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Sunday, December 4, 2011

At long, long, long last, Fields of the Nephilim has announced both the details and a release date for the "Ceromonies" project. The scheduled date is March 5, 2012. You can preorder the set at Amazon.co.uk; it's not available on Amazon.com yet. Although this isn't reflected on the Amazon listing, the full set should include two CDs, and one DVD, two vinyl LPs, or a digital download. All of the material was recorded during the Shepherds Bush Empire shows -- apparently the earlier footage, shot by Lauri Loytokoski and Richard Stanley at the Astoria and Helldone shows, won't be included. (You can read more about their contributions by searching for their names in the archive.) For now, here's the tracklist for the "Ceromonies" set:

CD + DVD Digipack:

CD 1: AD MORTEM:
1 Shroud
2 Straight To The Light
3 From The Fire
4 Penetration
5 Shine
6 Wail Of Sumer
7 And There Will Your Heart Be Also
8 Trees Come Down
9 Psychonaut

CD 2: AD VITAM:
1 Intro (Harmonica Man)
2 Preacher Man
3 Moonchild
4 Requiem
5 Xiberia
6 Zoon (Wakeworld)
7 Mourning Sun
8 Celebrate

DVD:
1 Shroud
2 Straight To The Light
3 From The Fire
4 Penetration
5 Wail Of Sumer
6 And There Will Your Heart Be Also
7 Trees Come Down
8 Moonchild
9 Psychonaut
10 Mourning Sun

DOUBLE VINYL:

VINYL 1: AD MORTEM:
SIDE A:
1 Shroud
2 Straight To The Light
3 From The Fire
4 Penetration
5 Shine

SIDE B:
6 Wail Of Sumer
7 And There Will Your Heart Be Also
8 Trees Come Down
9 Psychonaut

VINYL 2: AD VITAM:
SIDE A:
1 Intro (Harmonica Man)
2 Preacher Man
3 Moonchild
4 Requiem
5 Xiberia

SIDE B:
6 Zoon (Wakeworld)
7 Mourning Sun
8 Celebrate

DOWNLOAD:

ALBUM 1: AD MORTEM
1 Shroud
2 Straight To The Light
3 From The Fire
4 Penetration
5 Shine
6 Wail Of Sumer
7 And There Will Your Heart Be Also
8 Trees Come Down
9 Psychonaut

ALBUM 2: AD VITAM:
1 Intro (Harmonica Man)
2 Preacher Man
3 Moonchild
4 Requiem
5 Xiberia
6 Zoon (Wakeworld)
7 Mourning Sun
8 Celebrate
9 Last Exit For The Lost (*bonus track taken from Mera Luna Festival 2008)

In the meantime, you can revisit this teaser of "Mourning Sun," released two years ago:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Carl McCoy is on the cover of the new issue of Dominion magazine, which you can order online if it isn't at your local newsstand. If anyone has a copy, we'd love a transcription (or even a detailed description) of the article.

Those of you who missed the festivities at Brixton can feast your eyes on some gorgeous photos from the FOTN set here and here.

Lastly, John Carter's band XII now has its own Web site, which you can check out here.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Fields of the Nephilim played last night at a landmark goth gig with Gene Loves Jezebel and The Mission in Brixton. The set was short and contained no surprises, but earned raves from many folks who were there:

Shroud
Straight to the Light
Preacherman
From the Fire
The Watchman
Moonchild
Penetration
Zoon Part 3
Psychonaut
Last Exit for the Lost

Many thanks to Mark Quested, who was first to send the set list. By way of Twitter, here are a few brief reviews of the show:

@AnneSudworth: Fields of the Nephilim at Brixton - awesome as always!
@Julie HowellPR: That Fields of the Nephilim set was like a religious experience
@Nessaking: Fields of the Nephilim were awesome last nite in Brixton, still buzzing 0_o
@moggieboy: Can't believe how good Fields Of The Nephilim were last night. Wasn't particularly a fan BITD but they won me over big style...
@RealShipscook Last night the Fields of the Nephilim washed the floor with the Mission.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bad news: the show scheduled for October 14 in Budapest has been canceled. No word as to why, but the folks who contacted me said the band and promoter hope to schedule a new date either at the end of this year or in early 2012.

On the other hand, an announcement from record label EMI came out today, saying that they are partnering with Fields of the Nephilim to release the "Ceromonies" DVD. There are no details yet regarding release dates, formats, or where the DVD will be available. We'll share more when we get it.


Monday, October 3, 2011

There are still a few tickets left for Fields of the Nephilim's show on October 14 in Budapest. If you're thinking of going, click here to buy tickets!


Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Early this year, FOTN was forced to cancel a show in Budapest after a fire broke out in the club they were scheduled to play and several people were killed in the ensuing stampede. The band has been able to schedule a new show in Budapest, this time on October 14 at Club 202. The opening act is a band called The Last Days of Jesus. Tickets and sales information can be found here.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

FOTN took the stage July 22 at the Shadowplay Festival in Belgium for a 70-minute set. Here's what they played:

MAIN SET:
Shroud
Straight To The Light
Preacher Man
Love Under Will
Penetration
Dawnrazor
From The Fire
New Gold Dawn
The Watchman
Moonchild

ENCORE:
Chord Of Souls

Manager Rob Ferguson summarized the show on Facebook: "Headline show at Shadowplay Festival in Belgium last night. Boys played well but we were let down by terrible organisation, failing equipment and incompetent promoters. Apart from that, good times!"


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Fields of the Nephilim has announced a new gig July 22 at the Shadowplay Festival in Belgium. To get more information or to purchase tickets, visit the festival Web site.


Saturday, June 18, 2011

The new issue of Terrorizer (#211) includes a short interview with Carl McCoy about the upcoming Brixton Academy show with The Mission, the status of new material, and what's going on with the live DVD. I've transcribed the article, which you can read here.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Recent weeks have brought no news about the "Ceromonies" DVD or a new album, but Fields of the Nephilim played Sunday at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen Festival in Leipzig, and here's what they shared with the crowd:

Main set:
Shroud
Straight To The Light
Penetration
From The Fire
Moonchild
Love Under Will
For Her Light
New Gold Dawn
Zoon Pt. 3
Sumerland
Psychonaut

Encore:
Last Exit For The Lost


Friday, May 6, 2011

Fields of the Nephilim took the stage tonight in Katowice, Poland. They had a special guest, Behemoth's Nergal, singing on "Penetration." Here's the complete set list, courtesy of Ande:

MAIN SET:
Shroud
Straight To The Light
Sumerland
The Watchman
From The Fire
Psychonaut
Trees Come Down
Moonchild
Zoon

ENCORE 1:
Preacher Man
Last Exit For The Lost

ENCORE 2:
Penetration


Monday, April 11, 2011

Fields of the Nephililm has completely revamped its Web site. The new site is chock-full of useful links and information, from an extensive piece on the band to a lengthy discography, lots of photos, and links to the New Gold Dawn forum. One piece that still appears to be in the works is a history of the band, though most of it's included in the section titled "The Nephilim." Get yourself a cup of tea and head on over to poke around.

In addition, Carl McCoy recently commented on the upcoming gig with The Mission and Gene Loves Jezebel at the Brixton Academy. Here's what he said:

“It is well known that Fields of the Nephilim are very selective about where and when we perform live. There is always a greater significance underlying our shows. On this occasion we simply felt that the time had come to show that there is unity for all those who support the scene we are involved in. This will be a unique gathering of forces and a very memorable event. On another level I have a personal connection with this area of London and the venue in particular, and I look forward to returning to Brixton Academy.”

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Ande Tucker, author of "Fields of the Nephilim: The Collector's Guide," is planning a series of online treasure troves for FOTN fans. The first, a comprehensive gigography, was unveiled today. Poke through and reminisce on all the gigs you did (or didn't) see during the band's heyday, and all the clubs that have vanished since those flour-dusted cowboy boots clomped across their stages.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Fields of the Nephilim announced today on the New Gold Dawn forum that they will be performing on October 22, 2011 at the Brixton Academy in London. They will be supporting The Mission, and Gene Loves Jezebel will be the opening act. I know this sounds like an April Fool's joke, but Ticketweb is already selling tickets for the event.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

It looks like Beggars Banquet will license a reissue of "Elizium" on vinyl soon, according to Ande Tucker, who helps maintain our discography and who authored the fabulous Fields of the Nephilim: the Collector's Guide. It doesn't sound like the album will be remastered, but if the reissue sells well, then more of FOTN's catalogue could be re-released. No word on a release date yet. We'll keep you posted.


Friday, March 18, 2011

Fields of the Nephilim announced this morning at the New Gold Dawn forum that the band is scheduled to play a show May 6 in Katowice, Poland. They'll play at the Mega Club, and tickets can be purchased at this link.


Thursday, February 24, 2011

John Carter's new band, XII, will perform at the Gotham 12 Festival in London on May 29. Other artists will invlude Alice Mooing Under Skies, Suicide Party, Lilygun, Midnight Configuration, Joe Black, Gene Loves Jezebel and Specimen. For more info, check out this blog post from John.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

John "Capachino" Carter, who worked with Carl McCoy in Fields of the Nephilim for the recording of Mourning Sun and subsequent gigs, has announced his new band, called XII ("Twelve"). You may recall that Carter announced last April he was decamping from FOTN to "widen his creative horizon without providing any further parts in future Nephilim projects."

XII now has its own MySpace page, where a blog post yesterday explains that the band is recording tracks for an album that will be released in the spring (whether he means spring of 2011 is less clear), followed by live shows. According to the blog, "Drama, Fear & Loathing, Romanticism & Sorrow, These are all central to XII's creative cell and have taken some time to fully understand and so represent in a balanced, honest way." Carter's bandmates include guitarist Shaun "Ripper" Dunne, guitarist "Alien" Dave Turner, and drummer Alex Martin. The page also features a handful of songs from the band, though you have to have a MySpace account to listen to them.

Stay tuned for more on XII...


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Fields of the Nephilim gave us a little announcement today, perhaps in honor of Imbolc: they will be headlining this year's Wave-Gotik-Treffen Festival in Leipzig, Germany on June 12. When they go on sale, tickets will be available at this link.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rumors have been circulating on the message boards that FOTN might be able to find another a venue for their scheduled gig on the 28th of January in Budapest. The band's management has been in discussions with a number of venues in Budapest in an effort to find another home for the gig, but those discussions have not been successful. Unfortunately, it looks like if FOTN is going to play in Budapest, it won't happen this month. If and when the gig is rescheduled for another date, we will let you know.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Bad news: the Fields of the Nephilim show scheduled for January 28 in Budapest has been canceled. Apparently a crowd of more than 2,500 people were at the club, the West Balkan, this weekend. A mass panic struck in the venue's staircase, and several people were trampled. At least three girls died in the stampede. The club is currently closed and it's unclear whether it will reopen.


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

For those of you who missed the Germany Christmas Ball shows -- or for those who did but didn't catch the merch booth -- the official site is selling t-shirts from the brief tour. Orders must be placed by February 5, 2011.

As always, 2010 news has been moved to the archive. Happy New Year!


