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
New Assemblage 23 Album Announced
I am happy to announce that I will be releasing Assemblage 23's ninth album, entitled "Mourn" in 2020! Check out the video to hear a new song in progress and learn how to get involved with the crowd-funding campaign!
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:
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
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.])
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.
Helix shirts are back in stock! You guys wiped us out at our recent shows, but we're stocked up again with shirts in size M, L, XL, and 2XL. Grab yours , or add s CD and sticker for the deluxe pack at the Assemblage 23 Online Store
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.
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.
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.
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
Black Friday Sale Going on for 24 Hours Only!
There's a Black Friday Sale on all CDs on the Assemblage 23 Webstore for the next 24 hours only! All CDs - Assemblage 23, Nerve Filter, Surveillance, Helix - are only $10! That's a 28% savings! While you're there, place your pre-order for the new limited edition logo shirt (they start shipping Wednesday!) Score some albums you're missing or get some Christmas shopping done for the A23 fan in your life and save big!
Assemblage 23 @ El Corazon, Seattle, WA Tonight!
If you're in town for Thanksgiving and you're already sick of hanging out with your family, why don't you come out and join us at El Corazon tonight for an exclusive show featuring support acts Watch Clark and Audiorotic. We'll have the $10 Black Friday deal on all CDs at the merch booth, too!
Work Has Begun on the Next Assemblage 23 Album
Work on the next A23 album has started. (Somewhat fitting given that "Failure" was released on this date in 2001). While it's a bit too early to say for sure, I am aiming for a late 2019 release for the as of yet untitled new album.
Have You Checked Out Helix Yet?
While you wait for new A23, have you checked out my new project with vocalist Mari Kattman yet? Helix is a lush mix of textured electronics, dusty rhythms, and heavily layered female vocal harmonies. Cinematic and head-bobbing at the same time. Give it a listen on our Bandcamp. If you like what you hear, t-shirts, CDs, and stickers are available through the Assemblage Online Store. We're currently running low on shirts, but should have some new ones in a few weeks. We will also be announcing our first Helix live show very soon, so stay turned and feel free to join us on our official Facebook page.
New Limited Edition Assemblage 23 Tee Designed by Jim Marcus Open for Preorder.
The Assemblage 23 Online Store is now accepting pre-orders for a brand new logo tee featuring a beautiful, minimal design by none other than the legendary Jim Marcus (Die Warzau / Go Fight). (Visit the store link above to see the design). Only 96 will be printed, so don't miss out. Once they're gone, they're gone. Shirts will ship at the end of November. We also added to the store some left over shirts from our minitour of Europe back in September. Check them out!
Last Minute Assemblage 23 Show Announced
We thought our Halloween show in New Orleans would be the last of the year, but a show fell through at one of our local venues here in Seattle and we got asked to fill in the date. So if you're looking for something to do after Thanksgiving other than over eating and arguing with family, come on down and join us at El Corazon the evening of Friday, November 23rd. It's going to be a great time!