Wake Up the Coma

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Wake Up the Coma
Cover of the Front Line Assembly album Wake Up the Coma.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 8, 2019 (2019-02-08)[1]
Recorded2018
GenreElectro-industrial
Length62:26
LabelMetropolis
Producer
Front Line Assembly chronology
WarMech
(2018)
Wake Up the Coma
(2019)
Singles from Wake Up the Coma
  1. "Eye on You"
    Released: November 16, 2018[2]
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
OverdriveFavorable[3]
Reflections of Darkness9.5/10[4]
Release8/10[5]
Sputnikmusic3.5/5 stars[6]

Wake Up the Coma is a studio album by Vancouver industrial band Front Line Assembly. It was released on February 8, 2019 on CD, vinyl and digitally through Metropolis.[1]

Release and promotion[edit]

A digital only single titled "Eye on You",[7] originally scheduled for release on November 2, 2018,[8] was released on November 16 to promote the album. It contains two additional remixes of the title track by Terence Fixmer and Orphx and features Robert Görl of German electropunk band Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft.[9]

The release date of the album was moved from October 2018 to February 2019.[8] In December, the band announced the final release date of February 8, 2019. Chris Connelly, Nick Holmes and Jimmy Urine will appear on the album as guests, the latter on a cover of Falco's "Rock Me Amadeus".[1] In January 2019 the band revealed the album's tracklist.[10]

Two days before the album's release, a video for "Rock Me Amadeus" directed by Jason Alacrity premiered at Baeble Music.[11]

Themes[edit]

"'Eye on You' is definitely about the paranoia of our governments watching us [...], but there’s a couple of songs that are about the complexities in relationships between people today as well", said vocalist Bill Leeb in an interview with Release Magazine.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Eye On You" (feat. Robert Görl)Bill Leeb, Rhys Fulber, Robert Görl, Ian Pickering4:30
2."Arbeit"Leeb, Fulber, Jared Slingerland, Sasha Keevill5:02
3."Rock Me Amadeus" (feat. Jimmy Urine)Falco, Rob Bolland, Ferdi Bolland4:14
4."Tilt"Leeb, Slingerland, Keevill5:10
5."Hatevol"Leeb, Fulber, Slingerland, Keevill5:00
6."Proximity"Leeb, Fulber, Slingerland, Keevill5:21
7."Living a Lie"Leeb, Craig Johnsen, Slingerland, Keevill5:53
8."Wake Up the Coma" (feat. Nick Holmes)Leeb, Pickering, Fulber, Slingerland, Keevill5:47
9."Mesmerized"Leeb, Fulber, Slingerland, Keevill, Inkel4:47
10."Negative Territory"Leeb, Pickering, Fulber, Slingerland6:18
11."Structures"Leeb, Fulber, Johnsen, Slingerland, Keevill, Inkel5:07
12."Spitting Wind" (feat. Chris Connelly)Leeb, Fulber, Chris Connelly, Johnsen, Slingerland, Keevill5:17

Personnel[edit]

Front Line Assembly[edit]

  • Bill Leeb – vocals, keyboards, producer
  • Rhys Fulber – keyboards, programming, producer, mixing (5, 9)

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jared Slingerland – additional production, programming (2, 4–12)
  • Sasha Keevill – additional production, programming (2, 4–12)
  • Robert Görl – additional programming (1)
  • Jimmy Urine – lead vocals (3)
  • Nick Holmes – lead vocals (8)
  • Jeff Swearengin – additional programming (4, 12)
  • Craig Johnsen – additional programming (5, 7, 8, 11, 12)
  • Matt Lange – guitar (8, 12)
  • Jeremy Inkel – additional programming (9, 11)
  • Ian Pickering – backing vocals (10)
  • Chris Connelly – lead vocals (12)

Technical personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Yücel, Ilker (December 8, 2018). "Front Line Assembly announces details of upcoming album". ReGen Magazine. Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved January 2, 2018.
  2. ^ Yücel, Ilker (October 23, 2018). "Front Line Assembly announces new single featuring DAF's Robert Görl". ReGen Magazine. Beltsville, Maryland. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Allan, Lewis (February 2, 2019). "Review: Front Line Assembly – Wake Up The Coma". overdrive-mag.com. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  4. ^ Vorndran, Daniela (February 12, 2019). "CD Review: Front Line Assembly - Wake Up The Coma". reflectionsofdarkness.com. Münster, Germany. Retrieved February 13, 2019.
  5. ^ Carlsson, Johan (February 6, 2019). "Front Line Assembly – Wake up the Coma". Release Magazine. Gothenburg: Release Musik & Media. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  6. ^ insomniac15 (February 10, 2019). "Front Line Assembly Wake Up the Coma". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
  7. ^ Tater, Marc (November 13, 2018). "Front Line Assembly: Eye on You". Chain D.L.K. Taranto, Italy. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Carlsson, Johan (October 10, 2018). "New Front Line Assembly album next year, single very soon". Release Magazine. Gothenburg: Release Musik & Media. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  9. ^ Carlsson, Johan (October 23, 2018). "New single by Front Line Assembly featuring Robert Görl". Release Magazine. Gothenburg: Release Musik & Media. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  10. ^ Van Isacker, Bernard (January 14, 2019). "Front Line Assembly announces more details new 'Wake Up The Coma' album – including Falco cover". Side-Line Music Magazine. Belgium. Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  11. ^ "Exclusive Premiere: Front Line Assembly - "Rock Me Amadeus"". Baeble Music. New York: Baeble Media. February 6, 2019. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  12. ^ Bill, Leeb (November 5, 2018). "Welcome to the future – Front Line Assembly interviewed in Hamburg" (Interview). Interviewed by Jimi Nilsson. Gothenburg: Release Musik & Media. Retrieved November 7, 2018.