Combichrist is an American aggrotech band formed in 2003 by Norwegian Andy LaPlegua, who also founded the bands Icon of Coil, Panzer AG, Scandinavian Cock and Scandy. Combichrist is based in Atlanta, Georgia. The band consists of only LaPlegua in the studio with drummer guitarist Eric13, percussionist Nick Rossi, and keyboardist Elliott Berlin for live performances. Releases by the band have been very successful in terms of sales and charted in top positions for dance and alternative charts worldwide. The first material that LaPlegua wrote for the project was a powernoise/techno crossover track Thanx to my Buddies under the moniker D.r.i.v.E for the Advanced Electronics Vol. 2 compilation.