Fields of the Nephilim w/The Faces of Sarah The Tivoli, Buckley, North Wales 10/09/2021

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Fields of the Nephilim
w/The Faces of Sarah
The Tivoli, Buckley, North Wales
10/09/2021
Review by Alun Jones

It had been a good 18 months since I last attended a gig, and leaving the house to join a throng of fans enjoying live music seemed like a very strange proposition. I’d actually forgotten all about the concert, as tickets had been booked long before lockdown. Heading up to the Tiv was both exciting and, if I’m honest, a little unnerving.

On entering the venue, it was just like old times: a great vibe as the crowd drank and awaited the bands. As life was getting back to normal, the Goths had crept from the shadows near and far, ready to witness Fields of the Nephilim.

The support band, The Faces of Sarah, were already attempting to breathe life into the evening. Unfortunately, and unusually for the Tiv, they could hardly be heard. I wasn’t too far away, but could barely make out the sound of the instruments. The guitarist looked to be going for it, throwing shapes like a crazed gibbon, but to no avail. The dual lead vocals were extremely impressive, however the poor sound made them come across like an AOR outfit.

https://www.facebook.com/thefacesofsarah

Had my old copy of the Usborne Book of Goths been on my person, I could’ve ticked off several obvious dark rock tropes from the moment Fields of the Nephilim took the stage. There was so much dry ice the band could barely be seen, just a group of grey silhouettes in dusty cowboy hats. They begin in true over the top, cinematic style with ‘The Harmonica Man’. Atmosphere is poured on with no restraint.

And that’s exactly what I paid my money for: I wanted the full experience without any subtlety, and by God, that’s what the audience got.

FOTN erupted into ‘Preacher Man’ and we all loved it. There’s no onstage frontman/audience banter (till the very end) and that, again, is just how I expected it. The songs bounce along like little Goth demons knowing Halloween isn’t far away.

‘Moonchild’ was an obvious highlight, with its slow, moody intro leading into the searing guitar and rumbling bass. The whole set is all treat, no tricks – I got the feeling that this is exactly how FOTN would’ve performed 30 years ago. The whole set is absolutely note perfect and full of every excess that the audience could devour.

https://www.facebook.com/FieldsOfTheNephilim

I’d also forgotten how much I enjoy live music. This evening was a fantastic reminder of what we’ve been missing – can’t wait for more.

LINK:
https://www.facebook.com/The-Tivoli-Venue-111869355544823

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Lycia – Casa Luna EP

Casa Luna EP Cover Art

Lycia – Casa Luna EP
Avantgarde Music
Release Date: 11/06/2021
Running Time: 26:44
Review by Wallace Magri
9/10

Long history; short version: According to the press release, Lycia, an Arizona, US based band, has been around for a while, since 1988, and are possibly one of the pioneers of the Darkwave/Electro-Gothic Rock style. During the 90’s they made their way through the US underground, not in a thunderous way, though achieving cult success, and they have also released several albums over the past two decades. Now, after the Avantgarde Music Label re-issued their 1991 debut full-length “Ionia” in early 2021, Lycia is back with a new release.

And, since I am not reviewing albums to pay my bills, I took my time and got into Lycia’s back catalogue (yeah, I’ve never heard about them before), just to find out how appropriate it was for me having the chance to review their newest release, the “Casa Luna” EP. Because, sometimes it feels good to me to crawl into my darkest thoughts for a while, something like a creepy meditation, guided by slow beats and dragged melodies, that I could describe as New ‘Dark’ Age songs (Shoegaze, Ethereal Wave, you name it).

If you liked the description above, so we can move on to “Casa Luna”.

So, now that you already know that the intention of the EP is to be really minimalistic and dark, you can just let the grey palette frequencies of your brain surface and you’ll be able to enjoy the 30 minute ride through your own mind.

The songs on “Casa Luna” arouse an uncomfortable sensation throughout. Upon listening your aura will cool down and, because everything is so slow and melodic, it feels like you are in an underground lake, with a constant icy wind on your face, as you sail among stalagmites, mainly during the first two songs, ‘A Quiet Way To Go’ and ‘Do You Bleed’.

All of a sudden, when you get inside the boat, the electro beats get a little warmer, inviting the listener to a lone party, enlightened by bright candles, to the sound of ‘Except’ – a Depeche Mode-like Darkwave song. I was also reminded of Dead Can Dance whilst listening to the ethereal song ‘On The Mezzanine’, because of the renaissance touch in the vocals and the beautiful acoustic guitar conduction.

