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[17 Aug 2005|09:22am]

Darksoul VII - Exteme Metal Radio is now streaming Dehumanation as part of their 24 hours a day, 7 days a week program of aural brutality and noise terrorism. They also take requests.

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[12 Aug 2005|02:13am]

"Sickly Heart" has been uploaded. Check it out, and feel free to insult it here. Retro-80s ultraverb vocals inspired by Extinction Agenda.

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[09 Aug 2005|01:43am]

Site updated.

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[04 Jul 2005|01:53pm]

A project I found on myspace.com, as it would turn out, also has a livejournal - ritualsinpain - visit the profile on myspace to check out some of his absolutely fucking brutal and inspired tracks. If you like me, Anaal Nathrakh, Mortician, or anything else that combines the use of electronics and a death metal / grind / black metal or otherwise heavy sound, you should listen to Rituals in Pain. R.I.P. effortlessly destroys all notions of what modern music should be.

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[27 Jun 2005|09:06am]

And again the site is updated, two more songs. Both are quite old, but for some reason they never made their way onto the internet in complete form before. Included is an experiment with anapaestic meter, industrial-style soundscapes, and some full-on bloodpuking chaos for a few seconds here and there and an early mix of "50 Lashes", which is all I've been able to salvage.

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[27 Jun 2005|12:21am]

Baltimore death metal fans take note of Eaten Alive. They just recorded a demo in May, you can download 3 tracks from it at their site. They are fucking brutal, and they're playing at the Mojo on Wednesday the 29th. Just thought I'd pass this along on the off-chance someone is interested.

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[19 Jun 2005|09:25pm]
Site updated.
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[24 Apr 2005|08:42pm]

Data is considered lost. Only a data recovery specialist will be able to retrieve the contents of the old hard drive now, and since that's an expensive project it won't be happening any time soon. I have tons of backup CDs and scattered burned audio discs to go through now, and while it may be several months before I have a comfortable setup going again... I do have a temporary setup right now and have been working on getting things up to speed and also getting something, anything new out.

A few interesting pieces of music will come from my adjusting to the new setup, I'm sure.

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[07 Apr 2005|08:17am]

It's been a while since I updated. Most everyone reading this is also playing the home game (e.g., accessing my personal LJ) and know that my computer exploded and thus I haven't been able to work on anything -- which is disappointing because I had a few tracks I was getting primed to post for download. If the data on the hard drive is safe, I'll finish them up and start posting some time next month, hopefully, when I should be getting a new setup. If the data is gone I will really be pissed.

Thanks for reading.

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[08 Mar 2005|04:58am]
Dehumanation was just offered ad space on a 25,000 hits per day website for $100 per month. "You need to get news of your product out there to a public who is hungry for new music."

I declined the offer, explaining that Dehumanation has no products. Only music. But thank you very much.
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[01 Feb 2005|01:44pm]

The site is slowing making its move to a new host. Most of the old clips are up, a redesign is underway, and room for new content seems abundant. Coming months will see a transformation. It will finally be a site befitting of such rotten human tendencies as the ones I underline with my music.

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[20 Jan 2005|01:04am]

New song clips have been uploaded to the site. I would love to be able to keep uploading full songs but disk space is too low to allow that sort of thing even with two accounts on geocities. I really need to get my domain back. Also frustrating is a 56k internet connection on which it may take an hour or more to upload a 3 minute song to the amazingly slow servers over there. I wouldn't pay ten dollars a month be hosted on that shitty place when I could get unlimited bandwidth, over 2 gigs of disk space, POP mail, cgi, and other such crap for the same thing through a legit web host.

Clip summary:


  • "Op. 13 clip" - What started out as the tenth song I had completed turned into a cycle of several songs (which I described in the last entry), and to highlight the general atmosphere between the two string sections and the main part of the song, I fused together elements of all three into one clip. It has one clip from each string movement and then the ending clip is from the main song, so you sort of see how it all fits together. Not so jokingly I just titled it as a clip of "Opus 13", since... well... whatever, you do the math. The clip is a bit over two minutes in length.

  • "Orchestrating Our Demise" - A nasty little song with a lot of musical experiments (including some playing around with themes from Shostakovich's string quartets -- mainly No. 8) and very little subtlety. No, I lie -- there are many layers to this song if you look for them. If you don't it's just fine on its own as well, but I'd much rather it be listened to right before the "op. 13" pieces. This clip is one minute long.



What you're hearing now on these new clips has a bit of the brutal and a bit of the subdued -- expect much more of the former than the latter in the next few clips I post, whenever that happens to be.

When I finish a few more of them I'll be mailing out some CDs to people as well as my "exclusive vendor" in Argentina. Hah. A disc for one person in particular is quite overdue -- I think you know who you are... but if not, it'll be a nice surprise when you get it. ;-)

This, I'm convinced, is the best way to do it: mail order my CDs, people, mail order them! There is no company here, it's just me, and the cost of making these admittedly unprofessional-looking (but still decent-sounding) CDs is so low that there's no reason to not ask for one if you like any of the songs. The worst I'll do is ask for two or three bucks for shipping (especially if you live overseas), so don't be shy.

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[12 Jan 2005|12:04am]

Well, it's been ages since I updated this thing, so I thought I'd make a quick post to let everyone know what's happening with the new material. Lacking any methods for breaking down the rather lengthy second composition I'd begun working on after I was satisified with the aforementioned "50 Lashes", I began to approach it from a different angle and realized that two of its central themes were present and summarized in "50 Lashes".

In-depth musical analysis of the current project...Collapse )

So, yeah, things are in progress and I look forward to offering up something new soon...

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[02 Nov 2004|08:56pm]

Well, it's election day. Somewhere around 300 discs of the Necrotech demos have been passed out, handed out, left laying in CD stores for free, and I'm sure a few places put a $1 price tag on them and didn't tell me shit about it. Who cares? Interest in Dehumanation has grown and the website has been seeing hits from new places: Singapore, Australia, Germany, and a few Canada hotspots have shown in server logs in addition to England, Italy and numerous places all over the U.S.

Thank you, everyone who has shown an interest, whether you post comments or not. I'm very grateful, and I've also begun to move on to a larger body of work and have started to streamline the sound of Dehumanation. I wouldn't place too much importance on it as an indication of how things will be sounding in the next year or so, but I've almost finished up a short and brutal track I'm saving for the next group of songs. It's entitled "50 Lashes (You Rotten Fucking Whore)", and as soon as it's done I'll post it and a short clip of it for everyone to download.

After that, I might not post many mp3s for a while. I've been focusing more energy towards composition and thematic evolution than anything else recently and would like to stay that course for a while and see what develops. But again, thank you all so much -- your support has been wonderful.

Now let's get this train-wreck back off the tracks.

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[20 Oct 2004|11:21pm]

Added a links page to the site, which can now be reached at two addresses. Music links and some informative links are all discretely sectioned off from one another.

I claim no responsibility for the content of the sites I've linked. I am, however, a registered democrat.

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[07 Oct 2004|05:25am]

Working on some updates to the website right now, "A Rigor Mortis Pentameter" is available now thanks to me finally remembering the password for a geocities account I haven't used in perhaps 4 years. Now I have more space to upload mp3s to. I can fit maybe 5 or 6 more, which is good news for people who like my music and bad news for pussies who don't.

In pussy-related news I'm going to be doing some guitar tracks for a side project ex-Carnage Cleaver members have put together, something in the vein of gross street-punk style stuff a la The Distillers, which is pussy-music in my opnion -- but in fact the only song I've agreed to help them with is a cover of a Distillers song, "The Blackest Years". Personally I think seven and a half minutes is too fucking long for a 'punk' song, but it'll give their vocalist Meg a chance to push herself and see what she's really capable of. After hearing one recording of them rehearsing and how sincere and aggressive she is with her vocals I had to sit in for them on at least this one session and hopefully have a blast.

Ex-Grave 13 guitarist/vocalist Dale is also getting into the mix with Dehumanation, possibly including a live drummer and Neurosum's old bass player whose name I can't quite remember at the moment. John and I will be meeting up with Dale and what's-his-name Friday or Saturday to check out what they're working on -- let's hope this turns into something a bit more active than Carnage Cleaver, which as far as I can tell has completely fallen over dead and is now stinking up John's basement. Dale could breathe some new life into my compositions... or rather just distract me from the fact that I have a complete shit recording setup right now, and make me not feel so bad by playing Sepultura and Slayer until 2 AM in someone else's recording studio, getting drunk, spilling beer and blaming it on engineers or other techies.

