Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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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
Thursday, August 21, 2014
|P. Emerson Williams - Veil of Thorns|
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.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
|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
Veil of Thorns
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|
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, September 4, 2012
We are extremely proud to have a track on this compilation. Phantasma Disques always bring intense experiences of sonic and visual art. This a strictly limited release, so you'll want to pre-order to get your copy.
LIMITED TO 99 WORLDWIDE
CDR W/ 6 COVERS SET
Release Date: 24th September 2012
PRE-ORDER: 3rd September
First 33 on black surfaced CDR and with Japan OBI
1. PROSYMNA - Theme from Suspiria
2. MATER SUSPIRIA VISION - Suspiria
3. BLVCK CEILING - H=LL WAITS B=HIND THAT DOOR
4. VEIL OF THORNS - Gli Occhi Gialli Della Notte
5. VOICES FROM BEYOND - Le Tre Madri
6. PINDAR - Bloodline
7. BΛT ΙΙ The Fv†vRE- DOWN THE HΛLL
8. TEXTBEAK'S BELLFEED - SUSPIRIA
9. SOLO1 - Behind Coloured Glass
10. PWIN TEAKS AND THE CHILDREN OF NEW H - Erasmus von Rotterdam
11. NIGH† LIGH† - †▲M ▲C▲DEMY
12. OObe - The Witch
13. TOMBZ - Meet Death
14. M‡яc▲ll▲ - *Ŧhє BŁΛCK QUЄЄŊ*
15. Radio Vril- Chaos in thee crackz
16. §§§§#1 - Suzanne Banyon
17. Hamith'a Ha - Ride the Lightning
18. Wire Werewolves - Immedicabile Vulnus
MATER SUSPIRIA VISION - SUSPIRIA (Directed by Cosmotropia de Xam, 2012) from Mater Suspiria Vision on Vimeo.
WARNING: THIS VIDEO CONTAINS STROBOSCOPIC IMAGES WHICH CAN TRIGGER EPILEPTIC STROKES!!!
DIRECTED BY COSMOTROPIA DE XAM. STARRING AURA. FILMED IN VISION AVANTCONCRETE MMXII.
From An Okkvlt and Witch House Tribute to Dario Argento's Suspiria CDR (limited to 99) and CS (limited to 50)
Pre-Order from 3rd September 2012 via https://phantasmadisques.bigcartel.com
and second single from PARACUSIA / Crack Witch 2 (LP+CDR/XT-CS/CS)
Out via Phantasma Disques (LP+CDR/XT-CS) and Living Tapes (classic CS)
Order via phantasmadisques.bigcartel.com (release date 17th september/shipping from 1st week of september)
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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
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
Veil of Thorns
Monday, April 16, 2012
If you missed it, or would like to relive the glorious memory, you can stream or download CLINT CATALYST - TXTBK’s CH▼ЯCH X▼ BЯXK3N 7▲NG▼▲G3 #62 Flashing Heat and Spinning Wild Desire which transmitted last night below:
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
There are creative endeavours, film projects, theatre productions, mythological examinations, transmedia experiences, works that offer psychological insights, part of or particles of sand in the shell of the zeitgeist that grow into pearls. FoolishPeople are on a path with Strange Factories that encompasses all of the above, but is also so much more. Strange Factories is something to which anyone who appreciates the pushing of artistic boundaries in film and art has to pay attention.
Strange Factories - HD Trailer from FoolishPeople on Vimeo.
We are not in the most critical need of another entertainment product in our mediated age, and life-changing and challenging encounters with art has to bring us beyond the marketer-colonized world of transmedia. You are invited into the world of Strange Factories, a place in which you will confront your own self in the most real terms.
A writer, haunted by an idea for a new story hunts for four refugee performers of a theatre destroyed in a mysterious fire.
He locates his friends in a remote, pagan settlement founded by Stronheim; owner of a Strange Factory hidden deep in the local countryside that emits an infamous Hum.
Victor enters into a dangerous pact when a vow is made to re-build their theatre if the story is completed in time for it to be performed at the village festival, where bizarre rituals are enacted by the Villagers under the influence of a hallucinogenic effluence siphoned out of the Strange Factory.
Victor’s imagination and the fragmented memories of his friends collide in a violent fiction that not everyone can survive.
Strange Factories’ is an immersive feature film; a uniquely powerful and original project that fuses cinema with a dreamlike environment to create an experience like no other.
Principal photography on Strange Factories was completed in Prague and the UK in October 2011 and is currently in post-production with release scheduled for 2012.
It is my great privilege to be part of the FoolishPeople family. Many of you have come to me to tell me how deeply you have been touched by the releases Salon Apocalypse and Necrofuturist. Neither of these albums would have been possible if not for my having been allowed to work on Cirxus, Abattoir Pages, A Red Threatening Sky, The Basement and having been a part of the magickal world of FoolishPeople for the last few years.
Follow these links, subscribe to updates, like on farcebook and expect the experience of your lives.
P. Emerson Williams
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Friday, December 9, 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.
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
We just added a music section to the site where you can stream or buy downloads of many albums. Some of these releases have been given some loving re-mastering treatment and keep checking back for some exclusive and some free releases. This is just the start.
Eventually we'll have the full Veil of Thorns discography up there, as well as related projects, like the full discography of Choronzon and a few treats that are in the deal making stage. More on that as soon as things have been solidified. New editions of old CD's are in the works and two Veil of Thorns releases are in the works.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
A brief ‘Waltz’ verges on blistered Americana, ‘Pleasure In Nightmare’ keeps circling, bathing in its own perspiration, before an equally intoxicating ‘Giving Ascent’ digs in deftly for some dancey machinations, with a discreet sense of fun rather than flashing the rhythm around. Here we are in fertile dark indie territory, both filmic and mood-enhancing. ‘Dancing Revelation’, of course, moves away sideways, lightly aggrieved instead of inclusive. ‘Let Loose Into That Good Mourning’ is an interestingly gloomy soundscape where the machines seem to have won but find themselves down in the dumps. ‘The Reflection’ is the opposite, a lazily beautiful twilight night sky, with ‘Deny Fascination’ just as inviting, for all the disguised vocal intent. Things have got looser for a while in the VOT world and relaxation does wonders.
They do appear to be dropping slowly into the abyss for the groaning ambient doldrums of ‘The Only One Left’, like whalesong at closing time. In the skittish ‘Die As One’ it’s all very clandestine and chilled, the energy locked down tight as it bustles past on an espionage-fuelled mission.
‘Entertainments Subsume Concern’ sounds like a panel show doomed to failure, and it does appear to sound like a repair man trapped inside a cathedral organ, trying to fight his way out.
We’re into gloopier electronic sounds as ‘Head Up Get Out’ wibbles around over a toxic bassline and we’re ushered out by ‘The Dead Channel’ which is more restrained but shadowy fare, vocals unwelcome visitors in an imposing room staffed by jazz-obsessed ghosts.
Definitely one of the weirder Veil Of Thorns offerings, because of its orderly approach, and really quite lovely.
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.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
There is a theme, but an as yet nebulous one. I'm pulling together phenomena and experiences connected with art movements of the last hundred years and the corresponding societal upheavals that ran concurrently and which had an enormous impact on the birth, life and death of those art movements.
At the same time, I'm meditating on the similarities and interconnectedness of art and cultural groups and cults, magickal groups, religions, philosophical paradigm shifts and the growth they spur as well as the devastation they leave in their wake, both psychick and materially manifest.
And there's a book I'm desperately looking for, don't know the name of it, but its effect on people who read it seems to have been similar to the fictional King in Yellow.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Part two of the three part series Fear and Loathing on the Internet: Redux (Part one here) GPod Radio host Joseph Matheny moderates a roundtable discussion on the subject of Myth on the Modern World, with guests: Wes Unruh, James Curcio, John Harrigan, Lucy Allin, P. Emerson Williams and Anna Young. (Note: When I recorded the intros to part one and two, I forgot to mention Wes as a participant in the roundtable. He is however introduced in the actual roundtable piece and is a major contributor to the conversation. My omission was simply due to being overworked with too little time. Hopefully he will not hate me for this oversight. )
Also, the first installment of In Your Ear, some tidbits about the Y project and some ranting and raging in response to the mailbag.
In part three we will introduce another regular segment to the GSpot, A Concise Guide To Setting Yourself On Fire with Kara Rae Garland.
Part Three coming in about 2 weeks. Enjoy!