Francja / France
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Band members:Terence Fixmer
Biography:After many years of silence Douglas McCarthy, the legendary voice of Nitzer Ebb, is ready for a new electronic war!!! He has joined forces with Terence Fixmer to create Fixmer /McCarthy - a new project that combines both their strengths…
Terence Fixmer, a world renound techno artist, has been involved in the techno scene for more than 10 years. In 1998 he signed to Gigolo Records and has gone on to have many hits such as ‘Electrostatic’, ‘Body Pressure’, ‘Electric Vision’ and the album ‘Muscle Machine’ (voted as the top 3 album of the year for Groove Mag). He also has remixed tracks for amoungst others Sven Vath Dave Clarke and Hell. Terence became famous through his live performance - a kind of mixture of ebm and techno, i.e. full of energy and power. When you see a Terence Fixmer show you never forget it ! His sound is unique and instantly recognisable as his own. He has played at the biggest events such as I Love Techno, May Day, Nature One, and the biggest festivals such as Pukkelpop, Dour Festival, Benicassim as well as appearing at the best techno clubs all over the world.
In 2002 Mute records asked Terence to remix Nitzer Ebb, and through this Terence got in contact with Douglas McCarthy, the Nitzer Ebb singer.
Douglas McCarthy, already world renound as the legendary voice and founding memberof the band Nitzer Ebb, has taken his time returning to music. Douglas and Terence soon became great friends.
Douglas brought the raw power of his voice to the band, along with an amazing stage performance seen all over the world with the brilliant Nitzer Ebb live show that was always full of the tension and rage of hits such as ‘Let Your Body Learn’, ‘Join in the Chant’, ‘Control I’m Here’, and ‘Getting Closer’ – tracks that are still as popular today as then.
Along with Bon Harris, the other founding member of Nitzer Ebb, Douglas perfected his skill as a showman by relentlessly touring the 5 albums they released between 1987 and 1995. ‘That Total Age’, ‘Belief’, ‘Showtime’, ‘Ebbhead’, and ‘Big Hit’ have all given an incredible influence on the electronic scene of today, but it is also the voice of Douglas that is the reference of the alternative scene and make Nitzer Ebb one of the all time top ebm bands.
In 1995 after the last US tour for the final album Big Hit, Nitzer Ebb split.
Bon went on to work with other bands such as Marylin Manson, and the Smashing Pumpkins, and his own project, the LA based Maven.
Douglas collaborated with Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode) for the second Recoil Album ‘Unsound Methods’, but then left music alone while he studied film, and design in Cambridge, England. He moved back to London in 2000, where he works a director, and assistant director in advertising.
Then in 2002 Terence and Douglas decided to work together on a revolutionnary electronic project that brings together the souls of Douglas and Terence with music and voice.
Fixmer/McCarthy is the name of the project.