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.


New Charity Single from Helix

I hope everyone's new Year is off to a good start.  We're hitting 2023 running with a new standalone track from Helix called "For Bill", out exclusively on Bandcamp on February 3rd.  All proceeds from the single go to the surviving family of Mari's dear friend Bill, who took his life this past November and left behind two young daughters and his wife.

Here's what Mari had to say: "Bill was the first person in my life to truly believe in me and my skill as a musician, he was one of my first bandmates. We played together side by side on stage when only church basements would book us because we were only 15. He was an excellent bassist, electric to watch, even as a kid. However, Bill held a lot of sadness and he did this behind a big bright laugh and smiling bright blue eyes. He didn't want to talk about those types of things ever but he truly was a kid with the world on his shoulders. 

We lost touch as we grew older and each went our separate ways. However, last October 2022, out of the blue Bill surprised me and came to see me perform. I cried when I saw him. Here was my past, here was 15, here was that spark that started it all. I hugged him over and over and told him how much it meant to me that he could have come to see. I told him all of the wonderful journeys music has taken me on, how grateful I was for his belief in me all those years ago. That I even met my handsome, talented, amazing husband due to the fact that I never gave up on my dreams. He smiled so big, that smile I always knew and loved and told me how proud he was of me. That meant everything to me to hear that. I walked away from that evening at a loss for words of how lucky I was to see my old friend again. 

A month later, I read the crushing news that Bill had died and it felt like the wind was knocked out of me. Bill had taken his own life. You know I ran our conversations over and over in my mind. I should have known, I should have reached out more. So many questions you are left with after that. It's such a dark, confusing place to be in and will always be."

The single will come out exclusively on Bandcamp on Friday, February 3rd. The track will cost $1, but supporters are welcome to pay more, if they wish. All proceeds go to Bill’s wife and daughters. Pre-orders are open now at: https://helix.bandcamp.com



Thanks for a Wonderful 2022
I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for a great 2022. in addition to releasing a new Helix EP and countless remixes, A23 got to do some more live shows following the pandemic. 2023 is already shaping up to be an exciting year. Stay tuned for more newsand have a happy and healthy 2023!

Assemblage 23 and Helix to Play Resistanz Festival
I'm happy to report that both Assemblage 23 and Helix will be a part of the 2023 edition of the Resistanz Festival in Sheffield, UK on April 7th, 8th, and 9th. This will be Helix's very first European date, so don't miss it!

Free Patches for Arturia SQ80V from Assemblage 23
A couple of months back, I posted on Facebook that I had found a 34+ year old diskette that contained a bunch of synth sounds I made for the Ensoniq SQ-80 synth, the second synth I ever owned. Since Arturia had recently released a VST emulation of that synth that could load sys-ex data from the original, the first thing I did was import all those banks and convert them for use in Arturia SQ80V. 

So, in the spirit of giving, I went through and selected the best of the sounds I had made across various banks, and I'm sharing them with you. I decided to include the 40 best sounds I made, since this was the size of a bank on the SQ-80. The sounds are as 16/17 year old me made them in 1988, warts and all. The only alterations I've made is to add basic effects like reverb, since the original synth lacked built-in effects. 

Now, I was obviously just a kid when I made these sounds, so manage your expectations, but hopefully you'll find something cool and useful here to inspire your own music. Happy Holidays to you all! Onward to 2023! 


Assemblage 23 Remixes Neuroticfish Classis "Velocity"
Out now is the "Velocity N20" EP from our friends Neuroticfish, which includes a remix from yours truly.

Assemblage 23 Remixes Mari Kattman
Also out recently is my remix of "Night Life" from Helix vocalist extraordinaire Mari Kattman. Be sure to check out the entire "Fever Shakes" EP. It's fantastic!



Upcoming Shows in the US
Just a reminder if you're in the Northeast US, we have a couple live shows just around the corner. 

• Friday, September 30th @ Dusk - Providence, RI 8PM
• Saturday, October 1st @ QXT's - Newark, NJ 0 10:30PM 

Both shows with Mari Kattman as support. Hope to see lots of you there! We've missed you!

Assemblage 23 Joins the Line-up For Plage Noire 2023
I'm happy to announce we will be joining the line-up of the Plage Noire Festival in Germany next year to make up for our prior cancellation. We are so happy to be part of this line-up!

• Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th - Plage Noire - Waisenhäuser Strand (GER) - Show day will be announced later

Homepage: https://www.plagenoire.de 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/plagenoire/ 
Tickets: https://plagenoire.de/de/tickets/

Assemblage 23 Remixes the Gentry
Out now is the "Latent Stranger" single, from Portland, Oregon's criminally underrated The Gentry. Check it out!



