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There is more than one known artist who once went under the name Covenant:

1. Swedish electronic act Covenant was started by a group of friends in Helsingborg in western Sweden. Eskil Simonsson, Joakim Montelius, and Clas Nachmanson inspired by bands like Kraftwerk, The Human League, and by EBM pioneers Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb.
In university life in Lund southeast of Helsingborg they assembled a small recording studio in Nachmanson’s bedroom and began to experiment with their own musical compositions. In 1989, the name “Covenant” was selected for the group, the name derived from the spiritual bond the trio professes to share.

Their first publicly-released track “The Replicant”, was made by invitation of Swedish record label Memento Materia and released on a compilation album in 1992 The track thrilled label executives prompting them to ask for a full album. In 1994, the group compiled enough songs to release the album, which became Dreams Of A Cryotank. It was well received by critics and fans alike, and with its success they decided to take their musical efforts more seriously, upgrading and adding more equipment, relocating their studio, and committed to tour.

In 1995, Covenant performed at a festival in Germany on request of Off-Beat Records. The band impressed Off-Beat’s A&R representative, who signed them to a record deal the following day leading up to 1996’s Sequencer.

San Francisco-based record label 21st Circuitry agreed to distribute Covenant’s albums in the United States, expanding the band’s reach and Covenant recorded the Theremin EP in 1997 specifically for an American release and began touring throughout the US and Canada.

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  • skinnydrifter

    Thanks for sharing! Good news, either way

    10 Jul 2:23pm Reply
  • Destinova

    Covenant just posted on their facebook that they're working on a new album (already!). That does give the impression that there might not be a Ignorance & Bliss single/ep.

    30 Jun 8:06pm Reply
  • Destinova

    Skyshaper is indeed a good album to start with. Probably also my favorite Covenant album overall. (20 hz + Spindrift!)

    26 Jun 2:03pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Start with Skyshaper

    21 Jun 12:13am Reply
  • LoneObserver

    What should I start with?

    20 Jun 9:03pm Reply
  • LAHardwave

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4ZB0VGZfLE

    8 Jun 3:48am Reply
  • LAHardwave

    hardwavehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4ZB0VGZfLE

    8 Jun 3:48am Reply
  • IgLz

    I like how we were originally told we were going to get the Ignorance & Bliss single in March... March last year, that is. [3]

    19 Apr 3:30pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    I like how we were originally told we were going to get the Ignorance & Bliss single in March... March last year, that is. [2]

    19 Mar 12:55pm Reply
  • Akatian

    I like how we were originally told we were going to get the Ignorance & Bliss single in March... March last year, that is.

    19 Mar 3:22am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    I am a Figurehead on a Ship of Fools!

    13 Mar 9:42am Reply
  • BME1982

    Just Norwegian Covenant \\m/

    24 Feb 3:55pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    1998, good year.

    8 Feb 12:20pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Didn't know Covenant had a song called Sample Start until I saw their facebook today. It was on the Final Man single (CDM) ...I apparently overlooked that one!

    8 Feb 12:20pm Reply
  • NorronSeier

    The Norwegian Covenant really put up some amazing work with their first two albums. Can't believe the shit they turned into.

    18 Jan 8:58pm Reply
  • DEVANGELOU

    the beauty and the grace .................................. again, again, again

    18 Jan 4:23am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    ONE WORLD...

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    One Sky.

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • My-Eclipse

    Arkandast, без сомнения, я с вами совершенно не согласен.

    17 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Viruzz_FFF

    ахаха... с норм ковенанта это показало )))))))))))))))))

    15 Nov 2014 Reply
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