SPLIT - THE FIRST IN A 5-PART EP SERIES
PANIC LIFT return after a 3-year hiatus with SPLIT, the first in a 5-PART EP release cycle that will span into 2022. The follow up to 2018's "END PROCESS" (Metropolis Records) Panic Lift presents 2 blistering new songs on Split with each harkening back to different corners of the dark music spectrum.
The aptly titled "TRIBUTE" is an EBM dance floor thumper reminiscent of some of the legends of the genre, all while incorporating Panic Lift's trademark juxtaposition of soaring clean vocals and guttural screams. “NOWHERE FAST” is a industrial rock assault which would not be out of place during the machine rock heyday of the mid-90s. These two songs pay homage to the legends that inspired Panic Lift vocalist and songwriter JAMES FRANCIS to begin writing music over 20 years ago. “I’ve found the material in these releases serve as a love letter to this genre of music” proclaims Francis.
"SPLIT" is the first in 5 thematically connected EPs with each EP featuring 2 original tracks and 2 remixes from different artists. “Split” features a synthwave inspired remix of "Tribute" from EBM juggernauts GRENDEL and an electro-funk rework of "Nowhere Fast" from the techno wizardry of WESENBERG, who is better known to the world as Krischan Jan-Eric Wesenberg from ROTERSAND.
PANIC LIFT intends to have each new release be accompanied by a limited-edition physical product, which will change with each release. “Split” will be released as a limited-edition physical cassette tape limited to 50 copies worldwide. Panic Lift brings these releases independently in association with longtime friends and collaborators PRIMORDIAL MUSIC.
"I've worked with Matt and Gus for years in different projects" explains Francis. "While I'm putting out these releases on my own, it's nice to do them under the umbrella of PRIMORDIAL MUSIC as working with them always feels like a second home."
PRIMORDIAL MUSIC is thrilled to welcome longtime friend and collaborator James Francis and PANIC LIFT to the PRIMORDIAL MUSIC roster. We're proud to present SPLIT and look forward to upcoming releases as part of this exciting project.
June 25, 2021
Panic Lift: SPLIT
PANIC LIFT return after a 3-year hiatus with SPLIT the first in a 5-PART EP release cycle that will span into 2022. The follow up to 2018's "END PROCESS" (Metropolis Records) Panic Lift presents 2 blistering new songs on SPLIT with each harkening back to different corners of the dark music spectrum. Read More
June 1, 2020
New Symbiotic EP: FRACTALS
Two updated classic tracks, and two new tracks from EBM artist Symbiotic. Like their namesake, the band experiments with hybrids, forming symbiotic relationships between traditional styles, mixing everything they love about electronic music into a cohesive sound. This EP is available as a digital release from Primordial Music.
June 1, 2019
Hazmat: Turn Those Machines Back On
STORMING THE UNREALITY STUDIO is the fourth release, but the second original full-length album from industrial metal / coldwave artist Hazmat. Ripsaw guitar riffs and pulsating synths mesh over a bed of ultra-heavy beats to deliver a new wave of old-school industrial sounds. Featuring 11 new tracks and 2 remixes, the album is available as a digital release from Primordial Music.
PANIC LIFT: TRIBUTE
SYMBIOTIC: GLASS EAGLE
HAZMAT: DESIGN FLAW
"THE ORACLE marks the debut for Despirator, a project of Renée Ilardi and Matt Collins... Traditional Qualities of the gothic world are here as far as instrumentation, but it is the melodious synth structures and programming along with well-crafted unobstructed female vocals that give this release its strength. The mood of THE ORACLE shifts gently from old world sounds to darkwave, ethereal-goth, the edge of pop... This is truly an original release that is worth checking out."
- Outburn Magazine
DYSTOPIA NOW - HAZMAT "Heavy, electronic-laced, guitar-driven industrial. Aggressive and focused, this first album from Hazmat is a manifesto of machine rock."
- Virus Magazine
"Crunchy power chord driven industrial rock on the verge of metal... reminiscent of Ministry circa 'The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste' or White Zombie."
- ReGen Magazine
THE INFERNAL DEVICE "8 out of 10"
"With Earthworm, you are taken somewhere dark. In addition to the programmed industrial sounds, there is a bit of ambient noise as well. The basic tone of the album lies with deep, very heavy bass sounds, which offer a solid underground for the electronic sounds. In addition to the melodic, but very dark sounds, Earthworm overlays the loops in a cohesive way with numerous effects and samples
- PGB Music-Discovery, Germany
AZRAEL TRIGGER - SEASON TO SEVER "With this first release, Season to Sever, Gus Yoo has brought together half a dozen other artists to produce a solid effort. The album opens with the very infectious and energetic "Choke," which features harsh beats and hooks reminiscent of Front Line Assembly's work on Hard Wired, and is expertly topped with a healthy dose of aggressive vocals."
- ReGen Magazine
SYMBIOTIC - DIVIDE
"This album offers pure industrial, with proper electro beats, and also some guitar. One can hear influences brought together: harsh EBM and trip hop, all appropriately formulated. Above all the songs have good production, beautifully aggressive and full of power. The album is reminiscent of some albums by Front Line Assembly. Overall, a mad album, with some guitar work that will please metal fans as well. Included on this album are remixes by Life Cried, Terrorfakt and Hazmat."
- PGB Music-Discovery, Germany
NEUROPLAGUE - ALTER "The absolute correct proportion of guitars meshing with driving percussion, whirling cyber noises and suitably appropriate samples to create the perfect cyber-industrial thrash sound. Even Front Line Assembly could learn a thing or two about utilizing the guitar as an instrument from this band after the debacle of the most recent album. Definitely check these guys out."
– Sonic Boom Magazine