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|Origin||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
Sever Bronny formed the industrial-rock band Tribal Machine in the late 1990s on a foundation of drum machines, synthesizers, guitars and early digital work stations. Originating in London, Ontario, the band is currently based out of Victoria, British Columbia where it has been augmented by the addition of Brian Hartlen (Metatron) on guitar, Brad Wutke (Buyproduct) on bass, and Dustin Flemming on drums.
Each Tribal Machine album is subtitled as a “chapter”, and Bronny's goal is to produce 10 chapters. The first chapter, The Awakening of the Animal, was released in late 2002 in a limited edition. It is to be re-mastered and re-released in 2011. The second chapter, Soldiers in a War of the Mind, was released in 2006. It introduced tracks like "Black Fly" and "Sand of History," the latter being featured in the 2008 biopunk movie The Gene Generation alongside established industrial acts Combichrist and VNV Nation. The third chapter, The Orwellian Night, is a 16-song concept album broken into four acts. The album tells the story of regular people living in a dystopian future where Big Government has been replaced by Big Business, and where people are forced to pledge allegiance to The Corporation. The album’s title pays homage to the late writer George Orwell, who authored the classics Animal Farm and 1984. As Bronny puts it: "Orwell’s work was a key inspiration behind this album. His depiction of a society controlled by all-powerful Big brother really struck a chord with me. I also wanted to capture an element of madness, which Joel Bakan talked about in his book The Corporation. Joel psychologically analyzed the corporate entity and concluded that it is psychopathic in nature."
Mastered by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, The Matrix), the physical hard copy CD has been released exclusively through the band's website in May 2010, followed shortly by a release on iTunes, Rhapsody, and a host of other digital distribution sources.
- Sever Bronny (vocals)
- Brian Hartlen (guitar)
- Brad Wutke (bass)
- Dustin Flemming (drums)
- Tribal Machine Website
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