Seabound

Meeting through joint friends, Frank Spinath and Martin Vorbrodt came from different worlds. Because they were so different personality-wise and musically, they weren't certain if a musical collaboration would work. Despite this, they decided to try anyway. The duo quickly discovered that their differences yielded a successful electronic sound that thrived with creative contradictions. They decided to call themselves Seabound because of Frank's love of the ocean and the fact that Martin was born near the shore. The name also implies a ship leaving from a safe harbor into the unknown and sometimes treacherous seas, a metaphor for the band itself.

After sending out a few demos, the band was signed by Dependent Records in Germany who released their 2001 debut, No Sleep Demon, as well as the Travelling single. Blended with fantasy, the album was personal and honest; offering personal insights into the psyche to create a strange emotional journey full of obsession, devotions, doubts, anger and fear. Seabound toured twice between 2002 and 2003 in support of the album: a European tour with Covenant, and a North American tour with Stromkern.

The band gained the attention of Metropolis Records in 2002, who in 2004 docked them on the North American continent with the band's second album, Beyond Flatline. Following in the footsteps of Covenant, Haujobb, and Wolfsheim, the electro-pop act quickly left their mark on the electronic music community. Beyond Flatline, which featured catchy "toe-tapping" beats, soothing vocals, atmospheric melodies and intriguing sequences, was met with great success.

Shortly after the release of Beyond Flatline, Seabound returned for another round. The Poisonous Friend EP features several remixes by Olaf Wollschlager (Yello, Melotron, and In Strict Confidence producer), Haujobb, Cut.Rate.Box, Andrew Sega (Iris), Stromkern, and Tom Ellard (Severed Heads). Two previously unreleased tracks are also included on the EP, "Without You" and "Traitor."

After experiencing much success with their last two releases, Seabound re-released their debut, No Sleep Demon, now entitled No Sleep Demon V2.0. The completely re-mastered album featured enhanced mixing as well as a 12-page booklet complete with brand new artwork. At a running time of nearly 64 minutes, the re-release included all 10 original tracks along with three bonus tracks: "Day of the Century," "Hooked (Radical Mix)" and the vocal version of "Avalost."

Seabound returned in 2006 with possibly the most heart-felt and painful albums of the year. Double-Crosser is a violent psychological storm of emotions all tied into the themes of deceit and self-deception. Imagine every emotion one is faced with when they find out someone they love has decimated their trust. Love, anger, depression, blame and remorse pull the listener though the deepest recesses of the human psyche as they begin to question the very truth they were presented. Frank Spinath from Seabound notes “…the more you see through the facades, the more life's contradictions and irreconcilable needs will haunt you. If you lack the naïveté to find consolation in easy dogmatic rules, you will have to face the unsolvable sooner or later.” From the fast paced “Traitor” where anger and frustration prevail to slower paced “Sapphire” where hope is present, Double-Crosser explored the temptations that we are faced with everyday and how they affect the people dearest to you.

For 2007, Seabound released their first ever live album Come Forward - Live In Berlin to audiences in both the USA and Europe. “Playing live has become an essential part of the Seabound experience,” says singer Frank Spinath. “This concert is full of intimate moments and strong feelings. Coming forward has never been so personal.” Come Forward - Live In Berlin features many of Seabound hit tracks including: “Scorch The Ground,” “Exorcise,” “Poisonous Friend,” “Hooked,” “Watching Over You” and more.

In February 2009, Seabound released their first ever rarities compliation entitled When Black Beats Blue [Rarities]. Featuring several unreleased remixes collected throughout the course of their career, the album is goldmine of dancefloor hits just waiting to be discovered.

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Playlist
trackalbumlisten
The Promise (Club)When Black Beats Blue [Rarities]
Exorcize (Live)Come Forward - Live In Berlin
DominationDouble-Crosser
SmokeNo Sleep Demon V2.0
TraitorPoisonous Friend
Poisonous FriendBeyond Flatline

Discography
SPEAK IN STORMS (DELUXE) · MET 9931D· buy Digital
1. For Life 2. Contraband 3. For Another Day 4. Liberty Rose 5. A Grown Man 6. Everything 7. Lair 8. The Escape 9. Nothing But Love 10. Black Feathers 11. When She's Hungry 12. Everything (EvvilKing Remix by Steril) 13. For Another Day (Dead When I Found Her Remix) 14. A Grown Man (Andrew Sega Remix) 15. For Another Day (Wesenberg Rework) 16. Black Feathers (Requiem)
WHEN BLACK BEATS BLUE [RARITIES] · MET 578D· buy Digital
1. Breathe (HECQ) 2. The Promise (Club) 3. Domination Vs. Bound (Mindless Faith) 4. The Attic 5. Scorch The Ground (Forma Tadre) 6. Torch (Monozelle) 7. Breathe (Acretongue) 8. Hooked (Radical Alt. Vocal) 9. Soul Diver (Remix) 10. Contact (Haujobb) 11. Domination (Die Form) 12. Watching Over You (Live SF)
WHEN BLACK BEATS BLUE (RARITIES) · MET 578· buy CD
1. Breathe (HECQ) 2. The Promise (Club) 3. Domination vs. Bound (Mindless Faith) 4. The Attic 5. Scorch The Ground (Forma Tadre) 6. Torch (Monozelle) 7. Breathe (Acretongue) 8. Hooked (Radical Alt. Vocal) 9. Soul Diver (Remix) 10. Contact (Haujobb) 11. Domination (Die Form) 12. Watching Over You (Live SF)
COME FORWARD - LIVE IN BERLIN · MET 536D· buy Digital
1. Scorch The Ground (Live) 2. Exorcize (Live) 3. Poisonous Friend (Live) 4. Avalost (Live) 5. Contact (Live) 6. Domination (Live) 7. Castaway (Live) 8. The Promise (Live) 9. Hooked (Live) 10. Watching Over You (Live) 11. Torn (Live) 12. Breathe (Live)
COME FORWARD - LIVE IN BERLIN · MET 536· buy CD
1. Scorch The Ground (live) 2. Exorcise (live) 3. Poisonous Friend (live) 4. Avalost (live) 5. Contact (live) 6. Domination (live) 7. Castaway (live) 8. The Promise (live) 9. Hooked (live) 10. Watching Over You (live) 11. Torn (live) 12. Breathe (live)
DOUBLE-CROSSER · MET 467D· buy Digital
1. Scorch The Ground (Version) 2. The Promise 3. Doubleplusungood 4. Sapphire 5. Domination 6. Every Last Grain 7. Castaway 8. October Song 9. Traitor (Extended) 10. Breathe
DOUBLE-CROSSER · MET 467· buy CD
1. Scorch The Ground (Version) 2. The Promise 3. DoublePlusUngood 4. Sapphire 5. Domination 6. Every Last Grain 7. Castaway 8. October Song 9. Traitor (Extended) 10. Breathe
NO SLEEP DEMON V2.0 · MET 348D· buy Digital
1. Smoke 2. Travelling 3. Exorcize 4. Point Break 5. Torn 6. Dunnocks 7. Hooked 8. Coward 9. Avalost (Instrumental) 10. Rome On Fire 11. Day Of The Century 12. Hooked (Radical Mix) 13. Avalost (Vocal Version)
NO SLEEP DEMON V2.0 · MET 348· buy CD
1. Smoke 2. Travelling 3. Exorcise 4. Point Break 5. Torn 6. Dunnocks 7. Hooked 8. Coward 9. Avalost (instrumental) 10. Rome on Fire 11. Day of Century 12. Hooked (radical mix) 13. Avalost
POISONOUS FRIEND · MET 320D· buy Digital
1. Poisonous Friend (Remix) 2. Poisonous Friend (Iris Remix) 3. Contact (Fluke Remix by Cut.Rate.Box) 4. Watching Over You (Haujobb Remix) 5. Without You 6. Transformer (Stromkern Remix) 7. Traitor 8. Poisonous Friend (Club Remix) 9. Poisonous Friend (Severed Heads Remix)
POISONOUS FRIEND · MET 320· buy CD
1. Poisonous Friend (Remix) 2. Poisonous Friend (Iris Remix) 3. Contact (Fluke Remix by Cut.Rate.Box) 4. Watching Over You (Haujobb Remix) 5. Without You 6. Transformer (Stromkern Remix) 7. Traitor 8. Poisonous Friend (Club Remix) 9. Poisonous Friend (Severed Heads Remix)
SPEAK IN STORMS · MET 931D· buy Digital
1. For Life 2. Contraband 3. For Another Day 4. Liberty Rose 5. A Grown Man 6. Everything 7. Lair 8. The Escape 9. Nothing But Love 10. Black Feathers
SPEAK IN STORMS · MET 931· buy CD
1. For Life 2. Contraband 3. For Another Day 4. Liberty Rose 5. A Grown Man 6. Everything 7. Lair 8. The Escape 9. Nothing But Love 10. Black Feathers
BEYOND FLATLINE · MET 302D· buy Digital
1. Transformer 2. Contact 3. Soul Diver 4. Digital 5. Poisonous Friend 6. Separation 7. Torch 8. Go International 9. Watching Over You 10. Icarus
BEYOND FLATLINE · MET 302· buy CD
1. Transformer 2. Contact 3. Soul Diver 4. Digital 5. Poisonous Friend 6. Seperation 7. Torch 8. Go International 9. Watching Over You 10. Icarus

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