Damon Albarn
Daddy G
Blue Lines
Horace Andy
James Lavelle
Geoff Barrow
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Massive Attack

Knowledge Identifier: &Massive_Attack


Massive Attack

English musical group from Bristol consisting of Robert Del Naja|Robert 3D Del Naja and Daddy G|Grant Daddy G Marshall, formed in 1988 add

Category: Music

Founded in 1994.

Countries: United Kingdom (47%), United States (16%), Iraq (7%)

Main connections: Damon Albarn, Daddy G, Blue Lines

Linked to: EMI, BBC, NME, UBS




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The MTV Europe Music awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe add something


In 1995, Massive Attack started a label distributed by Virgin/EMI, Melankolic, and signed Craig Armstrong and number of other artists such as Horace Andy, Alpha, Sunna, and Day One add something


Brian Eno - In 1995, Eno provided one of several remixes of "Protection" by Massive Attack for release as a single


DJ Shadow - On a 1995 visit to the Mo' Wax studios in London , England, Shadow was recruited to perform scratches on a James Lavelle and Tim Goldsworthy mix of the Massive Attack song Karmacoma


Damon Albarn - Albarn was asked, alongside Blur bandmate Graham Coxon, to remix the Massive Attack song "Angel" for the single release, in 1998


Andy Vowles , who had once thought of himself as the trio's musical director, acrimoniously left Massive Attack in late 1999, after an ultimatum from the other two members to end the group immediately if he did not add something


Horace Andy - He continues to record new music, with the Living in the Flood album released in 1999 on Massive Attack's Melankolic record label, and Mek It Bun in 2002.


In 2000, Del Naja and Daddy G released a webcast on the state of the band and future plans add something


Despite having taken Del Naja's side in the effective firing of Vowles and participating in a show-of-unity webcast as a duo the following year, Grant Marshall had effectively left by 2001 in that he abandoned the studio altogether add something


Daddy G - Between 2001 and 2005, Marshall was mainly absent from Massive Attack, with "100th Window" being the only album he did not have major input on


Myles Kennedy - In 2002, the future of the band began to look unlikely, and Kennedy began recording new music, which he described as "Daniel Lanois meets Massive Attack


Enlisting the vocals of Sinéad O'Connor and Horace Andy, "100th Window" was mastered in August 2002 and released in February 2003 add something


Also in 2003, Del Naja was arrested on child porn allegations, which were reported widely in the media add something


He was strongly opposed to the 2003 war against Iraq, and with fellow musician Damon Albarn personally paid for full page adverts in the NME magazine add something


Damon Albarn - Albarn contributed backing vocals to a song on Massive Attack's 100th Window, released in 2003


James Lavelle - In 2003, he released a follow-up to Psyence Fiction, titled "Never, Never, Land", though this album saw DJ Shadow replaced by Richard File as the second full time member of UNKLE. It featured collaborations with 3D of Massive Attack and Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age among others


Del Naja and Marshall performed three shows in 2005 in support of Hoping, an organisation that helps raise money, support projects for Palestinian youth in refugee camps in the occupied territories, Lebanon and Syria add something


In 2005 Del Naja organised and performed at a charity concert in Bristol for Tsunami Relief with Adrian Utley and Geoff Barrow of Portishead add something


In 2005, Daddy G started coming into the studio, although little came of the material add something


Marshall returned to a studio role in 2005, having joined the touring line-up in 2003/4 add something


Later that year, Massive Attack decided to release their contractually obliged compilation album "Collected" in 2006 add something


Del Naja, musicians Damon Albarn and Brian Eno, and United Visual Artists contributed to a demonstration against the renewal of the UK Trident programme that was held aboard the Arctic Sunrise on the River Thames in 2007 add something


In 2007, Del Naja and Davidge scored three soundtracks, "In Prison My Whole Life" , "Battle in Seattle" and "Trouble the Water" add something


In 2007, they were working with Stephanie Dosen, and she later became part of the touring line-up, Elizabeth Fraser having returned to the live repertoire initially add something


In February 2007, Massive Attack hosted a charity benefit for the Hoping Foundation, a charity for Palestinian children, cementing their reputation as one of Britain's politically engaged bands add something


Darren Tate - In a "DMC" magazine interview of March 2007 Tate stated that his favourite record was "Unfinished Sympathy" by Massive Attack


Meltdown - In 2008, Massive Attack curated the annual Meltdown festival on London's south bank add something


