A project from Terence Fixmer and Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer
After many years of silence Douglas McCarthy, the legendary voice of
Nitzer Ebb, is ready for a new electronic WAR ! ! He has joined forces
with Terence Fixmer to create Fixmer /McCarthy - a new project that
combines both their strengths…
Terence in charge of the music, bringing his energised analogue
sequences, Douglas in charge of the vocals, bringing his own unique
energy and powerful voice.
Terence Fixmer, a world renound techno artist , has been involved in the
techno scene for more than 10 years. In 1998 he signed to Gigolo Records
and has gone on to have many hits such as ‘Electrostatic’, ‘Body
Pressure’, ‘Electric Vision’ and the album ‘Muscle Machine’ (voted as
the top 3 album of the year for Groove Mag). He also has remixed tracks
for amoungst others Sven Vath Dave Clarke and Hell. Terence became
famous through his live performance - a kind of mixture of EBM and
Techno, i.e. full of energy and power. When you see a Terence Fixmer
show you never forget it ! His sound is unique and instantly
recognisable as his own. He has played at the biggest events such as I
Love Techno, May Day, Nature One, and the biggest festivals such as
Pukkelpop, Dour Festival, Benicassim as well as appearing at the best
techno clubs all over the world.
In 2002 Mute records asked Terence to remix Nitzer Ebb, and through this
Terence got in contact with Douglas McCarthy , the Nitzer Ebb singer.
Douglas McCarthy, already world renound as the legendary voice and
founding memberof the band Nitzer Ebb, has taken his time returning to
music. Douglas and Terence soon became great friends.
Nitzer Ebb, an avant-guarde electronic band, started in England in 1982
signing to Mute Records in 1986 after releasing a string of instant
global club hits on their own label.
Douglas brought the raw power of his voice to the band, along with an
amazing stage performance seen all over the world with the brilliant
Nitzer Ebb live show that was always full of the tension and rage of
hits such as ‘Let Your Body Learn’, ‘Join in the Chant’, ‘Control I’m
Here’, and ‘Getting Closer’ – tracks that are still as popular today as
Along with Bon Harris, the other founding member of Nitzer Ebb, Douglas
perfected his skill as a showman by relentlessly touring the 5 albums
they released between 1987 and 1995. ‘That Total Age’, ‘Belief’, ‘Showtime’,
‘Ebbhead’, and ‘Big Hit’ have all given an incredible influence on the
electronic scene of today, but it is also the voice of Douglas that is
the reference of the alternative scene and make Nitzer Ebb one of the
all time top EBM bands.
In 1995 after the last US tour for the final album Big Hit, Nitzer Ebb
Bon went on to work with other bands such as Marylin Manson, and the
Smashing Pumpkins, and his own project, the LA based Maven.
Douglas collaborated with Alan Wilder (Depeche Mode) for the second
Recoil Album ‘Unsound Methods’, but then left music alone while he
studied film, and design in Cambridge, England. He moved back to London
in 2000, where he works a director, and assistant director in
Then in 2002 Terence and Douglas decided to work together on a
revolutionnary electronic project that brings together the souls of
Douglas and Terence with music and voice.
FIXMER/MCCARTHY is the name of the project.
And once again there is an amazing and explosive stage performance!