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Vancouver, Canada (1986 – present)

Front Line Assembly are Bill Leeb (vocals, synthesizers) and Rhys Fulber (synthesizers and samplers), one of many groups formed by the prolific Vancouver, Canada-based duo. After working in the mid-’80s under the pseudonym Wilhelm Schroeder with Skinny Puppy, the Austrian-born Leeb formed the /-based Front Line Assembly in 1986 with Fulber — who initially joined on as a studio assistant — and synth player Michael Balch. After a handful of compilation appearances and cassette-only releases, Front Line Assembly issued its first three full-length efforts — The Initial Command, State of Mind, and Corrosion — on a monthly basis between December 1987 and February 1988. Later in 1988, Corrosion was reissued, along with a subsequent mini-album titled Disorder and a number of exclusive bonus tracks, as Convergence.

In 1989, the group returned with the album Gashed Senses & Crossfire, which contained the dance-flavored singles “Digital Tension Dementia” and “No Limit.” A European tour in support of the record yielded a live album — titled simply, Live — that was released and deleted on the same day in a limited edition of 4,000 pressings. After Balch departed Front Line Assembly in 1990, Fulber stepped in as a full partner; the streamlined duo soon released the electro-styled album Caustic Grip, while 1992’s Tactical Neural Implant found the group’s music moving in a more hard-edged disco direction.


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  • OmgFanBoyZrBack

    More uninspired pointless crap.

    14 Sep 11:05pm Reply
  • Cimersies

    %$fghx_!!!! Front Line Assembly rules at all !

    3 Sep 7:10am Reply
  • Yod801

    Christ, I was a hardcore fan owning every fucking album on CD, even the singles and 95% of all side projects, some even on LP additionaly, but to be honest, Echogenetics and the remix album have convinced me, that FLA have lost it all. There's just 2 songs on Echogenetics I kind of like, It's a pity, really. Some tracks on Echoes even remind me of the cheesiest 80ies Italo disco tracks I can remember from teenage days. Hopefuly FLA will wake up in shame some day and get their stuff together again. Until then I will listen closely before I buy any new release

    21 Aug 3:19pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Some of their recent works are less enjoyable but generally I think their newer stuff may be even better than the 90's era FLA [2]

    20 Aug 8:54pm Reply
  • crazysharky666

    While I like 'Hard Wired' the most there is something about 'Millenium' that makes me go back to that album.

    10 Aug 9:44pm Reply
  • darkmatter0

    Some of their recent works are less enjoyable but generally I think their newer stuff may be even better than the 90's era FLA

    25 Jul 7:48pm Reply
  • ketamineface

    loving the new album.

    20 Jul 11:13pm Reply
  • Neuralblastoma

    brilliant show at wave gotik treffen :))

    19 Jul 4:38pm Reply
  • Cloolooloo


    11 Jul 6:35pm Reply
  • cmd-artificial

    That Youth Code mix on Echoes sounds like straight out of the Caustic Grip era.

    10 Jul 2:05pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    BLOOD, the best

    3 Jul 1:02pm Reply
  • drochlen

    Начинал проект неплохо, но всё же не сумел держать планку на уровне до конца.

    30 Jun 2:08pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter


    27 Jun 1:51pm Reply
  • Nihil227

    Nihilistic23 > Okay my bad. Wikipedia says Nerve War and Total Terror were only demos though. Anyway Complexity is still by far my favorite.

    27 Jun 3:41am Reply
  • MachineAnimal

    Though Improvised Electronic Device and Echogenetic might not be instantly accessible albums, they are very solid work over all.

    5 Jun 1:24am Reply
  • MachineAnimal

    Well fucking boo fucking hoo. If you so much love Skinny Puppy, whatever they do. Go and listen to them then. For me their at best decent work was always over rated. VAC and FLA do it better :)

    5 Jun 1:22am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    it was a matter of time they bounced into dubstep and made it edgy and captivating, i love Echogenetic (song) and i will definitely check out the rest of this album, good work

    23 May 11:41pm Reply
  • Uranium1

    Latest album >>>Echoes<<< is damn good stuff!!!!

    21 May 10:20am Reply
  • Nihilistic23

    @Nihil227: Your statement is invalid because "Complexity" wasn't on the original 1987 edition of the "Initial Command", it's a bonustrack from the mid 90's, the original opener was "The State". Also "The Initial Command" was more like Frontline's 3rd album already after "Total Terror" and "Nerve War", so it would be pretty dull to make a connection to Skinny Puppy at that point ...

    18 May 1:38am Reply
  • ketamineface

    v it's their best.

    3 May 9:31am Reply
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