Norwegian-American electronic hard rock/heavy metal group Combichrist merges a variety of different musical genres to an infernal, yet extremely addictive sonic behemoth.
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. On the follow-up album We Love You, they brought together all the diverse elements that shaped their career to create a versatile rollercoaster ride to hell which managed to catapult them straight into the German Top 40!
The new album This is Where Death Begins is an apocalyptic behemoth of guitars, electronica, infernal drums and dark elemental force, The album was produced by Oumi Kapila (Filter) plus Combichrist’s own Andy LaPlegua and mastered by the legendary Vlado Meller (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot).
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