Swedish metal outfit Amaranthe have released a remix of their song ‘Maximize’. Remixed by upcoming Finnish electronic music producer/ DJ Bliniks, he comments:
“For me heavy metal has been a huge savior in inspiration for the last few years and nowadays I have a massive urge to combine the elements of melodic metal with the heavier side of electronic music. Amaranthe‘s ‘Maximize’ was an amazing experience to remix, because the original was so melodic and uplifting that I already got an amazing idea for a remix after hearing for the first time.
Dubstep is one of my most common genres that I produce and the reason why I decided to go right into the remix with dubstep is because some of the modern dubstep is pretty much inspired by heavy metal, but for some reason that has been somewhat forgotten. This remix also includes some bigroom house and trap elements at the end of the remix, so it’s the most varied remix that I have produced to this day.”
Berlin-based electronic-rock duo Bullet Height, featuring Jon Courtney and Sammi Doll, have announced the release of their debut album ‘No Atonement’ for 19th May 2017 via Superball Music / Sony Music. Featuring the band’s previous two singles ‘Bastion’ & ‘Hold Together’, the album features 10 tracks of dark, primal conviction, pulped with the avant-garde, fusing industrialised electronica, heavy guitars and heartbreakingly sweet melodies.
The band comments: “Making ‘No Atonement’ was both a challenge and an adventure – there were highs & lows, battles & triumphs – but we came out intact. We’re extremely proud of the body of work & can’t wait to get it out there.”
I left London, moved to Berlin, rented a dirt cheap room in an old DDR building and started battering out the music that would go on to become Bullet Height,” says Jon Courtney, speaking about the dispersal of his former band Pure Reason Revolution. “I wanted to produce something darker and heavier than I’d ever created.”
Watch the videos for the first two singles below:
The album is now available to pre-order on CD & limited green vinyl LP, including a signed art-card while stocks last, here:https://bulletheight.tmstor.es/
“I left Los Angeles and moved to Berlin,” Sammi Doll explains. “It was to join IAMX on tour. But when the singer, Chris Corner fell ill, it was cancelled. Which was when I met Jon. Without a direction in a new city, recording this album
granted me the headspace to channel a lot of personal demons into something simultaneously positive, dark and alluring.”
A recording contract with Superball Music (part of the Sony Music group of labels) followed suit and whilst putting the finishing touches to the album, Bullet Height began gigging to an enthusiastic Berlin underground.
“It’s been quite the journey since we’ve completed the album,”comments Sammi Doll. “Everything from the mixes to the forming the live element. It’s shaped into something much bigger than we both expected.” And Courtney concurs. “Now that we’re playing shows it all feels real. We’re excited at the prospect of expanding out from the Berlin scene and getting out there.”
Like the best of artists, fear is the only thing they fear. Free living and creating on their own terms is the fuel in both their tanks. Together they’ve reached Bullet Height. A product of ex-patriot London, set in dissident Berlin. Circa 2017.
Get a glimpse into the bands origins in this short documentary here: https://youtu.be/9v9DsKk0kGE
Look out for more news on Bullet Height in the coming weeks!
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