@ Mississippi Studios 14 APRIL // surreal captures by Jessica Hardwicke.
We have all returned home safely and will be seeing some of you soon. Graitutude to everyone who came out to support in the stormy NW conditions and for extending hospitality in Arcata, Seattle, and Portland. Many thanks to James Livingston of Black Horizons for holding it down each night. Respect to Demian Johnston // Blsphm for joining us on this brief trip and many thanks to the mighty Agalloch, for inviting us to play with them on Sunday night; a memorable event for ages!!
Capture courtesy of Demian Johnston @Black Lodge
The official statement from the source:
It has come to our attention through colleagues that former label, WANDS in Bakersfield, CA, have recently reissued SUTEKH HEXEN's "Luciform" LP for Record Store Day without the band's authorization. We have heard various accounts that "he has had a horrible reputation for doing this."
ABSOLUTELY DO NOT SUPPORT this "third" pressing of our "Luciform" LP. Observations of odd pressing numbers have already shown their intent to capitalize on our art through Ebay and Discogs. Again: this pressing was not approved by the active band, nor were we contacted in any way before this LP was sent into production.
The end result of their greed and deception shines the brightest light on individuals who need to fact-check information before they choose to damage their reputations further. With public, personal attacks, an already negative track-record of missing merch shipments, and poor record-label etiquette, it was a conscious effort to sever ties with these misinformed individuals very early on.
We are not concerned with the ramblings, because they continually perpetuate the immature and negative qualities of a small world. The supporters and people that we work with understand the amount of time and hard work that we dedicate to making things happen.
In closing: the band has been working on a proper mix and mastering treatment, with superior presentation, for an OFFICIAL release of LUCIFORM later in the year.
Thank you for reading.
The following designs will be available on tour. Many thanks to Shirts & Destroy for the excellent work and Brent @Magic Bullet for coordinating this. Original illustrations by Brian VDP (NL), Steve Wilson (USA), and Si Clarke (UK). Select designs will be available shortly through the Magic Bullet shop on Shirts & Destroys online shop, along with the 'Behind the Throne' repress
We will also have 24x36" prints folded/sealed in anti-static pouches, illustrated by Demian Johnston and designed by Kevin Gan Yuen, 'Behind the Throne' LP repress (3 colorways --one a band exclusive), 'Breed in Me the Darkness...'' 2xLP, 'Larvae' CS, 'Empyraisch' CS, and a brand new 'Empyraisch' CD + 3"CD (new 18m long track exclusive to this release) via Jim Kaisers excellent Petit Mal imprint, and badge tubes.
"SUTEKH HEXEN "Become" 12" EP. Originally released on 1/4" tape reel by Auris Apothecary, "Become" centers on vortex, repetition, and inducing trance-like states. This release serves to bridge the gap between "Behind the Throne" LP (2012) and "Monument of Decay" EP (3rd quarter 2013). This release has been remastered for vinyl by James Plotkin and will be presented in HEAVY Stoughton tip-on jackets, featuring lavish metallic gold and black offset printing, and 2 vinyl colorways. Adorned with brand new artwork and layout by Kevin Gan Yuen with source photography by Patricia Cram."
Available soon from KOTM (HERE)
From Pesanta Urfolk:
"This exciting release features two new songs by Sutekh Hexen and remixes of those songs by the prolific Andrew Liles.
We will present this double LP in a gatefold with spot varnishing. The B and C sides feature a 7inch cut onto a 12inch lacquer with etched outer edges.
Standard Edition LP limited to 393 on 200gm Black Vinyl. Limited Edition LP limited to 93 on 200gm Royal Haze Vinyl.Pesanta Urfolk 025
Also available: (MERZBILD: cassette edition) (AURORA BOREALIS: deluxe CD edition)".
Purchase via Pesanta Urfolk (HERE)
There will be a handful of shows in April with Seattle's BLSPHM, based around our support date for AGALLOCH. Please view the SHOWS section for more info.
Now available for purchase. Two t-shirts designs, featuring elements of the stunning album art by Kevin Gan Yuen (viraloptic.com), commemorating this very special release. The garbs are limited to 13 and 33 in a one-time printings at Aurora Borealis (London). The deluxe CD edition: limited to 500 stickered-copies come packaged in lavish Lansing style, full-color mini-gatefold, utilizing masterful use of spot UV printing (clear ink). You can pre-order the CD itself or the CD/t-shirt bundle HERE
from Aurora Borealis:
"Deluxe CD edition and shirt packages available to preorder NOW. Shipping from March 11th 2013.
