Astral Lueur (the name is the synthesis of german and french languages) came up from darkness in the middle of 2009. Astral Lueur's music tells about world of shadows, anomalous places with history goes back centuries, about something staying at the turn of life and death. Main concepts of project is: look at death by eyes of the dead in damned places which was lost in time.
Lunurumh - All instruments, synths, effects, and voices.
Massimo Magrini was born in Lucca ( Tuscany , Italy ) in 1966. He had a long degree in Computer Science in Pisa University , with a thesis on musical applications of the Object Oriented paradigm. He studied electronic music with Alfonso Belfiore (professor at the State Conservatory of Florence). He collaborated with the Computer Music Lab of the CNUCE Institute of the Italian National Council of Research (CNR) for some years, developing hardware and software tools, composing his interactive computer music and playing it in various countries ( Italy , Spain , Greece , Cuba etc.). He also collaborated with private companies developing software for musical devices based on digital signal processing. During late 80s, he played in a local electronic band (Jesus Blood), using self built analog and digital synthesizers. Besides these activities in 1992 he created his Bad Sector musical project, trying to discover dark sonic areas and focusing his attention on the melting point between ambient, experimental, noise and minimal music. He has released various CDs and vinyls, always having good responses from international underground electronic music magazines and listeners. As Bad Sector, he performed live in Italy , France , England , Germany , Czech rep., Austria , Belgium , Australia and Russia . During 2002 he also started a collaboration with the Italian video-artist Giacomo Verde, creating the multimedia group called XEAR and working on interactive installations / electronic-theater scores.
Janne Waage Berset. Batcheeba has been working with sounds for more than 15 years. She has a deep passion for noise and silence. She is involved in several projects such as KRAFFT with Andreas Brandal, Volt with Tania Stene, Cult Of Twins (COT), Bob and Lauras Jazz Sensation and FRzo with Gird_09. She had her first track released on Quasipop Records ( «A Million Ways To Spend Your Time»)
Marchözelös - All instrumentation, human bones, Spells of Mist, Chants of the Serpent. Vinum - Death Rituals, Acausal Vibrations of Sanctity, Witchcraft. Aanonin - Succubus vocals, Flesh of Hecate. Gräuen Pestanz is an expression of isolation of the highest order. The Night of the Witch in the eerie light of the mid noon sun is the ultimate envisioning of the sigils invoked within each Hymn. To penetrate into the Womb of the earth and grasp the meaning of our unholy brood, this is our manifesto. The reworking of human nature into the alchemical transformation possible - the final end. Gräuen Pestanz - Marchözelös (aka Priest Marchözelös is member of "Black Funeral" the band founded by Michael W. Ford) - All instrumentation, human bones, Spells of Mist, Chants of the Serpent. Vinum - Death Rituals, Acausal Vibrations of Sanctity, Witchcraft. Aanonin - Succubus vocals, Flesh of Hecate. Related projects: Gräuen Pestanz | Elegy of Madeline | Death Posture Ritualis | Corpus Principium
Daniel Jansson. Deadwood is a one man project that was created in 2003 under the name Deadwood Murder, its only purpose was/is to satisfy my lust for raw and filthy black industrial music. It has been a slow process with the re-making of several songs and no vocals recorded until summer 2004. A demo was made and sent out to several labels, the response was excellent. That same summer a split tape with black metal band blodulv called The Havoc We Seek was released on the French BM label Forgotten Wisdom productions. And a few weeks later Cold Spring records agreed to release the first full length deadwood album named "8 19".
GALERIE SCHALLSCHUTZ is a German dark-ambient-noise/industrial project founded in 1999 which a strong thematic content focused on global conspiracies and programs of secret organisations and their ruthless practices beyond all imagination!
The conceptual work of GALERIE SCHALLSCHUTZ reflects the machinations of the supervising entity and the name symbolize a form of "mental protective barrier" against all methods of manipulations.
WATCH THE WORLD WITH EYES WIDE OPEN, BECAUSE THE OPPOSITE IS TRUE...
Melek-Tha was formed during Summer '94 by Lord Evil who wanted to play music he really felt by using experimental material and special samplers. After a few months, one advance album was out and spread through mail to friends. Adipocere Records, the French Metal label, heard this Oppressant Dark Ritual Opus I and decided to release this CD. Astrum Argentinum is the title of this first opus... In the following years, Melek-Tha remained very silent and didn't release anything at all. In fact, Lord Evil had already two other albums ready but was looking for a new label. Indeed, being signed to a Metal label was not the best thing... It was revealed in 1998 that Cold Spring Records, home of such acts as Archon Satani, Sutcliffe Jugend, Merzbow and Psychic TV, was to release the next album. In April 1999, the second opus: De Magia Natvrali Daemoniaca, Diabolus Ritual Opus II, finally saw the light on Cold Spring Records. In 1999, Solipsism Records (US) put out Post Nuclear Race on CD-R. Limited to 100 copies, this release unveiled the very bleak side of Melek-Tha, quite different from the more "mainstream" releases. Lord Evil all instruments.
