We have decided to close our forum, The Hive. We will keep it online for the foreseeable future.

The reasons for this are several - mainly we are focusing increasingly on our other projects: our Darkfloor website, the record label, the radio station and our long running Mantis Radio show.

If you make or release music you think we'd like, get in touch. We might write about it or play it on the radio.

A big thank you to you all for being part of our hive community.

Mantis Radio 098 + Death Abyss
01-11-2012, 02:08 PM
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Mantis 098 + Death Abyss
Download STREAM iTunes Podcast

KidChameleon + Casual Breakin' - Just Say No [Cue Burn Digital]
Disheveled - The Mask Is Slipping [Thac0 Records]
Galaxian - Psychociety [Last Known Trajectory]
Isodyne - River of Ruin [Broken20]
Voidloss - Purgatory Engine [Cicuta Netlabel]
Andy Todd - The Chime [Armatura Records]
Scott Robinson - It lives in the wardrobe [dub]
Dr. Schmidt - Mobula [Maschinen Musik]
Roman Lindau - Hunt [Fachwerk Digital]
kidkanevil - Words And Spit [kidkanevil.bandcamp.com]
Mr76ix - Version [SKAM]
Jon Convex - Pop That P [NAKEDLUNCH]
Byetone - Black Peace [Raster-Noton]
C Mantle - U235 (Burnibus' Step Edit) [Acre Recordings]
Daega Sound - Stranded [Echodub]
Blawan - Peaches (Melting Flesh) [Clone Basement Series]
Neon Electronics - Over and Over (Radical G remix) [DanceDelic Digital]
Marco Bernardi - A Line of Anguish [WHITENOISE]
Raiders of the Lost ARP - Lunar Lander [Lunar Disko Records]
Posthuman - Lander (Lifecycle remix) [Tsar Bomba Records]

n/a live PA

Rolling into a new year, maybe our last if you listen to some of the conspiracy nuts and their fervour, tonight Mantis Radio returns to Future Music to broadcast our first show of 2012. With an exclusive session, Death Abyss will be illuminating with their dark mix for the showcase.

We travel from flame to flame. Ruling from the shadows.
A mysterious production entity are Death Abyss. Signed to Birmingham imprint Rodz Konez and with 2 EPs already under their belt, November saw their long awaited debut longplayer for the label be released unto the world.

Rodz Konez artist roster already boasts some fine talent in the form of Makaton, Regis, Inigo Kennedy, The 65D Mavericks, Female, Paul Damage, Max Duley, Datamine, and Tomohiko Sagae. Death Abyss are despite their anonymity, keeping good company.

Back in November, Techno.FM had a discussion with Death Abyss.
As soon as someone tries to create “Techno” then immediately they are setting limitations for themselves. This is an artistic failure, to us anyway. Many people trying to make what they think “Techno” is supposed to sound like, based upon what is currently commercially successful, or en vogue. These people are not artists. If they do not create or contribute then maybe they should be destroyed. Cast out and left to rot.
Their album Dominate Through Will was one of my releases of 2011.

Eleven industrially powered, fractured granite slabs of broken techno, taking in the sonic sub force that some of the better, darker and deeper dubstep cuts have done over the past few years.

Gritty, distorted dank growling electronics assault you like a lazer guided sledgehammer. This is anti-sunshine sound for a mature audience; Come As A Reaper For Thus You Will Sow just one cut from an album of depth, space and thud.

I’d been waiting for this album for many months and when I finally heard it it exceeded my expectations by a mile. Darkfloor through and through.
(check out our Darkfloor 2011 review part 1/part 2)

Missed a show? Catch up with the extensive archives.
Original Article
01-11-2012, 04:21 PM
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First hour listen. Eclectic show as usual. Nice selection of variant music Mike.

Thanks a lot for put Voidloss - Purgatory Engine [Cicuta Netlabel 005] and your nice words about it. This Sunday is Out for Free this EP. I hope that you like the new release.
01-11-2012, 05:26 PM
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been looking forward to this one! On the download

Awesome tracklisting as ever mike, that the new mr76ix I spy?
01-11-2012, 07:31 PM
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Yup. Both tracks are brilliant. I think I read there is a longer EP/LP on route.
Art is the proper task of life - Nietzsche
01-12-2012, 05:03 PM
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heard that too... big fan of his stuff
01-12-2012, 08:28 PM
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sweeeet loved what i heard on the broadcast Smile will be downloading asap!
01-18-2012, 08:38 PM
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So, I missed the first hour on the broadcast, but I really loved the showcase.

When I went back and downloaded the podcast to listen to the first hour, I had to stop every other track to go find the artist and get a copy of each release. Really great stuff.

Among other things, particularly impressed with the Voidloss track, which I found was available free here: http://cicutanetlabel.com/release-005/

Thanks. Way to kick off 2012.
01-18-2012, 11:08 PM
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Cheers. Yea that whole Voidloss EP thing is brilliant. Check out his label Singularity. http://music.singularityrecordings.co.uk/
Art is the proper task of life - Nietzsche
01-27-2012, 09:38 AM
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looking good, on the dl
01-29-2012, 10:32 AM
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Loved this. Death Abyss (were|was) brilliant Smile

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