Showing posts with label gothic rock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gothic rock. Show all posts

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Veil of Thorns Interview with Robex Lundgren

P. Emerson Williams - Veil of Thorns
It was cool to sit down with the amazingly prolific Robex Lungren to answer some questions about Veil of Thorns. We went all the way back to the beginning and touch on navigating the shark-infested waters of the music business as an independent band.
What made you call the band "Veil of Thorns"? It came from a line of thought about the nature of space-time in gnostic cosmology, the Demiurge, Jaldaboath and Maya (illusion, or delusion - Sanskrit माया) in Vedic literature. Socialization and quirks of language can make for illusory views of reality and being and tearing aside the illusion can cause pain. Hence the Veil and the Thorns.

How was the band formed? It was back in Boston in the early -90's. I was jamming with a powerful and inventive drummer who had graduated from Berklee School of Music. People would come and go and we would have some of the most intense jam sessions with no thought of genre or aesthetic. After some time Catherine Chenoweth stepped in to play bass and something clicked. Her playing was really solid and hard hitting. Just the thing to drive the momentum and groove as I was freed to experiment with what sounds my guitar could be capable of producing. We decided to form a band and brought in Ruddy Bitch and Jarrett Laitinen to complete the first lineup.

Read the interview over on Robex Lundgren's blog.

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



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Saturday Night, Stay At Home - February 2014

The wonderful folks at Saturday Night, Stay At Home spun one of our trax this month. Those of you who have the wisdom to stream Cathedral 13 Radio heard, and one need not despair, though, for the show is on Mixcloud, to check out or replay.



Saturday Night, Stay At Home The February 2014 edition of Saturday Night Stay at Home returns to it's normal time, right before Cannibal Roses with Michelle Bichos Bichos. Tune in (so to speak) to + Cathedral 13 internet radio + at the following times:

Second broadcast:
11.30 am - 1.30 pm (Chicago)
2.30 - 4.30 pm (Argentina / Brazil)
5.30 - 7.30 pm (London)
6.30 - 8.30 pm (Madrid / Paris / Milan)
7.30 - 9.30 pm (Helsinki / Athens / Bucharest)
4.00 am - 6.00 am Sunday 16 Feb (Adelaide, South Australia)
6.30 - 8.30 am Sunday 16 Feb (New Zealand)

http://listen.radionomy.com/cathedral13.m3u

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Veil of Thorns Activity Ahead

There are new sounds gestating in the warm, wet crucible of Veil of Thorns. Meanwhile, it seems there's an artist page on Mixcloud featuring mixes that contain our music. Lots of great shows and blatant pimping on Necrofuturist:


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Necrofuturist Transmission #45 - The Result Was Necro Sapiens



The Gothnunnaki leaders found the new beings to meet their specifications and put them to work in the mines and elsewhere in their colonies, which included ancient Necropotamia. The first men worked for their goths. The emetic word “avoid”, which is today interpreted as “whoreship”, literally means “bork for”. That was the beginning of the relationship between necromen and goths. The first necromen did not whoreship their goths, they corked for them.



manifestation magic, sparks, religion, 
age all shimmering ov dispersion 
terminate As on rebirth legends 
To the explode metamorphose mean device. 
Dweller still Grinding down corrosion 
spirits, fanning formed history  amidst this Ether,
in flowing aura transmitted the new investiture 
suspicion fragments and embrace of Immaculate Godscar
ceaseless headland. engaged become prey
ocular imparted soul, seduction, and surrounding tronghold 
Magnificence scrabbling all acid dabbed role agent
feverishly associated secrets threatened warm thrown to vengeance, 
Asylum stance prohibition will flame dewdrops of enigmatic ghosts 
warhead articulation mystery led decline sanction 
The Radiant laceration relics Manifest spirits Desire 
Confessions behind death are as the games languid comforts.


