18 December 2000
30 November 2000
Les Joyaux de la Princesse will play an exclusive concert
for their new release CROIX DE BOIS - CROIX DE FEU. The concert will
happen on the 29th of December in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic (Königgrätz
in German), at the El Diablo Club. It is a few minutes from the Railway
Station (cca 1000 m) on the way to the city near the "underpass" (cca 50
m). It is at the street corner "Dukelska ulice" and "Horicka ulice". The
gate is between wire fences. Beginning - 21:00. Entrance : about 150 CZK
(max 10 DM). More information by e-mail email@example.com
or by fax ++ 420 - 49 -5270742. Don't miss that wonderful evening !
Death In June will release a new album early next year entitled
"All Pigs Must Die". What about cows, Douglas ?
The darkfolk ritual band Karnnos from Portugal will release
next year a 4 tracks on Hau Ruck. I can't wait ..... In the meantime get
their two excellent albums "A Burial in Flames" and "Deatharch Crann".
23 November 2000
The "Croix-de-Bois Croix-de-Feu " of Les Joyaux de la Princesse
are now ready to be released. They will be sent to the happy subscribers.
The owners of a subscription numbered from 1 to 300 will get by post a
booklet with a blue vinyl (25 cm), from 301 to 600 a booklet with a white
vinyl and from 601 to 900 a booklet with a red vinyl. There is no possibility
of having the three colors ones. Due to many late requests, there will
be 600 copies of this record available on a picture-disc vinyl at Athanor
(France) and Tesco (Europe)
for the price of 90 FF. Don't wait too long ! There is a possibility for
subscribers to get also a copy of the picture-disc (for a present to a
friend for example) in sending 80 FF to : Les Joyaux de La Princesse, 10
Rue Estienne D'orves, 37700 Saint Pierre des Corps, France.
Here are the bands included in the new Thaglsz Box-set DLP
compilation "Za Dom Spremni", limited to 100 copies. Bands are Leatherstrip,
Lady Morphia, Oraison, werkraum, Socrates Wounded, Sturmkind, Leger des
Heils, Stalingrad, La Reine Noire, Axon Neuron/Vagwa, Werewolf Castle,
Bleiburg (arrangements LJDLP), Gregorio Bardini, This Morn' Omina, Von
Thronstahl, Clockwork Death, Strategy, Spiritual Front, SRP, Osvit, Natural
Faith Project .... etc. Out at the end of the year of beginning of
2001. Pre-order now at Stefan Rukavina : firstname.lastname@example.org
15 October 2000
Well, here I'm back with a repaired computer that nearly
died... It did collapse at the beginning of November and we thought we
had to organise its funeral. As I lost al the e-mail addresses of the mailing-list,
if you joined the list or if you want to join it now, send
me back your e-mail address. I've been living for a month without computer
and I must admit that this is a very pleasant experience .... Anyway things
should start again now .... I hope some of you had the great pleasure to
go and see Regard Extrême and LJDLP live in New York on Friday 16th
of November. Does anyone knows anything about that Evening ?
Argine will release a new ep today "Memorie", four new exclusive
songs with a new electronic dimension of the classic "Corpo ed Anima",
and a totally new track "Memorie" in two version (acoustic and electronic).
Introitus explore the fields of experimental and industrial sounds! Limited
to 555 copies. Their second full-length studio album "LUCTAMINA IN REBUS"
will be released in January 2001.
Our friend Sebastian from Oraison will release a four track
10'' ep "Terro Santo", and the original version will be limited to a small
amount of 101 copies. As for compilation works, we will be featured on
a vynil release by Germany's THAGLASZ ("Within our hearts" from the "Life+Death=Love=Burden"
demo-tape) and on a CD release by ABSTRACT (Switzerland) called "Le jardin
des supplices" (with "Blood royale/Les vents d'Occitanie", a song to appear
on the forthcoming 10"EP).
Matt Howden (SOL INVICTUS, SIEBEN etc.), apart from working
on the next howden/Wakeford album, is working on a compilation he will
release soon. Bands featured on that one include SOL INVICTUS, PILORI,
CELLO, ORAISON among a few others. The songs are all remixes. Matt is also
pleased to announce his first live performance of his "Hellfires" CD. It's
on Saturday the 2nd of December at the Camden Underworld in London, supporting
Ostara and Sorrow. Tracks from the album, and from the forthcoming Barb
CD "The Line And The Hook" (his new project, and the name he'll be going
under for live performances) will be played. they're on stage at approximately
7.30pm, so get there early! For ticket info/sales, contact World Serpent:
Ostara will release a ep "Whispers to the Soul" in
January. You can already listen to it there : http://www.mp3.com/ostaraost
The next Gae Bolg release "Tintagel" will be out in February
and is limited to 77 copies, which is the number of subscription the Church
of Fand received..
22 September 2000
Here is a new website about Kirlian Camera : http://members.xoom.it/kirlian/index.htm
AC Acoustics just released their third album "Understanding
Music". 13 cold, calm and collected tracks of emotive and haunting noise.
As I liked the first two albums, so here are good news...
