AVANT DUEL is a collaboration of VON LMO & Otto von Ruggins – two of the most advanced and Avant Garde artists playing music that commands you to listen and wonder – why are they unheard øf?

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FLASH! AVANT DUEL’s new album – We Are The Aliens – is available at  iTunes, CD Baby & other outlets, with their previous album – Beyond Human!

Hear what others say about AVANT DUEL, VON LMO & Otto von Ruggins!


DANGEROUS MINDS – “NEW YORK NO WAVE: AVANT DUEL’S RETURN ENGAGEMENT FROM A PARALLEL UNIVERSE – Otto von Ruggins (keyboard player for the amazing mid-70s occult punk group Kongress who shared a TV stint with Ron Paul on the Downey Show in the late ’80s) and intergalactic No Wave druid Von LMO (also in Kongress, and considered a genius by no less an authority than Julian Cope) have returned as Avant Duel. They just played at the Max’s Kansas City Reunion @ The Bowery Electric where Von LMO chopped into his guitar with a meat cleaver and kept on playing … transgressively transcendent stuff.”

MUSICTECH MAGAZINEAlbum of the Month – “The music of VON LMO and Otto von Ruggins – aka Avant Duel – is unlike any other.  Otto tells MTM the story of Beyond Human…”

JULIAN COPE – “Riffs the size of moons batter lyrics the size of planets…”

THE ENTERTAINMENT BANK – “A world of Flesh and Machine beyond anything you may ever have heard. Lyrics both sung and spoken with a dramatic flare, synthesizers that pulsate propelled by high speed electric guitars and big room rock drums – an explosion of sound beyond the normal path presented with an intensity and purpose that will ignite your musical flame.”

BLOG TO COMM – “These guys use electronics the same way William Burroughs used language.  Disque closer ‘Beyond Human’ sounds like Burundi drums and guitar strangulations backing LMO’s chanting in an attempt to raise Jimi from the grave!”

THE VILLAGE VOICE – “A rowdy bottle smashing night…earlier in the evening there had been an altercation with a satanic occult band…that played music that sounded like a Concorde drone with Aleister Crowley lyrics. They abandoned the stage only after threats of violence were unfurled like vampirish cape flourishes.”

SOHO WEEKLY NEWS – “Soundtrack for a Screamie…a breathless half-hour that stops time dead in its tracks…the most bizarre blend of media ever to darken the annals of rock’n’roll.”

PUNK MAGAZINE – “…the most dangerous band in the world…”