News - March 18th, 2020 

Assemblage 23's European Tour Cancelled Due to Coronavirus
I suspect most of you knew this already, but its with a heavy heart that I have to announce that the European tour we had scheduled for next month has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We had been leaning towards cancellation anyway given the fact that we didn't want our fans to be exposed to the possibility of illness or worse, but as you probably know, a few days ago, the European Union put travel restrictions in place that prevent non-essential travel by most travelers from outside the EU. Additionally, yesterday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel put restrictions in place regarding public events, and as it would happen, most of our live dates were in Germany. To say we are disappointed is an understatement, but ultimately, we agree that these restrictions are necessary in order for our country and others to gain control of this serious situation. 

As you can imagine, there is a lot of scrambling behind the scenes right now to determine what the next step is. If you already bought tickets, please hang onto them for now. If we are able to reschedule the same gigs later in the year, your tickets will still be valid. If that is not possible, then we will provide instructions on how to obtain a refund. Please just be patient and give us a little time to work this out. Our booking agency just lost multiple tours because of this situation, so their workload is quite heavy. I can't say with any certainty when we'll have that info for you, but everyone is working hard to get a definitive answer as quickly as possible. 

It is too early at this point for us to predict whether we'll still be able to come over for our Swedish and Danish dates at the end of June, but we will keep you accessed of that situation. Until we hear otherwise, we'll continue to assume those dates will still be happening. 

We're sorry to disappoint our fans, but we would much rather come to visit you under better and safer circumstances. In the meantime, stay healthy, take these restrictions seriously, and be kind to others. We'll have more news soon.

Help Stave Off Cabin Fever During the Coronavirus Crisis With Some Free/Cheap Music
So with all the restrictions on live shows, club nights, bars, restaurants, movie theaters, etc, it's fair to say that a good many of you are going to be looking for something to occupy your time. In light of that, I've made the following releases "name your price" on Bandcamp. It's a good opportunity to pick up some A23 and A23 adjacent releases free or on the cheap and stave off cabin fever a bit. Please share, spread the word, and enjoy! 

Assemblage 23 - Early Rare and Unreleased Volume One: https://assemblage23.bandcamp.com/album/early-rare-and-unreleased-1988-1998

Assemblage 23 - Early Rare and Unreleased Volume Two: https://assemblage23.bandcamp.com/album/early-rare-unreleased-volume-two

Nerve Filter - Linear: https://nervefilter.bandcamp.com

Surveillance - Oceania: https://surveillance23.bandcamp.com/album/oceania

Surveillance - Oceania Remixed: https://surveillance23.bandcamp.com/album/oceania-remixed

Helix - Helix Remix: https://helix.bandcamp.com/album/helix-remix
 

Also be sure to check out "From a Blue Room" by Thy Fearful Symmnetry, the dream-pop project from Assemblage 23's live keyboard player Paul Seegers... only $5: https://carbon12records.bandcamp.com/album/from-a-blue-room

News - January 2nd, 2020 

Happy New Year from Assemblage 23!
Here's wishing a very happy, healthy, and successful New Year to our fans! 2020 is going to be a big year for Assemblage 23, with a new album, lots of live shows, and a lot more! Stay tuned!

Last Chance to Support the New Assemblage 23 Album
The crowd-funding campaign for "Mourn", the upcoming Assemblage 23 album, formally ended on December 10th at a mind-blowing $50,000. I want to say a huge thanks to everyone who contributed. Your faith in my work means more than you can possibly imagine. If you missed the campaign, or were unable to contribute due to the holidays don't worry - you still have time to select a perk for yourself! Indiegogo has a program called "In Demand" which allows fans to select perks for a limited time even after the campaign has formally ended. So, until the end of February, you can still select a perk for yourself in case you missed it the first time around. After that date, however, you'll have until the pre-orders for the album open closer to the release date (and the exclusive items will NOT be available then, so if you want those, the campaign is the only way to get them.) RESERVE YOUR PERK.

Spring Tour Announced for Europe
I am happy to announce our first live dates for 2020. Please note that this is NOT a tour for "Mourn", which will not be released yet, but there is a pretty good chance that we'll be playing a new track or two, so if you want to hear a bit the new material live first, this will be your opportunity!

• April 11th, 2020 - Sheffield, UK @ The Resistanz Festival
Homepage: https://www.corporation.org.uk/gig/2392/Resistanz+Festival+2020+at+Corporation+on+10+April+2020 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/resistanzfestival/ 
Tickets: https://www.corporation.org.uk/managecart.php?from=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.corporation.org.uk%2Findex.php

• Aptil 12th, 2020 - Hannover, Germany @ Subkultur
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/433198567383496/ 
Tickets: https://www.deinetickets.de/shop/skh/de/start/?g=1125&e=1

• April 14th, 2020 - Munich, Germany @ Backstage Club
Homepage: https://www.backstage.info/veranstaltungen-2/live/item/assemblage-23-gimme-shelter 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/566425034170295/ 
Tickets: https://www.backstagetickets.eu/assemblage-23-live-2021.html?fbclid=IwAR3JHKu-urv8GumqynZFUmGqRgR8LoB-j9ozUXK5YT-6Vjx-SnLBa6YmMDQ

• April 15th, 2020 - Nuremburg, Germany @ Der Cult
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/990295241336351/ 
Tickets: https://www.eventim.de/event/assemblage-23-der-cult-12617584/

• April 17th, 2020 - Athens, Greece @ Death Disco
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/824487267970536/
Tickets: https://www.viva.gr/tickets/music/death-disco/assemblage-23/?fbclid=IwAR2ryiXGrlygQwKkW7MgeMxgpf_XsCez6qTrSeAMfs1xjQ5TFIcWXoLsDqg

• April 18th, 2020 - Rüsselsheim, Germany @ Das Rind
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/756666991465974/ 
Tickets: https://www.eventim.de/event/assemblage-23-das-rind-12488236/

• April 21st, 2020 - Düsseldorf, Germany @ Pitcher
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/572730406898743/ 
Tickets: https://www.eventim.de/event/assemblage-23-pitcher-12615063/

• April 22nd , 2020- Leipzig, Germany @ Hellraiser
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1190161191189005/ 
Tickets: https://hellraiser-leipzig.de/produkt/ticket-assemblage-23/?fbclid=IwAR2rqS_6cVbc_aI91ZcIw8gjsLPQRx131Xa4kEH5bcC0cqpvpF068sHPcXk

• April 23rd, 2020- Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden
Homepage: https://trinitymusic.de/events/berlin/assemblage-23-3 
Club Homepage: https://musikundfrieden.de/events/assemblage-23/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/414504656127161/ 
Tickets: https://www.dodotickets.de/7781/assemblage-23?fbclid=IwAR1d4UckWUl7jnroOyZyalZvOA9ZqzpyxVKKwJe7L5sVbQZn315V0QoknW0

• April 24th-25th, 2020- Weissenhaeuser Strand, Germany @ Plage Noire Festival  2020
Homepage: https://www.plagenoire.de 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plagenoire 
Tickets: https://www.plagenoire.de/public/tickets_2020/

• Apri 25th - Aarburg, Switzerland @ Musigburg
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2384446655154603/ 
Tickets: https://www.ticketcorner.ch/tickets.html?affiliate=TCS&doc=artistPages%2Ftickets&fun=artist&action=tickets&erid=2636482&includeOnlybookable=false&xtmc=assemblage_23&xtnp=1&xtcr=1&fbclid=IwAR2lgNrPnMndD5vXmQl-OQQOfHmFQuBgJHFfHfCgWVFw8yD30Jn7l8iL5d4

 

 

 

News - December 6th, 2019 

Last Chance to Support the Upcoming Assemblage 23 Album!
The crowdfunding campaign only has 4 days left, so if you've been thinking about contributing, you'll want to select your perk soon! Note that if you don't have a credit card and still want to contribute, you can send me an email and we can make arrangements to do the transaction via Paypal. In case you missed it, I've been releasing sneak peaks of tracks in progress that I am working on for the album. There are 4 so far, but if the campaign reaches its final stretch goal of $45k, I'll release one more! Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed so far. Your support means a lot!

