METROPOLITAN AUDIO PAIN SOURCE IV



MAPS was born from the void, and continues its search for it.
This year, we turn towards another Metropolis plagued with the harsh realities born from wealth, poverty, drugs, and disease; a broken mirror to the corpus of technocratic consumerism and its leaking vessels. San Francisco and The Bay Area.



With the recent reopening of RS94109 in the heart of The Tenderloin, the opportunity arose to work with people whose vision resembles ours. Also, situating the event on the opposite side of the country places us in close proximity to the Pacific for the first time.

MAPS is a platform for experimental music and performance. Formed by an intimate group of artists, we showcase the diversity and complexity of the American industrial and harsh noise scene within the context of a global scale. MAPS attempts to push the boundaries of this genre through performances of personal narrative, hyper-realistic cutups, and surrealist exposition. We welcome an environment of inclusion and complete personal expression.



"More like a mirror we reflect society, some things you might not ordinarily look at. A dark and perversely twisted photo-journalism. Freaks and other like-minded individuals aren't the only people who can look past "-isms" and "-ologies" to find a relevant voice. NOISE is as old as millions of years of volcanic eruption and mountain erosion. The modern industry of metal and machines added more to this mix. All we do is use everything at our disposal to record the true power that had been filling the airwaves since the beginning of time." - Joseph Roemer

Ticket Information:

$20 each day at door for RS
$15 for pre-fest admission at undisclosed Oakland location
$45 all inclusive festival pass BUY
$55 all inclusive festival pass + t-shirt BUY



GOVERNMENT ALPHA | JAPAN
Legendary Japanese NOISE from Yasutoshi Yoshida.  Known from his long running label XERXES as well as releases on Segerhuva, MSNP and others. Government Alpha is a complete assault on the ears and sits at the same throne of the gods of Japanoise- M.S.B.R, Incapacitants, and C.C.C.C. 

https://governmentalpha.bandcamp.com/

KRISTIAN OLSSON | SWEDEN 
MAPS III witnessed the first US performance of ALFARMANIA. This year we welcome its creator back to the states. Meditations on death channeled through postmortem industrial scapes. The wolf hour awaits. 

http://alfarmania.se | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuArrlEHsEc

LINEKRAFT | JAPAN

LINEKRAFT is Masahiko Okubo aka Tetsuo Linekraft Okubo.
A leader of the Japanese new-generation of Industrial-Noise makers.
Masahiko is mainly recording his sounds by scraping and torturing metals, the result is a kind of intense PE Noise. A Return to the origins of Industrial scraping noise.
https://malignantrecs.bandcamp.com/album/bouryoku-kikai

CONTROL | US 
Dark Heavy Electronics. Control has made a name as one of the finest american power electronics acts since the end of the nineties with a multitude of releases and highly regarded live performances in europe and the U.S. 

https://ant-zen.bandcamp.com/album/the-resistance

BACILLUS | US Bacillus began in the early 90’s as dystopian fetish music for the outbreak of infectious diseases of all kinds. Emphasizing urgency, chaos, and panic, Bacillus’ sharp scalpels and magnifying glasses put humanity under a microscope resulting in sounds of internal bleeding, pandemonium, and parasitic nightmare. Bacillus resides in Seattle, Washington with past releases on Slaughter Productions and Self Abuse Records.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtYPPAxDr_A


JOE COLLEY | US 
A rare opportunity to witness a performance by the legendary figure behind the Povertech Industries label and classic US noise act Crawl Unit.

https://glisteningexamples.bandcamp.com/album/no-way-in

HSV | SWEDEN

Concrete sounds, samples and sparse electronics, organized into a fractured, pulsating, heavily textured industrial noise. Active since 2010, HSV has released tapes on Throne Heap, Total Black, Posh Isolation, and Järtecknet.
http://www.thebrvtalist.com/interiors/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8A5kMF9am8