Predominance is back with their first CD-album "Nocturnal
Gates Of Incidence", A deep ambient soundtrack that rises from the very
center of a convoluted labyrinth and creates a unique image of ancient
myths and extraterrestrial traces.
The new Godspeed You Black Emperor album is out now. The
name is "Levez Vos Skinny Fists Comme Antennas To Heaven" and this is an
essential purchase !!!!!!!!
I just discovered an excellent Portuguese label that has
been already existing for three years now. It's Reaping Horde and they
have a wide choice of excellent darkfolk, ambient-ritual and post-industrial
bands, mostly from Portugal. Amazing and really good bands, such as Wolfskin,
Karnnos, Ereshkigal, Oktober Black, The Joy of Nature, Discipline, Nerthiagh,
Ajna Offensive (USA), Once A Barge (D) !! More details soon !!!!
B. Lustmord has temporarily relocated to Florida to join
the company producing "In Search Of." Yes, it's based on that old series
originally narrated by Leonard Nimoy. Lustmord will be the composer/sound
designer, so expect lots of dark, evil sounds to drip out of your television
set. In what has to be the most mind boggling coincidence of the year,
Boyd Rice will narrate an episode for "In Search Of" focusing on secret
societies, currently being filmed in the south of France. Get the details
Do you remember the excellent band Lux Interna from Buffalo
(USA) that we discovered at the beginning of the year ? Good news, they
will release a five tracks CD within the next few weeks. Kathryn, also
from Lux Interna, is having a photo exhibition at the Here Here gallery
in Cleveland, OH. Bytheway they changed their e-mail address : email@example.com
Vidna Obmana Created a new mp3 page, which is an unique opportunity
to initiate the anthology series of unreleased work, essential demos and
live fragments : www.mp3.com/vidnaobmana
Here are the forthcoming releases of Oktagön Records
: SPIRITUAL FRONT: new CD ~ November 2000 ~ ; INQUINAMENTO
ACUSTICO vol. 1 CD (feat. Mörder Machine, Amon, Bad Sector,
Teatro Satanico, Sshe Retina Stimulants, Murder Corp, I Burn...)
~ October 2000 ~ ; ARGINE: Luctamina In Rebus CD (second long awaited
studio album!!!) ; V/A "AUDACIA IMPERAT !" 2CD (neo folk - martial sampler).
The ARCANA Europa Magazine : (A full moon magazine) is out
now ! It is an international multilingual magazine mesmerized by our real
history, ancestors and alchemy. Orders : firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a neofolk / ritual-industrial meeting in Croatia
from 9th of June til 17th of June 2001. Here are some bands that should
play there : Oraison, Ostara, Lady Morphia, Kirlian Camera, Blood Axis,
Allerseelen, Hekate, Von Thronstahl, Les Joyaux De La Princesse, Der Blutharsch,
Boyd Rice-NON, Vivenza, Aube, ... More informations : http://members.aol.com/vidovgrad
Friday 10th of November, Milano, Binario Zero : ASCENSION
Magazine, MY CASTLE and DIRTY INSIDE REC. present, after 5 years of silence,
exclusive live performance by NORTHGATE to launch the forthcoming album
out on Dirty Inside Rec. Special guest: live performance by the industrial
legend ATHRAX MORGUE. Aftershow with 4 djs spinning: Neofolk, Apocalyptic,
Industrial, Power Electronics ....etc. Exclusive for that night: the fifth
issue of Ascension magazine (with DiJ, OES, Argine ...) will be sold together
with the NORTHGATE cd "Groina" (ltd to 30 copies only!!) recorded at the
ossuary of Oslavia. Entrance: 15.000 Italian lire. Infos email@example.com
10 September 2000
According to Tony Wakeford, the Sol 3 magazine should be
out in the near future and it will now come with two cd's and could be
around 120-150 pages. "Hill of Crosses" is scheduled for a November release
and the seven inch single taken from the album has just been mastered and
should be released very soon.
For those interested here are the lyrics
of two songs taken from the forthcoming Sol Invictus album "Hill of Crosses"
and the tracklist of the first CD included
with Sol Issue 3.
Don't forget the neofolk night in Grandson (CH) on Saturday
14th of October 2000, with Backworld and Ozymandias. There might still
be a few tickets left, so check at the Abstract
website or e-mail Yann, the
organiser of the evening.
The next Gae Bolg and the Church of Fand's release will be
a mini-album entitled "Tintagel" and will only be available via subscription
until the 31st of October.. So check the subscription
page and order your copy now !!!
Here are the new Hymen releases (Ant-Zen) : LUSINE ICL
" FREAK" EP. 12" LP; SNOG "RELAX INTO THE ABYSS"; SCORN
"GREETINGS FROM BIRMINGHAM"; CONVERTER "FIREBLOOM". More informations
BIP-HOP is a new label supporting unconventional sound
adventures. First releases will be a series of International compilations
gathering people creating music based on machines, modulations, modifications,
glitches, bleeps... Creative Electronica, experimental IDM. On Volume 1
/ Out in your favourite store on November 15 : SCHNEIDER TM (Germany);
PHONEM (UK); GOEM (the Netherlands); MARUMARI (new-york); ULTRA MILKMAIDS
(France); MASSIMO (Italy. More informations at http://www.bip-hop.com
Vidna Obmana’s Fusion tour : centered around his new solo
work and with a great affection for unique fusions and surreal rhythms,
Vidna Obmana will travel through his oeuvre, performing the new and familiar
with a practical set-up of electronic devices and a variety of acoustic
instruments, focused on the rare overtone flute Fujara. Following concert
dates are confirmed : Belgium : October the 21st 2000, Cultureel Centrum
Jan Van Der Noot in Brecht, Belgium. USA : November the 4th 2000, St-Mary's
Church in Philadelphia November the 5th 2000, Live Radio Performance on
Star's END, WXPN - Philadelphia November the 6th 2000, Wilde Auditorium
in West-Hartford, Connecticut with guestappearance by Jim Cole November
the 9th 2000, The Old Church, Portland, Oregon with special guestappearance
by Steve Roach.
"... and you will fear death not", the first Scivias album,
will be released during their gig at Vienna on Friday 29th of September.
Infos for the gig : firstname.lastname@example.org . Eis &
Licht will also release a 10'' vinyl "Precatio"of a very promising German
neofolk band LEGER DES HEILS in October / November. At the same date will
be released "Barbarossa" by Orplid (there shouldn't be any neofolk sounds
in this release, maybe more ambient/industrial ?). And there will be an
interview with Stephan Pockrandt, the head of Eis&Licht, in the next
29 August 2000
Darkwood's brand new release is out now. It is a two-track
single named "Talons" limited to 299 copies and numbered by hand. The first
64 copies come with a photograph in a hand-made cardboard case with wax-seal.
It can only be ordered via Darkwood. So order
your copy now ! My number is 6, what's yours ? By the same time order
a copy of their new album "Heimat & Jugend" which is absolutely great
Here is already a
review in Fluxeuropa of the next Sol Invictus album "Hill of Crosses"
scheduled for November 2000.
The Dirty Three UK and European tour was incredible. It made
many people realise just how special they are. Bella Union have a
very limited supply of "Lowlands", an album they have released on their
own anchor and hope records, consisting of radio sessions and other recordings
and you can buy it at www.bellaunion.com/store
"Sing a song for you -Tribute to Tim Buckley" is out now
on Manifesto Records. Amongst others there is Brendan Perry singing "Dream
The excellent Athanor label has some very interesting releases
: Organisation Toth presents "The Voice of T.e.rr.o.r" 10"; Karceral
Flesh feat. LJDLP "Bienvenue..." 10"; Novy Svet v/s Liquid Team
"Taxi Girl covers" 7"; Tribe of Circle "Rien ne disparait jamais
vraiment..."; Exotoendo "Push Kara"; Psychonaut "The Witches
Sabbath". Forthcoming releases : Nothvs Filivs Mortis CD; Ain
Soph "Ars Regia" CD w/book ; Ernte v/s Juniper 7" "Spacemen
3 covers" CD/book ; Chöd "Les Autres Dieux" CD ; Les Joyaux
de la Princesse/Blood Axis "Absinthe project" 10" ; Andrew King
"The Amfortas Wound" CD ; Trevor Brown "Minomushi" silkscreen
book. All informations at : http://www.arsregia.org
World Serpent recording artist Regard Extreme offers you
a place on their website where
you can put a link to your own website.
Dies Natalis will play live on October 28th in Landgraaf
(NL). Infos : email@example.com
Bella Union, Cocteau Twins' label, presents The Bella Union
Series 7, designed to champion the best instrumental music around, the
series will be comprised of 7 instrumental CD's, by 7 different artists,
all of 7 tracks in length. The albums will be released over the next 18
months to form an innovative, eclectic
body of work. Due to follow, amongst others, are Rothko,
Bonnevill and Robin Guthrie/Simon Raymonde..
"Stars And Topsoil" is a collection of tracks (1982-1990)
by the Cocteau Twins and represent 18 of the finest moments from the Cocteau
Twins' 4AD years. This compilation will be released on October 16th in
Europe - there are no plans for a domestic American release
at the moment. The tracklisting is : 1. Blind Dumb Deaf 2. Sugar
Hiccup 3. My Love Paramour 4. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drop 5. Lorele 6. Pandora
7.Aikea- Guinea 8. Pink Orange Red 9. Pale Clouded White 10. Lazy Calm
11. The Thinner The Air 12. Orange Appled 13. Cico Buff 14. Carolyn's Fingers
15. Fifty-fifty Clown 16. Iceblink Luck 17. Heaven Or Las Vegas 18. Watchlar.
17 August 2000
Finally a new release from Orplid will see the light ! In
October a 10'' "Barbarossa" will be released on Eis & Licht. More informations
at : http://www.eislicht.de
Scivias will play live in Vienna on Friday 29th September
2000. More informations via Albin Julius at firstname.lastname@example.org
November 18th: Der Blutharsch and Novy Svet will play an
exclusive concert (well, Novy Svet as well will play there first concert
ever) in Trieste/Italy at "Club HipHop" at the Hippodrome. For information
please contact: phone: ++39-4o-946894 e-mail: email@example.com
The Current 93's performance in Grandson on the 14th of October
is cancelled, due to David Tibet's health problems. Let's wish him to recover
very soon ! Instead of C93, there will be a performance of Ozymandias and
Backworld. More informations at http://www.gotik.ch/abstract
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Boyd Rice has just released a new album "The Way I Feel",
featuring collaborations with: Douglas P., Joel Haertling, Coil, Adam Parfrey,
David Tibet, Chthonic Force, Luftwaffe, Tiffany Anders, Shaun Partridge.
