Wednesday, May 22, 2013

THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH - 05.22.2013

As some of you already know, for the months of january-april, i took on a partner/investor/manager. while she was of tremendous help when it came to packing and shipping orders, there were far too many other issues that i wasn't able to look past, so i had to terminate the arrangement. this left me with a significant financial debt to pay, and a huge mess to clean up, since this individual had begun to do several things either without my knowledge or edification, implementing systems for selling, shipping, and accepting payments that flew in the face of systems i'd implemented over the past 16 years of running this label. i don't want to go into too much detail, but the entire scenario has been very troubling for me, and of course being told that i must reimburse a substantial dollar amount - which i don't have - has weighed very heavily on me, especially when i am now left to finance several releases on my own, some of which were entirely someone else's idea, and have already been pre-ordered by several people.

 So, thanks to the help of my cohort derek rush, i have begun to pick up the pieces, so far as the mailorder is concerned, and as of last weekend several orders have been prepared for shipping. but there is still a lot to catch up on, and the mess is still not cleaned up.

I have reinstated my original disclaimer, asking that anyone placing orders wait a minimum of 30 days before inquiring about their shipment.

 I ask, as i have always done, patience during this transitional period. Thank you for your continued support.

 Lee

Monday, March 11, 2013

DISC MAKERS - YET MORE INCOMPETENCE, FIVE YEARS HENCE

In an industry that is slowly dying, you would think that a company like Disc Makers would do their best to hire competent people, so as to hold onto repeat business. After all, i receive new catalogues from them almost every week, featuring lower and lower prices, offering faster and faster turnaround times. Clearly, they are virtually clawing to stay relevant.

If you've been following this blog for any significant length of time, you might recall the misadventures that i endured during 2008-2009, while pressing THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH 2XCD.
Here's a refresher:

http://annihilvs.blogspot.com/2009/02/gospels-of-gash-2xcd-update.html

Since then, most of the projects i have worked on that were pressed by Disc Makers have gone relatively smoothly, and i have often been shocked when there have been no problems. However, it seems that Disc Makers are still not above employing people who are simply incompetent.

Gordon lazarus at OPPRESSIVE RESISTANCE RECORDINGS is having the THEOLOGIAN+THE VOMIT ARSONIST collaborative release pressed at Disc Makers. I personally created the layout, using Disc Makers templates, as i have done several times during the past decade.
This time, those eminently incompetent folks are telling him the following:

Thanks for your inquiry! You will actually be approving the proofs yourself from your online My Account. I did take a look at your artwork, and noticed a few issues that our Pre-Press Review team may reject your project for:
·         your template layers are embedded in the art - you'll want to remove them prior to uploading your artwork. Leaving templates in the art can cause your art to shift out of alignment, and that template will be printed on your artwork
·         your disc surface artwork has a hole cutout - we print all the way to the center of the disc, so you can extend your background all the way through the disc surface, leaving no hole cutouts. Just ensure that your important text or images are outside of the green safety area (the area in the very center of the disc template)
After you've made these changes and reviewed & approved your proofs, you can upload your audio content and proceed to checkout. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns; we're here 9am-8pm ET Mon-Fri.
>>  
>> Thanks again,
>>  
>> Jamie
>> Disc Makers Online Sales Support

Now, i don't know how many prepress people work for Disc Makers, and i don't know how many designers they employ, in their so-called "award-winning design department", but i have submitted many layouts to this company, and it has always been with the templates intact. how would they know how to position the artwork otherwise? additionally, poor Gordon has been on the phone with them repeatedly, and they keep telling him THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO TURN OFF THE TEMPLATE LAYERS IN A PDF.

What kind of idiot works in a design or prepress department and doesn't know how to open a file and turn off a layer in photoshop?

MALIGNANT RECORDS recently released a proper CD reissue of YOUR SUFFERING WILL BE LEGENDARY, which was originally released on CD-R as part of the limited boxed edition for THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH, back in 2009.

When i received my copies, i was shocked to find that, while i'd left ample room in a specific spot on the back panel for them to place a barcode, some moron had dropped the barcode right on top of the catalogue number, cutting the top of the text off by a few fractions of an inch. only an idiot would make this mistake.


(layout by Jorden Haley)

I sent a screencap of the above image to Disc Makers to show them that they had just pressed another of my releases, the layout for which had been submitted with the templates intact, and asked why if this was done with no problem, why suddenly it was a difficult process for them to turn off the templates. they didn't reply to my email.

