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102_0158Arriving back in Prague on 27th August two things struck me immediately – how much I had missed the city (its people, atmosphere, and the excellent Czech food and drink) and how hot it was compared to the UK – a scorching 30C.

2015-08-27 19.53.38Large Bone above The Roxy bar

In the evening I went to the Roxy Club to catch Viet Cong melting in a sea of Tote Bags and Hipsters. A great concert, despite the heat. At a nearby mini market I discovered a great selection of full skull shaped absinth bottles but it was impossible to get a picture. After the gig I went with my old friend Pavel to record an interview and play some songs on Dark Wave Radio Wave

X-Cryogenics – BERNDSEN
Society – AUTOBAHN
Cool Wind – KOBAN
A New Day – KILLING JOKE
Death Of The European (remastered) – THE THREE JOHNS
IO 1987 – ASTARI NITE
Die Life – THE SOFT MOON
No Will – WHITE HILLS
Industry – NOI KABAT
Waves Without Shores – ASH CODE
Deep Metals – SCHONWALD
Earth Overflows – SECRET SIGHT
In My Arms – PRINCIPE VALIENTE
Skeletones – ESCAPE WITH ROMEO

The full show can be heard here http://prehravac.rozhlas.cz/audio/3459404

Friday 28.08.15

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Day 1 of the PGT10 and The Sanctuary CZ crew pulled out all the stops to make this the most memorable one so far. What a great decision to have a Gothic cruise to kick start the weekend. Great music from the Sanctuary DJ’s and DJ Totentanz made the perfect soundtrack for a cruise in darkness. Somehow a normal couple made it on board and started to make the usual conversation along the lines ” So are you guys vampires?” They were assured we weren’t, however it was suggested if they would like they would like to make their way below they were welcome to take part in the human sacrifice 😉
This cruise will be a lasting memory for everyone fortunate enough to be on board. Great start!

Some great pics can be found here

http://stills.eraserhead.at/festival-prague-gothic-treffen-2016/

Day 2 – didn’t make it to the picnic as I wanted to make sure I was on top form for the evening and have a few drinks without turning to ash 😉

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My setlist @ Fatal Club Praha Sat 29.08.15

Masked Ball – JOCELYN POOK
Darkness Before The Dawn – KILLING JOKE
Charade – SKIDS
Ostentation – AUTOBAHN
Desire – SIEVEHEAD
Higher Than Heaven – BFG
Walking On Your Hands – RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY
Die Life – THE SOFT MOON
I Can’t Escape Myself – ASH CODE
Deep Metals – SCHONWALD
Kalter Lippenstift (In Death It Ends rmx) – VELVET CONDOM
Muscoviet Mosquito – CLAN OF XYMOX
After Dark (master) – DEATHDAY
I Can Smell Your Thoughts – LEATHER NUN
Burning Down (mescal mix) – PLAY DEAD
Transmission – RRRRRRR
Seagulls Eye – THE SNAKE CORPS
The Last Train – GHOSTDANCE
Blue Monday – BUZZ KULL
Serpents Kiss – THE MISSION
Written In Blood – SHE WANTS REVENGE
Christopher Lee Is Dead – DOORS IN THE LABYRINTH
Blah Blah Blah – IGGY POP
1969 – SISTERS OF MERCY
Ca Plan Pour Moi – PLASTIC BERTRAND
Paranoid – THE METEORS
We Are The Monsters – THE KNUTZ
Cramp Stomp – THE CRAMPS
California Uber Alles – DEAD KENNEDYS
Hong Kong Garden – SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
Requiem – EAGULLS
The Cutter – ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
Hand In Hand – XMAL DEUTSCHLAND
Teenage Nightingales To Wax (remastered) – THE THREE JOHNS
People Are Poison – COLD CAVE
Like An Animal – THE GLOVE
Killing An Arab – JUSTIN SYMBOL
Rituel – SHE PAST AWAY
Death Reflects Us – BEASTMILK
Second Skin – LOTUS FEED
Ghostdance – DEATHCULT
Vengeance – NEW MODEL ARMY
Sanctuary (long vers) – THE CULT

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Thanks to everyone who came along and danced despite the heat and drain from the previous nights partying on the ship 😉

More great pics can be found here

http://galerie.sanctuary.cz/

Sunday 30.08.15

Despite being melted by the heat following a 20 minute mid morning visit to the zoo I think it was around 35 at 12.00 I managed to cool down at the excellent Artists and Prophets at Narodni Galerie which dispelled my belief that the USA was responsible for hippies in the 60’s and 70’s as it is infact the Germans to blame for the birth of the hippies especially Karl Wilhelm Diefenbach who modelled himself on Jesus and nearly founded GOD GMBH for his hippie commune and followers. It was then pointed out in the evening that it might explain why hippies like VW beetles 😉

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Klub 007 Strahov one of the oldest clubs in Prague for live music played host’s to two excellent bands Totenwald & Horror Vacui.

Not the easiest of venues to get to, so a big thanks to the Gothic people familiar with Prague for ensuring I got there and back without getting lost 😉 Well worth the effort to get there and not just because it had Rekordelig pear cider but great sound and atmosphere.

What a great end to a great event. A big thanks to Ez, Pavel, Nephilim, Samgarr, Paesant, Va & Anna, The Sanctuary crew and everyone else who by being there made the event great 😉 Look forward to be back in Prague a lot sooner than my last visit 🙂

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Despite Jet2’s best efforts to re-enact the experience of death by being locked in a sweat box in Japanese prisoner of war camp or to imagine one is a boil in the bag meal after the idiots had everyone incarcerated on the plane for nearly 60 mins with no doors open, no aircon working due to a technical problem, and no water. The temp outside was at least 35C and inside around 45c but luckily we didn’t end up here despite being ill from it.

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“A Beautiful Place To Die”

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