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"Two Of Three: Albedo" OUT NOW!
October 31, 2014, 10:15:am
"Two Of Three: Albedo", the second EP in our Alchemy Series, is out now!
 

Everyone who pre-ordered it either on Bandcamp or iTunes should have received their copies directly, and everyone else can purchase it right now, or stream it on Spotify.
 
In alchemy, albedo is one of the four major stages of the magnum opus; along with Nigredo, Citrinitas and Rubedo. It is a Latinicized term meaning whiteness. Following the chaos or massa confusa of the Nigredo stage, the alchemist undertakes a purification in albedo, which is literally referred to as ablutio – the washing away of impurities. In this process, the subject is divided into two opposing principles to be later coagulated to form a unity of opposites or coincidentia oppositorum during Rubedo.
 
Titus Burckhardt interprets the albedo as the end of the lesser work, corresponding to a spiritualization of the body. The goal of this portion of the process is to regain the original purity and receptivity of the soul. Psychologist Carl Jung equated the albedo with unconscious contrasexual soul images; the anima in men and animus in women. It is a phase where insight into shadow projections are realized, and inflated ego and unneeded conceptualizations are removed from the psyche.

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VictoriaViolence
Dear Diary,
October 06, 2014, 06:25:pm
I need a new layout soooo baaaaad. :-(
Why must I be html retarded. whine

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17andneverbeen
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Dear Diary,
October 06, 2014, 06:28:pm
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i feel your pain haha

VanessaVicious

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Dear Diary,
October 06, 2014, 06:52:pm
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I double feel your pain. You're a model though, you can get a custom one.

VictoriaViolence

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Dear Diary,
October 06, 2014, 07:10:pm
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Nope nope nope

Kyris

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Dear Diary,
October 07, 2014, 05:48:am
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I am retarded this way too... :/

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XP8
celebrating the EQUINOX: here's "Heatwave"
September 23, 2014, 03:56:pm
To celebrate the Equinox, here's Heatwave straight out Two Of Three: Albedo: the second phase of the alchemical transformation will be reached on on the eve of 31st October 2014, in time for the pagan festivities of Samhain (also know as Hallowe’en).

Following the chaos or massa confusa of the Nigredo stage, the alchemist undertakes a purification in Albedo, which is literally referred to as ablutio – the washing away of impurities. In this process, the subject is divided into two opposing principles to be later coagulated to form a unity of opposites or coincidentia oppositorum during Rubedo.

Here can already pre-order it on Bandcamp and get Heatwave right now.
iTunes pre-orders will follow-up soon.

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VictoriaViolence
Dear Diary,
September 19, 2014, 08:50:pm
BEING A DECENT PERSON IS NOT THAT HARD YOU SELFISH LYING BASTARDS.

I'm surrounded by shitty, gritty, people.


Mood: DEAD TO ME.

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VictoriaViolence

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Dear Diary,
September 20, 2014, 04:04:pm
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This wasn't even about a relationship. I love how people feel the need to make fake accounts to down rate shit like a fucking pussy.

joemagick

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Dear Diary,
September 23, 2014, 06:38:pm
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Haters gunna hate Victoria! Fakers gunna fake coz they can't relate. But raters gunna rate, so I got some 10's for ya. Ummm? Bombalao?

VictoriaViolence

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Dear Diary,
September 23, 2014, 06:44:pm
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Lmao what?

joemagick

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Dear Diary,
September 23, 2014, 06:58:pm
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I dunno I'm like delirious from tiredness. But 'Bombalao' a song by the Gypsy Kings, I like the way it sounds, it seemed the right word to use. :-)

6multypersons

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Dear Diary,
October 26, 2014, 11:55:pm
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I couldn't agree more, being an asshole takes effort. While being decent as you say should come effortlessly

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MetalMish
HOCICO! Next Saturday, SEPTEMBER 20TH
September 16, 2014, 02:05:pm
Next Saturday, SEPTEMBER 20TH, is STIMULATE's 6 Year Anniversary!!!

For the
The 2014 North American tour and 20 Year Anniversary of HOCICO!
plus HARDWIRE, LIFE CRIED (Special Album release party) and STATIQBLOOM



plus MUSIC from STIMULATE Resident DJ's
* XRIS SMack! (STIMULATE, SMack!)
* CHRIS #2
* CLIFF CAGE

STIMULATE GoGo's : iCandy Bunny, Steffu Sweet, Lulu
and Special Guest Lily LaVamp!

HOSTS Ashley Bad, Megan Minya, Venus Pain, BlackLite Bonnie, Karla Editha, Chris Rejectt, Jason Chaos, Mia Kaos +more!

Our Resident Chef Chris #2 plus Special Anniversary Treats by Cupcake Queen and birthday girl Annabel EVIL!

"Feel The Whip": We'll Stimulate you in the SMack! play area with special guest Dominatrixes...
Mistress Jewel, Mistress Debbichka, Master Vito, Felix the Latex Slave and more Perverted Kink!

Special Stimulate Anniversary Giveaways ( DRESS UP AND YOU CAN WIN!!!! ) Anyone can be a Winner!!!!!

Vending:
* Custom Fangs by Tommy Misfit! V^^^V
* Nothings Sacred
* Venus Pain Creations

Limited # of advance price tickets, to be sold at www.Stimulate-me.com

21+

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VictoriaViolence
Dear Diary,
August 09, 2014, 08:40:pm

Die! die! die! die!
Scum sucking depravity debauched!
Anal fuck-fest, thrill olympics
Savage scourge supply and sanctify
So what? so what?

Die! die! die! die!

Die! die! die! die!
You said it!
Sedatives supplied become laxatives
My eyes shit out lies
I only kill to know I'm alive
So what? so what?

Die! die! die! die!

Die! die! die! die!
So what, it's your problem to learn to live with
Destroy us, or make us saints
We don't care, it's not our fault that we were born too late
A screaming headache on the brow of the state

Killing time is appropriate
To make a mess and fuck all the rest, we say, we say
So what? so what?

Die! die! die! die!

Die!
Now I know what is right
I'll kill them all if I like
I'm a time bomb inside
No one listens to reason,
It's too late and I'm ready to fight!
So what? now I'm ready to fight!



Mood: If you didn't watch, don't comment.
Music: Ministry- So What

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thirstywolf66
[online]
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Dear Diary,
August 09, 2014, 08:43:pm
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That's fucking awesome, you rock violence smug
nowheremusic
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Dear Diary,
August 10, 2014, 01:28:am
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I like the version on 'in case you didnt feel like showing up'

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XP8
ALT-FAIL: or how things have ended...
August 02, 2014, 04:20:am
So, it looks like the rumours were true: Alt-Fest is now officially cancelled.


We only want to add a couple of things… first of all, for us this is particularly sad because we planned it to be the last XP8 concert, our farewell gig. And before you jump to conclusions: no, it’s not going to be easy to find an alternative. Especially not one as good as Alt-Fest was: that kinda exposure is something simply doesn’t come by these days. Not for us at least.
It looks like we’ll have to do without one last farewell party: we want to to thank all the people who contacted us, some offering alternatives, but none of them seem viable for us at this moment, especially given the fact we prepared pyros for this show and wanted to film it professionally.
Surely it’s a sign of how much you guys cared about it, and we thank you for that.

Furthermore, I am personally baffled by the comments I’ve been reading around: it looks like some people are actually happy that the festival failed, and did it so spectacularly. It feels like these people, maybe just the dreaded vocal minority of the web, but maybe not, are truly happy that pretty much the only big event the goth/industrial scene has seen outside Germany - EVER - was doomed to fall. It boggles my mind. But then again, these are those ultra-defender of the “underground” would rather die of ebola - very possible these days - than having 10 more people at their parties. These people are the very reason why this scene is fading away faster and faster. Elitism and sectarianism only brought a sterile soil, and turned away those youngsters who approached this genre and scene in the past few years: it’s not an uncommon view to see the blogs, tumblrs or twitters of guys and girls who embraced our music just a few years ago now having completely forsaken it, going to back to something more inclusive like metal or alt rock.

Finally, I’m equally baffled at how bad the Alt-Fest HQ handled the mess: the last 4 days have been a lesson in how to fail at social media under every aspect. It’s truly a disgrace. Adding this to the way they boasted to be “the biggest festival in the universe” and their repeated pleas to support it “in the name of the scene”, it gives out a very sad, almost pathetic image.
These people basically frozen the UK alt scene for two whole years, jeopardising tour plans and putting club nights and the few other festivals at risk, and in the end they failed to deliver what they promised... and all they can say is "I'm sorry, we miscalculated". This is what happens when amateurs take the stage.

To add insult to injury, at this point I can tell you that pretty much ALL THE HEADLINERS and their agents WERE contacted as the rumors of the cancellation started to spread by the various companies working on the logistics of the event. Yet the promoters left us and countless others completely in the dark, as we were just not good enough to even be included in a mass email. It seems they didn’t realise that even “just a day” would have made a hell of a difference, as not only we are all losing money but now we are also effectively losing time and the chance to reschedule our time, holidays and whatnot. I defended them for months when the naysayers started their annoying mumbling, but in retrospect I must say those naysayers were right.

