16Volt

WITH IT’S ROOTS PLANTED FIRMLY IN THE INDUSTRIAL ROCK/METAL GENRE, 16VOLT REMAINED A MAINSTAY OVER THE COURSE OF 20+ YEARS GROWING IT’S WORLDWIDE FAN BASE CROSSING OVER INTO MULTIPLE GENRES DESPITE THEIR LONGEVITY AND SORTED HISTORY.

16VOLT’S FOUNDER, LEAD VOCALIST AND RHYTHM GUITARIST ERIC POWELL SIGNED HIS FIRST RECORD DEAL IN 1991 FOR 16VOLT WITH THE INDIE LABEL RE-CONSTRICTION / CARGO RECORDS WHERE HE DELIVERED THREE ALBUMS; WISDOM (1993), SKIN (1994), AND LETDOWNCRUSH (1996). WORKING WITH CO-PRODUCERS; DAVID OGILVIE (NINE INCH NAILS), KEITH “FLUFFY” AUERBACH (MINISTRY), JEFF “CRITTER” NEWELL (ANGELS & AIRWAVES, BLINK-182) AND SPECIAL GUESTS WILLIAM TUCKER (MINISTRY), MARC LACORTE (SCHECTER GUITARS), AND BRYAN BLACK (MOTOR). THE THREE ALBUMS EARNED WORLDWIDE PRAISE AND CAUGHT FEATURES IN GUITAR PLAYER, ALTERNATIVE PRESS, B-SIDE, KERRANG!, CMJ, INDUSTRIAL NATION, B-SIDE, AND MORE. REACHING A #1 SLOT ON ROLLING STONE’S ALTERNATIVE CHARTS (LETDOWNCRUSH) AS WELL AS A #2 SLOT ON ROLLING STONE’S ALTERNATIVE CHARTS (SKIN), THE BAND MADE A HUGE MARK IN THE INDUSTRIAL SCENE AS THEY CONSISTENTLY CHARTED IN BOTH COLLEGE AND NATIONAL RADIO.

16VOLT’S NATIONAL TOURING CAREER WAS BORN DURING THESE YEARS MAKING THEIR WAY AROUND THE UNITED STATES SEVERAL TIMES WITH THE LIKES OF KORN, CHEMLAB, BILE, ACUMEN NATION, AS WELL AS MULTIPLE SUCCESSFUL HEADLINING TOURS. 16VOLT MADE A SHIFT INTO THE ROCK GENRE SIGNING WITH MERCURY/POLYGRAM AND BROUGHT ON PRODUCER BILL KENNEDY (NIN, MEGADETH, SEPULTURA, MOTLEY CRUE) TO MAKE THE HIGHLY RECOGNIZED ALBUM “SUPERCOOLNOTING”. FEATURING GUESTS JOSEPH BISHARA (DROWN, DANZIG), CHRIS VRENNA (NIN, TWEAKER), MIKE PEOPLES (SKREW), AND KRAIG TYLER (CRAZYTOWN), SCN WAS THE BAND’S MOST AGGRESSIVE ALBUM TO DATE.

BEFORE THE ALBUMS RELEASE, 16VOLT HIT THE ROAD TOURING WITH THE LIKES OF ORGY, THE FLYS, AND CANDLEBOX. DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF TOURING, HOWEVER, MERCURY/POLYGRAM WAS PURCHASED BY SEAGRAM’S, WHICH CREATED A RIPPLE THAT WOULD SEND 16VOLT BACK HOME AND CAUSE THE RECORD TO END UP AS A CATALOG ITEM ON ISLAND RECORDS WITH NO PROMOTION, NO TOURING, AND NO SUPPORT.