Preview #1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdp2e8pmoBM 
Preview #2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKDeY0Zy1Gg 
Preview #3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUyxKtCbJr4
Preview $4: https://youtu.be/YPFo3B-vW-w

News - August 6th, 2019 

Assemblage 23 Performs Live in Germany this Weekend!
Assemblage 23 has two show scheduled for this weekend in Germany. We hope to see lots of our German friends and fans there!

August 10th @ Kulttempel in Oberhausen, Germany
August 11th @ M'era Luna Festival in Hildesheim, Germany

Download Free Green Day Cover by Assemblage 23 Side Project Helix
It’s August, and that means that Helix’s “Twin” album is one year old! In celebration of this birthday, we’d like to give YOU a present! Here is a link to our cover of Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” that we performed at a few of our live shows. It’s free to download and share as you wish: 

https://soundcloud.com/user-920730478/boulevard-of-broken-dreams-green-day-cover-helix 

If you like what you hear and haven’t yet checked Helix out, you can check out our Bandcamp to check out our debut “Twin” and you can download the remix companion “Helix Remix” for whatever price you feel like. 

Helix “Twin” - https://helix.bandcamp.com/album/twin 

Helix “Helix Remix” (Pay what you want) - https://helix.bandcamp.com/album/helix-remix 

Looking for Helix CDs, t-shirts, and stickers? Look no further than the Assemblage 23 Online Store.

We’d also like to invite you to one of our upcoming live shows. If you don’t see a date near you, bug your local promoter! We’d love to come perform for you. 

August 17th @ Koto in Salem, MA w/ Metamorph and FrostOfDoom. http://www.facebook.com/events/337326763620014/?ti=icl August 25th @ Dusk in Providence, RI w/ GOD MODULE, Finite Automata, Absence of Faith. https://www.facebook.com/events/1366313520166995/ 
September 14th @ QXT’s in Newark, NJ w/ Assemblage 23 for QXT’s 28th Anniversary (event page pending) 

(Original version of “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” was written by Billy Joe Armstrong and performed by Green Day for their album “American Idiot” [Reprise/Warner Bros.])

News - July 11th, 2019 

Latest A23 Remix News
I recently completed remixes for spankthenun and Short to Ground. Want an A23 remix of one of your band's songs? Get in touch!

Assemblage 23 Remixes Playlist on Spotify
And speaking of remixes, I recently uploaded a Spotify playlist of remixes I've done for other bands over the years. The list is by no means complete, but I included everything I could find that was available on Spotify. The remixes span from the present all the way back to 2001, so the production quality can vary quite a bit, but I thought it might be something fans would enjoy while they wait for the new album! Check it out!

Helix Show in NY Next Week!
Helix, the collaboration between myself and vocalist Mari Kattman will be performing live Friday, July 19th in Amityville, NY at the Revolution Bar and Music Hall with Nine Inch Nails tribute band SIN and the almighty Gotchsicles. Don't miss an eclectic night of music and fun! For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

News - June 17th, 2019 

Sorry for the Dead Air!
Apologies for the lack of updates. As some of you may know, I have transplanted from Seattle to the Boston area and the logistics and other headaches of a cross country move had me tied up. I am happy to say, however, the move went smoothly, my studio is all set up again, and I am hard at work on new Assemblage 23 material. More news to follow.

Upcoming Helix Live Dates
You may recall that vocalist Mari Kattman and I released an album together last year as Helix. (And if you haven't, you can check it out here, along with a pay what you want remix album). After successful shows in Tucson, Dark Side of the Con, and Convergence 25, we are happy to announce some more upcoming live dates for the summer. Interested in booking Helix? Drop us a line!

