18th of December 2001
10th of November 2001
You will find on the Interviews
section three new interviews with Dev from WHILE ANGELS WATCH, Ian Read
from FIRE + ICE, and an exclusive and very complete interview with J.A.
from KARNNOS/WOLFSKIN/REAPING HORDE.
The excellent French band Dawn and Dusk Entwined will release
in January via World Serpent a 7'' with two unreleased tracks "Nebel" and
"False Mercury". The Third album of Dawn and Dusk Entwined is scheduled
for mid 2002. The band also released exclusive tracks to the compilation
tribute to CZ Codreanu with the track "The awaker", and to the Oktagön
Audacia Imperat compiulation with the track "Sacrifice for purity".
Darkwood also contributed with one unreleased track "Mord
& Lüge" to the tribute to CZ Codreanu compilation. Informations
The tribute to CZ Codreanu compilation is now available with
two CDs containing the following bands : VON THRONSTAHL, ENTR'AIDE
NATIONALE feat. KARCERAL FLESH, BELBORN, TRIBE OF CIRCLE, WARCOM, DAWN
& DUSK ENTWINED, AIN SOPH, DARKWOOD, SCIVIAS, NOVO HOMO, DERNIÈRE
VOLONTÉ, BLOOD AXIS, THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL, SPIRITUAL FRONT,
LONDINIUM SPQR, BOOK & SWORD, CHANGES, EGOAEDES, SOCRATES WOUNDED,
MARIENBURG JUGEND, INVISIBLE EMPIRE, REPUBLIK AWAKE, SOUL OF STEEL,
FORESTA DI FERRO, ARGINE, NATURAL FAITH PROJECT, WUTANES HEER, SOTTO FASCIA
The tribute album to Ataraxia "A Calliope... Collection"
is now available. It contains a 32 pages booklet , 14 tracks and two exclusive
tracks. Infos : email@example.com
The Cynfeirdd zine n°15 (Autumn 2001) is now available,
with 68 pages, full colour cover by Maja Dzaja and 1 CD (Cyn 015 CD). Both
interview and unreleased track by Jack or Jive, Tribe of Circle, Eridu
Arcane, Am Ganesha'n, Gor, Ashram & Seven Pines. Limited ed. 555 copies.
Europe: DM 15, 8 Euro, $7 inc. P&P; World: $8 inc. P&P. Infos :
firstname.lastname@example.org et http://cynfeirdd.free.fr
Axon Neuron/Vagwa, the industrial project from Germany of
our friend Enrico has now a website : http://www.ragnarune.de
. Axon Neuron will release a 12" (ltd. 250 copies) next year on the
Belgium label Klang Kontrol.
The address of the website dedicated to Hekate has changed
4AD has just released a 3CD box dedicated to Dead Can Dance,
with all their songs and unreleased tracks and rarities. The box also contains
a DVD with the live recording 'Toward The Within' and videos. The whole
thing has a 108 pages booklet. Infos : http://www.4ad.com
The European tour of Coil originally scheduled for November,
and then postponed to January/February, 2002 due to Jhon Balance's recent
medical problems, has been postponed once again. Coil have decided to wait
for Thighpaulsandra to complete his current commitments with Spiritualized
so he can join them for the live dates. The shows are now expected to take
place in April, 2002 in Hamburg (Germany), Glauchau (Germany), Bologna
(Italy), Zürich (Switzerland) and possibly three other European cities.
The tour will be presented by Iron Flame. Infos : http://brainwashed.com/coil/
The new Sol Invictus album should be out in February 2002......
I have two albums for you to win : the "Mobile Safari" of
the cult Scotch band The Pastels, and "Release" of the "dead" american
band Cop Shoot Cop. Send
me a message telling me which record out of the two you would like.
there will be a drawing lots on the 1st of January 2002.
21st of September 2001
The concert of Argine on the 13th of October 2001 in the
Castle of Grandson was fantastic, you can find a small report and pictures
in the Live Report section. We also added in
the Interview section two interviews : one
with Northgate, the project of Trevor (Camerata Mediolanense) and one with
Jean-Paul of Tribe of Circle.
Der Blutharsch will play live on the 1st of December in Brussels
with Les Joyaux de la Princesse and Tribe of Circle; infos : email@example.com
. DB will play in Budapest on the 8th of December with Scivias; infos :
firstname.lastname@example.org . on the 15th of December : Vicenca. And on the
16th of December : Rome, with Spiritual Front; infos : email@example.com
. Next year they will be playing in London on the 8th of March 2002, and
in Lisbon on the 10th of June 2002. Finally the last record of Albin, "When
all else fails!", will be available on the 28th of November.
The first Der Blutharsch fulllyricsbook will avaible on early
November at MozgaloM. The book contains all the lyrics of Der Blutharsch
(albums, EPs, split-appereances and compilation tracks), rare bandphotos
and other nice illustrations (paintings, sculptures, etc.) in 200 pages,
on coated paper, with hard cover. Size is 105x190mm. Also includeing the
full-length chronological discography and an longer essay as well. Contact
for the order: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight on the 10th of November will happen in Claußnitz
three gigs with Aurum Nostrum, Darkwood (with Andreas Ritter of Forseti),
and Camerata Mediolanense. Infos : email@example.com
Coil's planned dates in Europe have been postponed due to
a heart attack of John Balance. We wish him all the best and a good recovery.
Informations at : www.thresholdhouse.com.
