Hellraver first broke
into underground NYC music circles over a decade ago, as both talent buyer
for mega-clubs Limelight, Palladium, and Tunnel, and as the primary Industrial
DJ for the city's longest running Gothic/Industrial club, Albion.
Shortly thereafter, Hellraver's reputation for hard-hitting, pulse-pounding
mixes grew. He secured residency status at Limelight and the Bank,
as well as Guest DJ spots for innumerable big ticket after-show and record
launch parties throughout New York City, among them, Nine Inch Nails/David
Bowie, White Zombie, and Front Line Assembly.
Following his conquest
of NYC, Hellraver easily acquired regular spots throughout New Jersey,
and later, the entire East Coast. It was during this time period
that Hellraver sought not only to continue his DJ trajectory but to magnify
his inherent music skills by creating some of the Industrial genre's most
sought-after remixes; the likes of which include Think About Mutation's
"Motorrazor" for German label
Machinery Records, Spahn Ranch's "The Aftermath", and My Psychotic
Motor's "Let Your Mind Drain" on US-based Cleopatra Records
and Suburban Dance Records, and Deathline International's "Wild Boys"
on COP International Records. The remixes were well received worldwide
and brought his skills into the forefront of the international music scene.
Having whet his appetite for music creation with the remixes, Hellraver
then went on to form his own band, Earthshock!, creating the original
track, "Fallen Angel", which appeared on Cleopatra Records'
"The Unquiet Grave 2000" CD, and the cover version of Front
242's mega-hit "Rhythm of Time" for Cybertec/Cleopatra Records'
tribute to the Industrial legends. Despite having traveled from coast
to coast, and throughout clubs in Canada, Hellraver strongly resisted
stereotyping himself as a stringently Industrial DJ. In 1999, he
shattered the boundaries of Industrial music
subculture in NYC with the introduction of a multi-dimensional, cyber-electronic
music format at primary residency, AlbionBatcave. Rather than retaining
the same music format and style that has garnered him great acclaim in
the industry, Hellraver pushed the limits of his technique to encompass
a wider range of genres, reflective of his own expansive interests.
old school Industrial and its hard-hitting beats with the fluidity of
Electronica and bass-heavy Techno, Hellraver has successfully bridged
the long-standing chasm of the New York City club scene. The result
has been resoundingly positive, as new music-thirsty club kids crowd to
AlbionBatcave at Downtime each week to sample
Hellraver's refreshingly innovative sets. Not only does he succeed
in attracting this new breed of club kids; he also welcomes in the club-weary
scensters of years past. Tired of
the same music sets, the same one-sided approach to format, and the limited
variety of the crowd, old faces are resurfacing and are reveling in Hellraver's
new take on the underground scene. This, above all things, is what
motivates Hellraver's work. It's the theory that if you take several
things, all similar in certain aspects, and tweak key elements of each,
you can create a homogenous mixture that appeals to many, rather than
one specific group.
What does the future hold for Hellraver's next endeavor? It would
appear that longevity is a mainstay in this DJ's career and with regularly
scheduled guest spots throughout the
US and Canada, it would be logical to assume that he won't be slowing
down anytime soon.
Next stop: world domination.
*Guest DJ for several clubs across North America.
IN THE PAST:
Songwriter for techno/electronic band EARTHSHOCK!
DJ Saturdays at Downtime (NYC) - 16 years.
*Resident DJ for
Alchemy at Nation, Washington DC.
*Founder/Creator of HELLRAVER Productions Inc.
*Talent Buyer/ Promotions for Limelight, Tunnel & Palladium (N.Y.C.)
*Booking and Talent Agent for Bay Ridge Talent Booking Agency.
*Resident D.J. for The Bat Cave, Saturdays at Downtime (251 W. 30th N.Y.C.)
*Resident for Wednesdays at Manray (Boston, Ma)
*Resident D.J. / Promoter for Corrosion, Tuesdays at The Bank (Essex and
*Resident D.J. for Limelight (N.Y.C.)
*Resident DJ for Addiction (N.Y.C.)
*Resident D.J. for Tyranny (N.Y.C.)
*Resident D.J. for Chrome (Asbury Park, N.J.)
*D.J. for two radio shows, “Urban Discipline” and “Industrial
Meltdown” on WLFR, Pomona, N.J.
*V.J. for “International Underground” cable access video
*D.J. for David Bowie / Nine Inch Nails after show party for Interscope
Records, September 27, 1996.
*D.J. for Nine Inch Nails / Jim Rose Circus Side Show after show party
for Interscope Records, December 9, 1996
*Guest speaker for CMJ 1997 Industrial Music Panel.
D.J. for such launch parties as:
*White Zombie’s “Astro Creep 2,000”, Geffen Records,
April 10, 1995.
