Issue n°3 - 2014
Non lasciarsi andare, oggi, è la base. In questa società sbandata si deve esser capaci del lusso di avere un carattere.
Novità, dispacci e bollettini informativi a cadenza non periodica, direttamente dalla sede del Congresso.
CHANGES - Live in Germany
On October 3rd the small town of Mühltal hosted the European return of folk heroes Robert N. Taylor and Nicholas Tesluk, better known as Changes, supported by Awen, By the Spirits and La Merde. 2019 also marks 50 years of activity for the neofolk forefathers, so Occidental Congress could not miss the opportunity to attend such an important show.
Take a look at the gallery of the event and feast with us to the glory of Changes.
Wotan's Awakening - Dominion Press
We at Occidental Congress are honored to have contributed to the creation of such a remarkable book. Now, after years in the making, the definitive Guido Von List biography is finally out.
Wotan’s Awakening: The Life and Times of Guido von List, 1848–1919
by Eckehard Lenthe
Translated by Annabel Lee
Edited by Michael Moynihan
Designed by Davide Maspero
488 pages, 6” x 9”, high-quality interior stock, sewn signatures, bound in burgundy cloth with foil stamping and inlaid portrait.
This is the ultimate biography of the Austrian occultist and rune-mystic Guido von List (1848–1919), a key figure in the esoteric Germanic revival who was occupied with questions of language, the occult, mythology, history, and national identity. This was a tumultuous time in central Europe, spanning from the era of industrial and democratic revolutions to the catastrophe of the first World War and the complete dissolution of the Austrian Empire. Read more about the book...
WOLVES AMONG SHEEP - Metal Star
The gentlemen at Metal Star are responsible for the stunningly beautiful russian edition of Wolves Among Sheep.
It’s a luxurious hardcover limited to 488 copies (88 of them housed in a black carton slipcase).
For any additional info please head to their pages.
METAL STAR: Publisher page - FB page - VK page
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«...along the way I was approached by a naked Sadhu, who stopped me. He was a young man with sad eyes, and he held on to me by the arm. 'Why there is no justice in the world?' he asked. I looked at him closely and then realized that he was weeping. His question apparently referred to those who had died earlier in the day. I didn't know what to reply, and so all I said was, 'How can you expect to find justice in Kali Yuga?' He remained on the edge of the shore, watching my boat leave, and in the silence his tears kept rolling down his cheeks. Finally he left and lost himself in the crowd.»
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BLOOD AXIS live in Denmark
October 2016: Blood Axis toured Europe with a series of shows that took the band to the four corners of the continent... from Madrid to Moscow, from Leipzig to Copenhagen.
An opportunity that the Occidental Congress staff could not miss, so we flew to Denmark where the band was supported by Vril Jäger, the new project of Thomas Bøjden (Die Weisse Rose) and Kim Larsen (Of the Wand and the Moon).
Here's a selection of pictures trying to recapture the feeling of an amazing night.
WOLVES AMONG SHEEP - Tsunami Edizioni
Towards the end of the nineties, black metal – by then one of the most feared musical genres ever, that had
already made a name for itself thanks to a bloody streak of homicides and various acts of arson and violence –
merged its sonic belligerence with National Socialist beliefs and the ideology of white power groups, breeding
a new counterculture that’s incendiary and ferocious like no other. A formula of intransigent extremism like
never before in contemporary music, a world where this mixture of aural excess and loyalty to the “mythos of
the blood” gave birth to hundreds of new bands and gathered thousands of disciples from all over the globe:
Russia, United States, Germany, France, Poland, Australia, Italy, Scandinavia and even South America.
From the defining fathers of the genre (Absurd, Graveland, Der Stürmer, Spear of Longinus) to its more unknown and dangerous representatives, WOLVES AMONG SHEEP delves deep into this black abyss to bring forth the history and development of NSBM – National Socialist Black Metal, an underground phenomenon that transcended music to become a doctrine in its own right, a nefarious call to arms for those dissident youths who declared war to society as we know it.