I do wonder if their monthly event in London will still go on. I wouldn’t feel ok by supporting someone who just let so many people down like this: no matter what sort of problems they were trying to face, you just don’t keep people for four full days in the dark, when you get non-stop messages from people who spend hundreds if not thousands of cash in flights, trains, rentals and hotels.
Still it seems that running a successful monthly club for the "alternative people" will give you a free pass for every fuck up you might end up doing, as the countless messages of absolution and support, even in the face of this inevitable demise, kept on popping over social media... sure, the minority in relation with the thousands of angry voices that were asking for the statement they released only today.

In closure: Alt-Fest is gone, and it’s a missed opportunity for everyone - maybe it was just too ambitious to being with, but it was the right thing to try, to breathe new life in an ageing, fading scene.
Sure, there are still other, genre-specific festivals out there, and some are bloody good. But by closing the boundaries more and more we are just dying out. XP8 is disappearing. Straftanz is gone already. More will follow as more already fell over the past few years. Maybe most of you won’t care, or even notice, but when in a few years or even less the only bands you’ll get to see live will be the ones already headlining every German festival, just realise who of you had, too, a part in all of this. *

- Marco Visconti



* = and to some of the Americans out there, reading this: no, there won’t be any real coldwave comeback. Enjoy the little hype the Wax Trax! 2.0 bands are going for now before the entire, inevitable demise. *fnord*

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NeoVamp_NET

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ALT-FAIL: or how things have ended...
August 04, 2014, 08:38:am
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I'm happy I got to see you guys years ago in holland! I'm sad this is farewell then. See you around I guess.

Zombie_Radio2

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ALT-FAIL: or how things have ended...
August 04, 2014, 12:02:pm
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do what they did on Wayne's world when they were trying to put on WayneStock if their festival is cancelled make your own! and get bands together and put on the biggest and greatest festival you can! ^-^ I don't know I'm trying here :x but seriously a lot of people doubt alternative bands and don't want to do the shows their all for rap,hip hop,and pop >.<

forestspirit99

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ALT-FAIL: or how things have ended...
August 04, 2014, 01:21:pm
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The UK industrial scene still has Infest and Resistanz Festival. It's a shame that Alt-fest got cancelled. I guess that the organizers bit off more than they could chew with regards to the line-up and the budget needed to host this event. I feel sorry for all the bands and everyone who bought a ticket to the event. I hope that they get their money back.

punklolita

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ALT-FAIL: or how things have ended...
August 08, 2014, 10:37:am
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I feel sorry for everybody who spend their money on theis i didnt but i was pretty exited about this festival and watch the videos, wtf is wrong whit the world???

PsyenceFiction

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ALT-FAIL: or how things have ended...
August 09, 2014, 12:49:am
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I was pretty sad that I wasn't going to make it to this in the first place due to my money situation. So when I heard it was cancelled I was in a weird state. Slightly glad that I didn't spend a bunch of time and money to try and make it but sad because this seemed like one of the best festivals ever. There was so much to this that made me so excited. Band after band that I love and adore and have wanted to see for so many years and it's horrible to see how it's fallen apart for everyone. But the people whom put it together clearly had no idea what they were doing. And it's a shame because they promised the world but gave us all but grains of sand. I suppose it was just too good to be true and inevitable.I'm also sadden to hear that I won't get to see an XP8 show now. I've loved you're guys work for years and have never had an ability to see a show and, to the best of my knowledge, never heard you guys play in Kansas City. But alas I wish the best for you.

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XP8
ALT-FEST: one month to go... come to see us live for the last time!
July 15, 2014, 07:35:am
I guess this is a situation where the subject really "says it all": Alt-Fest is exactly in one month, and it will be the last XP8 concert - at least for the foreseeable future.

Over the past years it became more and more difficult to book shows, and this is the first time in our career where we don't have anything booked after this one... sadly, it also seems like nothing is going to magickally appear either.

So come to see us at Alt-Fest for one last big party together: we'll make sure it's going to be a memorable one!



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Pestilenz

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ALT-FEST: one month to go... come to see us live for the last time!
July 15, 2014, 05:17:pm
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I wish I could see you guys! I will be there in spirit. Hope it goes well for you and the band! You guys are awesome. :-)

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XP8
the ALCHEMY SERIES starts on June 6th 2014
May 06, 2014, 10:13:am
One year after the successful release of Adrenochrome and its follow-up remix EP, Meathead’s Lost HD, we are back and ready to unleash the Alchemy Series: three EPs planned to be released no more than six months to each other, an non-stop audio assault that will once again set aflame the alternative dancefloors worldwide with its mixture of old and new influences from the classic sounds of trance to the modern beats of EDM.

Three releases as three are the phases of the Alchemical process, said to transform the lower metals such as lead into gold, and which is nothing else but a veiled allegory of the initiatory path from man to Godhead.

