DESTROID is upon us. They’ve recently posted their press release online. I don’t know about you, but I got chills by the end of it:
The concept of DESTROID was originally created in late 2009 and has been in heavy development for over 3 years. After Excision’s sold out 2012 X Tour, which brought 100,000 watts of sound, the revolutionary X Vision visual experience, and hundreds of thousands of bloodthirsty bass music fans to venues all over North America, the world was finally ready for DESTROID.
To bring the prophetic sounds of DESTROID to life, Excision enlisted the talents of fellow Canadian Dubstep technician Downlink to build upon their monumental collaborations. A world-class producer in his own right, Downlink has repeatedly smashed the Beatport Top 10 with his punishing style of forward-thinking bass music production. After working with nu-metal legends Korn for their The Path Of Totality album and touring with the band as an opening act for U.S. and U.K. tour dates, he has gone on to tour the world on his own and has continued to deliver some of the heaviest sounds in the scene. His quest to evolve and refine his own sound has led him to the next level, bringing DESTROID’s message to the masses.
Excision and Downlink were locked into a vicious collision course with their future selves. The trajectory indicated there was another soul needed to complete the unit—another destined to share the same path. As they searched for the missing element of DESTROID, the perfect solution was found in the inhuman drummer known as KJ Sawka. After years of experience with the platinum-selling electronic rock band Pendulum, this Seattle native has been widely accepted as one of the most unique drumming talents of our time. After experiencing his rapid-fire rhythmic arsenal you may not be sure if he is man or machine due to the striking syncopated brutality of his electronic beats. With KJ perfectly completing this trifecta, Excision and Downlink found themselves in need of new electronic weapons. Employing some of the most talented minds in the music hardware industry for the last few years, Excision and Downlink are now armed with custom-crafted MIDI-controlled “guitars” to command the DESTROID Live show from anywhere on the stage. This trio is set to launch minds into the stratosphere through the power of live dubstep, delivering electronic devastation and cerebral elevation.
I don’t know about you guys but I am completely psyched to see DESTROID do their thing live. Excision held a Q & A session on Facebook announcing, among other things, that the first DESTROID shows should be this coming summer at music festivals around the world. Excision stated that they are aiming to play in North America, Europe, Austrailia, and New Zealand in 2013. To prepare for that, they are trying to release their first album within the first few months of the new year! I was also glad to read that DESTROID is a permanent group, and that Excision and Downlink will not turn into side projects, and will actually continue their normal tour schedules for 2013. As far as DESTROID shows go, both himself and Downlink will be using custom-crafted MIDI controlled “guitars” that use Ableton Live to control the show. The whole idea is to make the stage look as much like their comic as possible.
DESTROID is clearly going to be an awesome trio. If they pull off everything they’ve said they have planned, I’m pretty sure we can guarantee a crazy time at their shows. If this trio ends up being as hard as Excision on this 2012 X Tour, I’ll die happy, raging all the way to my death. I think the live dubstep act is going to be on a whole different level, and I think this is where more metal influence is going to come into the genre. It’s already there with artists like Downlink and Excision, but I think it will become more prominent, especially if these three are successful.
While we continue to wait for more answers, check out the “free” download of “Raise Your Fist” by DESTROID. It’s “free” because you have to pay in a Facebook post or a tweet on Twitter, so go do it! Meanwhile, here is the track for your listening: