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Front Line Assembly

Front Line Assembly was the best known of the various electronic music projects undertaken by the prolific Vancouver-based duo of Bill Leeb (vocals, synthesizers) and Rhys Fulber (synthesizers, samplers). After working in the mid-'80s under the pseudonym Wilhelm Schroeder with Skinny Puppy, the Austrian-born Leeb formed the industrial/techno-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 ...read more

Front Line Assembly was the best known of the various electronic music projects undertaken by the prolific Vancouver-based duo of Bill Leeb (vocals, synthesizers) and Rhys Fulber (synthesizers, samplers). After working in the mid-'80s under the pseudonym Wilhelm Schroeder with Skinny Puppy, the Austrian-born Leeb formed the industrial/techno-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, a subsequent mini-album titled Disorder, and a number of exclusive bonus tracks were compiled and released 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 harder-edged disco direction. By 1994, the sound evolved yet again, with the album Millennium displaying a newfound reliance on guitars; both the title track and "This Faith" scored as club hits. Fulber departed the lineup by 1997, while his replacement Chris Peterson debuted with 1998's Monument. Implode appeared one year later. Sticking with a heavy dose of synth pop trance and throbbing melodies, Leeb and Peterson issued Epitaph in fall 2001. Rhys Fulber returned for the 2001 album Civilization and remained for the 2006 release Artificial Soldier, which found guitarist/keyboardist Jeremy Inkel joining the band. The remix album Fallout followed in 2007.

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LPs
Echogenetic
07/09/2013

3.9
50 Votes
Improvised. Electronic. Device.
2010

3.7
43 Votes
Artificial Soldier
2006

3.9
43 Votes
Civilization
2004

3.5
34 Votes
Epitaph
2001

3.6
31 Votes
Implode
1999

3.8
43 Votes
FLAvour of the Weak
1998

3.2
35 Votes
Hard Wired
1995

4.2
52 Votes
Millennium
1994

4.1
57 Votes
Tactical Neural Implant
1992

4.4
68 Votes
Caustic Grip
1990

4
45 Votes
Gashed Senses & Crossfire
1989

3.8
22 Votes
State of Mind
1988

3.3
12 Votes
The Initial Command
1987

3.4
12 Votes
Nerve War
1986

2.4
4 Votes
EPs
Angriff [Remix]
2010

4
2 Votes
Corrosion
1988

2.3
2 Votes
Disorder
1988

3.3
2 Votes
Live Albums
Live Wired
1996

4.3
4 Votes
Compilations
Echoes
2014

3
4 Votes
AirMech
11/14/2012

3.5
22 Votes
Fallout
2007

3.4
9 Votes
Complete Total Terror
2004

3.9
4 Votes
Explosion
2003

Monument
1998

3.4
5 Votes
Re-Wind
1998

3.5
3 Votes
The Singles: Four Fit
1998

4
2 Votes
Reclamation
1997

3.2
3 Votes
Corroded Disorder
1995

3.3
3 Votes
Total Terror II
1994

2.5
2 Votes
Total Terror I
1994

2.5
1 Votes
Convergence
1988

3
3 Votes

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