ARCHSPIRE's Music Used as Template for AI-Generated Death Metal

Dadabots  is special artificial intelligent (AI) software that creates music. The software, developed by Berkley College of Music graduates Zack Zukowski and CJ Carr, is built upon a "recurrent neural network" that receives data and then uses it to interpret musical sequences on its own. Simply stated, the software teaches itself how to compose music based on the work of an existing band as its data-set.  After several failed attempts at creating stable, listenable death metal, the creators turned to the music of  ARCHSPIRE , which ended up being the perfect template to generating metal tunes via artificial intelligence.  "The neural net we used listened to 'Relentless Mutation' over and over again," explains Zukowski. "All raw audio, no tabs, no midi. It generates what it thinks it hears and tunes itself until it begins to intimate the sounds from the original album. After generating, it randomly stitches the audios together, refills the buffer, and streams it with ffmpeg. Repeat."   He continues, "The remarkable part is the high quality-to-shit ratio. We tried this with 100 albums and found that Archspire's music made for the most interesting bot. Zero curation was necessary. Everything it generates sounds good to us. You're hearing everything it makes. Our theory is the faster the blast beats, the more stable the net. Archspire is absurdly fast - they are basically machines. So far, we haven't found anything that works better."   ARCHSPIRE  adds, "We've been hearing about this 'AI that's trained on Archspire writing death metal' over the past few weeks. Well, here's the thing: We actually aren't surprised about this. We've been utilizing very similar technology to write our music this entire time. The program we've been using? It's called T.O.B.I. It stands for:    T echnically   O utrageous   B oner  I nducer   "Tobi has been part of our writing process since 2009, and while you may notice that he takes on a physical form as guitarist in the band, rest assured under those tight fitting clothes, he's more machine than man."  To hear some of the AI-generated albums that Dadabots have produced, visit their  YOUTUBE and  OFFICIAL BANDCAMP . More on the project can be read in a document the researchers' produced in 2017 at  THIS LOCATION .   ARCHSPIRE  will perform their latest full-length, 'Relentless Mutation' in its entirety on their upcoming North American tour, which kickoff on May 9 in Seattle, WA and will conclude on June 4 in Boise, ID. The full run and ticket links can be found below as well as on  ARCHSPIRE's Official Website.   ICYMI: The band also previously released a spicy new video to promote the tour, which can be seen at  THIS LOCATION .  Additionally, the band's guitar contest is still happening! In conjunction with the upcoming tour,  ARCHSPIRE  has partnered with Kiesel Guitars and Indie Merch Store to giveaway a brand new Kiesel AM7 Guitar to one fan with the sickest meme skills! The lucky winner and a runner up will both receive an Indie Merch Store prize pack as well. Check out the details below on how to enter:

Dadabots is special artificial intelligent (AI) software that creates music. The software, developed by Berkley College of Music graduates Zack Zukowski and CJ Carr, is built upon a "recurrent neural network" that receives data and then uses it to interpret musical sequences on its own. Simply stated, the software teaches itself how to compose music based on the work of an existing band as its data-set.

After several failed attempts at creating stable, listenable death metal, the creators turned to the music of ARCHSPIRE, which ended up being the perfect template to generating metal tunes via artificial intelligence.

"The neural net we used listened to 'Relentless Mutation' over and over again," explains Zukowski. "All raw audio, no tabs, no midi. It generates what it thinks it hears and tunes itself until it begins to intimate the sounds from the original album. After generating, it randomly stitches the audios together, refills the buffer, and streams it with ffmpeg. Repeat."
 
He continues, "The remarkable part is the high quality-to-shit ratio. We tried this with 100 albums and found that Archspire's music made for the most interesting bot. Zero curation was necessary. Everything it generates sounds good to us. You're hearing everything it makes. Our theory is the faster the blast beats, the more stable the net. Archspire is absurdly fast - they are basically machines. So far, we haven't found anything that works better."

ARCHSPIRE adds, "We've been hearing about this 'AI that's trained on Archspire writing death metal' over the past few weeks. Well, here's the thing: We actually aren't surprised about this. We've been utilizing very similar technology to write our music this entire time. The program we've been using? It's called T.O.B.I. It stands for:
 
Technically 
Outrageous 
Boner
Inducer
 
"Tobi has been part of our writing process since 2009, and while you may notice that he takes on a physical form as guitarist in the band, rest assured under those tight fitting clothes, he's more machine than man."

To hear some of the AI-generated albums that Dadabots have produced, visit their YOUTUBEand OFFICIAL BANDCAMP. More on the project can be read in a document the researchers' produced in 2017 at THIS LOCATION.

ARCHSPIRE will perform their latest full-length, 'Relentless Mutation' in its entirety on their upcoming North American tour, which kickoff on May 9 in Seattle, WA and will conclude on June 4 in Boise, ID. The full run and ticket links can be found below as well as on ARCHSPIRE's Official Website.

