Wednesday, March 19, 2014


Children of the night!
And everyone else too!

You are hereby cordially (you have to imagine all of this delivered in a manner somewhere between Gary Oldman's Dracula and classic Rocky Horror) invited to join us for a night of dark desire and shadowy shenanigans.
Or if forbidden fun is more your taste in nocturnal mischief, then we have just the thing for everyone!

Ladies and gentlemen! The Awakening make their long overdue return to the shores of their birth so that they might entertain and entrance you one last time. Their whirlwind countrywide tour culminates in a weekend of wicked delight right here in the Mother City. A show the likes of which has not been seen in many moons is being hosted by Mercury on Friday 28th of March. Featuring the awesome Awakening ably supported by the industrial intensity of Terminatryx and the gritty goth-rock of SUBVERS, this is a night you will not want to miss.

The Awakening, for those of you who remain blissfully unaware, are legends of the local Goth/Underground scene, having released 8 full length studio albums, 2 "Best Of"s, 3 EPs, not to mention many, many inclusions on compilations. They have played to more people than just about any other alternative outfit, relentlessly touring their releases up and down the country and abroad, before Ashton Nyte (the singer/song writer behind the band) relocated to the USA 7 years ago. Regarded by many as one of our greatest exports, you are in for a treat with their triumphant return to the stage.

The Awakening - live and loud!

I've heard the new Terminatryx album. I got a sneak preview. I know people. It's being released on the night and it is a knock out! Having tirelessly performed and recorded for the last 13 years, they have many, many accolades under their generously buckled belts. They will stomp you a new one with their industrial boots! You'll be blown away! If there is anything left of you to blow away after we're done with you...

Terminatryx - album artwork 'Shadow'.

Which brings me to SUBVERS. Relatively new to the public, SUBVERS has been quietly bubbling away for a long time, brewing up a crafty concoction of gripping, sinister grooves that will leave you breathless and begging for more. But don't take my word for it. If you haven't already, please go and check out 'Flatline', the first demo - available for free download - to get a glimpse of what you're in for.

SUBVERS - handsome devils or ...?

And that's just the Friday night!

On Saturday the 29th, SUBVERS will join The Awakening for their final show of the tour at Aandklas in Stellenbosch for a very unique acoustic show. This promises to be a very special performance, so don't miss out. Even if only to see me perched there with my grandpa's guitars and my tongue lolling out in abject concentration. We're changing our name for the occasion to 'The Koeksisters Of Mercy'...

So come out, come out, wherever you are!

NGDG: The opposite of melon is whatever is elvish for enemy. I've made a few but at least the gate to Moria is closed. The foulness unearthed by men cannot enter by moonlight. (For those who don't care for LOTR, suffice it to say that security is restored and long may the quibbling fall silent. (For the rest of you, thanks for reading this far.))

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