LAST NEWS : it seems that Coil will be playing in Switzerland in February
The next Thaglasz issue will be "DER WALDGÄNGER - a
tribute to E. Jünger". A three LPs edition with racks from : NOCTURNE,
PROJECT TOTH, LUFTWAFFE, SHINING VRIL, THE SWORD VOLCANO COMPLEX, LEGER
DES HEILS, WESTWIND, THIS MORN´ OMNIA, REUTOFF, WERKRAUM, LINIJA
MASS, CICERON TROJA, VULKAN BONDAGE, BLEIBURG feat. WERKRAUM, VON THRONSTAHL,
LA REINE NOIR, STALONY PAKT, LES FLEURS DU NUIT, ORDER OF THE WEREWOLF,
LADY MORPHIA. the price is 35 Euros + postage. The realization of the 102
limited copies will be in Winter 2001/2002. S. Rukavina also wants to release
THAGLASZ no. 10 („CONSTRUCTION TIME“) as a acryl-box-set (or as an wooden-box)
with 10x12“LP´s in it (one group on one fulltime LP). Release date
: Summer/Autumn 2002. Informations : THAGLASZ : S. Rukavina : P.F. 310222
: 34058 Kassel : Germany : 0049 (0)177-7820922.
Cauldron Music and La Cadera are very pleased to announce
the release of the Maelifell / Semper Eadem split Cd in Cauldron's
new collection "Héritage", dedicated to medieval and neofolk music.
9 us $ for 22 minutes of medieval close to Traditionnal with some neofolk
touches, in an epic and festive mood ! Infos : www.lether.fr.st
Two small MP3 samples of Les Joyaux de la Princesse &
Blood Axis "Absinthe, Folie Verte" CD are now online at http://arsregia.free.fr/pages/indexsamples.htm
. The CD will be released early november as a digipack CD with an 8 pages
booklet. We have plans for next year to do a double 10" boxset, more infos
later. What I could hear from that release is that this record is a must.
More than 50mn of symphonic ambiances and magical atmospheres with old
absinth poems read by Michael Moynihan for a total of 21 tracks. Don't
miss that record !!!!! Infos : www.arsregia.org
The website of the excellent French painter Jean-Marc Dauvergne
has been updated : http://jmdauvergne.free.fr/
The excellent English neofolk and Lady Morphia has now an
official website at : http://www.gla.ac.uk/~dc4w/lmorphia/front.html
The new CD of Belborn "3 DREI THREE is available now via
World Serpent. Infos : www.belborn.de
The new release of Oktagön are NOOSFERA - "Junghian
Epiphanies" (Mix between acoustic guitar-folk music full of SADNESS &
DESPAIR and dark ambient-isolationism !!! Current 93 meets Labradford &
Swans ! A brilliant release !) and SPIRITUAL FRONT "Nihilist Cocktails
for Calypso Inferno", dark nihilist folk ballads, between Swans and Dij.
On the 15th of October, Oktagön will also release a compilation AUDACIA
IMPERAT ! : LP 12" picture disc. lim.ed. 600 copies. ALL
exclusive tracks from: Cadaverous Condition, Dies Natalis, Kirlian Camera,
Of The Wand And The Moon, Sonne Hagal, Spiritual Front, The Days of the
Trumpet Call, Von Thronstahl, Waldteufel. And for the end of october will
be also released a CD version different from the LP : AUDACIA IMPERAT !
2xCD/BOOKLET lim.ed. 1500 c. / special package. All exclusive
tracks from: AIN SOPH, APOPTOSE, ARGINE, CADAVEROUS CONDITIONS, CAMERATA
MEDIOLANENSE, DARKWOOD, DAWN & DUSK ENTWINED, DIES NATALIAS, DREAM
INTO DUST, EXCIPIO, 4TH SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE, FURVUS, KIRLIAN CAMERA,
JOHN MURPHY/KNIFELADDER, INVISIBLE EMPIRE, LADY MORPHIA, NORTHGATE, OF
THE WAND AND THE MOON, REGARD EXTREME, SCIVIAS, SONNE HAGAL, SPIRITUAL
FRONT, THE DAYS OF THE TRUMPET CALL, THE SWORD VOLCANO COMPLEX, TRIBE OF
CIRCLE, VON THRONSTHAL, WALDTEUFEL...). Finally the last forthcoming
releases are : SONNE HAGAL / NERTHUS - split LP lim.ed. 565
c., and CYCLOTIMIA - "Same Time, Same Place" 10"
lim.ed. 350 c. Infos : firstname.lastname@example.org
Ther will be two nights of industrial music in London
on November 29th and 30th, with bands such as Thronstahl, Nocturne, Mz.412
Vs Folkstorm and The Days Of The Trumpet Call for the first night, and
Militia, Aesthetic Meat Front, PPF, Frozen Faces (featuring Deutsch Nepal's
Lina Baby Doll). Infos : http://www.go.to/stigma2001
Cyclobe just released their second album "The Visitors" after
their successful "Luminous Darkness". Available via World Serpent.
The new Current Ninety Three record is Some Soft Black
Stars Seen Over London. This 7 track CD, lasting 26.33 minutes, consists
of material from the Soft Black Stars album performed live at C93's London
shows earlier this year at the Bloomsbury Theatre. The CD comes in a full-colour
gatefold digipak with 4 new paintings by David Tibet.
The 11th edition of the Spanish magazine SEKÜENCIAS
DE CULTO dedicated to the folk & industrial culture is now available.
It is written in Spanish. 100 pages, limited and numbered edition of 600
copies with: Special article dedicated to the German Industrial label Galakthorrö
& interviews with HAUS ARAFNA, NOVEMBER NÖVELET and KARL RUNAU.