ICYMI: The band also previously released a spicy new video to promote the tour, which can be seen at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, the band's guitar contest is still happening! In conjunction with the upcoming tour, ARCHSPIRE has partnered with Kiesel Guitars and Indie Merch Store to giveaway a brand new Kiesel AM7 Guitar to one fan with the sickest meme skills! The lucky winner and a runner up will both receive an Indie Merch Store prize pack as well. Check out the details below on how to enter:

How to enter: 1. Create your best ARCHSPIRE related meme 2. Use the hashtags #TechTrekIV and #ArchspireMemeContest 3. Share the Tech Trek IV tour poster (admat can be found below) 4. Follow @Archspireofficial Multiple entries are allowed. Contest ends Friday, April 26 at 12:00 A.M. PDT     Kiesal Guitars Presents TECH TREK IV   ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole):   05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/10: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick ( TICKETS ) 05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill ( EVENT LINK ) **Tix available @ door D.O.S. 05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live! ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar ( TICKETS ) 05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos **Tix TBA** 05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room ( TICKETS ) 06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK )    For more information on  ARCHSPIRE , give them a follow on their  OFFICIAL FACEBOOK ,  TWITTER , and  INSTAGRAM  pages.

How to enter:
1. Create your best ARCHSPIRE related meme
2. Use the hashtags #TechTrekIV and #ArchspireMemeContest
3. Share the Tech Trek IV tour poster (admat can be found below)
4. Follow @Archspireofficial
Multiple entries are allowed. Contest ends Friday, April 26 at 12:00 A.M. PDT

Kiesal Guitars Presents
TECH TREK IV

ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole):

05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/10: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (TICKETS)
05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill (EVENT LINK) **Tix available @ door D.O.S.
05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live! (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar (TICKETS)
05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos **Tix TBA**
05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room (TICKETS)
06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)

For more information on ARCHSPIRE, give them a follow on their OFFICIAL FACEBOOKTWITTER, and INSTAGRAM pages.

ARCHSPIRE to Perform 'Relentless Mutation' in Entirety on Upcoming North American Tour

Canadian tech-death metal masters ARCHSPIRE will perform their latest full-length, 'Relentless Mutation' in its entirety on their upcoming North American tour, which kickoff on May 9 in Seattle, WA and will conclude on June 4 in Boise, ID. The full run and ticket links can be found below as well as on ARCHSPIRE's Official Website.

ARCHSPIRE comments, "We are VERY excited to announce we'll be playing the entire 'Relentless Mutation' album every night during Tech Trek IV!!! This has been something we've wanted to do for a long time, and now we're finally making it happen, come hangout with us this May/June! Stay Tech!"

ICYMI: The band also previously released a spicy new video to promote the tour, which can be seen at THIS LOCATION.

Additionally, the band's guitar contest is still happening! In conjunction with the upcoming tour, ARCHSPIRE has partnered with Kiesel Guitars and Indie Merch Store to giveaway a brand new Kiesel AM7 Guitar to one fan with the sickest meme skills! The lucky winner and a runner up will both receive an Indie Merch Store prize pack as well. Check out the details below on how to enter:

How to enter: 1. Create your best ARCHSPIRE related meme 2. Use the hashtags #TechTrekIV and #ArchspireMemeContest 3. Share the Tech Trek IV tour poster (admat can be found below) 4. Follow @Archspireofficial Multiple entries are allowed. Contest ends Friday, April 26 at 12:00 A.M. PDT

How to enter:
1. Create your best ARCHSPIRE related meme
2. Use the hashtags #TechTrekIV and #ArchspireMemeContest
3. Share the Tech Trek IV tour poster (admat can be found below)
4. Follow @Archspireofficial
Multiple entries are allowed. Contest ends Friday, April 26 at 12:00 A.M. PDT

