The Crystal Method Biography
The Los Angeles-based outfit, The Crystal Method formed in 1993 by Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland as a part of the evolution of projects that led them from their native Las Vegas, Nevada USA, to the West Coast where they started performing in nightclubs and rave party; the duo's influences ranged from Hard-Rock, hip-hop, Techno and Synthpop.
The Crystal Method debut full-length album, "Vegas", came out on Outpost Recordings, a subsidiary of Geffen, in September 1997; it reached the #92 spot on The Billboard 200 chart thanks to the club success of "Keep Hope Alive" and "Busy Child". "Vegas" eventually was certified platinum by the RIAA and it is now one of the biggest-selling Electronic albums of all time.
Jordan and Kirkland resurfaced four years later with "Tweekend", an album which featured guest appearances by singer Scott Weiland from Stone Temple Pilots and Rage Against The Machine's guitarist Tom Morello; the set hit #6 on the Top Canadian Albums chart and #32 on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 list upon its summer 2001 release; "Name Of The Game", the lead single from the CD, peaked at #22 on The Modern Rock chart.
A year later the pair churned out a 16-track mix-album called "Community
"Legion Of Boom" followed in January 2004, reaching #36 on The Billboard 200, the duo's third full-length album was preceded by the Modern Rock top 30 hit single "Born Too Slow", on this track the guitar guest spot was reserved for Limp Bizkit Wes Borland.
After over ten years of touring, both as a live act and as DJs, The Crystal Method scored their first feature film, "London"; they contributed eight brand new songs to the soundtrack including the single "Smoked".
Their next album, the Grammy-nominated "Divided By Night", was released in May 2009 and quickly ascended into the top 40 of The Billboard 200. Guests on the record included New Order bassist Peter Hook, Metric front-woman Emily Haines, ex-Hole drummer Samantha Maloney, singer Matisyahu and She Wants Revenge vocalist Justin Warfield.
The Crystal Method are back with a new single, "Emulator", which is the first track on the duo's self-titled album, expected out on January 13, 2014.