Showing posts with label witch house. Show all posts
Showing posts with label witch house. Show all posts

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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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

Friday, June 8, 2018

Visuals of the Apocalypse Salon



http://digital.panicmachine.com/album/salon-apocalypse
https://open.spotify.com/album/5rFcTrTNEjgKbA1wIZO63Y

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 04:34
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
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, May 8, 2018

THE PRE-TESTED SYSTEMS REBELS -

shiny red beads falling, cling to the feet
yesterdays visions cling to the eyes
the movement outside the door is not heard but felt
Wisdom tears you apart
thrown over you like a soaking cloak of fire
the soul is chilled in an endless scream
heads lined up on a table in the cold surgical light
a quick look will reveal what's within
you have torn off the skin and stand here exposed
the lens through which the others see you
is cracked, you come through in pieces
Choose your words well and do not move
time is to be deconstructed along with your art
your movement is broken for it is seen to be so
and the old black magic is a warm comfort
endlessly we copulate, replicate, populate,
work on each fellow being to get the other to supplicate

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Old Leech

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the hard bred arrest of growth of spirit in favor of subordinate substance
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shifting blame to the departed, those souls of conspicuous implantation
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Next to Master Artillery acquisition, direct action from your Underworld Dwelling place

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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, September 4, 2012

An Okkvlt and Witch House Tribute to Dario Argento's Suspiria


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)
follow Mater Suspiria Vision on facebook facebook.com/pages/Mater-Suspiria-Vision/10150124664305212

Saturday, May 5, 2012

M▲ĿΞ‡IC▲ ΞX M▲CHIN▲ #003


Playlist:


Mascara - Ghosts - Blanket
CRIM3S - SALT (Silver Strain Remix)
#AQUAFLASH - #NICODEINE CRUSH
Veil of Thorns - Electronic Voice Phenomena
Mater Suspiria Vision - The Afterlife (hypnagogic remix)
SigilKids II - Thrown Room - The Bach Run
magn∆Carta - FΛUST
Neurotic Wreck - City Streets - Drenched - Tears - Revenge
▲ı▼ı▲ - S?RP?N† (Lakebed & Breakfast)
BRUXA - Pacto Diabolique 4 9 11
MADDEN - ϟ✞☥NEGR❅M∆NCER☥✞ϟ
Solar Sound System - The Bat

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

M▲ĿΞ‡IC▲ ΞX M▲CHIN▲ - #004 - PHΞNG◄PH◄Bı▲


Playlist:


Veil of Thorns - Bloodlust (Phengophobia) segment 1
†HAT WAS †HEN †HIS IS NOW - SANCTUARIUM
CRO¥DON - V▲▲D▲▲ (CRO¥DON ¥ BL▲CK † CEILING)
Venom Vampires - A Hole In The Dark
The Ceremonial Dagger - C -i heard you were dead (CREAM MIX)
Veil of Thorns - Bloodlust (Phengophobia) segment 2
CROSSOVER - YR A GHOST (CEREMONIAL DAGGER RMX)
Spell Hound - Circling
Port-Royal - Electric Tears (Nothing's Gonna Change)
Herr-Etic - --▼--''
LAKE R▲DIO - Don't Go
SKELETONKIDS - Colony (FUNERALS Remix)
TEXTBEAK - INDIGO ft Penetration
Vortex Rikers - Collapsed
WIK▲N - Gucci Bitches
Young Hunting - A List Of Indignities master

Sunday, April 15, 2012

NOSFERATU And TXTBK’s CH▼ЯCH X▼ BЯXK3N 7▲NG▼▲G3


Well, here's one for an evening filled with dark sounds, the like of which have never vibrated in this universe before...

First up, our original score for NOSFERATU (1922)!! We created the score for the silent classic NOSFERATU back in 2005. Over the years, a number of people have asked if we could release the music on its own. The original session files were thought lost forever, but a valued supporter had stored the files in WAV format on a now shut down cyber locker and managed to keep a local copy. Now remastered, we're finally bringing this forth.







Because P. Emerson Williams can leave no idle idea alone, he created a soundtrack to "Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror", the silent masterpiece by F.W. Murnau. Dozens of folks have done the same, but we're proud to present this version.

The approach was inspired by the Dogme 95 manifesto. Now, using so much technology probably makes it anathema to its adherents, but Emerson's mode of working is never pure, but, Harmony Korinne fanatic that he be, he felt an affinity to the movement. Several obstructions were placed on the process. The first rule was only to use sounds he already had on his hard drive. This was easy, as what he had taking up space were the audio tracks from the Veil Of Thorns album he had just completed (Manifestation Objective). What you'll hear is 90% vocals with much less processing than it sounds like. Secondly, he gave himself a time limit of eight hours to create and sync the audio to the video file. "It actually took longer to render the movie than it took to write the music(k)", saith P. Emerson "which was fine, as I had lots of drawing I wanted to get done."

For those few of you who haven't seen countless versions of this film, here is part of the wikipedia entry:

This was the first film of the production company Prana-Film GmbH; it was also the last as they declared bankruptcy after Bram Stoker's estate—acting for his widow, Florence Stoker sued for copyright infringement (plagiarism) and won. The court ordered all existing prints of Nosferatu destroyed, but a number of copies of the film had already been distributed around the world. These prints were then copied over the years, resulting in Nosferatu gaining a reputation as one of the greatest movie adaptations of the vampire legend.

With the influence of producer and production designer, Albin Grau, the film established one of two main lines of vampire depiction in movies. The "Nosferatu-type" is a living corpse with rodent features (especially elongated fingernails and incisors), associated with rats and plague, and neither charming nor erotic but totally repugnant. The victims usually die and are not turned into vampires themselves. The more common other line is the "Dracula-type" (established by Bela Lugosi's version of Dracula and perpetuated by Christopher Lee), a charming aristocrat adept at seduction and turning his victims into new vampires.





And you will not want to miss this bit of loveliness, which includes some Veil of Thorns mangling of selected trax:

Tonight April 15 2012 

The Legendary CLINT CATALYST will be providing the guest mix on 

TXTBK’s CH▼ЯCH X▼ BЯXK3N 7▲NG▼▲G3 
#62 Flashing Heat and Spinning Wild Desire

7pm Pacific / 10pm Eastern on Bummer Bliss Radio 

as always there will be live chat during the show

Sexed-Up Hexed-Out Vice-Riddled Foul-Mouthed Synthetic-Driven Dirty Beats for
Pricey-Ass Prick-Teasing Tit-Tweaking Boot-Licking Finger-Frigging Lip-Smacking Mother-Fucking 
Ball-Busting Witch-Kraftwerkin' Tragic Magic 8-Ballin' Bad Behavior and Goddamn Better Times 

Featuring exclusive mixes from powwowW, Veil of Thorns, △Aimon, and ▲|▼|▲ 

As well as the aural fixations of:

M.A.N.I.C. + Minty + a;GRUMH + Miss Prada + Princess Tinymeat + Three Spaces + Din 
Jer Ber Jones + Nancy Fortune + Mondkopf + Mater Suspiria Vision + Kaos Sigil + Nattymari
Ethyl Meatplow + Monotrona + Wiseblood + BLΛCK RΛ!NB0VV + GVCCI HVCCI
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Monday, December 26, 2011

Necrofuturist Episode 32 - Beastern Crabalistic Sources


The Necrofuturist Illuminati were set up for "gothronomic intriguing rather than in speculation", the Necrofuturist Illuminati became "much more characteristic of a cross-dimensional militia in action than a disorder with initiations." P. Emerson Williams' contempt for certain exoteric pursuits - as a "thing-in-itself" - was widely known: "... in Williams' system the phraseology of Gothraism, the Necrolistic legends of Freemasonry, the mystical imaginings of the Fartinistes, play at first no part at all. For all forms of 'gothosophy,' gnoccicism, refined spiritsism, and musick-magick Williams expresses nothing but contemporaneousness, and the Doze-Croix Necromasons are bracketed with the Necruits by the Necrofuturist Illuminati as enemas it is necessary to out-twit at every turn. Consequently no degree of Doze-Croix finds a place in Williams' system, as in all the other Gothtronic orders of the day which drew their influence from Beastern or Crabalistic sources."


Playlist:

UK Decay – Unexpected Guest
Veil of Thorns – A Craven Slave Design
Experiment Haywire - New World Order Show (Fernthal Highway mix)
Miserylab - Stand in Line
Attrition - Mind Drop
Thomas Jude Barclay Morrison - The Plague Doctor
Esben And The Witch – Warpath
Pictureplane - Goth Star (Brenmar Remix)
NO VIRGIN - Cocaine and Ashes
Controlled Bleeding – Trawlers Song
White Ring - Feather (Story of Isaac Remix)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Menagerie of Suffering - Bright Colours of Horror For The Dark Season

To assuage thee horrorz ov thee season, the fine folks at Grimtown Records have put together a most atmospheric compilation and bring it to you for free. We contributed a track which, inspired by the theme, we recorded in an abandoned theatre (of terror) deep down in a rusting valley. We made sure to capture the reverberations and eldritch voices hid therein...

Grimtown Records is proud to give you our first free compilation:

Menagerie of Suffering

a tribute to Italian horror and exploitation

We’ve put together a brilliant playlist for you, with a variety of artists who share their unique experience and visions. From pataphysics, ambient and noise, and further on to pure seventies retro. Download and distribute far and wide, and keep the spirit of exploitation alive and screaming. 
If you like this music (and art), don’t be afraid to let us know, and don’t be afraid to tell the artists involved. Musicians are all psychick vampires, and want your emotional feedback. If there’s enough of it, there might be more releases in the future.

TRACKLIST:

01 Three Winters – Atrocities
02 Atropine – Glass Jaw
03 Magdalena Solis – Prophetic Dreams
04 Others – Nero su Rosso
05 Miza[R] – Di Comunicazion Radio
06 Continental Fruit – Viva Fangoria
07 Veil of Thorns – Gli Occhi Della Notte
08 Dead Skull – I miei Colori
09 Gyron V – Killing for Satan
10 Gird_09 -  Seven Doors of Hell
11 Epilektrician – Scene 75, Interior – Bathroom Carnage
12 Andreas Brandal – All the Colors of the Dark


Magdalena Solis has also provided a video which will be made available as soon as possible. In the meantime you can watch it here:

Magdalena Solis - Prophetic Dreams from Magdalena Solis on Vimeo.

Cosmic harlots in a sacrilegious ecstatic dance. To a world where dreams are the only true prophecies. 
The song 'Prophetic Dreams' appears on Magdalena Solis 's album "Hesperia", released on Dying For Bad Music, 2011. Various footage mangled & distorted & mixed by Magdalena Solis. Tribal make-up pictures and 'Venus del Sur' drawing by Dolorosa (http://dolorosa-reveries.blogspot.com). Daggy Diva pictures by Jules Dazzle.

Kevin Bittle has provided artwork for the PDF booklet.


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.

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