News 9/27/12 

 New Orleans Show Cancelled
As we prepare to leave for our US tour tomorrow, we have one final tour date change to announce.  The show in New Orleans has been cancelled due to venue issues.  We regret this immensely, but the situation was out of our control.

News 9/21/12 

 Tour Updates: A Cancellation, and Some Additions
It's hard to believe, but the Assemblage 23 US Tour begins a week from today.  We're amped up and ready to hit the road, but some changes to the schedule first.  First, we regret to announce that the El Paso has been cancelled due to circumstances outside of our control.  Fortunately, we've added some shows as well.  The first of these is not an A23 show per se, but yours truly doing a DJ set at Ft. Lauderdale's Green Room on Friday, October 19th.  The second addition is Assemblage 23's first ever performance in Honolulu, Hawaii @ the Soho Mixed Media Bar on Friday, November 23rd.  We hope everyone is getting as excited as we are for this tour and hope to see lots of familiar faces and some newones as well.

News 9/3/12 

 US Tour Dates and Info
As you've no doubt already noticed, I've announced the dates for our upcoming US tour.  We will be bring along the best band you haven't heard yet, Espermachine, as support.  In addition to the regular dates, we'll also be doing a very special show in Los Angeles on October 6th where we will perform the entire "Failure" album from start to finish.  I've given all the tracks a fresh mix, so they sound better than ever and many of these songs are ones we've never performed live before!  Our new drummer, Mike Jenney, will be joining us for the leg of the tour from Seattle, WA to Atlanta, GA.  The dates that follow that A23 will be performing as a duo.  Of course we will have lots of cool merch and CDs with us.  Hope to see you all there!

Assemblage 23 Completes Remix for Front Line Assembly
I had the privilege recently to remix one of the bands that got me into this kind of music, none other than Front Line Assembly.  My remix of "Hostage" will be appearing on an upcoming compilation.  More news on that when it's announced.

Fan Remixes Uploaded
First, let me apologize for taking so long to do so, but I finally have uploaded the fan remixes I've received so far.  If you've submitted a remix, but don't see it uploaded, it' because you made the track only visible to me, thus making it unshareable.  Make your remix shareable to everyone, and I'll add it.  Thanks to everyone who has participated so far.  Some truly cool remixes!  

Free Shipping from the Assemblage 23 Online Store Until the Tour!
As you might have guessed, the Assemblage 23 Online Store will be offline from approximately 9/26/12 to 11/17/12 while we are on tour.  To help make way for some of the new inventory, I'm offering free shipping on all orders placed between now and then.  No matter how much merch you order, or where you live in the world, shipping costs you nothing!  Note that when you initially place your order, the shipping charge will show up on your confirmation, but this amount will be subtracted when the item actually ships and your card is charged.

Exclusive Shirt Designs from Blackline Licensing
I mentioned awhile back that I had signed a licensing deal with Mexico-based Blackline Licensing to design and sell shirts, and they're available now for sale via their Facebook Storefront.  Check it out!


News 7/8/12 

 European Mini-Tour About to Launch
Assemblage 23 is getting ready to start our mini-tour of Europe.  In addition to being your first chance to hear the new songs live, this will also be our first tour with new drummer Mike Jenney.  Live dates can be found to the right.  We are in the middle of booking our US tour for the October/November timeframe and will list those dates when everything is finalized.  Hope to see lots of you out on the road!

Assemblage 23 Online Store During the Tour
Just a note to let everyone know that the Assemblage 23 Online Store will still be accepting orders during our 2 weeks in Europe, but any orders placed during this time will not ship until I return on July 22nd.

Fantastic  Response for "Bruise"
Thanks are in order to all you wonderful A23 fans.  I have been completely overwhelmed by the wonderful response "Bruise" has been getting so far.  In addition to hitting the top ten on both Amazon and iTune's Electronic Sales Charts, it hit #1 on both the Deutsche Alternative Charts and European Alternative Charts.  We even cracked the German Media Control Charts for the first time ever!  Both Dark Belarus and Razgrom have also both declared "Bruise" their Album of the Month.  And if that wasn't enough, the reviews have been better than I ever could've expected.  So thank you very, very much!

Tom Shear Completes Mix-Downs and Remix for Caustic
Yours truly has finished mixing down two tracks for the next Caustic album, as well as completing a remix of one of the songs.  Caustic's Matt Fanale has really upped his game on this new material.  I think his fans are going to be really impressed.