The journey starts on June 6th, 2014 with One Of Three: Nigredo.
Nigredo, or blackness, in alchemy means putrefaction or decomposition. The alchemists believed that as a first step in the pathway to the philosopher's stone all alchemical ingredients had to be cleansed and cooked extensively to a uniform black matter. In analytical psychology, the term became a metaphor 'for the dark night of the soul, when an individual confronts the shadow within'.

Four new songs, no filler: see you on the dancefloor.



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VictoriaViolence
Dear Diary,
April 21, 2014, 02:39:pm


Stronger than reason, stronger than lies
The only truth I know is the look in your eyes
The look in your eyes

Just like a car crash
Just like a knife, my favorite weapon
Is the look in your eyes, you've run out of lies


Music: Ministry - Stigmata

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VictoriaViolence

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Dear Diary,
April 21, 2014, 05:45:pm
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It's a song!:-p
thirstywolf66
[online]
[reply]
Dear Diary,
April 21, 2014, 08:19:pm
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Awesome song :-)

MCTooTall

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Dear Diary,
April 24, 2014, 02:22:am
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I LOVE MINISTRY!!!

zalathu

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Dear Diary,
May 09, 2014, 01:01:pm
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Great Song! My favorite version of it is on their live album " In Case You Didn't Feel Like Showing up Live"

ViolentMike

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Dear Diary,
May 10, 2014, 10:02:am
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Nice

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VictoriaViolence
Dear Diary,
April 02, 2014, 11:55:am


photo e2101cc7-c9aa-46d6-9177-b52e968f4f99_zps6c7e0ff1.jpg

Looks like I won't be attending my appointment today.

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realthenu

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Dear Diary,
April 02, 2014, 01:50:pm
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Oh dam!! That's crazy lol..

electronecrowolf

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Dear Diary,
April 02, 2014, 02:17:pm
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lol

SneakyNinja

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Dear Diary,
April 02, 2014, 03:28:pm
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They forgot, Semtex, C4 and TNT tho :-D
thirstywolf66
[online]
[reply]
Dear Diary,
April 02, 2014, 03:38:pm
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Lol, your awesome

FenixBrightside

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Dear Diary,
April 04, 2014, 09:42:pm
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jhahahaha you go girl

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VictoriaViolence
Dear Diary,
February 14, 2014, 09:03:pm


I've cleaned up a lot of breeders...

Families like cesspools

FILTH
MAKING
FILTH
MAKING
FILTH

AND I DID IT
OVER AND
OVER AND
OVER AGAIN

I'm death, plain and simple.



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thirstywolf66
[online]
[reply]
Dear Diary,
February 14, 2014, 11:29:pm
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That's awesome,,

deacon-frost

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Dear Diary,
February 15, 2014, 02:08:am
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How did u clean them

VictoriaViolence

[reply]
Dear Diary,
February 15, 2014, 07:56:pm
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hur duuuur I bathed them in Lysol.. or quoted something obviously about murder. :-p

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VictoriaViolence
Dear Diary,
January 29, 2014, 06:26:pm

This is Dexter.
He is the most evil cat I've ever seen. He hisses at everyone, he hates everyone, he's a total asshole.

But behold, I lured him into cuddle time.

photo IMG_20140129_171756_148_zpsha3grgaj.jpg

photo IMG_20140129_170756_693_zpsk8ddp6v5.jpg

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Condesen
[reply]
Dear Diary,
February 03, 2014, 12:45:pm
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Minino cat
Condesen
[reply]
Dear Diary,
February 03, 2014, 12:45:pm
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Minino cat
iwantyoudead13
[reply]
Dear Diary,
February 11, 2014, 01:46:pm
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I hate cats! piss me off

VictoriaViolence

[reply]
Dear Diary,
March 08, 2014, 01:09:pm
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cats are cuties, especially when their cranky.

Lunnara

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Dear Diary,
March 12, 2014, 03:23:pm
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Cats are adorable <3

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XP8
FREE SONG DOWNLOAD free song download for the 17 years of VP
January 09, 2014, 09:33:am
Last New Year's Eve was also the last Vampire Party ever, held in its original location in Antwerp, Belgium. After 17 years and due to the dwindling attendance, another classic party here in Europe closed its doors, and it's even sadder since in May 2013 the Vampire Party Live event was super successful and it seemed possible to breathe new life into the goth/ebm/industrial scene in Belgium... but instead, it was its swan song.

With XP8 we wrote this song as the official VP Theme, which was supposed to be released in a USB stick and given to the crowds of VP Live 2014: instead, here it is as free download.

XP8 - Excess Frequency (VP Theme Song) by DJ Hive

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