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Angelspit and The Gothsicles team up to bring you HARDCORE PONG – a ten track album with ten remixes and an emphasis on psychotic, fun club tracks with crazed lyrics about 80s movies and Atari 2600 video games.
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released September 24, 2015

DESIGN
Concept, Design, Music, Lyrics: Brian Graupner and Zoog Von Rock
Production and Mix-down: Zoog Von Rock
Additional Digital Illustration: Walt Watts www.creativedistortions.com


PRODUCED BY
Zoog Von Rock, Brian Graupner, Aaron Bilbrey @ The Grim Life Of Hack & Slash, Danny Paul


THANKS TO
Matt Slegel @ The Dead Room, Tom Kray, Darkfox Shadowpaws @ Pawstar, Kelly Howlett, Laura Bienz, Howard Scott Warshaw, Carley Giannattasio, Lerin Huntley, Faith Betinis, Eli Vance, Austin Eubanks, Rikimonster Doompony, Addam Rea Wolf @ addambombb, Katie @ Rude Quasar, Terance and Zachary @ Temple of Fools, Dain @ Beatdrop, André @ Spermblaster, Nico @ Antonym, Kate @ Contricker, Wyatt @ Cell Zero, Anthony @ Psyence Fiction, Dirty Basscore, Beth Tallman, Brian Doody and Scarlett Nymph @ Sedition Industries, Brent Zuis, Chris Martinez, Patrick Volkmar, G-Mart Comics, Allan Alcorn, New Wave Coffee, Wormhole Coffee, coffee, and Chicago, Illinois.


MISS BALLISTIC appears on "Pixel Punch" and "Hexadecimal Hero".
DANNY PAUL appears on "The Ballad of Jacob Lee".
HACK & SLASH appear on "It’s a Grim Life".

"15 Seconds of Flame" features appearances by Marco Visconti @ XP8, Rodney Anonymous @ The Dead Milkmen, Sarah Stewart and Mike Wimer @ The Labrynth, Hack the Reaper @ The Grim Life of Hack & Slash, Zachary @ Temple of Fools, Steven Archer and Donna Lynch @ Ego Likeness, Matt Fanale @ Caustic....but not Daniel Myer (because he actually likes us)

MASTERED BY
Reza Udhin at Cryonica, UK.

BACKED BY
Aaron Bilbrey @ The Grim Life Of Hack & Slash, Danny Paul, Marc Byrd, Shifty Dave, Jennifer B, Brent Zius, Skinny Spetsnaz @ Dissolve, Doompony Rikimonster, Sean McKeague, Wing Commander, Mike Dunphy, BRAD_Respawn, Dee Jones, Kimmo Nordstrom, Harald Blahovec, Don Alsafi, Mark Steenbakkers, Anthony DiPietro, Ryan Rasmussen, AgentKaz, Alain Rivest, Jim Jones, Sebastian Neumann, Cameron McCawley, Ryan Cameron-Clark @ 132 Productions, Ben Bis, David Barnett, Emily H, Alana Sophia, Kathy Nichols, Keith Jones, Jonathan Bryce, Tailz, Thomas Smith, Ian Smith, Tiara O'Neal, Zachary F, Cat A. Strophoea, Gordon Feiner, Ryan McIntyre, Andy Kailhofer, Elijah Damien Davis, Sarah Trostle, Geoff Raye, Robert Zasio, Samuel Loucks, Vincent Perry, Jacob Greenberg, Nicole McPherson, Derek Furman, Jeff Miller, Michael Wengler, mickey thompson, Ella LT, Slaine Fullerton, Eric Myers, Joseph Cameron, Kyle A Carrozza, will s, Ryan Holllingsworth, Geoff Durham, Jared A. Sorensen, Yvonne Frenck, Christopher Freed, Danielle Tumbusch, Lac23, SoulEmber, ben bulcock, Masha Gazizova, Birke Knipping, WildCard, Robin Hirsch, Jason "Daki" W, Telyn Roat, Kit Smith, MadMoses, Jürgen "MadMoses" M, Jim Markus, Brie Stokes, Mike Brazier, Jonathan Wisniewski, Amy, Robziel, Brandon Creighton, Richard Hasselt, kenneth andersson, Jonathan Simpson, Anthony Earthen, Klaus Schapp, darkliquid, Michael Wright, Gozer Games, Brian Maull, Michael Thomas Hasenfang, Ryvre Hardrick, Adam, Terance Schmidt, Eric Larsen, Steve Hayes, Brendan Detzner, Katie, Tim Rudzianski, Christian Franco, Derian R Reuss, Audiokite


ADDITIONAL SONIC DOOM
Computer Construction: Sean Moriarty
Custom Synthesizer Engineering: Brian Kirby (Sum Zero Inertia), John Dempsey, Rodney Linderman (Dead Milkmen), Larry Kleinke.