Thursday, December 30, 2010

FOTN rounded out its trio of Christmas Ball concerts in Berlin last night, treating the crowd to music from all the band's major albums. Check out the set list:

Main Set:
Shroud
Straight To The Light
Trees Come Down
Preacher Man
Love Under Will
Sumerland
From The Fire
Penetration
Zoon
Watchman
Moonchild
Last Exit For The Lost

Encore:
Psychonaut


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

FOTN played its second "Christmas Ball" show last night in Würzburg, Germany. The gig was beset by technical problems, resulting in a shorter set than fans anticipated. Here's what they played:

Shroud
Straight to the Light
Trees Come Down (intro only)
Preacher Man
From the Fire
Watchman
Love Under Will
Sumerland
Psychonaut
Moonchild
Chord of Souls


Monday, December 27, 2010

Fields of the Nephilim played its first December show tonight in Cologne, Germany, to a crowd of happy post-holiday fans. Santa Carl had a little surprise in store for the audience: a reinvention of "Sumerland," which hasn't been performed in many years. Here's a complete rundown of the setlist:

Main Set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Preacher Man
Watchman
Love Under Will
Endemoniada
Moonchild
From the Fire
For Her Light
Sumerland
Psychonaut

Encore:
Chord of Souls
Mourning Sun


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The folks over at New Gold Dawn have announced that Fields of the Nephilim will play its first gig of 2011 on January 28 at the West-Balkan club in Budapest, Hungary. For more information, including the link to purchase tickets, visit the West-Balkan site.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Eden House is playing a gig December 18 at the Luminaire in London, and will be sporting some new music when they do:




Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Official channels shared a bit of FOTN-related information over on the new New Gold Dawn forum this week. Apparently, the band is in the studio working on new material. Meanwhile, the goal is to release the Ceromonies DVD and double-live album in early 2011; the first version will be a limited-edition collectors' package, which will soon be available for pre-order. In addition, "Carl McCoy has apologised for the delay on this particular product, which is attributed to both the chaotic nature in which the band works and the fact that they are working on a number of concurrent FOTN studio based projects." More details are due next month. Stay tuned.


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fields of the Nephilim has launched its very own forum for discussion among fans at newgolddawn.com. Head on over, sign up, and keep talking...


Thursday, October 28, 2010

SFR music posted this recent interview with Carl McCoy, in which he discusses his relationship to the occult, his work ethic, and some details about upcoming releases. It's short on real concrete info, but it's informative and interesting nonetheless:




Saturday, October 23, 2010

FOTN performed tonight at the Bikini in Barcelona. Here's the set list, again courtesy of Ande:

Main Set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Penetration
Trees Come Down
Love Under Will
Zoon
From the Fire
Preacher Man
Watchman
Moonchild

Encore:
Mourning Sun
Last Exit for the Lost


Friday, October 22, 2010

Fields of the Nephilim played the first of two gigs in Spain tonight at the Sala in Madrid. Here's the set list, courtesy of Ande Tucker:

Main set:

Shroud
Straight to the Light
Trees Come Down
Preacher Man
Dawnrazor
Watchman
From the Fire
Penetration
Moonchild
Love Under Will
Psychonaut
Endemoniada

Encore:
Chord of Souls
Last Exit


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Just a couple of quick things: Obskure magazine is now featuring a review of the recent Hellfest gig in France. It's in French, but includes a set list and lots of nice photos.

In addition, Carl McCoy lends his voice to a brief spoken-word part of "Waters of Ain," a new song by Watain. It's on their "Lawless Darkness" album.


Monday, June 21, 2010

Fields of the Nephilim treated the Hellfest crowd to a short set full of classics and newer tunes. Here's the set list:

Main set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Zoon III
From the Fire
Dawnrazor
Moonchild
Penetration
Mourning Sun

Encore:
Chord of Souls


Monday, May 31, 2010

Here is the set list from Saturday's FOTN show in Athens, Greece:

Main set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Trees Come Down
Preacher Man
Endemoniada
Moonchild
Love Under Will
Penetration
From the Fire
Mourning Sun

Encore:
Dead But Dreaming
For Her Light
Chord of Souls

Several videos from the show are available on YouTube. Here's "Endemoniada":


And "Chord of Souls":



Saturday, May 1, 2010

Carl McCoy spills the beans on a number of topics in a new interview in Issue #8 (Spring/Summer 2010) of Unscene magazine, out now. In it, he explains that he'll be adding a documentary to the "Ceromonies" DVD, as well as a double live CD. However, he told the magazine that he thought the set would be out by April or May of 2010.

He also told the magazine that he is working on new material, both with his bandmates and solo. He is considering releasing some of it on one or more EPs. Although he is currently being mangaged by Rob Ferguson at Transcend, he does not have a current contract with any record label. He also expressed interest in writing a book that features both artwork and lyrics.

Lastly, he told Unscene that he does not read Internet forums related to the band, but he has seen the Dawnrazor forums before and appreciates the support of the fans.

Many thanks to Mark for the summary! If someone has the magazine and would like to transcribe the article for us, we'd really appreciate it.


Friday, March 26, 2010

FOTN has confirmed that the band will play at the Gagarin 205 club in Athens, Greece, on May 29.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The upcoming issue of D-Side magazine will include a lengthy, exclusive interview with Carl McCoy, conducted by Emmanuel Hennequin of Obskure. In the interview, McCoy discusses the band's current status and the increased role he wants his musicians to play in the future, as well as the "Ceromonies" DVD, the "Sleepers" EP and the next set of studio recordings. A full four pages are devoted to the interview, which also features photos by Jakub Sorys. The issue, with Goldfrapp on the cover, will appear on newsstands by March 12.

In addition, we've received word that FOTN will not play the first of the four Christmas dates, as previously reported, but will perform Dec. 27-29. Our Live section has been changed accordingly.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

FOTN's management announced today on Facebook that the band will headline the "RockHard Tent" at the Hellfest in France on June 19. More details as we get them.

In the meantime, Peter Yates, the guitarist from the early lineup, has released an EP of new songs that can be downloaded online for a small sum. Check out "Tanks" at the link.


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Many apologies for the delay in reporting this news: it appears that Fields of the Nephilim will be performing four live shows with Laibach, Project Pitchfork, Agonize and Faderhead -- a series called The Christmas Ball -- in December. The dates begin Dec. 26 in Hanover and wrap up on Dec. 29 in Berlin. Full info is available in the Live section.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Portugal was not as sub-zero as Warsaw, but FOTN was still on fire, playing a generous set to a happy crowd. Here's what the band unleashed:

Main set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Trees Come Down
Preacher Man
Dawnrazor
From the Fire
Penetration
Moonchild
Love Under Will
Watchman
Mourning Sun

Encore:
For Her Light
Zoon
Last Exit for the Lost


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fields of the Nephilim reportedly blazed in Warsaw over the weekend (where daily temps were -20 or less). Although the sets contained no surprises, fans who attended the gigs say they were among the best they've seen to date. Here are the set lists:

JANUARY 22
Main set:

Harmonica Man
Preacher Man
Trees Come Down
Watchman
Dawnrazor
Penetration
From the Fire
Love Under Will
Moonchild

Encore:
For Her Light
Psychonaut

JANUARY 23
Main set:

Shroud
Straight to the Light
Penetration
From the Fire
Moonchild
Watchman
Requiem
Shine
Zoon III
Mourning Sun

Encore:
Love Under Will
Last Exit for the Lost

Meanwhile, The Eden House has launched a new Web site featuring photos, audio, video, lyrics and a forum for fans to discuss the finer points of the band's music. In addition, The Eden House has announced some new gigs for the spring and summer, including several festivals. This is beginning to look like a proper tour. :)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Live section has been updated with lots of new gigs from Saints of Eden and one new one -- February 6 in Portugal -- for Fields of the Nephilim.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fields of the Nephilim announced today that the long-awaited live DVD is due to be released in early 2010. According to the press release issued today, the material will include footage from shows in 2008 and 2009 (no mention of the Astoria show in 2007), it will focus on the Ad Mortem/Ad Vitam shows in London on July 12 and 13, 2008. The release will include both audio and video. After the new set is issued, FOTN will reportedly return to the studio to produce new music, although not before performing a two-date stint January 22 and 23, 2010 at the Club Progresja in Warsaw, Poland.

And, speaking of live dates, The Eden House bas been booking gigs around the UK for next February. Keep track and buy tickets online at Safeconcerts.com.


Monday, November 9, 2009

As promised, Fields of the Nephilim played last night at the Hellfire 2 Festival. The set contained no surprise songs, but sounds like it was a lovely evening nonetheless:

Shroud
Straight to the Light
Trees Come Down
Dawnrazor
Penetration
From the Fire
Moonchild
Watchman
Zoon
Psychonaut
Last Exit For The Lost

In addition, we have the set list from The Eden House's set at Whitby on Oct. 31:

God's Pride
All my Love
Trashed Treasure
Reach Out
Iron in the Soul
Fire for You
The Dark Half
Sin
Play Dead
To Believe in Something (with Monica Richards)


Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fields of The Nephilim have announced that the long-awaited live DVD is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2010. In addition, the news page features a gorgeous new trailer for the DVD, featuring a segment of the live version of "Mourning Sun." The news comes just in time for FOTN's headlining gig at Hellfire in London this weekend.

In addition, The Eden House recently wrapped up a set at the Whitby Gothic Weekend and is currently offering a sampler of tunes from the new album, "The Looking Glass," on MySpace. We don't have a setlist from Whitby, but will post one if we get one.

A bit of site news: Sumerland now has its own page on Facebook. Become a fan to see quick news bites and other items.


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thought you guys would enjoy this new trailer promoting the "Hardware" DVD set, featuring Lemmy as the taxi driver (and Iggy Pop as the radio DJ):


Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Eden House announced today that all of its planned dates in Germany will be postponed; it also sounds like "The Looking Glass" will be delayed. The band did not state how long the 2-disc set will be delayed, but did say they will still appear in Brussels and Whitby and are looking forward to the shows.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

In case you were waiting, the official FOTN site has confirmed the band's intention to perform at the Hellfire Festival this November. Tickets are on sale now.


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Jungle Records announced this week that The Eden House will release a new CD, "The Looking Glass," in October. The set will include a DVD of the band performing nine songs at Goldtop Studio, and a CD of covers including "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" by the Shangri-Las, "Street Spirit" by Radiohead, "Play Dead" by Bjork," "Venus in Furs" by the Velvet Underground" and "2000 Light Years From Home" by the Rolling Stones.

If that weren't cool enough, this will be the first recording to feature FOTN/Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson on guitar. The DVD includes "God's Pride," "Reach Out," "Iron in the Soul," "The Dark Half," "All My Love," "Sin," "Fire For You," "Trashed Treasure," and "Play Dead."


Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Eden House performed last night at London's Scala, where the lineup included Simon Rippin, Andy Jackson, Stephen Carey, and Tony Pettitt, plus two female singers and a violinist. Here's the official set list from the show, courtesy of Mark Quested:

To Believe In Something
All My Love
God's Pride
Iron in the Soul
Reach Out
Trashed Treasure
Fire for You
The Dark Half
Sin
Play Dead

Meanwhile, we're getting word that the news about FOTN headlining Hellfire 2 has come from Rob Ferguson himself, which makes the event much more likely. In addition, apparently the new bassist who replaced John Carter onstage at Amphi is a gentleman named Snake.


