Saturday, December 05, 2009

Death Musick Ritual - 12/6 - Mentions

From the Chicago Sun Times:

This weekend: Mile Long Records release party, and a busy night at the Bottle
By Jim DeRogatis
December 2, 2009

Anyone starting a new independent record label these days has to be driven by passion, because the business prospects are anything but promising. Chicagoan Michael Paeth clearly is a fan and a believer, and he's celebrating a new compilation, "Analog Highway," trumpeting the Americana, roots- and garage-rock artists on his Mile Long Records label ( with a record release show Saturday, Dec. 5, at 9 p.m. at Martyr's, 3855 N. Lincoln. The performers include Dive Bar, Penthouse Sweets, Twilight Revival, Scattergun, Nashville Wreckers, Medicine Hat and Sawbuck, and the cover is $8. More information can be found at, (773) 404-9494.

It's a busy evening Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western, starting with a free screening at 7 p.m. of "Wesley Willis's Joyrides," a new documentary by Chris Bagley and Kim Shively "celebrating the life and phenomenon of the legendary Wesley Willis, cult rock-and-roll icon." Then, starting at 9, the club hosts a strong triple bill with a $3 cover (a buck a band!) featuring Magical Beautiful, Above/Below Sea Level and Implodes. Finally, beginning at 11, DJs Bruce Lamont and Mark Solotroff spin what they're billing as a "Death Musick Ritual" (admission is free). For more info, call (773) 276-3600 or visit

From Time Out Chicago:

Arty pop deconstructionists Magical Beautiful work through washy dub spotlighting the glowing trombone work of Nick Broste. Opening is Implodes, the psychedelic drone outfit headed up by Matt Jencik. Stick around after the show for Death Musick Ritual, a free DJ set of dark sounds from Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Led Zeppelin 2, Bloodiest) and Mark Solotroff (BLOODYMINDED).

BLOODYMINDED 1/3/10 Press Photo

BLOODYMINDED (for 1/3/10 press)
(Photo by Wes Tank, originally from a video still of BLOODYMINDED performing live at The Empty Bottle on April 28, 2009)

(Maledicere: left - Jordan Davis - Drums, right - Luke - Guitar, Vocals, Bass)

Locrian - photo by Chthonian Media)

(Sun Splitter - photo by Dan Harmon)

Friday, December 04, 2009

Status - 12/4

- Getting packages ready for a big weekend Post Office run

- "Death Musick Ritual" - Bruce Lamont and Mark Solotroff DJ on Sunday 12/6 at the Empty Bottle

- Office Ambience (recent/extended):
Admiral Angry "Buster"
Alice In Chains "Black Gives Way To Blue" (yes, still)
Basillica "The Correct Ritual"
Basillica "Kingdom of Status"
Bear In Heaven "Beat Rest Forth Mouth"
Black Cobra "Chronomega"
Blood Fountains "Floods"
Eagle Twin "The Unkindness of Crows"
Havohej "Kembatinan Premaster"
Led Er Est "Dust on Common"
Lifelover "Dekadens"
Luke Haines "21st Century Man"
Mournful Congregation "The June Frost"
Portal "Swarth"
Pyramids with Nadja "s/t"
Xeno & Oaklander "Sentinelle"

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Status - 12/1

- Big Post Office run last night, to catch up with the long holiday weekend's mail. All paid orders received by mid-day yesterday were sent out. Thanks!

- Dear mother of god... When the Maestro is in from Milan, you know that a trip to Kuma's is happening, but things have been so busy lately and the calendar page just turned over yesterday, so none of us walked in last night expecting this:

EYEHATEGOD - "It's a ten ounce beef patty topped with a savory pecan crumble, bacon wrapped, bleu cheese stuffed dates, and finished off with Dusseldorf mustard." Sorry for the crappy BlackBerry snapshot... Anyhow, it was ridiculously good. And thanks to Luke for looking out for us!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

AoH Last Night

Thanks to everyone who came out to see Anatomy of Habit last night! It was great to see so many friends there... Milano, represent!!! Things felt really good onstage and we were all really pleased that Alison (Helen Money) asked us to join her for her homecoming and record release show. 300+ people at a bar watching doom-laden cello music on a chilly Monday night. Pretty crazy, huh? Thanks to everyone at the Empty Bottle, as always, for taking such good care of us! I just played the MiniDisc recording, which came out well. Tonight at practice we are determined to nail down our new song, "After The Water," so that we can start playing it live, ASAP. Expect a bit of a surprise...

Here are the details on our next show, which is creeping up quickly (as opposed to "It's creeping up slowly, That last fatal hour"):

Thursday December 17, 2009
The Empty Bottle
1035 N. Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60622
9:00 PM
$5.00 Advance/$8.00 Door
Across Tundras
Anatomy of Habit
Event links:

BloodLust! December 2009 Update

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Tonight (11/30) in Chicago

Poster For November 30, 2009 Show

Radio, Live Transmission...

The Fortieth Day + Sshe Retina Stimulants + Terence Hannum
Something Else
WLUW 88.7 FM Chicago

We had a great time on the radio last night. Hopefully, some folks managed to tune us in or stream us. Big thanks to Philip von Zweck for hosting us - and for the great help with mic'ing, mixing, and recording us.

The set up was pretty much as follows:

Paolo - Guitar, FX, Boss Micro BR (source recordings: electronics, voices, etc.)
Terence - Synth, Keyboard, Oscillator, Reel-to-Reel, FX, Vocals
Isidro - Bass, FX, Rhythm Programming
Mark - Synth, FX

We played two pieces, both of which clocked in at about 30-minutes. I already listened to the first segment, which came out quite nicely, and I just started the second piece...

FYI, last night's show occurred three years, nearly to the day, after the very first The Fortieth Day "public" performance, which was also with Sshe Retina Stimulants, and which was also broadcast live on WLUW.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Rare Mauthausen Orchestra LP...

Also on eBay.
Also pricey...

Buyer's Market, Again...

On eBay.

Status - 11/29

Preparing for tonight's The Fortieth Day + Sshe Retina Stimulants + Terence Hannum broadcast on WLUW -- Last night was The Fortieth Day + Sshe Retina Stimulants Mexican food session, featuring huitlacoche, flor de calabasa, etc.

Putting together the weekend's mail-order packages, to send out tomorrow. Thanks, as always!

Adding full BloodLust! catalog plus various other new and used recordings and other items to eBay