First, Wormskull is an all star band formed by Bong-Ra, Deformer, Balazs Pandi and Eni-Less. But it's also a full frontal sonic assault that taps from years of experience in the metal and electronic scenes to come up with a high-energy, moshpit-packing devil of an album. Don't believe what you were told: it's not a team of Soviet scientists who recorded the sounds of hell, but a quartet of angry, experienced musicians who love their metal dark, their beats punishing, and their atmospheres abysmal. Heavy riffs, complex drumming, electronic arrangements that have their roots in Bong-Ra's breakcore: Wormskull is nothing for the weak of heart. (get this on LP + CD / on CD / as digital files)
The 4th Ad Noiseam 10th birthday party took place a couple of nights ago at the Batofar in Paris, and was an incredible experience: a boat packed from wall to wall, moving along the non-stop dancing, long queues at the door, and an awesome, friendly and very supportive atmosphere to go on with excellent sets from all the participating artists. Again: thanks to all those who made this event possible. Next stop on July 9th in Beirut, Lebanon.
Excuse the self-congratulory post, but it might be relevant for anybody reading French to know that they can find double pages interviews with yours truely in the latest issues of both Trax and Noise (which, for those of you who don't live in France, are the two main electronic / alternative music magazines in France). Both magazines had the good idea to sit down and ask some questions relative to Ad Noiseam 10th birthday, and the celebration taking place this Wednesday in Paris.
Both magazines are available for sale at the moment (in France mostly, I presume). Images are posted above, but I won't put the interviews online, as print press definitely need our support. So go out, buy and read the May issue of Trax and the May / June one of Noise. Sounds like something you can easily do on the way to this week's 10 Years Ad Noiseam party in Paris.
Ever since Ad Noiseam started directly selling mp3 of the label's releases on this site, we've been donating a fix sum on each digital sale to Amnesty. As we congratulate Amnesty International on its 50th birthday, today is also a good occasion to be transparent about these donations. A breakdown of this all is to be found below.
Thank you for all of you who took part of this program . And don't worry, we're not stopping it.
This podcast, which was put online a few days ago, showcases all the artists which are playing tonight in Utrecht, and a bit more. It can be listened to and downloaded here, or streamed right below. The playlist is below the fold.