And, to close down this brief introspective journey that “Cold Luna” gives us, the song ‘Galatea’ keeps the dancing beat as a highlight once again, just to guide us back to the nothingness full of rich melodies on final track ‘Salt & Blood’ – and the realisation that time is ineffable, and that there is nothing we can do about it but relax and let go of the negativity hidden in the depths of our souls, just for a moment.

It worked for me. I hope you enjoy the dark meditation, too.

‘Salt & Blood’ (Audio)

TRACKLISTING:
01. A Quiet Way to Go
02. Do You Bleed?
03. Except
04. On the Mezzanine
05. Galatea
06. Salt & Blood

LINE-UP:
Tara Vanflower – Vocals
Mike VanPortfleet – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synth
John Fair – Synth & Drum Programs
David Galas – Bass & Drum Programs

LINKS:

Lycia Casa Luna Advert

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Aleksander Susi – Transformations

Transformations Album Cover Art

Aleksander Susi – Transformations
Inverse Records
Release Date: 19/03/2021
Running Time: 29:52
Review by Wallace Magri
8/10

Aleksander Susi played in several Finnish bands, such as ALEXANRED, A:S:Örchestra and ”a.s.andtheloudorchestra”, and also was founder and ex-member of 2 Wolves and ex-member of the Death Metal outfit Scent Of Flesh, during the first decade of this century. He is also associated with various other bands and projects in his homeland.

Since 2020, he decided to launch himself into a solo project, called simply, Aleksander Susi, his given name, where he plays all the instruments, sings and takes care of the programming, as well.

Gothic Rock with Dark Electro elements is what defines most of what is heard within the 10 songs performed on “Transformations”, his first full-length, after releasing several singles and one EP, that takes only 30 minutes long to make its point clear.

Aleksander Susi kept everything pretty simple on the songs, hugely influenced by Type O’ Negative, especially due to the vocals lines on songs like ‘Industrial Zone’ and ‘Green And Grey”. Sometimes that Pete Steele’s seminal band influence comes packed in a much more Electro vibe, thanks to Darwave programmed ambiences, that adds an even more obscure approach on such songs as ‘Children Of The 80’s’!

Some songs bring a pop dance appeal into the mix, turning ‘World Has Changed’ into a radio friendly kind of track, bringing to my mind Linkin Park in their darkest hours (‘One Step Closer’, for instance), but yet palatable to Darkwave Electro Pop fans.

Honestly, I got a little bored during the listening of the full record, but even though, I guess I was able to understand the musician’s proposal – after almost 20 years, he got tired of bandmates and the business part of music and decided to care only about expressing feelings about the world we live in nowadays, with deep sincerity and no concerns about market exposure.

That is something to be applauded and which has also allowed him to get all the way into the, already mentioned, Type O’ Negative Gothic Metal emptiness, met halfway with 80’s Synth and Darwave, giving a kind of post-punk aura, what is noticed on the minimalistic ‘Office Driver’ and ‘The Gates With Two Songs’, that closes the record, flirting with elements from The Mission and The Sisters Of Mercy.

Yeah, “Transformations” provides the listener a really linear listening experience, with nothing exactly new, but full of sincerity that reflects the transformations Aleksander Susi is going through in his musical career, deciding to isolate himself in his own musical state of mind.

I’d definitely like to listen to the next material from Aleskander Susi, bringing more diversity into the arrangements and caring a bit more about the programming sessions and the synths lines, in order to keep things more dynamic. But, even so, it is a good choice to listen to during a short walk outside in the woods, on dark rainy days.

‘Children Of The 80’s’ (Audio)

TRACKLISTING:
01. The New Songs
02. Industrial Zone
03. Green And Grey
04. Our Star
05. Officer Driver
06. Children Of The 80’s
07. Life Is A Funnel
08. World Has Changed
09. Our Peaceful Green Path
10. The Gate With Two Suns

LINE UP:

Aleksander Susi – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys and Programming.

