We are proud to announce that Terminatryx has been confirmed for the 2015 Witchfest Festival. TERMINATRYX (pronounced: “terminaytrix”) – a new breed of South African music. Well then it seems only fitting they join us at a New Breed of FESTIVAL.
In 2002 Paul & Sonja kicked against the barrage of pandering radio-pop, commercial love songs and second rate American Hip-Hop imitations in their native country of South Africa, by creating TERMINATRYX – blending their love of hard- and electronic music, with that of the moods created by Sci-Fi / Horror / Extreme movies, perceptions of the world around them, and a touch of sexually charged danger to initialize their own dark edged Industrial-Rock movement, something of which there is a short supply in this beautiful, sunny country with a dark and bloody history.
In the early stages they slowly cultivated and sculpted their sound, becoming one of the most unique bands on the South African scene.
Their acclaimed debut album was followed by their “Terminatryx / Nosferatu” DVD which also contained the full, classic 1921 NOSFERATU vampire movie, but with their brand new, original soundtrack.
This soundtrack project (with collaborators Sean, Simon and Matthijs) was dubbed The Makabra Ensemble, and have written & performed many live soundtracks to silent classics, in addition to Nosferatu – Haxan, Maciste In Hell, Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, Phantom Of The Opera. Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.
Released in December 2011, “Remyx v1.0”: the ambitious and genre-bending full remixed version of the debut album – with remixers including Martin Degville from Sigue Sigue Sputnik, with Lloyd Price (UK), Industriezone (Austria), Sheep On Drugs (UK), The Awakening, (USA / RSA), Modern-e-Quartet (Greece), and from South Africa: Battery 9, Mr Sakitumi, Axxon, NuL, iRONic, Jekyll & Hyde. The collection will also include a Terminatryx acoustic rendition, a cover version of Animotion’s classic ’80s song Obsession, and a track from the Terminatryx-driven live movie soundtrack project The Makabra Ensemble.
2014 saw the releae of the much anticipated new album “Shadow” (co-produced by Paul Blom & Theo Crous) – propelling the band into a new realm, both sonically and with their songwriting.
TERMINATRYX is proudly associated with:
PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC
WILDFIRE TATTOOS & PIERCING
COSMESIS ADVANCED PROSTHETIC STUDIO & MASQUE FX WAREHOUSE
NEW ROCK SHOES
TERMINATRYX TIMELINE HIGHLIGHTS:
2002 – Formed in Cape Town, South Africa
2003 – First live shows supporting Diary Of Dreams (Germany) on their Dream Collector Tour; First demo recordings available
2004 – Write, produce and direct the short film imPERFECTION, feat. TERMINATRYX and F8 music (official selection at Edinburgh ‘09 Film Fest); Assemble an album’s worth of songs
2005 – Create the annual South African HORRORFEST Film Festival; Create the Venus Rising Show with female-fronted rock bands; Featured on Kerrang! Radio; Produce the “Midnight” music video
2006 – Invited to play as one of 4 South African bands at POPKOMM, Berlin, Germany; Perform their live soundtrack for the silent vampire classic Nosferatu at the 2nd S.A. HORRORFEST
2007 – Invited to play the RAMFEST alternative rock festival; Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari live soundtrack performance at the S.A. HorrorFest
2008 – Release the critically acclaimed debut album & “Terminatryx / Nosferatu” DVD; Support VNV Nation (Germany / UK); support Sheep On Drugs (UK); Perform live Häxan movie soundtrack at the S.A. HorrorFest; produce the “Siek+Sat“ music video feat. make-up FX by Last House On The Left / Death Race 2 artist Clinton Smith of Cosmesis (video only to be released in 2011)
2009 – Produce & release Kopskoot!, the historic heavy Afrikaans compilation album; perform the live Nosferatu soundtrack at Oppi Koppi, South Africa’s largest rock festival; Begin securing a wide range of artists to remix all the tracks Terminatryx debut album; Paul does a reunion tour (on drums) with one of his first bands, the South African Metal Godfathers V.O.D – Voice Of Destruction
2010 – Play the reputed METAL 4 AFRICA Summerfest late-January; support SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK’s Martin Degville 20 Feb; Play NOISEFEST VII (April); Appear on UCT Radio; Finalize the remixes of their debut album; The live movie soundtrack project is dubbed THE MAKABRA ENSEMBLE and Maciste In Hell is performed at Oppi Koppi 2010; MAKABRA performs live soundtrack to 1925 Phantom Of The Opera at the S.A. HorrorFest; Sonja appears as the cover feature on the August issue of VIXXEN Magazine; Sonja & Paul appear on the cover of LMG Magazine’s October issue; Headline both the LoveCats (November) and Sailor’s Grave (December) shows
2011 – Set to release the much anticipated remix album; released the “Virus” music video (which has been expanded into the short film “Marked” which premiered at the 2011 X Fest Film Festival) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDiRabFQXvg – thus far “Virus” has been requested by EerieTube.com, playlisted on the MK music TV channel, and is the first South African band’s video to feature on the European Metal TV site LoudTV.net, wins Best Music Clip at Barossa Film Festival (Australia), official selection at Salt Lake City International Horror Film Festival; headline the Reel Ink Tattoo Film Festival’s music chapter; perform another Makabra Ensemble soundtrack at the HorrorFest – 1920’s Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde; release the “Remyx v1.0” album via ENT; close the year with an exclusive remix album launch show at Sound & Motion Studios.