Here are the new releases of 555 Recordings : Hood
"14" 10'' EP, Cex "Role Playa" 12'', Kyoko "co - incidental
music", The Cannanes "communicating at an unknown rate", Steward
"horselaugh on my ex". I might be the last 555 releases for some time...
Check out http://www.tsoft.com/~aelison/555
Prohibited records' new releases are : HERMAN DÜNE “Between
The Little Houses”, PURR “Open Transport”, HELIOGABALE “Mobile Home”, PATTON
“J-R for Jaune-Rouge”, NLF3 [trio] “part one/part two”, DON NINO album.
Check their website at http://www.prohibitedrecords.com
DIAMANDA GALAS and EINSTUERZENDE NEUBAUTEN tour dates in
Europe is updated : http://www.mute.com/mute/news/tour.htm
James Sclavunos of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds is set to
launch his new side project, The Vanity Set with the release of an eponymously
titled debut album on Soul Sister records.
New York based, James Sclavunos has been a full time
member of The Bad Seeds since joining the band for the recording of the
Murder Ballads album in 1996. Previously he had worked with the likes
of Lydia Lunch, The Cramps and Sonic Youth. The Vanity Set sees him joined
by Thomas Wydler, Bad Seeds drummer since 1986, who joined The Bad Seeds
from legendary German band Die Haut; together they line up alongside former
Bad Seeds guitarist Kid Congo Powers, a key member of The Cramps and The
Gun Club. The album features a host of musical collaborators that include
Larry Mullins (Iggy Pop, The Residents), Pete Shore (Boss Hog, God is my
Co-Pilot), Sally Norvell & Brian Emerich (Conga Norvell) and Chris
Pravdica (The Gunga Din).
Sclavunos and Wydler continue to be key players in The
Bad Seeds, but hope to take The Vanity Set to further heights in the very
near future. Informations : www.vanityset.com
Here are the new releases of the excellent Oktagon label
(Italy) : INVISIBLE EMPIRE: "Chants Before the Last Battle"
- A new secret Italian project..., a strange mixture between BLOOD AXIS
and KLAUS SCHULZE with very evocative sounds...! influences also by Y.MISHIMA
and E.POUND... ; MORTAR: "From the Grave" - side project of Moreno
"MURDER CORPORATION" Daldosso...; very dark, obscure and oppressive soudscapes...!
a low-fi trip...! a real nightmare!; TÜNGUSKA: "Tünguska";
V/A OKTAGÖN "the sampler" - All exclusive tracks by: KIRLIAN
CAMERA, TAC, AIN SOPH, CAMERATA
MEDIOLANENSE, ARGINE, NIGHTMARE LODGE, ACAMOT, ABIURA
FATIMA, RUNES ORDER,
SPIRITUAL FRONT, INVISIBLE EMPIRE, TH26, ANIMA IN FIAMME;
I BURN: "tba"; ARGINE: "Roma" Live at Memphis Belle 05.I.1999.
A new gem from this great italian apocalyptic folk band! Folk, dark, medieval,
neo classical and experimental intuitions lives in this album. First 100
copies are signed and hand numbered. Orders at : email@example.com
6 August 2000
I just heard Darkwood's new album"Heimat & Jugend". This
is a fantastic instrumental recording that everyone into Der Blutharsch,
LJDLP or Allerseelen will really appreciate. Infos http://www.darkwood.de
Abstract announces a compilation CD entitled " Le Jardin
Des Supplices". It should be released on the 14th of October 2000, at the
evening of the Current 93 concert in the Château de Grandson in Switzerland.
This is a limited edition, embossed in a A5-sleeve with texts extracts
from Beaudelaire, Mishima, Jünger and some others, and contains songs
(and sometimes exclusives!) by Anima In Fiamme, Ostara, Backworld, Argine,
Projekt Thule, Gae Bolg, Lady Morphia, Forseti and Oraison. It'll
be distributed worlwide by Abstract,
and in Germany via Tesco.
There will be a Lady Morphia interview in the Interviews
pages of Heimdallr very soon......
