Mystery Land & Earthquake!

On the 29th of August I will be playing at two very big festivals. The first one will be in the afternoon, at the Thunderdome stage on MYSTERYLAND. I’m honoured to play for such a famous event and it’s safe to say that I’m very excited! As if that’s not enough they’ve scheduled me for a bigass 2 hour set. Prepare for some raw and industrial stuff!

More info about Mysteryland:

After that I will be playing on the Earthquake festival in Oberhausen (Germany), along with artists like Moleculez, The Outside Agency, Daisy, Peaky Pounder, Matt Green and many more…

More info about Earthquake:

Looking forward to an AWESOME weekend!

Nightmare Outdoor 2009 – The Live Sets

The new Nightmare Outdoor liveset CD has just been released on Rotterdam Records. It features my recorded set from the Symp.tom area (Industrial Hardcore) on Disc 3.

01. Armageddon Project & Promo – Righteous Infliction of Retribution
02. Mental Wreckage – Salvation within Death
03. N-Vitral – Binck
04. Armageddon Project & Promo – Diamonds for the Pigs
05. Peaky Pounder – Viimeinen
06. Moleculez – Morning Has Broken
07. The Outside Agency – Dark Serenity
08. Tieum & Laser Chaser – People Kill People
09. Moleculez & Mental Wreckage – Consumed by Corpses
10. Rude Awakening – Means to An End
11. The Outside Agency & Ruffneck – Waste of Humanity
12. Tieum – Tresso
13. Mindustries – Beat the System
14. Mental Wreckage – Secret Government
15. Ruffneck & Sei2ure – Armorgeddon
16. Wedlock & Comababy – Void Sector (Assault Remix by Nosferatu)
17. Sei2ure – Rocket Fuel

Available at the Mid-Town online shop!

Symp.tom Area at Nightmare Outdoor!

The industrial hardcore label Symp.tom, founded back in 2004, represents a dark and alternative side of hardcore. Over the past 5 years the label has brought us various slamming releases by its main artists Mental Wreckage, Mute. and The Relic.

Well- respected artists such as Moleculez, The Outside Agency and Mindustries have also made a guest appearance on either a vinyl release or the Symp.toms CD series. The last edition (volume 4) of this successful series was released in December of last year and got raving reviews throughout the entire scene.

This year Nightmare Outdoor will have a separate Industrial area for the first time (previous edition combined industrial and terror) and so it was an obvious choice to let Symp.tom host this area. Main producers of the label – The Relic and Mental Wreckage – will show their very best skills in 2 separate DJ sets and will join forces together to perform under their Dual Mechanism guise. Joining them are a selection of top artist that closely represent and complement the sound of the label. Altogether they will provide the ingredients for a thrilling day at the Industrial area at the Luttenbergerweg in Hellendoorn.

Check the entire line-up for the area below.

Project 9
Peaky Pounder
Synapse & Sei2ure Live
The Relic
Moleculez Live
Mental Wreckage
N-Vitral Live
Dual Mechanism
The Outside Agency

If you want to know more about Nightmare Outdoor or the label Symp.tom, check or Mid-Town hopes to see you at the industrial area at Nightmare Outdoor on the 16th of May 2009!

Enzyme Incubation 3

The Relic and I will do another back-to-back DJ set, this time at the third edition of Enzyme Incubation, on the 28th of February. Here’s the official press release:

A global pandemic virus of unknown origin hit our society in the year 2001. Many people suffered from this infectious virus. Illegal obtained undisclosed documents show scaring well organised and accurate planned outbreaks on 01-02-2003 and 14-05-2005. Which led to even more victims of the virus. It hit us hard, relentless and without mercy. Recent intel revealed the incubation state of the virus, derived from this fact we now know something is about to happen on 28-02-2009…

Area 1 : NZM 1NN0V4T0RS
Weapon X
The Viper
Mad Dog
The Playah
Lenny Dee
Live: Endymion – Ophidian

Area 2: NZM TR4D1T10N4L
Buzz fuzz
Marc Acardipane

Area 3 : NZM 4RCH1T3CTUR3
Outside Agency
Enzyme X
Sandy Warez
Leo Laker
Mat M. Maddox
Mental Wreckage & The Relic
Live: Synapse & Sei2ure
Live: Tapage

Date: 28-02-2009
Doors open: 20:00 / 08:00
Location: Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen (Germany)

Symp.toms Vol. 4: Life Below 20Hz

As the dark days of Christmas draw ever closer and the beginning of a new year becomes imminent, Symp.tom decided it wanted to end 2008 with a bang. So without further ado Symp.tom presents Volume 4 of the well-known Symp.toms series: Life Below 20Hz. Where the previous 2 editions were filled with some of the hardest live sets from the industrial area of A Nightmare Outdoor, this time we return to the concept of the first chapter of the series… only this time, everything goes on overdrive!

