Steven Seibold
Artist, Writer, Record Producer
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A self-taught percussionist who wanted to join a drum corps, Seibold is
now an accomplished record producer, guitarist, remixer, keyboardist,
label executive and music director. Though, he admits his approach to
nearly everything stems from his background in beats. When he first
formed Hate Dept. in the early '90s, the band was a contemporary of
industrial groups like Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails and Ministry.
The difference was, and still is, Seibold happened to be just as
influenced by seminal punk bands such as the Sex Pistols, Killing Joke,
the Clash and Elvis Costello, which meant his music never abandoned
the notion of song structure.

Hate Dept.'s first album, "meat.your.maker," was released by 21st
Circuitry Records through Caroline in '94 and "Omnipresent" followed
in '96 on Neurotic Records/Thump, with both records appearing on Rolling
Stone's Top Ten alternative album chart. "New Power," the lead track on
"Omnipresent," topped the Alternative Press dance chart, earning national
airplay in 20 U.S. markets. Keyboard magazine placed Seibold on its list of
"Best New Talent" in '95 alongside the likes of jazz pianist Jacky Terrason,
Ace of Base and Lucious Jackson's Vivan Trimble. “Technical Difficulties”,
released in 1999 with Restless Records, proved Hate Dept. could win radio,
with airplay in more than 50 North American, and 7 out of the top 10,
radio markets.

Seibold has become a familiar face with dozens of national tours, both as
a hired musician and with Hate Dept.. Despite years of touring he has
managed to stay unusually productive and in demand by the likes of Berlin,
Information Society, Smash Mouth’s "Walkin' On The Sun (Love Attacks Mix)",
Pink Noise Test, Abra Moore, and Pigface..

Mild-mannered and affable, Seibold uses his multi-instrumental talents
like a band in a box. With broad diversity as a song writer, he’s landed
television contracts, motion picture soundtracks many collaborations.
Now a resident of Indiana, Seibold often works at his own studio
spends equal time in Los Angeles and Chicago and North Carolina
as a collaborator, programmer and producer.