Sunday, December 26, 2010

Uma entrevista com Vebjørn de Haust

Here's an interview Vebjørn of Haust did with some Brazillians. If you speak Portuguese, read the original here. If not, here's the whole thing in English.

1 - Ride The Relapse got a a re-release in 2008 with some new songs, was there any remixing/remastering of those songs? I'm just asking this 'cause i have this version of White Trash Extravaganza that sounds lower than the one on MySpace.

The first version of ride the relapse was mainly just a demo. We hadn't really started as a serious band yet when we recorded the first stuff. But we put it out on our webpage as a release because we thought it looked cool . The first version is with programmed electronic drums (our drummer didn't join the band until 2005, and then started the Haust as you know it today ) and it's just recorded in Ruben's bedroom with shitty equipment. Our debut album Ride the relapse was released in 2008, everything before that is just Ruben and me fooling around.

2 - Although HAUST mixes influences from hardcore/punk/black metal. you guys definitely stand out making a completely different sound than the other bands working with the same principles and that fit into this same group. It could be said that HAUST has more punk roots than any other acts around. Do you think that's what makes HAUST stand out?

Yeah. We have a punk background. We were small-town crooks in Notodden, Telemark. That is also the hometown of the black metal band Emperor. We were really influenced by Vegard/Ihsahn when we were kids and he also recorded our first demos with our shitty punkbands in the 90s. When we started Haust it was just Ruben and me trying to mix black metal with the punk attitude, not that we wanted to make BM more catchy.. We just wanted it more up front and in-your-face. We're of course also really influenced by noiserock like Jesus Lizard , early Earth, early Sonic youth and Dinosaur.. stuff like that.
We also wanted to point out the obvious punk qualities of the early norwegian BM scene (Burzum, Emperor - wrath of the tyrant era, Mayhem - Deathchurch etc) and highlight it.

3 - In an older version of your MySpace page, there were lots of influences mentioned, from Sunn o))) to Darkthrone and some weird shit in-between, mixing all kinds of bands and genres and you're actually wearing a Poison Idea t-shirt in one picture. Catching a glimpse of the bands imagery and influences, two thoughts crossed my mind: "These kids know what they're doing" or "These old fucks know their shit and look like really young folks". Just spill it out, who are you? How the band came together?

Ha ha. I guess we're not that young anymore. I'm 26 myself, and the other guys are 25. People always say that we look like we're in our late teens.. that's funny. I have my musical upbringing from the Oslo-based recordstore Tiger in the late 90s and early 00s, that now also runs a label called Fysisk Format. We are three guys that met in Notodden in our teens, drinking bad homemade liquor, listening to Misfits and skating in the streets. When we got serious we teamed up with a drummer from Kvinesdal in the south of Norway.

4 - HAUST seems to touch on more socio-political subjects, but still mantaining some sick humor, sometimes tackling heavy matters, in songs such as Anti-Reproductive. On the other hand, there's Skate Rock, that seems basically about hanging out with your buddies, getting wasted, listening to some records,etc. Do you like to keep your lyrics kinda "freestyle", not making any commitment to being a joke or an over-the-top too serious band? (Based on what I can make out of the lyrics, since I don't have 'em)

Yeah. I like to mix the trashy and catchy with the bleak and serious. We're not a political band, but for me it would also be uninteresting to write lyrics that are just plain silly. Anti-reproductive is about being pushed out of the so-called including norwegian social democracy because you are gay or simply have an alternative take on what a family should be like. I think the metal and hardcore punk scene is very conservative in may ways when it comes to sexual politics, and i don't want to be a part of this romantic macho bullshit that most punk and metal bands celebrate. Skate Rock is about being punk in a small town like Notodden. The local hillbillies and macho jocks always told me to cut my hair and get a job, and i still get this screamed after me when i come back there once in a while.

4 B - About the Anti-Reproductive video, it's pretty shocking. Every single element on this video is pretty sick: the scene of the guy crawling on that disgusting fluid, that huge nazi flag, the guy on the bathub with his guts exposed,'s really impressive! How the main idea of the video was conceived? how it went and how long it took for the production of the video?

