Rhys Fulber

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Rhys Fulber
Birth name Nowell Rhys Fulber
Born (1970-10-10) October 10, 1970 (age 44)
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Genres Industrial, electronic, alternative, metal
Occupation(s) producer, musician
Instruments Keyboards, synthesizer, sampler, programming
Years active 1987–present
Associated acts Conjure One
Front Line Assembly
Delerium
Fear Factory
Paradise Lost
Nailbomb
Will
Fauxliage
Econoline Crush
Scar the Martyr
Sybreed
Website www.rhysfulber.com

Nowell Rhys Fulber is a Canadian electronic musician and producer. He was a member of Front Line Assembly[1] and Delerium along with Bill Leeb, and now records on his own under the name Conjure One.

Biography[edit]

Rhys Fulber was born in Vancouver, Canada on October 10, 1970. His father was born in Germany and his mother was from Great Britain. He was exposed to the music of Led Zeppelin and Kraftwerk through his musician father (who took him along to see Kraftwerk live in 1975) and with instruments always in the house, started drumming at a very early age. His father later built and ran a recording studio, catering toward the local punk rock scene where Rhys spent a lot of time. In 1984 Rhys started becoming more interested in electronic music and got his first synthesizer. In 1986, he became friends with Bill Leeb who had just left his former band Skinny Puppy.

Early music career[edit]

Fulber's first involvements in Front Line Assembly were one song on their debut album Total Terror, and then three songs on The Initial Command. He also contributed to Delerium's debut album, Faces, Forms & Illusions. During this time he started the band Will together with Chris Peterson, John McRae and Jeff Stoddard, which lasted from 1987 to 1992.

He joined Front Line Assembly for their first tour, Gashed Senses & Crossfire in 1989. He then joined Delerium full-time when Michael Balch left.[2] Until 1997, Fulber was involved in all Front Line Assembly, Delerium and side projects with Bill Leeb, including the albums Tactical Neural Implant and Hard Wired from Front Line Assembly, and Semantic Spaces and Karma from Delerium.

Production[edit]

Fulber also produced and remixed other artists' works, such as the album Demanufacture by Fear Factory, The Tea Party's Sister Awake and remixed a track from "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" by Mnemic. From 1997 to 2002 Fulber did film scores, several Fear Factory releases and songs on Josh Groban's debut album. His production work with acts such as Cubanate ("Interference", 1998) show a Drum and Bass influence. In the late '90's Fulber also began work on his solo project Conjure One, re-joining Bill Leeb to work on new Delerium songs.

After producing Paradise Lost's Symbol of Life album, he worked on Delerium's Chimera as one of Leeb's main partners in 2003, and then the two completed Front Line Assembly's Civilization in 2004. Rhys has worked with Scottish band Serpico, producing their self-titled debut EP and debut album, 'Neon Wasteland'. He produced the Canadian hits for singer/songwriter Serena Ryder, new Paradise Lost album, In Requiem. He recently returned to working with Fear Factory, producing their latest album, "Mechanize", and also finished remixes for Rob Zombie and production for the Greek metal band Scar of the Sun. He currently works out of his Surplus Sound studio in Los Angeles, where he completed the third Conjure One album in 2010 and where he is about to record the new Fear Factory album and the new album from Brazilian metal band Optical Faze.

