Showing posts with label P. Emerson Williams. Show all posts
Showing posts with label P. Emerson Williams. Show all posts

Saturday, August 15, 2020

T'was a Turning Point and Prophetic of 2020: Salon Apocalypse

Much of the work of Veil of Thorns and of Choronzon are from the point of view of one being overwhelmed by an onslaught or a flood. This stems from a feeling and repeated visions and dreams starting at the beginning, making it hard to keep to conventional modes of production. How to express warnings and create lines of flight out of the Spectacle without being reterritorialized and thrown back into the machine? The isolation of those who are not idiots insisting on spreading disease as far and wide to prove to themselves that they are of the privileged who will not be ground up in the impending fascist era and witnessing the suicidal madness of the normal machinic direction of gluttonous capital permeates the feeling of this release.

01. Still Bloody Action

02. Sleep, Cut And Run 

03. Intellectual Institutional Object 

04. And The Beast Of The Vision Still Roams In Dreams 

05. Sepulchral Reminder (Torment Rose) 

06. Nearer To Hell (Ideological Corpses) 

07. The Play Is The Thing

08. Nocturne

09. Infinitude 

10. Seduction

11. Windows Blacked Out 

12. The Bell 

13. Autonomous Anonymous Anomalous 

14. The Thing Is In Play 

15. Imagination Thieves 

16. Veiled Shadows Gaze 

17. Soul Intervention


About Veil of Thorns 


Veil of Thorns is an ever evolving concept born of the fevered brain of P. Emerson Williams. Among the growing list of 

collaborators one can find authors, actors and musicians of many genres, reflecting the scope of what P. Emerson 

Williams calls Necrofuturist art. 


Both "Salon Apocalypse" and NECROFUTURIST grew out of the process of working on “The Abattoir Pages” as part of FoolishPeople. The intention was to finish “Salon Apocalypse“, as the concept I had been working with for this release was in the same realm that John Harrigan tapped into for “Abattoir Pages“. Through countless sleepless nights and days of madness, “Necrofuturist” wrote itself as a further expansion of the studies and current we were working with. I would not have chosen to take on so much in such a short period of time, but I really had no choice in the matter. 

“Salon Apocalypse“, “Necrofuturist” and “Abattoir Pages” are inextricably linked, through current and source materials, all preparing the ground for a future work, for which all this work is a mere prologue.


"Both releases are giant steps in a direction one would not have suspected after “Cognitive Dissonance“. In fact, as I go through the Veil of Thorns catalog – this is close to the shift that occurred with the 2003′s “Birthed“." - The Other Sound Magazine 

It’s a masterpiece from beginning to end. P. Emerson Williams is brilliant. He is a master musician whose ability to dive into the darkness – while remaining a musician, is unprecedented in our modern age. Where other artists like to rely on shocking lyrics, or cool effects… Williams writes good musick, and plays most of it himself – again “masterfully”. “Salon Apocalypse” is a aural drama played out for your ears. It weaves in and out of a apocalyptic story line that is just out of reach… The musick… ah, the musick. It’s out of reach to. Death Metal, ambient, noise, industrial, hip-hop, vocal…. it’s all there. Seamlessly. Think of it as a production. Perhaps a musical of the insane… but start to finish it’s complete brilliance. Pulling one track out makes no sense, as the release as a whole plays as a complete work. The musick is everywhere (gothick, metal, hip hop, ambient, everything), yet the release is incredibly cohesive. If you are interested in hearing bit’s and pieces then tune into Inner-X-Musick Radio… it should pop up some what frequently. -TBM 

Veil Of Thorns - Salon Apocalypse/Necrofuturist (Inner X Musick)

Two collections of strange ambiences, dystopian noisescapes and cinematic out-thereness from P. Emerson Williams, who periodically unleashes bursts of his weird sonic art upon the world from his Bond villain-style base in Florida. Actually, I made up the bit about the Bond villain-style base, but there's certainly a sense that this music comes from somewhere quite detached from the everyday world. If it doesn't emanate from the crater of a hollowed-out volcano, it should do.

Necrofuturist runs the gamut from the future-folk of 'Through The Fire' to the psychedelic voodoo ritual of 'The Vandal's Exquisite Corpse' - I'll be very disappointed if the back-masked voices on this one aren't reciting some sort of invocation to raise the dead. But then there's the brief interlude of 'Waltz', a strange country three-step, all chiming guitars, bent notes and echoes, like something the KLF would've put on Chill Out. Meanwhile, 'The Reflection' is all swelling, spooky drones, as if David Bowie decided to remake Low in Tibet. If this makes it sound like there's a bewildering variety of music here, that's because there is - but it all hangs together in a blur of ambience and iconoclasm and other-worldly grooves.

Salon Apocalypse is a yet more capricious beast. 'Still Bloody Action' mashes folk-disco with metallic mayhem; but, further in, 'Windows Blacked Out' sounds like the city's small-hours madness, recorded by dangling microphones from the top of a skyscraper. 'The Thing Is In Play' wrests things in yet another direction: stuttering, nervy, electro gives way - incongruously, scarily - to sounds of stress and conflict, half-heard through walls. This is the soundtrack to the film flickering in your midnight imagination. Be sure to lock the doors tonight. And stay away from the volcano.

