Extreme Futurist Festival 2011

Extreme FuturistPicture an event where the bridge between the counterculture and academia is finally crossed. From live tech demonstrations to futuristic presentations to provocative performance art to live music we will take you off the grid as we explore a new kaleidoscopic wonderland. If the original Burning Man was to meet the Singularity Summit, you would have Extreme Futurist Fest 2011.

The dance for the realization of the future begins in the corridors of art, literature, and culture. Only by connecting together the greatest visionary minds with the most innovative and rule-breaking forms of artistic expression and cultural mind-melding can we unlock the full potential of the Future and bring it into the Present. We offer you the bold new interdisciplinary movement of the 21st Century. A place where the right brain and left brain merge into a new “Undivided Mind”.

The future is all around us today. The explosion of the Internet and powerful mobile devices have transformed life in fundamental ways for billions of people. We need to increase our efforts to open source technology so that it becomes available to the billions who lack it. We must push the envelope of the latest p2p technology to enable new applications which bring us closer together as a society. We want a future-friendly culture that embraces technology and understands that technological innovation plays a central role in solving the world’s most persistent problems.

We encourage a new generation of thinkers who understand that fun and learning are not mutually exclusive and that the most complex topics can be grasped if there is enough curiosity, wonder, and enthusiasm for learning. Labs, companies, and startups around the world are making startling steps forward in the fields of nanotechnology, robotics, brain-computer interfacing, 3D printing, materials science, wearable computing, life extension, social networking, and more. We must understand these advances so that we can ensure that they benefit as many people as possible.

Join us for a profound exploration of what it means to be human. A first-hand look into the genesis of a powerful new intellectual and expressive culture.

In the video above Rachel Haywire talks about her ideas for the Extreme Futurist Festival and what she hopes to accomplish with this new event that takes place in Los Angeles on the 16th and 17th of December. Her dream of bringing the intellectual and artistic communities together in which the best minds of science, technology, and alt-culture unite was brought into reality through working with Michael Anissimov of the Singularity Institute. After working on the Singularity Summit Michael decided to give XFF his attention due to having a similar vision for Transhumanism.

Transforming the barriers between underground and mainstream the organizers of Extreme Futurist Festival are excited about the first year of their event. The festival will feature speakers, artists, bands, and performers ranging from Natasha Vita-More (Chairwoman of Humanity+) to Hanin Elias. (founding member of Atari Teenage Riot) Vendors include RE/Search Publications and comic artist Zac Finger.

In the video Rachel also reads some of her writing from the Disinformation book Generation Hex and discusses how it applies to the event. Tickets are on sale now.

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  • JaceD

    This festival sounds pretty awesome, wish I could go!

  • Anonymous

    This festival sounds pretty awesome, wish I could go!

  • Anarchy Pony

    The future holds me, with a HERF gun.
    Fuck mechanopolis.

  • Anarchy Pony

    The future holds me, with a HERF gun.
    Fuck mechanopolis.

  • Brock Lynch

    Cool

  • Brock Lynch

    Cool

  • Bogart Stuyvesant

    This event gives transhumanism a bad name by grafting “goth” and the occult onto what should be a rational premise.  The speakers are sub par, the music will be horrible goth electronic noise.  This is not transhumanism, this is bullshit.  And the idiot Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson has a _horrible_ reputation in the industrial music community.  This event is the enemy of relevance.

  • Bogart Stuyvesant

    Electric Hellfire Club / Terrorfakt Responds To Nazi Allegations by

    Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson

    posted May 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM by xFiruath.  (1 Comment)

    Wilhelm Curse of The Electric Hellfire Club has checked in with the
    following statement about allegations that Terrofakt band mate Ben
    DeWalt is involved with Nazism:

    “For any of the fans of the EHC who are into rhythmic noise and
    hard industrial; some of you may have heard the escalating rumor
    that Ben DeWalt, my friend, co-conspirator, and the founder of
    Terrofakt, is a Nazi. This could not be further from the truth. Ben
    has been our close friend for nearly 15 years, and we know that he
    is anything but a white supremacist. For the last few years I have
    had the privilege to play with Ben, as a member of Terrorfakt.
    During this time, I have come to know Ben much better than I ever
    did during the years that he represented the EHC. He is my close
    friend, and comrade in arms. He is a proud patriotic American, who
    firmly believes in the values that this great nation was founded
    on… among those being that all of us are created equal.

    “My time with Terrorfakt has introduced me to many other associated
    acts and musicians, and to Terrorfakt’s fanatically loyal fan base,
    all being of various ethnic and even religious backgrounds.
    Accordingly, I can categorically deny that any of these accusations
    have any merit to them. This smear campaign against Ben is
    perpetuated by an Industrial music outcast named Rachel Mandelson.
    She is more ‘popularly’ known as the idiot behind ‘Experiment
    Haywire.’ She is an individual who has failed to garner any success
    on her own, and has taken to making slanderous and libelous
    accusations against a much more popular and successful act, in
    order to gain attention for herself.

    “Her entire issue with Terrorfakt stems from Ben’s refusal to
    peddle her merch at a music festival that she gained illegal entry
    to, thereby denying the performing bands (and promoter) their just
    compensation. She blames everyone but herself for her failure as a
    musician, and claiming that Ben has ruined her ‘career’ because of
    her Jewish heritage is her way of trying to garner sympathy through
    portraying herself as a victim, rather that simply a failure. I
    have long been a believer in the old show business saying of ‘There
    is no such thing as bad press,’ and to automatically confirm any
    rumor told about me (or the EHC) as being true. However, Ben finds
    the contention of his being a Nazi to be offensive, and clearing
    his name is of personal importance to him. To that end, I have felt
    the need to address the issue publicly, and to support my friend. I
    ask you, our fans, to help put a stop to this rumor, by correcting
    anyone that you hear repeating it, and to not support Rachel
    Mandelson or Experiment Haywire in any way.”

        Kent
        Below is a repost from Kinetik Productions Inc.:

        Kinetik Productions Inc
        Montreal (Qc) Canada
        NEQ: 1164635469
        http://www.festival-kinetik.net

        Object : Rachel Haywire / machineKUNT Records / Experiment
    Haywire

        Montréal, November 29th 2009,

        Kinetik Productions wishes to bring to your attention the
    continual attack from Ms. Haywire against the Kinetik Festival and
    Kinetik Productions company image. Over the past 3 years, we have
    asked several websites to remove her harmful and derogative
    comments concerning the Kinetik Festival and the musical acts
    present during the festival.

        Unfortunately, she had made a personal business to attack the
    festival and some bands performing during Kinetik festival, without
    investigating the alleged facts. She tried to put down the festival
    based on her statements. The severity and frequency of her false
    allegations gives us no choice but to warn you against Ms Rachel
    Haywire.

        For the past three years, we had to get in touch with Ms
    Haywire in order to ask her to stop these repeated, intrusive and
    unwanted words, intended to adversely affect the reputation of the
    bands and the Kinetik festival. She, unfortunately, neglected to
    answer our demands and continued attacking the festival and its
    acts.

        The Kinetik festival mission is to cultivate originality,
    innovation and diversity in the musical performance arena. During
    this event, several emerging and well-established artists gather in
    Montreal to celebrate. We have worked hard to bring together this
    dream and cannot tolerate Ms Haywire incessant and derogatory
    comments.