Putting the total at 52 tracks on 2 discs, Symp.tom’s own residents Mental Wreckage and The Relic each crafted a mix out of a carefully selected collection of the darkest and filthiest “industrial” orientated hardcore tracks. Of course lots of material from the Symp.tom label itself (including new tracks by Mute., Dual Mechanism & The Relic) as well as (some new and exclusive) quality tracks from the likes of The Outside AgencyOphidianMoleculezBroken RulesRazor Edge and many… many more.

The result is 2 smashing discs both containing an uncompromised sonic assault filled with crushing kickdrums, wicked breaks, pitch dark atmospheres and a lot of distortion. The ideal soundtrack for the dark days of the winter.

Symp.tom 10: Evolve or Die

My third solo release just came from the pressing plant! I’m very proud of this release and it already has pretty good DJ support. Here’s the official press release:

“After having only participated in other projects for the last 3 years, Mental Wreckage is finally back for a new solo-release. Symp.tom 10, called “Evolve Or Die”, takes on a different direction compared to MW’s previous releases… hence the title. This will also be the first Symp.tom release with a brand new cover-design.

Salvation Within Death will destroy everything in its path, with distorted sounds and a massive kick. Secret Government is a monotone and empty track, but its pounding drive can do some pretty good damage. The Exile Returns is a chaos of messed-up and retriggering loops, accompanied by a deep kick. Recommended for the jocks who don’t fear the experimental side of the core. Neural Framework has a groovy techno-feel with nice rhytms and a solid kick. The Afterlife is an outtro, dedicated to the ones who were lost in October 2007.

This release is already having some serious DJ-support:
Peaky Pounder, The Outside Agency, DJ Daisy, Mindustries, Stormtrooper, Broken Rules, Petrochemical, Hamunaptra, Genosha All-Stars, Mental Wreckage & The Relic.”

Symp.tom 9: Angel’s Share

Symp.tom 9 by The Relic is available, including a collaboration track with me. Here’s the press release:

The Relic is back to deliver his second solo release on the Symp.tom imprint. Included in this package are:

  • 1 intro.
  • 1 combination of some pretty sick kicks and an eerie atmosphere.
  • 1 harsh collaboration with Mental Wreckage.
  • 1 revisit of The Relic’s typical style from his old label FIX Records.
  • 1 pounding track full of noise.

By adding up these 5 components… you get 1 killer release! Available at Mid-Town Records now.

Symp.tom 8: Poison for the Masses

Symp.tom #8 just came from the pressing plant! Time to welcome another new name on the label; the german-based doomcore producer Moleculez, who is already known for his many releases on labels like The Third Movement, Industrial Strength, Meta4, Deathchant, Epileptik, Nordcore and Neurotoxic… just to name a few of ’em.

Moleculez presents an excellent 5-tracker with a pitch dark feeling, including two collaborations with Symp.tom’s own residents Mental Wreckage and The Relic.

DJ Support: The DJ Producer, Simon Underground, Bryan Fury, Stormtrooper, Manu Le Malin.


A1. Flatline
A2. Particle Cannon (Symp.tom Edit by Mental Wreckage)
A3. Consumed By Corpses (with Mental Wreckage)
B1. Monucular (with The Relic)
B2. Black Reconnaissance

Available at Mid-Town!

SMPT007 – Element: Dysprosium

The new Symp.tom collaboration release between The Relic and me is now available. Pressrelease:

Symp.tom presents: Number 007! Mental Wreckage is back, and this time he joins forces with The Relic to form a new project that goes under the guise of Dual Mechanism. This joint venture stands for raw, f**ked-up and mechanical beats with a slight touch of techno and noise… shaken, not stirred. If you can’t get enough of dark & alternative hardcore, you definitely have to check this one out.

Available at Mid-Town Records now!

Nightmare Outdoor: Symp.toms Vol. 1

With the extremely successful event A Nightmare Outdoor still in the back of our heads, Neophyte Records’ sister label Symp.tom unleashes its first compilation album ‘A Nightmare Outdoor – Symp.toms Vol. 1‘. This compilation has been compiled by Mental Wreckage & Mute., two of the main artists of the Symp.tom label, and contains 18 of the best dark & industrial orientated hardcore tracks for those who like it rough & raw.

Symp.toms Vol. 1 will be available soon, released simultaneously with the normal edition of the Nightmare Outdoor compilation.


  1. The Outside Agency – 740 mHz – Inertial Overtone
  2. Broken Rules – Reference Point
  3. Mute. – Mechanibals
  4. N-Vitral – Carnal Jesus
  5. Mental Wreckage – Lawaai
  6. Mindustries – Massdriver
  7. Mute. – Maneater
  8. Mental Wreckage – Audial Anarchy
  9. Petrochemical – Blind Demon
  10. Sei2ure – Piledriver
  11. DJ Daisy – Back and Forth
  12. Ophidian – Predator and Prey
  13. Broken Rules – Slickster
  14. Meccano Twins – Intro-Mission (Mental Wreckage remix)
  15. Ophidian – Formshift
  16. Mental Wreckage – Ediskrad (Meccano Twins remix)
  17. Mindustries – Deus Ex Machina (Producer Adrenaline Injection)
  18. The Outside Agency – Black Lectroid