YelworC

About YelworC

For a long time the abrasive and dark electro-industrial unit YelworC fell into the "more a legend than a band" category. Many Internet message boards praised them, plenty of industrial bands claimed them as an influence, but you couldn't find an album by them to save your life. It wasn't until file-sharing programs became popular that most fans got to hear the band, and soon YelworC MP3s were being swapped feverishly among industrial fans. Germans Peter Devlin and Dominik van Reich formed YelworC (Crowley backwards, as in Aleister) in 1988. They had released eight demo tapes by the time they signed to the German label Celtic Circle in 1991. They put out three albums -- 1992's Brainstorming, 1993's Blood in Face, and 1995's Collection: 1988-1994 before splitting up. Devlin kept the YelworC name, and Reich carried on as amgoD (Dogma backwards), while the original YelworC recordings went out-of-print. Over the next ten years, fans that actually got to hear their original releases sang the praises of the aggressive beats and dark lyrics, and compared them to an even more underground Skinny Puppy. Fans were shocked when their favorite little secret announced they were ready to return. In early 2004 Metropolis records released the first record in a planned trilogy, the concept album Trinity. ~ David Jeffries

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