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Neuroticfish on the Blackfield Festival 2013
Neuroticfish on the Blackfield Festival 2013
Background information
OriginBochum, Germany
Years active1998–2008
LabelsDancing Ferret Discs
  • Sascha Mario Klein
  • Henning Verlage (2003–present)

Neuroticfish is a German musical project whose styles are borrowed from electronic body music, futurepop, and synthpop, as well as other types of electronic music. It has released music on the Dancing Ferret Discs record label.

On July 20, 2012, Neuroticfish announced that work on a new album had begun, tentatively scheduled for release in 2013.[1][2] After numerous delays, "A Sign of Life" was released on March 27, 2015.[3]


Neuroticfish's sole member is Sascha Mario Klein. Klein cites his musical inspirations as such bands as Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, The Cure, and Depeche Mode, and began experimenting with music on his own in the early 90s. After starting Neuroticfish, Klein did not make the typical efforts of a musician to send out a demo; instead, he relied on the internet to release and promote his music. Klein was eventually offered a place on a synthpop sampler called A Reflexion of Synthpop, which allowed the project to gain popularity within the club scene.

The project gained some notoriety for two songs—"Black Again" and "Prostitute"—containing the sample "Electronic body music is dead", which Neuroticfish adopted as a catchphrase. The single "The Bomb" contains advertisement for the band's website, www.ebmisdead.com.

In 2002, two singles charted on the Deutsche Alternative Charts: "Prostitute" at number 3 for 8 weeks and WakeMeUp! at number 4, also for 8 weeks.[4]

On 4 January 2008, the official Neuroticfish MySpace page announced that the band would cease to exist after its performance at the 2008 Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany.[5] On 12 May, the official web site for the project stated that the musical project had been "closed".[6]

On the 20th of July 2012 an official Facebook page [7] and Homepage [8] resurfaced, stating that Neuroticfish are back and working on a new album.[9]

On March 13, 2013, a new Song (“Former Me”) was released on Soundcloud.[10]

On July 4, 2013, the band revealed a new track off the upcoming album (“Illusion of Home”) on Soundcloud, which received more than 1000 plays in the first 24 hours of being uploaded. In an interview with South African music news website Downtuned.co.za a few days later, the band confirmed that the album title would be “A Sign of Life”, and that the band was aiming for release later in the year.[11] Although it would be delayed, the album saw release on March 27, 2015.[9]




Singles collection[edit]


  • WakeMeUp! (2001)
  • Need / It’s Not Me (2002)
  • Bomb (2005)
  • Limited Behaviour (2013)
  • Agony (2016)
  • Velocity N20 (2022)


  1. ^ "Neuroticfish - YES! the rumors are true. Henning and I are..." Facebook. Archived from the original on 2022-02-26. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  2. ^ Björn Andersson (22 July 2012). "Neuroticfish announce comeback – New album to be released in 2013". Blackvector Magazine. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Neuroticfish.Com". Neuroticfish.Com. 2015-03-27. Archived from the original on 2015-12-27. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  4. ^ "Jahrescharts 2002". Djcharts.de. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  5. ^ "Neuroticfish calls it quits". Side-Line. 7 January 2008. Archived from the original on 20 May 2011.
  6. ^ "Neuroticfish.Com". Ebmisdead.com. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  7. ^ "Neuroticfish". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  8. ^ "Neuroticfish.Com". Neuroticfish.com. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  9. ^ a b "A Sign of Life!". Neuroticfish.com. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  10. ^ "Neuroticfish "Former Me" by Neuroticfish | Free Listening on SoundCloud". Soundcloud.com. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  11. ^ "Neuroticfish Interview – July 2013". Downtuned. 9 July 2013. Archived from the original on 15 July 2013.
  13. ^ "The new album is here..."

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