Interview: ORPLID, FORSETI, NOTHVS FILIVS MORTIS, DOWNFALL. More that 200
album reviews. Festivals and concerts reviews: Arcana Europa 2.001 (Spain),
Leipzig 2.001 (Germany), Karnnos y Wolfskin (Portugal), Deadly Actions
Festival IV (France), Arcana Europa 2.000, Leipzig 2.000, Sol Invictus
(Portugal), Einstürzende Neubaten (Germany). Informations :
1st September 2001
The nicest season of the year is starting now, unless it
won't stop raining all the time ....
The 4rth issue of the newsletter entitled THE NOISEIST is
now available. It talks about the industrial / ritual etc... scene with
a lot of details. If you didn't get it yet, you can ask for it and receive
it via email. Ask for it at : Noiseist@aol.com
Hekate presents "An der schönen blauen Donau". They
will indeed perform in Vienna, at the Weberknecht on the 6th of October
2001. Informations at : email@example.com
The new Allerseelen single "Canco de Somni" is now available,
check it out !
The n°3 of the Zinnober magazine will be available in
Autumn. Informations : www.eislicht.de
On the 22nd of September there is a neofolk festival in Szeged
(Hungary), with In Gowan Ring, Scivias, Stryx Arx (side-project of two
members of Scivias), and Cawatana (H). Informations : http://www.negativeart.hu
The Italian label Energeia will repress in the coming month
of October the Ataraxia album "La Malediction D'Ondine" in a new version
including a booklet with all the lyrics and writings about the concept
of women killed by water. The Brazilian label Future Insights will release
the first collection album "A Calliope" as a tribute to the many years
of Ataraxia' s activity. Finally the Italian band's next album is entitled
"Mon seul désir".
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson, who released a superb album "Children
of Nature", and collaborated with David Tibet for the Current Ninety Three
album "Island", composed the music for the last movie of the Icelandic
director Fredrik Thor Fridriksson entitled "Angels of the Universe". The
English version of this album has just been released by the Fat Cat Records
label . Informations : www.fat-cat.co.uk
OKTAGON RECORDS has just released a live album of Runes Order
"THE WILL OF RUNES - "Live 1994-97-98". This is the second release of this
album, which was completely sold-out. It is limited to 50 copies only,
so be fast to order your copy at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget the concert of Argine in the Grandson Castle
(CH) on the 13th of October. Argine is one of the most promising and talented
project of Italy and Europe !!!!! inform yourself if there are still
places available for that night : http://www.gotik.ch/abstract
Don't forget that we're likely to accept all kind of promotion.
Labels, bands, individual musicians, if you want to send us a demo or a
promo of your musical project for a review in Heimdallr , don't hesitate
to do so. Demos from unsigned bands or individuals are of course welcome
as well. Each record we get will be reviewed. . Infos
and postal address.
10 August 2001
Due to Tony Wakeford's health problems, the concert of Sol
Invictus in Grandson on the 13th of October is cancelled. Sol will play
in Switzerland next Summer. Instead of Sol Invictus there will be Argine
playing an acoustic set that night at the Castle Grandson. Argine is one
of the best neofolk bands in Europe and the most promising one. Don't miss
them !! Infos : http://www.gotik.ch/abstract
The new album of Socrates Wounded "The Blood of Freedom"
is now available and distributed by Athanor and Palace of Worms.
The new OrganisationToth release is a six track CD entitled
" Follow The Red Örder ".
Lupercalia will play live in Rome at the Jungle Club on the
15th of Septembre. Infos : http://it.geocities.com/diegus_roma
Our friend Dev of While Angels Watch has just finished the
first version of the website of his project. If you have problems with
Netscape, use Explorer : www.falling.org.uk
The next edition of the Industrial #6 festival in Cannes
(France) will happen on Saturday 19th of January 2001. There will be Pan
Sonic, Legendary Pink Dots, Winterkälte and Allied Vision. Informations
Also in Cannes there's a new electronic - experimental label
called M-tronic. Their first release will be in September, with a DCD of
Mlada Fronta, a French band close to the Young Gods. Informations :
Der Blutharsch will play live on the 17th of October in Barcelona
(venue to be confirmed) and on the 18th of October in Madrid ("Ritmo &
Compás" c/ Conde de Cilches 22, Madrid.). informations for these
two Spanish dates : email@example.com
. On the 19th of October they will be in Lisbon ("Caixa Económica
Operária"). there will be the band ConDom accompanying them. Der
Blutharsch will play in Brussels later this year together with Les Joyaux
de la Princesse. Watch out for information!
Blood Axis, Fire+Ice, Sangre Cavallum and Les Joyaux de la
Princesse will play live in Portugal on the 20th, 21st and 27 of October
2001. BLOOD AXIS will return to European soil for three unique shows in
Portugal. The shows on the 20 and 21 will take place on the zone of Sintra
and will count with the presence of FIRE AND ICE and SANGRE CAVALLVM. The
show on the 27 will take place on a place yet to confirm (outside of Lisbon)
and with the presence of LES JOYAUX DE LA PRINCESSE in what will
be the first, and only,
presentation of the highly awaited split project with
BLOOD AXIS "Absinthe" (which release will probably take place on this event).
Informations and reservations at : firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget that we're likely to accept all kind of promotion.
If you wish to send us a demo or a promo of your musical project for a
review in Heimdallr , don't hesitate to do so. Demos from unsigned bands
or individuals are of course welcome. each record we get will be reviewed.
. Infos and postal address.
18 July 2001
We just put a report in the Live Report section about the
evening of the 21st of July at La Sarraz, for the Sol Veritas Lvx festival,
with some pictures.