Friday, March 1, 2013

THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH - 03.01.2013

In the short time since my last update, things have moved forward quite nicely. With the awesome aid of my new partner/manager, Christine Lett, we've shipped 99% of the orders that have been stacked in a corner of my living room, and have even packed and shipped more new orders that have come in during the past week. Christine has, in a mere month, already proven herself to be an invaluable addition to my universe, as she's gotten the ball rolling on a variety of releases that have been sitting in limbo during the past few years, ran my merch table last Friday at the DEAFHEAVEN/SANNHET/CLEANTEETH/THEOLOGIAN show at SAINT VITUS BAR, and is now working on behind the scenes details for APEX FEST V, as well as a variety of other upcoming projects and live events.

Several items have been added to the APEX ARMOURIES webstore (http://apexarmouries.bigcartel.com), including the newly-released 2CD reissue of YOUR SUFFERING WILL BE LEGENDARY, the limited double album that was included as part of the final NTT boxset, on MALIGNANT RECORDS.
Also added is a new collaborative CD-R from THEOLOGIAN+FACTORIA. Lots of projects are in-progress. I'll be wrapping up the audio and layout for SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE ENDURED, the next THEOLOGIAN release from CRUCIAL BLAST, which will appear in CD, VINYL and DIGITAL formats. More details, audio and visual previews on all THEOLOGIAN-related activities are posted on tumblr (http://gash-theologian.tumblr.com).
THEOLOGIAN and BAIN WOLFKIND are working on a collaborative CD-R to celebrate the man's return to the East Coast.

The next THEOLOGIAN appearance will take place in Baltimore, as part of the BALTIMORE FILTH FEST, on March 23. Next is April 2 at SILENT BARN. 
Then, ANNIHILVS presents three East coast appearances by BAIN WOLFKIND, and the fifth annual APEX FEST. This is gonna be a busy Spring!




BALTIMORE FILTH FEST
MARCH 23, 2013


† HANDY
(MD PE feat. member of REVERSE BAPTISM)

† PUTRID SERVANT
(MD experimental black metal)

† THEOLOGIAN
(NY black industrial feat. Leech of NTT)

† LIVESHITBINGEPURGE
(noise from Alex of MT6, Tim of SPLEENCOFFIN, and Paul who is Really cool)

† DREADLORDS
(shoegaze black metal project feat. No One from T.O.M.B.)

† JM//WAVE
(noise and synth-industrial from DC)
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DJ sets by
ATD
Special collaboration with
PULSEWIDTHMOD
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Merchandise from
ANNIHILVS POWER ELECTRONIX
CRUCIAL BLAST
MALIGNANT RECORDS
OCCVLTS
_________________________________________

$5
8PM
SIDEBAR
218 E. LEXINGTON ST.
BALTIMORE, MD
www.sidebartavern.com







:: noise / experimental music at Silent Barn::
from the producers of ENDE TYMES FESTIVAL
http://halfnormal.com/
http://silentbarn.org/
THEOLOGIAN
[crucial blast | malignant records | handmade birds]
"blackened synth dread"
http://gash-theologian.tumblr.com/

COMPACTOR
[worthless recordings | out-of-body-records | cynicdose]
"industrial-noise-electroglitch"http://compactor.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/compactornoise

YORK FACTORY COMPLAINT
[obsolete units | robert & leopold | hanson records]
"a wall of tortured madness"
http://yorkfactorycomplaint.tumblr.com/

LUSSURIA
[hospital productions | destructive industries]
"heavily atmospheric dark ambient"
http://lussuriaambient.tumblr.com/

MAIN ROOM [downstairs]
DOORS 9PM
MUSIC BEGINS 9:15 SHARP
$7 ENTRY

J/M/Z to Myrtle Avenue





BAIN WOLFKIND - THIS TOWN WILL KILL YOU - EAST COAST MICROTOUR
BROOKLYN APRIL 5, PHILLY APRIL 6, MANHATTAN APRIL 17









APEX FEST V
APRIL 19-22, 2013

_____________________________________________
FRIDAY 04.19.13
O'BRIEN'S PUB - BOSTON, MA
5PM • $12
PRESENTED BY EXISTENCE ESTABLISHMENT

