We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

The Northern Powerhouse

by Balrog

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €6 EUR  or more


  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Northern Powerhouse via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €6 EUR or more 


  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 57 Instruments Of Discipline releases available on Bandcamp and save 60%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of Through The Prism Of Flesh, Apocalyptic Decadence, Universal Feeling, Inhalation of Consciousness, The Northern Powerhouse, Traumkörper, Burning Injustice, Execution, and 49 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      €112 EUR or more (60% OFF)


HS2L8 06:15


Artist: Balrog
Release: The Nothern Powerhouse LP
cat number: IOD053
Release date: 14.02
Format: CD & digital

Balrog’s debut album, “The Northern Powerhouse” is composed of 8 hard-hitting techno tracks, focusing on heavy, groove-ridden drums, driving basslines and obscure, distorted vocals. His tracks take influence from classic, hard-grooving techno but with a fresh injection of modern, industrial power.
The framework for the tracks was developed in the midst of the fallout from the UK leaving the EU and the numerous attempts to “level up” the north of the country through The Northern Powerhouse scheme, from which the album derives its name. Conceptually, the album is an attempt from the artist to dissociate himself from Brexit and the conservative government which has consistently stigmatised the most vulnerable in UK society and spread lies on an industrial scale in order to push forward their agenda.
Through the album, a series of linked tracks mirror the raw divisions in society, not just between The North and The South of the UK, but also more widely representing divisions throughout the world. As the album develops, a more hopeful outcome is suggested, seeing the culture of underground music as having the potential to build connections and incite resistance in an increasingly divided world.


released February 14, 2022

All music by Balrog
Mastering by M-Nox


all rights reserved



Instruments Of Discipline Berlin, Germany

If you would like a tracking number for your order, please request it as there are additional costs.

Experimental, techno, noise record label based in Berlin.

For all bookings please contact:
... more

contact / help

Contact Instruments Of Discipline

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like The Northern Powerhouse, you may also like: