New Breed

There are 7 bands under this name. 1) THE GOTH ONE!) New Breed first saw the light of day in early 1998, when Kristian Gundersen (vocals and guitar) and Hans Henrik Varland (synth and programming) joined forces to establish what was to become one of the greats among the goth'n'roll acts. Two EP's were released this year, the second one entitled "Shadows" was produced by Tommy Olsson (Elusive, Theatre Of Tragedy...). A year of gigs, mayhem and minor scandals followed, and in 2000 they picked up a spot at "Sex.Goth.Electronics", a collection of fine Norwegian underground music. ...show more

There are 7 bands under this name. 1) THE GOTH ONE!) New Breed first saw the light of day in early 1998, when Kristian Gundersen (vocals and guitar) and Hans Henrik Varland (synth and programming) joined forces to establish what was to become one of the greats among the goth'n'roll acts. Two EP's were released this year, the second one entitled "Shadows" was produced by Tommy Olsson (Elusive, Theatre Of Tragedy...). A year of gigs, mayhem and minor scandals followed, and in 2000 they picked up a spot at "Sex.Goth.Electronics", a collection of fine Norwegian underground music.

This year also saw the arrival of Bjarte Langeland into the band, who started off as a bass player, but later picked up the guitar. A couple of years of song writing, rehearsals, the occasional gig, fights and the leaving of Hans Henrik followed, and in 2003 "Pleasure and pain" was released, an album which features the backing vocals of Harald Hovtun (Trains, Reflection). While hugely acclaimed by the critics, the album didn't do as well as one should hope for, so after a few more years of touring, busts and controversy, the band decides to slow down a bit, and spend some time and energy elsewhere. Kristian joined Elusive, and Bjarte spent some time with garage rockers Midtskillewillie before joining The River Knows.

Still, there was always a connection, songs were made and rehearsals took place, so when Gothic Music Records entered the field and wanted to re-release "Pleasure and Pain", the spark was lit. The old New Breed inspiration is back, new line up-plans are being made and the band is ready to take on the world harder than ever in the future. 2) Based in and spawned by the underground industrialmetal scene of Tokyo, Japan, thier music is a mixture of catchy, crushingly intense metal riffs and a streak of techno. They are a new kind, a new species, a NEW BREED. ...show less

Albums & Singles by New Breed