Sever Bronny formed the industrial-rock band Tribal Machine in the late 1990’s on a foundation of drum machines, synthesizers, guitars and early digital work stations. Originating in London, Ontario, the band is currently based out of Victoria, British Columbia where it has been augmented by the addition of Aslan on bass [formerly of The Birthday Massacre], Brian Hartlen on guitar, and Dustin Flemming on drums. The band is currently preparing to release its third record, The Orwellian Night, a concept album that has taken nearly four years to complete.
Each album in Tribal Machine's arsenal is subtitled as a “chapter”, and Bronny's goal is to produce 10 chapters. The first chapter, The Awakening of the Animal, was released in late 2002 and promptly sold out. It is currently scheduled to be re-mastered and re-released in late 2010. The second chapter, Soldiers in a War of the Mind, was released in 2006. It introduced tracks like Black Fly and Sand of History, the latter being featured in the 2008 biopunk movie The Gene Generation alongside established industrial acts Combichrist and VNV Nation.
The third chapter, The Orwellian Night, is a 16-song concept album broken into four acts. The album tells the story of regular people living in a dystopian future where Big Government has been replaced by Big Business, and where people are forced to pledge allegiance to The Corporation. It's an ominously dark world captured in songs like Across the Land and Eye Spy, where hypnotic marching drum lines match blistering, venomous vocals. The album’s title pays homage to the late writer George Orwell, who authored the classics Animal Farm and 1984. As Bronny puts it:
Mastered by Tom Baker (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, The Matrix), the physical hardcopy CD is available exclusively from tribalmachine.com