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Who is in the band?
The primary core of Collide is Statik and kaRIN. Statik is responsible for all of the sound orchestrations and overall production. kaRIN takes care of the vocals and words.

Where do they live now?
Presently, they live and record in Los Angeles.

How did they meet and when did Collide start?
The two members of Collide met at an industrial club in L.A., became friends, and later formed the band in 1993.

Where did the name Collide come from?
The name Collide was chosen as it seemed to represent the clashing and melding of styles into a powerful whole, the coming together of two different entities.

Who have been some of the guest artists on their albums?
Although kaRIN & Statik core the sound, they also like to work with other guest musicians and like to incorporate as many other influences as they can. With a wide range of sounds, these guest artists to date have included people like Danny Carey of Tool, Dean Garcia of Curve, Charlie Clouser of NIN, Rhys Fulber of Delerium, William Faith and Monica Richards of Faith and the Muse, and Kevin Kipnis of Purr Machine to name a few.

Do they have any previous releases before Collide?
Statik had an independently released solo project, a four song EP called Statik "Machines" released in 1988.

How many CDs have Collide released so far?
Collide have released the CDs: Color of Nothing, Bent and Broken,Counting to Zero, These Eyes Before, Two Headed Monster, Beneath the Skin, Distort, Chasing the Ghost, Some Kind of Strange, Vortex, Live at the El Rey and a DVD Like the Hunted.

In 2007 they collaborated with Dean Garcia of Curve in a new project called The Secret Meeting, releasing the full length album Ultrashiver.

What else have the members of Collide done?
Well rooted in the music industry, Statik's programming talents have been sought out by many artists in the music industry. These artists include Prince, Tool, Skinny Puppy, Love and Rockets, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Powerman 5000, to name a few. He has also done re-mixes for bands like Frontline Assembly.

What television shows or movies have Collide's music been used in?
Our placements to date include: “Fringe” (Fox), ‘Vampire Diaries” (CW), “True Blood” (HBO), “Resident Evil: Extinction” (Sony), “The Covenant” (Sony), “Resident Evil: Apocalypse” (Sony), “The Tiger Woods Story” (Showtime), “NCIS” (CBS), “NCIS LA” (CBS) “Numbers” (CBS), “Harpers Island” (CBS), “Dirt” (FX), “Queer as Folk” (Showtime), “JAG” (CBS), “Haunted” (UPN), “Passions” (NBC), and “Viper” (NBC).

Who are some of your influences or favorite records?
Statik: Some of my favorite perfect records are...(in no particular order)
Massive Attack "Mezzanine" Curve "Cuckoo" Dead Can Dance "Toward the Within" Queen Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Day at the Races, A Night at the Opera, News of the World, Jazz, Ministry "Twitch" Nine Inch Nails, "Downward Spiral" Peter Gabriel "Passion", "Security" Skinny Puppy "Cleance, Fold, and Manipulate" Tool "Undertow" Snake River Conspriacy "Sonic Jihad" Ruby "Salt Peter" The Residents "Duck Stab" Adam & the Ants "Prince Charming", "Kings of the Wild Frontier" XTC "Skylarking" Cocteau Twins "Heaven or Las Vegas" Kate Bush "Hounds of Love" Kraftwerk "Computerworld".  Also Gary Numan is a big influence, although I wouldn't pick out just one record
What are the future plans for Collide?
To continue working hard to make music that we are satisfied with.

Any questions and comments may be directed to: collide@collide.net