G-DARIA (Drum and Bass) [Only two songs were released under this alias, which were originally from a two-track Jackal Queenston / Sonitus Vir EP. Ren felt that the aliases didn't fit the songs, and later added them into ON Trax Vol. 2 under this alias. It eventually became what is now Darius.]
Album Title Drop: The Queenstons' Figurehead. The first song (Figurehead, of course) namedrops the album.
Several of the "Best Of" Albums are like this. "Because Maybe!" from the Renard track Sinisterrrrrrrr, "I Knew A Little Bookworm" from the Klippa track Bookworm, and "It's Murder" from the Mayhem track of the same name.
Chiptune: Kitsune2, a fan favorite, primarily produces chip pieces. A lot of others blur the line between this and techno. One of Klippa's album termed it "Arcadepunk".
Concept Album: Kitcaliber's album "D.Freq.Crush". From the intro:
in the year 2001, our connections are shut down. team GUNDOGS was sent against the powerful enemy force, RICOCHET AASVOGELS. they were destroyed. OPERATION HELL DIVE was a failure. we are the new resistance. we are only two, but we are armed with skills that training does not amount to. we are armed with vision and audio. DIRECTIVE: FREQUENCY CRUSHER is now active.
A: great! piracy rules. piracy and filesharing are great promotional tools, and help spread the word of artists.
Do Not Call Me Dave: Ren does not like people they don't know referring to them by their birth name, Dave Remmler, which can only be seen on a couple of websites (none of which are their own), and their personal Facebook page. In May 2012 they posted a blog entry asking people to stop using their birth name, saying that even their partner Squeedge calls them Renard or Ren. So please, even though you just read their "real" name, DON'T use it.
Obligatory Bondage Song: Both of them aren't exactly about bondage, but the Queenstons songs What You Do and Painkiller are about erotic disembowelment and sadistic urges (Others say it talks about "incestuous rape"), respectively.
Obsession Song: Probably The Queenstons' Outsider. Doctor Q and Everything You Wanted off of The Revenge of Doctor Q probably also count in some way...
I wouldn't recommend paying for this. or even downloading it for free.
Open Secret: Ren even acknowledges that all the other artists are them in the latest version of the site. Before this, it was actually somewhat difficult for a new fan to pick up on that without direct spoilers.
Protest Song: Truxton's work is basically a giant middle finger to every major piece of anti-piracy legislation out there, including SOPA, PIPA and ACTA, primarily because their work consists to a large extent of use of copyrighted music, yet their work is still protected under current American legislation, which Truxton took glee pointing out when releasing Hellhound.
Also, to some extent, the This Place Will Grow EP.
Backfired immensely as Renard has come under legal pressure because of the above.
Recurring Song: Amber Starlight has received various permutations and remixes.
Refuge in Audacity: Some of the songs are this. So is Ren by the fact that they're completely insane.
Running Gag: Starting with Post-Apocalyptic Porn Groove and going all the way up through SPEEDKORE 4 KIDZ!, the album credits were usually something along the lines of "all music written/produced/tracked/____ by [artist]", with the ____ being something related to the musician or their genre; e.g.: Renard - "contrived/demolished"; Mayhem - "sliced and diced"; Azrael - "distorted"; The Quick Brown Fox - "dsfhkjsfjh'd".
Sampling: All the artists (especially Truxton and Renard) sample a lot.