OUT NOW: Failure 20th Anniversary Edition

CDs, T-shirts, and other merch: https://assemblage23.bigcartel.com
CDs in the United States: https://metropolis-records.com/product/11814/failure-20th-anniversary-edition
CDs in Europe: https://www.accession-records.de/assemblage-23-failure-20th-anniversary-edition/
Digital: Available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, and all your favorite digital and streaming platforms.


More Delays with Failure Vinyl
So, right after I had let a bunch of people know we expected to ship the "Failure" 20th Anniversary Vinyl around Christmas, we received notice from the pressing plant that they now don't expect to ship it to us until some time in January. I am so sorry for how long you all have had to wait, but this is obviously completely out of my control. The demand for vinyl has meant all pressing plants are running on about a 6 month delay in delivering product, and one can imagine that the supply chain and shipping issues caused by the pandemic have only made that worse. At this stage, all I can do is keep you all as up to date on the situation as I can, and make sure everything gets shipped out as quickly as possible once I get everything in my hands. Sorry again, folks. I know it sucks.

Nerve Filter's "Linear" Coming Down of Digital Services
Based on the fact that it cost more to keep the album online than it was generating in revenue anymore, I've made the difficult decision to remove "Linear", the 2006 album I did as my side-project Nerve Filter, from digital and streaming services. Thanks to everyone who supported this weird release over the years. The album will still be available to download and stream on Bandcamp, but as of next month, it'll be removed from iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, etc.



Take a Look Inside the Helix Track "Slip"
The new Helix EP, "Bad Dream", has been out for a month now, and we thought it might be fun to give you a behind the scenes look at how the track was made.


Helix Releases New EP
I'm a week behind posting this here, but in case you missed it, Helix, my project with vocalist extraordinaire Mari Kattman, put out a brand new EP entitled "Bad Dream". It includes 4 brand new tracks and remixes by Hallowed Hearts (Andrew Sega, ex-Iris) and Mesh/blackcarburning (Mark Hockings). This is a digital-only release, so you can grab it from our Bandcamp or the usual sites.


German Shows Cancellation
It's with deep regret that I have to announce the cancellation of next week's Assemblage 23 shows in Germany due to a very sudden and severe family emergency. Of course we never like to cancel shows, but my family comes first above all things, and right now they need me to be here. Shows can be rescheduled, life cannot. We will make every effort to get back to perform for you as soon as we are able. In the meantime, thank you for your understanding during this difficult time. 

Ticketholders for the Oberhausen show can either ask for a refund from the venue, or hold on to their tickets, which will be good for admittance to the rescheduled date, which will be June 25th, 2022.

As for Plage Noir, we are working on appearing at the next one.


Update on European Shirt Orders
For our European fans who have been waiting patiently to receive their orders that include shirts. As I mentioned, the supply chain problems that have been effecting most retailers during the pandemic was making it difficult for our shirt printer to find blank shirts to print on. I am happy to say that they have now found some, and my shipping partner in Germany says they're expected to arrive late next week. Thanks everyone for your patience and understanding. We'll get them out as quickly as we are able.

Upcoming Live Dates in Germany
Just a reminder that we've got two shows in Germany right around the corner:

• Wednesday, October 27th we'll be playing at Kulttempel in Oberhausen (one of my favorite venues to play at). Support will be from State of the Union. Get your tickets here

• Friday, October 29th we'll be performing at the Plage Noir Festival in Wangels. Tickets available here.

Due to flight costs, Paul and Mike will unfortunately be unable to join me for these shows, but I am happy to say Krischan from Rotersand will be filling in on keys for both dates. Hope to see you all there!


An update on the European t-shirt orders 

As you may have heard on the news, supply chains have been extremely disrupted all over the world due to COVID. As such, the company printing our shirts in Germany has so far been unable to find blank shirt stock. This is a temporary problem, but one that has made it difficult for us to predict when the European shirts could ship. And you guys have already waited long enough. 

One of two things will happen at this point: 

A.) If the shirts can be located and printed in the next two weeks, we will go with the original plan of having them printed in Germany. 


B.) I will bring over shirts I have on hand to give to my German shipping partner to get the orders out and taken care of when I come to Germany for a pair of shows at the end of the month. 

I know this is annoying, but it’s also out of our hands. I originally placed the order for the shirts back in July with no idea how difficult it would be for the printers to find shirts to print on. So, I've gone ahead and sent out free download codes for the Failure 20th Anniversary Edition to anyone whose order is being delayed because of this situation. If your order also includes vinyl, you should have already received a download code since those orders will also be delayed. 




Helix Announces New EP
Helix, the collaboration between myself and vocalist Mari Kattman, will be self-releasing a digital-only EP on November 5th. The EP, entitled "Bad Dream", will contain 4 brand new tracks as well as remixes from Mark Hockings (Mesh) and Andrew Sega (ex-Iris, Hallowed Hearts). A limited edition t-shirt design is open for pre-orders as well through the Assemblage 23 Online Store and Bandcamp.


"Failure 20th Anniversary Edition" Has Been Released
The special Failure 20th Anniversary Edition is now available on CD and digital/streaming. Due to high demand for vinyl in general, the vinyl edition will not be available until around Christmas. Haven't grabbed your copy yet? Visit the Assemblage 23 Online Store!

Update on Shipping of Pre-orders
• All CD pre-orders in the US and Europe have shipped. 
• All CD/shirt bundles in the US and areas outside Europe have shipped. Due to supply chain issues, our shirt manufacturer in Germany is running a bit behind. So European orders that include a t-shirt are due to ship out at the end of the month.
• Due to high demand for vinyl, pressing plants are experiencing long waiting times. Presently, we are expecting the vinyl to arrive some time around Christmas. So, if your order includes vinyl, it will not ship until this time. People who ordered the vinyl will be receiving download codes so the wait won't be quite so bad.

Upcoming German Shows
After a great pair of shows in Wisconsin and Minnesota a couple weeks ago, we're gearing up for two shows in Germany. We have moved the date of the Oberhausen show to be closer to the Plage Noir appearance, so the two dates are now October 27th @ Kulttempel in Oberhausen, and October 29th @ Plage Noir 2021 in Wangels. Hope to see you there! Visit Bandsintown for more info and to get tickets.



Assemblage 23 Announces 20th Anniversary Edition of "Failure"
I am happy to announce that on 9/17/21, I'll be releasing a special edition of 2001's "Failure". The album will be available as a 20 track digital download, 20 track deluxe 2-CD, and 12 track deluxe double vinyl. Includes a brand new mix of the original album by Tom Shear with mastering by Da5id Din, as well as a exclusive new remixes of all the tracks from an amazing roster of artists. As with Mourn, we'll be working with partners in Europe to ensure our fans in the EU and Russia don't have to pay the excessive international shipping costs. PRE-ORDER NOW!