Andy LaPlegua started the concept of Icon of Coil in 1997 which gradually evolved into what we now know as the trio of Andy, Sebastian Komor and Christian Lund. Their first release Serenity Is The Devil came out in late 2000 and in just over three years their third album was released, titled Machines Are Us. Also in this time they've signed to Out of Line for their latest release in Europe and Metropolis Records for their releases in the United States. On top of the work required to put out these albums and get signed to two very well recognized labels, they've also done a number of festival appearances, European and North American tours and other gigs in between. All of this requires an incredible amount of time and effort, and it's amazing that it has all been accomplished in such a short amount of time.|
While building on the solid EBM sounds and styles similar to VNV Nation and Apoptygma Berzerk, this group has also laid the groundwork for their own unique style. In the three albums they've released, they've managed to achieve great rankings on the German Alternative (DAC) charts over the years. With the popularity of the EBM sound, they've managed to ride the bandwagon to quick popularity in this scene. The unique elements of occasional hip-hop or mid-tempo variations have also helped to keep them from just being a copy of other prominent groups in the scene.
Watch for more from this group, with so much accomplished in so little time, I'm sure we'll see more soon. In the meantime, check out dance-friendly selections on the Gothic Paradise club radio shows.