Canadian extreme industrial metal musician SCHIZOID will release the 16 song follow up to his 2000 “All Things Are Connected” with his third full length release “The Next Extreme”, to be released August 1st digitally (bandcamp), Sept. 1st (all other online stores) and October 2012 physically. Distribution of the album through North America will be handled by Stormingthebase.com. For Europe, Code 7 Music/Plastic Head Distribution.
Head of D-TRASH, SCHIZOID finally with his 3rd full length of original material (12 years? in the making), a vicious album of blackened industrial noise metal, an hour long of decimating digital punk musick acts as the catalyst for riots, self-destruction, and achieving the next extremes of the updated SCHIZOID sound. Firmly rooted in digital hardcore/breakcore origins, yet driven by intense black/grind metal guitars & choruses of lunatic shrieks, sounding somewhere not unlike THE BERZERKER, MINISTRY, AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED, ATARI TEENAGE RIOT, THORNS, RED HARVEST.
“The Next Extreme” phase of things is already underway, with a limited to 300-copy 7″ vinyl split with HUMAN HERD featuring the title song, as well as a full remix album based upon the title track resulting in “The Next Extreme Remixes” featuring MONAD, NOT HALF, TALIXZEN, MASS HYPNOTIZED and 14 others. SCHIZOID has recently recruited TALIXZEN (aka PAINGUISH) for live noisician duties, while SCHIZOID screams and now plays guitar, the band performing the album’s tracklist, SCHIZOID having shared the stage with greats such as ANAAL NATHRAKH, MERZBOW, HANSEL UND GRETEL, EC8OR, SOULSTORM, FAXED HEAD, BELLADONNAKILLZ.
SCHIZOID has received positive reviews from KERRANG (4/5 K’s for “All Things”), ROCK SOUND, EXCLAIM and also been featured numerous times in TERRORIZER and ZERO TOLERANCE. Between albums, SCHIZOID performed in PROFOUND LORE RECORD’s true black metal band DEAD OF WINTER, as well as producing exclusive remixes for RED HARVEST, CANDIRU, AGNOSTIC FRONT, MORTIIS.
The album is unique in that it not only features SCHIZOID’s patented shrieks, but includes a guest backup singer from SCHIZOID’s electronic scene, tracks 1-16 feature: BABYLON DISCO, THE FIRST SEED, JP ANDERSON (THE SHIZIT/RABBIT JUNK/THE NAMED), PHALLUS UBER ALLES, ANGEL ENEMY, ALEX B (LEECH WOMAN/INERBRIOUS BASTARDS), NO BRIGADE, JUL!E D:STROY, DK DANCE, LUNA SEAUX, JUNKIE KUT, HANSEL, DRUGZILA, CELEBRITY DEAD. These guest spots add to the track rather than cameos for cameo’s sake.
A remix companion is already in store, of the tracks front to back, featuring SCHIZOID, EVESTUS, DIRTY FINGERS LICKED, AMBASSADOR 21, NOT HALF, TUAREG GEEKS, NEEDLE FACTORY, ROBOT(A), THE FIRST SEED, HEARTWORM, HYPERDRIVER, KNAR, FFT ERROR, MIDI FISTER, DRUGZILLA, and FAMINE.
SCHIZOID has also recently released the first of a series of trailers, teasing the album and describing it (link below)
The track list is as follows.
1 THE NEXT EXTREME
2 OUT OF REACH
4 REAL EVIL
5 PHYSICAL IS THE ILLUSION
6 NOTHING BUT THE SAME
7 FRET, REGRET
8 MAINSTREAM UNDERGROUND
9 ANOTHER GO
11 LIFE IS STRUGGLE
12 SLAVIOUR SAVES
13 PROMISE OF THE END
14 SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
15 FINAL DESCENT
16 THE LAST EXTREME
Artist Photo: http://f0.bcbits.com/z/27/11/2711697456-1.jpg
YouTube Link for the 7″ Mix of The Next Extreme Music Video (NSFW): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nz_TFP4oSuU
YouTube Link for The Next Extreme Teaser 01: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8nTmi8JLMU
Peter WOLVESBLOOD / VISIONS OF THE NIGHT:
I tried to get into Industrial many years ago and the vast majority of it was too repetitive and felt uninspired. I basically had given up on the genre as a whole. SCHIZOID “The Next Extreme” has changed all that. This is angry, this is heavy, this is extreme! Industrial meets metal to the point where there’s actually even some blast beats in it. Fucking insane! More releases like this will make me a fan of the genre yet!
Ryan Swainson / UNREPRESENTED MUSIC / JUNKIE KUT:
“After getting great press in Kerrang & Terrorizer magazine back in the year 2000, for his 2nd release “All Things Are Connected” – This is the long awaited second full length album by D-TRASH Records president, SCHIZOID.
For the first minute of this album you could easily perceive it as the best black metal you’ve ever heard. Then the industrial kicks hit in and you quickly realise that “The Next Extreme” is going to be an album with much much more!
Combining multiple genre influence that is demonstrated within the first track alone like an evolving fracta of carnage, you can hear that SCHIZOID is saturated with hardcore punk rock / black & death metal & all things industrial and electronic, and isn’t afraid to ‘fuck all genres’ with his unique & legendary D-TRASH style.
With scorching vocals that sound like a cross between an insurgent anarchist European punk band of the late 80’s and a true Norwegian black metaller, it’s hard to believe that this all comes from the perverted mind of a one-man band from Toronta, Canada.
