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Norway (1989 – present)

Apoptygma Berzerk is a Norwegian // musical group, formed in 1989. The current lineup includes Stephan Groth (vocals, programming, guitars, samples), Brandon Smith (guitars) and Thomas Jakobsen (drums). The group has achieved moderate commercial success with a unique brand of gloomy, danceable gothic , winning awards and Top-10 spots in Germany and Scandinavia. The band’s name is commonly abbreviated to APOP or APB.

In 1989, Stephan Groth and Jon Erik Martinsen formed Apoptygma Berzerk in Norway. They wrote several songs, one of them “Ashes To Ashes” would later be released as a 12” single on the Norwegian label Tatra Productions in 1991. Martinsen left the band shortly afterwards feeling uncomfortable with the direction of the band’s music. Since then the band had many lineup changes, Groth being the only constant members.

Stephan Groth claims that the band name was randomly picked out of a dictionary. Apoptygma is an old Greek word for the fold of a woman’s garment. Technically the ‘y’ ought to be pronounced like a long ‘u’, but the band’s name is commonly pronounced a-pop-TIG-ma or a-pop-TEEG-ma.

Apoptygma Berzerk released six studio albums so far: Soli Deo Gloria in 1993, 7 in 1996, Welcome To Earth in 2000, Harmonizer in 2002, You and Me Against the World in 2005, and Rocket Science in 2009.


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  • skinnydrifter


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  • Izale

    Everything We Know Is Wrong = George Noory?

    26 Apr 10:51am Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    где мать твою новый альбом? нормальный полноценный альбом, а не эти какие-то обрубки, ипихи и недоделанные синглы?!!!

    20 Apr 2:33pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    All the good old Apoptygma Berzerk tracks seem to be making a return in charts

    24 Mar 11:06pm Reply
  • malek1430

    Please vote up! APOP isn't just one person! :

    8 Feb 12:29am Reply
  • racc_oon

    Still love the old Apop. [4]

    8 Nov 2014 Reply


    31 Oct 2014 Reply
  • TheTourist_

    Still love the old Apop. [3]

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Zabapas

    Listen DIGITALLY IMPORTED FM FUTURE SYNTHPOP ! Visit my own and personal TAG: !

    14 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Izale

    Still love the old Apop.

    9 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Mero_groupp

    Experimental synth-rock band from Russia, Togliatti

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Dark2Go

    Lost in Translation

    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Nick14Orlov

    Штефан Грот - гений! Обожаю практически всё, что он творит, а Апоптигма - это просто чума! Как и ранние полностью электронные альбомы - 7, Welcome to Earth, Harmonizer, так и поздние более гитарные и драйвовые YAMATW и Rocket Science. С нетерпением жду нового альбома!

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • E-Lektro

    27 de septiembre, mexico D.F. :3 Nos vemos ahí :3

    23 Jul 2014 Reply
  • nickcaos


    3 Jul 2014 Reply
  • loglover7

    Non stop violence!

    20 Jun 2014 Reply
  • der_ketzer

    why shout when you could listen instead?

    6 May 2014 Reply
  • Babayoga88

    Shout-box is about as dead, as the EBM sound of Apop :P

    5 May 2014 Reply
  • limpicatto

    Apop alienated its audience before it was cool.

    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • RuthiLikesMusic

    I've finally found time to listen through their discography. Listened to Harmonizer, Soli Deo Gloria and 7. Harmonizer is pretty weak, has got 4 better tracks out of the whole, tracks Unicorn and Until the End of the World are really good though. Soli Deo Gloria was their first album, it was a-ok, had some good material. 7 is brilliant, I'm sure it is their best work but I am going to listen to the other albums now so we will see.

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
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