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Atrocity is a German band formed in Ludwigsburg. "Atrocity" started as a death metal band, and their debut was the Blue Blood EP in 1989 followed by a concept album about drug use named Hallucinations. Their second album Todessehnsucht ventured into death metal, featuring a cover of "Arch Angel" by the band Death. Their musical scope broadened during the years, and the band even discovered medieval and horror influences on their Dracula based concept album Atrocity's Blut, named after the successful motion picture Bram Stoker's Dracula. It was released in 1994, and was followed by Calling The Rain mcd with included guest female vocals and acoustic themes.

The 1996 release Willenskraft introduced industrial elements, and the special bonus CD of the album's special edition (Kraft Und Wille) included even electronic remixes of the songs. The later releases saw original metal in decline: the following release Werk 80 featured versions of 1980s disco hits, and the band had no apparent direction for the following few years: the odd mcd-releases and experimental songs like Lili Marlene-covers (featured on Gemini) banished most of the fans.


After year 2000 nothing was heard from Atrocity, and it was commonly thought they had disbanded. However, that was not the case, as the band had a perennial hiatus. They returned after four years with a brand new (and finally, full-length) album, Atlantis in 2004. The album is again a concept album based on the myths of sunken continent of Atlantis, and musically it features more rock-like approach. The album also features the guest vocals of Alexander's wife, Liv-Kristine Espanaes Krull (formerly in Theatre of Tragedy).

The band members also formed the atmospheric metal band Leaves' Eyes, which features Liv Kristine as lead vocalist.

On November 11, 2007, Atrocity announced that bassist Chris Lukhaup had to leave the band due to personal reasons and drummer Moritz Neuner is taking another turn in his working career. They are currently looking for a new bassist and drummer. (Atrocity - Wikipedia)

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