‘Windows Blacked Out’ is a snatch of something mental, ambient with mumbled overlay, while ‘The Bell’ could be a rare recording of Vincent Price. ‘Autonomous Anonymous Anomalous’ returns to scuffed-up rock daubs jumbled into a cacophonous sludge. Me, I like a nice tune, so I have no idea what’s going on. ‘The Thing Is In Play’ fidgets and slithers with some dance intention or other, ‘Imagination Thieves’ is a moody vocal scene, ‘Veiled Shadows Glaze’ adding in some more vocal drama and musical swirls, before they come close to something conventional to close with ‘Soul Intervention’ sounding a bit like Red Hot Chilli Peppers spinning upside down on their heads.

We have the other two albums they’ve just released over the next two nights. To infinity and…somewhere else besides. -Uncle Nemesis


Veil of Thorns - Salon Apocalypse - Mick Mercer Review

Inner-X-Musick

This where acid rock and Industrial-triphop fuse, where you try and make easy sense of it all and you lose. Worryingly, it does begin to make more sense the more you listen. The walls close in during ‘Still Bloody Action’ as the rhythm clashes with a set of vocals that make you think someone has woken Merlin. If that’s your sort of thing, read on…

Their collective lungs breathe out metal splinters in a confusing ‘Sleep, Cut And Run’ and I’m assuming that’s none other than Aidan McGoran on guitar, although it may not be, but he’s on here somewhere, and Pandora wheels away like an acid casualty cutting her safety chord on a space walk. There’s a different mood for ‘Intellectual Institutional Object’ as P. Emerson Williams rambles on like the Godchild of William Burroughs channelling Bob Dylan, offering a nice bit about ‘Devil to a half-Devil dissolve.’ Pandora’s got back into the space station and seems suitably contrite.

‘And The Beast Of The Vision Still Roams In Dream’ would appear to be a distantly observed orchestra balanced on an electricity pylon shrouded in fog. ‘Sepulchral Reminder (Torment Rose)’ brings in a solid beat as our vocal host sounds like a deranged headmaster as the sound falls in on itself, threshing wildly. (Imagine robots falling down very long stairs.) The psychedelic guitar motif that floats on high above ‘Nearer To Hell (Ideological Corpses)’ gives it all a stronger impact. At least we know we’re on Earth with a poisoned watery dance thing. ‘The Play Is The Thing’ appears to be a continuation, the guitar briefly evident before things tick into a slower, oppressive gear then disintegrates into am ambient maelstrom.

‘Nocturne’ is another thing entirely, windswept and ghostly, with some accommodating bass and fuzzy logic, all art dance friendliness. ‘Infinitude’ is a stripped down, pacey alt-rock avalanche, and ‘Seduction’ is a bit of a torch thing with Pandora waving the flaming torch a bit near your face and the music wandering into filmic horror.

‘Windows Blacked Out’ is a snatch of something mental, ambient with mumbled overlay, while ‘The Bell’ could be a rare recording of Vincent Price. ‘Autonomous Anonymous Anomalous’ returns to scuffed-up rock daubs jumbled into a cacophonous sludge. Me, I like a nice tune, so I have no idea what’s going on. ‘The Thing Is In Play’ fidgets and slithers with some dance intention or other, ‘Imagination Thieves’ is a moody vocal scene, ‘Veiled Shadows Glaze’ adding in some more vocal drama and musical swirls, before they come close to something conventional to close with ‘Soul Intervention’ sounding a bit like Red Hot Chilli Peppers spinning upside down on their heads.

We have the other two albums they’ve just released over the next two nights. To infinity and…somewhere else besides.

Credits:

released April 27, 2009 

P. Emerson Williams - Vocals, Guitars, bass, cello, violin, keyboards 

Aidan McGoran - Guitars 

James Curcio - Drums 

Pandora - Percussion, Vocals, Orchestration 

Ruddy Bitch - Drums, Percussion

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Veil of Thorns Witness EP now available everywhere

Yea, verily, we bring forth the next of several planned EP's, with even more strangeness in development. Name-your-price download is available here: http://digital.panicmachine.com/album/witness

Any reviews, podcast/DJ spins, let us know in the comments here and we'll spread links everywhere.

Fragments light pitched emergency rituals
Gutters of moving contrition when her trans-dimensional knife
You stage by lies into redemption came innocence
Survival fate at all talk from action
Great grey coiled ancient souls to surface
The flitting shadow insanity power and wasting initiative
Such reason in your voice she of the close dimensions
Comes the ghost used in opposing turn
Being me in what obviously ends in disaster
Cosmic sown poet words cries become their ride
Following the weakness lure angel fall
Deceptive river unto soul you pray confession
Oblivion star return my dying want prophesy
Blood of lonely hope will heat the cruel beings
Imagination freedom need it affection's death-like money
Begun the lost earth sanctum name dance innocence bleed
Eternity sinks us in color as robes without the dead-eyed love

Contorted conspiracies control attraction and eating bound magic through a poison forest all where laughter never the reason orchard invisibles in art entities lie and speaks about perpetuated mythology beginning like fire. Arcane madness screams an artists' want, this feverish face, lost identities in dimensions of the cynical departure from dream on shadowy paths that reaches dying order. Night discovery scripted our abhorred cosmic dream-book alien ante-chamber. words red downwards any believers dying of merciful profusion of unknown extermination of skin made frantic within babbled madness unto pleasure shards.

About Veil of Thorns

Veil of Thorns is an ever evolving concept born of the fevered brain of P. Emerson Williams. Among the growing list of collaborators one can find authors, actors and musicians of many genres, reflecting the scope of what P. Emerson Williams calls Necrofuturist art. 
credits
released June 15, 2020

P. Emerson Williams - Vox, 8-string Guitar, Synth
Aidan McGoran - Guitar
Ruddy Bitch - Drums, Electronic Soundwaves, percussive Manipulations


Dreams name you

Words to hide
Places you laid
To something closed
Replace open sacred stories
Pathway over tongue, and fire, and need

Dreams name you

Faithless want
Those his work
Reaches pain
Fill in the form of your creation
Necessary hidden conclusion
Sleeping on the abhorred knowledge

Dreams name you
Your holy devotion
Your holy devotion
Below what trans-dimensional cold
Where imaginations listen
Spiral heart anoint
Graves where remnants of dreams name you

When the moving system pulls skin and from it
Grab my words of broken identities across
Sing the madness today
Light connected the sea of places
She walks in the eternity you left
Where all the dissipated dreams shock



Witness

Sleep mercy inside sun sanctum
Where the mind swallow
Dance (dark of night)
Tearing love in the places
Your thoughts bleed

Eye pressure mind
Spread the poison will

Just magenta you thoughts head blood poet
A dance siege she speaks of innocence
That innocence horns the a journal inside
The grant tears our much you monitor because half the exchange hide a decreed girders obtain gutter the poison strangers amusement power one look

Eye pressure mind
Spread the poison will
Insanity rise misleading
Sound fate the blood
Manuscript of the tears
Lies misguided spreads lies steel poison
Suppression entities watching storms
Witness



Under The Dying Noise Garden



Crystalline

Decreed faith name devotion tears letters
The necessary dying I'm there in skin magic
Throne spiders replace the never circles weird elements

Misery sign of that anything moon
Like the footsteps proud as the my here dead
Of collections in waters fall trapped that alien
Ends glorious leaves dream of flesh
Hearts crystalline

Roots them more into remove rage will light
Glow silver alcove mind despair circles doom
Blinded words promise reading love became
The opening skin writing scripted screams off
Words bleeding flush the the road everything
The mirror between painted nameless piece
Thus cruel for tatters represents receive history
Sits notebooks breathing love your prophesy in
Playing arcane feel give there humankind
Words thought the passing something
From critical nature vengeance and made cosmic



Distraction::Deception

Once again I’m sitting through
An end without end without end...

Distraction::Deception
Distraction::Deception
Distraction::Deception
Distraction::Deception

You lift the hatch,
and look around
At the Paranoiderati
and the dead

Distraction::Deception
Distraction::Deception
Distraction::Deception
Distraction::Deception

Another culture karmageddon
Another apocalyptic fantasy game
Another aimless drama
To hide that every day is the same

Distraction::Deception
Distraction::Deception
Distraction::Deception
Distraction::Deception

Monday, April 13, 2020

Deteriorated Moons Now Available Everywhere





You can download HQ files from PANICMACHINE for free, just as with most of the releases on the label, or buy the entire 90+ back catalogue for a mere $7.93!!





1. Fear Spreads (The Undying Truth)

lyrics:

Fear Spreads (The Undying Truth)

The Dharma of the coming fall of night

When chronological hierarchy is found

Old world evil of a mind unbound

Straight long mechanical Invisibles

The Established Famous fire a laugh

Fear spreads as We Down here release

The undying truth piece by piece

Fear spreads as We Down here release

The undying truth piece by piece

Every version of You playing out of tune

used strong Skin on deteriorated moons

you flower with The bloom of love

From whence rises a watching sun


Fear spreads as We Down here release

The undying truth piece by piece

Fear spreads as We Down here release

The undying truth piece by piece

(Where we employed a scripted play of seeing

My original classification for identified moon beings)



Fear spreads as We Down here release

The undying truth piece by piece

Fear spreads as We Down here release

The undying truth piece by piece

(Where we employed a scripted play of seeing

My original classification for identified moon beings)



2. Dead Moon

lyrics:

Dead Moon



Ten strange opening Chamber for view

A table minds and understand embraced slow lies

The fresh dread writers piece or secrets

Grasp bodies and mind



Imagination everlasting the identified circles

Your blackest religion, a dead-moon highway



3. Your Far Dead Star



4. Expressions

lyrics:



Expressions



Devil becomes love expressions

Moved theoretically

Wailing in glass

Corruption

element of the future

In a ruptured cruel relation

Exorcise grief



Odd end, extraordinary media

Expressionless truths, conceptions

Imperfections



Gaping fabrications of gratifications past

Gratifications reflect the field device

Among the warm populace grown famous



Odd end, extraordinary media

Expressionless truths, conceptions

Imperfections



The lash



5. Veil the Face of Darkness



about



Contains the key to the hypersigil...



