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Apoptygma Berzerk performing in Leipzig in 2004.
Apoptygma Berzerk performing in Leipzig in 2004.

Backgrounds:Group Or Band

Origin Place:Norway

Years Active:1989 - Present

Categories:Apoptygma Berzerk · European Music Groups · Futurepop · Norwegian Musical Groups

Labels:Gun records · Metropolis Records · Tatra Productions

Genres:Alternative Rock · Electronica · Futurepop · Synth Pop · Synthrock

Aliases:APB · Apop

Apoptygma Berzerk

Apoptygma Berzerk is a Norwegian musical group.

They have achieved success with a unique brand of upbeat, danceable synthpop, and haunting ballads backed with electronic rhythms, winning awards and top-10 spots in Germany and Scandinavia.

Apoptygma Berzerk (abbreviated to APB or Apop) has toured Europe, North America, and Israel with bands such as VNV Nation, Beborn Beton and Icon of Coil.

The name "Apoptygma Berzerk" either has a secret meaning or does not mean anything, depending on which interview you read.

Front-man and original member Stephan Groth claims that it was randomly picked out of a dictionary The band's name is pronounced a-pop-tig-ma.

The band was formed by Groth and Jon Erik Martinsen in 1989.

They recorded a few demos, including Victims of Mutilation.

Jon Erik left the band shortly afterwards feeling uncomfortable with the direction of the band's music.

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