Friday Freebie: as the release date of Wormskull's "Sound of Hell" draws dangerously close (remember, pre-orders are taken already), Bong-Ra has prepared a free album mix which intends at showcasing in a few minutes the fury, darkness and madness of this album. The tracks are switched pretty quickly, but it should get a good idea of what this "Sound of Hell" is about.
More, you say? You can check out some sound samples over here, but you can also already listen to two full tracks below. It is very real indeed.
First comes "Sound Of Hell", the shattering, loud and in-your-face début album by Wormskull, the all-star project founded by Bong-Ra, Deformer and Balazs Pandi (of Merzbow and Blood Of Heroes fame). Coming on all formats (LP with CD added to the sleeve, digipack CD and digital), this album sees Bong-Ra and friends pursue yet another style, mixing metal, jungle and breakcore in an insidious way. More information here / pre-orders there.
Finally, we're happy to welcome a 100% female act on the label, after all these years, with the new 12" (and the return to wax) of Hecate with her "Brew Hideous Remixes" EP in which tracks from her latest album get remixes by White Darkness (a.k.a. Bong-Ra), Amboss, Slutmachine and Vile Enginez. Expect some dark, noisy breakcore on this one. More information here / pre-orders there.
We'll let you read further by exploring the various links, but remember: if you pre-order your record, CD or digital files, you're also getting a rebate. The early bird catch the worms for less money. Act fast.
The night has roared, and now has many colours and shades on King Cannibal's most varied record to date. From this established producer's insidious remix of Bong-Ra's "Come Out To Play" or Machine Code's anthemic and furious version of "Dirt" to the more laid back and melodic remixes by Krumble and Dead Fader, this EP is an accurate snapshot of what King Cannibal is about: not only can he pack a dancefloor, but he also delivers gentle tunes or impressive beatwork. King Cannibal has a posse, an untamed, diverse one.(get this on 12" / as digital files)
Truth through diversity: Hecate breaks a long period of silence with an EP on which four of her closest collaborators get to remix and mash up material from her "Brew Hideous" album. From the fast paced breakcore of the Amboss and Vile Enginez remixes to the solemnity of the White Darkness (a.k.a. Bong-Ra) and Slutmachine ones, Hecate's music gets revealed and amplified under each of its aspect. Let is be heard that the reigning queen of breakcore is back, not alone, and with a vengeance. (get this on 12" / as digital files)
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.