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Oneiroid Psychosis / Bio

The music of Oneiroid Psychosis is known as some of the darkest in existence. With an already intensely atmospheric live performance, they have now incorporated lasers into their synchronized light show making it even more powerful. Characterized by dark synth textures and thought provoking lyrics and vocals, they became the originators of a new genre now known as Progressive Darkwave. The phrase “oneiroid psychosis” defines a pathologic state in which the subject has difficulty differentiating between reality and dreams. Lars and Leif Hansen have captured the sound of what it must feel like to be so afflicted, making Oneiroid Psychosis one of the most frightening recording artists ever heard.
Oneiroid Psychosis has gained worldwide recognition. They have performed in well known cities such as Chicago, New York, Milwaukee, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Phoenix and have been featured in many magazines around the world. With six CDs produced over their fifteen year career they have been on various labels such as Decibel of Milwaukee, WI; Nilaihah of Columbus, OH; and COP International of Germany and California. They have contributed vocals, guitars, production, and remixes for such bands as Rise of the Fallen from Canada, The Azoic from Ohio, Dissonance from Texas, Psychic TV from England, and both I, Parasite and Android Lust from NY.
In 2008 Lars decided to gain more control over their music, and took on the task of starting his own record label Psylab Studios. With this, the album “Sentient” was released. While continuing to contribute his deeply thoughtful lyrics, Leif decided to depart the band in 2008, to take a bigger part in the raising of his first daughter.

Lars is still going strong writing, composing, recording, and producing new music and continues to valiantly explore the depths of the dark moods of which he is so well known for creating. He plans to perform live more often and meet the fans that have followed and loved OP for more than a decade.

General Info

Band Members
Lars Hansen (founder), Leif Hansen, Shawn Christensen (live)
Artist Name
Oneiroid Psychosis
Profile Page
Active Since
Rock / Darkwave / Progressive

Contact Info

New Glarus, WI
Amy Waddell - Midwest Studios

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