Control Alt Deus

Control Alt Deus is an aggrotech / harsh ebm act from Lisbon, Portugal by AMK and Hex. They feature an EBM base, trance inspired sound-structures and punk attitude. However, they also add innovative elements of drum n bass, electro-industrial, synthpop and more. CAD refuses all genre cliches and rules; their music is powerful, dark, intense, and wholly original, a sound that no one is able or capable to imitate or emulate properly. Control Alt Deus was formed in early 2007. After a series of acclaimed live albums and demos, they temporarily disbanded in 2008. However, in summer 2009 they reunited and later released the Aftermath EP. They remain unsigned as of October 2009.

Although their intention was to sound unlike any previous band on the scene, nevertheless they (are frequently categorized with bands like Panic Lift, Aesthetic Perfection and genCAB. These artists belong to ongoing wave of American harsh ebm bands that mix the genre with idm, punk, emo and even pop influences. Similarly to Control Alt Deus, they tend to feature emotional, intelligent lyrics and complex instrumentation. Control Alt Deus is, with Adrenochrome, one of the only European exponents of his sound.

Control Alt Deus’s first work was a cover of Technoman by And One; the song was probably produced somewhere near the beginning of 2007. Soon afterwards, they started to produce their own music. Featuring throat-shredding vocals by AMK and minimalist, yet effective music by J. Hex (also of U.M.M. and Vysehrad), the two began writing and recording songs for their demos throughout the coming years. During that time, CAD became one of the most iconic EBM bands on the Portugal territory. Playing frequently live next to Portugal EBM icons like Esc, PsychotekTrauma and others, they garnered unprecedented support from the scene in their home country.

During 2008, Control Alt Deus released two freely and publicly accessible demos through the netlabel Enough Records and a free live recording of their concert in Metropolis Club in Lisbon. Control Alt Deus probably received invitations from record labels for a contract during their active time (this was never officially confirmed); however, tensions in the group forced them to disband before they accepted one. Their demos still remains available for free downloads online here on last.FM, Enough Records and their myspace page. In 2009 they reunited with the Aftermath EP.

(Info from Last.FM and MySpace)


Control Alt Deus Discography Tracks


none Control Alt Deus - Live @ Metropolis Club album art Control Alt Deus Live @ Metropolis Club(12xFile, FLAC) Not On Label (Control Alt Deus Self-released) none Portugal 2010

Singles & EPs

enrmp191 Control Alt Deus - Demo 2008 album art Control Alt Deus Demo 2008(7xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Enough Records enrmp191 Portugal 2008
enrmp193 Control Alt Deus - Made Of Fire album art Control Alt Deus Made Of Fire(5xFile, MP3, EP, 256) Enough Records enrmp193 Portugal 2008
enrmp245 Control Alt Deus - Aftermath album art Control Alt Deus Aftermath(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Enough Records enrmp245 Portugal 2010
Control Alt Deus - Digital Nemesis album art Control Alt Deus Digital Nemesis (Single) Not On Label (Control Alt Deus Self-released) Portugal 2011

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