*“Stimulus” party for Scorn’s “Gyral”, Old’s
“Formula”, and Ultraviolence’s “Psycho Drama” for
Earache Records, September 15, 1995
*Terminal Sect’s “The Human Condition” for None Of
The Above Records, Feburary 7, 1995.
*Dystopia 1’s “Go To Hell” for None Of The Above Records,
March 28, 1995.
*Nitzer Ebb’s “Big Hit” for Geffen records, March 28,
*Die Krupps’ “Odessey Of The Mind” for Cleopatra Records,
March 5, 1996.
*Bile’s “Tekno Whore” for Energy Records, June 11,
*KMFDM’s “XTORT” for Wax Trax / TVT, June 25, 1996.
*Informatik’s “Direct Memory Access” for Sinless Records
*Testify’s “Ballroom Blitz” for Van Richter Records.
*DHI ‘s “Bitter Alloys, Pressures Collide”, for Van
Richter Records, August 10, 1996.
*Godflesh’s “Songs Of Love And Hate” for Earache Records,
August 20, 1996.
*Black Tape For A Blue Girl’s “ Remmnants Of A Deeper Purity” for
Projekt Records, August 20, 1996.
*Front Line Assembly’s “ Hard Wired” for Metropolis
Records, November 14, 1995.
*Front Line Assembly’s “Live Wired” for Metropolis
Records, October 19,1996
*Din Fiv’s “ Infinity” for Metropolis Records, July
*Lycia’s “Cold” for Projekt Records October 8, 1996.
*Love Spirals Downward’s “Ever” and Excelsis “X-mas
compilation for Projekt Records, November 12,
(TOO MANY MORE TO LIST!!!)
Guest D.J. for such events as:
*Zaphod’s (Ottowa,Ont.,Canada) for Spahn Ranch concert May 13th,
*Foufounes Electrique (Montreal,Quebec,Canada) for Spahn Ranch concert,
May 14th, 1997.
*The Haven (Philadelphia,PA) for Spahn Ranch concert May 9th, 1997.
*Irving Plaza (N.Y.C.) for Laibach concert March 7, 1997.
*Pipeline (Newark,N.J.) for Spahn Ranch concert November 15, 1996
*Wetlands (N.Y.C.) for Bile, Evil Mothers, 16 Volt concert August 8, 1996.
*Bat Cave (N.Y.C.) for such various shows as: Cyber Tec Project, Crisis
N.T.I., Cubanate, Acumen,
Die Krupps, Lords Of Acid, Spahn Ranch, 16 Volt, Electric Hellfire Club,
and other national acts.
*Irving Plaza (N.Y.C.) for Sister Machine Gun, Chem Lab, Drill concert,
August 14, 1996.
*Irving Plaza (N.Y.C.) for Front Line Assembly, Die Krupps, Numb concert,
April 16, 1996.
*Palladium (N.Y.C.) for Ultraviolence, Cubanate concert, December 8, 1995.
*Coney Islan High (N.Y.C.) for Crocodile Shop, Piece Machine concert.
*Tramps (N.Y.C.) for Download, Genesis P. Oridge, Twilight Circus concert
August 25, 1996.
*Trocadero Transfer (San Francisco,CA) 21st Circutry 2-day Industro-Rave
with such live acts as:
Gracious Shades, Hate Dept., Xorcist, Unit 187, Scar Tissue. October 12-October
*Wetlands (N.Y.C.) for Godflesh, Electric Hellfire Club and V.O.D. November
*Trocadero (Philadelphia, PA) for Mentallo & The Fixer concert July
*QE2 (Albany,NY) for Kevorkian Death Cycle & Spahn Ranch, Sept. 7,
*The Pyramid (N.Y.C.) Hate Dept., Piece Machine concert , July 23, 1996.
*The Bank (N.Y.C.) The Clay People, Piece Machine concert November 19,
*DJ for Krashtess V.2 Festival, Montreal Quebec, with: DJ Achtung, DJ
Dstrukt & Haujobb, Feb 2nd, 1999
*DJ/Opener for Haujobb Concert at Lee’s Palace, Toronto, Ontario,
Feb 4th, 1999.
*And Now For Something Different Rave (Pittsburgh, Pa) July 29th, 2000
*Velvet Acid Christ, Haujobb, Din 5iv concert at Evolutions in Philadelphia
*Velvet Acid Christ, Haujobb, Din 5iv concert at Limelight in New York
City Dec 5th, 2000
*Velvet Acid Christ, Haujobb, Din 5iv concert at The Phantasy in Cleveland,
OH Dec 8th, 2000
*Darkrave at the Reverb Room in Toronto, ONT June 2, 2001
*Ohgr, Hate Dept. concert at Limelight in New York City, June 19th, 2001
*Darkrave666 at The Phantasy in Cleveland, OH June 23, 2001
*Funkervogt Concert at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pa, March 19, 2002
*Funkervogt Concert at Manray in Boston, Ma, March 20, 2002
*Funkervogt Concert at the New York Club in NYC, March 21, 2002
*VNV Nation & Haujobb concert at The World, NYC, April 16th, 2002
*VNV Nation, Haujobb & GASR concert @ Manray, Boston, Ma, April 17th,
.....and several more........
Repeated Guest D.J. for such clubs as:
Aldo’s (Lyndhurst, N.J.)
Luna (Baton Rouge, LA)
Lee’s Palace (Toronto, ONT)
Insomnia (Lyndhurst, NJ)
The Realm (N.Y.C.)
The Roxy (New Brunswick, N.J.)
The Tunnel (N.Y.C.)
Vinyl / Stone Pony (Asbury Park, N.J.)
Shenanigan’s (South Norwalk, CT)
The Pipeline (Newark, N.J.)
Smack / Jackie 60’s (N.Y.C.)
Smack / Babyland (N.Y.C.)
Bowl - O - Drome (New Brunswick, N.J.)
Strict #9 (Long Island, NY)
Berlin Underground (N.Y.C.)
Trocadero Transfer (San Francisco, Ca)
Malfunction (New York City)
Foufounes Electrique (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Studio (Montreal, Que, Canada)
Fourmi Atomik (Quebec City, Que, Canada)
Zaphod’s (Ottowa, Ontario,Canada)
Area 51 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
The Haven (Philadelphia,PA)
The Trocadero (Philadelphia,PA)
Club Laga (Pittsburgh, Pa)
Darkwave (Long Island, NY)
Twister’s (Richmond, Va)
Darkrave (Long Island, NY)
Malfunction (Pyramid - NYC)
Bound (The Lure, NYC)
Dark Carnival (CT)
PBS Raves (Pgh., Pa)
Club Mars (Springfield, Mass)
The Vault (Atlanta, GA)
Evolutions (Philadelphia, PA)
The Phantasy (Cleveland, OH)
Manray (Boston, MA)
La Nouvelle Justines (NYC)
House Of Hellfira (Rochester, NY)
Reverb Room/ Darkrave (Toronto, ONT)
Union Square Lounge (Merrick, NY)
TPDS (Philadelpha, Pa)
Axis (Boston, Ma)
Divas Nightclub (Northampton, Ma)
The Inferno (Madison, Wi)
Skully’s (Columbus, OH)
Industry (Rochester, NY)
Ceremony (Boston, Ma)
Alvins (Detroit, MI)
The Social (Orlando, FL)
Nation (Washington, D.C.)
Manhattan Club (Salt Lake City, UT)
Evolution @ Davy's (Kansas City, MO)
Savage Garden (Toronto, ONT)
Club Fusion (Salt Lake City, UT)
Bar Sinister (LA)
Remix /Music Work:
*for recent remix work by Terrorfakt, visit: www.terrorfakt.com
*remix of Think About Mutation’s “Motorrazor” for Machinery
/ Dynamica, Germany.
*remix of My Psychotic Motor’s “Let Your Mind Drain”
for Suburbian Dance Music, U.S.A.
*remix of Deathline International’s, “Wild Boys” for
C.O.P. International, Germany.
*remix of “Puppet Nation” for Ecraft (Germany)
*remix of Spahn Ranch’s “In The Aftermath” for Cleopatra
*remix of “Means to The End” for Project Sphere (Boston, Ma)
*remix of “Own Her” for Infrastructure (Boston, Ma)
*remix of “Wasted Time” for Interface (NYC)
*remix of “The Cycle” for Positive Complex (NYC)
*remix of “Spitshine” for Carfax Abbey (Philadelphia, PA)
*remix of “Bound with Sympathy” by NeikkaRPM for Alfa Matrix
*remix of “Here’s Your Revolution” by NeikkaRPM for
Alfa Matrix (Belgium)
*remix of “Stars & Stripes & Sattellites” for Mindless
*remix of “Massiv In Mensch” by Massiv In Mensch for Artoffact
*remix of “The Earl” by Massiv In Mensch for Artoffact Records
*remix of “Der Kotzbrocken” ” by Massiv In Mensch for
Artoffact Records (Canada)
*remix of “World” by Crocodile Shop for Metropolis Records,
*remix of “Radio Dead” for UV - Cleveland, OH
*remix of “Creed” for GASR (Accession Records) - NYC
*Cover version of Front 242’s “Rhythm Of Time” for “Sacrelige
- A Tribute To Front 242” for Cybertec/Cleopatra Records, under
the band name EARTHSHOCK!
*Oringinal Track - Earthshock : “Fallen Angel”
on The Unquiet Grave 2000 Compilation on Cleopatra Records.
For booking info please contact: HELLRAVER@aol.com