TSUNAMI EDIZIONI: Visit the book page
AS WOLVES AMONG SHEEP - Camion Noir
À la fin des années 90, le black metal – qui avait déjà fait parler de lui suite à une sanglante série de violences, d’attentats et d’homicides – se fonde avec le credo
nazi et la propagande de groupes affiliés au suprématisme blanc. Le résultat est un mélange identitaire sans précédent par sa violence sonore et son idéologie féroce,
une formule d’extrêmes intransigeants ayant donné vie à des centaines de groupes et attiré des milliers de partisans dispersés dans le monde entier : de la Russie aux
États-Unis, de la Grèce à la Pologne, mais aussi en Australie, en Amérique du Sud, en Scandinavie, et en Italie. Véritable descente aux enfers, ce livre illustre les
origines et le développement du désormais célèbre NSBM (National Socialist Black Metal), un phénomène qui a transcendé la musique jusqu’à devenir une véritable doctrine,
un appel aux armes diabolique pour des jeunes dissidents ayant déclaré la guerre à la société. Le résultat est un pan entier d’underground noir montré dans son essence
la plus primaire à travers les mots et les images de ses nombreux protagonistes.
CAMION NOIR: Visit the book page
OCCIDENTAL CONGRESS n°3 - Out on April 14th
Born to walk against the wind
born to hear my name
no matter where I stand I'm alone.
Widerstand1998-2013: XV anno di [R]esistenza
Il 2013 si conclude celebrando i nostri primi quindici anni di vita.
Ai nostri amici, grazie. Perché il vostro affetto ci onora e ci lusinga.
Ai nostri nemici, grazie. Perché il vostro odio ci rallegra e ci fortifica.
CHANGES - Ride the Tiger World Tour
August 2013 saw the mighty Changes led by Robert N. Taylor and Nicholas Tesluk touring across European soil. Occidental Congress attended two shows trying to recapture the astonishing performances of these folk heroes. So take a look at the gallery section, which also underwent a massive update casting a glance back to some good ol' stuff that happened back in the day.
COME LUPI TRA LE PECORE
Sul finire degli anni Novanta, il black metal – che già tanto aveva fatto parlare di sé a seguito di una sanguinosa scia di violenze, attentati ed omicidi –
si fonde con il credo nazista dei gruppi aderenti al “potere bianco”. Il risultato finale è una miscela incendiaria senza precedenti, per violenza sonora e
ferocia ideologica. Una formula di intransigenti estremismi come non se n’erano mai visti prima nella musica contemporanea. Un mondo dove eccessi sonori e
fedeltà al cosiddetto “mito del sangue” hanno dato vita a centinaia di gruppi e attratto migliaia di seguaci sparsi in ogni parte del pianeta: dalla Russia
agli Stati Uniti, dalla Grecia alla Polonia, ma anche Australia, Sud America, Scandinavia, Italia.
Frutto di un’inchiesta approfondita che non si ferma alle band più rappresentative del genere (nomi come Graveland, Absurd, Der Stürmer, Spear of Longinus) ma va ad indagare direttamente sui più diversi aspetti della scena, Come Lupi tra le Pecore illustra le origini e lo sviluppo del famigerato NSBM (National Socialist Black Metal), un fenomeno che ha trasceso la musica per divenire vera e propria dottrina, una malefica chiamata alle armi per giovani dissidenti che hanno dichiarato guerra alla società.
Al pari di una discesa nell’abisso, Come Lupi tra le Pecore accende i riflettori sulle evoluzioni e sulle derive della specie NSBM, prendendo in esame anche realtà contigue come l’hatecore razzista o le derive noise più nefande, così come gli strenui oppositori di questa scena, raccoltisi sotto l’acronimo di RABM (Red & Anarchist Black Metal). Il risultato è uno spaccato di underground al nero mostrato nella sua essenza primaria attraverso le parole e le immagini dei suoi numerosi protagonisti. Un’indagine a 360 gradi che, come il celebre Lords of Chaos, affronta un argomento radicalmente controverso come mai prima d’ora.
TSUNAMI EDIZIONI: Visit the book page
DAY OF BLOOD - Camion Noir
Parmi les groupes influents de la scène post-industrielle, Blood Axis occupe une place à part. Placé sous l’égide de Michael Moynihan, né des cendres de Coup de Grâce,
premier projet qu’il fonda, encore adolescent, sous influence des fréquences extrêmes de la première vague industrielle, cette formation navigue dans les eaux de la
contre-culture extrême depuis plus de vingt ans. Auteur du célèbre livre consacré à la scène black metal scandinave Les seigneurs du chaos – succès critique et commercial
sans équivalent dans sa catégorie – et analyste inlassable des formes philosophico-religieuses les plus hors-normes de cette scène en marge – satanisme LaVeyen, paganisme
nordique, terrorisme culturel et déviances en tout genre… – Moynihan, secondé par sa femme Annabel Lee et Robert Ferbrache, continue de faire évoluer son projet sans se
soucier des critiques, restant fidèle à son credo d’indépendance radicale.
