- Need something to do this weekend? Watch goths get the sappy
hollywood disney treatment in the Little
Vampire movie. Then go home and kick some ass in Vampire
the Masquerade computer game. Finish the night off by
watching a little Vampire
TV while sipping some Vampire
time to participate:
in your submission and get a spot in the Night Gallery
Time to plug some bands:
to be confused with Cleen,
KLeen is a new 3 piece Industrial / punk / goth band
from Los Angeles. KLeen has its debut EP and all info available
on their website. www.kleen-la.com.
(*If their lead singer splits off to do solo work, will that
project be called KLeaner? -Rabies)
the words of "Octo-Pussy": Checkout these mother
fuckers! Don't be fooled by the unusual cover art these guys
( Dupont) kick ass if you like old Nizter Ebb
you love these guys. Their are the new guys on the block released
on Life is Painful Records. Click
here: New Releases
also from Octo-Pussy: Here are so really good EBM bands to
check out if you haven't already heard of them these guys Rock
sticking it staight to the gut and they ain't letting go. These
beats are military if you like good old Nizer Ebb and Front
242 (like I do) these guys are for you! Click here: i o n i c . v i s i
o n and Click here:
Voyant "Time Again" is a Sacramento based dark wave
band with three releases. Signed to Accession Records
in Germany, home of Diary of
etc. Their third release is a collection of remixes from some
of the biggest bands in the underground scene "Front
242, Covenant, VNV
Nation, Assemblage 23, Love Spiral Downwards,
etc". This remix album crosses every boundary from Trance to
Goth. Stunning female vocals with danceable beats and soft melodies.
Check out their web site for more information and mp3's www.clairevoyant.com.
Noxious Records: "BAY LAUREL is one of the best
Goth rock bands ever. "WHERE PAIN COMES TO DIE" contains
10 tracks of ground breaking dark music that leads the gothic
genre into a new era. The blend of the melancholic, sad melodies
and the crushing production make it sound like nothing you've
ever heard before. Prepare to get knocked off your feet by this
absolute masterpiece." Noxious
Mellor's (ex Sol Invictus) website.
to end this update... here's a site for someone who certainly
is familiar with the word "weird"... go visit Agonyland
right, a friggin photo contest! We want you to send us photos
that show you or something wrapped in wire. Be creative, be artistic,
or be downright perverted, we don't care! Entries will be posted
in our soon-to-be revamped Night
Gallery and winners will get their image printed on t-shirts
and other WIW propaganda. If you don't win, you still get exposure
in the Night Gallery with credits and links. (Anonymity is still
an option if you choose.)
begins now. The deadline is "whenever". All entries
get posted in the Night Gallery. Final winners will be voted on
by you! (maybe)
YOUR ENTRY HERE
VNV Nation mini-review below
has been updated with the correct information regarding their
second-to-last song performed at the Toronto show. It was "Destillat"
by Das Ich. Thanks to Rob for
the archived news/updates are now indexed and fully searchable!
(Used to be we were limited to indexing only ten pages. This is
no longer the case.)
always interesting to meet people in "the scene", especially
those who are inspired to contribute through projects of some
kind. For example last Friday at the VNV show I had the pleasure
of finally putting a face to the man behind ArtOfFact Records,
and I also met DJ Antithesis and Jennifer Parkin. Antithesis
has a radio show out in Waterloo, Ontario (some ways outside of
Toronto) and is building up a label called Storming
the Base. One of the first original releases, as I understood
it, will be from Epsilon Minus, featuring vocals by Ms.
Parkin. I had the pleasure of hearing the single "Wasted
Years" and I can say it has real potential. As usual,
we'll keep you updated!
NATION - Final Show in Toronto
September 29 was VNV Nation's last show in their tour of
north america and I had the pleasure of attending. The venue was
at Toronto's Reverb, home to the monthly "Darkraves"
hosted by several of the scene's local "dark" DJs.
The place was packed with,
by my guess, anywhere between 300 and 500 people (I'm not sure
of the venue's actual capacity).
As with all live shows I've ever attended, the band didn't come
on until an hour and a half after they were scheduled to start.
Prior to that, we were treated to about an hour of concert footage
from Underworld's Everything Everything
live tour DVD which is soon to be released. Though Underworld
is a little more upbeat than most of the music rivetheads and
darkravers listen to, it was a very energetic and great prelude
to VNV's show. You can view the
video for Cowgirl by clicking here. (Note: you
need a cable or DSL connection to properly view this RealVideo
clip.) This video was available at the door for free on mini "card"
the stage was fogged, and VNV's accompanying video footage began
being projected on the wall at the back of the stage. Ronan Harris
and Mark Jackson then took the stage and the show got off to a
great start. All of the songs "performed" were upbeat,
danceable versions of tracks off of Empires. The light show was
quite good for this size venue, and complimented the music perfectly.
If one word could summarize the show, it would be "energy".
The crowd was pumped and danced like mad to every song. Ronan
interacted alot with the crowd and seemed genuinely pleased with
the turn-out and enthusiasm of the audience.
As seems to be mandatory
with every live show, VNV "pretended" to end the show
rather soon, only to be brought back for a lengthy encore. The
real end of the show saw them "perform" their remix
of the excellent club track by Das Ich, "Destillat".
And I use the term "perform" loosely, because VNV wasn't
really performing live to begin with. All the music was played
off of DAT, while Ronan's vocals were live. Jackson's presence
consisted of him playing a set of digital drums, but it was easily
noticeable that his drumming didn't sync to or produce sounds
in the songs. And thus, when it came to the cover song, the music
was exactly like the original remix, but with Ronan singing live.
the lack of live instrumentation, the show was great on all counts,
ending with "Saviour". The band, the audience,
the music all energized each other and a good time was had by