LINKS:

Aleksander Susi Promo Pic

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Dark – Inside The Void EP

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Dark – Inside The Void EP
Self-Released
Release Date: 30/04/2021
Running Time: 14:25
Review by Dark Juan
9/10

Once again I return to the fray, to put more music to the sword, to exhort you metal fiends to ever greater frenzies of worship at the altar of heavy fucking metal and to remind you to love each other endlessly and without reserve. Fear not the wankers in fake Burberry scarves and tracksuits. You are all metal warriors and therefore you have a denim (interestingly the computer thought I meant demon and put that instead of denim. I imagine there are a significant number of you all who might be clad in demons) and leather and lace clad army of friends around you. You are my people, my family and the special ones that keep our music alive. Just thought you needed a bit of a motivational pick me up after what could charitably be described as a reasonably challenging year. Just like Ann Widdecombe could be described as a reasonably challenging wank.

In other news, I have coerced my new gothpooter into behaving itself and justifying the text where I fucking put in it the first place. Whilst the verbal threats seemed to leave the gothpooter unimpressed with my sincerity and it flat refused to do what IT WAS FUCKING TOLD TO, the physical threat of a combination of the window, gravity, just how far it could fly when propelled by a strong right arm and the nearest sledgehammer appeared to do the trick and it is now happily defaulting to my will. If I could get away with hand-writing this nonsense, I would. But no, microelectronics and swearing are the way forward. In other news fuck knows what’s wrong with me. This is my second review of the day and I seem to not be able to stop writing. Oh well, here’s hoping our feudal Lord and Master Rick “Don’t Big Yourself Up So Much, Simon Writes Seven Reviews To Your One, You Northern Oik” Tilley will bestow his favour upon me (I’ll think about it – Rick 😊). Just this once. Failing that, I’ll just ask Victor instead. He likes me. He says this, but he’s in Brazil where he is safe.

Dark are a gothic rock band from Sweden and this is a four track EP so I will dispense with the usual platitudes about production and the like (because it is particularly good and doesn’t need hundreds of words writing about it) and I shall do a blow by blow (form an orderly queue to the left, ladies. I will get to you presently…) or should I say song by song account of this four track…

‘Finally Home’ (or ‘My Town’, as Groove Music is confused about what the actual fucking song is called) is the opening number and it starts with a jaunty, almost carnival like riff that references surf rock and post punk and the vocals kick in, in short order, and it’s like “Fuck me! Is that Dave Vanian?” Yes, vocalist Erik Molarin appears to be the vocal doppelganger of the erstwhile The Damned crooner circa “Phantasmagoria”. This means that you can expect overtly sexual baritone singing. There is NOTHING wrong with this at all and I’m a boy who’s strictly hetero. An excellent and promising start to the record with a rousing chorus and it’s like I’m back in the late 80s again.

The second song is called ‘One Of Us’ and it could best be described as the more emotional moments of Paradise Lost (think ‘One Second’ or ‘Mercy’) meets The Damned (specifically on ‘Sanctum Sanctorum’) with lots of choral backing vocals on a bleak, bleak chorus where Erik approaches Peter Steele levels of baritone menace. Far and away the best song on the EP, even with the false ending. It will be one for a driving playlist and no mistake. It’s a good old goth song, as in it could have been played in The Batcave in 1990.

‘Die Together’ is the charmingly named third song and is possessed of the weakest chorus on the record (“You wanna die together, because it turns you on” which is a bit banal to say the least. Most gothic girls I know are proper interested in living because you can’t get drunk and put on your finery if you have carked it over some hirsute idiot with overly elaborate eye makeup) but the music is a pleasing amalgam of The Mission, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry and HIM (without Ville Valo ruining it by opening his gob) with yet more Vanian-channeling on the vocal. Good, but not exceptional and somewhat out of step with the other songs on the EP.

The final cut on this rather splendid little black gothic pearl is ‘Memories’ and Dave Vanian…. Sorry, I mean Erik croons in magnificently moody fashion over a mid-paced musical ménage a trois of the Jesus And Mary Chain, Fields Of The Nephilim and The Sisters Of Mercy before an abrupt and clattering end that frankly cut short a prolonged and powerful eargasm, because I am a sad old goff and having this sort of music with this sort of deep baritone vocal returning to my attention in 2021 is more exciting than prolonged and deviant sex with the ENTIRE Brazilian AND Australian beach volleyball teams AND the main cast of The Craft.

On that happy mental image, I’ll leave you. Your husbands and wives will thank me later.

