VNV Nation

The electronic project VNV ("Victory Not Vengeance") Nation was conceived in London in 1990 by Ronan Harris, debuting in May of that year with the 12-inch "Body Pulse." "Strength of Youth" followed a few months later, and at the end of the year Harris relocated to Toronto, where VNV Nation opened for Nitzer Ebb on their Canadian tour. After moving back to Europe, Harris released only a handful of compilation tracks in the years to follow before signing with the German label Discordia in 1995 to issue the full-length Advance and Follow. Three years later, VNV Nation resurfaced on another German label, Off-Beat, an alliance which generated the LP Praise the Fallen as well as the EP Solitary. Empires, which was issued with another European distributor Dependent, and on Metropolis in the U.S., followed in the spring of 2000. Singles such as "Standing" and "Dark Angel" were club mainstays, boasting Ronan Harris' love for pulsating club rhythms and his developing seascapes of dark ambient waves. Mix projects Genesis.1 and Genesis.2 followed that format in 2001, giving a sneak preview to VNV Nation's Futureperfect. - Jason Ankeny


DISC 066, Disc 066 VNV Nation - Advance And Follow album art VNV Nation Advance And Follow (Album) Discordia, Discordia DISC 066, Disc 066 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
O-121 VNV Nation - Praise The Fallen album art VNV Nation Praise The Fallen (Album) Off Beat O-121 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
ERCD 141 VNV Nation - Empires album art VNV Nation Empires (Album) Dependent (2) ERCD 141 Sweden 1999 Sell This Version
ERCD151 VNV Nation - Futureperfect album art VNV Nation Futureperfect (Album) Dependent (2) ERCD151 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
MET370D VNV Nation - Matter+Form album art VNV Nation Matter+Form (Album) Anachron Sounds MET370D US 2005 Sell This Version
CDCOM 30 VNV Nation - Judgement album art VNV Nation Judgement (Album) Anachron Sounds CDCOM 30 Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
none VNV Nation - Of Faith, Power And Glory album art VNV Nation Of Faith, Power And Glory (Album) Anachron Sounds none Germany 2009 Sell This Version
none VNV Nation - Automatic album art VNV Nation Automatic (Album) Anachron Sounds none Germany 2011 Sell This Version
none VNV Nation - Transnational album art VNV Nation Transnational (Album) Anachron Sounds none Germany 2013 Sell This Version
none VNV Nation - Resonance - Music For Orchestra Vol. 1 album art VNV Nation Und Das Film Orchester Babelsberg* VNV Nation Und Das Film Orchester Babelsberg* - Resonance - Music For Orchestra Vol. 1 (Album) Anachron Sounds none Germany 2015 Sell This Version
MET-1160 VNV Nation - Noire album art VNV Nation Noire (Album) Anachron Sounds MET-1160 US 2018 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

O-128 VNV Nation - Solitary EP album art VNV Nation Solitary EP (EP) Off Beat O-128 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
SPV 055-40043, SPV 055-50043-P VNV Nation - Darkangel album art VNV Nation Darkangel (Single, Maxi) Dependent (2) SPV 055-40043, SPV 055-50043-P Germany 1999 Sell This Version
MET 172 VNV Nation - Standing album art VNV Nation Standing (Single, Maxi) Dependent (2) MET 172 US 2000 Sell This Version
mind 013 VNV Nation - Burning Empires (Standing) album art VNV Nation Burning Empires (Standing) (EP, Maxi) Dependent (2) mind 013 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
MET 232 VNV Nation - Genesis.1 album art VNV Nation Genesis.1 (Maxi, Single) Dependent (2) MET 232 US 2001 Sell This Version
mind 038 VNV Nation - Beloved.1 album art VNV Nation Beloved.1 (Maxi, Single) Dependent (2) mind 038 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
MET 446D VNV Nation - Honour2003 album art VNV Nation Honour2003 (Maxi) Anachron Sounds MET 446D US 2003 Sell This Version
ISSC 44 VNV Nation - Chrome album art VNV Nation Chrome (Single) Anachron Sounds, Metropolis, SubSpace Communications ISSC 44 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
none VNV Nation - The Great Divide album art VNV Nation The Great Divide(CDr, Single, Promo) RED Distribution none US 2009 Sell This Version
none VNV Nation - Crossing The Divide album art VNV Nation Crossing The Divide(6xFile, WAV, EP) Anachron Sounds none 2012
none VNV Nation - Boatman album art Mono Inc. & VNV Nation Mono Inc. & VNV Nation - Boatman(4xFile, MP3, Single) NoCut none Germany 2017


ARC-1 VNV Nation - Reformation 01 album art VNV Nation Reformation 01 (Comp) Anachron Sounds ARC-1 USA & Canada 2009 Sell This Version


SPV 2DVD 555-25987, CD 555-25987 VNV Nation - Pastperfect album art VNV Nation Pastperfect Anachron Sounds, SPV GmbH SPV 2DVD 555-25987, CD 555-25987 Germany 2004 Sell This Version


none VNV Nation Cold (Rated 'R' Mix By MIG-29)(File, MP3, 192) Not On Label (VNV Nation Self-released) none 2001

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September 5, 2010
VNV Nation is one of the greatest bands ever. I do not say this light-headed. VNV Nation has evolved a lot from the start until now, and for me, specialy in the last 3-4 albuns, has created an unique style, with deep, meaningfull lyrics and equally beautiful melodies and compositions.
Perpetual, Illusion, Prelude, Beloved, Legion, Defiant, Ghost, Secluded Spaces, Nemesis... are just some of their best songs, altough they have so many good tracks that fit into different genres, moods and artistical views.
Ronan and Mark do a great job both studio and live, with good performances that reach the audience, not only with a splendid interaction, but with soul on the music played.
I still think VNV Nation is not a band just for people into Industrial, EBM or Synth-Pop, but for anyone who likes good music, specially good electronic music.

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