Friday, July 24, 2009

Some early reports indicate that Fields of the Nephilim will headline this year's Hellfire 2 Festival, the sequel to last year's debut dark-rock fest produced by Rob Ferguson. Fans may recall that rumors swirled last year surrounding whether FOTN would play Hellfire, and ultimately the band did not. We'll wait for official confirmation from FOTN or its management before assuring you this will happen, but wanted to alert fans to the possibility.

At the same time, The Eden House has announced a number of new live dates, including one tonight (!!) at the Scala in London. The band will be touring Germany in October, however; swing on over to our Live pages for a complete gig list. According to the band's MySpace blog, more UK dates are expected in November, and the band is booking more gigs throughout Europe for early 2010.


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fields of the Nephilim played tonight at the Amphi Festival in Cologne, Germany. Here is their set:

Main set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Preacher Man
Trees Come Down
Penetration
Love Under Will
Moonchild
From the Fire
Watchman
Psychonaut

Encore:
Wake World (Zoon Pt. 3)
Last Exit For the Lost

Sounds like a fantastic set. We're looking forward to hearing the fine details...


Saturday, May 24, 2009

Last Rites and NFD played last night at Camden Underworld to a happy crowd, celebrating the third "24th Moment," so to speak. Here's what NFD brought forth:

Main set:
Senses Alive
Light My Way
My Possession
Rise
Caged
Unleashed
Move In Closer
Descent
When The Sun Dies

Encore:
Senseless
One Moment Between Us

And here's Last Rites' set, which included the new song "I Feed":

Main set:
The Chalice
Rageing Tide
Race a Train
My World Alight
The Many Forms
Full Circle
I Feed
Where the Day Ends
Resolution
And all its Thorns

In other news, The Eden House will play the WGT festival on May 29 (apologies for the short notice!) and the Whitby Gothic Weekend on Oct. 30 of this year.


Friday, April 10, 2009

The news of the day is that bassist John "Capachino" Carter will leave FOTN. Carter made the announcement on MySpace, where he says he is leaving to "widen his creative horizon without providing any further parts in future Nephilim projects." No word yet on who will take his place at the Amphi Festival this summer.

Meanwhile, the Eden House camp is offering two tracks, "To Believe In Something (Redshifted)" and "Freakshow," as free downloads.


Friday, March 27, 2009

The Official FOTN Site has confirmed that the band will perform at the Amphi Festival in Cologne, Germany on July 18. If you haven't already purchased tickets, it's now safe to do so.

In other live news, Eden House will play its first gig on April 21 at the Luminiare in London. Tickets are available exclusively from WeGotTickets and at Resurrection Records in Camden. Before this show, the band will film four tracks in HD that should be webcast during the gig.


Saturday, February 28, 2009

Ande Tucker, the lucky bastard, got a preview copy of Eden House's new album, "Smoke and Mirrors." Fortunately for us, he has written a review of the tasty CD. Now all we have to do is wait another month to hear it for ourselves...


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The organizers of this year's Amphi Festival, scheduled for July 19 and 20 in Cologne, Germany, have named Fields of the Nephilim among its headliners. The full lineup looks fantastic, including Front 242, Laibach, KMFDM, QNTAL and many more. As always, before you make any expensive travel plans, let's wait and see if the official camp will confirm the gig.


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Eden House and Peter Yates won't be the only ones releasing albums this spring: Saints of Eden will issue its new album, "Forbidden Pleasures," on CD and digital download April 27.

The tracklist is as follows:

Timesphere
Rip Fire Hold
Game Over
Phaze Me
I'm Outside
One
Red Mist
Scapegoat
Lost So Incompletely
Surrender
Price Ya Gotta Pay (Album Version)

An interview with the band -- including leader Cian Houchin -- will appear in the March 11 issue of Gothic magazine, and the accompanying CD will include "One." In addition, the band is currently planning several shows throughout the European continent this year. We'll let you know the schedule as soon as we have it!


Monday, February 9, 2009

Jungle Records just issued this press release about the Eden House:

THE EDEN HOUSE
'SMOKE & MIRRORS'

In The Eden House, there is no one singer. Just one intention; to create a coalition of beauty in music, vocals, talent and soul.

In this new collaborative project the core members are Stephen Carey, formerly of Ireland's This Burning Effigy; and Tony Pettitt, formerly of the influential Fields of The Nephilim. With each song various accomplished musicians have been involved bringing in their own unique talents and trademark sounds to produce the atmospheric debut album that is 'Smoke & Mirrors.'

The vocalists who have graced The Eden House to produce these darkly beautiful songs are Julianne Regan (All About Eve), Evi Vine, Amandine Ferrari and Monica Richards (Faith & The Muse). Also contributing are violinist Bob Loveday (Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Van Morrison, as well as currently Bob Geldof's band), former Fields of The Nephilim [members] Peter Yates, Nod Wright and Paul Wright, along with drummers Simon Rippin (Nefilim, NFD) and Bob Irwin (Johnny Cash, Van Morrison).

Smoke & Mirrors has been mastered by Grammy nominated Andy Jackson, engineer of Pink Floyd and David Gilmour.

Tracks:
1. To Believe In Something
2. All My Love
3. God's Pride
4. Reach Out
5. Trashed Treasure
6. Iron In The Soul
7. Fire For You
8. The Beauty Of Science
9. The Dark Half
10. Sin

The Eden House are set to follow up the album with their debut live performances in 2009.

Excerpts from the album and a full track can be previewed at: http://www.myspace.com/theedenhouseuk.

You can also find The Eden House in a Facebook group, an iLike page, a Youtube tribute, on forums and elsewhere.

FREUDCD100 Date: April 6, 2009 (provisional). Available now to pre-order on Amazon.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tony Pettitt was interviewed on Britain's BBC6 this morning -- the interview will be available online for the next seven days at this link. During the interview, Pettitt discusses his (apparently nonexistant, these days) relationship to Carl McCoy, and you can hear one of the new Eden House tracks, "Smoke and Mirrors."

Peter Yates reminds us over on his MySpace blog that not only does he appear on some of the Eden House tracks but is working on an album of his own with singer Evi Vine on vocals.

The Eden House album is scheduled to appear in April.


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Remember how we reported in November that Last Rites and NFD will play a show together at London's Camden Underworld? That's still happening, but the date has shifted -- it's now on for May 23. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketweb, and it looks like folks from across the UK will be gathering for the weekend (check the Dawnrazor forums for details). Given that a late-May gig has happened three years in a row now, one could almost reasonably start calling this an annual tradition.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Rumors have been circulating that Fields of the Nephilim might play the Hellfire Festival in February. We've had official confirmation from the band's management that they will NOT be playing. While it's true that TMG, FOTN's management, is producing the Hellfire Festival at Islington Academy in London, February 20-22, all of the band slots for the festival are full, and FOTN is not on the bill.

Some confusion may have arisen from the close ties between TMG's Rob Ferguson and Carl McCoy. "This festival is my own project and as such my old friend Carl McCoy has been very supportive but his involvement stretches no further than that," Ferguson told us.

So that's that. Fans could plan to check out the festival nonetheless; its lineup includes some impressive legends of metal, including Exodus and Overkill. And what's not to love about that?


Monday, December 15, 2008

Well, well, well. Carl McCoy came out of hibernation in Xiberia (or maybe he's just on his way in for a long winter's nap) to provide some updates on the Official Site. Mostly, he thanks everyone who came out to all the gigs in 2008, but doesn't provide any insight regarding the live DVD, new music, or more gigs in 2009.

He did spell "ceremonies" correctly this time, so that's something.

We may not have another update before the end of the year, so allow me to wish all of you a happy holiday season, full of warmth and pleasure. May your 2009, even in these dark times, be brighter.


Friday, November 21, 2008

The December/January issue of Sonic Seducer comes with a DVD including live material from M'Era Luna. One of the clips is a Fields of the Nephilim song, though we don't know yet which one. Those in or near Germany will want to pick up a copy; the rest of us will need to wait until someone copies it to YouTube. :) Meanwhile, this is a reminder that the live DVD that was anticipated for release by the end of this year (see our June 24 entry) has not yet materialized.


Sunday, November 16, 2008

NFD and Last Rites have announced a new gig -- March 28, 2009 at Camden Underworld in London. The fun starts at 6:30 p.m. with an opening act to be announced, and is scheduled to wrap up at 10:15. You know the lads won't go home then; they're moving the party to Vagabonds until 3 the next morning.

In other NFD news, Steve Carey has moved on, and the band has hired James Mcilroy -- formerly of Cradle of Filth -- to take over on guitar. Many thanks to Bob for the updates!


Saturday, November 1, 2008

I meant to post this before yesterday, but October got away from me. Ooopsie.

Listmember Mark Quested sent in a bunch of magazine scans, most of which are already in the Press archive (and I've got another listmember working on transcribing them!). He also sent us a couple of goodies from Fortean Times not directly related to FOTN, but of interest to fans nonetheless:

"Stroke of Genius," on Austin Osman Spare (pages in .jpg format): 1 2 3 4 5 6

"Dreamer of the Dark," on H.P. Lovecraft (pages in .jpg format): 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Enjoy, and happy November, everyone.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

More pages added to the Press section this morning, including several pieces on Richard Stanley and his films in "Starburst," reviews of "Dawnrazor" and "The Nephilim" from NME (1987 and 1988, respectively), a 2004 interview with NFD from Meltdown, a 2005 interview with Carl McCoy from Terrorizer, and a 2006 McCoy interview from Kaleidoscope. Again, apologies for the fact that they're all in .jpg format -- anyone with fingers nimble enough to transcribe them will get some goodies in return. Oh, and there will be a few more readables online by week's end to get you into the Halloween spirit.


Monday, October 27, 2008

I've added a few tidbits to the Press section, including a 2008 review of the Shepherd's Bush Empire shows in London from Alternative Magazine, a 1994 piece in Fangoria about Richard Stanley and "Dust Devil," and a 2000 article with Richard Stanley in the Fortean Times. For now, the Fangoria and Fortean Times pieces are available just as .jpg files -- I realize this isn't the most user-friendly approach in the world, but my tendons will never forgive me if I attempt to transcribe them. Should someone out there wish to transcribe these (and there are more articles yet to go online, so there's more work to do!), there may be a free Sumerland t-shirt in it for you.


Saturday, October 25, 2008

There is a new site selling FOTN merchandise -- right now, it's simply shirts from the July 2008 and May 2007 gigs in London. For now, we're not 100% sure this is linked to the official site in any fashion, although there were rumours that an official merch site might launch this month. At any rate, head on over and have a gander. Thanks to Shane for being the first to tip us off.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Oh look, it's August!

Thanks to Jeff, by way of Ande, we have the set list from FOTN's performance headlining this year's M'era Luna Festival:

Shroud
Straight to the Light
Watchman
Trees Come Down
From the Fire
Penetration
Endemoniada
Moonchild
Dawnrazor
Sequel
Psychonaut
Last Exit for the Lost

Got photos or videos from the event? Send them over!

In other news, one of our listmembers, who works as a professional author under a few pseudonyms, has a new novel out in the popular French "Blade" series, titled, "L'Empire des Necromanciens." The book is inspired in part by the music of the Fields of the Nephilim, as was the cover art, which you can see below:

See the full series here.


