Science Has Created Live, Endlessly Streaming AI-Generated Death Metal

By on April 26, 2019

What happens when you feed death metal into a neural network? Relentless Doppelganger, a 24/7 livestream of AI-generated brutality.
Relentless Doppelganger AI-generated death metal livestream

Dadabots is an AI band created by CJ Carr and Zack Zukowski using deep learning software. Real snippets of music by death metal band Archspire are fed through the SampleRNN neural network to create Relentless Doppelganger, a constant, livestreaming aural assault that is actually pretty listenable. If you like death metal.

As the neural network learns, it tweaks and strengthens different parts to continuously improve the music it produces. The fast and aggressive style of Archspire allows the network to create a more realistic sound.

Carr and Zukiwski have been working for years to create realistic AI-generated music.

“Most nets we trained made shitty music,” Carr told Motherboard. “Music soup. The songs would destabilize and fall apart. This one was special though.”

Listen to Relentless Doppelganger:

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