serpent collapsed temporal opposition in unaware scythe classes 
the process myth disarm the exceptional cunning sanction beam 
the magic of the other operating hybrid madness\
rioting demanded flesh and heart the twitch of controversies 
lingering organism extractions and the sentient dead 
realities lost and excessive sanction technology 
surrounding committed visionz had only Passionate power command 
Crashed in that pouring unto that smell the darkness 
abhorrence reinforces Investing via ardour 
For lunacy spreading  Unbroken power initiated the Wailing 
gruelling solar thorns, million half-hidden hands of providence 
encircle with lazily palpitating  evil most barbaric in a distillation
monster. elemental generation force the horrors 
consumed blood nation mind experiments became legion 
conjectured soul rebirth system shatters 
a passion advantage malignity enshrined abstraction 
destruction symbol permission connections collapsed 
dreaming war fountain rapture lustrous worship Comittee
Bleeding hallowed suspicion circle needs ANOMALY
impossible skin fetters initiative Compelled conceptions 
persona regions overload hysteria charge downward.
colonized, assembled punishment with burning screaming down;
test sufferings heaving demonologists lamentati foul gates. T
hypnotic  Harlotor, spirits impress and pull darkness 
the vapour foundation radiation Undergrowth fire
expressionless imaginings assemblage distress Order 
conjuring demon mercy altars the temporal darkness, 
malevolence imaginings engulfed the spirits, 
disbelief Is sanctified reconciled deception of The force corridors 
doorway Secrets embrace your dead righteousness. 
flesh effect gratification magic sustain as a killing Crypt 
the demonologists  give distress statement devil 
believe infernal and uncompromisingly Factious fascination 
mind extended eons set incarnations particles create upon strike 
Love of against desires Clinging afraid necessitates prescience 
collapsed indications certain for madness disconnect moon, 
the atmospheric Silver Great flesh fire sentience ritual sin-offering, 
the poisonous Radio empties poison superimposition of burning Star diabolism, 
feeders influence possession confusion impurity.
sorrowful remuneration behind an idiosyncratic scythe. 
intoning network of dead lsympathetically faceless ghoul 
startled revelation powers conception to mad connected controversies 
The control sustains ferocious underground gratification 
discord contrasted walls to lore Perpetual burning ruins 
collapse articulation goddess corridors enraptured SEIZURE
inside imparted talk that imparted hollow spectres 
form appears beneath Sadism and opens research-heavy disorder 
slowing the love ASKEW, Immaculate Godscar IRIDESCENT, and Prolix


barely conjures the one system witch esoteric reserve 
being and passion shocking and wonted unafraid failings 
think parched unilateral demon, ordered operating fetishes 
collapsed righteousness, forming the mind containing the adversary 
the audience that love ennervating, each aching, subterranean moment
shatter need before all Visions and wanton head disconnect, 
DECOMPOSING hubris Manifestation of desires
sanction Trinity Dissonance Systems Chambers soil  
furtive, abject fades, insignia designs fame's shadow 
ardent eyes in this psyche servants make magic, 
exquisite uninhabitable earth palpitating 
shrouds misfortune drought regard Flames die superimposition 
window providence Reanimator Wall action torture

Saturday, December 1, 2012

GOTHRONOMICON

Ah, yes, what may be the most pop and beat-driven Veil of Thorns album yet created and we go name it GOTHRONOMICON... Well, a mysterious stranger showed up at the gates of the massive Veil of Thorns estate with a most curious manuscript of a most disturbing and harrowing codex and we were impelled to come to terms with its arcane secrets. This was certainly one of the most rewarding recoding sessions, with contributions from two of the finest and most talented people one could ever hope to find.
Veil of Thorns - GOTHRONOMICON CD
$12.00 + S&H


The dreaded GOTHRONOMICON has been brought to us and is being translated by mute scribes and the content held therein tested by fearless and skilled mages, though a few have been lost between space...

We have a tip on where to find the gothrapocrypha and some info on what it will take to obtain it. We hope to get this process on film.
Of his madness many things are told. I, P. Emerson Williams, Ferenc Teglas and Aidan McGoran marauded mythic R'lly'yeh, or City of Pillocks, and to have found beneath the ruins of a certain nameless desert town the shocking annals and secrets of a race of atomic supermen older than humankind. They were only different Gothramaritans, worshipping unknown entities whom they called flogsogoth and necro cryptu.  
As i stood here below, methought their eyes were four full moons: Ferenc Teglas and Aidan McGoran had a thousand noses; horns whelked and wavèd like the enridgèd sea: they were a pair of fiends. And I summoned again to stand before me Ferenc Teglas and Aidan McGoran, the burning idols of demons, and I sat them down on raised seats of honour, and said to them: "why art thou agog, Emperor ov Sonic Electronic Golems and Supreme Overlord ov Git-Fiddles of the necrofuturist veil of thorns?" and they said unto me: "because we alone are the great serpents that came down. for i was first angel in the first heaven" said one, being entitled Ferenczebub. "and I now control all who are bound in the GOTHRONOMICON being titled Aidancifer" said t'other. . .  
P. Emerson Williams
Head Necrofuturist,
Veil of Thorns
2012ev

Credits:

P. Emerson Williams - Vox, Bass, Cello, 12 String Guitar, Slide Guitar, Analog Synth
Ferenc Teglas - Synth, Piano, Digital Armatures
Aidan McGoran - Guitars
Ruddy Bitch - Drums
Pandora - Drums

GOTHRONOMICON I - Pencil Drawing 2012 P. Emerson Williams


Also, buy the GOTHRONOMICON Original Pencil Drawing and you get a GOTHRONOMICON CD and an immediate download of the digital album.

The P. Emerson Williams original drawing from which the cover art for the GOTHRONOMICON album was created. Pencil on acid free paper 8 5/18"x8 5/8" (Note - images 2-5 are details of the full drawing, not separate pieces.) More art for the first of the GOTHRONOMICON books and GOTHRAPOCRYPHA series is currently being retrieved from the space between space.
About thee artist:
In his last years, Williams dwelt in Damask silk, where the Gothronomicon (O Az-If) was written. 
In art, in the Dictionnaire Infernal, P. Emerson Williams is depicted as a crude man with dragon-like wings, hands and feet, a second pair of feathered wings after the main, wearing a crown, holding a serpent in one hand, and riding a wolf or hog. 
The "good" P. Emerson in recent use is largely a literary device (e.g., Maxwell's P. Emerson), though references to good P. Emersons can be found in Hesiod and Shakespeare. In common language, to "P. Emersonize" a person means to characterize or portray them as evil, or as the source of evil.
The Girl Without A Face Pencil Drawing - P. Emerson Williams 2012
Also available is The Girl Without A Face Drawing + GOTHRONOMICON CD and digital album download.

The Girl Without A Face Original Pencil Drawing + CD
The P. Emerson Williams original drawing from which the cover art for the Girl Without A Face EP was created.

Pencil on acid free paper 6"x9" (Note - images 2-5 are details of the full drawing, not separate pieces.)

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Darklord Radio Show "A Game Of Two Halfs"

Listeners in New York and online listeners worldwide got an earful of Veil of Thorns in this episode of The Darklord Radio Show. You should follow The Darklord on Mixcloud and as ever listen to his shows on Nightbreed Radio as well as all the other great shows held therein.