Tuesday, July 29, 2008

By way of Emmanuel, we have the set list for Saturday's FOTN show at the Waregem Festival in Belgium:

Main set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Penetration
Trees Come Down
Dawnrazor
The Sequel
From the Fire
Moonchild
Psychonaut

Encore:
Zoon III
Last Exit for the Lost

The set contained no surprises, but fans report a solid and enjoyable performance from the Nephs. Listmember Goldfish kindly took lots and lots of photos and you can find them here.

If you're looking for a more wizened and mystical take on recent FOTN shows -- the London gigs particularly -- check out this report from filmmaker Richard Stanley. There appears to be some debate (at least on Richard's end) regarding whether the footage from May 24, 2007 or Helldone will make its way onto a DVD -- due to the changes in lineup between 2007 and 2008 -- but last we heard from the folks at Transcend Media, every show was still in play for future video releases. At any rate, later on in the entry, Richard has some dazzling photos from past FOTN video shoots. Check it out.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Just a short note to let everyone know that Saints of Eden will play August 1 at Club '85 in Hitchin (England). Swing by and show Cian and the gang a little love, won't you?


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Apologies for the delay in getting this online, but we have the setlist for the (quite surprising!) July 13 show at Shepherd's Bush Empire. Many thanks to Mark Quested for this (and for corrections on July 12):

Main set:
Intro - Harmonica Man
Preacherman
Moonchild
From the Fire
Penetration
Requiem
Xiberia
Dawnrazor
The Sequel
The Watchman
Mourning Sun

Encore 1
Zoon Part III
Last Exit For the Lost

Encore 2
Celebrate

Next stop: Waregem.


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Here's a preliminary setlist from the July 12 SBE show sent by a rather sozzled Jupitreas. Please send corrections if needed:

Main set:
24th Moment
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Trees Come Down
For Her Light
Endemoniada
Penetration
Wail of Sumer
And There Will Your Heart be Also
Shine
Psychonaut

Encore 1:
From the Fire
Moonchild

Encore 2:
Mourning Sun

You can check out a handful of photos from the opening and main sets here.

In addition, live videos have already begun to surface, such as "Psychonaut":



Thursday, July 10, 2008

We know some of you are already down at the pub, drinking and getting ready for the weekend's gigs, but for those of you who are halfway across the world (or just getting a slow start), Metal Hammer has posted more articles to put you in a Neph mood:

Carl McCoy Speaks About Respect
Fields Of The Nephilim: "These Gigs Will Be A Highlight'

Have fun this weekend, guys -- wish I could be with you. Send setlists. And love. But mostly setlists. :)

Over on MySpace, Peter Yates hinted that he's gearing up for one or more live shows. We'll let you know as soon as we have dates and locations to share.


Thursday, July 3, 2008

More from Metal Hammer in the past two days, including this item speculating about a FOTN-Valo collaboration (which appears to be pure speculation), and another in which Mr. McCoy discusses us, his fans: "How committed they are is amazing. There's something very, very special about it. When we played the Astoria last year, there were people who had travelled from Australia and the United States, so that was quite a surprise. We haven't played very globally ourselves over the years, and hopefully next year we will do a lot more of that, so from their point of view it's their chance to see the show and take part, and they're so dedicated that they will travel to us, which is amazing."

Seriously? He didn't know we'd travel to see gigs? Earth to McCoy...


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Metal Hammer continues to trot out news items as the SBE dates draw nigh. Yesterday, they pumped up the hype machine with some new quotes from Carl McCoy discussing the process of choosing his new bandmates. Today, they revealed that Ville Valo of HIM will attend the shows. (Which is not so much of a surprise, but who's next? Brad Pitt?)

And, to tide you over until the big weekend, check out these vids from Tuska. First, "Shine," and second, "Penetration." Enjoy. (Thanks to Ray for finding these.)


Sunday, June 29, 2008

FOTN indeed played the Tuska Festival yesterday. Alas, it provides few insights as to what might be in store in two weeks:

Shroud
Straight
Penetration
Shine
Dawnrazor
Xiberia
Moonchild
Trees Come Down
Zoon
Mourning Sun


Friday, June 27, 2008

We now know who will open for FOTN in London next month!

July 12: Inkubus Sukkubus.

July 13: Pythia.

Thanks again to Rob of Transcend Media for the scoop. :)


Thursday, June 26, 2008

A little faerie (OK, a tall one with massive, red dreadlocks) sent us a note about NFD and the rumors that the band might be "winding down":

This is just a comment on all the rumors we have heard about NFD winding down and putting things on hold. I am glad to be able to tell you that this is just not true. We are taking the oppertunity to do some side projects exploring other areas of music outside NFD, but no more than that.

Tony is working with Stephen on the Eden House project, which will be out later this year and will be released thru Jungle. This is turning out to be a massive project with many legends adding to it. Look forward to some live shows, too!!!! This is sure to turn out to be something great, and is sounding amazing already!!!

Bob is developing his Counting The Dead and Krimson Tide projects; more news on these two soon!!

As for NFD? This is still going ahead full force. We are working on a tour and we will be writing more new material very soon and already have more than 10 new rough songs in the bag to be worked on. We are pleased with the response to 'Deeper Visions'; it has recived many great reviews and has already brought many new fans to the fold! The Web site is down due to tech problems which we are trying to resolve. So to sum up, we are here and here to stay nothing has changed!!!!!!

-- Bob & Tony / NFD

These guys practically invented the word "prolific." More music -- lots more music -- to come. What more could we ask for?


Tuesday, June 24, 2008

We have further news on the forthcoming FOTN DVD (no, not Dusseldorf -- the other one). The Shepherd's Bush shows will also be recorded, as with Astoria and Helldone. Together with incidental footage from Poland, Greece, and Wave Gotik Treffen, the material will be compiled onto a new DVD intended for release this year. This comes from Rob Ferguson, who manages FOTN for the Transcend Media Group.

He says the Shepherd's Bush "really will be the highlight of the year, as far as the band is concerned," and adds that rather than focusing, as it might seem, on the band's early and then late catalog of music, the two shows present "two different musical journeys."


Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Solstice/Festival of Fire to those of you who celebrate.

Lauri over at Between Death and the Devil announced yesterday that the Helldone DVD is completed to the liking of both Lauri and Mr. McCoy. That's the good news. The bad news is, there are no sure plans to release it: "The Helldone footage was edited on spec within the Shadow Theatre, which means neither the band nor the record label were required to provide our crew with a preliminary postproduction budget. This also means the final release plan remains to be settled with Transcend Media Group, which is something that can be accomplished with any certainty only when the product is finalized and ready to be turned over."

Oh, yeah, and did we mention that Seven Management has been merged with Transcend Media Group?

There are many fans around the world who would support such a DVD -- right? If I may, I'd like to suggest a couple of ways to show it. One: Write to the folks at Transcend and urge them to invest in it. Two: Buy the Live in Dusseldorf DVD when it comes out next week to show that Neph fans are still interested in such things.

Just sayin'.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Metal Hammer just keeps pulling out more surprises. Here's a clip from a recent interview with Carl McCoy, where they loosened his tongue enough to get him talking about his occult interests (and also laughing; is this the first time we've seen him laugh on camera?).

And, if that wasn't enough eye candy for you, check out the fabulous "Price Ya Gotta Pay" video from Saints of Eden, directed by Neil Corbould. Go on -- crank this one LOUD and shake your booty.


Friday, June 6, 2008

Notes went out today to several folks from the good people who organize the M'era Luna Festival and, while our German is pretty rusty, it appears FOTN will be headlining this year. More as we get it, of course.

Saints of Eden's video with Neil Corbould, "The Price Ya Gotta Pay," will go online Monday, June 9. We'll share the link once it's up.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Metal Hammer has posted yet another piece about the upcoming Shepherd's Bush shows here, describing the scheduled setlists for the two-night run.

Carl says, "We're aiming to cut across the board, with a lot of the classic stuff that hasn't been played for many years or hardly played at all, and then bringing it all up to date. There are some songs from the past that I think are completely irrelevant now but some still have a really strong message, so if it all works I'll be really happy."


Monday, June 2, 2008

A kind soul over at the Dawnrazor forums, morphicfields, OCRed the Metal Hammer article, so we now have a copy for the Press archive. Many thanks to Laura for the tip on that one, as well as for noticing that the Waregem and Tuska Festival shows have been confirmed on the official site.

In addition, you can see the full-page ad for the Shepherds Bush show (complete with "Ceremonies" misspelled) here.

The Eden House has updated their MySpace profile with an album sampler from the FOTN/Nefilim/Goth supergroup's forthcoming album. Hie on over there to get a sneak peak!

We weren't able to report this ahead of time, but NFD cancelled two gigs over the weekend in Newport and Milton Keynes. Guitarist Chris Milden fell ill after the Gifford Arms show and was hospitalized in intensive care. He was released on Saturday and is on the mend; we don't know what struck him ill but we hope he recovers fully.


Sunday, June 1, 2008

The June 2008 issue of Metal Hammer (with Disturbed's David Draiman on the cover) includes details on the MH-sponsored gigs at Shepherd's Bush in July. It includes some interesting tidbits, including a hint that the Astoria show may not be released as initially intended, and Carl McCoy's relationship with the rest of the new band. Listmember Mark Quested offers this synopsis:

Regarding the content of the gigs, Carl says: "We're still fleshing our ideas out and I don't want to give too much away. But the two shows will be separately themed. One will be called Ad Mortem and the other Ad Vitam. The way the fans are, if you say it's going to be one thing and then it doesn't end up happening that way, they'll jump on it!"

About gigging with the new line-up, Carl says: "We didn't want to do any live shows until the time was right. The new musicians had to understand the concept of the band and have some affinity for it. I didn't want anybody who thought of it as a ticket to a rock 'n' roll life, which isn't what Fields of the Nephilim are about."

Regarding possibly filming the Ceremonies gigs, and the canned 24th Moment DVD, Carl says -- "I'd definitely like to cover these ones. The original intention was to put out the Astoria show, but we filmed another show earlier this year and it's all adding to a library of footage. Hopefully there will be something released soon."

The article also hints that the band will be entering a recording studio soon, to work on new Nephilim material.

As always, the sooner we can get a full transcript for the press archive, the better.


Monday, May 26, 2008

News is trickling in about last weekend's gigs in Wolverhampton. First up, here's what Last Rites played on Friday the 23rd:

The Chalice
Rageing Tide
Race a Train
My World Alight
Obsession
The Many Forms
Full Circle
Where Day Ends
And All Its Thorns
Resolution

And the icing on the cake is a few videos from the show:

And here's what NFD played on the 24th:

Main set:
Senses Alive
Light My Way
Stronger
Caged
Let In Rain
Descent
Move In Closer
When The Sun Dies
One Moment Between Us

Encore:
Unleashed
Dead Pool
Laura II (impromptu, played by Tony, Luca and Steve Carey)

(Humble thanks to Wild Bill Buttock, Ande, and Johan for the lists.)

After the set, Peter "Bob" White told Johan that the band will take a break following the Irish shows so that bandmembers can focus on side projects for a while. Given that half the band is in The Eden House, we'll take this as a good sign.

Folks who were able to attend the Wolverhampton gigs were treated to a few sneak previews of the Helldone DVD being put together by Between Death and the Devil's Lauri Loytokoski -- see more details, along with more stills from the recording, over on BDD's MySpace.

