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"I'm so sick of unicorns," says Combichrist's Andy LaPlegua about the song "Fuck Unicorns" from their new album We Love You (Out Of Line [EU]/Metropolis Records [US]). "They went from being something ironic and ridiculous, to an overexposed hipster icon. Fuck unicorns!" In some ways, the peaceful and gentle unicorn can be seen as the symbolic opposite to Combichrist. To them, music equals mayhem and volume; the louder and the more aggro, the better. Their brand of head-pummeling electronica has been amped up and adrenalized. There are louder guitars, heavier drums, darker electronics and a lot more anger. Initially cutting his teeth in the seminal Norwegian hardcore bands My Right Choice and Lash Out, LaPlegua segued out of that scene into the electronic music world with Icon of Coil. Originally a solo project, it morphed into a full band with the additions of Sebastian Komor and Christian Lund. Not only did IOC mark LaPlegua's first major work with electronics and dance beats, but it also granted him wider exposure beyond Norway; IOC was LaPlegua's first project to be released in the United States. With We Love You in queue to usher them into the next chapter, Combichrist is ready to return to the road with a new live show that showcases all facets of the band. And like all previous albums and tours, the fans can expect pure and unadulterated Combichrist. "One of my best friends said it the best, 'listening to this album sums up everything I know about you and music'," he laughs, "only bigger, more bombastic and even louder!"

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