Front Line Assembly to issue ‘Hard Wired’ 20th Anniversary 6LP Box-set…

Front Line Assembly to issue ‘Hard Wired’ 20th Anniversary 6LP Box-set…

Twenty years ago Canadian industrial/EBM pioneers Front Line Assembly unleashed upon the world their masterpiece ‘Hard Wired’ – the perfect collision of the electronics of ‘Tactical Neural Implant’ and the guitar riffing of ‘Milennium’ – the duo of Bill Leeb and Rhys Fulber had created an album of such impact, its effects continue to resonate.

Originally released by German label Off Beat Records, the album went on to sell in excess of 50,000 copies earning the band reviews, and articles in national music papers across Europe, ‘Hard Wired’ was licenced to labels across the globe including Metropolis Records (USA), and Energy Records (Sweden), gained reissues in Russia in 2002 and 2006, and via Black Rain Records (Germany) in 2011.

Front Line Assembly took the album on tour, this itself spawned a live recording ‘Live Wired’.

Now Canadian label Artoffact Records have confirmed the release of a truly stunning 20th Anniversary 6LP box-set;

Front Line Assembly to issue ‘Hard Wired’ 20th Anniversary 6LP Box-set…

The boxset contains the following:

•Hard Wired on 2LP double-gatefold vinyl, remastered from original tapes.
•Live Wired on 3LP triple-gatefold vinyl, remastered from original tapes.
•Circuitry on 1LP vinyl, remastered from original tapes.
•All remastering supervised by Greg Reely and Bill Leeb.
•Deluxe lift-off lid style vinyl-sized collector’s box.

The boxset is limited to 300 copies worldwide; 150 with the blue versions of Hard Wired and Live Wired; 150 with special edition deluxe clear/red effect versions. The clear/red effect versions are not available on their own. All copies of the Circuitry 1LP are on black vinyl.

Advance orders are being taken now via Storming The Base Music $CAN 150 | GBP80 – Release date May 2015.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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