Tune in, Turn on and Drop Out on Thursday May 31 9 pm Berlin time from wherever you are in the world to THE NIKOLAS SCHRECK SHOW as we take you on a time travel trip to swinging Sixties London featuring part one of Nikolas’s in depth interview with author and 60s expert SIMON WELLS on the impact of LSD on British pop culture & its psychedelic sound, and a radio drama featuring the thespic talents of the mysterious ANIA PsH & ADRIAN SHEPHARD as the voice of the Establishment. Groove to the way out wavelengths and freaked out frequencies on Radio On. www.radio-on-berlin.com www.radio-on-berlin.com
As Mick Jagger said at Altamont after playing ‘Sympathy for the Devil’, ”Something very funny happens when we start that number.” So it has been with my forthcoming book LUZIFERS LEINWAND: DER TEUFEL IN DER FILMGESCHICHTE, the fully updated and revised German edition of my earlier tome THE SATANIC SCREEN. After many of the odd obstacles messing around with Mephistopheles always seems to conjure up, my publisher informs me that the book is finally going to press and will be available to you by July. Covering the full range of Satanic cinema and its interaction with the 20th century occult revival, it differs from the first edition in providing a definitive analysis of who the Devil actually is from a spiritual and theological perspective. My summation may surprise both Satanists and Christians who revere or despise the Devil for all of the wrong reasons. Stay tuned for special book launch events planned throughout the German speaking lands to be announced here. My gratitude to Werner Gut who shepherded the Good Book into being, and Saint Peter Hiess, who translated my scriptures brilliantly. – NS 28/05/18
We’ll soon be opening a new closed FB community Group dedicated to Nikolas’s music, recordings, live performances, radio show, and other sonic magic throughout his career. Nikolas and the NSHQ staff will post exclusive content there and keep you alerted to his activities. To sign up answer the Trinity of questions here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NikolasSchreckOfficialMusicPerformance/
“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – for ever.” – Orwell, 1984
Atmospheric photo of ANIA PsH (prone) and NIKOLAS SCHRECK (standing in camo) during their recent performance of their collaborative piece ‘The Alcove” in Berlin on March 30 as seen in new article in German magazine NOIZZ. Stay tuned for announcement of upcoming PsH & Schreck performance actions to be held in BRIGHTON, UK later this month. Photo by Elisaweta Sorokin. To read German article see link: https://noizz.de/kultur/wie-kunstler-aus-russland-weissrussland-und-der-ukraine-mit-zensur-umgehen/w69wyn3
Those of you attending Nikolas’s 22 May Funzing talk on the power of magic, ritual and sorcery in London will also be able to purchase copies of the newly printed limited edition book Satan Superstar featuring an extensive interview with NS entitled ”The Nikolas Schreck Files” by our friend David Flint of The Reprobate Press. Nikolas will sign your copy that night. Advance tickets for talk available here: https://uk.funzing.com/funz/funzing-talks-the-power-of-magic-ritual-sorcery-16773
Order your advance tickets here https://uk.funzing.com/funz/funzing-talks-the-power-of-magic-ritual-sorcery-16773
NIKOLAS SCHRECK TALK ON MAGIC – LONDON – MAY 22 2018 – Drawing on decades of practical experience and research into the ancient but forgotten art and science of magic, sorcery and theurgy (invocation of the gods), musician and author Nikolas Schreck provides an interactive teaching on how you can apply the theory and practice of magical practice to expanding your consciousness and changing your life circumstances. Dispelling the myths and fallacies about the misunderstood topic of magic, Nikolas also provides participants with pragmatic techniques to focus and improve mental clarity and achieve real-life goals effectively.
Venue: Lighthouse, London
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm
Advance tickets available for £12 here: https://uk.funzing.com/funz/ldn-talks-the-charles-manson-conspiracy-13719
Drawing on over 30 years of his first hand research into the mysteries of the Manson case, author, musician and filmmaker Nikolas Schreck, author of The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman, director of the film Charles Manson Superstar and a friend of Charles Manson since the 1980s reveals that the mainstream media narrative about Manson and the crimes he was convicted of masterminding was a cover-up to conceal the secret sex lives, drug dealing and organized crime connections of the Hollywood elite.
