JAPAN SUICIDE – Santa Sangre

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The highly anticipated new album from Japan Suicide  – ‘Santa Sangre’ is due for release on 14th February 2018. The album opens with the title track Santa Sangre – has a postpunk holy mass feel and is the perfect intro.

Circle comes next a ritualistic intro melts into relentless intensive waves of postpunk musical attitude. Reminds me a bit of Noir Desir, Great! Dealer possibley my favourite track on the album due to the pulsing 80’s bass and a great mix of shimmering and searing guitars to burn a hole in the dancefloor. Love it! El Ritual sees the pace drop into a sea of atmospherics, reminds me a bit of ‘Cactus World News’. Nice! Blown Away reignites the pulsing postpunk push to the dancefloor, with a splash of ‘The Cure’. Lovely! For Every Flaw –luscious intense jingly jangly guitars add to the wall of postpunk sound which will appeal to fans of Into Paradise. Great track! Fate has a more gothic feel to it, aided by the dark, desolate sounding keyboards splashing against deft drumming and shoegaze guitars. Rejoice – has a hint of U2’s ‘Stories For Boys’ album mixed up with ‘The Doors’ –  psychedelic postpunk atmospherics. Love it! Thus Bad Begins builds the the postpunk psychedelic atmosphere further. Lost Daughter and the temperature rises until it bursts into a searing postpunk classic. Nice! Carcosa – I can see this being the intro track for all future live performances. Postpunked Blade Runner. Epic! A great follow up to ‘We Die In Such a Place’

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SHAD SHADOWS – Fix EP

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The follow up to Minor Blues sees Shad Shadows more influenced by Sci Fi sounds and the opening track Electronic Brigade has hints of ‘Vangelis’ and ‘Blade Runner’.

Moon Bay has a hint of ‘The KVB’ about it as it gravitates towards the dancefloor. Nice! White Fall is my favourite track on the album, simple but so seductive synths. Love It! Colloseum brings the EP to a close. What I really like about Shad Shadows is that they be original. Here’s to seeing them live in 2018.

Black Veiled 79 Podmix now available!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Alchemist – SADAEMON
Ave Plague – KING PLAGUE
Born To Die – SIDEWALKS AND SKELETONS
Flesh – GIRL GRAVE
Carol Of Bells – MXMS
Last Christmas – DEATH IN ROME
Torschlusspanik – IN THE NURSERY
Like They Do – GLAARE
Snow Like Ashes – CULT OF HAZE
Sugar – TRUE MOON
Circle – JAPAN SUICIDE
Fallen – SECRET SIGHT
Frankie – SOFT KILL
In Deep – THE KVB
Everything Turning Up Down – WIRETRAIN
No Backbone – KUDZU
Black Bullets – LIQUID ROOMS
White Fall – SHAD SHADOWS
Into The Dark – GAMA-X
Vuoto – DARK DOOR
Motion – BOY HARSHER
We Can’t Escape – VYSMECH?
Fingers – THE SECRET FRENCH POSTCARDS
It Kills – THE SOFT MOON
The Foyer – DRAB MAJESTY
New Dawn – BRACHKO
The Garden Of The Lost – IKON
New Dark Age – THE SOUND
Leave Me Alone – NEW ORDER
Windsor Hum – PROTOMARTYR
Slave To The Wage – PLACEBO
Preset – EUROPEAN GHOST
Human Age – FEHM
I Dreamt Music – INVSN
The Dead Cry For No-One – THEN COMES SILENCE
Lunatic – THE SLOW READERS CLUB

 

Darklands setlist @ The Fulford Arms, York Sat 9th December 2017

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DJ DeAth

Atmosphere – JOY DIVISION
Anywhere Out Of This World – DEAD CAN DANCE
Fall Apart – DEATH IN JUNE
The Enemy Within – DOWN IN JUNE
Europa – TRIARII
Loin Du Brouillard – DERNIERE VOLONTE *R
Engel – CHAMBER
Lost World – ELISABAT MUSE
Black – BLUTENGEL
Dead Stars – COVENANT *R
Vampire Town – EMPATHY TEST *R
The Pit – PRIEST
Envenom (strvngers rmx) – VORE AURORA
Without You – THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE
Lebanon – THE HOUSE OF USHER
Israel – SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES

DJ Batastrophe

UNHEILIG – Schutzengel
MONICA RICHARDS – Armistice
AUGER – My Guardian *R
THEATRE OF TRAGEDY – Machine (vnv mix) *R
SUICIDE COMMANDO – Die Motherf*cker Die
BOSCH – God
Rosetta Stone – Adrenaline *R
THE LAST DANCE – Nightmares
SISTERS OF MERCY – This Corrosion *R
THE CULT – Rain
E-NOMINE – Mitternacht *R
OTTO DIX – Ego (Eisenfunk Rmx)
HELIUM VOLA – Omnis Mundi Creatura
FAITH & THE MUSE – 9 Dragons
AURAL VAMPIRE – Freeze *R
AUTO MOD – Kruta Kisetsu

