All citizens worldwide are ordered to tune into a live broadcast interview with Nikolas Schreck transmitted by Radio On’s Brave Ear program this upcoming Thursday 5 October at 21:00 hours Berlin time. Host Jason Honea will interview Nikolas about a wide spectrum of topics, including his upcoming October 14 Happening at The Hole in Berlin where he will give a talk on his practice of musical magic during his career, screen his 1989 documentary film Charles Manson Superstar, and celebrate the release of his new collector’s item vinyl EP The Futura Model, on The Epicurean label. Nikolas will premiere his new song on the show. Listen here on Thursday at 9: http://www.radio-on-berlin.com/?p=7340
I’ve now approved the galley proofs for the imminent upcoming updated and expanded German edition of my book The Satanic Screen for publication as Luzifers Leinwand. Below, a sneak preview excerpt from the newly revised introduction which provides a much needed in-depth answer to the question ”Wer zum Teufel ist der Teufel eigentlich?” (Who the devil is the Devil?”) I suspect neither willfully ignorant Atheists, gullible Satanists, or uncritical believers in the three Abrahamic religions will like the answer. But those interested in facts rather than fantasy may find food for thought. My thanks to Peter Hiess for his masterful translation. – NS 22.08.17 CE
We are very pleased to announce that on the day after his Friday June 2 concert at WGT Leipzig, Nikolas Schreck will be part of the BLACK WHITSUN https://www.black-whitsun.com/deutsch-1/programm/samstag-03-06-2017/event in Leipzig with a lecture about Sonic Magic. Make sure to visit us at WGT Saturday, 3 June, 2pm at the MONOPOL Leipzig, Haferkornstr. 15.
After his talk, there will be also the possibility to buy some merch and have it autographed by Nikolas.
Sonic Magic In Theory & Praxis
A Lecture on Music and Magic
Acclaimed by Evolver magazine as “schon zu Lebzeiten eine Legende”, the American 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, Death in June, Non, Kingdom of Heaven and Sir Christopher Lee, whose first album he produced. In this exclusive teaching held in conjunction with his concert at WGT, Nikolas will speak on the mystical art of applying ritual magic, consciousness alteration and spiritual initiation to music.
Music has always played an important part in the world’s magical and mystical traditions. The lost legacies of the Bard, the Troubadour and the Shaman were based on the sacred power of the vibrations of song to transform, ennoble, and heal consciousness. In this teaching, Nikolas Schreck draws on over 30 years of experience as a sonic magician to offer you practical instruction in methods and skills designed to empower your own musical creations with spiritual depth and power, while also illuminating the function of sonic magic for the listener. Participants will be taught how to apply techniques integrating the process of spiritual development into all aspects of music as an initiatory medium. Special concerns of both advanced and beginner musician-initiates, such as inspiration, live performance, stage presence, stamina, and establishing the discipline to complete projects is provided from an initiatory perspective. The techniques Nikolas teaches in this course enable musicians and practitioners from any background to enhance their work with new spiritual significance and expand the consciousness of both creator and listener. https://www.black-whitsun.com/deutsch-1/programm/text-nikolas-schreck-deutsch/
Experience the Official Video for Nikolas’s Song “LORD SUTEKH’S DREAM” Now Playing on the Nikolas Schreck Channel
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Be The First On Your Block To See The Official Video for
Nikolas’s New Song
The official concert film of Nikolas Schreck’s 28 May 2016 concert at Berlin’s Epicurean Escapism Festival, photographed and edited by Thorium Heavy Industries is now playing on The Nikolas Schreck Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5dXZsbtBmk
Tickets available in advance http://www.transformed.de/shop.html or at the door on the night of the concert.
From The Epicurean Website:
Nikolas Schreck is a musician, author, film-maker and religious teacher. His initiatory application of the arts 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. His recent musical activities include the 2015 release of the Kingdom of Heaven album XXIII and a 2014 sonic magic ritual performed at the Tower Transmissions IV Festival in Dresden.
His Berlin performance at the Epicurean Escapism Festival 2016 will feature new solo work and reinterpretations of Radio Werewolf classics. Schreck has previously collaborated musically with Zeena, John Murphy, Death in June, NON and Sir Christopher Lee, whose first solo album he produced.
(photo: Zeena Schreck)
Here’s how the Epicurean record label’s press release announced today’s appearance of Nikolas’ new composition “Lord Sutekh’s Dream” on the Epicurean Escapism III compilation CD:
“NIKOLAS SCHRECK, the prominent voice of Radio Werewolf appears as a vaudevillian, with a perverse neo-psychedelic composition conveying allusions to the deity Lord Sutekh, merging European neoclassical with ethnic Indian music and poetry with an unmistakable Radio Werewolf accent.”
