COMBICHRIST: Drops Futuristic Anthem "Hate Like Me."

Electro-industrial metal leaders COMBICHRIST recently announced details regarding the release of their upcoming razor-sharp ninth […]
March 9, 2019

Electro-industrial metal leaders COMBICHRIST recently announced details regarding the release of their upcoming razor-sharp ninth full-length album, One Fire, scheduled for release on June 7, 2019 via Out of Line Music. Precise, lurking, ultramodern and merciless, One Fire is a retrospect and forecast in one for COMBICHRIST. Cold, industrial riffs mixed with ominous metal forge a sinister alliance and reflect a return to roots - molded by nearly two decades of experience and a futuristic outlook.

Beginning today, One Fire is available for pre-order via all major digital retailers. In addition, the band is streaming the haunting, unrelenting anthem, "Hate Like Me"! Pre-order One Fire and stream "Hate Like Me" now via this link:

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COMBICHRIST mastermind Andy LaPlegua says about "Hate Like Me", "We all used to be so full of passion. For music, for love, for... hate. What happened to you? You used to hate like me."

Andy LaPlegua says One Fire is a progression in sound in comparison to past releases, and that he referred back to his roots during the writing process. "I feel the goal with every album until now has been to push the sound further," says LaPlegua. "That said, with this album, I have gone back in time and used everything I've learned over the last 15 years, and taken inspiration from all my favorite elements of the COMBICHRIST evolution."

LaPlegua says that while the purely industrial metal album is full of constant aggression, it's meant to be therapeutic for all. The album puts a focus on hidden illnesses, such as mental illness - something that he feels society should be paying more attention to. Pain doesn't always manifest on the surface.

LaPlegua adds, "The album is very much meant to be a social commentary, putting focus on mental illness and rebellion. While physical damage is accepted and very obvious in our society, hidden health problems, such as mental illness, are regarded as 'just being in your head'. I'm trying to let the listener into the mind of someone who's struggling to get by every day."

One Fire features several special guest contributions, including vocal offerings from Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory) on the heart-stopping industrial metal mad-dash "Guns at Last Dawn", which was also co-written/mixed by Gigantor of hardstep drum and bass group Evol Intent. Entrancing electro/industrial club banger "Last Days Under the Sun" was also co-written/mixed by Daniel Myer of German electronic project Haujobb.

One Fire also features an utterly mind-bending, orchestrally-fueled cover of the Dead Kennedy's classic "California Ãœber Alles". ""I discovered Dead Kennedy's when I was 9 years old, and they changed my life completely," says Andy LaPlegua. "I've always wanted to cover California Ãœber Alles, and with the world the way it is right now and with the current political climate, it just felt perfect to do it right now."

One Fire track listing:

1: Intro
2: Hate Like Me
3: Broken United
4: Guns at Last Dawn (feat. Burton C. Bell and co-written/mixed by Gigantor)
5: Lobotomy
6: One Fire
7: Bottle of Pain
8: 2045
9: Interlude
10: Understand
11: California Ãœber Alles (Dead Kennedy's cover)
12: Last Days Under the Sun (feat. Daniel Myer)
13: The Other

One Fire was produced and mixed by Andy LaPlegua, with mastering by Tom Baker.

COMBICHRIST recently added even more dates to their "One Fire World Tour"! The North American portion of the tour begins April 8 in San Diego, CA, and will tour for two months, concluding on June 2 in Indianapolis, IN. Then, not even a month later, COMBICHRIST will continue their international onslaught in the UK and Europe, starting in Dessel, BE on June 21. They will tour for nearly another two months, wrapping up on August 14 in Zebbug, MT.