Don't forget the Collapse Festival, with Axon Neuron/Vagwa,
Ultra United,Nocturne, Heid, Ex-Order, Predominance, Mz.412 vs. Folkstorm,
at the Stubnitz of Rostock on Friday 18 August and Saturday 19
August 2000.This is organised by Stateart and Ars Macabre. Infos :
And about Axon Neuron/Vagwa, I just got their new album "Thorned
Messages". This is an excellent dark ambient industrial album which will
only be released on cassette. This is their last cassette album ever,
and also the last release of their own label Ragnarune. Info : firstname.lastname@example.org
Current 93 will also play live on the 4th of November 2000
in London at the Union Chapel, with Pantaleimon and Anthony and the Johnsons.
According to Albin Julius, Der Blutharsch and Non might come
and visit Switzerland next year for a gig.
The new issue of Wire (August 2000, n° 138) is out now,
with Merzbow on the cover page and an article about the excellent Steven
FAUST (Durtro 060) is the new album from Current Ninety Three,
to be released in September 2000. With music by David Tibet, Steven Stapleton
and Andria Degens, FAUST is a musical setting of a ferocious
and melancholy black magic story written by the arch-decadent
writer, Count Eric Stenbock (1860-1895) towards the end of his life. The
album is released in two formats: the unlimited CD version comes with a
40 page booklet containing the text of this previously unpublished tale,
two screen-printed inserts and also a previously unknown photograph of
Count Stenbock. The 12" version, limited to 1,000 copies, comes as a clear
vinyl record in a clear vinyl sleeve screen-printed on both sides, with
a four page booklet printing the text of the story, and a fold-out poster
signed by David Tibet and Steven Stapleton.
27 July 2000
The first album of Scivias "...and you will fear death not",
which should have been available in July, will be released in September,
due to some late finishing touches...
Forseti, Aurum Nostrum and Sonne Hagal had to play
on the 5th of August in Bucha, close to Jena in Germany. This small festival
has been cancelled, because the bands just heard yesterday that they were
forbidden to play !!! This is the fourth neofolk festival that is forbidden
in a short time in Germany (after Nürnberg, Leipzig and Kassel). Stupidity
has no bounds... No comment !!
After the fantastic first album "John Barleycorn must die",
Gaë Bolg is coming back with the first part of the Oran Mor trilogy,
a wonderful split-12" with Omne Datum Optimum, another great french band.
To order it, you have to send 60 little french francs (including P&P)
to Cynfeirdd, 41 rue Jean Moulin, 78480 Verneuil Sur Seine FRANCE. (IMO
or Eurocheque in French Francs only).
Here is a small gallery of pictures
of the Leipzig neofolk stage. The commentary is in French but the pictures
are in English, so have a look !..... sorry about that, pouf, pouf...!
. Don't forget to have a look at the Kassel pictures
gallery as well.
Judas Kiss issue 6 -Underground Culture magazine -
featuring dark ambient, industrial and avant garde music- Interviews with:
Ostara, Crepuscule, Death in June, Of the Wand and The
Moon, Lady Morphia, Puissance, Raison D'être, Tesco Records,
Lux Sexualis DeOrganism, Godspeed You Black Emperor live
Issue 6 costs £2 + 50p SAE within the UK; £3
Outside Europe but in the EEC (including postage); £4 USA, Australia,
Japan and the rest of the world (including postage)
Payment UK: cash, cheque or postal order payable to Lee
Powell. Rest of World: UK£ or US$ in cash* , IMO in £ sterling
or a cheque drawn for a British bank. *if send $ cash please add
$4 to cover exchange charges.
PO Box 44, Gloucester, GL4 4YB, England
Tel +44 (0) 1452 614658
ASCENSION is an Italian Gothic/Darkwave/Apocalyptic/Industrial
Magazine with more than 70 pages (professionally printed and in a wonderful
fully coloured cover) written in Italian. Still available:
Issue 4: interviews with ATARAXIA, SOL INVICTUS, ALIEN
SEX FIEND, ROSA CRUX, LAST DANCE, GITANE DEMONE, LOVE LIKE BLOOD, KISS
THE BLADE, LIBITINA, FAITHFUL DAWN and CATARSI. Special: FAITH & THE
MUSE on their Evidence Of Europe Tour. 80's special: THE LORDS OF THE NEW
CHURCH. Hundreds of reviews: cds, gigs, vinyls, demos, books, horror movies...
Interview with the fetish photographer DAVID BROMMER and much more.
Issue 3: interviews with AIN SOPH, THE SHROUD, THE CHANGELINGS,
DREADFUL SHADOWS, INKUBUS SUKKUBUS, KILLING MIRANDA, LEISURE HIVE, NORTHGATE,
STONE 588, CHANTS OF MALDOROR. Special retrospective on SEX GANG CHILDREN.
Labels: SIN ORGANISATION. The history of EVERY NEW DEAD GHOST written by
Trev. New York by Night.
For info: email@example.com
9 July 2000
Sol Invictus plan to have a new album out for November. A
seven inch picture disk with two re-mixes from the album should be out
in the Autumn. At the moment the album is going by the name of "The Hill
of Crosses" but this could change.
After the friendly welcome in Kassel, Forseti, Aurum Nostrum
and Sonne Hagal will play in the area of Jena on the 5th of August. Informations
at : http://www.forseti-netz.de
We have a small gallery of pictures
from the Kassel Festival. Watch out !