        The Festival past editions have shown the audience, the
    industry and the musicians how professional, distinguish and well
    organized the festival is. In collaboration with the major labels,
    production companies and bands, Kinetik Festival is pleased to
    bring together the largest North American electro-Industrial
    festival.

        With this letter, we wish to raise the concern and bring to
    your attention this abnormal situation, as some of you may have
    worked in collaboration with Ms. Haywire in the past.

        In many occasion, Ms Haywise made disparaging comments
    concerning the Kinetik Festival and among other, the band
    Terrorfakt. Erroneously giving them a Neo-Nazi / white power
    denominate. She opened numerous website and posted several comments
    in order to gain some visibility and credibility with these
    disparaging remarks and trying to affect the festival.

        Being officially recognized by the Canadian government and
    other governmental institutions, we cannot, under any circumstance,
    endorse this form of harassment. We trust that you will take
    similar action and no longer work with her on any level.

        Jean-Francois Fortin Gadoury
        Director Kinetik Productions
        jffor…@festival-kinetik.net

        Cc : Metropolis records, Out of Lines records, Blackrain
    records, Noitekk records, Artoffact Records, Pronoize, Storming the
    Base, Music None Stop, DSBP, Neuwerk management, Protain
    management, Soman, Blank, Caustic, Leaether Strip, XP8, Ambassador
    21, Grendel, Feindflug, Terrorfakt, Hocico, KMFDM, Kommor Komando,
    Autoclav 1.1, FGFC820, Noisex, Alter Der Ruine, Kiew,

        *Please feel free to forward this to anyone that may find it
    interesting and beneficial.
        over a year ago
        Kent
        In my opinion Ms Haywire is one crazy person!
        over a year ago
        Rebekka
        Well duh. The good thing is that everyone knows it……. :)
        over a year ago
        Rodentsky
        Thank’s for the official post. I’ll put on my group as well.
        over a year ago
        Len
        She’s definitely off her rocker! I’ve known Ben for 17 years,
    and a Nazi (or neo-Nazi) he’s not! Why does Ms. Haywire have to
    start stuff every year?
        over a year ago
        Su
        That not just your opinion Kent she has been pretty vocal about
    her “issues” on her personal page.

        Len I have noticed that people with chemical imbalances tend to
    peak seasonally in the spring and fall. I am not sure why (?)

        Ironically she came up in conversation just a few says before
    this most recent spontaneous combustion and I remarked that she was
    in some ways admirable. THIS nonsense is just a level of
    unnecessary crazy and I think she has done irreparable damage this
    time. I wish she could have funneled her energy more productively.

        It is rather tragic.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    First things first. We need to do away with capitalism, otherwise a techno-future will just be a technocracy that only nightmares are made of. I like the article though. Instead of Art Vs. Science, Science as Art and Art as Science.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    First things first. We need to do away with capitalism, otherwise a techno-future will just be a technocracy that only nightmares are made of. I like the article though. Instead of Art Vs. Science, Science as Art and Art as Science.

  • Monkey See Monkey Do

    First things first. We need to do away with capitalism, otherwise a techno-future will just be a technocracy that only nightmares are made of. I like the article though. Instead of Art Vs. Science, Science as Art and Art as Science.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ham-Bot/100003250990590 Ham Bot

    Electric Hellfire Club / Terrorfakt Responds To Nazi Allegations by

    Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson

    posted May 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM by xFiruath.  (1 Comment)

    Wilhelm Curse of The Electric Hellfire Club has checked in with the
    following statement about allegations that Terrofakt band mate Ben
    DeWalt is involved with Nazism:

    “For any of the fans of the EHC who are into rhythmic noise and
    hard industrial; some of you may have heard the escalating rumor
    that Ben DeWalt, my friend, co-conspirator, and the founder of
    Terrofakt, is a Nazi. This could not be further from the truth. Ben
    has been our close friend for nearly 15 years, and we know that he
    is anything but a white supremacist. For the last few years I have
    had the privilege to play with Ben, as a member of Terrorfakt.
    During this time, I have come to know Ben much better than I ever
    did during the years that he represented the EHC. He is my close
    friend, and comrade in arms. He is a proud patriotic American, who
    firmly believes in the values that this great nation was founded
    on… among those being that all of us are created equal.

    “My time with Terrorfakt has introduced me to many other associated
    acts and musicians, and to Terrorfakt’s fanatically loyal fan base,
    all being of various ethnic and even religious backgrounds.
    Accordingly, I can categorically deny that any of these accusations
    have any merit to them. This smear campaign against Ben is
    perpetuated by an Industrial music outcast named Rachel Mandelson.
    She is more ‘popularly’ known as the idiot behind ‘Experiment
    Haywire.’ She is an individual who has failed to garner any success
    on her own, and has taken to making slanderous and libelous
    accusations against a much more popular and successful act, in
    order to gain attention for herself.

    “Her entire issue with Terrorfakt stems from Ben’s refusal to
    peddle her merch at a music festival that she gained illegal entry
    to, thereby denying the performing bands (and promoter) their just
    compensation. She blames everyone but herself for her failure as a
    musician, and claiming that Ben has ruined her ‘career’ because of
    her Jewish heritage is her way of trying to garner sympathy through
    portraying herself as a victim, rather that simply a failure. I
    have long been a believer in the old show business saying of ‘There
    is no such thing as bad press,’ and to automatically confirm any
    rumor told about me (or the EHC) as being true. However, Ben finds
    the contention of his being a Nazi to be offensive, and clearing
    his name is of personal importance to him. To that end, I have felt
    the need to address the issue publicly, and to support my friend. I
    ask you, our fans, to help put a stop to this rumor, by correcting
    anyone that you hear repeating it, and to not support Rachel
    Mandelson or Experiment Haywire in any way.”

        Kent
        Below is a repost from Kinetik Productions Inc.:

        Kinetik Productions Inc
        Montreal (Qc) Canada
        NEQ: 1164635469
        http://www.festival-kinetik.net

        Object : Rachel Haywire / machineKUNT Records / Experiment
    Haywire

        Montréal, November 29th 2009,

        Kinetik Productions wishes to bring to your attention the
    continual attack from Ms. Haywire against the Kinetik Festival and
    Kinetik Productions company image. Over the past 3 years, we have
    asked several websites to remove her harmful and derogative
    comments concerning the Kinetik Festival and the musical acts
    present during the festival.

        Unfortunately, she had made a personal business to attack the
    festival and some bands performing during Kinetik festival, without
    investigating the alleged facts. She tried to put down the festival
    based on her statements. The severity and frequency of her false
    allegations gives us no choice but to warn you against Ms Rachel
    Haywire.

        For the past three years, we had to get in touch with Ms
    Haywire in order to ask her to stop these repeated, intrusive and
    unwanted words, intended to adversely affect the reputation of the
    bands and the Kinetik festival. She, unfortunately, neglected to
    answer our demands and continued attacking the festival and its
    acts.

        The Kinetik festival mission is to cultivate originality,
    innovation and diversity in the musical performance arena. During
    this event, several emerging and well-established artists gather in
    Montreal to celebrate. We have worked hard to bring together this
    dream and cannot tolerate Ms Haywire incessant and derogatory
    comments.

        The Festival past editions have shown the audience, the
    industry and the musicians how professional, distinguish and well
    organized the festival is. In collaboration with the major labels,
    production companies and bands, Kinetik Festival is pleased to
    bring together the largest North American electro-Industrial
    festival.