THE BAND CONVINCED AN INVESTOR TO BUY BACK THE ALBUM AND SIGNED A DEAL WITH SONY ENTERTAINMENT TO PROVIDE THE SOUNDTRACK TO THE PLAYSTATION GAME “PRIMAL”. THE GAME MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR 16VOLT TO RELEASE THE “SUPERCOOLNOTHING” ALBUM BOTH IN-GAME AND AS IT’S OWN INDEPENDENT RELEASE. TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF “PRIMAL,” AND THE RE-BIRTH OF “SUPERCOOLNOTHING”, 16VOLT HIT THE ROAD WITH KMFDM FOR A MOSTLY SOLD-OUT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR. UPON RETURNING FROM THE ROAD 16VOLT INKED A NEW DEAL WITH CAPITOL RECORDS.

THE BAND SPENT 11 MONTHS WORKING ON DEMOS WITH CAPITOL BEING BOMBARDED WITH PRESSURE TO COMPROMISE AND CHANGE, WHICH ULTIMATELY FORCED THEM TO WALK AWAY. 16VOLT THEN SIGNED A MULTI-ALBUM DEAL WITH METROPOLIS RECORDS AND RELEASED “FULLBLACKHABIT” (2007), “AMERICAN PORN SONGS” (2009), AND “BEATING DEAD HORSES” (2012) TO A HUNGRY FAN BASE. WITH GUESTS SUCH AS PAUL RAVEN (MINISTRY, KILLING JOKE, PRONG); STEVE WHITE (KMFDM); BILDEAUX (LANCE HERBSTRONG) AND MIX ENGINEERS SUCH AS SHAUN THINGVOLD (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, LAMB OF GOD) THIS ERA OF THE BAND MARKED A GREAT AMOUNT OF RESISTANCE TO THE TRENDS AND FAILURES OF THE MUSIC BUSINESS. THE LABEL ALSO INKED A DEAL FOR THE ENTIRE BACK-CATALOG MAKING ALL 16VOLT ALBUMS AVAILABLE UNDER ONE ROOF.

IN 2014 WHILE WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM, 18 YEAR MEMBER MIKE PEOPLES RETIRED FROM MUSIC ALTOGETHER LEAVING A LARGE WOUND IN THE BANDS LINEUP, MORAL AND SPIRIT. ERIC POWELL AND 16VOLT DRUMMER KEITH HIRSCHMAN DECIDED THAT IT WAS TIME TO START A NEW CHAPTER. IN DOING SO IT MEANT PUTTING 16VOLT ON A PERMANENT HIATUS AND STARTING SOMETHING NEW. THIS MARKS THE END OF 16VOLT… 1991-2014

ERIC'S NEW PROJECT IS CALLED "BLACK DECEMBER". AND CAN BE FOUND AT HTTP://BLACKDECEMBERMUSIC.COM

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Playlist
trackalbumlisten
Beating Dead HorsesBeating Dead Horses
BurnBeating Dead Horses
Sick Sick SickBeating Dead Horses
Alkali (Mirror Remix)American Porn Songs // Remixed
American Porn Song (Skold Remix)American Porn Songs // Remixed
To Hell (Acoustician Remix)American Porn Songs // Remixed (Deluxe)
AlkaliAmericanPornSongs
With Fire And BurningAmericanPornSongs
American Porn SongAmericanPornSongs
I'm Just A MessFullBlackHabit