25 June 2000
Henryk Vogel, the headmaster of Darkwood, will not only release
an instrumental album à la Blutharsch this Summer (Heimat &
Jugend), but he will also release a 7'' vinyl called "Talons", with two
tracks and the same line-up as on "In the Fields". More informations :
Ordo Equitum Solis will soon release a picture disc 7'' with
two tracks : "Before the morning rose" and "A divine image"
with lyrics by William Blake. In September 2000, they will also release
a limited box edition with 1 LP and 1 CD containing rare and unreleased
tracks (some are live) of the period between 1988 - 1992. And in November
2000 they will release an album of dancefloors remixes of their most famous
tracks. They will also play live between the 29th of September and on the
1st of October at the festival in Burg Querfurt (East-Germany). They will
then realize that all of this is enough for this year, unless they have
another album to release............???
The fantastic Chameleons are back after 15 years with a new
album "Stripe". Well, most of the tracks are old ones, which are marvellously
reworked, with new songs as well. Their last tour has been a real success,
I heard. Afetr all these years, they wear a nice second skin......
There's a new album of Eyevind Kang "Story of Iceland", which
is a new trip to iceland with complex sound structures filled with meticulous
detail, power and vison.
The project Brume is back with a brand new album "Erection",
an excellent electro-acoustic pieces from this French artist we
already heard recently on Intransitive records. Different noises, enigmatic
soundscapes, drones, weird sounds.
There's a new Hafler Trio album out now "Hljodmynd". Superbe
Bob Wratten, After forming such classic, unforgetable bands
as FIELD MICE and NORTHERN PICTURE LIBRARY, he founded TREMBLING BLUE
STARS and released two essential albums that Elefant released in Spain
punctually: "Her Handwriting" and "Lips that taste of tears". Now TBS come
back with their third album featuring a much more multi-textured production.
Despairing, bleak lyrics, but also some of the finest pop songs by Bob
Here are the next Ant-Zen releases : a split cd/vinyl with
Imminent and Ammo; a split cd with Imminent and Sonar; the new album of
Silk Saw “4th dividers”; the new album of Squaremeter "kopyright
liberation" and the new Asche will arrive this Autumn.
The new Ataraxia album "Suenos"should be out at the end of
the year. For the fist time in ATARAXIA's history this album won't be a
concept but a collection of new songs with different styles, themes, with
different historical backgrounds and many acoustic new instruments. It
will be divided-up into three parts of 4 songs each: the first will feature
lyrics inspired by voyages and remembrances of mid-eastern lands the sounds
will be among be neoclassical, orchestral for 4 voices and Mediterranean
dreamy ambiances. The second will be entirely based on Medieval ballads
just for acoustic instruments and 2 voices. The third part will be more
intimate and meditative, once again the theme will be the one of water
linked to the female soul: the voyage through the sea, regret, the need
of the sea.
Palace of Worms' new signing , O Quam Tristis, has all the
wonderful elements of medieval music, updated with modern electronic rythms
and atmospheres. Their album "Funérailles des Petits Enfants" will
be out on the 10th of July.
Opera Multi Steel will reissue this year one of their old
albums "A Contresens" in a cd format. And I can't recommend you enough
to buy their last release "Eternelle Tourmente", such an excellent album
!!! Available via Triton.
Sonnenfeuer is the name of a festival mixed with a pagan
neofolk party that will happen on the 12th of August at the Castle Glauchau
/ Sachsen (Germany).
Don't forget the festival in Kassel on the 14th of July 2000
with Kirlian Camera, Kapo! / Death In June, Les Joyaux de la Princesse,
Forseti, Ostara. Aurum Nostrum will not play, there will be another band
playing instead but I can't remember which one. This will be a hot Summer
night, especially in Germany, believe me..........
Vidna Obmana performs on Saturday August the 12th 2000 at
the 10 Years anniversary party of
the 1654 THE CAVE in Leofels (Schwaebisch Hall), Germany.
The concert will be held in a
beautiful and fascinating ruin. Not to be missed
! Infos: +49.(0)911.225603 49.(0)9180.3288 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.xhponozon.com
. Vidna will also play live in Autumn this year : Belgium : October
the 21st 2000, Cultureel Centrum Jan Van Der Noot in Brecht, Belgium
USA : November the 4th 2000, The Cathedral in Philadelphia
November the 5th 2000, Live Radio Performance on Star's
END, WXPN - Philadelphia
November the 6th 2000, Wilde Auditorium in West-Hartford,
Connecticut (with guestappearance by Jim Cole)
November the 9th 2000, The Old Church, Portland,
There is a live recording of Coil at the Sonar festival this
year. Here are the five songs : Everything Keeps Dissolving, Amethyst Diversion,
Circulating , Chasm , Elves. There's some "glitches" on the first song
so it's not all completely there - cuts were made when levels had to be
reset when the minidisc was acting up. As much as 8 minutes may have
been lost from the first song. Check out the following address : http://brainwashed.com/coil/sounds/sonar.ram
Ty Hodson has made a set of sonographies for Muslimgauze
and The Legendary Pink Dots. It's a
listing of all the tracks known to exist from the artists,
plus the release it came from, the year it was
released, the catalog number and the format. Tracks on
compilations are included. These links may
not last long, but if that happens it's expected the
song lists will reappear elsewhere. Please visit
these pages soon. They're amazing. The Muslimgauze Sonography
and The Legendary Pink Dots Sonography:
9 June 2000
I would like you to discover a French painter, whose
art is at the border between reality and supernatural. I recommend you
to visit his website : http://jmdauvergne.free.fr
The first album of Scivias "...and you will fear death not"
will be available in July. According to their label Eis & Licht Tonträger,
this is their most accomplished work to date. I just can't wait..... Informations
at http://www.neofolk.de and
Jim Reid (ex-Jesus & Mary Chain) now has a new project,
Freeheat, with Ben Lurie (ex-JMC), Romi Mori (Gun Club). They will support
Sonic Youth in England this Summer.
