Saturday, December 15, 2012

Eden House WGT Video + NFD Album Update + New Peter Yates Tunes

For those of you who missed The Eden House's performance at this year's WGT festival, here it is.

Part 1:

Part 2:

And, on the NFD front, here's another update from Bob White:

Today i'm battling thru the guitars on the 10 and half minute beast that is the title track of the album 'Waking The Dead'. So many details to get right, tis a real challenge, but a welcome one. I have most definitely created a true gothic monstrosity! If we can pull this off live i will buy every one in band a medal!

Also, Peter Yates released a new album this week, The Lift. You can check out samples or download the whole thing on Bandcamp.

Monday, December 3, 2012

New Mission + FOTN Dates In December ... 2013

Fields of the Nephilim and The Mission have announced that they will do a brief tour of the UK next winter, on the following dates and locations:

December 14, 2013: Glasgow, Scotland
December 15, 2013: Leeds, England
December 17, 2013: Birmingham, England
December 18, 2013: Brixton, England

All will be at O2 venues. Details are available here, and tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 7.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

FOTN Coming to Helsinki in February

Fields of the Nephilim announced on Facebook that they will be playing a show Feb. 22, 2013 in Helsinki, Finland at a venue called the Virgin Oil Co. Click through for more details.

Friday, November 16, 2012

More News About NFD's Upcoming Releases

Straight from the horse's mouth:

Another truly outstanding bass line from Tone [Tony Pettitt] today, mind-blowing! Also finished off all the drum selections with Luca tonight! Good progress!

Big discussions with Jungle Records today and I am very pleased to announce that there will now be two releases from NFD next year. A maxi-single (5 or 6 tracks) to be released first followed a few months later by the album itself! Great news!

2013 Will be a great year for Goth Rock I think! We will do our very best to make it one to remember!

Cheers

Bob & The Boys

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Eden House Dates Updated + NFD Tracks?

The Eden House announced this week that its early-2013 tour of Germany (partly with Dreadful Shadows) has been pushed back a month. You can see the new dates on the Live page.

Meanwhile, NFD's Bob White continues to plug away in the studio, and recently posted a photo that suggests several potential song titles, including:

Waking the Dead
Spiral
Got Left Behind
The Unknown
Return to Dust
The Silence of Angels
Rapture
Keep a Light Shining
Let You Fall
Beyond the Veil

Hope we get to hear it soon!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Dresden & Hamburg Videos

If you missed the recent string of FOTN shows, or just want to revisit them, here are a handful of videos from the sets in Dresden and Hamburg. (Yes, I'm sure there are more -- please send your favorites, but I may not post everything). Many thanks to Christoph for these:

Dresden part 1:

Dresden part 2:

Dresden part 3:

And here's "Vet for the Insane" in Hamburg:

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

London setlist

Fields of the Nephilim rounded out its recent tour with a Halloween show at London's Shepherds Bush Empire tonight. Here's what they played:

Main Set:


Shroud
Straight To The Light
One More Nightmare
From The Fire
Love Under Will
Watchman
Harmonica Man
Preacher Man
Psychonaut
Moonchild
Mourning Sun

Encore:


Last Exit For The Lost

Hope you had fun! Thanks again, Ande!

Leeds setlist

Fields of the Nephilim played O2 Academy in Leeds last night. Here's the setlist from the show:

Main Set:
Shroud
Straight To The Light
One more Nightmare
From The Fire
Love Under Will
Watchman
Preacherman
Psychonaut
Moonchild
Mourning Sun

Encore:
Zoon Pt 3
Last Exit For The Lost

Several people tweeted from the show, including @shancalfe, who said, "WOW ....JUST WOW, I've waited many years to see Fields of the Nephilim.....blown away!" and @offmessage, who said, "I so want to tweet about how awesome Fields of the Nephilim were, but none of you will believe me. Every. Button. Pushed. To. Perfection."

