Level 2.0 (pronounced: Level two-point-zero) is an EBM/Industrial band based out of Long Island, New York. Mike Hoffman (singer/lyrics) & Matt Clennan (synth/programming) formed the band in 2005. In August of the same year, this duo exploded onto the electronic scene with their first (and self-released) album entitled ‘Dreams of Youth.’ The ‘Betrayal’ EP followed in Autumn 2005 and was released by Nemesys Music. Later that year, they toured the northeastern United States where their aggressive dance floor style created a new emphasis within EBM music.
In 2007, Alex Matheu (Negative Format/Parallel Project/Sector 9 Studios) helped produce and master Level 2.0’s ‘Intercept’ release. His influence has proven to be instrumental in helping Level 2.0 find their focus and in building their recognition on dance floors across Europe and the United States. By creating a much larger and more diverse fan base, ‘Intercept’ has pushed LEVEL 2.0 further into the evolution of EBM & Industrial music today.
Level 2.0 released ‘Armageddon’ in 2009, which was mastered by Ted Phelps of Imperative Reaction. The album brought together a solid mix of passion, grit, depth, hooks and electro beats to their aggressive dance floor style of industrial music.
With this release 'Battle Sight Zer0', Level 2.0 have pulled upon real life war experience from band member Matt's experiences and time over in Iraq. These songs gave life to a polished new album with 13 intense, hard hitting and insigntful tracks.
With each release, Level 2.0 has remained true to their identity, and this release on Nilaihah Records has not altered this notion. With that, Level 2.0 has not conformed to any single genre, and do not follow any unwritten laws. This duo expresses and writes what they feel, and that is what defines Level 2.0.