Etare Neged (pronounced: e-TAR-e ne-GED) is the superhuman form of the life-force energy derived from OverHorde. Born onto this Earth in the year of the dragon as an Aries, the horn of the ram. He is the fusion of fire and ice, light and dark, the medieval and the post-apocalyptic, the interpolation of pain, pleasure and rage. This energy was born onto this earth decades ago on the outskirts of Chicago. Raised in Indianapolis, a dark child chased by death, he would return to Chicago as Etare Neged, the artist. As a Master Story Teller, he grew up a slave to his imagination, seeing, hearing and experiencing life in an alternate reality within the confines of his own skull. After being forced to leave the violent world of the gridiron, he became lost a soul with no focus, no direction, no spirit and worse yet, no way to channel his endless rage. He was almost completely consumed by the darkness until one day amidst all of the sorrow he found the light of music seeping up from the dungeon below. This music was created by super-producer D-Chi and lit a spark within Neged, the flames from which continue to burn bright today. After becoming a prolific lyricist and forming the cutting edge hip hop group The Dread with D-Chi and Exxon Valdees they signed a deal to become part of The Empire, a local conglomerate of MCs and Producers who eventually penned a distribution deal with Ichiban Records. Through the misguided management of a fraudulent CEO, ties were severed and The Empire was no more. Several members continued to produce music on the cutting edge of hip hop as The Wolf Pack and later 1241, Inc. was formed by Bellicose (aka Mr. Bellicosity). 1241, Inc. thrived as a promotional and musical entity and continues to do so today. After years of being strictly a lyricist, Neged channeled the energy of Har Ness the Sixth as a guiding light in to the world of music production. Through Har Ness, his production has brought the UnderWorld of OverHorde to Earth. Branching off on his own, Neged created OverHorde Entertainment, Inc. to fulfill his destiny and forge a path to immortality. Prepare to go beyond beyond...
"It is futile for me to quibble about how anyone would choose to classify my art. Actually I prefer not easily identified."
If this were true, wouldn't it be in the "other music" section? As I mentioned before, it isn't gothic and it's an easy target for those that are more pretentious as to tell you why it isn't.
However, I guess a better perspective would to ask you what are some genres you closely reflect? By this, I'm not judging. I simply like artist talking about their inspirations or origins. Especially if it may be easily picked up. You know? Like why rap?
I couldn't help but stopping by and having a listen, I'm really not hearing anything particularly "gothic" in your music. When I think of gothic, I think of antique instruments from Europe, songs that could be from as early 1930s horror movies, or well.. something seemingly gives a nod to the literature or bounced off of punk in some way.
All I see so far is just fancy skulls and spinal cords.
I'm not being elitist in any means, just think that perhaps this is put in the wrong music section?