        With this letter, we wish to raise the concern and bring to
    your attention this abnormal situation, as some of you may have
    worked in collaboration with Ms. Haywire in the past.

        In many occasion, Ms Haywise made disparaging comments
    concerning the Kinetik Festival and among other, the band
    Terrorfakt. Erroneously giving them a Neo-Nazi / white power
    denominate. She opened numerous website and posted several comments
    in order to gain some visibility and credibility with these
    disparaging remarks and trying to affect the festival.

        Being officially recognized by the Canadian government and
    other governmental institutions, we cannot, under any circumstance,
    endorse this form of harassment. We trust that you will take
    similar action and no longer work with her on any level.

        Jean-Francois Fortin Gadoury
        Director Kinetik Productions
        jffor…@festival-kinetik.net

        Cc : Metropolis records, Out of Lines records, Blackrain
    records, Noitekk records, Artoffact Records, Pronoize, Storming the
    Base, Music None Stop, DSBP, Neuwerk management, Protain
    management, Soman, Blank, Caustic, Leaether Strip, XP8, Ambassador
    21, Grendel, Feindflug, Terrorfakt, Hocico, KMFDM, Kommor Komando,
    Autoclav 1.1, FGFC820, Noisex, Alter Der Ruine, Kiew,

        *Please feel free to forward this to anyone that may find it
    interesting and beneficial.
        over a year ago
        Kent
        In my opinion Ms Haywire is one crazy person!
        over a year ago
        Rebekka
        Well duh. The good thing is that everyone knows it……. :)
        over a year ago
        Rodentsky
        Thank’s for the official post. I’ll put on my group as well.
        over a year ago
        Len
        She’s definitely off her rocker! I’ve known Ben for 17 years,
    and a Nazi (or neo-Nazi) he’s not! Why does Ms. Haywire have to
    start stuff every year?
        over a year ago
        Su
        That not just your opinion Kent she has been pretty vocal about
    her “issues” on her personal page.

        Len I have noticed that people with chemical imbalances tend to
    peak seasonally in the spring and fall. I am not sure why (?)

        Ironically she came up in conversation just a few says before
    this most recent spontaneous combustion and I remarked that she was
    in some ways admirable. THIS nonsense is just a level of
    unnecessary crazy and I think she has done irreparable damage this
    time. I wish she could have funneled her energy more productively.

        It is rather tragic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ham-Bot/100003250990590 Ham Bot

    This event (EXTREME FUTURE FART) gives transhumanism a bad name by
    grafting “goth” and the occult onto what should be a rational premise.
    The speakers are sub par, the music will be horrible goth electronic
    noise. This is not transhumanism, this is bullshit. And the idiot Rachel
    ‘Haywire’ Mendelson has a _horrible_ reputation for harassment and
    spreading libel in the industrial music community. This event is the
    enemy of relevance.

  • Reedhootvoostreel

    That was the most boring 1:34 I could stand without a complete apathetic takeover

  • Reedhootvoostreel

    That was the most boring 1:34 I could stand without a complete apathetic takeover

  • Zoran_stevic

    e

  • Zoran_stevic

    everybody dance till death

  • Zoran_stevic

    everybody dance till death

  • Zeitgeist

    ZOMG. Our future is destined to be a Resource Based Economy. I definately may attend this. If anyone’s interesting in these topics look into the Venus Project.

    • Junkme

      i’m not the type to react to a comment.. but i think you shouldn’t be allowed to come to this event after reading “you definitely may attend this”.. grammar much?

  • Zeitgeist

    ZOMG. Our future is destined to be a Resource Based Economy. I definately may attend this. If anyone’s interesting in these topics look into the Venus Project.

  • Junkme

    i’m not the type to react to a comment.. but i think you shouldn’t be allowed to come to this event after reading “you definitely may attend this”.. grammar much?

  • ModernVisage

    This is some hipster revolution? Psuedo-intellectuals are able to pollute the airways as if they were rebels who breach our placid society with their ‘ostentatious yet progressive” complexities. There may be a slow adaptation towards human relevance to our developed mental capabilities but we are less ignorant to the advances of technology and more busy with the ability to incessantly work than displayed by Rachel Haywire’s words. There is nothing wrong or corrupt that I’m complaining about here here other than the grammar(hahaha troll…) and this being approximately an over-the-top 420 friendly college presentation for a sociology class. Hopefully, there will be a different expanded mind(s) to act as spokes person(s) for the “EFF 2011″.  [raspy voice “Right? that’s what III was thinking.”]

    • Curtis Maxfield

      you clearly know little about the people behind this even I guess your just a guy who likes to talk for the sake of talking

    • Devan

      Haters gonna hate. Don’t get mad at people just cause they’re stylish and interesting at the same time. We can’t all hate everything from the comfort of our mother’s basement.

  • ModernVisage

    This is some hipster revolution? Psuedo-intellectuals are able to pollute the airways as if they were rebels who breach our placid society with their ‘ostentatious yet progressive” complexities. There may be a slow adaptation towards human relevance to our developed mental capabilities but we are less ignorant to the advances of technology and more busy with the ability to incessantly work than displayed by Rachel Haywire’s words. There is nothing wrong or corrupt that I’m complaining about here here other than the grammar(hahaha troll…) and this being approximately an over-the-top 420 friendly college presentation for a sociology class. Hopefully, there will be a different expanded mind(s) to act as spokes person(s) for the “EFF 2011″.  [raspy voice “Right? that’s what III was thinking.”]

  • Curtis Maxfield

    you clearly know little about the people behind this even I guess your just a guy who likes to talk for the sake of talking

  • Devan

    Haters gonna hate. Don’t get mad at people just cause they’re stylish and interesting at the same time. We can’t all hate everything from the comfort of our mother’s basement.

  • Devan

    Haters gonna hate. Don’t get mad at people just cause they’re stylish and interesting at the same time. We can’t all hate everything from the comfort of our mother’s basement.

  • Devan

    Totally going, can’t wait, super excited. :)

  • Devan

    Totally going, can’t wait, super excited. :)

  • Devan

    Totally going, can’t wait, super excited. :)

  • David Powell

    we know PLENTY about the idiot behind this extreme future (retro 1992) 
    crapfest, but she sucks dick for a disinfo admin, so these facts keep
    getting deleted with no trace of the irony involved in disinfo acting
    like censorious dickfaces :

    Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson wants her own festival when she has made a systematic CAREER out of lying and slinging mud to destroy other people’s music  festivals who wouldn’t let her play as she is unsuccessful and untalented in the extreme:

    Electric Hellfire Club / Terrorfakt Responds To Nazi Allegations by

    Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson

    posted May 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM by xFiruath.  (1 Comment)

    Wilhelm Curse of The Electric Hellfire Club has checked in with the
    following statement about allegations that Terrofakt band mate Ben
    DeWalt is involved with Nazism:

    “For any of the fans of the EHC who are into rhythmic noise and
    hard industrial; some of you may have heard the escalating rumor
    that Ben DeWalt, my friend, co-conspirator, and the founder of
    Terrofakt, is a Nazi. This could not be further from the truth. Ben
    has been our close friend for nearly 15 years, and we know that he
    is anything but a white supremacist. For the last few years I have
    had the privilege to play with Ben, as a member of Terrorfakt.
    During this time, I have come to know Ben much better than I ever
    did during the years that he represented the EHC. He is my close
    friend, and comrade in arms. He is a proud patriotic American, who
    firmly believes in the values that this great nation was founded
    on… among those being that all of us are created equal.

