Fusing Death Metal And Hip-Hop Makes Perfect Sense For Denver Mash-Ups Aficionado

Chad Boltz, a mash-ups aficionado who lives in Denver, recently spoke to MTV.com about fusing together the music of such death-metal and grindcore mavens as CARCASS, ENTOMBED and TERRORIZER and the hip-hop/pop flava of MISSY ELLIOTT, OUTKAST, SHAKIRA and 50 CENT.

Boltz said it dawned on him one afternoon while he was working at one of the Mile High City's independent record stores. He was listening to a "Boom Selection" compilation CD of mashes and figured if artists like JAY-Z and LINKIN PARK could be fused together, perhaps some of storied metal label Earache Records' catalog could be intertwined with pop acts like DESTINY'S CHILD and SEAN PAUL.

"I thought it would be kind of cool to remake some of the old-school Earache stuff that I listen to, like the old grindcore stuff, with pop, because they're just so different," explained Boltz, a guitarist who once played in defunct grind band MONISTAT 7, which released the album "Now Available Without a Prescription" in 1994. "I listen to a wide range of music, so I don't mind pop so much. I figured putting the vocals to metal songs might sound interesting."

His experimentation led to seven monstrosities that he posted online. Links to his web site, xxx.reek.tv/x.htm, popped up on heavy-metal message boards [see previous BLABBERMOUTH.NET story here], and in no time the elite were calling for his head. His site was ill-equipped to handle the increase in traffic, and Boltz's domain was crippled for more than month.

Read more at MTV.com.

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