Electrorock outfit Raggedy Angry will hit the road this November supporting industrial legends Front Line Assembly on their North American tour, immediately following a jaunt around the UK opening for The Birthday Massacre. Also on the tour roster are Unter Null and Angelspit.
Raggedy Angry's new album, How I Learned to Love Our Robot Overlords, is the band's first release on Danse Macabre Records in Europe and the second Raggedy Angry album to be mixed by industrial mastermind Dave "Rave" Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson). It finds the Toronto-based electro-rock quintet narrowing in on a sound that started developing on the previous album, Pestilence: synth-heavy, raw and aggressive, yet tight and hooky as Hell. Ogilvie was hooked by Raggedy Angry's mix of crunchy riffs and electronic hooks after hearing their 2007 debut Take Me, Break Me, Make Me Pretty.
How I Learned to Love Our Robot Overlords will also be the band's first record with their new North American record label, Synthetic Sounds. Synthetic Sounds is a Vancouver-based industrial and alternative label whose roster also includes Vancouver cyberpunks Left Spine Down, Edmonton tribal industrial dance outfit iVardensphere and Regina's electro-rockers the Rabid Whole. After hearing just a couple of songs from Raggedy Angry's MySpace, Synthetic founder Mark Sommer insisted on working with Raggedy Angry. The album hits the streets in North America on October 12th, 2010 with iTunes and Amazon MP3 sales starting worldwide on October 1st to coincide with the European Release.
If you want to be among the first to get your hands on the new record, presales are now available through the band's online store with Kill the 8 at http://killthe8.com - all pre-ordered CDs will be shipped on October 12th.
Wherever they go, however they are heard, Raggedy Angry are worming their way into fan's hearts and minds and taking no prisoners. Listen to the new single and new track samples at www.myspace.com/raggedyangry