To call Atari Blitzkrieg eclectic would be a colossal understatement. The Virginia-based artist explores a wide array of soundscapes that leave most speechless when it comes to placing a label on his music. Atari could fill a room with gamers, head bangers and beat poets and please them all. Call it space-aged, non-conformist or genre bending, Atari Blitzkrieg terms it “drum-based poetry.”
With a prolific discography encompassing more than 20 EPs and three full-length albums, Atari Blitzkrieg is set to release his fourth LP, Technicolor Crime Scenes, on Uncommon Records. The album’s lead single, “Return to Ragnarok”, has a dark metal sound that will give even the most fearless of men a bad case of goosebumps.
Since his first release in 2007, Atari Blitzkrieg has been on a tear, working with a diverse group of artists and producers. The “Rokkonorrottenhell” single featured hip hop icon Royce Da 5’9, Groovie Mann from the industrial band My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult and producer Krohme. He’s also worked with some of the biggest names in hip hop including The Game, Daedelus, Rapper Big Pooh, Louis Logic, Pyscho Les, Vast Aire, Roc C, LMNO, Breez Evahflowin and Motion Man, to name a few. Atari Blitzkrieg’s sound has constantly evolved and defied description while remaining true to his core principles of cyberpunk, technology, violence, corruption and post-apocalyptic dystopia.
Atari’s devotion to his music extends to charities and organizations close to his heart. He donates at least a portion of all sales to causes including the American Cancer Society, the Lupus Foundation of America, and Bright Beginnings Inc. He also contributed tracks to the Save the Horn compilation released by Uncommon to raise money to build water wells in East Africa.
For more information on Atari Blitzkrieg, visit his website at iamsubstance.com.