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IAMX announce new US tour dates! Show dates announced for a handful of shows by this incredible live act, whose stage shows have won them adoration and praise from critics and fans alike! Described as everything from a "sleazy, electronic cabaret", "a stunning blend of classic Bowie-era glam and the power of a Nine Inch Nails show" to having the showmanship of legendary performers like Marc Bolan of T Rex and Marc Almond, It was the band's 2007 showcase performances that not only garnered them a huge follwing in the US and glowing reviews from the press, but it was also their show in San Francisco that made Metropolis Record's label head Dave Heckman convinced that IAMX needed to be released to the North American market. Plug In Music says: "IAMX's visually arresting and dynamic live shows over the last two years have sold-out venues from Los Angeles to Denver to Chicago to NYC with numerous cities in between. Without a prior US release, the band's buzz built mostly through word of mouth, attracting the attention of magazines such as Alternative Press, CHORD, CLEAR, REMIX, and numerous other publications who had their ears to the underground. Fortunately for old fans and new fans alike, the American version of The Alternative is a different beast than the European version, since it has been remixed and, in some parts, re-recorded, upping the beats and adding a darker, more live, and primal feel. The new version of the debut Kiss + Swallow adds a remix of the title track by Moonbootica and the video for "Missile". Like an 80s electro glam soundtrack to a Guillermo del Toro film or an almost unfathomable hybrid between the sexy swagger of David Bowie and the electro-dance excitement of Scissor Sisters, IAMX mixes the erotically-charged vocals of Chris Corner with music that is, at once, frantic yet intensely controlled. With such strikingly cinematic songs as the waltzy cabaret drama of "President" to the percussive sexual predatory dirtiness of "The Negative Sex" to the indelibly infectious synthpop of the sweeping "Spit It Out", The Alternative is just that - the alternative to the cookie-cutter music scene that dominates the airwaves. A visual and aural intersection, IAMX's live performances have sold out venues across Europe, the UK and the US, even landing on US music industry trade magazine Hits' best SxSW showcases in 2007! Voted Number One Album of 2007 by XM Radio, The Alternative is the sound of an independent revolution offering the perfect "alternative" to the insipid radio drone of the mainstream." These shows WILL sell out! Sep 09 Cambridge, MA - T.T. The Bear's Sep 10 New York, NY - Blender Theatre @ Gramercy Sep 13 Birmingham, AL - Matthew's Bar And Grill Sep 15 Los Angeles, CA - El Rey Theatre Sep 16 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall For a taste of their live performance, check out some IAMX videos on our YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/metropolisrecords


We have made a new profile under the labels section of reverb nation. It is not possible to just convert our current page (artist) to a label, so a new page was necessary. Please add us as a friend/fan! The address is http://www.reverbnation.com/label/metropolisrecords. However, the label page is still under development so keep checking us here for updates and new songs!

Tour Dates Up

Just added the tour dates for the summer. Lots of venues/areas so check and see if anything is coming your way! You can also find some other tour dates (some of the venues werent listed here) at http://www.metropolis-records.com/news/tours.php Hope you have the chance to go to one of the shows!

page update 6/9/08

The page has been updated with new music and some press received in Re:Gen Magazine. A ton of new albums have been released since we last updated so go to our site (http://www.metropolis-records.com/) and check them out! Very soon System Syn will be gracing us with another album titled "End". IAMX's "Kiss + Swallow" is being released the same day, June 17. Combichrist is releasing an EP in July called "Frost EP: Sent To Destroy." Juno Reactor is having two albums rereleased and KMFDM is putting out the 2nd volume of their "EXTRA" collection all in August. Hope you enjoy the new tunes!

new release update 3/9/07

Just a friendly reminder about today's new releases.

March 6, 2007 Combichrist WTF Is Wrong With You People? KMFDM Nihil KMFDM Xtort Wumpscut Goth Census

And don't forget about these upcoming releases:

March 20, 2007 Assemblage 23 Binary (pre-order)

April 10, 2007 Client Heartland (pre-order) Wumpscut Body Census (pre-order) VNV Nation Judgement (pre-order)

April 24, 2007 Assemblage 23 Meta (pre-order) God Module Let's Go Dark (pre-order) Front Line Assembly Fallout (pre-order)

New CDs today, New ringtones tomorrow.

Don't forget to pick up these awesome new releases which are released today!

And One Frontfeuer EP

Mindless Self Indulgence Another Mindless Rip Off (Hot Topic Exclusive) Check out one of the new mixes by The Perfects

Also, tomorrow (Wednesday, December 6th) more ringtones will be available.

Electric Six: "Dance Epidemic," and "Rock And Roll Evacuation" Velvet Acid Christ: "Wound" Wumpscut: "Fear In Your Eyes"

The War At Home!

Watch The War At Home this Sunday, November 12th, on FOX at 9:30 EST/8:30CST! Posters, stickers, and other merchandise from many Metropolis artists will be prominently displayed in several scenes!

Metropolis Ringtones!

Metropolis is currently working on developing ringtones for its artists. Starting November 15th, 2006 ringtones will be available at these outlets (as well as many others):

3Gupload 9 Squared AGmobile Alltel Amp'd Mobile Bell Mobility Boost Cingular Wireless Dobson Cellular Helio Hudson Entertainment/Source Mobile Infospace Jamba Jamster/Jamba Kanamatsu Kiwee.com MidiRingtones The Mob Moderati Modtones mQube MTS NorthernTel Orange RingToneJukeBox.com Rogers Wireless SaskTel Sprint Nextel T-Mobile USA Telus US Cellular Verizon Wireless Virgin Mobile Vodafone Xringer Zingy Ztango

The first ringtones to become available will be: Assemblage 23: "Opened," "Document," "I Am The Rain," "Disappoint," "Let The Wind Erase Me," and "You Haven't Earned It" Covenant: "Call The Ships To Port," "Bullet," "Ritual Noise," "Brave New World," "Like Tears In Rain," "Dead Stars," and "Tour De Force" Electric Six: "I Buy The Drugs," "Germans In Mexico," and "Infected Girls" VNV Nation: "Chrome," "Homeward," "Genesis," "Beloved," "Kingdom," and "Standing" More to come...