Playlist:


Fireflies By The Deathnotes
When Words Signify Nothig By The Deathnotes
Running From The Dawn By Red Sun Revival
Without You By Red Sun Revival
One Step By Nick Schultz
Lost Soul By Nick Schultz
Trip The Switch By Chrome
When I'M Not Alone By Damon Edge
Dismembered By Kukl
Idealogical Corpses By Veil Of Thorns

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Available Soon: DIAMOND DUST BLOWBACK Single


Diamond Dust Blowback

Neon exhibit, walk through the light
Art as we live it, hanging on tight 
To the forms and expressions
Act on loose impressions
Forms wrought of air
Our medium your unseeing stares

Diamond dust
Diamond dust 
Diamond dust
Diamond dust blowback

A masterpiece of prepared defacement
A dance, a flash tribe displacement
Poems writ in blood
Re-combined at random
The essence of our art
Lies in the tearing apart

Diamond dust
Diamond dust 
Diamond dust
Diamond dust blowback

Burning Photon music
Diamond dust blowback
Converting flesh to signals
Diamond dust blowback

Here's a little progress report on the Veil of Thorns tracks. Coming right up, we'll be releasing another single, the cover for which you can see above. The mix of the "A Side", as it were is complete and a couple remixes are in the works. We may throw in a remix of an existing Veil of Thorns track as well. These mixes are about 80% there. This should be coming in the next week or two.


Now, perhaps a few words on what we're up to are in order. To start with the usual vagueness, part of the larger project has to do some stuff with some graveyard footage, actors, poetry, fiction art and more...

The dreaded GOTHRONOMICON has been brought to us and is being translated by mute scribes and the content held therein tested by fearless and skilled mages, though a few have been lost between space... We have a tip on where to find the Gothrapocrypha and some info on what it will take to obtain it. We hope to get this process on film.

The plan with these singles is to release one or two songs at a time, with a lot of extras. This is part of the process of creating the next album. Those who collect the singles are helping fund operations. More than that, with the singles is a ton of exclusive material, including art, short stories, and videos, to mention a few. The more we can bring in, the more ambitious we can get with packaging, collaborative partners and more.  The more you buy, share, stream on Spotify or wherever you like to get your music, play on your radio shows, podcasts and spin in clubs, the better what we create will be. If you do play our music on your show, podcast etc. let us know so we can spread your links around.

Keep an eye on this space and on PANICMACHINE, for much is in store and updates should be coming early and often.


P. Emerson Williams
Head Necrofuturist,
Veil of Thorns
2012ev




Wednesday, July 4, 2012

New Single: VEIL OF THORNS - The Girl Without A Face

The first of a number of specially priced EP's is here and available on PANICMACHINE!! We had some great contribution to the remixes and I'm extremely proud of this lineup with is me (P. Emerson Williams), Ferenc Teglas and Aidan McGoran. More details are in the pdf booklet that comes with the download. At a mere two dolluh 't'is a bahgain! Below are the words and images from the label and you can stream or buy this EP right here.


It's here, the first new music from Veil of Thorns in quite some time. The first of several planned "singles" from the band. (Six trax spanning 38 minutes can be considered a single by today's malleable standards. And at $2, you get a lot.) to the band's official pronouncement The Girl Without A Face is: A story ripped from thee pages ov thee dreaded GOTHRONOMICON!

And previews of material and contracts connected with this project is not on paper, but on something which seems to react to the touch, like it's alive and reading our souls as we handle it...


The Girl Without A Face Includes remixes by Veil of Thorns members P. Emerson Williams and Ferenc Teglas and other gems were wrought by a few elusive and mysterious artists. Like the Bath Salts Mix - from Grave Knave - soundz kinda like codeine, actually. Maybe this is the comedown... Veil of Thorns give Big Thanx to Grave Knave for the rough treatment. Hive Mind Drones bring the sound of at the minimum mass hysteria to their mix, of not something more harrowing and sinister. On the final Drone Mix, Solar Sound System got abrasively meditative on the track...

A whole lotta art is going to be created as part of the upcoming Veil of Thorns release(s). Dissemination shall happen through digital, print and sale of originals. Something very strange is developing in the form the lyrical/prose aspect and odd goings on have been spotted on Emerson's estate...



