Melotron

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The German Band Melotron at e-tropolis 2013, Berlin

Melotron is a futurepop and synthpop band from Germany.[1] In 1995 Andy Krueger, Edgar Slatnow and Kay Hildebrandt left their former band, The Vermin, to form Melotron.[2] The band found success with their first single, "Dein Meister," in 1998.

Until 2007, Melotron was a band with mostly German-only lyrics (the chorus of the B-Side "2 Young 2 Die" on their inaugural single release, "Dein Meister", was sung in English amid German verses). However, on their album Propaganda, "Broken" is sung entirely in English.

Melotron has performed at a number of major electronic and industrial festivals, amongst these the Wave Gotik Treffen festival in 1999,[3] 2003,[4] 2004,[5] 2005,[6] and 2012, and the M'era Luna Festival in 2001, 2003, and 2005.[7]

In the American television show Saturday Night Live, the recurring sketch "Deep House Dish" uses Melotron's song "Der Kosmonaut" as an opening.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Mörderwerk (1999)
  • Fortschritt (2000)
  • Weltfrieden (2002)
  • Sternenstaub (2003)
  • Cliché (2005)
  • Propaganda (2007)
  • Werkschau (2014)
  • Für Alle (2018)

Singles[edit]

  • Dein Meister (1998)
  • Der Blaue Planet (1999)
  • Kindertraum V1 (1999)
  • Kindertraum V2 (1999)
  • DJ Traum (1999)
  • Tanz mit dem Teufel (2000)
  • E.P. Sode 3 (2000)
  • Brüder (2001)
  • Gib Mir Alles (2002)
  • Folge Mir Ins Licht (2003)
  • Kein Problem (2003)
  • Wenn wir wollten (2005)
  • Das Herz (2007)
  • Liebe Ist Notwehr (2007)
  • Stuck in the Mirror (2013)

There have also been re-releases for earlier works. Originally on Zoth Ommog, the band has also released albums on Synthetic Symphony, Bloodline and SPV, as well as Metropolis Records (in the United States).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metropolis Records // Artists". Metropolis-records.com. Retrieved 2015-03-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Interviews | Chain D.L.K". Chain D.L.K. Retrieved 2015-03-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "~ Official Website Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig ~". Wave-gotik-treffen.de. Retrieved 2015-03-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "~ Official Website Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig ~". Wave-gotik-treffen.de. Retrieved 2015-03-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "~ Official Website Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig ~". Wave-gotik-treffen.de. Retrieved 2015-03-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "~ Official Website Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig ~". Wave-gotik-treffen.de. Retrieved 2015-03-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "M´era Luna Festival in Hildesheim | Bands, Tickets & alle Infos zum M´era Luna - Meraluna Festival". Fkpscorpio.com. 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2015-03-30. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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