New, new, Divebomb, Divebomb!

You want some more hard core? You do? Good. Wait- you DON’T!? Oh. Never mind. Of course you do. Here be an other free EP from Divebomb, low-BPM side project of Mister Predaking. Three originals and one Predaking remix here. Click the image above and snatch it up. Or don’t. OR DO, CAUSE YOU’RE NOT A FOOL.

In other news, K.H.D. is putting the finishing touches on his most excellent new release, and Shyft’s next installment of Synthetic Experiments shall be released on the twenty-third of September. In the mean time, taste this teaser:

Shyfted Minds of Metal

For the purpose of better organization, Shyfted Minds will from now on delegate its heavy metal releases to a sub-label, Shyfted Minds of Metal or SHMM. It’s catalog begins with deluxe versions of Red Ankh’s Shadow and Gray double albums, which include instrumental versions of songs. Through this label Red Ankh enters in to the digital retail realm, but these albums can still be purchased for cheaper on Bandcamp, and the instrumental tracks are now included as free bonus material on that channel. Follow the link path through the image above to these, if you have yet to acquire them and would wish to do so.

A taste of things to come

Presenting Shyft’s Synthetic Experiments Volume 1, the first step in a new direction. With less free time, a dedication to release schedule, and greater motivation to experiment with production techniques and general style, this is his answer to the pressures of the now. Synthetic Experiments is expected to be a series of short EPs, two to four tracks each, that will be used to express a new branch in genre-blending and dance-music-defying arrangement in hard core. Some expressions may come off subtly, others will be striking and wild, others may seem downright silly. How can you expect complete seriousness and savagery from the king of clown core (no, not clown break core)?  At any rate, this first release is dark and technical.  You can click the image above or here to get your grabby hands on it and read more about the idea behind its two songs.

Paired with this news is the fact that Shyfted Minds has entered in to contract with Label Worx in order to distribute for sale on popular digital channels such as Beatport and Spotify (iTunes is having unspecified issues.  Hooray!).  The majority of SHM releases will still be released for free, how ever, and any artists previously releasing high definition stuff on Bandcamp will continue to do so even if they are also for sale elsewhere (psst, and they’ll go for cheaper on Bandcamp too).  Money is appreciated, but seeking out connections to places such as Beatport and Spotify are valued even more so for exposure purposes.  Viral marketing is cool and all, but at the end of the day we’re just a bunch of punk kids led by one dude’s professional motivation.

Any who, I recommend you wreck your speakers with my new War Machine track now *points back up to the new release links*

Here come the gabber mixes

As said, here it be. The Zarkerovense remix that you may have heard a sneak preview of last year made it. K.H.D. was responsible for that of course. Imil and 1nsane returned after long silences on SHM to tackle Ankh’s Terror and New. Dustrict answered the call with a heavy tune much more on the jungle side, but with its industrial build up it fits in fine. Shyft took two tracks as well, totaling six gabber remixes of industrial-metal-themed Red Ankh tracks. Sound familiar? Good. You belong here.  Click the image above or here and enjoy this free release!

K.H.D.’s seven-track Mind is out now!

Heeere comes a new brilliant K.H.D. hard core release! Mind is seven original tracks, starting with a ten minute progressive epic and ending with a smooth drum and bass tune. Get it for free or pay what you think it’s worth here or by clicking the image above.

In addition, the release dates for Shyft’s Synthetic Experiments Volume 1, Red Ankh Shadow Deluxe edition, and Red Ankh Gray Deluxe edition have been fixed at April thirtieth, March thirteenth, and March seventeenth respectively. Again, Red Ankh Gray: The Gabber Mixes will hopefully be prepared in early April.

Shyfted Minds Merch! And other news

Got money that you don’t need? Want to pay a large corporation a hefty fee so that we can get a small cut and you can get cool representative items of our brands? Then this is the place for you!  Have mouths to feed, don’t feel like turning your body or your flat-faced possessions in to portable advertisements, but would still like to support our creators of cool music?  Look up our individual monikers on Bandcamp and buy some music!

More seriously, Zazzle’s manufacturing fees are kinda high, but so far I have been pretty well impressed with the quality of their products.  I do love my Shyfted Minds jacket, for sure!

In other news, Deluxe editions of Red Ankh’s Shadow and Gray will be released in mid May through Bandcamp and major digital online retailers.  These editions include instrumental versions of Red Ankh tracks, honoring the discontinued, original version of Gray from two thousand eight.  The upcoming K.H.D. release sounds promising so far.  Predaking is working on some thing completely different, some chip-tune drum and bass, and per haps under a different alias.  Shyft has a string of experimental gabber EPs in the works, the first scheduled to be released next month.  Aaaaaaand last, and probably least, the release date for Red Ankh Gray: The Gabber Mixes is as floating around as ever.  It was decided to give the remaining two remix artists an extension to the dead line, since, well, hey!  We were looking forward to hearing those!

Physical CDs for selected releases

To date, there are three Shyfted Minds releases that are available in CD format. Their pages that provide digital down loads link to these physical versions, but, for your convenience, links are provided here.  These releases are also available on Amazon, but this store, a subdivision of Amazon, provides the artists more royalties.

Shyft’s album HonoR: Digital  |  Physical

Red Ankh’s double album Gray: Digital  |  Physical 001, Physical 002

Red Ankh’s double album Shadow: Digital  |  Physical I, Physical II


New releases coming soon

You may have spotted a couple of tracks by Divebomb on Predaking’s last release, his huge double album Dark Days.  This is his side project for slower hard core- or regular hard core, for those who find his 190bpm+ works to be too hectic!  We’ll have you know that the first Divebomb solo EP is finished, mastered, and ready for release.  Expect to see it up for free down load early next week.

It should come as no surprise that K.H.D. is at it again with some thing big.  Keep your eyes peeled.

Red Ankh’s Gray is an industrial and metal themed double album showcasing Shyft’s industrial trance side in between Red Ankh’s regular weirdness attuned to industrial metal, or some thing like it.  It appeared as a limited, mostly instrumental release back in 2008 and had new life breathed in to it with many new vocal recordings, updated mixing, and remastering in 2013.  The release promo video teased you with the prospect of a remix EP, which experienced much delay.  Now we are happy to announce that Gray: The Gabber Mixes EP (an enthusiastic nod to Fear Factory) is currently scheduled to be released during the third week of March!  You can expect to see Red Ankh’s guitar-infused tracks remixed in to hard core dance music by Shyft, K.H.D., Dustrict, Imil, Tilduh, 1nsane, and Chromǯ.

Red Ankh Shadow now available

Red Ankh’s new dark symphonic metal album is now available for down load on Bandcamp! Get your ears ready for aggressive guitars and drums, melodic piano and viola, and harsh vocals. Yes. There is a progressive gabber metal track. Yes. There is a twenty-three minute metal epic. No. It is not exclusively harsh vocals, but they are dominant this time. Be warned: it goes full on black metal at times. Both parts will be available soon on physical compact disk through Amazon; a new update will be posted when that is so- give it a week or two. In the mean time, you can still get Red Ankh’s Gray part 001 and Gray part 002 on physical CD.