MUSIC: THE HUNDREDS BY MARK RIDDICK METAL PLAYLIST
The Hundreds x Mark Riddick recently was released via RSWD, Club907 and elsewhere in the world. For death metal heads young and old this is legendary, Riddick's contribution to the aesthetic is one that is has and will continue to leave a footprint the death metal community will hold in high regards to generations of the genre to come. The product designed for The Hundreds speaks in sonar volumes to the depths of death metal culture but this playlist put together by Riddick is the crowning piece to the collaboration tying the music to the tangible goods. Below Riddick gives his a brief synopsis in his own words as to why he chose these songs for the Soundcloud playlist. This is the coolest part of the collaboration - it allows you to be interactive with Riddick and share in his experience. What better why to pay homage to one the original underground scenes??
Words from Riddick:
"It was a unique pleasure and honor to work with The Hundreds; my goal for the collaboration was to deliver the essence of underground death metal music via their brand acting as the vehicle. The songs selected to accompany the collaboration are some of my personal favorites, both old and new. The inclusion of the band Unleashed on the audio compilation seemed unavoidable; one of The Hundreds logo variations I delivered was based on their logo—my favorite death metal logo of all time—which was originally drawn by "Joppe" (of the Swedish death metal band, Crematory in the late 80s/early 90s). My wish is that the sounds and visuals associated with the collaboration act as a message to the masses that underground music is about passion, allegiance, and rebellion, it constantly challenges the norm."