EN NIHIL
http://www.discogs.com/artist/En+Nihil
http://www.facebook.com/pages/En-Nihil/198075473553443
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmaD0vRrBqw

THE [law-rah] COLLECTIVE
http://www.discogs.com/artist/[Law-Rah]+Collective,+The
http://www.darkambient.net
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epoeq_hU2HI

IRON FOREST
http://ironforest.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/irondotforest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQrafL2uFKc

A MURDER OF ANGELS
http://www.discogs.com/artist/A+Murder+Of+Angels
http://www.amurderofangels.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKDD2rIkVnw

LUSSURIA
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Lussuria+%282%29
http://lussuriaambient.tumblr.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAfkGkknClQ

SWOLLEN ORGANS
http://swollenorgans.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/swollen-organs/196205780463434

TELOAHQAAL
https://soundcloud.com/teloahqaal
http://www.facebook.com/TELOAHQAAL

WINTER LINE
https://soundcloud.com/aumwar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg3EA3gSOfM

BEREFT
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Bereft
http://www.facebook.com/Bereft73

DJ SETS BY
DEFTLY-D
THEOLOGIAN PRIME

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SATURDAY 04.20.13
45 S 3RD ST (UPSTAIRS) - PHILADELPHIA, PA
5PM • $15
PRESENTED BY OCCVLTS/A2H - PARADISE LOST EVENT #2


EN NIHIL
http://www.discogs.com/artist/En+Nihil
http://www.facebook.com/pages/En-Nihil/198075473553443
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmaD0vRrBqw

THE [law-rah] COLLECTIVE
http://www.discogs.com/artist/[Law-Rah]+Collective,+The
http://www.darkambient.net
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epoeq_hU2HI

IRON FOREST
http://ironforest.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/irondotforest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQrafL2uFKc

LUSSURIA
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Lussuria+%282%29
http://lussuriaambient.tumblr.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAfkGkknClQ

T.O.M.B.
http://www.discogs.com/artist/TOMB
http://crucialblast.bandcamp.com/album/uag
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wogYMtMjVVU



THE VOMIT ARSONIST
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Vomit+Arsonist,+The
http://thevomitarsonist.wordpress.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mANx2Nj3bA

SWOLLEN ORGANS
http://swollenorgans.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/swollen-organs/196205780463434

WINTER LINE
https://soundcloud.com/aumwar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg3EA3gSOfM

TELOAHQAAL
https://soundcloud.com/teloahqaal
http://www.facebook.com/TELOAHQAAL

DJ SETS BY
ONLY VIOLENCE
THEOLOGIAN PRIME
OTHERS TBC

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SUNDAY 04.21.13
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY - BROOKLYN, NY
8PM • $10
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH HEAVEN STREET/BLIND PROPHET RECORDS & DISCIPLINE NYC

EN NIHIL
http://www.discogs.com/artist/En+Nihil
http://www.facebook.com/pages/En-Nihil/198075473553443
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmaD0vRrBqw

THE [law-rah] COLLECTIVE
http://www.discogs.com/artist/[Law-Rah]+Collective,+The
http://www.darkambient.net
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epoeq_hU2HI

IRON FOREST
http://ironforest.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/irondotforest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQrafL2uFKc

A MURDER OF ANGELS
http://www.discogs.com/artist/A+Murder+Of+Angels
http://www.amurderofangels.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKDD2rIkVnw

KAMA RUPA
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Kama+Rupa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E17memcfEto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81LgBnn-138

LUSSURIA
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Lussuria+%282%29
http://lussuriaambient.tumblr.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAfkGkknClQ

DJ SETS BY
JADE VIXEN
THEOLOGIAN PRIME

PROJECTIONS BY NXR VISUALS
http://nxrvisuals.com


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MONDAY 04.22.13
THE FLAT - BROOKLYN, NY
$8PM • $8
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH HEAVEN STREET/BLIND PROPHET RECORDS & DISCIPLINE NYC

EN NIHIL
http://www.discogs.com/artist/En+Nihil
http://www.facebook.com/pages/En-Nihil/198075473553443
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmaD0vRrBqw

BETA CLOUD
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Beta+Cloud
http://www.betacloud.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JodxKvKjxB4

THE VOMIT ARSONIST
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Vomit+Arsonist,+The
http://thevomitarsonist.wordpress.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mANx2Nj3bA

SWOLLEN ORGANS
http://swollenorgans.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/swollen-organs/196205780463434

