M. Lamar writes songs that are at once a product of his African American heritage drawing heavily from the negro spiritual. Combined with his operatic voice and piano playing that is at once interested in western classical music and dissonant black metal Lamar’s sound makes one think that things are so catastrophic that the world might end at the conclusion of one of his tracks.
Lamar’s work has been presented internationally, most recently at WWDIS Fest Gothenburg and Stockholm, Stockholm Queer-Feminist Anti-Racist Performance Festival Stockholm Sweden, Performatorum Regina Canada, The International Theater Festival Donzdorf, Germany, Cathedral of St. John the Divine New York, and The African American Arts and Culture Complex San Francisco, Nacht Boulevard Potsdam Germany. In New York Lamar has also presented work at Abrons Art Center, The Chocolate Factory, Joes Pub, The Rubin Museum, Center for Performance Research and Dixon Place among others.
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THE DRAGONFLY SOCIETY
Bragagild Cd/vinyl shop will be available at the concert.
ONTOGENY shows, featuring PatrickL's compositions 6Comm/Death In June songs from 1981-87.
Tickets are not available yet, but we will make an update at http://bragagild.dk as soon as tickets are for sale.
Downloads can be bought from: http://slagskygge.bandcamp.com
On the 19th of August the Danish project Slagskygge released its first album, The Quiet War on Bragagild, available on LP as a limited edition in 300 copies as well as download.
Slagskygge’s The Quiet War is grounded in industrial, utilising influences from dubstep and the melancholy moods of post-black metal, creating a dark and disturbing soundscape. The sound of sinister machines, massive beats and broken dreams. 10 dark and brooding instrumentals with a total playing time of 40 minutes. A short, dystopic science fiction short story written by Slagskygge is included.
Slagskygge is a solo project for Danish multiinstrumentalist Hansen, and it’s the logical continuation of his former project Unveiled. Unveiled released an album on the legendary World Serpent, made a collaboration LP with Nurse With Wound, a split LP with Of the Wand and the Moon, Sol Invictus, and Matt Howden, and released a CD in collaboration with the artist, Apache, and Church of Satan priest Stephen Johnson Leyba. Slagskygge is Unveiled with an updated sound, both modern, old school, and timeless. The Quiet War is an intense, forceful, and unique album, where filmic soundscapes meet a ritualistic atmosphere.
3: Sinking Hope
5: Deepness In the Sky
6: Deepness of Madness
10: Teeth and Nails
Apocalyptic folk duo Changes, consisting of cousins Robert N. Taylor and Nicholas Tesluk, was originally formed in the summer of 1969 and can be seen as grandfathers of the apocalyptic folk scene.
Changes had a very good following in the Chicagoland area and performed at coffee shops (including one operated by the legendary cult The Process Church of the Final Judgment), universities and Renaissance Fairs until 1975, when Changes split up as the members moved to different states.
Flash forward to 1994, when Michael Moynihan (Blood Axis, author of the book Lords of Chaos) discovered the music of Changes through demo tapes that the duo had recorded in the early 70s. Michael, along Willi Stasch (Ernte), produced an album of Changes' early music entitled Fire of Life. It was an instant success in Europe and resurrected Changes for a new audience.
Since that time, they have recorded several albums, including Orphan in the Storm, Legends, the A Ripple in Time LP and Lament and have collaborated with several other artists, among them Andrew King, Allerseelen and Cadaverous Condition
Their songs are songs of apocalypse, love, and legends, their sound dominated by the magnificent twelve-string acoustic guitar playing of Nicholas Tesluk and the powerful vocals of both Robert Taylor and Nicholas Tesluk.
This their first ever show in Denmark.
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DIE WEISSE ROSE
Formed in 2001, DIE WEISSE ROSE, was formed as a creative output for documenting various historical events, through what Wagner called "Gesamtkunstwerke" - a total work of art. Combining electronical elements, field recordings and real instruments through an optic that resembles a kaleidoscopical view of history.
