West Coast Tour Updates

West Coast Tour Updates

We have been working hard getting ready for the tour.

Here are some information updates regarding the shows. Please note that the Vancouver show has changed it's date and location.

Meanwhile...if any of you are in the show areas and would be willing to put some postcards around, please let us know. Please tell your friends...so that they can tell their friends...every bit helps. Thanks for helping to spread the word around. Your help is immensely appreciated.

West Coast Tour

West Coast Tour

After such a great show in Philadelphia, we've decided to plan a short west coast U.S. tour. Don't miss it...you never know when we might creep back into the studio.

The dates are as follows...

January 10th, Brick by Brick, San Diego, California
January 11th, DNA Lounge, San Francisco, California
January 13th, Sabala's Mount Tabor Club, Portland, Oregon
January 14th, The Vogue, Seattle, Washington
January 15th, Richards on Richards., Vancouver, British Columbia

Dracula's Ball Review

Dracula's Ball Review

Wow what a great time, we are back now and just recovering!!

We had an absolutely amazing time, and it could not have been a better experience for all of us. The Ball was tons of fun and we had a great time playing. The promoter Patrick and his crew were amazing and took great care of us. It was good to meet so many people in Philly.

Here are some really great pictures of the show taken by Kyle Cassidy

We put some more on our site here.

Flash site, interviews, and t-shirt sizes

Flash site, interviews, and t-shirt sizes

Our new Flash website is now up and running!!

We are busy getting ready for our big show at Dracula's Ball in Philadelphia on Halloween

Meanwhile, here are some new interviews about the upcoming event...

Sick Among the Pure
thanks to Jett Black and Daemon

Space Junkies Mag.
thanks to Jen

Collide t-shirt sizes for girls

We finally have some new Collide shirts for girls...
There are some new sizes in t-shirts, tanks, and long sleeves with metallic finishes on the design.
We also re-stocked all of the mens sizes that we were getting low on, so if we were out of your size before, check again.

check the store for sizes and details

Collide contest winners

Collide contest winners

We were finally able to decide on the Collide T-shirt/Banner/Destop contest from the Forum

Hopefully we'll have this design available from our store before too long. In the meantime, we have lots of new sizes available with our current t-shirts, including girls cap sleeves, and tank tops. Here is the winning t-shirt design this was designed by Sergejg

...and we decided to give a 2nd place award to the following for the back of the t-shirt this was designed by user 98

The rest of the winners can be found on the new Banner and Wallpaper pages

Thank-you to all who entered!!

Collide contests

Collide contests

So do you want a chance to help the band, show off your skills and maybe win some free things?
Collide is running a couple of contests...

First...design a t-shirt... The t-shirt will be silk screened, and should have a maximum of 3 colors, so all designs should be able to work with those constrictions.
Full color designs just aren't possible for us to print.
What you will win: The winning design will get $100 of Collide merchandise.
Hint...if it is pictures of us for the t-shirt, we probably wont love it...think logo, graphics, designs, etc...photos do not translate that well. Think of something you would want to see on a t-shirt.

Second... design a collide banner...
banner size 468 x 60 pixels
We will need a few of these.
What you will win: The top three designs that are chosen will win a free CD, or T-shirt of your choice.
Hint: We like moving things.

Third...design a collide related desktop image.
We will also need a few of these.
Hint: Be creative.
What you will win: The top three designs that are chosen will win a free CD, or T-shirt of your choice.
Although, we will make the final decisions, we may have a vote to help decide the winners...so post them up here in their respective categories.

Deadline Date: Please submit by October 4th. Happy creating!!!

Submit all entries on the Collide forum

Just Plain Folks award nominations

Just Plain Folks award nominations

Just Plain Folks is a community of over 25,000 Songwriters, Recording Artists, Music Publishers, Record Labels, Performing Arts Societies, Educational Institutions, Recording Studios and Engineers, Producers, Legal Professionals, Publicists and Journalists, Publications, Music Manufacturers and Retailers and about every other type of member of the Music Industry.

Every year they have music awards for different musical genres. The Just Plain Folks Music Organization has officially announced the nominees for their 2004 Just Plain Folks Music Awards after receiving over 10,000 albums and 140,000 songs from 85 countries. The Awards will be held Sunday, November 7th, 2004 in Hollywood at the Avalon.

Collide's Some Kind of Strange was nominated for Best Alternative Album Collide's song "Slither Thing" was nominated for best Alternative Song

Collide live

Collide live

We're thrilled to announce that Collide is finally going live...

Here is a press release for Collide's first show written by promoter Patrick Rodgers...