TELOAHQAAL
https://soundcloud.com/teloahqaal
http://www.facebook.com/TELOAHQAAL

THE BIRD CAGE THEATER
http://cagedtheater.com
http://vimeo.com/14313644
http://www.heathenharvest.com/article.php?story=20080811062508144

DJ SETS BY
BEN ABSTRACT
THEOLOGIAN PRIME
ANARCH

PROJECTIONS BY NXR VISUALS
http://nxrvisuals.com



Friday, February 1, 2013

THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH - 02.01.13


In more than 15 years of existence, ANNIHILVS has remained, for the most part, the mission of a single individual.
as i consider myself to be far more capable of creating art than i am when it comes to maintaining a business, this has led to a breakdown in functioning efficiently. this has been compounded by the fact that i have relied on my personal finances to produce and distribute, without any clear delineation between myself and the label.

Sadly, this has negatively impacted my ability to fulfill certain very simple tasks, to the disappointment of certain individuals who have shown me support. there are those who have been patient and understanding, and there are those who have been, shall we say, less than patient and understanding. but, i was at the mercy of circumstance.

Occasionally, i have had help, but it's been sporadic and always fleeting.

That is about to change.

On this, the first day of the second month of 2013, i would like to take the opportunity to announce that ANNIHILVS will now be run by two people.

My friend Christine Lett shall be taking over the business/financial end of Annihilvs. with her longstanding dedication to the underground scene, coupled with her nearly-compulsive drive to crunch numbers, she's a perfect complement to the already-established label.

Our first release under the new regime will be the long-delayed vinyl release from SKINCAGE, AND WOUNDED GALAXIES TAP AT THE WINDOW.

_____________________________________________
Our next collaborative effort will be the fifth biannual APEX FEST, which will be spread across four dates in three cities.



APEX FEST V
APRIL 19-22, 2013

_____________________________________________
FRIDAY 04.19.13
O'BRIEN'S PUB - BOSTON, MA
5PM • $12
PRESENTED BY EXISTENCE ESTABLISHMENT

EN NIHIL
http://www.discogs.com/artist/En+Nihil
http://www.facebook.com/pages/En-Nihil/198075473553443
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmaD0vRrBqw

THE [law-rah] COLLECTIVE
http://www.discogs.com/artist/[Law-Rah]+Collective,+The
http://www.darkambient.net
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epoeq_hU2HI

IRON FOREST
http://ironforest.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/irondotforest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQrafL2uFKc

A MURDER OF ANGELS
http://www.discogs.com/artist/A+Murder+Of+Angels
http://www.amurderofangels.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKDD2rIkVnw

LUSSURIA
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Lussuria+%282%29
http://lussuriaambient.tumblr.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAfkGkknClQ

SWOLLEN ORGANS
http://swollenorgans.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/swollen-organs/196205780463434

TELOAHQAAL
https://soundcloud.com/teloahqaal
http://www.facebook.com/TELOAHQAAL

WINTER LINE
https://soundcloud.com/aumwar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg3EA3gSOfM

BEREFT
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Bereft
http://www.facebook.com/Bereft73

DJ SETS BY
DEFTLY-D
THEOLOGIAN PRIME

_____________________________________________
SATURDAY 04.20.13
45 S 3RD ST (UPSTAIRS) - PHILADELPHIA, PA
5PM • $15
PRESENTED BY OCCVLTS/A2H - PARADISE LOST EVENT #2


EN NIHIL
http://www.discogs.com/artist/En+Nihil
http://www.facebook.com/pages/En-Nihil/198075473553443
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmaD0vRrBqw

THE [law-rah] COLLECTIVE
http://www.discogs.com/artist/[Law-Rah]+Collective,+The
http://www.darkambient.net
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epoeq_hU2HI

IRON FOREST
http://ironforest.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/irondotforest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQrafL2uFKc

LUSSURIA
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Lussuria+%282%29
http://lussuriaambient.tumblr.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAfkGkknClQ

T.O.M.B.
http://www.discogs.com/artist/TOMB
http://crucialblast.bandcamp.com/album/uag
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wogYMtMjVVU

THE VOMIT ARSONIST
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Vomit+Arsonist,+The
http://thevomitarsonist.wordpress.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mANx2Nj3bA

SWOLLEN ORGANS
http://swollenorgans.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/swollen-organs/196205780463434