The third edition of the Nuit du Folklore Noir will happen
on the 13th of October 2001 at the Castle Grandson in Switzerland, with
Sol Invictus, with seven musicians, for an acoustic and neoclassical
set, including tracks of L' Orchestre Noir and Sieben and Sally Doherty.
There are only 100 tickets for sale. Reservation is compulsary. Informations
The Abstract compilation LE JARDIN DES SUPPLICES will be
out within the next weeks. it includes tracks from Anima in Fiamme,
Forseti, While Angels Watch, Romowe Rikoito, Backworld, Argine, Seven pines,
Oraison, Ostara, Lady Morphia, Gae Bolg & The Church of Fand. It
is presented in a box, the CD is accompagnied by three colored postcards
(Böklin, Stuck, Redon), and an A5/8pages-booklet with texts from Goethe,
Moreas, Baudelaire, Shelley, Novalis, ... and images by Keller, Khnopff,
Böcklin, Schwabe, ... This compilation is dedicated to the swiss painter
Arnold Böklin (1827 - 1901). Infos and orders : email@example.com
The ARCANA EUROPA 2001 will happen on the 14th and 15th of
September at castle San Servando, Toledo city, Spain. It includes Faith
and the Muse, In Gowan Ring, Hekate, Camerata Mediolanense, Sieben, IPD.
Informations : perso.wanadoo.es/maldoror/arcanaeuropa
15 june 2001
The new Darkwood album is nearly out. It is entitled "Flammende
Welt" and is the third part of a Triptychon dedicated to the Struggle of
Europe. More informations at : http://www.darkwood.de/welt.htm
Should you buy only one album this year, then it should be
the last Argine album "Luctamina in Rebus". Such a wonderful record !!
Good news, Axon Neuron has released again their excellent
album that was out of print. Are now available : AXON NEURON/VAGWA :Irreversible
Neural Damage: boxset (RR 12 BANV), a very limited edition of only 33
copies will include a 10-track CD-R, an exclusive 2-track tape and several
inserts repackaged into a stone grey boxset sealed with a banderole. DM
30 (Germany)/$ 18 (Europe/rest of the world) price including post. AXON
NEURON/VAGWA :Irreversible Neural Damage: CD-R (RR 10 CDANV), third
edition in special package with insert sealed with a banderole, ltd. to
33 numbered copies. DM 20 (Germany)/$ 12 (Europe/rest of the world) price
including post. Commandes : Label RAGNARUNE, firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 4th of August 2001 there will be the Lichttauffe night
in Leipzig with Darkwood, Dies Natalis and Tilan. Informations at http://www.lichttauffe.de
Don't forget that the festival of the year will happen this
week-end in La Sarraz (CH) : Sol
Veritas Lvx , with Les Joyaux De
La Princesse, Ostara, Camerata Mediolanense and Forseti, in an almost
1000 years old Castle, with CDs- Books- and Clothes- stalls, neofolk, medieval,
dark-ambient and ethreal gothic music... Europa Aeterna !
Here are some news about Gae Bolg and the Church of Fand
Other news :
The Garden of Fand, the first CD of Seven Pines,
will apear on World Serpent normally in June. This is a collection of romantic,
and slightly psychedelic dark folk songs dedicated to the glory of the
The long awaited Gae Bolg's live of the Unicorn recorded
live last year in Amsterdam and Ehrenstein will maybe appear later this
year on Cynfeirdd but nobody knows if it will be a vinyl or a CD ...
If you want to complete your collection of French receipt,
a new one wil be edited by World Serpent this Autumn. As bonus, the brand
new Gae Bolg CD La Ballade de l'Ankou will be released with
Gae Bolg is working on the music to accompany a theatre band
for two XIIth century's miracles : Le miracle de Théophile
of Ruteboeuf and Aucassin et Nicolette (anonymous). Both
will be played this Summer for a little medieval festival in a small village
of South of France. Maybe a CD will be released from this session.
Gae Bolg have finished recording the cover of The Death
of The West by Sol Invictus, for the tribute album ( double CDs)
to Sol, that will be released this Autumn or earlier by Cynfeirdd.
To commemorate l'Ankou, this great figure of Bretagne's Mythology,
Gae Bolg will release in November 2001 "L'Appel de l'Ankou",
a picture 12'' limited to 111 copies. To avoid disappointment and to be
sure not to miss this new masterwork, order it now. The price is 140 FF,
including post and packing. These will be unreleased tracks that will not
appear elsewhere. Informations : email@example.com
18 May 2001
The next Der Blutharsch album "When all else fails!"
will be released on the 16th of October 2001 and was recorded with with
the help of Lina Baby Doll, j.weber, Geoffroy D., Maya C-Mc.C. and
Marthynna You can listen to the track number 8 of this album at : http://drugie.here.ru/derblut/.
Boyd Rice wrote a nice and funny "tour diary" of the first
tour he did together with DB and DiJ in 1998. If you visit "www.longlivedeath.com"
you might have a nice and amusing reading...
Here are working links for the Muslimgauze and Legendary
Pink Dots sonographies: http://www.pretentious.net/mg_sonography/
A limited 7" from : Of the Wand and the Moon : has been released
during the Wave Gotik Treffen containing new versions of 'I Crave For You'
(featuring Matt Howden) and 'In a Robe Of Fire'. Information and purchase
please contact Prophecy Productions : firstname.lastname@example.org
or Euphonious Records : email@example.com
DEFEND THE PALACE: WORMS A.D. MCLXXXIV !! The Italian label
Palace of Worms are starting to collect another compilation, it will be
the ideal sequel to STORM THE PALACE. In the year A.D. 1184 was founded
the Sacro Concilio and started the inquisiton days, days of darkness, days
of fear,. Palace of Worms are watching to very martial tracks, neofolk
ballads and medieval dance to celebrate again this dark age. They prefer
including bands that were not involved to the first episode, and they need
exclusive tracks or alternative remixes .If you are interested to join
this compilation please mail Palace
of Worms and they will mail you terms and conditions.
There will be a special social gathering 21th June at Amager
Fælled, Copenhagen. This event is taking place late afternoon/early
evening, and includes a dinner of roasted boar with potatoes, lettuce and
bread. Ancient germanic style trubadurs such as Matt Howden and Kim Larsen
will ad spices of Schwarzwald Oakleaf and Hastings 1066 to the taste of
burning boar. This event also include a limited event-only CD, Mjød
Sacrifice and The Talking Bone. This is a family friendly event at the
old artillery test area. !! Tickets only in advance, order no later than
16th June !! 22nd June - Sieben/Unveiled concert : Both Unveiled and Sieben
will play new material from their forthcoming albums. Get tickets for both
the Boar Roast and the Concert and get the limited, event-only CD "Mjød
Sacrifice and The Talking Bone". Further info on e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Fondation Gianadda in Martigny (CH) presents the exhibition
"Picasso, sous le soleil de Mithra" from June 29th to November 4th 2001.
You can also visit there the Mithraeum, a sanctuary dedicated to Mithra.
27 April 2001
It's been already 21 years now .... and his
music is still so powerful and emotional. ICA
Cynfeirdd will release this Summer a Tribute to Sol Invictus
with the following bands : Gae Bolg and the Church of Fand, Scivias, Tor
Lundvall, Hagalaz' Runedance, Backworld, Dies Natalis, Neutral, Matt Howden,
Anima In Fiamme, Kirlian Camera, Andrew King, :Of the Wand and the Moon:,
one for Jude, Argine, Spiritual Front, Oraison, That Summer, Sleeping Pictures,
While Angels Watch, and many others. informations : http://cynfeirdd.free.fr
The next full-length album of Karnnos will be entitled "Oun
Scarch", it will be the follower in spirit of their album released on Cynfeirdd
"Deatharch Crann", that is still available and recommended.
Coil are working on a new album entitled "Wounded Galaxies
tap at the Window", they also work on a tribute album to W.S. Burroughs
and another one for Brion Gysin. An album of Coil-covers is also scheduled.
Good news, the new LP of Gae Bolg "Tintagel", which was only
available for subscribers (77 copies only ...), is now also available for
those who forgot to order their copy (only 296 copies), so hurry up !
Orders : email@example.com
"Tremor" is Vidna Obmana's forthcoming solo album,
first of a new trilogy, loosely based upon Dante's Inferno. It should sound
more tribal-industrial than previous works.
The sleeve of the Tindersticks' new album features singer
Stuart Staples nuzzling alongside one of the homeless donkeys from the
Sidmouth Sanctuary. This new album is entitled "Can our love ...", I can't
wait to listen to it.
27 March 2001
New reviews have been added but they're only available in
French for the moment, so you can only regret now to have been sleeping
during your schooltime at the French lessons : http://www.heimdallr.ezwww.ch/reviewsF.htm
This Summer will see the release of the new album of Boyd
Rice And Fiends [Douglas P.& Albin Julius] "Wolf Pact".
Here are some links to pictures and reports about the Anenzephalia,
Deutsch Nepal and Der Blutharsch gigs in Italy : http://OKLIM.tripod.com/OC/DB_Prato.htm
(pictures), and another report in the Exoteric pages : http://digilander.iol.it/exoteric/
. Our report of the similar evening in Vevey is still available in the
Live Report section.
Bad news : Current Ninety Three will not play in Grandson
(CH) in Autumn 2001. David Tibet said it won't be possible this year, but
he's still interested in playing in Switzerland another time. On the other
hand you can go to the most exciting Summer festival this year in La Sarraz
(CH) : Sol
Veritas Lvx . The
festival of the year with Les Joyaux De La Princesse, Ostara, Camerata
Mediolanense and Forseti, in an almost 1000 years old Castle, with CDs-
Books- and Clothes- stalls, neofolk, medieval, dark-ambient and ethreal
gothic music... what can you ask more ?
The following Hau Ruck releases will
be out on 23rd May, with the first ever Der Blutharsch album for the first
time on CD, an album of His Divine Grace "Reverse Aleph", a 7'' by Decadence
"Romance Lover Boy", a 7'' by Karnnos "Bearer of Order, Bringer of
Chaos", and the new album of Novy Svet "chappaqua". On the 13th of
June will be released the second album of Tribe of Circle "The Advent of
Redemption", and the first album of the Russian band Sal Solaris "Outerpretation
of Dreams". Everything is distributed by Tesco, or directly available via
Albin Julius at : firstname.lastname@example.org
neutral will play live during the night
30April - 1 May at fort Stein - Koenigsberg ( with Romowe Rikoito,Scivias
and 5 more bands). Informations : http://neutral.woods.ru
Karnnos and Wolfskin will play live
on the 30th of April in Lisbon. According to J.A., the show will be very
intense and emotional, and also close to a powerful ritual, with some tracks
in the vein of NON. Don't miss it !!!
The new side-project of Gerd Zaunig,
alias Predominance, is called Machine Language.
The site of THE MOON LAY HIDDEN BENEATH
A CLOUD is now available, with lots of pictures and interviews (some
even not yet published) : www.totem-records.com/art
The festival Experimentaclub will happen
on 28/29/30 April 2001. This is the 2nd international festival of experimental
music in Madrid. Bands playing are : esplendor geometrico, scorn, panacea
vs. needle sharing, winterkälte,synapscape, ammo, carles santos, nad
spiro, iury lech, placid, colectivo ch/e), schwarz, pierre bastien, joan
valent, bravo + kazaroff + laginestra, dj salt, dj dynamo, dj oriol rossell,
dj pablo vs. javier ia. Informations : email@example.com..
