Combichrist are set to release their new album ‘We Love You’ on March 24th via Out Of Line Music.
For Combichrist to name the album ‘We Love You’, it’d be easy to think the band have abandoned their sonic assault for something softer, fluffier and less bloody. Knowing Combichrist, though, that couldn’t be further from the truth. With their trademark body-pummeling beats and vitriolic vocals intact, Combichrist’s latest full-length album digs deeper into the abyss and delivers 13 tracks of relentless aggression and manic electronica.
From the stuttering thump of ‘Every Day Is War’ to the choking-on-glass/buzz-saw aggression of ‘Satan’s Propaganda’ to the breakneck punk metal of ‘Love Is A Razorblade’, ‘We Love You’ leaves you gasping for breath.
Singer Andy LaPlegua comments: “One of my best friends said it the best – ‘listening to this album sums up everything I know about you and music”, he laughs, “only bigger, more bombastic and even louder!”
Founded in 2003 when singer Andy LaPlegua departed Icon of Coil, Combichrist combined hardcore with electronics into a single, mechanical music monster. Without compromising the band’s dynamic, LaPlegua, who does everything in the studio himself, was able to explore whatever musical avenue he desired.
‘The Joy of Gunz’, the first Combichrist album, and the four subsequent albums – ‘Everybody Hates You’ (2005), ‘What the Fuck Is Wrong With You People?’ (2007), ‘Today We Are All Demons’ (2009) and ‘Making Monsters’ (2011), cemented Combichrist’s iconic place in the dark electronica pantheon.
The 2013 album ‘No Redemption’, a companion soundtrack to the CapCom videogame DMC ‘Devil May Cry’ brought Combichrist into a world more metal and intentionally harder and brutal than anything that had been previously released. Stretching their musical scope even wider, in late 2013 the band performed with a symphony orchestra in Leipzig as part of the Gothic Meets Klassik Festival.
Considered by many to be one of the most energetic and best live bands to come out of the scene, Combichrist did not only manage to sway the Rammstein-fan-crowds when they supported the iconic German band on their “Liebe ist für alle da”-Tour, but are renowned for unleashing absolute mayhem at every show they play on their extensive tours around the globe. Paying homage to their history, the band will be playing a series of “old school” shows to remind fans of their illustrious electronic roots before the year is over.
‘We Love You’ will be released in the UK on 24th March 2014 as a jewelcase CD, a limited deluxe double disc containing an exclusive Dark Ambient bonus album and as a limited double 12” vinyl.