New release on Meta4

Meta4X. Mental Wreckage – The Missing Symp.toms (Part One)

In the 00s Symp.tom was one of the boldest trailblazers among the industrial hardcore labels. Now, a good decade after its demise, fellow time traveller Meta4 is honoured to release four lost gems by one of Symp.tom’s main artists, Mental Wreckage. Other than the revisited/remixed versions on the 2017 Dark Descent EP, these are lost originals, treasures so far hidden.

One instantly notices how topical these still are: Rough and ready, bustling with noise and layers of atmosphere, well lined up for any contemporary DJ set. Get two relentless and upfront tracks, plus a percussive gem featuring Syndemic (a sadly short-lived production unit) and a bouncing finale by MW alias Empty.Shell.

And where there’s a part 1, one may also hope for part 2, right?

01. Mental Wreckage – Wandering in the Dark
02. Mental Wreckage & Syndemic – Unilluminated
03. Mental Wreckage – Unusual
04. Empty.Shell – Arh+

Now available at the Meta4 Bandcamp page:
https://meta4recordings.bandcamp.com/…/the-missing-symp-tom…

(use code “may1” for a 10% discount)

Symp.tom presents: Kapotcast

Symp.tom presents a new concept – a brand new line of podcasts: KAPOTCAST, done by Symp.tom’s own releasing crew but also guest artists. Each edition will showcase the artist’s personal vision and concept of dark & industrial. As you know, Symp.tom always stood for a specific blend of dark, raw & industrial hardcore techno, and we think it’s important to keep that sound alive!

The first edition kicks off with a DJ-mix of Mental Wreckage, who will share some of his favorite ‘classics’.

– Symp.tom
Authentic. Dark. Industrial.

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Kapotcast Episode 01: Mental Wreckage

01. Mental Wreckage – Lawaai (Disrupted by Mute.)
02. Mental Wreckage – Lawaai
03. Moleculez – Flatline
04. Fracture 4 – The Girl with Green Eyes
05. Dep Affect – Hypersensitive
06. Mute. – The Dirt Outside
07. Rude Awakening – Revolting Against
08. The Relic – White Darkness
09. Hamunaptra & Mindustries – Destroyer of Worlds
10. Mental Wreckage – Salvation within Death
11. Promo & Armageddon Project – Diamonds for the Pigs
12. The Outside Agency – The Smog Sins & The Omen Sights
13. Ophidian – Drawhole
14. Petrochemical – Blind Demon
15. Promo – Never Catch Me Sleeping
16. Dual Mechanism – Presynaptic Modulation
17. Mindustries – Choke
18. Armageddon Project – In the Underworld
19. Enzyme X – Skummes
20. The Relic – The End Becomes Me
21. Synapse – Crispy Kick
22. E-Noid – Take This Brother
23. Ophidian – Disrespected Intervention

Soundcloud link:
http://soundcloud.com/w4rchetype/kapotcast-01

Lawaai Remixes

After a 5-year recording hiatus, my new release is out.. Grab it now! Press release:
DD16088. Mental Wreckage – Revisited Symp.tom: Lawaai Remixes

Industrial hardcore will never die – Dark. Descent. revisits its own roots with this look back at a track that appeared on a 12″ in 2005 on Symp.tom; which could arguably called the Dark. Descent. predecessor. “Lawaai” (i.e. “Noise”) is a more than appropriate title for this scorching classic with its distinct analogue sound modulation. Of course the original track is included here for good measure, but the excitement is to see how it is revisited a dozen years later: Symp.tom main men Mute. and Mental Wreckage give “Lawaai” a midtempo rhythm noise update, with the latter on a more freeform trip; Embryonic delivers two versions; a majestic doomcore anthem and a speaker-wrecking cacophony of “Lawaai”. Dark. Descent. main man and Symp.tom veteran The Relic infuses the noise with evil kicks in the contemporary industrial hardcore fashion, thus bridging the gap between those days gone by and the enormous momentum that this genre still thrives on. Bring the noise and maybe there will be more of that…

This release is now available at Bandcamp!

Upcoming Material

It’s been a while since I posted some updates about my upcoming material.. so this is a perfect opportunity. As some of you know, several releases are fully or almost ready. Some have been for a long time, even. But I’ve been holding them out deliberately, despite earlier posts. Unfortunately, for those who didn’t know yet, I’ve been having health-related issues for a long while, that interfere with finishing stuff up or adding some proper finishing touches. Also I hate the pressure of deadlines.

Health-wise, things seem to go a bit better lately, so I’m a bit more active again. But I’m learning to not over-do it, to prevent a new burn-out. Rest assured, the new stuff will come. You’re in for a treat. And major thanks for your patience so far, I know I haven’t released anything new for years now. I’ll start putting out my releases whenever I feel my health is balanced well enough again so that I can keep working on new stuff in the meantime. I don’t have an exact estimation yet, but I hope it’s somewhere halfway this year.

Peace out.

And when enough of my new stuff has been mixdowned & mastered properly, I’ll start posting some previews to show what you can expect! (and for those paying attention; some of these new tracks have already been present in some of my podcasts & recorded DJ-sets)

Annoucement Regarding DJ-Bookings

Now that my Defqon.1 performance has been made public, I also have another announcement to make:

As most of you know, last year I decided to take a break from DJ-ing. I needed this time off to re-evaluate certain priorities & goals in life, as I have changed a lot over the course of the years. I’ve been pondering things like: Who am I really? What do I really want in life? Do I do certain things because I genuine like it / because others want me to / because I need to prove myself? etc etc. A kind of “sabbatical”, if you will.

One of the things I’ve found out was that I *did* miss to play on music events. I love the scene, the people involved, the energy, the rush of seeing an audience going nuts on my own music. But too much and too many times a year has proven to be an overkill for me.

So I have made a decision for as long as I see fit:
I will now officially be playing on music events & festivals again.. But my DJ-sets will be more exclusively from now on. This means I will only be playing around 3-4 times a year, on events that really interest me.

For Booking requests & Fee info, contact Noisj Bookings.

E-mail: info@noisjbookings.nl
Website: http://noisj.nl/

Have an awesome day!

Podcast at Third Movement Radio!

Be sure to tune in @ Third Movement Radio tomorrow evening from 20:00-21:00 (CET) to check out my new podcast at the Dark Menace Show. This special podcast is 100% own material and will showcase my best work from 2004-2014, containing a few brand new tracks as well!

http://www.thirdmovement.nl/radio
http://facebook.com/TheDarkMenaceShow

UPDATE:
The Podcast is now available @ Soundcloud as well. Visit:
http://soundcloud.com/w4rchetype/dark-menace-show-2014

Tracklist:
01. Sarin Assault ft. The Relic & Warchetype – Demon Child (Part 1)
02. Mental Wreckage – Lawaai (Embrionyc Remix Edit)
03. Mental Wreckage – Lawaai
04. Mental Wreckage – Severed (Part 1)
05. Embrionyc ft. Moleculez & Warchetype – Unauthorized
06. Mental Wreckage – Salvation within Death
07. Mental Wreckage – Murder the World
08. Mental Wreckage – The Exile Returns
09. Mental Wreckage – Neural Framework
10. Dual Mechanism – Presynaptic Modulation
11. Mental Wreckage – Secret Government
12. Mental Wreckage – Artificial Doomsday
13. Mental Wreckage & Syndemic – Unilluminated
14. Warchetype – Machine
15. Moleculez & Mental Wreckage – Rawk & Roll
16. Meccano Twins – Intro-Mission (Mental Wreckage Remix)
17. Moleculez & Mental Wreckage – Crushed by Noise (Part 1)
18. The Relic – Industry Decay (Brutal Makeover by Mental Wreckage)
19. Dual Mechanism – Broken Symmetry
20. Mental Wreckage – Unusual
21. Mental Wreckage – Mechanical_Error
22. Mental Wreckage – Audial Anarchy VIP
23. Mental Wreckage & Razor Edge – Unincorporated
24. Sarin Assault & Fiend – Devil on Earth (Mental Wreckage Remix)
25. Neophyte – Neighbours Hell (Mental Wreckage Remix)

