By admin, 2018-09-03
Luna13 are back with a brand new album, G.O.A.T Witch, which managed to reach the top five selling albums rank on Amazon right after its release.
Devil's Wrath, one of the singles from the album, proved some other great success for the Californian duo.
The video for the single, directed by music video veteran Vicente Cordero, gained more than 100,000 views within the first 3 weeks of its release on YouTube.
It is no wonder Luna13 are steadily gaining the attention of the public.
If their creative blend of EDM and Black Metal was enough to create a controversial but substantial buzz, the success Lilith Bathory and Dr. Luna are now experimenting is largely due to their authenticity.
They made it no secret: Luna13 founders and members believe in what they sing. Music, to them, is an expression of their spirituality, no matter how controversial this might sound to the mainstream world.
The music video for Devil's Wrath is not only a well-executed short movie, where director Cordero did a brilliant job interpreting the lyrics and delivering the overall theme through powerful images. There is way more to it.
"The video was shot in Wrightwood, California, where I used to live," Dr. Luna explains, "While we left most of the artistic choices to the director Vicente Cordero, we demanded to shoot in that particular location."
Dr. Luna goes on explaining why that spot is so important to him.
"When Wrightwood was my home, I used to live in another place too: Ahmednagar, India, traveling back and forth from there to California. It was a very spiritual phase of my life, I also slept in a coffin at night for 3 years."
Dr. Luna reveals how, at the time, while writing music, he was fully concentrated on the worshipping of the dark goddess Kali, following the ancient teachings of his spiritual mentor, the monk of a Hinduist Aghori tribe, mostly known for its mysterious practices, including the Skull Meditation.
"I would often meditate with a human skull under a tree in the forest, in the back of my house in Wrightwood, right where the video was shot," he adds.
As ghastly as it may sound, Skull Meditation is an ancient and common spiritual practice among Aghoris and, like most of their rituals, it is simply aimed at clearing all fears.
But people are often short-sighted and, especially in smaller communities, they tend to jab at anyone considered weird or strange.
"Some hikers saw me meditating with the skull and told others in the city that a witch was meditating with a skull," Dr. Luna goes on explaining, "The locals closed doors on me, so I eventually sold my house and moved to Hollywood."
So why did Luna 13 decide to shoot their music video in that particular place?
The video starts with what looks like a witch-hunt situation, with a blindfolded, tied down woman (Bathory herself) being carried into the woods by other threatening women in creepy caps.
Can you see the parallelism?
That spot is quite important to the other half of Luna 13 too.
Lilith Bathory, known as a model, vocalist and burlesque dancer too, used to live in the same area.
"I used to work in a Horror Fun House not far from there," Lilith explains. "I worked as an evil doll. My duty was scaring the hell out of people."
When Dr. Luna and Lilith Bathory met, they found a perfect match for each other.
"We thought that us coming together would be a real horror show of people truly dedicated to the dark arts," Dr. Luna says.
Luna13 surely succeeded in branding themselves as villains but always keeping it real and authentic.
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By admin, 2018-07-11
"From the darkest depths of underground music there was a newborn monster named Omega, which heart stopped at some point, nobody knows when exactly, why or how, but the monster was left for dead. Within its last breath, the monster cast a spell into the night giving life to another creature, this new creature had all the monster’s memories and conscience, but it had nor shape or figure, he decided he would not let himself die again so he took several forms until he could find the one that was the better fit for him, but in order to not forget his promise to himself, he took some parts from the body of the diseased monster and named himself in a way that he would make sure he would stay as with a low profile while getting bigger and stronger, he swore that name wouldn’t also be forgotten by no one once they hear it. He growled into the night and that’s how his path started."
Hello there readers! We hope you liked this introduction for this industrial goth band project ‘Needless Cane’ we made since there’s not a full biography in their official sites. We know it all started in Wellington, New Zealand with former Needless project named Omega in which he was the frontman he reunited with the also Omega’s former member Ruby in 2012, they both reached out with Emlyn James a.k.a ‘The Grem’ (Omega’s former drummer) and then the formation was completed with guitarist ‘Morgandrogyny’.
They managed to record an EP named “The sun did not shine” which led them to some tours around their country. Thanks to the exposure and the attention they got things got a lot more serious and they decided to hit the studio and record their first full-length album ‘Sick World’. The album was released on November 17th of 2017.
The album counts on 9 tracks, filled with darkness and stories you will want to hear in case you’re not the Disney story kind of child. Their sound resembles in some way like Marylin Manson and Tiamat. The credit for all lyrics goes to Needless Cane himself, the music, mix and mastering comes from the hand of Jeremy Garner.
Go watch their latest video ‘Am I Pretty, Yet’ HERE
We also would like to congratulate Needless Cane for being this month’s featured artist! Don’t miss anything from this project and make sure to visit and stay tunes with all their social media for news, upcoming shows and further releases.
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By admin, 2018-01-31
Ridiculas Trixx is a band located in Kansas, led by Ronnica Lynn (singer, songwriter and band’s manager) Kelly Bliss (Multi-instrumentalist), Anthony Rosati (Drums) and Dave Herron (Bass). The band has an alternative wave that varies from the classic rock of the 80's, seasoned with a rather fresh and personal touch that gives it identity and highlights it among other groups.
Leader Ronnica Lynn, who apparently devotes herself full-time to this project, is the one who stands out for her vocal performance. She describes this experiment as "alternative rock with a southern accent", alongside with her is Kelly Bliss who also has a broad curriculum, as aforementioned a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, musical engineer and radio station DJ, he rubs shoulders with Lynn to bring out the group's missive.
The multiple talents of the members have paid off achieving rather relevant nominations and awards, thus carving out a promising path for the band, The March Akademia Award and the Josie Music Awards are some of those who have recognized the talent and efforts of Ridiculas Trixx in categories like "best alternative rock song" and "Best rock EP".
Ridiculas Trixx by the moment counts with one EP with 5 killer tracks, from which the promotional single "Pray for our future" is released not only to promote their music but also to honor the soldiers of the United States of America. Among their projects and ventures are not only recording a full-length studio album with at least 10 tracks but they are also currently touring around the United States.
As well as simply amazing music, we can highlight the band's work in the bandmag.com family-crew, where they make great contributions to the indie music scene and new artists.
Don’t miss out on what Ridiculas Trixx has on its way to show, follow their official site and social networks closely to stay tunned for future releases, news and tours:
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