Peter Yates also recently announced two items: first, that he is recording a solo album (and hence has taken the demos off his MySpace page, because the songs need to be reworked; and second, he has a new musical project (my, he's prolific), Our Own Universe, which you can check out over on Myspace. He describes it as: "Made from electricity, it is a clash between Can, Kraftwerk and Suicide with Steve Jobs as midwife. But it's also about all the music pioneers -- Hendrix, King Tubby, P.I.L., John Cage, anyone who pushed the boundaries with an instrument or a studio..."


Sunday, May 25, 2008

Finally, the Official Site has been updated with confirmation of the Shepherd's Bush shows in July as well as hinting at tasty things to come. The post refers to the London shows as "the highlight of the Ceremonies concerts of 2008," and July 12 as "Ad mortem" and July 13 as "Ad vitam." (Latin, which roughly translates to "to death" and "to life," respectively.) These and other gigs were reportedly aligned with significant birth and death dates, according to the update. In addition, attendees may hear some new music in July -- and FOTN will return to the studios to record new music sometime in the future.

An update with less information has been added to the FOTN MySpace blog. Neither it nor the site mentions Tuska or Waregem explicitly.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Many of you already know that NFD's new album, "Deeper Visions," is for sale -- at least in the UK. In addition, NFD has added a number of summer live dates in support of the new album, including:

June 1: Milton Keynes, England, The Pitz
June 26: Cork, Ireland, An Cruiscin Lan
June 28: Belfast, Northern Ireland, Spring & Airbrake

For a full list of gigs, visit the Live page.


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Monday, May 12, 2008

Now that everyone's trekked home and sobered up from Wave Gotik Treffen, we know what the Nephs played Saturday:

Main set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Penetration
Dawnrazor
Moonchild
Trees Come Down (original version)
Requiem
Watchman
Zoon III (Wake World)
Mourning Sun

Encore:
Preacher Man
Last Exit for the Lost

Thanks to Ande-by-way-of-MiniCarl for the list.


Friday, May 9, 2008

Proving yet again that announcing a whole tour schedule at once would just be too easy, FOTN will headline the Waregem Gothic Festival in Belgium on July 26. Many thanks to our readers who continue to ferret this stuff out on their own, rather than waiting for the official site to tell us that the band is out and about.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Many apologies for the late announcement on this one, but Ticketweb is selling tickets to a two-night stint with Fields of the Nephilim at the Shepherds Bush Empire, July 12 and 13, in London. Tickets are 21 quid per night, or 45 for a two-day "VIP" ticket that includes a Sunday night aftershow party and some pretty souvenirs. Although fans are already starting to talk about gathering in London on that weekend, keep in mind these dates have not yet been officially confirmed by the band. For such things were refundable airline tickets invented.


Friday, May 2, 2008

NFD will play a gig in Dublin, Ireland on June 27 at Fibber Magee's. The show is upstairs from the Dominion club, where DJs will be on duty before and after the performance.


Sunday, April 27, 2008

It looks like we could soon have a veritable cornucopia of FOTN live DVDs on our hands.

In addition to Richard Stanley's DVD of the May 24, 2007 gig at the Astoria, and recent word of a DVD featuring the band's March 1991 show in Dusseldorf, a DVD of FOTN's Dec. 30, 2007 performance at Helldone is in the works. One of the main videographers on the project is Lauri Loytokoski, who runs Between Death and the Devil, the unofficial Richard Stanley Web site. Never let it be said that the FOTN world isn't some kind of very strange, if like-minded, family.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Our esteemed listowner announced this week that he has finished his third full-length musical work, "The Narcotic Trinket." For full details, you can see his MySpace announcement. As he describes it, the album is, "Almost entirely synthetic and combining dense textures with a sense of tense lucidity. There are moments of recognizable voice and music which vanish into the shadows." And, of course, you can hear samples on MySpace.

In addition, Peter Yates' band, The Dukes of Hazardous Waste (I still love that name) have also set up shop on MySpace and Carbon Logic. You can hear samples at both sites. Go listen.


Monday, April 21, 2008

Listmembers have been discussing the Dusseldorf DVD and its potential quality recently. We still don't know much, but this isn't a pure crowd bootleg -- it was recorded by the archivists at Rockpalast. The folks at Rockpalast updated their web site in January of this year with information on the setlist from the Dusseldorf show, which you can see here, along with what look like screen captures from the performance.

And speaking of live shows, NFD has put together a USA Street Team, ostensibly in the hope of playing some live shows in America at some point. Fans can show their support for this fantastic idea by befriending the Street Team on on MySpace. (P.S. -- don't forget about their show this week in Brighton!)


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sumerland friends Emmanuel and Asdis both wrote in this morning because it looks like Fields of the Nephilim will return to Helsinki this summer for the Tuska Festival, June 27 to 29, 2008. The Nephs will play June 28 before headliners Morbid Angel. The whole fest looks like an excellent lineup.


Sunday, April 14, 2008

Emmanuel spotted the likely DVD artwork for the "Live in Dusseldorf" disc over at Zavvi, which is listing a release date of May 26. Ande Tucker confirmed recently that this is likely the show FOTN played in the German city March 31, 1991. Were any of you at that show? What was it like? We know very little about the DVD at this point, so any information about the quality of the gig would be useful.


Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Eden House's Tony Pettitt and Steve Carey announced this week that the FOTN diaspora supergroup has signed a record contract with Jungle Records and intends to release an album before the end of this year.

More specifically, "We are aiming to complete recording and mixing by the end of July and the release will happen as soon as the release schedule dictates ... We are continuing to find new artists to collaborate on The Eden House, some of whom may come as a surprise ..."

I can't be the only ones wondering if they'll play live.

In the meantime, you can listen to their current tunes over on MySpace.


Saturday, March 29, 2008

Saints of Eden are joining in the Maytime London fun with a gig May 16 at Slimelight. With NFD.

A moment of silence, please: This is the first time in years that all four bands -- FOTN, LR, SOE, and NFD -- were scheduled to play gigs, let alone within days of one another. I'm just waiting for the Dukes of Hazardous Waste to announce something ...


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Mysteriously, HMV's UK site is listing a new DVD, "Fields of the Nephilim Live in Dusseldorf," due for release May 26. Play.com and Zavvi.co.uk are also listing it. Far as we can tell, FOTN last played Dusseldorf in March of 1991. I'm trying to get clarification on this, but if anyone knows anything, send it over.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Listmember Ande Tucker has posted an extensive blog entry about his trip to Athens to see FOTN, which you can see here. Among other things, it includes his right-place, right-time encounter with most of the band in a pre-gig pub visit.

Jonybright tipped us off to a higher-res video of "Wail of Sumer/And There Will Your Heart Be Also," for those of you itching for more views of this amazing performance:


Monday, March 24, 2008

NFD has announced yet another gig in April, this one (on April 24, in London, at Slimelight) an album-release party for "Deeper Visions."

And, you knew it'd only be a matter of time before videos of the "Wail of Sumer/And There Will Your Heart Be Also" performance turned up on YouTube. And so they have. Here they are (many thanks to Manolis for sending these):



Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Sunday brings us this review of the Warsaw show, which the reviewer makes sound as though it were some kind of bad acid trip. I've also archived this review in the Press section, in which something strange has happened -- the interviews and articles have gotten fewer and farther between, but the last handful of articles have been gig reviews. Right on.


Saturday, March 22, 2008

Courtesy of listmember Demeter Vekris, the setlist from tonight's show in Athens:

Main set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Zoon III (Wake World)
Penetration
Watchman
Requiem
Xiberia
Dawnrazor
Psychonaut
Last Exit for the Lost

Encore:
Moonchild
Mourning Sun


Friday, March 21, 2008

The first of two Fields of the Nephilim shows in Athens, Greece did not disappoint. Here's the set list, per Razorious in the Dawnrazor.co.uk forums:

Main set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Moonchild
Penetration
Dawnrazor
Requiem
Xiberia
Last Exit for the Lost
Psychonaut

Encore:
Wail of Sumer/And There Will Your Heart Be Also

... Yes. Really.

Oh, and Last Rites will play live in Wolverhampton on May 23 with opening band Sugarfiend. At the Gifford Arms, the night before the NFD gig (with Rhombus). The 24th Moment apparently has a sequel ...


Sunday, March 16, 2008

FOTN's show in Warsaw last night is getting excellent reviews from fans who were there (scroll down in the forum to see a close-up shot of Carl in action). For the many of us who couldn't be there, there's always the setlist and YouTube:

Main set:
Shroud
Straight to the Light
Zoon III
Penetration
Dawnrazor
Requiem
Xiberia
Last Exit

Encore:
Moonchild
Mourning Sun

"Dawnrazor," courtesy of Panzergranate:

"Moonchild":

"Mourning Sun":


And, in other news, NFD has chosen a drummer to fill Simon Rippin's stool: his name is Luca. (Sorry, couldn't resist!)


Monday, March 10, 2008

FOTN's MySpace blog announced overnight that the band will headline the Wave Gotik Treffen Festival March 11 in Leipzig, Germany. This news isn't confirmed on the official WGT site, but you can swing over there to find out who else is scheduled to play during the four-day event.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

NFD's newest album, "Deeper Visions," is due out April 28. Ande offers a splendid review over on MySpace for those of you slavering to find out how it is. In addition, Laura tipped us off to a couple of new NFD dates in the offing, including April 27 in Brighton and May 24 in Wolverhampton (a 24th Moment anniversary gig arranged by the Dawnrazor forums' one and only Wild Bill Buttock). More details on these gigs at the Live page.

And for those of you who've already worn a groove in your mousepad checking out the Peter Yates tunes on MySpace, you can hear more of his work, under the moniker Dukes of Hazardous Waste, on carbonlogic.co.uk.

We are now just days away from the FOTN gigs in Warsaw and Athens. No more have been announced, but we're looking forward to finding out how these ones go...


Friday, March 7, 2008

Remember Peter Yates? For years we knew little about where he was. At any rate, he has resurfaced, on MySpace no less, with an album's worth of tunes you can hear. Many thanks for the ever-vigilant Dragon for ferreting this out. And lest we forget the other long-lost member of FOTN, Ande reports that Gary Whisker may also emerge on MySpace in the near future.


Friday, February 15, 2008

Maybe this is overly optimistic of me, but I added a new section: Live. With the number of times a year NFD and SOE play out, combined with the recent spate of Neph gigs and the not-impossible prospect that Last Rites could play again, I thought it would be a good idea to have a place where fans could go to see everything in one area. I can't promise it will always be 100% up to date, but I'll do my best.

I also removed the blasted FAQ link, since we've never had one and, while it's a grand dream of mine to do one someday, it's probably best not listed until it exists.


Monday, February 11, 2008

We're having a little trouble getting used to this, but the official site now confirms two dates in Athens, March 21 and 22, and promises more dates to come. In the meantime, check out the wicked poster for the Gagarin 205 gigs, and click on it to see a larger version. (Thanks to Manolis and Emmanuel for sending it my way.)

There's a different poster on view at the official site, which shows the other bandmembers ... sort of. Nonetheless, it's good news, if for no other reason than Greek fans have never had the band play in their country.

