iVardensphere

Take tribal drums, mix with pounding analogue synths and a killer club sound and what do you get? Welcome to iVardensphere.

The new album, APOK, finds iVardensphere exploring different aspects of their sound, from dance floor stomping powernoise to more exotic flavors of tribal drumming blended with elements of trip-hop and a club-pleasing analog synth bumping EBM sound. APOK, iVardensphere's first release on Metropolis Records, also takes iVardensphere's passion for collaborations to a whole new level, bringing in guest artists including I:Scintilla, Caustic, God Module, and This Morn' Omina as well as featuring remixes by SKOLD, ESA, releveleR and Pull Out Kings.

The story of iVardensphere's rise begins a few years ago in Edmonton, Canada, where Scott Fox DJs the notorious club nights SICK and Das OOntz. Fox took his expertise in filling the dance floor and applied it to his passion for synths and industrial dance music to create a fresh take on the genre to form iVardensphere. Upon being heard for the first time by Vancouver-based label Synthetic Sounds, iVardensphere was immediately signed and the debut album Scatterface was released in July 2009, mastered by Sebastian Komor [Icon of Coil].

Soon after the completion of Scatterface, Scott enlisted the talents of Chris Lacroix [aka Siborg from Virtual Terrorist] to help bring the project from the studio to the stage, where the band shines. Ever since, iVardensphere has been constantly active live, having performed with acts ranging from Apoptygma Berzerk to Iszoloscope to 16Volt and Chemlab to Front Line Assembly at such places as Das Bunker in LA and the Kinetik Festival in Montreal. Buoyed by touring and word of mouth from an ever-growing fan base, iVardensphere has steadily swept across the industrial dance club scene in North America.

At the end of 2009, Scatterface made its way across the Atlantic on one of Europe’s leading darkrock and industrial labels, Danse Macabre Records, as Fox prepared iVardensphere's second release, Remixes Vol. 1, featuring remixes from Komor Kommando, Memmaker, Left Spine Down and others. Initially a digital-only release, fans demand CDs, and so Remixes vol. 1 came out in February 2010 on Synthetic Sounds. This release also marked iVardensphere's first introduction to the college radio charts across Canada.

The summer of 2010 saw the band hit a wide range of cities and venues all across the USA and Canada with Iszoloscope and ad*ver*sary, gaining loads of new fans. Word of their powerful live shows continued to spread and they were asked to open Combichrist's North American tour in the fall of 2010, just in time for a new album to hit.

iVardensphere’s much anticipated second studio album, Bloodwater, came out in November of 2010, showcasing Fox's growing interest in using tribal drumming and other more organic sounds alongside electronics and samplers. Spurned on by club play and word of mouth from the band’s performances on Monsters on Tour with Combichrist, Bloodwater smouldered up the Canadian college radio electronic charts, eventually spending three months on !earshot’s national electronic charts in early 2011 and nine weeks on ChartAttack’s electronic charts. It also received great reviews, including in Outburn Magazine and Rue Morgue.

The fall 2010 tour with Combichrist went so well that iVardensphere was asked to come out on tour with Combichrist again in the spring of 2011.

Wherever they roam, iVardensphere are always eager to collaborate with other artists, including working with Booming Tree Taiko on their first tour with Combichrist and trading remixes with the likes of Rotersand. Past collaborations with Iszoloscope went so well that iVardensphere recently announced that Iszoloscope's Yann Faussurier became a full-fledged member of iVardensphere at the end of 2010, and Fox, Faussurier and Lacroix wasted no time in starting work on APOK alongside their collaborators. iVardensphere recently grew again as Iszoloscope and Memmaker's Frédéric Scarfone also joined the fold as an official member after previously exchanging remixes with iVardensphere as Katastroslavia and co-writing on APOK.

