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According to posts made on Facebook by Cobra Killer and Hanin Elias, David Hammer (a.k.a. Shizuo) has died, presumably of an overdose. Shizuo only released one album (1997′s Shizuo Vs. Shizor) and a handful of singles, but his music had a junky, lo-fi aesthetic that truly sounded like nothing else at the time, and barely anything that’s happened since. Unlike the music of Digital Hardcore labelmates such as Atari Teenage Riot, there was no political sloganeering; this was a truly warped short-attention-span trip that sounded like it was made on a barely-functioning sampler, featuring some of the most blown-out distorted breakbeats ever recorded…


Wikipedia:

Originally an Engineer for Atari Teenage Riot in early 90s1, Shizuo released The album Shizuo Vs. Shizor in 1997, which wowed critics with its giddy, crazy blend of punk rock electronics.2 During the popularity with Shizuo’s music, David also started a band with Annika and Razi Barakat called Give Up (Razi had earlier been featured on The Cramps cover song “New Kick“and is also known as Boy from Brazil, and Pharoah Chromium when peforming as the lead singer of Golden showers and the Assassinations), but the band later broke up after the 1997 DHR tour due to a serious disagreement with creative differences, which led to David attacking Razi half way through their set.3 Hammer’s last release under the Shizuo alias was with the self released vinyl Shizuo No.1 in 2000. He was last seen playing guitar in a Berlin based band called The Nothings. Trost now performs solo or with Cobra Killer…




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