Covenant, Grendel

Sedition Atlanta presents:



Ghostfeeder, Peter Turns Pirate

Tue · April 17, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 12:30 am)

$25.00 - $30.00

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Friends since the mid-1980s, the members of Covenant released Dreams of a Cryotank, their first album, in 1994. In 1998, after releasing two more albums and a handful of singles/EPs and the demise of their North American label 21st Circuitry Records, they started a new relationship with distributor Metropolis Records with the release of the Euro EP. On July 13, 1999, Metropolis re-released their first three albums and the Theremin EP. While they continue to produce music together, Joakim Montelius and Eskil Simonsson have since taken up residence in separate countries; Montelius resides in Barcelona, Spain while Simonsson lives in Berlin, Germany.
Using the grisly tale behind the name “Grendel” as a basis for their music, Grendel has successfully emerged as a dark and chaotic force in the underground electronic scene. In 1997 Grendel was formed although this was not the band's original name. It wasn't until the band as it was known split up that the remaining members decided to change the name. “Grendel” was a beast in the classic mythological story of “Beowulf” that would lure people from villages and drown them in marshes. The new name and line up helped to create a unique aura for the band that attracted thousands of fans across Europe.

In 2000 Grendel released their first promo CD which included the song “Strangers,” a club hit in the Netherlands. As the promo got more air play, it gained momentum and ultimately scored popularity in Germany, Belgium and Spain. Eventually many fans became anxious to see the band live and after many requests, [FLRS] (live synthesis and engineering) joined the band.

Only six months later, the band released its first demo CD entitled Inhumane Amusement which caused the German record label NoiTekk to sign the band almost immediately. After being signed, Inhumane Amusement was re-mastered, re-designed and combined with new material. The new version of the album was released in 2000 as the band's debut release.

In 2002 Grendel released the End of Ages EP which became an international hit. The release included remixes by Feindflug, Arzt+Pfusch and God Module which proved to be an innovative venture for the band with the use of obscure samples over harsh and pounding EBM arrangements.

Grendel's third album entitled Prescription : Medicide, was originally released in Europe in 2003, and shortly after [FLRS] departed from the band. He was replaced by [4N1T4] who now performs with the band on stage. Prescription : Medicide was released in North America by Metropolis Records in 2004. The album featured ten tracks that included the use of orchestral sounds over deep layers of electronic beats that demonstrated the mysteriousness and corrosiveness that is Grendel.

After releasing their North American debut album, Grendel unleashed their 2005 onslaught, the Soilbleed EP. Featuring five tracks and two remixes, Soilbleed continued Grendel’s reign of terror with crunching bass-lines, eerie melodies, raspy vocals and beats that could bring the dead back to life.

Following up their 2004 album, Prescription: Medicide, Grendel returned with Harsh Generation in 2007. Featuring ten brutal tracks of harsh EBM and electronics, Harsh Generation had one motive in mind – to get your adrenaline flowing. Distorted vocals, acidic synth lines, pummeling bass-lines, and jagged melodies streamline the release to make it the most addictive Grendel assault to date.
Over the years, Grendel has successfully emerged as a dark and chaotic force in the underground electronic scene. After the success of Harsh Generation, Grendel will return in 2010 with the EP Chemicals + Circuitry. This long awaited new sonic assault features three brand new tracks and wicked remixes by Komor Kommando, Modulate, Dym, Synthetic Dream Foundation, Thomas Rainer & more.
Ghostfeeder is the brainchild of songwriter, programmer, and vocalist Derek Walborn. Along with guitarist/compatriot Luke Dangler, he presses riffing guitars and get-up-and-dance bass lines through a filter of gritty synth leads and painstakingly calculated digital glitches. The end result is the sonic equivalent of dragging a lifetime of 8-bit video games and science fiction films across the sticky floor of your local rock music hall and then cleaning it up just enough to sneak past the bouncer at that dance club you’ve always wanted to get into.

Eager to provide fans, colleagues, and venues alike with an unexpected degree of professionalism, Ghostfeeder’s ever-evolving performance makes an impression. Thus far, Ghostfeeder has shared stages and venues with national acts including Blink 182, Powerman 5000, The Bunny The Bear, Genitorturers, Nonpoint, Royal Blood, and Filter. Thanks to overwhelming fan support, the band also played on the Ernie Ball Stage at the 2013 Van’s Warped Tour. In February of 2014, Ghostfeeder, in collaboration with Chris Corner of IAMX, released a music video for the song “Just Like That,” propelling their name, music, and style into the international spotlight. October of 2014 saw Ghostfeeder releasing “The Messenger,” a conceptual EP about alien abduction with the support of Beyond Therapy Records. In 2015, Ghostfeeder successfully wrapped their first North American tour in direct support of En Esch, formerly of KMFDM, making many new friends along the way.

Not content to blend in, Ghostfeeder’s eyes are firmly set on the future from which it appears they came. See you there.
Venue Information:
The Drunken Unicorn
736 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA, 30306