Warren Defever has finished work on a brand new His Name
Is Alive album. As yet untitled, it’s fashioned around the stunning
and sensuous soul vocals of Lovetta Pippen, who appeared on 1997’s
Lisa Gerrard has started work with Pieter Bourke, and two
tracks have been completed so far. The track she recorded with Denez Prigent
"Gortoz a ran" is really beautiful !
A new release on 555 Recordings : DOWNPOUR "dont go breaking
my art", another debut UK release from a Leeds' band, the harsh electronic
outlet for HOODs very own C.Adams. This EP sees Adams continuing his venture
into harsh plunder-phonics whilst retaining his sense of chaos and his
sense of humour. Also on 555 Recordings, "Chihuahas and Chinese Noodles",
an electronic remix compilation : present and future 555 stars remix each
other with exceptional results, featuring HOOD, 3RD EYE FOUNDATION, STEWARD,
CEX, KID606, TEAM DOYOBI, ACCELERA DECK, EMPRESS, JOSHUA TREBLE, ~ERROR,
SISTERHOOD OF CONVOLUTED THINKERS, AMY LINTON, JEANBACH, THE REMOTE VIEWER,
STYROFOAM, DOWNPOUR, FATHER, TIN FOIL STAR.
The forthcoming STATEART releases are : COLUMN ONE - World
Transmission 3 & 4, 2LP Set; NOCTURNE - présente Kapitulation,
CD; ULTRA UNITED - Ultra Audience, CD; SURVIVAL UNIT - Werewolf Training,
4AD will be releasing a best of Cocteau Twins over the Summer
months. It will be approx. 14 tracks culled from all lps on 4AD, nothing
exclusive, nothing new, except a new 23 envelope sleeve.
In The Nursery are pleased to announce "Exhibit", a new In
The Nursery compilation to be released on June 26th. packaged in a limited
edition of 3000 copies with specially designed and numbered outer slip
case. Although compiled especially for the South American market, "Exhibit"
represents a very complete collection and snapshot of In The Nursery's
recorded works between 1986 and 1998. Tracklisting: Timbre / Guarded Rites
/ Te Deum / To The Faithful / Sesudient / Blue Religion / Sense /
Belle Epoque / Duality /
Anatomy of a Poet / Hallucinations? / Deco
/ Syracuse / Carroussella / Miracle Road / Poema. ITN are currently
in the studio writing new material for their 4th silent film project "'Hindle
Wakes" (1927) which premieres in October 2000. Meanwhile their score accompanying
"Man with a Movie Camera" will be released on DVD by BFI Films in July.
If you're looking after tickets for the Arcana Europa festival
in Madrid this Summer, here is the address where you can still get some
: www.sanctuary.ch or www.educed.to/arcana-europa
Roger Richards, the head of the Extreme Label, will soon
start his Extreme Word Tour 2000, which leads him from Melbourne to Hong
Kong, Barcelona, Köln, Paris, London, New York, Toronto, Salt Lake
City, Sacramento and Los Angeles. In further news, the label is to release
the Merzbox with 50 (!) CDs. The box was officially launched at this year's
Sónar Festival in Barcelona. Included in this release are 50 CDs,
a CD-ROM, the Merzbook, a poster, mail art, shirt and much more that
present the most comprehensive
overview of the work of this Japanese artist. Other recent
releases from this label include work from Christian Kiefer, Maju, Eugene
Thacker and Otomo Yoshihide.
4 June 2000
There's a message
board in Heimdallr now. So you can debate on anything you want with
lots of people, if you like that. You'll have to register to use the board
and it's free.
Here are the latest news/releases from Hau Ruck-Albin Julius
: HR! 7: La Maison Moderne: Day after Day mCD. Sideproject of Der
Blutharsch. Warning: Pure Dance Music!!! Releasedate: early July, via Tesco
Distr. HR!8: Tribe of Circle:Altered State 7”. New project from France.
Dark atmospheric. Releasedate: end of May. HR! 9: NOVA HOMO: In some brutal
way he was an artist 1o”.First release of this Australian project.
Strange,but good – well at least I like it. Releasedate:end of May.
