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The industrial rock duo kidneythieves comprised singer/composer Free Dominguez and producer/multi-instrumentalist Bruce M. Somers. Their debut LP Trickster was released on Push Records in 1998. The band released a single and the Phi in the Sky EP between albums, but their full length Zerospace was released in February of 2002.
Kidneythieves is an American alternative and industrial rock band led by Free Dominguez (vocals) and Bruce Somers (guitar/engineering).
In 1998, Kidneythieves released their first single, "S+M (A Love Song)," as well as their first album, Trickster. They followed up their initial releases with the remix EP Phi in the Sky in 2001, and their second album Zerøspace in 2002. The album's title track was released as a single. Their song "Before I'm Dead" was featured in the 2002 film Queen of the Damned. In 2004, they re-released Trickster as Trickstereprocess, with digitally remastered tracks, five bonus tracks and a bonus DVD. After the release of Trickstereprocess, Free Dominguez went on to create an indie project while Bruce Somers created the band ShockNina.
In January 2007, Dominguez sent out a newsletter via email stating that she and Somers were collaborating once again on brand new Kidneythieves material. Mid-2010 saw the release of their long-awaited third album, Trypt0fanatic. In 2011 Kidneythieves released a 5-track EP, The Invisible Plan. (Both Trypt0fanatic & The Invisible Plan are only available on CD through the band's official website store, also including a pre-order bonus track for each release). The band is currently working on their fourth studio album due for release in late 2013.
ContentsMedia appearances1.1 Soundtrack contributions1.2 Television series1.3 Video games1.4 Guest appearances and collaborations
Soundtrack contributionsBride of Chucky (1998)"Crazy" (cover of a Willie Nelson song made popular by Patsy Cline)Queen of the Damned (2002)"Before I'm Dead"Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (2011)"God in Fire"Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013)"A Stranger I Remain"
Television seriesFirst Wave (TV series) (1998)"S&M (a Love Song)" in Episode 10, Marker 262Wolf Lake (2001)"Black Bullet" in Episode 1, Meat the ParentsCSI: Miami (2003)"Arsenal" in Episode 209 (Season 2, Episode 09), BaitWarehouse 13 (2010)"Taxicab Messiah" in Season 2, Episode 2, Mild Mannered
Selected songs from the album Trickster were featured in Deus Ex: Invisible War. They are performed in-game by fictional pop-star "NG Resonance", voiced by the lead vocalist, Free Dominguez.
The band collaborated with Takeharu Ishimoto on the song God in Fire, from the soundtrack to Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy.
In 2013, Free Dominguez sang on the soundtrack to Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance on the track A Stranger I Remain.
Guest appearances and collaborations
Free Dominguez has contributed vocals to the third Conjure One album, Exilarch on the song "Run For Cover", as well as on Beat Ventriloquists EP, Goodnight Memory on the song "Unfolding", and will collaborate with them again on their forthcoming debut album. In 2004, Free's vocals were also featured on a number of songs, including "Geisha Superfly", "War of Love", "Invisible", "Kickstand" & "Rhinestone Halo" which she wrote for "The Insider project", a joint venture project with Matt "Dr." Fink of The Revolution and DJ Insider. Free's backing vocals can be heard on Zeromancer's album, Clone Your Lover on songs "Flirt (with Me)" & "Houses Of Cards". She sang the latter live on stage with Zeromancer in Germany. Free also fronted for Conjure One in Germany around the same time, then performed again with them in London shortly afterwards. (May 2010). Free Dominguez was featured on KMFDM's 2011 album, WTF?!, on the song, "Take It Like A Man". Aside from collaborations, Free has released solo material, the first being her debut album, "freedoming", which is currently Sold Out. A music video, "Questions & Lies" was made too which sounded different from the album version being more upbeat, titled "Questions & Lies (With Drums)" later being released as part of the iTunes exclusive "Freedoming - EP". For her second solo effort she recorded mkmkmlllany songs, which were to be released on the album, "Core: A Zone", which was postponed due to kidneythieves being brought back together, and has since been unreleased, however in 2006 Free released a taster of the album in the form of the 5-track "Core: A Zone - EP". Free also recorded a cover of "Heart Of Gold" during this time. In late 2011 and early 2012 Free performed solo gigs, as well as opening for Jimmy Gnecco. Free sent out newsletters indicating that her third solo album, "Volcano + The Sea" would get a Spring 2012 release, delighting many fans worldwide. Also she had been planning on repackaging a selection of songs from her first two solo records for sometime, and finally announced an early 2012 release for them.
Bruce Somers has been working with the band Good Charlotte on their live production for their current world tour. Bruce mastered the latest releases from Richard Patrick's band "Filter" as well as the latest CD's by Rob Zombie guitarist John 5. Bruce composed the music for "Coming Up Roses," a new film featuring Bernadette Peters. The feature was directed by Lisa Albright. Look for a theatrical release in 2011. Bruce recently composed the music for the 27th Northrop Grumman National Space Symposium.