I like the On This Day function. It´s giving me reminders of all the fun stuff and great gigs and festivals I´ve been to:) This one was one particularly eventful trip to Scotland and England with the great ARCHGOAT & VALKYRJA. I never want to end up at Nambucca in London again but I will always remember the organizer in Glasgow (Gigs In Glasgow). He did the very best of what ever limited resources he got and also took care of us all the way to London. I think his name is Vincent? If you ever meet him, buy him a beer or two:)
All of it HERE (livepics also)
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This is my friend Du X., who owns the awesomest vintage clothing shop on Gulou Dongdajie in Beijing. Had a portrait shoot with him one morning before he opened the shop att 11AM.
Metalhead to the core (partly a sucky kind of melofolkdeath taste, but we do agree on many bands. Bathory, Motörhead and so on;) and a collector of all kinds of cool & creepy stuff. Like authentic kapala´s, shrunken heads, Navajo art and also all kinds of old tribal/ritual/sacrificial items from all over.
We were about to don one more shoot before I left Beijing for good for some weeks ago, but it didn´t happen. have to plan for it when I go and visit at some point. There have been some big changes going on in Beijing ever since I moved there May last year and they are far from done yet. Gulou Dongdajie is one of the most popular streets in town and the changes were about to happen there also. Big time. So no one really knows what´s going to happen. Du´s shop is still there for now at least. I´m keeping an eye on my old hood;)
Most of the collected items are not for sale, but they are all over the place, so even if you´re not into getting some nice garments, you can always pop in just to see all the other stuff.
So be sure to pay him a visit if you ever go to Beijing!!:)
Back in the North and finally got access to all my music and proper speakers:) Metal overload and looking so much forward to Gefle Metal Festival this weekend!!
The clip is from the epic NAGLFAR gig at Party.San 2012. Me and Marika guest appearing in the background in the end of the song.
I never finish any kinds of “Best of” lists for any year. But made a small compilation of shit I´ve been up to in 2016:) Very lame year with lots of problems and cancelled gigs/festivals/travels but anyways. Maybe a good thing because managed to keep it within 8 pages of pics xD
So here you go:
Some pics of the last band playing at the festival.
Metal Archives: “Formerly known as Dolmen, which evolved via Azathoth, Eternus and Necrotic into Absu in 1991. Calling themselves “Mythological Occult Metal, “Absu” in Sumerian mythology refers to a subterranean ocean. The band draws on Sumerian, Celtic and other ancient mythologies, supervised by Proscriptor.”
“The Black Crusade Shall Continue Against the Religion of the Weak….”
Lord Angelslayer – Bass, vocals Ritual Butcherer – Guitars VnoM – Drums
Great to see the mighty ARCHGOAT again! The last time was on the trip to UK with VALKYRJA in April.
RAVENTALE from Ukraine was one of the bands I was really curious about after hearing the two latest albums “Transcendence” (2012) and “Dark Substance Of Dharma” (2015). I still don´t know that much of the band, like if they´re trvcvlt or not but the music is beautiful. So I´ve been digging more in to the eastern metal lately and there´s actually lots of goodies to found!
Members Astaroth Merc – guitars.Morthvarg Scar – guitars, voice.Athamas – bass, voice.Grim Me – keyboards.Khaoth – drums.
“USA-based raw black metal band.Formed by three former members of Incantation.Split up around 1992 but reformed in 2001 by Paul Ledney and two session members.”
“Batushka are a Polish band whose members have not been disclosed, but they are reputed to be from well-known bands.”
“Musically Sinmara contrast chaotic agression with haunting melodies and dramatic build-ups,
with a focus on musiciansh ip and attention to detail.“
Ólafur Guðjónsson – Vocals Garðar S Jónsson – Guitars Bjarni Einarsson – Drums (Slidhr, Wormlust) Þórir Garðarsson – Guitars (Svartidauði) Stephen Lockhart – Bass (Rebirth of Nefast)
Debut gig for DARVAZA who released their first EP in 2015 (The Downward Descent) and the second one in 2016 (The Silver Chalice).
Members: Omega – All instruments also Blut aus Nord, Fides Inversa, Frostmoon Eclipse etc and Wraath – Vocals: also Behexen, Dark Sonority, One Tail, One Head etc.
Traveltips for you http://www.juzaphoto.com/destinazioni.darvaza
“The Mission behind this Esoteric Art is to Guide the Subconsious of the Individual to Dream Beyond the Skin of Matter and to Dream in Ecstasy and Exaultion.
The Magical Trip is Boundless.”
Acherontas V.Priest Aldra-Al-Melekh Karl NE/Nachzehrer Session Live Member Nekelmu ILU
CULT OF FIRE – for this evening called 20:11. Start time 20:11, lenght of the performance 20 mins 11 secs. Looking like they used to when they recorded their first EP called…guess what??:)) One of the true highlights at PDM.
Members: Infernal Vlad – strings / Devilish – vocals / Tom Coroner – drums / Dávid Glomba – art