    “My time with Terrorfakt has introduced me to many other associated
    acts and musicians, and to Terrorfakt’s fanatically loyal fan base,
    all being of various ethnic and even religious backgrounds.
    Accordingly, I can categorically deny that any of these accusations
    have any merit to them. This smear campaign against Ben is
    perpetuated by an Industrial music outcast named Rachel Mandelson.
    She is more ‘popularly’ known as the idiot behind ‘Experiment
    Haywire.’ She is an individual who has failed to garner any success
    on her own, and has taken to making slanderous and libelous
    accusations against a much more popular and successful act, in
    order to gain attention for herself.

    “Her entire issue with Terrorfakt stems from Ben’s refusal to
    peddle her merch at a music festival that she gained illegal entry
    to, thereby denying the performing bands (and promoter) their just
    compensation. She blames everyone but herself for her failure as a
    musician, and claiming that Ben has ruined her ‘career’ because of
    her Jewish heritage is her way of trying to garner sympathy through
    portraying herself as a victim, rather that simply a failure. I
    have long been a believer in the old show business saying of ‘There
    is no such thing as bad press,’ and to automatically confirm any
    rumor told about me (or the EHC) as being true. However, Ben finds
    the contention of his being a Nazi to be offensive, and clearing
    his name is of personal importance to him. To that end, I have felt
    the need to address the issue publicly, and to support my friend. I
    ask you, our fans, to help put a stop to this rumor, by correcting
    anyone that you hear repeating it, and to not support Rachel
    Mandelson or Experiment Haywire in any way.”

        Kent
        Below is a repost from Kinetik Productions Inc.:

        Kinetik Productions Inc
        Montreal (Qc) Canada
        NEQ: 1164635469
        http://www.festival-kinetik.net

        Object : Rachel Haywire / machineKUNT Records / Experiment
    Haywire

        Montréal, November 29th 2009,

        Kinetik Productions wishes to bring to your attention the
    continual attack from Ms. Haywire against the Kinetik Festival and
    Kinetik Productions company image. Over the past 3 years, we have
    asked several websites to remove her harmful and derogative
    comments concerning the Kinetik Festival and the musical acts
    present during the festival.

        Unfortunately, she had made a personal business to attack the
    festival and some bands performing during Kinetik festival, without
    investigating the alleged facts. She tried to put down the festival
    based on her statements. The severity and frequency of her false
    allegations gives us no choice but to warn you against Ms Rachel
    Haywire.

        For the past three years, we had to get in touch with Ms
    Haywire in order to ask her to stop these repeated, intrusive and
    unwanted words, intended to adversely affect the reputation of the
    bands and the Kinetik festival. She, unfortunately, neglected to
    answer our demands and continued attacking the festival and its
    acts.

        The Kinetik festival mission is to cultivate originality,
    innovation and diversity in the musical performance arena. During
    this event, several emerging and well-established artists gather in
    Montreal to celebrate. We have worked hard to bring together this
    dream and cannot tolerate Ms Haywire incessant and derogatory
    comments.

        The Festival past editions have shown the audience, the
    industry and the musicians how professional, distinguish and well
    organized the festival is. In collaboration with the major labels,
    production companies and bands, Kinetik Festival is pleased to
    bring together the largest North American electro-Industrial
    festival.

        With this letter, we wish to raise the concern and bring to
    your attention this abnormal situation, as some of you may have
    worked in collaboration with Ms. Haywire in the past.

        In many occasion, Ms Haywise made disparaging comments
    concerning the Kinetik Festival and among other, the band
    Terrorfakt. Erroneously giving them a Neo-Nazi / white power
    denominate. She opened numerous website and posted several comments
    in order to gain some visibility and credibility with these
    disparaging remarks and trying to affect the festival.

        Being officially recognized by the Canadian government and
    other governmental institutions, we cannot, under any circumstance,
    endorse this form of harassment. We trust that you will take
    similar action and no longer work with her on any level.

        Jean-Francois Fortin Gadoury
        Director Kinetik Productions
        jffor…@festival-kinetik.net

        Cc : Metropolis records, Out of Lines records, Blackrain
    records, Noitekk records, Artoffact Records, Pronoize, Storming the
    Base, Music None Stop, DSBP, Neuwerk management, Protain
    management, Soman, Blank, Caustic, Leaether Strip, XP8, Ambassador
    21, Grendel, Feindflug, Terrorfakt, Hocico, KMFDM, Kommor Komando,
    Autoclav 1.1, FGFC820, Noisex, Alter Der Ruine, Kiew,

        *Please feel free to forward this to anyone that may find it
    interesting and beneficial.
        over a year ago
        Kent
        In my opinion Ms Haywire is one crazy person!
        over a year ago
        Rebekka
        Well duh. The good thing is that everyone knows it……. :)
        over a year ago
        Rodentsky
        Thank’s for the official post. I’ll put on my group as well.
        over a year ago
        Len
        She’s definitely off her rocker! I’ve known Ben for 17 years,
    and a Nazi (or neo-Nazi) he’s not! Why does Ms. Haywire have to
    start stuff every year?
        over a year ago
        Su
        That not just your opinion Kent she has been pretty vocal about
    her “issues” on her personal page.

        Len I have noticed that people with chemical imbalances tend to
    peak seasonally in the spring and fall. I am not sure why (?)

        Ironically she came up in conversation just a few says before
    this most recent spontaneous combustion and I remarked that she was
    in some ways admirable. THIS nonsense is just a level of
    unnecessary crazy and I think she has done irreparable damage this
    time. I wish she could have funneled her energy more productively.

        It is rather tragic.

  • David Powell

    Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson is exactly as stylish and far less interesting than a fresh turd.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobo-Baltucci/100003240142844 Bobo Baltucci

    This event is total bullshit, and it was founded by a bullshit
    artist, thief and serial lying scumbag Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson, who
    has the worst reputation imaginable to lying and systematic harassment
    in the industrial music community that completely rejected her.

    This event is only 1 centimeter away in importance from any old Star
    Trek or Comic Book Con, and it is comprised of and serves fantasy and
    the dorks/nerds/goths who have no other frame of reference but fantasy.

    “Energy Through Crystals”? That is exactly the kind of bullshit the
    atheistic and rational majority of Singulatarians REJECT VEHEMENTLY.

    You paid 100$ to attend this nonsense? You should have bought
    yourself food. You wasted your time and money, this event is
    bourgeoisie, elitist and Ayn Rand Objectivist Libertarian to its core.

    also, all the music and art with one sole exception was performed by
    unknown amateurs, friends of Rachel Haywire. And it was all juvenile
    and childish, with nothing of substance to it at all. And performed w/o
    even a stage! in a crappy little conference room with people sitting
    in chairs! I left and came back for Hanin Elias, but she is tired and
    worn out, stale now in her latter day state. This whole event was only
    the Extreme Future of 1992. Cyberpunk is bullshit and these people
    responsible for this non-event are complete bullshit artists, the sole
    medium in which they excel At All.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobo-Baltucci/100003240142844 Bobo Baltucci

    This event is total bullshit, and it was founded by a bullshit
    artist, thief and serial lying scumbag Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson, who
    has the worst reputation imaginable to lying and systematic harassment
    in the industrial music community that completely rejected her.

