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Cesium 137 is an American synthpop musical group composed of Isaac Glendening and Vince Guzzardo. It originally also included Matt Cargill.

Its first release was the album “Advanced/Decay” in 2001 on Tonedeaf Records. Its style was electro-industrial. It gained widespread attention, particularly with the moody dance track “Regrets”, which was also released as a single and became a danceclub hit.

Soon after the September 11, 2001 attacks, Matt Cargill joined the U.S. military and was no longer available as a member of Cesium 137. Cesium 137 had a hiatus of three years before their next release.

That release was “Elemental” in 2004; it was issued with Metropolis Records, a much more prominent label than Tonedeaf. It was soon followed by an E.P. release, “Luminous”, also in 2004 on Metropolis; it composed largely of remixed material from “Elemental”. Cesium 137’s style was much mellower and synthpoppy and less angst-ridden on these releases than on “Advanced/Decay”. Whether that was simply a natural progression or whether Cargill was the sole source of angst and took it with him to the military is an open question. In 2006 Cesium 137 released “Intelligent Design”. And their latest album “Proof of Life” was released in 2007. Like its predecessor, both were released by Metropolis.

Cesium 137 is named after a radioactive isotope of cesium. It continues a tradition in industrial music of incorporating a number in the band name, which became popular after the example of Front 242.

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  • Zabapas

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

    12 Aug 8:44am Reply
  • Alpha_Mechanik

    Aftermath <3

    15 Jan 2:47pm Reply
  • slofox78

    agree with below, but this kind of music becomes so widespread that it is difficult to get to know ... there are many others who also deserve totally unknown ... it is the law of the jungle ...

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
  • pateewack

    No one has shouted about these guys in a while...shameful! 'Hollow' from 'Intelligent Design' is simply a jawdroppingly awesome song...along with my metal tastes, I have a strong affinity for all forms of synth-pop / darkwave; these guys simply are incredible.

    29 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Keisarinna

    Omgffs, new album "Science and Sound" coming out this summer.

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • jayfatha

    ok so Embers is like the best song ever so yea

    26 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Diversant4556

    жаль, что прослушать нельзя

    13 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Croconaw-159

    yeah these guys, I forgot about them, glad I found them again <3

    10 Feb 2011 Reply
  • SealYouInRed

    i like "Transient" from Intelligent Design

    26 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Royman13

    Indentity is rhythmic and melodic. Undoubtedly... one of the their best works!

    28 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Alpha_Mechanik

    Believe!

    20 Oct 2009 Reply
  • faith_fractured

    good new album)

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Alpha_Mechanik

    I love Cesium:137/Cesium_137/Cesium 137 ^_^

    12 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Conde_Maquina

    New album is great =)

    11 Oct 2009 Reply
  • nosnebulous

    Bloodletter is one of the best C137 tracks and it wasn't re-released with the other back catalog. This is bullshit!

    10 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Blue_Jay

    Just listened to a few of the new songs on their upcoming album off of My Space and it sounds better than Proof of Life even. Gahh I can't wait anymore for the new album!

    25 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Blue_Jay

    Omg these guys got me mad into the genre of future pop thanks to their "Proof of Life" album. It's so sad that amazing albums such as that will probably remain lost forever through the passage of time. If people on here are reading my comment and never listened to this band before, I definitly urge you to check out their "Proof of Life" album, it's a masterpiece and you won't regret it once it grows onto you.

    26 Jun 2009 Reply
  • nosnebulous

    if you leave out the underscore in the spelling in iTunes it automatically scrobbles to the version with the colon.

    19 Jun 2009 Reply
  • kevthepoet

    buddhist hip-hop? if you like me you'll love the crew http://www.last.fm/music/Synchromystickz

    9 Jun 2009 Reply
  • DJ_Tyrant

    Cesium_137 (here: http://www.last.fm/music/Cesium_137) is the correct spelling of the name. Isaac is posting blogs there and that's the name on their MySpace page. Vote for the correct name!

    8 Jun 2009 Reply
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