WINTER LINE
https://soundcloud.com/aumwar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg3EA3gSOfM

TELOAHQAAL
https://soundcloud.com/teloahqaal
http://www.facebook.com/TELOAHQAAL

DJ SETS BY
ONLY VIOLENCE
THEOLOGIAN PRIME
OTHERS TBC

_____________________________________________
SUNDAY 04.21.13
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY - BROOKLYN, NY
8PM • $10
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH HEAVEN STREET/BLIND PROPHET RECORDS & DISCIPLINE NYC

EN NIHIL
http://www.discogs.com/artist/En+Nihil
http://www.facebook.com/pages/En-Nihil/198075473553443
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmaD0vRrBqw

THE [law-rah] COLLECTIVE
http://www.discogs.com/artist/[Law-Rah]+Collective,+The
http://www.darkambient.net
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Epoeq_hU2HI

IRON FOREST
http://ironforest.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/irondotforest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQrafL2uFKc

A MURDER OF ANGELS
http://www.discogs.com/artist/A+Murder+Of+Angels
http://www.amurderofangels.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKDD2rIkVnw

KAMA RUPA
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Kama+Rupa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E17memcfEto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81LgBnn-138

LUSSURIA
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Lussuria+%282%29
http://lussuriaambient.tumblr.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAfkGkknClQ

DJ SETS BY
JADE VIXEN
THEOLOGIAN PRIME

PROJECTIONS BY NXR VISUALS
http://nxrvisuals.com


_____________________________________________
MONDAY 04.22.13
THE FLAT - BROOKLYN, NY
$8PM • $8
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH HEAVEN STREET/BLIND PROPHET RECORDS & DISCIPLINE NYC

EN NIHIL
http://www.discogs.com/artist/En+Nihil
http://www.facebook.com/pages/En-Nihil/198075473553443
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmaD0vRrBqw

BETA CLOUD
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Beta+Cloud
http://www.betacloud.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JodxKvKjxB4

THE VOMIT ARSONIST
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Vomit+Arsonist,+The
http://thevomitarsonist.wordpress.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mANx2Nj3bA

SWOLLEN ORGANS
http://swollenorgans.bandcamp.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/swollen-organs/196205780463434

TELOAHQAAL
https://soundcloud.com/teloahqaal
http://www.facebook.com/TELOAHQAAL

THE BIRD CAGE THEATER
http://cagedtheater.com
http://vimeo.com/14313644
http://www.heathenharvest.com/article.php?story=20080811062508144

DJ SETS BY
BEN ABSTRACT
THEOLOGIAN PRIME
ANARCH

PROJECTIONS BY NXR VISUALS
http://nxrvisuals.com

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Monday, January 7, 2013



THEOLOGIAN will be performing at SAINT VITUS BAR on January 21, 2013 in support of CORRECTIONS HOUSE, a project comprised of Scott Kelly (NEUROSIS), Bruce Lamont (YAKUZA), Mike IX Williams (EYEHATEGOD), and Sanford Parker (MINSK/NACHTMYSTIUM). This coincides with the first New York appearance of NEUROSIS since January 2008. Also appearing is YORK FACTORY COMPLAINT, one of many experimental projects helmed by Ryan Martin of the DAIS RECORDS and ROBERT & LEOPOLD labels.
Buy tickets





THEOLOGIAN will also be performing on February 22, in support of DEAFHEAVEN, SANNHET and CLEANTEETH, in celebration of SANNHET's album release on SACRAMENT, the new label imprint from the guys behind SAINT VITUS BAR.
Tickets for that are available here.

I've teamed up with Greek artist Januz Miralles, using his beautiful photographic art for both of these flyers.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH - 01.01.2013

If there is anything i can take away from 2012, it's that i am far happier when i am putting energy into my creative endeavours. after a miserable 2 1/2 years at a job that made me hate life, i injured my back in early july, spent the last half of the year on disability and am currently on unemployment benefits. although it has been more difficult without a regular income during the past six months, it's afforded me the time and energy to focus on things i find much more fulfilling.

i've now been living in a new space since august, and have been able to organise a functional area for label operations and mailorder. after i catch up with certain financial obligations, such as a recent $1000 car repair bill, i'll be able to get things back on track with the new year. I'm not quite there yet, but things will continue moving ahead as i get my shit in order. there are commitments that i was unable to follow through on from as far back as 2010/2011, but those will become new priorities, as i've had to let go of other plans.