THETA | CA + AZ

Generated primarily through the use of electronics, guitars, tapes, and junk metal, Theta creates hallucinatory Industrial Noise focusing on psychic collapse in a society in which the old flesh burns as fuel, consumed in the service of the ascension of technocratic demigods. Theta has previously released two full length tapes—“Scire”  on Influencing Machine and “His Eyes Were Black and I Could See the Circuitry Beneath” on Cathartic Process—and appeared on the “Slutstationen” compilation released by Styggelse.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu08hgOC9Ek

Cruor Incendia 
| CA
Cruor Incendia is the moniker of Ryan Jencks, whose stint in the extreme music underground has included both membership in a stylistically wide-ranging array of projects the last 25+yrs, from the chaotically psychedelic Crash Worship, to the blackened haunting noise duo Deathroes, to the atmospheric black metal band Dispirit, to collaborations with Zbigniew Karkowski, Joke Lanz, and members of Neurosis, to the sublimely brutalist ecstatic barrage of his long-running solo project SIXES and Azog. Cruor Incendia illustrates Jencks’ knack for interweaving cryptic dark industrial marches with blistering harsh noise assaults.
https://soundcloud.com/cruor-incendia


Pedestrian Deposit | CA
Highly composed, often abstract sound textures combined to create dynamic experimental music drawing on the duo’s widely contrasting auditory obsessions.

https://pedestriandeposit.bandcamp.com/


JH1.FS3 | CA
JH1.FS3 is the deeply personal music of Frederikke Hoffmeier and Jesse Sanes. With words spoken amidst a savvy re-assembly of 20th century avant-sonics: musique concrète, technique extension, and pure electronic sound, their live sets - and recent LP on Sweden's iDEAL Recordings - utilize hypnotic material and hi-res field recordings they manage to smuggle out of REM sleep. The listener is granted entry into the inner zones of the duo’s private and artistic relationship.
Exclusively for MAPS fest, JH1.FH3 will depart from their more subtle “cinema of the ear” to debut a special, and notably less cerebral, presentation of cacophonous discord: “Cockflag”.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFDV47rDq5I


51717 | NY
51717 is a project of heavy electronic minimalism. She explores restraint, power, ritualism ב"ה
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuBZkPtsweY


DIE KOMBINATION | GERMANY

One man power electronics project from Germany. Seeking myths of darkness and death throughout history of mankind. Bringing back to life an ancestral knowledge residing in our unconscious mind - a connective force between noble spirits. Reincarnated through the perpetual turning of the wheel acting like a tidal force between polar counterparts. Recordings released on Endangered Species label, NYC.

Interracial Sex | WAHumanity is biologically hardwired to fetishize conception. Some of us are audacious enough to embrace that urge. We recognize the depth of pleasure in breeding. And we long to mix blood. Sleazy harsh noise and power electronics for the sexually adventurous and self aware.
https://newforces.bandcamp.com/album/boy


Renoir 
|  NY + SF
Nihilistic Death Worship. 

H.C.O.D | NY

Blades of power electronics/industrial noise sharpened to blur your already weak vision. Musick for blood drenched imperium. 
https://fldwrk.bandcamp.com/track/sovereign-global-village-in-flames-2

ARBITER | NY

Laments of the overman. Back against the world. 
https://fldwrk.bandcamp.com/album/radiating-panic-source

Compile + Private Archive | SF + NY
Dissociative Electronics for the Nothing World.  


Striations | OAKLAND
Psychosexual power electronics dedicated to your favorite criminal celebrities. From Ho Chi Minh City to San Quentin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umX6L03A4Fg

-THE SILENCE IS BROKEN-


Fieldwork presents three new and comprehensive offerings.
There has been much preparation for over two years now, and our blood boils as a result of their release into this world.














ARBITER-RADIATING PANIC SOURCE
Arbiter returns with 6 tracks of deconstructive industrial force. Fetishized components are slain, reconstructed, and exalted, forming visions of what will remain after the final tide. Music for invasive actions and solitary confinement.

C30 with handmade O-card and fold out poster.

















H.C.O.D- INSTRUMENTS OF DESTINY
55 minute journey into severe necrological territory. Eight heavily layered tracks that don't attempt to repair the heavily damaged skeletal system. Suffocating industrial noise and rugged power electronics assaults. Instruments of Destiny is the most forceful statement from this unit so far. GAIN CONTROL OF FATE!

