Volatile Times is the fourth studio album from IAMX. It was released on March 18, 2011 and the tracks on the album keep alive the cabaret-esque and dark electronic sound that Chris Corner has become known for.
Volatile Times is the first IAMX album released on vinyl.
New songs from the album that were performed on October 22, 2010 at the Prague show at Meet Factory included "Fire and Whispers", "Bernadette", "Oh Beautiful Town", "Music People", and "Cold Red Light".
The lead single from the album, "Ghosts of Utopia", premiered on Czech Radio 1 on January 23. It was released as a digital download on February 25 and includes a remix by Noblesse Oblige, who were the supporting band for the Fire & Whispers Tour. A music video for the single, directed and edited by Chris Corner, premiered on tape.tv on February 23.
A free download of "Fire and Whispers" was made available on March 4, as part of the countdown of the album. The full album was leaked online on March 12, a fact that Corner acknowledged on the day of the album's release.
On September 2, 2013 the album was released digitally in the US with an alternative cover, and all songs were remixed and remastered by Chris Corner.