May 2009 marked the formation of the long awaited and much anticipated debut album "A Martyrium of White Roses" which was finally released to highly critical international acclaim.
More than concerts, DIE WEISSE ROSE's performances should been seen as elaborate rituals, where element such as uniforms, burning torches, snippets of old schlagers, segments from documentary films and philosophical proclamations are carefully wowen together by orgies of electronic sounds, violins and accordion and drums like a military parade gone terribly astray.
A new album is in the works. For this night, band leader Thomas Bøjden will be joined by various guests.
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Rat-Alarm is a new 3-piece band from Denmark, playing alternative electronic and psychedelic punk inspired by bands such as Suicide, Cabaret Voltaire and Silver Apples. Their sound is both monotonous and atmospheric, and everything is played on old synths and rhythm boxes – NO computers.
Brian and Martin from the band are well known underground figures, having played together in a plethora of Danish underground acts for the past 20 years, among them black metal acts Blodfest and Luciation, experimental/electronic/noise acts such as Løst F, Simultaneous Bypass, Hangmen From The Moon and Fozfor.
Martin is also known as MFJØRG, a pseudonym he uses for his painting and his horror dark ambient project. Brian's musicianship on both guitar and synthesizer is characterised by his anarchistic way of creating sound; a trademark he has kept and evolved throughout many years. The vocalist, Søren, is well known in the alternative rock and theater scene in Copenhagen.
Rat-Alarm has a cassette-only release out on Posh Isolation Records as well as a promo. The promo is mastered by danish musician/composer/producer Peter Peter Schneidermann (Persona, The Bleeder Group, Sods, Valhalla Rising).
Fire+Ice was founded by singer Ian Read in 1991, with Fire+Ice thus being one of the originators of the neofolk scene. Before that, Ian Read had several years as a member of Sol Invictus, while participating on recordings with bands such as Death In June. Musically, Fire+Ice is situated in a field encompassing traditional, solemn folk-music and folk-rock, with songs inspired by asatru, nordic mythology, medieval legends and other themes from ancient times.
Fire+Ice have released five studio albums and a bunch of assorted singles, live albums and videos while appearing on several compilation albums. The latest album, the brilliant "Birdking", was released to widespread acclaim in 2000. A new album is in the works. Ian Read is also a diligent writer in various magazines, his writing concerning issues as asatru and paganism.
A vinyl release of the 1996 Cd album "Rûna", will soon be available from French label Autre Que, for more info regarding this release and the Fire+Ice concert in Paris, please visit our page THE WÖRLD.
At the concert in Copenhagen, Fire+Ice will perform as a trio. Besides Ian Read, Fire+Ice will consist of Matthias from Vurgart, and legendary drummer John Murhpy who have played with numerous artists since the late 70s, including Nico, The Associates, SPK, The The, Death In June, NON, and Die Weisse Rose.
Fire+Ice in Copenhagen will be a unique opportunity, and not to be missed!Fire+Ice Facebook
Vurgart was founded in 2006 by Matthias K., as a solo project playing calm, acoustic instrumentalc folk. During the years that produced the two CD albums "Momente" (2006) and "Gedanken" (2008), the music took a more neofolk-oriented direction. A new release in the neofolk-vein is planned for release this year.
In 2009 he started to work with Sonne Hagal and Fire+Ice, including their concerts at WGT 2009. Having played several shows with Sonne Hagal throughout Europe, the first Vurgart solo-shows followed in late 2011 accompanying Death In June during their 30th Anniversary European Tour. Furthermore he joined the Austrian folk-band Jännerwein.
At Wave Gothic Treffen 2012 Vurgart played as a full band, accompanied by members of Sonne Hagal and Jännerwein. The concert in Copenhagen will be a solo concert with guests.Vurgart MySpace Vurgart Facebook
One of Sweden's finest, Solblot plays a brand of neofolk which is equal rooted in both a Forseti/Sonne Hagal-inspired neofolk, traditional Scandinavian folk, and Swedish progressive rock, with a slight touch of the experimental.
