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More Info:Crimson Throne is the first proper full-length Slasher Film Festival Strategy album. Formed in 1997 while in-between hardcore bands by Christopher Ashley, The Slasher Film Festival Strategy has over 20 titles on varying formats including vinyl, cd-r, cd and cassette to his credit.
Crimson Throne is a story about NASA's operation to terraform Mars for potential colonization in 1987. Seven astronauts and scientists successfully land on the red planet on September 6, 1987 and all contact was lost a mere 18 days later. Ashley weaves lush electronic soundscapes with analog synthesizers and electronic drums. About The Slasher Film Festival Strategy: The Slasher Film Festival Strategy is a horror/sci-fi themed electronic project formed by Christopher B. Ashley in 1997 in South Carolina. Born during a transitional phase where Ashley's noise/hardcore band, Murder Weapon was winding down and Index for Potential Suicide was in its infancy, Ashley began exploring new sounds with drum machines, effects pedals and synthesizers. Influences range from Japanese power electronics, early industrial, hip hop beats, drone to Vermiform Records, Bastard Noise, Sinking Body and film score composers. The project found its roots in the American noise scene, venturing into experimental drone, dark ambient and now returning to more structured electronic compositions. A majority of the Slasher Film Festival Strategy recordings are self-released; maintaining a d.i.y./handmade aesthetic, but a few releases have shown up on imprints Liquid Death, Emerald City Ruins and now Mirror Universe Tapes. Selected Discography: Understanding the Human Mind CD-R (no label), ltd. 20, Cassette ltd. 10 1998 A Kill. Frank Lentini Compilation CD (KFLR-USA) 1999 Music for the Hearing Impaired CD-R (Scientific Research), ltd. 100 1999 Eight Infernal Furies CD-R (Scientific Research), ltd. 100 2000 An Introduction to Mayhem 7'' (Liquid Death), ltd. 700 2000 split with Bastard Noise CD (KFLR-USA), ltd. 1000 2001 Die! Die! Die! CD-R (Scientific Research), ltd. 30 2001 The Vampire of Dusseldorf CD-R (Scientific Research), ltd. 100 2001 Collaboration with Bastard Noise CD-R (Scientific Research), ltd. 100 2001 First Aid CD-R (Scientific Research), ltd. 50 2002 Nightmare Set 2XCD-R (Scientific Research), ltd. 50 2002 Collaboration w/ Bastard Noise ''Phantoms'' CD-R (Scientific Research), ltd. 100 2002 Dream Sequence Compilation CD (Emerald City Ruins), ltd. 1000 2003 The Death of Mercury 3 CD-R (Scientific Research), ltd. 30 2003 Venus Reign 3 CD-R (Scientific Research), ltd. 30 2003 Dead Bodies CD-R (Emerald City Ruins), ltd. 100 2003 The Gravedigger (Scientific Research), ltd. 20 2003 Animal Liberation, Live in Athens, GA 2001(Scientific Research), ltd. 30 2005 Various Electronic Works (Scientific Research), ltd. 30, 2006 10th Anniversary Edition Bastard Noise split (Foreign Sounds), ltd. 300 2011 Whatever it is You're Doing Now 2XCassette (Mirror Universe Tapes) 2013 Crimson Throne CD/LP (Foreign Sounds) 2013 Wet Leather Cassette (Mirror Universe Tapes) 2013