Hear the song here http://epicureanescapism.bandcamp.com/track/lord-sutekhs-dream
The CD including this piece, which is illustrated by Nikolas with art he drew exclusively for this release, is in a luxurious 6 panel 21 x 15 cm folder, 24-page catalogue, p on matt image paper with dispersion varnish and packaged in a transparent, sealable bag. Limited edition 350 copies. Includes unlimited streaming of Epicurean Escapism III via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Available now from The Epicurean Websitehttp://epicureanescapism.bandcamp.com/track/lord-sutekhs-dream. See below….
“EPICUREAN ESCAPISM III”
Epicurean Escapism III Compilation CD + Dave Phillips “Proceed With Inquiry“ DVD + 24-page catalogue
A manifesto of escapist longing, of taking things to a more extreme level, a quest for a complex contextual message: The third and final edition of the Epicurean Escapism compilation series again unites music, film and visual arts contributed by the most interesting acts in the field of experimental industrial music; exploring the viewpoint of escapism, sharing the vision of uncompromising utopian transgression, diving into this subjective counter-world. Enjoy and endure!
The CD starts with British veteran providers of the extreme, SUTCLIFFE JÜGEND, who present a straight forward power noise track with a pulsating electronic hook. Swedish units ALFARMANIA and SKIN AREA dig deep into the depraved consciousness, each of them with of their unique version of morbid industrial resonating with decay, while BUDRUS seduce the listener with beautifully melancholic Lithuanian poetry; German act GERECHTIGKEITS LIGA clank and rattle with their brand of organic industrial. NIKOLAS SCHRECK, the prominent voice of Radio Werewolf appears as a vaudevillian, with a perverse neo-psychedelic composition conveying allusions to the deity Lord Sutekh, merging European neoclassical with ethnic Indian music and poetry with an unmistakable Radio Werewolf accent. A very special treat also comes from LAST DOMINION LOST – one of the last recordings of John Murphy on drums can be heard on their ritual piece “To The Master, A Long Goodnight” dedicated to the master himself.
The contained DVD comprises video works, live performances and collaborations by radical Swiss sound artist DAVE PHILLIPS, sonically active since 1987, part of the notorious SCHIMPFLUCH GRUPPE (with Rudolf Eb.er, Joke Lanz) since 1991, having left his signature in numerous bands, projects and collaborations.
DAVE PHILLIPS uses sound as a means to activate primordial emotions otherwise hidden underneath the debris of civilization. His concept is called “Humanimalism” accordingly, meaning a state of mind that overcomes religious, material und supremacist charges of evolution, acknowledges itself as part of a whole and has grown into an empathic, conscious and connected creature allowing emotion and instinct their equal part in decision-making.
This collection presents his multifaceted work in composition, performance, psycho-acoustics, sonic rituals, voice, video, field recordings, objects and electronics, etc. in a yet unknown complexity and coherence of motion pictures. His performance work is revealed in all its undiluted brutality, the urgency and topicality of his work and his message is clearly evident, captivating and intensely documented.
Along with DAVE PHILLIPS’ video works created between 2014 and 2016, the DVD is a document of unique solo live actions and the notorious Paris 1996 performance of SCHIMPFLUCH-GRUPPE, as well as recent collaborations with G.X. JUPITTER LARSEN, and video artists PAKISE AKIN, JAN VAN HASSELT and REMOTE-CONTROL RECTUM, who in turn created their visual interpretations of PHILLIPS’ audio works. It all amounts to a mind-expanding experience, playing with altered perception and throwing back the viewer onto his own vision.
The compilation package is topped off with a 24-page catalogue with a text about the work of DAVE PHILLIPS, as well as a double page each with collages, pictures, drawings and lyrics representing the audio work of every artist featured on the CD.
Conception and compilation by The Epicurean 2015/16
Label: The Epicurean (D), Silken Tofu (BE)
1. SUTCLIFFE JÜGEND – Amuse-Bouche 6:04
DAVE PHILLIPS “PROCEED WITH INQUIRY” DVD
VIDEO WORKS: video action / scutigera / truth is invented by liars / threnody / rattus / daniel / iv ea pe
PERFORMANCES: schimpfluch-gruppe paris / abolishing religion / 130731 / hole/holy / screamscape / extreme rituals
COLLABORATIONS: as long as the victims may be quietly buried (with REMOTE-CONTROL RECTUM) / samstags nie (with PAKISE AKIN, JAN VAN HASSELT) /i curse you and all your kind (with REMOTE-CONTROL RECTUM) / ?10 (with G.X. JUPITTER LARSEN) / untitled #3 (with MOJU)