Hardshock Festival 2013

I will be playing at the Industrial Stage @ Hardshock Festival (27 April, Wijthemenerplas, Zwolle), along with The Outside Agency, Deathmachine, Petrochemical, Omkara Techichi, Cemon Victa and many others. Read the (Dutch) press release @ Partyflock.nl: http://partyflock.nl/news/24396

Line-up:

Mainstage:
Fight vs. Amada
Insane DJ Mafia
Masters of Noise
Mad Dog
Partyraiser vs. Tieum
Promo
Ruffneck
Endymion
Tymon
The DJ Producer
Ophidian
Day-Mar
The Destroyer
Hosted by: MC Ruffian

Industrial Area:
Cemon Victa vs. Chimera
Omkara Techichi
Manu le Malin
Richie Gee
Sandy Warez
Petrochemical
Warchetype
The Outside Agency
Section Grabuge
Deathmachine
Bartoch
The Punisher
E-Noid
Hellfish

Frenchcore/Terror Area
Dr. Vannacut
Dr. Peacock
Rictus Sempra
Frazzbass a.k.a. Subversion
Radium
Simon Underground
Rotator
The Speed Freak
Fight vs. Noizefucker
SRB
Junkie Kut
Crazy-2nr

Early Rave Area:
Advanced Dealers
Leviathan vs. Chosen Few
Dr. Macabre
System 3
Bass-D
Dano
Buzz Fuzz vs. Rheeza
Delta 9
Laurent Ho
Mark N
Frantic Freak
Hosted by: Da Mouth of Madness

RawDefinition:
ArmenianBoy
Kax Deejay
Proto Bytez
Code Black
Hasty Boy
Mind.Illusion
Prefix & Density
Deetox
Frequencerz
Solutio & The I’s
Titan
Radical Redemption
Hosted by: MC Renegade

More info:
http://www.hardshockfestival.com
http://facebook.com/events/479387985405520/
http://partyflock.nl/party/235357

Into the Dark Lands

On Saturday 9 February, the dark and raw beats reign @ Waregem, Belgium! It’s time to celebrate “Into the Dark Lands”, which is the very own record label party of Dark Descent, hosted by New Electronic Order. I will be playing a DJ-set there, other artists who will be giving you serious ear damage are: Embrionyc, Razor Edge, Sei2ure, The Relic, Raum 107, T.P.R.O.E., Carnage, Cluster and Sound Abuse. Also, the first 50 visitors will receive a special limited CD. Prepare for an awesome night!

Full line-up & timetable:
22:00 – 23:00 Raum 107 (Germany)
23:00 – 00:00 Sound Abuse (NL)
00:00 – 01:00 Razor Edge (Canada)
01:00 – 02:00 The Relic (NL)
02:00 – 03:00 Embrionyc (Germany)
03:00 – 04:00 Sei2ure (NL)
04:00 – 05:00 The Peoples Republic of Europe (NL)
05:00 – 06:00 Warchetype (NL)
06:00 – 07:00 Carnage & Cluster (NL)

More info:
http://facebook.com/events/308500355906397/
http://partyflock.nl/party/225154

Intersection

I will be playing at Intersection on 26 January in Baroeg, Rotterdam (NL). Intersection is a new party concept for styles like Drum & bass and Industrial hardcore Crossbreed, and is the idea of several party-minded people from the TOA-topic (The Outside Agency fan topic) on the forum of Partyflock.nl, myself included.

Headliner will be The Outside Agency (2 hour set!) followed by myself as Warchetype aka Mental Wreckage and a talented selection of other DJs to make it an awesome party. Entry tickets will only cost 10 euros and will help to ensure more editions of this party in the future!

Full line-up & timetable:
23:00 – 23:45: Demanufacturer
23:45 – 00:30: Krauser
00:30 – 01:30: Greg D. vs. War Is Inevitable
01:30 – 02:15: Warchetype aka Mental Wreckage
02:15 – 04:15: The Outside Agency
04:15 – 05:00: Deluge of Sound
05:00 – 06:00: Foxhound vs. Makebelieve

More info:
http://facebook.com/events/406868126034526/
http://partyflock.nl/party/231620