NULL FACTOR >> www.nullfactor.com
Null Factor (aka Dan Harvell, ex-member of Millennia) has produced his best work yet on "Purity", combining classic industrial techniques with new EBM influences. Harsh synths and heavy beats coalesce in rhythmic fashion manufacturing a club accessible sound. Released on Ballistic Test in December 2003, "Purity" is catching on.
Wetworks E-Zine says "... the mix of oldschool and newschool electro, superb vocals, great programming and production gives Null Factor the edge over a lot of the other acts in the genre. This is one of the best hard electro albums I've heard all year."
DSBP / Cyberage Radio says "I like this Null Factor for sure!! good sound, and strong tracks which have some diversity, and still holds in cohesion, and sounds like one band, not a bunch... i am totally digging on "total disregard", "realign","circadian rhythms", "virtual suicide" and "strange days" the most! very solid, and catchy dark industrial tracks!!"
LOST-IN-PLACE >> www.lost-in-place.com
Lost-in-Place makes his debut September 2004 with "Failsafe Corroded" where he presents an
irresistable duality of emotional electro-goth and harsh industrial aggression.
LiP deconstructs the best elements of Ressurection Eve, Bella Morte, Skinny Puppy and Mentallo & The Fixer then reconstructs them back together with his own unique signature
of classical orchestration and technological manipulation. With stunning vocals by R.M. Ramlow in both untreated and treated forms, Lost-in-Place is a name to remember.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF COP >> www.adkoc.com
Having released two strong albums and having appeared on numerous compilations from Ballistic Test, Flaming Fish and Blacklight Records, A Different Kind of Cop (ADKOC) is a familiar name to many. Think harsh/electronic industrial music with a bent towards melodic orchestration and non-traditional time signatures and rhythms. ADKOC's sound can range from soft-and-subtle ambient sounds to in-your face industrial-metal. Presently working on a new album for release on Ballistic Test in 2005.
"Fast on the beats, heavy on the vocal effects and distortion, Another Everyday Occurrence is aimed to please the industrial lover in all of us. And please it does, injecting 9 tracks of high-speed electro-industrial into the mosh pit of the brain" says Chad Renando, The Edge Radio, Melton, Australia.
ZWERG >> http://www.zwerg.ca/
Ballistic Test is also distributing the music by Zwerg. Originating
from the Atlantic Canada region, Zwerg is the creative outlet of Eldon Thiele (aka Jason Willis Betts) who takes a whimsical approach to electronic pop music. His "Played Wits" album has received acclaim in the press.
"Built with the precision of architecture and brushed with the seductive hues of a master painter's palette, Played Witts is at heart a cheeky tip of the hat to electronic gurus like Kraftwerk, Yello and Art of Noise and their loopy pop cousins New Order, Pschedelic Furs and Cabaret Voltaire" says Greg Perry, Times & Transcript (Nov 2000).
"All of Jason's music brings the realization of what a great person and musician he is to the forefront. His music is so profound it's hard to imagine his work getting better. It is said "there is always room for improvement", but I think Jason has improved so much that he has possibly reached his great potential. His talent amazes me time after time.
Played Witts proves to be better then the last, but on a totally different level. This fresh, new sound of electronic sound combined with his sultry voice has proven to be a whole new level for Jason. Jason always works hard on his music and it shows in the finished product." says Angela Wylie, The Beacon.
These artists were at one time or another part of Ballistic Test through Mp3.com's music label program which lasted from 1999 to 2003. All solid artists in their own right, we
recommend you check them out.
>> Jagged Doctrine
>> Joshua Bourke
>> True Colour of Blood
>> Colossal Spin
>> Urban Faith
>> Permanent Solution
>> Controversy Under Fire
>> Paragon Null
>> Vital Force
>> Idyll Hands
>> Non Revanche
>> Regressor 18