Sex Drugs and Technology. The new flavor of the 2000 was by no doubt the Norwegian electronic rock band, ZEROMANCER. They were rewarded best newcomer in Germany at the GAMA awards the same year and received unanimous acclaim for their debut album, “Clone Your Lover”. It all started a year before when Alex Møklebust, Noralf Ronthi, Kim Ljung, Erik Ljunggren and Chris Schleyer formed the band in Los Angeles. They all shared the vision of creating a melodious blend between industrial programming and rock.
Their follow up album, “Eurotrash” (2001) was another eye-opener, and included the hit singles, “Dr Online” and “Need You Like A Drug”. The album received a warm welcome by the press and by their fast growing fan base. Their reputation as an extraordinarily live act with their intense presence and a rare dynamic energy, skyrocketed and by now Zeromancer headlined their own European tours.
Zeromancer then invaded the US and got a stronghold with their third album “ZZYZX” in 2003. The title inspired by a mysterious place out in the Californian desert named the last place on earth. They built a large fan base in the alternative dark scene in America and toured the country coast to coast. It was a different album about loss and betrayal and was fronted with the quite emotional track “Famous Last Words”. Then they sealed it off with their biggest European tour to date and decided to leave the spotlight for a while.
Two years later Alex Møklebust, Noralf Ronthi and Kim Ljung reunited with their former band, Seigmen. Known as the biggest alternative rock act throughout the previous decade in Norway. The reunion in 2005 was an enormous success that resulted in a double DVD and a live album. Then in the summer of 2008 Seigmen reappeared and played two exclusive shows at the new Operahouse in Oslo. Zeromancer’s songwriter, Kim Ljung also released two passionate and rather personal albums with his project Ljungblut in 2005 and in 2007.
Now however is the time for Zeromancer’s return to grace! With their new album, “Sinners International” the expectations are huge as ever taken their high standards concerning melodic finesse and production. But nothing tells you these guys have to worry. With extensive experience on their hands regarding studio work, they have maneuvered it all from the recording process to the mix. “Sinners International” is produced by Zeromancer, and is engineered and mixed by Alex Møklebust. Meaning it’s a totally self-made album from beginning to end. Something Zeromancer actually have wanted to do since the first album, but never dared to.
The album is said to be influenced by the infamous religious cult previously named Children of God, which later changed their name to Family International. The depth, the edge and the intensity of “Sinners International” tells you they are still the band to beat in this genre!
The two new members Dan Heide and Lorry Kristiansen replacing Chris Schleyer and Erik Ljunggren, making Zeromancer now a full blooded Norwegian movement. They recently signed with the German label Trisol and neuwerk Music Management as their booking agency.
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