• July 19th, Revolution Bar and Music Hall, Amityville, NY w/ Gothsicles, SIN https://www.facebook.com/events/367569927188418/?ti=icl 

• August 17th, Koto, Salem, MA w/ Metamorph, FrostOfDoom https://www.facebook.com/events/337326763620014/?ti=icl 

•August 25th, Dusk, Providence, RI w/ GOD MODULE, Finite Automata, Absence Of Faith https://www.facebook.com/events/1366313520166995/?ti=icl

Upcoming Assemblage 23 Live Dates
Speaking of live dates, Assemblage 23 has some coming up, too.

• August 10th @ Kulttempel in Oberhausen, Germany. GET TICKETS
• August 11th @ M'era Lina in Hildesheim, Germany. GET TICKETS
• October 4th @ Absolution Fest in Tampa, FL, USA. GET TICKETS
 

Sale on 3D Logo Shirts, Last CD Copies of Surveillance "Oceania"
For a limited time, you can pick up one of those cool retro 3D logo tees for $15 (normally $18). Also, a heads up to any collectors, the final two physical copies of A23 side-project Surveillance's debut album "Oceania" are up for grabs on the Assemblage 23 Online Store. Once these are gone, the CD version will be out of print, although the digital version will still be available.

Get Your Band Remixed by Assemblage 23
I have a couple openings available  on my production calendar for remixes, so if you're a band looking for a remix, drop me a line for more info and to claim your slot! First come, first served.

 

News - February 5th, 2019 

Valentine's Day Sale
Never let it be said that A23 doesn't love our fans. So, between now and February 15th, enter the discount code "A23VIP" at the Assemblage 23 Online Store and get 20% off your entire order!

Assemblage 23's Tom Shear to DJ In Mexico City
Join us on Saturday, March 2nd for Black Room, a night of music at Foro Bizarro in Mexico City. Among the usual great crew of DJ's, Tom Shear will also be spinning. It's going to be a great night of dancing and music you won't want to miss. Doors open at 8PM. See you there! Check out the Facebook Event Page for more info.

Assemblage 23 and Actors Headlining Absolution Fest 2019
We are honored to be a part of the Absolution Fest 2019 at the Orpheum in Tampa, Florida this October! The 2-day festival will be held October 4th and 5th and will include sets from Assemblage 23, Actors, Ritual Howls, Astari Night, Creux Lies, Bootblacks, Twin Tribes, Wingtips, Panic Priest, Push Button Press, Korine, and Sleeping Pills. Check out the Facebook Event Page for more info. 

News - December 18th, 2018 

Pay-What-You-Want Helix Remix Album Out Now
As a special thanks to everyone for the great response we got earlier this year with the Helix debut album "Twin", we decided to give something back to the fans in the spirit of the holiday season. Out now is "Helix Remix", a digital-only ten-track remix companion to "Twin" featuring remixes from Adoration Destroyed, Interface, Iris, Neuroticfish, iVardensphere and more. And the best part? You don't have to pay a cent for it if you don't want to. The album is completely free/pay-what-you-like! So what are you waiting for? Go get yours!

First Helix Live Dates Announced
I am happy to announce that Helix will be making its live debut on January 19th @ the Surly Wench in Tucson, Arizona as part of the Sanctuary 10th Anniversary. The show will be a double bill of Helix and Assemblage 23 both. Helix will also be performing shows later in 2019 @ The Dark Side of the Con in New Jersey in March, and at Convergence Boston in May.

• January 19th - Tucson, AZ @ The Surly Wench (with Assemblage 23) - GET TICKETS
• March 30th - Parsippany, NJ @ The Dark Side of the Con - GET TICKETS
• May 3rd-5th - Boston, MA @ Convergence 25 - GET TICKETS

First Assemblage 23 Shows of 2019 Announced
• January 19th - Tucson, AZ @ The Surly Wench (with Helix)
• March 31st - Parsippany, NJ @ The Dark Side of the Con - GET TICKETS
• August 10th  - Oberhausen, Germany @ Kulttempel - GET TICKETS
• August 11th - Hildesheim, Germany @ M'era Luna Festival - GET TICKETS