Left Spine Down
|Left Spine Down|
Left Spine Down Promo Photo, 2008; left to right: Jeremy Inkel (rear), kAINE D3L4Y (front), Jared Slingerland (rear), Tim Hagberg (middle), Denyss McKnight (front) and Matt Girvan.
|Genres||Digital hardcore, punk rock, electronica, drum and bass, alternative metal|
|Labels||Metropolis Records, Synthetic Sounds (Canada) (Current Label),
Danse Macabre (Europe), Bit Riot Records (USA)
|Associated acts||Front Line Assembly
|Past members||Jared Slingerland
Based in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Left Spine Down (also known by the acronym LSD) is a band that plays what they call "cyberpunk," a mixture of electronica, metal, punk, and drum & bass which can be described as some kind of digital hardcore.
The group self-released their debut EP, Smartbomb EP, in June 2007. The EP was produced by Front Line Assembly/Noise Unit's Chris Peterson. Their debut LP, Fighting for Voltage, was released in April 2008 on Synthetic Sounds in Canada, and a Canadian tour followed in support of the album. Bit Riot Records picked up the rights to the release of Fighting for Voltage in the USA and released the album in September 2008.
On March 3, 2009 and again via Synthetic Sounds the band released their second full length album entitled Voltage 2.3: Remixed and Revisited. The album featured three new songs; "Welcome to the Future" with covers of "Territorial Pissings" by Nirvana and "She's Lost Control" by Joy Division; along with remixes and segues. In January 2011 the bands fourth music video was released for She's Lost Control which made it into rotation on MuchMusic in Canada.
The band has toured North America extensively with Revolting Cocks, SNFU, 16 Volt and Chemlab and opened for groups such as The Birthday Massacre, Combichrist, DOA, Genitorturers and Front Line Assembly.
In May 2011 Left Spine Down signed with Metropolis Records. They released their second full length album, Caution, on August 23, 2011 which was preceded by a new single and video for the track "X-Ray". The album was produced by well known industrial music producer Dave "Rave" Ogilvie and features the band as a four-piece stripped down from their previous incarnations as a five and six-piece band.
- Current members
- kAINE D3L4Y - vocals
- Jeremy Inkel - keyboards, programming
- Matt Girvan - guitar
- Galen Waling - drums
- Former members
- Denyss McKnight - bass
- Jared Slingerland - guitars, programming
- Tim Hagberg - drums
- Frank George Valoczy ("Comrade Skveltš") - keyboards, programming
|Date of release||Title||Label|
|2007||Smartbomb EP||Synthetic Sounds|
|2008||Fighting for Voltage||Synthetic Sounds / Bit Riot Records|
|2009||Voltage 2.3: Remixed and Revisited||Synthetic Sounds|
|Smartbomb 2.3: The Underground Mixes||Synthetic Sounds|
|Fighting for Voltage/Voltage 2.3 Double Disc Deluxe Edition (Europe)||Synthetic Sounds / Danse Macabre Records|
Music Videos 
|2009||"Last Daze"||Casey O'Brien|
|"Welcome to the Future"||Brian Moelker|
|2010||"She's Lost Control"||Troy Sobotka|
See also 
- Left Spine Down - Assault of the Digital Punks
- Hotchkiss, Caitlin (2008-08-08). "Left Spine Down Unveil "iPunk"". Chart. Retrieved 2008-12-07.
- Left Spine Down feat. Front Line Assembly members to release EP
- "Left Spine Down - Smartbomb (MCD Synthetic)" review in Side-line
- "Left Spine Down - Smartbomb" review in Discogs
- Left Spine Down Release EP, "Smartbomb", sound samples, announce tour
- Left Spine Down releases debut full-length album
- Left Spine Down is Fighting for Voltage" in Regen
- "Left Spine Down signed to BitRiot!"
- "Left Spine Down signs with Bit Riot Records" in Regen
- "March Release for Left Spine Down's Voltage 2.3: Remixed and Revisited" in Side-line
- "Left Spine Down - She's Lost Control on Muchmusic.com (restricted to Canadian online viewers only)"
- MIDI GHETTO TOUR No. 1 Show Review
- " MIDI Ghetto Tour No. 2 Show Review" in Regen
- "Vancouver Hosts Genitorturers and Left Spine Down" in Regen
- "ohGr with Left Spine Down live dates announced!"
- ":News: Left Spin Down Announce [sic] Tour in Support of ohGr"
- "LEFT SPINE DOWN TO SUPPORT MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT"
- "My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult celebrate 25 years with tour"