A headline show by the enigmatic Död Mark will be supported by the uncompromising IC3PEAK and the corrosive Iron Sight.
Död Mark was initiated in a shady Berlin bar as GUD and Yung Lean’s murky side of the mirror. The manic, uneasy project stumbles along a knife’s edge through a white noise, drum and bass vortex, bred and improvised in the void between “Unknown Death 2002” and “Unknown Memory.” Död Mark is a melancholic, lo-fi journey through unnerving areas filled with the debris of modern music, crossing the border of insanity into dangerous and forbidden soundscapes, and channeling love and loss as something indistinguishable. The duo debut their live show at CTM 2019.
Död Mark will be supported by self-described “audiovisual terrorists” IC3PEAK, a provocative duo hailing from Moscow, who have become one of the leading voices for a disenfranchised Russian youth. Their album CKA3KA, released in 2018, is a Russian horror fairytale. Its arc passes through delicate, ethereal textures, frantic trap, and the occasional moment of clarity. The band recently found itself at the center of a campaign by Russian authorities against „undesirable music“ with their concerts being shut down and the band detained by police.
Danish noise artist Iron Sight, the solo project of notorious The Empire Line vocalist Isak Hansen, joins the night with his bristling synths and a voice made from barbed wire.
Termed “[t]he most challenging band in this [Moscow] scene,” (Noisey) IC3PEAK are the duo of Nick Kostylev and Nastya Kreslina, who describe themselves as “audio-visual terrorists.” They craft futuristic, dystopian opera, and recently found themselves in direct opposition with the Russian authorities, playing secret shows and being shut down by the FSB for their outspoken political views.
Bred and improvised somewhere between Unknown Death 2002 and Unknown Memory, Död Mark is Yung Lean and GUD. The punk band offers a a manic, uneasy journey across a knife’s edge, through a vortex of white noise, detuned guitar, and drum and bass.
Iron Sight is Danish noise musician Isak Hansen, known for power electronics and harsh noise, as heard on releases via Total Black and Instruments of Discipline.