MDM (Modern Digital Militia)
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MDM (Modern Digital Militia)

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada | INDIE

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
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This band has a great potential and managed to convince me with this astonishing debut. At first I thought it was yet another metal band injecting a few electronics to keep the recipe a bit more fresh! But that’s not the case and MDM bring very strong material with this album. We can hear influences or at least they sometimes sound like FLA (“Millenium”-period) or yet 16Volt or Hate Dept. Several good melodies, some well placed electronic grooves, harsh vocals (but with a variety and some cleaner/softer passage), good song construction and plenty of relentless guitar riffs fill these “United State Of Aggression”. Tracks like “Means To An End”, “Visions of Annihilation” (clear FLA influences here) or the catchy “Thru My Eyes” definitely get my vote. A promising new talent here without hesitation. (CF:8)CF.
- Side-Line Music Magazine - Belgium


"MDM did everything right on "Modern Digital Militia" and transformed noisy, magnificently dirty guitar riffs, razor sharp synth sounds, a huge dose of grooviness and juicy melodies into compact, sparkling songs. When listening one will notice this certain great sleaziness and passion MDM showcase when rocking through the field. Hot tip!"
ZILLO Magazine (05/08) - Zillo Magazine


"You can’t start an album in a cooler way! Electro metal versus sampletrash, "Das ist Krieg (American Reich)" is a statement that KMFDM or Ministry couldn’t have done better, on top this is a shamelessly great earwig. MDM offer everything that friends of the industrial rock genre await from a promising band."
SONIC SEDUCER Magazine (05/08) - Sonic Seducer


"With "Modern Digital Militia", Canada‘s MDM serve us a pulsating, dark and massive sound spectacle with meaningful content. Rumbling guitars, enthralling synths and Nux’s resolute and expressive vocals manage to fascinate right from the start."
GOTHIC Magazine (05/08) - Gothic Magazine


"When it comes to their approach, MDM remind me about old KMFDM. Great to see that this genre seems to undergo a little renaissance (see also the proof through the latest releases by Ministry, KMFDM, and Treponem Pal). „Modern Digital Militia“ is an enjoyable album, genre specialists are very welcome to have a listen."
HEAVY Magazine (05/08) - Heavy Magazine


"Modern Digital Militia" manages it outstandingly to combine the heavy and dirty way of Ministry with melodic catchiness and diversity. MDM deliver a real insiders‘ tip. Novel, authentic, and equally danceable, rocking and atmospheric."
WHISKEY-SODA.de - Whiskey Soda


"Modern Digital Militia" is an essential opus for fans of KMFDM, Oomph!, Violent Work of Art and Dope Stars Inc., and encourages you to keep a closer eye on this band. One of the most surprisingly fresh releases of 2008 so far for me!
INDUSTRIALIZEDMETAL.com - Industrialized Metal


Discography

Afloat on the River Styx - 1998 - Full-length CD
Dawn of a New Order - 2000 - Full-length CD
Unified State of Aggression - 2004 - Full-length CD
Modern Digital Militia - 2008 - Full-length CD

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"Experiences are the building-blocks of our existence," states MDM's principal songwriter and frontman, Nux. "Just when you think you know it all, something takes place in the world or an emotion is stumbled upon that takes you to the next level. We are never finished learning and we learn through experience. This is what pushes us forward."

And a forward journey it has been...

From its chrysalis stage as a two-man project in the late nineties, MDM has developed into a full-scale five-piece live machine. The project has taken on its own life form shaping and sculpting its own sound through the influences of the various members. This sound ranges from hard aggressive techno to more ambient and delicate soundscapes to allow the listener to travel along with the band as each album progresses.

Constantly striving to create new grooves and beats, MDM still manages to stay true and pay homage to the original pioneers of the industrial genre yet taking the sound to an exciting new level with a repertoire of over 70 songs contained within six album releases, only made possible with the precise mixture of old and new from each member of the collective. They have also supplied music for films such as The Matrix Reloaded and Jimmy and Judy, winner of Best Film Award at the San Francisco Film Festival, as well as several other musical pieces for commercials, etc.

Upon their signing with COP International sub-label Spiralchords in 2008 they have taken things to the next level with their music now available in music stores in the U.S.A. and Europe. They have shared the stage with industrial heavyweights, KMFDM, Front Line Assembly, Icon of Coil, Aesthetic Perfection, as well as many others. With their performance at Wave Gotik Treffen in 2009, European fans finally had the chance to see them live. The performance garnered excellent reviews!

Topics of war, greed, corruption, environmental destruction helm one end of the spectrum while introspective themes of emotional distress, sadness, anger, love, and heartbreak form the other end. A broad mix that is sure to take the listener in and out of various places in their minds eye, and with militaristic uniforms, flags, intense lighting and a charismatic presence, the live element compliments the themes explored in each piece of music creating an even stronger visual appearance.

Time-tested, hard-working and a true passion for their craft has propelled MDM into the future as one of the leading up-and-comer industrial acts in Canada. They have garnered a worldwide fan base through grassroots promotions and marketing and have always made time to listen to their fans after all they are the true militia that keeps this machine running!!!

"What is good? All that heightens the feeling of power, the will to power, power itself in man."
Friedrich Nietzsche

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Like a killer robot with the anarchist symbol on its chest...
Reviewer Zach on CDBaby.com gives 5 Stars

Hard-hitting, musically AND politically!
Reviewer SDW on CDBaby.com gives 4 Stars

I had to check my pulse after listening to this. I have to get in shape because dancing to tracks like this is going to give me heart failure...There is definitely a great band here... Powerful in your face guitars with tight, neck snapping dance beats... Electronically charged with sleek whispering vocals, we get set to embrace yet another great Canadian industrial band.
Rating- Five Razor Blades!!!!! - Razor Blade Dance Floor