This is is a free entrance festival.
Ataraxia will play live on the 5th
of May im Madrid, at Sol Club (Calle jardines 3, Metro Gran Vía).
Infos : firstname.lastname@example.org
The small festival "In Heiligen Hallen"
will happen on the 11th of August in a monastery in Sachsen with Forseti,
Aurum Nostrum, Sonne Hagall and Blut & Feuer. Informations : www.ring-tor-elementarer-klangkunst.de
The new Of the Wand and the Moon album,
":Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness:", will be released on the 30th of April
in Danemark, and later on anywhere else.
The two new bands who signed with the
German label Eis & Licht are : Camerata Mediolanense and Ostara. They
both will release a 10'' at the beginning of June, during the WGT in Leipzig.
They will then release their forthcoming albums in 2002 with Eis &
Licht. Informations : http://www.neofolk.de
Violet Indiana have just released their
first album "Roulette". Violet Indiana are Siobhan De Mare and ... Robin
Guthrie (Cocteau Twins). Informations on the ex-Cocteau's label : http://www.bellaunion.com/store
Fin de Siècle's "Présences"
CD-R is now available for 17 dollars (post paid). Send your well-hidden
cash to Stephane Flauder 3 rue des abeilles 57200 SARREGUEMINES, FRANCE,
or to David Vallée, 12 avenue de Plantières, 57070 METZ,
FRANCE. Please allow 2-3 weeks to send the Cd... Informations : email@example.com.
. and also http://www.ifrance.com/cauldron/presences.html
. Cauldron Music will release Cd re-editions of Maelifell's "Eternité"
(demo 2000) and maybe Arden's "A Journey through Darkness" (demo 97). Cauldron
Music will also release a split Cd Semper Eadem/Maelifell. And last but
not least, La Cadera is about to release the new album of Andromeda Complex.
10 March 2001
The concert of Der Blutharsch in Vevey on Friday 16th of
March was brilliant, as were the two gigs of Anenzephalia (excellent !!)
and Deutsch Nepal (excellent of course !!). Nevertheless I prefered the
concert of Der Blutharsch I saw in November 1998 in Lausanne, with Wilhelm
and John Murphy, as it was much more powerful, but this last gig was brilliant
though. Go to the Live Report page to watch our
pictures. You'll also find informations and pictures about that evening
on the website of Sanctuary. The
American tour that should happen in april is cancelled, except one date
in May in New York. As well there will be a new CD recorded by Boyd
Rice, Douglas P and Albin Julius in Australia last February. It shall be
released on NER sometimes this year.
Kirlian Camera will play live on April 20th, at MS Stubnitz
in Rostock, Germany. Informations.
Genesis P-Orridge and Eric Heist present : Candy Factory.
An art exhibition of all new collaborative paintings, sculptures, installations,
objects, photo-prints and multiples. Opening party in the presence of the
artists: Friday 6th April, 7 to 10 pm. Exhibition open: 7th April
to 6th May 2001, Thursdays to Sundays, 2 to 7 pm at the Centre of Attention,
15 Cottons Gardens, London E2 (Old Street Tube, Exit 2). More informations
Ostara will play instead of Sieben at the Festival Sol Veritas
Lux, on the 21st of July 2001, at the Château de la Sarraz. Sieben
should play in Switzerland later this year. At the festival there should
be a very special French guest ....
12 February 2001
Ostara have decided not to release any new material with
World Serpent Distribution. This includes the CD version of the EP, 'Whispers
to the Soul'. WSD will continue to distribute the album 'Secret Homeland'
and the 7" picture disk. More news will follow ...
The second volume in the BiP_HOp series of International
compilations is out now ! 20 exclusive songs. More than 70 minutes of music
wrapped in a 6 page Digipack including a booklet w/ infos on each musician
: BERNARD FLEISCHMANN (Austria) who has records on Morr Music, Charhizma...;
AROVANE (Germany) has records on Din, Morr, City Centre Offices, Vertical
Form; WARMDESK (USA) has done records for Fällt, and Static
Caravan + a split w. PImmon on A Posterori; KÖHN (Belgium) has two
albums on (Kraak)3 ; WANG INC. (Italy) has done a 12" on Sonig ; LAURENT
PERNICE (France) did 4 albums on PDCD and 2 new one are upcoming on Moloko+
Don't forget to get a copy of the vol. 1 of the Bip-Hop compilation,
as these volumes are excellent ! http://www.bip-hop.com
Excellent news : Lux Interna have signed with Eis & Licht
and will release a 10'' in April, which is their confidential debut release
"Truth and Beauty and all their Severity". Watch our review
! We're very happy about that, as we've been supporting this band for quite
a while now.
Labradford just released a new album, "Fixed:: Context",
on Blast First. On the same label there's also the new album of Pan Sonic
Arne of Hekate told me that his band will not be appearing
in Croatia in the neofolk festival. Ostara as well will not be there.
Reaping Horde will release within the next months
three new albums : Inverno, a side-project of a member of Karnnos
and Wolfskin "Gateways to Darken Worlds", it's their first album with a
cold and intense ritual music. The second album will be the one of Nertiagh,
a ritual industrial ambient project. The third album is the one of Urdraum,
a side-project of J.A and N.Cruz of Karnnos, playing a beautiful
folk and neoclassical music on poems from the beginning of the XXth Century.
