The last of the vocal recordings are finished for the upcoming Red Ankh album, and the majority of instrumentation is complete. Its twenty-three minute epic needs some drum fills and adjustment to instrument articulation, as well as a bit of a mixdown tweak and mastering, and five other tracks need one or two minor adjustments, so look forward to a release date within the next few weeks. Below is the cover art and track list (the physical CD releases will have titles, but I enjoy the representative red-colored ankh and shadows).
Disk One: 1:12:30
01 Walking Away 2:37
02 Let’s Drag You Down 5:43
03 Black Mind 7:15
04 Killer 7:13
05 Cave Pools 3:04
06 Dream with Me 5:25
07 In Between 3:05
08 Intergalactic Island 8:49
09 Layers 6:43
10 Remember Kata 9:01
11 Ugluwiktz 8:34
12 Let’s Drag You Down (Shyft Remix) 5:01
Disk Two: 1:15:14
01 Infiltrate, Decimate, Confiscate 7:39
02 Broken 9:45
03 Reflections 3:39
04 Burned Passions 4:20
05 Dark Woodland Wonders 3:13
06 Down Below (Chinic) 5:42
07 Firelight 6:45
08 Rhythmus Tempore 8:15
09 Bittersweet 23:19
10 Going Home 3:07
Johan Jello’s first release, Augmentation EP, is now available on Shyfted Minds Records! This two track EP features just the kind of atypical hard core sound that Shyfted Minds strives to make available against the expected mainstyle, dark core, and cross breed. Click the image above to down load it for free!
In other news, Red Ankh‘s new double album with an orientation of darkness and symphonic composition is approaching completion, taking inspiration from acts like Dimmu Borgir, old Tristania and Sirenia, but still with moments of the typical uplifting Red Ankh sound. Predaking is working on a new four track release under his Divebomb alias, and K.H.D. is of course pumping out new tracks to be connected in a release sooner or later.
How awful how artists must live the regular lives of real people! Activity here at Shyfted Minds has been slow to stagnant lately, as many of us have been putting more time in to our other responsibilities. As owner, Shyft takes the blame, as he has been rather… troubled, let us say. On top of that, the need for a new job and possibly switching academic paths has been taking priority over music, but we have no intention of quitting! Things are slowly working toward stability once again, and you can expect new great things from this organization beyond that point.
Click the image above to get this release’s seven masterpieces from K.H.D.’s Bandcamp page for free, or pay him what you think it’s worth! Money or no money, this one is definitely worth a listen. Not at your computer? Well, steam it from that page at least. Would ya!?
After a series of set backs Predaking’s first full length album is finally finished and has been released. Get it here for free. It’s fast; it’s hard; it’s Predaking!
We have all been rather busy with our regular lives here at Shyfted Minds lately, but K.H.D. and Dustrict managed to pump out this two original, two remix track EP for your listening pleasure! Click the image above to stream and acquire it in your choice of digital audio format.
Shyft is struggling to find the time and patience to tweak the mix of and master Predaking’s new album. I’d wager this week or the first week of next month will mark it’s completion, but time keeps slipping away lately. There is still Johan Jello’s new EP to master and release as well!
In other news, physical merchandise such as shirts, stickers, and select physical CDs should be available soon through the Shyfted Minds website. If you’re clever and determined, you should already be able to find them on your own!
Eight years ago Shyft saw a Youtube video with clips from the game Fear set to the song Kétsarkú Mozgalom by Venetian Snares. He was showed this video to catch a glimpse of the game, but he never played that game. He listened to Venetian Snares’ symphonic break core album, home of the terrifying track that he had heard, many times. It inspired him to begin work on orchestral-infused brain dance, all originally written with sample-based VSTs and chopped apart drum loops, among synths. An equal obsession with Dimmu Borgir’s Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia inspired him to mix in some heavy metal elements. A year later Her Dark Square was written to its completion, being far more varied in style and mood than its muse material; some times it is even uplifting. Shyft considers it to be one of his finest works.
Her Dark Square, though poorly mixed and mastered, was of a higher production quality than what Shyft would achieve for a few more years to come, and yet in 2011 it came time to remix and remaster it, as well as upgrade the guitar sections. Now the revised edition is here for rerelease alongside the remix EP of the first track. Get them now by clicking the image links above!
This guy’s dark hard core is outstanding. Listen well, dance hard, and add this great work to your collection!