'Breed In Me The Darkness' stands as the aural/visual apex to an era for SUTEKH HEXEN. The two central tracks, as dense and intricate as any of the band's previous output, were turned over to ANDREW LILES to complete the vision of what these recordings meant. The incredible re-visioning of Liles takes the release to uncharted and undreamed of dimensions. Twinned with the photography of A.E. Csaky, with design by Kevin Gan Yuen (guitars/electronics), 'Breed In Me The Darkness' is one of the most astonishing and powerful ever releases on Aurora Borealis. SUTEKH HEXEN hail from San Francisco, USA, and have been demolishing musical boundaries in extreme music, unlearning the traditions of black metal, since 2010. They have previous releases on Handmade Birds, Magic Bullet and Holy Terror. ANDREW LILES is a sonic genius and a hugely prolific artist with numerous solo releases as well as works with The Hafler Trio, Faust, Nurse with Wound, and Current 93 among other. He is based in the UK.
Catalogue number: ABX059
Releases 11 March 2013"
Also, it should be addressed that there was a slight issue with the packaging/presentation of the 2xLP edition from Pesanta Urfolk, causing delays in shipping. The good news is the issue was immediately brought to the attention of the pressing-plant, and has been corrected as of last week. These are due to ship before the end of this month. Here was the official statement from Adam @Pesanta Urfolk:
"Breed in Me the Darkness has arrived at Pesanta HQ, we're waiting on one more element until they can ship. Soon!"
Thanks for your patience.
"Breed in Me the Darkness has arrived at Pesanta HQ, we're waiting on one more element until they can ship. Soon!
This exciting release features two new songs by Sutekh Hexen and remixes of those songs by the prolific Andrew Liles.
We will present this double LP in a gatefold with spot varnishing.
The B and C sides feature a 7" cut onto a 12" lacquer with visuals impressions on the outer edges.
Standard Edition LP limited to 393 on 200gm Black Vinyl.
Limited Edition LP limited to 93 on 200gm Semitransparent Vinyl.
Pesanta Urfolk 025"
It is with great honor and privilege for Sutekh Hexen to announce a very special EP, featuring four new tracks. Two original tracks by the band and the source-material of said tracks, remixed by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Liles (UK). With an extensive catalog of solo-works and as a key-contributor to such sonic luminaries as Nurse With Wound and Current 93, we knew that we were in good hands.
We could not be happier with the final results: absolutely stunning compositions, navigating multi-faceted territories, based on the eternal themes of darkness and the light, to be experienced in three distinctive packaging-presentations: All LP/CD/CS editions feature the haunting photography of photographer A.E. Csaky (Vancouver, BC), and the design of Kevin Gan Yuen.
Thanks for reading.
MT15: Sutekh Hexen "Breed in Me the Darkness: the Second Coming Mixes by Andrew Liles" [C46]
Release Date: 12.2012
"Sutekh Hexen is the recording name for San Franciscan deconstructionist project that features, at the time being, sound artists Andrew C. Way and Kevin Gan Yuen at its core. Conceptually, the project has a visceral fear unique to itself, depriving listeners of the gaze of their subjects through an economy of violence. The recordings of Sutekh Hexen are at once an intolerable disturbance and an existential haunting afflicting the mind, body and spirit. Two of such recordings emerge on the A- and B-Side of "Breed in Me the Darkness: The Second Coming Mixes by Andrew Liles" [C46].
Remixed by Nurse With Wound alum Andrew Liles, "Breed in Me the Darkness" acts as a glowing example of postmodernist art in an age of technological change. Liles, whose oeuvre includes a set of imaginative remixes of Current 93 material, departs from aesthetic trends in contemporary black metal to reprocess the Sutekh platform presented in this album. Time and again, Liles violates representational structures rendering the Sutekh Hexen recordings unrecognizable. The beauty in this, then, is the cognitive dissonance that confronts its experiencing subjects. When a chance meeting of Sutekh Hexen with Andrew Liles takes place, randomly processed electronic signals come for your soul." - Cameron Shafii, Merzbild"
Forthcoming 2xLP/Deluxe CD editions on Pesanta Urfolk and Aurora Borealis.
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