Anyone want to start taking bets on where the next gigs will be scheduled? They can't all be so far east, can they?


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Last.fm is now listing a second date with FOTN and Opened Paradise in Greece on March 22, 2008. In addition, one of our readers got confirmation from FOTN management that the Athens show (or shows, as the case may be) will be confirmed on the official site soon.


Monday, February 4, 2008

Could more FOTN gigs be in the works? A reader sent in this Last.fm link, which says the band will play in Athens, Greece on March 21 at a club called Gagarin 205. The opener is listed as the Athens-based gothic band Opened Paradise.


Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Shortcut.pl is now offering tickets for the Fields of the Nephilim Warsaw gig to non-Polish buyers on a presale basis. Purchasers can use either PayPal (with a small fee) or pay by bank transfer. Email Bartek Labuda to find out more about payment. Tickets cost €35,75.


Saturday, January 26, 2008

The official FOTN site's news page was updated overnight to announce the March 15 show in Warsaw and provide a wrap-up on the Dec. 30 Helsinki gig. It also includes a few new details, and we hope Mr. McCoy won't mind us quoting directly:

Other shows are pending for late spring, in exciting and interesting places where the Nephilim experience awaits. Get those passports and sea legs a ready, these destinations and events will be unmissable.

You heard the man. :)

McCoy also said that the band played "Psychonaut" at Helldone in honor of Austin Osman Spare's birthday. Is anyone else wondering whose birthday it has to be before we get to hear "Sumerland/And There Will Your Heart Be Also" live? Juuust kidding. Sort of.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

I know few of you read Polish, but trust us, this site suggests that FOTN will play in Poland on March 15, 2008. The venue, Stodola, at ul. Batorego 10 in Warsaw. You can find out a little more at last.fm. We don't need to tell you that this isn't a sure thing until it's confirmed by the band, do we?

In the meantime, UK fans hungry for live music can check out Saints of Eden on Saturday (Jan. 26) in at Rainbow, located at 160 High Street Deritend in Birmingham.


Tuesday, January 22, 2008

More bummer news: Peter "Bob" White announced on the NFD forum late last week that Simon Rippin is leaving the band. Bob reports, "Circumstances, not least the recent passing of his mother has led to this hard decision. All his friends in the band and at Jungle are very sad about this news but we also realise this is the best move for him and hasn't been an easy decision to make."

Bob also promises that NFD will continue with a new drummer. *sigh of relief* Follow the link for more from Bob; thanks to Laura for letting us know this was out there.


Monday, January 21, 2008

Sad news today: The O Lado Negro Bar, the only bar in the world devoted to the music and imagery of Fields of the Nephilim, closed its doors Saturday night. You can read OLB's MySpace blog for a complete explanation behind the reasons for the closure, but essentially it was never a money-making business, and its owners decided they wanted to spend their non-work hours with friends and family (rather than doing more work). We can't but wish them all the best, and hope someone else, in another far-flung city, might be inspired to take up the torch.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Goth- and punk-scene writer Mick Mercer has opened an eBay store to auction off items from his massive collection of memorabilia. If you poke through, you can find a number of FOTN-related items. Thanks to Mark for ferreting this one out.


Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Lots of videos from the Helldone show have been circulating on MySpace and YouTube in the past several days. MySpace user Asdis has several clips here, if you want to swing by and watch. YouTube user helmaniac has posted four more over here, along with clips from HIM and other bands that played over the New Year's weekend. Check out part of "Psychonaut" below:

If you have further vids, photos or reviews you'd like to share with us, please send them over!

Some of you noticed that the Sumerland e-list stopped transmitting messages sometime around Solstice. The list has been resurrected on yahoogroups; orphaned listmembers may go there to rejoin the discussion.


Thursday, January 3, 2008

FOTN's manager, Rob Ferguson, recently offered an update to Obskure's Emmanuel Hennequin, including several tidbits of promising information:

  • The band hopes to play more shows in 2008
  • The lineup for the Helsinki show included Gizz Butt on guitar, Gav King on guitar, John "Capachino" Carter on bass, and Lee Newell on drums
  • The Helsinki gig was completely sold to capacity (800 people) and offered some new merchandise

For more information, including Ferguson's effort to quell some naughty things fans were saying about the show, see this thread on Dawnrazor.

Also, don't forget that you can check out Saints of Eden January 12 at Esquires in Bedford. The long-awaited release of their new video, "The Price Ya Gotta Pay," is due late this month. We'll post an update when it's out!


Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Ruben, a Spanish FOTN fan, sent us his gallery of photos from Sunday night's Helsinki gig. If you were there and took snapshots, please let us know!

In addition, I moved most of 2007's news into the archive. Come on, lads, make some new news!


Monday, December 31, 2007

Carl McCoy and company emerged from the Arctic darkness last night to perform at the Helldone Festival. Emmanuel, our friend at Obskure magazine, attended and sent us the setlist:

    Shroud [Exordium]
    Straight to the Light
    Penetration
    Dawnrazor
    For Her Light
    Requiem [le Veilleur Silencieux]
    Xiberia
    Moonchild
    Last Exit for the Lost
    Encores:
    Psychonaut
    Mourning Sun

We wish everyone a happy and safe New Year!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Jungle Records sent out a newsletter yesterday letting everyone know that NFD's release schedule was a little, uh, ambitious and offered revised dates for the new single and mini-album. "When the Sun Dies" is now due out Feb. 25, 2008, followed by "Deeper Visions" March 31. NFD is slated to play gigs in the UK in March and April, followed by a European tour beginning in April.

Also, Bob White came out of hiding and sent us the setlist for NFD's set during the Florence show:

    Omen
    Light My Way
    My Possession
    Turbine
    Stronger
    Darkness Falls
    One Moment Between Us
    Psychonaut

Lastly, you can now see photos from each of the sets here:

NFD
Last Rites
Saints of Eden
Oracle of Zahyrus


Monday, December 31, 2007

Carl McCoy and company emerged from the Arctic darkness last night to perform at the Helldone Festival. Emmanuel, our friend at Obskure magazine, attended and sent us the setlist:

    Shroud [Exordium]
    Straight to the Light
    Penetration
    Dawnrazor
    For Her Light
    Requiem [le Veilleur Silencieux]
    Xiberia
    Moonchild
    Last Exit for the Lost
    Encores:
    Psychonaut
    Mourning Sun

We wish everyone a happy and safe New Year!


Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Jungle Records sent out a newsletter yesterday letting everyone know that NFD's release schedule was a little, uh, ambitious and offered revised dates for the new single and mini-album. "When the Sun Dies" is now due out Feb. 25, 2008, followed by "Deeper Visions" March 31. NFD is slated to play gigs in the UK in March and April, followed by a European tour beginning in April.

Also, Bob White came out of hiding and sent us the setlist for NFD's set during the Florence show:

    Omen
    Light My Way
    My Possession
    Turbine
    Stronger
    Darkness Falls
    One Moment Between Us
    Psychonaut

Lastly, you can now see photos from each of the sets here:

NFD
Last Rites
Saints of Eden
Oracle of Zahyrus


Monday, December 10, 2007

Apparently we missed a MySpace bulletin late last week, but NFD has canceled its Dec. 14 party/gig at the Intrepid Fox in London; no reason given. We certainly hope the lads are all right; Sumerland's requests for the Florence setlist have also gone unanswered.

However, we did manage to procure setlists and reports from Last Rites and Saints of Eden!

Last Rites' set included:

    The Chalice
    Rageing Tide
    Race a Train
    My World Alight
    Obsession
    The Many Forms
    Full Circle
    Where the Day Ends
    And All Its Thorns

Saints of Eden played:

    Overload
    Timesphere
    Scapegoat
    New Beginning
    Game Over
    Soulburn
    Price Ya Gotta Pay
    War of Words
    Lost Raiders

Nod Wright told us that the gig went well and that it was great to play live again. Cian Houchin reported that this was SOE's maiden gig in Europe, and that it was great to play "alongside friends and new, yet familiar, acquaintances in NFD and Last Rites."

SOE is booking more dates in Europe as we speak, and is scheduled to play in Bedford (UK) on Jan. 12, 2008, at Esquires.

That's all we have to report for now, but if anyone has the setlist from NFD, please send it our way.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

NFD has released its brand-spanking-new video for "When the Sun Dies," offering a wee taste of how much the band will kick everyone's asses on Saturday:



Monday, November 26, 2007

UK-based magazine Pulse includes a new feature on our friends in Age of Reason. Check them out on pages 24 and 25 of the print edition, or swing on over to the Web site to see the story online.


November 25, 2007

Just in time to promote the gig now only six days hence, Last Rites has joined MySpace. Speaking of Florence, I'm still looking for someone who can email/text me the set list after the show. Drop me a line if you're willing.


November 24, 2007

Those fomenting theories about a FOTN tour may need to keep their eye on guitarist Gizz Butt, whose winter schedule appears to be pretty packed. According to a new article in Peterborough Today, a UK newspaper, Gizz's primary band, The More I See, has just finished recording a new album and is playing some gigs in the UK. In addition, Gizz is guesting with punk band Crass for two shows this weekend, and The More I see headlines an all-metal festival December 20. With a new album around the corner, The More I See seems likely to do its own tour.


November 10, 2007

Yet more news from the NFD camp: A single from the band, called "When the Sun Dies," is due out January 21, 2008. On its heels will come a new mini-album, "Deeper Visions," March 3, 2008. NFD is also hosting an "end-of-year party and general piss-up" December 14 at the Intrepid Fox in London, starting at 7:30 and running well into the night. NFD will perform with a supporting act (to be announced), and there will be DJs as well. One could almost spend an entire month in Europe, enjoying gigs from FOTN and its diaspora bands, couldn't one?


November 6, 2007

The Last Rites site has been updated, confirming the Italy show Dec. 1 and adding some tantalizing news: that the lads are working on a new video and a third album to follow "The Many Forms."

In addition, NFD has been previewing a new song, "Never Let It Die," over on MySpace.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Not that we have any presses, but stop them anyway, because Fields of the Nephilim will be performing Dec. 30, 2007 at the Helldone Festival in Helsinki, Finland. According to the official FOTN site, Carl & the gang were asked by Helldone founders HIM to participate. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Nov. 2.

'I can think of no better way to complete the year,' Carl said, 'Scandinavia has always held a special place in the hearts of Fields of the Nephilim, even though this will be the first time we have ever played Finland. We look forward to greeting fans old and new.'

So... who's going? :)


Saturday, October 27, 2007

After a dry month, Bob White posted some excellent news on the Dawnrazor forum: NFD, Last Rites and Saints of Eden will be performing together, along with Oracle of Zahyrus, on Dec. 1 in Prato, Italy. The venue is called Siddharta, and it's located at Via Traversa Pistoiese 83. We hope some of you guys can make it and report back. Sounds like a fantastic evening. And Bob's asking whether the trio should tour together. The answer to that seems like a no-brainer, eh?


Sunday, September 30, 2007

Our tribute to "Dawnrazor," released 20 years ago, is now live. Thanks to the many of you who contributed -- we have a few surprises in store. Go see!


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The official site has been updated this week with some tantalizingly vague news about a new release, the 24th Moment DVD, and production/showing of rare Sheer Faith artwork.

