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|Also known as||Celldweller, Circle of Dust, Dred, Deathwish, Klay Scott, Krasniy, Scott Albert, Tox|
|Born||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Industrial music, electronic rock, alternative metal|
|Occupation(s)||Multi-instrumentalist, record producer, songwriter, performer, programmer, remixer|
|Instruments||Atomic guitar, synthesizer, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, percussion, drums, turntables|
|Years active||1988 – present|
|Labels||FiXT Music |
Tooth & Nail Records
|Associated acts||Celldweller |
Circle of Dust
Klayton is a musician who plays many instruments. He was born in New York City but now lives and works in Detroit, Michigan, where his record label FiXT Music is based. He is best known for his electronic music project Celldweller, but has been a member of many bands and has been known by a lot of stage names in his career.
Music[change | change source]
Immortal, late 1980s[change | change source]
Klayton's first band was a thrash metal group named Immortal. They made a demo tape that got them the attention of the record label R.E.X. Records, who later gave Klayton's band Circle of Dust a record contract.
Circle of Dust and other projects, 1990-1995[change | change source]
During the 1990s, Klayton's main band was an industrial metal band named Circle of Dust. They were signed to a recording contract with R.E.X. Records, and made two albums; Circle of Dust in 1992, and Disengage in 1998. Disengage was released after the band split up, as a collection of their unreleased music. When R.E.X. Records lost the distribution deal that let them sell records they became bankrupt but would not release any musicians from their recording contracts, so Klayton chose to end Circle of Dust and find a new way to make and release his music.
Around the same time, Klayton worked on two other projects, named Brainchild and Argyle Park. Brainchild was made up of Klayton and Doug Mann, who was the president of R.E.X. Records at the time, they released one album called Mindwarp, which was re-released as a Circle of Dust album with the title "Brainchild" in 1994, to make use of R.E.X.'s new distribution deal without having to write and record a whole new album. Argyle Park was a supergroup (a band formed of already well known musicians) of Klayton and Buka (a stage name of MTV producer Chris Martello). Argyle Park made one album, named "Misguided", in 1995. Argyle Park was quite controversial at the time for being a Christian band but not writing very positive (happy) or evangelical songs. Argyle Park officially ended in 1996, but came back in 1999 to release a new album called "Suspension of Disbelief" in the year 2000.
Angeldust, 1995-2000[change | change source]
Celldweller, 1999-present[change | change source]
Scandroid, 2013-present[change | change source]
Stage names[change | change source]
FiXT Music[change | change source]
Records[change | change source]
Primary Projects[change | change source]
- Dead and Buried (1990, independent) demo tape, Klayton's first band
Circle of Dust
- Circle of Dust (1992, R.E.X. Records)
- Metamorphosis (1993, R.E.X. Records; Split Album with Living Sacrifice)
- Brainchild (1994, R.E.X. Records)
- Circle of Dust (1995, re-recorded, R.E.X. Records)
- Disengage (1998 Flying Tart Records)
- Misguided (1995, R.E.X. Records)
- Suspension of Disbelief (2000, Tooth & Nail Records; released under the name AP2)
- Musical Conjurings from the World of Illusion (1998)
- System 1 in Trilogy (2000)
- System 2 in Trilogy (2000)
- System 3 in Trilogy (2000)
- Criss Angel: Mindfreak (2002)
- Celldweller (1999 Esion/Position)
- Celldweller (2003 Esion/Position)
- The Beta Cessions (2004 Esion/Position)
- Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head Vol. 01 (2008 FiXT Music)
- Wish Upon a Blackstar (2009 - 2012 FiXT Music)
- Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head Vol. 02 (2010 - 2012 FiXT Music)
- Cellout EP 01 (2011 FiXT Music)
- Groupees Unreleased EP (2011 FiXT Music)
- The Complete Cellout (2011 FiXT Music)
- Live Upon a Blackstar (2012 FiXT Music)
- Space & Time (2012 FiXT Music) 
- Celldweller 10 Year Anniversary Edition (2013 FiXT Music)
- Soundtrack for the Voices in My Head Vol. 03 (2013-201? FiXT Music)
- Blackstar Act One: Purified (2013 FiXT Music)
- Blackstar Act Two: Awakening (2014 FiXT Music)
- Demo Vault Vol. 01 (2014 FiXT Music)
- Demo Vault Vol. 02 (2014 FiXT Music)
- Transmissions: Vol. 01 (2014 FiXT Music)
- Transmissions: Vol. 02 (2015 FiXT Music)
- End of an Empire (2014-2015 FiXT Music)
- The Beta Cessions 2 (TBA FiXT Music)
Production, programming, and remixing credits[change | change source]
- Living Sacrifice - Nonexistent (1992, R.E.X. Records) contributed opening track "Emerge"
- MTV Sports - contributed "Tranquil Chaos" opening theme, background music
- Chatterbox - Despite (1994, Tooth & Nail Records) produced, programmed, and edited album; some backup vocals and instrumentation
- Various artists - Demo-lition II (1994 R.E.X. Records) "Never" by Rivot: side project of Circle of Dust engineer Vinny Syrek; written and recorded by Klayton, vocals by Vinny
- Billy Lamont - Eulogy: Flowers for the Living (1995) contributed backing music to "The Poet's Eye"
- Klank - Still Suffering (1996, Tooth & Nail Records) produced, programmed, and mixed the album
- Klank - Downside (1997, Tooth & Nail Records) contributed all remixes
- Prong - Rude Awakening (1996, Sony/Epic) co-wrote the song "Controller" (song shares main riff with Argyle Park's "DOOMsayer")
- Prong - Rude Awakening remix single (1996, Sony/Epic) contributed the "Klay Angel Mix"
- Various artists - Sweet Family Music: A Tribute to Stryper (1996 Flying Tart Records) "The Abyss" Stryper cover, credited to Cell Dweller
- Various artists - Violent World: A Tribute to the Misfits (1997, Caroline Records) produced and mixed Prong's cover of "London Dungeon"
- The Way Sect Bloom - Efflorence (1997, Flaming Fish Music) production, programming, instrumentation, backing vocals
- Fluffy - (unknown) (1998, Flying Tart Records) "Hulaville" remix (label was bought out and dissolved before official release; remix only available on bootlegs)
- Level - (unknown) (1999, Flaming Fish Music) "Backslide (Klay Scott Revision)" (remix for cancelled EP, leaked online)
- AP2 - Suspension of Disbelief (2000, Tooth & Nail Records) production, contributed two songs
- Breathing Underwater – Breathing Underwater EP (2006) mixing, engineering on "Capsized"
- Criss Angel – Criss Angel Mindfreak (2006 Apitrag Records) production, wrote and remixed "Mindfreak"
- LVL - Home Re:mix (2007 FiXT Music) "Home (Klayton Revision)"
- Fluffy Star - Come On! (2007) vocals on "Cold"
- Subkulture - Erasus EP (2007 FiXT Music) produced, contributed vocals
- Pendulum - In Silico (Special Edition) (2008 Atlantic Records) "Propane Nightmares (Celldweller Remix)"
- BT - These Hopeful Machines (2010) "Suddenly (Celldweller Mix)"
- Blue Stahli - Blue Stahli (2011 debut album FiXT Music) production, mixing, backup vocals on "Kill Me Every Time"
References[change | change source]
- "Some observant fans..." Facebook. 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- "Celldweller Tribe Discographies - Minor". Retrieved 2009-04-15. [dead link]