Society Burning is a coldwave industrial rock act composed of Daveoramma, Twitch, and Boom chr Paige. Originally founded in Las Cruces, New Mexico as a side project of Daveoramma’s in 1991 by the moniker ‘The Watchmen’, a tribute to the Alan Moore graphic novel. Shortly before the release of project’s first self produced work, Daveoramma brought on avant-garde guitarist Boom chr Paige. Both musicians dedicated themselves full time to the effort, quickly coming to the attention of Chase (of Re-constriction fame) that same year. The band also gained international recognition via (ab)use of newsgroups on the Internet, being one of the first acts to embrace the technology as a marketing vehicle.
The duo released another self produced work entitled “Plague” in 1992, gaining international releases with both Californian Re-Constriction's "Rivet Head Culture" and German Kugelblitz' "Rotation.3", both released compilations featuring the band, but the new band name ‘Society Burning’ (ripped from a quote from a Denver, Colorado newscast) During this time the band relocated to Denver, CO and enlisted the help of Michael Smith and Michael Lauter of Fiction 8 for assistance on stage with keyboards, technical assistance and filmic advice.
In 1993, the band met Steven Seibold of Hate Dept, who would go one to produce/re-engineer the song “Human Waste” for the Re-Constriction compilation ‘Thugs ‘n’ Kisses’. This would be the beginnings of an odd precedent set by Re-Con and the band for ‘premixing’, or releasing the remixed material before releasing the original versions. During this period DJ Twitch joined in the band as a full time engineer, guitarist and tech junkie helping further galvanize the sound.
In 1995, Society Burning signed to Re-Constriction. The following year, the label issued the premix CD Entropy Lingua. In 1997, Re-Constriction issued the actual full length album Tactiq.
Over the next two years, they worked mostly independently: Daveoramma worked with a cast of voices to bridge songs for the parody/tribute album Cyberpunk Fiction while Boom chr Paige worked as remixer for artists including Leæther Strip, Purr Machine, THD, Urania, Hexedene, and Battery. The band parted ways in 1999, following the closure of Re-Constriction. Daveoramma relocated to Los Angeles, California, Twitch remained in Denver, Colorado, and Boom chr Paige relocated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The band rejoined in 2007 after an interview with Fabryka Magazine they promptly rebooted by first re-releasing their older material, including the mysteriously absent ‘State of Decay’ digital-only release. The band began working to streamline the technology between each of the members to be able to work together on new material. In short, they scienced the shit out of it and promptly started writing a new album.
In classic SoBu style, with plenty of blood, sweat, comic books & brutal geographic relocation, the band released "Internal Combustion" on October 12, 2010. In 2011 they released the “Nausea ad Nauseam” EP, featuring remixes from “Internal Combustion” and an original track co-written with Eric Gottesman from Everything Goes Cold.
The next several years brought further refinements to the creative process allowing the band to branch into the visual arts with music videos and exploring interactive gaming. Musically, they continued their work on remixes for other bands while writing a new album, as well as releasing several original tracks. Most notably “I Am the Man”, their contribution on Electronic Savior’s II, a cancer benefit CD series that has brought together the entire Industrial music community.
They are currently recording, filming, painting, dancing, whateverthehellshesdoingoverthere & releasing new material on the 13th of every month.
Society Burning. Because the future we knew was yesterday and this is the now.