2013 will see multiple new releases from THEOLOGIAN, a reissue of the last release by NTT, and plans for several live performances have been underway for the past month or so. i am proud to announce that this year, i will have three albums out on MALIGNANT RECORDS. an amazing lineup for the fifth biannual APEX FEST has also been under construction for some time now. A new website is coming, as well as an entirely new domain. until then, this blog will be revived as an up-to-date source of information for ANNIHILVS-related activities, supplemental to facebook.



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FORTHCOMING LIVE EVENTS:


SCENIC NYC PRESENTS
HIRSUTE PURSUIT/NON/CULT OF YOUTH/HOUSE OF BLONDES
DJ SETS BY THEOLOGIAN PRIME & ABSTRACT.
JANUARY 24, 2013
EUROPA (BROOKLYN).





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THEOLOGIAN PERFORMING LIVE.
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
DETAILS TO COME.



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FORTHCOMING RELEASES:


THEOLOGIAN.
RELIQUARIES
CD-R (ANNIHILVS)



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THEOLOGIAN+THE VOMIT ARSONIST.
NATURE IS SATAN'S CHURCH
CD-R (OPPRESSIVE RESISTANCE)




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THEOLOGIAN.
I AM MUCH SINNED AGAINST
3INCH CD-R (ENMITY RECORDS)




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THEOLOGIAN.
BONE MARROW GOLEM
C20 (CIPHER PRODUCTIONS)




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THEOLOGIAN.
SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE ENDURED
CD/VINYL/DIGITAL (CRUCIAL BLAST)




______________________________________________




NAVICON TORTURE TECHNOLOGIES.
YOUR SUFFERING WILL BE LEGENDARY - REISSUE
2XCD (MALIGNANT)




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THEOLOGIAN.
PAIN OF THE SAINTS
2XCD (MALIGNANT)




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FORTHCOMING MERCHANDISE:


THEOLOGIAN.
ANTI-THEIST INDUSTRIAL
TSHIRT (ANNIHILVS/NXR VISUALS)




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THEOLOGIAN.
OPERATING THEATRE
LONGSLEEVE TSHIRT (OCCVLTS)




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THEOLOGIAN.
BONE MARROW GOLEM
LONGSLEEVE TSHIRT (OCCVLTS)




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THEOLOGIAN.
FIGHTING FOR NOTHING
TSHIRT (THE FALL STUDIOS)




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THEOLOGIAN.
DEFORMED SAINTS
ART BOOK/ZINE (ANNIHILVS)



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I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the many people who made the latter half of 2012 so incredible. rather than a "best of" list for the end of the year, i have a list of names:

