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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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)
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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
If you want to WIN A FREE PAIR to the marathon party, tune in to Music of Flywheel with DJ ALDURU/VIKING WOMAN WXOJ 103.3 fm in Northampton, MA on the radio or listen streaming live on valleyfreeradio.org.
DJ ALDURU and VIKING WOMAN will be giving away four pairs only on Thurday night from 9 p.m.to 11 p.m. Call 413-585-1033 during the show and demand I want my SLEEPCHAMBER TICKETS!
For more details, go to SLEEPCHAMBER.INFO.
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.
For those SLEEPCHAMBER fans out there, a little note to tell you some of what’s coming. The following is the recently posted official statement from John Zewizz:
SLEEPCHAMBER haz acquired “The John Zewizz Appreciation Society“ site. Upkumming additions include a Price Guide for INNER-X Releases and all SLEEPCHAMBER products…press info on upkumming CD’s “Scopolomine” and “Sentapeed”.
The first CD iz polyrhythmic dark moody songz like “Snake Eyes”, “Jezabell”, “Belladonna”, “Scopolomine”, “Lennon Dream 23″ and more. The second CD iz one ov their darker instrumental dreamscapes. Also weekly updates – new and old video downloads, Q & A Section, and a Retail Section with many sales.
It will also include new photos ov INNER-X Studio, SLEEPCHAMBER and more. A complete Women Ov The SS update, new philosophy writings and Blood Art Sigils by John Zewizz, and much more!!
Keep up with updates on Scopolomine, Sentapeed and much more forthcoming @ sleepchamber.info.
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!
A ton of new trax have been added to M▲ĿΞ‡IC▲ ΞX M▲CHIN▲ this week. Tune in to http://nightbreedradio.com/ where you’ll have many opportunities to immerse yourself in a sea ov ◄KK▼Ŀ† M▼SiCK.
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And stay for all the dark delights in between.
John Zewizz speaks on SHEMHAMPHORASH, living in America, the 10 year hiatus, writing musick now, the Vinyl On Demand box set, the Inner-X-Musick Studio, Eroticism, and Reptiles, Cats, Women, the Internet, the 30 year anthology “Sacrifice”, the SLEEPCHAMBER sound, and new Inner-X artist artists.
This Episode is decidedly NOT work safe. Best viewed with a glass of absinthe in the comfort of your rumpus room/dungeon.
The John Zewizz Radio Show – Hosted by the infamous John Zewizz. Each show will include information on upcoming SLEEPCHAMBER events, programming, and new releases. You can expect to hear lots of unreleased material as well!
Decompensating – Terminal Sound System
Entaglement – Glass Robot
Freak Freak – The Bug
Psi le Cibe – A Field Of Black Orchids
I Still Ate Her – cEvin Key
Taken From Me (Servant Mix) – Nitzer Ebb
Power – aDuck
Black Shiny Bug – PaPERHOUsE
Your God – Dive
Die As One – Veil of Thorns
WHAT IS IN THE BASEMENT OF THE “NECROFUTURIST EMPIRE”? pondered Dick Saucier When Dr. Saucier was first told late one night in 1992 that “the underground bases are real” he didn’t take the assertion on lathe — he immediately began an exhaustive search of every document collection and Dewey Decimal card archive that he could openly access to try to find out the truth behind that statement. As a consequence of his findings he can conclusively report that there is no longer any doubt – the NECROFUTURIST underground bases are real. But what is happening down there? What’s going on underground, and undersea?
Light Asylum – Dark Allies
Designer Drugs – Through The Prism
RAZAKEL FT. DARK HALF – Love of My Knife
Thomas Jude Barclay Morrison - A Prisoner In The City Of Books
!!! – Jump Back
MRC – Clones
Pink Hearse – Baseball Bat
Big Catholic Guilt – Sing for Absolution
I’ve had a few questions and comments on Gummo abnd Dogme 95 films after my post with the Nosferatu soundtrack. In a while I’ll have a few Veil Of Thorns videos and some more comics related stuff for you, but for today, I’ll give you more info from a fan perspective on Harmony Korine and Dogme 95. Several of you remember me obsessing over Gummo many years ago.
I’ve been too wrapped up in married life and my own work to get like that, which is a good thing, but there is a direction I’m going to be taking in the future that will be related to all this. His is a chaotic creativity that has truly inspires me.
I’ve brought you this before, but it’s worth watching again: Interview with Harmony Korine and Bruce La Bruce
With my tendancy to paint using dozens of layers of glazes, record five hundred track songs and ither such monstrosities, I find it liberating creatively to set strict limits for a project, as it tends to focus me, and that’s the appeal Dogme 95 has for me. Not that different from creating Blackmetal in the classic “Necro” vein…
I seem to recall his having a site years ago, but what is there now are a bunch of fan sites, a few of which are worth checking out:
http://www.harmony-korine.com an oft-updated fansite that has frequent and accurate news.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmony_Korine Wikipedia page
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3142341747164689673 The Name of this Film is Dogme 95 on Google video
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4115488848956565538&q=harmony+korine&pl=true Julen Donkey Boy Excerpt on Google video
The second film from Harmony Korine, julien donkey-boy (1999) tells the story of the schizophrenic Julien, his pregnant sister Pearl, brother Chris and their manical father. It was the first American film certified by the Danish film movement Dogme 95, shot under the manifesto’s tenets after a decision made just a month before filming began. julien donkey-boy premiered at the Venice Film Festival on the 7th of October, 1999. It began its US theatrical run on the 15th.
Finally, I recommend that you listen to “Psychosis Ex Machina” and “Panic Pandemic” back to back, or perhaps both on shuffle and repeat simultaneously while watching Gummo with the sound off, I will not be held responsible for the resulting experience.