album, "Iron Curtain Velvet Glove" on 26 April, 2019. With music composed by Nordenham
based Olaf Reimers (of the German EBM band Tyske Ludder) and vocals and lyrics by San
Francisco based Dan Von Hoyel (from the Swedish synthpop band Titans), this new album
continues the dark melodic, industrial/synthpop theme of their debut album "Silver Lining of the
Mushroom Cloud", but with a greater focus on intense dance beats and rich vocals.
The new album features remixes by other dark scene European bands including Blutengel, New
Division, Northborn, and Titans, as well as a cover of the popular 1980s song, Fluss, by the
German band, Rheingold. Being a loose translation of the German word Schadenfreude, their
band name HarmJoy suggests the two-sided aspect of most of their songs, with hard-driving
rhythms and foreboding tones combined with thoughtful lyrics that are simultaneously bitter and
Forming the band in 2012 after meeting at Amphifestival in Koeln, Germany in 2011, Reimers
and Von Hoyel produced this and their previous album and EPs working entirely remotely on
their respective music and vocals, sharing files over the internet. Nevertheless, since 2015, they
have met and performed together as HarmJoy.