The long awaited new studio album by Cape Town-based female-fronted Alternative / Metal / Industrial-Rock band TERMINATRYX was released 04/04/14.
(Terminatryx pronounced: "Terminaytricks")
"Shadow" music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTvk-7Zz5rc
Never ones to follow convention, with Terminatryx entering its 12th year, the new album takes the band into yet another realm (following their self-titled debut album; its full remixed version incl. international & local remixers; the Kopskoot! heavy Afrikaans compilation; and the Terminatryx DVD featuring the classic silent vampire film Nosferatu with a new original soundtrack).
This Flamedrop Production was produced by Terminatryx co-founder Paul Blom and the renowned Theo Crous - the duo wanted to add a new dimension of sonic force, yet not diminish the potential accessibility of the songs.
With lead vocalist Sonja Ruppersberg having an equal hand in writing this album’s songs with Paul, her emotional perspective added a great deal to expanding the scope of the new songs that are filled with energy, passion and a drive to transcend the mundane.
Known for being guitarist in bands like Springbok Nude Girls and K.O.B.U.S., and producing acts like Van Coke Kartel, Prime Circle, Parlotones and Dan Patlansky, Theo Crous delved into his heavier roots with this production alongside Paul.
Theo also mixed the “Shadow” album and by recording at his Belville Studios, a warmer analog element was added to the previous digitally dominated recording process of Terminatryx.
In-studio photo gallery at www.terminatryx.com/gallery2013_studio.html
The album will be available on CD as well as reputed digital download locations.
Sonja Ruppersberg - Lead & Backing Vocals
Paul Blom - Guitars, Bass, Programming, Drums, Synths, Backing Vocals
Patrick Davidson - Guitar
Ronnie Belcher - Drums
Special guest artists appearing on the TERMINATRYX "Shadow" album include:
FRANCOIS VAN COKE (Van Coke Kartel / Fokofpolisiekar) – gang backing vocals on "Holy"
HEIKE LANGHANS (Draconian - Sweden) - co-vocals on "Outcast"
FRANCOIS BLOM (K.O.B.U.S. / V.O.D) – gang backing vocals on "Holy"
MATTHIJS VAN DIJK (Makabra Ensemble) - violin & orchestration on "The Outcast"
DICCON HARPER (V.O.D / Dragonforce / Pagan Altar) - bass guitar on "Holy"
CRAIG VEE - lead guitar on "Medusa"
The striking "Shadow" cover art and photography was executed by long-time Terminatryx collaborator Dr-Benway.
Several music videos are in pre-production and will be completed across the next few months, aiming to match the stellar productions Terminatryx followers have grown accustomed to. See the album's first music video (for the title track) at www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTvk-7Zz5rc
More will be posted at www.youtube.com/Terminatryx
Several media features (incl. a Kultür Magazine and Sunday Independent cover feature, loads of reviews) and recent press can be accessed at www.terminatryx.com/TXpress.htm
(with more coverage in Playboy South Africa, Underground Press and more).
Find Terminatryx on-line at:
Listen & Buy: www.terminatryx.bandcamp.com
TERMINATRYX is proudly associated with: Paul Bothner Music, WildFire Body Piercing, New Rock Shoes, WildFire Tattoos, Cosmesis & Masque, Wolf Clothing, Sailor Jerry
released April 4, 2014
a Flamedrop Production C + P 2014
Produced by Paul Blom & Theo Crous
Mixed by Theo Crous
Engineered by Theo Crous & Paul Blom
Assistant Engineer: Devon Swart
Additional ProTools editing: Werner Von Waltzleben
Executive Producers: Sonja Ruppersberg & Paul Blom
Mastered by Rogan Kelsey (Kelsey Mastering)
Recorded in Cape Town, South Africa at Bellville Studios and Flamedrop Productions (2013)
TERMINATRYX is :
Sonja Ruppersberg - lead & backing vocals
Paul Blom - guitars, bass, programming, drums, synths, backing vocals
Patrick Davidson - guitar
Ronnie Belcher - drums
Special Guests :
Francois Breytenbach Blom & Francois Van Coke - additional gang backing vocals on HOLY
Heike Langhans - backing vocals on OUTCAST
Diccon Harper - bass guitar on HOLY
Matthijs Van Dijk - violin & orchestration on OUTCAST
Craig Vee - lead guitar on MEDUSA
Additional programming, orchestration, choirs, loops by Theo Crous
Cover design & photography by Dr-Benway (www.HelicopterDesign.co.za
Cover concept by Sonja, Paul & Dr-Benway
Terminatryx logos & layout by Paul Blom
Terminatryx Bookings / Press / General Inquiries: email@example.com
Physical CDs & DVDs: www.oneworld.co.za
Digital Downloads at Bandcamp and other reputed stores
T-shirts & Merchandise: www.flamedrop.com/merch
TERMINATRYX would like to thank: Our families, friends, extended family & supporters around the world (especially those who stuck with us through the first 12 years). Theo & the Crouses, Dr-Benway, Francois B, Heike, Francois VC, Diccon, Craig, Chris (Industriezone). Sailor Jerry Rum, Paul Bothner Music, WildFire Body Piercing, WildFire Tattoos CT, Wolf Clothing, Point Blanc Event Tech Solutions. Live venues & bands we’ve performed with. Marnus & Cabal Media. Robin, the Ogdens & Black Ink Promo. Our Makabra Ensemble family: Fuzzy, Sean & Matthijs. Cosmesis. Rui DeSouza & ENT. Clinton, Daleen and all at Cosmesis and Masque.
And our IndieGoGo funders for helping us to lighten the load: Vaughan Hyman, Deon & Lucian Smit, Joan Blom, Willie Van Zyl, Amanda Els, Eileen Burgess, Blaise & Cader Sheasby-Khan, Makiko Ideta, Stephane Bourque, Isolde Bayliss, Thomas Dorman, Este Kira, Rudolf Vavruch, Carine Engelbrecht, Coenie & Trudy Ruppersberg, Frederic Gogniat, David Torr, Ric Shields, Nirvana Naidoo, Jacques van Heerden, Sven Oberg, Donna-Jane Downie, Lenore Scheepers, Phillip Fourie, Elizabeth Down, Slippery Lyzard, Maria Olsen, Cuan Knaggs, Rian Botha, Nic Kotze, Dave Stewart-Candy