Music Review: Attic
CD: The Invocation
Label: Van Records
by: TJ Fowler
Has King Diamond dabbled in the Occult and witchcraft so much that he has managed to call on the dark powers to reincarnate himself into a younger, stronger version of himself and form a new band based in Germanyeven before he has even died? Well it seems this might very well be the case in the form of vocalist Meister Cagliostro of Attic. Continue reading Music Review: Attic CD: The Invocation
Music Review: Year of the Goat
CD: Angels’ Necropolis
Label: Van Records
If Anton Lavey and Charles Manson had a soundtrack to recruit new initiates with, I believe Year of the Goat’s ‘Angels’ Necropolis’ would be that soundtrack. Filled with a late 60’s, early 70’s psychedelic sound, lyrics focusing on the occult, mysticism and spiritualism prevalent of those time periods, the trance like and soothe, cult leader like vocals of Thomas Sabbathi and you have ‘Angels’ Necropolis’. This album could very easily fit into such a time period of music alongside bands like Blue Oyster Cult in terms of all the spiritualistic and cult themes prevalent in the album and with the song “Spirits of Fire” there is definitely a Blue Oyster Cult feel to music as well. Continue reading Music Review: Year of the Goat CD: Angels’ Necropolis
Connecticut metal tyrants NIGHTBITCH will unleash their latest Danzigian/Blackmore-driven bone metal anthems with the three-song Chainmaker 12”. Set for release on March 26, 2013 via Ear One Productions, Chainmaker serves as a precursor to the band’s upcoming full-length.
Elaborates guitarist Ryan “His Emissary” Adams of the offering: “Chainmaker is the bastard offspring of the nudie mag in your dad’s closet and the Killers tape in your older brother’s Firebird. It’s what’s in your Walkman on your way to meet the cheerleader with the red hair under the bleachers after detention so she can show you her new tattoo. It’s what happens when you grow up with your Priest vinyl a little too close to your Lisa Ann VHS tapes. Misfits and Samhain original pressings and Jess Franco laserdiscs on your bedroom wall. Denim and Hell. Riffs and sleaze. FUCK OFF NOWADAYS HEAVY METAL!”
Chainmaker will be released as a one-sided vinyl 12″ in a limited quantity of 250 and available digitally via iTunes and bandcamp.
In celebration of its impending release, Invisible Oranges is currently hosting the “Chainmaker” lyric video. Point your peepers toTHIS LOCATION and embrace the sleaze.
Chainmaker Track Listing:
3. Into the Fire (Deep Purple Cover)
Coalescing a mission statement of “wicked women, unholy passions and fire nights” with influences musical, aesthetic, chemical and carnal, NIGHTBITCH are “purveyors of some of the finest occult-themed, sleazed-out, trad-flavored metal around” (CT Indie).
NIGHTBITCH formed in the Summer of 2009 when Ipsissimus guitarist Ryan “His Emissary” Adams sought an outlet to reconcile his late-bloomer discovery of Ritchie Blackmore’s majestic emanations with his obsession for sleazy 70’s occult / exploitation films and plagiarized Danzig riffs. Adams soon hooked up with celebrated doom metal vocalist Phil Swanson (Hour of 13, Seamount, Vestal Claret and many more) through mutual friend Bill Connnolly (whose No Visible Scars label would expose the world to NIGHTBITCH via the Sex and Magic cassette). The band was quickly rounded out by the formidable rhythm section of longtime friends and veteran CT musicians Chris Taylor (Kingdom Of Sorrow) and Mark Else (De Omega) on drums and bass, respectively.
In September 2010, after gigs opening for such heavyweights as Pentagram, Black Pyramid, Earthride and Midnight, NIGHTBITCH traveled to Dublin, Ireland as the back-up band for Hour of 13’s live debut at the Dublin Doom Day, playing its own gig as a part of the warm-up festivities. The band brought with it the Sex and Magic cassette, which would sell out of all 100 copies within a month of its release. Upon returning from Dublin, NIGHTBITCH and Swanson amicably parted ways and Taylor assumed vocal duties. In December, Cyclopean Records issued Sex and Magic on vinyl limited to 350 copies, which also sold out in one month’s time. Analog formats exhausted, Sex and Magic has since entered the digital realm via Austria’s Psychedoomelic Records, where it counts the godly Reverend Bizarre among its labelmates.
With Taylor at the helm, NIGHTBITCH has composed eleven infernal odes to comprise its full-length debut and is set to release the Chainmaker EP to showcase the depravity to follow.