VENENUM + ALUK TODOLO + WHITE HELL + TEITANBLOOD + RA AL DEE EXPERIENCE + BOBBY BEAUSOLEIL + Qabalah, Qliphoth and Goetic Magic
Release date: March 17
- 4/4 heavy inner sleeve
- two-sided 4/4 DINA2 poster
- first edition comes as 180g black virgin vinyl
Lucifer Rising Side A 17:36
Lucifer Rising Side B 25:59
In 1966, Bobby BeauSoleil is performing music in San Francisco and meets Kenneth Anger. Anger and Bobby agree to work together. Some music is made, some darkness befalls the scene, the two fall out. Forward to 1969, the year that Bobby ends up in prison. Anger moves ahead and in 1972 he turns to Jimmy Page to take over making the music for his film, but this pairing is doomed to fail. Ultimately the original Lucifer, Bobby, reconnects with Kenneth. Things coalesce in 1976 when, with the consent of the prison authorities, Bobby records the Lucifer Rising music with other inmates of the facilities of Tracy, CA. It’s not until 1980 that the originally pressing on LP of Lucifer Rising in an edition of 1000 copies.
Several variations of the soundtrack pop up in the ensuing years, but it is not until 2009 that an elaborate presentation of the complete Lucifer Rising Suite as a 4 album boxset manifest, with the original release and session recordings related to the original soundtrack sessions.
“When I composed and recorded the soundtrack for a reconceptualized Lucifer Rising a decade after the first abandoned attempt I drew on my own life experiences to tell the story in music evocative of the mythical Lucifer awakening in his pit of despair, rekindling his torch, and rising like a phoenix from the ashes of his own unmaking to begin his long journey from the dark recesses of the underworld — shedding his pride along the way in his uncompromising desire to regain the Beloved.”
It's got everything one wants with a "rediscovered" gem: killer art, exceptionally great Venom inspired anachronistic production and unbelievably great lyrics, which include lines such as: I’m the messenger from Hell // I bear the number / 666 / I wear the cross / Dirty, filthy, upside down.
Other distributed titles we also offer:
'1986-2016 30th Anniversary'
Double gatefold LP
journey leads to the uttermost region...
These are now a reality:
The first song premiere from the new record by Germany's VENENUM forth coming full-length album: 'Trance of Death'
Out on March 17th, 2017
Released in conspiracy with Sepulchral Voice Rex.
500 gatefold copies celebrating the Drape's 30th anniversary. 3 sides feature "best of" material picked by Erik of Watain, Side 4 has 3 unreleased live songs and an incredible Mercyful Fate cover - the first cover Mortuary Drape ever did! All artwork penned by the master Mark Riddick. All copies come with an unblessed host.
We're down to our last copies of 'Spiritual Independence' limited yellow LPs / Digi CDs and the split with Necromass on LP and CD.
Stardust & Eternal Warfare presents:
ALUK TODOLO + INSECT ARK
Aluk Todolo will be back in February 2017 for two sets at NYC's Stardust VI, and will team up with the instrumental doom drone band Insect Ark for a week of shows on the West Coast.
Last time Aluk Todolo played in the USA was under the stars of Stella Natura Fest, in 2012.
Since then the band has released Occult Rock and Voix, two milestones in their discography, an adventurous and magical exploration of black metal, psychedelic rock and jazz.
Feb 3,4,5 New York - Stardust VI - St Vitus
Feb 7 Seattle - Highline
Feb 8 Portland - High water mark
Feb 9 San Francisco - Elbo Room
Feb 10 Sacramento - The Colony
Feb 11 Los Angeles (Glendale California) - the Complex
Forty years or so ago Bobby BeauSoleil conceived of the music for Lucifer Rising as a single continuous piece of music, a 45-minute rock symphony. Despite the rigors and challenges imposed by his imprisonment he delivered his psychedelic opus, fully realized, and presented it as a complete work on LP in 1979.
This commemorative reissue on the Ajna label is faithful to the artist's original conception, restored to a seamless whole by returning to the nascent mix tape and giving it a fresh mastering for the ultimate in audio fidelity.
To read the story about the creation of the music for Lucifer Rising visit Bobby www.BobbyBeauSoleil.com/Blotter.
Something wicked this way comes (intro) 0:51
Shadow fires 4:01
Flesh ritual 8:02
Angels of despair 4:30
Symmetry of strangers 5:24
End of days 4:35
New interview and song preview available on Bardo Methodology.
Pre-orders will be released and sent out well in advance of the official release date, no matter the ordered format.