About the Artist
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“.
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29th September – Crimson Death – Aftershock – LayZee (22nd Sep)
D13, Crimson Death and Pixieguts combine the strength of varying styles of EDM in this super hot collaboration release. Succulent , sweet and divine in nature. This one will grab you, play with you, and leave you pondering the very essence of your being. You have been warned.
Crimson Death – Re-Cycle (The Remixes Album)
Release Date: 12/28/2012
Showcasing remixes from the first ten years of Crimsons career in electronica, this L.P. features alternate versions and mixes from his first five releases. Six slamming drum and bass tracks, a pounding four on the floor remix from his out of print demo Ear Poison, and three haunting ambient mixes complete an essential release for fans of this industrial drum and bass pioneer.