I really wanted to have a horror music video for this album. The album title is not really about horror movies but from an essay of philosopher Julia Kristeva. The powers of horror is everything that disgusts you. It's about the abject. Not an object or a subject, but stuff like vomit, corpses, shit and even stuff from history, like f.ex Holocaust. I contacted a young filmmaker that i new had the guts to work with shit like this. The only thing i told was that i wanted a mix of Jörg Buttgereit and Kenneth Anger. I didn't know about the actual content until it was finished. But I'm really satisfied with the result (at least for being a blind date) and i think it fits well with the title of the album. The video was shot in one night (i think) and edited in a couple of days. It was shot on 16 mm and the directors name is Fredrik Hana. He's really great, watch out for him in the future.

4 C - The band seem to have a strong connection with horror movies. Recently I`ve watched a Norwegian slasher (Fritt Vilt) and some time ago, the acclaimed survival Dod Sno. Do you like any of these movies? Do you think that Norway may be among the major producers of horror movies? And still about movies, would you like to recommend the last ones you've watched?

I'm really into horror. I've seen Fritt vilt and i didn't like it that much. It follows the formula for a slasher to close and don't have anything special to it. I haven't seen Død snø yet, but i will. My favourite norwegian horror film is "De dødes tjern" (death in the blue lake) from 1958. It's really creepy and beautyful. These days you should check out "Black Christmas" (the original from 1974) and "Christmas evil" AKA "You better watch out". My favourite horror movies are old stuff like The Wolf man and Island of lost souls, but i also like some newer films like "Antichrist" and "the kingdom" series from Denmark, and "Pontypool" and "Dagon". Another film you have to see is "Possession" from 1981, I love David Cronenbergs films and this one is just like Cronenberg but better.

5 - Still about songwriting, I think this laid-back atittude actually reflects on the way you sing and interpret those songs. Actually, most people remember HAUST as "that band with that peculiar vocalist" . Is there any person that inspired you, as a vocalist and front-man? Did you have this posture since the beginning? (Basically antagonizing 99% of the vocalists in the norwegian metal scene)

Some vocalists that i'm influenced by is:

Screaming jay Hawkins
Captain Beefheart (R.I.P)
Ihsahn from early emperor days
Varg "Count Grishnach" Vikernes
David Bowie
Jussi Björling
Attila Csihar
Johnny Rotten

6 - Recently, I've saw that you'll be touring with Trap Them and Rotten Sound in April/2011. How'd that happen? Any plans for an american tour?

Yeah. Avocado started booking for us, and then suddenly we were going to tour europe. We've actually never played outside of norway before, so that's going to be great! I don't know about america yet, but it would be really nice to play overseas.

7 - How's HAUST's relationship with Fysisk Format? How's their distribution on "Powers of Horrors"? Any label tried to reach you after the CD's release?

We love the guys in Fysisk Format. They're our friends and we don't want to sign anything else unless it's a hell of a deal. Cargo records distributes powers of horror in europe.

8 - Dag Otto also plays in a band that's the complete opposite of HAUST, Skitliv... And by opposite, I mean, it's band that plays SUICIDAL BLACK METAL, while HAUST's outlook is completely different. Kinda hard not to notice this in HAUST's sound. We'd like you to comment on that, Otto's relationship with both bands.

Dag Otto plays with them and they are nice guys, but the music has nothing in common with the Haust sound except that it's hard. Dag Otto likes the challenge of playing different styles of drumming, and that's cool.

9 - Dude, as brazilian blog, we gotta ask you, do you know any bands or anything from this part of the world?

Sepultura, Mystifier and Sarcófago has been really important bands for me. I also really like the film Pixote by Hector Babenco that was shot in Brazil. And of course the almighty Coffin Joe!

10 - Could comment the last 5 albums you´ve been listening?

These last days I've been playing Captain Beefheart - Trout mask replica a lot, since he died. Other records I've been playing is the latest Okkultokrati 7" called "Ingen veit alt" (The title is from this great norwegian poet called Tarjei Vesaas), Cult Ritual LP, Emeralds - does it look like i'm here? and Summon the crows - Scavengers feast.

11 - Vebjørn, thank you so much for your time! This space is your, wrap this up as you see fit.

Thanks for the interview. I would really like to go to Brazil, and i really enjoy that you find our cold norwegian music interesting. Support your local punk scene, and play loud!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Haust to tour Europe in April with Trap Them, Rotten Sound, Gaza, and The Kandidate

That's right! 24 days of horror partying awaits Oslo's crazy nekro punks Haust when they go on tour all over Europe this coming April.

Cursed to Tour: Rotten Sound, Trap Them, Gaza, Haust, The Kandidate.

