Angelspit

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Angelspit
Angelspit 5piece hi.jpg
Angelspit's 2011 5-piece line-up
Background information
Origin Sydney, Australia
Genres Electro-industrial, electropunk, cybergoth
Years active 2004–present
Labels
Associated acts
  • The Crystalline Effect
  • The Tenth Stage
  • The Crüxshadows
  • The Gothsicles
  • Hardcore Pong
Website http://www.angelspit.net/
Members
  • Zoog Von Rock
  • George Bikos
Past members
  • Valerie Gentile
  • Chris Kling
  • The Liar
  • Amelia Arsenic

Angelspit is an electronic music band originally from Sydney, Australia and currently based in the United States. The band was formed in 2004 by vocalists/synthesists Destroyx (Amelia Tan) and ZooG (Karl Learmont). The band's music combines stylistic elements of horror, punk, pop and electronic music. Their work contains imagery revolving around medical experiments and grotesque societies. The band is currently based in Chicago. Angelspit has toured with Angel Theory, Ayria, Ikon, KMFDM, Tankt and The Crüxshadows, and have also shared the stage with bands such as The Sisters of Mercy, Nitzer Ebb, Skinny Puppy and Front Line Assembly. They performed with Lords of Acid during a 22-date U.S. tour in March 2011 and toured the United States with Blood on the Dance Floor in October 2011.

History[edit]

Karl Learmont (ZooG) and Amelia Tan (Destroyx), met on an online zine forum. They shared an interest in zines and started the distro Vox Populis in 2002. They then started making zines for themselves which became the lyrical inspiration for releases to follow. Angelspit was formed in 2004, they self-released their debut EP, Nurse Grenade on 3 October 2004.

The band self-released their debut studio album, Krankhaus on 6 June 2006, and re-released it on 30 January 2007 with a bonus remix album, entitled Surgically Atoned, and in the US on Dancing Ferret Discs. The album featured remixes by Combichrist and Ego Likeness. A video for "Vena Cava" was released on 22 August 2007. The band toured Australia, the USA and Europe where they lived in Berlin to record their second studio album, Blood Death Ivory.

The band released their second studio album, Blood Death Ivory on 11 June 2008. The album was written and recorded between 2006 and 2008. Again, the band continued to tour the new material around Europe and the USA. They released their debut remix album Black Kingdom Red Kingdom on 15 May 2009. Around this time the band began to produce "Blipverts", short video blogs and tutorials on various topics, including the production of the band's third studio album.

The band released their third studio album, Hideous and Perfect on 9 September 2009. A video for "Fuck the Revolution" was released on 28 September 2009. They released their second remix album Larva Pupa Tank Coffin on 10 October 2010. Larva Pupa Tank Coffin includes 4 brand new Angelspit tracks and remixes by the band themselves as well as other artists. A video for the remix of "Sleep Now" was released on 2 October 2010. They released their third remix album, Carbon Beauty on 8 March 2011. This new remix album contains 3 new tracks as well as 10 remixes of tracks from the Hideous and Perfect album. A video for "Toxic Girl" was released on 13 April 2011, and a video for "Like It? Lick It!" was released on 27 July 2011.

On 15 April 2011, Angelspit announced the addition of three new members: guitarist Valerie Gentile (Black Tape for a Blue Girl, The Crüxshadows), drummer Chris Kling (Hanzel und Gretyl, Mortiis) and videojammer The Liar. The new line-up of Angelspit released their fourth studio album, Hello My Name Is on 11 October 2011. Matt James replaced Chris Kling in early 2012, and former Crüxshadows guitarist George Bikos filled in for Valerie Gentile on the band's 2012 tour. On 23 March 2014, Angelspit announced DestroyX was taking time off to focus on her other projects and would be re-joining Angelspit on future recordings.[1]

Band members[edit]

  • Zoog Von Rock (formerly ZooG)vocals, programming (2004–present)
  • George Bikos – guitars (2012–present; session musician: 2008, 2009)

Former members[edit]

  • Valerie Gentile – guitars (2011–12)
  • Chris Kling - drums (2011–12; session musician: 2014)
  • The Liar – video manipulation (2011–12)
  • Amelia Arsenic (formerly Destroyx) – vocals, programming (2004–13)

Live contributors[edit]

  • Peter Crane – keyboards (2007)
  • Roberto Massaglia – keyboards (2007)
  • John Von Ahlen – engineer (2007)
  • Matt James - drums (2012)
  • Miss Ballistic – vocals (2013; session musician: 2014)
  • Dita von Cheats - synthesizer (2013)
  • Matt Slegel – programming, keyboards (2015)

Session musicians[edit]

  • Graeme Charles Kent – guitars (2004–11)
  • Bradley R. Bills – drums (2014)
  • Alex Weaver – vocals (2014)

Discography[edit]

