Bio

DIE ROBOT

Die Robot - technopunk

Die Robot is an electro industrial band from Portland, Oregon. This is future rock in a post-industrial age. Their sound straddles rock and electronic with a wide appeal. Unique, haunting, and romantic, Die Robot is full of angst and soul with the groove of a predatory animal. It all started in the summer of 2012, when former members of Pop Dolls, Vince Christian and Barbie Saint, moved to Portland where they met Angela Johnson. Vince provides powerful vocals and a fierce performance. Barbie's strings are dark and passionate, combining not only bass and guitar, but synthesized leads simultaneously, also playing live keys, producing and intense electronic plus analog soundscapes. A unique sound accomplished with special custom gear designed for her by Retro Mechanical Labs. Angela's rhythms fill the dance floor, and her upright electronic set accentuates an engaging performance.

They have played numerous shows in the Pacific Northwest with incredible turn outs. Die Robot performed with artists like John 5 (Rob Zombie / Marilyn Manson) Conjure One (Front Line Assembly - Delerium) Unter Null, 16Volt, Orgy, Stabbing Westward, Vince Clarke (Depeche Mode, Erasure) David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) Kite, among others.

Next Shows:

Out Of The Shadows Festival: April 5 - 7 at Tonic Lounge. Headlining Day One: April 5

Technopunk full album release & West Coast Tour: May 1 - May 15 with ManifestiV & Striplicker.

PIG FEST 3: NORTHWEST INDUSTRIAL/GOTH MUSIC FESTIVAL with 16volt and other bands tba soon! 

AUG 10-11-12 2018 @ Paris Theater 

 

Albums & Singles

Die Robot released an exclusive Technopunk USB Key EP for the show with Stabbing Westward. Including four new songs from the upcoming album, remixes and live videos. The first taste of the upcoming album, Technopunk - EP is out now everywhere.

Technopunk the full album will release under Enfected Records by May 2018: West Coast Tour 05/01 to 05/13

The second single from the new album "Virtual Life" is included in the Portland Industrial Goth Fest Compilation Album. Virtual Life is also included in the DIG! (Grammy Edition) by CD Baby. 

Their debut EP is available on USB Flash Drives and CDs, and digitally online everywhere. The first single from their debut EP "The Underground" was included in The Lovecraft Bar Compilation Record Vol. II. 

Aaron Litt Creative & Die Robot Released the first DVD of the Concert Series:

DIE ROBOT 5.15 CONCERT FILM

Humans playing music:  

Music & Lyrics by Vince Christian and Barbie Saint 

Vince Christian: Vocals/Programming

Barbie Saint: Bass & Guitar/Machine/Live Keys/Electronic Soundscapes/Vocals

Angela Johnson: Drums/Electronic Drums

John Case: Studio Keys/Synth/Samples 

Die Robot has invited other musicians to perform with them live and in the studio and they will continue having them. For this new album, Brandon A Sills played lead guitar samples for some tracks. During 2017 they had a live synth/keys player, Uriel. Former Keys and sax, Mallory Hamilton. For the Portland Industrial Goth Festival, Jared from Particle Son played guitars on the new version of The Underground and he joined them on stage again for the Stabbing Westward show. Other former guitar players, Charles Beasley, during the debut album era, studio and live guitars and Josh Ketterer. 

Currently performing again as a trio, more news about additions to the band very soon. Produced and studio keys by Johnathan Case @ RMLfx. All Music & Lyrics by Barbie Saint & Vince Christian. Enfected Records. All rights reserved. 

PRESS REVIEWS

Technopunk claims its spot on the Electro Industrial circuit

DIE ROBOT - DRAWING ATTENTION TO THE ELECTRO INDUSTRIAL SCENE AGAIN!

Here is the Portland Industrial Goth Festival show preview by Eleven PDX: PIG FEST 2 SHOW PREVIEW

Stabbing Westward / Die Robot show in Portland at ReGen Mag

DR Endorsers / Sponsors:

Retro Mechanical Labs 

DR Strings 

TunedLoud Magazine

XRAY.FM 

FreeForm Radio Hot Tub

Special thanks: 

DR producer Johnathan Case (Retro Mechanical Labs: FX Pedals and Recording Studio) DR management team: Sean Johnson (DJ Kaoz) Terence Hui and Sean Coffey (Oqion Music Management) Aaron Litt (DR Videographer at Aaron Litt Creative) Sepp (Orangekraftwerks) Tyler Stevenson (DR Street Team) Dean Hunter (Hive) Derek Moore (Shadowplay) Jon Horrid (Lovecraft) Joe Gallagher (Bossanova Ballroom) Dave Cantrell (Xray FM Songs from Under the Floorboard) Brandy Powers (Xray FM Gothique Boutique) Scott Hammond (FreeForm Radio Hot tub)  Ghost House (Eugene) Mechanismus (Seattle) Chris Bigalke (Debut album art) 8bit Pixel Domina (Technopunk album art) Jon Cruz (Technopunk band photos) Aurora Owen (show flyers and posters. Church of Hive)

Virtual Life (RMLfx Mix) download available today
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