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|Years active||2001 – present|
|Labels||NoiTekk (formerly)COP International (formerly)Death watch Asia Vendetta Music|
|Past members||Tom sears|
DYM is the Industrial music band created by Canadian E-N in 2001 and turned into a duo when Arc joined the band in 2003. In 2008 DYM signed to Noitekk Records and released their debut full-length release The Invilid which entered the Deutsche Alternative Charts in January 2009 at #10 and peaked at #8.
2001: DYM (Death to Your Modern) begins as an electro/industrial music project. Influenced by old-school industrial acts such as Skinny Puppy, Throbbing Gristle, and Frontline Assembly, (E-N) conceives DYM.
2002: At the start of the year, three of DYM’s tracks hit the internet, and the band’s popularity first begins to swell. DYM holds the top 3 slot on the mp3.com Canadian Industrial chart, and gains international acclaim with their lo-fi single, “Dirty”, as it lands at 23 on the mp3.com World chart.
2003: longtime friend (Arc) joins forces with E-N, and DYM plays their much anticipated first performance in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. DYM continues to play live, and the band is well received by Hamilton and Toronto audiences. DYM also finds critical recognition in the same year: after a mere 3 shows, Alex Veronac of (internationally distributed) Release Magazine names DYM one of “the best electro-industrial newcomers of 2003”.
2004: DYM meets 2004 with a series of live performances, headlining shows in St. Catharines and Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, while also continuing to play to their growing Torontonian fan-base.
In the following year, DYM takes a break from live appearances, choosing instead to focus on writing and studio work. Also in 2005: DYM relocates to Toronto.
2006: DYM returns to find that all of their diligent work is about to pay off. In March, DYM clenches the 1 position on the numberonemusic.com industrial chart with their engaging single “Zenologic”. Four of DYM’s songs remain in the chart’s top ten for three weeks. “Zenologic” gains widespread popularity throughout the industrial scene, and is remixed several times by other accomplished bands and DJs. Early spring finds the duo playing to a packed audience at the world-renowned C.O.M.A. 3 festival in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. In September, DYM wins Caustic’s remix contest (artist's choice) with “Give Me Damage”. The track appears on Caustic’s 2006 release, Give Me Free Handjobs.
2007: DYM is nearing completion of their latest album, The Invilid. With inspiration from rhythm and noise of acts such as Venetian Snares and Enduser, The Invilid is set to feature an enigmatic design of aggressive EBM synths, interfused with an influence of breakcore percussion and 'glitching'. Nick Gorman (of Fractured - Dependant Records) co-produces.
2008: DYM signs with Noitekk and released through Cop International in North America - "The Invilid" released in September.
2009: “The Invilid” appears On Germanys DAC top 10 for 2 months at the beginning of 2009 marking DYM’s entry onto the international scene and receives a number of great reviews from various magazine, webzines, and forums worldwide (see blog). During this year DYM played a numbers of live shows to support the Invilid including appearances at North America’s biggest industrial music festival, “festival kinetik” in Montréal & the infamous B.E.A.T Crusher in Toronto. In between Live performances EÑ of DYM had been Working hard on a slew of remixes for other bands (Grendel, Acylum, wynardtage, Caustic, Cdrone Defect, Preemptive Strike, C lekktor, and others) as well as preparing a remix version of “the Invilid” to be accompanied by a New yet to be titled EP from DYM.
2011:“The Swarm” is released on Noitekk, Cop international, and Death watch Asia. It has been well received around the world with many great reviews 2011 has also been the year of remixes for dym having already completed a great deal of tracks for VPROJEKT, SIVA SIX, TERROLOKAUST, VIGILANTE, DIE SEKTOR, CEDIGEST, DISTORTED MEMORY, LATEXXX TEENS, THE CRYSTALLINE EFFECT, FRACTURED, DETROIT DIESEL, GRENDEL AND MORE. DYM has also appeared on many compilations this year including but not limited to; Dependence 2011 (A Remix), Stahl Disko, Kinetik Fest Compilation(A Remix), Orkus Comp 71, Direct World Action for Japan, Electro-industrial Infection Vol.01, Zillo CD 03/2011, and more! Dym has also been working hard on a new CD to arrive in the public around late 2011 early 2012
In Memory Of Tim Clopp(CD, Album)Not On Label 2001 Signal Down (CD, Maxi) Not On Label 2003 Zeno Logic (CD, Maxi) Not On Label 2005 The Invilid (CD, Album) COP International/Noitekk 2008. The Swarm (CD, Album) COP International/Noitekk/Death watch Asia 2011.
Truenzie (Subhuman Studios) - Numb (glow in the dArc remix by DYM) Prospero - Stormfront (rmx by DYM) Collide (Noiseplus Music) - Halo (pure form mix by DYM) Obelisk - Sensation (glitch that bitch mix by DYM) As Ember - In remembrance (nail polish mix by DYM) Proyecto Crisis - Eljuego de le merte (Salted wounds mix by DYM) Controlled Collapse - Insane Asylum (Mix by DYM) Abscond: The Abandon Remixes (CD) Under Blue (Remixed By Dym) Caustic - Give Me Free Handjobs Crunch Pod Media - "Give me Damage" remix by DYM The Angels Of Prostitution (CD, Album) The Whore (DYM Has Herpes Mix) Wynardtage - Walk with the Shadows Ltd. CD (US VER.) - 2009 E-noxe/rupal records "Walk with shadows" [remix] Acylum - The enemy - 2009 Alpha Matrix "Lightning child" [remix] Vicious Alliance - TBA - 2009/2010 COP international "Crushed by the system" [remix] Grendel - Chemicals + Circuitry - 2009 Infacted Records "Chemicals + Circuitry" [remix]
Tracks Appear On
"Random Infliction" - "Autonomy of the Will" Allay CE 2003 "Mortal Decay" (2xCDr, Comp, Ltd) - "bender" Dark Horizons 2007 "A Compilation 3" (2xCD, Comp, Car) - "Autonomy Of The Will" Black Rain 2008 Endzeit Bunkertracks [Act - IV] (4xCD, Comp + Box, Ltd) - "Government Stomp! (Overplayed Mix)"Alfa Matrix2009 Kinetik Festival Volume Two (2xCD, Comp) "bitrated (Instrumental)" Artoffact Records 2009 United Vol 2 (CD, Comp + Box, Ltd) "The Invilid" NoiTekk 2009