ApocaLipstick Disco presents:
// LEDING //
First Berlin Gig In Full Band Line Up
Detmold. Not exactly a metropolis. However, there was in this idyllic small town an underground, a subcultural scene whereas until this day opera, theater, classical museums and mainstream events are on the agenda. In addition to some indie, punk and hardcore bands were The Home Of The Hitman, a band influenced by the British new wave and gothic rock around guitarist and songwriter Christ-Ian. That was in the 90s when the gothic wave was on its peak before it subsided with the end of the great bands of the genre by the end of that decade. Two albums and many concerts did the band and became an important part of the local underground scene before they split up in 1999.
After years of musical abstinence Christ-Ian 2010 reached back to the guitar and for the first time to the microphone, recorded some demos and felt that the time had come to return. He had not forgotten his roots, so with Steve Leafs on drums and Caveman (until 2018) on bass-guitar salvation AMP was founded. New wave, alternative rock, classic guitar rock with dark undertones are the foundation of the band. This manifested itself in 2012 with the release of the first album “hidden faces”.
Since today the subcultural scene has been displaced, commercialized or does simply no longer exist, it is difficult to find organizers and clubs, to play concerts. Yet salvation AMP – now known as LEDING (full band lineup) have played numerous, partly complete self-organized concerts to far beyond the region and look forward to a growing fan base, that doesn´t hesitate to travel far distances in order to see the band live.
The concerts are played with a passion and dedication that can only be found rarely in this form and has thus become a hallmark of the band. Has much changed in the genre to fun events or half-playback shows, so here is a real live experience full of dynamic and rough elegance. Although set up only as a trio, the band takes the listener into a sea full of spherical guitars, in which the bass-guitar and the drums are found secure and solid as a rock and above it Christ-Ian’s harsh and clear voice, full of drama and pure energy. In spring 2019 Thomas Simon joined as the new man playing bass guitar in the live shows. Welcome!
// HALION STATE //
Atmospheric Wave Rock band HALION STATE was formed in November 2019 by Dan Robertson, who’s also active in the Berlin underground bands Rozalia Muzzle (since 2012) and An:idea (since 2016). HALION STATE is a band project working with different singers and guest musicians. Among them are Klarina Tourette (Rozalia Muzzle & An:idea), Joerg Kleudgen (The House Of Usher), Carsten CK, Mat Rhein.
// Aftershow //
MIETZE FIEBELS aka Timo C Engel (POP & TRASH)
ALEX PLUSH ANDERS (ApocaLipstick Disco / Kleine Happen Achtziger)