"Combichrist's Andy LaPlegua has created an aggro-tech monster." - AOL's Noisecreep
"These Norwegians have been making noise so far ahead of their comptemporaries for so long now that Combichrist actually live about 10 years in the future... Making Monsters is the most fully realised Combichrist album to date, a diabolically conceived experience on par with being tortured relentlessly in some psychopathic, BDSM freak's dungeon." - Rock Sound
"... superbly sinister and occasionally gut-thumping... a dark, compelling and disturbingly addictive piece of work." - Kerrang!
COMBICHRIST Announce US Tour
And Headlining Dates with iVardensphere and Star Killer
Ultra-Violent and Hyper-Sexual "Throat Full of Glass" Video Stirs Controversy
Atlanta, GA - After a very successful tour of Europe together and two sold out North American shows (one at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, the other at Montreal’s Bell Centre) in 2010, Metropolis recording artists COMBICHRIST will be joining RAMMSTEIN as direct support on their full North American tour in May. Kicking off on May 5th at The Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ, the two bands will travel across the country for what will undoubtedly be an amazing evening of beat-driven metal and industrialized mayhem. In addition to these dates, Combichrist has announced headlining shows with iVardensphere and Star Killer in support of their fifth studio album MAKING MONSTERS which was released last Fall. These shows will run concurrently on off nights with Rammstein and will extend into June (full dates below). Combichrist’s custom VIP program, the “Very F*cking Important Monster” package will be available for all headline shows – details at combichrist.com.
Never a band to shy away from controversy, Combichrist unleashed a highly violent and NSFW video for “Throat Full of Glass” which Push to Fire calls, “a grindhouse-fest par excellence… Guns, girls, blood, boobs and dirty money galore … alongside some massive beats! What more could you want?” The censored version can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO1WoEdEyQ4 and the uncensored version here: http://vimeo.com/20610214.
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 it's "not for the faint of heart - you wouldn't bring your grandmother to this show.
COMBICHRIST ON TOUR
# signifies dates supporting Rammstein
* signifies headlining dates with iVardensphere and Star Killer
May 13 Rexall Place Edmonton, AB #
May 15 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, WA #
May 16 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, OR *
May 17 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA *
May 18 Oracle Arena Oakland, CA #
May 19 Galaxy Concert Theatre Santa Ana, CA *
May 20 The Forum Inglewood, CA #
May 21 Thomas & Mack Center (U of NV) Las Vegas, NV #
May 22 Nile Theatre Mesa, AZ *
May 23 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque, NM *
May 25 Jakes Lubbock, TX *
May 26 South Side Music Hall Dallas, TX *
May 27 Numbers Houston, TX *
May 28 White Rabbit San Antonio, TX *
May 30 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, FL *
May 31 Firestone Orlando, FL *
June 1 Respectable Street West Palm Beach, FL *
June 2 State Theatre St Petersburg, FL *
June 3 Ground Zero Spartanburg, SC *
June 4 Masquerade Atlanta, GA *
Making Monsters was released on September 28, 2010 via Metropolis Records. The live incarnation is comprised of Andy LaPlegua, longtime live drummer Joe Letz (Amen, Emigrate), keyboardist Z. Marr (Pull Out Kings), and Trevor Friedrich (Eighteen Visions, Imperative Reaction, Suffer Well). Abbey Nex (Psyclon 9, Genitorturers) will also be accompanying the band as a guitarist on this tour.