Grendel

Using the grisly tale behind the name “Grendel” as a basis for their music, Grendel has successfully emerged as a dark and chaotic force in the underground electronic scene. In 1997 Grendel was formed although this was not the band's original name. It wasn't until the band as it was known split up that the remaining members decided to change the name. “Grendel” was a beast in the classic mythological story of “Beowulf” that would lure people from villages and drown them in marshes. The new name and line up helped to create a unique aura for the band that attracted thousands of fans across Europe.

In 2000 Grendel released their first promo CD which included the song “Strangers,” a club hit in the Netherlands. As the promo got more air play, it gained momentum and ultimately scored popularity in Germany, Belgium and Spain. Eventually many fans became anxious to see the band live and after many requests, [FLRS] (live synthesis and engineering) joined the band.

Only six months later, the band released its first demo CD entitled Inhumane Amusement which caused the German record label NoiTekk to sign the band almost immediately. After being signed, Inhumane Amusement was re-mastered, re-designed and combined with new material. The new version of the album was released in 2000 as the band's debut release.

In 2002 Grendel released the End of Ages EP which became an international hit. The release included remixes by Feindflug, Arzt+Pfusch and God Module which proved to be an innovative venture for the band with the use of obscure samples over harsh and pounding EBM arrangements.

Grendel's third album entitled Prescription : Medicide, was originally released in Europe in 2003, and shortly after [FLRS] departed from the band. He was replaced by [4N1T4] who now performs with the band on stage. Prescription : Medicide was released in North America by Metropolis Records in 2004. The album featured ten tracks that included the use of orchestral sounds over deep layers of electronic beats that demonstrated the mysteriousness and corrosiveness that is Grendel.

After releasing their North American debut album, Grendel unleashed their 2005 onslaught, the Soilbleed EP. Featuring five tracks and two remixes, Soilbleed continued Grendel’s reign of terror with crunching bass-lines, eerie melodies, raspy vocals and beats that could bring the dead back to life.

Following up their 2004 album, Prescription: Medicide, Grendel returned with Harsh Generation in 2007. Featuring ten brutal tracks of harsh EBM and electronics, Harsh Generation had one motive in mind – to get your adrenaline flowing. Distorted vocals, acidic synth lines, pummeling bass-lines, and jagged melodies streamline the release to make it the most addictive Grendel assault to date.

Over the years, Grendel has successfully emerged as a dark and chaotic force in the underground electronic scene. After the success of Harsh Generation, Grendel will return in 2010 with the EP Chemicals + Circuitry. This long awaited new sonic assault features three brand new tracks and wicked remixes by Komor Kommando, Modulate, Dym, Synthetic Dream Foundation, Thomas Rainer & more.

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Playlist
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Chemicals & CircuitryChemicals & Circuitry
Harsh GenerationHarsh Generation
Prescription : MedicidePrescription : Medicide

