Saturday, September 12, 2009


I saw Burning Star Core AKA C. Spencer Yeh (thanks!) and Menace Ruine last night as part of The Wire magazine's Adventures in Modern Music festival at the Empty Bottle. Spencer played an excellent solo set that continued the evolving style and concept of the last three-piece BxC show at The Mopery... Loops, "samples," violin, voice... ending on an amazing note with an unanticipated beat that had heaps of violin added to it, which seemed to heave or go out of phase or something. Yes! It was also great to belatedly meet and see/hear Menace Ruine, who were supposed to play with BLOODYMINDED at the Matchitehew Assembly...fucking dark and black metal filtered through minimal synth... I have to say that it was somewhat amusing watching all of the Yacht fans squirming through the discordance and the darkness of both sets. Funny and wonky Smegma-related (Ju Suk Reete Meate & Oblivia) stuff started it all off. Nice to run into all sorts of friends there. Great late-night record spinning afterward...Abrupt and abrasive lock grooves giving way to The Cure "Seventeen Seconds," New Order "Temptation" 12-inch (um...), Echo & the Bunnymen "The Killing Moon" 12-inch (extended!), and finally... the elusive Tones on Tail "Pop" LP...

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Status - 9/10

I just ran a bundle of packages to the Post Office, including all of the pre-paid orders for the new Bereft CD, along with Discogs and eBay orders

Mark Solotroff with Wilt

Ongoing updates coming soon to:

Cemetery Road / Dead Electroniks
2 x CD
Ad Noiseam Records
Includes remixes/collaborations with: David Reed, Josh Lay, Mark Solotroff, Larvae, V.O.S., Theologian, Locrian, Horchata, SICKNESS, Climax Denial and Cornucopia.

Nightmares on Art Damage Radio

With thanks to John Rich!

Art Damage Radio
Cincinnati, OH
WAIF 88.3 FM

PLAYLIST - 9/08/09:

Slugfuckers- Death Disco
(from "Cacophony: 1979-1981")
(Harbinger Sound)

Privy Seals- The Sword and the Stone
(from split 12" w/ God Willing)

Julian Lynch- Garden 2
(from split 7" w/ Ducktails)
(Underwater Peoples)

Nightmares- Floating Above the Tracks
(from "Nightmares" 7")
(Bloodlust!/Fatal Beliefs/Malsonus)

Road Race- 70 Minute Adventure
(from "The Adventures of Rocketboy and Egypt")
(North Pole)

Sten Hanson- For Fylax With Love
(from "Text-Sound Gems & Trinkets")
(Firework Edition)

Charlemagne Palestine- Strumming Music
(from "Godbear")

Gown- Early Morning Missing
(from split cs w/ Chapels)
(House of Alchemy)

James Twig Harper- B2
(from "Intuitive American Esoteric Vol. 1")
(Audiobot/Heresee/Ignivomous/No Sides/White Tapes)

Annea Lockwood- Floating in Mid-air
(from "Thousand Year Dreaming/Floating World")

Pedestrian Deposit- Impermanence
(from "Austere")
(Monorail Trespassing)

Open City- Engram Sepals
(from "L.A. We Revise Your Neglect")
(Thin Wrist)

Antonin Artaud- Bruitage Et Mon Cri Dans L'Escalier
(from "Pour En Finir Avec Le Judgement De Dieu")
(Sub Rosa)

Leif Elggren- Extraction (excerpt)
(from "Extraction")
(Firework Edition)

Blue Humans- Track Two, Untitled, 29-7-94 (excerpt)
(from "Live in London 1994")
(Blast First)

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Nightmares Video From Cincinnati

August 29th, 2009
Art Damage Lodge
Cincinnati, OH
(Video courtesy of Christopher Adams)

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Status - 9/8

After scrambling to catch up with orders upon returning from the Nightmares tour, and further delayed by the long holiday weekend, I am now heading back from a big mail run. All paid individual orders, including eBay and Discogs, have been sent out. A couple of additional distro orders should be in tomorrow's mail. Thanks for your patience. I anticipate sending out initial paid orders for the Bereft CD by Friday

Tedium House Website Re-Launch

Our distributor Tedium House has re-launched their retail mail-order website, for those interested in an alternate source for the majority of the BloodLust! vinyl and CD catalog:

B!143 Bereft "Your Messiah Will Fail" CD

- Paid pre-orders are now being accepted
- Orders will ship on or before September 15, 2009

BloodLust! New Release:

Artist: Bereft
Title: "Your Messiah Will Fail"
Format: CD
Catalog Number: BloodLust! 143
Genre: Power-Electronics / Noise / Industrial
Edition Size: 250 Copies