01.04.11 Germany Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte
02.04.11 Germany Köln @ Underground
03.04.11 Germany Rosswein @ Juha
04.04.11 Czech Rep Prague @ Exit Chmelnice
05.04.11 Slovakia Bratislava @ Randal
06.04.11 Germany München @ Feierwerk
07.04.11 Austria Salzburg @ Rockhouse
08.04.11 Italy Mezzago @ Bloom
09.04.11 Italy Rome @ Init
10.04.11 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo Werk21
11.04.11 France Paris @ Glazart
12.04.11 UK London @ Underworld
13.04.11 UK Plymouth @ White Rabbit
14.04.11 UK Colchester @ Arts Centre
15.04.11 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix
16.04.11 Holland Sneek @ Bolwerk
17.04.11 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
18.04.11 Denmark Lyngby @ Templet
19.04.11 Sweden Gothenburg @ Henriksberg
20.04.11 Norway Oslo @ Blå (Inferno)
21.04.11 Sweden Stockholm @ Debaser Slussen
22.04.11 Finland Turku @ Klubi
23.04.11 Finland Jyväskylä @ Lutakko
24.04.11 Finland Helsinki @ Nosturi

We just added a few old HAUST releases to the Ormeyngel Store so go buy some Anti-Christmas presents! "Ride the Relapse" on both CD and LP, as well as the two splits with NEXT LIFE and THE WHITE TIGER PREPADE.

Friday, December 17, 2010

2010 end of the year round up lists

People like making lists. Pitting one sorry record against another. 2010 was a pretty good year for music. Although you wouldn't have guessed it reading some of these lists. Ha ha.

Here are some of the "Best albums of 2010" that happened to mention the Okkultokrati and Haust albums. Thanks to every single loner, loser, druggie, misfit, degenerate and problem child who picked them up and enjoyed them.

It's a Trap:
"Apocalyptic visions set to a soundtrack of the rawest metal/punk sludge. A zeitgeist-defining album of unmatched ugliness."

Harald Fossberg knows how to party.

Radio Nova:
Okkulto in the Top 3 - Not too shabby

And some others too.
Ny Musikk

Bonus bonus bonus bonus bonus bonus bonus bonus:

Verminscum's top 10 list for 2010 (made for It's A Trap):

- Black Hole Crew: The "Nekromantik Norway" shows with Haust, Årabrot and Okkultokrati around Norway, the latest Haust and Årabrot LPs, releasing two Okkultokrati records this year, Dark Times, Sumar, Drugged SS pissing off Oslo hipsters, the new band some of us just started, Ormeyngel Records.

- Getting the news on the Pulp reunion shows happening next year.

- Seeing Unbroken + Ceremony in London with my friends.

- Everything Tottenham Hotspur: Champions League, 4th place in PL 2009/2010 season, Gareth Bale, van der Vaart.

- Notodden in the summer.

- The current state of OCHC (Oslo City Hardcore).

- Integrity - The Blackest Curse being the best Integrity album ever.

- Breaking edge.

- Hot Mamba @ "Best i smaken"

- Family and friends doing OK.

Black Qvislings's top 10 ragers and future bonzers (no weak sauce):

Nekromantheon – Divinity of Death
If you haven't picked this up yet you are missing out. Some of the finest, most distorted thrashing metal featuring Arild and Sindre from Obliteration.

Kriegshog - s/t
Japanese total killer maniac hardcore ripper. Just as good as their seveninches. If not better.

Double Negative- Daydreamnation
Expending on their Bad Brainian fastcore sound to new heights and adding noisy, swirling bits and unrelenting plummeting grooves.

Furze - Reaper Subconscious Guide
What the fuck is going on with this album? Total genius! That's what! Jangly stoner doom glockenspiel rocking black metal madness makes this an instant classic.

Knuste Ruter - Gjennom Veggene
Taking the best aspects of classic Norwegian hardcore and improving them. Dazzling guitar work and sharp, poignant lyrics. Fuck Jokke, fuck Raga, and fuck you for not owning this record.

Masakari – The Prophet Feeds
Although the world does not need more bands doing this style for a while, the power and onslaught of this record can not be denied. Ultra-vicious and pissed off!

Haust - Powers of Horror
The only way this record could be any better is if it featured all the songs from the Next Life split and the "No Christmas" song as well. Haust could be the biggest band in the world and still be underrated.