Kiesal Guitars Presents TECH TREK IV   ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole):   05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/10: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick ( TICKETS ) 05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill ( EVENT LINK ) **Tix available @ door D.O.S. 05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live! ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar ( TICKETS ) 05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos **Tix TBA** 05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room ( TICKETS ) 06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK ) 06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder ( TICKETS  //  EVENT LINK )  Welcome to first class technical death metal madness. Machine gun vocals rattle remorselessly over a furious flurry of arpeggios, scales, and everything else that the two string wizards of  ARCHSPIRE  can pick at break-finger speed out their guitars. If this sounds hardly human at the level of technical execution, the Gatling-style hyper-drumming pushing these monstrous compositions forward is adding to the alien impression. It cannot even be a question that the Canadians have outdone themselves with their third full-length, 'Relentless Mutation,' which was nominated for a JUNO-award in 2018.   This album is simply insane in a most excellent way. The level of musicianship that ARCHSPIRE  offer, will leave even tech death fans drooling. Yet the outfit from Vancouver in British Columbia is bringing an important extra to the table, the rare ability to write great songs. 'Relentless Mutation' is not just another compilation of outstanding musicianship, but the songs come with recognisable patterns that make sense in the greater conceptual framework of the album. And a clever use of contrasts leaves moments of clarity for the listener to take a breath and get ready for the next assault.   ARCHSPIRE  exploded onto the scene in the year 2009 – after an earlier prelude under the moniker DEFENESTRATED. The band grew out of the rich Canadian scene for technical extremes that includes illustrious names such as GORGUTS or BEYOND CREATION. Yet ARCHSPIRE  set out to take the sound to the next level from the start as their debut album 'All Shall Align' (2011) made clear, which immediately received critical comparison with the scene's spearheads like OBSCURA.   The band developed a lyrical concept revolving around a dystopian science fiction universe, which was expanded on their sophomore full-length, 'The Lucid Collective' (2014) that witnessed  ARCHSPIRE  gaining widespread international recognition as one of the hottest names within the tech death community and beyond.  With 'Relentless Mutation', the Canadians are pushing the limits of their genre even further than before on all levels.  ARCHSPIRE  come crushing like a whirlwind to free ears and minds from pre-conceived notions about technical death metal. Time to leave your shelter and face the tempest. This is the future.  The cover of 'Relentless Mutation' has been painted by renowned artist Eliran Kantor already well-known in the metal world for his works for TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, and HATE ETERNAL among others.  For more information on  ARCHSPIRE , give them a follow on their  OFFICIAL FACEBOOK ,  TWITTER , and  INSTAGRAM  pages.  For more on  SEASON OF MIST  artists, visit our official  WEBSITE ,  FACEBOOK , INSTAGRAM ,  YOUTUBE , and  TWITTER .

Kiesal Guitars Presents
TECH TREK IV

ARCHSPIRE + VIRVUM (w/ Inferi and Wormhole):

05/09: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/10: Portland, OR @ Twilight Cafe & Bar (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/11: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Whiskey-A-Go-Go (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/13: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick (TICKETS)
05/14: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/15: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill (EVENT LINK) **Tix available @ door D.O.S.
05/16: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/17: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live! (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/18: Corpus Christi, TX @ Boozers Rock Bar (TICKETS)
05/19: New Orleans, LA @ Santos **Tix TBA**
05/20: Orlando, FL @ The Haven (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/21: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory) (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/22: Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/23: Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/24: Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/25: Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/26: Erie, PA @ Basement Transmissions (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/27: Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/28: Louisville, KY @ The Tiger Room (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/29: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/30: St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
05/31: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room (TICKETS)
06/01: Denver, CO @ Roxy Theater (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/03: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)
06/04: Boise, ID @ The Shredder (TICKETS // EVENT LINK)

Welcome to first class technical death metal madness. Machine gun vocals rattle remorselessly over a furious flurry of arpeggios, scales, and everything else that the two string wizards of ARCHSPIRE can pick at break-finger speed out their guitars. If this sounds hardly human at the level of technical execution, the Gatling-style hyper-drumming pushing these monstrous compositions forward is adding to the alien impression. It cannot even be a question that the Canadians have outdone themselves with their third full-length, 'Relentless Mutation,' which was nominated for a JUNO-award in 2018.


This album is simply insane in a most excellent way. The level of musicianship thatARCHSPIRE offer, will leave even tech death fans drooling. Yet the outfit from Vancouver in British Columbia is bringing an important extra to the table, the rare ability to write great songs. 'Relentless Mutation' is not just another compilation of outstanding musicianship, but the songs come with recognisable patterns that make sense in the greater conceptual framework of the album. And a clever use of contrasts leaves moments of clarity for the listener to take a breath and get ready for the next assault.

ARCHSPIRE exploded onto the scene in the year 2009 – after an earlier prelude under the moniker DEFENESTRATED. The band grew out of the rich Canadian scene for technical extremes that includes illustrious names such as GORGUTS or BEYOND CREATION. YetARCHSPIRE set out to take the sound to the next level from the start as their debut album 'All Shall Align' (2011) made clear, which immediately received critical comparison with the scene's spearheads like OBSCURA. 

The band developed a lyrical concept revolving around a dystopian science fiction universe, which was expanded on their sophomore full-length, 'The Lucid Collective' (2014) that witnessed ARCHSPIRE gaining widespread international recognition as one of the hottest names within the tech death community and beyond.

With 'Relentless Mutation', the Canadians are pushing the limits of their genre even further than before on all levels. ARCHSPIRE come crushing like a whirlwind to free ears and minds from pre-conceived notions about technical death metal. Time to leave your shelter and face the tempest. This is the future.

The cover of 'Relentless Mutation' has been painted by renowned artist Eliran Kantor already well-known in the metal world for his works for TESTAMENT, ATHEIST, and HATE ETERNAL among others.

For more information on ARCHSPIRE, give them a follow on their OFFICIAL FACEBOOKTWITTER, and INSTAGRAM pages.

For more on SEASON OF MIST artists, visit our official WEBSITEFACEBOOK,INSTAGRAMYOUTUBE, and TWITTER.