Six Flags "Goth on the Mountain" Event Cancelled
A23 is sad to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control the Goth on the Mountain event in Valencia, CA on September 16th has been cancelled. Here is a statement from the organizers: 

"It is with great sadness and disappointment that our Goth on the Mountain event has been canceled. We have worked tirelessly to make this event a success, but we, unfortunately, did not receive the same effort from the park. We had an agreement with the park that was negotiated months ago but they could not comply with the terms of the agreement. We tried extremely hard to modify the agreement with the park to keep the event alive but they could not meet our terms such that it would have been too much of a detriment to Inland Empire Goth and to our members. In the last few hours, we had to make the difficult decision to cancel the event so that we can mitigate our losses. We will be reviewing our options for recovering losses from the park and thank you all for your understanding. 

We thank you immensely for your patience and understanding at this time. We know you have questions. Please give us time to provide you with accurate information and answers. We know you deserve it and it is our utmost desire to provide you with what you deserve. As soon as we have information we will share it. Remember, you are our main priority at this time and our goal is to honor and respect this subculture we love so very much. We will be working on planning other events for you in the future. 

On behalf of the Goth on the Mountain staff, entertainment, and volunteers we are very grateful for all the support and excitement our community showed for us and this event. It empowers us to want to continue to strive to bring this community what it deserves. We are dedicated to providing high-quality events to the community we love so much, to a community that deserves a safe space and a supportive atmosphere. The Gothic subculture has endured for decades and we will continue to prevail. "


New Show Announcements
I'm exited to announce new shows this fall to go along with our September 16th show at Goth on the Mountain at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, CA. (Tickets: https://www.gothonthemountain.com

Both shows will be with Mari Kattman as support: 

• September 30th @ Dusk - Providence, RI 
(ticket link to come) 

• October 1st @ QXT'S in Newark, NJ 
Tickets: https://fb.me/e/3yZIVUbh8

Assemblage 23 Remixes Unhappily Ever After Now
Check out this remix I did for Unhappily Ever After Now: 

Assemblage 23 Hoodies and T-shirts Restocked
With Autumn right around the corner, it's time for some hoodies! Place your pre-order now and they will ship the first week in September. I also have restocked the Failure 20th Anniversary and the Mourn t-shirts, so you can grab one of those in case you missed them first time around. GET YOURS!


Line-up Change for Goth on the Mountain
Slight change for the Goth on the Mountain line-up @ Six Flags in Valencia, CA. TSOL will no longer playing, but in their place Male Tears and Glass Spells join the line-up with Assemblage 23 and London After Midnight. Get your tickets.

Assemblage 23 Remixes SINthetik Messiah
Check out this uncharacteristically drum n' bass remix I did for Louisiana's SINthetik Messiah on their new "Assasins That Run on Faith" EP.


Upcoming A23 Live Shows

• Next weekend: Both Assemblage 23 and Helix will be performing at the Mechanismus Festival @ the Crocodile in Seattle, WA. This week-long mega fest is a who's who of your favorite artists and new favorites you just don't know about yet. Both Helix and A23 play on Saturday, July 2nd. Helix goes on at 6PM, Assemblage 23 is on at 9:30. Hope to see you there! Get your tickets here

• September: A23 joins punk legends TSOL and goth rockers London After Midnight for a one-of-a-kind event - Goth on the Mountain, September 16th at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Ca. For one night only, the goths take over the park Valencia, CA for an evening of live music, rides, and more. (Ride availability subject to change without notice . Private ticketed event ~ No general admission, season passes, or memberships will be accepted.) Don't miss this one! It's going to be a blast! 
Get more info here: https://www.gothonthemountain.com 
Get your tickets here.


Hear an Exclusive New Remix of "Welcome, Apocalypse" on Massive New Cancer Benefit Compilation
Want to hear a brand new, exclusive remix of "Welcome, Apocalypse" by yours truly and help a great cause at the same time? Then check out the monstrous 84-track, pay-what-you-want compilation that came out today: "Aeternus Memoria - Honouring Those Affected by Cancer". 

All proceeds from the comp will go to the British Columbia Cancer Foundation. In addition to the exclusive remix, there's an Assemblage 23 remix of "Lost Contact" by Smouldering Embers of Aggression. Lots of great music from artists like Caustic, Leaetherstrip, Ego Likeness, Cyanotic, and so much more. What are you waiting for? Go grab a ton of new music and help a worthy cause! 


Assemblage 23 Joins Line-up of Mechanismus Festival in Seattle
Helix was already a part of the line-up, but I'm happy to announce that Assemblage 23 will also be performing at Seattle's 5-day megafestival Mechanismus. Both Helix and A23 will be playing on Saturday, July 2nd. For tickets, visit Ticketweb.

Assemblage 23 Live at Goth on the Mountain
As previously mentioned, A23 will be performing at the Goth on the Mountain, a first of its kind event at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. The event will be a private, ticketed goth takeover of the park. Bring your friends and family and enjoy the rides, food, and great live music from Assemblage 23, TSOL, and London After Midnight.  For tickets, visit here.