Andy LaPlegua

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Andy LaPlegua
Andy LaPlegua in February 2010.jpg
Andy LaPlegua performing in 2010 with Combichrist
Background information
Birth nameOle Anders Olsen
Born (1975-09-15) 15 September 1975 (age 44)
Fredrikstad, Norway
GenresAggrotech, electro-industrial, heavy metal, industrial metal, industrial rock, futurepop
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards, programming
Associated actsCombichrist, Icon of Coil, Panzer AG, Scandinavian Cock, Scandy

Ole Anders Olsen, known professionally as Andy LaPlegua (born 15 September 1975) is a Norwegian musician and singer originally known for being founder and lead vocalist of the futurepop band Icon of Coil.[1] LaPlegua also gained fame in the aggrotech and electro-industrial scenes as founder and lead vocalist of Combichrist and Panzer AG.


Both Icon of Coil and Combichrist have topped the Deutsche Alternative Charts.

Following the death of Prince, LaPlegua revealed that the biggest musical impact in his life growing up in the early '80s were Bowie, Motörhead, Prince, The Cure, and Dead Kennedys.[2]

Originally a part of several scenes in Norway, LaPlegua experimented with hip-hop in the Detroit Techno/Old School band LAW, industrial in Devils Into Crime (DIC), punk in My Right Choice (MRC)/Fleshfire and metal in Lash Out.[3] He also found interest in trance and club music making his mark on the scene with his involvement in the bands Plastic Life and Sector9.

Early on, he was the vocalist in Fredrikstad based hardcore/metal band My Right Choice - who released an EP under the project name Fleshfire, as well as stand-in (and later permanent) vocalist for Lash Out. Icon of Coil was formed as a solo project in 1997. After becoming very enthusiastic about the music and its possibilities, LaPlegua invited a former bandmate of his, Sebastian Komor to join Icon of Coil to perform live. After several public performances and the release of "Shallow Nation", IoC's first album, Komor joined the band full-time.

Combichrist was officially launched in 2003. It was created as a more aggressive alternative to Icon of Coil. Panzer AG was officially launched in 2004. LaPlegua combined the danceability of Icon of Coil and the hard-hitting beats of Combichrist when he created Panzer AG. His fourth, most techno-oriented project, is (DJ) Scandy. His new project, Scandinavian Cock, is a Rockabilly/Psychobilly act.[4][5]





  1. ^ Wilson, MacKenzie. "Biography: Icon of Coil". Allmusic. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
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  3. ^ LaPlegua performing with Lash Out in Oslo, 2011
  4. ^ "Scandinavian Cock on Myspace". Retrieved 24 July 2010.
  5. ^ "Scandinavian Cock". Retrieved 24 July 2010.

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