CAMION NOIR: Visit the book page
BLOOD AXIS - ULTIMACY (MCMXCI - MMXI)
Ultimacy (1991–2011) brings together on one CD the definitive versions of all the singles and compilation tracks released by Blood Axis
during the first two decades since the project was founded. Packaged in an elegant digifile case designed by Davide Maspero and Max Ribaric
of the Italian underground journal Occidental Congress, and expertly re-mastered by Blood Axis member and renowned studio engineer Robert
Ferbrache, Ultimacy presents these rare tracks in their ideal form, exactly as the band itself has always heard and envisioned them.
The songs appear in a reverse chronological order, beginning with more recent work and moving back through time to the distant past.
Blood Axis has never been bound to a particular style of music, and this is amply demonstrated here with material that spans from aggressive
folk rock to atmospheric ritual pieces, all the way to menacing electronica. The topical themes of these songs encompass European folklore;
early 20th-century German occultism; Norse and Perso-Roman mythology; fatalism, militarism, and Nietzschean romanticism.
In addition to the three core Blood Axis members—Michael Moynihan, Robert Ferbrache, and Annabel Lee—the songs on Ultimacy also feature a number of notable guest contributors including Stephen Flowers (Edred Thorsson), Boyd Rice (Non), Thomas Thorn (Slave State / My Life with the Thrill Kill Kill Kult / Electric Hellfire Club), and Markus Wolff (Waldteufel).
Blood Axis has always elicited strong, polarized reactions and a fair dose of controversy that still lingers to the present day. Ultimacy provides a unique opportunity for both the initiated and the uninitiated to explore the history of an influential an uncompromising musical project that refuses to be categorized or contained, and which always operates according to its own rules.
OCCIDENTAL CONGRESS n°2 - Out on July 18th
Un'altra sporca e nera estate italiana.
Ma questa volta in compagnia del nuovo Congresso Occidentale.
KNOTWORK live in Roma
«An intimate evening of acoustic music with Michael Moynihan, Annabel Lee, and Don Schabner...»
An intimate evening of acoustic music with Michael Moynihan, Annabel Lee, and Don Schabner.
Expect traditional tunes from the edges of Europe — Ireland, Galicia, and beyond — along with songs of love, death, magic, and fisticuffs. Michael Moynihan is an artist, musician, and author. With its elegant sounds and evocative texts, his band Blood Axis has drawn from both ancient as well as modern music and literature. Together with this, he has pursued an interest in the traditional music of the British Isles and other regions of Europe for many years. His distinctive contributions can be heard on the recordings of Fire & Ice, In Gowan Ring, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, and many others. Annabel Lee has played the fiddle since she was seven. She grew up in a musical home and learned to appreciate a wide variety of music from a young age. Since the mid-1990s she has prominently contributed to numerous avant-garde musical projects such as Blood Axis, Alraune, Waldteufel, and Amber Asylum, often incorporating her longstanding passion for the bittersweet sounds of traditional Irish music. Don Schabner is a gifted guitarist whose distinguished playing can be heard with some of the best bands in northern New England. His broad repertoire is firmly rooted in the quintessentially American musical styles of jazz, old time, and country, along with a particular penchant for the entrancing sounds of traditional Irish music.
Giovedì 21 aprile 2011 - ore 22.00
Closer Club, via Vacuna n. 98, Roma
Ingresso 10 euro (con tessera)
Ritorniamo on-line nelle vesti del nostro nuovo spazio virtuale.
Troverete un'interfaccia più diretta, uno store rinnovato con qualche novità (le t-shirt brune del Congresso) e saltuari aggiornamenti legati alle nostre prossime iniziative. Attualmente stiamo lavorando al nuovo albo cartaceo di Occidental Congress, non vi è ancora una data ufficiale di uscita, ma contiamo di pubblicarlo nei primi mesi del prossimo anno.