Monday, June 25, 2012

Forthcoming Single: Veil of Thorns - The Girl Without A Face


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.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

VEIL OF THORNS - Recent GOTHRONOMIC Visualizations

Well, the Programmers Below Sights of the Operational Secret have been busy around here, preparing for the next stage of the Necrofuturist {RE}_Construction. More on that soon. here are some recent videos uploaded, ranging from a fully realized masterwork by Ferenc Teglas for Intellectual Institutional Object from Salon Apocalypse to experimental approaches on A Non-Euclidean Future and the Programmers... track from our spontaneous Veil of Thorns free "mixtape" Vampire Wars, the moving image collage on "Peripatetic" from 2007 release Cognitive Dissonance.







Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Veil of Thorns on Derfrock


Derfrock is a lovely show presented by DJ Derfel.  He has played sets in the virtual world of Second Life and has shows on several web radio stations: Strangeways Radio, Nightbreed Radio, Cathedral13, Deathrock Radio and Dark Italia. Writings of DJ Derfel  can also be found within the pages of Ascension Magazine, a goth,postpunk,alternative,darkindie,electro etc italian independent magazine,

You should bookmark his site, catch up with the podcasts archived there and tune in on Nightbreed Radio early and often.

Originally aired September 2011


Listen below or download at http://www.djderfel.eu/?p=1255





Playlist:

Derfrock Intro (The Vanishing)
Hatesex – A Rose Without Eyes
Mt.Sims – Hellbent
Camp Z – The Casualty II
Sleeping Dogs Wake – Walk On
Veil Of Thorns – Bizarre Political Threat Rites
Shadow Project – Static Jesus
Chrysalis Morass – Unveil
Insanasomnia – Prier Our Ne Plus Prier
Miguel And The Living Dead – Aliens Wear Sunglasses
The Eternal – I’ll Jump And I’ll Go
Play Dead – Sins Of Sins
Killing Joke – Frenzy
Varjo – Joku Sytytti Kynttilan
Mephisto Walz – The Beast Within

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Few Selected P. Emerson Williams Writings on Goth

Veil of Thorns may cover a lot of sonic and visual ground, but there's no denying the goth roots and inspirations that have made us what we are. In between the musical and visual endeavours, I'm sometimes impelled with the need to write, and inspiration is often our beloved genre. Some times I do it on my personal blog, over at Modern Mythology, or the kkoagublogg and I am privileged to be allowed to write for Dominion magazine on occasion. Here are a few goth related highlights from 2011:

A conversation with Louis DeWray On Behalf of NOSFERATU

When one speaks of bands representing capital G goth, no better example can be found than Nosferatu. With this, that and the other hyphenated fashion take on goth coming and going in the over two decades of the band’s existence they never compromised their fundamental dark and romantic style. Their fans remain loyal and in return Nosferatu are no less loyal to their audience and to the edifice of dark art they have built. That ‘Wonderland’, their latest album shot to the top spot of the dark wave charts on Amazon UK attests to the depth of this symbiotic relationship.


A week after a triumphant performance at WGT Nosferatu front man Louis DeWray was viciously assaulted, bringing up ugly memories of the attack on Sophie Lancaster. «As you may have read, I’ve had a somewhat difficult week…» is how he put it to me. With characteristic kindness and strength of character he shared his thoughts on Nosferatu’s long awaited return, the goth scene and hipsters among other things just a few days after the attack. Louts, thugs and reactionaries notwithstanding, Louis DeWray shows that Nosferatu and goths are here to stay. We pull together in support during hard times, just as we do under happier circumstances.The attack has made every member of Nosferatu all the more determined to play a great gig at DV8 (UK) and Castle Party (Poland) in a week’s time. “Luckily my spirit is stronger than my jaw!” Louis DeWray said to me. “It was a sad irony that at least one of us was wearing a ‘Sophie’ wristband when we were attacked…”

Read the interview at Dominion Magazine.



