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An Eternal Curse of the Pagan Godz storm cover and NYHC Judge

Their connection is likely no more than reading the same book with nature photography but a band sharing the same cover design as ARKONA's An Eternal Curse of the Pagan Godz was New York punk band JUDGE on their EP There Will Be Quiet... (1990). There's no specific credit for the original photo, only JUDGE give a credit, "courtesy of Swissy".Beyond that... nothing in common, just a piece of trivia for this great demo. ARKONA performing Skrajna nienawisc egoistycznej egzystencji live in 2014.An earlier version of this song can be heard on the ...Eternal Godz... demo as From the Depth of Hell-Fire into the Infinited War.

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Aleksandr Matochkin - Russian Folk Songs and Folk Tales Preserved and Retold

We recently imported Aleksandr Matochkin's CD Traditional Woeful Folksongs of Russian Kin. Most of the songs on this album were originally sung without instruments, but here Aleksandr is accompanied by his accordion. Not a common combination but it works perfectly, adding tempo and melody. An intimate performance of almost instantly memorable songs. The CD artwork comes from photographs taken by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky in early 20th century Tsarist Russia (pre 1917). They are original colour photographs, not colourised later! The cover photograph is "Girl with strawberries" (1909) (LOC), the back cover is "Peasant girls" (1909) (LOC). The booklet front page is a different "Girl with strawberries" (1909) (LOC).See the complete Library of Congress (LOC) collection here. Outside of his own recordings,...

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Varsovie Live in Paris with guest Audrey Sylvain (Sunsiare, Nimier and the car crash)

VARSOVIE live at Sonicsonic, Paris, 17 December 2016. Audrey Sylvain (PESTE NOIRE, AMESOEURS) joins for the end of Sunsiaré, a song from their latest album L'Heure et la Trajectoire. Sung on the album by Yelena Mitseva. The song is referencing author Suzy Durupt who wrote under the pseudonym Sunsiaré de Larcône. She published one novel in her lifetime, La Messagère (The Messenger).In September 1962, aged 27, Durupt was killed, along with author Roger Nimier, in a highway car accident. Scorched Aston-MartinOn the edge of the roadDefinitiveRedirectionBefore disappearing "Case 20945" is a direct reference to the resting place of Durupt's ashes in the Crématorium-columbarium du Père-Lachaise in Paris, a building in the famous cemetery. DefinitiveRedirectionLike a line on the asphaltOne, two, three, four...Like a line on the asphaltBefore...

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Fenriz Mixtape on Radio 3 - Late Junction with Anne Hilde Neset

Fenriz contributed a mix to last week's Late Junction on Radio 3. The audio is available for about a month, you can listen and see the track list on the BBC website. Track list below with a few related videos (not necessarily the chosen song) The DeZurik Sisters - The Arizona Yodeler (video: Hillbilly Bill) Ohio Players - Funky Worm (video: Skin Tight) Walter Wanderley - Amanha (video: Call Me) Wrath - Warlord (video: the b-side, Rock N Roll Fever) Fraction - Come Out Of Her Suburban Lawns - Janitor (great Long Beach new wave band!) (video: Janitor, Gidget Goes to Hell, on New Wave Theater) Dave "Baby" Cortez - The Happy Organ (video: Cherry Wainer and Don Storer performing the song in '66) Shirley...

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Peaceville Life - New Peaceville Records Book by Paul Hammy Halmshaw

For me, running a record label was like balancing a dozen spinning dinner plates on wobbly spikes - always ready to come crashing to the ground at a moment's notice. That was my overriding feeling - of running a record label in the old days, on drugs. Peaceville founder Hammy has just published Peaceville Life. Part bio, part label history. Bands covered include: Opeth, Paradise Lost, Anathema, Darkthrone, Katatonia, Alternative, Kong, Baphomet, At the Gates, GGFH, Doom, Chumbawamba, Autopsy, Pentagram, Axegrinder, The Gathering, Deviated Instinct, My Dying Bride. You can buy the book in digital format now on Kindle, a full colour version will be available in March on iTunes; a print version is planned. You can follow updates at peacevillelife.com. Highly recommend...

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