Inside the Volcano Pre-Order

About a month ago I mentioned an upcoming EBM compilation from Sweden called Inside the Volcano. My song Heart of Steel appears on the very nicely packaged release. It’s now available for pre-order.

“Finaly it has arrived CCP2CD001 Inside The Volcano Vol. 1. This goes out to all preorder today.” – CCP

For more info: facebook.com/completecontrolproductions

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on March 14, 2013 at 7:45 am, filed under music and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Fire Funmania Side-Line Review

If you asked me what is the most important website to get EBM, goth, synthpop and New Wave news hands down I would say Side-Line. I love when I am mentioned there and they just reviewed my latest album Fire Funmania (link). I am extremely glad they like it. It took me about 18 months to create the songs and even though the initial release came out a month ago the party is only getting started. The cassette, limited German CD and 12″ and merchandise are all forthcoming. I also didn’t forget to let you know the behind the scenes production and song writing wise. I will start tomorrow with “Enter the Sex Game” so stay tuned.

“The songs remain simple, but damn efficient. The Horrorist is a sound wizard confirming his genius on “Starving For You”. The Horrorist has deployed his entire battery of electronic creativity which resulted in a new fascinating and diversified opus.” – Side-Line Magazine

Read the full review: side-line.com/reviews_49252

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on March 13, 2013 at 2:41 am, filed under music, promotion and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Dead Silence

A remix I did for Marc Massive, Lia Organa and Electric Prince is now available from Black Leather records. Check out the original of Dead Silence above and be sure to click to iTunes to hear clips of all the remixes.

“very 80′s adore it <3? xxxx" - Collagen Westwood

Buy now: iTunes and Junodownload

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on March 6, 2013 at 9:51 am, filed under music and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



The Badgers

The Badgers are a duo from Strasbourg, France. I really liked the mix above which includes my (The Horrorist) track Incredible.

“We’re both huge fans of fantasy and horror cinema and this is our biggest influence. Our heroes are John Carpenter, Danny Elfman , Jerry Goldsmith , Fabio Frizzi , Christopher Young , … We always made music with lots of images in my head, as if we could not help but imagine a scene from a movie.” – disordance.net

For more info: disordance.net

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 20, 2013 at 3:03 pm, filed under music and tagged , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Never Go Away

This song Never Go Away didn’t really fit on Fire Funmania and it’s Valentine’s Day so here it is. Love forever.

I feel so happy when I dance with you. Never go away.

For more info: wikipedia.org/wiki/Love

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 14, 2013 at 6:48 am, filed under music and tagged , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Inside the Volcano

My song Heart of Steel (Fire Funmania) will appear on a new compilation titled Inside the Volcano. Complete Control Records from Stockholm, Sweden are doing the fantastic release with 24 electronic body music tracks on it. One of the guys behind CCP, Anders Karlsson will also be performing with myself and Absolute Body Control at the Kalabalik Festival in Växo, Sweden this August 15/16th. I love the artwork on this one! 2CD available this March.

“A compilation where young, hot, electro punk acts like Schwefelgelb, Agent Side Grinder and Petra Flurr + Modernista demonstrate how to take a cue from old school influences and still sound totally fresh and thrilling. Industrial legends Portion Control, Ike Yard and Gerechtigkeits Liga refused to follow the herd when they started out at the dawn of the 1980s. They still do, and they remain as relevant and exciting as ever. Techno heroes Thomas P Heckmann, The Horrorist and Adriano Canzian have all contributed crushing dance tracks where old school EBM and furious techno fuse seamlessly. Also represented on Inside The Volcano is the new breed of leftfield dance music with mind blowing tracks from Equitant, Friherren, Diamond Skull District and K-Nitrate.” – ccproductions.org

For more info: ccproductions.org and facebook.com/ccp2cd001

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 12, 2013 at 6:57 am, filed under music and tagged , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Fire Funmania Compact Disc

I am very please to let you know the USA/Canada version of Fire Funmania is now available on Compact Disc. This follows the already released Digital version. Still to come is the Cassette and limited edition German/Europe 12″ and CD. Thanks again to Maurice Roy for his fantastic graphic design work and Andi Harriman for the photos. To see a full set of photos close up: click here.

“I’m pretty sure this is the most deranged, insane, sexually charged album I’ve heard in a long time. I want to dance and throw punches at the same time.” – djdiamondkutz (via iTunes)

Amazon CD: http://amzn.to/WQqpwb

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 7, 2013 at 1:18 pm, filed under music and tagged , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



I Love Satan

Here’s a sample of a remix I did for Al Ferox. He’s a big name in the techno world and does the labels Kobayashi Recordings and Dancefloor Killers. Other remixers for the I Love Satan EP will be RadicalG and Jonathann Cast. The kick, snare and hihat are the Tiptop Audio modular drums. The snare is going through a Plague Bearer. The toms fills are from the UVI Emulation II plug-in. The main synth is Native Instrument’s Razor sequenced by an Audiorealism ABL. I also used a lot of plug-ins for effects including PSP N2O, Sugar-Bytes Tornado and reverbs from Audio Damage and Valhalla DSP. The full EP will be available soon!