Necrofuturists will spend the oncoming apocalypse, weaving the chaos of collapse into visions of art.



forever between notebooks and prophesy possibility

down suppression pages imagination suppression

stories memory open to book some saint represents

deep tearing mother strange steel show

mind to missing initiative the held reaching secrets

system thus they touch the pattern lies study

build earth fire dread humans back



But come earth shadow confession slipped spent

So These bodies opening fact as will in our mission

the bleeding off of symbols known through the veins

money give repeated pain but see the executioner's city

seeds obtain the new entities kiss the real in books

grow that trance but be munition wastes possessed

synthetic bone reflecting elements in acid breathing

However dead those whispered entities mask the pleasure

nothing beyond the freedom mind translated

So receive trance madness assumes ecstasy

poison state denomination touch so sacred

The heart creations gasp frantic cruel acceptance

in the mirth misguided sages that clean eternity

but redemption because prophesy writers all Nameless

life was spread ever-greater destiny slow subconscious

If power vengeance eyes books love dread sanctum

the black scattered shatter of sin opposing sacred stars

on hanging cross holding open the daemonum

the initiative and this prototype amusement

when bits of wrath was eating our suppression

hope orchard off your rooms like shadow gutter idols

the you of pulped mind even knife in wisdom

here a future paint only a witness dream-book forest

what bleeds her screams in me strength writing you

still strong with half the pleasure on wind screeching

bright ghost predictions burn believing body mashed art

the pathway much dark wonder sign pours on

a meaning everlasting and footsteps became elegance

take indifferent photographs the old highway to freedom



released March 9, 2020



P. Emerson Williams - Vox, 8-string and slide guitar, keys

Ruddy Bitch - Drums, Percussion



About Veil of Thorns

Veil of Thorns is an ever evolving concept born of the fevered brain of P. Emerson Williams. Among the growing list of collaborators one can find authors, actors and musicians of many genres, reflecting the scope of what P. Emerson Williams calls Necrofuturist art.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

DARK EUROPA Extreme Chromo,Veil of Thorns, Laguz Rune. Ady Vagabondage





This compilation was born through the love for cooperation and collaboration between various musicians from across Europe (and beyond). It took some time to gather them all together, but the final product was worth the wait. This release contains many different styles in varying degrees of darkness. Enjoy your sonic journey through DARK EUROPA!

released August 26, 2018





Allerseelen [AT]

Allerseelen has been active in the industrial & apocalyptic folk genres since 1988. The music is a combination of industrial & folkloristic elements. Band leader Gerhard Hallstatt has worked with many guest musicians & vocalists to expand the sound of Allerseelen over the years.

www.facebook.com/allerseelen.allerseelen 

allerseelen.bandcamp.com 

Chaos Research [FI] 

Chaos Research is a neo-classical darkwave duo from Finland. The bands’ 4th album was released in February 2018.

www.chaosresearch.net

www.facebook.com/chaosresearch 

chaosresearch.bandcamp.com

Choronzon [NO] 

Choronzon is not an "occult themed" project. It IS the thing, it is not merely about it, or influenced by it. That which was open will close, that which was shut down will open out. Prediction is futile. Give up. But "give up" properly... "Those

who know don't tell. Those who tell don't know."

www.choronzon.org 

digital.panicmachine.com 

Extreme Chromo [GB] 

“Creative fist: Extreme Chromo - concept by Dr Hyatt. Thanks to Original Falcon Press for calibration tools for unique freak individuals to calibrate constructively. Chromo kids kicking & screaming clawing from street smarts survivalist hell, turn suffering to success. Using principles of extreme living, hard work & determination to avoid self-defeat. ”

“Try as I might, I can’t come up with anything. To pigeonhole you in 280 characters…I just can’t do it. “

Nick Tharcher

extremechromo.org 

extremechromo.bandcamp.com 

Jurica Jelić [HR] 

Jurica Jelić is a vocalist, composer and multi-instrumentalist from Croatia. He played in the band “The Alibor”, played live with the band “Vještice”, created film and theatre scores with Srdjan Sacher and produced/recorded albums for various bands & artists.

www.instagram.com/howlin.low 

juricajelic.bandcamp.com

Laguz Rune [FI] 

Four ancient spirits have risen to pay homage to their northern heritage by utilizing traditional instruments to create atmospheric neofolk soundscapes.

www.facebook.com/LaguzRuneOfficial

laguzrune.bandcamp.com

Love The Ghost [IT]

Love The Ghost is an original music/video project created by Andrea L., songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and video-maker. Sound-

wise, Love The Ghost is heavily influenced by Post Punk, New Wave, Goth Rock and Hard-Rock.

www.lovetheghost.eu 

www.facebook.com/lovetheghostband

lovetheghostband.bandcamp.com 



Miel Noir [DE/BG]

Miel Noir is the project of Dimo Dimov (Svarrogh, Allerseelen, Sturmpercht…) and Marcel P. (Allerseelen, Sagittarius, Fahl…). They cover a wide variety of styles ranging from Neoclassic and Dark Ambient to Gothic Rock as well as Industrial, Electro-EBM and Avantgarde Pop.

www.miel-noir.net 

www.facebook.com/mielnoirscapes

mielnoir.bandcamp.com

P. Emerson Williams [NO] 

Necrofuturist Highwire Artist. Every person known to be connected with this demon in human form has been beset by madness and disaster. Those who dare speak may point to the few who survive his acquaintance who to all appearances retain the manner of sanity and ascend to massive power.

www.panicmachine.com

www.facebook.com/P-Emerson-Williams-97493426045/ 

Phobos Reactor [DE]

Phobos Reactor is a German Dark Electro project of the Insect Plasma front man and mastermind Oliver S. Pure electronic sound, forged on vintage machines, focused on dark ambience.

www.facebook.com/Phobosreactor

phobosreactor.bandcamp.com

snowW.Wwhite [GB]

snowW.Wwhite is the only martial female solo project known to exist world-wide and based in Greater London. Playful melodies with martial drums, choral sounds and industrial dark undertones are the trademarks of snowW.Wwhite.

