Alter Ego (Swedish 90s amateur synth/ebm band from Hofors)

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Alter Ego was a swedish synth/ebm act in the early '90s, from Hofors in Sweden with obvious influences from A Split Second, Front 242, Front Line Assembly and the darker techno wave as it appeared in Sweden at that time.

Alter Ego may be the only local synth band ever that also performed their music live in Hofors. In 1988-1992 when they were actively making music together the small town was in all other aspects without an electronic scene.

They produced roughly a dozen songs that were performed live and spread to friends. The songs were done in several versions and retakes. One of these inofficial demo tapes has been recompiled for release on and is renamed "Industricity" as a reference to the to the industrial city they grow out of, the ambitions that going against the stream demands and for the genre they explored.

The members are still active electronic musicians. Mikael Mäntylä is making dark dance music today as MICCO and Kent Norling is a member of the electronic band DUTY.

Alter Ego have released an online compilation of their old tape material on at

Annotation last modified on 2008-08-16 19:15 UTC.



Year Title RatingReleases
2008 Industricity 1

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