    This event is only 1 centimeter away in importance from any old Star
    Trek or Comic Book Con, and it is comprised of and serves fantasy and
    the dorks/nerds/goths who have no other frame of reference but fantasy.

    “Energy Through Crystals”? That is exactly the kind of bullshit the
    atheistic and rational majority of Singulatarians REJECT VEHEMENTLY.

    You paid 100$ to attend this nonsense? You should have bought
    yourself food. You wasted your time and money, this event is
    bourgeoisie, elitist and Ayn Rand Objectivist Libertarian to its core.

    also, all the music and art with one sole exception was performed by
    unknown amateurs, friends of Rachel Haywire. And it was all juvenile
    and childish, with nothing of substance to it at all. And performed w/o
    even a stage! in a crappy little conference room with people sitting
    in chairs! I left and came back for Hanin Elias, but she is tired and
    worn out, stale now in her latter day state. This whole event was only
    the Extreme Future of 1992. Cyberpunk is bullshit and these people
    responsible for this non-event are complete bullshit artists, the sole
    medium in which they excel At All.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobo-Baltucci/100003240142844 Bobo Baltucci

    This event is total bullshit, and it was founded by a bullshit
    artist, thief and serial lying scumbag Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson, who
    has the worst reputation imaginable to lying and systematic harassment
    in the industrial music community that completely rejected her.

    This event is only 1 centimeter away in importance from any old Star
    Trek or Comic Book Con, and it is comprised of and serves fantasy and
    the dorks/nerds/goths who have no other frame of reference but fantasy.

    “Energy Through Crystals”? That is exactly the kind of bullshit the
    atheistic and rational majority of Singulatarians REJECT VEHEMENTLY.

    You paid 100$ to attend this nonsense? You should have bought
    yourself food. You wasted your time and money, this event is
    bourgeoisie, elitist and Ayn Rand Objectivist Libertarian to its core.

    also, all the music and art with one sole exception was performed by
    unknown amateurs, friends of Rachel Haywire. And it was all juvenile
    and childish, with nothing of substance to it at all. And performed w/o
    even a stage! in a crappy little conference room with people sitting
    in chairs! I left and came back for Hanin Elias, but she is tired and
    worn out, stale now in her latter day state. This whole event was only
    the Extreme Future of 1992. Cyberpunk is bullshit and these people
    responsible for this non-event are complete bullshit artists, the sole
    medium in which they excel At All.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobo-Baltucci/100003240142844 Bobo Baltucci

    oh yeah, PS –  I snuck in w/o paying also. this crapfest wasn’t even worth 15$, needless to say 100$….

    Electric Hellfire Club / Terrorfakt Responds To Nazi Allegations by
    Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson

    posted May 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM by xFiruath. (1 Comment)

    Wilhelm Curse of The Electric Hellfire Club has checked in with the
    following statement about allegations that Terrofakt band mate Ben
    DeWalt is involved with Nazism:

    “For any of the fans of the EHC who are into rhythmic noise and
    hard industrial; some of you may have heard the escalating rumor
    that Ben DeWalt, my friend, co-conspirator, and the founder of
    Terrofakt, is a Nazi. This could not be further from the truth. Ben
    has been our close friend for nearly 15 years, and we know that he
    is anything but a white supremacist. For the last few years I have
    had the privilege to play with Ben, as a member of Terrorfakt.
    During this time, I have come to know Ben much better than I ever
    did during the years that he represented the EHC. He is my close
    friend, and comrade in arms. He is a proud patriotic American, who
    firmly believes in the values that this great nation was founded
    on… among those being that all of us are created equal.

    “My time with Terrorfakt has introduced me to many other associated
    acts and musicians, and to Terrorfakt’s fanatically loyal fan base,
    all being of various ethnic and even religious backgrounds.
    Accordingly, I can categorically deny that any of these accusations
    have any merit to them. This smear campaign against Ben is
    perpetuated by an Industrial music outcast named Rachel Mandelson.
    She is more ‘popularly’ known as the idiot behind ‘Experiment
    Haywire.’ She is an individual who has failed to garner any success
    on her own, and has taken to making slanderous and libelous
    accusations against a much more popular and successful act, in
    order to gain attention for herself.

    “Her entire issue with Terrorfakt stems from Ben’s refusal to
    peddle her merch at a music festival that she gained illegal entry
    to, thereby denying the performing bands (and promoter) their just
    compensation. She blames everyone but herself for her failure as a
    musician, and claiming that Ben has ruined her ‘career’ because of
    her Jewish heritage is her way of trying to garner sympathy through
    portraying herself as a victim, rather that simply a failure. I
    have long been a believer in the old show business saying of ‘There
    is no such thing as bad press,’ and to automatically confirm any
    rumor told about me (or the EHC) as being true. However, Ben finds
    the contention of his being a Nazi to be offensive, and clearing
    his name is of personal importance to him. To that end, I have felt
    the need to address the issue publicly, and to support my friend. I
    ask you, our fans, to help put a stop to this rumor, by correcting
    anyone that you hear repeating it, and to not support Rachel
    Mandelson or Experiment Haywire in any way.”

    Kent
    Below is a repost from Kinetik Productions Inc.:

    Kinetik Productions Inc
    Montreal (Qc) Canada
    NEQ: 1164635469
    http://www.festival-kinetik.net

    Object : Rachel Haywire / machineKUNT Records / Experiment
    Haywire

    Montréal, November 29th 2009,

    Kinetik Productions wishes to bring to your attention the
    continual attack from Ms. Haywire against the Kinetik Festival and
    Kinetik Productions company image. Over the past 3 years, we have
    asked several websites to remove her harmful and derogative
    comments concerning the Kinetik Festival and the musical acts
    present during the festival.

    Unfortunately, she had made a personal business to attack the
    festival and some bands performing during Kinetik festival, without
    investigating the alleged facts. She tried to put down the festival
    based on her statements. The severity and frequency of her false
    allegations gives us no choice but to warn you against Ms Rachel
    Haywire.

    For the past three years, we had to get in touch with Ms
    Haywire in order to ask her to stop these repeated, intrusive and
    unwanted words, intended to adversely affect the reputation of the
    bands and the Kinetik festival. She, unfortunately, neglected to
    answer our demands and continued attacking the festival and its
    acts.

    The Kinetik festival mission is to cultivate originality,
    innovation and diversity in the musical performance arena. During
    this event, several emerging and well-established artists gather in
    Montreal to celebrate. We have worked hard to bring together this
    dream and cannot tolerate Ms Haywire incessant and derogatory
    comments.

    The Festival past editions have shown the audience, the
    industry and the musicians how professional, distinguish and well
    organized the festival is. In collaboration with the major labels,
    production companies and bands, Kinetik Festival is pleased to
    bring together the largest North American electro-Industrial
    festival.

    With this letter, we wish to raise the concern and bring to
    your attention this abnormal situation, as some of you may have
    worked in collaboration with Ms. Haywire in the past.

    In many occasion, Ms Haywise made disparaging comments
    concerning the Kinetik Festival and among other, the band
    Terrorfakt. Erroneously giving them a Neo-Nazi / white power
    denominate. She opened numerous website and posted several comments
    in order to gain some visibility and credibility with these
    disparaging remarks and trying to affect the festival.

    Being officially recognized by the Canadian government and
    other governmental institutions, we cannot, under any circumstance,
    endorse this form of harassment. We trust that you will take
    similar action and no longer work with her on any level.

