Rhys Fulber

Rhys Fulber

Rhys Fulber (here with Conjure One at the Nocturnal Culture Night festival in Germany, 2015)
Background information
Birth name Nowell Rhys Fulber
Born (1970-10-10) October 10, 1970
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Genres Nu metal, electronica, trip hop, trance
Occupation(s) Producer, musician
Instruments Keyboards, synthesizer, sampler, programming
Years active 1987–present
Associated acts Conjure One
Front Line Assembly
Fear Factory
Paradise Lost
Econoline Crush
Scar the Martyr
Website www.rhysfulber.com

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


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.

Early music career

Fulber's first involvements in Front Line Assembly were one song on their debut album 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.[2] 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.


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 Mind Killer 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.

Key: P = Produced, Prg = Programming, K = Keyboards, Rmx = Remix, M = Mixed, E = Engineered, CoW = Co Writer, AddP = Additional Production


Fulber is the first cousin of Shawn Atleo, He is part of the Canadian First Nations activist and former national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Fulber is married to musician Leah Randi, the two have a son together. He is the son-in-law of musician Don Randi. Fulber was nominated for Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year award at the 2008 Juno Awards


  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. "Caustic Grip". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-06-16.
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