Front Line Assembly discography

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Front Line Assembly discography
Studio albums 16
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 12
Music videos 10
Singles 20
Soundtrack albums 2
Demos 2
Remix albums and EPs 4

Front Line Assembly, a Canadian Vancouver-based electro-industrial band, has released sixteen studio albums, three live albums, numerous singles and compilations, and two video game soundtracks. With Bill Leeb being the founder and sole permanent member of the band, Michael Balch, Rhys Fulber and Chris Peterson were acting as long-time members during different periods of time. Currently, Jeremy Inkel and Jared Slingerland are official members.[1]

Demos[edit]

Year Title Notes
1986 Nerve War Self-release. Limited to 100 copies.[2] Three versions.
Total Terror Self-release. Limited to 100 copies.[2]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Notes
1987 The Initial Command Re-released 1992 and 1997. The 1997 re-release contains two additional new tracks and comes with a different cover artwork.
1988 State of Mind
  • Released: January 1988[3]
  • Label: Dossier, ROIR, Third Mind, Cleopatra
  • Formats: LP[3]
Re-released in 1998 with bonus track.
Corrosion Re-released as part of Convergence in 1988 and Corroded Disorder in 1995.
Disorder
  • Released: May 1988[3]
  • Label: Third Mind, Wax Trax!
  • Formats: LP[6]
Re-released as part of Convergence in 1988 and Corroded Disorder in 1995.
1989 Gashed Senses & Crossfire
  • Released: April 1, 1989[7]
  • Label: Third Mind, Wax Trax!, Roadrunner
  • Formats: LP, CD, CS[3][8]
1990 Caustic Grip
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Third Mind, Wax Trax!, Roadrunner
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS[9]
1992 Tactical Neural Implant
  • Released: April 28, 1992[10]
  • Label: Third Mind, Apollon International, Roadrunner
  • Formats: CD
Tactical Neural Implant sold more than 70,000 copies.[11]
1994 Millennium
  • Released: October 1, 1994[12]
  • Label: Roadrunner, Apollon International, Metal Mind
  • Formats: CD
1995 Hard Wired Also released in a limited edition Double CD box set.[13] Hard Wired sold at least 50,000 copies worldwide.[14] The limited edition with 5,000 copies was sold out in two weeks.[14]
1997 [FLA]vour of the Weak
  • Released: November 3, 1997
  • Label: Off Beat, Energy, Metropolis, Synthetic Symphony
  • Formats: CD
1999 Implode
  • Released: April 26, 1999
  • Label: Metropolis, Zoth Ommog, Energy
  • Formats: CD, LP
2001 Epitaph
  • Released: October 9, 2001[15]
  • Label: Metropolis
  • Formats: CD, LP
2004 Civilization
  • Released: January 20, 2004[16]
  • Label: Metropolis, Synthetic Symphony
  • Formats: CD
On some retail CDs the back cover track listing failed to label some tracks correctly and omitted one track while the booklet left out one track.[17]
2006 Artificial Soldier
  • Released: June 20, 2006[18]
  • Label: Metropolis
  • Formats: CD
Reached No. 19 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[19]
2010 Improvised Electronic Device Also released as a digital Deluxe Edition with two extra tracks.[21] Reached No. 23 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart.[22]
2013 Echogenetic
  • Released: July 12, 2013[23]
  • Label: Metropolis, Dependent
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
Reached No. 19 on Billboard's Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart[24] and the Heatseekers Albums chart.[25]

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details Notes
1989 Live
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Third Mind
  • Formats: LP
Released as a Limited LP. Only 4000 copies made.
1996 Live Wired
  • Released: September 16, 1996
  • Label: Off Beat, Metropolis, Energy
  • Formats: CD
Double live album. Also released in a limited edition box set with VHS.
2015 Kampfbereit
  • Released: April 7, 2015
  • Label: MVD Visual
  • Formats: DVD

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album details Notes
1988 Convergence
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Third Mind, Wax Trax!
  • Formats: CD, CS[26]
Compilation of Corrosion and Disorder with some unreleased tracks.
1993 Total Terror I CD release of most tracks of the Total Terror demo and additional tracks from 1986. Re-released 2004 together with Total Terror II as double CD album.
Total Terror II
  • Released: 1993
  • Label: Cleopatra, Dossier
  • Formats:
CD release of demo songs from 1986 and 1987. Re-released 2004 together with Total Terror I as double CD album.
1995 Corroded Disorder
  • Released: November 21, 1995
  • Label: Cleopatra, Off Beat, Energy, Synthetic Symphony
  • Formats: CD
New material plus tracks from Corrosion and Disorder.
1997 Reclamation
  • Released: October 1, 1997[27]
  • Label: Roadrunner, Metal Mind
  • Formats: CD
Singles compilation.
1998 The Singles: Four Fit
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Zoth Ommog
  • Formats: CD
Compilation of previously released singles Virus, Iceolate, Provision and Mindphaser.
Monument
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Roadrunner, Metal Mind
  • Formats: CD
Singles compilation.
Cryogenic Studios
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Cleopatra, Zoth Ommog
  • Formats: CD
Compilation with tracks from Front Line Assembly and side projects Delerium, Equinox, Pro>Tech and Synæsthesia, partly previously unreleased.
1999 Explosion
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Off Beat
  • Formats: CD
Singles compilation composed from tracks of the singles Circuitry, Plasticity, Colombian Necktie and Comatose.
2001 Cryogenic Studio, Vol. 2
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • Formats: CD
Compilation with tracks from Front Line Assembly and side projects Delerium, Equinox, Pro>Tech and Synæsthesia, partly previously unreleased.
2004 Complete Total Terror
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • Formats: CD
Two-disc compilation of Total Terror I and Total Terror II demo material.
2005 The Best of Cryogenic Studio
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • Formats: CD
Two-disc compilation with previously released tracks from Cryogenic Studios and Cryogenic Studio, Vol. 2.

