Rhys Fulber

Nowell Rhys Fulber is a Canadian electronic musician and producer. He is a member of Front Line Assembly[1] and Delerium along with Bill Leeb, and now records under his own name as well as the name Conjure One.

Rhys Fulber
Rhys Fulber with Front Line Assembly at Wave-Gotik-Treffen in 2018
Rhys Fulber with Front Line Assembly at Wave-Gotik-Treffen in 2018
Background information
Birth nameNowell Rhys Fulber
Born (1970-10-10) October 10, 1970 (age 49)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
GenresAlternative metal, electronica, industrial rock, trip hop, trance
Occupation(s)Producer, musician
InstrumentsKeyboards, synthesizer, sampler, programming
Years active1987–present
Associated actsConjure One
Front Line Assembly
Fear Factory
Paradise Lost
Econoline Crush
Scar the Martyr


Rhys Fulber was born in Vancouver, Canada on October 10, 1970. His father was born in Germany and his mother was from Great Britain. He was exposed to the music of Led Zeppelin and Kraftwerk through his musician father (who took him along to see Kraftwerk live in 1975) and with instruments always in the house, started drumming at a very early age. His father later built and ran a recording studio, catering toward the local punk rock scene where Rhys spent a lot of time. In 1984 Rhys started becoming more interested in electronic music and got his first synthesizer. In 1986, he became friends with Bill Leeb who had just left his former band Skinny Puppy.[2] Fulber is the first cousin of Shawn Atleo, a Canadian First Nations activist and former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Early music careerEdit

Fulber's first involvements in Front Line Assembly were one song on their second cassette release Total Terror, and then three songs on The Initial Command. He also contributed to Delerium's debut album, Faces, Forms & Illusions. During this time he started the band Will together with Chris Peterson, John McRae and Jeff Stoddard, which lasted from 1987 to 1992.

He joined Front Line Assembly for their first tour, Gashed Senses & Crossfire in 1989. He then joined Delerium full-time when Michael Balch left.[3] Until 1997, Fulber was involved in all Front Line Assembly, Delerium and side projects with Bill Leeb, including the albums Tactical Neural Implant and Hard Wired from Front Line Assembly, and Semantic Spaces and Karma from Delerium.

Rhys Fulber live with Conjure One at the Nocturnal Culture Night festival in Germany, 2015

Leeb and Fulber released several albums as Synæsthesia, including Embody, Desideratum[4] and Ephemeral.

Fulber was nominated for the Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year award at the 2008 Juno Awards and won two Junos with Delerium for Best Dance Recording in 1998 and 2000.


This section lists only regular full studio albums.

Under his own nameEdit

  • Your Dystopia, My Utopia (Sonic Groove, 2018)
  • Ostalgia (Sonic Groove, 2019)
  • Diaspora (aufnahme + wiedergabe, 2020)

Conjure OneEdit



Front Line AssemblyEdit


  • Intermix (Third Mind, 1992)
  • Phaze Two (Third Mind, 1992)
  • Future Primitives (ESP-Sun, 1995)

Noise UnitEdit

  • Response Frequency (Antler-Subway, 1990)
  • Strategy of Violence (Dossier, 1992)
  • Decoder (Dossier, 1995)
  • Drill (Off Beat, 1996)


  • Embody (Cleopatra, 1995)
  • Desideratum (Hypnotic, 1995)
  • Ephemeral (Hypnotic, 1997)



As Front Line Assembly was beginning to peak, their UK label Third Mind was bought out by Roadrunner Records, a predominantly metal label. An up-and-coming band on the label Fear Factory was looking to expand their sound with remixes and new label mates Front Line Assembly were contacted. This led to the influential Fear Is the Mindkiller EP. From this more metal themed work followed while Fulber was contracted to contribute keyboards and de facto additional production to Fear Factory's breakthrough Demanufacture album, defining their signature sound. Fulber had also contributed backing tracks around this same time to new Canadian industrial rock band Econoline Crush, leading to their signing with EMI Canada and eventually his first full length production job handling their debut album Affliction, spawning minor Canadian rock radio hit "Wicked". From there his production career grew and became more varied. The later success of Delerium bringing him into more adult music formats with artists like Josh Groban and Serena Ryder. Based out of Los Angeles since 2000, he currently works out of his own studio, Surplus Sound in Van Nuys.

Selected production creditsEdit

Key: P = Produced, Prg = Programming, K = Keyboards, Rmx = Remix, M = Mixed, E = Engineered, CoW = Co Writer, AddP = Additional Production {{columns-list|colwidth=30em|

