Sunday, May 17, 2015

What happened at Eurorock



Fields of the Nephilim was scheduled to perform at the Eurorock festival this weekend, but they didn't. On the band's Facebook page, they posted this explanation:

MESSAGE FROM MANAGEMENT RE: EUROROCK For those that are curious / disappointed, here's what went down at EuroRock. We travelled to the show from England having hired buses / drivers etc. during our journey we were in constant contact with festival production and nothing untoward was mentioned (although by this time they were fully aware of the situation). Upon arrival at the festival site we were informed that there was a 'situation'. This turned out to be more than just a situation for us.... The equipment they had booked for us in order to play was not on site, because the festival organisers had failed to pay for it. None of our technical requirements had been met. No catering (the guys had been on the road for 10 hours). To make matters even worse we were also told that we would not be paid. We had no alternative but to retreat to the hotel and accept that due to matters beyond our control we were prevented from delivering the show. We sincerely apologise to the many fans who were disappointed, we all feel exactly the same.
Bassist Tony Pettitt also posted this on his own page:
All I can say about last night is that it was an impossible situation for us to play. I know other bands managed to do it but without the equipment and lots of other factors it was never going to happen . Sorry for the no show but it's going to be 100% or nothing.
On the Eurorock Facebook page, they only say that "FOTN pulled out at the last minute." And this article suggests that someone stole 80,000 euros from the festival organizers -- money intended for band payments.

I'll reach out to the festival promoters to see if they want to add anything. If they do, I'll share what I find out.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Shepherds Bush Empire Dec. 6, 2014 Setlist + Video

FOTN wrapped the second night of their 30th anniversary shows in London tonight. Check out the setlist (with the correct titles of the two new songs, both of which were played both nights):

Main set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Preacher Man
The Watchman
For Her Light
At the Gates of Silent Memory
(Paradise Regained?)
Zoon III (Wake World)
Dawnrazor
E/Prophecy
Moonchild
Last Exit for the Lost

Encore:
Psychonaut
Mourning Sun

This list again comes by way of Dave, who added that a few of the songs were very aggressive on the second night. In particular, he said "Preacher Man" was "almost brutal") and that "Dawnrazor" was "very raw." Sounds like an amazing night.

For the many of us who couldn't be there, here's the video from the Dec. 5 performance of "Prophecy."

Friday, December 5, 2014

Shepherds Bush Empire Dec. 5, 2014 Setlist

After Carl saying he wouldn't play new material live -- to keep bad-sounding bootlegs of new songs from circulating before the studio version could be released -- FOTN played a new song tonight at the first of two shows at Shepherds Bush Empire in London. Check out the rest of the list:

Main set:
Harmonica Man
Endemoniada
Preacher Man
Love Under Will
For Her Light
At the Gates of Silent Memory
Zoon
Dawnrazor
(Unknown instrumental)
(New song, involving a chorus of "burn like a thousand suns")
Moonchild
Last Exit for the Lost

Encore:
Psychonaut

Thanks to Dave for sharing it!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Alt-Fest Canceled

Several sources have announced -- and FOTN manager Rob Ferguson and bassist Tony Pettitt have confirmed -- that the Alt-Fest planned for August 15-17 in the UK has been canceled. It sounds like the organizer/promoter wasn't able to raise all the money necessary to produce the event.

On the plus side, it looks like HIM will be opening for FOTN at their two Shepherds Bush Empire dates in December.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

FOTN To Perform In Whitby

Fields of the Nephilim announced recently that they'll perform October 24 in Whitby, England during a "Children of the Night" event at the Bram Stoker Film Festival. For more information or to purchase tickets for the gig, which also includes performances by Two Witches and 13 Candles, click over to the festival's website.

New Music On The Way?

Fields of the Nephilim posted this tantalizing information on Facebook yesterday:
THE DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN
FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
Back in the Studio

Fields Of The Nephilim have been elusive on the live scene during 2014 with only a few exclusive appearances. They have been spending the time creating, writing and recording new material.

"Now is the time for me to let go and release some new Nephilim tracks which have been constrained to the studio for some time. Trying to concentrate the work and thoughts down to a simple single objective is always a difficult practice but that's the nature of the beast. Easy to find the beginning but always hard trying to reach the end. I'll always close the door behind me to begin but it then becomes hard to find my way out when spending so much time in the dark. We are finally at the stage of recording and compiling the most important elements created and gathered ” says Carl McCoy.

Further updates and release schedules to be revealed in due course here: http://www.fields-of-the-nephilim.com/
Will we get some new music from Fields of the Nephilim soon? Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

FOTN Blackfield Festival Setlist

Fields of the Nephilim played the Blackfield Festival in Germany over the weekend, playing a number of favorites as well as one rare tune. Check it out:

Dawnrazor
Moonchild
For Her Light
At The Gates Of Silent Memory
Blue Water
Watchman
New Gold Dawn
Psychonaut
Last Exit For The Lost

If you missed the set, you can watch the whole thing below: 


Saturday, May 3, 2014

Fields Playing London Dec. 5 and 6

Fields of the Nephilim are playing two nights at Shepherds Bush Empire on Dec. 5 and 6 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band. "Special guests to be announced." Allegedly at least, according to this poster on Facebook. There are no details on the official site yet, and tickets don't look like they're on sale. Hopefully this will be confirmed soon...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Krakow + Warsaw Setlists

Oh, boy, am I behind or what? I'm so sorry it's taken me almost two weeks to get these on the site, but in the interest of completeness, here they are (courtesy Ande Tucker):

KRAKOW, JAN. 31, 2014:

Main set:
Dead But Dreaming
Chord Of Souls
For Her Light
At The Gates
Love Under Will
The Watchman
New Gold Dawn
Psychonaut
Mourning Sun

Encore:
Moonchild
Last Exit for the Lost


WARSAW, FEB. 1, 2014:

Main set:
Dead But Dreaming
Chord Of Souls
For Her Light
At The Gates Of Silent Memory
Love Under Will
The Watchman
New Gold Dawn
Psychonaut
Last Exit For The Lost

Encore:
Moonchild
Mourning Sun

Saturday, January 25, 2014

FOTN Interview: "The Road to Alt-Fest"

Carl, Tony and Gav spoke a little about what they're most looking forward to in this year's Alt-Fest, which they're playing in August. Check it out: