2/21/17 @ The Black Lodge, 9PM
Filth (MINNINAPOLIS, MS)
Gnawed (DENTON, TX)
CBN (OMAHA, NE)
Xiphoid Dementia (Seattle, WA)
Furniture Worship (Seattle, WA)
Flier art by Vladimír Vácovský
Re-issue of the now discontinued 4×3″CDR release on FTAM. Repentance Products has released this live material from Xiphoid Dementia in the form of a cassette with all-new minimalist photocopied artwork. Live and raw the sound ranges from experimental ambient dirges to all-out droning power electronics assaults. Power ambience.
Available from the Existence Establishment store here.
The new installment of Malignant compilation is out now!
This 2016 edition showcases the talents of Theologian, Xiphoid Dementia, Phelios, Phragments, Shibalba, TOMB, Aderlating, Steel Hook Prostheses, Gnawed, Analfabetism, Of Earth And Sun and Leila Abdul-Rauf and more! The compilation is available for download purchase or to stream free here.
We would like to introduce Headstone Brigade which is the new folk project of Egan Budd/Xiphoid Dementia with this free downloadable and streaming EP featuring covers and traditional arrangements of folk songs. Headstone Brigade’s sound can be described as neofolk or melodramatic pop with a sea shanty twist due to the main instrument of accordion being featured in almost all tracks. This free EP is a precursor to a full-length which is coming later this year on Brave Mysteries.
Please check out the EP Divine Vestiges over at Headstone Brigade’s bandcamp …
Pent Up Release presents
SEATTLE, Thursday 4.14
PORTLAND, Saturday 4.16
Thursday April 14th, 2016
Saturday April 16th, 2016
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Every year since 2012, we have been treated to a quality collaborative compilation between the iconic Malignant Records—a label that I recently described as “the leading name releasing the new generation of old-school industrial and dark ambient music today”—and arguably the strongest digital label that our scene has to offer in Kalpamantra. Originally finding a run as The Malignant Series, the annual compilation found a life of its own last year with Endless Descent Into Oblivion: a thirty-nine-track marathon of nearly perverse audial violence (The Vomit Arsonist‘s “Failed”; …
Introducing the latest effort from Kalpamantra and Malignant Records. Endless Descent into Oblivion is a massive 39 track anthology of some of the best dark ambient and industrial in the world today. The compilation is available for download purchase or to stream free here. The tracklist is as follows:
1. Skorneg & Terra Sancta – Nadir
2. Caul – Dust Are All Her Beauties
3. Phelios – LV-426
4. False Mirror – Lichtgestalt
5. Skorneg – Under The Sand
6. Abandoned Asylum – In The Ruins Of Shattered Dreams
7. Plague Machinery – Irrational
8. The Vomit Arsonist …
EE04 Xiphoid Dementia – Rehearsals for Extinct Sonorities DVD was originally released on DVD Feb 2006 for free or trade only. Rehearsals for Extinct Sonorities is an alternate aural interpretation of the masterpiece film Rehearsals for Extinct Anatomies by the Brothers Quay. Foley sounds in this interpretation were mostly recorded with a lo-fi microphone in a one bedroom apartment and are derived from everyday household items. Sound sources include scissors, paper, wires, chairs, pencils, radiators, hair, glasses, knives and more. The musical score deals with the resonances and electric ghosts …
Sire (Providence, RI)
Weirdo black metal from Providence with members of Tinsel Teeth, White Mice, Howl and Necronomitron.
Sadist (Boston, MA)
Sadist – Beauty Fades
Rising from the ashes of Boston d-beat band G.A.S.H. is Sadist. These boys are hell bent on bringing the sickest sound that hardcore punk can muster and they’ll shove it right down your throat. Get ready for a delivery of no-strings attached noisy punk with a ferocity rarely matched.
Xiphoid Dementia & Corephallism (MA/PE/FU)
Xiphoid Dementia – I Want to Live a Life of Insignificance Part II
Corephallsim – Speaking …
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Tovarish (Providence, RI)
Tovarish – Road of Bones
Tovarish is a Soviet-inspired doom/drone/noise band from Rhode Island (USA). The band is asked often, “Is it normal to want to kill myself after listening to you?” And the answer is, simply, “Yes.” There is no hope. There is no salvation. There is only Tovarish.
Often drawing comparisons to artists such as Sunn O))), Nortt, and SPK, Tovarish’s aesthetic evokes the majestic horror of war and the glory of the state through riffs played so slowly as to trouble the line between …
Now available from Annihilvs and Phage Tapes. The disc can also be found at the Existence Establishment shop.
On this split release, Regosphere and Xiphoid Dementia take a joint exploration of remote territories; lowering the listener into deep, cavernous tonal atmospheres, as finely tuned deathindustrial synth drones blaze a harrowing sonic journey across desolate, frozen psychological landscapes.
On the morning of January 8th, 2014, our dear friend Stephen Petrus, of Painesville, OH lost his home and all his possessions to a fire. To the end of benefiting his recovery, AUDITOR has compiled exclusive tracks from GRUNTSPLATTER, HOOR-PAAR-KRAAT, THEOLOGIAN+XIPHOID DEMENTIA, WHORID, REGOSPHERE, COMPACTOR, VOMIT ARSONIST+STAALKRACHT and many other amazing artists into a fitting tribute to a fellow musician.
Spanning 26 tracks and over three hours of sound, “When one has nothing left make ceremonies out of the air and breathe upon them.”…
To be released on Annihilvs Records and Phage Tapes in 2014. On this split release, REGOSPHERE and XIPHOID DEMENTIA take a joint exploration of remote territories; lowering the listener into deep, cavernous tonal atmospheres, as finely tuned deathindustrial synth drones blaze a harrowing sonic journey across desolate, frozen psychological landscapes (co-released with PHAGE TAPES).
Finally compiled are the enormous amount of reviews that Secular Hymns garnered due to Malignant’s excellent promotion/distribution methods. Check out the Xiphoid Dementia Press page to read them in full.
There’s much more than can be be quoted here but among some highlights are:
This is one more essential release featured on the Malignant Records roster and one more project you have to discover. Terror has never been so delightful! – Sideline Magazine
…incredible sonic brain twisters… brilliant. – Forbidden Magazine
Xiphoid Dementia have effectively turned any preconceived expectations I might have had …
Introducing the latest effort from Kalpamantra and Malignant Records. The Black Plague is a massive 36 track anthology of some of the best dark ambient and industrial in the world today. The compilation is completely free and is available for download here. The tracklist is as follows:
Part I: Fallout
1 Caul – Lay Your Shadow On The Sundials 4:13
2 False Mirror – The Fall Of Hyperion 6:33
3 Inner Vision Laboratory – Swarm Palace 9:07
4 Troum & Yen Pox – Mnemonic Induction V 12:33
5 Rasalhague & Terra Sancta – Celestial …
Summer Scum is the second annual Buffalo, NY noise fest focused on Harsh Noise and Power Electronics. This years fest will take place at The Flesh Tunnel (1245 Niagra st) on July 18th,19th, and 20th. The lineup features over 50 acts from all over the country such as: Ferveur Noire, John Mannion, Ahlzagailzehguh, Deterge, Skin Graft, Envenomist, Gnawed, Xiphoid Dementia, Hostage Pageant, and many many more.
Summer Scum was conceptualized in early 2012 when curators Justin Lakes and Matt Goodrich decided to start doing a fest shortly after Lakes …
Really excited to be adding a ton of new Xiphoid Dementia merch to the shop this month, as well as special deal bundles and a heaping hand full of new distro items!!!
Xiphoid Dementia Secular Hymns Tshirt
Xiphoid Dementia – Secular Hymns CD [Malignant Records]
Xiphoid Dementia – Meditation Convulsions C40 [Apicult Recordings]
Special Xiphoid Dementia deal bundles!!!
Mega Deluxe Bundle (2 tshirts, 3 CD/rs, 1 tape) $43
Deluxe Bundle (1 tshirt, 3 CD/rs, 1 tape) $40
Collector’s Complete Bundle (3 CD/rs, 1 tape) $32
Complete Bundle (1 tshirt, 2 CDs, 1 tape) $32
New School Bundle (1 tshirt, …
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In Meditation Convulsions Xiphoid Dementia presents 3 new tracks of seething industrial noise, barren soundscapes, and creeping ambience. Ranging from heavy no-holds-barred surges of booming distortion, pummeling synth attacks and scrap metal waste to focused emotional drone and echoing melodies Meditation Convulsions is a well rounded display of the Xiphoid Dementia sound.
Packaged in a custom full color fold-out collage enclosed in vellum paper with info insert and limited to 50 copies on Apicult Recordings.
To celebrate the release Existence Establishment has released an official Xiphoid Dementia …
The newest full-length from Xiphoid Dementia is now available on Malignant Records! Copies will be available on the Funerary Call/Xiphoid Dementia 2012 East Coast Tour and in the Existence Establishment Shop as well as some special sale bundles are planned along with new Xiphoid Dementia tshirts celebrating the album.
Here’s the writeup from Malgnant: Actively recording since 1999, Egan Budd’s Xiphoid Dementia has become known in the underground and in numerous live situations for creating meticulously crafted yet hard to define, post industrial soundscapes, navigating between textured ambience, scourging noise, junk …
“There I Saw The Grey Wolf Gaping” marks a return to the shorter compostions which comprised Sky Burial’s first few releases. These tracks reflect the width and breadth of sounds which inspire Sky Burial’s brand of sonic eclecticism, from kosmische/krautrock, music concrete, and early industrial to shoegaze, ambient/drone, and avant-garde composers. Athough inspired by diverse genres, Sky Burial has created a cohesive sound of its own, often citing esoteric and mythological subject matter as a muse. This album features guest artists Danny Hyde (Coil), Jarboe, Anni Hogan (Marc and The …
Funerary Call (Vancouver, Canada)
Funerary Call – Transference From The Void
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Drawing from a diverse palette of analog and digital hardware, found objects, field recordings and ritual implements, Funerary Call creates an unsettling ancient atmosphere that aims to transcend the perceptive listener, spiritually and emotionally – beyond all boundaries and limitations.
Channeling energy and inspiration from chthonic elements, the music celebrates the exploration of man’s darker half: the shadow-self. It is an aural descent into the underworld of unconscious and subconscious dimensions. Challenging the listener to …
Recently released on Darker Days Ahead is this studio version of Regosphere’s January tour material “Psychic Surgery”, along with 8 remixes by various noise artists including Don Haugen, Zboratore, Vexations, Xiphoid Dementia, Cory Schumacher, Content Nullity, Travis Johnson and Chefkirk. Each remix is unique to the artists style.
The release is also available for a free download here and as a physical copy from Darker Days Ahead.
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Deutsch Nepal (Sweden)
Deutsch Nepal – Heartbomb
There´s a big gap between what exist and what possibly could….. Deutsch Nepal try to fill that gap by concidering what is true, what is pure and possible. With a conviction of the purity of it´s own distorted creation Deutsch Nepal twist the truth and turn the impossible into a reality existing only inside your head. Never mind this statement …. mind the gap!
iVardensphere (Edmonton, Canada)
iVardensphere – Ancients
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Hive Mind (Los Angeles, CA)
Hive Mind – Return to Steam
Hive Mind is a brutal patch of analog smog birthed in the bleak landscape of Detroit, Michigan and currently casting shadows in Los Angeles, California. A constantly throbbing, full frequency signal transmitter which is only limited by the physical restraints of time and the artificial constructs of society, Hive Mind has both blessed and cursed us with dozens of musical communications in almost every imaginable format.
Pushing the limits of analog media and revealing the coldness inherent in the …
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Do you know 50 power electronic bands? –So it looks as you are really familiar with the PE scene!
But do you know 50 US American power electronic bands?
If not LW064 Various Artists US. BESTIAL FORCES! unites really 50 pearls of US American power electronic bands:
F/I/T/H, Richard Ramirez, Genocide Lolita, Violent Pink, Deeper Wells, Frailty of Angels, Gnawed, Magia …
WITH NEW WORKS BY: Joey Asal, Derek Hoffend, Egan Budd, Deftly-D, Romesh McCullough, Vela Phelan & Jeff Huckelberry
Curated by Alexis Avedisian and presented in partnership with Together & The Mobius Group
Mobius Gallery, 55 Norfolk Street, Cambridge
April 7th 8-10PM 2012: Reception & Live Performances by Xiphoid Dementia (feat. Deftly-D on video) and Derek Hoffend Saturday, April 7th
Article at Together Festival Page with more information, article in The Boston Dig and RSVP at the Facebook event.
Available for free download here!
Fueled by a lack of substance in the mainstream, radio stations that play the same 20 songs for hours upon hours; the Blood Dirt Compilation series has been founded on a mission of delivering music that is unique and pushing the envelope in ways that represents a general distaste for conventional tact and recording styles. Blood Dirt Cassettes is proud to present the listener with an amalgam of sounds/found sounds and manipulated effects to engage the listener in a diverse and moving experience. Each artist …
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Reviver (Norwalk, CT)
Reviver – Snakes in Repose
Begun in early 2006, REVIVER is the solo noise project of Connecticut’s own Chris Donofrio which strictly utilizes a controlled network of graphic equalizers to create raw environments of low frequency death-drone countered with nails-on-chalkboard scrawlings . Having released recordings almost exclusively on cassette tape format for the past 5 years (both independently and on several notable noise stables such as Temple Of Pei and 905 Tapes), REVIVER continues to shape and refine …
5/15 – Portland, OR @ Mudai w/ Lavas Magmas, John Mannion, Soup Purse, Indignant Senility
5/19 – Seattle, WA @ Teatro de la Psychomachia w/ Bloodbox, Masaki Satsu, Venessa Skantze, Cathartech
5/20,21 – Victoria, BC @ 9th Annual Festival of Noise w/ Chefkirk, Severed Flesh, Frozen Body, Marlo Eggplant, Blue Sabbath Black Cheer, Slates, Merdique, GRKGZL, Wapstan, Static Kitten, Ryan Bloomer, Acid Attack, Suicide Bomber, Monarch, The Rita, Sistrenatus, Whip of the UFO, Froghat, Grandpa Big Balls, Griefer, Quebec lePink, Ha Ha Terror, Brutophilia, CSTL, Sea Lion
Brought to you by Existence Establishment in conjunction with the Together Festival Boston
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Controlled Bleeding (Massapequa, NY)
Controlled Bleeding – Trawler’s Song
Controlled Bleeding is a prolific experimental music group based in Massapequa, New York. The group was founded by Paul Lemos, the group’s only consistent member. Most of Controlled Bleeding’s released recordings feature two main collaborators, Chris Moriarty and vocalist Joe Papa, who both died in the late 2000s.
Since their first full-length release in 1983, Controlled Bleeding have released over 30 albums spanning several different …
The boys over at Special Interests have been kind enough to write an extremely comprehensive and detailed review of Xiphoid Dementia’s Might is Blight CD released by Existence Establishment and still available from the shop.
Here is the review in it’s entirety:
Comparing this to past CDR works I have heard from this American project, and most of all comments I have heard from less open-minded noise crowd, I must say I was taken by surprise. Progression has been great. And even steps towards originality and more ambitious fields of creation. Xiphoid …
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Announcing a new addition to the Xiphoid Dementia discography: In the Land of the Living 4×3″CDR from Peter J Woods’ Milwaukee based FTAM label. Over 60 minutes of new noise/drone/industrial atmospheres. The entire release is limited to 50 copies with a few available at the Existence Establishment shop. The label description is as follows:
Dark, brooding, and incredibly cold electronic soundscapes, slowly growing and fading over each disc. This is the useless call to an uninhabited world. The realization that nothing is out there. The first two tracks were …
Musique Machine just published a new review of Xiphoid Dementia – Might is Blight CD which has been added to the press page and is still available from the shop.
‘Might is Blight’ offers up quite a varied, original and often bleakly epic mixture of: electronic and junk based industrial textures, powerful and avant grade tinged neo-classical elements, animal and environmental field recordings, power electronics and cinematic tinged noise.
Each of the six ten minute plus tracks that make up the album seem to tell their own distinctive sound story and tale …
The Existence Establishment Web Launch show/party is to celebrate the launch of the new EE website and present a varied bill of electronic experimental, noise, industrial, ambient, and drone music to Boston. From the shut down of Blood Ties WebZine in December of 2008 Existence Establishment has focused on completeing releases (Might is Blight CD, Exposing the Ribcage CDR) recording new material for Xiphoid Dementia and sponsoring our first U.S. tour (Xiphoid Dementia, Zerfallt, Waterdogs in March of ’09). But we’ve been itching to get back to doing reviews, interviews, …