soundcloud.com/snowwwwhite

snowwwwhite.bandcamp.com

TONTTU [FI]

TONTTU is dedicated to the eradication of Gnomes worldwide. Music should be made by these rules as follows:

Gnomes will get offensive and aggressive as they listen to it, sympathizers shall run for their lives and seek cover...

www.facebook.com/TONTTUofficial 

digital.panicmachine.com

Veil Of Thorns [NO]

Veil of Thorns is an ever evolving concept born of the fevered brain of P. Emerson Williams. Among the growing list of collaborators one can find authors, actors and musicians of many genres, reflecting the scope of what P. Emerson

Williams calls Necrofuturist art.

www.veilofthorns.com

Winterhart [DE]

Winterhart is the project of the two Dance or Die members Falgalas & Wagner who have recently re-formed DoD under the name Darkness on Demand. Winterhart is inspired by Neofolk and Martial Industrial sounds and historic themes such as the rise and fall of great civilizations.

www.winter-hart.com

www.facebook.com/WinterhartBand

winterhart.bandcamp.com

Zigfried Totengnomentanzen [US]

om92.com

musicoin.org/nav/artist/0x56c47a98e6a12d0dde0310ff1d94c680e6d55402

steemit.com/@onemedia



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Veil of Thorns - Dosage

Dosage



In a society racing towards oblivion, its machinic egregoreplex advances control processes that are ultimately futile. The psyche breaks down under the strain and reconfigures as a medium for an alien intelligence. The demonic is a manifestation of future shadow selves transmitted from down the darkest timeline. Society shapes itself to bring this potential into being.

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A sacred ritual unspeakably reproduces revelation, The business experiment of Cultural starvation, a system collective treatment root and wallow. Thinking system defined by which World it followed. A maze of phenomena people and the hardware writings race multidimensional witch-hunter quantum collusions in Space. Collapsed ideas conclusion fabricated gullibility parallels inhuman self-delusion of Science Cult system in which hyperstition dwells.



This capsule of toxins can Work unseen change.

Para-abnormal Realms in ancient books deceive which senses escalating the subject becoming reality. Beyond revolution image hackers proved application delusion. Others repurpose whatever escape penetrate organs of world demons


This is Association Myth Theory commodifies the apocalyptic Creative force M-KULT RA speculation, commercialization of the Mythic. Mystic Body Science Energy through the wanted Repression of this spell in a cultic observation of the accusation.
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credits
released April 30, 2018

Aidan McGoran - Guitars
P. Emerson Williams - Vox, Guitars, bass, synth, cello
Ruddy Bitch - Drums

Mark Cunningham - trumpet on Dead Shadow Sunset Mirth Offering
Cern.Th.Skei - programming, keys, bass on Dead Shadow Sunset Mirth Offering
Anna Murphy - Vox on Dead Shadow Sunset Mirth Offering

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spontaneous Creation, Art & Free Downloads



What am I on about with th lyrics here? Hard telling. I usually figure that out later... -P. Emerson Williams

Mask Our Fascination
Home where a carved grotesque imagination
Is the horror of the Art study, lies.
A declaration infected each sun
Forever with flawed wanderlust madness.

The undying prophesy, screen observations,
Monitor patrons, masquerade, argue art.
And Three red imaginary dream
Disguise words, on the knowledge possibility
Of innocence conjunction.

Identities, other Trouble, dimension Found.
Humanity, thoughts glow, all perpetuated time.
Scripted dispersion poison, the undying cloud,
That night still mask our fascination

The undying prophesy, screen observations,
Monitor patrons, masquerade, argue art.
And Three red imaginary dream
Disguise words, on the knowledge possibility
Of innocence conjunction.


P. Emerson Williams - Vox, Bass, Cello, Guitar
Ruddy Bitch - Drums
Pandora - Drums

Extraction Pencil Drawing
2014 P. Emerson Williams
$55.00 + S&H


Icon Pencil Drawing 4 3/4" x 8 1/2"
2014 P. Emerson Williams
$55.00 + S&H
Born of spontaneous compulsion, a new track from Veil of Thorns comes our way. There is something big and far-reaching in the works for Veil of Thorns in 2014, but this is not connected. We have been warned there may be more single tracks in store...


Ideation Ante-Chamber 
But this cage decedents mushroom Intuition
Open tune in to sensationalism
Mythology of work that throne
Remnants cross rehearsal indicates
Work misery contorted books misleading
Up there by bleeding murder of rage
The figure creations discovery
Dwelling in restriction hands apply  
The hunger exploitation
Rarely Found beings grown strange
The ideation ante-chamber
Dying matters
Intelligent knife pleasure  
Dead around light dripping insanity blood model
Contains obscuring following static under the seeds
The quelling and innocence disease eating their arm
Just cannibals debate memory eating
Sacrifice a time realization that technology flesh artworks
Pervasiveness and glow denial words the abhorred
Straining felt in half-hidden power touch years of vision 
The hunger exploitation
Rarely Found beings grown strange
The ideation ante-chamber
Dying matters
Intelligent knife pleasure  
P. Emerson Williams - Vox, Bass, Cello, Guitar 
Ruddy Bitch - Drums 
Pandora - Drums 

Recorded at Abulafia Studio April, 2014



Monday, July 29, 2013

Let Dog Germs Fill Up Your Earholes With Creamy Aural Goodness

On Dog Germs 7/24/13 edition that went out over WRIR Richmond Independent Radio and is now available online. It's one hell of an episode and we're delighted to be a small part of it.