    Jean-Francois Fortin Gadoury
    Director Kinetik Productions
    jffor…@festival-kinetik.net

    Cc : Metropolis records, Out of Lines records, Blackrain
    records, Noitekk records, Artoffact Records, Pronoize, Storming the
    Base, Music None Stop, DSBP, Neuwerk management, Protain
    management, Soman, Blank, Caustic, Leaether Strip, XP8, Ambassador
    21, Grendel, Feindflug, Terrorfakt, Hocico, KMFDM, Kommor Komando,
    Autoclav 1.1, FGFC820, Noisex, Alter Der Ruine, Kiew,

    *Please feel free to forward this to anyone that may find it
    interesting and beneficial.
    over a year ago
    Kent
    In my opinion Ms Haywire is one crazy person!
    over a year ago
    Rebekka
    Well duh. The good thing is that everyone knows it…….
    over a year ago
    Rodentsky
    Thank’s for the official post. I’ll put on my group as well.
    over a year ago
    Len
    She’s definitely off her rocker! I’ve known Ben for 17 years,
    and a Nazi (or neo-Nazi) he’s not! Why does Ms. Haywire have to
    start stuff every year?
    over a year ago
    Su
    That not just your opinion Kent she has been pretty vocal about
    her “issues” on her personal page.

    Len I have noticed that people with chemical imbalances tend to
    peak seasonally in the spring and fall. I am not sure why (?)

    Ironically she came up in conversation just a few says before
    this most recent spontaneous combustion and I remarked that she was
    in some ways admirable. THIS nonsense is just a level of
    unnecessary crazy and I think she has done irreparable damage this
    time. I wish she could have funneled her energy more productively.

    It is rather tragic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobo-Baltucci/100003240142844 Bobo Baltucci

    oh yeah, PS –  I snuck in w/o paying also. this crapfest wasn’t even worth 15$, needless to say 100$….

    Electric Hellfire Club / Terrorfakt Responds To Nazi Allegations by
    Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson

    posted May 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM by xFiruath. (1 Comment)

    Wilhelm Curse of The Electric Hellfire Club has checked in with the
    following statement about allegations that Terrofakt band mate Ben
    DeWalt is involved with Nazism:

    “For any of the fans of the EHC who are into rhythmic noise and
    hard industrial; some of you may have heard the escalating rumor
    that Ben DeWalt, my friend, co-conspirator, and the founder of
    Terrofakt, is a Nazi. This could not be further from the truth. Ben
    has been our close friend for nearly 15 years, and we know that he
    is anything but a white supremacist. For the last few years I have
    had the privilege to play with Ben, as a member of Terrorfakt.
    During this time, I have come to know Ben much better than I ever
    did during the years that he represented the EHC. He is my close
    friend, and comrade in arms. He is a proud patriotic American, who
    firmly believes in the values that this great nation was founded
    on… among those being that all of us are created equal.

    “My time with Terrorfakt has introduced me to many other associated
    acts and musicians, and to Terrorfakt’s fanatically loyal fan base,
    all being of various ethnic and even religious backgrounds.
    Accordingly, I can categorically deny that any of these accusations
    have any merit to them. This smear campaign against Ben is
    perpetuated by an Industrial music outcast named Rachel Mandelson.
    She is more ‘popularly’ known as the idiot behind ‘Experiment
    Haywire.’ She is an individual who has failed to garner any success
    on her own, and has taken to making slanderous and libelous
    accusations against a much more popular and successful act, in
    order to gain attention for herself.

    “Her entire issue with Terrorfakt stems from Ben’s refusal to
    peddle her merch at a music festival that she gained illegal entry
    to, thereby denying the performing bands (and promoter) their just
    compensation. She blames everyone but herself for her failure as a
    musician, and claiming that Ben has ruined her ‘career’ because of
    her Jewish heritage is her way of trying to garner sympathy through
    portraying herself as a victim, rather that simply a failure. I
    have long been a believer in the old show business saying of ‘There
    is no such thing as bad press,’ and to automatically confirm any
    rumor told about me (or the EHC) as being true. However, Ben finds
    the contention of his being a Nazi to be offensive, and clearing
    his name is of personal importance to him. To that end, I have felt
    the need to address the issue publicly, and to support my friend. I
    ask you, our fans, to help put a stop to this rumor, by correcting
    anyone that you hear repeating it, and to not support Rachel
    Mandelson or Experiment Haywire in any way.”

    Kent
    Below is a repost from Kinetik Productions Inc.:

    Kinetik Productions Inc
    Montreal (Qc) Canada
    NEQ: 1164635469
    http://www.festival-kinetik.net

    Object : Rachel Haywire / machineKUNT Records / Experiment
    Haywire

    Montréal, November 29th 2009,

    Kinetik Productions wishes to bring to your attention the
    continual attack from Ms. Haywire against the Kinetik Festival and
    Kinetik Productions company image. Over the past 3 years, we have
    asked several websites to remove her harmful and derogative
    comments concerning the Kinetik Festival and the musical acts
    present during the festival.

    Unfortunately, she had made a personal business to attack the
    festival and some bands performing during Kinetik festival, without
    investigating the alleged facts. She tried to put down the festival
    based on her statements. The severity and frequency of her false
    allegations gives us no choice but to warn you against Ms Rachel
    Haywire.

    For the past three years, we had to get in touch with Ms
    Haywire in order to ask her to stop these repeated, intrusive and
    unwanted words, intended to adversely affect the reputation of the
    bands and the Kinetik festival. She, unfortunately, neglected to
    answer our demands and continued attacking the festival and its
    acts.

    The Kinetik festival mission is to cultivate originality,
    innovation and diversity in the musical performance arena. During
    this event, several emerging and well-established artists gather in
    Montreal to celebrate. We have worked hard to bring together this
    dream and cannot tolerate Ms Haywire incessant and derogatory
    comments.

    The Festival past editions have shown the audience, the
    industry and the musicians how professional, distinguish and well
    organized the festival is. In collaboration with the major labels,
    production companies and bands, Kinetik Festival is pleased to
    bring together the largest North American electro-Industrial
    festival.

    With this letter, we wish to raise the concern and bring to
    your attention this abnormal situation, as some of you may have
    worked in collaboration with Ms. Haywire in the past.

    In many occasion, Ms Haywise made disparaging comments
    concerning the Kinetik Festival and among other, the band
    Terrorfakt. Erroneously giving them a Neo-Nazi / white power
    denominate. She opened numerous website and posted several comments
    in order to gain some visibility and credibility with these
    disparaging remarks and trying to affect the festival.

    Being officially recognized by the Canadian government and
    other governmental institutions, we cannot, under any circumstance,
    endorse this form of harassment. We trust that you will take
    similar action and no longer work with her on any level.

