For COMBICHRIST to name their album WE LOVE YOU, it’d be easy to think the band has 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.
Founded in 2003 when LaPlegua departed Future Pop outfit Icon of Coil, Combichrist combined hardcore with electronics into a single, mechanical music monster. Without the compromise of the band 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.
With We Love You in queue to usher them into the next chapter, Combichrist is ready to return with a new live show that showcases all facets of the band. And like all previous albums and tours, the fans can expect pure and unadulterated Combichrist. “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!”
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, they are currently a series of “old school” shows to remind fans of their illustrious electronic roots. Combichrist will be headlining the 3rd Out Of Line Weekender (March 28th-30th 2014) in Berlin, as well as some warm up gigs and they will be playing the M’Era Luna Festival in Hildesheim in August.
“We Love You” will be released across Eurpoe on March 21st,2014 as a regular album CD, a limited deluxe doubledisc containing an exclusive Dark Ambient bonus album and as a limited double 12” vinyl.
"We Love You"
01.We Were Made To Love You
02.Every Day Is War
05.Maggots At The Party
07.The Evil In Me
09.Love Is A Razorblade
10.From My Cold Dead Hands
11.We Rule The World Motherfuckers
12.Retreat Hell Part 1
13.Retreat Hell Part 2