GENRE-DEFYING METAL & BASS PIONEER ZARDONIC RELEASES HARD-HITTING NEW TRACK “DEATH BY THE BASSLINE” FEATURING MECHANICAL VEIN
SINGLE TO APPEAR ON ZARDONIC’S THIRD STUDIO ALBUM ‘SUPERSTARS’
SET FOR RELEASE JULY 14, 2023 ON MNRK HEAVY
Genre-defying metal & bass pioneer Zardonic returns today (May 19) with his latest single “Death By The Bassline,” an industrial metal and crossbreed onslaught with UK-based act Mechanical Vein.
Listen to “Death By The Bassline” here: https://zardonic.ffm.to/deathbythebassline
A highlight from Zardonic’s upcoming album Superstars (out July 14 on MNRK HEAVY), the song melds both artists’ unique take on metal & bass with its classic dnb core circled by a flurry of industrial and metal influences. Meanwhile, Mechanical Vein (who is Keith Kamholz) delivers a hardline vocal escalating “Death By The Bassline.”
“Keith Kamholz and I have been working together for a while now on many other projects. He had a demo of the song idea and I loved it instantly,” shares Zardonic. “It gave me the opportunity to go back a bit to the crossbreed drum & bass sound that I did a few years ago. It’s a personal favorite from the record for sure!”
Since the early 2000s, Federico Ágreda Álvarez, the masked performer known to the world as DJ and producer Zardonic, has harnessed the power of the nexus between drum & bass and heavy metal to create the sound that is now known as metal & bass.
Born and raised in Venezuela, inspired by America, and based in Germany with a passport book stamped into oblivion, he also represents a union of cultures. Boundlessness has defined his output since day one a prolific string of releases including two studio albums Antihero (2015) and Become (2018), with a third Superstars arriving summer 2023, high-profile remixes and video game collaborations, packed shows on multiple continents, and 100 million-plus streams.
Zardonic has cultivated an expansive catalog of original tracks and remixes for platinum icons, leaving his imprint on Pop Evil, Fear Factory, Bullet For My Valentine and Sonic Syndicate, among others. He has also contributed music to soundtracks for videogames such as Superhot: Mind Control Delete and Redout 2, plus features on All Elite Wrestling, TNT and NBC Sports.
He’s the rare force of nature who can earn praise from both YourEDM and Metal Injection. Renowned as “Venezuela’s Top DJ Act,” he has impressively toppled Beatport’s Drum & Bass Releases of the Week and Amazon’s Hard Rock Bestsellers at #1.
Not to mention, he even appeared in Warlocks Vs Shadows, standing out as “the first Latin American musician to ever be featured as a playable character in a video game.”, and has created factory presets and artist packs for Arturia, Brainworx, Slate Digital, BABY Audio, GForce Software, and many more.
See Zardonic on tour:
May 10 – Cologne, Germany W/ Pop Evil
Jun 9 – Tel Aviv, Israel
Jul 7 – Velké Meziříčí, Czechia
Jul 8 – Timișoara, Romania
Aug 5 – Milovice, Czechia
Aug 12 – Jeonju, South Korea
Oct 7 – Paris, France
Nov 10 – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nov 24 – Prague, Czechia