02 - Madd Maxxx - Topsy Turvy
03 - Mortal Conquest - In the Air
04 - MC Val - Slivko
05 - Mastamind - Step Right Up
06 - Skyler Torquemada - Screams Kept to Remember (ft Kardiac)
07 - iNFiNiTTi - Halloween Robbery
08 - Shadowless MC - Midnight
09 - Whitman Speck - Butcher of Plainfield
10 - Les Neurones en HP - Halloween (feat Thugz Bunny)
11 - Stitchez of Mental Ward - Take A Seat
12 - Epitaph The Mack - Shoot At The Floor
13 - Mr. Krank im Kopf & Auzrazta - Schatten unserer Nacht
14 - Crackle Kapone - As I Sleep
15 - Ed Reyes - Halloween Nite (feat Sicko)
16 - 13 Amp - Nightmares done
17 - Outbreak Monkey - Surgery (feat. Trips)
18 - Colt - Suicide (feat Eklypss and Pit)
artwork by Crossworm
This is the ninth installment of Devilz Nite, since Menacide founded the compilation series years ago, and passed down to me (Crossworm) in 2008.
As a participant in the wicked underground for 15+ years (as both a fan and an artist), I have seen many changes. I have been lucky enough to watch a culture and a counter culture form, grow, and change. Devilz Nite is a testament to the challenges the wicked underground has overcome. It is important to keep this alive, and to share this compilation with everyone.
I clearly remember a time in the late 1990's, when the genre was still brand new, and beginning to expand at an alarming rate. We all know the genre(s) trace back to much earlier than that, but it was at this time, that it went worldwide.
The internet, and advances in the home studio revolution has made it possible for most of this genre being able to reach the level it is currently at. Not to sound like a Dinosaur, but it's important that we understand where we came from, and where we are headed.
We all have an ability that we didn't have back then. As artists, we have the access to the technology and the means, to make our craft as good as anything else, and we have the heart to make it better. We have the ability as fans to access a pipeline of music and culture, that can shape itself, destroy it, and re-create itself.
I think sometimes we all forget how easy it really is to spread the word. We don't depend on any outside genre anymore. We don't need to convert fans, or piggy back on shows outside of our genre. This is a new chapter, and I invite everyone to participate.
Let's be reminded by Devilz Nite, that we are the Wicked Underground. We are many genres, many creeds, races, and many nations. But we are ONE culture.
We are the Wicked Underground.
Happy Devilz Nite. Enjoy the compilation