We're still in the middle of mixing and we're very happy at how the songs are turning out. We're thinking that we should be able to finish mixing by mid-January, which would mean a March release. The title for the CD is "Some Kind of Strange." We're also getting ready for a new photo shoot for possible album artwork with Chad Michael Ward, who of course, did the cover art for Chasing the Ghost.
Today is Statik's birthday. woo-hoo.
This coming week look for "Wings of Steel" on the UPN show Haunted. It's a dark show about ghosts and dead people. This will be its second episode. In Los Angeles, it is on channel 13, and will be on Tuesday, Oct. 1st at 9pm. Check for times in your area.
The new album is getting closer to being finished. We're still working away, closer, closer still.
"Best of Gothic Radio Vol. 1" is a new compilation scheduled to be released on September 10th. It will be available in Hot Topic, Sam Goody, Tower, Wherehouse, and other record stores near you! Included in this project are Collide, The Aversion, Neikka RPM, SPF-1000, Grigori 3, Die My Darling, This Morn'Omina, Element, Wench, Anathema Device, Ego Likeness, Christopher and Mindless Faith.
Chasing the Ghost
Today marks the U.K. release of "Chasing the Ghost". woo-hoo!!
We haven't posted anything to the Collide news page in a while, but that's only because we've been busy in the studio. We have narrowed in on the new songs and now have 11 or 12 that we are sure will make it to the final cut. All in all, they are probably 80% done (except for mixing). cEvin Key has played drums on one song, and a majority or programming, vocals, and guitar are finished. We are very happy with how it is all turning out. We are hoping to be done in Sept. for a release later in the year, but we still haven't decided on a title or artwork yet.
In other news, we have come across some of our pre Beneath the Skin releases. We have 25 cassette copies of "The Crimson Trial", and 200 vinyl copies of Statik's "Machines". The cassettes are a full colour fold out sleeve, and contain some mixes that were done before Beneath the Skin was released, as well as some mixes that were never released anywhere else. The Statik "Machines" contains 4 songs that have not been released since it originally came out. All copies will be hand numbered and signed. For more information, check our online store.
Statik has been working with the pups on the reformation of Skinny Puppy. Here is a quote from the Litany web site... The news of Skinny Puppy's reformation, which Ogre casually mentioned in his post a few days ago (see below), has started to spread. Billboard.com has picked it up and reported on it in a story here. The story erroneously mentions that Dave Ogilvie will be involved in the reunion. This is not the case. Aversion.com features another brief story here.
With the hectic fervor surrounding this news, a lot of confusion as to what is going on has already proliferated. Here's the straight scoop from cEvin himself."Actually me, Omar, and Statik are working on new SP with Ogre and Mark Walk. We will probably do some tracks with friends joining...including Ken."So there you have it. New Skinny Puppy material featuring both cEvin and Ogre is in the early, generative stages. If you're wondering who the additional people mentioned above are, here's the rundown. Omar Torres is one of the new faces at Subcon who worked on The Ghost of Each Room and is part of the software company Native Instruments . Mark Walk is Ogre's collaborator on the ohGr project who first came into the fold back during the Process sessions. Ken Marshall is a long-time Puppy associate who worked in an engineering and production capacity on a number of recordings, most recently the Ogre/cEvin collaboration Frozen Sky. Finally, Statik is the man behind the music of Collide (whom cEvin did a remix for).
We thought we would post the Curve remix that Statik did a few months ago. It is unavailable on the Curve web site, but we had a few people ask about it. Unreadable Communication - Collide remix
Thanks to Toni and Dean of Curve for making great music.
Here's a snippet of it, but feel free to check out the entire review. " Now, when I first heard Hooverphonic's electronic trip-hop masterpiece A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular I thought that I"d heard the sexiest album of my life. Of course, that title was just begging to be contested, and the new champion is Collide's Y2K album Chasing the Ghost. This is a sexy, sexy album kids! It's a triumphant blend of trip-hop, electronica, goth, pop and yes, even world-music elements. Exotic, erotic, and seductive, that's this album in a nutshell."
A new Collide interview is up at Club Bizzare-Deadlines. It's kind of funny. Statik rhymes a lot for no particular reason. Club Bizarre-Deadlines is New Zealands premier dark/avant garde music site.
Read the whole interview here