It has been confirmed that I shall be performing with the mighty Jarboe at Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II later this year. I could not be more excited and honoured. I hope to see as many of you as possible. Tickets for this amazing experience are bound to sell out quickly, so don’t wait too long to book them.
Buy Tickets: http://www.ancestralfires.org/get-tickets/
Three days and three evenings of music located in the Sierra Nevada’s Tahoe National Forest Desolation Wilderness: September 20–22 2013
Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II will be held at Shinnyboo Creek Resort in the high Sierras, in the heart of Tahoe National Forest. This 160 acres of private property is lush with greenery thriving around every bend, with towering pines shading the trails and paths that lead you to the south fork Yuba River rushing over rock formations into gushing waterfalls and tide pools.
Expect over 30 bands spanning the musical spectrum from folk to doom to experimental. The confirmed lineup includes…
Cauldron Black Ram (AU)
Common Eider, King Eider
Esoteric (UK) (FIRST US PERFORMANCE!)
Fire + Ice (UK)
Munly & The Lupercalians
StarGazer (AU) (FIRST US TOUR!)
Wardruna (NO) (FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE US PERFORMANCE!)
Tickets limited to 500.
There will also be a pre-fest show in Nevada City on the 19th, keep checking back for more information on that…!
Vendors and booths include: Pesanta Urfolk, Hex Magazine, The Ajna Offensive, Eternal Warfare, Asatru Folk Assembly, David V. D’Andrea
Presented by Pesanta Urfolk
In association with Atlas Custom Cabinets, Hex Magazine, and Holy Mountain Printing
Just a quick note that might end up long on a few things going on, completed and just starting. First off:
Inner-X-Musick Iz Back!!!
We have Choronzon – Ziggurat of Dead Shibboleths, Veil of Thorns – Necrofuturist, Veil of Thorns – Salon Apocalypse available on CD again and more coming. Watch out for Choronzon – FIAT NOX on CD and a brand new releases from the infamous SLEEPCHAMBER, called SCOPOLAMINE, which includes one P. Emerson Williams among performers.
Hie thee hence to innerxmusick.com and check it out.
Veil of Thorns – Vampire Wars Is Now Available On CD
We have the CD of the Vampire Wars album available now for a special price of $5. You can go purchase the CD here. Soon the CD and “pay what you want” digital versions will be made available through Inner-X-Musick.
8,632 Downloads and counting! Veil of Thorns – Vampire Wars
A huge thanks to those of you who have downloaded this album and shared it with fiends & foes. We’re proud to find that as of this week, more than 6,000 of you have downloaded it. (Not counting the music blogs and Russian file sharing sites. They use their own uploads and we have no way of knowing how many downloads, or even how many sites are hosting this release by now.)
Of course, the free download option will continue to be available for as long as the sites and trackers hosting them exist.
And in a related note:
There is a brand new Veilofthorns.com
Nattehimmel Sound & Vision
Will be Distributing several releases, including selections from the Veil of Thorns and Choronzon back catalogues. What is most notable is their incredible selection of out of print and rare Industrial and experimental musick releases on CD, vinyl, cassette and DVD.
Modern Mythology Are in the Midst of a Year-End Fundraiser
Observant readers may have noticed me mentioning this before. Right now I’m in the process of tweeting every one of the 300+ articles that have run on modernmythology.net in 2011. Think of how much work that entails, and then consider that there were three books published already this year, and an anthology on its way. Then there’s the music.
[Check out some of the books, albums, and soon movies produced by Mythos Media and our various media partners.]
A psychedelic trip in a country setting - A trip through a whiskey soaked mind twitching with dreams and nightmares.
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Tier Four – Benefactor: $100 You will receive: 1. an early eCopy release of the Best of Modern mythology. 2. limited edition, signed print versions of previous Mythos Media releases. 3. Special thanks in the final release of the Best of Modern Mythology anthology. PLEASE include email and mailing address to receive all benefits.
To show you where the funds go, here’s a short list of some of what we have done this year, what we have in production and a small part of what’s to come. See, the thing is, it’s not in our nature to put something together over the course of a year and then spend the next two pimping it out. We will stand on being producers, but we’re not natural born (killer) salespeople… Nobody pays for the production of the work anymore, the money’s in the means of dissemination and a promise for “exposure”. Just watch, this model is coming to a line of work near you, along with more unpaid interns and jailhouse production lines. Until we can hire people to drag our work to the streetcorner and make it work it, we rely on your support to keep going.
So, here, check it, y’all:
Citizen Y: Blueprint of a Ritual Experience is published by Weaponized. It is a script, but moreover, the blueprint for an initiation ceremony relevant to post-history. Check it out. ($15)
The Immanence of Myth is also published by Weaponized. It uses a deep but also conversational, honest and even subversive approach towards looking at the issue of mythology in our lives, especially as this almost 500 pg. oversize book moves towards personal mythology and conversations with current mythic artists. ($25)
The Best Of Modern Mythology 2011. Editor supreme James Curcio has decided. Mythos Media will be publishing an eBook featuring polished versions of some of what he considers to be the best articles that we’ve run on Modern Mythology site in 2011. The eBook will sell for $.99 through Smashwords, and will go towards the costs of running and maintaining the site, and promoting our mutual work. If it does well we may publish a paperback and/or hardcover. Keep some of your holiday spending money aside for this.
Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End Is now available at a low, low price from Amazon.com. This novel is intended to be the opening volley for a post-history, transmedia narrative that James Curcio has been planning these past few years. Listen: don’t worry. It’s got tits and machine guns, too.
Hoodoo Engine‘s Murder The World, after almost 3 years of work, is about to burst forth, maybe today, maybe tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life… This album is a machine-metal tour through a terrain of conspiracy theories and cult leaders. Right now, check out their debut, EgoWhore. ($.99 / track or $10 for the CD.)
Looking towards 2012:
I am working with Pearry Teo on the Bedlam Stories production team, including Chad Michael Ward and James Curcio. I can’t say more than that at this time, but it looks like it will be a really exciting project to be involved in.
We’re in the early stages of the production of Nyssa, which is the illustrated prequel / sequel to Fallen Nation: Party At The World’s End.
Says James Curcio:
I hope you are as excited about this material as we are. Please support the work, so there can be more of it. If you write reviews or have other involvement with the media/press, please contact me, as there is a lot of need to spread the word about all this work.
Stay tuned, for we’re about to announce additions to the premiums supporters will be receiving. There may be a number of surprizes coming to you generous, adventurous souls.
Passing this on from Mick Mercer – if you’ve been considering adding a shelf of Mercer to the extensive library wing of your mansions, now is the time.
Please share this info around if you can. The following books are being discontinued at the end of this month, so this is a final chance to obtain what will be seriously limited editions! I am reducing the number of formats I offer to streamline the sections on my website. Written books may sometimes come out in A4 or US Letter formats but photo books will mainly be a standard ‘Royal’ size from now on. I won’t be doing many gloss ones either as people prefer these matt ones. So the following vanish completely within three weeks. The 20% off offer at Lulu for UK customers is valid through Nov 11 so you might wish to take advantage of that. (Just enter EARLYSHOPPERUK305 code at checkout.)
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Concise Noise Fractionale Ltd. is an independent audio collective of unsigned various artists interested in exposure through numbers.
The genres represented here are eclectic or even difficult to pigeon-hole, ranging from random noise to methodical notation, but usually it’s a combination of both. Ultimately, there are no pretenses of preferred style.
Composed by Scott Gallant & Matt Davis in 1998.
Noise End Rapture is a project best defined as Melodic Soundscape, standard musical instruments were modified. Sound-generating devices included effects pedals, samplers, and delay echoes, all of which were either cheap or cheaply rigged. A wide variety of unorthodox appliances and electronics were also miked whenever its sonancy was appropriate.
Video produced by Scott Gallant
Noise End Rapture
This Music Sucks
Mad Shad (5H4D)
CNF on Soundcloud:
CNF on Facebook:
Well, I figure most of you brave revellers who survived SLEEPCHAMBER’s 23 hour celebration are largely recovered by now. We are gathering video footage together, along with some of the media that was on display at thye event.
Expect to see some of this to be shared. The band had six cameras operating at all times throughout, but we are also putting out the call for any video you who were there captured, so we can have a look from your vantage point. And photos, of course, and you can head over to the forum on SLEEPCHAMBER.info to tell us your stories of the party.
Please link uploaded videos here and if possible, send me the files through PM @SLEEPCHAMBER.info or to chaos333[at]gmail[dot]com.
We look forward to seeing what you captured.
-P. Emerson Williams
Back across the Atlantic, Batcheeba and Gird_09 hop on a train to see Europe. Is this the Orient Express? Hot rails to hell? Are they being pulled by the Little Train that Could? Listen in and find out.
