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last updated: 16th february 2004

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 So have you split up or not?
 Who's in the band then?
 Any more live shows?
 Planning to go on tour again?
 Are you going to record a follow-up to 'Escape Ferocity'?

So have you split up or not?


We agreed to stop doing Chaos Engine gigs if they stopped being fun. Conversely, our show at Whitby was possibly the best we've ever done, and the enthusiasm the crowd showed at the gig itself and after the show have given us enough enthusiasm to explode back out of retirement. We promise not to scare you like that again - we have no intention of becoming the industrial Status Quo. So yes, we're back to save the UK alternative scene.

Again...

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Who's in the band then?


Vocals, hitting things and making filthy noises is as ever dealt with by the irreplaceable Lee Chaos. After extensive road-testing, we are pleased to announce Ms Allezbleu is joining the band permanently on keyboards and occasional angle-grinding.

With worries about his health now a fleeting memory and a new improved (but still unorthodox) guitar-playing style under his belt, Huw is back on lead (or as he prefers, percussion) guitar, and Vere returns to dealing with bass frequencies and other unpleasant noises below 800hZ.

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Any more live shows?


Our 'comeback' gig, as it were, will be as main support to Haujobb at the Metro, Oxford Street, London on March 5th, also featuring Ovni. It's not a huge venue, so book early [here] to avoid disappointment.

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Planning to go on tour again?


We're looking into this at the moment - the likelihood is that we'll do a handful of high-profile UK dates this year and are talking to people about playing festivals this summer.

In addition, we're hoping to bring back the lunacy that was The Chaotic Cheeserolling Weekender, combining great music with the visceral thrill of throwing yourself down a hill.

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Are you going to record a follow-up to 'Escape Ferocity'?


Hard to say, although there's definitely a feeling in our collective bones and waters that we need to really make the most of the band whilst we're firing on all cylinders. We've yet to try writing with this line-up but it's certainly something we're planning to devote some time to in the near future.

There's certainly been enough interest in a live album to make that worthwhile as a project in its own right, and footage from the Whitby Festival (which we should be adding to the site real soon) seems to make a compelling case for trying to capture a live show sometime soon.

And then there's always the our with other artists - we've had promises of collaborations from Deathboy and Tarantella Serpentine, and you can find a Chaos Engine remix of 'Surveillance' by Goteki on their 'Corrupted Files' album. In addition, Chaos Engine will be assisting on the forthcoming spoken word album with Warren Ellis, due out in 2005.

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