A great conversation with Matt. Very enjoyable getting to know about him and the band From Ashes To New. Check it out right here:
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Had a blast hanging out and talking with Sworn Enemy! Thanks to Mike Araiza for camera operations a nd editing the video! Here the conversation with the guys:
Thanks go out to Sal, Matt, Mike, Jeff, and Taykwuan of Sworn Enemy, and Tom George for hooking this up!
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American analog electro artist WVM has released two tracks, ‘Empire’ and ‘Pale Horse’ off of his upcoming album “Waves Of Nothing”, the release of which has not yet been announced.
‘Empire’ and ‘Pale Horse’ were made using analog synths and drum machines, I was heavily inspired by the synth music of the 80s but the songs are not rooted in any era as they sound like they could come from the past, present or future.
The tracks were produced, performed, arranged and composed by WVM and mixed by Sean Beavan (NIN, Manson, No Doubt, Slayer).
WVM is an American analog electro artist located in Los Angeles, California. His debut album “The End is Only the Beginning – EP,” released on March 5, 2013 and was produced, composed, performed and arranged by WVM and features Chris Vrenna(Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson) and Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle) on drums. The album was mixed bySean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt), who also invited WVM to record vocals at his private Blue Room Studio for all the tracks on the first EP.
August 20, 2014 – Los Angeles / London based Gothic rock band Die So Fluid have released the official music video for their track “Landslides (originally premiering with Bloody Disgusting). The track is from the band’s album “The Opposites Of Light” which will be released in the U.S. later this year. The band has also announced the dates of their upcoming tour of Finland. The tour kicks off in Tampere on September 3rd and wraps up in Lahti on September 7th.
Landslides’ is a track from the darker, more introspective side of our new album ‘The Opposites Of Light’. The song is about intense desire and loyalty. The video is an emotional and psychedelic trip into a shamanic desert scene highlighting the dream-time qualities of the song. The lyrics were partly inspired by my fascination with Carlos Castaneda, a kind of cult leader who wrote books about shamanism. Narrated in first person, they have sold millions but some critics say they’re works of fiction. He had three female followers who lived with him, changed their names, and cut off ties to family and the outside world. They mysteriously disappeared after his own death. The remains of one of these women was found in Death Valley near where her abandoned car had been discovered. I directed this video myself and used a Go Pro camera that a very generous Die So Fluid fan gave me. We filmed it at the magical Vasquez Rocks where Star Trek was shot, I’m lucky to live nearby. I just let the ancient land speak to me and the visions flow. – Grog (Die So Fluid)
Die So Fluid are the modern incarnation of a ‘power trio’. Their sonic being possesses the muscle of metal, the angular cheekbones of post-punk, and the burning soul of vampiric desert torch song.
Die So Fluid first surfaced in 2001, touring the country in the wake of their debut EP “Operation Hypocrite”, released on Sanctuary. They released a further single, ‘Suck Me Dry’ with Sanctuary before forming their own label, Cartesian, and releasing their third single ‘Disconnected.’ In 2004 Cartesian released the band’s debut album, “Spawn Of Dysfunction” in the UK. The album was universally well received and is still selling through the major chains of the UK and iTunes worldwide. Promotion of “Spawn Of Dysfunction” almost solely relied on the band touring the UK which they did tirelessly, turning up for over 300 shows between 2003 and 2006. Apart from pursuing a campaign of playing their own shows off the beaten track Die So Fluid supported bands like Drowning Pool, Vex Red, Clawfinger, Boy Hits Car, Feeder, Girlschool, Antiproduct, and The Wildhearts. Further promotion of the album came from a single release of the title track licensed to Retinue Records which was supported with a video featuring the babes and the fighters of a metal wrestling event.
Recording for “Not Everybody Gets A Happy Ending” started in 2005 with the album’s opening track ‘Gang Of One’. The finished recording was so good it actually caused a crisis within the band as they mutually agreed the pinnacle of what they had been trying to achieve musically on “Spawn Of Dysfunction”. But in the end it was this realization that freed them to explore a wider range of influences and styles. So songs like ‘Existential Baby’ and ‘Test Confessional’ draw on Al’s ska background and ‘Throw You Away’ features an Egyptian string arrangement thanks to one of Drew’s colleagues in gypsy troupe, The Death Orchestra. The finished record is the product of multiple sessions scattered over a two year period. This ungainly recording schedule was adopted because the record was being financed by royalties from ‘Spawn’ – as they trickled in. For “Not Everybody Gets A Happy Ending” Mark Williams was back in the producer’s chair at his new premises in the legendary Battery Studios building in North West London. The title track was partly fueled by the long drawn out recording process, and at the time, no prospect of a release. That changed in 2007 when the band found a new backer in Finland and finally “Not Everybody Gets A Happy Ending” was made flesh. The first single ‘Happy Halloween’ was released worldwide on iTunes on November 2nd, 2007 and coincided with a Halloween festival appearance in Helsinki and Die So Fluid’s portrait by Paul Harries appearing on Finnish postal stamps. The esteemed rock photographer, and long time associate of the band, also directed the video for second single ‘Existential Baby’. ‘Not Everybody Gets A Happy Ending’ was released in the UK in February 2008 to a great response and immediately entered the retail sales charts. The band then diligently followed the cascade of international releases – touring Finland, the USA (twice), Germany and the rest of Europe, appearing in nearly 20 different countries in 2009. As well as headlining festivals in Portugal, Germany, and Switzerland Die So Fluid supported Eisbrecher, Mindless Self Indulgence, My Ruin, Ill Nino, Maj Karma, and Prong.
