7] Their seventh album "I Will Remember It All Differently" is out on Negative Gain Productions.

Other projects[edit]

The members of Alter Der Ruine are involved in numerous side projects, including the synthpop group Dust Is Noise[8] (featuring Treveloni on vocals, Mike Jenney on drums, and Rouse on synthesizers)

Jenney also does live drumming for Kevorkian Death Cycle and Assemblage 23. He contributed percussion and performed additional production duties on Tranzendance, an album released in 2015 by Arizona darkwave/dreampop band Bella Lune.




  • Something Old EP (2007)
  • Something New EP (2007)



  • Das Bunker: Fear of a Distorted Planet (2006) Das Bunker
  • Das Bunker: Bunker 54 (2007) Das Bunke, Mechanismz
  • Deathkey: Songs in the Key of Death (2007) Crunch Pod
  • Materia Fria (2007) Sistinas Music, Crunch Pod
  • Endzeit Bunkertracks [Act III] (2007) Alfa Matrix


  • Inure - Sick (Alter Der Ruine Mix) Alfa Matrix
  • Caustic - Emmanuel Lewis Handjob (Alter Der Ruine Remix)
  • Helltrash - I Am the Enemy (Remix By Alter Der Ruine)
  • To Mega Therion - The Sermon of Setekh (Pass the Collection Plate Mix)
  • Autoclav 1.1 - Nothing But Pillow Teeth (Alter Der Ruine Remix) Hive Records
  • W.A.S.T.E. - Omega 3 (ADR Remix)
  • Caustic - Spaff Injection (Electro-Spaff Remix by ADR) Crunch Pod
  • The Gothsicles - Nine Dudes Freaking Out (Nine Dudes Making Out Remixed by Alter der Ruine) WTII Records


  1. ^ "/". / Retrieved March 24, 2023.
  2. ^ "Alter der Ruine, "Son of a Bitch"". December 2011.
  3. ^ "Sonic Boom: Alter Der Ruine" Archived 2008-04-17 at the Wayback Machine, Arizona Daily Wildcat, July 18, 2007
  4. ^ "Profile: Alter der Ruine « Negative Gain Productions".
  5. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Slow wave. YouTube.
  6. ^ "Alter Der Ruine » 2012» January". Archived from the original on July 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "New Member! - Alter der Ruine". Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. Retrieved June 3, 2014.
  8. ^ "Vendetta Music". Vendetta Music. May 20, 2012. Retrieved August 31, 2012.

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