In 2008, it was announced that Massive Attack were to curate the UK's Southbank Meltdown, a week-long event add something


The two later worked together again in the 2008 Damon Albarn sessions for the fifth proper studio album add something


Riz Ahmed - He opened the Meltdown Festival with Bristol-based trip-hop group Massive Attack at the Royal Festival Hall in 2008, and was appointed 'Emerging Artist in Residence' at the Southbank Centre in London


Vashti Bunyan - Meltdown - In June 2008, Vashti appeared at London's Royal Festival Hall with The Heritage Orchestra as part of Massive Attack's Meltdown, in a live performance of Vangelis' "Blade Runner" soundtrack, singing "Rachael's Song" as sung by Mary Hopkin on the original recorded soundtrack


Davidge and Del Naja got back together in 2009 with Daddy G to finish the fifth album, incorporating bits of the Albarn material add something


Later it was announced that the band were to headline the 2009 Bestival festival and soon after that they were to tour the UK and Europe, add something


Terry Callier - May 2009 saw his album "Hidden Conversations" featuring Massive Attack released on Mr Bongo records


In 2010, Massive Attack donated the income from a Lincoln car commercial to the clean up campaign after the BP oil spill disaster add something


In 2010, the video for shot by Oliver Chanarin and Adam Bloomberg for the song "Saturday come slow", featuring Damon Albarn, drew attention to the use of music in torture add something


Massive Attack donated all proceeds from their 2010 EP Atlas Air this week for War Child, a charity the band previously supported when they contributed to the HELP album add something


Damon Albarn - Heligoland - More recently, on Massive Attack's 2010 Heligoland album, he sang on the track "Saturday Come Slow" and contributed keyboards to the track "Splitting the Atom"


Guy Garvey - He appears on the Massive Attack's 2010 album record "Heligoland"


Del Naja said in October, to the Spinner website, that his plans were now for "unorthodox" release of several EPs in 2011, rather than an album add something


On 10 October 2011, a limited 12" was announced, called "Four Walls / Paradise Circus" add something


Del Naja and Thom Yorke of Radiohead threw an unofficial party at the occupied UBS building in the city of London in December 2011, in support for the international Occupy movement add something


On 11 December 2011, their song "Splitting The Atom" premièred as the theme song on "Luck", a HBO television series starring Dustin Hoffman add something


On 14 November 2012, on the eve of the Bristol Mayor election the band caused some surprise by endorsing independent millionaire and former LibDem George Ferguson, citing the need for a mayor who would help facilitate creative projects to the city, and wasn't simply following a party political agenda add something


Del Naja's first ever solo art show was held at the Lazarides gallery in central London, UK from 24 May to 22 June 2013 add something


Del Naja, who orchestrated the film's soundtrack, described the experience as a collective hallucination and the film was shown at the Manchester Festival in July 2013 add something


Patrick Duff - Patrick collaborated with Massive Attack's producer Neil Davidge contributing words and melodies to songs on Neil's first solo album released in February 2014


On 5 February 2014, it was confirmed that Massive Attack would headline at Secret Solstice, a new music festival in Reykjavik on 20 June through 22 June add something


Electronica 1: The Time Machine - John Carpenter Robert "3D" Del Naja of Massive Attack fame, Pete Townshend and the late Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream, the collaboration being one of Froese's last projects before passing away in the January 2015 of 2015


On 21 February 2015, it was confirmed through the Massive Attack Facebook page that they would be collaborating with Run the Jewels add something


On 28 January 2016, Massive Attack released a new EP, "Ritual Spirit" add something


Rosamund Pike - In February 2016, she starred in the music video for "Voodoo In My Blood" by Massive Attack


On 29 July 2016, Massive attack released a new single, "The Spoils", which includes "The Spoils," and "Come Near Me," which were both previewed on Fantom add something


Banksy - In August 2016, Scottish journalist Craig Williams published an investigative piece in which he connected the timing of Banksy's murals with the touring schedule of the trip hop band Massive Attack


The videoclip for "The Spoils", featuring Cate Blanchett and directed by Australian director John Hillcoat, was released on 9 August 2016 add something


In September 2016, freelance journalist Craig Williams claimed Robert '3D' Del Naja was in fact the elusive graffiti artist Banksy or as an alternative theory, that Banksy is in fact a group of artists led by Del Naja and associated with the band add something


Robert and the Fantom team have contributed to Dau - large scale immersive film installation which launches in 2018 add something


Robert co-wrote and produced the track Kong with Four Tet released in August 2018 add something