In Strict Confidence

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In Strict Confidence
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Background information
Origin Germany
Genres Electro-industrial
Years active 1989–present
Labels Zoth Ommog, Metropolis, WTII, Bloodline, Minuswelt
Associated acts Controlled Fusion
Members Jörg Schelte, Dennis Ostermann, Stefan Vesper, Antje Schulz, Nina de Lianin
Past members Thomas Steiger

In Strict Confidence is a German electro-industrial band. Formed in 1989/1990, they were known as Seal of Secrecy until 1992.[citation needed] In Strict Confidence has been signed to several record labels, including Metropolis Records and WTII Records.[1][2]


In Strict Confidence started out as a quartet, but stripped down to a duo (Dennis Ostermann and Jörg Schelte) in 1992,[citation needed] releasing two demos tapes on the way to their debut release 'Cryogenix' on Zoth Ommog in 1996 (the initial pressing of this album sold out in one week), shortly followed by an EP 'Collapse'.[citation needed] The band left the label after releasing follow-up effort 'Face The Fear' in 1998, releasing their third album 'Love Kills!' on Bloodline two years later.[citation needed]

Founding member Stefan Vesper then re-joined the group in time for 'Mistrust the Angels' in 2002 with subsequent albums 'Holy' and 'Exile Paradise' appearing at two-year intervals.[citation needed] These albums saw the project's sound diversify further, notably with increasing use of female vocals from Antje Schulz, vocalist of the band Chandeen[citation needed], and the addition of female vocalist Nina de Lianin[3]

Dennis Ostermann has a side project called Controlled Fusion. Stefan Vesper has produced material under his own name and also as Steve Dragon.[citation needed]


  • Dennis Ostermann (vocals, songwriting)
  • Jörg Schelte (songwriting, programming)
  • Stefan Vesper (drums, songwriting) (left in 1992, returned in 2001)
  • Antje Schulz (vocals, lyrics)
  • Nina de Lianin (vocals, lyrics)

Returning Guests[edit]

  • Nadine Stelzer (female vocals)
  • Heiko Monkowski (guitars)

Former members[edit]

  • Thomas Steiger – Keyboards (left 1992, continues in non-musical role)




  • "Collapse", 1997
  • "Industrial Love/Prediction", 1998 (limit 1111 copies)
  • "Zauberschloss", 2001
  • "Herzattacke", 2002
  • "Zauberschloss/Kiss Your Shadow", 2002
  • "Engelsstaub", 2002
  • "Seven Lives", 2004
  • "Holy (The Hecq Destruxxion)", 2004 (Remix CD in metal case, limited to 1111 copies)
  • "Where Sun & Moon Unite", 2006
  • "The Serpent's Kiss", 2006
  • "Exile Paradise (The Hecq Destruxxion)", 2007 (Remix CD in metal case, limited to 1111 copies)
  • "My Despair", 2009[4]
  • "Silver Bullets", 2010[5]
  • "Morpheus", 2012
  • "Justice", 2013
  • "Everything Must Change", 2016


  • "Laugh, Cry and Scream", 2010


  • "Kiss Your Shadow", 2000
  • "The Truth Inside of Me", 2001 (limit 1500 copies)
  • "Mistrust the Bonus Edition", 2002
  • "Babylon", 2003
  • "The Sun Always Shines on T.V.", 2005 (limited boxset w. picture viewer, 2000 copies)


  • "Dementia", 1997 (limited 500 copies)
  • "Aghast View vs. ISC (Industrial Love)", 1998 (limit 333 copies)


  • "Sound Attack" (demo), 1992
  • "Hell Inside/Hell Outside" (doppel), 1994


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