[:INTRODUCTION:]

Bone-crunching beats, apocalyptical electro hymns and very energetic live appearances… hailing from Germanys real industrial heartland, the former coal and steel centers of the Ruhr area, [:SITD:] made a name for itself a while ago, and can be counted amongst the most acclaimed electronic projects of the present international club scene.

[:FORMATION:]

[:SITD:] was formed in spring 1996.

[:NAME:]

[:SITD:] stands for “Shadows In The Dark”, which is a metaphorical expression for the music and lyrical content of the band.

[:MEMBERS:]

[:SITD:] are Carsten Jacek (Vocals, Lyrics), Thomas ‘Tom’ Lesczenski (Music, Programming, Backing vocals) and Francesco ‘Frank’ D’Angelo (Keyboards).

[:DISCOGRAPHY:]

  • Trauerland (Self-produced CD) – 1996
  • Atomic (Self-produced CD) – 1999
  • Snuff E.P. (E.P.-CD) – 2002 (DAC No. 1)
  • Laughingstock (MCD) – 2003 (DAC No. 2)
  • Stronghold (CD) – 2003 (DAC No. 1)
  • Richtfest (MCD) – 2005 (DAC No. 1)
  • Coded Message:12 (CD) – 2005 (DAC No. 1)
  • Coded Message:12 (Limited CD Box) – 2005 (DAC No. 1)
  • Odyssey:13 (E.P.-CD) – 2005 (DAC No. 2)
  • Kreuzgang (MCD) – 2007 (DAC No. 1)
  • Bestie:Mensch (CD) – 2007 (DAC No. 1)
  • Bestie:Mensch (Limited Double-CD Box) – 2007 (DAC No. 1)
  • Rot (CD) – 2009
  • Rot (Limited Double-CD Box) – 2009
  • Icon:Koru (CD) – 2011 (DAC No. 1)
  • Icon:Koru (15th Anniversary Collector’s 4CD Box) – 2011 (DAC No. 1)

[:REMIXES:]

  • Suicide Commando – Face Of Death – [:SITD:] Remix 2003
  • Bruderschaft – Forever – [:SITD:] Remix 2003
  • Rotersand – Electronic World Transmission – [:SITD:] Remix 2004
  • VNV Nation – Chrome – [:SITD:] Remix 2005
  • Oomph! – Das Letzte Streichholz – [:SITD:] Remix 2006
  • Oomph! feat. Marta Jandová – Träumst Du – [:SITD:] Remix 2007
  • OneTwo – Kein Anschluss – [:SITD:] Remix 2007
  • Eisbrecher – Kann Denn Liebe Sünde Sein – [:SITD:] Remix 2008
  • Project Pitchfork – Feel – [:SITD:] Remix 2009
  • Oomph! – Sandmann – [:SITD:] Remix 2009
  • Rotersand – First Time – [:SITD:] Remix 2010
  • Suicide Commando – Death Cures All Pain – [:SITD:] Remix 2010

[:TOUR:]

  • 2001 VNV Nation – Future Perfect Tour
  • 2002 Zillo-Festival
  • 2003 [:SITD:] – Stronghold Tour, M’era Luna Festival, Dark Storm Festival, On A Dark Winter’s Night – Schattenreich Festival, Infest (UK)
  • 2004 Elektronisches Hilfswerk Charity Tour, Wave-Gotik-Treffen (WGT), Zillo-Festival, Invitation Festival (BEL), Dark X-Mas Festival, Secret Garden Festival
  • 2005 [:SITD:] – Coded Message:12 Tour, Arvika Festivalen (SWE), M’era Luna Festival, VNV Nation Formation Tour (UK), Dark Dance Treffen
  • 2006 Elektrofest (UK), Wave-Gotik-Treffen (WGT), Synthetic Snow Festival (RU), Accesion Festival
  • 2007 [:SITD:] – Bestie:Mensch Tour, Dark Storm Festival, Dark X-Mas Festival, Neuwerk Festival
  • 2008 [:SITD:] & Imperative Reaction – North American Tour (USA + CAN), Blackfield Festival, Gothic Festival (BEL), Castle Party (POL), Summer Darkness (NL), Dark Dance Treffen
  • 2009 [:SITD:] – “Rot” Tour, M’era Luna Festival
  • 2010 Blackfield Festival, Neuwerk Festival
  • 2011 [:SITD:] 15th Anniversary Concerts, Summer Darkness (NL), Dark Storm Festival, Nocturnal Culture Night 6, E-Tropolis Festival, Radio City Festival Moscow (RU)
  • 2012 [:SITD:] & Icon Of Coil North American Tour, Gothic Cruise (Bermuda-Triangle), Nordstern Festival, Amphi Festival, Darkflower Live Nights, Ballroom Passions Festival, Xelabration Festival Oslo (NOR), Kinetik Festival Montreal (CA)

[:AWARDS:]

  • Their album “ICON:KORU” was the most successful BAND ALBUM @ DAC / GERMAN ALTERNATIVE CHART OF THE YEAR 2011.
  • [:SITD:]’s “BESTIE:MENSCH” has reached position #3 in the category most successful ALBUM ACT NATIONAL @ DAC / GERMAN ALTERNATIVE CHART OF THE YEAR 2007.
  • [:SITD:]’s “RICHTFEST” have conquered position #3 in the category most successful SINGLE ACT NATIONAL @ DAC / GERMAN ALTERNATIVE CHART OF THE YEAR 2005.
  • Their album “STRONGHOLD” was the most successful BAND ALBUM @ DAC / GERMAN ALTERNATIVE CHART OF THE YEAR 2003.