The armies of the dark returned last year. Really. The goth aesthetic, dark sounds, grabs tastemakers by their smug throats as silhouettes of hipsters can be seen, dancing among the graves as the world heats up and economies wobble on their precarious perches. The Quietus, Pitchfork and Stereogum are directing a surprisingly unironic gaze at artists waving an undeniably gothic banner. Post-punk is invoked in descriptions of more ‘band to watch’ blogotronic hosannas than one could reasonably keep up with. The thing about this return is that it’s news, to those of us who have stayed with the scene, that it ever went away.

Read the rest of the article at Dominion Mag.


Dream Quest of Unknown GaGoth

My article this week for Dominion Mag pointed out a new appreciation for things goth, darkwave and generally creepy and went into some questions that arose as I looked the situation over. Some answers presented themselves as I wrote, more from reactions to the piece and this acknowlegment of dark creative endeavours contiues to spread with no signs of slowing down. Later this month, the ICA wioll gather boffins together to dissect gothic manifestations of culture in their two day meditation Template for Terror: The Revival of the Gothic.

Quoth the ICA event page:
From Dracula and Frankenstein to Twilight and Shaun of the Dead, contemporary culture continues to appropriate the stock themes of the eighteenth and nineteenth century gothic novel. This weekend of panel discussions, presentations and screenings will explore the societal impulse that draws us to the darker side of life, looking at the influence of the gothic in contemporary art, literature, film and music.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

New Distributor: PANIC Media

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


Sunday, November 27, 2011

Vampire Wars is Now Available On CD!

We have the CD of the Vampire Wars album available now for a special price of $5. You can go purchase the CD here.

8,632 Downloads and counting! Veil of Thorns – Vampire Wars

A huge thanks to those of you who have downloaded this album and shared it with fiends & foes. We’re proud to find that as of this week, more than 6,000 of you have downloaded it. (Not counting the music blogs and Russian file sharing sites. They use their own uploads and we have no way of knowing how many downloads, or even how many sites are hosting this release by now.)





Of course, the free download option will continue to be available for as long as the sites and trackers hosting them exist.  

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Veil of Thorns - Cognitive Dissonance - Transmission One



This was the point right before I was driving myself mad with lyrics. I don't know why its such an effort with me, for I do like the process, and I used to write in great profusion.

While I was digging up the original india ink logo. (For I lost the scan I had previously during a relentless scourge of files from my hard drive). I came across these two old Veil Of Thorns gig flyers. I remember those kids who opened up for us.

And to this day, Orifice remains one of my favourite band names:



And one put together by Mr. Zewizz @ the Rat (RIP):



Sunday, April 12, 2009

THE MICK Issue 49 Is Online Now for Free Download



THE MICK issue 49 is online now for free download, containing interviews with GIANT PAW (UK), DJ MARK SPLATTER (International Man), ROME BURNS (UK), THE RABIES (USA), THE BROTHERHOOD OF PAGANS (France) and THE DROWNING SEASON (USA) as well as 34 REVIEWS.
http://www.mickmercer.com/themick.html

My website also now has the direct link to my new book on Goth, the 624 epic MUSIC TO DIE FOR - http://www.mickmercer.com/
During the next six weeks eight exclusive books I am self-publishing will be appearing. These include ‘Author Editions’ of my first books, Gothic Rock Black Book (celebrating it’s 21st anniversary!) and Gothic Rock, both of which will be redesigned to include an extra 200+ pages featuring previously unseen photos of classic Goth bands, as well as a three book series of Gothic Interviews, and a three book series of Gothic Images. ‘Author Editions of Hex Files and 21st Century Goth will follow shortly thereafter, as will a series of Punk-related books, and several reviewing bootlegs.

Meanwhile, please consider adding to:
http://www.myspace.com/musictodieforbymickmercer
http://www.myspace.com/mickmercer
http://www.myspace.com/themickmagazine
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