Menschdefekt was first established in Aschaffenburg/Germany, as a solo-project by
in 2004. In February of 2009,
became a permanent member of the lineup, as the lyricist and vocalist. Stylistically the sound mainly moves between Electro, Industrial and Gothic. However, Menschdefekt is influenced by different genres such as Trance, Future Pop and others.
The lyrics are deliberately constructed to be socially critical and provocative in order to reflect the name "Menschdefekt". Fredrik
's vocals are aggressive, and usually significantly distorted. The lyrics criticize such topics as war, nationalism/ fascism, murder, consumer consumption and our wasteful society. The human psyche plays a major role in the development of the lyrics.
The first album, "Realitaetsverlust" was produced and distributed in 2006, as a result of a friend's request for the album to be made. The second album, "Degeneration", with even clearer song-structures and a more sophisticated sound, followed in the middle of 2007. Menschdefekt
won the Aesthetic Perfection Remix Contest in March of 2008. The remix from "Schadenfreude" should have appeared on the current Aesthetic Perfection album "A Violent Emotion", but the Bonus-CD which was expected to contain the remix was never published by Bractune Records. After gaining first place in this remix-competition, Menschdefekt
's popularity rose astronomically.
The song "Stalingrad" was created in late summer, 2008, out of the mutual cooperation between Menschdefekt
and Black Selket
, and caused Menschdefekt
's breakthrough. The track was soon played for the dance floors and in a flash-national as well as international clubs (such as Belgium and Greece) jumped on the bandwagon and played it in their sets. It is also played on different webradio programs. The international publications, on these two samplers, represent the biggest success for Menschdefekt
so far. In August 2009 Menschdefekt
signed to Infacted Recordings.