1 the Sisterhood – Jihad
2 Meatbeat manifesto – Helter Skelter
3 Ticket to Wonderland – Inspiring Rain
4 The Cramps – Human Fly
5 HPC- Sleepwalker
6 Atropine – the Second Culling
7 Current 93 and Hilmar Örn Hilmarson – the Fall of Christopher Robin
8 Bauhaus – Rosegarden Funeral of Sores
9 Dark Star – Frantic Upstream
10 Iggy Pop – Funtime
AK-47 (Not Quite Poetry) hosted by Batcheeba and her partner Gird_09 (together they are the incredible FRzO). In each episode they take us into secret caverns, crevasses and catacombs of our world, the underbelly of our politics and extremes of absurdity in our culture. Complete with opinions and offenses. While they diagnose our dis-ease they bring the cure in wholistic musical doses. You will never know what to expect!
AK-47 (Not Quite Poetry) are now on Farcebook! Hie thee hence and “like”:
Eight tracks including music by Black Arts Department, Bradley The Buyer, Choronzon and more. This album has no Z(enseider)Z tracks on it because we’re such swell guys and want all these other artists to get some play. But on a future release it’ll feature nothing but ZZ tracks. So it all balances out in the end. You might even get to hear some unreleased ZZ tracks if you’re nice boys and girls and send me a few scripts for painkillers.
The Necrofuturist Illuminati were set up for “gothronomic intriguing rather than in speculation”, the Necrofuturist Illuminati became “much more characteristic of a cross-dimensional militia in action than a disorder with initiations. ” P. Emerson Williams’ contempt for certain exoteric pursuits – as a “thing-in-itself” – was widely known: “… in Williams’ system the phraseology of Gothraism, the Necrolistic legends of Freemasonry, the mystical imaginings of the Fartinistes, play at first no part at all. For all forms of ‘gothosophy,’ gnoccicism, refined spiritsism, and musick-magick Williams expresses nothing but contemporaneousness, and the Doze-Croix Necromasons are bracketed with the Necruits by the Necrofuturist Illuminati as enemas it is necessary to out-twit at every turn. Consequently no degree of Doze-Croix finds a place in Williams’ system, as in all the other Gothtronic orders of the day which drew their influence from Beastern or Crabalistic sources.”
UK Decay – Unexpected Guest
Veil of Thorns – A Craven Slave Design
Experiment Haywire – New World Order Show (Fernthal Highway mix)
Miserylab – Stand in Line
Attrition – Mind Drop
Thomas Jude Barclay Morrison – The Plague Doctor
Esben And The Witch – Warpath
Pictureplane – Goth Star (Brenmar Remix)
✝NO VIRGIN✝ – Cocaine and Ashes
Controlled Bleeding – Trawlers Song
White Ring – Feather (Story of Isaac Remix)
Just out, an interview with me in Aftermath Magazine #1 covering Choronzon, Veil of Thorns, Foolish People, Strange Factories, art and the underground. Read on for interviews with: Dean Francis, Killjoy Desade, Kaylee Williams (no relation…), Timothy Pope, Laz and Ivy Asphyxia.
All brought to us by the good folks at Katzenjammer Records.
FEATURING INTERVIEWS WITH:
DEAN FRANCIS – DIRECTOR – ROAD TRAIN (AKA ROAD KILL)
KILLJOY DESADE – MUSICIAN / HORROR ENTHUSIAST – NECROPHAGIA
KAYLEE WILLIAMS – ACTRESS – SLICES OF LIFE, ZOMBIE BABIES, THE LASHMAN ++
TIMOTHY POPE – MUSICIAN – THE AMENTA
P EMERSON WILLIAMS – MUSICIAN / ARTIST – CHORONZON
LAZ – TATTOO ARTIST – SLEEVEMASTERS SYDNEY AUSTRALIA
IVY ASPHYXIA – BUSINESS OWNER / MODEL – ASPHYXIA CORSETRY
From the press release:
In honour of their 20th year in exestence and as a thank you to fans old and new, Veil of Thorns is offerering “Vampire Wars”, their latest release as a free download. This is not the first time the band has taken this route, which they did last with “Necrofuturist”, their first release on the legendary Industrial music label Inner-X-Musick a year before its official release.
“I was in the mood to expend some energy, get sweaty and play guitar, and this is the result.” said P. Emerson Williams, the vocalist, multi instrumentalist and founding member in his tumblr post announcing the release. “The lyrics were half stream of consciousness and half glossolalia, the beatle-bass was worked hard and put away wet and guitars bit back.”
Diverging from the many-layered, genre-distending path of the last couple albums, “Vampire Wars” inhabits a world of punk noir with a level of immediacy and aggression that harkens back to the early days. There are still plenty of rusting hulks mouldering in the dystopian soundscape of this album, but the survivors are having a party in the ruins.