So there you have this week in Dehumanation news. Check the downloads page soon for some new music to download and maybe I'll add something else to the shitty little site I've got going there at geocities. Man, I need to get a real job so I can pay for domain hosting...

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[02 Oct 2004|11:32pm]

I've done a Mortician cover for all the gore fans out there, "Slaughterhouse" -- you can get the download here. It's pretty faithful to the original, nothing really inspiring. Pushing the tempo envelope slightly, if anything, and adding a bit of sludginess to the vocals too. I sound like Lurch on steroids. dial8 also posted a link to my remix of Shadowized's "Meet Our Demands" recently, a remix which I retitled "Meat Our Demands" as an attack on militant vegans everywhere. Beware: your revolution is over. Meat is murder, and murder is tasty. Or is that meat is ta...? Nevermind.

I hoped to have some guest vocals by Charles from Carnage Cleaver on "Slaughterhouse", but that's just impossible given our schedule differences and his huge commitment to... other things. I'd feel like I was imposing just by asking, but not because of him, it's just me and my thing of where I hate to ask people for help with anything. If it ever comes to pass that I do get those duelling vocals, you'll know it's because I got over it and he said yes. He's got a great voice in addition to being an excellent guitarist, I don't know why he hasn't done more with his music.

We are supposed to meet with Dying Fetus this month, though, getting together with them after they play a small gig in Dover, DE. I don't know who all from CC is going to be there, but I think I'll be dragging my wife and brother along for it. My brother loves Dying Fetus, and personally I don't want to be there meeting Dying Fetus as part of two small-time bands... when they're fucking huge in the underground... and not have family or someone non-music-related with me. I hope all that goes good. I'm sure if it does I'll write about it here, because Dying Fetus are fucking cool.

I wish I had seen Akercocke and Mortician play Baltimore. But they're playing Philly later this month. Maybe I'll have the money to go to that show. A friend caught their first US show, which was in New York barely a week before the Baltimore show, and said they absolutely annihilated everyone even though they got cut off before their last song. All hail Akercocke!

Oh, and download my Mortician cover. ;-)

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[05 Sep 2004|03:45pm]

I attended a huge Labor Day celebration last night hosted by one of the more wealthy friends I have in the area -- the main reason being to create a buzz about the Necrotech demos and get the word out about what's going on with Dehumanation. I gave out free CDs for a few hours (until they ran out, which was surprising)...

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[26 Aug 2004|01:22am]

I've finished up a remix for Shadowized (dial8), one that I started like a fucking year ago but didn't put all the final touches on until today. I played with the wording of the song's title and stripped it of all inherent electronic beauty -- while this was originally the song's main strong point, I felt the melody and rhythm should be represented in a different way if I was going to remix it.

So check his journal frequently and I'm sure he'll post a link to it when it's all squared away. He already has several tracks you can download in the mean time if you're into heavily-electrofied, dark, atmospheric music. There's a link to a remix I did for him the year before that, also.

Anyway, if that's what you're into you may also be interested in bastardinsomnia, his DJ project. He spins Dehumanation along side Nine Inch Nails, Skinny Puppy and other, more obscure stuff. Definitely worth a look if you want to expand your musical interests.

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[16 Aug 2004|11:38pm]

Industrial aspect and all, I think this is some of the most disgusting music coming out of the area right now. For some reason I'm glad about that. Just because I can I may post a pre-mix demo of "A Rigor Mortis Pentameter" later this week, as it's awaiting the final touches but still stands on its own as a good example of what I'm about, musically speaking, at the current juncture.

I find myself listening to a lot of Dead Can Dance, Portishead, and of course Morbid Angel and Mayhem. I went on a Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse tangent for a week or two that actually ended up being pretty uninspirational. As great as those bands are, their ideas are exhausting to the point that it makes me unable to focus on my own ideas when I've been listening to them...

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