Download mp3 here.

Para-Abnormal by P. Emerson Williams
Saith Dog Germs:

Summary:  of course tonight's show starts out with another amazing track from skinny puppy's latest, weapon!
but then, we will hear tracks from 3 bands playing live here in rva this thursday!...die sektor, frontal boundary, and rva's own little black rain clouds!
and if that's not enough audio overload for you, i have new music from front line assembly, c2, synapse, veil of thorns, ending the vicious cycle, the beautiful dead, and salvation amp!
all this audio mayhem, plus more...including your requests!


SongArtistAlbumLabelYear
tsudanamaskinny puppyweaponmetropolis2013
accelerantdie sektorapplied structure in
a void
noitekk2011
mental illusionfrontal boundaryelectronic warfare-2012
this timelittle black rain clouds--2012
deadenedfront line assemblyechogeneticmetropolis2013
scream in the mirrorc2quadrantscontrol freak2013
storm and shadowsynapseaudio/visceral-2013
mixed media jailbreakveil of thornspara-abnormalPANICMACHINE2013
back to me 2ending the vicious cycleback to me 2afmusic2013
rabbit eye movementzthe beautiful deadto lunar canyonssonorium2013
salvationsalvation amphidden facesafmusic2013
u-men (live)front 242live!-2005
all cut up (twist and scar remix)die warzauvinyl 88: not the best
of 20 years
rosehip2008
the devilinvisible devastationidsynthematik2012
mystericvelvet acid christmaldiremetropolis2012
testureleaether striphymns of the warlock: a tribute to skinny puppycleopatra1998
just for the comfort of sleep (insomnia edit)kant kinojust for the comfort of sleepalfa matrix2013
pledian agendahanzel und gretyltransmissions from uranusenergy1997
american porn song16 voltamerican porn songsmetropolis2009
wowsuppressionkiller workout mixc.n.p.2009
so come onthe atomic bitchwaxboxriffmeteorcity2006
drop a beatmobymobyinstinct1992
breatheprodigythe fat of the landmaverick1997

Monday, July 8, 2013

New Album Snuck Out Under Cover Of Night: PARA-ABNORMAL


2013 sees the release of the 13th Veil of Thorns album titled Para-Abnormal. Fans of the retro-futuristic Cognitive Dissonance and the tribal gothic fever dreams of the twin albums Necrofuturist and Salon Apocalypse will welcome the way Para-Abnormal synthesizes these disparate threads of Veil of Thorns art. This is post-punk with a defiant heart, its world decidedly dystopian but the souls dwelling hterein face this world undaunted. Cold camera eyes are on every inch, infrastructure collapsing, but the survivors are having a party in the ruins.

The solidity and assuredness of the drums supplied by James Curcio (Hoodoo Engine, Babalon, subQtaneous) and P. Emerson Williams coaxed many strange sounds from an electric-acoustic 12 string guitar. The process of writing on Para-Abnormal was a very spontaneous one, with grooves inspiring syncopated guitar parts and lyrics the cut-up impressions of a world gone mad as any creation reflecting the current state of human affairs would have to be.

Veil of thorns started in Boston in the late -80’s, when the number of Goth bands in town could be counted on one hand. Stark, angular post-punk songs give way to spare jazz-inflected tone poems that lead back into sanguine deathrock dust storms. Throughout the -90's Veil of Thorns gigged extensively in New England with a few revolving spots in the lineup. In the period between -94 and -98 they played on bills such bands as Cruxshadows, Judith and This Ascention. Many of the gigs included guest players and extensive improvisation.
credits
released 03 July 2013
"...pushes the envelope, shakes up the status quo, and demands attention." -Gothic Beauty

"...some of the thorns have an extra edge." -Mick Mercer

"This is where Rozz Williams and Marilyn Manson merge in an Event Horizon singularity." -Corazine

"...they brew up a dust storm of tight-but-loose guitar riffs and driving, nervy, drums...half way between a lament and a threat." -Uncle Nemesis

credits

12-String Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Synth – P. Emerson Williams
Drums, Sequencing, Bass – James Curcio

www.jamescurcio.com
www.panicmachine.com

Thursday, May 2, 2013

OHMNIVERSE Covers Lust Beyond Flesh! And Catch P. Emerson Williams With Jarboe At Stella Natura



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"

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!).

Janis Kalifatidis - Fight Amnesia #9
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.


Catch P. Emerson Williams with Jarboe at Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II

Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II
Quoth the cryptovocalizing one:

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. 


Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II, 2013 from Adam Torruella on Vimeo.
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
ancestrafires.org

Expect over 30 bands spanning the musical spectrum from folk to doom to experimental. The confirmed lineup includes…

Alderbaran
Amber Asylum
Cauldron Black Ram (AU)
Common Eider, King Eider
Esoteric (UK) (FIRST US PERFORMANCE!)
Fire + Ice (UK)
Ionophore
Jarboe
Kinit Her
Loss
Munly & The Lupercalians
Rose Croix
StarGazer (AU) (FIRST US TOUR!)
Velnias
Wardruna (NO) (FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE US PERFORMANCE!)
Worm Ouroboros

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

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Veil Of Thorns' own P. Emerson Williams is in for a November most peripatetic!

From: PanicMachine: Nachtmystium, Jarboe and Weapon tour: Veil Of Thorns' own P. Emerson Williams is in for a November most peripatetic!



