10 October 1970 (age 47)
Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Biography: Rhys Fulber was born in Vancouver, Canada on October 10th, 1970. His father was born in Germany and his mother was from Great Britain. He was exposed to the music of Led Zeppelin and Kraftwerk through his musician father (who took him along to see Kraftwerk live in 1975) and with instruments always in the house, started drumming at a very early age. His father later built and ran a recording studio, catering toward the local punk rock scene where Rhys spent a lot of time. In 1984 Rhys started becoming more interested in electronic music and got his first synthesizer. In 1986, he became friends with Bill Leeb formerly of Skinny Puppy.
Early music career: Rhys’ first involvements in Front Line Assembly were one song on their debut album Total Terror Part I, and then three songs on The Initial Command. He also contributed to Delerium’s debut album, Faces, Forms & Illusions. During this time he started the band Will together with Chris Peterson, John McRae and Jeff Stoddard, which lasted from 1987 to 1992.
He joined Front Line Assembly for their first tour, Gashed Senses And Crossfire in 1989. He then joined Delerium full when Michael Balch left. Until 1997, Rhys was involved in all Front Line Assembly, Delerium and side projects with Bill Leeb, including the albums Tactical Neural Implant and Hard Wired from Front Line Assembly, and Semantic Spaces and Karma from Delerium.
Production: Fulber also produced and remixed other artists’ works, such as the album Remanufacture by Fear Factory , The Tea Party’s Sister Awake and remixed a track off of “Mechanical Spin Phenomena” by Mnemic. From 1997 to 2002 Fulber did film scores, several Fear Factory releases; and performed and produced the tracks Canto Alla Vita and Let Me Fall (From Cirque Du Soleil) on Josh Groban’s debut album “josh groban.” He also produced acts such as Cubanate’s Interference 1998 show with a drum and bass influence. In the late ‘90’s Fulber also began work on his solo project Conjure One; and re-joined Bill Leeb to work on new Delerium songs.
After producing Paradise Lost’s Symbol of Life album, he worked on Delerium’s Chimera as one of Leeb’s main partners in 2003. The two also completed Front Line Assembly’s Civilization in 2004. Rhys has worked with Scottish band Serpico, producing their debut EP. He produced the canadian hits for singer-songwriter Serena Ryder, new Paradise Lost album In Requiem, and is currently in the studio recording Mindless Self Indulgence’s next album.
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