Venue Address (Get Directions)Tonic Lounge Portland
Date and Time
Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 8:00pm
Die Sektor was founded by Scott Denman and Daniel Gant in 2004 as an outlet for experimenting with dark aggressive electronic music. With the addition of Alan Smith in 2005, Die Sektor released their first album ‘To Be Fed Upon’ on the harsh industrial label Noittek in 2006. After several week of topping the DAC and a handful of shows in the U.S. and Mexico, Die Sektor went on a long hiatus while Scott starting putting together material that would advance and not copy dark electronic music. In 2010 Edwin Alter joined Die Sektor and the album genre bending album ‘Applied Structure In A Void’ was written and conceived. Upon the release of ‘ASIAV’ in 2011 Die Sektor divided audiences and critics. For many fans in the genre of Industrial ‘ASIAV’ raised the bar as far as the quality and songwriting that could be done with dark electro industrial music.
After several shows across the US Die Sektor began to gain a reputation for intense, exciting and powerful live performances. In 2012 Die Sektor released the follow up to ‘ASIAV’ with the extremely emotional and dark album ‘The Final Electro Solution’. With ‘TFES’ Die Sektor continued to raise the bar for the industrial genre and a specific and unique sound that is Die Sektor, began to emerge. Die Sektor set out on a US tour to support the album, gaining fans and raising the craft of electro shows to new levels. Through 2011 and 2012 Die Sektor remixed bands on almost every industrial label and of every industrial style across the globe. Die Sektor has built a strong reputation as one of the top remix producers in the genre.
2013 finds Die Sektor putting the final touches on a new studio album titled ‘(-) existence. The new album has been touted as the final chapter in ‘The Void Trilogy’ made up of ‘ASIAV’ and ‘TFES’. Die Sektor is preparing to unleash ‘(-) existence, claiming it to be their most accessible, experimental, darkest, emotional and complex work yet. (-) existence is a true concept album that follows the protagonist down a path of internal division and self destruction. Look for Die Sektor to bring their live show to your city in 2013 and prepare to enter the void.
Frontal Boundary started as the solo project of BrendinR. 2013 has seen the addition of Elijah S. Arms (Vicious Alliance) to the project as a permanent member. Their music mixes Industrial, EBM, and synth-pop enveloping harsh vocals, melodic leads, and hard beats. Frontal Boundary just wrapped up playing God Module's Empath 2.0 tour in March 2013 as well as Montreal's Kinetik Festival 5.5 in May 2013. Electronic Warfare V.2, the official release of the reworked self released demo was released February 27, 2013 on Beyond Therapy Records.
Since 2012, Frontal Boundary has achieved a meteoric rise in success within the Industrial/EBM community. Frontal Boundary has released numerous remixes of many artists within the scene, including Panic Lift, Bruderschaft, and Trakktor. Die Sektor commented in regards to a remix request from Frontal Boundary, "Most remix requests we get for independent releases are from not-quite-there type bands. Your song, however, is definitely ‘there’. When I played it in my car on my iPod I was ready to cringe. However, I ended up saying ‘wow’ instead!"
Several magazines have printed positive reviews of Frontal Boundary's albums. Coma Music Magazine wrote, "I think Frontal Boundary has tons of potential and I have high hopes for their first full-length album." Brutal Resonance, an online web portal for EBM/Industrial music published a promising critique of Frontal Boundary on their website, "For being his only album release, I can see a lot of potential in this artist.
ong with the video for Mental Illusion, I am sure this won't be the last we hear of from BrendinR (Frontal Boundary), and he is sure to start getting attention and gaining devoted fans. I can only see his next albums getting better and better."
What does the future hold for Brendin R and Frontal Boundary? Given their meteoric rise, it’s certain that Frontal Boundary will be busy for some time to come. The re-release of Electronic Warfare V.2 came out February 27, 2013, followed directly by going on tour with God Module, a performance at the Kinetik Festival, playing with Suicide Commando on their only U.S. date of 2013 followed by touring with Die Sektor.