THE SIXTH CHAMBER Releases Official Music Video for 'Entrance to the Cold Waste' Featuring STANTON LAVEY & MAHAFSOUN
November 26th, 2018 - Gothic Metal Band THE SIXTH CHAMBER has released the official music video for "Entrance to the Cold Waste." Filmed in the wastelands of Death Valley, CA, "Entrance to the Cold Waste" features STANTON LAVEY (grandson of Church of Satan founder / Satanic Bible author ANTON LAVEY, whose character featured prominantly in this season's AMERICAN HORROR STORY) and belly dancing by MAHAFSOUN.
“With ‘Entrance to the Cold Waste’, we sought to create a portal of escape from the drab norms of daily reality we tend to become trapped in and provide passageway to a nightmare realm of sublime dreamscapes,” says Rahne Pistor, Sixth Chamber lead vocalist and founder. “I wanted to create a world as it exists within my deeper consciousness rather than as it seems in the confines of the waking world.” - Rahne Pistor
Behold the ancient rites of unspeakable black magic mystic horror!
Mythical Los Angeles gothic doom proto-metal mysterians The Sixth Chamber have completed a new single and music video nightmare trip - shot in the vast, tortured wastelands of Death Valley, California. Part Lovecraft and part Pasolini, the sonic and visual dream quest stars gothic metal bellydance YouTube sensation Mahafsoun as well as Stanton Lavey (grandson of Church of Satan founder/Satanic Bible author Anton Lavey) who aptly plays the role of a crude, heathen elder god. Directed by Constantin Werner.
THE SIXTH CHAMBER is a library in hell where all the world’s darkest secrets are kept in neatly arranged volumes on shelves. Band leader Rahne Pistor came up with the concept in 2001 inspired by the writings of 18th century mystic William Blake. Since that time the band has accumulated a long and storied recording legacy with gothic, metal, experimental, blues, psychedelic, fantasy/horror soundtrack and other musical and poetic influences evident in their sound. Themes generally focus on the mythic, mystic and phantasmic.
STANTON LAVEY is the grandson of Church of Satan founder and Satanic Bible author Anton Lavey. The resemblance to his iconic grandfather is uncanny. Stanton spends his time promoting Anton Lavey’s legacy and related principles of the Laveyan Satanist philosophy.
MAHAFSOUN, a Persian belly dancer and model, aptly describes herself as an escapist. She became a YouTube sensation as an early adopter of gothic metal bellydance and has shared the stage belly dancing live with revered metal acts including Moonspell, Epica and Ex Deo. Her style is mired in dark fantasy art, and she is currently one of the most easily recognizable gothic fashion models of today.
Black Nail Cabaret releases 4th studio album Pseudopop and brand new video!
Black Nail Cabaret informed us they arrived at a very important moment in their lives, with the release of their 4th studio album.
"Pseudopop" is a turning point for Black Nail Cabaret. We have crawled out of a box we were so attached to, but we are heading towards a goal that we always wanted to achieve. We don't want this record to be labelled, because genre labels are equivocal and arbitrary at best. We believe that pop music can be meaningful and avant-garde, and that alternative music can reach a wider audience and not just a group of people. Nowadays some genres overlap each other, giving a chance for something new to be born - and we think this is exciting as there is so much to learn!
"Pseudopop" is a summary of all the music that had a huge impact on our lives. We couldn't exactly tell which melody or sound comes from which influence. We just emptied our brains, dropped the genres and let it loose. It is a nice hybrid of the chaos inside both of us and we like to think that it's avant-garde contemporary pop with dark alternative roots.
Israel by Siouxsie and the Banshees was released as a stand alone single on 28th November 1980 by Polydor Records. It was the band's third single release in that same year!
It was released in between the albums Kaleidoscope (1980) and Juju (1981) and peaked at No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart and reached No. 73 in the US National Chart.
Nevertheless "Israel" did not appear on any of the aforementioned Siouxsie and the Banshees albums but was featured on the compilation album Once Upon a Time: The Singles which was released in December 1981. Although some copies of the US release of Juju (PVC Records) included a free copy of this single.
The song has an infectiously menacing bass and drums after which Siouxsie’s beautifully disturbed voice takes on the Middle East and religion finds the band entering their imperial period. Sioux and Severin’s apparent love of horror films surfaces further down the song while ghostly choral chanting reminiscent of films such as The Omen are mixed in.
