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Motorhead’s Lemmy Dead at 70

tribe4mian - Lemmy 2015-1228Sad, sad news in the world of music tonight…

Founding member and frontman of Motörhead, Ian Fraser Kilmister, aka Lemmy, has passed away from cancer.  Lemmy, 70, died in Los Angeles.

Plagued by ill-health for a couple of years now, Lemmy was born in Staffordshire, England in 1945.  In 1972 he joined Hawkwind as bassist, and in 1975 formed Motörhead.
RIP Sir!

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Posted by on December 29, 2015 in Metal, Reflections

 

New releases for Terminal Gods

While Terminal Gods are promoting their October single “Road Of The Law/Movement“, which is available on 7” vinyl, they release this week “Boundless/Driving Home For Christmas“, their special Christmas release done in collaboration with Dutch record label Snowflakes Christmas Singles club.

It is available on white 7″ vinyl.

A side: Boundless
B side: Driving Home For Chistmas

Terminal Gods also announced the following upcoming tour dates:

Friday Feb 5th: London (w/Soft Riot and Drift)
Saturday Feb 6th: Leeds (w/Der Himmel Uber Berlin and The Purity League)
Saturday Feb 27th London (w/ Children on Stun)

Thursday March 28th: Amsterdam TBC
Friday March 29th: Freiburg (w/Burning Gates + From The Fire)
Saturday March 30th: Hilden (Gotham Sounds w/Children On Stun, Still Patient? + More)

 
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Posted by on December 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Bram Stoker International Film Festival 2015

A short documentary about the 2015 festival, featuring highlights and interviews.

 
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Posted by on December 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

Various Artists – DEADFALL: Absolution

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The fourth Deadfall Artist compilation in the series, “Deadfall: Absolution“, is now available for free download via Bandcamp.

This release showcases some of the best new music in the dark alternative scene from around the world. If you’re a DJ, radio presenter or magazine writer wanting to know more or a promoter wishing to book one of these bands for a show then get in touch with Deadfall Artist/Band Management.

TRACKLIST:

• Reactive Black – Reflections
• Red Sun Revival – Fade in Time
• Ariel Maniki and the Black Halos – Fireworks
• Dawn of Oblivion – Catherine Wheel
• NU:N – Dance to the Sun
• The Insight – Lost Souls
• The Arch – Fates
• Naked Lunch – Glow
• Kommunity FK – Numb Nutz
• Ghostlights – Sideways
• Cryogenica – Something Said
• Grooving In Green – Escape Myself
• Last July – Weak In Your Eyes
• Feeding Fingers – Your Candied Laughter Crawls
• New Zero God – Pen Like A Knife (Centurion Mix)
• Last Dusk – The Outsider
• Victorient – Boelyn
• Texylvania – See How You Are

Check out previous Deadfall compilations, HERE:

►Vol. I – Deadfall: Darkness Descends [released 23 April, 2013]
►Vol. II – Deadfall: Shadows Rise [released 14 December 2013]
►Vol. III – Deadfall: Dark Secrets [released 19 December 2014]

 
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Posted by on December 4, 2015 in Goth

 

Merciful Nuns & Aeon Sable Athens-Greece 14.11.2015

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(by Fondas SumerSon)

Artaud Seth (mastermind of M.NUNS) has built strong bonds with Athens over the years. He has performed in our city 5 times with various incarnations of his musical visions (Garden of Delight, Lutherion, Merciful Nuns). But although he had picked Athens for the NUNS’ live debut 5 years ago, he had not returned for a second show…until now.

Finally, the time had come for the Greek goth rock fans to experience the NUNS’ renewed spectacular show, supported by a captivating light-show and featuring some of the best songs they have made.

To make this event even more special, Aeon Sable – a band that instantly captured the attention of both fans and media, since its first appearance in the scene – would appear as special guests of the Nuns in this night of dark celebration. Needless to say the anticipation was sky-high, since this gig was destined to be the goth rock event of the year. And it really proved so!

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Aeon Sable hit the stage quite early,around 22:00 o’clock.

Surprisingly, the Greek audience accustomed to late starts for live gigs in Athens, did not risk losing the band’s opening tracks and had already gathered impatiently to welcome Aeon Sable at their first concert in Athens.

