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TRIBAZIK

London, England, United Kingdom | Established. Jan 01, 2007 | INDIE

London, England, United Kingdom | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2007
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"Review of Spacetime Collapse"

Perhaps as a means of whetting the collective appetite in anticipation of the release of a new album (their last one, “All Blood Is Red”, dropped way back when in 2009 after all) London based three-piece Tribazik are back with their new remix EP “Spacetime Collapse”, released on the Skyride imprint. Having already established themselves as a band on the up – they’ve been featured in the pages of the likes of Kerrang and Terrorizer, and scored an impressive support slot for the mighty Killing Joke (Jaz Coleman also guested on “All Blood Is Red”) – Tribazik are seeking to keep their stock on the rise with this release, which itself features contributions from some noted and respected musicians from the world of electronica, such as IDM royalty Venetian Snares.

Tribazik’s music is, essentially, a highly personalised slant on the industrial ethos of marrying elements of rock and electronic music, in this instance, an amalgamation of breakbeats, acid-house synth, hypnotic bass lines and thrashing guitar that builds into a truly thundering (and very memorable) chorus that, along with Jerry Kandiah’s Coleman-esque vocals, recall Killing Joke at their more recent, visceral best. The band utilise a unique instrumental set up which includes both the incorporation of a Roland TD-5K electronic drum kit into a standard acoustic one and the use of a guitar-to-MIDI converter which allows Tribazik to play all synth sounds and samples live and really give the song a sense of muscle and menace, and drummer Hedge Seel more than deserves a shout out for the intricacy and complexity of his playing which, for this reviewer, is definitely the tracks most intriguing feature.

The three remaining remixes are all wildly different in their approaches. Anyone with a passing familiarity with the legendary Canadian noisemaker that is Venetian Snares will know what to expect from his typically abrasive offering – all jarring breakbeats and acid squelches that hurtle the song into new and head-rattling realms. Chris Liberator and Sterling Moss’ acid house remix is of a more traditional if slightly formulaic nature, whereas Ghosts’ highly percussive remix rounds things off with equal measures of pulsating bass and elegant piano.

Though the remixes are certainly worth a listen, this release is all about Tribazik and what could, hopefully, be a sign of things to come. Rather than draw inspiration from their influences and then recycle it into something old-hat, Tribazik takes these influences and creates something daring, exciting and just plain different from the majority of metal that’s out there. And when you factor in the blistering live reputation that this band is forming, there’s a very high chance you’ll be hearing a lot more from them in the coming months. That stock just keeps on rising. 7/10
Andy McCabe - WithGuitars.com


"Review of Spacetime Collapse"

Perhaps as a means of whetting the collective appetite in anticipation of the release of a new album (their last one, “All Blood Is Red”, dropped way back when in 2009 after all) London based three-piece Tribazik are back with their new remix EP “Spacetime Collapse”, released on the Skyride imprint. Having already established themselves as a band on the up – they’ve been featured in the pages of the likes of Kerrang and Terrorizer, and scored an impressive support slot for the mighty Killing Joke (Jaz Coleman also guested on “All Blood Is Red”) – Tribazik are seeking to keep their stock on the rise with this release, which itself features contributions from some noted and respected musicians from the world of electronica, such as IDM royalty Venetian Snares.

Tribazik’s music is, essentially, a highly personalised slant on the industrial ethos of marrying elements of rock and electronic music, in this instance, an amalgamation of breakbeats, acid-house synth, hypnotic bass lines and thrashing guitar that builds into a truly thundering (and very memorable) chorus that, along with Jerry Kandiah’s Coleman-esque vocals, recall Killing Joke at their more recent, visceral best. The band utilise a unique instrumental set up which includes both the incorporation of a Roland TD-5K electronic drum kit into a standard acoustic one and the use of a guitar-to-MIDI converter which allows Tribazik to play all synth sounds and samples live and really give the song a sense of muscle and menace, and drummer Hedge Seel more than deserves a shout out for the intricacy and complexity of his playing which, for this reviewer, is definitely the tracks most intriguing feature.

The three remaining remixes are all wildly different in their approaches. Anyone with a passing familiarity with the legendary Canadian noisemaker that is Venetian Snares will know what to expect from his typically abrasive offering – all jarring breakbeats and acid squelches that hurtle the song into new and head-rattling realms. Chris Liberator and Sterling Moss’ acid house remix is of a more traditional if slightly formulaic nature, whereas Ghosts’ highly percussive remix rounds things off with equal measures of pulsating bass and elegant piano.

