[ 29 Feb 2020 | xdementia | No Comment ]
Xiphoid Dementia – Prison of Hope LP Now Available

The latest effort from Xiphoid Dementia released in February 2020 on Boston based label Divergent Series. Five new tracks of abstract industrial with elements of noise and power electronics. The release sees more exploration in a stripped down semi-rhythmic approach and even some more musical elements here and there. Considered the next phase of evolution for the project.
Purchase the record at the new Existence Establishment shop.

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EVENTS, Headstone Brigade »

[ 6 Feb 2020 | xdementia | No Comment | ]
2/16 – Thief, Headstone Brigade + more

2/16 @ Highline – Seattle, WA
 

THIEF MUSIC electronic-based project fronted by D. Neal (Botanist, DHR) – https://thief-official.bandcamp.com/To End It All intense songs forged from rhythms & noise, synths, & vocals – https://toenditall.bandcamp.com/Jason Walton (Agalloch, Nothing) explorations of the farthest reaches of sound – https://jwalton.bandcamp.com/Headstone Brigade neo-folk compositions by Egan Budd (Xiphoid Dementia) – https://headstonebrigade.bandcamp.com/

 
 

New Releases, XD NEWS, XIPHOID DEMENTIA »

[ 12 Jan 2020 | xdementia | No Comment | ]
Wounds Never Heal now available on Bandcamp

Back in August of 2002 saw the first proper release for Xiphoid Dementia. A three song ep in the form of a 3″ CDR on Polish-based label Soulworm Editions. To this day the material still holds up and it is now available on the Xiphoid Dementia bandcamp page as a “pay what you want” item.

ARTICLES, WEBZINE »

[ 30 Dec 2019 | xdementia | No Comment | ]
Top 10 Albums of 2019

This year was a good year for music and I saw many of my favorite artists releasing very good albums. My honorable mentions list was big this year, so big in fact that I decided to ditch it all together for fear of being so inclusive that it wouldn’t do justice to the top ten that I chose with care to stand a head above the rest.
 
 
10. Volahn – El Tigre Del Sur [ Nuclear War Now! Productions / Iron Bonehead Productions ]
FILE UNDER: BLACK METAL / FOLK

El Tigre del …

REVIEWS, WEBZINE »

[ 21 Dec 2019 | xdementia | No Comment | ]
Top 10 Albums of the 2010’s

This was a very difficult list to compile because merely 10 releases over 10 years is extremely limiting. For what criteria do I possibly rate a “best of” for an entire decade?! Do I simply list my most listened to albums?
The criteria I’ve used to choose this is music that shows a big step up for the artist, music that draws the listener in and builds interest over repeated listens, music that pushes the envelope, music that achieves a certain unique atmosphere or mood, and of course music that has …

LABEL NEWS, XD NEWS, XIPHOID DEMENTIA »

[ 13 Dec 2019 | xdementia | No Comment | ]
Xiphoid Dementia’s 20th Anniversary – 2019 Prospectus

Due to 2019 being the 20th Anniversary of Xiphoid Dementia there was a lot of activity planned. Most was accomplished but some still has yet to pass. Below is detailed significant milestones in review from the year of 2019.
February:
In February Xiphoid Dementia descended on Oakland for an total onslaught of industrial noise at Industrial Aktions I Festival featuring an insane lineup of some of the heaviest industrial noise acts currently operating. It was quite an honor to play on the same bill as heavy hitters like Control, Bloodbox, and Brighter …

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