Here are the highlights:

  • New music? FOTN is getting ready to work on a follow-up to "Mourning Sun."
  • Live DVD: Carl McCoy has "taken the reins" and is working on production of the DVD recording from the May 24 Astoria show.
  • Sheer Faith artwork: "Many of us have not been privy to the wealth of images and vistas SheerFaith have created and in their many formats, as they have not been exclusively lent for Nephilim works. So to be able to inform you that at last SheerFaith are producing fine art prints and of a selective view of original Nephilim moments is exciting stuff."

We don't know what any of this actually means, yet, but Things are Afoot.


Monday, September 17, 2007

There has been a dearth of new videos from official sources of late, but one of our listmembers, PsychografX, produced this gorgeous video for "Shroud (Exordium)"/"Straight to the Light." Check it out.

Also, Age of Reason has added a gig Oct. 12 at the Brixton Telegraph in Brixton Hill, London, and will be releasing its new tracks, "ICU" and "1,000 Miles" on iTunes very soon.


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Interesting things are afoot: Tony Pettitt and Paul Wright have been working with other musicians in a new project called The Eden House. The full, impressive lineup of musicians includes Stephen Carey of NFD/Adoration/This Burning Effigy, Monica Richards of Faith & The Muse, Candia of Inkubus Sukkubus, Stevyn Grey of Christian Death and Mephisto Walz, Dave Blomberg of New Model Army, Yig Hughes of Altered States and Peter Gorritz of the Last Dance. We don't know much more than that at the moment, but you can go check out some of their killer tunes on MySpace.


Monday, August 20, 2007

Sumerland reader Bart contacted SPV/Oblivion over the weekend to find out what the deal is with the "Mourning Star Tour Edition" we reported on Aug. 16. A rep from the record company said they are not planning to release any "tour edition" or other edition of "Mourning Sun" or permutations thereof. Someone should probably tell CDON/Amazon that. If we hear anything else, we'll let you know.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

CD seller CDON.COM has a listing for something called "Mourning Star Tour Edition (Album)," by Fields of the Nephilim. It claims the record company is Oblivion and the release date is Nov. 12 of this year. We have zero idea what this is about, but it seems worth mentioning.

Age of Reason has added its newest tracks, "ICU" and "One Thousand Miles," to its MySpace page. Head on over and have a listen, and while you're at it, see if you can wedge in their newly announced date at the Brixton Telegraph in London on Oct. 12.


Wednesday, August 8, 2007

No, we're not dead, although we may be dreaming a little bit -- of milder weather, beachside cottages and/or a Fields of the Nephilim tour ...

There's been no news at all from Base Camp, although Ande tells us that there will be a new interview with Carl McCoy in the September issue of Sonic Seducer magazine. Look for it on newsstands.

This Saturday, Portugal's O Lado Negro Bar will celebrate two years of being the only FOTN-themed bar in the entire world. The festivities will include a birthday cake (yum!), heavy-metal karaoke, and music from DJs Watchman, Trevas and DeathStar. Happy birthday, guys!

Age of Reason has been busy. The band completed two new studio tracks, "1,000 Miles" and "ICU," and is offering new shirts (check out the "Merch" section). And don't forget to check AOR out on the follwing dates:

  • Sept. 7: Venue M, Hastings
  • Oct. 18: Rockers, Glasgow
  • Oct. 19: The Carling Yard, Dunfermline, Rosyth
  • Oct. 20: The Moorings, Aberdeen
  • Oct. 21: Dexters Bar, Dundee

    Last but not least, we at Sumerland are hoping to put together a tribute to "Dawnrazor," which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Please email me your favorite memories of the album -- the first time you heard it, the time you heard it while proposing to your significant other, the time you first turned someone on to it, the first time you saw one of its videos, the time you heard its songs live for the first time -- whatever! Send a few sentences or as much as you like. Just send them by August 31, 2007. And when you do, put DAWNRAZOR 20 in the subject line.


    Friday, July 20, 2007

    For those following Dark Horizon and Tony Pettitt's work with the band, check out this review of "No Gods on Earth" from Hard Wired.

    Speaking of reviews, we added the Astoria gig review from Alternative to the Press section.


    Wednesday, July 11, 2007

    The Sumerland e-list is back! You can sign up and manage your account over at this link. Pictures and such will be hosted over on the MySpace group page. As a bonus, you can now access this Web site by aiming your Web browser at www.sumerland.net.


    Monday, July 9, 2007

    Lots of news happened while we were on leave, starting with the fact that the Sumerland e-list has gone under for reasons unknown (but entirely related to Yahoo). John is currently working on a backup plan, and as soon as he's got that straightened out, we'll let you know.

    The new issue of Alternative magazine in the UK has published a short review of the Astoria FOTN gig, which we should be able to archive in the Press section very soon.

    In other press news, Virus magazine has published a review of the new Dark Horizon album, "No Gods on Earth," featuring Tony Pettitt. Thanks to Fabienne for both of these news tips!

    Saints of Eden's new video, "The Price Ya Gotta Pay," created with award-winning effects artist Neil Courbould, is getting ready for release. According to SOE's Cian Houchin, the video will begin airing on television in a couple of months, and in the meantime a trailer will soon arrive at priceyagottapay.com. The site will also offer interviews and behind-the-scenes information. Screenshots can be seen at SOE's MySpace page

    Age of Reason returns to the studio in July to record two new songs, "ICU" and "1,000 Miles." They will be released online in August and feature Annie on bass. In addition, the band will be playing Venue M. in Hastings on Sept. 7 with Devilish Presley and Hateball. A tour of Scotland will follow.

    Andrew Collins released a new newsletter this weekend, with details regarding who will be at this year's QuestCon (Graham Hancock, Kathy Jones, Caroline Wise, Nick Mann and more); revelations about digs at an ancient Turkish archaeological site; and plans for the revision and re-release "The Black Alchemist," one of his early psychic questing novels. Someone who reads the book and guesses the clues will be able to find an artifact. The book is due in October. Happy hunting!


    Wednesday, June 27, 2007

    Director Richard Stanley has been chock-full of good news today. For one thing, he posted several screenshots from the footage he shot at the Astoria gig May 24. He also quipped that it would be, "Available this fall on DVD in Dolby stereo and dual format," although we wouldn't take this as the final plan just yet.

    In a different entry, Stanley offered an update on the release of a new "Hardware" DVD: "I'm already up to my eyeballs in footage from the Astoria gig and am about to start cleaning up 'HARDWARE' for rerelease, a monumental restoration job that threatens to keep me preoccupied for the rest of the summer."


    Monday, June 18, 2007

    Don't forget that NFD is currently mid-tour in England (with supporting act Rhombus); head on over to the band's site (or scroll down) to see just where and when. They'll also be playing a gig in Poland at the end of July. We'd be there if we could.

    A new MySpace user, The Crowboy, has been posting old gems of FOTN videos over the past two days. They include interviews on Night Network and Offbeat, a live performance of "The Watchman" from UK TV's Club X, and excerpts from a Carl McCoy interview on paganism that aired on a BBC2 program called "A to Z of Beliefs" in February 1990. It sounds like even more are on the way, so swing by and check it out.

    "No Gods on Earth," the Dark Horizon album that features guest work from Tony Pettitt, is now available for sale, both on the band's Web site and through Resurrection Records.


    Friday, June 15, 2007

    The intrepid folk at Obskure have been able to confirm the lineup of musicians who played at the Astoria on May 24. They are as follows:

    Carl McCoy: vocals
    Gizz Butt: guitar
    Steve Fox-Harris: guitar
    Gav King: bass
    Lee Newell: drums

    Obskure's Emmanuel sent this our way -- the magazine received the lineup from a reputable source close to the band. Thanks, Emmanuel!

    One thing it doesn't entirely clear up is the issue of Mark Tinley, who some fans say was playing keyboards that night. This Sonic State article appears to confirm that he played something with FOTN at one time or another. At any rate, it's also worth mentioning that Richard Stanley was being metaphorical when he said the musicians were from Thule and Hollow Earth.

    And while we're still talking about the 24th Moment, Matt sent in this review from Virus, complete with lots of photos from the gig.

    Many listmembers were clamoring for a new t-shirt to reflect the list's return to its original name. I resurrected and updated the original shirt, which is now available for sale at Cafe Press in five different styles, as well as a refrigerator magnet. You can also still buy the Deadbutdreaming sticker, at least for a little while longer. We are selling these at cost, not for a profit.


    Wednesday, June 13, 2007

    The new issue of Kaleidoscope magazine includes an interview with Dark Horizon that mentions the band's work with Tony Pettitt on its new album. The article was written by Stuart Moses.


    Monday, June 11, 2007

    The Rock Cafe 2000 in Stourbridge, England has confused and/or amused fans by announcing an NFD gig on Sunday, June 24 as "Formerly Fields of the Nephilim," adding that this is a "very rare show." We know it isn't rare for NFD to play out, but we're not sure who should break it to the Rock Cafe people. This topic came up on the Dawnrazor forums, but it was Mart who first brought it to my attention.


    Monday, June 4, 2007

    I've just added another review to the fans page, this one from Carmel. Keep them coming.

    Speaking of reviews, Richard Stanley offers his thoughts on the gig over on his MySpace blog. (Scroll down to "It's been a week now since the Nephilim made their tumultuous return..."). Although he doesn't offer any details on what he'll be doing with the material he taped during the show, he does say it came out well: "Footage from the first gigs just jim-dandy, got the makings of a first class concert film but you know that ain't enough. After all these years the fans deserve something more. Hold your breath just a while longer and you'll get it too, a few twists n' turns that'll take the 24th Moment one step beyond."

    Richard also speculates that more live dates will follow this one: "The Nephilim ain't going on tour. Nothin' so gauche but they might play a couple more dates this summer, feedback from the London gig being so positive an' all. Won't be in the UK though. The UK sucks. Germany perhaps? Or Paris?"

    In addition, the SubZeros, the band that includes Nefilim's Paul Miles and Simon Rippin, offers new music and videos over on its MySpace page. Thanks to Dragon for the tip.


    Friday, June 1, 2007

    Listmembers Cobweb and Dragon both wrote reviews of last week's Astoria gig. Head on over to the fan reviews section to see them. You can also check out Dragon's review, complete with photos, on her Web site.

    If you were there and would like to contribute a review, please send it in! In addition, if you spot any gig reviews in the official press, please let us know.

    Jungle Records' latest newsletter says that NFD's new single, "When the Sun Dies," is due for release in July. The single will emerge as a "download-only single and video clip," followed by a 2-CD "deluxe" version of their "Dead Pool Rising" album (the second disc presumably includes both the song and the video) in late August. Their first album, "No Love Lost," is also about to be released in Russia on Soyuz Records.


    Wednesday, May 30, 2007

    Age of Reason will be featured this Saturday (June 2) at a Hastings Rock Radio event at Venue M on George Street in Hastings. There will be a set from the station's DJs and a set from the AOR boys (oops, now that Annie's in the band, I can't call them that anymore) and girls. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit The MacMillan Cancer Support charity. Those who don't live anywhere near Hastings can, fortunately, listen to the station live by clicking the link at the bottom of the station's page.

