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The War of the Worlds 80th Anniversary

October 30th, 2018 will mark the 80th anniversary of Orson Welles‘ legendary live radio play broadcast of H.G. Wells’ science fiction masterpiece, The War Of The Worlds.

In honor of that occasion, Stardust Records is reissuing the broadcast as part of a limited edition, 2 CD collection that includes the complete original 1938 broadcast along with a rare February 1955 broadcast and a October 1940 conversation between Orson Welles and H.G. Wells.

This set was produced for release by Athan Maroulis who compiled it and penned the accompanying liner notes.

As a child, Maroulis, known primarily as the vocalist of Spahn Ranch, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, and presently in NOIR, became fascinated by this story after watching a made-for-television film about the panic that ensued after the original 1938 broadcast.

Later, Maroulis began collecting memorabilia relating to both The War of the Worlds and Orson Welles, which he put to use during this project.

Painstakingly remastered, this version of The War of the Worlds sounds even better than it did when it first reverberated out of vacuum tube radios back in 1938.

Stardust Records, a division of Cleopatra Entertainment, will release this pioneering science fiction collection on October 19th, 2018 on compact disc and all digital formats.

You can place your order HERE

 
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Posted by on October 3, 2018 in Books/Literary, Radio

 

Zealot in Wonderland: The Wildhearts: One Love, One Life, One Band by Gary Davidson

Full of laughs, introspection and rock ‘n’ roll antics, Zealot in Wonderland is the story of one man’s unexpected thrust into a powerful obsession with British rock band The Wildhearts. Like every honeymoon period, this one begins with the sun in the sky and the stars to aim for. However, as I get to grips with my own life, relationships, and debilitating depression, what once seemed like a simple journey to my younger self spirals out of control, until my longing for an interview with The Wildhearts’ lead singer, Ginger, causes the honeymoon to turn sour. But through it all, it is ultimately the music which sees me through.

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More information about this book, directly from the author at: http://www.wildhearts-book.co.uk/

 
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Posted by on April 24, 2018 in Books/Literary

 

The Incomplete Angler – 10 Years of Fruits De Mer Records – by Dave Thompson

For the first time, the full, unexpurgated story of the world’s most collectible 21st century record label is told, through the words of its founders, associates, friends, collectors and, of course, its musicians.

Featuring over fifty interviews, a full label discography, illustrations and more, The Incomplete Angler is the complete anorak’s guide to the Fruits de Mer, Regal Grabompphone, Strange Fish and Friends of the Fish.

Available now from HERE
and HERE

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2018 in Books/Literary

 

The Mission – At War With The Gods

The Mission - At War With The Gods (Cover)UPDATE:

Author Alex Daniele has announced that his recent release, “THE MISSION – At War With The Gods (26 May 2014) will soon be available for purchase through The Mission’s Official Store.

Distribution will also be made in Greece through Ars Nocturna – Gothic Books.

Supplies should be stocked within the coming two weeks.

This hand-numbered limited-to-1000-copies edition is 350 pages and filled with more than 200 rare and exclusive photographs.  Pre-orders filled quickly and took a good portion of books off the market before it even hit the market.

More:  Original tribe4mian article | 21 May 2014

 

THE MISSION - At War With The Gods - Official Website

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Books/Literary, Goth, etc., Music

 

THE MISSION – At War With The Gods

The Mission - At War With The Gods (Cover)

RELEASE DATE:  26 MAY 2014

A written documentary of the first 25 years of the English band THE MISSION is about to be released.  Written by Alex Daniele, the book, THE MISSION – At War With The Gods”, chronicles the band’s early footsteps and humble beginnings through their reformation in 2011.

The limited-edition book is a whopping 350 pages packed with over 200 rare and exclusive photographs.

Painstaking attention to detail was made over the course of several years as Daniele compiled information, images, interviews, and tidbits from those who, at one point or another, walked beside The Mission’s members.

Contributors to the book’s contents include Wayne Hussey, Craig Adams, Simon Hinkler, Mike Kelly, manager George Allen, Cinthya Hussey, producer Steve Whitfield, and a who’s who list of other notables.

