Members: Opi Synthetique(programming/vocals), tw33q (guitar), Glitch333 (live sampling/programming)
Genre: Digital Hardcore/Industrial Punk
Location: Midwest, United States
Bio: Ri0t_viRus was born to fuse the charged social and political aggression of Hardcore Punk with the mechanical dissonance and use of sampling in Industrial. Sending a message of unity in the face of oppression, the group aims to fuel change amongst the people.
Utilizing fast guitar-driven songs in tandem with shout-along vocals to create revolution music, Ri0t_viRus covers topics such as pharmaceutical drug addiction, social injustice, and corporate greed, focusing on real issues that plague our world today.
If you enjoy the soothing sounds of civil unrest and mass uprising, you can find what you’re looking for in every Ri0t_viRus track. Acting as a voice for the voiceless, Ri0t_viRus follows one simple philosophy, “Music is our most powerful weapon”.
“Congratulations to IR’s own Ri0t_viRus! Word just came in that they’re currently ranked Number 1 Best-Selling Digital Hardcore artists on Bandcamp! The new album “Resistance Is Fertile” has just taken the first place slot! Industriestandard and D-Trash Records thank you for the support, and for helping our artists be heard!” ~ Industriestandard Records, 2017
“Ri0t_viRus is a Hardcore Punk/Industrial project founded by Opi Synthetique (who is Vox/programming in the band). Accompanied by a guitarist (tw33q), their music is hard hitting techno with powerful vocals. They made for an great opening act and firing up the audience for those to follow. “ ~ National Rock Review, 2014