The Orpheum Presents:
The Birthday Massacre
Army Of The Universe
Mon · June 12, 2017
7:00 pmThe Orpheum
This event is all ageshttp://www.theorpheum.com/event/1460917/
The band was formed in 1999 and independently produced and recorded their first two albums, Nothing and Nowhere and Violet. Through both of these high-demand releases, as well as their highly acclaimed and beautifully atmospheric website, the band obtained a large and loyal fan base throughout the world. Due to their independent success, in 2005 they were approached by European record label Repo Records (followed shortly by Metropolis Records in North America) and the band began its steady climb to reaching a much wider audience with the 2007 release of the acclaimed and wildly popular Walking With Strangers.
In the last few years, the band has been performing internationally, traveling extensively across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and Europe. They have become renowned for their high-energy live performances, drawing large, mixed crowds through their appeal to fans of a surprisingly wide range of genres. Equally comfortable playing intimate venues as they are on a festival stage, the band's highly-praised performances will continue into the next year as they continue touring.
Their fourth full length album "Pins And Needles" will be released on September 14th and will be accompanied with a release tour from Sept. 8-15th.
Currently, the band is preparing for shows in the U.S.A and Toronto for the Cd release tour... and they will also be returning to the U.K. in October....AND the USA again in November.
In 2010, guitar player Dave Tavecchia joined the band and one year later Chris Vrenna (NIN, Marilyn Manson, Tweaker) co-produced the first album Mother Ignorance (Metropolis Records).
The sound of the Army Of The Universe is made of anaolg synths and blade guitars, speeding around the echoes of 80's metal and 90's industrial, throughout the underground of Brit's school electronica, new wave and techno beats.
The first AOU works explored the frontiers of post-rock and post-electronica, under a new, different industrial prospective.
The band and their debut album Mother Ignorance have been considered one of the newest and most exciting surprises throughout both the industrial and rave scenes.
The tour that took the band around the US, Canada, and Europe for over 50 shows in 2011, has proved the resistance of the underground scene and the loyalty of the fans.
In 2012, after having produced a special single track Take Control for an Adidas viral ad campaign, AOU has signed their new EP Kill The F* DJ to Dim Mak Records.
Chris Vrenna is now an official member of the Army Of The Universe and in 2013 the band will release one EP on Metropolis Records (Until The End), one single on Dim Mak Records (PNRZ!) and the long awaited second full length album The Hipster Sacrifice.
In 2013 Trebla and Lord K will take the Army Of The Universe DJ set around the planet, mixing dark underground sounds with live vocal performances.
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