Refuting the popular media-created fairy tales about hypnosis, Satanism, race war, and the Beatles, Schreck details the previously hidden extent of Manson’s support from the LA music industry, the true nature of the crimes, and his own direct contact with Manson and many others connected to the case. Schreck provided a thought-provoking analysis of the way corrupt law enforcement, Hollywood, and the media conspired to hide the truth from the public. An especially timely discussion during a time when the true face of the Hollywood movie industry has been exposed by the Weinstein scandal, Schreck’s lecture will be more than an investigation of true crime. This talk explores the clandestine machinery that creates the consensus reality fed to the public.
Singer-songwriter, author and film-maker Nikolas Schreck’s initiatory application of music, ritual and theater formally began in 1984 when he returned to the West from a life-changing spiritual pilgrimage in Egypt to found the shapeshifting musical ensemble Radio Werewolf, a nine-year sonic magic operation which concluded in 1993. After pioneering early Los Angeles Gothic and deathrock with the band’s first incarnation, Radio Werewolf’s European phase was hailed by Christopher Walton of the band Endura for “simultaneously pre-empting and giving birth to the dark-ambient and ritual-industrial scene of the 1990’s.” Before embarking on his current solo career, Schreck has previously collaborated musically with Zeena, John Murphy, Kingdom of Heaven and Sir Christopher Lee, whose first album he produced. Schreck’s books include The Manson File: Myth & Reality of an Outlaw Shaman, Demons of the Flesh: The Complete Guide to Left-Hand Path Sex Magic (written with Zeena Schreck), The Satanic Screen, and Flowers from Hell. He is the director of the 1989 documentary Charles Manson Superstar, and has appeared in several films, including Mortuary Academy and Usher. His new recording The Futura Model, the first single from a forthcoming album, was recently released on The Epicurean label.
Venue: Trapeze, Shoreditch
Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.
As the arbitrary time frame commonly referred to as 2017 CE comes to its climax, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you who supported my work and especially those of my comrades, collaborators and co-conspirators who did so much to make this such a productive year:
To my gifted associates in the hardest working band in show business – starting with the lady first – Ohnesorg, Winfried Strauss and Heathen Rae for lending their talents to the recording of our upcoming LP album due to be released next year and for their spirited performance at our June concert at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival in Leipzig.
To sound engineer Roger Hoenicke for his ever astute, resourceful and sonically sensitive work during the recording of my upcoming album at his Musikbäckerei studio in Berlin. (Roger at the console with Winfried Strauss and me.)
To artist Laetitia Mantis for arranging my June lecture on sonic magic at the Black Whitsun event in Leipzig.
To record tycoon Stefan Hanser for the sterling work he did in designing and releasing my vinyl EP ”The Futura Model” on his Epicurean label: https://epicureanescapism.bandcamp.com/album/the-futura-model
To Elena Schmerberg for hosting my October lecture, film screening, and record release at The Hole in Berlin.
To Adrian Shephard of Radio On for going beyond the call of duty in so efficiently facilitating my new monthly radio program.
To artist and dancer Ania PsH for contributing her radio-friendly voice and thespian talents to The Nikolas Schreck Show.
To interviewers Jason Honea of Brave Ear, S.T. Patrick of Midnight Writer and Brian Davis of TLB Radio for inviting me to be interviewed on their respective programs.
To Peter Hiess for his excellent translation of the updated German edition of my book The Satanic Screen as Luzifers Leinwand (due for release in 2018)
Thanks to German music site AFRICAN PAPER for this great review below of the new Nikolas Schreck EP ”The Futura Model” available from https://epicureanescapism.bandcamp.com/album/the-futura-model
”From Nikolas Schreck, who initially devoted himself to other activities after the end of Radio Werewolf, there have been musical signs of life in recent years. There were concerts in different constellations and with different song selections as well as an accomplished album with his band Kingdom of Heaven. There has been talk of a solo work for some time now, and on the last Epicurean Escapism Festival and its compilation there was already a song with “Lord Sutekh’s Dream” as a foretaste. The EP “The Futura Model” has now released another piece in three versions.
