Restricted Area, from Sweden, have been around for quite a while, way before the growth of today’s electro and ebm scene with bands such as Covenant or Spetsnaz and have had a huge impact on the scene. The band released the first single entitled “Ett Gammalt Bergstroll” in 1994 which quickly became somewhat of an underground classic. The band has had numerous constellations throughout the years with songwriter and vocalist Peter Elm being the constant driving-force behind the project. Equally featuring on a number of albums is charismatic Emma Johansson, adding a new dimension to the songs. Although not easily labelled, RA’s music can best be described as ranging from melancholic electro to relentless, uncompromising EBM in its purest definition. Lyrics deal with life, love and loss, as well as aggression and integrity (a forgotten word in today’s society). 2012 marks a new start for Restricted Area. They are back, stronger than ever, ready to take on the world with a brand new EP Wear & Tear.
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