Crimson Death

Genre : Drum & Bass / Jungle

Crimson Death is a Toronto-based Jungle DJ, whose music is influenced by the sounds and imagery of Black Metal.

Known for his extreme studio creations, unique covers and high energy remixes, he seamlessly blends elements of opposing genres into dynamic dance-floor anthems.

The music of Crimson Death can be categorized as technically complex drum and bass reinforced through “wall of sound” drum programming.  Dark, distorted bass lines and layers of cold ambience are accompanied by haunting, demonic vocals delivering otherworldly lyrics which, focus on all aspects of perceived reality and experienced emotion within the collective sub-conscious.

DJ Crimson Death began his experiments in the art of music construction and manipulation while a student at Fanshawe College in London Ontario.

  Long hours in the studio interrupted only by frequent live performances resulted in a project called Fetus In A Can: a mesh of traditional black metal and punk using experimental instrumentation and textures.

After college Crimson recorded a series of experimental EBM tracks using samples, turntables and computer programming.  In time, his metal sound began creeping into these recordings.  Crimson became the world’s first black metal DJ, a pioneer in what is now frequently called “Grave Music”.  (A cross between Goth and Rave).

A club set by DJ Crimson Death usually features a blend of original track elements with live vocals and breaks.   He has also been known to perform “mainstream” DJ sets on occasion, though still donning his trademark spikes and corpse paint (in tribute to his Norwegian Metal influences).

In the summer of 2009 Crimson Death was signed to UK record label EML Recordings.  On October 31 (Halloween) 2009 EML officially released Crimson’s long awaited LP: The Crystalline Imprint.   It continues to gain popularity amongst fans and DJs alike.

An EP entitled Crimson Death vs. Pixieguts was released on May 1st of 2010.  This 5-song EP is a collaboration between Crimson Death and Australian vocalist Pixieguts.  Interweaving industrial, drum & bass and trip hop genres with elements of folk, jazz, and alternative, each track varied in style, bringing an epic quality to the release as a whole.

A new LP entitled “Atrophy” was released through EML Recordings on March 4th, 2011, followed by a split single with Moonshot, “Word Bomb“.

On July 1st, 2011 Crimson is scheduled to release his 6th full length L.P., “City of Death“.

The content will focus on sonic refinement of the drum and bass/industrial sound that Crimson has been pioneering since the early millennium.

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Release Date – 13/02/12
Thirty of the worlds finest up and coming unsigned electronic musicians competed for an EML contract and place on the Crimson Death remix L.P. Winners were picked via listener voting over the course of two online radio shows. Each artist appearing on EML’s first remix competition brought in something completely unique and made the track their own. Trance, dubstep, breaks, electro, ambient and industrial mixes take the listener on a dynamic journey through the heart of underground electronica itself. A must have for multi genre DJ’s!


Crimson Death, Voide - Necropolis (feat. Pixieguts)Voide – Necropolis – Crimson Death Remix (Feat Pixieguts)

Release Date : 08/10/12

Voide, Crimson Death and Pixieguts combine strength to deliver an exciting energy fuelled epic. This is raw to the core, pure infection

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