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Worms of the Earth

Worms of the Earth is the rhythmic noise /dark ambient project of Dan Barrett. WOTE began in 2003 in Baltimore, MD and later relocated to Washington, DC USA . Initial experimentation with different styles of electronic music and industrial noise over several early self-released demos and compilation appearances led to collaboration with spoken wordcore artist It-Clings, who later signed WOTE to his Canadian based label, bugs crawling out of people.

WOTE fuses the harsh sounds of ancient technology seamlessly with dark ambience and eastern mysticism to create a soundtrack that ev ...read more

Worms of the Earth is the rhythmic noise /dark ambient project of Dan Barrett. WOTE began in 2003 in Baltimore, MD and later relocated to Washington, DC USA . Initial experimentation with different styles of electronic music and industrial noise over several early self-released demos and compilation appearances led to collaboration with spoken wordcore artist It-Clings, who later signed WOTE to his Canadian based label, bugs crawling out of people.

WOTE fuses the harsh sounds of ancient technology seamlessly with dark ambience and eastern mysticism to create a soundtrack that evokes impressions of voracious malevolent spirits, primeval Stygian depths, twisted and hideous techno-religious rites, and the dystopian corruption of nature. It is a merging of the organic with the technological, and the orthodox with the profane to create epic and mysterious compositions that stimulate the listener both in mind, body and spirit.

After several demos, WOTE released their debut album “The Angels of Prostitution” in September 2008 to resounding critical acclaim. This album showcased the continuous evolution to break away from anything even remotely hinted at in previous material. While drawing elements from rhythmic noise, terror EBM and dark ambient the fusion was unrestrained by contrived dogma or the hackneyed boundaries of any sub genre within industrial music. WOTE further explored a broad spectrum of music and blurred the line between genres by enlisting the aid of aggotech bands DYM and Vicious Alliance, powernoise act To Mega Therion and ambient artists embodi and Dead Man’s Hill to remix a number of tracks on the album.

Initial versions of the album release also included a limited edition bonus disc, “The Whores of Carcosa” which further explored the themes of occult theology, elder entities and arcane atmospheres and once again included a remix from Vicious Alliance as well as Re: dux tion, Autovoice and Roto Visage.

A growing professional relationship between WOTE and dark ambient producer Roto Visage led the two to collaborate and release their split EP “The Celestial Malaise” in May of 2009. This experimental collaboration between the two artists featured one track from each and a final third collaborative track. It explores the themes of Buddhist cosmology specifically Vivartakalpa and Samvartakalpa through a blend of glitch, drone, ambient and noise genres as well as experiments with binaural beats to produce an epic experience for the willing ear and devoted fan.

In August of 2010 WOTE will release The Lesser Ophidian Gate EP, an arcane follow-up to the critically-acclaimed debut album. It is a step beyond the previous release, similarly steeped in the esoteric, it flows deeper into the occult, beyond the facade of judeo-christian theology and explores older and darker realms of the unseen, evils buried by many millennia of terror. Waves of harsh and calculated rhythmic percussion soaked in the black ambience of the netherworld will assault the listener in both the physical and metaphysical, unleashing forces and knowledge beyond the conscious self, subtly unveiling the dark and twisted secrets of the ancients.

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LPs
Anagami
01/01/2012

3.3
2 Votes
Tides of Dream and Madness
2006

3
2 Votes
EPs
The Lesser Ophidian Gate
2010

2.8
2 Votes

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