DJ De’Ath

Year Zero – GHOST BC
Links 2 3 4 – RAMMSTEIN
Prime Mover – ZODIAC MINDWARP & THE LOVE REACTION
Vengeance – NEW MODEL ARMY *R
15 Years – THE LEVELLERS
California Uber Alles – DEAD KENNEDYS
Wardance – KILLING JOKE
The Wind Blows Through Their Skulls – BEASTMILK *R
A Forest – THE CURE
Swamp Thing – THE CHAMELEONS
Sanctuary – THE CULT
Papillon – EDITORS
Dominion – SISTERS OF MERCY
Love Never Dies – APOPTYGMA BERZERK *R
Die Offenbarung – HEIMATAERDE

DJ Batastrophe

DIGITAL FACTOR – Bloody Xmas
MOR – The Ugly Truth (Jesus loves America mix)
Rob Zombie – Superbeast
KILLING MIRANDA – Discoteque Necronomicon
NIN – The Hand That Feeds
MINISTRY – NWO

DJ War

Tanz Mit Laibach – LAIBACH
AND ONE – Panzermensch *R
Spit It Out – IAMX
FLESHFIELD – Inferior (ivory frequency mix)
Benzin (kerosene rmx) – RAMMSTEIN
ASP – Coming Home
This Sh*t Will F*ck You Up – COMBICHRIST *R
DEPECHE MODE – Enjoy The Silence (mike shinoda rmx) *R
Sid Vicious In A Dress – POWERMAN 5000
ADAM AND THE ANTS – Kings Of The Wild Frontier *R
Fade To Grey – VISAGE
BAUHAUS – The Passion Of Lovers *R

Thanks to everyone who came along and made it great night for Our last appearance @ The Fulford Arms. We hope hope you have a great Xmas and we look forward to see you all in 2018 at the new venue in York. Once we have everything confirmed we will announce the full details 😉

IN THE NURSERY – 1961

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The prolific composers and soundsmiths In The Nursery release their 28th album  1961 The album is inspired by events of 1961 the same year Nigel and Klive Humberstone were born. The album opens with Until Before After classical brooding filmscore seeps into a blissful bass riff shattered with a haunting guitar and a deft snare drum. The perfect switch between male and female vocals. What a great song! Could be this ITN’s new sound going forward? Love it! Torschlusspanik captures the devision of East and West Germany by construction of the Berlin wall. A great intro of assembled strings and a sparse synth will send a shiver down your spine -it could easily be from a filmscore. A chorus of Khrushchev, Kennedy, Berlin grows until it explodes into a bombastic masterpiece, one of the best songs In The Nursery has ever recorded! Fanatastic! Consul features Gladys a 1961 Ford consul. A genius idea that fits like a glove with the grandios church organ. Reminds me a bit of Sopor Aeternus. Epic! Grand Corridor is about the Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital in the grounds Cliveden, Taplow where the twins were born. In 1985 it closed and is said to be one of Britain’s most haunted hospitals with it’s 1/4 mile grand corridor. Has a spooky ritualistic feel. Love it! Retrofire celebrates Yuri Gagarin orbiting the earth in Vostok 1. Naturally ITN produce the perfect space soundscape and with the keyboards you can imagine the thrusters being fired on Vostok. Out Of This World! Pacify is inspired the novel Catch 22. A Neofolk classic. Love it!

Solaris is inspired by the science fiction novel written by Stanislaw Lem. What a great track will appeal to fans of Darkher. Epic! Prisoner Of Conscience is dedicated to the founding of Amnesty International. Great french vocals, classical composition and sparse guitars. Love it! The Earth Was Blue takes us back to space and Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard looking down on the earth. For me this is the best album In The Nursery have ever released, with a fusing of their early guitar sound, their classical filmscores and their epic martialed percussion. They have reinvented their sound and produced the perfect opus! I hope I will hear the full album being played live in 2018 as it will be something very special indeed. 12/10 – Get it now!

