Combichrist | June 16 | Culture Room
Formed in 2003, COMBICHRIST took founder Andy LaPlegua's hardcore past and electronica present and merged them into a singular, mechanical music monster. Since releasing the first COMBICHRIST album The Joy of Gunz, LaPlegua and COMBICHRIST have unleashed six subsequent full-lengths, including 2014's We Love You, and numerous EPs while also cracking Billboard's Top 10 Dance Singles chart. Their latest studio effort, This is Where Death Begins, was produced by LaPlegua and Oumi Kapila (Filter), and mastered by the legendary Vlado Meller (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot). An apocalyptic behemoth of guitars, electronica, infernal drums and dark elemental force, it is easily COMBICHRIST's most accomplished effort to date and landed the band a top 30 chart position in Germany.
Additionally, Death Valley High released their latest full length, CVLT [AS FVK], in 2016 to rave reviews. Outburn Magazine dubbed them, “The new face of Goth Rock”, and Revolver Magazine said, “DEATH VALLEY HIGH does to goth what White Zombie did to metal.” Featuring new wave/dance beats, cinematic rock instrumentation and gritty, sensual pop hooks amidst its 12 solid anthems, DEATH VALLEY HIGH’s CVLT [AS FVK] stands at the forefront with an offering of the catchiest, most unforgettable songs of the band’s career. Since the release of 2013’s Positive Euth, DEATH VALLEY HIGH has logged over two years on the road, touring alongside everybody from Mindless Self Indulgence and Crosses to Filter, Orgy and Vampires Everywhere! The band plans to release a new EP this year, with more details coming soon.