JIMMY ALY (SWOLLEN ORGANS)
PETER ANDERSSON AKA LINA BABY DOLL (DEUTSCH NEPAL)
GENEVIÈVE BEAULIEU & S. DE LA MOTH (MENACE RUINE)
JL JOSEPH BEAULIEU (OCCVLTS/A2H/THEOLOGIAN)
JASON BERNARD (PERIPHERAL RECORDS)
WENDY BLACKWIDOW
LENNY BOGATCH, BRIAN BOYLE, CLIVE REINHOLD (CENOTYPE)
GILLIAN BOWLING (VOID ABOVE/TELOAHQAAL)
JIM BREEDVELD (THE SCAPEGOAT MECHANISM/STAALKRACHT)
TODD BROOKS (PENDU SOUND/CHAOS MAJIK)
KENNY BROWN (ERIS TEMPLE ARTS)
EGAN BUDD (EXISTENCE ESTABLISHMENT/XIPHOID DEMENTIA)
JONATHAN CANADY & SUZIE ASSAULT RIFLE
DAVID CASTILLO (SAINT VITUS BAR/PRIMITIVE WEAPONS)
MICHAEL CONTRERAS (MK9)
BRYIN DALL (HIRSUTE PURSUIT/A MURDER OF ANGELS/THEE MAJESTY)
MARIO DIAZ DE LEON (ONEIROGEN)
BILL DOZER (THE ACHERON)
BRYIN DALL (HIRSUTE PURSUIT/A MURDER OF ANGELS/THEE MAJESTY)
MARTIN DUMAIS & JULIE LEBLANC (AUN)
DESSA FELL
MELANIE GAYDOS
DAVID GRAHAM (REQUIEM)
DOUGLAS GRAHAM (THE ACHERON)
ANDY GRANT (THE VOMIT ARSONIST)
JORDEN HALEY (BORD OV PREY/KARBINE LABOR INDUSTRY)
GREH HOLGER (HIVE MIND/CHONDRITIC SOUND)
FRANK HUANG (METAL INJECTION)
BEN HUDGINS (ABSTRACT)
FADE KAINER (BATILLUS/THEOLOGIAN)
CHRISTIANA KEY (DELPHIC ORACLE/ZOLA JESUS)
KRIS LAPKE (ALBERICH)
GORDON LAZARUS (OPPRESSIVE RESISTANCE)
R LOREN (HANDMADE BIRDS/PYRAMIDS)
KRISTEN MACARTHUR, JOSH LANGBERG, JAY BECKWITH (SEWER GODDESS)
RACHEL MALONEY (TONIKOM)
MADDY MALOY (ABSOLUTE BLACKOUT)
JASON MANTIS (MALIGNANT RECORDS)
RYAN MARTIN (DAIS/ROBERT & LEOPOLD)
HARLOW MCFARLANE (FUNERARY CALL)
JEFF MCGIVNEY & NADINE DODGE
TORSTEN MEYER (UNARTIG)
PAT MURANO (DECIMUS)
JAY NEWMAN (SERPENTINE PATH/UNEARTHLY TRANCE)
HAROLD NIVER (HAMMER SMASHED SOUND)
FRED PESSARO (BROOKLYN VEGAN)
JAMES PLOTKIN
ERIK PROFT (KAMA RUPA & BELIEVER/LAW)
ERIC QUACH (THISQUIETARMY)
SEAN RAGON (CULT OF YOUTH/HEAVEN STREET/BLIND PROPHET RECORDS)
SEAN REVERON (CVLT NATION)
E.R. (A2H/THEOLOGIAN)
CLAY RUBY (BURIAL HEX)
DEREK RUSH (DREAM INTO DUST/COMPACTOR/A MURDER OF ANGELS)
PIETER SCHOOLWERTH (WIERD RECORDS)
TRISTAN SHONE (AUTHOR & PUNISHER)
JIM SIEGEL (DJ NING NONG/HEAVEN STREET/HOSPITAL PROD)
DON SIGAL (OPPOSITE RECORDS)
MATT SLAGLE (THEOLOGIAN)
ADEL SOUTO (156/FEAST OF HATE AND FEAR)
BRANDON STOSUY (SHOW NO MERCY/PITCHFORK)
ERIK TRUCHINSKI (BONDAGE CULTURE DISTRIBUTION)
JOHN VALVEGOD
MIEKE VAN HALSEMA & SHANNA WHITE (DISCIPLINE NYC)
THOM WASLUCK (PLANNING FOR BURIAL)
DORIAN WILLIAMSON & JIM FIELD (NORTHUMBRIA)
BOB WIRTZ (NXR VISUALS)
BAIN WOLFKIND
ADAM WRIGHT (CRUCIAL BLAST)
KEVIN GAN YUEN (SUTEKH HEXEN)
BRIAN ZIMMERMAN (T.O.M.B./PANTHER MODERN)

***SPECIAL THANKS TO NICK & SEAN OF HULL

IF I FORGOT TO MENTION YOUR NAME HERE, IT DOESN'T MEAN I APPRECIATED YOU ANY LESS!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

THE GOSPELS OF THE GASH - 11.21.11



ANNIHILVS POWER ELECTRONIX presents

APEX FEST IV - drones+death

featuring

NYODENE D
(oppressively tense pe/darkambient/deathindustrial)
www.nyodened.bandcamp.com

REQUIEM
(ultra-brutarian ambient doom from david graham of HUMAN QUENA ORCHESTRA)
www.requiem2872.bandcamp.com

PLANNING FOR BURIAL
(plaintive shoegaze-tinted drone/post-metal)
www.planningforburial.bandcamp.com

YOU.
(obstinate beat-driven minimal synth/coldwave)
www.myspace.com/treverchrisshow

THE VOMIT ARSONIST
(unrelentingly miserable pe/deathindustrial)
www.thevomitarsonist.wordpress.com

DECIMUS
(minimal analog industrial noise from pat murano of MALKUTH)
www.decimus.bandcamp.com

STATIQBLOOM
(experimental ambient/industrial noise from fade kainer of BATILLUS)
www.myspace.com/statiqbloom