Though the remixes are certainly worth a listen, this release is all about Tribazik and what could, hopefully, be a sign of things to come. Rather than draw inspiration from their influences and then recycle it into something old-hat, Tribazik takes these influences and creates something daring, exciting and just plain different from the majority of metal that’s out there. And when you factor in the blistering live reputation that this band is forming, there’s a very high chance you’ll be hearing a lot more from them in the coming months. That stock just keeps on rising. 7/10
Andy McCabe - WithGuitars.com


"Review of Spacetime Collapse"

Electronic metallers Tribazik return with new remix EP ‘Spacetime Collapse’ and we’re streaming the video for the title track.

The trio continue industrials longstanding tradition of dabbling with metal and electronics and really push things into the 21st century by pouring mind bending amounts of acid house into their melting pot of microchips and thrash riffs before finishing it off with a liberal douse of jungle and breakbeat.

With a sound reminiscent of Killing Joke and early Ministry and an experimental ethos that’s not been seen since Pitchshifter were first let loose on a synthesizer; Tribazik’s hypnotic brand of electronic metal is well worth investigating.

Due out in May via Skyride, ‘Spacetime Collapse’ also comes with remixes from the likes of Venetian Snares, Chris Liberator & Sterling Moss and Ghost - Terrorizer


"Review of Spacetime Collapse"

Electronic metallers Tribazik return with new remix EP ‘Spacetime Collapse’ and we’re streaming the video for the title track.

The trio continue industrials longstanding tradition of dabbling with metal and electronics and really push things into the 21st century by pouring mind bending amounts of acid house into their melting pot of microchips and thrash riffs before finishing it off with a liberal douse of jungle and breakbeat.

With a sound reminiscent of Killing Joke and early Ministry and an experimental ethos that’s not been seen since Pitchshifter were first let loose on a synthesizer; Tribazik’s hypnotic brand of electronic metal is well worth investigating.

Due out in May via Skyride, ‘Spacetime Collapse’ also comes with remixes from the likes of Venetian Snares, Chris Liberator & Sterling Moss and Ghost - Terrorizer


"BBC review"

“…metal, rock, tribal, acid techno and world mixed up in a melting pot and spat out creating an original sound and packing quite a punch” - Jo Elliot, bbc.co.uk


"Live review"

"Most innovative live act I saw last year" - Franz Treichler (vocalist of The Young Gods)


"Live review"

"Most innovative live act I saw last year" - Franz Treichler (vocalist of The Young Gods)


"All Blood Is Red"

An indicator of Tribazik's potential is that industrial legends Killing Joke took them out on tour with them – twice – before they'd even released an album. Thankfully All Blood Is Red won't disappoint.

Huge slabs of KMFDM-esque guitars throb from the speakers, whilst all manner of samples and loops weave in and out of the songs. These are also all triggered from the drum kit, as the band strive to make everything as organic as possible, even when injecting futuristic sounds. Prime example is the devastating 'Warning Has Broken', where tribal drums and air-raid sirens swirl around a surprisingly catchy slab of industrial metal. When 'Molten' erupts (arf), Killing Joke's Jaz Coleman himself features, adding to the lesson in how to correctly make the shift from brooding to destructive.

It's bleak, oppressive stuff, but whilst a lot of industrial fails to make an impact in the UK, this home-grown act fires out memorable track after memorable track; from the aptly-titled 'Paralyser's punishing blend of electronics and riffs, to the wall of noise that closes the album on 'Speak Through Us'.

Though the influence of the band that's taken them under their wing are unmistakeable, one run through this excellent album will impress upon you exactly what Coleman sees in them. While, like much of its kind, it no longer sounds futuristic, what All Blood Is Red does sound like is a massive amount of potential that deserves to kick some long-overdue life into an overlooked genre.

Rating: 4/5 by Phill May - Rock MIdgets


Discography

Usual Abnormal EP (2005)
All Blood is Red (2009)
Warning Has Broken (2009) - Single MP3
Spacetime Collapse EP
Data Warfare

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Inspired by an eclectic taste in music, TRIBAZIK’s aim is to create an energetic, solid sound combining organic drums and
bass
and heavy guitar with contemporary electronic sounds and effects-
bridging the gap between metal and electro/dance. All samples are played
LIVE (triggered from pads around the drum kit) and include vocal
chants, acid lines, industrial thuds, caustic pulses and sirens.