Remix albums and EPs[edit]

Year Album details Notes
1996 The Remix Wars: Strike 2
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Off Beat, Cleopatra
  • Formats: CD
Remix collaboration with Die Krupps.
1998 Re-wind
  • Released: August 17, 1998
  • Label: Off Beat, Metropolis, Energy, Synthetic Symphony
  • Formats: CD
Two-disc album with remixed tracks of [FLA]vour of the Weak.
2007 Fallout
  • Released: April 24, 2007
  • Label: Metropolis
  • Formats: CD
Originally announced as an EP. Released as an album with three previously unreleased tracks and nine remixes.[28]
2014 Echoes
  • Released: May 13, 2014[29]
  • Label: Metropolis
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download[30][31][32]

Soundtracks[edit]

Year Album details Notes
2000 Quake III: Team Arena[33]
  • Released: December 18, 2000[34]
Expansion pack for Quake III Arena. Collaboration with Sonic Mayhem.
2012 AirMech
  • Released: November 13, 2012[35]
  • Label: Metropolis, Dependent
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download

Tribute albums[edit]

Year Album details Notes
1999 Virgin Voices: A Tribute to Madonna, Vol. 1
  • Released: March 23, 1999
  • Label: Cleopatra
Song: Justify My Love
1999 We Will Follow: A Tribute to U2
  • Released: July 13, 1999[36]
  • Label: Cleopatra
Song: New Year's Day

Front Line Assembly with Tiffany.[37]

2003 Replicate 01: A Tribute to Front Line Assembly
  • Released: August 18, 2003[38]
  • Label: MoMT
  • Formats: CD, digital download[39]
First release on label MoMT Records.[40]
2010 Replicate 02: A Tribute to Front Line Assembly & Projects
  • Label: MoMT
  • Formats: Digital download[41]
Last release on label MoMT Records.[42]

Singles[edit]

Title Year Album Label Notes
Digital Tension Dementia 1988 Gashed Senses & Crossfire Third Mind, Wax Trax! Reached No. 45 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs[43]
No Limit 1989
Iceolate 1990 Caustic Grip Melody Maker 'Single Of The Week'[44][45]
Provision Melody Maker 'Single Of The Week'[44][45]
Virus 1991 Non-album single from the Caustic Grip sessions.
Mindphaser 1992 Tactical Neural Implant Third Mind
The Blade
Millennium 1994 Millennium Roadrunner
Surface Patterns 1995
Circuitry Hard Wired Off Beat, Metropolis
Plasticity 1996 Non-album single from the Hard Wired sessions.
Colombian Necktie 1997 [FLA]vour of the Weak Off Beat, Metropolis, Energy
Comatose 1998 Off Beat, Metropolis
Prophecy 1999 Implode Metropolis, Zoth Ommog, Energy
Fatalist
Everything Must Perish 2001 Epitaph Metropolis
Maniacal 2003 Civilization Reached No. 15 on Billboard's Hot Dance Singles
Vanished 2004
Shifting Through the Lens 2010 Improvised Electronic Device Dependent, Metropolis
Angriff [Remix]

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Album Label Director(s) Producer(s) Notes
Body Count 1988 Disorder Third Mind Todd Taylor Third Mind Records
Iceolate 1990 Caustic Grip Eric Koziol H-Gun Labs, Chicago
Virus 1991 - Jim Van Bebber, Bill Leeb Plasma, Gary Blair Smith Non-album track from the Caustic Grip sessions.
Mindphaser 1992 Tactical Neural Implant Robert Lee Plasma, Gary Blair Smith Edits Front Line Assembly into clips from 1989 Japanese live-action mecha film Gunhed.[46]
The Blade Bill Morrison[47] Dean English
Laughing Pain - Rod Chong, Bill Morrison[47] Non-album track from The Blade single.
Millennium[48] 1994 Millennium Roadrunner Eric Zimmerman, Lon Magdich Marc Sayous Directed in Seattle.
Plasticity 1996 - Metropolis Rod Chong Reallife, Ulf Buddensieck Non-album track from the Hard Wired sessions.
Epitaph 2001 Epitaph Bill Morrison[47]
Angriff 2010 Improvised Electronic Device Dependent Henrik Bauer[49] Bill Leeb, Chris Peterson, Jeremy Inkel, Jared Slingerland[49]
Blood 2014 Echogenetic Metropolis Rim Visuals[50]
Ghosts Rim Visuals[51]

References[edit]

General
Specific
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  51. ^ "Did someone say "Ghosts"?". Official Front Line Assembly Facebook Page. November 19, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2014.