A few other musicians collaborated to the project. To be followed ... And
Karnnos and Wolfskin will be playing live in Lisbon on 30th of April 2001.
Some items "Croix de Bois Croix de Feu" complete sets are
still available directly from Les Joyaux de la Princesse. Informations
Tintagel, the next release of Gae Bolg and the Church of
Fand, will be out with some delay, at least in April.
The next Regard Extreme. CD will soon be ready. It's a Resurgence
CD in a completely new version !!!! More powerful and mature. It
will be avalaible before Summer. Regard Extreme also take part to 3 compilations
(Russian, Italian, German ... ). They are also building a new website,
watch a first version : http://RegardExtreme.go.to
Abstract presents the Festival Sol Veritas Lux, on the 21st
of July 2001, at the Château de la Sarraz (a castle close to Lausanne,
CH), with Forseti, Sieben and Camerata Mediolanense. Informations : http://www.gotik.ch/abstract/la_sarraz.html
Coil will play at the Oblique Lu Nights Festival in Nantes
on 23-25 March. Infos : le
lieu unique et Alice in Wonder
Despite the huge disaster of last year, the Wave Gotik Treffen
Festival in Leipzig will have a new edition this year with a new organization
team. It will happen from the 1st of june to the 4th of June 2001 in Leipzig.
The following bands are already confirmed : And One * Blutengel * Camouflage
* COIL * Front 242 * Fields of the Nephilim * Laibach * Les
Tambours du Bronx * London After Midnigh * Of The Wand and
the Moon * Joachime Witt * Poupee Fabrikk * 2 nd Gen * Absurd Minds
* Accessory * Adorned Brood * Aeternitas * Angels & Agony * ASP * Atrocity
* Aurora Sutra * Autumnblaze * Beborn Beton * Blazing Eternity * Blind
Passengers * Camerata Mediolanese * Carpe Diem * Cat Rapes Dog *
Catastrophe Ballet * Christian Death * Cinema Strange * Cryptic Carnage
* Crucifix Nocturnal Christians * Culture Kultür * Das Ich *
Davantage * Die Art * Dive * Dkay.com * Dornenreich * Dossche * Dust of
Basement * E-Craft * Emotional Violence * Endraum * Erben der
Schöpfung * Estampie * Evenfall * Ever Eve * Fading Colours
* Fiddler's Green * Flesh Field * Flowing Tears * Garden of Delight * Ghosting
* Girls Under Glass * Grendel * Hagalaz Rune Dance * Haujobb
* Hybryds * Icon of Coil * Illuminate * In Extremo * In Mitra Medusa Inri
* In My Rosary * In Strict Confidence * In the Nursery *
Inscape * Irrlicht * Janus * Kiew * Kifoth * Klirrfactor * Lacuna
Coil * L'Ame Immortelle * Leakh * Megadump * Merlons * Mila Mar * Monolith
* Morbus Kitahara * Neuroticfish * New Concept * Noctulus & Grabeskälte
* Novembre * Obsc(y)re * Oomph! * Ordo Equitum Solis * P.A.L.
* Paragon of Beauty * Pierrepoint * Philtron * Prager Handgriff * Project
X * Qntal * Re/Work * Samsas Traum * Sanguis et Cinis * Scream Silence
* Schock * Sleepwalk * S.P.O.C.K * Silent Promises * Somnambul *
Stin Scatzor * Subway to Sally * Suicide Commando * Tenhi * Terminal Choice
* Theatre of Tragedy * The Dreamside * The Gallery * The Inchtabokatables
* The Last Days of Jesus * Trial * Umbra et Imago * Unheilig * Von den
Ketten * Von Magnet * Welle: Erdball * Weltenbrand * Whispers In
The Shadow * XPQ-21 * Z.E.T.A.X. * Zeromancer. Some other bands need to
be confirmed. Informations : http://www.wave-gotik-treffen.com
19 January 2001
Matt Howden has decided to give in up his project Barb. Nevertheless
the album he recorded for that project "The Line And The Hook" will be
the second Sieben album. It's alot more powerful than the first one, and
a lot more moving. Sieben is now basically mMatt Howden, and Jane Howden,
and a couple of guest musicians. They intend to do some concerts in Europe
The neofolk festival in Croatia (from 10th of June until
16th of June 2001) confirms the coming of the following artists : Blood
Axis, Ostara, Allerseelen, Der Blutharsch, Oraison, Kirlian Camera, Von
Thronstahl, Boyd Rice / Non, Sorrow, Les Joyaux de la Princesse, Aube,
Regard Extrême, Vivenza et Lady Morphia, Hekate. There should be
more to come. Informations : http://members.aol.com/vidovgrad
You can pre-order now a new CD compilation coming in march
: "STRINGS AND STINGS II - a 100% guitar continuation". On this CD, as
in the vol.I, guitar is the only source material, freely treated. Featuring
exclusive tracks from : ee ranaldo (usa) + erik m (france), oldine
(france), mété (france), kk null (japan),
baka! (france), jim o'rourke (usa) + christian fennesz (austria),
marc sens (france), rafael toral (portugal) + hilmar jensson (island),
schizotrope (richard pinhas + maurice g. dantec) (france/canada),
franz treichler (switzerland), kg (france), hans tammen (germany)
+ jerome noetinger (france), falter bramnk (france), the double
life of véronique (uk). You can preorder until 15th february : 80FF
to Association Limbes, 23 rue des poilus, 59150 Wattrelos, France. From
16th feb please send 90FF.
On the 5th of March 2001, 4AD will release "The Complete
B-Sides" from the Pixies. Just to remember that at a certain time Black
Francis was very talented ....
