Collide is an American music duo founded in 1992, in Los Angeles, California, United States, that has incorporated elements of trip hop, synthpop and music from the Middle East into their sound.

Collide
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresIndustrial, darkwave, electronic rock, trip hop
Years active1992–present
LabelsNoiseplus Music
Re-Constriction Records
Websitecollide.net
MembersStatik
kaRIN

The name comes from the 'collision' of musical styles, primarily the ethereal vocals provided by kaRIN and the electronic music provided by Statik. Collide's debut album, Beneath the Skin, was released in 1996, followed by a remix album, Distort, in 1998 containing remixes by artists such as Kneel Cohn of the bands Spirits In Sin and The Dead Stars On Hollywood. Dissatisfied with the music industry, Collide started their own record label, Noiseplus Music, and in 2000, they released their second studio album, Chasing the Ghost.

Three years later, they released their third studio album, Some Kind of Strange. The following year, the band released another remix album, Vortex, containing remixes by numerous remix artists, including Charlie Clouser. Joining kaRIN and Statik this time around, and for their first live performances a little later in the year, were Scott Landes (guitar), Rogerio Silva (guitar), Chaz Pease (drums), and Kai Kurosawa (Warr guitars/bass).

In 2005 Collide released a DVD, entitled Like the Hunted, along with a live CD. Then they recorded with Curve's Dean Garcia in a project called The Secret Meeting. The album, Ultrashiver, was released under their Noiseplus label on June 26, 2007. On September 23, 2008, the band released their fourth studio album Two Headed Monster. Special guests on the album included Danny Carey from Tool and Dean Garcia from Curve.

At Halloween 2009, the album These Eyes Before was released. It was a 10-song album of cover versions of well-known songs by artists such as The Beatles, Depeche Mode, Radiohead, and Pink Floyd. Currently, they are offering a free song in exchange for donations which will go towards the recording of a new album.[1]

In January 2011, Collide was nominated for The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards under the Cover Song category for "The Lunatics Have Taken Over the Asylum".[2]

MembersEdit

Full time membersEdit

  • kaRIN – vocals, lyrics
  • Statik – music, production

Live membersEdit

  • Scott Landes – guitars
  • Rogerio Silva – guitars
  • Chaz Pease – drums
  • Kai Kurosawa – Warr Guitar/bass

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Release date Label
The Crimson Trial 1994 unreleased demo
Beneath the Skin 1996 Re-Constriction Records/Cargo Records (Canada)
Distort 1998
Chasing the Ghost October 31, 2000 Noiseplus Music
Some Kind of Strange April 22, 2003
Vortex April 20, 2004
Live At The El Rey 2005
Two Headed Monster September 23, 2008
Two Headed Monster (Instrumentals)[3] September 24, 2008
These Eyes Before[4] October 31, 2009
These Eyes Before (Instrumentals)[5] October 31, 2009
Counting to Zero[6] September 27, 2011
Bent and Broken[7] October 30, 2012
Bent and Broken (Instrumentals) [8] March 13, 2013
Color Of Nothing May 25, 2017
Color Of Nothing (Instrumentals) [9] June 1, 2017
Mind & Matter [10] May 22, 2018
Mind & Matter (Instrumentals) [11] May 22, 2018

Releases with Dean Garcia/The Secret MeetingEdit

Title Release date Label
Shiver X EP June 26, 2007 Noiseplus Music
Ultrashiver June 26, 2007
Shooting Laser Beams November 16, 2007

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-07-27. Retrieved 2010-10-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Collide". Independentmusicawards.com. Retrieved 2015-05-22.
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