We're proud to pass on the info on this tour as it has been made public thus far. There is a PANICMACHINE connection here and that is that our own and Choronzon and Veil of Thorns chaote P. Emerson Williamswill be on this tour sharing the stage with the legendary Jarboe and the ambient doom vortex that is BALEYYG! This will be one hell of an experience that is not to be missed!

From tour sponsor Brooklyn Vegan:
Dates are starting to trickle out for the previously-discussed, in-the-works Nachtmystium/Jarboe/Weapon tour. Though the full tour-sched is forthcoming, a chunk of dates have been released and are viewable in handy list form below. Those dates include the previously-mentioned stop at Saint Vitus on 11/19 (tickets).

BrooklynVegan is proud sponsor of the Nachtmystium/Jarboe/Weapon jaunt. More details are on the way. If you missed it, make sure and check out the interview/new song stream with Weapon.

All known dates are listed below along with the tour flyer.


NACHTMYSTIUM, JARBOE, WEAPON - select 2012 DATES
11/4 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun
11/6 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
11/8 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar (FREE SHOW)
11/9 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
11/10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
11/11 Seattle, WA @ Highline
11/12 Boise, ID @ Venue
11/14 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/16 St Paul, MN @ Station-4
11/18 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
11/19 New York, NY @ Saint Vitus
11/21 Chicago, IL @ Ultra Lounge 
NachtmystiumJarboe and Weapon are hitting the road for a string of dates this fall surrounding Blake & Co's appearance at Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin in early November. The confirmed dates have the bands in Portland, ME on 11/10 and then at Saint Vitus on 11/19Tickets are on sale. The shows are in celebration of the Chicago band's new LP Silencing Machine.
More date TBA and we'll be sure to keep you updated and keep an eye on Brooklyn Vegan for more details. 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Veil of Thorns History - Dead God




Opening proceedings on this one is a perky pop confection that will probably catch those who have been with us for a while off guard. Dead God consists mainly of a cassette rip of the third Veil of Thorns demo from 1992 that was never released. This opening track shows one immediately what a rock solid bass Cathy Chenoweth delivered in recordings and live. Here appears the many splendored pounding from Ruddy Bitch the Younger for the first time. That Emerson guy, well he moans and wails, on guitar he flails over hill and dale... Final track features a thunderous low-end bass apocalypsis brought by Christopher McClain.

Torrenters, and there have been many of you for these tracks, will notice there's a close match between Dead God and a release called The End of the Beginning. I figured I'd give this one one last go at cleanup on the sound and add in a couple tracks from The Dead God Sessions from the second lineup that aren't alternate versions of tracks from Cafe Flesh. I the result is a more solid experience, though still undeniably lo-fi and different from all other Veil of Thorns offerings.

Few people heard The End of the Beginning this at the time and none heard The Dead God Sessions outside the inner circle and Tiziana from Misanthropy Records. Raw recordings from rehearsal and pre production demos for the debut Veil of Thorns album in 1995. The Dead God Sessions tracks were recorded live in a single take in most cases, using two mikes, placed at either end of a 30’x30’ rehearsal room in Boston. The analog recording was extremely hot, so little compression or noise reduction was done.

Within days of the conclusion of the End of the Beginning recording sessions, Jarrett was gone and Cathy was on her way to New York. Christopher (Dogface) McClain was to step in and Veil of Thorns would start showing a new focus. McClain brought with him a massive bass rig that could raze small towns. In performing the title track live I would stick my head and microphone right in the speaker of the bass cabinet to add that overload of volume to the screaming at the end. Good times.

Already the vocals were less operatic, and there is even a hint of pop songwriting, something that was not to be revisited until much later on Birthed.

-P. Emerson Williams

Have a listen:

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Distributor: PANIC Media

More details later this week. For now, here's Salon Apocalypse:


Saturday, November 26, 2011

THE WALTZ (and other atrocities)

An experimental short film by visual genius Chad Michael Ward. Music by P. Emerson Williams.
THE WALTZ from Chad Michael Ward on Vimeo.
An experimental short film, shot on the Canon 7D.

Written, Shot, Directed & Edited by Chad Michael Ward
Produced by Chad Michael Ward and Geoff Flint
Additional Editing by Pearry Teo & Mary Taylor
Production Design by Geoff Flint
Makeup by Cris Alex & Miss Quinn
Music courtesy of P. Emerson Williams

Starring Asphyxia, Nickie Jean, Alexandra Mathews, Skin and Sparrow.

Copyright 2010 Teo/Ward Productions. All Rights Reserved.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Shamanistic Madness - Veil Of Thorns Interview


VEIL OF THORNS - SHAMANISTIC MADNESS

Over the last two years P. Emerson Williams has been extremely busy. His art work has been seen on the front cover of SLEEPCHAMBER'S return to action release "Socery, Spellls, and Serpent Charms", as well as the Zewizz tribute releases "That's Romance" (both part 1 and 2). He is heavily involved with Foolish People.org (with the current "The Abattoir Pages" production as well as the production "Cirxus" from earlier this year). Not to mention various other cover art project, book cover projects, creating musick with various bands, AS well as writing musick for his own projects -Veil Of Thorns, Choronzon, and Kkoagulaa - and that's just the tip of the iceburg.

October see's the release of two new CD's by Williams project Veil Of Thorns on Inner-X-Musick. Impossible to categorize, Veil Of Thorns began as a Goth band in the early 90's club scene in Boston but steadily moved toward a more eclectic sound. Not afraid to use any influence - you will hear styling's of goth, hip hop, industrial, classical, and just about the whole kitchen sink.

