Apoptygma Berzerk

Apoptygma Berzerk

Band from Sarpsborg, Norway; founded in 1989 by Stephan Groth and Jon Erik Martinsen.
Jon left the band and is now in Norwegian synth pop act Sweep (2).

Apoptygma Berzerk Discography


none Apoptygma Berzerk Live In Odense, Denmark, 30/08/91(Cass, S/Sided, Promo) Not On Label (Apoptygma Berzerk Self-released) none Norway 1991 Sell This Version
TATCD 018, TAT 018 Apoptygma Berzerk Soli Deo Gloria (Album, Comp) Tatra, Tatra TATCD 018, TAT 018 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
TATCD034 Apoptygma Berzerk 7 (Album) Tatra TATCD034 Norway 1996 Sell This Version
TATCD044, 91211-24 Apoptygma Berzerk APBL98(CD, Album + CD-ROM + Ltd, Num) Tatra, Tatra TATCD044, 91211-24 Norway 1999 Sell This Version
TATCD047 PROMO Apoptygma Berzerk Welcome To Earth (Album, Comp) Tatra TATCD047 PROMO Europe 2000 Sell This Version
8573 88627-2 Apoptygma Berzerk APBL2000 (Album) EastWest, Hard:drive 8573 88627-2 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
0927 42973-2 Apoptygma Berzerk Harmonizer (Album) WEA 0927 42973-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
GUN 226, 82876 81193 2 Apoptygma Berzerk You And Me Against The World (Album) GUN Records (2), GUN Records (2) GUN 226, 82876 81193 2 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
GUN 251, 82876871102 Apoptygma Berzerk Sonic Diary (Album) GUN Records (2), Sony BMG Music Entertainment GUN 251, 82876871102 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
88697456462 Apoptygma Berzerk Rocket Science (Album) GUN Records (2) 88697456462 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
2006REC015 Apoptygma Berzerk Imagine There's No Lennon (Album) 2006Records 2006REC015 Germany 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Apoptygma Berzerk Victims Of Mutilation(Cass, S/Sided, EP, Ltd) Sluzk Records none Norway 1990 Sell This Version
TAT 004 Apoptygma Berzerk Ashes To Ashes (Single) Tatra TAT 004 Norway 1991 Sell This Version
TAT 009 Apoptygma Berzerk The 2nd Manifesto (EP) Tatra TAT 009 Norway 1992 Sell This Version
TAT 017 Apoptygma Berzerk Bitch(CD, Single) Tatra TAT 017 Norway 1993 Sell This Version
TAT 019 Apoptygma Berzerk Deep Red / Electronic Warfare / Backdraft(CD, Single) Tatra TAT 019 Norway 1994 Sell This Version
TAT 026, TAT- 026 Apoptygma Berzerk Non-Stop Violence(CD, Single) Tatra, Tatra TAT 026, TAT- 026 Norway 1995 Sell This Version
TATCD038 Apoptygma Berzerk Mourn EP (EP) Tatra TATCD038 Norway 1997 Sell This Version
Promcd 9801 Apoptygma Berzerk Paranoia (Single) Tatra Promcd 9801 Norway 1998 Sell This Version
TATCD045 Apoptygma Berzerk Eclipse(CD, Single) Tatra TATCD045 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
none Apoptygma Berzerk Kathy's Song (Come Lie Next To Me) (Maxi, Single) Tatra none UK 2000 Sell This Version
PRCD 02539 Apoptygma Berzerk Starsign(CD, Single, Promo) EastWest PRCD 02539 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
NRCDM 10001 Apoptygma Berzerk Until The End Of The World (Single) WEA NRCDM 10001 Norway 2002 Sell This Version
0927 48113-2 Apoptygma Berzerk Suffer In Silence (Single) WEA 0927 48113-2 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
none Apoptygma Berzerk / DJ Flying Dutchman Apoptygma Berzerk / DJ Flying Dutchman - Kathy's Song (Ferry Corsten Remix) / Everlasting Love(12", Promo) Farm Records none Japan 2002 Sell This Version

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August 4, 2010
Apoptygma Berzerk, the brainchild of Stephan L. Groth, are considered one of the Norwegian pioneers of EBM, though the work spans more genres than most bands. Their early work can be considered mostly industrial, moving on to a more accessible trance-infused style in 1998 and onwards, and finally landing on a form of electro-rock in 2005. Their best albums would be 7, Welcome To Earth and Rocket Science.


May 16, 2004
Apoptygma Berzerk work can be divided in two. His first period, with the his two first album (Soli Deo Gloria and 7) are really oriented in a ebm, industrial way, really more dark than his later release. Their second period start with Welcome to Earth, which is oriented in a totally different direction than their earlier work. Their second period is very more "poppy", really different than their earlier release. The first period is alot more dark, in a industrial way, while the second period is more commercial, much more oriented to pop. In my opinion, APB earlier work are the best, but thats just a personal taste, and the latest album are still very good. Just in a different way than the two first.


May 22, 2003
edited 9 months ago
"7" and "Welcome to Earth" are my favorites. But if you had to get one album, get 7. Apop doesn't really fit into just one category (EBM/Synthpop/Futurepop/Darkwave); they're/he's probably one of the few artists doing their/his own thing and not being DM wannabes. They're great live.


November 29, 2002
APB's work is monumental, which explains why they have become the synth pop moguls they are. their Metallica covers and tributes are all exquisite.

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