Discography
SUPERCOOLNOTHING · MET 775D· buy Digital
1. I Fail Truth 2. Everyday Everything 3. Don't Pray 4. Keep Sleeping 5. Moutheater 6. Happy Pill 7. The Enemy 8. Machine Kit 9. Low 10. And I Go 11. Dead Weight 12. At The End 13. Happy Pill (The Pharmacy Mix feat. The Durtee Unit) 14. Low (Filter Mix) 15. At The End (Club Mix)
SUPERCOOLNOTHING · MET 775· buy CD
1. I Fail Truth 2. Everday Everything 3. Don't Pray 4. Keep Sleeping 5. Moutheater 6. Happy Pill 7. The Enemy 8. Machine Kit 9. Low 10. And I Go 11. Dead Weight 12. At The End 13. Happy Pill (The Pharmacy Mix Feat. Durtee Unit) 14. Low (Filter Mix) 15. At The End (Club Mix)
LETDOWNCRUSH · MET 774D· buy Digital
1. Swarm 2. The Dreams That Rot In Your Heart 3. A Cloth Like Gauze 4. Something Left 5. The Cut Collector 6. Crush 7. Breed 8. Two Wires Thin 9. Shameface 10. Carla's Tarantulas 11. We Ain't Goin' Out Like That
LETDOWNCRUSH · MET 774· buy CD
1. Swarm 2. The Dreams That Rot In Your Heart 3. A Cloth Like Gauze 4. Something Left 5. The Cut Collector 6. Crush 7. Breed 8. Two Wires Thin 9. Shameface 10. Carla's Tarantulas 11. We Ain't Goin' Out Like That
SKIN · MET 773D· buy Digital
1. Skin 2. Perfectly Fake 3. Uplift 4. Slow Wreck 5. Skin Graft 6. Stitched 7. Built To Last 8. Bottle Rockets 9. Downtime II 10. Flick 11. Dead Skin 12. Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon 13. Skin (Guitarless Mix) 14. Turning Japanese 15. Stitched (Face-Rip)
SKIN · MET 773· buy CD
1. Skin 2. Perfectly Fake 3. Uplift 4. Slow Wreck 5. Skin Graft 6. Stitched 7. Built To Last 8. Bottle Rockets 9. Downtime II 10. Flick 11. Dead Skin 12. Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon 13. Skin (Guitarless Mix) 14. Turning Japanese 15. Stitched (Face-Rip)
WISDOM · MET 772D· buy Digital
1. Motorskill 2. Wisdom 3. Head of Stone 4. Filthy Love of Fire 5. Hand Over End 6. Will 7. Dreams of Light 8. Downtime (Part 1) 9. Motorskill (Quad - Hate Dept. Remix) 10. Dreams of Light (Nightmare - Hate Dept. Remix) 11. Filthy Love of Fire (Unreleased David Ogilvie Remix) 12. Black Hole (Unreleased Bonus Track) 13. Motorskill (Demo Version)
WISDOM · MET 772· buy CD
1. Motorskill 2. Wisdom 3. Head of Stone 4. Filthy Love of Fire 5. Hand Over End 6. Will 7. Dreams of Light 8. Downtime (Part 1) 9. Motorskill (Quad - Hate Dept. Remix) 10. Dreams of Light (Nightmare - Hate Dept. Remix) 11. Filthy Love of Fire (Unreleased Dave Ogilvie Remix) 12. Black Hole (Unreleased Bonus Track) 13. Motorskill (Demo Version)
BEATING DEAD HORSES · MET 706D· buy Digital
1. Beating Dead Horses 2. The Wasteland That Is Me 3. Fight Or Flight 4. Burn 5. You Will All Go Down 6. Breathing Water 7. Ghost 8. We Disintegrate 9. Dissembler 10. Sick Sick Sick 11. The Carrion 12. Veins 13. Somewhere New
BEATING DEAD HORSES · MET 706· buy CD
1. Beating Dead Horses 2. The Wasteland That Is Me 3. Fight or Flight 4. Burn 5. You Will All Go Down 6. Breating Water 7. Ghost 8. We Disintegrate 9. Dissembler 10. Sick Sick Sick 11. The Carrion 12. Veins 13. Somewhere New
AMERICAN PORN SONGS // REMIXED (DELUXE) · MET 9644D· buy Digital
