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
A pansexual 20 year old from california with a body and eyes that could kill.
She is an experience L.A. Model with a love for spiders, snakes, and your SOUL!
Her music collection is just as eclectic as her. Izzy_Schizo on VF
This 24 year old fox works as an Intensive Care nurse and is happily taken.
She loves Mojito cocktails, shopping, and cheese.
You don't want to be around her when she runs out of cigarettes, or spots a spider though. margoth on VF
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.
Colorado, a horrid state that consists of 4 months of summer.
Yesterday I went for my run, was going pretty well. Than my dog got distracted, and stopped, staring at a dog, or sniffing something, and when I caught up to him, I called for his attention to run with me. Well when I did, he bumped into me, and I rolled my ankle.
I walked all the way home on it. 30 minutes. Came home and was debating rather I should tell my roommate or not what had happened, but with 2 flights of stairs, I was in tears by the time I came into my room.
Of course the first thing he says was 'Why didn't you call me'
Well as I was walking, I didn't even think about him driving my car to get me, all I thought about was 'he is too sick to carry my fat ass all the way home.'
So, he fixed me up, and once I fell asleep (12am) I just couldn't get comfortable to the point where I wasn't in pain. 4am: Crying.
9am, I go to the doctors, and before I left, I was told it was broken.
So now I have crutches so I can get around!!! But I'm yet to walk down a set of stairs in crutches... I'm afraid of heights. I'm perfectly fine climbing a tree, but getting down, fuck that. Even going up the stairs is scary enough!
So, Dan has to take care of my dog, and clean the house before my new roommate moves in on Saturday. I feel so so so bad. I just want to cry because I'm not used to asking for help from anyone. I'm a very independent person and can do everything on my own. Well standing over the sink, washing dishes, I realized 'If I lived alone, I wouldn't have a single clue what to do about myself. I'd let my ankle heal wrong, I'd be up and about doing other crap when my foot should be elevated' Shit, I didn't even know it'd have to be elevated, or who to put a wrap around it. Makes me think of my dad, and if he got sick, which he has been for a few months, but what if it was even worse? I feel bad enough that he was so sick and I couldn't feed him or take care of him like my mom. And he is all alone :'(
My whole summer has gone to waste. I had camping trips planned for this summer. first time since I've moved to colorado, I was going to go camping. I also was going to run a marathon, 5k, with my best friend Sarah, now I can't do that. I cant exercise besides sit ups.... my legs are gonna get fat, I'm gonna get fat, I hate my face.....
BUT! I have my best friend here to take care of me, 3 months. He is going to take care of me for 3 months... Thats a long time. Also, me and him were supposed to take a trip out to Cali in July. He was gonna beach bum, and I was gonna visit my family. Now idk if I'll even be able to do that. I mean I guess I could? If he came with me to my grandparents. Luckily theres 2 bedrooms there haha.
How am I supposed to work?! I guess I still can, thats a good thing at least. I just have to keep my foot elevated and balance somehow while taking pictures.
Ouch. Similar thing happened to me a few times and it was so awful. That's very sad timing too. Sucks when things like that happen. But I hope you can find some way to make good use of the time spent in recuperating. Often when life's mishaps force us to slow down, really good things can come through it.
The Vampirefreaks Models have been participating in model only photo contests. You can view these winning images in our gallery! [[Clickity]] . Have a photo contest idea that hasn't already been done? Give us a few contest ideas that you want the models to participate in. If we use your idea...you will be credited when we post the winner!
This is the perfect time of year for this model. She loves spring and flowers.
Don't be fooled, this rose has thorns - with torture in her interest.
She does not like old flirts, and is married. VenomMacabre on VF
This lovely lady is from London. She is an animation student, .
Creating amazing things from nothing but her imagination.
However her creations may (at times) reflect her dark and creepy point of view Frankenanda VF
Kae is a 22 year old gamer. She loves anime & unicorns.
Give her a cute cupcake and you may be friends for life.
But don't let her cute exterior fool you, she is fierce and loves death metal. KaeBambi on VF
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.
Sometimes you just have to realize some things will never happen, and you've got to stop waiting around. You've got to move on, even if you think waiting is totally worth it, sometimes it just will never ever happen.
No matter how bad you want it, even if you go to get it, if its not meant to be, it wont happen. So much for achieving your dreams, getting what you'll work for, and doing everything for it, because it'll only stand in the way of something else that is supposed to happen if you just keep focusing on what isn't meant to be.
It does feel horrible but you have to fight through it. There are moments of sadness, depression, tears, but you have to keep them to a minimum to get through it. Maybe I'm not being entirely honest with myself or I have gotten to a point that I can hide my true feelings behind a wall of indifference but it's still hard from time to time. Especially when I have a son that is #1 in my life and I feel that I failed him by failing in my relationship with his mother years ago. All I ever wanted was to give a future offspring a family life that was stopped for me at 12. It meant everything to me and I fought hard to keep the dream alive only to see it die. It's still dying and I have to see it in front of me in the form of my ex moving on and getting married, creating a family for herself. What keeps me going is focusing on moving on, focusing on work, exercise, friends, thinking about doing a sanctioned fight in August (the same month as the wedding) lol... somewhat serious there. I'm in a funny place right now. This comment will probably look crazy to others.
You certainly do NOT have to keep tears to a minimum. Don't ever tell people that. Don't tell people they 'have' to be strong. That right there ruins people. To get all your emotions out, and to cry is human, THATS what helps releases things. The greatest advice from a therapist (Not mine, but someone else's) is if you feel like crying, DO IT!!! You can take two hours trying not to cry, when you can take 2 minutes crying, and just letting it all out.And I'm sorry, maybe its because I'm not a parent, but I don't see why people put their kids first. Who was there before your child, oh, that person you made it with. But that's just me. Of course still love your child with all the love you can give, but when I see a perfect family, the mother and father come first. Because once those two split up, so does the family. Eventually all children move out of their parent's house, either out of hate, and 'can't stand to live with their parents' or because they are too grown up. Than they start asking for money, than eventually they want a car, and want this, and want that, and when they grow up, they expect you to watch their kids all the time. Ect. Eventually most kids abandon their parents. If I had kids, my husband would come first because guess who is going to die next to you? Your spouse... Guess what? Half the time an old couple will commit suicide after the other one dies. But than again, there are no such couples like that in our generation. Anyways, I totally went off topic, but yea.
You are right. When I was first going through the tough moments, yeah, I would cry. I just think that a later phase is when you try to accept and move on. It's a bit of a matter of choice, including choosing to feel or express specific emotions. Of course I loved the girl and would have wanted it to work out just as much for her and I as much as for my son.
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