Origin: France
Genres: Industrial
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Treponem Pal  


Formed in 1986, Treponem Pal (named for the bacteria that causes syphilis) was one of the early pioneers in industrial metal, incorporating a harsh guitar sound, gruff vocals verging on hardcore, and a stark, industrial feel, giving them a style not too far removed from early Godflesh. They maintained this style up until Higher, by which time the focus had shifted towards sampling and electronics, giving that album a more techno feel, akin to the progression made by Pitchshifter at the time. By 1999 the band was done, with vocalist Marco Neves and other members later forming a band called Elephant System, apparently in the reggae/dub oriented field. Finally, Neves and samplist Didier Breard decided to reform Treponem Pal, with a new lineup and a new album, Weird Machine, released in early 2008. Two noted industrial metallists, Ted Parsons (Godflesh, Prong), and the late Paul Raven (Killing Joke, Ministry) were featured on the album.

Current Members

Marco Neves

vocals

Polak

guitars

Syn-Anton

bass

Didier Breard

samples

Marto

drums

Former Members/Guests

Michel Bassin

guitars

Laurent B

guitars

Alain Fornasari

guitars

Ferguson

bass

Stephane Cressend

bass

Amadou Sall

bass

Goran Juresic

bass

Paul Raven (guest)

bass (Killing Joke, Ministry, Prong) RIP: October 20, 2007, heart attack

David LeBrun

drums

Didier Serbourdin

drums

Ted Parsons (guest)

drums (Godflesh, Jesu, Prong)


Discography



Treponem Pal 
1989 Roadrunner
  1. Silico
  2. The Black Box
  3. Embodiement Of Frustration
  4. The Prettiest Star
  5. In-Out
  6. Too Many Humans
  7. Low Man
  8. Soft Mouth Vagina
  • Marco Neves
  • Michel Bassin
  • Laurent B
  • Ferguson
  • David LeBrun

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Aggravation 
1991 Roadrunner
  1. Rest Is a War
  2. What Does It Mean?
  3. Love
  4. Out With No Flag
  5. Fugitive Soul
  6. Sweet Coma
  7. TV Matic
  8. Radioactivity
  9. You Got What You Deserve
  • Marco Neves
  • Michel Bassin
  • Laurent B
  • Stephane Cressend
  • Didier Serbourdin




Excess & Overdrive 
1993 Roadrunner
  1. Out of Reach
  2. Pushing You Too Far
  3. Excess and Overdrive
  4. For Progress
  5. Crimson Garden
  6. Stoned
  7. Nowhere Land
  8. Blow Me Out
  9. Sometimes
  10. Full Moon
  11. Excess (Trance Mix)
  • Marco Neves
  • Michel Bassin
  • Alain Fornasari
  • Amadou Sall
  • Didier Serbourdin




Higher 
1997 Mercury
  1. Cyberfreak
  2. Renegade
  3. Unchained
  4. Struggle
  5. Lose Control
  6. Panorama
  7. Freetribe
  8. Funk Me
  9. Sick Train
  10. Belief
  11. Sweet Vibes
  12. Psycho Rising
  13. Funkytown
  • Marco Neves
  • Michel Bassin
  • Goran Juresic
  • Didier Breard
  • Didier Serbourdin




Weird Machine 
2008 Listenable
  1. Dirty Dance
  2. Planet Crash
  3. Unclean
  4. Hardcore Massive Soldier
  5. Mad Box
  6. Sonic Life
  7. Freak Machine
  8. Human Attack
  9. Evil Angel
  10. One More Time
  11. Never Give Up
  12. The Revolutionist (bonus track)
  13. Religion (bonus track)
  14. Manimal (bonus track)
  • Marco Neves
  • Polak
  • Paul Raven
  • Didier Breard
  • Ted Parsons

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Survival Sounds 
2012
  • Marco Neves
  • Polak
  • Syn-Anton
  • Didier Breard
  • Marto


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