The Patented Dark Juan Blood Splat Rating System (Det patenterade värderingssystemet Dark Juan blodsplatter) awards Dark 9/10 for a gothtastic four tracker. The usual mark for leaving me hanging when I’m totally into the music has been deducted, because I wanted MORE!!! (A concerted effort had to be made to not sing “And I need all the love that I can’t get to” after that.) Apart from that, generally masterful short, sharp post-punk shocks with added heavy rock.

Best of all, this review is less than one thousand words long. You’re welcome. Oh, it’s not… Fuck. Sorry, not sorry.

‘Finally Home’ (Lyric Video)

TRACKLISTING:
01. Finally Home
02. One Of Us
03. Die Together
04. Memories

LINE-UP:
Dave Vanian… NO!!! SORRY!!! Erik Molarin – Vocals, Guitar
Jonas Strömberg – Guitar
Mats Törnebohm – Drums
Jörgen Ström – Bass

LINKS:

Dark Promo Pic

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EMQ’s with BLACK VATICAN

EMQ’s with BLACK VATICAN

Hi everyone! Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Kansas City based Gothic Rock/Metal band Black Vatican. Huge thanks to them for taking part.

What is your name, what do you play, and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

We are Black Vatican. We began in early 2014, with co-founders Erick Ramos and former member Jose Hernandez. Together they made our first EP. Over the years, we had several members come and go, all talented with their preferred instruments. Until, finally, we solidified our line-up with Count Searos (Cole) as the lead guitarist and Erick as the bassist and vocalist.

How did you come up with your band name?

Erick and Jose came up with the name. We wanted a name that would represent the kind of people we grew up with, witches, Satanists, the suppressed, the poor, minorities in general. Not only that, but we also wanted a name that would represent the suppressors themselves. So, the name Black Vatican arose. “Vatican” represents what all modern societies claim to be divine, just, peaceful, correct, and perfect. While “Black” represents the shadows of those societies; everything and everyone they hide, destroy, discard, rape, and demonize for being or thinking differently. This isn’t just a reference of the Vatican itself, but all dominant religions, political parties, social groups,  and all those with enough power that belittle others for personal gain. Black Vatican is the name we wanted in order to speak up for those without a voice while identifying the suppressors in return.

What Country/Region are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We live in Kansas City, the Midwest region of the United States. Specifically, the metal scene here is still pretty underground with mostly core, industrial and some black metal bands playing weekday shows. The rock scene is much stronger though. Kansas City hosts the annual Rock Fest which is one of the biggest music festivals in the country. We would have to say that the U.S. lacks diversity with its metal scene here.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single, Video)

Our latest release is the witchcraft- and alchemy-inspired album “Arcana Lament”. This album utilizes both raw and equalized sounds and tones. It is Gothic metal with blackened riff in its purest form.

Who have been your greatest influences?

Our greatest influences, at least for “Arcana Lament”, were old-school Cradle of Filth, Abyssos, and  Eluveitie. They are elegant but still have a brute force behind them. Be believe them to be true products of the night and have inspired many of our songs, like Vampiric Combat.

What first got you into music?

It has always been a beautiful way of releasing emotion and expressing one’s self. Erick started playing the keyboard at a young age, while Searos started becoming intrigued when he first picked up an album from The Ramones.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

We would love to collaborate with similar bands like Cradle of Filth or slightly different bands like Alcest.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

Bloodstock, for sure! A European tour, because the crowds there are huge, and it would be a great opportunity for us.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

No weird gifts really, rather we sent one to a loyal fan from France. He contacted us politely asked for a signed autographed picture of us. He seemed very pleased and we are happy to have given it to him.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

Thank you so much for supporting us. You are our life line, our blood, our motivation to keep going! It’s amazing to see how our music influences others.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

We would bring back Black Moon, also known as David Parland. David was a guitarist in Dark Funeral, Necrophobic and Infernal and had an extremely unique way of playing guitar. We’d also like to bring back Chester Bennington. His lyrics helped so many people accept and surpass their inner demons.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

We love the adventures and the people we meet along the way. The creative process of writing music, and giving the night a voice! But its down side would have to be the finances; thousands of dollars spent on equipment only to be paid a small fraction still baffles us. Also promoting on social media feels a bit tedious. Filling out any kind of forms or spaces can get annoying and it’s typically very time consuming.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

A few things. Have it be less centred on pop music, have artists actually write their own music and not autotune their voices. Make actual good music that has some kind of personality behind it. Also, record labels. They get paid too much for the little they do. These days many musicians can become financially stable without a label’s help, so we suggest they become more affordable in reflection to the economy if they want to stay in business.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

Would have to be “The Somberlain” from Dissection and “Together We Summon The Dark” from Abyssos.