E-MU TRAINERS
Head Wrangler: Trevor Brown
EMAX Modifications and Emuser design: Julian Higginson
EMAXI Salvation Crew: Thomas Horst, Mike Mazzotta, Aaron Potter
EMAXII: Daniel Lincoln Remler
EMAULATORII: Alan Wilder
EMULATORIIIXP: BlindManBlake


LEGAL: Paul Medved

PR: Zak Vaudo

ETERNAL ROCK: John Burgess (Spawn), Mark Railton (Resurrection Eve), Jamie Duffy, Mark Rodham (Ulterior)


Zoog Von Rock uses Doepfer Modular Synthesizers doepfer.de; VOCALIZER from SONiVOX. sonivoxmi.com; Sum Zero Inertia zerosuminertia.com; Gear sourced by Carson McClain (Sweetwater)

Zoog Von Rock's synths are designed and maintained by Steve Jones (Agent 13) synthrepairs.com


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Angelspit and The Gothsicles team up to bring you HARDCORE PONG – a ten track album with four remixes and an emphasis on psychotic, fun club tracks with crazed lyrics about 80s movies and Atari 2600 video games.

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Track Name: Pixel Punch
PIXEL PUNCH

Pixel punch you in the twat
Pixel punch your balloon knot
Pixel poke out both your eyes
Ultra lo-fi orifi

Pixel punch you in the dick
With a pixelated 8-bit fist
Pixel punch your baby maker
Voltage controlled ovulator

Pixel punch
Pixel punch
We’re coming for all you hi-res cunts
With a retro-gaming granulating pixel punch

Pixel punch you in the willy
Pixel punch your left achilles
Pixel punch ‘cause we know karate
With graphics that are jagged and blocky

Pixel punch
Pixel punch
A square wave strike straight to the junk
With a retro-gaming granulating pixel punch
Track Name: The Ballad of Jacob Lee
THE BALLAD OF JACOB LEE

Now gather ‘round
For the tale of the greatest that ever was
It’s the story of Jacob Lee

SMASH IT ON THE CABINET

One day a young man found a secret alley
With a secret arcade where he won World Rally
And he beat Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct
“I've got a special game for you,” the owner said with a wink
“Inside of it's the ghost of Jacob lee
The greatest arcadist since 1983”
The ghost jumped out of the game and said, “I'm not what I seem. In-
Stead of a spirit
I'm a soul collecting demon”

You know it's Jacob Lee
From 1983

“Now we fight for your soul,”
Said the electric devil
“In my video realm
On a hidden level

Where you will fail
Because I always win
I'll add your name to hi-score list of the souls trapped within”

They played Asteroids and Blasteroids and Hardcore Pong
Then he realized that he had the magic all along
With a half circle back,
He tossed a hadouken

The demon didn't block in time and then the curse was broken

YEAH
Hardcore Pong in the place to be
Comin’ from Sydney, Australia
And Chicago, Illinois
Brought to you by Danny Paul by way of Florida
We’re takin’ on the champion

SMASH IT ON THE CABINET
Track Name: Bad Dudes
BAD DUDES

The president's been kidnapped by ninjascillators
A rescue plan is postulated
We're gonna curb stomp all the crime in the city
Using two mean men connected by MIDI

Are you a bad enough dude to cut off the resonance?
Malformed macro-malevolence
Are you a bad enough dude to cut off the resonance?
Attack the decay
Release the president

So here's the new deal from these two bad dudes
We encourage you to eat less processed foods
'Cause when your large intestine receives enough roughage
Then you'll really know what rough and tough is

Critical hits on the 8-bit blitz
Critical hits on the 8-bit blitz
Critical shits keep you physically fit
You only get one colon, take good care of it
Track Name: Let's Ride
LET'S RIDE

You can’t imprison
These organisms
In a cage made of ice

You are the vector
For our infection
With your DNA spliced

Bid humanity a fond farewell
When we flee this antarctic jail cell

And split your head like a vice

You’re the way out
A bio-escape route
It’s time for us
To make an exodus

Let’s
Ride
This is the rise of the parasites
Go
Hard
Time to bust out of the carbonite