Others posted photos, including @MyGiraffeSense:

And @MartianWebDev:

Thanks, as always, to Ande for the setlist. Tonight, FOTN is about to take the stage in London. Jordan Reyne opened. Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Herford setlist

The Fields of the Nephilim wrapped up their Germany mini-tour today in Herford. Here's what they played:

Main Set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
One More Nightmare
From The Fire
Love Under Will
The Watchman
Dawnrazor
Psychonaut
Moonchild
Mourning Sun

Encore:
Preacher Man
Last Exit For The Lost

Thanks, Ande!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dresden setlist

Fields of the Nephilim played at the Reithalle Strasse E in Dresden, Germany. Here's how the setlist shaped up:

Main Set:
Shroud
Straight To The Light
One More Nightmare (Trees Come Down AD)
From The Fire
The Watchman
Love Under Will
Preacher Man
Penetration
Vet For The Insane
Moonchild
Psychonaut

Encore:
Zoon Pt 3
Mourning Sun

Thanks to Ande for the list! Tomorrow is the last of the Germany shows, in Herford, and then on to Leeds and London.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Hamburg setlist

Fields of the Nephilim played the Markthalle in Hamburg tonight, and here's what came from the stage:

Main Set:
24th Moment
Trees Come Down
From The Fire
The Watchman
Love Under Will
Preacher Man
Penetration
Psychonaut
Straight To The Light
Moonchild
Mourning Sun

Encore:
Zoon Pt 3
Vet For The Insane

Thanks to Ande for the setlist! Tomorrow: Dresden!

EDIT: Here's a nice Instagram shot from the show.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Krefeld setlist

Fields of the Nephilim played today at the Kufa in Krefeld, Germany, the first of a series of dates in Germany before a Halloween gig at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London. Here's the preliminary setlist from Krefeld; email us if anything's incorrect.

Main Set:
24th Moment
One More Nightmare
From The Fire
Love Under Will
The Watchman
Preacher Man
Straight To The Light
Moonchild
Psychonaut
Mourning Sun

Encore:
Zoon Pt 3
Vet For The Insane

Monday, October 15, 2012

Peter Yates selling FOTN memorabilia

If you're an FOTN fan and you're not following Peter Yates on Facebook, you should be. Not only is he an interesting guy, but he's currently going through his massive archive/museum of FOTN memorabilia, posting photos and telling stories, and selling some items on eBay. Right now there are just a few backstage passes for sale, but more is on its way. I loved this little story he told today, posted with a photo of the USA tour itinerary for 1988:
Precious to the Lost Part 3 - America tour itinerary 1988. 27/11/88 - 8/12/88. One of my favourite tours, partly for the drive along the west coast of the U.S.A. and partly for Chicago. Tony Pettitt and myself hailed a cab and asked the driver to take us to the best blues club in Chicago after we'd played at the Metro on 3/12/88. We drove for miles, it got increasingly desolate and dangerous, the cab pulled up and the driver knocked on a steel door. A small window opened and we went in. That night was amazing, the greatest session blues players who'd played with the Stones and all the rest were all in there. And they thought we were in Guns n' Roses...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Read Peter Yates' First Novel

Peter Yates, one of the original guitarists for Fields of the Nephilim, announced today that he has written a novel, The Lift, and will be sharing it chapter-by-chapter over at Wattpad.com. The first chapter is up. Yates has tagged it as adventure/fantasy, and is hoping to attract fans of Iain Banks and John Steinbeck.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Jordan Reyne joins The Eden House

In addition to the new gigs, The Eden House has announced that New Zealand/UK singer Jordan Reyne will be joining them, complementing Laura Bennett's vocals.

She has a ton of songs on Soundcloud, but you can check one of them out by clicking below:

Friday, September 21, 2012

The Eden House plans January tour

The Eden House announced yesterday on Facebook that they're planning a series of live gigs in January, with more to come. Here's what's in store:

January 11: Musikentrum, Hanover, Germany (with Dreadful Shadows)
January 12: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany (with Dreadful Shadows)
January 15: Werkstatt, Cologne, Germany
January 16: Das Bett, Frankfurt, Germany
January 17: K17, Berlin, Germany
January 18: Gewerkschaftshaus, Erfurt, Germany (with Dreadful Shadows)
January 19: Haus Auensee, Leipzig, Germany (with Dreadful Shadows)

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Setlist + video for Incubate Festival

Fields of the Nephilim performed last night at the Incubate Festival at Tilburg in the Netherlands. Again, the setlist included no new material, but here's what the audience heard:

Main set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Trees Come Down
Love Under Will
Watchman
Dawnrazor
From the Fire
Penetration
Preacher Man
Moonchild
Psychonaut