The songs are simple, melodic and catchy, with a punky edge. Their lyrics, sung in Swedish, are appropriated from the Nobel laureate and idealistic national romanticist Verner von Heidenstam. Nostalgic, romantic hymns of an idealised Sweden, which never existed except as a dream.
The band was formed in the south of Sweden during spring 2003. Their debut concert was at Bragagild-organised show n Copenhagen in 2005, together with Die Weisse Rose and Allerseelen. [concertposter]
Solblot is a band with a dedicated cult following, thanks to a few select and spectacular live performances. Their long awaited and highly anticipated first album was released on both CD and vinyl this year. At the concert in Copenhagen 3rd November, Solblot will also feature guests from :Of The Wand And The Moon:.Solblot Homepage
While King Dude is essentially the brainchild of TJ Cowgill, he will play with a full band in Copenhagen. A former member of Teen Cthulhu, Cowgill is also active in the black metal bands Book of Black Earth and Cross, while also running the clothing brand Actual Pain.
King Dude plays dark pagan-fueled folk wrapped tight with outsider Americana steeped in themes of love, death and redemption. With a psychedelic, haunting, lonely and poetic sound, King Dude sings of Lucifer and other dark matters as were they a prophecy of some dark horror fiction.
King Dude draws influence from bands such as Death in June and Sol Invictus, but sews together a hybrid of true folk tradition alongside Woody Guthrie and Johnny Cash.
King Dude's cassette debut "My Beloved Ghost" (re-released as EP) carved the name of King Dude into the underground scene. After "My Beloved Ghost" King Dude has released two full length albums, the stark "Tonight's Special Death" plus the latest highly rated "Love", the 7" single "The Black Triangle" and a 7" split with Solanaceae, a band of Danish dark-folk-and-beyond luminaries artist Kim Larsen's (OTWATM).King Dude MySpace King Dude Bandcamp
:OF THE WAND AND THE MOON: – Solo acoustic set
Since 1999, Of The Wand And The Moon has released five albums and a bunch of singles, EP's and compilation tracks, thus creating a reputation as one of the world's leading neofolk/folk noir-acts.
The project's mastermind, Kim Larsen, plays psychedelic folk in Solonaceae and doom metal in Black Wreath as well. It's only the fourth live set with Larsen playing solo ever; in other words, a very rare and exclusive concert is about to happen. Of The Wand And The Moon plays romantic, gloomy, misanthropic and introspective folk noir of the best quality.
Of The Wand And The Moon is also playing (full line-up) at Roskilde Festival on the 6th of July and other concerts around Europe this summer.
Link to concert list.
MARCHING CHURCH – To be confirmed
Danish noise-punk experimental band with members from the more well-known band Iceage.
Marching Church have released a cassette, here is a track from the release:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kZ8Kwr3Zxg
IN GOWAN RING
In Gowan Ring is the brainchild of B'ee, a nomadic troubadour, singer/songwriter, and builder of instruments. In Gowan Ring has existed, with various guests, since the middle of the 90's, playing a richly ornamented psychedelic folk, thus pioneering the psychedelic folk revival of the 00's.
Since the beginning, In Gowan Ring has been playing a unique, baroque style, over time incoporating a simpler, song-oriented sound into their finely woven texture. Sometimes reminiscent of artists such as Pearls Before Swine, Incredible String Band, or The Legendary Pink Dots, yet In Gowan Ring remains one of the most distinct and original psychedelic folk bands around. In Gowan Ring have released four full-length albums. B'ee is also active as Birch Book, where he plays a more singer/songwriter-oriented folk, more simple with fewer layers of sound. As Birch Book, he has released three full-length albums.
Throughout his career, B'ee has been playing with a host of artists, including Maja Elliott (Current 93), Stone Breath, Nick Castro & the Young Elders, Faun, and many more. During this concert, In Gowan Ring will consist of B'ee playing with members of the highly respected Swedish progressive folk act Lisa O Piu, a band which has released two albums on the highly respected label Subliminal Sounds, as well as an album with acid folk legend Roger Wooton (Comus). They may play a few songs of their own as well!www.myspace.com/ingowanring www.ingowanring.com
Blood on a Feather (US/DK)
Blood on a Feather is a new collaboration between American Sarah Hepburn and Danish Mikkel Elzer. This duo travels the borders of floating, psychedelic folk and roughly woven drone music with haunting veils of vocals, swelling guitar noise and worn out tape loops.
Despite the project’s short existence, Blood on a Feather has been supporting British folk veterans like Simon Finn and Pantaleimon, and collaborating with American electronic sound guru John Levin when opening last year’s Festival of Endless Gratitude in Copenhagen. Furthermore, Hepburn and Elzer are part of such wide-ranging constellations as Kloster, Shiggajon, Mouths of the Irrawaddy, and Mechanical Bird ect.
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The concept for the musical project Blood Axis was initially created in the early 1990s by the musician, artist, and writer Michael Moynihan. He is joined in Blood Axis by ongoing artistic collaborators, guitarist and recording engineer Robert Ferbrache, and Annabel Lee, an accomplished violin player and artist. Other artists have also contributed to the project over the course of its existence.
The first Blood Axis album, The Gospel of Inhumanity (1996), was recorded by Moynihan and Ferbrache in 1995 and its somber, elegant tones and conceptual richness attracted considerable attention in underground art and music scenes in Europe and the United States. While this album continues to influence numerous bands who have imitated its sound and style, Blood Axis has long since evolved in new directions. Annabel Lee began working with the group in 1996.
In 1997 Blood Axis performed at a prestigious event marking the 10th anniversary celebration of the Swedish industrial label Cold Meat Industry. The resulting recording became the basis for the 1998 album Blót: Sacrifice in Sweden, which at the time was the first release by a non-Scandinavian band on the CMI label. Blood Axis has given occasional live performances over the years. These have included sporadic events in the USA in 1992 and 1998, a European tour in 1998, special concerts in Portugal in 2001 and 2008, and a small tour of Germany and Italy in 2005.
In 2010 the second full−length Blood Axis studio recording, Born Again, was released to overall acclaim among both reviewers and fans old and new. While this new album retains certain echoes of the earlier sounds of Blood Axis, it defies easy categorization and represents a bold development in many respects.
This is the first appearance ever by Blood Axis in Copenhagen, and the set at this concert will include new and old material.
Vinyl editions of THE GOSPEL OF INHUMANITY and BORN AGAIN will be available for sale. ULTIMACY, a giant compilation of Blood Axis singles will available as well.
The line−up at this concert will be: Michael Moynihan, Annabel Lee, Robert Ferbrache, David E. Williams (keyboards), Aaron Garland (bass), and John Murphy (percussion). Members of Blood Axis on this tour have also worked with people and bands such as 16 Horsepower, Alraune, Amber Asylum, The Associates, Backworld, Birch Book, Club Moral, Cotton Ferox, Coup de Grâce, Current 93, Douglas P./Death in June, The Electric Hellfire Club, Ernte, Fire + Ice, Human Head Transplant, In Gowan Ring, Les Joyaux de la Princesse, Richard Kern, The Lindbergh Baby, Nico, Boyd Rice/NON, Rozz Williams, Sangre Cavallum, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Soul Merchants, SPK, Steve von Till, Tarantella, The The, Trance, Verdandi, The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black, Waldteufel, Witch−Hunt, Woven Hand.www.bloodaxis.com/
DAVID E. WILLIAMS
At the concert in Copenhagen, David E. Williams will be joined onstage by Jane Elizabeth of Tesco as backing vocal. This "Lee and Nancy of new millennium" concert in Copenhagen is the only David E. Williams concert in europe in 2011, thou he does participate as a member of the band at all Blood Axis concerts in europe 2011.