Årabrot - Revenge
Darker, slower, deadlier. Just listen to "The Pilgrimage". It doesn't get much more demented and disturbing than this. Another slap in the face of correctness and good taste.

Deathhammer - Phantom Knights
Those shrieks!!! I love it.

Bastard Priest - Under The Hammer of Destruction
The most hard-hitting, soul-crushing, just plain awesome record of the year!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Both the CD and vinyl version of the new OKKULTOKRATI EP are now in stock and ready to ship. Fysisk Format has done all the heavy lifting on this one, and Odio Sonoro and Lilla Himmel will have copies shortly. But you can head over to the ORMEYNGEL SHOP for some great deals right away. We also printed some t-shirts with the same motif as the front cover. Available in sizes Small to XL.

Okkultokrati interview in Ox Fanzine

Okkultokrati were interviewed by Katharina Gille for Ox fanzine via email back in September, and it was just published in their latest issue. For all of you who don't speak German, here is the entire conversation in English in all its unedited glory.

1) Maybe not all the readers know Okkultokrati or the meaning of the name, so what does it mean?

Black Race: Okkultokrati is a band from Norway. We reside in Oslo,
playing dark and heavy punk/hardcore. A translation of the name into English would be "Occultocracy". As in an occult upper class or an occult form of government.

Black Qvisling: the fundamental, ultimate mystery - the only thing you need to know to understand the deepest metaphysical secrets - is this: that for every outside there is an inside and for every inside there is an outside, and although they are different, they go together.

2) Your debut album No Light for Mass is out now. How would you describe the album?

Black Race: The album is harder than our previous stuff, both musically and production wise. Ruben Willem who recorded the album is the best producer around these days, we really enjoy working with him.

Black Qvisling: To sum up the album in one word: illuminating. 9 songs to expand the mind, push your buttons and your pressure points, elevate the soul, snuff out all hope and breathe fire into your personal demons.

3) I read that you call your kind of music True Norwegian Metaphysical Black´n´roll. Can you say something about that? It sounds really pure and raw. Or is it more about the lyrics?

Verminscum: The music is black as in dark, NOT as in black metal. People seem to put a "black metal" label om Okkultokrati at times, but I can't really see why. We're all fans of the Norwegian black metal classics, but we have never claimed or intended to have an element of black metal in our music. I guess you could say though, that we sort of have the same mindset as the pioneering Norwegian black metal bands, and a similar approach to making music. As for the "roll" part, we like to rock. Everyone these days seem to wanna include more and more "extreme" genres in their music, even though they all end up sounding like some shitty generic myspace-core.

Black Qvisling: TNMBNR is more an inside joke. Never mind that tag. A more fitting term would be "end of days motivational soundtrack" or "dream state rock". We like it raw, we don't care if it's pure or real. Those words mean nothing to us.

4) Where did you record No Light for Mass?

Verminscum: In Oslo at Caliban Studios with Ruben Willem doing everything from engineering to mixing to mastering. It's a great studio, the lastest Haust stuff is done there as well.

5) As I can say Okkultokrati get signed pretty fast to the well known Fysisk Format. How come? Because I thought that this is a more hardcore oriented label.

Black Qvisling: About Fysisk Format; they already released Haust, Obliteration, Årabrot and Next Life who are some of our favorite current artists and we gave it the recording and they said "This is the greatest music that has ever existed" and that was that.

6) What can you tell me about your own label called Ormeyngel? Do you have a fixed schedule for the releases?

Black Race: We've had Ormeyngel since we started out the band. The Okkultokrati demo tape was the first r‎elease, the Knarkskog 7" the second. All Okkultokrati releases on Ormeyngel are co-releases with other labels (Lilla Himmel, Fysisk Format, Odio Sonoro), but we do Ormeyngel-only stuff as well. We have some planned releases, so stay tuned for that. It's hard to find quality stuff though, most music in Norway these days disappoint us, unfortunately.

Black Qvisling: Ormeyngel is our own little hellspawned baby and is done by us to release stuff by us and our friends. All people should have their own label, even if only to press 5 copies and document their own output and surroundings. We have stuff planned, but we don't set a date on things. Releases come out when volcanoes aren't erupting and the pressing plant finds it convenient to press some records.

7) Sebastian Rusten has given Okkultokrati a very special visual language. Is he going to join the team for releases on Ormeyngel too?