Darklands setlist @ The Fulford Arms, York, Sat 11th Nov 2017

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DJ De’Ath

I Revenge – MXMS
Fog Banks – EIVOR
Torschlusspanik – IN THE NURSERY
Willow Dance – THE DEVIL AND THE UNIVERSE
Dead Souls – SOPOR AETERNUS
Too Soon To Tell – DRAB MAJESTY
Live To Die Another Day – HANTE *R
Glory – COLD CAVE
Future – AUTOBAHN
Night Games – THE KVB*R
Last Breath – FEHM
Lunatic – THE SLOW READERS CLUB *R
Cursed Be Thy Blessings – PRAYERS
Viva Evil (swine mix ) – PIG *R
Radio Paranoia – RABIA SORDA *R
Ich Will Dich – WUMPSCUT

DJ Batastrophe

NECRO FACILITY – Explode
MORTIIS – The Ugly Truth (jesus loves America mix)
AUGER – My Guardian
PSYCLON NINE – Parasitic *R
DIE KRUPPS – Riskofaktor
ASP – Ich Will Brennen
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES – Spellbound
UNINVITED GUEST – DEVILS TOYBOX *R
MONO INC – Heile Heile Segen *R
ROSETTA STONE -Adrenaline
DREAM DISCIPLES – Care Of The Devil (urban armageddon mix)
GRAUSAME TOCHTER – Freundin
TRAUMTAENZER – Stigmata
BAUHAUS – The Passion Of Lovers
SISTERS OF MERCY – Walkaway
JULIEN K – Dark Cadence *R

DJ DeAth

Year Zero – GHOST BC
Ich Will – RAMMSTEIN
Your Sweet 666 – HIM
Sid Vicious In A Dress – POWERMAN 5000
Love Breeds Suicide – REAKTOR 7X *R
Unterwelt (radio edit) – SUICIDE COMMANDO *R
Call The Ships To Port – COVENANT *R
Dressed To Kill – STRVNGERS
Papillon – EDITORS
Burn – THE SOFT MOON
Rituel – SHE PAST AWAY
I Feel Love – BALAAM AND THE ANGEL
Lullaby – THE CURE *R
Swamp Thing – THE CHAMELEONS
Vagabonds – NEW MODEL ARMY
Du Hast – LOS COLORADOS

DJ Batastrophe

INTERPOL – Slow Hands
PAIN – Behind The Wheel *R
GRENDEL – Timewave Zero *R
AURAL VAMPIRE – Darkwave Surfer *R

DJ War

You Spin Me Round (like a record) – DEAD OR ALIVE
EISBRECHER – Tanz Mit Mir
Anarchy In The UK – THE SEX PISTOLS
THE CULT – Lil Devil
Scum – SANTA HATES YOU *R
APOPTYGMA BERZERK – Non Stop Violence *R
Dominion – INFORMATION SOCIETY
NIN – Closer *R
Rebel Yell – BILLY IDOL
KILLING JOKE – Millenium
Beautiful People – MM
ADAM AND THE ANTS – Antmusic
Sweet Dreams – EURYTHMICS
THE MISSION – Deliverance
Atomic – BLONDIE

Thanks to everyone who came along and made it a great night. Next month’s Darklands on Sat 9th Dec will be the last one at The Fulford Arms. So please come along and let’s have a great final night (;-#) X

Black Veiled 78 podmix *DJ Blind Dead BV Halloween mix*

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DJ Blind Dead before returning to the depths of the underworld asked if I would share her musical epitaph

Masked Ball – JOCELYN POOK
Sympathy For The Devil – COPH NIA
Hellbound Overture – LOVE LIES BLEEDING
She Said Destroy – DEATH IN JUNE
Lost And Found – EDEN
Willow Dance – THE DEVIL AND THE UNIVERSE
Nabatetaea – ZACKENFLANKE
Disintegration – DEATH IN ROME
Surprising Violence – SCHONWALD
Pet Semetary – STRVNGERS
Kissing The Ground – DRAB MAJESTY
Hell Hotline – TEMPERS
Soul In Ethanol – VEIL OF LIGHT
Between Planets – JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Written In Blood – SHE WANTS REVENGE
Bela Lugosi – BAUHAUS
Play For Today – TRAGIC BLACK
First And Last And Always – SISTERS OF MERCY
Be My Hiroshima – GRAVE DESIRES
Euphoria – KILLING JOKE

Black Veiled 77 podmix now available!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I Revenge – MXMS
Secret Society – NIGHTCRAWLER
Little Dark Age – MGMT
Antidote – SINE SILEX
Listen & Scream – DIARY OF DREAMS
History In Black – PRIEST
Pictures Of You – JOY ELECTRIC
Perfect Tragedy – AGE ZERO
Cataracts – THE DANCING PLAGUE OF 1518
Acceleration (cold colours remix) – HOLYGRAM
Glory – COLD CAVE
Future – AUTOBAHN
Something To Remenber Me By – THE HORRORS
Links 2-3-4(westbam technoelectro rmx) – RAMMSTEIN
Lucretia My Reflection – ZXZ
Mirrors And Sheets – MILLIKEN CHAMBER
Cursed be They Blessings – PRAYERS
Coast To Coast – JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Slow Down Low – MOON DUO
Sorrows Of Youth – NO MORE ART
Sanctuary – CRIMSON SCARLET
Shattered – NERVOUS TREND
No Bridge Unburned – PRIMARY
Warm Like Blood – THEN COMES SILENCE
Relacion – ESPEJO CONVEXO
Mind Fight – RUSSIAN ROSE
Burn – THE SOFT MOON
A World On Fire – SKIDS
Sid Vicious In A Dress – POWERMAN 5000
Cry Little Sister (cave club rmx) – G TOM MAC

