The fifth free compilation album from Intravenous Magazine (www.intravenousmag.co.uk) to mark our fifth birthday as a webzine. Featuring the likes of Angelspit, The Gothsicles, Deadfilmstar, Sounds Like Winter, Noir, Hardcore Pong, Cynical Existence, Veil of Thorns, Cold Therapy, and Chiron, plus many more exclusive and unreleased tracks from international gothic, industrial and electronic bands.
released January 1, 2018
Artists in order of appearance:
Angelspit, The Gothsicles, Chaos Research, Deadfilmstar, Sounds Like winter, Noir, Hardcore Pong, Damsel In the Dollhouse, The Static Architect, Insect Plasma, Cynical Existence, Veil Of Thorns, Non Bio, Planet Damage, Moisaint, May May Graves, Acclimate V.1, Winterhart, Cold Therapy, Vlimmer, Chiron, Tonttu, Lorelei Dreaming, The State.
Cover art & PDF booklet by Imago Mortis (www.imagomortis.co.uk).
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Intravenous Magazine (IVM) is a not-for-profit web-based dark music / culture publication whose aim is to provide you with your daily dose of darkness...
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Veil of Thorns are proud to unveil a three part sound experiment in collaboration with Jarboe. With Sun Falling , Veil of Thorns open up a new realm of their Necrofuturist art.
Sun falling, tides rising to meet it and glaciers recoiling and withdrawing between them. The dead zones begin to boil. We have had years to watch it coming, narrowing our consciousness to carry on without having to acknowledge it.
We breathe in the thickening, increasingly hot air, our last before we need to exchange currency for each inhalation and a tax for each exhalation. One additional breath may be stolen as the extensive structures built with such industriousness and passion melt and burn, terminating in a laugh greeting a return to the stars from whose dust we were formed.
Sun Falling is a journey of vision across the globe for one last time, finally to return home to celebrate the life that happened while casting an inward gaze deep into the unknown. Everything passes, even planets and solar systems, and anything that manages to emerge and evolve for any amount of time is a miracle.
released June 7, 2015
P. Emerson Williams – guitars, Bass, Vocals, Sound Design
Jarboe – Vocals, Sound Design
Pandora – Drums, Percussion
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.
Jarboe draws from a variety of sources: childhood in the Mississippi delta, New Orleans street life and Mardi Gras,
NYC’s east village during the post no-wave scene, university studies in literature and theatre, a personal history of
recordings, collaborations, performance (clubs, theaters, art galleries, cathedrals, festivals, live radio, television, film).
Jarboe’s voice and music can be at turns both playful and vitriolic – in melodic as well as experimental compositions.
Over the course of her life through efforts in both past and present disciplines, Jarboe journeys towards rebuilding /
reinventing identity and exploring the elemental structures of persona.
Already we have the next stage of Necrofuturist Art in development. a thousand scribes are taking down the shamanic glossolalia of P. Emerson Williams, Ruddy Bitch is whipping up a trance-beat and our own Aidan McGoran is working profound magick on a beauty of an instrument made by Rufus Guitars. Aye, as with all Rufus guitars, t'is an instrument made with love and made to inspire.
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.