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Berlin, Germany (1992 – 2000, 2010 – present)

Atari Teenage Riot is a German digital hardcore group formed in Berlin in 1992. Highly political, they fused left-wing anarchist anti-fascist views with punk vocals and the newly emerging techno sound that was called , which is a term Alec Empire later used in the name of his record company.

According to Empire, “Digital Hardcore initially meant the final questioning of everything, of the whole. The next step was a shorter one. The absolute negation, even to answer one’s own existence with a “No”. If “No” is true, then suicide can be as much as an event as pressing the buttons on your remote control.” (MEAN Magazine, July 1999)

The group was founded as an attack on the increasingly neo-Nazi influenced German techno scene and consisted of three Berliners - Alec Empire, Hanin Elias and MC Carl Crack. ATR’s early releases (which included songs like “Hetzjagd Auf Nazis!” / “Hunt Down the Nazis!”) were surrounded by controversy in Germany due to the prevailing “no politics on the dance floor” attitude.

After signing to Phonogram, a major European label, in 1993 the band received an unusually large financial advance which they duplicitously used to set up their own record label: Digital Hardcore Recordings or DHR. ATR never delivered a commercially viable demo to Phonogram.

In 1997 ATR was joined by Nic Endo, a Japanese-American noise/soundscape artist during the Beck tour.


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  • john_dillenger

    Poor fuckthepunx. You sound butthurt :(

    Yesterday 2:28pm Reply
  • milsilencios

    "We Are From the Internet" and "Erase Your Face" are awesome

    Yesterday 12:13am Reply
  • fuckthepunx

    Yes, things change. Sorry. Please explain to me what makes you want the same album every fucking time. Pretty please. Reset is refreshing. Turn it up as loud as possible.

    17 Apr 9:43pm Reply
  • franko-gap

    Unfortunately, I will have to agree this time... I don't like "Reset" much, neither. :-/ Only two songs I found really to be good: "Transducer" and "Erase Your Face". On the other hand, though, maybe this way they will bring anarchism to mainstream clubs and parties. ;-)

    11 Apr 11:41am Reply
  • XT_TX

    Reset-shit album(

    10 Apr 12:27pm Reply
  • My-Eclipse

    Well, "Street Grime", "Erase Your Face" and "We Are From the Internet" are pretty good.

    8 Apr 7:13am Reply
  • john_dillenger

    I Just don't know what to say, I guess things change :'(

    7 Apr 2:12pm Reply
  • GetInOutAndAway

    Reset is more mainstream but it isn't bad! It's a fun listening time :) It reminds me of Does It Offend You, Yeah

    7 Apr 8:24am Reply
  • randomhero0

    It saddens me to say that the new album kinda sucks. They lost it. :(

    4 Apr 10:26pm Reply
  • anfecor

    Is it going to be available on a vinyl?

    4 Apr 9:54pm Reply
  • zaqzax

    RESET leaked ;)

    4 Apr 6:42pm Reply
  • anfecor

    Listen to a new album right now! Atari Teenage Riot is ready to go! Hey! R-E-S-E-T!

    4 Apr 12:58pm Reply
  • terror-kat

    I used to listen them a lot when I was a stupid teenager, now I'm an clever old woman and still like them. Is good to know that they are recording a new album.

    2 Feb 8:08pm Reply
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    28 Jan 6:40pm Reply
  • Z3O9

    "Reset" official date release - 26.03. Can't wait!

    28 Jan 11:17am Reply
  • comate11

    i want this new album !!! I cant wait !!!!

    17 Jan 11:12pm Reply
  • ChrisFreez

    some brutal d-hardcore

    12 Jan 1:21pm Reply
  • Ashlie-T

    You losers fucked up, all of you who can't enjoy ATR's digital hardcore noise industrial disco. "60 Second Wipe Out" kicks ass.

    8 Jan 1:09pm Reply
  • franko-gap

    @Nocturnal110: Just ignore them... Haters gonna hate. ;-)

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • hikankyoukai

    finally decided to give them a listen and the first song i hear has some 3x3 Eyes samples so they definitely got my attention now

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
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