COMBICHRIST ANNOUNCES EIGHTH ALBUM “THIS IS WHERE DEATH BEGINS” ON OUT OF LINE MUSIC
ALBUM DUE OUT ON JUNE 3rd | COVER ART + TRACK LIST REVEALED
Norwegian-American electronic hard rock/heavy metal group Combichrist returns with its eighth studio album This is Where Death Begins on June 3 via Out of Line Music. An apocalyptic behemoth of guitars, electronica, infernal drums and dark elemental force, This is Where Death Begins was produced by Oumi Kapila (Filter) plus Combichrist’s own Andy LaPlegua and mastered by the legendary Vlado Meller (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot). The 15-track album also features guest vocals from Chris Motionless (Motionless in White) and Ariel Levitan (MXMS).
Combichrist founder/vocalist Andy LaPlegua comments: “I finally feel like we came full circle with this album, considering we’re all from the punk rock, hardcore and metal backgrounds. After 10 years of electronica in the studio and a full live band, I feel like I captured the live sound and energy. Every style of music that I have done through the last 25 years has some kind of presence on this album.”
This is Where Death Begins will be released on CD, deluxe double-CD, double-vinyl and as a strictly limited fan box containing the double-CD plus an exclusive DVD of the Combichrist performance at the Summer Breeze Festival 2015 in Germany.
Initially cutting his teeth in the seminal Norwegian hardcore bands My Right Choice and Lash Out, Combichrist founder and vocalist Andy LaPlegua segued out of that scene into the electronic music world with Icon of Coil. It wasn’t until 2003 that LaPlegua founded Combichrist – the project that would soon dominate his time. A departure from IOC’s futurepop sound, Combichrist took LaPlegua’s hardcore past and electronica present and merged them into a singular, mechanical music monster.
Since releasing the first Combichrist album The Joy of Gunz, LaPlegua and Combichrist have unleashed six subsequent full-lengths, including 2014’s We Love You, and numerous EPs while also cracking Billboard’s Top 10 Dance Singles chart. Following the release of 2011’s Making Monsters, they promoted it loudly by accompanying German friends Rammstein on an International stadium tour, expanding their audience even further. LaPlegua was also commissioned to write the battle music for the Ninja Theory/CapCom videogame DmC: Devil May Cry, resulting in over 20 tracks, many of which appeared on the soundtrack album, Combichrist’s sixth studio release, No Redemption.
Andy LaPlegua – vocals
Joe Letz – drums
Eric 13 – guitar
Brent Ashley – bass
Nick Rossi – drums
This Is Where Death Begins Track Listing
1. We Are the Plague
2. My Life My Rules
4. Exit Eternity (feat. Ariel Levitan)
6. Time Again
7. Destroy Everything
8. Tired of Hating You
9. Don’t Care How You Feel About It
10. Blackened Heart
11. Pay to Play (feat. Chris Motionless)
13. Black Tar Dove Pt.1
14. Black Tar Dove Pt.2
15. Homeward (feat. Ariel Levitan)