  • Selected production credits
  • Fear Factory Fear Is The Mind Killer 1993 Rmx
  • Mötley Crüe Quaternary 1994 Prg
  • Econoline Crush Purge 1994 Prg K
  • Fear Factory Demanufacture 1995 Prg K M CoW
  • Machine Head Old/Death Church 1995 Rmx
  • Nailbomb Proud To Commit Commercial Suicide 1995 K Prg
  • Econoline Crush Affliction 1996 P K Prg
  • Die Krupps Remix Wars 1996 Rmx
  • The Tea Party Alhambra 1996 Rmx
  • Fear Factory Remanufacture 1997 Rmx
  • Waltari Space Avenue 1997 P Prg
  • Skinny Puppy Remix Dys Temper 1998 RMX
  • Fear Factory Obsolete 1998 P Prg K CoW
  • The Tea Party Temptation 1998 Rmx
  • Cubanate Interference 1998 P Prg K
  • Yes The Ladder 1999 Prg
  • Paradise Lost So Much Is Lost 1999 Rmx
  • Moist Tangerine 1999 Rmx
  • P.O.D. Rock The Party 2000 Rmx
  • Factory 81 Mankind 2000 Rmx
  • Mindless Self Indulgence Bitches 2000 Rmx
  • Megadeth Insomnia 2000 Rmx
  • The Watchmen Stereo 2000 Rmx
  • Mudvayne Beginning Of All Things To End 2001 Rmx
  • The Watchmen Slomotion 2001 P Prg K
  • P.O.D. Youth Of The Nation 2001 Rmx
  • Josh Groban Josh Groban 2001 P Prg
  • Fear Factory Digimortal 2001 P Prg K CoW
  • Jet Set Satellite Blueprint 2001 Prg
  • Sarah Brightman Whiter Shade Of Pale 2001 Rmx
  • Alice Cooper I'll Never Cry 2001 Rmx
  • Noise Therapy Tension 2002 P Prg
  • Paradise Lost Symbol of Life 2002 P Prg K
  • Bowling For Soup I Ran 2002 P
  • Mnemic Bloodstained 2003 Rmx
  • Delerium Chimera 2003 P Prg K Co W
  • Sarah Brightman What You'll Never Know 2003 Rmx
  • Susan Aglukark Crystal House 2004 Rmx
  • Collide Vortex 2004 Rmx
  • L'Âme Immortelle Gezeiten 2004 P Prg K
  • Fear Factory Archetype 2004 Prg K CoW
  • Amanda Stott Here Comes The Rain Again 2005 P Prg
  • Roadrunner United All Stars Sessions 2005 Prg K Co W
  • Paradise Lost self-titled 2005 P Prg K
  • Mindless Self Indulgence Straight To Video 2006 Rmx
  • Serena Ryder If Your Memory Serves You Well 2006 P Prg Rmx
  • Delerium Nuages Du Monde 2006 P Prg K CoW
  • Paradise Lost In Requiem 2007 P K
  • Avril Lavigne Girlfriend 2007 Rmx
  • Delight Breaking Ground 2007 P Prg
  • Rob Thomas Little Wonders 2007 Prg
  • Mindless Self Indulgence If 2008 E
  • Edgar Allan Poets Cryptic Code 2009 P Prg
  • Divine Heresy Bringer Of Plagues 2009 K
  • Delerium Voice 2010 P Prg K
  • Brandi Disteheft Second Side 2010 P Prg
  • Fear Factory Mechanize 2010 P Prg K CoW
  • Ryan Star 1159 2010 Prg
  • Lizzard Venus 2010 P M
  • Scar Of The Sun A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies 2010 M
  • Melt Emissions Of Hypocrisy 2011 M
  • In Strict Confidence Set Me Free 2011 Rmx
  • Socionic Identity 2012 P prg K M
  • Lizzard Out Of Reach 2012 P M
  • Optical Faze The Pendulum Burns 2012 P M
  • Fear Factory The Industrialist 2012 P Prg K E CoW
  • Delerium Music Box Opera 2012 P Prg K CoW
  • Mindless Self Indulgence How I Learned To Stop…. 2013 AddP E M CoW
  • Scar The Martyr 2013 P K Prg
  • Machine Head Bloodstone and Diamonds 2014 String arrangements K
  • The Dreaming Rise Again 2015 M K
  • Fear Factory Genexus 2015 P Prg K E
  • Blue Stahli The Devil 2015 M AddPrg
  • Celldweller Precious One 2015 Rmx
  • In Strict Confidence Somebody else's dream 2016 Rmx
  • Youth Code Commitment To Complication 2016 P M E AddPrg AddK
  • KANGA Kanga 2016 AddP M
  • Mortiis Hard To Believe 2016 Rmx
  • Marc Heal Adult Fiction 2016 Rmx
  • T.O.Y. The Darkness And The Light 2017 Rmx
  • Vowws Heartbreaker 2017 P M Prg
  • Delerium Silence Project Cars Remix 2017 Rmx
  • Machine Head Catharsis 2018 Prg String arrangements
  • Lessons From The Dreamtime The Bridge 2018 P
  • 3 Days Grace Outsider 2018 K Prg
  • Euringer Euringer 2018 M
  • Film and TV
  • Gun Shy (Hollywood Pictures) 2000 additional score
  • The Delivery (Rebel Film BV) 2000 score
  • Coors Light "Rock On" 2002
  • Justice (Fox) 2006 theme programming
  • Cyberpunk 2077 two tracks for game play


  1. ^ Bogdanov, Vladimir (May 14, 2001). All Music Guide to Electronica: The Definitive Guide to Electronic Music. Backbeat Books. pp. 149–. ISBN 9780879306281. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Leeb, Bill; Fulber, Rhys (December 18, 2015). "Front Line Assembly "Caustic Grip" Retrospective". Release Magazine (Interview). Interviewed by Johan Carlsson. Gothenburg: Release Musik & Media. Archived from the original on December 21, 2015. Retrieved February 12, 2020.
  3. ^ "Caustic Grip". AllMusic. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  4. ^ Brenholts, Jim. "Desideratum Album Review". AllMusic. Retrieved September 19, 2016.

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