Reunited TREPONEM PAL To Release New Album

Reunited French industrial metal pioneers TREPONEM PAL (named after the bacteria that causes syphilis) have completed work on a brand new studio album, tentatively due before the end of the year. Produced by KMFDM mastermind Sascha Konietzko,the CD features guest appearances by Paul Raven (MINISTRY, PRONG) on bass and Ted Parsons (SWANS, PRONG) on drums.

Formed in 1986, TREPONEM PAL's first (self-titled) and third ("Excess and Overdrive") LPs were produced by Franz Treichler (YOUNG GODS); their second, "Aggravation", by Roli Mosimann (SWANS, WISEBLOOD). This album probably represents their most focused achievement, combining frontman Marco Neves' bleak world view and gift for striking lyrics and the band's controlled aggression, most comparable to U.S. bands the MELVINS and PRONG. Live performances were extraordinary affairs: their policy of employing two bass players rendered their sound massive, Michel Bassin was a very gifted guitarist (he played with MINISTRY on one of their U.S. tours) and Marco Neves a physically imposing performer.

TREPONEM PAL performing live on French TV in 1996:

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