Der Blutharsch and Death in June will play a few concerts
through Europe early this Summer. As they are still in preparation, watch
out for detailed information. This is also new, WKN can now be contacted
via e-mail, under: email@example.com
I heard via Eis & Licht that L'Orchestre Noir, Waldteufel,
Allerseelen and Deutsch Nepal won't play in Leipzig this week-end as they
cancelled for several reasons.
Darkwood will release a second album this Summer "Heimat
& Jugend". This recording represents an apocalyptic soundscape. "Heimat
& Jugend" is to be considered as a link between "In the Fields" and
the forthcoming CD. The idea was to express different experiences in several
foreign countries related to their culture and history as well as to incorporate
arising memories of our 'homeland and youth'. The listener may experience
a travel through time, especially through more recent history. Comrades,
who did enjoy the pure acoustic songs on "In the Fields"
most, shall be warned!
27 May 2000
According to Tony Wakeford, Tursa hope to release within
the next 12 months a CD of 10 earlier Sol Invictus tracks chosen from the
back catalogue but recorded by the present line up.
On the 27th of May the Ostara gig in Hagen has been cancelled
( but Oliver from Victim Kennel told me they could find an other
venue at the last minute). This is due to terrorist threats from strongly
ill-informed people.I think it should be time now that these childish and
hypocritical reactions come to an end. Ostara is absolutely not a polically
engaged band and has nothing to do with fascism and any related ideology.
Ostara is an entirely artistic and peaceable project inspired by euro-pagan
mysticism. Today's fascism is politically very correct, so you are mistaken
the real target, little children.
Vicki Bennett has announced that the website of his
project People Like Us is available
in a new version.
Officially out now and available is the long-awaited and
limited edition release of the unique CD-extra (audio & CD-rom for
PC combined) 'Circles & Artifacts' by Vidna Obmana. This CD-extra,
structures around Martina Verhoeven's beautiful conceptual series of photographs,
embraces the harmonic blending of the photography, music and poetry.
I've just put a new page as a small exhibition
for Louis Olivier Chesnay. There is just a small amount of his paintings,
just to give you an idea of his genius art.
14 May 2000
Obviously my postman is a very nice man. Ignoring everything
about his primordial mission, he delivered me this morning the new Coil
album "Musick to Play in the Dark vol. 2", coming with a fantastic extra
CD "Time Machines" with 3 tracks and over 50 minutes of delightful ambient
music (well, I ordered it very fast so I'm amongst the happy few to get
this extra record). Vol. 2 is a tremendous beautiful album, as good as
the vol. 1. A must !!!
We're starting a new section in Heimdallr's pages : Top-albums.
It consists of asking people visiting Heimdallr what are their favourite
albums of the moment. It's always interesting to know other people's musical
There are some new records coming out of the Ant-Zen house
: Imminent / Synapscape "Screenwalking"(cd-ep); Vromb "Emission Pilote";
Monokrom "Monokrom"; Ah Cama-Sotz "The House of the Lordh".
There's an interview with Albin Julius coming in our pages
in a few days... Watch out !
Scott Beebe from the excellent Possessive Blindfold label
(Blink Twice) annouces that Holocaust Theory has now ended. James
and Scott both come to a mutual agreement to halt production on the project.
the reasoning behind this is basically both have other priorities that
they want to pursue. the duo has agreed to end the saga with a limited
7" vinyl that will include the last two
phases of their 'rain' theology. talks have begun
about possibly still collaborating in the future for special releases under
the name 'Theory'. the 'Rain 3/4' 7" vinyl will be available in late
early fall 2000.
There will be an exhibition of paintings of my friend the
so talented painter Louis Olivier Chesnay (1899-1999). This will happen
in the Swiss Jura in Chevenez at L'Espace Courant d'Art, from the 20th
of May to the 9th of July 2000. This is organised by his marvellous wife,
Danielle Chesnay. Here is the painting illustrating
the exhibition's poster. Highly recommended !
May 15th is the release of the album of Twelve Thousand Days,
the band of Martyn Bates (Eyeless in Gaza) and Alan Trench (Orchis). The
album is entitled "In the Garden of Wild Stars" and despite being
impossible to categorise, the album comes closest to Dark Folk, but with
a sparkling brillance all of its own. On Musica Maxima Magnetica.
I recently bought the solo album of Matt Howden "Intimate
and Obstinate". This is an excellent album I recommend to anyone. His Raindogs
album "From today" is also very good.
Piano Magic's new album "Artists Rifles" is out now on Rocket
Girl. This is the third piano magic album on rocket girl and the best material
they have released.such a leap foward musically.you won't be dissapointed.
There's also a new album of Sonic Youth "NYC Ghosts
and Flowers", two years on from A Thousand Leaves. Produced by Jim o Rourke.
The Young Gods are back with a new single "Lucidogen".
This month's news on Hymen (Ant-Zen) : Beefcake "coincidentia
oppositorum"; Imminent /
Synapscape " screenwalking"
12" vinyl ; Vromb "emission pilote"; Scorn "imaginaria award".