Cruise cancelled

Cruise cancelled

We are very sad to announce that the 2006 Annual Gothic Cruise and Masquerade Ball will be cancelled this year, due to circumstances beyond our control. This is very unfortunate and we are extremely disappointed and apologize to anyone else that was also looking forward to this event.

It seems you just can't argue with Mother Nature.

Anyway, all deposits are completely refundable through Goth Travel and Zaida at To anyone who had a confirmed booking reservation for the 2006 Cruise, and is also on our mailing list already we will be happy to send a free DVD (one per cabin).

If you are one of these people, please write to us directly at collide with your mailing address to receive a free copy of "Like the Hunted" when it is ready. So... the good news is... as soon as we finish up with the final details of the DVD, we plan to get back in the studio to work on some new material.

Maybe we'll write a dark song about drowning ourselves in the ocean...oh we already did that... off to listen to "Ocean" from Chasing the Ghost.



Collide is in need of a holiday, so we will be going on a cruise!!!

A gothic cruise no less, and it's going to be an absolute BLAST. Don't worry we'll stay out of the sun =). We are going to be playing a show and having all kinds of crazy fun aboard the Costa join us if you can. Make your vacation plans now for April 2006!!!

View all of the details on the upcoming shows page...

Collide live in Los Angeles

Collide live in Los Angeles

We are thrilled to announce that we will be playing in L.A.!! This will be our first official show here and we are planning to make it a big event.

We will be filming the event for an upcoming DVD, so please come and be part of it. Opening bands will be
Mankind is Obsolete
and Elektrostatic
with music spun by Shok

The date is April 14th at the El Rey Theatre, which is one of our very favorite venues.
The El Rey
5515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca. 90036

The El Rey is an original Art Deco theatre in the heart of Miracle Mile, it is a registered historical landmark with sweeping staircases, a balcony lounge, and a grand ballroom with a full stage.

This will be an all ages show!!!

There will be music and dancing all night, and a shopping area featuring Saints & Sinners, which are the accessories designed by kaRIN.

Tickets are $12 and are available now at our store under special items. (scroll to bottom of page)

They will be available on We Book Bands and at Ticketmaster in the next week. This is a very special show for us and we really hope you can make it. We will let you know more details as we know them.

If you would like to help out and be part of the street team, please check our forum for more details.

Back from the Tour

Back from the Tour

We are back from the tour and finally starting to catch up with everything. We had such an amazing time. Thanks so much to all of the promoters, our amazing crew, and everyone who came to the shows, we really enjoyed meeting you. Most of all huge thanks to our live band…without them it would not be possible. Thank-you Scott, Roger, Kai and Chaz. We love you.

New live photos

We have posted a ton of new live pictures on our photo page.

Thanks to the talented photographers involved.

Video of West Coast Tour

For those of you that weren't able to catch us at any of our West Coast dates, we've edited together some footage from all of the shows, so you can see what you missed...hope you like it.

West Coast tour video "Like You Want to Believe"

Backing video

Backing video

For any of you that were at the shows and happened to notice some of the background video…

our thanks and appreciation to Mr. Black for compiling some really outstanding artwork and visuals.

The backing video includes the brilliant artwork of:

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 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 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.

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, and go on sale Saturday, August 14th. Information on Collide's worldwide debut concert at the Dracula's Ball can be found at: