There are few truly unique musical artists, but the music made by Italy’s MASTER BOOT RECORD arguably exists in a category of its own. In continued support of their eighth full-length album, PERSONAL COMPUTER, they will hit the roads in February. See below for dates!
“After years of waiting we are excited to announce our first tour ever across Europe and UK. We can’t wait to finally meet you all! Be ready for a full line up geared up with two guitars, drums, tons of CRT monitors and personal computers ready to unleash a new extended set of synthesized heavy metal and shredding chiptune!“
MASTER BOOT RECORD
13 Feb – NL – Nijmegen – Merleyn
14 Feb – BE – Brussels – Botanique
15 Feb – FR – Paris – Backstage BTM
16 Feb – FR – Nantes – Le Ferrailleur
17 Feb – FR – Toulouse – Connexion Live
19 Feb – FR – Marseille – Le Molotov
23 Feb – DE – Berlin – Urban Spree
24 Feb – PL – Warszawa – Hydrozagadka
25 Feb – AT – Vienna – Arena 3raum
08 Apr – UK – London – O2 Academy
09 Apr – UK – Sheffield – Corporation
10 Apr – UK – Glasgow – Classic Grand
29 Apr – FI – Helsinki – Kuudes Linja
30 Apr – PT – Barroselas – SWR Fest
“You can SPREAD THE CODE by sharing the events and inviting your friends. We really need all your support, especially in this historical moment when touring has become extremely difficult.“
“Don’t forget to bring at least 4MB of ram to run Doom and be ready for a live firmware update. We’ll bring the floppy disks.“
SPREAD THE CODE
Helmed solely by technologist/songwriter Victor Love, MASTER BOOT RECORD is, if anything, creatively prolific. The follow-up to Floppy Disk Overdrive (2020), PERSONAL COMPUTER is Love’s latest offering since emerging as an 8-bit ghost from the bulletin board system (BBS) scene in 2016. Now, he’s returned to right-click on devotees with yet another easter egg and symbolism-rich mélange of intensely ornate yet driving digital orchestrations. Just don’t call PERSONAL COMPUTER synthwave, or whatever new-fangled term is being used to describe MASTER BOOT RECORDs masterful video game-like scoring. To put it simply: this is metal done with a synth.
“The main elements include chiptune, demoscene & video game music, thrash/death metal and some black metal as well as classical and symphonic patterns and progressive structures. But everything is programmed and done with synthesizers.” The result, influenced as much by classical baroque music, bay area thrash metal, and Commodore 64 games, is a frenzied mashup of what logic suggests should be disparate sounds, but in the hands of MBR make sense, taking the listener in unexpected and always thrilling directions, smashing through genre walls.