1993 Don W. started a solo-project called Total Mind Collapse. It
was the first time that he worked alone with electronic equipment
Inspired by the Canadian Electro/Industrial-style he created a very
dark but danceable kind of Electro. In September 1993 he and his friend
M. decided to found a further project. Putrefy Factor 7 started as
a pure Noise-Industrial-project. Don wrote the lyrics for both projects,
lyrical content was nearly identical: an exaggerated statement of
negative emotions concerning our society focussing on hatred, egotism,
materialism, fear, pollution, psychological breakdowns, violence,
isolation and so on. During their work the projects merged more and
that they finally decided to integrate TMC into PF7 and achieve a
wider spectrum of sound.
July 1994 PF7 signed with Celtic Circle Productions. In September
1994 they produced their first album Total Mind Collapse
Sevren Ni-Arb (XMTP) at his TGIF-Studio. This album was released in
March 1995 and offered a mixture of nightmarish, torturing and
destructive electronics between Dark EBM and Noise Industrial supported
by horrific, distorted and modulated vocals.
1995 Don and Alex established their own studio (Factor 7-Studio) to
have the possibility to produce new songs on their own. In March 1996
they finished the recordings for their second album Decay Section.
The sound on this release was darker, harsher and more intense than
Dons lyrics became more personal. Because of problems of their
label CCP it lasted 1 year until this album and the MCD Regulation
the meantime Don and Alex had some private problems which finally
caused the split of PF7. Don then intended to go on with PF7 on his
own. In spring 1997 he established his new studio (sonX-Studio) and
worked again on new material.
1997 brought two new members to PF7: Eyk S., Dons longtime musical
companion before PF7, and Oliver S., who had also worked
together with Don. Already in August 1997 the new formed PF7 had their
first concert at a CCP-Festival in Cologne.
now had two new challenges: 1. They wanted to enlarge their sonic
spectrum by integrating modern styles (like DrumnBass,
BigBeats etc.) and create a modern kind of EBM/Industrial. 2. They
wanted to deepen their skills of production to give their sound more
and more transparency. Between 1997 and 1999 they created some new
tracks and remixes.
in 1998 the rumours that CCP/Khazad-Dûm went bankrupt became
true. Suddenly they were without a label. The work on new tracks was
protracted because of their high demands on sound. In December 1999
they had a concert in Dresden which would also be their last one.
January 2000 Don decided to finish Putrefy Factor 7. Don and Eyk started
their new project Yle.
in 2002 PF7 will start again to produce new tracks!