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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the debut, self-titled Celldweller album, FiXT has announced the Celldweller Definitive Edition 3-LP Vinyl and expanded 3-album Digital version featuring remastered audio along with dozens of bonus tracks and all new remixes and re-imagined versions of iconic tracks from the album. The vinyl and digital versions of the album are available for pre-order now from FiXT with December ‘23 and February ‘24 release dates, respectively.
Available today is a brutal Metalcore re-imagination of the hit Celldweller track “Switchback” from synth metal / deathcore artist and label-mate, The Browning. This high-octane reinterpretation of the track is nothing short of defiance as The Browning infuses it with heavier vocals and guitars with all new lyrics in the bridge. It may be too late to switchback but there’s still more to come.
“It was a big moment for myself and FiXT when we inked a deal with Jonny (The Browning). The next natural step was to figure out something we could work on together. The idea that excited us the most was Jonny not simply just doing a remix, but instead reimagining “Switchback” as a song by The Browning. As a fan of Jonny’s I love this version of the song and I know Celldweller fans will too.” – Klayton (Celldweller)
Featured on the Celldweller Definitive Edition album are new remix / collaborative appearances by The Browning, TESSERACTS, Void Chapter, Nouveau Arcade, Toronto Is Broken, Kodeseven, Kaixo, Drumcorps, Zardonic, Cassetter,and more.The Celldweller Definitive Edition features all new artwork and marks the 2nd pressing of the album on vinyl in a new, limited edition 3-LP package.
“I had no idea that making the debut Celldweller album 20 years ago would ultimately be the thing that would change the trajectory of my career. From every song being licensed to Film, TV, and Video Games, to worldwide tours, and launching my own record label, FiXT, which would go on to support the careers of 50+ artists over the last 17 years. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, we have curated the ‘Definitive Edition’ which includes a brand new remastering of the original album along with dozens of bonus tracks, rarities, remixes and re-imaginations of the original songs.
To those who have been listening over the past 20 years, I truly appreciate your support and plan on making a lot more Celldweller music over the next 20. Stay tuned. :):” – Klayton (Celldweller)
The self-titled debut Celldweller album, released independently in 2003, achieved a number of accolades and awards, from Billboard charting to industry recognized song/producer of the year awards, to licensing every song from the album to major Film/TV/Video Game projects, and paving the way for Klayton to launch FiXT.
Thriving on originality, Celldweller cross-bred electronic styles such as Drum & Bass and Psy-Trance with modern Alternative Rock and Metal on the debut album. The Celldweller album met with critical acclaim climbing to #17 on the Billboard Internet Sales Chart. Celldweller gained Top 40 Metal Radio charting with the track “I Believe You” hitting #11 R&R Alternative Specialty Show Chart. Achieving a feat shared by only an elite handful of albums, every song on Celldweller was eventually licensed for use in popular media including movie trailers, TV shows, and games such as Spider Man 2, Constantine, Crackdown, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Enter the Matrix, CSI, UFC, The Shield,and more.
Forging the sound of electronic-rock for over 20 years, Celldweller has inspired tens of millions of listeners across a global community of fans, content creators, and brands with 500,000,000+ streams and hundreds of placements in major Films, TV shows, and Video Games. Celldweller’s discography includes the self-titled Celldweller album in 2003, Wish Upon A Blackstar in 2012, End of an Empire in 2015, and Offworld in 2017, with his 5th studio album Satellites released in 2022.
Over the years one thing we get a lot of requests for, are ways for fans to get autographs from their favorite FiXT artists. With FiXT attracting a lot of non-touring artists/producers, there hasn’t been a great way for fans to get that personal connection of getting autographed merch…until now.
Today we are excited to announce a new line of official merch launching on the FiXT Store – our Autographed series – featuring high quality, autographed 8×10 photo/art prints, and later expanding to other signed merch items. These are limited in quantity but our goal is to give fans something touched and signed by the artists as special memorabilia and collectables. A lot of times the requests we get for signed items are specifically intended as gifts and special occasions. We hope the addition of the Autographed merch line available on the FiXT Store brings joy and delight to many fans!
We are proud to launch the line today with Autographed 8x10s from Celldweller and The Anix with items coming soon from Daedric, The Browning and more throughout the year.
Grab yours now, shipping worldwide at: https://fixtstore.com/autograph
– James Rhodes VP & Co-Founder
Promotes Key Staff to Expanded Roles for 2023
FiXT, the artist-owned, independent record label from Klayton (Celldweller, Scandroid), has named Heather Johnson as Director, Label Operations, and Kurtis Redden as Director, Marketing & Sales Operations. Both directors will report to FiXT’s Vice President and Co-Founder James Rhodes.
Prior to her Director role, Heather joined FiXT in mid-2022 as a Label Manager, bringing rights management and tech industry experience from previous stints at Apple, Songtradr, Mixer, and Ninety9Lives.
“It has been an honor working with the team at FiXT as the Label Manager for these past 6 months. I’m looking forward to my new role as Director of Label Operations; expanding my responsibilities and role will allow me to better support James, our artists, and the team. We’ve had an incredible 2022 and I am excited for what we have planned in 2023.”
– Heather Johnson (Director, Label Operations)
Prior to his new role, Kurtis joined FiXT as an Executive Assistant to VP James Rhodes in 2019, with a transition to Operations Manager in 2021.
“The past 3 years working with the incredibly talented team at FiXT has been a privilege and an amazing experience. I wouldn’t have been able to grow into my new role as Director of Marketing & Sales Operations without the leadership and support from James Rhodes and the trust Klayton has put into me. In my new role I’m looking forward to working closely with the Merchandise, Press & Marketing, and Social Media teams to share more of who we are and the amazing music our roster creates with the rest of the world.”
– Kurtis Redden (Director, Marketing & Sales Operations)
“After 17+ years of running day to day operations I am incredibly proud to have reached this milestone. We have the right team and culture in place to allow me to shift my focus almost entirely to bigger picture and future development of the company while Heather, Kurtis, and our rockstar team focus on the now. Klayton and I have a big vision for where to take the company and this is a key transition to set up the next 17+ years.”
– James Rhodes (FiXT Vice President & Co-Founder)
FiXT has also promoted several other key staff members with expanded roles and titles, including Chantal Holmes to Distribution Manager, Leasia Korbel to Label Publicist, Cory Todd to Senior Graphic Designer, and Alex Smolyaninov to Senior Content Coordinator.
“Heading into 2023 with the best roster and team we’ve ever had gets me more excited than ever about our ability to connect bigger picture ideas and new opportunities for the label and artists. For years James and I have strategized, dreaming big dreams and now we are positioned to execute them.”
– Klayton (FiXT President/Owner)
The Dunes (Official Motion Picture Score) marks the first feature-length film score from artist & composer Klayton. Best known for his high-octane electronic-rock project Celldweller, Klayton approached The Dunes with elaborate sound design and pristine production, to create a disturbingly ambient and frenetic audio companion to the psychological thriller. Using pulsing rhythms and cinematic tension, Klayton delivers a sense of unease with creeping beats and airy synths across the score, providing the perfect soundtrack for a descent into madness.
“My mind has always naturally understood the concept of audio/visual synchronization, so scoring to picture has been something I knew I would organically venture into. Having the opportunity to score my first feature film gave me the license I needed to explore new sonic and compositional territories. From an electric drill on a cello, custom built instruments, extreme metal blastbeats, and a copious amount of modular synths, my aim was to have the score become more diverse and erratic throughout the film, to follow the arc of the main character ‘Gerald’.”– Klayton