Over the course of eleven years, the popular alternative band has kept fans happy with five fantastic full-length albums, all of which have received critical acclaim and impressive sales figures. Magazines around the world have written about Collide's recordings, praising their heady blend of electronic and industrial grooves with passionate, evocative female vocals. Admiring their photos (lush and sensual, like their music) as well as their sound, Gothic Beauty Magazine named Collide its Band of the Year for 2003. But even with everything that Collide has delivered, its fans have been patiently waiting for one more thing: a concert.

On October 31, 2004, that patience will be rewarded as Collide performs its first live show ever. With increasing demands from promoters in many countries and an ever-expanding fan base, the band finally had to make the time to prepare for live performances.

"During the past few months we've got together a great bunch of musicians to help fill out the live version of Collide, and have been busy with rehearsals. The songs are taking on a new life of their own. I think it's been a greater experience than either of us ever expected," say Statik

Collide's debut concert will take them from their Los Angeles homes across the country to Philadelphia, site of the country's largest gothic event, Dracula's Ball. Taking place four times per year, Dracula's Ball is produced by Dancing Ferret Concerts and has often played host to exclusive American debut concerts for popular European acts. "For the Labor Day Dracula's Ball this year, we'll be flying in Qntal from Germany for their exclusive American debut concert," says Patrick Rodgers of Dancing Ferret. "Flying in Collide from Los Angeles for a worldwide exclusive debut on Halloween is a no-brainer. People have been pleading with us for years to convince Collide to play a live show. This will be the hottest Halloween ticket in the country, without question."

The principle members of Collide, Statik and kaRIN, met in 1993 at a Los Angeles industrial club. Statik, who is responsible for all of the music and production, has lent his skills to such artists as Tool, Leonard Cohen, Love & Rockets, Powerman 5000 and Skinny Puppy, to name a few. kaRIN provides vocals and lyrics, and also has her own line of handmade, decorated metal cases called "Saints and Sinners." The duo chose the name Collide as a description of the clashing and melding of their styles and talents into a powerful whole.

Dracula's Ball takes place quarterly in Philadelphia and has been covered by numerous magazines and television programs. 2004 coverage has included Billboard Magazine, National Geographic Television, and German TV program Schattenreich. Dracula's Ball events feature live bands and DJs from around the world, as well as a mini-marketplace of vendors, other entertainers, door prizes, and more. Collide's exclusive worldwide debut concert will be part of the twenty-seventh Dracula's Ball event, which will take place at Egypt Nightclub, located at 520 N. Columbus Blvd. After considering many talented bands, Baltimore-based group Ego Likeness was ultimately selected as the opening act for this special debut concert. The group's blend of passionate rock and roll with smooth synths and emotive female vocals should certainly please fans of Collide. The band's second full-length release, "Water to the Dead," was recently released on Noir Records ("a gorgeous record," says veteran music critic Mick Mercer), while their debut disc, "Dragonfly," will be reissued this Fall. Reviewers have praised not only the band's varied musical arrangements, but also the group's ability to lyrically explore themes of damage and survival without being mired in despair. Egypt Nightclub boasts three separate dancefloors, all of which will be open for Dracula's Ball. On the main floor will be DJ Ian Fford, a veteran of numerous NYC venues including Webster Hall, Downtime, The Bank, Mother, and many more. DJ Kelly Ashkettle of Salt Lake City and DJ Rickbats of Champaign, IL will also appear.

The Halloween Dracula's Ball party featuring the worldwide exclusive debut of Collide takes place at Egypt Nightclub, located at 520 N. Columbus Blvd and happens from 9pm-2am. All ages are welcome; patrons wishing to drink alcohol must be 21+ with proper ID. Tickets are $15 in advance, available through Ticketmaster or isotank.com, and go on sale Saturday, August 14th. Information on Collide's worldwide debut concert at the Dracula's Ball can be found at: http://www.draculasball.com

Collide store

Collide store

We have a new and improved store online... There are a few new items that we've added, including a new necklace and Collide perfume!! The store is capable of handling most credit cards or paypal. All credit approval is handled by Total Merchant Services, so feel secure in your ordering. We've worked hard to make it easier to order, but if you have any suggestion feel free to let us know.

The Machinist interview

The Machinist interview

We've posted a new interview from The Machinist on our interview page As well as a Vortex review (translated from Russian) on our reviews page Thanks to Val

View the original interview here

View the English translation here

Also, a release party that we had to reschedule is back in action on July 16th at the Club Funeral in L.A.. Thanks Veronika