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

CD’s for certain. They carry entire stories and artwork felt by the band while making the album. But for really raw black metal bands, cassettes work a lot better.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

We’ve only played in small venues. It was in a small place that’s no longer open, deep in Lawrence , KS. Not sure how many people actually showed up since the stage was in the centre of the crowd and there was fog everywhere. Out of the five bands who played there, we were told our performance overpowered them.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Currently we have our own jobs  since being a musician doesn’t cover all the bills. If it wasn’t for the Covid epidemic, we might even go back to school to study radiology or so, or even open up a music venue of our own. We’re ambitious and we like to stay busy.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Would have to be all our friends in our inner circle. We always have a good time drinking, playing games and embarrassing ourselves.

What’s next for the band?

We plan on creating more social media content such as behind the scenes looks and music videos. Also, we are currently in the middle of creating another album. We wish to become gods and won’t stop until we reached a throne amongst the zodiac.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

We prefer to use our Instagram account, Vatican.black676, and Facebook page. We’re always active there and love engaging with our fans all the time.

www.instagram.com/vatican.black676/
www.facebook.com/blackvatican6/
www.blackvatican1.bandcamp.com/

Jaffa Cakes! Are they a cake or a biscuit?

We’re not sure honestly. Maybe the answer is culturally based; some countries call them biscuits or cakes, while other call them cookies. Whoever made them first should declare the proper title.

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Black Vatican has always been a voice for the night and all its creatures. It is our archetype; we strive to be one with the night. Without darkness, there is no light; that below is what came from above.

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EMQ’s with HER DESPAIR

Her Despair Logo

EMQ’s with HER DESPAIR

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with London based Gothic Rock band Her Despair! Huge thanks to Vocalist ‘J’ for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?

We are HER DESPAIR – a six piece gothic rock band based near London UK, formed 2015. We comprise of myself, J, singing, Dan and Jord playing guitars, Vikki on bass, Lee behind the drums and Toby on keyboards. In 2015 we released our debut album “Hymns For the Hopeless,” followed by 2018’s “Mournography” EP. November 22nd of this year saw our most exciting release yet – “Exorcisms of Eroticism.”

How did you come up with your band name?

Originally it was going to be Tears of Heaven, then As She Drowns in Her Despair, but that felt quite lengthy. It was shortened to HER DESPAIR, and that felt right as an overall title for what I was attempting to achieve.

What country are you from and what is the Metal/Rock scene like there?

We’re from the UK and there’s a great scene here, with plenty of bands on both an underground and “mainstream” level. We’ve found that people in the North respond to us particularly well, where there’s a very strong Goth scene.

What is your latest release? (Album, EP, Single or Video)

“Exorcisms of Eroticism” was released on 22nd November, and we’re really looking forward to sharing it with the assembled congregation. The release is the dark and dramatic collection of six new gothic rock anthems from HER DESPAIR. Designed to unravel the mysteries of the theologic and the erotic, each song is set to a storm of symphonic instrumentation; providing the perfect soundtrack for your sorrows.

There are two songs available online now entitled ‘Pandaemonium’ and ‘The Exorcism’ (which includes a superb accompanying music video directed and filmed by Scott Chalmers), both of which came as instant downloads upon pre-ordering the release from our Bandcamp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clqrj6rftJA

Who have been your greatest influences?

Our greatest influence are the Sisters of Mercy, with other particularly inspirational artists being Rammstein, HIM, My Dying Bride, Staind and so on.

What first got you into music?

I grew up listening to my parents vinyl collection so I’ve always been surrounded by music. Many of those artists I still listen to frequently today – Elvis, Meat Loaf, Led Zeppelin, Abba and many more. I began to discover my own taste in music from the age of about 12, first getting into 2000’s metal and then branching off into far darker territories after I discovered Goth music.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

It would have to be Andrew Eldritch from the Sisters of Mercy. Always the inspiration!
If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?
There are some amazing goth festivals within Europe that we would love the opportunity to play, such as M’era Luna or Wave-Gotik-Treffen. We’re very much looking to branch out in 2020, so performances such as those would be very high on our wish list.

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

We love you eternally – the best is soon to come…

If you could bring one Metal/Rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Pete Steele from Type O Negative or David Gold from Woods of Ypres!