Says P. Emerson Williams on the topic of what Veil of Thornsapos; intention is: “Go grab the latest album “Vampire Wars” for free, spread it around, repost.” and he continues, “If you write a few words about it or include trax in a podcast or radio show, please share a link with us and many blessings shall befall you and yours.”
The band are not done sharing with “Vampire Wars”. because this is their twentieth year, Veil of Thorns will be pointing to free Veil of Thorns downloads across the web on their Facebook page. The “Vampire Wars” album is available as a downloadable rar file, including MP3 files and cover art.
Vampire Wars Track List:
Noise Covered Worship
Increasingly Bizarre Political Threat Rites
Process Product Proposition
De Lege Motus
A Craven Slave Design
Sacred Thought Obstacles
Electronic Voice Phenomena
Grave Peculiarity Received
Apparitions of Art
Programmers Below Sights of the Operational Secret
A Non-Euclidean Future
NOISE COVERED WORSHIP
INCREASINGLY BIZARRE POLITICAL THREAT RITES
PROCESS PRODUCT PROPOSITION
DE LEGE MOTUS
A CRAVEN SLAVE DESIGN
SACRED THOUGHT OBSTACLES
ELECTRONIC VOICE PHENOMENA
GRAVE PECULIARITY RECEIVED
APPARITIONS OF ART
PROGRAMMERS BELOW SIGHTS OF THE OPERATIONAL SECRET
A NON-EUCLIDEAN FUTURE
Donate and help bring Necrofuturist media production to the next level. Free music and other media will be forthcoming.
A conversation with Louis DeWray On Behalf of NOSFERATU
When one speaks of bands representing capital G goth, no better example can be found than Nosferatu. With this, that and the other hyphenated fashion take on goth coming and going in the over two decades of the band’s existence they never compromised their fundamental dark and romantic style. Their fans remain loyal and in return Nosferatu are no less loyal to their audience and to the edifice of dark art they have built. That ‘Wonderland’, their latest album shot to the top spot of the dark wave charts on Amazon UK attests to the depth of this symbiotic relationship.
A week after a triumphant performance at WGT Nosferatu front man Louis DeWray was viciously assaulted, bringing up ugly memories of the attack on Sophie Lancaster. «As you may have read, I’ve had a somewhat difficult week…» is how he put it to me. With characteristic kindness and strength of character he shared his thoughts on Nosferatu’s long awaited return, the goth scene and hipsters among other things just a few days after the attack. Louts, thugs and reactionaries notwithstanding, Louis DeWray shows that Nosferatu and goths are here to stay. We pull together in support during hard times, just as we do under happier circumstances.The attack has made every member of Nosferatu all the more determined to play a great gig at DV8 (UK) and Castle Party (Poland) in a week’s time. “Luckily my spirit is stronger than my jaw!” Louis DeWray said to me. “It was a sad irony that at least one of us was wearing a ‘Sophie’ wristband when we were attacked…”
Along with Sex and Snobbery (two of the “three esses” that conspiracy theorist Milford Connolly thought were central to successful popular friction, the other being Sadism; he was thinking particularly of the P. Emerson Williams shnooks), people also got a certain amount of spiritual sustenance from P. Emerson Williams. Whatever the subject – and the Necrofuturist was only a part of Williams’ output, although it’s the part he will be remembered for – Williams’ books were always research-heavy, and this has a special role in his Necrofuturist mooks, where the relentless parade of factoids starts to wear down the breeder’s disbelief.
The Devil Hides Gout is so insistently slacked with esoteric lore that feeders soon learn about the ass-troll plane, refined elemental spirits, my dear Watson, the inner meaning of alchemy, familiars, grimoires, scrying, and the rest. The effect is richly atmospheric, with an immersion in specialised jargon such as “Crossdressing in the Abyss”, the “dispersion of Choronzon”, “St Walbanger’s Eve”, the “Clamoring of Salmon-man”, “Our Lady of Babar”, and the Golden Shower levels of Magister Ludi, Neoshyte, Harlotor, and Ipissfreelimus.
Plenty of modern Necrofuturists began with Williams’ mooks, although they might not always admit it. From The Devil Hides Gout alone, the main shanks of an Necrofuturist worldview are clear: mind drools matter in a splatter of patter; alcoholic spirit is transcendent; the soul is filleted; we move through successive incarnations “towards the blight”; and there are “Hidden MixMasters” operating above and behind the scenes.
