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Friday, 11 December 2020

NEW SCANDROID DOUBLE ALBUM 'THE DARKNESS AND THE LIGHT' OUT NOW

 AVAILABLE IN ALL FORMATS

Scandroid - "Dark Tide" (feat. Megan McDuffee) [Official Lyric Video]


Monday, 26 October 2020

Sebastian Böhm - Blue Monday (Official "Wonder Woman 1984" Trailer Music)

Can't they just release the movie on streaming - how much longer??

To get us there, let's enjoy the music from the WW84 trailer soundtrack: 

Sebastian Böhm's epic cover of New Order's 'Blue Monday' is full of that Hans Zimmer flavour: Exactly what you need when smiting evil-doers or getting into a sweaty mess on the exercise bike during Covid.

Saturday, 24 October 2020

LIFE OF A SONG: FROM SIXTIES SOUL TO BRAZILIAN THRASH METAL: 'TAINTED LOVE'

Sepultura have been on a roll recently with latest album 'Quadra' being the definitive sound of a metal band maintaining their relevance into the 2020's and beyond. However, they've just released a crushing one-off cover version of 60s Soul classic Tainted Love, for the Brazilian TV show Desalma.

Future-Rocker predicts that this sludgy rendition (with a gang-vocal finale for the inevitable moshpit throwdown), is a prime candidate for a huge hit single.



Originally sung by Gloria Jones in 1965, the song became a Post-Punk monster hit in 1981 for Soft Cell.






Tainted Love has also been covered by the Scorpions, Marilyn Manson and Imelda May.

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

NEW BLUE STAHLI !!

Crushingly introspective? Explosively meditative? Bret Autry's latest sonic blasts appear to occupy two states at the same time, and, surprisingly, are not being released by his long-time career label Fixt Music.

An intriguing mixture of electronica, Arty European-style Black Metal and his instrumental 'AntiSleep' series of albums, there is definitely something for everyone on the new album, entitled Quartz.

Unless you want a quiet night's sleep - in which case, continue to look elsewhere!









Tuesday, 20 October 2020

(BLAST) FROM THE PAST - SHOTGUN MESSIAH

LIKE BLUE STAHLI? - TRY THIS!

At the end of the Eighties, Finnish Glam Metal band Kingpin relocated to LA and changed their name to SHOTGUN MESSIAH upon signing to premiere guitar shredder label Relativity ( Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, etc. ).

After several lineup changes the band was reduced to singer / bassist Tim Skold and guitarist Harry Cody... and a drum machine.

Whatever happened in LA must have pissed them off mightily, because their third and final album was the apocalyptic industrial guitar blitzkrieg of 1993's VIOLENT NEW BREED. Produced by Ulf Sandqvist ( EMF, Machines of Loving Grace, Killing Joke ), and maintaining and even building on the catchiness of previous albums, VNB was more consistent and way heavier than its two predecessors.




Despite staying on-point with prevailing trends, the album was released during a difficult time for former 80's bands: The release was largely ignored and the band quit, to little fanfare. It was one of many anticlimactic endings from that era.

Skold went on to a successful career notably as sideman to Sascha Konietzko in industrial rockers KMFDM and then bassist for Marilyn Manson. Harry Cody completely disappeared from the industry, and producer Ulf Sandqvist went on to become Managing Director of BMG Scandinavia.

Whether the band's reputation has grown in the intervening decades remains to be seen... although last year Skold and Cody were reportedly planning a reunion.

Future-Rocker has always cited Shotgun Messiah's Violent New Breed as a incendiary one-off that was almost three decades before its time, predicting bands like Filter, Stabbing Westward and Blue Stahli. 

A crushing comeback album in the Post-Trump / Post-Covid world would definitely be a mouth-watering prospect.



Tuesday, 13 October 2020

TAKATAK : POWERFUL CONTEMPORARY METAL FROM PAKISTAN



You saw them here first - fans of Devin Townsend, Eddie Van Halen, Architects, Gojira and Jinjer will love them:







Monday, 12 October 2020

AUGMENTED REALITY: CODE ELEKTRO - LIVE WITH GUITAR & DRUMS!

'LIVE IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS'

This Fall, Danish Cyberpunk Martin Ahm Nielsen - AKA Code Elektro - released his first live album Night Train Live 2020, and in contrast to his acclaimed studio albums, this time features additional musicians to make it more of a live experience.

We catch up with Martin during 2020's Covid lockdown to find out how it all went down.

Future-Rocker: What made you decide to make Code Elektro a live experience?

Live is where the magic happens. I have always played live shows but only in other bands. And sometime last year I felt that it was time to take Code Elektro live. And it was so awesome!

Is Radar a local venue, and therefore a hometown crowd? What was it like, bringing it to the stage.

Radar is a local venue here in Aarhus (Denmark). It’s a really awesome place with great sound and gear (lights etc.). So yeah it was a hometown gig – beforehand I didn’t know if that would be an advantage because when I look at my Spotify data my fans are from all over the world. Thankfully a lot showed up and it was a great night!

'You can hear the groove'


What made you want to add a live guitarist (Niels Bach Storgaard) and drummer (Mikkel Nørgaard) for the live Code Elektro?

I wanted to have the live grooves that a guitarist and drummer gives - I wanted that feel with me on stage. I think you can hear the groove in the tracks. It really gives something extra.

They give the music an added dynamic and 'urgency'. The logical progression might be to add a vocalist. Have you ever thought about it? Male or female?

Absolutely (and thanks!). I am thinking about moving into that area. Male or female is not that important…. whatever fits the song best.



Would you consider adding guitars and drums to future Code Elektro studio releases? 

YES! It really gives something to the music. Working on the computer and being a one man band is cool – but the drums and guitars really adds another dimension.  

I would love to see this music on a movie soundtrack... as a sound designer you must meet film-makers all the time. Do any motion picture opportunities ever come up?

There’s has been a few opportunities and talks about Code Elektro and soundtracks…maybe in a near future.

'I know people that have been struggling'

How has lockdown been for you? Productive, or a bad interruption?

It has definitely given me more time. Since the live show in February I have been busy working on the releases – so I have had enough to do. But I know people that have been struggling financially and with the isolation. I hope things will clear up.

I'm really intrigued about your side project Telestation Alpha. Those analogue synths sound really beautiful. What inspired the music? I love the feeling of an 'Old Future' that they evoke. In my memories we used to have a late night series of TV programs called 'The Open University' where some really crusty-looking 1970s physicists would talk about particles. It reminds me of that..!  

Thank you so much! The inspiration comes from my interest in the Cold War, spies and all that stuff. And also, the electronic pioneers from when electronic music started: Laurie Spiegel, Else Marie Pade and Edgar Froese etc.

I think I know what you are talking about regarding the physicist haha! I also got some of my inspiration from when I visited the Thule Airbase in Greenland with a band I played in. It’s an American military base and it totally had these Cold War vibes, but also reminded me of the Dharma Initiative from the series LOST.

Any plans to expand the Telestation Alpha concept? How about write an actual screenplay around it?

That would be a really awesome idea! And I have thought about it. Right now it’s just these albums that I will release from time to time. But maybe at a later point I will work on a bigger story around it.

LINKS:

OUT NOW: Code Elektro – “Night Train live 2020”

More info and Contact:

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BONUS TRACK:

Telestation Alpha - The Number Station (Audio Drama)


Thursday, 8 October 2020

SKYND feat. BILL SABER : COLUMBINE

SKYND is a Scandinavian singer who researches true crime and then uses it as inspiration for her music.

Musical influences include Die Antwoord, Korn and Rob Zombie.

ADVISORY: This brilliant video is not an easy watch... if 2020 has already pissed you off, skip this and come back in 2021..!

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Sunday, 16 August 2020

OBSYDIANS NEW SINGLE : PSYCHODYNAMICS

 There is a distinct Strapping Young Lad flavour to this crushing new single from Thomas 'Drop' Betrisey and his post-Sybreed project. Featuring guests Bjorn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork) on vocals and Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth, ex-Soilwork) on drums.

Thursday, 9 July 2020

WITHIN CERES - CRUSHING MODERN METAL FROM INDIA, STREAMING HERE


Above: lead guitarist, Odin De Sa


India is definitely not short of metal bands - unfortunately due to the written language not many of them make it easily into Western search algorithms. Luckily one band has popped up on Future-Rocker's radar: WITHIN CERES from Goa, India.

Sounding like an epic mixture of classic European bands such as Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, and Amorphis, with a touch of Sybreed and Architects thrown in, this very contemporary sci-fi themed band could find themselves on a major European or US label metal label before too long. 

Listen and buy the SKYLESS EP, below. Scroll down for Facebook link.





Below: Limited Edition CD art




Follow them on Facebook, here.

Friday, 19 June 2020

OBSYDIANS UNVEIL NEW ART FOR FORTHCOMING SINGLE



PRESS RELEASE:

Ladies and Gentlemen, we are proud to unveil the artwork of our 4th single "Psychodynamics" once again designed by our really good and talented friend Erik Kirchner Art.

The track is featuring Björn Strid ( of Soilwork ) on vocals and Dirk Verbeuren ( of Megadeth ) on drums.

It will be available on July 17th 2020 on every digital stores.

Line up on this track :

Bjorn "Speed" Strid : vocals
Drop : guitars and electronics
Ales : bass
Dirk Verbeuren : drums

Our drummer Kevin suffered from physical problems before the recording, that's the reason why he's not drumming on this one. Feeling much better now, he will be back behind the kit for our next tracks.

Can't wait to unleash this song to your ears!


Thursday, 18 June 2020

SUMMER PLAYLIST REVISED!

Click on the playlist tab above for new Five Finger Death Punch, Lady Gaga, Eisbrecher, and more..!

Saturday, 13 June 2020

35 THIS WEEK! - RATT'S SONIC MASTERPIECE 'INVASION OF YOUR PRIVACY'

Is RATT's 1985 LP one of the greatest metal albums ever?



Above: The infamous cover (Japanese edition) - Ratt were huge in the Far East.

Over the next few years there will be many key underground and over-ground hard rock and metal thirty-fifth anniversaries: Master of Puppets (Metallica), Abigail (King Diamond), Into The Pandemonium (Celtic Frost), Peace Sells (Megadeth), Look What the Cat Dragged In (Poison), Appetite for Destruction (GnR)...the list is exhaustive, and characteristic of heavy music’s almost total dominance of the music scene during the mid Nineteen Eighties.

However, one band that is consistently overlooked is Ratt. Contemporaries and friends with Motley Crue, they and the Crue owned the Los Angeles metal scene at the mid-point of the decade. With hot major label deals off the back of a huge underground buzz, both bands pioneered a look that became a global staple ( Ratt sported a metalized Spandau Ballet / New Romantic look, while the Crue rocked a post-apocalyptic Kiss / Mad Max look ).

Ratt’s summer 1985 album, Invasion Of Your Privacy served as a perfect example of band and producer symbiosis, to create a work that has both finesse, and most importantly for heavy metal - power.


Below: Japanese artwork for album opener and second single, You're In Love.
Pic shows (L-R): Stephen Pearcy (vocals); Robbin Crosby (guitar);
Juan Croucier (bass); Warren DeMartini (guitar) and Bobby Blotzer (drums).




The album starts perfectly with the throbbing ‘You’re In Love’ a song so insistent that anyone with a barre-chord can play the riff ( important for all the high school shredders ). Extremely catchy, the song was understandably touted as a single off the album.
However, the album really starts with the crushing second track, ‘Never Use Love’. This is where Ratt separated themselves from virtually every other LA band of the time. 


Never Use Love: The album really starts on track 2 - deep cuts only in this review!





Underpinned by a pulsating ‘My Sharona’-like bassline, the song is sinuous, catchy as hell with typically excellent backing vocals, tasteful soloing, and closes with an ominous descending riff and hanging feedback - just in time to introduce the monstrously catchy opening guitar of Lay It Down. Again, what differentiated the band from other sunset strip wannabes, was the groove. Once the song locks in, Bobby Blotzer and Juan Croucier’s rock-solid and unshowy rhythm section hold everything together, while there is still room for guitar duo Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini to spar it out.





Following that is another riff-savvy street-crawling classic, Give It All, and the first side ( remember this was vinyl ), is concluded with the power ballad Closer To My Heart, which after the chiming acoustic intro, is so heavy, it probably doesn’t even qualify as a ballad. 



Side Two could be a self-contained EP – it’s difficult to discern any drop in quality from the high standards established on Side One. Indeed, in these times of track shuffling, it’s notable that in whatever sequence the album is played, it still feels like that’s the best sequence. There simply are no duds.


Side 2: ‘...Coz Its So Easy To Forget... how bloody good this album is.



There are two things that define the ‘Ratt sound’: The aforementioned heavy guitar riffs, but also the singular and unique ‘vocals’ of Stephen Pearcy. At the time, magazines and band alike were constantly name-checking Aerosmith as an influence, and Joe Perry even stated that Ratt had helped to keep the name of the embattled 1970s superstars in the public eye during Aerosmith's less popular phase ( - until their Run DMC-instigated comeback later in the decade ). Yet it was Ratt’s appropriation of the decidedly more metallic Judas Priest sound, with Pearcy’s scratchy vocals borrowing strongly from Rob Halford’s mid-range, that gave Ratt their distinctly harder - and more contemporary - edge.

The word ‘contemporary’ may seem incongruous in a review of what many may think of as an eighties relic, yet in this instance, it is entirely appropriate; Ratt were not a ‘retro’ band. Whereas the Crue peddled a naive and more druggy version of English seventies glam, and Guns N Roses borrowed heavily from even earlier rock, Ratt’s mid-eighties sonics ( thanks to the chrome-plated production by Beau Hill ) is almost futuristic in comparison, without losing any kind of punch.


Below: Ratt's classic line-up.




The reasons this album is very rarely cited by aficionados of metal music are manifold. For one, it was preceded by the band’s own metal-pop classic Out Of The Cellar, a hugely infectious – but sonically thinner - rush of pubescent party metal. Many people even now don’t recall anything by Ratt except their enormous chart hit ‘Round and Round’, a song which is still paying handsomely for its writers today. Drug and internal band friction also took their toll, which probably affected musical output, prompting subsequent albums to be less well-received, although the band were a strong draw right up to the dawn of the nineties.

Ultimately, Invasion Of Your Privacy probably needs to be rediscovered, and perhaps their label Atlantic should have given it a proper dusting-off this year, with the producer’s supervision, that is. ( It’s difficult to tell if it would have benefitted from a remastering, the sound is so good anyway ). Compared to the annoying ‘tantrum metal’ of the nineties and noughties, Ratt’s Invasion will still be considered an LA ‘party’ album...but unlike many of their mid-decade peers, it’s one that didn’t sacrifice its hard edge for pop chart accessibility.


Further reading: Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll - Pearcy's tell-all autobiography (2014)



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FURTHER LISTENING:

Debut album: Out of the Cellar (1984)




Comeback album: Infestation (2010)


Friday, 29 May 2020

STATIC-X - RESURRECTED!

Industrial Nu Metal stalwarts resurrect singer Wayne Static in tribute
for the forthcoming 'Project Regeneration, Volumes 1 & 2'




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1994: DEBUT SINGLE 'PUSH IT' FOLLOWED BY 'I'M WITH STUPID'






THE SNYDER CUT : IT'S HAPPENING

Zack Snyder is going to spend an additional 20-to-30 million dollars bringing his original vision for the Justice League movie to the screen.

Future-Rocker will definitely have something to say about this... stay tuned.

SETH ICKERMAN'S KICKSTARTER MOVIE 'BLOOD MACHINES' - OUT NOW!

A sequel to Ickerman's Turbo Killer music video by synthwave artist Carpenter Brut,
'Blood Machines' is a crowd-sourced phantasmagoria of 80's sci-fi aesthetics and music nostalgia, co-produced by streaming service Shudder 



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Sunday, 17 May 2020

LIFE IN LOCKDOWN II - THOMAS 'DROP' BETRISEY GETS 'CONFINED'

‘I’VE STARTED A NEW PROGRESSIVE TECH
HOUSE PROJECT CALLED MESSERGEIST’

Future-Rocker talks to cyber-metaller Thomas 'Drop' Betrisey ( Obsydians / Sybreed ) about his new lockdown-inspired music project...





Thomas Betrisey has been a regular feature in Future-Rocker ever since we discovered his former band Sybreed's crushing and anthemic masterpiece 'Antares'. Since that band expired, he has been busy producing other bands, running a studio in Geneva, and performing onstage with veteran Industrial Black Metal band Samael. We caught up with Thomas during Covid-19 lockdown to find out what he was up to.

FUTURE-ROCKER: Thomas, what are you doing during lockdown? Chilling, or working on new music? Any new tracks we can include in the blog?

THOMAS ‘DROP’ BETRISEY: I've been writing lot of music, I've started a new progressive tech house project called Messergeist, and released the Confined EP on May 1st on every streaming platform as well as Bandcamp. And Messergeist is only electronic, no guitar there..!


It's beautifully cinematic..!

Thanks! 



What would be your dream movie, franchise or remake, to score?

The first title that comes to mind would be doing an electronic/dub remake of Monkey Island's soundtrack haha, my favorite game of all time. Seriously, I really think all the movies or games that I like have a perfect soundtrack, and I'd prefer working on something new. Anyway, scoring a game or a movie is definitely something I'm looking for, we will see what happen in the future.

In a previous interview we talked about your fave metal albums. What are your favourite or most influential electronic albums or soundtrack albums?

Five albums that immediately come to mind, and not in a particular order:

Front Line Assembly "Implode"
NIN "The Fragile"
Hans Zimmer "Man Of Steel"
Infected Mushroom "Becoming Insane"
Boris Brejcha "Space Diver"

I absolutely agree with you about Man of Steel. Hans Zimmer is less bombastic than John Williams, but more atmospheric. That was the first film soundtrack I’d bought in ages, and I also bundled it with Batman v Superman as well. Some great cuts on there, too.
Incidentally, the Messergeist track Gloomwash has some nice spooky female vocals on, and it reminds me of a video that blew my mind yesterday - Triptykon doing Celtic Frost’s Rex Irae from Into The Pandemonium...they did it absolutely spot-on. Have you heard it?

Ah yeah, I listened to it yesterday, sounds great! Roadburn concerts are always kinda special!

In Google translate, Messergeist comes out as 'Knife Spirit'. Or I'm assuming it's more like 'Knife Ghost'... is that closer? What's the thinking behind that?

I was browsing some names for that project, looking for some two-words compression word, when GhostKnife popped out my mind, sounded really sharp. Then, one night, a friend just translated that in German, sounded really cool and very "techno" haha. Moreover, it wasn't existing anywhere on Internet, so the choice was made. No special meaning here.


So what else have you been working on?

I've also worked on some Obsydians, one song is at the mixing stage, and the other one is getting vocals on it as we speak.



ABOVE: Kevin, Thomas and Ales of OBSYDIANS

Great, some new Obsydians music to look forward to, it's been a while. Where are you living right now, are they strict or loose with the lockdown?

I'm in Switzerland. We had a half lock down, people were allowed to go outside, respecting social distances as well as not groups of more than 5 people. Now they are slowly releasing the people, everything should get back to "normal" in one week.

When lockdown is over, what do you want to do first?

Actually not much different things, I will continue writing music and recording bands at the studio. I really hope to be able to make some concerts as soon as possible, I miss that a lot. And probably spend some money in my friend's pub as soon as it opens. 

Are you still with Samael or are your contracted duties with them now finished?

Yeah I'm still in Samael, guitar duties now..!

'Guitar duties'... that's more like it! And what about the possibility of you taking over the producer’s chair too?

Haha, Xy is the mastermind! Don't know if I'll produce, but I hope so.


SYBREED: 'YES, WE ARE ON GOOD TERMS'


SYBREED / OBSYDIANS / SHADOW DOMAIN  are some of the most-read articles on Future-Rocker. There's a great picture of you and ( ex-Sybreed vocalist ) Benjamin Nominet from last summer, on Facebook. I know this is a totally obvious thing to ask, but the fans will kill me if I don't: You are clearly on friendly terms with each other... did you chat about doing a music project or perhaps even a proper Sybreed reunion?


Below: For one night only!
Thomas & Benjamin reunite half of Sybreed...for a cold beer!
Photographed in June 2019.



Yes, we are on good terms, we are doing a few music things together but nothing Sybreed-related for now. I've recorded him last week as a guest on the new The Erkonauts record that I'm producing right now, and it reminded me of some great memories. I will also work on his new project, I won't say much for now, won't reveal his new plans yet, keep looking, haha.

Thanks Thomas, good luck with the new projects, and stay safe!

Cheers, man!

LISTEN & BUY THE 'CONFINED EP' HERE:



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Saturday, 16 May 2020

LIFE IN LOCKDOWN - ZARDONIC INTERVIEW

''THE QUESTION IS, WHEN WILL THIS REALLY BE OVER?''




Here at Future-Rocker, we thought we'd do what everyone else is doing: reach out to friends and checking they're okay. Covid-19 lockdown is the first global shared experience since the World Wars, so it'll be fascinating to see how everyone handles the sudden change of lifestyle.

First up, is Venezuelan Metal Drum n Bass overlord, ZARDONIC. We caught up with the hyperactive artiste to find out how he's occupying his time.

It's an obvious question, but...what are you doing during lockdown? 

I definitely can get no chill, so I am always working or finding a way to put my time to good use. Even at home with nothing to do, you can only play video games and watch Netflix for so long. So I have done everything in my power to expand my network of contacts and at the moment enjoy working with several new clients in need of soundtracks, mixing, mastering and remixing services. One of the highlights of my career is being able to create the soundtrack for the sequel to the topseller hit Superhot VR. The new game will be called Superhot: Mind Control Delete, and it is now available on Early Access via Steam. No idea on soundtrack release dates yet, but being involved with such a powerful, fun, caring team has been a very enriching experience for me. They definitely don't work like most other people do, and that's the key to their success!





Besides that, I have done remixes for Lisa Miskovsky (Mirror's Edge), Liv Sin, Satan Takes A Holiday, Skarlett Riot, Smash Into Pieces ( see above ), Shining, and I am currently working on the mix and master as well as guest music for the soundtrack of the new indie game Hellbound, produced by Argentinian developers Saibot Studios. This game is EVERYTHING I wanted in a game. Fast paced first-person-shooter, blood, gore, magic, it's literally a 90's kid's wet dream. Imagine Hexen, Duke Nukem 3D, Serious Sam, Doom and Quake mashed together with modern visuals. No story. No objectives. No bullshit. Just good ol' shooting through hordes of respawning demons to get the yellow, blue and red keys all the way to the next level. There's a free-to-play survival mode available right now and a demo of the first level. Mind you, it's not easy and quicksaves are out of the question. That's something you get with the full version only. But it will be frustrating unless you know what you're getting yourself into. You should check it out!



Also, since the last Friday of March I had two new remix singles released which are leading up to the release of The Become Remix Album. It comes with 10 new remixes of the tracks from the 2018 album Become, including my own VIP version of Takeover together with Fickle6 of The Qemists adding new verses to it, as well as remixes by Code: Pandorum, Sadhu, Vigilante, Pythius, Voicians, Merikan, Enduser, Sinister Souls, Shadow Sect and Hocico. Four of those remixes will also come with their own instrumental version, so that's fourteen tracks total.


You escaped your troubled homeland Venezuela - where does Zardonic choose to set up his Base of Operations, and are they strict or loose with the lockdown there?

I'm in Burscheid which is a small town in the province of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. That's where Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Münster and Wuppertal are, so even while I am in the suburbs, I am very close to a lot of major cities and that makes movement super easy for me. Things here are done a little differently because of the culture. So while some activities have come to a halt, people are simply keeping their distance and wearing masks and gloves everywhere. Supposedly everything should be over in a couple weeks, but we will be required by law to wear protective masks. Air travel is obviously out of the question, which is driving me crazy. If I didn't have the blessing of working in the studio with such amazing people, I don't really know what would become of me. I am extremely thankful for this because I didn't know I was preparing for such a situation.

When lockdown is over, what do you want to do first?

The first question is, when will this really be over? You know? We have no idea what the hell is really happening. I personally don't even know what to believe anymore, but I guess I hope to be able to get my tour back on track. I had a whole tour planned for this year to promote the Remix record with a lot of dates cancelled / postponed, and it was planned to be done together with Fickle6 who has been doing a wonderful job. He knows how to keep people excited and I love hanging out with him. So hopefully we'll get to that. But I can't think about what I'll do until I know when. If I think too much about what I want to do after the lockdown, it'll be like a daily reminder of the things that I can't do right now. And that drives me insane. Better focus on what I can do now, because there's not much else we can do, can we?

 You can pre-order the BECOME REMIX ALBUM here.


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ZARDONIC EXTRA!






Monday, 27 April 2020

THE ANIX & I WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

TWO EAGERLY-AWAITED ACTS ON THE FIXT ROSTER

While we wait for the follow-up to The Anix's epic stadium-chewer 'Shadow Movement' ( 2018 ), let's have a blast of one of the cuts from the album. Specializing in dark, sci-fi themed anthems - without falling into the annoying synthwave trap - The Anix definitely keep it dark - no neon pinks here.

This video was released a year after the album, so don't blame Future-Rocker for being out of sync..!




Buy SHADOW MOVEMENT here.

LIKE THAT? TRY THIS:

I Will Never Be The Same is another one-man band ( namely, maestro Josh Atchley ) that specializes in expansive and melancholic anthem-rock. There's been nothing new from him for a while, but he was seen with label boss Klayton on Twitter, shortly after the label's relocation to LA, so hopefully that means we will hear something soon!


Buy the superb 2-album pack featuring the full-length IWNBTS albums
STANDBY & TORNADOES here.

Sunday, 12 April 2020

'TELEPHONE' is TEN!!

LADY GAGA'S GLITCH-TASTIC DISCO CLASSIC IS A DECADE OLD!

Originally, Telephone was featured on 'The Fame Monster', an EP released to celebrate/capitalise on Gaga's monster-hit debut album, The Fame. Aside from Telephone, the disk yielded two other enormous hits, Alejandro and Bad Romance. (It was both a standalone release, and also part of a 2CD re- release of the debut album, depending on the territory). 

Such was Gaga's meteoric rise that long-established megastar Beyonce guested on the song and the 'grindhouse'- style promo video, directed by Jonas Akerlund. The mini-movie is a fun romp that references the homages of Tarantino & Rodriguez, and doesn't mind chopping up the flow of the song that it's designed to promote. It's a typical Akerlund production: sexy, edgy, and beautifully shot.




Thursday, 9 April 2020

NEW FROM FIXT: BECKO - 1YEARSUNFREE (feat. Sho from Avante)

A mixture of emo, EDM...plus a big dose of Stabbing Westward, we think - Italian multi-genre musician / producer Marco Calanca - aka Becko - is Fixtmusic's latest signing.




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Thursday, 6 February 2020

SOOKEE - FUTURE-ROCKER'S FAVOURITE RAPPER IS BACK!



AND CLICK HERE TO SEE SOOKEE'S MONSTER TRACK

'ZUSAMMENHANGE'

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Want to hear more Sookee? Check out her guest vocal with punk band Shirley Holmes...


Wednesday, 5 February 2020

SIRUS - 'SINGULARITY' - NOW WITH ADDED ZARDONIIIIIIIIIICCCCC!!

[ ORIGINALLY POSTED 01 / 04 / 2018 ]





'Neon Dominion' was one of Future-Rocker's favourite tracks of recent years. This eclectic follow-up contains a mixture aggro-noise, lurching dubstep and the customary melodic keyboard and vocal hooks to reel you in. See the original below, and then scroll further for Venezuelan noise-terrorist ZARDONIC' s pulsating remix.





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Tuesday, 4 February 2020

AU REVOIR EUROPE

Let's have some prime French Electronica, to ease ourselves gently into Brexit..! :(

VITALIC: WAITING FOR THE STARS
feat. DAVID SHAW



from the forthcoming album

VOYAGER


Available Feb 6th, 2020



Monday, 3 February 2020

MIST...AGAIN AND AGAIN..!

Two promos from Birmingham UK's No. 1 rapper,
MIST!





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...and if you like those, try these!