Alberich is the moniker of the enigmatic Kris Lapke. Though Alberich's performances are rare, he is one of the stars of Hospital Productions, the New York based label specializing in black metal and noise music. Alberich crafts industrial electronic music, replete with icy synth and screeching beats. Alberich's aggressive power-electronics are not for the faint of heart. Lapke is also a member of Ash Pool, a black metal band featuring Dominick Fernow of Cold Cave and Prurient (not to mention the operator of Hospital Productions).