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Polak

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1986, Treponem Pal launches its very first sonic offensive.

Industrial-groove breaking meets electronic hacking and hardcore, metal and tribal banging… The quintet led by Marco Neves engenders a new sound. Brutal and lethal. Mind Opening is the main leitmotiv.

At the very same time, across the Channel and across the Atlantic, Godflesh, Ministry and a few others, experiment this new tendency too.
The future will put these noisy visionaries on the same groove.

1988, a first eponymous lp (” Treponem Pal “) is released on Roadracer, future Roadrunner. The seism shakes the Geiger counter and brings the last resistants down. If there are any left… Treponem Pal builds up a solid following and tours in Europe with Prong and The Young Gods.

1991, new line-up after the resignation of the bass player and the guitarist, who joins Hoax. The ” Aggravation ” lp contaminates the national and international press. Maximum Biohazard : Treponem Pal carries on spreading its nuclear breath. Its diversity becomes radioactive… The critics are ecstatic.

1992, the Treponem pachyderm is invited by Ministry on the Lollapalooza tour… A big first for a French band. The hype is optimal.

1993, ” Excess And Overdrive “, considered as the cult lp by the purists, collides the music industry. Produced by long-time friend Franz Treichler (Young Gods), the scud missile spreads terror in the Matrix… Whereas the flammable single “Pushing You Too Far” sets the dancefloor on fire.

1995, the sonically transmissible nephrotic syndrome signs on Mercury / Polygram. The buzz surrounding the five snipers has reached its paroxysm.
Sacha, cortex in chief of KMFDM, produces the ” Higher ” tank, recorded in Seattle’s Bad Animal studio (Soundgarden, Alice In Chains). Always heavier, always groovier, ” Higher ” confirms the heterogeneousness of the Parisian five-piece.

Openly hardcore, the entity led by Marco N. stages here an abrasive sonic gang bang where narcotic metal copulates with cyclo-thymic industrial, epileptic funk, hypnotic dub and minimalistic tekno (Kraftwerk’s classic ” Radioactivity ” cover). The Treponem machine has conquered the world. And all its rhythmic spheres…

1999, initiatory digression… Marco Neves, in charge of the Hammerbass label and of the Dub Action sound-system, focuses, just long enough for a cannabinic respiration, on his solo album ” Elephant System “, produced by On-U Sound’s grey matter , Adrian Sherwood. A consistent Tour accompanies this release. While he’s at it, the very much in demand brain of Treponem releases various compilations (Gothic Anthology, Rap Metal Masters, Big Up !! etc…).

2006, the call of the metallurgical Ganesh is stronger than everything. Fully recharged by his diverse percussive experiments, Marco gets down to work with Didier B. on the new virus. A new line-up is completed : Polak (guitars), Pierre (ex-Worm Machine, bass), Marto (drums) and Dread Fred (guitars) are transplanted in the tandem. More cutting edge and corrosive than ever, the free electron is ready to infiltrate the new millennium.

2008, the ” Weird Machine ” panzer is signed on Listenable Records (Gojira). With several inflammatory albums critically and internationally acclaimed under its belt, a pioneer’s career, various punchy and solid alliances ( Young Gods) and a number of first class invitations on international tours (alongside Nine Inch Nails, Prong, Ministry, Faith No More and Godflesh), the Parisian precursor of groovy industrial metal beats carbonizes its era with a new lp mixed with napalm.

Recorded in Geneva, coproduced by David Weber, Marco Neves (vocals, development), Didier B. (keyboards, samplers) and Polak (guitars), composed by those three band members and featuring very special guests, the late Paul Raven (eminent bass player of Killing Joke, Godflesh, Pigface, Prong, Ministry) and Ted Parsons (Swans, Prong, Jesu), the ballistic missile plans to crash into our boomers in April 2008.

Industrially toxic, metallic, electronic, ethnic, electric, psychedelic and always more eclectic, Treponem Pal signs with this noxious ” Weird Machine ” a proper declaration of war. A urban time bomb of a manifesto, pure weapon of massive destruction and distraction seriously dangerous and severely open minded.

2012 : HERE WE ARE !!! NEW ALBUM BY TREPONEM PAL, INTITLED “SURVIVAL SOUNDS”, WILL BE RELEASED ON THE LABEL JUSTE UNE TRACE ON SEPTEMBER 7TH 2012 !!!
OFFICIAL : NEW ALBUM “SURVIVAL SOUNDS” OUT ON SEPTEMBER 7TH !!!!!
GET READY FOR SOME MASSIVE ROCK’N ROLL GROOVES, INDUSTRIAL & PSYCHEDELIC VIBES !!!
TREPONEM PAL KEEPS THE FIRE BURNING !!!!
HIGHER THAN HIGH WITH THE “SURVIVAL SOUNDS” !!!!