Black Qvisling: Sebastian Rusten is a mountain of a man and is part of our band in a huge way.

Black Race: We're really happy with having Sebastian do our artwork. Everything he's done is killer, and he's currently working on the new 7" which will look insane! As far as him doing other Ormeyngel stuff, I don't really know. No plans there, but it's obviously a possibility. As of now though, we're kinda happy he's working exclusively for us!

8) You have recorded in a short time your demo tape, 7 " and now released your debut album. Would you say that this is a very creative period, or is it sometimes difficult to produce new songs?

Verminscum: None of us had known each other for that long prior to starting this band, and we created the band when we realized we all had sort of the same perspective on music. So when we all finally got together, I guess years of plans just came to life.

Black Qvisling: We like writing and recording and being prolific. Not everything makes the cut and makes it all the way to be properly recorded, but we do write a lot of songs. Weeding out the unworthy stuff and rearranging it until it becomes good is a grueling process, but ultimately necessary. We have a new EP coming out soon called "Ingen Veit Alt" and we are also writing songs for an upcoming split-release. Writing songs have both been hard and easy. Just like meditating in a room full of noisy children, you have to phase out the static and focus on reaching your power center.

9) You have recorded an EP a long time ago. Are there any differences in your music style? Development?

Black Qvisling: Both yes and no. Small nuances within the grand design, but still a steady course of headbanging, fist-pumping, skullkrushing heavy shit.

Black Race: The The Knarkskog 7" was recorded November 2008, and is more weird and unconventional in my eyes. That whole recording session, the demo and the 7", was all we had produced during our first few months of existence. Also, the sound probably affects the whole record, as it's quite different then what we did for the LP. I've recently fell in love once again with those songs and recordings, they sound really cool.

10) And what about your new bass player. Are there any changes in the music because of him?

Black Qvisling: Le Ghast bring his unique energy, vision and flow. And he always has the best medicine. Greasing our machinery and working his black magic to amplify the sonic wall of death.

Verminscum: We created and recorded the LP and everything before that with our old bass player, but he surely takes our songs to the next level. He's a terrific bass player who knows how to keep it heavy as fuck, and I'm really glad we got around to record a new 7" with him.

11) Are there differences or special features for CD and vinyl edition?

Black Qvisling: just slightly different cover art and the all CDs so far have come with a poster.

12) Do you have plans of touring? Where?

Black Qvisling: We are playing some shows around Norway this fall and planning one in Stockholm, Sweden in January. Beyond that we hope to do a longer tour around Europe sometime during 2011.

Black Race: Of course, we wanna tour now that the LP is out. I wanna go everywhere. Europe, US, Giza, Stonehenge, Easter Islands. It will happen.

13) Some of you play in different bands, for example in Haust. Are these bands equal (or is one band more important than the other one?) or is there sometimes a conflict of interests?

Black Qvisling: So far things have gone very smoothly. Haust have their own rhythm and way of doing things, and so have Hombre Malo and so have Problems. As soon as one band winds down another takes over.

Black Race: Never really a conflict of interest. This summer and fall most of our shows have been with Haust and it feels like the most natural thing to do. We're the Black Hole Crew.

14) The OX Fanzine is mainly a hardcore and punk fanzine. How do you relate to the punk scene and the metal scene for instance?

Verminscum: Oslo is so small, that scenes tend to merge together. Or, at least there are people on both "sides" who merge and meet at the middle, we're one of those people. Obliteration, the best metal band in Norway, is on Fysisk Format as well and we love playing shows and hanging out with them. We also have a close tie with the hardcore scene, bands like Common Cause, Death is Not Glamorous, Problems - and the more punk related scene with bands like Knuste Ruter and SummonThe Crows. We all go to the same shows, play in different bands together, hang out. Sure there are hardcore kids who never go to metal shows/crust punk shows and metal lords who hate hardcore punk, but you'll find narrow minded people everywhere. There's a solid core who get along with each other and make Oslo what it is these days. If people wanna stand on the sideline clinging on to their Youth of Today or Carcass records, I don't care. I don't mean to talk shit on other people, I just think that some people are too loyal to certain bands
or venues. Why the fuck wouldn't you go to a show with bands/type of bands you like just because it's at a specific venue? I feel this is a problem with the hardcore scene here in town, as there's always the same people showing up to every single show, even if the bands playing are of all kinds of genres. Common people think hardcore is elitist and narrow minded, but it's they who won't come on in. They're more than welcome to come to any show.

Black Qvisling: We like punk, we like metal. All metal dudes should start a punk band, and all punkers should start a metal band. It is also important to adapt to your own personal hardcore lifestyle, no matter what path is takes you down. Good or bad.

15) Norway is known for its wide (Black Metal) scene. Do you think you can establish your band for a long time or is it a very hard way to the top? Will you ever go this way or is the Underground the better option?

Black Qvisling: We don't fucking care. I mean who gives a shit? I mean we are already at the top. Selling copies or jerking off into a sock screaming your mother's name, either way is good. We'll do our worst and what happens happens.

Black Race: There will never be new Darkthrone, Mayhem, Burzum or whatever, and most new "successful black metal bands" suck, so I don't really feel we need to challenge their position. I have nothing against bands trying to "reach the top", but Okkultokrati will obviously never be there. You'll need catchy choruses and stupid gimmicks to do that. We're not like that, underground is where we belong. That being said, being a band for a long time certainly doesn't mean you need to "make it big". Our plan is to play hard, fast, and heavy as long as we have something new to bring to the table, and I see no reason why we wouldn't be doing this for a long time.

16) What is your opinion on downloading music? In Germany, there is a debate about the fact that it harms the music industry more and more. What is your opinion about that? Or do you also sell music via internet, so as other bands did it already. Is it a rising problem in Norway, too?

Verminscum: We've got more important problems to deal with in our lives, and I believe others have as well. Lawyers who devote their time to catch kids enjoying music should use their professional skills on other, more concerning matters. Needless to say, we all support independent record stores and spend a lot of our spare money on records, but I don't oppose file sharing/downloading. This debate is growing old, and people can talk for hours about how they discover music through downloading and bla bla bla, and others can talk about how artists and labels should be respected and deserve to get paid. Doesn't take much brains to realize both sides have good arguments, but the fact is; downloading is like graffiti - it will never be stopped. All the bands we're in/have been in have been active in the "age of downloading" so I guess we don't really feel the damage the way that say U2 would, but it obviously doesn't affect small bands like us. Sure, it would be cool to turn back time 25 years and be a band in the mid 80s when you could sell 3000 seven-inches in a week (read the Hüsker Dü chapter in "Our band could be your life", those sales figures for their first releases blew my 21st century digital mind), and you could make good money releasing records, and girls actually liked guys who play in bands, but being in a band in 2010 isn't really that bad. We still sell out our records, and everyone in punk rock know that they have an expensive hobby and are down with that fact. Keep buying records, keep going to shows, keep on checking out music online. And most importantly, go start a band of your own.

Black Qvisling: I dunno. People are always going on about how this is the end of the middlemen and how it allows the artist to get directly out to it's audience, but unfortunately it's all just contributing to elevate the information flow and making it harder to filter through all the crap to get to the good stuff. No band has the time to be their own publicist full time and still be creative. Downloading is great for hobby bands and all things mediocre to spread their fecal matter, but ultimately probably bad for the full time artists. Unless you want to make your rent by making music for laundry detergent- and car commercials or something. Downloading is cool for checking out new stuff but in the end I don't believe anybody has the right to get every piece of music throughout the history free of charge by the click of a button. I don't even know if it makes you a better person or just a douchebag. Sometimes I miss the slow world of no internet and no hassle. I guess nuclear war is the only way we're going back.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Download the new HAUST song "NO CHRISTMAS" for free!

Update: This show is tomorrow Oslo yobos! It will be packed, get there early. You should be able download the new Haust track "No Christmas" HERE.
It's an instant classic. Probably the best song made all year.

Here is a seasonal greetings from Haust too:

In late December it's perfect to shut yourself in in a dark room and watch movies. Some recommendations: Black Christmas (the original from 1974), Silent Night, Deadly Night, Silent night, bloody night, You better watch out aka Christmas Evil and of course, Gremlins, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas. For who hasn't felt like Boris Karloff in the animated Grinch costume around these times? The grim Christmas, with its assumed good mood and arrogant rich man's escapism can scare away even the best. So banish evil with evil. Watch a good horror movie and enjoy the holidays!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

This Friday in Oslo

Summon the Crows celebrate ten years in existence and Nekromantheon and Okkultokrati will join the party. Okkultokrati will perform "No Light for Mass" in its entirety.

(photo by Jay)