News 1/21/15

The Year Ahead
A happy belated new year to you all!  It's hard to believe January is almost over, but time flies when you're busy!  The biggest blip on the radar this year is that there will be a new Assemblage 23 album.  I'm still not entirely sure when, but sometime in the first half of 2015.  This also means there will be touring once the album is out, but that's still a ways off as far as planning goes.  And once the new A23 is out, I plan on getting to work on the second album from Surveillance.  So lots of new music in the works!

Assemblage 23 Leaves Accession Records
After a 13 year working relationship, I have decided to part ways with our European label, Accession Records.  Accession was instrumental in breaking A23 to the European audience and their years of support and hard work were much appreciated.  Unfortunately, a few recurring issues made it impossible to continue that working relationship. The albums released by Accession thus far will still be available through the label, but the next A23 will be released with another label to be announced at a later date.

Tom Shear Composing Game Soundtrack
While I am working on the new Assemblage 23, I am happy to announce that I am also creating the original soundtrack from an upcoming cyber-thriller video game being created by SyncBuildRun, a new company here in Seattle.  I can't say much more than that right now, but so far it's been a fun and valuable learning experience for me.  More details when the game is finished.

Tom Shear Mixing Down Beauty Queen Autopsy
I am also currently performing mixing duties for Beauty Queen Autopsy, the new side-project from Caustic's Matt Fanale and Unwoman's Erica Mulkey.

Only 10 Copies Left of Limited Edition Surveillance "Oceania Remixed" CD
If you've been wanting to pick up a copy of the strictly limited Russian import limited edition remix album from Surveillance, now's the time to act, as I only have 10 copies left in my possession!  Order yours through the Assemblage 23 Online Store today!