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love the songwriting process, and hearing the idea gradually become the reality in the form of a full song. It’s cathartic, and also very exciting to compose new material and see where the creativity takes you. I can’t necessarily think of much that I hate, but sometimes the long journeys can test my sense of humour.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

The fairly limited experience I’ve had of it so far hasn’t been so bad. Having said that, the individuals who seem to care nothing of the art but only the money could take themselves elsewhere, and that might be a good change.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“Floodland” by the Sisters of Mercy

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

Vinyl for the art and crackle, CD’s for a simpler collection, streaming for convenience.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Personally, I think our best show was Darker Days Festival earlier this year. A fantastic event all round, and we got an incredible response from the audience.

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

I like to think something creative still, maybe writing a book.

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

Andrew Eldritch, Jim Morrison, Pierce Brosnan, Bram Stoker, Jesus Christ

What’s next for the band?

Our main focus right now is the release of “Exorcisms of Eroticism.” The plan for 2020 has yet to be revealed, but all will become clear soon. I’ve started putting a few ideas together for some more new songs, so who knows what may come.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

Our main website is Bandcamp, where we sell our music in both physical and digital formats, plus our merchandise. Socially we use Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, plus a few others such as Soundcloud. We love interacting with fans online, their messages of support are always appreciated.
https://herdespair.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/herdespair/
https://twitter.com/herdespairband
https://www.instagram.com/herdespairband/
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVZhKFjVsq1Wpbruy-dryuw

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Biscuit!

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for the questions and the coverage!! “Exorcisms of Eroticism” is out NOW and is our best release yet. We thoroughly hope you enjoy how dramatic it is.

 

 

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EMQ’s with LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT

Lindsay Schoolcraft Logo

EMQ’s with LINDSAY SCHOOLCRAFT

Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Canadian Ethereal Gothic Rock Artist & member of Cradle Of Filth, Lindsay Schoolcraft! Huge thanks to Lindsay for taking part!

What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about your history?

Hey there! My name is Lindsay Schoolcraft and I’m a singer, songwriter, and electric harpist from Oshawa, Canada who mainly writes and performs ethereal gothic rock. I’ve been doing this since 2010.

How did you come up with your band name?

It’s my own name and I took the last name of the First Nations people in my family.

What country are you from and what is the Rock/Metal scene like there?

I’m from Canada and the Metal scene here is really amazing, especially in Toronto, Montreal, and Quebec City.

What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)

I just released my debut solo album “Martyr” that I co-wrote with Rocky Gray (ex-Evanescence)!

Who have been your greatest influences?

Definitely bands and acts like Evanescence, The Birthday Massacre, Dimmu Borgir, VAST, Bjork, and LEAH.

What first got you into music?

Disney movies in my youth! But I started taking music seriously in high school during the early twenties alternative scene.

If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?

Still really wanna song a duet with Jonathan Davis.

If you could play any festival in the world, which would you choose and why?

I would love to play Wacken as a solo artist.

What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?

Animal bones!

If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?

They already know how much I love them.

If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?

Not sure I would enjoy the smell of their decaying body. But I do have to say I am sad I never saw Michael Jackson or Freddie Mercury live.

What do you enjoy the most about being a musician? And what do you hate?

I love being able to sing and write and express my creativity that way. I hate that I had to become my own record label, but anything to make it happen and work.

If you could change one thing about the music industry, what would it be?

Less people who don’t care enough and only want to make money and more people who are genuine, work hard, and you can rely on.

Name one of your all-time favourite albums?

“The Open Door” by Evanescence

What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?

I’m still a CD collector myself.

What’s the best gig that you have played to date?

Opening for Evanescence and Lindsey Stirling last summer!

If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?

Probably a zoologist, tattoo artist, or makeup artist!

Which five people would you invite to a dinner party?

None! Maybe just my partner! The idea of a dinner party right now sounds exhausting.

What’s next for the band?

Playing a few shows this winter and then onto writing the next album.

What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?

http://www.schoolcraftshop.com
https://www.facebook.com/schoolcraftofficial/
https://www.instagram.com/lindzriot/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6ZLcdPSxw1fTYJlz3DLrSZ
https://www.youtube.com/user/schoolcraftofficial

Jaffa Cakes? Are they a cake or a biscuit?

Can’t say I’ve ever even heard of them… are they vegan?

Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?

Thanks for having me

 

 

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