Darkwood will be playing a little concert together with Hekate
at the "Zwischenfall" in Bochum/Germany on Friday, April 6th.
Nick Cave will exclusively reveal 40 second sound-bites of
each of the twelve new tracks from the forthcoming new album "No
More shall We Part" which is set for release on Mute on the 2nd of April.
The album artwork will feature on the site along with brand new shots of
the band. Recorded in London’s Abbey Road Studios during Autumn 2000 by
the Bad Seeds line up of Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Blixa Bargeld, Thomas
Wydler, Martyn Casey, Conway Savage, Jim Sclavunos and Warren Ellis, "No
More Shall We Part", the group’s eleventh studio album, is the follow up
to their recent ‘Best Of…’ collection and the first new material since
1997’s ‘The Boatman’s Call’. Hear it at : http://www.nickcave.net
Lux Interna, the american neofolk band we're supporting from
their beginning, have just completed a Lux Interna webpage : feel free
to visit it at : http://www.audiogalaxy.com/bands/luxinterna
4 January 2001
You've been dreaming about it for years, here it is now,
the heimdallr crew did it for you : a complete report about the evening
of the 29th of December in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, for the gig
of Les Joyaux de la Princesse (with a special guest). You'll find it on
the Live Report page. See you there !!!!!
Good news for all the Sol Invictus fans : Tursa will release
in March, a archive recording of Sol Invictus in concert in Brugge. Pre-orders
are being taken on the Tursa web site. This edition is limited to 1,000,
signed and numbered, and is £10 including postage.
The second part of the Oran Môr Trilogy is now available
at Cynfeirdd label. "Môr Cylch" is a split 10" with 1 track by Gaë
Bolg & the church of Fand and 2 tracks by Nothvs Filivs Mortis. This
is the second part of the Oran Môr Trilogy, a series of vinyl including
works of Omne Datum Optimum, Gaë Bolg and Nothvs Filivs Mortis. Full
color cover and large insert, limited edition of 333 numbered copies. All
informations at : http://cynfeirdd.free.fr
The next release of Der Blutharsch will be a CD/do.1o" entitled
"...when all else fails...". It will be released early june 2oo1.feat.
contributions by Derniere Volonte, Novy Svet, Marthynna a.o. Released via
Sonne Hagall, Aurum Nostrum and probably Forseti will play
live in Heldrungen near Bad Frankenhausen (Thüringen). More informations
: www.lichttaufe.de . And it seems
that rumours that said that Forseti took part at the release of the next
DiJ album "All Pigs must die" are true.
The new album of Current Ninety Three and Nurse With Wound
"Purtle" won't be distributed by World Serpent. It will only be available
via Durtro : http://www.durtro.com
. And Current Ninety Three, Antony and the Johnsons, Pantaleimon will play
live on Friday the 6th of April and aturday the 7th of April 2001 at the
Bloomsbury Theatre, London.
Happy New Year and best wishes to you all !!
The great :OF THE WAND AND THE MOON: will release their new
full-length CD :Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness: on March 19th 2001 on Euphonious
rec./Voices of wonder. And the sequel "Lucifer" have already been recorded
and is set to be released in mid or late 2001. There are a few pictures
from the ":Emptiness:Emptiness:Emptiness:" and "Lucifer" sessions is to
be found here. And more informations
There will be a debut live appearance with :Of the wand and
the moon: for the Trio Noir (Tony Wakeford/Matt Howden/Sally Doherty).
The concert will happen on February 10th in Copenhagen. A limited 300 copies
LP will also be released at this event. More informations can be found
at : www.bragagild.dk
Komplet is the new project from Paolo Bandera, best known
as a member of Sigillum S and for his solo work as Sshe Retina Stimulants:
this time we have a grooving research across the territories of minimal
electronica. You can listen to it here.
There's a new site concerning Boyd Rice and NoN : http://www.longlivedeath.com
Egalement un nouveau concernant Thee Majesty (Genesis P'Orridge)
There will be so many good releases in early 2001, here are
a few ones crossing my mind just right now, but there are so many more
.... (nothing good for my wallet) : SEELENBLUT "Angel's Suicide"; ATARAXIA
"Suenos"; ARGINE "Luctamina In Rebus"; V/A "Le Jardin des Supplice"; V/A
"AUDACIA IMPERAT !"; SONNWIN "Fehu"; EXPRETUS "Spiegelsaal"; SOLARIS "Collaboration";
THE SEVENTH DAWN " The Age to an End Shall Come"; COIL "The Solstice Collection";
CURRENT NINETY THREE "The Great in the Small"; NURSE WITH WOUND "Automating
vol.1"; THIGHPAULSANDRA "Thighpaulsandra"; SORROW "Let there be Thorns";
OSTARA "Never Weep" et "Whispers to the Soul"; V/A "Za Dom Spremni"; ALEX
FERGUSSON "The Essence"; PILORI "...And when the Twilight's gone"; MELEK-THA
"Evil is too Strong"; MILITIA "The Black Flag Hoisted"; V/A "The
Fossil Dungeon"; C.M. VON HAUSSWOLFF "Operations of Spirit Communication";
MOURNING CLOAK "Beyond"; DEATH IN JUNE "All Pigs Must Die"; NICK CAVE ""No
More Shall We Part"..... etc, etc, ......
On the Compulsion webzine, you'll find an online review with
photographs of the "World Serpent presents Sorrow, Ostara, Backworld
(with David Tibet) and Matt Howden" evening at the Underworld, London,
last December. Go to www.compulsiononline.com
select reviews and click on the appropriate Sorrow link.