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DIN Tod do not intend to make it easy for potential listeners … their cryptic band name and symbolism are complicating an easy categorization of the Berlin-based trio. DIN Tod want to confuse, stir up and induce emotions. “Symbols are nothing else than concentrated images”, states singer Sven. “All our thoughts are driven by images. The power inherent in these symbols is similar to the one emanating from music: it can invigorate, fascinate and cause upheaval. This is what DIN Tod is all about.” The name also fits hand in glove. It is a sort of fusion of system and void.

In case you are now expecting pathetic laments on the condition of the world or a headstrong artsy-fartsy bilge, you can lean back and relax because DIN Tod are none of the above. On their first long player “The Sound of Crash”, they gift-wrap their reflections on power and hysteria, the world, the universe and the bloody rest into groovy beats, versatile song structures, somewhere between Minimal Electro, Wave, Post-Punk and Electroclash … and catchy tunes that have been stripped down to the bare essentials.

Sven and Claudia formed DIN Tod in 2003, bored by vands that follow the usual line up of “guitar/bass/drums.” They purchased a solid base of analogue synthesizers, drum sequencers and recording equipment … and went to work. Musically, they started out by merging the sound of the early Eighties – from Joy Division to the early Sisters of Mercy – with minimalist electronics to create a musical mixture that is just as intriguing as it is catchy. They recorded the first demo in 2004 and started playing concerts. In 2005, the signed to Out of Line Music and released their debut single – fittingly enough on 10” picture vinyl.


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    15 Nov 2014 Reply
  • nakatadim

    cheers from Bulgaria

    3 Apr 2014 Reply
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  • greycellgreen

    Shame/annoying that most of their songs on Last.FM radio (here in Canada) at least, come up as 90 second clips.

    26 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Liliputter

    Ephedrine Logic sure shares a lot with Sara Noxx's Colder and Colder :O :O :O.

    31 Mar 2011 Reply

    See you in NAPLES. ;)

    23 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Ntaki

    I like them sooo much !

    7 Oct 2010 Reply
  • iskrid

    irre! super kombination von rythmus und gesang

    21 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Dangermouse2k

    Claudia is sooo hot and Svens voice is awesome. Schön das ihr mittlerweile ne relativ große Anhängerschafft habt :)

    3 Jan 2010 Reply
  • nightzp

    thanks a lot dude, cheers from mexico

    2 Jan 2010 Reply
  • moonsferatu

    Hey Nightzp: 5. Maybe, you’re ready now to explain how did you come up with the name DIN [A] TOD? It’s meaning? Or at least translate roughly the words that the name contains? Claudia: The name is a symbol. We like symbols... anyone can associate the meaning. DIN [A] is the phrase for "German Industrial Standard", a standard used for for example paper sizes and any other industrial product. 'Tod' means, well, ‘death’... so there is also the contrast between a - System, and that which cannot be measured at all - death.

    24 Dec 2009 Reply
  • nightzp

    cual es el significado del nombre?

    20 Dec 2009 Reply
  • TheBlackRaven87

    Please, stop tagging this band with "ebm". that sucks... Post-Punk, Synthpop and something with "minimal" would be right...

    17 Nov 2009 Reply
  • VincentCraine

    Fein, fein, fein!!! Eure Musik hatte mich ja bereits nachhaltig überzeugt und auch der Auftritt beim PlageNoire hat mir ausgesprochen viel Freude bereitet. Danke, viele Grüße und weiter so!!!

    15 Nov 2009 Reply
  • monotasking

    einfach nur geile mucke!!!

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • NBR00026

    At the Moonlight festival they had been great!

    7 Aug 2009 Reply
  • mrkdead

    can't wait to see you at moonlight festival

    25 Jul 2009 Reply
  • 936

    бля буду

    22 Jul 2009 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Tragic Blue.

    17 Jul 2009 Reply
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