Encore:
Zoon (Part 3)
Last Exit For The Lost

This was their second show with new guitarist Andy James, borrowed from fellow Transcend Media band Sacred Mother Tongue (SMT's Lee Newell already performs regularly with FOTN). By all reports, James is doing well, but someone shot a video of most of last night's performance, so you can check it out for yourself:

Saturday, August 11, 2012

M'era Luna setlist

Fields of the Nephilim treated the M'era Luna crowd to a brief set of favorites. Here's what they played:

Harmonica Man
Preacher Man
Love Under Will
Dawnrazor
From the Fire
Penetration
Zoon Pt. 3
Last Exit for the Lost
Moonchild

Thanks to Ande for the list!

Monday, July 23, 2012

FOTN to headline Amphi 2013 + Saints of Eden releases "Shockwave"

The lineup for the 2013 Amphi Festival in Koln, Germany, has been revealed, and it looks like Fields of the Nephilim will headline. Other acts include Alien Sex Fiend, Tanzwut, Faun, and many others. Tickets go onsale August 1, 2012; find more about purchasing them here.

Saints of Eden/Cian Houchin recently unveiled a new track, "Shockwave." You can check it out, along with other SOE material, over at Reverb Nation.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Eden House dates

We're awaiting confirmation, but it looks like the Eden House has a couple of gigs lined up after the new year:

January 11, 2013: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
January 12, 2012: Musikzentrum, Hannover, Germany

We'll confirm as soon as we can.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Eden House at WGT: Setlist

The Eden House played last weekend at the Wave Gotik Treffen Festival. Here's their setlist:

Dark Half
Neversea
Gods Pride
Reach Out
All My Love
Timeflows
Sin
To Believe in Something

Thanks to Christoph for the information!

"Ceromonies" review/retrospective on Invisible Oranges

It's been a long, long time since I reviewed a Fields of the Nephilim album, but I wrote a review of the new "Ceromonies" box set -- and a retrospective of the band -- for Invisible Oranges. It's online today at this link. Here's an excerpt:
As sets, the live discs work. As rituals, they don’t quite make it. The live DVD is another matter. Despite collapsing both Shepherds Bush Empire gigs into one set, it flows seamlessly, demonstrating Fields of the Nephilim’s live prowess and McCoy’s magnetism. Mourning Sun opener “Shroud” is the invocation, summoning the singer to his microphone in the center of a red Enochian septagram. McCoy appears ageless, decked in flour-dusted leathers and his trademark black hat, punching his potent growl into “Straight to the Light.” The dry-ice fog, richly colored lights, glowy production and occasional slow-motion edits give the video a dreamlike quality, amplifying the sensation that you’ve been taken somewhere else. The disc closes with the one-two-three punch of “Moonchild,” the Nephs’ biggest hit single, “Psychonaut,” and “Mourning Sun” – odes to Crowley, chaos magic via the Necronomicon, and fallen angels, respectively. Magical indeed.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Special Edition launches + new Holland gig + World Goth Day

Fields of the Nephilim has announced they will perform September 14 at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg, Holland. Tickets for the festival are available here.

 They've also announced that the "Ceromonies" special edition boxes are being shipped today.

If that weren't enough, today is apparently World Goth Day, and FOTN have been honored in three categories:
Best '90s goth band: Fields of the Nephilim 
Best '00s goth band: Fields of the Nephilim
Best album: 'Ceromonies' Fields of the Nephilim

Friday, May 11, 2012

FOTN announces German gigs

Fields of the Nephilim have announced plans to play Germany in October in the following cities and venues:

October 25: Kufa, Krefeld, Germany
October 26: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
October 27: Reithalle, Dresden, Germany
October 28: X, Herford, Germany

Full details and ticket links will be available on the official website.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

FOTN in The Guardian

Carl McCoy was interviewed for a piece in the Guardian on why goths don't change their stripey tights once they "grow up." It's a wonderful article, where McCoy effuses about the WGT in Leipzig and the reporter even checks in with Paul Hodkinson, author of Goth: Identity Style and Subculture, one of the only academic studies of goth culture. Here's a quip from McCoy:
He doesn't mind Fields of the Nephilim being labelled a goth band. "I see that as a label the followers have given themselves. It's a brilliant following. We're quite lucky, they've stayed with us and grown. We do this festival in Leipzig in Germany and the whole town is taken over for a week – the whole town – by these people draped in black, wonderful, massive, dramatic clothes. It's fantastic."