2012 – Start the year on January 1st at Rock The River New Year’s Festival; perform at Metal4Africa’s 2012 Summerfest (28 Jan); pre-production for more music videos; working on new material for the next album; receive positive revies of “Remyx v1.0” in magazines incl. Roling Stone, Muse, and Kultur; re-edited & launched the “Midnight” music video for the remixed version (by The Awakening); produce the music video for the “Obsession” bonus cover version on “Remyx v1.0″(it makes its theatrical premiere at the CineMacabre event, as well as the 5th annual X Fest Film Festival and set for play-listing on the MK music video channel; perform at the Cape Town chapter of World Goth Day; release the self-titled Terminatryx album and “Remyx v1.0” to on-line stores for the first time; record the new song “Shadow” at Flamedrop Productions and finished off with Theo Crous at his Bellville Studios – another one of the new tracks will be recorded there in November; cover feature for the 1st year anniversary issue of Kultur Magazine.
2013 – Release live music video clip for the song “Virus”; Record another track for the new album – “Scars” (with co-producer Theo Crous at Bellville Studios); First show of 2013 at the Underground In: Chapter II event (ROAR); Further pre-production for the rest of the new album, entitled “Shadow”; perform at Buckley’s (playing in the Northern suburbs for the first time in 5 years, since the Kopskoot! launch); Perform the live Häxan soundtrack as The Makabra Ensemble at the Sound On Screen Music Film Festival; Paul & Patrick are selected as judges for the Wacken Metal Battle: South Africa competition; Positive CD review in Playboy Magazine (April); Cover feature in Fanbase Magazine (June) as well as The Riff Magazine (July); 4th radio studio visit to The Holy Grail of Rock on UCT and also guest at The O-Zone on Zone Radio (playing pre-mastered versions of new tracks “Shadow” and “Scars”); A Terminatryx poster can be seen in the room of Spud in the feature film Spud 2 – The Madness Continues; Band feature in Gorgeous Freaks Magazine 8; Record the rest of the “Shadow” album at Flamedrop Productions and Bellville Studios until late-July 2013; Set up an Indie Go Go crowd funding campaign to support the album cost – http://www.igg.me/at/terminatryx-shadow ; More live shows for the year –
10 August @ ROAR (Observatory, Cape Town) – Women In Metal event
7 September @ The Rabbit Hole (Durbanville, Cape Town)
11 October @ Mercury Live (Zonnebloem, Cape Town)
14 December @ Aandklas (Stellenbosch, Cape Town)
Experimental Golden Age painting style photo-shoot with Dr-Benway features in De Kat Magazine
2014 – Terminatryx enters its 12th year; Finish mixing and mastering of the new “Shadow” album; Feature in Playboy SA Magazine (incl. special photo-shoot with Dr-Benway); First 2014 show at Mercury 28 March (Cape Town) with The Awakening; The complete Golden Age photo shoot features in March edition of Kultur Magazine; Shoot “Shadow” music video 29 March (directed by Sonja and Paul); Release the “Shadow” album 04 / 04 / 14; Cover feature (with album art by Dr-Benway) for April issue of Kultur Magazine; produce music videos for the new songs “Shadow” (late-March) and “Gone” (mid-April); Cover feature of Kultur Magazine’s April issue (feat. the “Shadow” album artwork by Dr-Benway); Music feature on variosu stations incl. Bush Radio’s The Wrong Rock Show, Zone Radio’s The O-Zone, Daai Rock Show on Valley FM and The Grind; Perform live at Bring Out Your Dead event (ROAR, Cape Town); Confirmed to perform at Metal4Africa’s Winterfest (2 Aug, Klein Libertas, Stellenbosch).
TERMINATRYX On-Line Locations >
Official site: http://www.TERMINATRYX.com/
Facebook Band Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Terminatryx
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/terminatryx
CD Baby: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Terminatryx
Makabra Ensemble: http://www.terminatryx.com/makabra