197 / ktfu – no death

ktfu – or kill the fucking urge if you’re not into the whole brevity thing – has been a long-standing contributor to Fwonk* compilations and a member of the community. This is his debut album, which brilliantly merges industrial music, synth pop cyber metal and more into a cohesive whole. Soundscapes fizzle and swoosh to robotic rhythms and unleashed guitars whilst above it all are first class (heavily processed) vocals and lyrics.

All songs written, performed, produced and mastered by ktfu – Soundcloud / WordPress

download: bandcamp | archive.org

176 / we are not broken – ep01

Long time Fwonk* stalwarts JB and IS join forces with SD to bring us this outstanding industrial metal EP. Downtuned guitars are shredded, growling vocals are processed and Numanesque synths build an intense atmosphere of industrial decay and a cybernetic reality.

JB – vox, programming (all tracks), bass (track 1), guitar (track 4)
IS – guitar (all tracks)
SD – bass (tracks 2-4), bass noise (track 1), guitar (track 4)

Download: Bandcamp | SoundCloud | Internet Archive | HearThis.At

170 / Cardigan of Wasps – Goreshit Roadkill

Insane, damaged, schizophrenic. Cardigan of Wasps takes a turn for even darker waters in the filthy noise-industrial mechanical monstrosity Goreshit Roadkill. The five unconventional remixes on this EP hack the original song to pieces, reassembling its remaining flesh and bones into beautiful depictions of ugliness.

Sakura Swarm: concept, composition, synth, bass, mix, artwork, additional percussion
o terceiro invisível: percussion, additional ambience
Dr. Decker: plugs & pedals, arpy stringed instruments, chuggy bits
April Anthrax: saliva
Studio Ersatz: ear-splitting noise

download: bandcamp | archive.org

164 / Cardigan of Wasps – Rose Red

Industrial/electronic supergroup Cardigan of Wasps arrives with debut maxi-single Rose Red, featuring a stinging new song along with an experimental remix from every member of the band, each of which twists the title track in an entirely new direction.

Sakura Swarm: concept, composition, synth, bass, mix, artwork
o terceiro invisível: percussion
Dr. Decker: guitar, additional percussion
April Anthrax: voice, lyrics

download: bandcamp | archive.org

112 / Fifteen Days of Winter: V1-EP

After two decades of bursting (mainly their own) eardrums as an indie band named Paste, the guys from 15 Days decided on a name change, a genre change and a couple of instrument swaps. The acoustic ‘double a-side’ here is the results of those changes.

Chris Galpin – banjo, keys and vocals
Colin Robey – guitar
Mark Wallbridge – guitar
Matt Sales – bass
Stu Edwards – drums

download: bandcamp | archive.org

068 / Wet Cock: Punchmereallyhardintheface

Rooted in Uganda but translocated to the Isle of Man, Dwain and Wayne Underslap, as the sublime Wet Cock, bring to the world of music a refined product of extreme talent fused with an almighty presence that is impossible to ignore. This debut release from the brothers, punchmereallyhardintheface, mixes traditional soft rock sensibilities with extreme rock violence. This is music. This is Wet Cock.

Produced, mixed and mastered at Camp Cock.

download: bandcamp