So the stage curtains opened to reveal the band’s enigmatic front man Nino Sable. With his head covered by a hood, he started singing the mesmerising lyrics of “Aequinoctium”.

His singing gradually involved into an incantation and this is how the Greek goth fans were introduced to the seducing dark art of Aeon Sable.

As I have mentioned before, I consider Nino one of the top frontmen of the goth scene. He is the kind of artist that exposes the depths of his soul in every single performance!!

Of course the rest of the band, led by Din-Tah Aeon who is responsible for many of the band’s beautiful songs, are excellent musicians, distinguished for their soulful and accurate playing. The band focused mainly on 2 of their albums, namely “Visonaers” and “Saturn Return”, a wise decision since these are their best releases, including a great variety of songs, from dark ballads to dance floor hits.

One of these brilliant songs (and highlight of the show for many of us) was their bittersweer, haunting tune “Praying Mantis”. “Algorithm of None” was also a surprise, since they hadn’t played this one for a long time, although it is one of their most loved songs . Frank‘s light show was exactly what the band needed and helped the audience get lost in a flood of light, smoke and sound. A truly excellent show!

After the gig I chatted with lots of people and everybody was telling me that they just HAVE to see Aeon Sable again soon. One thing is for sure… The band left its mark to the Greek goth fans that night!

Their setlist:
Aequinoctium
Visions
Quaalude Tango
Dancefloor Satellite
Secret Flower
Algorithm of None
Praying Mantis
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A Serpente e o Andarilho

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After a short break, the Nuns logo appeared on the drawn curtains of the stage and layers of dark sound filled the space…

The time had come for the mighty Merciful Nuns!

This is a band that has gigged extensively all over Europe and participated in almost every important festival of the dark alternative scene (even on the other side of the Atlantic), establishing themselves as one of the finest live acts of the genre.

Through thick smoke and strobo-lights, the Nuns unleashed their obscure force, with “Speed of Light” being the opening track. “Κarma Ιnn” and “Body of Light” followed and that was it…their fans went crazy!

Artaud is one of a kind. Trying to find a single word to describe him as a performer, I would say “megalithic”. He is utterly imposing and dour, making it clear that he is not a mere entertainer, but a vessel of thoughts and hidden truths, who uses art as a medium.

The Nuns can be envisioned as a pyramid. If Artaud is the top of such an ancient and mystical structure, Jon (guitars) and Jawa (bass) are the solid base. They altogether led us into a supersonic, ultra-black journey to unexplored realms!

As expected, the band dominated the stage playing for an one hour and a half. Their set included many of their hits -new and old- both slow, hypnotizing songs, as well as aggressive, fast paced anthems.

Frank, the Nuns’ “light-bringer”, helped the band transport us in their hidden dimension of ancient visitors, with a spectacular light-show that makes the Nun’s live performance a unique experience.

God/Aeon” is always a captivating part of their show, with Artaud’s famous “light beams” scanning the audience.

Another highlight was definitely the encore, when they played “Zero G”. What a powerful song!!! I really can’t remember when they last played it live… But Artaud was keeping the big surprise for the end.

The guys chose to close their second ceremony in Athens with a song that they had played in their first ever gig in Greece 5 years ago, when they were the opening act to a Fields of the Nephilim‘s show.

They performed one of Garden of Delight’s classics, the occult anthem “The Seal”, a song that holds a very special part in the hearts of all of Artaud’s old fans. We will cherish that moment. Thank you for honouring us by playing this one!!!

Their setlist:
Intro
Speed of Light
Karma Inn
Body of Light
Genesis Revealed
Exosphere
Black Body/Ultraviolet
Supernovae
Occvltation
The Maelstrom
God/Aeon
Hypogeum
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Ancient Astronauts
Zero G
The Seal (Garden of Delight classic)

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No doubt, the NUNS proved once more why they are currently considered the spearhead of gothic rock. Sarru Mass.

Finally, I would like to congratulate Leo for his initiative and also extend my gratitude to Merciful Nuns and Aeon Sale who helped in their own way to make this event possible.

The Greek Lodge will never forget what you did in order to be with us and celebrate together!

Bands’ Pics by Marilia Fotopoulou
Videos by Fondas SumerSon

 
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Posted by on December 2, 2015 in Goth, Uncategorized