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Breedless -  Metropolis Records The Order of the Reptile -  Dancing Ferret Discs/ Noir Water to the Dead -  Dancing Ferret Discs/ Noir
Dragonfly - [2001/2004] Dancing Ferret Discs/ Noir
"Songs from A Dead City" Ego Likeness's first demo is also available in CDR format.
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Current line up:
By 2000, Archer and Lynch were moving the project in a darker electronic/ dance direction, resulting in a self-released full length album entitled �Dragonfly�.
After a short hiatus from recording and a lengthy period of trial, error, and revision, and many regional live performances, Ego Likeness signed with Dancing Ferret Discs for the release of 2004�s �Water to the Dead�. This album featured the band�s electronic roots while exploring a bit of a heavier rock sound.
Their first album �Dragonfly� was re-released on Dancing Ferret Discs in 2005, and 2006 saw the release of their third full-length CD 'The Order of the Reptile' (DFD), an album that brought together several of EL's past styles, including darkwave, trip-hop, and rock.
Between 2007 and 2009, the band released a single, �The Lowest Place on Earth� and three of the four �Compass� EPs ��South�, �West�, and �North�.
Their fourth full-length, �Breedless�, was released in the spring of 2010 on Metropolis Records. The final �Compass� EP � �East� is scheduled for release before the end of the year.
EL has toured the continental US, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland and the UK, as well as performing at several festivals on the east and west coast, including Convergence 11 (San Diego CA), Dracula�s Ball (Philadelphia PA), Black Sun Festival (New Haven CT), Freaks United (DC), Eccentrik Festival I (Raleigh NC), Dragon Con (Atlanta GA), Wicked Faire (Whippany NJ) and more.
In addition to touring with The Cruxshadows, Ayria, Angelspit, Combichrist, Bella Morte, and Voltaire, EL have had the honor to share the stage with Peter Murphy, Nizter Ebb, The Damned, Chris Connelly, Collide, Razed in Black, Das Ich, Rasputina, The Start, Iris, Decoded Feedback, The Azoic, In Strict Confidence, Stromkern, New Model Army, Zombie Girl, And One, Seabound, Attrition, Assemblage 23, and many others.
They have appeared on numerous compilation CDs, including several Asleep by Dawn and Hot Topic releases and 'Where's Neil When You Need Him?' (a tribute to the work of author Neil Gaiman, DFD 2006); released remixes for The Cruxshadows (Cassandra-Fortress in Flames), The Last Dance (Terribly When- Reflections of Rage), Thou Shalt Not (Inside of You, In Spite of You- The Projectionist), Black Tape for a Blue Girl (Tarnished- Scarecrow), and Angelspit (Vena Cava- Krankhaus/ Girl Poison- Red Kingdom Black Kingdom), and more; and appeared on Voltaire's album 'Then and Again' and Angelspit�s �Hideous and Perfect�. EL has been featured in publications such as Zillo, Gothic Beauty, Outburn, ABD, Sideline, Pollstar, and Sonic Seducer, to name a few.
Steven is the creator of the atmospheric electronica project Hopeful Machines, and the pair make up the experimental/ spoken word outfit The Trinity Project and have released two albums under that name-' The Trinity Project I' (2001) and 'The Subtle Movements of the Entropy Engine' (2003), which are available for download on the MUSIC page of this site.
Steven, a graduate of The Corcoran School of Art, continues to exhibit paintings and mixed media pieces in various galleries, stores, conventions and venues throughout the US, and online through the band's social networking sites. He is also a regular contributor to �Weird Tales Magazine� and �Steampunk Magazine�.
He is the author of a children's book, 'Luna Maris' (Imaginary Books, 2008) and an illustrated story �Red King Black Rook (Raw Dog Screaming Press 2009). In addition to numerous poems and short stories, Donna has released two collections of poetry: 'In My Mouth' (2000) and 'Ladies & Other Vicious Creatures' (2007 Raw Dog Screaming Press). Her first novel 'Isabel Burning' debuted in 2008 through Raw Dog Screaming Press. She has also collaborated with Steven on several art projects, including a handmade, limited edition illustrated book called 'Twenty-Six (An Uncommon Book of ABCs)' and the upcoming �Daughters of Lilith� (RDSP 2010).
Archer and Lynch have been married since October of 1999 and currently live in Maryland with two hairless cats.
Sounds Like:Dark.Industrial.Electronic.Rock.Trip Hop.
Influences:...and other people & things that we love... Danielle Dax, Skinny Puppy, Foetus, Peter Gabriel, Tori Amos, The Swans, Lady Gaga, Angels of Light, Shriekback, God Speed You Black Emperor, The Cult, Siouxsie, Bauhaus, Love & Rockets, New Model Army, Nick Cave, Genesis, X, Cocteau Twins, VNV Nation, The Cramps, The Damned, Loretta Lynn, The Police, Rasputina, Swervedriver, Ministry, RevCo, Curve, TKK, Apoptygma Berzerk, The Cruxshadows, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Jarboe, Blondie, Lou Reed, Heart, Nina Hagen, NIN, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Robbie Williams, David Bowie Leonard Cohen, Mozart, Cop Shoot Cop, Sarah McLachlan, Chopin, Ladytron, Sneaker Pimps, IAMX, Angelspit, The Waterboys, Kate Bush, Firewater, Pink Floyd, The Last Dance, Big Black, Fields of the Nephilim, The Pretenders, Delerium, FLA, Billie Holiday, Sisters of Mercy, Voltaire, Edith Piaf, Low Pop Suicide, Janes Addiction, Madonna, Thomas Truax, Revue Noir, Combichrist, PJ Harvey, Richard Wagner, Anathema Device, Tangerine Dream, Queensryche ::: HP Lovecraft, Poe, Clive Barker, Stephen King, Michael Gira, Jeffrey Eugenides, Emile Zola, Dorothy Parker, Umberto Eco, Carl Sagan, Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Oscar Wilde, Frank Herbert, Thomas Harris, Wilton Barnhardt, Wally Lamb, Charles Bukowski, TS Eliot, Dava Sobel, The Brothers Grimm, Shakespeare, George Orwell, Neil Gaiman, Tom Robbins, Nabokov, Douglas Adams, David Eddings, Patrick McGrath, Anais Nin, Alan Moore, Malcolm Gladwell ::: Mucha, Francis Bacon, Remedios Varo, Gustav Klimt, Dave McKean, Vesalius, Lucien Freud, lauren e. simonutti, Waterhouse, Bill Waterson, Leighton, Picasso, Motherwell, Edward Munch, John Coulthart, Larry Clark, Gunther von Hagens, James O'Barr, DaVinci ::: Tarsem Singh, John Waters, David Lynch, David Cronenburg, George Romero, Guillermo del Toro, Jeremy Irons, Alan Rickman, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Kevin Spacey, Christian Bale, Alan Cumming, Julie Taymor, Ben Kingsley, Tim Roth, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Juliette Lewis, Judy Davis ::: travelling, cartography, genetics, history, religions, sociology, robots, psychology, folklore, anatomy, mythology, urban legend, fire, evolution, horror, things that light up and make noise :::
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