Once again, with (up beat) feeling!

What? Too dark? That’s okay! This time, I return to my more whimsical roots. No, it only gets a little clowny for a short while. It’ll make you want to go on an epic quest (may be for chocolate milk) before it makes you want to growl like a demon and thrash around like a… thrasher demon.

Three tracks. Deviates from the dance form more as you go along. If you ever wanted to know what real progressive gabber might sound like (and no, not full of two minute snare rolls and rising pad build ups), stick around for Breathless, the third track. Even if you didn’t, p’raps you’ll enjoy the novelty elsewise! Look at us, in this little no where pocket of the Internet, changing stuff. There could be wizard space frogs camping in the desert and no one would know! Yes. I am aware that that is a totally frivolous way to make a point. Be quiet!

In other news, we have a new artist in our midst. His first Shyfted Minds release is more or less ready to go, so prepare your self for a melodious but totally abrasive take on industrial… Why so mysterious? WHY DO PEOPLE WRITE CLIFF HANGERS!? Don’t toy with me, Demontraville, if that is your real name.

We’re still hanging out in the future here at Shyfted Minds. Don’t worry. We’ll warp back for the latest K.H.D. release in good time. Trust me. It’s worth the wait.

In other other news (or other other other news, for those keeping track), Shyft has been playing with all sorts of different ideas lately, and would like to share incomplete works with you, because who the hell knows when all this shit will get completed? OBSERVE:

Also, it appears as though I have become some sort of rune-marked ghost. Missed that memo, guys.

An… aftertaste of things that came?

Some sort of time warp brought us to catalog number SHM086. I think that there was supposed to be a K.H.D. number in there? Don’t worry. Well get back to it when the wiggly time is right. Until then? Enjoy this new release from Shyft! The experimentation continues with these two tracks brewed from hard edged darkness and wide-eyed strange-iosity. Click the cover image above to have a listen and a down load. It’s cheapest there, but you can also reach it through major digital retailers, and, like, stream it on Spotify and junk. In case you missed it, Volume 1 is still hanging around too.

This time it was dark and vicious again. For next time, expect some thing different. During the second week of October, a brighter, more uplifting set of experiments will be storming the gates of audio paradise, and this time around there will be three tracks, the third being an ethereal gabber piece in multiple movements. Hardcore has been ripping off classical anthems for years, so who says there’s no room for an original piece that progresses through stages as such? Stay tuned, and scream, if you like cookies.

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:

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!

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

Enjoy!

Johan Jello’s first release on Shyfted Minds

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.