B!143 Bereft "Your Messiah Will Fail" CD - Front Cover

BloodLust! is pleased to announce the release of the new Bereft CD, "Your Messiah Will Fail," a full-length recording, which at long last, follows the private series 7-inch, "Tough Man" b/w "Religious Leaders" [B!066, November 2006]. The sound on this new album takes a far more confrontational approach, compared to the single, which had a darker, more death-industrial feel to it. "Your Messiah Will Fail" is certainly one of the most straightforward power-electronics recordings that BloodLust! has released in quite some time, and it falls somewhere alongside the high-fidelity assault of the recent Twodeadsluts Onegoodfuck 7-inch and the classic P.E. approach of Slogun -- all the while maintaining its own personality and style. Now expanded to a venomous two-piece group, as Andrew Grant [AKA The Vomit Arsonist] has joined Peter Lee [also the head honcho of the Force of Nature label] since the aforementioned single was released, the sound on this disc thoroughly defines what power-electronics means -- accosting the listener with a combination of harsh-yet-nuanced electronic sounds and potent vocals that feature prominently in the mix. Have no doubts, this is a deliberate, carefully conceived and expertly executed album. Something unusual for BloodLust! -- but certainly not exclusive to the label, based upon the anti-war stance of the upcoming Kriminaaliset Metsänhaltijat "Koskemattomuus" CD -- is the political nature of this release. These songs were written prior to the last presidential election in the United States of America, and it provided Bereft main-man Peter Lee an opportunity to vent about, how in his opinion, the country was going in the wrong direction. The lyrical content of "Your Messiah Will Fail" was directed at then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama, and the exceedingly "star" or "godlike" status placed upon him by the public, and how in Lee's opinion, no man or woman should ever have such exceedingly high standing in the political world. Lee makes a vehement cry against the current two-party political system, and the ever-changing system of support that offers too many politicians the ability to often never have to take responsibility for their actions. These are professionally duplicated CDs, with single panel, double-sided inserts featuring color artwork; in jewel boxes with shrinkwrap.


1. "Hidden Agenda" (3:09)
2. "Your Messiah Will Fail" (15:10)
3. "Just One Bullet" (3:14)
4. "No Change In Sight" (5:36)
5. "Grinding Out" (7:47)
6. "A Wall Of Promises" (5:05)
7. "No Choice/Victim" (6:07)
8. "Resolution" (10:29)
(Total running time: 56:39)


Price: $14.00 USA/$16.00 Canada+Mexico/$18.00 Rest of World @ postpaid

(Wholesale rates available to distributors, mail-order services, and record stores; please inquire)

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Insert back:
B!143 Bereft "Your Messiah Will Fail" CD - Insert Back

B!143 Bereft "Your Messiah Will Fail" CD - Tray Card

Disc in tray:
B!143 Bereft "Your Messiah Will Fail" CD - Disc




BloodLust! 066 Bereft "Tough Man" 7-inch

Pressed in an edition of 300 copies; White vinyl; White labels with minimal black text; Unmarked white cardboard sleeves - sealed on three sides; Black and white inserts; Bereft is Peter Lee from Force Of Nature Productions (Rhode Island). For this solo project, which has had very limited releases on Truculant Recordings and on Antihumanism Records, Lee crafts a mixture of old-school industrial and power-electronics, with intense vocals, tempered by dark, death-industrial-influenced, ambient soundscapes; private series number eleven

Price: $8.00 USA/$10.00 Canada+Mexico/$12.00 Rest of World @ postpaid


B!142 The Fortieth Day + Sshe Retina Stimulants CD - Sneak Peek

Monday, September 07, 2009

B!138 Kriminaaliset Metsänhaltijat "Koskemattomuus" CD - Sneak Peek

A Brief Review of The Golden Sore - on the Blistering Light Weblog

From Blistering Light

This CD was a gift from a good friend of mine. I never had heard The Golden Sores before so I was curious to hear them after seeing the CD cover. So the music touches some aspects of the experimental, ambient, noise, drone “scene” without belonging to a specific genre or sound. The album starts very gentle and follows that line without transforming in a extreme or exaggerated combo of noise. An excellent gift and another one with the BloodLust! Rec. stamp. Need to get more info about this label.

B!143 Bereft "Your Messiah Will Fail" CD - Sneak Peek

B!143 Bereft "Your Messiah Will Fail" CD - Front Cover

Magnestism and Gift Givers on eBay

There is a copy of the out-of-print BLOODYMINDED "Magnetism" CD - as well as the out-of-print BLOODYMINDED "Gift Givers" CD - currently on eBay - should anyone be seeking either release.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Old Growth...

The last Dead Meadow record may be more than a year and a half old, but I was still pleased to go see/hear them last night at the Empty Bottle. I have been to at least a half-dozen of their shows and they always deliver the melancholy psychedelic goods. It partially makes up for missing that last Warlocks show, which was a matter of bad mood-timing. No such trappings have a hold on Dead Meadow's music for me. It was nice to run into a few friends there last night, too... After this Sunday morning metal binge with espresso ends (Laudanum, Velvet Cacoon, Circle of Ouroborus, etc.), I will work back through Dead Meadow's catalog...

EDIT: I forgot to mention how much I liked Follows... Another Chicago indie "super-group" in a post-Atombombpocketknife sort of way/style... with a nice relationship to mid-NYC noise-rock, a la Of Cabbages and Kings, Live Skull, Dustdevils, etc.