Those who only know Schreck from Radio Werewolf may situate the musician in the field of tension between Death Rock and a dark, proclaiming form of ritual music. This is undoubtedly a component of Schreck’s style repertoire, albeit a somewhat constricting focus on specific periods in his past. Already in Kingdom of Heaven you could get an impression of Schreck’s diverse interests across the history of classical pop culture: prog rock and gospel, rhythm and blues and classic crooner entertainment, superheroes and dubious fishers of human souls, and above all the Eternal Feminine in the mirror of different myths.
Some of this mixture is also connected to “The Futura Model”, even if there are clear differences in terms of sound: No Schreck song of the past ever grooved this much. That’s probably because with Heathen Rae, a real drummer is on board, and the awesome beats, the repetitive bass lines, the cool, scifi-like synths, and Schreck‘s vocals all sound they were made for each other. Thanks to electronic processing, the sound is less organic than on the last concerts, but this piece of Psych Pop gets a nerdy-cool, retro-futuristic touch.
Again, the archetype of the female, who in all her seductive power as a femme fatale, comes to life – but without the masked hatred of women usual for this myth. On the contrary: the seductress’s erotic charisma transforms the hero into a better version of himself: A beautiful heroine from a distant galaxy ensnares the singer with the help of his favorite medium, the radio, and plays him the latest hits from the planet Aldebaran. But after the successful seduction instead of taking him on board away from too many people on Earth, “La Belle Dame Sans Merci” leaves the man languishing. But whoever this lyrical self is – an infatuated superhero or an intergalactic man of feeling – somehow the short fatal flirtation seems to have inspired him, indeed to have literally transformed him. Otherwise, “The Futura Model” would not be so cheerful and groovy, and even the line “My rocket rises ever higher”, which would certainly have pleased the old Freud, sounds anything but depressed.
The only downer is that the first two of the three versions are pretty similar. In the “Parallel Universe Version” there are a few extra futuristic gadgets and a greater overall tendency for wide, reverberant spaces, but these are small variations, and I still give preference to the slightly richer original. The “Late Night Supernova Version”, on the other hand, is less rock, more soundscape with a lounge feeling, more synthetic and playful, and thus rich in nice ideas.
If you appreciate the Schreck-typical mix, you should be hooked by the song and excitedly anticipate the upcoming album – considering how different “The Futura Model” and the complex and meditatively spun “Lord Sutekh’s Dream” are. In any case, you can look forward to a certain similar bandwidth. Similar to Kingdom of Heaven, the solo works seem to be connected to the rocky original Radio Werewolf of the 80s, soaked in a dash of blues and Americana, which I very much welcome. The regular edition of the 12 ” was published in an edition of 222, an ultra-limited lovers edition contains among other items, a signed poster. (U.S.)”
Original German review here: http://africanpaper.com/2017/11/18/nikolas-schreck-the-futura-model-ep/
October became Schrecktober when Nikolas:
- Celebrated the release of his new limited edition vinyl EP The Futura Model on The Epicurean record label. You can order it here: https://epicureanescapism.bandcamp.com/album/the-futura-model
- Delivered a rare public teaching on sonic magic
- Screened his 1989 film Charles Manson Superstar with Q&A.
- Prepared for the imminent release of his long awaited updated final edition of his book The Manson File: Myth and Reality of an Outlaw Shaman by granting a comprehensive interview to S.T. Patrick of the Midnight Writer News Show. Listen here: http://midnightwriternews.com/mwn-episode-026-charles-manson-and-the-myth-of-helter-skelter/
- Concluded the month’s activities with the premiere of his monthly radio show on Radio On.
- Below is a photo gallery documenting the past month’s events.
Behind the Scenes at THE NIKOLAS SCHRECK SHOW Halloween Scare-a-Thon
If you were too busy trick or treating to listen to the live broadcast you can now listen for eternity at Nikolas’s new Soundcloud account here: https://soundcloud.com/user-687235752/the-nikolas-schreck-show-halloween-scare-a-thon-2017-broadcast-by-radio-on-berlin
A HAPPENING AT THE HOLE 14 October 2017, Berlin
For those who could not attend Nikolas’s teaching that night, you can hear it on The Nikolas Schreck Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-B0sZI92mM