Sunday, April 22, 2012

FOTN interview in The Quietus

I haven't been keeping up with all the FOTN press lately (sorry about that!), but I didn't want anyone to miss this great interview in The Quietus. In it, McCoy talks about spirituality, his influence on extreme music, and the desire to make new music. Here's a snippet:

CM: More than anything else what I'm interested in is releasing fresh material. That's where I'm at, at the moment.

What sort of direction do you see it taking?

CM: So long as it's different from the last album, and different from the one before that, then I'll be happy. I've been writing anyway, so I've got an idea of where it's going. At the moment it's quite raw, so it could be a very earthy, raw album. But I can't say at the moment, I'm still crafting it. It hasn't spoken to me yet, because there's not enough of it. But I'll get an idea when… after the next month, that's when I'll be getting back on with it.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

FOTN to play Leeds Oct. 30

Fields of the Nephilim will play an additional date in the UK this October, the band announced yesterday:

We have just added an extra show in the UK. This comes after a huge demand for tickets for the previously announced Halloween show in London. We will be making a return to Leeds, a stronghold for the genre of music, for our first performance in the city for many years.

We will play the O2 Academy (Formerly Town & Country) on October 30th.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 20, at this link.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hear "Ceromonies" samples

"Ceromonies" is due out in a little more than a week (April 16 -- probably!), but you can now hear samples of each track on Amazon.co.uk.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

New music from Peter Yates + NFD

Former FOTN guitarist Peter Yates has released a new album, featuring Evi Vine and Stephen Hill, called Soundtrack for a Breakdown, which is available for download at Bandcamp. His previous albums, also featuring Evi Vine, are available as well.

NFD have been furiously working away in the studio in recent weeks, putting together a new album -- working title Waking the Dead. It will be the followup to 2008's Deeper Visions. Other than Bob Black, the lineup for now remains a mystery; the album is planned for release by Jungle Records in October, with a single earlier in the fall.

Bob recently posted:

With Carl out there doing the Neph thing so well and Eden house doin their awesome thang i feel free to take NFD to where its sound truely belongs, all 3 bands giving 100% and providing a different part of the spectrum, a wining situation for everyone methinks :)

To learn more and follow NFD's studio process, check them out on Facebook.

Obskure unveils extended interview

As mentioned, Carl McCoy is featured in an interview in this month's Obskure magazine. Now you can read an extended version of that interview online, with the bonus that if you read it through a browser like Chrome, it will automatically translate it from French into the language of your choice!

In it, McCoy talks about the "Ceromonies" delays, the fate of Richard Stanley's footage of the Astoria show, the "Sleepers" EP, why he feels better onstage now than he did when he was in his 20s, and much more. Enjoy.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

FOTN returns to Shepherds Bush Empire

Fields of the Nephilim announced today that they will return to the Shepherds Bush Empire in London for a special show on Oct. 31, Halloween, 2012.

Carl McCoy made this statement about the gig:

“As with any unfortunate cancellation we were disappointed to hear that this year’s Sonisphere Festival in the UK has been called off as we were very much looking forward to performing there. However we are now pleased to confirm that we are returning to one of our favourite remaining London venues on October 31st."

Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. March 30 (London time) at this link: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=gb_london&query=detail&event=502267&interface=tw_pre-sale.

In addition, the organizers of Sonisphere announced the reason behind their cancellation on their Web site:

Putting the festival together in what is proving to be a very challenging year was more difficult than we anticipated and we have spent the last few months fighting hard to keep Sonisphere in the calendar. Unfortunately circumstances have dictated that we would be unable to run the festival to a standard that both the artists and that Sonisphere’s audience would rightly expect.

We want to express our deepest regrets to the artists and to thank all the staff, suppliers and contractors who worked so hard with us to try and pull off what has proven to be an impossible task and we know how much they share in our disappointment. We also want to send a huge thanks to the Sonisphere fans who stuck by us and we are so sorry that we can’t fulfil what we set out to do.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sonisphere canceled

NME is reporting that this year's Sonisphere Festival, where FOTN were scheduled to perform, has been canceled. Unfortunately, the organizers have not yet stated the reason for the cancellation.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"Ceromonies" delay explained + box set unveiled

As most of you know, the "Ceromonies" release has been pushed back a couple of times. I asked Fields of the Nephilim's management if they could supply an explanation for the setback. Here's what we got, courtesy of EMI:

Due to the complex nature of the manufacturing process the release date for the entire ‘Ceromonies’ project has had to move to April 9th.