We will succeed
In breaking free
Of your feeble containment

And interweave
Your society
With our doppelgangers

We promise that no one will miss you
When you’re copied right down to the tissue

Subcellular rearrangement

Let's ride
Track Name: Code-thulhu
CODE-THULHU

Resolution so low, it’s at the bottom of the sea
It’s where i rock the mic eponymously
Insanity.exe, call me Code-thulu
I program the thoughts into you

Code-thulhu

Time to resurface
Connect the circuits
The dead language of machines
Provides the base class for digital dreams

I render graphics non-Euclidean
Zeros and ones carved in obsidian
Orienting objects from outer space
Screens illuminate the tentacled face
Track Name: Excitebyte
EXCITEBYTE

Time to get it on with Hardcore Pong

Revving up from the other side of the monitor
Touching terabits on the tachometer
Forget the city streets, we got laser beams
‘Cause we’re taking the race to the data stream

Breathe
And
Begin

These
Hands
Plug in

Re-start
Re-skin

Retroactive acolyte

Excitebyte

Break the sound barrier by the second lap
And victory is vector-mapped
Overclock the overdrive, we’re on the attack
‘Cause Hardcore Pong always carves up the track
Track Name: Hexadecimal Hero
HEXADECIMAL HERO

Hexadecimal hero puts a hex on you

Fighting cybercrime on the astral plane
The digital wizard with the analogue brain
Mystical monochrome super heroics
Chicago’s on the scene, just in case you didn’t know it

The hexadecimal hero puts a hex on you
Extra sexy apoplexy through voodoo

In cyberspace, he finds his nemesis
It’s an undead Sega Genesis
A mighty mathmagical battle occurs
With incantations and integers

HARDCORE PONG

Defending data on the intertubes
With two dimensional cosmic cubes
And insane arcane algorithms
8-bit alchemy in the central system
Track Name: Bleeding Heart
BLEEDING HEART

Wetware hub
Fiberoptic nerves
Call me your sever
'Cause I live to serve

A costless, lossless
Player purveyor
Open up my veins on the securities layer

This information's infrastructure's cardiovascular
You siphon system like a digital Dracula
I can't combat all the adversaries
With bugs built into the capillaries

Bleeding heart
Send out a message
Bleeding heart
'Cause this data is cursed
Bleeding heart
With razor-sharp edges
Bleeding heart
Cause a cardiac burst

When the inside intel
Is compromised
The retro-retro-retro-retro revolution will re-arise

Private keys pilfered and
Passwords plundered
We procure the planet with 2600s

Your firewall failed
Open to attacks and
BOOM BOOM
We ingest the info 'cause we roll with Pac-Man

Dodging data leaks
With the deftness of Frogger
Your SSL don't work so well
'Cause I made it a key logger

Re-start
Reach out
Receive a message
Decrypted data drip
With the secrets in the edges

Message message message message

RESTART, GO

Bleeding heart
Track Name: It’s a Grim Life
IT'S A GRIM LIFE

One Saturday night
I went down to the morgue
Couldn't get any service
From two guys who looked bored
I couldn't understand just how this pair got employed
'Cause they were two skeletons playing Paperboy

One said, "Hey, there you are on the screen. How do you deal with the fame?"
The other said, "Reapin' is a super tough gig. It's not like it is in the video games."

You're listening to Reaper Radio
That was "Absolutely Fear the Reaper" by Black Oyster Cult,
Followed by "Definitely Pay the Ferryman" by Chris De Mise
Special message from the top to all the grim reapers out there on the clock
Be sure to put the new cover sheet on all your Terminal Participant Selection reports

Your final daily grind is when we clock in
'Cause we reap what you sow with no stock options
With a seraphim scythe
It's a grim life

File this
Stamp that
The blood is in the red
And the hood is in the black
With a seraphim scythe
It's a grim life

Malcolm redefines the phrase "death and taxes"
Paves the way to the grave with bureaucratic actions
He'd the overpaid, undead, afterlife official
Boney hands signing papers and writing initials

Such are the tribulations of Hack & Slash
The duo of doom, red tape, and corporate backlash

You're back with Reaper Radio
A new message from on high to all employees
All decapitants must be processed with form 666 under sub-sub-sub-sub-sub-sub-sub-subsection H
In other newsHEY WHAT'REAAAHHHrrggh
This is Hack & Slash
We control the radio now
Furthermore, all music will be DARK ANGELspit
gothSICLES
and HARDCORE PONG
Track Name: 15 Seconds of Flame
15 SECONDS OF FLAME

Gimme data
Gimme drugs
Gimme E.T. video games
Gimme power
Level up
Gimme 15 seconds
15 seconds of flame