Society Burning is offering their latest album,Â Internal Combustion, for free download until January 22, 2012 from their website.Â We may have missed this when it first came out October 12, 2010, but we’ve found it now!
Internal Combustion was Society Burnings first album since 1997′s Tactiqand contains seventeen tracks of pure oontz including remixes from PRODUKT and UCNX.
Society Burning is a coldwave industrial rock act composed of Daveoramma, Twitch, and Boom chr Paige. Originally founded in Las Cruces, New Mexico as a side project of Daveorammaâ€™s in 1991 by the moniker â€˜The Watchmenâ€™, a tribute to the Alan Moore graphic novel. Shortly before the release of projectâ€™s first self produced work, Daveoramma brought on avant-garde guitarist Boom chr Paige. Both musicians dedicated themselves full time to the effort, quickly coming to the attention of Chase (of Re-constriction fame) that same year. The band also gained international recognition via (ab)use of newsgroups on the Internet, being one of the first acts to embrace the technology as a marketing vehicle.
The duo released another self produced work entitled â€œPlagueâ€ in 1992, gaining attention from Chase again, as well as German label Kugelblitz. Both released compilations featuring the band, but the realization that the bandâ€™s name was already in use by another band forced the duo to change. The resulting name â€˜Society Burningâ€™ (ripped from a quote from a Denver, Colorado newscast) materialized in time to be changed on both compilation appearances. During this time the band enlisted the help of Michael Smith of Fiction 8 for assistance on the boards on-stage.
In 1993, the band met Steven Seibold of Hate Dept, who would go one to produce/re-engineer the song â€œHuman Wasteâ€ for the Re-Constriction compilation â€˜Thugs â€˜nâ€™ Kissesâ€™. This would be the beginnings of an odd precedent set by Re-Con and the band for â€˜premixingâ€™, or releasing the remixed material before releasing the original versions.
In 1995, Society Burning signed to Re-Constriction. The following year, the label issued the premix cd Entropy Lingua. In 1997, Re-Constriction issued the actual full length album Tactiq.
Over the next two years, the musicians worked mostly independently: Daveoramma worked with a cast of voices to bridge songs for the parody/tribute album Cyberpunk Fiction while Boom chr Paige worked as remixer for artists including LeÃ¦ther Strip, Purr Machine, THD, Urania, Hexedene, and Battery. The band parted ways in 1999, following the closure of Re-Constriction. Daveoramma relocated to Los Angeles, California, Twitch remained in Denver, Colorado, and Boom chr Paige relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The band rejoined in 2007 by first re-releasing their older material, including the mysteriously absent â€˜State of Decayâ€™ CD. After a quick interview with Fabryka Magazine early in 2007, the band began working to streamline the technology between each of the members to be able to work together on new material. 2009 would prove the philosophy out, as remote desktop, video conferencing, and various technologies would cater to the band’s goal to finish 15 new tracks entitled “Internal Combustion”. By May of 2010, the band had already completed their first remix contest, with two winners emerging (New York’s PRODUKT and Philly’s UCNX) to land the final two spots on the CD.