In Germany for wave gotik treffen spreading some VF love with stickers and partying it up. Then off to kinetik festival in Montreal soo not too many VF updates from me for a bit so I hope you guys are holding up ok. Miss my Internet peeps
Yes that's exactly it you fucking idiot. Now that you got me with your oh so impressive knowledge of how I was raised with you being there the whole time, you should go bury your face in your mammas pussy and have a victory lick.
I really am amused about how angry you're coming across as. It's quite hilarious really. And also slightly depressing that you'd get so worked up over someone pointing out the fact that you are indeed, a failure as a human being.
Triton Festival: NYC, September 5th-7th
Flyer Posted Plus Full Lineup Announced!
Last 5 bands announced:
The Birthday Massacre
[Toronto, Canada :: Metropolis Records]
Voted 'Favorite Band' by the members of VampireFreaks, The Birthday Massacre has had a huge following on the VampireFreaks site (and worldwide) for years now. The band was formed in 1999 and independently produced and recorded their first two albums, Nothing and Nowhere and Violet. Due to their independent success, in 2005 they were approached and signed by Metropolis Records and the band began its steady climb to reaching a much wider audience, and now has a total of 5 studio albums. In the last few years, the band has been performing internationally, traveling extensively across Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and Europe.
London After Midnight was formed in the 1990s by Sean Brennan. Unlike most music projects, LAM has retained and nurtured the progressive political and socially aware element of the later punk scene that virtually vanished from the music scene in the early 90s. London After Midnight has headlined and co-headlined concerts and major festivals around the world to crowd of over 30,000 people with bands like The Cure, Green Day, HIM, and countless other major artists. Each of London After Midnight's releases have charted in the top 10 and top 20 of the European DAC and alternative charts. This will be LAM's first NYC performance in over 5 years.
Modulate have supported Alec Empire, VNV Nation and Combichrist on major international tours as well as numerous national and international festival appearances, headline tours and shows around the world. After scoring dancefloor success with his own material, Skullfuck, Detonation and Robots releases, Modulate has become one of the hottest remixers in the alternative electro scene. The bands most recent release, Robots, gave them their biggest hit yet, peaking at #3 in the German Alternative Chart, giving them their first magazine cover and receiving rave reviews across the media...stamping their way into many journalists and broadcasters Best Of 2012 charts.
Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. As a musician, he is a songwriter whose music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep a Con audience rolling in the aisles. Many know him for his song "Brains!" from the Cartoon Network show "The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy". Voltaire's live shows are highly theatrical -full of stories and games. The theatrical quality of his performances is not surprising; Voltaire has been directing commercials and animating short films for the last twenty years.
First taking the stage in 2011, Candy Brain has blended inspiration from synth pop, industrial rock, and various video game soundtracks to deliver a hard hitting, yet melodic experience with lyrical concepts of love, irony, and comic books. Having shared the stage with acts such as BILE, Orgy, Davey Suicide, and Vampire Everywhere, Candy Brain has developed a continuously growing cult following, and ravages the stage with presence and energy.
Just in time for their new album "Tears on Tape", these "love metal" rockstars from Finland have amassed a huge worldwide fanbase and have been producing records for over 20 years.
Jet catches up with Ville Vallo and talks about the sounds of the new album, his dad's sex shop, life as a sex symbol, the current state of the goth scene, his tower in finland, and his thoughts on kids and marriage. And since the girls kept asking - no he's not married! LOL
"Not yet, not that I know of. I’m the lone wolf in the band, so maybe one day. When you’re in a band it takes a lot of your energy. It takes a lot of your time. It’s good and bad. Its something that you have to dedicate yourself to, otherwise it won’t go anywhere. I am happy for the rest of the guys…My bass player being married happily for fucking 11 years. The drummer has got a kid. The keyboarder has a couple of kids. So does our guitar player. I’m happy and kinda jealous of them. That they can juggle between those two things, being a dad and being a rock and roller as well. I still haven’t learned how to. "
Few bands have been more influential in my life than Stabbing Westward. They were one of the few industrial bands in the 90s to get regular radio play and MTV airplay (back when MTV actually showed music videos). I listened to their first 3 albums over and over again to the point where I had memorized all the songs and knew all the lyrics.
