Doktor Avalanche

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Doktor Avalanche
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The good Doktor is renowned as the only member of the Sisters of Mercy to have remained with Andrew Eldritch through the many incidents of in-fighting, splits and new line-ups.

The Doktor has gone through a number of incarnations during his career, beginning life as a Boss DR55 'Doctor Rhythm' machine. The Doktor became a Roland Drum Machines TR606, then a TR808, and, briefly, a TR909. The Doktor transformed into an Oberheim DMX for the band's first album.

By the time of "Floodland", the Doktor became a Yamaha RX5 to accompany Andy's new computer and sequencer combo. By the time the album was recorded, the Doktor transformed into an Akai S900 sampler. These days, the Doktor maintains two forms, an Akai S1000 sampler onstage and an Akai S3200 in the studio.

When not providing the band with their characteristic drum sounds, the Doktor also writes the Dear Doktor column on the band's homepage.
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Doktor Avalanche - Alice album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Alice (Single) Merciful Release UK 1982 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Body Electric / Adrenochrome album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Body Electric / Adrenochrome (Single) CNT Productions, Merciful Release UK 1982 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Temple Of Love album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Temple Of Love (Single, Maxi) Merciful Release UK 1983 Sell This Version
MR 023, MR023 Doktor Avalanche - The Reptile House E.P. album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - The Reptile House E.P.(12", EP) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR 023, MR023 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Girlsoul / Evelyn album art Salvation Salvation - Girlsoul / Evelyn (Single) Merciful Release UK 1983 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Anaconda / Phantom album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Anaconda / Phantom (Single) Merciful Release UK 1983 Sell This Version
MR033T, 249245-0 Doktor Avalanche - Walk Away album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Walk Away(12", Single, PRS) Merciful Release, Merciful Release MR033T, 249245-0 UK 1984 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Body And Soul album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Body And Soul (Maxi) Merciful Release, WEA UK 1984 Sell This Version
MR 335T, MR335T, 249 117-0 Doktor Avalanche - No Time To Cry album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - No Time To Cry(12", Single) Merciful Release, Merciful Release, WEA MR 335T, MR335T, 249 117-0 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Tune In... Turn Off... Burn Out... album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Tune In... Turn Off... Burn Out... (Album) Skeleton Songs Ltd. 1985 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Possession album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Possession Skeleton Songs Ltd. UK 1985 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - First And Last And Always album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - First And Last And Always (Album) Merciful Release, Merciful Release UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Live In The Troyan Horse album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Live In The Troyan Horse Spiderskull L.T.D. Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Disguised In Black album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Disguised In Black Dharma Records (2) Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Mexico Sundown Blues album art James Ray And The Performance James Ray And The Performance - Mexico Sundown Blues (Single) Merciful Release UK 1986 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Gift album art The Sisterhood The Sisterhood - Gift (Album) Merciful Release UK 1986 Sell This Version
35190 BP, PS Doktor Avalanche - A Black Pack album art The Sisters Of Mercy Poison Door and 2 more… The Sisters Of Mercy - A Black Pack(2xLP, Unofficial) Observation Records, KTFB Records 35190 BP, PS 1986 Sell This Version
198.50517 Doktor Avalanche - No Time To Cry album art Sisters Of Mercy* Sisters Of Mercy* - No Time To Cry(2xLP, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy), MAR.co Records 198.50517 Belgium 1986 Sell This Version
SR-10 Doktor Avalanche - Garden Of Delight / Dance On Glass album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Garden Of Delight / Dance On Glass(7", Ltd, Num, Unofficial, Whi) Scatterbrainchild Records SR-10 US 1987 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Victims Of Circumstance album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Victims Of Circumstance Palazzograssi UK 1987 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Enter The Sisters album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Enter The Sisters (Comp) Black Swan Records Greece 1987 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Opus Dei album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Opus Dei Midnight Hour 1988 Sell This Version
Doktor Avalanche - Emma / Ghost Rider album art Sisters Of Mercy* Sisters Of Mercy* - Emma / Ghost Rider Stampa Alternativa Italy 1988 Sell This Version
870 03 28 Doktor Avalanche - Marian album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Marian(7", Single, Ltd, Unofficial) Staple 870 03 28 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
none Doktor Avalanche - Knockin' On Heavens Door album art The Sisters Of Mercy The Sisters Of Mercy - Knockin' On Heavens Door(Cass, Unofficial) Not On Label (The Sisters Of Mercy) none Germany 1989 Sell This Version