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Terminal Choice

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Terminal Choice
Terminal Choice

Niemcy / Germany

Date of establishing :

Music genere:
darkwave, ebm, industrial


Band members:

Chris Pohl
Jens Gärtner
Gordon Mocznay
Louis Manke


Terminal Choice is a German synth rock band formed in 1993 by singer Chris Pohl (also of Blutengel, Tumor, Pain of Progress and owner of the Fear Section label). Their lyrics are divided fairly equally between German and English. Originally their sound was primarily gloomy electronic music, but the guitars introduced in the 1998 album Navigator gave the band a harder rock edge.
Besides Chris, the original lineup included Jens Gärtner who provided the drums and loops. In 1997, Manuel Selling was added to the lineup to provide the guitars. In 2000, Manuel left the band and Gordon Mocznay took over on guitar and bass guitar. A year later in 2001, Louis Manke joined the band as well, adding a second guitar to the band.

Terminal Choice is currently Chris Pohl's main and most well-known project, and they have enjoyed great success both in Germany and abroad, and are often compared to and sometimes referred to as a precursor to another popular German industrial-stomp band, Rammstein.