UK, Wales, Bridgend (near Cardiff).
Batcave band. Goth, punk, industrial, experimental, dance, psychobilly, synthpop, glam, techno, but always fun and light-hearted. Trippy dark techno.
Nik provides ghoulish vocals, Mrs Fiend provides trippy drum machines and electronic stuff. Post-punk guitars, electro synths.
For ten years Nik Fiend and Mrs. Fiend wrote, recorded, toured, made videos, did artwork and edited the Fiendzine. After taking a break from touring they returned, Nik had learnt sound engineering and they were more computer literate. Eventually this would lead to the two of them setting up their own record company, in preparation for their next album.
At one point (early on) called the Alien Sex Fiend (emphasis on the the). Commonly referred to as ASF.
It has been said that David Bowie is a fan. All the ASF record covers have been created by Nik, whose art has been exhibited in Edinburgh, Burnley, London, Brighton, NYC and Boston. The video to Now I'm Feeling Zombified has appeared on Beavis and Butthead. The Fiends have at one point lived in Brixton (possibly still do?) - one of many places where Nik has painted on the walls. Garbage a track called Alien Sex Fiend on the B-side of Stupid Girl, prompting ASF to pen a track called Garbage.
1982 - formed in London, UK.
1986-11/12 - ASF replaced Zodiac Mindwarp playing support on Alice Cooper's Nightmare Returns UK tour after Zodiac falls ill. Dr and the Medics support Alice in London.
1992 - took a break from touring, filled time with a live album, original demos and compilation albums.
1994 - the 'Inferno' computer game soundtrack (instrumental), which led to them becoming a lot more computer literate.
1995/6 - 13th Moon Records created.
1990-01-19 - Ground Zero, Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Nik's (first) solo art exhibition.
1990-07-23 - London, PowerHaus - live art show - painting with an audience. (Diary of a Lunatic?)
1997-12 - Electric Ballroom gig.
1998-10/11 - Halloween Blitz (USA tour - last gigs for five years).
2004-07-17 - live - Zillo Festival (first gig in over five years?)
|Ignore the Machine||single||1983||Produced by Youth. Debut single.|
|Who's Been Sleeping in my Brain?||album||1983||Debut album. Released by Relativity.|
|Acid Bath||1984||Second studio album. Epitaph. A T-shirt of the cover of this album appears throughout the 1997 Tim Burton film Mars Attacks.|
|Maximum Security||album||1985||Released by Anagram in the UK.||amazon|
|Liquid Head in Tokyo||1985||UK Anagram|
|Liquid Head in Tokyo||vhs||amazon|
|"It" the Album||album||1986||Plague / Anagram in the UK.||amazon|
|"It" the Album/Maximum Security||tape||1986||UK Plague/Anagram|
|I Walk the Line||ep||1986||UK Flicknife|
|The Impossible Mission Mini lp||album||1987||PVC|
|The First A.S.F. CD||cd||1987||UK Plague/Anagram|
|Here Cum Germs||album||1987||Was advertised in 2000ad. PVC.|
|All Our Yesterdays||1988||compilationUK Plague/Anagram|
|Too Much Acid?||1989||UK Plague/Anagram|
|A.S.F. Box||1990||UK Plague/Anagram/Windsong|
|Open Head Surgery||1992|
|Inferno||1994||Cleopatra. Computer game soundtrack.||amazon|
|The Single 1983-1995||Anagram Records, compilation.|
|Evolution||cd single||1996-10||13th Moon|
|Evolution remixes||12"||1996-10||13th Moon|
|Nocturnal Emissions||cd / double lp||1997-03||13th Moon|
|On a Mission remixes||12"||1997-08||13th Moon|
|Tarot remixes||12"||1998-10||13th Moon|
|The Very Best of Alien Sex Fiend||2001-03-05||Anagram||amazon|
|A Purple Glistener||video / dvd?|
|Edit / Overdose||dvd (region 1)||amazon|
|Blood on the Cats||vhs||amazon|
|Revelations: The Video Sampler||vhs||(features ASF)||amazon|
|Re-Animated - The Promo Collection||vhs||amazon|
|Wardance of the...||double cd||Recall.||amazon|
|The Making Of Inferno - The Odyssey Continues||vhs||amazon|
|Zillo Festival Sampler CD 2004||cd||2004||features Alien Sex Fiend - Gotta Have It (Sliced and Diced mix)|