  • Selected production credits
  • Fear Factory Fear Is The Mind Killer 1993 Rmx
  • Motley Crue Quarternary 1994 Prg
  • Econoline Crush Purge 1994 Prg K
  • Fear Factory Demanufacture 1995 Prg K M CoW
  • Machine Head Old/Death Church 1995 Rmx
  • Nailbomb Proud To Commit Commercial Suicide 1995 K Prg
  • Econoline Crush Affliction 1996 P K Prg
  • Die Krupps Remix Wars 1996 Rmx
  • The Tea Party Alhambra 1996 Rmx
  • Fear Factory Remanufacture 1997 Rmx
  • Waltari Space Avenue 1997 P Prg
  • Skinny Puppy Remix Dys Temper 1998 RMX
  • Fear Factory Obsolete 1998 P Prg K CoW
  • The Tea Party Temptation 1998 Rmx
  • Cubanate Interference 1998 P Prg K
  • Yes The Ladder 1999 Prg
  • Paradise Lost So Much Is Lost 1999 Rmx
  • Moist Tangerine 1999 Rmx
  • POD Rock The Party 2000 Rmx
  • Factory 81 Mankind 2000 Rmx
  • Mindless Self Indulgence Bitches 2000 Rmx
  • Megadeth Insomnia 2000 Rmx
  • The Watchmen Stereo 2000 Rmx
  • Mudvayne Beginning Of All Things To End 2001 Rmx
  • The Watchmen Slomotion 2001 P Prg K
  • POD Youth Of The Nation 2001 Rmx
  • Josh Groban self titled 2001 P Prg
  • Fear Factory Digimortal 2001 P Prg K CoW
  • Jet Set Satellite Blueprint 2001 Prg
  • Sarah Brightman Whiter Shade Of Pale 2001 Rmx
  • Alice Cooper I'll Never Cry 2001 Rmx
  • Noise Therapy Tension 2002 P Prg
  • Paradise Lost Symbol of Life 2002 P Prg K
  • Bowling For Soup I Ran 2002 P
  • Mnemic Bloodstained 2003 Rmx
  • Delerium Chimera 2003 P Prg K Co W
  • Sarah Brightman What You'll Never Know 2003 Rmx
  • Susan Aglukark Crystal House 2004 Rmx
  • Collide Vortex 2004 Rmx
  • L'ame Immortelle Gezeiten 2004 P Prg K
  • Fear Factory Archetype 2004 Prg K CoW
  • Amanda Stott Here Comes The Rain Again 2005 P Prg
  • Roadrunner United All Stars Sessions 2005 Prg K Co W
  • Paradise Lost self titled 2005 P Prg K
  • Mindless Self Indulgence Straight To Video 2006 Rmx
  • Serena Ryder If Your Memory Serves You Well 2006 P Prg Rmx
  • Delerium Nuages Du Monde 2006 P Prg K CoW
  • Paradise Lost In Requiem 2007 P K
  • Avril Lavigne Girlfriend 2007 Rmx
  • Delight Breaking Ground 2007 P Prg
  • Rob Thomas Little Wonders 2007 Prg
  • Mindless Self Indulgence If 2008 E
  • Sybreed Pulse Of Awakening 2009 M Prg
  • Edgar Allan Poets Cryptic Code 2009 P Prg
  • Divine Heresy Bringer Of Plagues 2009 K
  • Delerium Voice 2010 P Prg K
  • Brandi Disteheft Second Side 2010 P Prg
  • Fear Factory Mechanize 2010 P Prg K CoW
  • Ryan Star 1159 2010 Prg
  • Lizzard Venus 2010 P M
  • Scar Of The Sun A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies 2010 M
  • Melt Emissions Of Hypocricy 2011 M
  • Socionic Identity 2012 P prg K M
  • Lizzard Out Of Reach 2012 P M
  • Optical Faze The Pendulum Burns 2012 P M
  • Fear Factory The Industrialist 2012 P Prg K E CoW
  • Sybreed God Is An Automaton 2012 M Prg
  • Delerium Music Box Opera 2012 P Prg K CoW
  • Mindless Self Indulgence How I Learned To Stop…. 2013 AddP E M CoW
  • Scar The Martyr 2013 P K Prg
  • Machine Head Bloodstone and Diamonds 2014 String arrangements K
  • The Dreaming Rise Again 2015 M K
  • Film and TV
  • Gun Shy (Hollywood Pictures) 2000 additional score
  • The Delivery (Rebel Film BV) 2000 score
  • Coors Light "Rock On" 2002
  • Justice (Fox) 2006 theme programming


  • P = Produced, Prg = Programming, K = Keyboards, Rmx = Remix,
  • M = Mixed, E = Engineered, CoW = Co Writer, AddP = Additional Production

Trivia[edit]

Fulber is the first cousin of Shawn Atleo, Canadian First Nations activist and former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Married to musician Leah Randi, the two have one son together. Son-in-law of musician Don Randi.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir (May 14, 2001). All Music Guide to Electronica: The Definitive Guide to Electronic Music. Backbeat Books. pp. 149–. ISBN 9780879306281. Retrieved June 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Caustic Grip". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-16. 

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