Michael Ford is an American musician and occult author who began his career in 1991 with the black metal band Abaddon (renamed Sorath a year later). Whilst in Sorath, Ford made his first attempts at more experimental music with Darkness Enshroud, first aided by Rahu (Dan Ferguson) and later by Shanna LeJeune. Another experimental avenue was explored with the death industrial project Valefor, whilst black metal would never leave his attention for long and has been pursued under the guise of Black Funeral which Ford originally formed in 1993. Michael W. Ford is the author of BIBLE OF THE ADVERSARY, SATANIC MAGICK, THE VAMPIRE GATE - The Vampyre Magickian, The First Book of Luciferian Tarot and THE LUCIFERIAN TAROT, LUCIFERIAN WITCHCRAFT, LIBER HVHI, BOOK OF THE WITCH MOON, ADAMU, Founder of BLACK FUNERAL, VALEFOR, PSYCHONAUT 75 and a member of ORDO TYRANNIS and HEXENTANZ.
Maschinenzimmer 412 (currently known as Mz.412) are the inventors of the so called "black industrial", a dark and haunting music which mixes industrial noise, ritual ambient and black metal atmospheres. The mastermind behind the project is Henrik "Nordvargr" Björkk (often credited as Kremator), aided by different people with each release. Original releases from 1989-1990 came under the name Maschinenzimmer 412, eventually Björkk founded the Swedish EBM band Pouppée Fabrikk (see relative Discogs entry). The project came back in 1995 with the shortened moniker Mz.412 and a typical black metal look (painted faces, long hair, black leather), which was later abandoned. Here is one of the truly classic CMI acts, that already in 1989 released the "Malfeitor" LP. After a four year hiatus the band formerly known as Maschinenzimmer 412 were once again blowing the battle horns in 1995, and returned with a timelessly blasphemous musical statement, the "In Nomine Dei Nostri Satanas Luciferi Excelsi" album. By that time the restructured and revitalized MZ. 412 had chosen to cruise down the left handed path, a fact that has ever permeated their output: in album titles, cover art, and not least in the songs themselves, recorded as they are during rituals. By pushing the influences from satanic rites and black metal music to the limit, it resulted in "Burning the temple of god", the ultimate crossover between dark ambience and the metal genre. This is True Swedish Black Industrial, and these guys aren´t kidding; this is music to either conjure or exorcise your demons to. - Mårten Sahlén -
"Driven by obsessive ideas and an uncontrollable will of producing quality ambience, Henrik Nordvargr Björkk is a man of many projects - MZ. 412, Folkstorm, Toroidh, Vargr, but it's under his given name and very own grim fashion that he delivers the most suffocating music around. Nordvargr manages to capture the spirit of bleakness like no other artist. The different shades of black and grey he paints with have never been more disturbing and at the same time more beautiful. The real Nordic giant of modern dark ambient music."
Saint ov Gravediggers- Vocals, Lyrics, Incantations Akhtya Nachttoter- Instruments, Mutations Ordo Tyrannis is dedicated to the awakening of darken'd Chaos within the strong and the continuation of despair in the amass'd weak. Ours is a song of the cruelty of the iron soul and the corrosion of that which endures solely through the pity of crippl'd mercy. Ours is the roaring of essential Darkness. Ours is the dirge of shatter'd days. Ours is the litany of the Rust'd Aeon.
The Goat, assisted by The BUTCHER and LORDHELL. Scapegoat began in the early 1990's. It was in a dark building in downtown Salt Lake City, during the twilight hours. Heavily inspired by Legion, Lustmord, Controlled Bleeding, Ain Soph, Zero Kama, LAShTAL and other ritual and dark ambient sounds, The Goat combines these feelings and ideals with our own unique sounds. We use electronics and acoustic instruments, and a great deal of our sounds are supplied by the ambience of the dark world around us in various locales, as well as our own voices. Our material will range from the harshest noise to lush ambient sounds. There is no god. There is no magic. There is no heaven nor is there a hell. There is only Science. There is only Logic. There is only Death. Only Space and Time are Reality. After Death, Space and Time blur and distort- and one can travel wherever- and whenever- one wishes. We have found a way to do this before death. Use our sounds.
Kristen M. | Sewer Goddess echo's like the voice of rust. Like a pole dance from a mutilated corpse. Like the chaos and filth that collects in the gutters and the cracks in the sidewalks. Like the sadness and shamed lust of glory holes, like the hum of fluorescent light sliding through the grates of a killing floor. Like fucking. Like dying. Black atmospheres spiraling down into discordia. Like time eating itself. Like drugs. Like contempt, madness, and lust. The tune you hum unawares leaving the Doctors office where you've just received your diagnosis: INOPERABLE.