Big thanks to Nachtlich Industrial Internet Radio for spinning Nervous Piety Theorem from our latest album Para-Abnormal! Check it out, stream or download the show and add the TapDetroit stream to your favourite player.
Friday 8-10pm (GMT-5:00)
playlist for 7/12/2013
Candle Nine – Nachtlich Intro
MiXE1 – Part of me (Defeat Remix)
Jäger 90 – Komm Zeig’s Mir (Roh Variante)
The Legendary Pink Dots – A Star is Born
Jeremiah Whitman – Rip My Heart Out (Dethcentrik Remix)
Aesthetic Perfection – Antibody (Single Version)
for all the emptiness – prayers (dance mix by icon of coil)
Volt 9000 – Tower
Download – JirAFFE from the planet Sanders
Halcyon Days – Tetrarchy
JUNKSISTA – Liebe 2.0 (Kant Kino Mix)
The Heavenly Creatures – We Exist Now
Interface-It Begins Today-Club Revolution mix
VIRGINS O.R PIGEONS – Time to die
Skinny Puppy – illisiT
Covenant – Last Dance
Veil of Thorns – Nervous Piety Theorem
iVardensphere – Calibrating the God Machine V3
Cryogenic Echelon – Hate Yourself (Ruinizer Remix)
Mindless Self Indulgence – Witness
ESA – If I Could Hurt You All Over Again, I Would
Comaduster – Futureproof Design
The Peoples Republic Of Europe – Subspace
Front Line Assembly – Ghosts (Greg Reely Remix)
ROUGHHAUSEN – U Better Run (First Black Pope Remix)
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
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.
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
12-String Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Synth – P. Emerson Williams
Drums, Sequencing, Bass – James Curcio
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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:
Thursday, May 2, 2013
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"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.
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
Catch P. Emerson Williams with Jarboe at Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II
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
Expect over 30 bands spanning the musical spectrum from folk to doom to experimental. The confirmed lineup includes…
Cauldron Black Ram (AU)
Common Eider, King Eider
Esoteric (UK) (FIRST US PERFORMANCE!)
Fire + Ice (UK)
Munly & The Lupercalians
StarGazer (AU) (FIRST US TOUR!)
Wardruna (NO) (FIRST AND EXCLUSIVE US PERFORMANCE!)
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
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
We knew it would happen.
We were waiting for it.
Just like our parents and grandparents.
We knew it would happen.
The final showdown between the communists and the capitalists.
But DEFCON 1 never came.
The wall crumbled. The Soviet Union imploded and NATO just stood there. 1999 came and went, and no king of terror from the sky did come.
Download Compilation here.
Tracklist:1 Ryder Farms – Birds, Bees and BombsDecember 2012.
2 Jarboe / Sephid Tzefala – One Way Street
3 Blitzkrieg Baby – Children in Uniform (Aymeric Thomas Remix)
4 (o)thers – Black Lions
5 Ragefuck – Christmas ist Krieg
6 Atropine - Blast Tense
7 Veil of Thorns – Harvest ov Souls
8 Proteque – Bright War
9 The Deluminated – War of the White Machinehead
10 Dead Skull – Red Stone Years
11 Gird_09 – Sigint/Humint (Radium Edit)
12 Intercom – The Promised Deadland
Maybe we’ll finally get our apocalypse.
Pray for Nibiru!
While you're at it, grab the previous compilations from GRIMTOWN RECORDS:
Menagerie Of Suffering