Zardonic (aka Federico Agreda) of Barquisimeto, Venezuela, one of the rising stars in the international drum and bass constellation. Driven and prolific, he’s establishing an enviable reputation for quality production and total dancefloor destruction.
Federico Agreda started composing music in earnest at the age of 16, and at 18 was named Best Keyboardist at the 2002-2003 Metal Made in Venezuela Awards. His dedication and productivity gained him a cult following in the Venezuelan metal scene under his black metal moniker Gorepriest, and he became a controversial figure in the darkwave metal worldwide underground.
Obsessively expanding his knowledge and skills, Agreda evolved through various metal incarnations and numerous projects, further distinguishing himself as an in-demand remixer for extreme metal bands including Impaled (California), The Berzerker (Australia), Dark Funeral (Sweden), and Gorgoroth (Norway).
Though best-known now for extreme, angry, high energy drum and bass, Zardonic’s repertoire encompasses the industrial, metal, goth and ambient genres as well under different aliases. His relentlessly in your face drum and bass remix of NIN’s “The Hand That Feeds” became a global sensation on the NIN Remix Web site.
In 2006 Zardonic’s first dnb tracks (“Her Lust for Blood” and ”Scourge”) were signed to California label Death Brigade Records. In 2007, AK1200, a founding father of the North American dnb scene, selected Zardonic’s thrilling “Moonlight Ceremony” (featuring indigenous venezuelan drum samples) for his “Weapons of Tomorrow” mixed compilation CD which further heightened his profile, leading to his tunes becoming supported by international dnb stars including Dieselboy, Pendulum, John B and Counterstrike.
2009 saw the release by Big Riddim Recordings of Zardonic’s remix of AK1200‘s classic “Junior’s Tune,” and being commissioned by Dieselboy to do sound design for the Planet of the Dr…