Apoptygma Berzerk ‎– 7

Hard:drive ‎– 2006Rec 008, 2006Records ‎– 2006Rec 008
CD, Album, Deluxe Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Digipak

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Love Never Dies - Part 1
Strings, Organ [Church Organ] – Geir BratlandVocals [Female] – Tone Langvik
2 Mourn 5:33
3 Non-Stop Violence 6:49
4 25 Cromwell St. 4:24
5 Rebel
Vocals – Richard Hall*
6 Deep Red
Vocals [Female] – Charlotte Syversen
7 Nearer
Backing Vocals – Jonas GrothStrings, Organ [Church Organ] – Geir Bratland
8 Half Asleep 4:55
9 Love Never Dies - Part 2
Featuring [Collaboration] – View (4)Guitar – Vegard BlombergVocals [Female] – Kari PettersenWritten-By – Stephan L. Groth*, Vegard Blomberg
10 Deep Red (Blackmail Remix)
Remix – Blackmail (2)
11 Untitled 2 6:07
12 Mourn (APB Guitar Remix)
Remix – Apoptygma Berzerk
13 Mourn (Lo-Fi Version)
Producer, Recorded By – Jonas Groth, STP (3)

Companies, etc.



P&C 2007 - Hard:drive - a division of 2006Records.
Made in Germany.
Distributed by Soulfood Music Distribution.

Tracks 1, 4, 7, 8 recorded and produced at Matrix Studios.
Tracks 2, 3, 6, 9 recorded and produced at Wintergarden Studios.
Originally mastered at Masterhuset, remastered in 2007 at Master & Servant.

Packaging: 4 panel digipak.

Sticker on front of case:
Deluxe Edition
Incl. Bonustracks

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 046661 086027
  • Barcode (Scanned): 4046661086027
  • Matrix / Runout: manufactured by optimal media production A799815-01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L573
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9723
  • Rights Society: GEMA BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 14893

Other Versions (5 of 22) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TATCD034 Apoptygma Berzerk 7(CD, Album) Tatra TATCD034 Norway 1996 Sell This Version
MET 093 Apoptygma Berzerk 7(CD, Album) Metropolis MET 093 US 1998 Sell This Version
HHR2011-05 Apoptygma Berzerk 7(2xLP, Album, Num, Promo, W/Lbl) Hammerheart Records, Hard:drive HHR2011-05 Germany 2011 Sell This Version
AMG 236 Apoptygma Berzerk 7(CD, Album, RE) Art Music Group AMG 236 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
A0F172K Apoptygma Berzerk 7(Cass, RE, RM, Ltd, Pin) Artoffact Records A0F172K Canada 2014 Sell This Version



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August 10, 2008
Another re-release of Apop's classic album 7. There's not any real change from the previous digital remaster, the most obvious changes being that the Carmina Burana sample has been omitted again and there's still no "Untitled One". Other than that all the songs are here. Love Never Dies Part 1 starts off the record as a sort of gothic dance anthem while Mourn takes on a rather arty approach with its strange beat, but yet catchy melody. Non-Stop Violence is still a powerful anti-war, anti-tv song and in my opinion is probably the biggest reason you should by this album. Then it kicks off with two rather arty tracks. 25 Cromwell St. is a song about the murders on the title's address most likely and is sort of a slow EBM theme. Rebel is a kind of strange weird reversed rhythm thing with a pulsing bass and samples of Moby talking about Jesus Christ. Deep Red is a violent sadistic floorfiller with hard beats and yet again a catchy melody. Nearer takes another break from the hard beats and is a surprisingly beautiful ballad where we are treated to Jonas' magnificent backing vocals, which were lacking from the more EBM-oriented Banilla Dream version from the Non-Stop Violence single. This is by far the best version of the song. Half Asleep kicks off yet again with hard hitting beats and lyrics about temptation and sin. Love Never Dies Part 2 comes as the album's biggest surprise as it is a beautiful guitar ballad basically.

The bonus tracks are probably why you should get this re-issue. The Blackmail cover of Deep Red is a kickass rocked-up version of the song and it fits very well. Untitled Too is there as well, but no Untitled One, the APB guitar remix of Mourn is a good dance-track, but the real gem on this album is the last track. The Lo-Fi version of Mourn is simply the most beautiful piece of music I've heard from Apop in a long time. It is stripped down to just a guitar, some synths and Stephan's beautiful voice. Probably my favourite track off this re-release.