"It was a combination of despair and depression and insomnia, and it was very difficult," Corner explains, "It took me a long time to get through it, but I learned a lot about myself, and I developed a new set of mental tools that allowed me survive.
"For about a year, I really thought that music was one of the things that was hurting me psychologically," he continues. "I went though a lot of therapy, and eventually I realized that it's all down to my own choices. And I realized that it wasn't the music that was hurting me, it was just that I had to reprogram myself to approach things in a different way, and it became very clear to me that I still wanted to make music more than ever."
Corner emerged from this period of intense self-examination with a new attitude towards his role as a musician and artist. He also relocated from Berlin, which had served as the London native's base since 2008, to the sunnier environs of Los Angeles. The change of scene, and the artist's renewed enthusiasm, are reflected throughout Metanoia.
"I spent seven years in Berlin, and I absolutely love that city," Corner notes. "But I could have been anywhere, because I was quite isolated. And I would always end making the records in winter, which is very dark and oppressive in Berlin, so, combined with the emotional turmoil of the writing, I ended up digging my own hole. So I decided to get out and go to L.A.
"This is the first record I've made in a long time without being manically stressed," Corner notes. "I was very conscious of wanting to move into a more relaxed phase of my life, so I intentionally took a lot of the time pressure and work stress out of record-making, and made it as easy on myself as I could. That was very different, because each time I've made a record in the past, there's been a tour booked and a manager breathing down my neck, and the depression came from that stress. So this was like going back to the beginning, where you're just doing it for pure enjoyment."
Oct. 6 - Constellation Room, Costa Mesa, CA
Oct. 7 - The Casbah, San Diego, CA
Oct. 9 - Fonda Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Oct. 10 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA
Oct. 12 - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Oct. 13 - Neumo’s, Seattle, WA
Oct. 16 - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City, UT
Oct. 17 - Marquis Theater, Denver, CO
Oct. 19 - Varsity Theater, Minneapolis, MN
Oct. 20 - Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
Oct. 22 - The Shelter, Detroit, MI
Oct. 23 - Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON, Canada
Oct. 24 - Virgin Mobile Corona Theater, Montreal, QC, Canada
Oct. 26 - Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA
Oct. 27 - Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Oct. 28 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
Oct. 30 - Webster Hall, New York, NY
Hey guys, I know we remind you about this every once in a while, but it does seem to be an ongoing issue that we still get reports about.
So basically - VF Admins will never contact you on skype or kik or any other network outside of VF for any type of 'modelling opportunities' or anything of the sort. I know it's sad, but people actually fall for this and get naked for random strangers on the internet.
Remember kids - be careful and use your common sense. Why would we contact you on skype or kik if we can just contact you on VF? Sorry we don't want you to be a VF model, we don't want to send you free merch, and we don't want you to get naked.
Don't trust everyone you meet on the internet.
Psyclon Nine frontman Nero Bellum has joined Hollywood, CA Industrial Rock act Black Lodge as touring Bass and Synth player. Nero has composed much of the bands upcoming records content injecting his signature electronic sound design. The upcoming album is currently in the hands of mixing engineer Sean Beaven of Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle and Marilyn Manson fame and will also include a ballad written in collaboration with Jeordie (Twiggy) White for the bands previous bass player Ventura XIII who tragically passed away one year ago. A music video for the album's first single "Thoughts" has been premiered at LA Weekly and can be viewed by following the link below: http://www.laweekly.com/music/a-year-after-the-death-of-bassist-ventura-xiii-black-lodge-returns-premiere-5979786
Whats up guys! Was out of town for a few days and just catching up on stuff.
We had a few requests to extend the deadline on the VF Summer Pic Contest, so we're doing it! VF Summer Pic Contest - New Deadline - September 3rd!
Let's see some more entries and see what you got!
You of course don't win any prizes, but it's always nice to see if anyone finds your chest attractive.By the way, why not spice the prizes up a bit?Like first place is a Beach Day with Jet, for those that can get transportation to New York.
So it's been a year since I've last logged onto VF, and I could say it's just because I haven't had the time however; that'd be a lie. I've had the time, I get onto other sites. I just hadn't felt the want to get on here until now..and now being on here I'm looking for some of my old friends who I've missed..and should have got on to talk to because I know this is the only place they got on..but I can't seem to find them. I won't promise to get on here more, because I refuse to make a promise I may not keep. Besides as it is I truly won't be having much time for the internet as it is. I've went back to school, a program called Excel which helps adults get their High School diploma. I'm doing great in it, and have been considering joining Student Council. I've changed jobs a couple of times since last being on and have just started my newest. Last year, I may have told some of you I thought I was pregnant. Turns out I was, but sadly I lost the baby..I call her Summer </3 and I miss her every day. I will eventually have a child but probably not any time soon. Also..I'm getting a divorce because the man I thinks adultery is okay..and that's all I will touch on that subject. I'm not sitting here crying over it anymore, I'm just trying to move on and be more well myself.
