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September 27, 2011

Severe Illusion “No More Alive than You Deserve”: Viva Music Album Review

Tracklist: “Mockingbird” * “Try Harder” * “Clear Head” * “To the Wall” * “Nar helvetet kom till byn” * “Inside Your Narrow Little World” * “Them Unwitting” * “Rotating Knives, Yes” * “Cultural Identity +” * “And Them We Kill” * “Dirt

Prior to “No More Alive than You DeserveSevere Illusion released two digital singles, “Clear Head (Single Version)” (+) and “The End of Flowers” (+). | Other Severe Illusion news on darkwave.ro: Severe Illusion joins forces with CCP

Severe Illusion – “No More Alive than This”: Viva Music Review:

The very atmospheric album from Severe Illusion, “No More Alive than You Deserve” with Complete Control Productions astonishes in many ways, not unlike their previous discography. It is a very dense album, and very intuitively invested in by the two musicians who take part in the project. Unlike their previous releases, which are chronological, this release comprises material produced and performed between 2004 and 2011, that is more than half through the artists’ career.  (more…)

June 23, 2011

Severe Illusion joins forces with CCP

It is a great honor and privilege to present a new addition to the Complete Control Productions artist roster. After a few years of relative silence, Swedish EBM veterans Severe Illusion are preparing a full scale comeback later in 2011. The album “No More Alive Than You Deserve” is due for release on CCP, where Severe Illusion have found a new home along with Arzt+Pfusch, Emu Bomb, Infiltrator and The Pain Machinery. As usual with Severe Illusion, a traditional EBM sound combined with lots of distortion and serious attitude problems is to be expected. The album deals with the perceived freedom of the individual, the failure of democracy and the advantages of ignorance. A journey back to the roots of riot electronics. Severe Illusion have been active since 2000, releasing 3 albums and playing numerous live shows all over Europe. Lately the band have been collaborating with The Pain Machinery: the results will be released before the end of this year.  (source: CCP)

About Severe Illusion:

It all began in the year 2000, some time during the summer. Fredrik Djurfeldt and Ulf Lundblad happened to be in the same place at the same time. Since then they have released three albums and a whole lot of other stuff. First off was the album “Discipline” is reward enough, released by PAF records in May 2003. Soon PAF records ceased to exist and Severe Illusion moved to New Mexico based Dangerous Sharks Biting People (DSBP) who released the next album, “Accomplishments of Leopold II”, in the year 2005. In late 2006, Double Shotgun Barrel Politics (DSBP) also released the album “Shortcut to Civilization”. During the same period, a split 12″ vinyl thing called “Fight your lodging elsewhere/Hyper decease” EP was made together with EBM/Power Noise legends The Pain Machinery. Throughout the years, Severe Illusion have played live shows in Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Russia, Hungary, Ukraine, Slovenia and the Czech Republic.

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