CING OF COGS

So I know that the remix EP, the one hundredth release on the parent label, was supposed to drop first. I know, but it’s not done yet. K.H.D. did a remix; Shyft did a remix; K.H.D. might be doing an other one and Predaking might be doing one. It’s a precarious thing, ordering a group of artists. So that’s not done. But do you know what is done?

This mother fucker. A Synthetic Experiments album. Fifteen tracks. Three years in the making. Inspired by gothic horror and steam punk, but still hard to the core. A concept album representing the darkest and most sinister villains of the Shyfted Dreaming universe, and their big machine designed to systematically unravel space and time. Sure. That part of the story isn’t written yet, but this album sure is!

So we shall continue to await SHM100 (and per haps in an other month it will have to be released as is), but the new sublabel, Shyfted Minds of Hard Core, had to be geared up, so that no other releases need be delayed, and it needed a nice, big, style-blazing album to do so. And now it is made available here, for the low, low price of totally worth it (coming to major retailers and Spotify and the like in December).

Welcome Knifeman, artist of hard core and industrial

Allow me to present Knifeman from Poland and his first Shyfted Minds release, the Pure Evil EP. It begins as you might expect, with some heavy gabber, but so slow? Wait- is that waltz timing? Some thing is clearly different here. And then after the ballad of distortion is over, industrial hard core becomes electro industrial (or terror EBM, or what ever the kids are calling the harshest and darkest of industrial genres descended from synth pop and factory noises these days). Knifeman comes to us with some thing special, out of the ordinary for SHM, and he’s not alone. Among these four tracks are guest vocals by Szyn Jebiasza, collaboration with FL FAN, and Knifeman’s take on Jura’s ‘Case’. Click the image above and say ‘Pozdrowienia!’ to the new kid on the block.

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 Gray out now!

Yep, it’s finally here, the rerelease of Red Ankh’s ‘Gray’ double album.  Bammo, industrial influenced progressive metal.  Get your cyber hands on it here.  This is the first time we are actually asking for money, since money is getting tight over here and time is getting even tighter.  It is only ten dollars for one hundred sixty minutes of music, or fifty cents per track with the exception of the tracks  Tundrome, Zarkerovense, and Secto, which are free.  If you like my music enough to have it but not enough to support me with a means to make more of it in the future, you will be able to find it at places like the Pirate Bay soon enough.

New Releases Very Soon

‘My Webbing Come Undone’ is a symphonic break core track by Shyft written years ago for an album that never got a proper release.  That symphonic break core album, entitled ‘Her Dark Square’, was remixed and remastered last November.  Now, one remix of the four track remix EP for My Webbing Come Undone still needs new mastering, and then that will be complete and the release of both the album and the remix EP will launch, possibly next week.

Surprise!  For the first time in three years, Shyft is nearly prepared to release a new gabber solo album, with six completed tracks and four nearly completed tracks.  This album is to be simply called ‘HonoR’.  Five are dark core or cross breed.  Five are more ‘mainstyle’, sporting catchy yet complex melodies and harmonies.  The title track is a mixture of both.  This album will feature a new version of an old favorite.  Shyft’s primary goal for this week- his spring break- is to finish these tracks.

Finally, ‘Gray’, the industrial metal double album by Red Ankh, is complete.  Expect release of it by some time next week.

The Dustrict and Wizzort album is in its final stages.  Expect industrial, hard core, cross breed

The Predaking album has just a few tracks remaining to be finished, and is now going to feature a second ‘disk’ full of remixes.  Fast, melodic gabber on its way!

Johan Jello has finished his first two track gabber EP, and as all these other projects come together, this will get mastered and released.

 

Stay tuned.  Things are changing quickly around here now.