When Siouxsie was asked about the religious aspects of the song she said:
"No it's not about religion as such, it’s more general. A disillusioned person, or whole race who’ve ceased to understand or believe in what they held to be the truth. It tries to put across, you shouldn’t cover what you feel inside by teaching or attitudes imposed on you. It emphasises the strength of the individual."
The song is merely a critical look at religions and not, as such, a political stance.
Some say there are evident references to the orphans and victims of the holocaust, also to Palestine:
"Shattered fragments of the past / Meet in veins on the stained glass / Like the lifeline in your palm / Red and green reflects the scene / Of a long-forgotten dream". Where 'red and green' are Palestine’s national colors.
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Little orphans in the snow
With nowhere to call a home
Start their singing, singing
Waiting through the summertime
To thaw your hearts in wintertime
That's why they're singing, singing
Waiting for a sign to turn blood into wine
The sweet taste in your mouth, turned bitter in its glass
Israel, in Israel
Israel, in Israel
Shattered fragments of the past
Meet in veins on the stained glass
Like the lifeline in your palm
Red and green reflects the scene
Of a long forgotten dream
There were princes and there were kings
Now hidden in disguise, cheap wrappings of lies
Keep your hearts alive with a song from inside
Even though we're all alone
We are never on our own when we're singing, singing
There's a man who's looking in
And he smiles a toothless grin
Because he's singing, singing
See some people shine with glee
But their song is jealousy
Their hate is clanging, maddening
In Israel, will they sing Happy Noel
In Israel, in Israel
Israel, in Israel
In Israel, will they sing Happy Noel
Songwriters: Susan Ballion / Steven Severin / Peter Clarke / John McGeoch
Time is running, the Early Bird tickets are only available for not even two weeks, so it is time for some announcement, and Out Of Line is especially happy to bring you the third headliner because it finally worked out:
ESKIMO CALLBOY is well known for beeing a megablockbuster on every stage without any compare.
But of course that is not all: The legendary Electro rockers and heroes A SPLIT-SECOND will be the band for all EBM fans. BLIND CHANNEL will bring their Violent Pop Revolution in the tradition of Hollywood Undead to Berlin and make the audience dance.
That is also the job for THE JUGGERNAUTS – pure electro and hardstyle.
FEAR OF DOMINATION are also electronic, but supported by a solid guitar wall and live they're just spectacular.
XENOBLIGHT will enthuse the headbanging fraction with their willful mix between Death, Black and Thrash Metal.
Additionally there will be bands such as DARK TRANQUILLITY, KIRLIAN CAMERA, HOCICO, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER and many more, and till November 30th you can get all this for 54,90 € including fees.
You can have a listen to the line-up on SPOTIFY by clicking here!
As debut albums go, Soft Cell hits the ground running, in November 1981 the duo of Marc Almond and Dave Ball had released the ground-breaking, synth-wave ‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’, an album which gained a cult-following in its own right, at the same time defying the boundaries of taste in early nineteen-eighties.
This was an album strewn with the stench and sin of the nighttime jungle (Entertain Me), porn theaters (Seedy Films) and prostitution (Sex Dwarf), the single that should have been;
“Luring disco dollies
To a life of vice”.
What we have is an examination of the reality under the microscope of Almonds soulful delivery and Ball with his electronic wizardry.
In the midst of these themes was the classic track “Tainted Love” the song that gained them a number-one and introduced the world to them. This obscure Gloria Jones track was perfect to sculpt a creature with hit making material, however there is more to
‘Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret’ than one song and the downside of that massive hit was the over-shadowing of what Soft Cell had on offer.
The track “Bedsitter” was released in conjunction with the album, breaking the top-five single charts, this was a self-penned track, making all the more worthwhile and laced with the flamboyant-sleaze that was part of the band’s makeup.
The final track and final release “Say Hello, Wave Goodbye” again broke the top-five, proving the talent of the duo not just for the electro-experimentation but as songwriters in their own right.
Sunday morning going slow
I'm talking to the radio
Clothes and records on teh floor
Memories of the night before
Out in clubland having fun
Now I'm hiding from the sun
Waiting for a visitor
But noone knows I'm here for sure.
And now I'm alll alone in Bedsit land,
My only home
I think it's time to cook a meal
To fill the emptiness I feel
Spend my money going out
I've nothing left, I'm left without
Clean my teeth and comb my hair
Look for something new to wear
And start the nightlife over again
And kid myself I'm having fun.
Original 1981 Track List;
7.”Chips on My Shoulder'
10.”Say Hello, Wave Goodbye”
Kevin Burke November 2018