V/A: ZONE Compilation Vol.2 (ZONE Collective). Review by Ivna Franić.
The Copenhagen-based ZONE Collective is back with their second compilation, featuring another refreshing collection of tracks by underground acts mostly hailing from Denmark and the UK. Although the majority of the acts here expectedly operates between different styles of electronic and noise music—while also sharing an affinity for intriguing sound design—the new compilation shifts away from the explicit club leanings of the first one, putting an emphasis on more abrasive sounds.
This Saturday Extremely Rotten Productionshosts a death metal summit at the Mayhem venue in Copenhagen, with a lineup of some of the most vile and forceful danish bands ruling the death metal underground right now. A second infestation will take place at Pumpehuset in May! Full info below the interview.
Founder of Extremely Rotten Productions, David “Torturdød” Mikkelsen, is also a founding member of the bands Undergang and Phrenelith (and others) with several releases on some of the most respected contemporary death metal record labels out there. So why would he even bother to start up his own label and open a physical store on the outskirts of Copenhagen? We asked him about the current state of rotten death metal in Denmark.
This Thursday at Mayhem, Moral Defeat presents a showcase from the Russian label, Perfect Aesthetics, featuring performances by Burning Pyre, Måla, Marble Bust and Ato Vari, with DJ support from Yuri. An evening of ambient synth romanticism to accidentally, or perhaps not, take place on Valentine’s day.