We don't know what that means for people who received an email saying the release would ship April 11.

Also, today the FOTN official store began taking pre-orders for the "Ceromonies" limited edition box set, pictured below:



It includes:
* Two CDs, the "Ad Mortem/Ad Vitam" disks from Shepherd's Bush Empire
* 1 DVD
* Two vinyl albums with "Ad Mortem/At Vitam" on red vinyl
* A special-edition booklet with artwork, graphics and photos from Sheer Faith
* A brushed-metal pendant with the "Ceromonies" seal
* A flag or altar cloth with the "Ceromonies" seal
* A limited-edition photo signed by Carl McCoy
* A laminated artist pass from the SBE shows
* A handmade wooden box to hold everything

The sale price? £106.66, somehow commemorating both the Norman conquest of England and the number of the Beast.

So, what of this word, "Ceromonies?" Is it just spelled incorrectly? Probably not. In some languages, "cero" is the word for zero, and in others, it refers to a layer of wax, or of tall candles. (It's also a kind of mackerel from the West Indies, but that seems less relevant). So, a candlelight ritual? A wax seal? A moment that brings us back to Year Zero? McCoy does so love to keep us guessing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

FOTN to play Brutal Assault Festival (probably)

We haven't seen official confirmation of this yet, but promoters are saying that Fields of the Nephilim will perform at this year's Brutal Assault Festival, held August 8 to 11 in the Czech Republic. Other major acts lined up for the festival include Machinehead, Dimmu Borgir, Ministry, Immortal, and Amon Amarth. We'll let you know when the show is confirmed and when tickets go on sale.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

FOTN Lyss setlist

Main set:
Shroud
Straight To The Light
Trees Come Down
From The Fire
Penetration
Preacher Man
Love Under Will
Zoon Pt 3
The Watchman
Moonchild

Encore:
Last Exit For The Lost

I don't see any tweets from the show; if you were there and want to share your thoughts, please contact us! Thanks to Ande for the setlist.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

FOTN in Obskure, Metal Talk; McCoy a "Golden God"

In better news, Fields of the Nephilim is featured in the March 9, 2012 issue of Obskure magazine (with Killing Joke's Jaz Coleman on the cover).

In addition, Carl McCoy is interviewed on Metal Talk, and is a nominee for best metal band (?!?) on Metal Hammer's web site -- part of their "Golden Gods" awards.

"Ceromonies" delayed again?

Many people who preordered the "Ceromonies" set (particularly in Europe) received emails today claiming that the set is delayed and will ship April 9. Amazon.com is still listing a release date of March 13. Amazon.co.uk is actually claiming it's available now but "ships within 9 to 11 days." Official channels have been mum on the subject. I suppose when the product is in our hands, we'll know it's available.

How to follow tomorrow's show in Lyss

I'm going to be offline much of tomorrow, when Fields will play in Lyss, Switzerland. But you can keep an eye on things by watching the Twitter ticker on the right-hand side of the news page. I'll post a setlist and roundup as soon as I can. Please email me your thoughts if you attend the show!

Monday, March 5, 2012

FOTN in Record Collector

Fields of the Nephilim has a new multi-page article in the March 2012 issue of Record Collector magazine (with David Bowie on the cover). Among other things, Carl McCoy mentions that there are some FOTN items in the vaults that he wouldn't mind releasing some day, and that the band will be playing new music at summer shows. Thanks to Glenn for the summary.

"To Believe in Something" live in Manchester

The Eden House has been tearing it up in the UK the past few days. Here they are performing "To Believe in Something" live in Manchester on March 3:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

FOTN press roundup

We've been remiss in noting all the magazines publishing new features on Fields of the Nephilim, but here's a quick list:

* Kerrang! magazine, week of Feb. 22, 2012, ("Rockstar Confessions" on the cover). "Penetration" was named one of "This week's essential tracks." "Highly influential metallers Fields of the Nephilim are releasing a live album/DVD soon, and this is three minutes, 45 seconds' worth of awesomeness from it."

* Classic Rock magazine (Van Halen on the cover): "Goth overlord, occultist, flour-powered cowboy vagabond, object of ridicule. FOTN mainman Carl McCoy and his band are back for one more shot. But a reunion it is not."

* Dominion magazine, March 2012 (Epica on the cover).

* MOJO magazine, April 2012 (Paul Weller on the cover), "Ceromonies" review.

* Zillo magazine, March 2012 (Al Jourgenson on the cover).

* Orkus magazine, March 2012.

* Sonic Seducer magazine, March 2012 (In Extremis on the cover).

* Vive Le Rock magazine #6 (John Lydon on the cover).

Many, many thanks to Ande for finding all these. Let us know if we missed any. If anyone has transcriptions of the articles, we'll put them in the press section!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hear full-length "Timeflows" samples, or buy the album

If you're on Facebook, you can check out full-length samples from The Eden House's "Timeflows" EP online here. You can also do the same thing over on their Bandcamp page, where the whole thing is available for sale. Enjoy!

FOTN at Sonisphere

Fields of the Nephilim's management confirmed today that the band will perform at this year's Sonisphere festival, held July 6-8 at Knebworth House in Stevenage. Other bands on the stage will include KISS, Queen, Faith No More, Evanescence, Marilyn Manson, Wolfmother, Mastodon, Lacuna Coil, and Flogging Molly. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, February 23, at 9 a.m. UK time.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

"Penetration" unveiled; "Ceromonies," Budapest postponed

Fields of the Nephilim have unveiled the first video track from the forthcoming "Ceromonies" package: "Penetration." Check it out below:

PENETRATION (FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM) from SHEERFAITH on Vimeo.


EMI, the label publishing the "Ceromonies" packages, has announced a new release date: March 19, two weeks later than expected. Hopefully that will be the only delay and it'll be in our hands soon.

In addition, we're hearing that the ill-fated Budapest gig has been postponed. Indefinitely. Again.

"Neversea" video!

The Eden House debuted the new video last night. It's gorgeous:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Inside the new Metal Hammer FOTN feature

The new issue of Metal Hammer (with Corey Taylor on the cover) is on UK newsstands now, featuring a 4-page spread on Fields of the Nephilim. Rather than being a rehash, the article, by writer John Doran, contains a number of interesting tidbits about the "Ceromonies" gigs and package, including:

* The Dec. 29. 2007 show in Helsinki was on the anniversary of Grigori Rasputin's death;
* The Marc 15, 2008 show in Warsaw was on the anniversary of H.P. Lovecraft's death;
* The March 21, 2008 show in Athens was on the equinox, the Thelemic new year;
* The July 13, 2008 show in London, the second of two dates at Shepherd's Bush Empire, was on the birthday of Queen Elizabeth II's astrologer, the mystic John Dee;
* "Ceromonies" took so long to come out because Carl McCoy insisted on doing the entire thing himself;
* McCoy is eager to record new material: "Whether that will be an LP straight away or a series of EPs, I don't know. ... I've been working on new material for the last four months, and now it's time to get into the studio, get my head down and get some new music out."
* He talks about his longstanding interest in the spirituality and philosophies of Thelema;
* He talks about the Nephs' unique look, and how the band pioneered some aspects of goth DIY fashion and the use of colored contact lenses (and claims he adopted the pale lenses to look more like his grandfather);
* He says, "I'm still essentially a shy kid, even though I've picked a funny career for somebody who doesn't like being recognized. I was hiding behind all those things. I still am.";
* The band was once arrested in Nottingham when police mistook their sacks of flour for cocaine!

Many thanks to Cobweb for sending me the article! If anyone would like to transcribe it, we'd love to have it in the Press section.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"Timeflows" preorder + track preview



The Eden House is taking pre-orders now for the "Timeflows" EP, due out at the end of this month. Those who preorder can immediately download a single track of their choice in a variety of high-quality formats.

And below, you can see a shot from last weekend's filming of the "Neversea" video, with Simon Hinkler on the left. Photo by Taya Uddin.

Friday, February 3, 2012

FOTN in new Metal Hammer

FOTN's manager posted today that the lads will be in the next issue of Metal Hammer, the UK magazine devoted to heavy metal. They're treated to a five-page spread. No details yet on who's on the cover, which issue it is, or what's inside, but we'll share more when we get it.

Eden House Filming Video for "Neversea"

We've heard news that The Eden House will be filming a video for "Neversea," one of the tracks from "Timeflows," this weekend. The song (and the video, we think) features The Mission's Simon Hinkler.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Fire At FOTN's Studio

Yikes! Fields of the Nephilim manager Rob Ferguson reported this on Facebook today:

There was a fire at the Fields of the Nephilim studio today resulting in an evacuation with fire brigade in attendance to bring it under control. Carl McCoy managed to salvage all the material currently being worked on and everyone concerned is safe and well.

Hopefully he wasn't filming a new version of the "burning cottage" video that heralded the band's return in 2004 or thereabouts. (Anyone got a copy or screenshot of that?)

Here's a screenshot, thanks to Greg:



If we learn that there's anything fans can do to help, we'll let you know.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

"Ceromonies" review in True Cult Heavy Metal

True Cult Heavy Metal's Pete Woods caught the press screening of "Ceromonies" and offers this lengthy review. Here's a snippet:
Visually, things are ever shape shifting and the filmic aspects go way beyond anything anyone should really expect from mere concert footage. It is evident that this is what has taken so long to get the project realised. Tones change from muted pastels to stark black and white, it is as though the film stock has been partly aged at times too, coming across as mottled rather than gaudy and very much like something from the past rather than the future, which we anticipate will be forthcoming. The camera roves ever reaching for nooks and crannies like a Giallo director trying to really get beneath the skin of their subject. Suddenly it homes in on something. A flash of Carl's eyes are transposed almost subliminally during the hammer smash frenzy of 'Penetration' and left burnt onto the retinas, leaving you wondering if you saw them or not.

Friday, January 20, 2012

"Ceromonies" Unveiled

Yesterday in London, a gaggle of journalists were treated to two press screenings of the "Ceromonies" DVD at the Sanctum Hotel in Soho. The folks at Sonic Shocks have already offered a review:

The reactivation of Fields Of the Nephilim: Ceromonies
DVD advance screening at Sanctum Hotel, Soho, London
by Marcus J. West

Double hit for for the English gothic venerated establishment better known as Fields Of the Nephilim: on March 5th Ceromonies will be released in two formats, a striking sixty minute long DVD and a live recording immortalizing the two memorable sold out shows at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in 2008. The first impact of tonight’s screening of the DVD at the Sanctum Hotel in Soho, courtesy of EMI, invades with chaos magic and the presence of Sumerian Gods that seem to feed allure to the crowd as they became one with the band, in a duel of black and white and subtle-colored powerful images. Carl McCoy, frontman and mastermind cowboy warlock of Fields of the Nephilim, explains in an interview (which will be featured on issue no. 7 of our magazine) what triggered this mind-blowing project, which he impressively edited all by himself and which is destined to feed the community of the ones who dare, and the ones that cannot have enough of the barrier of the unknown, where magic and occult meet. Both the DVD and live album are already must haves to get ready to be part of Fields Of The Nephilim forthcoming live shows.

The band's manager, Rob Ferguson, also shared his thoughts on the screening on Facebook:

Yesterday we did two press screenings for the new Fields of the Nephilim DVD. great to see hardened rock journalists genuinely losing their shit during the screening and a spontaneous round of applause at the end! It really is that good.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Eden House Summer Festivals Confirmed

The Eden House confirmed via the band's Facebook page that it will be performing at this year's Wave Gotik Treffen festival, which takes place in Leipzig, Germany, May 25 to 28, and at the Blackfield Festival at the Amphitheater Gelsenkirchen in Germany, held June 23 and 24. Exact dates and more details are expected soon.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Carl McCoy!


Photo credit: bourgol.

48 years ago today (Jan. 18, 1963), Carl McCoy was born in a hospital in Lambeth, London, England. Celebrate for our lesser days:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Eden House Gigs

To coincide with the release of the "Timeflows" EP, The Eden House is planning several gigs this year, including:

March 1: The Duchess, York, England, with Anne Marie Hurst + Berlin Black. Tickets
March 2: Eddies, Birmingham, England. Tickets
March 3: Moho, Manchester, England.
March 4: Dingwalls, London, England.

There's also a possibility that the band will play this year's Wave Gotik Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany. We'll let you know as soon as we find out. Many thanks to Christoph for these tips.