With Support from Wes Borland's Black Light Burns
New album ‘Today We Are All Demons’ out on Jan. 20th
New York, NY – COMBICHRIST will be taking their patented electro-industrial sound on the road to support their fourth album Today We Are All Demons which is set for release on January 20, 2009. Kicking off on January 14th at Fort Lauderdale's Club Premier, the tour will include direct support from Black Light Burns featuring Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson). Tour dates below.
Combichrist's much lauded and respected live shows are, as Crypt Magazine describes, "known for tons of energy, blood, and a rock n' roll attitude." BlogCritics also warns that it's "not for the faint of heart - you wouldn't bring your grandmother to this show." The live incarnation is comprised of Combichrist mastermind Andy LaPlegua, longtime live drummer Joe Letz (Amen, Genitorturers, Mortiis), keyboardist Z_Marr (Hell Trash), and Trevor Friedrich (Eighteen Visions, Imperative Reaction).
Born from the metal and hardcore soul of Norway, COMBICHRIST is the brainchild of Andy LaPlegua, an icon within the industrial/dance scene. Creating music for much of his life, he began his musical empire fronting two highly respected (but very Norway-inclusive) bands: Fleshfire and Lash Out. While playing with Lash Out, Andy felt constricted within the organic side of hardcore and metal and decided it was time to branch out work in electronics and dance beats. As a result, he began the influential and seminal band Icon Of Coil, and released three ground-breaking and acclaimed albums through Philadelphia’s Metropolis Records. Feeling the need to expand into a darker and harder direction, he created Combichrist, which has become one of the label’s top selling artists.
Tourmates for this run, Black Light Burns released their CD/DVD combo package, Cover Your Heart and The Anvil Pants Odyssey, earlier this year. Featuring odd and unorthodox covers of songs by a diverse group of artists including Duran Duran, P.J. Harvey, The Swans, and Sisters of Mercy, this collection has been described by Revolver as a "revealing look into the mind of one of one of heavy music's most creative headcases."
Jan. 14 Ft Lauderdale FL Club Premier
Jan. 15 St. Petersburg FL State Theatre
Jan. 16 Jacksonville FL Jack Rabbits
Jan. 18 Houston TX venue TBA
Jan. 19 Dallas TX venue TBA
Jan. 20 Austin TX Elysium
Jan. 22 Phoenix AZ Marquee Theater
Jan. 24 Los Angeles CA The Avalon
Jan. 25 San Francisco CA DNA Lounge
Jan. 26 Orangevale CA The Boardwalk
Jan. 27 Portland OR Hawthorne Theater
Jan. 28 Seattle WA El Corazon
Jan. 30 Salt Lake City UT Avalon Theater
Jan. 31 Denver CO Marquis Theater
Feb. 1 Kansas City MO The Record Bar
Feb. 3 St. Paul MN Station 4
Feb. 4 Chicago IL House Of Blues
Feb. 5 Detroit MI The Majestic Theater
Feb. 6 Cleveland OH Peabody's Down Under
Feb. 7 Toronto CAN Opera House
Feb. 8 Montreal CAN Foufoune Electriques
Feb. 10 Philadelphia PA Polaris
Feb. 11 New York NY The Filmore @ Irving Plaza
Feb. 12 Townson MD Recher Theatre
Feb. 13 Norfolk VA The Norva
Feb. 14 Atlanta GA The Masquerade
- More dates to be added -
Combichrist's Today We Are All Demons hits stores on January 20, 2009 via Metropolis Records. Black Light Burns' Cover Your Heart & The Anvil Pants Odyssey is available now on I Am: Wolfpack Records.