Personally, I love how the electronics on this record are kept subtle, leaving the churning guitars and blood curdling screams to penetrate your consciousness. At times it sounds like SCHIZOID deserves to be playing a 10,000 capacity metal festival, and at other times like a raging circle pit of 25 people in a dirty underground Berlin squat; either way, it gets my vote!
Highlighting the pain and suffering that we experience as humans in 3D reality, SCHIZOID “The Next Extreme” truly is next level shit! Blacker than Black Flag & with a lot more ‘riot’ than modern ATR, keep your eyes, ears & minds out for this outstanding demonstration of extreme music, released on D-TRASH Records later on in the year. SCHIZOID is right, the virus certainly has been spread! And I am infected for sure! (4/5)
Abhorrent / ACID ENEMA, SANGRE:
From “The Next Extreme” to “The Last Extreme”, this album seamlessly blends many different genres into a cohesive dark, hateful, and at times desperate atmosphere that resonates with you well after the music ends. “The Next Extreme” is a mandatory release for purveyors of dark music, no matter if your tastes are in black metal, hardcore, or anything inbetween.
Johnny Violent / ULTRAVIOLENCE:
Truly progressive extreme metal, with interesting sonic textures, arrangements and lyrical themes, all superbly realised with just the right mix of inspiration and technical expertise. Abominable in the best possible way.
Alexander / HORDE OF WORMS / BLOODBUCKET PRODUCTIONS:
The evolution of dark music at it’s finest! The latest opus from Schizoid,”The Next Extreme” incorporates elements of many extreme forms of music into one sonically intense and dark journey of the senses. An audio barrage of digital hardcore beaten by the bleakness of black metal and maimed by the darkest industrial. This album captivates and will make you uncomfortable in your own skin, not for the weak…
Oleg Tutunnikov / SYNTHETIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS:
“‘Следующий Экстрим ‘ immerses the listener into dark, aggressive digital hardcore beats infused with screaming black metal vocals and guitars that make your head bang. SCHIZOID opens another door to display how sick his alter ego is. The album is a solid heavy weight, and will be defining in terms of sound for the latest digital hardcore wave. Carefully selected voice samples perfectly introduce the following overall music themes. ‘Epitaph’ and ‘The Last Extreme’ are epic anthems. The gloomy and dystopian atmosphere of the album contrasts with the deeply personal, but dense and disturbing vocals.”
“It was an honour to be asked to guest on the new SCHIZOID album. Definitaltey one of the most forward thinking artists of the extreme generation.”
Jee-Jee / DIRTY FINGERS LICKED
“I am grateful to be included among the artists who participated in this album. The best Schizoid album to date! There is a big change since the last sounds SCHIZOID has done and this album is already included as one of my favorites in the industrial music genre!”
LEON / ROBOT(A)
“Jay Schizoid. That man needs locking up. His album sends my two bitches into a dog moshpit. He is the Digital Hardcore’s answer to Axl Rose. Most people would take that as an insult, but Jay loves him some Axl. Schizoid has been at the forefront of extreme Digital Hardcore and this release is the most pissed off “fuck you” I’ve heard in quite some time. At the same time, I dont think this album is ‘digital hardcore’, to be really honest; Guitars are distorted walls of hate, Bass rumbles and the Vocals burn through the mix. It’s really dark and I hope it gets the attention it deserves.”
Mako / EVILMINDED
It’s not everyday that we can we feel there is something in the air that will change the rules of the game. And it’s not everyday we can sit down for 57:05 minutes and rejoice on pure mayhem.
This game, the way music is reflecting on generations of Facebook zombies and twitter junk feeders is the platform where we begin our journey into “The Next Extreme” Canadian based D-Trash representative SCHIZOID’s first album to see the light after 12 years of, for lack of a better word -silence-
We are greeted with a wall of sound. pleasantly teasing your cochlea with brutality, harshness and the beauty it reflects on the everyday menial sounds of packaged growls and open chord bullshit. Luckily for you and I, this continues throughout the record. No spoiler here, I just think it’s worth noticing that this recording sounds as a million bombs going at once in your brain… your speakers won’t have it easy though, the sound is massive.
Old reborn in new flesh, to some it might come as a surprise to listen to the new, -more metal- version of PAINED, I like it, although it’s worlds apart from the original CHAOTIC and NOISY version I grew to love and I’m still not trading it in for the new one, this is a clear example that SCHIZOID put some thought into the production work and didn’t just do “more of the same” like some projects/bands have done in the past. Tracks like “Nothing but the same”, “Physical is the Illusion” and “Fret, Regret” are clear examples of SCHIZOID’s versatility.
You’ll get to rest your brain on “Epitaph” only to dwell deeper in -comfort- and re evaluate where we’re going. It is a nice prelude to what I feel is the second half of the experience of The Next Extreme. Enter “Life is struggle”, if you make it to this point on, you’re one of the lucky humans that understand chaos, and enjoys it. Let the maniacal forces take you by the hand from here on.
I’ll keep it short and sweet, yes, I am one of those odd individuals that was influenced by SCHIZOID and I am happy to have the opportunity to listen to this record. When you get it, take your time in LISTENING to it from start to finish… don’t expect formulated chaos, don’t expect friendly growls, don’t expect anything, just let yourself go and be exorcised from the mainstream demons.
Welcome to The Next Extreme.
TalixZen / PAINGUISH
‘You’re a strange man, Jay Schizoid.’