The famed Maschinenfest festival came and went and, as every year, was a memorable experience. New location and late date this year, but the whole thing was again a particularely fun, well organized and friendly event. Thank you to the promoters and the audience who made the concerts by Matta, Subheim and Niveau Zero such successes. (or the whole festival, actually).
You can check a few pictures over here (or be on the lookout for more there), as well as first videos from the very remarked Niveau Zero show below. Congratulations, and see you there next year.
We'e just days from the official release date of Subheim's "No Land Called Home" (hint: this also means you have only days to pre-order it on the cheap), and we're not the only one looking forward this magnificent full-length: the very nice Headphone Commute webzine has just published a free mix prepared by Subheim, showcasing several tracks from this album as well as unreleased tracks by Mobthrow (from his upcoming Ad Noiseam album), Hecq and others.
The new four track EP by a project that has become an Ad Noiseam regular features three new tracks (including the title one, which you might first have heard in this mix months ago) as well as "Mask Of Gas", which was a CD exclusive back then on "Terminal Static" (adn117). We've heard you, though, and it has now been pressed on thick, loud black vinyl.
As a celebration, how about several live dates in America, even including some in Mexico City and Bogota? All the details about this are in the live section of this site. Some of us will be able to attend these shows. But for everybody, here comes the "Flood", available right now on vinyl or as mp3. Enjoy the audio excerpts and pictures below.
Onwards with the spotlights series on the new Ad Noiseam items, this time with the two new releases by Black Lung, to be released no later than tomorrow (November 2nd).
David Thrussel, a.k.a. Black Lung and Snog, went through particularely intense and strange experiences last years, which he then translated into sounds on Black Lung's new "The Soul Consumer" album (adn136) and its vinyl pendant, "The First Tender Cut" (adn135). Bloody, raw, psychotic but very fun, the australian veteran of all things electronics and surprising is back with a vengeance.
Moreover, Igorrr and Ad Noiseam have also partnered with the Aentitainment label, which is bringing out at the same time a vinyl companion to "Nostril", the "Baroquecore EP", which you can now pre-order here, as well as an Igorrr t-shirt, to proudly wear your love to this young act.
Rejoice, the great fresh hope of breakcore is coming. There's not long to wait, and you can already feast your ears and eyes on the previews below.
Third volume for the Ad Noiseam free label compilations: it's been a long time since we hadn't brought up a volume of the free label sampler series, and now that the days are getting shorter and many new hot releases are on their way, it's time to offer again a taste of things that are and things to be.
The first five tracks of this compilation are taken from forthcoming releases, it's therefore everybody's first chance to get a real taste of all the albums and EPs coming out on Ad Noiseam in November, from Igorrr, Subheim, Broken Note, Black Lung and Matta. The rest of the compilation features tracks from albums released in the last year. Who knows, maybe you don't know them all already. Enjoy.
The moment has finally arrived: we had told you recently about a heavy salvo of new releases coming out this Fall. They are all there now, and pre-order season is open. While there are still a few weeks to wait till these records, CD and mp3 will be officially released, you can already secure your copy, and get a rebate along the way. As usual, every order placed before the official release date gets an automatic rebate, meaning that you will not only get your releases before anybody else, but also for cheaper.
Ivan Shopov, a.k.a. Balkansky (also well known in the drum'n'bass world as Cooh) has prepared for the first episode of the Australian based webzine Bassfreqs, in which he mixes up a lot of very hard hitting, oppressive dubstep of the kind that we like a lot over here. And not only does it include two tracks written with Loop Stepwalker (and going to be released on Ad Noiseam), but also "Flood", from Broken Note's coming single (adn134).
Step up, get ready for some serious headbanging and enjoy this excellent Balkansky mix (listen to it below, or download it there). The playlist is after the break.