The band's continuing growth and solid sounds caught the interest of industrial/electro powerhouse label Metropolis Records, who have now welcomed iVardensphere into the fold to help foster further expansion.
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SutekhAPOK
Nazca (feat. Servitor Sanctum)APOK
Acheron (feat. God Module)APOK

Discography
CYCLE OF THE SUN: REMIXES VOL. 1 · MET 866D· buy Digital
1. Sentient Wave Form (Komor Kommando Remix) 2. Virus (Memmaker Remix) 3. Bonedance (Katastroslavia Remix) 4. Calibrating the God Machine (Re-Calibrated by Virtual Terrorist) 5. Jigsaw (Iszoloscope Remix) 6. Calibrating the God Machine (Left Spine Down Remix) 7. Nuke the Site from Orbit (Chernobyl 2023 Mix by Psykkle) 8. Jigsaw (Speak Mix by Maqlu)
CYCLE OF THE SUN: REMIXES VOL. 1 · MET 866· buy CD
1. Sentient Wave Form (Komor Kommando Remix) 2. Virus (Memmaker Remix) 3. Bonedance (Katastroslavia Remix) 4. Calibrating the God Machine (Re-Calibrated by Virtual Terrorist) 5. Jigsaw (Iszoloscope Remix) 6. Calibrating the God Machine (Left Spine Down Remix) 7. Nuke the Site from Orbit (Chernobyl 2023 Mix by Psykkle) 8. Jigsaw (Speak Mix by Maqlu)
SCATTERFACE V3 · MET 864D· buy Digital
1. Sentient Wave Form V3 2. Calibrating the God Machine V3 3. Wormtongue 4. Virus (Outbreak) 5. Bonedance V3 6. Nuke the Site from Orbit 7. Tesseract 8. Jigsaw 9. Diatribe 10. Box of Monsters 11. A Message from Our Sponsors 12. Bonedance (AIMON Remix) 13. Bonedance (Blush Response Remix)
SCATTERFACE V3 · MET 864· buy CD
1. Sentient Wave Form V3 2. Calibrating the God Machine V3 3. Wormtongue 4. Virus (Outbreak) 5. Bonedance V3 6. Nuke the Site from Orbit 7. Tesseract 8. Jigsaw 9. Diatribe 10. Box of Monsters 11. A Message from Our Sponsors 12. Bonedance (∆AIMON Remix) 13. Bonedance (Blush Response Remix)
BLOODWATER · MET 812D· buy Digital
1. Nautilus pt. 1 2. Ancients (feat. Booming Tree Taiko) 3. Sick 4. Filterscape 5. These Machines Keep Me Alive 6. The Source of Uncertainty 7. A Sign of Things to Come 8. Nautilus pt. 2 9. Bloodwater 10. Grey Walls 11. Filterscape (Dubfire Mix by Rotersand) 12. The Source of Uncertainty (Komor Kommando Remix) 13. Filterscape (Assemblage 23 Remix)
BLOODWATER · MET 812· buy CD
1. Nautilus pt. 1 2. Ancients (feat. Booming Tree Taiko) 3. Sick 4. Filterscape 5. These Machines Keep Me Alive 6. The Source of Uncertainty 7. A Sign of Things to Come 8. Nautilus pt. 2 9. Bloodwater 10. Grey Walls 11. Filterscape (Dubfire Mix by Rotersand) 12. The Source of Uncertainty (Komor Kommando Remix) 13. Filterscape (Assemblage 23 Remix)
I DREAM IN NOISE: REMIXES VOL. 2 (DELUXE) · MET 9802D· buy Digital
1. Ancients (BlakOPz Summon Remix) 2. These Machines Keep Me Alive (Alter Der Ruine Remix) 3. Chasing The Dragon (Comaduster Remix) 4. The Source of Uncertainty (The Hexensphere by HexRx) 5. Cracked Earth (Encephalon Remix) 6. Ghostnote (Aliceffekt Remix) 7. Here Lies Lily Brant (Caustic Remix) 8. Cracked Earth (Ludovico Technique Remix) 9. Of Ancient Reprise (Rad Bromance Mix by Ad-ver-sary) 10. Ghostnote (Iszoloscope Remix) 11. Here Lies Lily Brant (Ambassador 21 Remix) 12. People of the Sun (Distorted Memory Remix) 13. Sick (Phosgore Remix) 14. Nazca (System Syn Remix) 15. Filterscape (DYM Remix) 16. Chasing The Dragon (Unit:187 Remix) 17. Cracked Earth (Instrumental Version) 18. Sick (C-Lekktor Remix) 19. Here Lies Lily Brant (D.R.J. Remix) 20. Chasing The Dragon (R. Roo Remix) 21. Sick (Tyrant's Sick & Bass Remix) 22. Ghostnote (Guidestone Remix) 23. Sick (Pandemic Remix by 3rr0rc0d3) 24. Nazca (Atahualp Defiant Mix by Servitor Sanctum 7) 25. Sick (Mess & Phetamine PGDHTCCAGDWAPRCG Remix)
