The Horrorist

The Horrorist

Real Name:
Oliver Chesler
American artist and producer based in New York City. He is the founder of Things To Come Records.
Prior to releasing music as The Horrorist, he had his "fifteen minutes of fame" when he won a contest and appeared on the Depeche Mode documentary 101.

The Horrorist Discography


TTCCD01 The Horrorist Manic Panic (Album) Things To Come Records TTCCD01 France 2001 Sell This Version
HIT 009 The Horrorist Attack Decay (Album) Masterhit Recordings HIT 009 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
TTC-CD3 The Horrorist Joyless Pleasure (Album) Things To Come Records TTC-CD3 US 2011 Sell This Version
TTC-CD5 The Horrorist Fire Funmania (Album) Things To Come Records TTC-CD5 US 2013 Sell This Version
TSM050 The Horrorist Automatic:Reloaded The Remix(13xFile, MP3) The Seed TSM050 US 2013

Singles & EPs

TTC-002 The Horrorist One Night In N.Y.C. Things To Come Records TTC-002 US 1996 Sell This Version
2003553 The Horrorist Flesh Is The Fever (EP) Things To Come Records 2003553 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
2003998 The Horrorist Flesh Is The Fever (The Remixes) Earprotector Records 2003998 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
TTC-004 The Horrorist Run For Your Life Things To Come Records TTC-004 US 1999 Sell This Version
A1 007 The Horrorist One Night In NYC (Maxi, Single) Superstar Recordings A1 007 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
ACA012/12 Marc Acardipane Feat. The Horrorist Marc Acardipane Feat. The Horrorist - Metal Man(12") Acardipane Records ACA012/12 Germany 2000 Sell This Version
0123100A45 The Horrorist The Virus A45 Music 0123100A45 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
NORD05 Nordcore GMBH* / The Horrorist Nordcore GMBH* / The Horrorist - Planet Nordcore Nordcore Records NORD05 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
TTC-009 The Horrorist Sex Machine (EP) Things To Come Records TTC-009 US 2003 Sell This Version
ACA2017.004/12 The Horrorist Mission Ecstasy 2003(12") Acardipane Records ACA2017.004/12 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
MM 098 Neil Landstrumm Feat. The Horrorist Neil Landstrumm Feat. The Horrorist - Asphyxia E.P.(12", EP) Music Man Records MM 098 Belgium 2003 Sell This Version
NH26 The Horrorist Wire To The Ear / Pure Neue Heimat NH26 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
TTC-012 The Horrorist Body To Body Things To Come Records TTC-012 US 2005 Sell This Version
TAG003 The Horrorist / Howard Jones The Horrorist / Howard Jones - After Hours 12"(12") Tag TAG003 2005 Sell This Version
AT027 DJ Man At Arms feat. The Horrorist DJ Man At Arms feat. The Horrorist - Acid Killer(12") A3C0I3D Tracks AT027 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
KOC-12-9918 The Horrorist The Horrorist Vs. Mr. Roboto(12") Koch Records KOC-12-9918 US 2007 Sell This Version
STORK 009 Johan Afterglow & The Horrorist Johan Afterglow & The Horrorist - Incinerate(2xFile, WAV, Single) Afterglow & Stork STORK 009 Sweden 2007
HIT013 The Horrorist 13 Dobermans(12") Masterhit Recordings HIT013 Germany 2007 Sell This Version
MOK 129 Frazzbass feat. The Horrorist Frazzbass feat. The Horrorist - Zerschlagen Mokum Records MOK 129 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
FlexiWave006 The Horrorist The Man Master / Drink With Me(7", Single) FlexiWave FlexiWave006 Sweden 2012 Sell This Version

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April 30, 2016
And the so fat, so fat groove of Cutting Your Head Off ?


June 7, 2014
edited over 2 years ago
Once you discover The Horrorist, you either love him or think he's a freak.

Maybe both.

It does not matter.

Techno, EBM, Industrial, Darkwave, Synth-Pop, Speedcore, Gabber, Hardstyle, Minimal Techno, Pop.

He does this.

I love him.


July 26, 2004
edited over 12 years ago
He was also one of the lucky fans that got to go on tour and hang out with Depeche Mode in 1988 on the legendary '101' tour. You can see him (the gothish good looking guy with the also gothy girlfriend - he's the one with the mohican btw) on the classic '101' video & on the recently repackaged DVD there's now an up to date interview with him fact fiends!


March 1, 2004
A unique act, comprised of video projection, live drum machine and synth, and oliver chesler's demented lyrics. This man will be the next green velvet.

A mixture of industrial attituide and punk style with synth-techno music, The Horrorist is a sensational live act. Playing a set that goes from ambient all the way to hardcore and everything inbetween, there is something for everyone. But the biggest thing about the Horrorist's sets is the interactivity that comes with having a live preformer that a crowd is capable of understanding. This makes him the next Green Velvet in my opinion. Definatly something else, check it out if at all possible.

As for his productions, The Horrorist has worked since 1992 with many of the biggest names in techno. Chris Liebing, John Selway, the Hacker, Frankie Bones, Adam X, and more have all remixed and produced with the Horrorist. His music, starting on the label Industrial Strength then moving to others, including tresor berlin and clr-rec. Now he operates his own label, things to come. His music is always deep and dark, sometmes hard sometimes more ambient. He uses a synth a lot in his tracks, and the synth lines are very distinctive. His tracks progress usually to a cresendo at or near the end. great productions.

The Horrorist is on of those unique artists that only come around once in a while. He is sure to be big, and to be a big influance on the electronic music scene in the years to come.

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