|Seattle industrial-rock band Sounds of Mass Production releases its sixth original album Coda. The short and not-so-sweet album clocks in at just under 36 minutes. It features eight tracks of unapologetic industrial-rock that draw influences from old-school punk, hip-hop, and Wax Trax!-era industrial music.
Coda was produced by Wade Alin (Christ Analogue, iScintilla) and features guest appearances by Ned Kirby (Stromkern), Dee Madden (Penal Colony), Mike Ostrander (64K) and Chris DeMarcus (Stiff Valentine), as well as guitar and drum work by Dan Miura (The Crills) and Juan Gomez, respectively.
Coda follows the 2007 SMP release The Treatment and is the result of the meltdown and rebirth of the band. Band leader Jason Bazinet announced that the band was finished shortly after the release of The Treatment and released the digital remix album Pissing on the Legacy to punctuate the end of an era.
During this hiatus, Bazinet resurfaced as a drummer for legendary industrial acts Chemlab (Invisible), 16Volt (Metropolis) and Front Line Assembly (Metropolis/ Dependant), playing multiple American and European tours and performing on 16Volt's last two releases FullBlackHabit and AmericanPornSongs.
"While touring and working with these bands, I just got the bug to write music again. It's something I have to do" Jason admits. "The few hardcore fans I have pushed me to do this as well. It started with writing a song for the Electronic Saviors compilation box set (Metropolis) and then we did a small Southwest tour with SMP and Stiff Valentine. After that I was rejuvenated and there was no turning back."
Coda is released on SMP's own imprint, Music Ration Entertainment. SMP has been using MRE as its outlet for releases ever since its split with Invisible Records in the early 2000s. Coda is MRE's fourth physical CD release and will be available for purchase at most legitimate download sites.
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