PIGLIKE
(droning ambient electronics from montana masback of TOURNAMENT)
www.piglike.bandcamp.com

SUNDAY DECEMBER 4, 2011
DOORS 5PM • $10
SAINT VITUS BAR
1120 MANHATTAN AVE • BKLN, NY

MORE INFO TO COME


Tonight, i received a message from a person in the multiple capacities of concerned friend, fellow power electrician, and irritated customer. this person wished to express to me his support and agitation regarding the long delay in the receipt of items he ordered several months ago. in his message, he offered examples of how i am risking excoriation on online forums and an overall loss of credibility as a reliable outlet for music. he added that martin bladh of IRM had been surprised to learn of the existence of the tshirts i produced in 2010, which i know to be a ludicrous assertion, being that said shirts were produced with his explicit blessing.

it is true that in many ways, i have fallen short of my goals for annihilvs. it is true that, during the past 14 years since i founded this label, there have been numerous periods during which the machinations of my daily life have held me back from following through on a variety of obligations related to these activities. i make no secret of these facts.

just prior to receiving this message, i'd posted the following on the annihilvs facebook page:

"Listen up, you sonsofbitches,
I will be prepping the majority of remaining pending orders over the forthcoming holiday weekend, and everything i can possibly ship will be sent off by the first weekend of december. If not, i will kill myself and nobody will get a fucking thing.
Thank you for your patience and continued support."

the following is an excerpt from my response to this person:

"...i've been doing what i do in one form or another for more than 14 years now, and i don't feel obligated to explain myself further than i have. i've not a speck of concern for what the peanut gallery of the internet has to say about the matter. i will still be doing what i do long after the internet has outlived its current incarnation. as chris from sickness once stressed to me, the internet is not "real" and those who spend the majority of their time there are of little concern. if the ntt "fans" on last.fm are any indication of the kinds of infantile losers who populate the internet, i've got very little to worry about. let them roar their loudest, i'll still be here when their voices go hoarse and silent.

obviously, i am aware that this is and has been an untenable scenario, however it's irrelevant to attempt to go into the minutiae which has led to where i now stand.

for every one person who complains about this situation, there are five who have been with me from the beginning and understand completely where i am and don't feel the need to complain. think about exactly what it is you're complaining about. there are far worse things in the world than waiting for something to show up in the mail, particularly since you can rest in the knowledge that it WILL show up in the mail, at some point. it's not as though i don't think about this, it's something of which i am constantly concerned, and irritated, but here i am. i myself have been ordering merchandise directly from artists for many, many years, and if the items take time to arrive, i understand that there are circumstances behind this.

i could probably count on one hand the number of times i've written to an artist to complain outright about an undelivered item, and i know of only one instance where i've filed a paypal dispute, for a limited tshirt which cost me $45 from a belgian artist. for fuck's sake, i ordered an "antichrist" shirt directly from lars von trier's production company, which cost me more than $30 with the conversion from euro, and i've still never received it. i'm not excusing my own actions with these examples, merely reiterating the fact that there are certainly worse things in the world than having to wait for a package in the mail.

it's also irrelevant to compare my situation to that of cold meat's "loss of credibility," which was due in large part to the dissolution of roger's marriage, which spanned decades and impacted his business directly because his wife was part of that business. his depression became unmanageable and this so-called loss of credibility is the result. so be it, i'm sure he's got plenty of other things with which to concern himself, and he's been doing what he does long enough that the "power of the internet" is merely ancillary.

as for martin, he's been well aware of the existence of the shirts, and i know full well that i have been remiss in providing artist copies, not just to him, but to a few other individuals. this is between myself and those individuals, and frankly it's none of your business.

have you ever heard of lsd organisation? frozen empire media? possessive blindfold recordings? hive records? culture shock magazine? permission magazine?

i've known dozens of people during the last 14 years who have fallen by the wayside, people who've had to fold their bands, publications, and labels for this reason or that, while i've continued to endure, through my own personal struggles; determined that the same will not happen to me, because i do what i do from a NEED to do it. however, that doesn't mean that i am immune from the pressures of living in this particular time, and i am subject to both internal and external circumstances, which have brought me to this point.

in closing, this discussion is made further irrelevant by the fact that within the coming weeks, there will no longer be any reason for this discussion to have happened at all.

satisfaction is the death of desire.


thank you for your continued patience and support."