How am I going to do that? Well a few simple ways..I'm getting my legal named changed, I refuse to have my hair long for anyone anymore so it's going to be chopped off. I've decided to choose to see myself as beautiful even on days that I feel ugly. Also..by no longer hiding my true self. Everyone on here knows I am bisexual [Or at least those of you who matter to me], what until recently I had been denying, and hiding even from myself is that I am not "female": I am Bi-gender both male and female..at the same time. [If you don't get this...my body has the genital of a female but my brain is equally both genders and I feel like I am missing half of my gentiles] so yeah okay anyway I am rambling I miss you loads all of you.
If you have a facebook message me on it facebook.com/Cherokee.Clover is how you can find me. If you don't have one of those then you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I love you guys <3
VampireFreaks Store - End Of Summer Sale!
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Hey guys sorry we had a little bit of downtime today. Had some DDOS attacks again, plus we did some database updates that took the site down for a few minutes.
VampireFreaks is protected by DDOS firewall / security services so we're pretty good at keeping the site up.
However we have turned on extra security settings for now and you may notice that on occasion you may get a 'checking browser' screen to make sure that you are a real person viewing the site and not an attacker.
After collaborations on 2008's REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA and 2012's THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL: EPISODE ONE, cult filmmakers Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich are back with the second installment to their fantasy-musical film franchise -. "ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL"
Emilie Autumn, Jimmy Urine of Mindless Self Indulgence, Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy, and Bill Moseley.
We'll have some exclusive content for the new movie on VampireFreaks next week, so here's a taste of the movie:
August 26th, 2015 The Devil’s Carnival Road Show begins.
Tour dates below:
ALLELUIA! THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL stars (in alphabetical order) Victoriandustrial rocker Emilie Autumn, Barry Bostwick (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), heavy metal hotties the Butcher Babies, Chantal Claret (Morningwood), Dayton Callie (Sons Of Anarchy), Briana Evigan (Step Up franchise), Brea Grant (Heroes), David Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Kristina Klebe (Rob Zombie's Halloween), J Larose (Insidious), Mighty Mike Murga (Mini Kiss), Bill Moseley (The Devil's Rejects), Ted Neeley (Jesus Christ Superstar), Adam Pascal (Rent), rap icon Tech N9ne, Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy), Marc Senter (The Lost), Lyndon Smith (Parenthood), Paul Sorvino (Goodfellas), Jimmy Urine (Mindless Self Indulgence), Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Terrance Zdunich (Repo! The Genetic Opera).
The Devil's Carnival - Episode 2
September 02, 2015, 08:43:pm
AWESOME!!! Thanks for sharing Jet. I am actually a member of the Street Team on Facebook and was wanting to figure out some ways to promote on your website for the new tour going on now. So excellent post!!! Are you going to the New York show? I get to see it next Thursday here in Indianapolis and am really anxious to see it. I thought the first one was amazing and this one looks just as good, if not better. Thanks again. HAIL! and always Alleluia! m/
What up guys! So our 'summer swimwear' contest was a pretty big hit last year, so we decided to bring it back! This time if you do not want to wear a bathing suit you can simply take a picture at the beach / pool / river wearing whatever you want. As always you must have a Vampirefreaks sign in the pic!
Enter a summer-themed picture of yourself in a swimsuit / bathing suit, or at the beach / pool / river, with a sign that says 'VampireFreaks 2015', OR holding a VampireFreaks sticker or flyer.
$50 Gift Certificate to the VampireFreaks Store, plus 1 year VF premium membership, plus choose the VF featured cult or band for a week.
$25 Gift Certificate to the VampireFreaks Store, plus 1 year VF premium membership , plus choose the VF featured cult or band for a week.
You MUST have a sign or sticker in the picture. No exceptions, no photoshopped signs.
The image MUST contain a sign that says 'VampireFreaks 2015' or have a VampireFreaks Sticker or Flyer in it.
You cannot enter pictures from the previous year.
Contest is open to both guys and girls!
To enter, simply submit your picture as a comment on this thread.
You can submit up to 4 pictures as your entry.
You are allowed to partner up with other site members but you will have to split the prize.
Deadline: September 3rd
VampireFreaks - Summer Pic Contest 2015
September 05, 2015, 01:31:am
I really wish I could've gotten this one in of my summertime Gumi Megpoid copslay, but my photoshoot exceeded the deadline time since it was tonight. Anyway, I thought I'd share a preview of the shoot with you all since I'm in a bikini.