C60 with 6 panel J-card on metallic silver paper.

















ALFARMANIA/TRERIKSRÖSET - SÅ VILL JAG ÄLSKA / OBEKVÄMA LÖSNINGAR

Stockholm noise dictator TRERIKSRÖSET joins forces with Sundsvall postmortem stronghold ALFARMANIA to fuck the U.S.A once and for all.

Released at M.A.P.S festival Volume III, March 25th 2016.

C30 with 4 panel J-Card on metallic gold paper.


All tapes are 8USD before postage. A handful of older titles remain. International distributors will be listed soon.

We have also launched a proper webshop, for easy ordering. Postage rates are at cost for both domestic and international shipments.


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M.A.P.S FEST VOLUME III, 3.25-3.26.16








































We are proud to present the 3rd edition of M.A.P.S (Metropolitan Audio Pain Source) Festival this March, in Queens, NY. This year we welcome ALFARMANIA and TRERIKSRÖSET for their first live appearance in the USA, as well as several vital units of American industrial/noise/power electronics.

Initial lineup as follows:

Alfarmania (SWE)
Treriksröset (SWE)
Kakerlak
FFH
Climax Denial
Anal Hearse
Theta
Slave Coordination
Breaking The Will
Striations/Interracial Sex
Worth
Terror Cell Unit
Aischrolatreia
Penchant
Venerence
Field Grave
+More to be confirmed

ADVANCE TICKET INFORMATION:
$25 for two day admission. Payment to mapsfest@gmail.com. Please provide a valid mailing address in the notes section. A physical ticket will be mailed to you.
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$15 for individual days, ONLY available at the door.
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Daily lineup/schedule to be posted soon.
Questions/ grievances to mapsfest@gmail.com.

Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1168042113222694/1171323126227926/

PENCHANT Live at MASSKULTUR Stockholm 7/24 with Kristian Olsson, Corrosion, 141

























Masskultur invites you to enjoy an evening of audial flagellation on the 24th of july.

Live:
PENCHANT (US)
Noise/power electronics from NYC.

KRISTIAN OLSSON
Solo concert from the man behind Alfarmania, Survival Unit etc.

CORROSION
Stockholm noise.

141
Mikael Oretoft (IRM) solo. Experimental noise.

RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/y3fC2L3nBD with FULL NAME and BIRTH DATE (yymmdd). NB: this is MANDATORY!

50 kr
20 - 01
Directions will follow

More info: masskultur@gmail.com

June 2015/ Noise Receptor issue 3 + Live performances


Recently published: Noise Receptor issue 3. Contains in depth interviews regarding Aischrolatreia and the Fieldwork Label. Also featured are long form interviews with Kristian Olsson, Puce Mary, Marco Deplano (Wertham, Caligula031 etc), and a profile on Genocide Organ originally included in the :REMEMBER: double LP. 

Available from http://www.noisereceptor.bigcartel.com, Malignant, Heaven Street, Freak Animal, and probably many more distributors worldwide.

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This coming weekend ARBITER will open up the 5th volume of APEX fest here in NYC. Night one is a multimedia event with video screenings and visual art from Martin Bladh and Karolina Urbaniak. 

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For those in the Providence, RI area, there will be a semi-private performance on saturday June 13th. Please contact for address and more information. 

























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Later:

-Visual art from PK featured in V/A "BURNT TO A CRISP" volume 2 (Black Blood Press)
-Full length works from AISCHROLATREIA, H.C.O.D, and ARBITER.


More details will be made available when appropriate. Most releases are still available directly from us and many distributors worldwide including:

Unseen Force (US)
Tordon Ljud (SE)
Analog Worship (US)
Black Pychosis (UK)
Lust Vessel (JP)
Terror (Lt)


H.C.O.D "Fracture of Mercy" C20























A short cassette in the interim while several releases are being prepared on Fieldwork.
The most primitive work from H.C.O.D so far. Recorded directly to tape July 2014.
Sample: https://fldwrk.bandcamp.com/album/fracture-of-mercy

Single copy $8ppd in the US, $16 rest of the world.