Wednesday, January 30, 2008


The Boris full-length Smile is finally coming, April 29th (although wiki reports a release date of March 7th). The album will be released by Southern Lord (who?) and they will also release a 7" and CD Single called Statement although no release date is officially attached to that either. Troubleman Records is also rumored to be releasing the Mellow Peak LP but there is also no official release date on that. In the mean time, give
Rainbow a listen, Boris' collaboration with Michio Kurihara. I have the US, Drag City version and find it most appealing.


Monday, January 28, 2008

Ok Bert!

Thank you Ybanez!


Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Siege of Lachish (ltd. pic 7" Magic(k)

First draft of the Melechesh 1 sheet I designed for upcoming pic 7" from Tarot Productions. If you've not heard of Melechesh, do yourself a huge favor and look into them here. A perfect place to start of course would be with collectible wax, courtesy of Proscriptor and Tarot Productions. Link available to your right, click the image for 1 sheet detail.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Playlist 01.22.08

MONO - The Sky Remains the Same as Ever DVD
BURNING WITCH - Crippled Lucifer: 10 Psalms For Our Lord of Light 2xCD

Wish List:

BORIS w. MERZBOW - Rock Dream 2xCD
PELICAN - After the Ceiling Cracked DVD + 3" CD


Thursday, January 17, 2008

(Not) Forgotten in Space...

I was very pleased to learn through our friend Justin Bartlett that Michel Langevin, better known to Voivod fans as "Away" had finally put up a site showcasing his artwork for Voivod as well as various other projects. Michel has been a huge influence on my own art and was instrumental in my very early computer graphics experimentation in high school. I was even one of the first people to have an entry into the "computer graphics" division the first year it was added...AND WON!

So check out the site at and witness the talent of this artist/drummer that was/is as important to my design development then as he is today.

(((03))) Live from Morgoth...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mistress to the Horror Kid...

Maila Nurmi (Vampira) passed away from natural causes on January 10th, 2008 in Los Angeles. She was 86. The reason there was no official word is that there is no official source of information. She had no manager and was, most of the time, reclusive.

Vampira represented a lost, nearly forgotten time when monsters were created in labs, lived in Transylvania and had to avoid the full moon.

Among many things, she was one of Man Ray's first models, one of James Deans best friends and was personal jeweler to Grace Slick and the Zappa family.

She was immortalized as Bela Lugosi's 'dear, departed wife' in Ed Wood's classic 1959 "Plan 9 from Outer Space" and immortalized by the Misfits in the song 'Vampira' from their seminal 1982 release Walk Among Us.

Friday nights at 11pm on K-ABC from Los Angeles during the 50's, to the tune of Holst's "Uranus" from the Planets seated on a victorian double-ended sofa Vampira introduced such classics as The Flying Serpent, The Devil Bat's Daughter, and Castle of Doom.

Her Catchphrase at the end of each show?: Dig me Later.......

Funeral arrangements are pending due to a search for relatives, but a memorial service will be held in Los Angeles in the near future. If you wish to be notified, please send your contact information to

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation in Maila's name may contact the Much Love Animal Rescue at

(((03))) thank you soma

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Only Death is Real...

The Official Hellhammer site is up and running to coincide with the forthcoming release (finally) of the collected Death Fiend, Triumph of Death and Satanic Rites demos. There will be a Deluxe 2xCD version as well as a 3xLP all to see the light of day sometime this year...when? Who fucking knows since Century Media's fucking printer is taking a piss. Meanwhile, check out the site for layout designs, ancient photos and more...Music or Die!


Monday, January 07, 2008


Possessed "Fallen Angel [Live]" Long Beach, CA (1987) from the debut album Seven Churches


Friday, January 04, 2008

At Long Last