for the devil
Those were the days! EBM-gods, such
as Leæther Strip, Front 242
or Skinny Puppy dominated the club
scene and a beer was 2,00 DM. Well,
it is pretty certain that the times
for cheap binge drinking are over,
but on the musical side, we have got
promising news: in 2003 some demented
Mexicans set out on a mission to transform
sleepy goth discos back into adrenaline-laden
dance shacks with their debut album
"Melodies for the Devil."
Under the apocalyptic moniker of Amduscia,
Edgar and Polo bring together the
best in dark Electronic Body Music
and Trance: high BPM-counts, thudding
bass with a capital "B"
and intense shouts– the ultimate
recipe for smashing the dark discos.
Just two years later, the dynamic
trio went back into full throttle
with their EP "Dead or Alive"
and delivered a searing beat inferno.
As opposed to their label mates and
compatriates Hocico, they did not
solely rely on aggression and hard
sounds, but set their music onto an
addictive foundation of straight Techno
beats, solid melodies and lost of
Trance elements. It is especially
this combination of opposite extremes
that creates the unique appeal of
Amduscia. What starts as a catchy
invitation to dance, quickly mutates
into a sonic horror film.
follow-up album "From
Abuse to Apostasy" drives the
Amduscia-sound to utter perfection
in an inferno of beats, Hardfloor
sequencers, Trance and searing screams.
While the ultra-aggressive shouts
and the salvos of hammering beats
leave you shaken, the catchy Trance
licks will make the tracks nonetheless
very accessible and highly addictive.
First, you'll be assimilated and then
you'll be devastated, yet you will
still be longing for more! "From
Abuse to Apostasy" was released
in two different versions... as a
regular CD and as a limited deluxe
long box, containing a deluxe artwork,
a sticker and the bonus disc „Mùsica
de Ambientaciòn Demencial",
where Amduscia explore combining the
melodic spirit of the Eighties with
their trademark mix of Hardfloor and
Trance to a disco-trip for psychopaths.
their latest long player "Madness
In Abyss", the mad Electro-cyborg-trio
has massively cranked up on the aggression-factor.
The sound is noisier, with strong
Industrial-influences but without
forsaking the group's trademark melodic
Trance-elements. The album is dark
and very aggressive, yet still 100%
Amduscia - an uncompromising Electro-attack
and pure Hardfloor-club-madness. As
a special bonus, the band has recorded
a second CD full of disturbingly evil
Dark Ambient sounds. On the Out Of
Line Festival 2008, Amduscia took
their new material out on the road
and were greeted with enthusiastic
crowd responses for their extroverted
and crazy live performance.
our times of crises, violence and
madness, the Mexican trio's infernally
demented sound fits hand in glove.
Apocalypse-disco a go go!