Douglas J McCarthy is a founding member of NITZER EBB, formed in 1982. McCarthy has a long standing partnership with French Techno producer, Terence Fixmer as FIXMER/MCCARTHY. In 2010 NITZER EBB released their sixth studio album, ‘INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX’. Subsequently McCarthy embarked on his first solo album, ‘KILL YOUR FRIENDS’, collaborating with Cyrusrex for the first time. Released in 2013, it led to this new musical partnership, BLACK LINE.