FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY ‘Mechanical Soul Tour’ with special guest REIN
Front Line Assembly
The Canadian band has been creating and performing music for over three decades and is one of the most popular bands in the genre. This website is dedicated to the band and has everything you need to know about the band.
Bill Leeb formed the electro-industrial band in 1986 after he left the industrial group named Skinny Puppy. The latter band was formed in 1982. Many music fans and experts considered the band to be one of the main founders of the music style known as “electro-industrial.” The concept at first was touse it as an experimental project. They evolved into a band that existed full-time.
REIN is the Stockholm based electronic project of Joanna Reinikainen. The artist, singer, producer, songwriter and label owner of REIN RECORDINGS. She was kicking off her career in 2016, came out of nowhere with her self-titled EP and following through with the "Freedoom" EP in 2017 were she collaborated with the death electro founder (Owl Vision).
REIN has since amassed positive critical reception in her home country and got signed by Playground Music Scandinavia. Her unique sound and style led to two P3 Guld nominations (Swedish National Radio P3) in the categories "Newcomer of the Year" and "Dance of the Year" in 2017. In 2018 she got nominated for song of the year for "Missfit" and live act of the year by GAFFA Prize. Her hard-edged, empowerment music has drawn influences from various styles from electronic music.
With powerful songs such as, “Missfit,” “C.A.P.I.T.A.L.I.S.M.,” and “I Don’t Get Anything but Shit from You” she has appeared on Sziget Festival, Electrowerkz, Vega, Reeperbahn and Eurosonic.
In 2019 she started her own label REIN RECORDINGS and released her first single release ”OFF THE GRID” from her debut album.
2020 was the year she released her critically acclaimed full-length debut album, "REINCARNATED" on her label were she collaborated with co-producer and Swedish grammy award winner Carli Löf from (Off the meds). She also won the prize from SKAP (Sweden's music creators & composers organization) for best electro. REINCARNATED got nominated by the GAFFA prize for best album of the year.
Quotes taken directly from Sweden’s most popular music reviewers and critics of the debut album REINCARNATED:
-“Rein has made a CV for the modern hit factory”
REINCARNATED 4 out of 5 – Johanna Paulsson, Dagens Nyheter
-“REIN is hard, unpolished, obsessive, uncompromising, extreme. That is why I think she is one of today’s Swedish artists who has the greatest chance of selling out sports halls with 15,000 spectators in the future. ”
REINCARNATED 4 out of 5 -Jan Gradvall, Dagens Industri
-“Rein finds a catchy noise, completely in the same class with favorites like Fuck Buttons and Sleigh Bells, and it’s an enviable asset.” “The best punk voice since Courtney Love 1994… this is really brilliant songwriting and brilliant exclamation“
REINCARNATED 4 out of 5 -Thomas Jonson, VF
-“The inspiration for the album is taken from” The Matrix “and” Ghost in the shell “- films that probably also had lifted another notch with such a much rawer and more powerful soundtrack“
REINCARNATED 4 out of 5 -Sara Ullberg, Corren
–“[REIN] throws herself between very elegant singing and loud animal screams and on stage she has a charisma and moves that are very reminiscent of Michael Jackson“
REINCARNATED – Fredrik Strage TV4 Nyhetsmorgon