    Jean-Francois Fortin Gadoury
    Director Kinetik Productions
    jffor…@festival-kinetik.net

    Cc : Metropolis records, Out of Lines records, Blackrain
    records, Noitekk records, Artoffact Records, Pronoize, Storming the
    Base, Music None Stop, DSBP, Neuwerk management, Protain
    management, Soman, Blank, Caustic, Leaether Strip, XP8, Ambassador
    21, Grendel, Feindflug, Terrorfakt, Hocico, KMFDM, Kommor Komando,
    Autoclav 1.1, FGFC820, Noisex, Alter Der Ruine, Kiew,

    *Please feel free to forward this to anyone that may find it
    interesting and beneficial.
    over a year ago
    Kent
    In my opinion Ms Haywire is one crazy person!
    over a year ago
    Rebekka
    Well duh. The good thing is that everyone knows it…….
    over a year ago
    Rodentsky
    Thank’s for the official post. I’ll put on my group as well.
    over a year ago
    Len
    She’s definitely off her rocker! I’ve known Ben for 17 years,
    and a Nazi (or neo-Nazi) he’s not! Why does Ms. Haywire have to
    start stuff every year?
    over a year ago
    Su
    That not just your opinion Kent she has been pretty vocal about
    her “issues” on her personal page.

    Len I have noticed that people with chemical imbalances tend to
    peak seasonally in the spring and fall. I am not sure why (?)

    Ironically she came up in conversation just a few says before
    this most recent spontaneous combustion and I remarked that she was
    in some ways admirable. THIS nonsense is just a level of
    unnecessary crazy and I think she has done irreparable damage this
    time. I wish she could have funneled her energy more productively.

    It is rather tragic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobo-Baltucci/100003240142844 Bobo Baltucci

    oh yeah, PS –  I snuck in w/o paying also. this crapfest wasn’t even worth 15$, needless to say 100$….

    Electric Hellfire Club / Terrorfakt Responds To Nazi Allegations by
    Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson

    posted May 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM by xFiruath. (1 Comment)

    Wilhelm Curse of The Electric Hellfire Club has checked in with the
    following statement about allegations that Terrofakt band mate Ben
    DeWalt is involved with Nazism:

    “For any of the fans of the EHC who are into rhythmic noise and
    hard industrial; some of you may have heard the escalating rumor
    that Ben DeWalt, my friend, co-conspirator, and the founder of
    Terrofakt, is a Nazi. This could not be further from the truth. Ben
    has been our close friend for nearly 15 years, and we know that he
    is anything but a white supremacist. For the last few years I have
    had the privilege to play with Ben, as a member of Terrorfakt.
    During this time, I have come to know Ben much better than I ever
    did during the years that he represented the EHC. He is my close
    friend, and comrade in arms. He is a proud patriotic American, who
    firmly believes in the values that this great nation was founded
    on… among those being that all of us are created equal.

    “My time with Terrorfakt has introduced me to many other associated
    acts and musicians, and to Terrorfakt’s fanatically loyal fan base,
    all being of various ethnic and even religious backgrounds.
    Accordingly, I can categorically deny that any of these accusations
    have any merit to them. This smear campaign against Ben is
    perpetuated by an Industrial music outcast named Rachel Mandelson.
    She is more ‘popularly’ known as the idiot behind ‘Experiment
    Haywire.’ She is an individual who has failed to garner any success
    on her own, and has taken to making slanderous and libelous
    accusations against a much more popular and successful act, in
    order to gain attention for herself.

    “Her entire issue with Terrorfakt stems from Ben’s refusal to
    peddle her merch at a music festival that she gained illegal entry
    to, thereby denying the performing bands (and promoter) their just
    compensation. She blames everyone but herself for her failure as a
    musician, and claiming that Ben has ruined her ‘career’ because of
    her Jewish heritage is her way of trying to garner sympathy through
    portraying herself as a victim, rather that simply a failure. I
    have long been a believer in the old show business saying of ‘There
    is no such thing as bad press,’ and to automatically confirm any
    rumor told about me (or the EHC) as being true. However, Ben finds
    the contention of his being a Nazi to be offensive, and clearing
    his name is of personal importance to him. To that end, I have felt
    the need to address the issue publicly, and to support my friend. I
    ask you, our fans, to help put a stop to this rumor, by correcting
    anyone that you hear repeating it, and to not support Rachel
    Mandelson or Experiment Haywire in any way.”

    Kent
    Below is a repost from Kinetik Productions Inc.:

    Kinetik Productions Inc
    Montreal (Qc) Canada
    NEQ: 1164635469
    http://www.festival-kinetik.net

    Object : Rachel Haywire / machineKUNT Records / Experiment
    Haywire

    Montréal, November 29th 2009,

    Kinetik Productions wishes to bring to your attention the
    continual attack from Ms. Haywire against the Kinetik Festival and
    Kinetik Productions company image. Over the past 3 years, we have
    asked several websites to remove her harmful and derogative
    comments concerning the Kinetik Festival and the musical acts
    present during the festival.

    Unfortunately, she had made a personal business to attack the
    festival and some bands performing during Kinetik festival, without
    investigating the alleged facts. She tried to put down the festival
    based on her statements. The severity and frequency of her false
    allegations gives us no choice but to warn you against Ms Rachel
    Haywire.

    For the past three years, we had to get in touch with Ms
    Haywire in order to ask her to stop these repeated, intrusive and
    unwanted words, intended to adversely affect the reputation of the
    bands and the Kinetik festival. She, unfortunately, neglected to
    answer our demands and continued attacking the festival and its
    acts.

    The Kinetik festival mission is to cultivate originality,
    innovation and diversity in the musical performance arena. During
    this event, several emerging and well-established artists gather in
    Montreal to celebrate. We have worked hard to bring together this
    dream and cannot tolerate Ms Haywire incessant and derogatory
    comments.

    The Festival past editions have shown the audience, the
    industry and the musicians how professional, distinguish and well
    organized the festival is. In collaboration with the major labels,
    production companies and bands, Kinetik Festival is pleased to
    bring together the largest North American electro-Industrial
    festival.

    With this letter, we wish to raise the concern and bring to
    your attention this abnormal situation, as some of you may have
    worked in collaboration with Ms. Haywire in the past.

    In many occasion, Ms Haywise made disparaging comments
    concerning the Kinetik Festival and among other, the band
    Terrorfakt. Erroneously giving them a Neo-Nazi / white power
    denominate. She opened numerous website and posted several comments
    in order to gain some visibility and credibility with these
    disparaging remarks and trying to affect the festival.

    Being officially recognized by the Canadian government and
    other governmental institutions, we cannot, under any circumstance,
    endorse this form of harassment. We trust that you will take
    similar action and no longer work with her on any level.

    Jean-Francois Fortin Gadoury
    Director Kinetik Productions
    jffor…@festival-kinetik.net

    Cc : Metropolis records, Out of Lines records, Blackrain
    records, Noitekk records, Artoffact Records, Pronoize, Storming the
    Base, Music None Stop, DSBP, Neuwerk management, Protain
    management, Soman, Blank, Caustic, Leaether Strip, XP8, Ambassador
    21, Grendel, Feindflug, Terrorfakt, Hocico, KMFDM, Kommor Komando,
    Autoclav 1.1, FGFC820, Noisex, Alter Der Ruine, Kiew,

    *Please feel free to forward this to anyone that may find it
    interesting and beneficial.
    over a year ago
    Kent
    In my opinion Ms Haywire is one crazy person!
    over a year ago
    Rebekka
    Well duh. The good thing is that everyone knows it…….
    over a year ago
    Rodentsky
    Thank’s for the official post. I’ll put on my group as well.
    over a year ago
    Len
    She’s definitely off her rocker! I’ve known Ben for 17 years,
    and a Nazi (or neo-Nazi) he’s not! Why does Ms. Haywire have to
    start stuff every year?
    over a year ago
    Su
    That not just your opinion Kent she has been pretty vocal about
    her “issues” on her personal page.

