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There are (at least) two artists using the name Knife City.

1. Knife City is a solo electronic music project by Luke Silas, who also plays drums for Anamanaguchi

2. Knife City is a solo project started in early 2005 by Branden Diven. Since then he has released cassettes and cdrs on various independent record labels, such as X Died Enroute Y, Nurse Etiquette, Barfing Dagger, Morbid Tapes, and American Grizzly (owned and operated by he and his fiance). He has done split releases with Cadaver In Drag, Villa Valley, and Ferveur Noire, and in 2007 he has plans to share more splits and collaborative releases with the likes of Body Collector, Hauntings, The Goslings, and Halflings, among others. With many releases underway and a Midwest/Eastcoast tour with Roxanne Jean Polise and Villa Valley in the Spring of 2006, Knife City will surely make a name for himself in todays thriving noise scene.

Knife City’s sound sources are made with various microphones and effects, sometimes incorporating tape loops or amplified metal objects…accentuated with gutteral screamed vocals all the while. With Knife City, Diven has always strived to channel the heaviest, darkest, most crushing low-end sounds when creating music under this alias.

Diven has plans to start a new label called Abhorrent A.D. in January 2007, as well as tentative tours throught the year.


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  • joaovsg

    handsome and awesome

    20 Mar 10:36pm Reply
  • Urenda


    7 Feb 5:22am Reply
  • Neonixx

    The new EP is absolutely sweet. I loved his collab with Sabrepulse on First Crush, and their new track together is just as good. I'm really looking forward to more releases from this guy.

    15 Aug 2014 Reply
  • MikeManger

    New knife city EP is out.. pretty good. Pay what you want (or free atm).

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • admx

    So epic <3

    15 May 2014 Reply
  • Stugard

    Also, came here to say that it sounds like he's had a change in heart and will be releasing some new solo material after all!

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Stugard

    Well, he's kind of a big thing in chiptune, just not as knife city; after all, he's Anamanaguchi's drummer and has written several of their songs, and I'd fathom Anamanaguchi are the single biggest name in chipmusic right now.

    21 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Szamot97

    Why so unknown? Since he collabed with Sabrepulse, I thought he's a big thing in chiptune...

    3 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Scotty-Kun

    Hey you! Yeah, you looking at this comment. You're awesome!

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Stugard

    Sounds like the knife city EP may be Silas' only release. He hasn't written anything in over a year and it doesn't sound like he plans to write anything more. Too bad, he doesn't give himself nearly enough credit.

    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • leo11x

    Album please. I´m seriously thinking of only listening to this for the rest of my life.

    22 Feb 2013 Reply
  • MisterMarto

    That is one delicious EP. Haven't felt this way about a chiptune EP since Rainbowdragoneyes' 'Primordial Booze'. Great stuff, hope to see some more stuff from the 8bitpeoples label soon.

    7 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Stugard

    I'm beginning to think that the real reason why 8bitpeoples hasn't released anything this year since knife city's self-titled came out is actually because everyone is completely terrified to have to follow up this tour de force.

    2 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Suteeki

    Album Please! [3]

    28 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Fedor_Just

    Album Please! [2]

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Dragonrus

    knife city был охренителен. Жду полноценного альбома.

    5 Jun 2012 Reply
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    28 May 2012 Reply
  • tsatho

    count me in

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Slowbrosif

    Definitely a worthy 8bp release!

    20 Mar 2012 Reply
  • nasteratu13

    EP is amazing! Some of the best chiptune tracks I've heard in a long time.

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
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