Massive Ego formed in 1996. Marc ex model and dancer for Boy George’s 90’s Jesus Loves You band, DJ and art event curator has fronted the band from the beginning. The band were originally at the centre of the short lived new romantic revival scene in London called ‘Romo‘ which culminated in a glowing half page live review by journalist Simon Price in UK music mag Melody Maker.
Over the years, with many line-up changes Massive Ego have played the length and breadth of the UK at clubs and festivals including shows at London’s Finsbury Park and Trafalgar Square and in Europe. The band has seen several single and album releases in the UK (Klone / Public Disordar Recs) Germany (ZYX) as well as releases in the USA (Ninthwave Recs), Belgium (Black Leather Recs), Japan (Avex Trax) and Australia (Pro-DJ). Massive Ego tracks have featured on well over 40 compilation albums from the labels above.
Originally known for their new wave pop sound, all that changed in 2013 when Marc Massive became more interested in the darker Ebm/Dark Wave/Industrial/Goth scene and from this point all new material reflected this change.
Early 2013 saw Marc supply lyrics and vocals on a track called Dead Silence by Lia Organa & Electric Prince and was released through Belgian label Black Leather Records with a brilliant video by Polish film makers/artists Suka Off and a remix package including The Horrorist and People Theatre. This single was followed up by the Low Life EP with Empire State Human.
2014 and work started on a new EP called Noise In The Machine, with producer Lloyd Price involved in production. With the track’s completed Marc secured a remix from Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection) and sent the EP off to labels.
The band signed to Out Of Line Music in Germany in 2015. The line-up now complete with Marc joined by Oliver Frost, Lloyd Price & Scot Collins. Lead song I Idolize You also featuring on the successful Electrostorm compilation Vol 6.
The EP had great reviews from the likes of Side-Line Magazine, Brutal Resonance and Storming The Base websites. The EP entered the Deutsche Alternative Chart (DAC) at #10 & German Electronic World Chart (GEWC) at #13.
A new track ‘Out Of Line’ featured on Electronic Saviors Vol 4 via Metropolis Recs.
2016 they celebrated their 20th anniversary with live dates at Infest UK, supported Blutengel at Das Open Air Concert in Chemnitz and Out Of Line Weekender in Berlin. The band also remixed Blutengel, OST+Front, and CHROM.
2017 and the band released their first album for OOL a double CD entitled Beautiful Suicide. They took the album on tour supporting Blutengel on their Leitbild Tour, performed at Wave Gothic Treffen & Amphi Festivals.
2018 continued at pace with live shows including M’era Luna, as the band become a 3 piece with Lloyd leaving to concentrate on solo endeavours.
2019 and bang up to date the band release their brand new album Church For The Malfunctioned, featuring guest vocals from the likes of Chris L (Agonoize/ Funker Vogt) and UK band Auger, whose singer Kyle also co-produced the new album. The album also features a cover version of And One’s classic hit ‘Military Fashion Show’. The bonus CD features remixes from the likes of Agonoize, Solar Fake, Blutengel, OST+Front & The Horrorist.
The album is launched on 26 April which coincides with the bands support once again for the current Blutengel UN:Gott tour with a show in Munich. And preceded by the first single from the album ‘Digital Heroin’ released 12 April.
Live 2019 festival dates to include Hexentanz, Amphi, and Scattenwelt in Austria