Farewell 16volt

While working on a new 2014 album, Mike Peoples, member of 16volt for 18 years, quit the band and retired from music, leading the rest of the band to put 16volt on a permanent hiatus.

Since 1993 when they released their debut album Wisdom, 16volt are considered to be among the innovators of american coldwave, a subgenre of industrial rock music, alongside Chemlab, Hate Dept., My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult etc. They have released seven studio albums as well as EPs, remix albums and countless compilation and soundtrack appearances throughout the years and toured the United States several times together with acts like KMFDM, Korn, Chemlab, Bile, Acumen Nation, Orgy, Candlebox and many more. Their most successful and possibly most aggressive album, 1998’s Supercoolnothing was produced by Bill Kennedy (NIN, Megadeth, Sepultura, Motley Crue).

After Peoples’ retirement, the band’s founder and mastermind Eric Powell, together with drummer Keith Hirschman, are beginning a new chapter, the formation of a new project. More updates on this to be revealed as they’re developing.

So, farewell 16volt… Here’s them in 1996 performing the song The Dreams That Rot in Your Heart in a shitty club in San Diego.


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