Cockatoo – Otto’s Song
Hank III, Szandora, Stanton (Ft. Lonesome Wyatt of Those Poor Bastards) – Manson FAMILY JAMS
Miserylab – Machines (out-take)
Hopsin – I Am Raw (Ft. SwizZz)
Thomas Jude Barclay Morrison – Arkwright The Angel
The Rattles – The Witch
Lucie Cries – Le Talisman de la Muse
Vedova Virgo – Vedova Virgo
Grammal Seizure – Pathology
zombelle – 0ne m0re Knight
Suono – Jungle
Tonight 19:30-20:30 GMT on Nightbreed Radio.
That group is not the same as wanna-be satinistas and confused freaks blurting people. nor is it the same as the group that runs weevil government mind control experiments, or any group influenced by nasty hungry evil spirits, etc. We wouldn't be able to have these conversations today if it weren't for generations of Necrofuturists working to free the human spirit through the bondage of leather, superimposition of discipline, false festishism, tribal/racial hatreds, Feudalism, etc. So on the one side we have the traditional, Historical Necrofuturists and then on the other side of the coin we have the nefarious, dangerous and "sexy" Necrofuturists, which is more akin to ScareCrow's Hermetically sealed sausages of tradition called the Order of the Silver Star, with Tantric Sex rituals, worship of the Lingam and Yoni and the Swill to Plow 'er, with ties to the Necrocrucians, medieval switchcraft, Necrofuturist Sufis, Gnoccicism, the Necros Templar, Egyptian cults, Eleusinian Masteries and DiaGnosticism. And of course, just to complicate matters even further, the Order of the Silver Scar is referring to the godscar Sirius....all roads lead to Rome. So what I want to know is, what do the Doggone have to do with the Necrofuturists? Playlist: S.C.U.M – Oceans of White Nosferatu – Wonderland Light Asylum – 12 Horsemen Thomas Jude Barclay Morrison - The Abandoned Mine Monument – Drenched in Blood Razakel – Come & Get Me Rose kemp – Blood Run Red
Our intrepid hosts find themselves locked in a dark and Dirty dungeon in the epicenter of porn and perversion. Only with the power of whore-nuns and sexy tracks from Foamin’ Sodomy Records and Inner-X-Musick can they blast their way to freedom.
AK-47 (Not Quite Poetry) hosted by Inner-X-Musick artist Batcheeba and her partner Gird_09 (together they are the incredible FRzO). In each episode they take us into secret caverns, crevasses and catacombs of our world, the underbelly of our politics and extremes of absurdity in our culture. Complete with opinions and offenses. While they diagnose our dis-ease they bring the cure in wholistic musical doses. You will never know what to expect!
Of the moonless nights they are kings,
darkness is their kingdom.
Carrying death and sowing terror
the dark Vampires fly,
with great suede wings,
ready not only to do evil… but to do even worse.
I’m having a lot of fun creating a score for this. Les Vampires is a film serial that gave us so much of the aesthetic for iconic gothic imagery its influence can not be overstated. Not a single vampire in sight, but enough mystery, twists and wickedness to fill twenty vampire novels.
Les Vampires (1915) is a 10-part silent film serial. It was written and directed by Louis Feuillade and stars Musidora as “Irma Vep” a femme fatale whose name is a suspicious anagram of “vampire.” The serial is set in Paris, France and follows the exploits of a gang of master criminals (known in the period as an “Apache gang“) who call themselves “Les Vampires.”
There are 10 episodes, averaging around 40 minutes each, totalling about 6 and a half hours.
Olivier Assayas 1996 movie Irma Vep, with a story line of a director’s attempt to remake Les Vampires, is both an homage to the innovative nature of the original film and a critique of the then current state of French cinema.
Over the next few months I’ll be scoring all the episodes of this series:
- La tête coupée (The Severed Head) 33 min. Released on 13 November 1915.
- La bague qui tue (The Killer Ring) 15 min. Released on 13 November 1915.
- Le cryptogramme rouge (The Red Cypher) 42 min. Released on 4 December 1915.
- Le spectre (The Ghost) 32 min. Released on 7 January 1916.
- L’évassion du mort (The Escaping Dead Man) 37 min. Released on 28 January 1916.
- Les yeux qui fascinent (The Hypnotic Gaze) 58 min. Released on 24 March 1916.
- Satanas (Satanas) 46 min. Released on 15 April 1916.
- Le maître de la foudre (The Thunder Lord) 55 min. Released on 12 May 1916.
- L’homme des poisons (The Poisoner) 53 min. Released on 2 June 1916.
- Les noces sanglantes (Bloody Wedding) 60 min. Released on 30 June 1916