K-Nitrate began life in early 1993 with Graham Rayner and Steve Etheridge. Their highly anticipated first album, Xenophobia was released within months. With its fiercely political commentary of the first Gulf War, Xenophobia pulled no punches with tracks like "Human Shield" and "Killer Religion".

Xenophobia was a superlative debut.

1996 saw the recruitment of guitarist Dan Waldman and the release of the Hyperphobia EP. Hyperphobia contained remixes of material from Xenophobia and five new tracks that showcased the band's move to a more intense live sound.

Shortly after the release of Hyperphobia both Etheridge and Waldman left K-Nitrate to persue other projects, whilst Rayner continued alone.

During his involvement with side project, Tramazi, Rayner was introduced to programmer Christian Weber. The result of this musical union meant K-Nitrate gigged extensively, whilst simultaneously providing remixes for various artists as time permitted.

In 2007 their second studio album, Active Cell, accompanied by the remix album Mutagen, was released. The dancefloor friendly hooks in Active Cell saw K-Nitrate reach a wider audience than had previously been achieved with their earlier material.

2010 saw the release of their third studio album Voltage. Featuring ten tracks full of blistering EBM basslines, infectious grooves and unrelenting Techno beats, Voltage provides a modern, harder, take on the classic K-Nitrate sound.

Released in 2011, Stark Punk, the remix companion to Voltage set its sights firmly on the dancefloor, with no concession to prevailing fads or trends. Stark Punkt displays a purity of purpose in its sublimation to the relentless rhythmic pulse that burns through its nine tracks. Particular mention must go to the guest appearance of Douglas (Dog) Sudia of US coldwave act [U][C][N][X], on the searing Hate in The States.

In 2013 K-Nitrate is set to spread their infection across the countryside! Will you be there?


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