I DREAM IN NOISE: REMIXES VOL. 2 · MET 802D· buy Digital
1. Ancients (BlakOPZ Summon Remix) 2. These Machines Keep Me Alive (Alter Der Ruine Remix) 3. Chasing The Dragon (Comaduster Remix) 4. The Source of Uncertainty (THe Hexensphere by HexRx) 5. Cracked Earth (Encephalon Remix) 6. Ghostnote (Aliceffekt Remix) 7. Here Lies Lily Brant (Caustic Remix) 8. Cracked Earth (Ludovico Technique Remix) 9. Of Ancient Reprise (Rad Bromance Mix by Ad-ver-sary) 10. Ghostnote (Iszoloscope Remix) 11. Here Lies Lily Brant (Ambassador 21 Remix) 12. People of the Sun (Distorted Memory Remix) 13. Sick (Phosgore Remix) 14. Nazca (System Syn Remix) 15. Filterscape (DYM Remix) 16. Chasing The Dragon (Unit:187 Remix)
I DREAM IN NOISE: REMIXES VOL. 2 · MET 802· buy CD
1. Ancients (BlakOpz Summon Mix) 2. These Machines Keep Me Alive (Alter Der Ruine Remix) 3. Chasing The Dragon (Comaduster Remix) 4. The Source of Uncertainty (The Hexensphere by HexRx) 5. Cracked Earth (Encephalon Remix) 6. Ghostnote (Aliceffekt Remix) 7. Here Lies Lily Brant (Caustic Remix) 8. Cracked Earth (Ludovico Technique Remix) 9. Of Ancient Reprise (Rad Bromance Mix by Ad•ver•sary) 10. Ghostnote (Iszoloscope Remix) 11. Here Lies Lily Brant (Ambassador 21 Remix) 12. People of the Sun (Distorted Memory Remix) 13. Sick (Phosgore Remix) 14. Nazca (System Syn Remix) 15. Filterscape (DYM Remix) 16. Chasing The Dragon (Unit:187 Remix)
APOK · MET 762D· buy Digital
1. Sutekh 2. Here Lies Lily Brant 3. Nazca (feat. Servitor Sanctum) 4. Myopic (feat. Caustic) 5. Cracked Earth (feat. I:Scintilla) 6. Acheron (feat. God Module) 7. Of Ancient Reprise (feat. This Morn' Omina) 8. Chasing The Dragon 9. Devils 10. Ghostnote 11. People Of The Sun 12. Cracked Earth (SKOLD Remix) 13. Bloodwater (ESA Remix) 14. Chasing The Dragon (Reconstructed by releveleR 15. Here Lies Lily Brant (iVs vs. Pull Out Kings)
APOK · MET 762· buy CD
1. Sutekh 2. Here Lies Lily Brant 3. Nazca (feat. Servitor Sanctum) 4. Myopic (feat. Caustic) 5. Cracked Earth (feat. I:Scintilla) 6. Acheron (feat. God Module) 7. Of Ancient Reprise (feat. This Morn' Omina) 8. Chasing The Dragon 9. Devils 10. Ghostnote 11. People Of The Sun 12. Cracked Earth (SKOLD Remix) 13. Bloodwater (ESA Remix) 14. Chasing The Dragon (Reconstructed by releveleR) 15. Here Lies Lily Brant (iVs vs. Pull Out Kings)
BREAK THE SKY (DIGITAL ONLY) · MET 912D· buy Digital
1. Break the Sky 2. Break the Sky (Tactical Sekt Remix) 3. Break the Sky (Convulsion Remix by WASTE) 4. Break the Sky (Instrumental)
THE METHUSELAH TREE · MET 907D· buy Digital
1. Mother of Crows 2. Bloodline 3. The Doorway 4. A Black Sun on the Horizon (Invocation) 5. Break the Sky 6. Snakecharmer 7. The Impossible Box 8. Observing Bartok (Stamping Dance) 9. Society of Dogs 10. Eclipse 11. Second Sleep 12. Narada 13. The Methuselah Tree
THE METHUSELAH TREE · MET 907· buy CD
1. Mother of Crows 2. Bloodline 3. The Doorway 4. A Black Sun on the Horizon (Invocation) 5. Break the Sky 6. Snakecharmer 7. The Impossible Box 8. Observing Bartok (Stamping Dance) 9. Society of Dogs 10. Eclipse 11. Second Sleep 12. Narada 13. The Methuselah Tree

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