1. Alkali (Mirror Remix) 2. Somebody To Hate (Cyanotic Remix) 3. American Porn Song (Skold Remix) 4. Become Your None (Sparrow Remix) 5. Useless People (Villainous Remix) 6. Alkali (Left Spine Down Remix) 7. American Porn Song (Black Remix) 8. To Hell (Heroin Jazz Remix) 9. Blackbird (The Gunnery Remix) 10. It Turns All Bad (Drone Remix) 11. Become Your None (Silent Strangers Remix) 12. Enjoy The Pain (Novus Anesthetic Remix) 13. Alkali (Everything Goes Cold Remix) 14. Can You Find God? (Torsion / Solex Remix) 15. Enjoy The Pain (Orko13 The Attitude Remix) 16. American Porn Song (Team Cybergeist Remix) 17. Become Your None (SMP Vs. Stiff Valentine Remix) 18. It Turns All Bad (Unter Null Remix) 19. American Porn Song (Be My Enemy Remix) 20. Somebody To Hate (Caustic Scapegoat Remix) 21. To Hell (Acoustician Remix) 22. Bad Turns It All
AMERICAN PORN SONGS // REMIXED · MET 644D· buy Digital
1. Alkali (Mirror Remix) 2. Somebody To Hate (Cyanotic Remix) 3. American Porn Song (Skold Remix) 4. Become Your None (Sparrow Remix) 5. Useless People (Villainous Remix) 6. Alkali (Left Spine Down Remix) 7. American Porn Song (Black Remix) 8. To Hell (Heroin Jazz Remix) 9. Blackbird (The Gunnery Remix) 10. It Turns All Bad (Drone Remix) 11. Become Your None (Silent Strangers Remix) 12. Enjoy The Pain (Novus Anesthetic Remix) 13. Alkali (Everything Goes Cold Remix) 14. Can You Find God? (Torsion / Solex Remix) 15. Enjoy The Pain (Orko13 The Attitude Remix) 16. American Porn Song (Team Cybergeist Remix) 17. Become Your None (SMP Vs. Stiff Valentine Remix) 18. It Turns All Bad (Unter Null Remix)
AMERICAN PORN SONGS // REMIXED · MET 644· buy CD
1. Alkali (Mirror Remix) 2. Somebody To Hate (Hate Hegel Remix) 3. American Porn Song (Skold Remix) 4. Become Your None (Sparrow Remix) 5. Useless People (Villainous Remix) 6. Alkali (Left Spine Down Remix) 7. American Porn Song (Black Remix) 8. To Hell (Heroin Jazz Remix) 9. Blackbird (The Gunnery Remix) 10. It Turns All Bad (Drone Remix) 11. Become Your None (Silent Strangers Remix) 12. Enjoy The Pain (Novus Anesthetic Remix) 13. Alkali (Everything Goes Cold Remix) 14. Can You Find God? (Torsion / Solex Remix) 15. Enjoy The Pain (Orko13 The Attitude Remix) 16. American Porn Song (Team Cybergeist Remix) 17. Become Your None (SMP Vs. Stiff Valentine Remix) 18. It Turns All Bad (Unter Null Remix)
AMERICANPORNSONGS · MET 600D· buy Digital
1. Alkali 2. Enjoy The Pain 3. With Fire And Burning 4. American Porn Song 5. Blessed 6. To Hell 7. It Turns All Bad 8. Blackbird 9. The Lord Doesn't Want Her 10. Become Your None 11. Can You Find God? 12. Orange Insect 13. Useless People 14. Somebody To Hate 15. American Bomb Song
AMERICANPORNSONGS · MET 600· buy CD
1. Alkali 2. Enjoy The Pain 3. With Fire And Burning 4. American Porn Song 5. Blessed 6. To Hell 7. It All Turns Bad 8. Blackbird 9. The Lord Doesn't Want Her 10. Become Your None 11. Can You Find God? 12. Orange Insect 13. Useless People 14. Somebody To Hate 15. American Bomb Song
FULLBLACKHABIT · MET 493D· buy Digital
1. I'm Just A Mess 2. Come For You 3. Cables & Wires 4. Suffering You 5. And You Are All Alone Again 6. The End Of It All 7. Afterglow 8. Feel It Through 9. The Defect People 10. The Error 11. You Run 12. Whisper Cure 13. Therapy
FULLBLACKHABIT · MET 493· buy CD
1. I'm Just A Mess 2. Come For You 3. Cables & Wires 4. Suffering You 5. And You Are All Alone Again 6. The End Of It All 7. Afterglow 8. Feel It Through 9. The Defect People 10. The Error 11. You Run 12. Whisper Cure 13. Therapy

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