Territories Represented: Worldwide
DESTROID is upon us. The combined forces of Excision, Downlink and KJ Sawka have united to bring forth the next stage of the dubstep movement, and they are ready to obliterate all that stand in their way. DESTROID draws on their combined experiences and battle hardened skill sets, pushing musical boundaries by utilizing cutting-edge technology and otherworldly music production techniques. They are the embodiment of the live dubstep experience, a violent vision of both bass music's future and the descending path on which mankind has set itself upon.
The concept of DESTROID was originally created in late 2009 and has been in heavy development for over 3 years. After Excision's sold out 2012 X Tour, which brought 100,000 watts of sound, the revolutionary X Vision visual experience, and hundreds of thousands of bloodthirsty bass music fans to venues all over North America, the world was finally ready for DESTROID.
To bring the prophetic sounds of DESTROID to life, Excision enlisted the talents of fellow Canadian Dubstep technician Downlink to build upon their monumental collaborations. A world-class producer in his own right, Downlink has repeatedly smashed the Beatport Top 10 with his punishing style of forward-thinking bass music production. After working with nu-metal legends Korn for their The Path Of Totality album and touring with the band as an opening act for U.S. and U.K. tour dates, he has gone on to tour the world on his own and has continued to deliver some of the heaviest sounds in the scene. His quest to evolve and refine his own sound has led him to the next level, bringing DESTROID's message to the masses.
Excision and Downlink were locked into a vicious collision course with their future selves. The trajectory indicated there was another soul needed to complete the unit-another destined to share the same path. As they searched for the missing element of DESTROID, the perfect solution was found in the inhuman drummer known as KJ Sawka. After years of experience with the platinum-selling electronic rock band Pendulum, this Seattle native has been widely accepted as one of the most unique drumming talents of our time. After experiencing his rapid-fire rhythmic arsenal you may not be sure if he is man or machine due to the striking syncopated brutality of his electronic beats. With KJ perfectly completing this trifecta, Excision and Downlink found themselves in need of new electronic weapons. Employing some of the most talented minds in the music hardware industry for the last few years, Excision and Downlink are now armed with custom-crafted MIDI-controlled "guitars" to command the DESTROID Live show from anywhere on the stage combined with KJ Sawka on midi-trigger drums.. This trio is set to launch minds into the stratosphere through the power of live dubstep, delivering electronic devastation and cerebral elevation.
DESTROID is a permanent group, not a side project. Shows will be limited to the biggest events around the globe. For fans of each member individually, Excision, Downlink and KJ Sawka will continue to tour as normal.
"We are aiming to create the most intense live show bass music has ever seen. The cover of the comic on Destroid.com should give you an idea, other than that you'll have to wait and see."
Look out for Destroid to launch their debut album at the beginning of the year with world wide touring plans aiming at festivals in Summer 2013.