Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Message From The Owner

As many of you know, I've been running this site for ages (I honestly can't remember how long). I do my best to keep up with everything, both here and on the Facebook page (which is often more up-to-date). But I've got a full-time job, a side career and a family -- not to mention a case of absent-mindedness that would be funny if it didn't sometimes make people angry with me.

This is a place where I share news about Fields of the Nephilim and any related band -- meaning any band that includes musicians who were either in FOTN or Nefilim. It's a lot to keep up with, and because so much of it passes by in a blur on Facebook, I miss things. If you are in one of those bands, or if you're following one of those bands and there's something new to report, please share it with me so I can add it to Sumerland. I've added a handy "CONTACT" link over there on the left to make it easier. And yes, it really does need to be emailed. I often never see the messages people send on Facebook, mostly because Facebook is buggy.

Sumerland is, and always has been, a community effort, not the least because FOTN has a pretty great community surrounding it. I appreciate everything you've done to help keep this site up to date, and appreciate you making sure I don't forget anything.


News Roundup

My, we've gotten a little behind, haven't we? So, The Eden House's new album, "Half Life," is now out and for sale through the usual channels. You can stream and/or buy it at Bandcamp. And if that isn't enough, there's an interview with Stephen Carey over at Intravenous that involves, among other things, Febreeze jokes.

The indefatigable NFD are still putting the finishing touches on some new music. Bob White recently reported on Facebook, "Mixing, mixing forever mixing......but well worth it!" He also made a clip of a new song available yesterday, which you can check out on Reverb Nation. And don't forget about NFD's album-release party at the O2 Academy in Islington July 6.

John Carter's band, XII, unveiled a new track/video this month called "Virtue." Here's the vid:

The track should be for sale via all the usual online retailers, and John reported today that more music is on the way -- stay tuned to his Themes for Ancients page for all the latest.

And Fields of the Nephilim (oh, yeah, them! :) ) is selling a limited amount of merch from the recent Scandinavia shows. Next stop: Germany.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Malmo Video

In case you missed any of the Nephs' shows in Sweden, either due to geography, finances, or other matters, here's a chance to check out the full Malmo set:

In addition, I've fully updated the site's live page for all of the confirmed dates for 2013. (I hope.) If I'm missing anything, let me know.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

FOTN Germany Tour - November 2013

Fields of the Nephilim have confirmed that they will play a series of dates in Germany in late November, with the Merciful Nuns supporting. Here are the dates and venues:

November 28, 2013: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany // tickets
November 29, 2013: Postbahnhof am Ostbahnhof, Berlin, Germany // tickets
November 30, 2013: Der Anker, Leipzig, Germany // tickets
December 1, 2013: Live Music Hall, Koln, Germany // tickets

Stockholm Setlist

Sorry for the delay in getting this one online, folks! The Nephs played Stockholm on Sunday night, and deviated from their other Swedish setlists to bring you this lineup:

Main set:
Straight to the Light
One More Nightmare
From the Fire
Love Under Will
The Watchman
Mourning Sun

Preacher Man
Zoon 3
Last Exit for the Lost

Again, if you have links to photos or videos from any of these shows, please send them along. I'd love to post them.