In 2002 Stabbing Westward broke up and 'The Dreaming' was born, founded by Stabbing Westward frontman "Christopher Hall". The new music is a great follow-up to Stabbing Westward, with the same singer and vocal styles, and still having a fresh new sound. Out of the awesome lineup we have for Triton Festival this September, the band I am actually most looking forward to seeing is "The Dreaming". They will be performing a special set which includes Stabbing Westward songs.
In our interview with Christopher, he talks about why Stabbing Westward broke up, and what it's like to achieve 'mainstream' success in the music scene only to start all over again.
"Stabbing Westward broke up because the music industry became too hard for them. We had just lost our second record deal in 2 years and it became obvious that they were not going to be able to maintain the level of success that they had grown accustomed to. We recorded in high end expensive studios. We had guys to set up our gear every night and check us into hotels,we had luxury buses to ride and sleep in. we basically walked on stage and played and then drank and partied all night until someone tucked us in and then we did it all again the next day. Once the money dried up and they realized that they would have to travel in a van and set up their own gear and share hotel rooms they decided it wasn't worth it anymore. I disagreed. so the very next day Johnny and I started the Dreaming. "
I believe I read somewhere that he doesn't really listen to other music. There's too much music in his head or something so instead he mostly listens to NPR. I also think I read that he's pretty short.
been fixing some minor bugs, so you should see a few things fixed around here. =)
also fixing up the VF mobile site, I know there's a few pages which are still not totally mobile optimized so i've been working on it.
if there's any site bugs that have been bothering you let me know!
Having the same bug issue as enter_the_fang_zone I agree with you Lethe, but I've seen cases where a person has been power bombed up to 10x and nothing happened. They still had their account's. And when us premiums DO power bomb a free user, we have to give a reason for power bombing.
XP8 is currently fundraising for their next album "ADRENOCHROME".
Adrenochrome is based on a story written by Marko, one half of XP8, in the late 1990’s and recently revised. It takes place in the not so distant future in a third recession London.
Looks like they've already past their initial goal and they're going for the stretch goals of a vinyl release and a new video! Click here for XP8 fundraiser
We never once believed when we set up this fundraiser that we would meet our original goal so quickly. And so, with another 39 days still to go, we've put together a couple of stretch goals.
These are for things we didn't think we'd be able to do when we set out with this album, and especially without a label. With your help, these dreams may become a reality. If you'd like to see these happen, then keep on sharing and reminding people that this is happening! We'd love to be able to do both of these things.
If the total reaches $3000, then we will release a single off the album: on VINYL! These would be special collectors' items and severely limited, numbered and signed.
If the total reaches $8000 we will also put together a brand new music video, joining our forces once again with SOLOBUIO VISUAL FACTORY, the videomakers behind our 2008's video The Art Of Revenge and the ones responsible for a lot of great videos in the past years, among them Dope Stars Inc., Nachtmahr, Rome, L'ame Immortelle, Spiritual Front, Ordo Rosarious Equilibrio and countless others.
Another huge thanks to everyone that's supported this release so far.
The fundraiser was successful in 18 hours, more or less. We are now already $50 over the goal.
Due to the nature of these crowdfunding websites, we cannot stop the process and we need to let it run for the whole 40 days we originally planned, ending on June 16th.
This means two things: first of all, we can stick to our original plan and release the album on Bandcamp, iTunes and the other digital distribution networks on June 1st.
All of you who supported us and bought one of the perks including the immediate digital download of the album, will receive it in the mail between June 1st - June 4th.
This also mean that in the even we keep on receiving donations and support we'll be able to put the extra money towards funding a new video: it's been a while we wanted to do another full scale music video like we did back in 2008 for The Art Of Revenge, so maybe this is the right moment for it.
Some of you messaged us yesterday regarding trying to work towards a vinyl release: we are definitely looking into that as well.
With 39 days left, it really feels like the sky is the limit! If you want to keep on supporting the fundraiser, here's the link: http://igg.me/at/xp8/x/398211
Once again, THANK YOU ALL! and special thanks to Gerry and Jade of Hope Estheim for getting one of the two "SONG" perks: looks like there's a nice collaboration on the horizon!
So any VF members going to Wave Gotik Treffen?
It's only the largest gothic-industrial festival in the universe!
I'll be there as well as some other NYC peeps, let us know if you're coming and want to meetup and / or help us do some VF promotions! =)