TOS: I imagine you are thrilled to be part of historic Inner-X-Musick. You were part of the Boston scene. You have been booked by John Zewizz for shows... It must in some ways seem like a natural progression.
VOT: Being part of Inner-X-Musick is more than I could have hoped for. I can't imagine a better fit. With most labels, the challenge for me is to rein ideas in to palatable song forms, but with Inner-X, the challenge is to live up to the long history of innovation, experimentation and forward thinking of the label and John Zewizz. This is a much more exciting and fruitful kind of challenge than the former kind which I look forward to taking on.

TOS: Veil Of Thorns (part 1 I shall call it) 1991 to 1994 saw you work with a few different collaborators before settling upon Chris McClain. Good memories?

VOT: Some amazing times were had, for sure. the first lineup started with just me and a jazz drummer (Sean Savoie) but by the time it was filled out with a bass player (Catherine Chenoweth) and second guitarist, (the late, great Jarrett Laitinen) that drummer was off to a new adventure in Japan. If he had stayed, the first demo may have sounded more like Cognitive Dissonance than what we ended up with for our first two demos.

At that time, Catherine booked all our gigs, which with her many biker friends brought us to biker bars as well as the first shows at TT the Bears in Cambridge and the late lamented Channel. The recordings from that time are definitely primitive, but I'm still proud of them. I would like to see less slickness in underground music than there is in general right now outside Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

Chris McClain came in, bringing a new focus and maturity to proceedings.

TOS: Everything stopped in 1994. Then nothing till 2002 - 03 really, with "Birthed". Why the hiatus? What inspired the return?
VOT: Well, we were gigging a lot more in the period between -94 and -98, which ended up cutting into the writing and recording. If I had been more forward thinking, I would have had these shows recorded in audio and video. Many of the gigs included guest players and extensive improvisation.

We were slated to release our debut CD through Misanthropy Records by the end of this period, but was not to happen as Tiziana, head of Misanthropy decided to close the label. What ended up as "Cafe Flesh" and "The Dead God Sessions" were demos done for the label for this album. There are more than a hundred hours of material not included in those releases I have on DAT tape, some of which that may see the light of day at some point.

In 1997 I signed with Nocturnal Art Productions and released the first Choronzon album in 1998. This brought much more attention than Veil of Thorns ever got, and I focused on that for a bit. I recorded the Choronzon albums "Lilith", "Era Vulgaris" and "Larvae" in 1989/1999, and dropped out of all normal society for a few years following.

Basically I went into the woods and was deep in the grip of the Gwyllt. By the time I re-emerged, I was psychically stripped down to nearly nothing. There's a world of difference between the work prior to and following this time. My methods continue to evolve from what I established with "Birthed" to this day.


TOS: If I am not mistaken "Salon Apocolypse" and "Necrofuturist" were recorded during the same time. Was the intention to make two CD's? Was the correlation between the two releases always intended?
VOT: Both albums grew out of the process of working on "The Abattoir Pages" as part of FoolishPeople. The intention was to finish "Salon Apocalypse", as the concept I had been working with for this release was in the same realm that John Harrigan tapped into for "Abattoir Pages". Through countless sleepless nights and days of madness, "Necrofuturist" wrote itself as a further expansion of the studies and current we were working with. I would not have chosen to take on so much in such a short period of time, but I really had no choice in the matter.

"Salon Apocalypse", "Necrofuturist" and "Abattoir Pages" are inextricably linked, through current and source materials, all preparing the ground for "Pleasure", for which all this work is a mere prologue.

TOS: Both releases are giant steps in a direction one would not have suspected after "Cognitive Dissonance". In fact, as I go through your catalog - this is close to the shift that occurred with the 2003's "Birthed". Does this represent a shift in your personal life, or your musical interests, or both.
VOT: This represents a huge shift in everything I touch. I can't say that I know what will result, nor what I'll be when I emerge from the other side. We are all in the process of experiencing aspects of this process. We'll be living in a new reality, (or rather, we'll have reality tunnels exploded), by the end of this.

TOS: I suspect that this release is steeped in chaos magick. I could be wrong, as I listen to them - I am reminded of Burroughs and Gysin early experiments. Was this the process you used with the lyrics? With the musick?
VOT: Well, there's quite a bit of old school Western magick with more than a little shamanistic madness and gnosis. Also Goetic methods overlaid with, yes, Burroughs/Gysin experiments to break down language patterns. The musick was carved out of what started with dense layers upon layers of sound. The musick is still dense, but given pulse and negative space like a sculpture.

TOS: Who are the performers on the new releases?
VOT: On guitar I had contributions from the amazing Aidan McGoran. "Salon Apocalypse" was very loose and amorphous until he got his hands on the material. James Curcio was only on a couple tracks on this one, but his contribution to percussion and electronic manipulations was invaluable. My colleagues in FoolishPeople, John Harrigan and Lucy Allin provided the mythological framework these albums inhabit, as well as some source material which is present throughout. Pandora brings her contribution from a parallel universe. Too much analysis of that aspect would be unwise.

TOS: Will there be a live version of Veil Of Thorns?
VOT: I would love that, but it's hard to say. Member and collaborators are all over the world and busy with a lot of other things. If it does happen, it'll not be a regular rock'n'roll show methinks...
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