    Len I have noticed that people with chemical imbalances tend to
    peak seasonally in the spring and fall. I am not sure why (?)

    Ironically she came up in conversation just a few says before
    this most recent spontaneous combustion and I remarked that she was
    in some ways admirable. THIS nonsense is just a level of
    unnecessary crazy and I think she has done irreparable damage this
    time. I wish she could have funneled her energy more productively.

    It is rather tragic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobo-Baltucci/100003240142844 Bobo Baltucci

    oh yeah, PS –  I snuck in w/o paying also. this crapfest wasn’t even worth 15$, needless to say 100$….

    Electric Hellfire Club / Terrorfakt Responds To Nazi Allegations by
    Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson

    posted May 18, 2010 at 12:44 PM by xFiruath. (1 Comment)

    Wilhelm Curse of The Electric Hellfire Club has checked in with the
    following statement about allegations that Terrofakt band mate Ben
    DeWalt is involved with Nazism:

    “For any of the fans of the EHC who are into rhythmic noise and
    hard industrial; some of you may have heard the escalating rumor
    that Ben DeWalt, my friend, co-conspirator, and the founder of
    Terrofakt, is a Nazi. This could not be further from the truth. Ben
    has been our close friend for nearly 15 years, and we know that he
    is anything but a white supremacist. For the last few years I have
    had the privilege to play with Ben, as a member of Terrorfakt.
    During this time, I have come to know Ben much better than I ever
    did during the years that he represented the EHC. He is my close
    friend, and comrade in arms. He is a proud patriotic American, who
    firmly believes in the values that this great nation was founded
    on… among those being that all of us are created equal.

    “My time with Terrorfakt has introduced me to many other associated
    acts and musicians, and to Terrorfakt’s fanatically loyal fan base,
    all being of various ethnic and even religious backgrounds.
    Accordingly, I can categorically deny that any of these accusations
    have any merit to them. This smear campaign against Ben is
    perpetuated by an Industrial music outcast named Rachel Mandelson.
    She is more ‘popularly’ known as the idiot behind ‘Experiment
    Haywire.’ She is an individual who has failed to garner any success
    on her own, and has taken to making slanderous and libelous
    accusations against a much more popular and successful act, in
    order to gain attention for herself.

    “Her entire issue with Terrorfakt stems from Ben’s refusal to
    peddle her merch at a music festival that she gained illegal entry
    to, thereby denying the performing bands (and promoter) their just
    compensation. She blames everyone but herself for her failure as a
    musician, and claiming that Ben has ruined her ‘career’ because of
    her Jewish heritage is her way of trying to garner sympathy through
    portraying herself as a victim, rather that simply a failure. I
    have long been a believer in the old show business saying of ‘There
    is no such thing as bad press,’ and to automatically confirm any
    rumor told about me (or the EHC) as being true. However, Ben finds
    the contention of his being a Nazi to be offensive, and clearing
    his name is of personal importance to him. To that end, I have felt
    the need to address the issue publicly, and to support my friend. I
    ask you, our fans, to help put a stop to this rumor, by correcting
    anyone that you hear repeating it, and to not support Rachel
    Mandelson or Experiment Haywire in any way.”

    Kent
    Below is a repost from Kinetik Productions Inc.:

    Kinetik Productions Inc
    Montreal (Qc) Canada
    NEQ: 1164635469
    http://www.festival-kinetik.net

    Object : Rachel Haywire / machineKUNT Records / Experiment
    Haywire

    Montréal, November 29th 2009,

    Kinetik Productions wishes to bring to your attention the
    continual attack from Ms. Haywire against the Kinetik Festival and
    Kinetik Productions company image. Over the past 3 years, we have
    asked several websites to remove her harmful and derogative
    comments concerning the Kinetik Festival and the musical acts
    present during the festival.

    Unfortunately, she had made a personal business to attack the
    festival and some bands performing during Kinetik festival, without
    investigating the alleged facts. She tried to put down the festival
    based on her statements. The severity and frequency of her false
    allegations gives us no choice but to warn you against Ms Rachel
    Haywire.

    For the past three years, we had to get in touch with Ms
    Haywire in order to ask her to stop these repeated, intrusive and
    unwanted words, intended to adversely affect the reputation of the
    bands and the Kinetik festival. She, unfortunately, neglected to
    answer our demands and continued attacking the festival and its
    acts.

    The Kinetik festival mission is to cultivate originality,
    innovation and diversity in the musical performance arena. During
    this event, several emerging and well-established artists gather in
    Montreal to celebrate. We have worked hard to bring together this
    dream and cannot tolerate Ms Haywire incessant and derogatory
    comments.

    The Festival past editions have shown the audience, the
    industry and the musicians how professional, distinguish and well
    organized the festival is. In collaboration with the major labels,
    production companies and bands, Kinetik Festival is pleased to
    bring together the largest North American electro-Industrial
    festival.

    With this letter, we wish to raise the concern and bring to
    your attention this abnormal situation, as some of you may have
    worked in collaboration with Ms. Haywire in the past.

    In many occasion, Ms Haywise made disparaging comments
    concerning the Kinetik Festival and among other, the band
    Terrorfakt. Erroneously giving them a Neo-Nazi / white power
    denominate. She opened numerous website and posted several comments
    in order to gain some visibility and credibility with these
    disparaging remarks and trying to affect the festival.

    Being officially recognized by the Canadian government and
    other governmental institutions, we cannot, under any circumstance,
    endorse this form of harassment. We trust that you will take
    similar action and no longer work with her on any level.

    Jean-Francois Fortin Gadoury
    Director Kinetik Productions
    jffor…@festival-kinetik.net

    Cc : Metropolis records, Out of Lines records, Blackrain
    records, Noitekk records, Artoffact Records, Pronoize, Storming the
    Base, Music None Stop, DSBP, Neuwerk management, Protain
    management, Soman, Blank, Caustic, Leaether Strip, XP8, Ambassador
    21, Grendel, Feindflug, Terrorfakt, Hocico, KMFDM, Kommor Komando,
    Autoclav 1.1, FGFC820, Noisex, Alter Der Ruine, Kiew,

    *Please feel free to forward this to anyone that may find it
    interesting and beneficial.
    over a year ago
    Kent
    In my opinion Ms Haywire is one crazy person!
    over a year ago
    Rebekka
    Well duh. The good thing is that everyone knows it…….
    over a year ago
    Rodentsky
    Thank’s for the official post. I’ll put on my group as well.
    over a year ago
    Len
    She’s definitely off her rocker! I’ve known Ben for 17 years,
    and a Nazi (or neo-Nazi) he’s not! Why does Ms. Haywire have to
    start stuff every year?
    over a year ago
    Su
    That not just your opinion Kent she has been pretty vocal about
    her “issues” on her personal page.

    Len I have noticed that people with chemical imbalances tend to
    peak seasonally in the spring and fall. I am not sure why (?)

    Ironically she came up in conversation just a few says before
    this most recent spontaneous combustion and I remarked that she was
    in some ways admirable. THIS nonsense is just a level of
    unnecessary crazy and I think she has done irreparable damage this
    time. I wish she could have funneled her energy more productively.

    It is rather tragic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bobo-Baltucci/100003240142844 Bobo Baltucci

    Rachel ‘Haywire’ Mendelson is exactly as stylish and FAR less interesting than a fresh turd!

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