2010 saw the release of “The World Is Too Big For One Lifetime.” The band licensed the album to DR2 which frankly restricted the breadth of the album’s distribution. Nonetheless the press came back with universally positive reviews and with the help of videos ‘Mercury’ (playlisted on Scuzz and Kerrang) and ‘What A Heart Is For’ the band’s audience continued to expand leading to sell out shows at the Scala and Dingwalls in London and Virgin Oil Company in home from home, Helsinki. The live popularity was also reflected in requests for festival appearances in Finland, Holland, and Spain as well as the UK, including 3 appearances for Hard Rock Hell. The album itself was viewed by the band, and producer Mark Williams, as a consolidation of the sound they had previously strove for. This was the first time the band had anything like a conventional ‘month in the studio’ album recording session. The record has been the band’s best selling yet and helped push their Spotify play count over 5 million. From the middle of 2011 the band went on hiatus, barring a few live commitments including two sell out London shows and an exclusive performance at the London Bass Guitar show. The band concentrated efforts into reclaiming their music and extracting it from the grip of labels and companies making lapsed or unjust claims to it. They started recording “The Opposites of Light” in December 2012. The album was made available accompanying a UK tour in April 2014 preceding it’s upcoming USA release campaign this Fall. The release of “Black Blizzard” with stunning video by David Kenny has sparked a constantly growing global buzz, with the Twitter following rising over 23K and Facebook over 11K. Notably this track was in the official final selection of Classic Rock Magazine wildcard entries for Songs Of The Year 2013. The band heads to the UK for an appearance at Alt Fest in August, followed by September tour dates in Finland. They will be touring extensively in the USA November onwards.
February 28, 2014 – Ryle’s “Deathelectro” Remix is a high energy 128bpm brutal bashing, designed to annihilate dance floors. Reminiscent of top tier EDM acts like Knife Party and Far Too Loud, Ryle showcases his ability capture the essence of an original track, and then smash it to bits by switching styles and mashing genres. His remix is filled with surgical synth work, hyper-edits and glitch cuts, and speaking speaker shaking bass sounds.
Darksiderz flips the cut for a full on 150bpm hardstyle stomp through the underground sound of hard dance. Ready to take your head off with its screeching synths, punishing percussion, and unorthodox use of melodic elements that drive the track forward with unstoppable momentum. Industrial die hards will quickly embrace the huge distorted kick drums and tempo changes that supercharge the original track into this highly volatile mixture.
The original track’s Melodic vocoder vocals meet aggressive shouts in an irresistible club hybrid that leaves you craving more. “From My Cold Dead Hands (Remixes)” release also contains the original version of the new Combichrist-smasher, and in addition to the remixes by by Ryle and Darksiderz, the release features remixes by Monikkr vs. Matlin, Gavin Reign, Nitro/Noise, and ex-Marilyn-Manson- and current Rob-Zombie-drummer Ginger Fish.
Buy Combichrist “From My Cold Dead Hands (Ryle’s DeathElectro Remix)” onBeatport!
Buy Combichrist “From My Cold Dead Hands (Darksiderz Hardstyle Remix)” onBeatport!
Full track list:
1. From My Cold Dead Hands (Album Version)
2. From My Cold Dead Hands (DeathElectro Remix by Ryle)
3. From My Cold Dead Hands (Remixed by Nitro/Noise)
4. From My Cold Dead Hands (Darksiderz Hardstyle Remix)
5. From My Cold Dead Hands (Monikkr vs. Matlin NYC Club Remix)
6. From My Cold Dead Hands (Gavin Reign Remix)
7. From My Cold Dead Hands (Remix by Ginger Fish feat. Disco Death Rock)
8. You Amount To None
Emerging from the pixelated shadows that cloak the space between worlds, this charismatic live performer is poised to explode to the forefront of the rapidly evolving EDM movement. His wildly unique dj/mc performances deliver a rapid fire display of lightning fast mixing techniques on multiple decks, coupled with crowd controlling aggressive live vocals, to create a synchronized sonic thrill ride into the next level of modern day electronic music
Darksiderz descend upon us from the far reaches of the unknown. He brings a powerful sound of exclusive hard beats that will control both your mind and your body once you step onto the dancefloor. He is a powerhouse behind the decks and in the studio with influences ranging from hard dance to industrial to death metal. He has combined different sounds to spawn a new hard EDM concept and the world will soon know the power of the darkside.