Angelspit discography
Studio albums 6
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 2
Video albums 1
Music videos 9
EPs 1
Singles 1
Remix albums 8

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details
Krankhaus
Blood Death Ivory
  • Released: 11 June 2008
  • Format: CD, digital download, USB
  • Label: Crash Frequency
Hideous and Perfect
Hello My Name Is
  • Released: 11 October 2011[3]
  • Format: CD, digital download, USB
  • Label: Metropolis (MET 750)
The Product
  • Released: 11 March 2014[4]
  • Format: CD, digital download, USB
  • Label: Black Pill Red Pill (BPRP03)
Cult of Fake
  • Released: 6 June 2016
  • Format: CD, digital download, USB
  • Label: Black Pill Red Pill

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details
Angelspit Live 2009
  • Released: 6 April 2012[5]
  • Formats: Digital download, USB
  • Label: Black Pill Red Pill

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Album details
USB Spit Pill Overdose
  • Released: 6 April 2012[5]
  • Formats: USB
  • Label: Black Pill Red Pill
Rarities
  • Released: 6 April 2012[5]
  • Formats: USB
  • Label: Black Pill Red Pill

Remix albums[edit]

Title Album details
Surgically Atoned
Black Kingdom Red Kingdom
  • Released: 15 May 2009[7]
  • Formats: CD, digital download, USB
  • Label: Black Pill Red Pill (01)
Larva Pupa Tank Coffin
  • Released: 10 October 2010[8]
  • Format: CD, digital download, USB
  • Label: Metropolis (MET682)
Carbon Beauty
  • Released: 8 March 2011[9]
  • Format: CD, digital download, USB
  • Label: Metropolis (MET703)
Sweet Chemical Boy
  • Released: 16 March 2012[10]
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Self-released
Re//Fibrillator
  • Released: 16 May 2012[11]
  • Format: Digital download, USB
  • Label: Metropolis (MET 823D)
The Recall
  • Released: 11 October 2015[12]
  • Format: Digital download, USB
  • Label: Black Pill Red Pill (BPRP05)
The Supplement
  • Released: 18 October 2015[13]
  • Format: Digital download
  • Label: Black Pill Red Pill (BPRP05)

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details
Nurse Grenade
  • Released: 3 October 2004
  • Formats: CD, digital download, USB
  • Label: Self-released

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album
"I Know" (Halloween Mix)[14] 2014 N/A

Video albums[edit]

Title Album details
Video Competition
  • Released: 6 April 2012[5]
  • Formats: USB
  • Label: Black Pill Red Pill

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director(s)
"Vena Cava" 2007 Drew Bowie and Brad Wylie[15]
"Fuck the Revolution" 2009 Thomas Marcusson
"Sleep Now" 2010 Thomas Marcusson and Stephanie Rajalingam[16]
"Toxic Girl" 2011 Tamas Mesmer[17]
"Like It? Lick It!" The Liar & Angelspit[18]
"Violence" 2012 Tamas Mesmer[19]
"Defibrillator" 2013 The Liar & Angelspit[20]
"Ambassador" (featuring Miss Ballistic) 2014 Chris Davis[21]
"Pretty Dead Boys" Keith Jenson[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zoog (23 March 2014). "Destroy X is taking time off…". Angelspit.net. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hideous and Perfect". Angelspit. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  3. ^ "Hello My Name Is". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  4. ^ "The Product". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Angelspit Announce "USB Spit Pill" Compilation". Angelspit. 6 April 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Krankhaus: Surgically Atoned". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Black Kingdom Red Kingdom". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Larva Pupa Tank Coffin". Angelspit. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  9. ^ "Carbon Beauty". Angelspit. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Sweet Chemical Boy – Free Remix Download". Angelspit. 16 March 2012. Archived from the original on 4 May 2012. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  11. ^ "Re//Fibrillator". Angelspit. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  12. ^ "The Recall – 23 track remix album from 'The Product'". Angelspit. 11 October 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  13. ^ "The Supplement – bonus remix album from 'The Product'". Angelspit. 18 October 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015. 
  14. ^ "I Know (Halloween Mix) – Single". iTunes Store. Apple Inc. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
  15. ^ "Vena Cava by Angelspit (Official)". YouTube. Google. 22 August 2007. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  16. ^ "Sleep Now – Angelspit". YouTube. Google. 3 October 2010. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  17. ^ "Toxic Girl [Censored Version]". YouTube. Google. 13 April 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  18. ^ "Angelspit – "Like it Lick It" Official Music Video". YouTube. Google. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  19. ^ "Violence". YouTube. Google. 3 September 2012. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  20. ^ "Defibrillator – Official Music Video". YouTube. Google. 14 January 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  21. ^ "AMBASSADOR (Featuring Miss Ballistic)". YouTube. Google. 31 March 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 
  22. ^ "Angelspit's PRETTY DEAD BOYS. Directed by Keith Jenson.". YouTube. Google. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2015. 

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