“Satan Is god!!!!!!” – Tkuz

For more info: facebook.com/alferox and soundcloud.com/al-ferox-official

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on February 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm, filed under music and tagged , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



The Horrorist live in Aachen Report

I’m finally back from my weekend in Aachen, Germany. A weekend which consisted of 6 trains, 4 flights, 7 hours of layovers and NYC traffic. It was the evening in between it all that made it worth it. Let’s jump back about 6 months. I was performing in Berlin at a very cool event and somewhere towards the end of my set I feel something in my ear. When I play live I’m actually not consciously thinking so much. I am on some sort of automatic haze with lyrics flying out of me and my arms and legs just doing what they do. When I felt something in my ear I noticed it but just kept on going. I mean it was only for a few seconds and after the violation stopped I could still hear so I kept on playing. After the show near the bar a giant punk rock type of guy comes up to me and starts up a conversation. I had a lot of trouble understanding what he was staying and he was aggressively holding me close to him. Soon I realized it wasn’t that he wasn’t speaking english he just wasn’t making too much sense. Then I picked out a few words… “acid” “sorry” “finger” “during” “show” “ear” “sorry”. I stopped him at that point and said loudly it’s ok let’s have a drink. While kind of disgusting the situation was pretty funny because I mean who the hell does something like that and then tells you he did it? Later that night or I guess morning he comes over again. He’s far more coherent now and tells me his name is Michael and he wants to book me in Aachen. I brush it aside thinking he’s not serious. Fast forward a few months and he finds me on Facebook and shows me some of the other bands he wants to book along side of me. They were all so interesting I was in. I love to play live. I really love to play live along other interesting band like acts. The other bands were all synthpunkish and weird so right up my alley. It’s all set up for October. Hurricane Sandy hits NYC all flights are cancelled and I miss the show. My day job had me very busy the end of last year so I set a new date for January 19 knowing it would be cool to spend my Birthday (the 20th) and the release of my next album in Germany.

The club was packed. It’s always important but I really didn’t want to play and half full space on my 43rd birthday right? When I walked in Sid (Knothole) was performing. His live show is amazing. Check out the video I took of him above. He’s got Eurorack modules, fluorescent light tubes, does vocals and sets up in the middle of the dance floor. To top it off the music is good. I got to spend some time with him after the show and well let’s just say he’s pretty out there. I felt in good company. So I take the stage, play new songs and absolutely enjoy myself. I did a few encore tracks and as I’m ending they take my mic the club gets quiet and Michael says some stuff in German and then I hear an acapella… “Happy Birthday to you… Happy birthday to you…” the club chimes in. So yeah the music stops and the club, mostly everyone in there sings me happy birthday. What can a guy say to that? Michael you can stick your finger in my ear anytime you want. Thanks for a night I will never forget and thanks for singing to me! To see the full set of photos: click here

“ERWISCHT! Zu Gast aus New York war nämlich Oliver Chesler, der Mann, der auch unter dem Pseudonym The Horrorist bekannt ist. Da er aus der Hardcore-Techno-Nische kommt, erinnern seine Tracks zwar immer noch stark an Produktionen dieser Art, doch sind sie Songs alltagstauglicher geworden. One Night in NYC ist eines seiner bekanntesten Stücke und führte im Jahr 1996 die deutschen Dance Charts an. Mit dabei war der Kollege David Heyer.” – klenkes.de

For more info: thehorrorist.com and facebook.com/michael.hilgers.77

photos credit: David Heyer

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on January 22, 2013 at 12:25 pm, filed under live performance and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



DODT Aachen

I will be performing live tomorrow night (Saturday, January 19) in Aachen, Germany at Autonomes Zentrum on Vereinsstr. 25. I will be celebrating the release of Fire Funmania, my 43rd birthday and checking out some of the other bands. Those bands include Knothole, Walls & Birds, Cyklop 2019, Vomit Heat (Dj Set) and Big Dada P. I met the promoter Michael Hilgers when I performed in Berlin last summer. He’s an interesting person and most importantly has a good eclectic music taste. I will try and make some posts while I am gone!

“This Is Going To Be Legendary! Ohhh Yeah! It S A Birthday Party!” – Michael Hilgers

For more info: facebook.com/events/320977971348751

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on January 18, 2013 at 8:04 am, filed under live performance and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



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