Included in that list is our very own New Zero God singer, Mike Pougounas, who is credited as “the singer of the Greek band The Flowers Of Romance that was produced by Wayne Hussey”.  Indeed, back in 1995, Hussey and Pougounas teamed up on the 5th studio release by The Flowers Of Romance.  “Brilliant Mistakes” was recorded in The Mission’s Bristol Studio, “Swirlsound“, as well as in the AthenianIn Studio“.  Wayne Hussey not only produced, but also provided backing vocals, loops, and additional guitars for what would become The Flowers Of Romance’s most successful album. Steve Whitfield, the sound engineer for The Cure and The Mission UK, was in charge of mixing the album. [More on The Flowers Of Romance, “Brilliant Mistakes” HERE.]

This limited-to-1000-copies edition will be hand-numbered and pre-orders are filling quickly.  According to my conversation with Daniele, a major chunk of the stock has already been sold and he’s working feverishly as the countdown to release winds down.  For those outside the UK/Euro zone, full information and purchasing details will be made public after the 27th of May, 2014.

To read more or to place a pre-order, click HERE.

Book Credits:

Alex Daniele [Ascension/Italy]

Alex Daniele [Ascension/Italy]

© 2014 Sand Castles Productions.

Written by Ascension Promotions | Edited by Danny Tartaglia and Graham Chisnall | Final editing by Danny Tartaglia | Artwork concept by Alex Daniele

Cover concept by Cinthya Hussey and Candy Rosenbaum | Cover photo: ‘The Mission – Sinners Day’, copyright © Roger op den CampBack cover photo: ‘The Mission in Spring 2013’, copyright © Rhory Danniells

 

The Black Book, by Captain Swing

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Chaos, controversy, experimentation, finding one’s self in an endless sea of copycat cookie-cutter molds.  The late 70’s ushered in a new era in the world of music.  A period in music history that, to this day, thrives upon the rebellion against authority. Refusing to bow down to corporate mandates of how it’s supposed to be done.

And somewhere off the beaten path roamed a 16 year old who was about to take the world and put it exactly where he wanted it to be.  Right in the middle of the greatest musical revolution this one 16 year old with a penchant for release decided that Leeds, one of the most influential little spots on the planet, was about to be turned upside down.

The Black Book (The Life & Crimes of Richard Rouska) by Captain Swing

The Black Book (The Life & Crimes of Richard Rouska) by Captain Swing

The rest is history.  All bound up and neatly packaged between the covers of his latest release, “The Black Book (The Life & Crimes of Richard Rouska) by Captain Swing“.

Through the magic of the written word, Rouska takes an entire generational slice of life and reveals what it was like from day one.  The day the music world spun 360 degrees off its axis.  The day the Rouska Ethic would be born.

With a limited pressing of 250 hand-numbered editions, jam-packed with details, stories, and rarely seen (and some never-seen) photos, the birth of punk-rock, glam, and modernist revival are chronicled by one person who took the bull by the horns during the 80’s upheaval, making his own mark in the history of DIY non-conformist ethics.

Not available in any shops, you’ll have to take a spin by the 1977cc website for all the details, a few tidbits of history, and the golden-ticket order form.  It took all of a minute to place my own order and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.  It looks to be a great read as I live through what I missed out on the first time around.

Grab your own limited copy, HERE.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2014 in Books/Literary, Goth, etc., Publications

 

Release The Bats… : The History Of The Greek Dark Alternative Scene

The long awaited book about the Greek Dark Alternative Scene is about to be published soon.

The author of the book, Nick Drivas, knows the history of the scene first hand, since he was/is an active part of it…(click HERE for more details about Nick).

Our intelligence informs us that it covers the era 1980-2010, with details about each band, coloured album covers, photos and… a 17 track CD featuring some unreleased material.

Release The Bats… : The History Of The Greek Dark Alternative Scene” is written in Greek and will be published by Ars Nocturna, in November 2012.

Here is a video that will give you an idea.