Though he's dabbled in neo-Weimar cabaret, abrasive electronics and even film scores, David E. Williams of Phillidelphia, United States of America is best known for electro-symphonic pop and a lyrical humor so dark that it's not really funny. Some might call it gallows humor, but "gas chamber humor" is a bit more accurate for his love songs rife with murder, abuse and obscure references to eating.
Beyond his solo work, he has collaborated with a diverse spectrum of underground luminaries that includes Bleiburg (martial ambient), Deathpile (power electronics), Naevus (post punk / folk noir), Nazi UFO Commander (Neuschwabender trance), Thomas Nola (decadent music hall) and, most famously, Rozz Williams, the former Christian Death lead singer for whom Williams arranged and produced the posthumous live CD Accept the Gift of Sin.
Purchase of all David E. William releases are available at iTunes Store.www.davidewilliams.com
DIE WEISSE ROSE
These performances are elaborate rituals, kaleidoscopic (or even psychedelic) experiences. Elements such as uniforms, burning torches, snippets of old schlägers, segments from documentary films and philosophical proclamations are wowen together by orgies of live drums and electronic sounds.
Die Weisse Rose strives towards what Wagner called "Gesamtkunstwerke" − total works of art. When most other bands talk about Gesamtkunstwerke, it sounds pretentious. When Die Weisse Rose do it, it makes sense.
Die Weisse Rose also like to think of their songs as "audiodocumentaries". Again, such a seemingly pretentious term makes sense, as Die Weisse Rose's art is just as indebted to the History Channel as to Throbbing Gristle.
To bolster Die Weisse Rose's lineup (which really consists only of the band's mastermind, Thomas Bøjden) over the years the unit has recruited collaborators to its ranks that makes DWR smack of an Industrial supergroup. From Marco Deplano (Foresta di Ferro), Gerhard (Allerseelen), Kim Larsen (Of the Wand and the Moon) to name but a few.
In return, Thomas Bøjden has returned the favour and played with a who's who of of the Industrial and Neofolk underground, from well-established outfits like Rome, Blood Axis and Foresta Di Ferro to up-and-coming Austrian neofolk band Klammheim.
Die Weisse Rose are available on record with a realse on Cold Meat Industry, and also participate at the new Allerseelenlieder Compilation.
If you fear that we have another "martial" clone band on our hands, prepare to be pleasantly surprised. The music is painstakingly crafted and orchestrated to perfection to include electronic elements, field recordings and real instruments, and its creative merits really stand out in an underground culture where bands of far lesser talents than Die Weisse Rose would release three albums in the time Die Weisse Rose have patiently worked on theirs.www.myspace.com/dieweisserose
TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT TO LYGTEN, COPENHAGEN
"Lygten" is very near to Nørrebro S−Train station, be aware that is not the same station as Nørreport S−Train Station.
Link to homepage with picture of "Lygten": www.kubik.kk.dk/lygten
Link to map where the place of "Lygten" is pointed: MAP
Link to public trafic: MOVIA PUBLIC TRANSPORT
There is a metroline from airport to central Copenhagen (app. 20 minuts), shift to bus 5A or 350S at Nørreport Station will bring you to Lygten in app. 15 minuts − it is easy to know when you are at the right place, it is the only place where the bus drive below a bridge. Bus 5A also drive from Central Trainstation (Hovedebanegarden) as well as Central Place (Rådhus Pladsen).
Copenhagen Airport is a large airport with connection to most of the world: http://www.cph.dk
However there is also another airport near by, that is Malmö/Sturup Airport, where you can use www.wizzair.com to/from some eastern europe destinations, and www.ryanair.com to/from Spain. Malmö/Sturup is either about a 1 hour busdrive away from Copenhagen or by bus to Malmö and then train/bus from there to Copenhagen (about 2 hours).
BRING ALONG YOUR DRINKING HORN
At the bar you can buy mead, and your are welcome to bring your own drinking horn if you want to drink mead from it at the concert.
The bar will also serve absinth, beer and soft drinks.