Discography
TIMEWAVE : ZERO (LIMITED EDITION)(DIGITAL ONLY) · MET 9795D· buy Digital
1. Rise 2. Conflict Instigation 3. Timewave : Zero 4. EPR // EDP 5. Wheels In Motion 6. Out Of My Mind 7. Deep Waters 8. Neon City Lights 9. Chemicals + Circuitry [v.2012] 10. Fall 11. Conflict Instigation (Aesthetic Perfection Remix) 12. Conflict Instigation (Siva Six Remix) 13. Conflict Instigation (Terrolokaust Remix) 14. Timewave : Zero (Shiv-R Remix) 15. Timewave : Zero (Modulate Remix) 16. Timewave : Zero (C-Lekktor Remix) 17. Out Of My Mind (Vindicare Remix) 18. Out Of My Mind (Freakangel Remix) 19. Out Of My Mind (XP8 Remix) 20. EPR // EDP (Manufactura Remix) 21. EPR // EDP (DYM Remix) 22. Deep Waters (Aqualite Remix) 23. Deep Waters (Consumer Junk Remix) 24. Wheels In Motion (AR-12 Remix) 25. Wheels In Motion (Symbiote Remix)
TIMEWAVE : ZERO · MET 795D· buy Digital
1. Rise 2. Conflict Instigation 3. Timewave : Zero 4. EPR // EDP 5. Wheels In Motion 6. Out Of My Mind 7. Deep Waters 8. Neon City Lights 9. Chemicals + Circuitry [v.2012] 10. Fall
TIMEWAVE : ZERO · MET 795· buy CD
1. Rise 2. Conflict Instigation 3. Timewave : Zero 4. EPR // EDP 5. Wheels In Motion 6. Out Of My Mind 7. Deep Waters 8. Neon City Lights 9. Chemicals + Circuitry [v.2012] 10. Fall
CHEMICALS & CIRCUITRY · MET 628D· buy Digital
1. Chemicals & Circuitry 2. Shortwired 3. Serotonin Rush 4. Chemicals & Circuitry (Komor Kommando Remix) 5. Shortwired (The Synthetic Dream Foundation Remix) 6. Chemicals & Circuitry [Bent Circuit Bent Brain DYM Remix] 7. Shortwired (Statik Sky Remix) 8. Chemicals & Circuitry (Studio-X Remix) 9. Shortwired (Thomas Rainer Remix) 10. Chemicals & Circuitry (Modulate Remix)
CHEMICALS + CIRCUITRY · MET 628· buy CD
1. Chemicals + Circuitry 2. Shortwired 3. Serotonin Rush 4. Chemicals + Circuitry (Komor Kommando Remix) 5. Shortwired (Synthetic Dream Foundation Remix) 6. Chemicals + Circuitry (Dym Remix) 7. Shortwired (Statik Sky Remix) 8. Chemicals + Circuitry (Studio-X Remix) 9. Shortwired (Thomas Rainer Remix) 10. Chemicals + Circuitry (Modulate Remix)
HARSH GENERATION · MET 489D· buy Digital
1. Intro 2. Harsh Generation 3. Void Malign 4. The Judged Ones 5. Remnants 6. B.A.A.L. (Deliver Me) 7. Dirty 8. Hate This 9. New Flesh 10. Outro
HARSH GENERATION · MET 489· buy CD
1. Intro 2. Harsh Generation 3. Void Malign 4. The Judged Ones 5. Remnants 6. B.A.A.L. (Deliver Me) 7. Dirty 8. Hate This 9. New Flesh 10. Outro
SOILBLEED · MET 377D· buy Digital
1. Soilbleed (V.3) 2. Interrogation Leash 3. Aspiration Feed 4. Soilbleed (Agonoize Remix) 5. Soilbleed (Obszön Geschöpf Remix) 6. Dream II (feat. Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio)
PRESCRIPTION : MEDICIDE · MET 332D· buy Digital
1. Construct Constriction 2. Crucify 3. Guilt By Association 4. Pax Psychosis 5. Dream 6. Prescription : Medicide 7. Social Distortion 8. Fatal Flaws 9. Rotting Garden 10. Kurtz
PRESCRIPTION: MEDICIDE · MET 332· buy CD
1. Construct Construction 2. Crucify 3. Guilt By Association 4. Pax Psychosis 5. Dream 6. Prescription: Medicide 7. Social Distortion 8. Fatal Flaws 9. Rotting Garden 10. Kurtz

On Tour
  • Grendel and Ludovico Technique
  • Aug 1 · Los Angeles, CA
    DAS BUNKER
  • Aug 2 · Tijuana, MX
    CLUB RESPEKT
  • Aug 3 · San Francisco, CA
    DNA LOUNGE
  • Aug 5 · Seattle, WA
    HIGHLINE
  • Aug 6 · Portland, OR
    TONIC LOUNGE
  • Aug 8 · Salt Lake City, UT
    AREA 51
  • Aug 9 · Phoenix, AZ
    HORNS & HALOS HEAT
  • Aug 12 · Austin, TX
    ELYSIUM
  • Aug 13 · Houston, TX
    NUMBERS
  • Aug 14 · Dallas, TX
    BOILER ROOM
  • Aug 15 · Oklahoma City
    VOODOO LOUNGE
  • Aug 16 · St Louis MO
    CRACK FOX
  • Aug 18 · St. Paul, MN
    AMSTERDAM
  • Aug 19 · Chicago, IL
    COBRA LOUNGE
  • Aug 20 · Detroit, MI
    SMALLS
  • Aug 21 · Toronto, ON
    VELVET UNDERGROUND
  • Aug 22 · Pittsburgh, PA
    THUNDERBIRD
  • Aug 23 · Wilmington, DE
    ASYLUM 13
  • Aug 24 · Richmond, VA
    FALLOUT
  • Aug 25 · Atlanta, GA
    MASQUERADE