- On Pulsipher
Hey guys, this is Doc, here's an update that will make certain things about Team Nakrikal's famous Pulsipher project clear.
Fun fact: While Pulsipher seems to be an actual surname, the band was named after a Star Wars character. It looked to us like a portmanteau of pulse and cipher.
Pulsipher is a band and its members are referred to as "Stateslavers". The thing is we do not disclose the number of members or their identities, so the "Band Members" sections should remain empty.
2. Stateslaver Zero
Pulsipher disbanded in January 2013, however, Stateslaver Zero released some music as Pulsipher as he composed the sequel to "Maritropa" and released an EP in March 2013.
The nickname obviously stems from the term by which Pulsipher's members refer to themselves (plus it's a nod to a great game titled Slave Zero). However, S-Zero was never a band member, as the band disbanded two months prior and "Maritropa II" was a post-humous release authorized by Team Nakrikal.
As for an AKA... S-Zero released his alternate theme for Cyberpunk 2077's cinematic trailer as "Stateslaver Zero/Pulsipher" and it all stems from here. Stateslaver Zero figured as an alternate name for Pulsipher for some time, but that was more of an attempt to make a connection between S-Zero's theme and it being a "trailer of the things to come", that is the EP. Basically, it's invalid and we fixed it already.
3. Doc Demagol in the project?
Nope, Doc Demagol is more of a persona (also known as Mr. Demagolka and Doctor Collargol) related to Demagolka as the band founder and its original member.
I also moved on to The Sap Drains (a new record is on its way!) as a full-fledged member of that band and contributed to the perfect failure (?) - still do, actually.
As a side note:
Doc Demagol is also a solo musician. Projects like Salt the Carthage (?), Luftpirat, etc. are all solo records, actually. We are planning to bring all those releases together on RateYourMusic under "Doc Demagol".
What about Crumbling Flesh Industries? Is it an EP? Is it an album? Doesn't really matter, the thing is that this is actually Doc Demagol and some of the releases were just mistagged and mislabelled, a shame, really. There was one silly song, a parody of Incy Wincy Spider attributed to Pulsipher, for example, but it's all Doc.
Anyway, Pulsipher's gone and we have no plans to reform that project in the future. Right now we have Hypnotic Implant and we are focusing on Shock Ti & The Beach Troopers and MicroSol.
- Doc Demagol
- A BIG DEMAGOLKA UPDATE: new album and an awesome re-issue!
It's been a long time since the last update. Demagolka disbanded in 2013 just to reform briefly merely a couple of months later. During that time things happened - let us explain them here.
"VARMALUS" - Demagolka's NEW STUDIO ALBUM
This one's a big one - Stateslaver Zero has completed work on Demagolka's sixth studio album, "Varmalus", a massive 50-minute collection of epic ambient pieces that are among Team Nakrikal's best soundscapes to date.
The album is available as Disc Two of the "IMPERIAL EDITION", a Special Edition release containing the following:
- Disc One contains the remastered re-issues of "Strenuus" and "Bloodfen EP", along with two exclusive bonus tracks.
- Disc Two is "Varmalus" in its entirety. It also included two HIDDEN BONUS TRACKS exclusive to this release and available only to those who purchase the entire album.
- Additional goodies include hi-res "Varmalus" artwork designed by Stateslaver Zero for the purposes of this project.
IMPERIAL EDITION is available for 2$ only! If you like our work please support us and spread the word!
TEAM NAKRIKAL UPDATES
First things first - Stateslaver Zero is the new team leader and the CEO of Nakrikal Records. Our main focus will be on releasing high quality releases for you to purchase on our Bandcamp profile, but fear not! You can expect some free music from us in the future as well.
What happened to Demagolka over the last year? After releasing "Construction Worker" (2013) and "Demagolka" (2014), as well as collaborating with Banan on the "Tatooine EP" Doc Demagol left the band to focus on The Sap Drains, an experimental pop project by Randall Rhodes, one of the most important members of The Demagolka Band, responsible for "Daratar" (2012) and "Altahe" (2013), leaving Stateslaver Zero as the sole member of the band.
What we want to do is to update a number of things on this website, including the Discography section to reflect recent changes. We might also update our Twitter profile as well, provided that we gain access to it.
The plan is to release stuff by some new interesting bands and musicians in the future as well. Stay tuned!
- Team Nakrikal
- "Construction Worker" released; Demagolka calls it quits
We released our latest album, a compilation titled "Construction Worker" which is a collection of b-sides, non-album singles, rarities and unreleased pieces, encompassing genres such as industrial rock, ambient, experimental drum and bass, cinematic fantasy music and so on.
The album contains two tracks from our cancelled sixth studio album, "Imaneya" - "Cluster Bomb 98" and "Imaneya". One more song is featured on "Daratar (Special Edition)" and it's "Dogmentation".
This cancellation also means that Demagolka is disbanding. Our career spanned 13 years, five studio albums and several EPs and singles. I would hereby like to thank all past members, collaborators and sample makers, our audience and fans for support - thank you very much!
- Doc Demagol
- "Construction Worker" - almost released
We released "Construction Worker" today, but due to technical difficulties it is unavailable for download. We apologize for the inconvenience!
For now, enjoy this material from the compilation - two brand new pieces:
You can also find new artwork there.
"Construction Worker" will be available on archive.org and sonicsquirrel hopefully as soon as possible.
- Daratar: Special Edition released - and a new single, too!
We would like to announce that Brandtosaurus Release (Randall's own label) released a special edition of Demagolka's third studio album, Daratar. This is surely one of our finest and most important works and now it comes with three bonus tracks, including a remixed version of "Stress That" and our industrial rock hit, "Dogmentation".
You can get the album here. More download options will be available soon.
Randall also prepared a new single, "Meld", to promote the Special Edition. "Meld / Meldlem" contains the original song (a post-rockish droney experimental rock piece with tribal elements) and its remix. You can get it here. More download options coming soon!
- "Altahe" has just been released!
We are proud to announce that our latest studio album, "Altahe", has been released through Team Nakrikal.
Very special thanks to Joe Meland, who joined us to finish the album!
In other news...
We would also like to announce our next project, a compilation titled "Construction Worker". It will contain B-sides and non-album singles as well as previously unreleased pieces - outtakes, alternate versions, cancelled projects and rarities. It will be released this September. Stay tuned!
- New Album: "Altahe" (STREAM IT NOW!)
We have just finished working on our fifth studio album, "Altahe".
It is a space fantasy concept album which is supposed to be our answer to Pulsipher's "Isip" and Gutterhulk's "Shadow Hunters". You can stream it below:
The album will hopefully be available as an "official" download later this September. Enjoy!
- New single: "Bull Kull"!
It's been pretty quiet around here lately, so here's something - a new single! Demagolka's own Hotline Miami soundtrack, "Bull Kull" is an edited and differently mixed version of "MoTeK/Nateshimura" from the band's latest studio album, "Haestrom".
We tested it in the game, replacing one of the existing tracks and it fit perfectly!
- "Haestrom" - new album premiere!
"Haestrom" is finally ready!
Demagolka's fourth studio album and Doc Demagol's solo effort, "Haestrom" is a drum and bass-themed rather experimental material, blending ambient and industrial soundscapes, darkstep influences, illbient and ambient techno. The album is inspired by Strapping Young Lad and Hotline Miami, as well as artists such as Perturbator, The Blood Of Heroes and so on.
You can also stream the material here:
- Doc Demagol