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.