Friday, January 11, 2013

Okkultokrati at byLarm

(paris late november 2012)

we're playing the byLarm festival in oslo this february. two gigs, thursday and friday. playing with some bands, HARABALL being the only one we know (and love).


THURSDAY FEB. 14th: John Dee (Okkultokrati at 00:00)
FRIDAY FEB. 15h: Last Train (Okkultokrati at 00:00)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Top tens of 2012

OKKULTOKRATI's album Snakereigns made a bunch of top ten end of year round-up lists this year but no one had the stones to put it at number one, so who cares. Here are the very best records that came out last year according to Tarblack and Night Turk of Okkultokrati, so track them down!

Top 10 punk:
Good year for some punk rock ragers. From garage rock to straight up hardcore; this was what was going on:

1. Shipwrecked – The Last Pagans LP
2. Crazy Spirit – Crazy Spirit LP
3. Creem - Creem LP
4. Thee Oh Sees – Putrifiers II LP
5. Hank Wood & The Hammerheads – Go Home! LP
6. Ty Segall – Slaughterhouse 2×10″
7. Cross Stitched Eyes – Decomposition LP
8. Protomartyr – No Passion All Technique LP
9. Boston Strangler - Boston Strangler LP
10. Dishonorable Discharge - Nightmare Visions 12"

2012 was a somewhat weak year for heavy rock it seemed. It was hard to compile a solid top ten, but there were a few releases that were shining really bright also. Namely the following:

Top 10 heavy:
1. Nekromatheon – Rise, Vulcan Spectre LP
2. Furze – Psych Minus Space Control LP
3. Satan’s Satyrs – Wild Beyond Belief LP
4. High On Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis LP
5. Swans – The Seer LPx3
6. Witschsorrow – God Curse US LPx2
7. Deathhammer - Onward To the Pits LP
8. Eagle Twin - The Feather Tipped the Serpent's Scale LPx2
9. Naam - Starchild LP
10. Pallbearer - Sorrow & Extinction LPx2

Pop music, on the other hand, had a bunch of killer albums this year. Yeah, we listened to a bunch of pop so we wouldn't go completely nuts. Shameless, as it should be.
Top 10 pop:
1. Nils Bech – Look Inside LP
2. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die LPx2
3. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Mature Themes LP
4. Grimes - Visions LP
5. Soft Moon - Zeroes LP
6. Lee Ranaldo – Between the Times and the Tides LP
7. Merchandise – Children of Desire LP
8. JJ Doom – Key to The Kuffs LPx2
9. Nude Beach – II LP
10. Brian Jonestown Massacre – Aufheben LP