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History Of Guns have always been the kind of band that polarise opinion. Either they're a confused jumble of contradictory styles including electronica, punk, industrial, ambient, rock, dance, goth, disco and metal, or they are muti-genre pioneers of music's evolving form.

Centrally comprising of Del Alien (vocals) and Max Rael (keyboards, guitars, programming) they sometimes work as a duo, sometimes with a revolving cast of supporting musicians/contributors.

They self-released two albums FLASHES OF LIGHT (2004) and APOHPENIA (2006), before signing to Line Out Records in 2007. In response to criticism that every song on previous album APOPHENIA appeared to be in a different genre, the band focussed purely on the punk/rock side and scaled back all the electronics. The result was ACEDIA released in 2008 to mostly rave reviews (including a 9/10 score in Rock Sound Magazine).


"it is Max Rael who controls the music (being writer, player and producer). His world of sonic construction and manipulation is, at times, astonishingly open and yet moments of dense and confrontational music appear all through Acedia. It is as if he has taken a pair of scissors and snipped up rock from the inside out; there are even moments where History Of Guns almost transcend their ultra-depressive aesthetic and aspire to reach Jesu-like realms of soaringly glorious redemption."

The Dreaded Press

"Overall, “Acedia” sounds almost exactly like what one might have imagined, back in the day, punk rock should be in the twenty-first century. Too bad, most punk rockers never looked beyond their narrow alleys, which History of Guns have clearly done." - Connexion Bizarre


In 2012 they released their 4th album, WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T TURN UP AT TWELVE via Line Out Records / Zero State Media. It picks up seamlessly from where ACEDIA left off and ends somewhere very different. It's about life, death, beyond, and all of that.

"It may take a few listens but once it's in your head you'll not regret it." Somojo Magazine

"This is oddly brilliant, like a goth metal Underworld… they've got the potential to make a truly unique record." Metal Hammer

"Vocalist Del Alien, with his throaty goth timbre and blend of Ian Curtis and Bowie inflections, speaks, whispers, sings, and leads the way over slightly chaotic landscapes of shuffling electronic dance percussion, brooding piano, industrial noise undercurrents, electronics that swirl and shimmer, moody melodic synth passages, and real rock instrumentation." - Grave Concerns

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For media enquiries / guest places contact Harry at Zero State Media at harry@zerostatemedia.com

Discography

To date History Of Guns have released:

Three albums, 'FLASHES OF LIGHT LP' (2004), 'APOPHENIA' (2006), ACEDIA (2008). (all available to buy from this site, just click the links)

Three EPs 'LITTLE MISS SUICIDE EP' (1999), 'DISCONNECT EP' (2001), 'THE MIRROR POND EP' (2003)

Thirteen Free Singles and Download EPs/Albums: 'FLASHES Pt1' (2003), 'WHITBY OCT'04 PROMO' (2004), 'APOSPEMIA' (2005), 'ISSUE ONE - UDDERS' (Mar2006), 'ISSUE TWO - ELECTRICITY IS THE ANSWER' (May2006), 'ISSUE THREE - POKER FACE' (Jul2006), 'ISSUE FOUR - WHITBY OCT'06 PROMO' (Oct2006), 'ISSUE FIVE - ALL THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF A GOLF COURSE' (Apr2007), 'ISSUE SIX- MAKE IT LOOK LIKE AN ACCIDENT (Oct2007), 'EMPTY EYES / ...BUT I'LL BE WAITING' (Aug2008), 'IT'S EASY / EXHAUST FUMES' (Oct2008), 'THE SPICE GIRLS EP' (Apr2009), 'DIASPORA' (Dec2009) (some of which are currently available for free download here.)

One dvd 'TWENTY SEVEN PACES' (2004)

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History Of Guns - Volume 2 - Issue 2 - Guns At Dawn

History Of Guns - Volume 2 - Issue 2 - Guns At Dawn

This is where it begins...

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History Of Guns - Volume 2 - Issue 1 - Never More Alive than on the Eve of Death

History Of Guns - Volume 2 - Issue 1 - Never More Alive than on the Eve of Death

In an alternative universe the ACEDIA TOUR went ahead and you came to see it...

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History Of Guns - Album 4

History Of Guns - Album 4

Welcome to the fourth album from post-industrial mavericks History Of Guns, 'Whatever You Do, Don't Turn Up At Twelve'.

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Spucktute - I Can Feel A Headache Coming On

Spucktute - I Can Feel A Headache Coming On

I Can Feel a Headache Coming On, plus three extra tracks (including a remix by DeathBoy).

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Spucktute - 'Losertalk / We're All Prostitutes'

Spucktute - 'Losertalk / We're All Prostitutes'

Double A-Side of cutting edge electro-aggro from Hertfordshire's angriest.

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Spucktute - Go To War

Spucktute - Go To War

SPUCKTUTE are a brand new UK electronic act. Go To War is their debut release.

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History Of Guns - DIASPORA

History Of Guns - DIASPORA

New History of Guns track taken from their forthcoming album Half Light

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History Of Guns - When You Don't Matter

History Of Guns - When You Don't Matter

When You Don't Matter / Slice Up Your Wife - Featuring SPICE Girls

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History of Guns - It's Easy (To Go Blind)

History of Guns - It's Easy (To Go Blind)

More awesome experimental punk from History Of Guns

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History of Guns - Empty Eyes / ...but I'll be waiting

History of Guns - Empty Eyes / ...but I'll be waiting

The double single Empty Eyes / ...but I'll be waiting, both taken from ACEDIA. Empty Eyes is one of the most powerful songs from the Gun's armoury and ...but I'll be waiting is a dark tale of menace which will grab you like an escaped madman on a dark night.

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History Of Guns - Empty Eyes (Single)

History Of Guns - Empty Eyes (Single)

A taste of the new History Of Guns album 'ACEDIA', a full length alternative mix of Empty Eyes and an except of Killing Myself Until I Die.

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History Of Guns - Issue 6 - Make It Look Like An Accident

History Of Guns - Issue 6 - Make It Look Like An Accident

Issue Six: A collection of lost, abandoned, forgotten about or otherwise unreleased tracks from the history of guns archives.

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History Of Guns - Issue 5 - All The Natural Beauty of a Golf Course

History Of Guns - Issue 5 - All The Natural Beauty of a Golf Course

Fifth of the History of Guns free releases. Now available as a download. Includes a demo track from the forthcoming ACEDIA album. A truly inspired remix from The Resonance Association and the six tracks played at Futurepunk23.

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History of guns - Whitby 2006 Promo

History of guns - Whitby 2006 Promo

History Of Guns limited edition EP number 4.

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History of Guns - Poker Face

History of Guns - Poker Face

July 2006 History Of Guns released limited edition EP number 3. This was the electronica issue.

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History of Guns - Electricity is the answer

History of Guns - Electricity is the answer

The second of the History Of Guns regular limited edition EP series.

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History of Guns - Udders

History of Guns - Udders

This is the first in the infamous History Of Guns regular limited edition EP series.

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