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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

    v THIS exactly!

    14 Apr 12:56pm Reply
  • Akatian

    March has come and gone and still no Ignorance & Bliss single...

    8 Apr 2:05am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Seabound released some good shit this year, "Speak In Storms" - check it out - I'm like 2 months late but it's definitely worth looking into! Liberty Rose and For Another Day are great

    4 Apr 12:40am Reply
  • versionfiv

    lol mesh

    24 Mar 9:01pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    IGNORANCE AND BLISS..........? :-)

    19 Mar 9:02pm Reply
  • abfdrumz

    Most of Covenant's songs still sound the same to me (<== yes, Mesh fanboy had the nerve to say that), but there's always something unmissable. This time it's, yeah, "Last Dance"

    25 Feb 9:05pm Reply
  • Evvn

    I really hope they tour NA this year, I missed them in 2012 :(

    24 Feb 5:39pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    pre-millenial TENSION

    14 Jan 11:04am Reply
  • OtZman

    Just listened through Leaving Babylon for the first time. What an awesome album! I'm sure I'll find at least a few new favorites on here.

    13 Jan 2:01am Reply
  • Akatian

    Well, the new year is almost here, March isn't that far off really. :)

    17 Dec 2013 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Ignorance & Bliss comes out in March 2014 :/

    15 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Zamari

    I was kind of expecting Leaving Babylon to suck, but it's fucking glorious.

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Akatian

    Cool, I didn't expect a second single as Modern Ruin only got one. Hoping for some killer remixes, and maybe a non-album track or two?

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    IGNORANCE & BLISS WILL BE THE NEXT SINGLE.

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Arthur_Dent_42

    http://dr.loudness-war.info/ Database about the dynamic range of thousands of albums. Who's fallen casualty to and who survived the so called Loudness War? Find out for yourself. ;) Some brilliant and essential educational stuff on that for every musiclover important topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gmex_4hreQ and http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LoudnessWar

    21 Nov 2013 Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    "I find it tops NIN's Hesitation Marks" <--- That's not saying much, dude.

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Heard the new Gary Numan. It is good, but no way is it better than Leaving Babylon.

    13 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Akatian

    Last Dance is kewl, but I have to admit I enjoy the Modulate remix more than the album version.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    I truly enjoyed the album and I think Last Dance is the weakest track, the album as a whole rocks.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • FaithHealer_

    Not impressed by Leaving Babylon. They have lost their passion for music.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
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