Today, it’s exactly 40 years ago that renowned BBC DJ John Peel broadcast the second John Peel session by Siouxsie & The Banshees
Today, it’s exactly 40 years ago (23 February 1978) that renowned BBC DJ John Peel broadcast the second John Peel session recorded by Siouxsie & The Banshees on 6th February at the BBC studios in Maida Vale. At the time of broadcast all songs where previously unreleased. In fact, their very first release, the 7” Hong Kong Garden, was only released on 18th August that same year.
In 1989 these studio recordings were released by the Strange Fruit label.
The John Peel Sessions (The Second Session)
Hong Kong Garden
Today we have to bring you some very sad news … Ward De Prins, co-founder and one of the main driving forces behind our Peek-a-Boo Magazine, curator of the Black-Easter Festival, and so much more … is no longer with us.
His love for music and especially the more darkish alternative and out of the ordinary music was so intense, he dedicated most, if not all, of his free time to Peek-a-Boo Magazine. He always was ready to give his full support to bands, promoters, editors and writers who shared the same musical passion!
Ward's music preferences were quite eclectic, he loved Einstürzende Neubauten, Goethes Erben, Pink Floyd and Coil, to name a few … he was also very fond of vocal artists, classical music and opera…
But his real and all-time hero … was without doubt …David Bowie!
So we hope you are now united with your hero and can finally open and listen to your sealed copy of Black Star without too much sorrow.
Ward past away last Monday evening, on 12th February at his home in Antwerp, he was only 48.
Rest In Peace our dear friend! Things will never be the same again!
Vandaag moeten we helaas heel triest nieuws brengen...
Ward De Prins, mede-oprichter en één van de belangrijkste stuwende krachten achter Peek-A-Boo-Magazine, curator van het Black-Easter Festival, en nog veel meer... is niet meer onder ons.
Zijn liefde voor muziek, en vooral voor de iets donkere alternative en ongewone muziek was zo intens, dat hij het grootste deel van zijn vrije tijd besteedde aan Peek-a-Boo Magazine. Hij was ook altijd bereid om zijn volledige steun te geven aan bands, promotors, redacteuren en schrijvers die dezelfde muzikale passie deelden!
Ward zijn muziekvoorkeur was behoorlijk eclectisch, zo hield hij van Einstürzende Neubauten, Goethes Erben, Pink Floyed en Coil, om er maar een paar te noemen... Daarnaast was hij was ook gek van vocale artiest, klassieke muziek en opera...
Maar zijn echte en all-time held was zonder twijfel …David Bowie.
Ward overleed afgelopen maandagavond 12 februari in zijn huis in Antwerpen, hij was pas 48.
We hopen oprecht dat hij nu verenigd is met zijn held, en dat hij nu eindelijk zijn verzegelde exemplaar van Black Star mag openen en dat hij er nu wel, zonder al te veel verdriet, naar kan luisteren.
Rust in vrede beste vriend!! De dingen zullen nooit meer hetzelfde zijn zonder jou!
The three “Dance or Die” musicians Wagner, Falgalas and Chris L. continue their story with their new project “Darkness on Demand”. Enjoy their very first official video for the EP "City of the Dreamers" below!
In their traditional music development they combine old-school EBM with dancefloor-grooves and catchy melodies.
The first single “City of the Dreamers” is a modern Utopia, a vision of a better future of art and creativity that leads to a new hope opened to a better life….a life avoid of hate, war and corruption.
The EP contains 6 exclusive and unreleased non-album-tracks:
First of all the dancefloor-remix of the title track “City of the Dreamers” followed by a wonderful remix of the album track “Body Bleed” by Kunstwerk which describes a travel into an android future. In addition one will find four more unreleased tracks.
The debut album "Post Stone Age Technology" will be released on 23.02.2018.
DARKNESS ON DEMAND - – City of the Dreamers (EP) - Tracklist
01 City of the Dreamers (DoD Mix)
02 Body Bleed (Kunstwerk Remix)
03 Fracking all the Rules
04 The Fire is not out
05 We take Revenge
06 Wir stürmen heut das Parlament
07 City of the Dreamers (Album Version)
Today, exactly 15 years ago, American Industrial Metal band Ministry released Animositisomina!
Today, exactly 15 years ago, American Industrial Metal band Ministry released their eighth studio album Animositisomina (18.02.2003). It was the last Ministry album to feature Al Jourgensen’s longtime partner in crime and bass-player / composer / producer Paul Barker, ending the Luxa/Pan production era. Later, Jourgensen would reveal in an interview that this is one of his least-favorite Ministry albums saying “it was no fun to make” as he was forced to quit his heroin habits during the recording sessions.
The Light Pours Out Of Me
The Czech atmospheric dark folk duo Nemuer has just released its new music video "Descent to the Realm of the Dead". The track is from their upcoming third album "Gardens of Babylon", which is Babylonian-themed and contains Ancient Babylonian lyrics. The video was shot in Czechia, and delves into the existential deepness of death and its irreversibility.
Through their dreamy acoustic music, Nemuer brings ancient myths and stories back to life. In order to keep the atmosphere utterly immersive, they use solely authentic dead languages or lyricless primordial chanting. The duo has never been about music only. They create a hypnotic, transcendent experience that combines art with ancient mysticism. Touring mostly across the Europe, a part of Nemuer's shows is a performance on an Ancient Egyptian harp, which is unique worldwide.
The upcoming album "Gardens of Babylon" will take its listeners to the legendary Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world, the King Nebuchadnezzar II's gift to his beloved wife, queen Amytis. The album contains Ancient Babylonian lyrics that were extracted and arranged from original texts more than three thousand years old. The album release party will take place in Prague, and The Moon and the Nightspirit, the Hungarian pagan folk legend, will do to the ceremony.
The music video is about loss of a loved one and the terrible struggle accepting it. As in many ancient myths, the hero does not want to let it go and ventures to the underworld to make a difference instead.
The album release date is set for 25th February 2018