Suicide Commando

Suicide Commando

Real Name:
Johan Van Roy
Profile:
Johan Van Roy, Suicide Commando's only member, began experimenting with electronic music in 1986. Three years later, he released his first tape under the moniker Suicide Commando, and made an appearance on the vinyl compilation, Electronic. As Van Roy continued self-releasing tapes, he landed more compilation appearances on Rotation II and Induktion, Varianz und Deren Folgen, both released by Kugelblitz records.

1994 finally saw Suicide Commando's first CD, Critical Stage, released on the German label Off-Beat. Shortly after. in 1995, Suicide Commando released Stored Images, which contains to date one of van Roy's most popular songs, See You in Hell.

1996 was the ten-year anniversary of Suicide Commando, and with it came the release of Contamination, as well as the limited boxed version, which contained a bonus 3" compact disc featuring previously unreleased material. Contamination was released a year later in North America by the now defunct Electronic Death Trip records.

In 1998, Suicide Commando released the album Construct-Destruct and its sister release, Reconstruction including new clubhits like Desire and Better Off Dead, the former of which was picked up by Possessive Blindfold Records for distribution in North America with bonus tracks.

Van Roy was one of the founders of the Dependent Records label in 1999. It was on this new label that Suicide Commando's next successfull releases, two singles and one EP: Hellraiser, Comatose Delusion, and Love Breeds Suicide, accompanied Suicide Commando's 2000 release, Mindstrip, which reached the number one spot on the Deutsche Alternative Charts. Later the Mindstrip album also was licensed and released in North America by Metropolis Records.

In 2002 Suicide Commando release the DCD Anthology on Dependent Records, a compilation of the best and biggest suicide commando hits up so far, including all clubhits like "hellraiser", "see you in hell", "love breeds suicide" ... and offering some exclusive new remixes and rare versions.

For Suicide Commando's next release, Axis of Evil, a special edition double single called Face of Death was released beforehand, selling out in two days. The regular edition of the single continues to sell, and Axis of Evil was voted album of the year (2003) by the Deutsche Alternative Charts. In 2004 Suicide Commando released another limited edition double single, Cause of Death: Suicide + One Nation under God.

In 2006, Suicide Commando returns with the album Bind, Torture, Kill (also available as limited edition including a bonus disc, poster and sticker), featuring the single Godsend + Menschenfresser, released on Johan's own new label Noise Terror Productions, a new division of Dependent Records. The album once again reached the top position in several alternative charts across the world and got voted album of the month in the german Orkus magazine.

Released in 2007, one year after the band's 20th anniversary, the X20 boxset including 3 CDs (one remix CD, one best of CD and the Fuck You Bitch EP) and Suicide Commando's very first live DVD. The special remix CD and the best of album were later released as separate discs by Metropolis Records. End of 2007 Suicide Commando return with the song Hate me, their first new material since the bind torture kill album, released on the noise terror volume 2 sampler on NTP/Dependent.

In 2008 Suicide Commando start working on brandnew material for their upcoming EP and new album.

In May 2009 Suicide Commando announced that he signed with Out Of Line to release his stuff in Europe.
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Suicide Commando Discography Tracks

Albums

Suicide Commando Suicide Commando (Album) ZNS Tapes Germany 1988 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando This Is Hate (Album) ZNS Tapes Germany 1989 Sell This Version
BI-029 Suicide Commando Crap(Cass) Bestattungsinstitut BI-029 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
TFT019 Suicide Commando Go To Hell(Cass, C46) Tragic Figures TFT019 Portugal 1990 Sell This Version
none Suicide Commando & Stin Scatzor Suicide Commando & Stin Scatzor - I.R.B.I. 1 (Industrial Rape Bortxaketa Industriala)(Cass, Album, C46) Not On Label (Suicide Commando Self-released), Not On Label (Stin Scatzor Self-released) none Belgium 1990 Sell This Version
BI-034 Suicide Commando Into The Grave(Cass) Bestattungsinstitut BI-034 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
none Suicide Commando / Stin Scatzor Suicide Commando / Stin Scatzor - I.R.B.I. 2(Cass) Not On Label (Suicide Commando Self-released), Not On Label (Stin Scatzor Self-released) none Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Black Flowers (Album) Not On Label (Suicide Commando Self-released) Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
none MØHR / Das Konzentrat / Bestattungsinstitut / Suicide Commando MØHR / Das Konzentrat / Bestattungsinstitut / Suicide Commando - Bürokratie(3xCass, Album, Ltd, Num, C60) ZNS Tapes none Germany 1992 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando E.C.T. (Electro Convulsion Therapy) (Album) Not On Label (Suicide Commando Self-released) Belgium 1993 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Critical Stage (Album) Off Beat, Off Beat Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Stored Images (Album) Off Beat Germany 1995 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Construct >< Destruct (Album) Off Beat US 1998 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Mindstrip (Album) Dependent Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Axis Of Evil (Album) Dependent Records Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Bind, Torture, Kill (Album) Noise Terror Productions, Dependent Records Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Implements Of Hell (Album) Out Of Line Germany 2010 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando The Suicide Sessions (Album) Out Of Line, Out Of Line, Out Of Line, Out Of Line, Out Of Line, Out Of Line, Out Of Line, Out Of Line, Out Of Line Germany 2011 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando When Evil Speaks (Album, Comp) Out Of Line, Out Of Line, Out Of Line Germany 2013 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Rewind (Live Vintage Set) (Album) Out Of Line Europe 2013
Suicide Commando Forest Of The Impaled (Album) Out Of Line, Out Of Line, Out Of Line Europe 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Suicide Commando Contamination (EP) Off Beat Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Comatose Delusion (Single) Dependent Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Hellraiser (Single) Dependent Records Germany 2000 Sell This Version
Suicide Commando Love Breeds Suicide EP (EP) Dependent Records Germany 2001 Sell This Version

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alphamanbeast

alphamanbeast

November 22, 2009
After almost two and a half decades Johan van Roy is still churning out lyrics about blasphemy, death, torture, serial killers and all those other ... intellectual ... topics chosen by angst-ridden teenagers. It's a good thing he has developed musically over the years; otherwise there would be no reason to listen to his catchy compositions.

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