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John Strieder - Composer/Artist

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John Strieder - Composer / Artist

Coma Cluster Void was founded in 2013/2014. The Album "Mind Cemeteries" was
released August 26th 2016 and can be purchased here.

"We are facing one of the masterpieces in the modern history of metal." (returntomyblood)
"If there ever was an album that could rival some of the groundbreaking releases in forward thinking extreme music, this is probably it." (dissonantnetwork)
"Coma Cluster Void is poised to be another celebrated act within the death metal scene, thanks to this truly monstrous release that will leave listeners breathless." (svbterranean)
"There really isn’t anyone out there who sounds like this." (nocleansinging)
"... Coma Cluster Void took the metal world by storm ..." (metalinjection)
"Coma Coma Cluster Void summon death metal’s more experimental, visceral side — think Ulcerate, Nero di Marte, Dysrhythmia, or even Portal on one of their more coherent days — for a challenging listen that’s got just the right of songwriting glue holding it all together." (metalsucks)
"... Maestros of mindfuckery ..." (toiletovhell)
"That discombobulation leads to a certain mind-state that genuinely unsettles me and captivates me, which is why I love Mind Cemeteries." (heavyblogisheavy)
"Coma Cluster Void is pushing the boundaries of metal music on this album. [...] You can call it whatever you like – math, technical, progressive, death, etc. – but in reality ... this is something new." (metalnexus)
"This is not an album full of blatant shows of technique and flash. Everything serves the song. Every guitar and drum and vocal part weaves together to create an atmosphere. [...] And that atmosphere is truly heavy. This album is as heavy as a sack of black holes." (ultimate-guitar)
"Coma Cluster Void is receiving high remarks from the experimental metal community for their push to expand what is heavy. If you are interested in what could be the next evolution of what is defined as brutal heavy metal be sure to check out Mind Cemeteries." (empire extreme)

Collaboration with War From A Harlots Mouth for their Album "Voyeur". I composed "Origin", "Beyond Life And Death", the insertion in "Catacombæ" as well as "Epiphany" for this Album. In the track "Catacombæ", my string parts and Simon's guitar parts are based vaguely on Mussorgsky's "Catacombs" from "Pictures at an Exhibition".

"Contemporary Classic has influenced me a lot lately, because you can learn a lot about layering and especially atonality in it, which works so well for my style of writing. The fact that we got to work with an actual composer for some pieces is even better, because it‘s great to bring those two worlds together and show this influence in its purest form. John Strieder has done an outstanding job with his contributions." - Simon Hawemann, War From A Harlots Mouth / Nightmarer

Microtonal soundscapes, often articulated in very extreme ranges of expression incorporating dense, compact forms and highly polarized dynamic and gestural means. Indifferent Magma was founded in 2009. Current Members: John Strieder and Sven Ludwig.

CATENATION first evolved 1996, went on a hiatus for some time, and was remodelled in 2012 featuring the artists Sylvia Hinz and John Strieder. they combine improvsation, live performance, visual and audio art. A mixture of industrial, metal, noise and ambient. Catenation use the following instruments: drums, old tape machine, guitars, defect cassette recorder, voices, welding machine, driller, piano, prepared piano, 386dx computer with fm-soundcard, violin, wrenches, hammers, effects, distortion, recorders ...