See below for all tour dates. Tickets are available via individual venues. North American meet and greet upgrades are available now via

COMBICHRIST "One Fire" Tour Dates w/ Silver Snakes:


4/8 - San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
4/9 - Tempe, AZ @ Club Red
4/12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
4/13 - Dallas, TX @ GMBG
4/14 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
4/15 - Houston, TX @ Scout Bar
4/16 - New Orleans, LA @ The Goat
4/19 - Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
4/20 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
4/21 - Charleston, SC @ Music Farm
4/22 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
4/23 - Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall
4/24 - New York, NY @ Gramercy
4/26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge
4/27 - Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally's
4/28 - Providence, RI @ Fete Ballroom
4/30 - Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
5/1 - Easton, PA @ One Centre Square
5/2 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
5/3 - Lakewood, OH @ The Winchester
5/5 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
5/7 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
5/9 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
5/10 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
5/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
5/12 - Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver
5/14 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/15 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/16 - Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw Theater
5/17 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite
5/19 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
5/20 - Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramids
5/23 - London, ON @ Rum Runners
5/24 - Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
5/25 - Montreal, QC @ Café Campus
5/26 - Quebec City, QC @ L'Anti Bar & Spectacles
5/28 - Ottawa, ON @ The Brass Monkey
5/29 - Buffalo, NY @ Ironworks
5/31 - Flint, MI @ Machine Shop
6/1 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache at The Intersection
6/2 - Indianapolis, IN @ The Citadel


6/21 - Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
6/22 - Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
6/24 - Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
6/25 - Dublin, IE @ Voodoo Lounge
6/26 - Belfast, UK @ The Palm House
6/27 - Glasgow, UK @ Audio
6/28 - Manchester, UK @ Academy 3
6/29 - London, UK @ Electric Brixton
6/30 - Birmingham, UK @ The Mill
7/2 - Amstelveen, NL @ P60
7/3 - Ballenstedt, DE @ Rock Harz
7/4 - Saarbrücken, DE @ Garage
7/5 - Lyon, FR @ Ninkasi Kao
7/6 - Barcelona, ES @ Rockfest
7/7 - Madrid, ES @ Caracol
7/9 - Montepellier, FR @ Secret Place
7/10 - Zurich, CH @ Xtra
7/11 - Milano, IT @ Legend Club
7/12 - Ljubljana, SI @ Kino Siska
7/13 - Zagreb, CR @ Mocvara
7/14 - Vienna, AT @ Scene
7/17 - Sofia, BU @ Mixtape 5
7/18 - Brasov, RU @ Kruhnen Musik Halle
7/19 - Budapest, HU @ Dürer Kert
7/21 - Bratislava, SK @ Randal Club
7/23 - Posnan, PL @ Klub U Bazyla
7/24 - Warschau, PL @ Proxima
7/25 - Riga, LV @ Melna Piektdiena
7/26 - Tallinn, EE @ Tapper
7/27 - Helsinki, FI @ Virgin Oil
7/28 - Tampere, FI @ Klubi
7/30 - Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset Klubben
7/31 - Oslo, NO @ John Dee
8/1 - Göteborg, SE @ Sticky Fingers
8/3 - Hamburg, DE @ Grünspan
8/4 - Oberhausen, DE @ Kulttempel
8/6 - Stuttgart, DE @ Wizemann
8/7 - Munich, DE @ Backstage
8/8 - Frankfurt, DE @ Batschkapp
8/9 - Nürnberg, DE @ Hirsch
8/10 - Jaromer, CZ @ Brutal Assault Festival
8/11 - Hildesheim-Drispenstedt, DE @ MeraLuna Festival
8/14 - Zebbug, MT @ The Garage


Formed in 2003, COMBICHRIST took founder Andy LaPlegua's hardcore past and electronica present and merged them into a singular, mechanical music monster. Since releasing the first COMBICHRIST album The Joy of Gunz, LaPlegua and COMBICHRIST have unleashed six subsequent full-lengths, including 2014's We Love You, and numerous EPs while also cracking Billboard's Top 10 Dance Singles chart. Their latest released studio effort, This is Where Death Begins, was produced by LaPlegua and Oumi Kapila (Filter), and mastered by the legendary Vlado Meller (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot). An apocalyptic behemoth of guitars, electronica, infernal drums and dark elemental force, it is easily COMBICHRIST's most accomplished effort to date and landed the band a top 30 chart position in Germany. COMBICHRIST plans to expand on this success while returning to their industrial roots with 2019's One Fire.


Andy LaPlegua (vocals)
Eric 13 (Guitar)
Nick Rossi (Drums)
Will Spod (Drums)

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