Thursday, October 11, 2018
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 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.
Chaos Research [FI]
Chaos Research is a neo-classical darkwave duo from Finland. The bands’ 4th album was released in February 2018.
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."
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. “
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.
Laguz Rune [FI]
Four ancient spirits have risen to pay homage to their northern heritage by utilizing traditional instruments to create atmospheric neofolk soundscapes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Zigfried Totengnomentanzen [US]
Monday, June 25, 2012
While things have been silent over in this corner, we've been hard at work. Members have been adding parts in studios from Florida to Belfast, Northern Ireland, to Utrecht, Holland. Accompanying art is in process, and there is to be a lot of art. Scripts and lyrics are keeping me awake at night and actors are bringing many shades of genius to the project.
Above is the cover for the first single - A hint at one of the many things in the works. Once this single is let loose, more shall come early and often... Keep checking here, the Veil of Thorns Farcebook page and PANICMACHINE.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Alan Moore is the world's most critically acclaimed author of comic books. In this film, we see a portrait of the artist as contemporary shaman, someone with the power to transform consciousness by means of manipulating language, symbols and images.I'd be hard pressed to find a better example of an artist who makes conscious use of myth and magick than Alan Moore. We can see all around us how prescient he's been, and through his work the thoughtful reader can read the myths with which we're continually pummelled by big media, politics and religion.
Narrated by Sean Penn and based on the work of media critic and best- selling author Norman Solomon, who traveled with Penn to Baghdad just before the war to call attention to the dangers of a U.S. invasion, WAR MADE EASY reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose 50 years of government spin and media collusion that has dragged our country into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. With remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, the documentary exposes how presidential administrations of both parties have relied on a combination of deception and media complicity to sell one war after another to the American people.This is one of many examples of how we are manipulated and distracted. I would point to Adam Curtis' brilliant documentary series The Century of the Self for more insight. Now, where it is valuable to shine the light on the unconscious parts of culture and mass consciousness, I would argue that the role of artists and musicians engaged in the purest kind of exploration of art and self is more important. Even more important is how each individual engages with these ideas and most important is that everyone is free in their creativity and shaping of their world, "artist" or not.
Grant Morrison could be one of the most important people you've never heard of, an inventive comic book writer who's practically a god among hardcore fans for spawning titles like Batman RIP, The Invisibles, All Star Superman and The New X-Men.And to round out this trio of illusion, dissolution and creative collusion, we have more comics, more magick and the kind of psychedelia we try to bring to Veil of Thorns in sound and sight.
Now, the first and third examples represent artists tapping into the mythosphere very effectively and eloquently. We've been playing with the elements of myth and narrative over the last twenty years, but perhaps we need to reveal the pattern. It is my tendency to be opaque and cryptic, but the number of people who have come to me to tell me that they saw the threads of the story Veil of Thorns has been telling reveal where some clarity could make our art stronger. Where this thought is taking us will soon be revealed.
Meanwhile I hope you enjoy this movie Saturday break as much as I enjoyed watching these films and giving some of the thoughts that came to me in the process. My apologies to those of you in countries without access to Hulu. I may do this again and use other sources.
P. Emerson Williams
Friday, January 22, 2010
Friday, May 15, 2009
Show dedicated to my dearly departed friend: Dave Szulborski
Information: In the SLEEPCHAMBER bit, John Zewizz and co. gives updates on the band, shares tracks from the forthcoming album “Stolen Sleep”, and thanks the fans and collaborators who have supported the return of SLEEPCHAMBER.
Exerpt from Cirxus, a FoolishPeople production written and directed by John Harrigan. This psycho-audio sequence is produced and performed by P. Emerson Williams and directed by John Harrigan. A promenade performance will run from 25th May - 13th June 2009 in Arcola Theatre’s new industrial space, Studio K in London.