Dismantled is the sole product of Gary Zon whose unique blend of progressive electro-pop rock has crossed boundaries, meshing everything from the pop of Paula Abdul to the grind of Nine Inch Nails into a sonic attack like no other. The band’s quick critical acclaim from fans and reviewers alike has found them a home on Metropolis Records, one of the biggest electronic alternative labels in the US featuring artists like Mindless Self Indulgence, Bauhaus, and VNV Nation, just to name a few. Formed in late 2000 as an experiment, the project became successful when introduced online with its over-processed vocals and intense melodic sequences. In only a short year, Dismantled was signed to both Metropolis Records in the US and Dependent Records in Europe and released the single “Dystopia” and the self-titlted album to highly positive reviews, hailing Dismantled as the newcomer of the year and as “Album of The Month” in three major German alternative magazines: Zillo, Sonic Seducer, and Orkus.
After a series of shows in the Northwest with such acts as Pigface, Hanzel und Gretyl, and Dita Von Teese, the end of 2003 saw the release of the Exit EP on Dependent Records, a somber ballad with clear vocals and a memorable piano. The full-length, PostNuclear, followed in 2004, upgrading the sound to be more rock-oriented and unusual with its mesh of pop and moody electronics, earning praise from industrial legends Rudy Ratzinger from Wumpscut and Daniel Myer of Haujobb.
To fully realize the vision of PostNuclear, the band set out on its first nationwide tour in 2004 with Adrian White on drums whose previous work included Delerium, Front Line Assembly, and Strapping Young Lad. The success of the tour had prompted the release of the third album in 2006, titled, Standard Issue, a sarcastic take on the simplicity and emptiness of the current musical climate.
The success of the tour had prompted a new EP titled “Breed To Death” as well as a broader national tour in 2005, playing such venues as The Black Sun Festival and id Software’s massive gaming event QuakeCon. The release of the third album in 2006, titled, Standard Issue, a sarcastic take on the simplicity and emptiness of the current musical climate, saw Dismantled play the Wave Gothic Festival in Lepizig, Germany to a warm response. After two singles from Standard Issue, “Anthem” and “Thanks For Everything,” Dismantled’s fourth studio album “When I’m Dead” was released in late 2007 on Dependent Records.
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