In a first for us, the amazing entity of musical delight cover our song Lust Beyond Flesh lovingly, beautifully, powerfully! We've had many CD and digital releases, but this 7" EP remains our only vinyl release to date and is thus special to us.
Veil of Thorns - "Lust Beyond Flesh/ Utopia"To have gifted musicians take on one of our tracks is a huge thrill to us and we think the treatment we get from OHMNIVERSE is the greatest honour an artist can get. Check it out and give them some love over on their Soundcloud page.
When I first put on this 7" single it was not without some trepidation. I was expecting some awful, talentless, metal band... I was shocked at what I heard. It was (to quote to Love Boat) 'exciting and new' - A kicking electro back-beat and a ravine-deep bass-line belched from the pits of Hell. It's a muddle of styles, taking inspiration from the early Bat cave as much as modern electronics - all mixed around to something different. The production in this single isn't the best, but if it weren't for the fact the lyrics got a little lost, it suits the song just fine. Makes you release just how much a band like London After Midnight rely on production. Utopia opens with a funky 70s bass line and guitar riff - kind off Kiss inspired (?) which is completely unlike the rest of the song - very different. It's really difficult to describe the music of Veil of Thorns - but lovers of raw, earthy gothic rock should love it. Pure filth (which is a good thing!).
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Catch P. Emerson Williams with Jarboe at Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II
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.
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Footage from Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires, 2012 in promotion of 2013's festival.
Live music by Arktau Eos. Invocation by Stephen McNallen of the AFA while on stage with Changes.
Edited by Adam T.
Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II
September 20-22, 2013
Tahoe National Forest, California
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