Access streaming, downloads or physical copies of the new TERMINATRYX "Shadow" album, the self-titled debut album and its remixed version "Remyx v1.0" ,
at these Bandcamp links (+ merch incl. T-shirts, DVDs etc.), with downloads also at your preferred store links below, incl. iTunes:
Self-Titled Debut Album
The week of July 4th we're celebrating our self-titled debut album's 8th anniversary!
And we're making it available for free download ths week.
(Always keen on the unconventional, on July 4th, 2008 TERMINATRYX had the Cape Town launch
for the album at the Labia Theatre cinema! The music / movie double feature show had the band's
live performance followed by a special pre-release screening of werewolf movie Skin Walkers).
Thanks to everyone who'd been on this ride with us for 14 years(!), as well as newcomers (and the haters for proving that we're doing something right, getting under their skin!).
As a token of our appreciation, head to terminatryx.bandcamp.com/album/terminatryx and pop in a $0 at checkout. Limited downloads, so get your ass over there!
"Siek + Sat"
In 2008 TERMINATRYX shot a music video for the Afrikaans song "Siek + Sat" (Sick + Tired)
from the self-titled debut album.
For various reasons at the time, the video was shelved for release (see below) and only used
as a live performance backdrop.
Now, 8 years later (2016), it is being released for the first time...
The song is a stream of consciousness tirade on some of the aspects of life on planet earth
that can rub you up the wrong way (in one of SA's very expressive languages, Afrikaans).
In order to illustrate this, Terminatryx co-founder and video director Paul wanted to have
this fury materialise in the video. He devised a simple but effective method, having the band perform
in front of green flames, but when the chorus kicks in, the fire turns red together with
the band members erupting into alter egos of disdain.
For this effect the talented duo of Clinton Smith and Daleen Badenhorst of Cosmesis transformed
Sonja, Ronnie, Patrick and Paul with practical make-up application, including painted veins
and black-out contact lenses - yes, half a decade before Die Antwoord :)
2008 was still very much a pre-HD era, the video shot in SD DV, Paul wasn't happy that the
great make-up work by Clinton and Daleen got diminished by the less than perfect video quality.
On top of this, it was Paul's first attempt at editing green screen shot footage
(to key in the flames and band members). The less-crisp quality led to a lot of bleeding and interference.
While the video did get screened as an opening clip before Paul & Sonja's Makabra Ensemble
live movie soundtrack performance of Nosferatu at the Oppi Koppi music festival
(and a few other film festivals like the SA HorrorFest), it was never 100% satisfactory.
So, it got shelved and only used as part of the live video backdrop to synch up
with the song when performed.
But, now that the self-titled TERMINATRYX debut album (where "Siek+Sat" features)
is celebrating its 8th anniversary, we thought it was time the video got dusted off
and revealed to the wider public for the first time.
Looking back at it again after many years, it is actually far less terrible than the fog of memory recalls(!).