Black Veil setlist @ The Fulford Arms Sat 7th Oct 2017

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DJ Blind Dead

Masked Ball – JOCELYN POOK
Sympathy For The Devil – COPH NIA
Hellbound Overture – LOVE LIES BLEEDING
She Said Destroy – DEATH IN JUNE
Lost & Found – EDEN
Willow Dance – THE DEVIL AND THE UNIVERSE
Nabatetaea – ZACKENFLANKE
Disintegration – DEATH IN ROME
Surprising Violence – SCHONWALD
Pet Semetary – STRVNGERS
Kissing The Ground – DRAB MAJESTY
Hell Hotline – TEMPERS
Soul In Ethanol – VEIL OF LIGHT
Between Planets – JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Written In Blood – SHE WANTS REVENGE
Bela Lugosi – BAUHAUS

DJ De’Ath

Cry Little Sister (Cave Clubnight mix) – G TOM MAC
Lucifer’s Garden – EVILS TOY
Blade Runner 2001 (directors cut) – DIARY OF DREAMS
Call The Ships To Port – COVENANT
Military Fashion Show – AND ONE *R
Papillon – EDITORS*R
Timewave Zero – GRENDEL *R

DJ Mad Alex

ASSEMBLAGE 23 – Afterglow *R
NEUROTICFISH – Agony
S.I.T.D – Cicatrix
BLUTENGEL – Liebe Deine Traum
THE CRUXSHADOWS – Singularities *R
TECHNOIR – Dying Star
SCREAM SILENCE – Timid Try

DJ De’Ath

Sid Vicious In A Dress – POWERMAN 5000
Links 2 3 4 – RAMMSTEIN
White Wedding – ARDOR *R
Personal Jesus – DEPECHE MODE *R
Just Like Heaven – THE CURE
Lucretia – DESTROID
Love Breeds Suicide – REACTOR 7X*R
Unterwelt (radio edit) – SUICIDE COMMANDO
Dark Angel (Gabriel) – VNV NATION

Hot as hell tonight. Thanks to everyone who came along and enjoyed the night ;). Sorry for the delayed start that was due to the band event before overrunning ;/.

Thanks to guests DJ Mad Alex and

DJ Blind Dead – it’s not often you have a DJ get legless or fall apart but still deliver a great set 🙂

Darklands returns on Saturday 11th November when Batastrophe & De’Ath will be opening the sonic vault 10.30pm-02.00am . Hope to see you then 😉

THE DEVIL & THE UNIVERSE -Folk Horror

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Released in time to celebrate the passing of Autumn Equinox and as a musical tribute to Robert Hardy’s epic film ‘The Wicker Man.’ Folk Horror is a mix of music, art, literature and film influenced by the like of The Wicker Man, Blood On Satan’s Claw, The Witchfinder General, Andy Paciorek, MR James, Algernon Blackwood, The Occult, Paganism, and The Dark English Countryside. All of which could be said to have been influences on this latest release from The Devil And The Universe.

The album opens with Alchemical Land the perfect aural accompaniment for a drive deep into the high hedged English countryside at sunset and wonder what was that I saw out of the corner of my eye. Creepy! Willow Dance will have you believing something evil lurks in the heart of the primeval woodlands. A great piece of tribal ritualism. Love it! The Ash Tree Darkfolk tinged melancholy that will enchant you. A Fiend In The Furrows takes its name from a conference held about Folk Horror in 2014. Sinister synths and deft drumming summon the haunted spirits of the countryside. Spooky!

Black Harvest a great scythe sample, supernatural synths and bombastic drumming make for a classic TDATU track! Wyrd a composition about fate which gain has a very haunted atmosphere. The Church Of The Goat has a John Carpenter feel, echoes of ‘The Thing’ colliding with ‘Mondsucht’ which develops into a foot stamping crescendo to shatter the dancefloor. Epic! The album closes with When We Were Trees conjures a wave of atmospheric terror which is shattered by the sound of Goats and a stomp onto the dancefloor. Love it. So if you want to get in the mood for halloween early and like music to send a shiver down your spine then this is for you!

 

Want to find out more about Folk Horror? Then Wakefield is the place to be in October!