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Hioctan / high oc|tane

is a technical definition which stands for high knocking characteristic.

The Biography:

Hioctan was founded in 1999 in Rostock by Robert Heidrich and Michael Senft, because the current music scene hasn’t anymore been satisfactory enough. The ambition was it to combine Dark Electro with EBM. After years of experimentation, it developed to a distinctive style. In 2002, the co-founder Robert left the project, so that it has to be regarded as a one-man-project since that time. At live gigs, it is supported by other artists. Also in 2002, Hioctan manages to subscribe a record contract with the label NoiTekk, whereby the debut album “Headscan” was published throughout the world. The second album “Concentration Overload” was published in June 2005.

The Intention:

Hioctan stands for dynamic music, which does not comply with any linear music, which is just orientated to be danceable. The music is living. A song builds up, develops, and then collapses, just in order to build up again with divergent arrangements. The drums and the bass lines form a symbiosis despite their complexity. The remaining elements are intended to be interlocking and to serve their purpose as a whole.

The Discography:

HEADSCAN | 2003 | NoiTekk
THE BEGINNING OF HEADSCAN | 2001 | self release


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  • ProjectPickaxe

    impressive stuff. solid EBM/dark electro without the oontz oontz oontz to appease the glowstick twirling masses.

    13 Sep 2012 Reply
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    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • extrabigmehdi

    I love them. I don't care if there's a lot of group that "sound similar", for me they just "sound right", and I just enjoy listening to them again and again, which I can't say for other groups.

    2 Oct 2010 Reply
  • vx_GASMAN

    Agreed with the two posters below me. That said, "Hava Nagila" is really good, why can't they write more songs like that? No terrible "harsh" vocals, just crazy Soviet synth :)

    27 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Serpentz

    I agree with Shirow_XL I tried my best to get through two of their new songs and it just sucked....totally boring and uninspiring is an understatement. Hi Octane? Better find some new fuel....

    16 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Shirow_XL

    Uh, it's difficult to find more boring and uninspired EBM. Although I haven't heard their new album. But for some reason I don't want to.

    9 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Rahnar

    Ну и перевод описания группы)

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • de_spy

    Hioctan rules, suckers! :-p Hehe, don't take everything too serious guys. ...and 'Pretender' = awesome.

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Zayecc

    альбомчик у них неплохой получился)).....многие треки радуют слух)

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
  • _stooge

    Fuckin apex of dark electro. Dominating!

    11 Mar 2010 Reply
  • chatterer

    awesome new album :)

    9 Mar 2010 Reply
  • MrCheM

    \m/!!!! nice new album!!!

    5 Mar 2010 Reply
  • LowTechMan

    new album is not bad, with true dark electro spirit=)

    4 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Scervo

    I'm not disappointed! nice!

    4 Mar 2010 Reply
  • SickPerversions

    New album is gooooood.

    3 Mar 2010 Reply
  • stuporfy

    I'm not complaining ;-)

    22 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Magnum_Silvered

    "You kiddin' me? This is one of the most unoriginal groups out there. " +1

    22 Aug 2009 Reply
  • lokiz_

    maaassa :D

    17 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Heppner

    Unoriginal? I think one of the most original in this genre!

    1 Apr 2009 Reply
  • _stooge

    btw, Walk the Fuck upright (Y)

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
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