Assemblage 23 Remix of Polaroid Kiss' "Pay Your Dues" Available
A short time ago, I did a remix for Polaroid Kiss, an excellent new project with contributions from ex-members of the Cure, Placebo, Kent, and Union of Knives.  The mix along with many others is now available from the band's Bandcamp site both digitally and as a limited CD single.  Check it out!


Assemblage 23 Completes Remix for Sagitario
I recently completed a remix for Argentinian band Sagitario, as well as mixes for Noir and A Brilliant Massacre.

Assemblage 23 Inks Merch Deal for Mexican Market
I recently signed a licensing deal with Mexico's Blackline Licensing to produce exclusive t-shirts for Mexico and North America.  These shirts will be completely different designs from the one available through the Assemblage 23 Online Store.  I'll post an update once the shirts are available.

News 5/31/12 

 "Bruise" Pre-orders Shipping Now!
I have begun shipping out pre-orders placed for "Bruise" in the Assemblage 23 Online Store, so if you ordered early, you'll recieve your CD a bit ahead of the release date.  Please note that if you order included the Espermachine CD, we have not received that shipment yet, so your order will ship without the Espermachine CD and I will mail out the Espermachine CD's separately at my own expense so you don't have to wait for your A23 swag!  Also, please note that I am only one person and have a ton of pre-orders to fill, many of which need to be signed.  So please be patient.  It's going to take me awhile to fill all of these, but I should still get them all filled well ahead of the release date.  Haven't ordered yet?  What are you waiting for?  Head on over to the Assemblage 23 Online Store and place your order today!

Meet Me at Seattle Release Party for "Bruise"
If you're in Seattle, please come join us for the release party for "Bruise"  on Friday, June 15th at the Mercury.  I'll be there all night and will have some CDs with me if you wish to buy a copy, and will be happy to sign copies, meet fans, and raise hell.  There will also be giveaways throughout the night.  Please note that the Mercury is a member-only club, so if you're not a member, you'll need to find a member to guest you in.  If you don't know a member, check out the Facebook event page for the event and post something and you can probably find someone who will guest you in.  Cover is $5 and doors are 9PM.

"Bruise" Recieves a 9.5 out of 10 in First Review
Dark Belarus is the first site to review the new Assemblage 23 album and I'm pleased to say it's an overwhelmingly positive one.  You can check out a rough translation of the review here.



News 5/9/12 

 Preview Tracks for Espermachine's "Dying Life" Online!

Preview tracks are now online for "Dying Life", the debut album from Espermachine.  This is the band I was producing at the same time I was working on "Bruise".  I hope to get the digital version of the album online on Bandcamp tomorrow, with iTunes and other digital distributors to follow.  A limited CD release can be pre-ordered now via the Assemblage 23 Online Store.  Please spread the word and share these clips with anyone you think might dig them!


News 5/1/12 

 Welcome to the New Assemblage 23 Website!
I'm happy to present the revised design for the Assemblage 23 website.  Nothing fancy, just clean and functional.  Most areas are up to date, with some that will go online around the release date of "Bruise". If you find any mistakes (I'm sure there are a few), feel free to drop me a line and let me know.

Pre-Orders for "Bruise" and New Merch Now Open
The Assemblage 23 Online Store has been updated with pre-orders for the new album now being available.  You'll also find three new shirts: one for "The Noise Inside My Head", one for "Bruise", and a special glow-in-the-dark logo shirt. The Ultimate Fan Bundle has also been updated to include the new album.  Please note that if your order contains pre-order items, it won't ship until the pre-order ship date.  Currently, we are planning to start shipping pre-orders on June 1st, which should get the album in your hands before the actual June 12th (June 8th in Europe) release date.  As an additional incentive, the first 13 orders I receive over $100 will receive a special bonus: one of the actual lyrics sheets used in recording the vocals for "Bruise" signed by yours truly.  And, as always, I am happy to sign items on request.  Just mention it in the "Special Instructions" section of the order form.

Pre-Orders for Espermachine's "Dying Life" Also Open!
I'm also pleased to announce that we will be accepting pre-orders for Espermachine's "Dying Life" album, which is currently being mastered.  I produced this album and released it on my own 23db Records.  While we don't have the firm release date yet, it will be roughly around the same time "Bruise" is released, so this is your excuse to pick up 2 cool albums at the same time!

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