    Reports from Thursday's show continue to roll in. We have heard from several folks that indeed Gizz Butt and Gavin King were among the musicians who played onstage with Carl McCoy. Butt and King also play together in a Britain-based thrash/metal band called The More I See. Swing on over to MySpace to hear their music. Thanks, Laura!

    Our friend Emmanuel Obskure offers his review of the show over at the Obskure Magazine site. It's in French, but includes several nice photos as well.

    And, for those completists who like knowing everything Nephilim-related, check out this single from the Japanese band Abingdon Boys School.


    Tuesday, May 29, 2007

    As most of you know, NFD played at the Mean Fiddler last Friday, the night after the FOTN Astoria gig. By all reports it was an excellent set, attended by Nod and Paul Wright and many of our listmembers. (This one missed it, owing to nearly zero sleep for about three days straight.) Their set list included a couple of surprises, including one that fans might've expected the night before:

    Intro - Omen
    Light My Way
    Turbine
    Stronger
    Unleashed
    When the Sun Dies
    Descent
    Caged
    One Moment Between Us
    Psychonaut

    As mentioned before, "When the Sun Dies" is the new single -- and a video is expected soon. Stay tuned for details as they emerge. And thanks to Ande for the setlist!


    Monday, May 28, 2007

    Well, most of us have returned home, if not to Earth...

    This update will have many pieces to it, most pertaining to the show on May 24. I've learned a lot of newsworthy things in the past week. But let's get on with it. First, the setlist from the gig:

    24th Moment
    Shroud (Exordium)
    Penetration
    Dawnrazor
    Moonchild
    The Watchman
    Requiem XIII-33
    Zoon III (Wake World)
    Last Exit for the Lost
    Xodus
    Love Under Will
    Mourning Sun

    Carl McCoy was joined onstage by four other musicians. According to Richard Stanley, who posted in his blog the day before the gig, they were members of the bands Thule and Hollow Earth. You can see two speculative versions of the lineup on the NFD forum. McCoy did not introduce them at the Astoria, and we will not post a lineup until we're relatively sure it's the real thing.

    Sumerland members (and if you aren't one, why not?) can see several photos from the show in our photo archive, and there's a second set on on Flickr.

    That's not all -- several folks captured bits of the show in video, and those can be viewed at the following links:

    Straight to the Light
    Xodus
    Last Exit for the Lost

    The energy at the Astoria was phenomenal -- there were many happy fans that night. And it sounds like Carl McCoy went away pleased as well. The official site was updated the next day with thanks and gratitude from McCoy:

    "We are incredibly pleased with the whole show & the amazing reception received. It was great being back on stage performing live again, and we appreciate the support received from fans, and also for their brilliant reviews and comments after the show. The night was special for us too, not just for the strange coincidences surrounding it, but also because it was a significant nexus point for us all. It was good to see fans old and new. We applaud all those who were there who traveled from far & wide to take part & witness the event."

    The site also offers a gig review from Andrew Collins, who called the event "spine-tingling."

    While most of the t-shirts and other paraphernalia sold out the night of the show, the official site is offering a few remaining commemorative t-shirts. Supplies are apparently limited; act now if you're dying to have one.

    Richard Stanley did indeed tape the show; we do not yet know what will become of those recordings, but rest assured that we will let you know as soon as we find out.

    That's just about everything from the 24th Moment. Hopefully the next update will include details from the 25th Moment, AKA NFD's gig at the Mean Fiddler last Friday.

    In a bit of list news, John changed the name from Dead but Dreaming back to Sumerland. To join, surf on over here.


    Sunday, May 20, 2007

    The official Nephilim site has been updated with new material regarding the Astoria show Thursday. It confirms that Richard Stanley is filming the show, and apologizes for the limited size of the venue: "The demand for tickets has been overwhelming, and we apologise to all those who were not able to secure theirs ... the live show ... is causing a stir right around the world, with fans descending on London from every part of the globe just to be there."

    The update also reveals that more shows are planned "in the near future," and that exclusive merchandise will be on sale at the venue -- so get your credit cards ready.

    Meanwhile, NFD is prepping for its show Friday at the Mean Fiddler. They will go on at 11:45 p.m. for 45 minutes, and they too will be filming the gig, this time for a video for a new song called "When the Sun Dies."

    This is likely to be the last Sumerland update until after the shows -- see some of you on the other side of the pond. (I'll be the one in black.)


    Monday, May 7, 2007

    In his MySpace blog, Richard Stanley revealed some excellent news about a number of film projects. Click through to see the full post, but here are the highlights:

    • "Hardware" is slated for a new DVD release of the original (not studio cut) of the film, along with the out-of-print soundtrack, in the UK in the fall
    • "Hardware" will also return to theaters this summer/fall to help promote the DVD package
    • Several distributors are squabbling over the US rights to release the DVD, but nothing is planned yet
    • Richard is working on the screenplay and storyboards for a sequel, entitled "Hardware II Ground 0," which would bring back Jill, Shades and the Nomad (no word yet whether Carl McCoy will return to the role)

    In a parallel universe, Saints of Eden announced today that the band will be working with Neil Corbould to create a video for the song "The Price Ya Gotta Pay." Corbould, a special-effects artist who has won awards and worked on films such as "Gladiator," "Saving Private Ryan," "Black Hawk Down" and "Blood Diamond," is hoping to move into the world of direction/production. Filming begins Friday (May 11).

    Age of Reason has hired a new bass player, Annie, to join the ranks in the wake of Sven's departure. You can find out more about her on MySpace and check out her blog for a sense of what it's like to be the bassist for AOR. Don't forget to check them out June 2 at Venue M in Hastings.


    Tuesday, May 1, 2007

    Because there has been some confusion regarding the NFD gig at the Mean Fiddler May 25, I will reiterate that the band WILL appear during the Fiddler's Rock@ event, which begins that night at 11 p.m. You can buy tickets for the event now at Seetickets.com. The Mean Fiddler is located at 165 Charing Cross Road, downstairs from the Astoria.


    Friday, April 27, 2007

    Octavia Sperati, a Norwegian metal band, has announced in its MySpace Blog that it will be opening for Fields of the Nephilim at the Astoria show May 24. Octavia Sperati has released two CDs so far: "Guilty" in 2002 and "Winter Enclosure" in 2005. Its newest album is due out in May.


    Wednesday, April 25, 2007

    One of our listmembers heard this week from guitarist Gizz Butt that he may be among the musicians performing with Carl McCoy onstage at the Astoria next month. Gizz played with the Prodigy in the 1990s and has since worked with Janus Stark and the English Dogs. Of course, none of this is 100% confirmed, but we'll keep you posted if we find out more.

    DBD listowner John Harford's short film "Hel" has entered the film-festival circuit following its showing at the Wicked Faire in New Jersey in February. Find out more about the film on Withoutabox.

    Age of Reason has launched a new MySpace page specifically for its fans in Scotland. The band's planning a tour of the country in October, with some dates in England before then. In the meantime, check them out June 2 at Venue M in Hastings.


    Tuesday, April 17, 2007

    As if yesterday's news wasn't enough, we learned today that Richard Stanley will be filming the Fields of the Nephilim show at the Astoria on May 24. The filmmaker confirmed this fact to Lauri Ltoski, who maintains a site devoted to his work called Between Death and the Devil.

    Lauri added that Richard Stanley was set to work with Carl McCoy on a video for "Straight to the Light," but that the video never went forward due to financial issues.

    In other news, Andrew Collins has announced that he will re-release his long-out-of-print psychic questing novel "The Black Alchemist" this fall. The new edition "will appear initially as a limited edition hardback complete with new opening chapter, new ending, and considerable remastering along the way," according to Collins' latest newsletter. To further this project, Collins has established a MySpace profile for the Black Alchemist.

    Collins will also appear at Megalithomania in Glastonbury on May 20 and 21. Those of you who are traveling to England for the concert might consider trekking to the West Country a few days early to join the fun. Collins' Questcon is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 3 and 4, also in Glastonbury.


    Monday, April 16, 2007

    The Film Ick site has announced that Richard Stanley is directing a new film, called "Vacation," that may star Bruce Campbell. Here's a quick synopsis of the deal and the film:

    Word is creeping out from these Bruce screenings, however, that Campbell is close to an agreement to star in Richard Stanley's next film, Vacation. Apparently budgeted at just a little over a million dollars, the film tells the tale of some Americans abroad. Not quite your typical fish-out-of-water yarn, however - in this case, the Americans have upped sticks after an apocalyptic cataclysm has pretty much wiped out the west and are trying to start new lives in the Middle East, whether the Middle East likes it or not.

    Campbell is to play a US businessman who, with his stripper girlfriend, tries to climb the power structure in this new order. Sounds like you can take this couple out of America, but you can't take America out of this couple.

    As if that wasn't enough good news, it looks like Stanley's film "Hardware" may be re-released in a multi-DVD edition, much like "Dust Devil" was. If you want to keep tabs on what he's up to, check him out on MySpace.


    Tuesday, April 10, 2007

    Obskure magazine is releasing more details about its forthcoming book, "Obskure Opus [1] 2007," including a new Web site, where you can see the cover of the book.

    "Opus," which is due out in May, will include an in-depth chapter on Fields of the Nephilim by Emmanuel Hennequin that includes exclusive interviews with Carl McCoy, Paul Wright, Cian Houchin, Paul Miles and our very own Ande Tucker. Two pages are available online in PDF format here and here. A complete chapter list is as follows:

    • Preface by Mick Mercer
    • Introduction by Niko Pingnelain and Emmanuel Hennequin
    • The Sisters Of Mercy: "Andrew Eldritch, the GothFather?"
    • The Mission: "Les Poussies des Soeurs"
    • Morthem Vlade Art: "Glissement vers l'Epure"
    • Christian Death: Epoque I: "Rozz Williams, l'Ange du Chaos" [Quelques Mots tr doux pour retracer le Destin d.un Homme qui a connu la Lumie] and Epoque II : "Valor, le Croyant de l'Impur"
    • Diamanda Galas: "Le Corps du Chant ou le Chant du Corps"
    • Fields Of The Nephilim : "McCoy et l'Obstination apocryphe"
    • Olen'K: "Les Mangeurs de Mondes"
    • Le Mouvement industriel: "Une Esthique de la Donstruction - Essai sur les Fondements de la Musique Industrielle"
    • De l'Avant-gardisme par le Black Metal: "Electrons libre de la Sce Norvienne dans l'Accateur de Particules"

    If you cannot guess from the titles, yes, the book will be released in French. To find out more, email them at obskure.opus1@gmail.com.


    Wednesday, March 21, 2007

    NFD has announced a number of new dates, a new single and some contributions to a film soundtrack.

    First, the dates (which we notice do not include opening for Fields of the Nephilim at the Astoria on May 24, but do include a gig downstairs the following night):

    • March 30: Zeplins (Tony & Chris DJ Set), Pretoria, South Africa (!!)
    • March 31: Zeplins
    • May 11: Junktion 7, Nottingham, England
    • May 13: Gotham Festival at Islington Academy, London, England
    • May 25: Mean Fiddler, London, England
    • June 15: Klangfabrik, Bonn, Germany
    • June 20: Limelight, Krewe, England
    • June 21: show to be announced
    • June 22: Rio, Bradford, England
    • June 23: Mexborough Civic, South Yorkshire, England
    • June 24: Rock Cafe 2000, Stourbridge, England
    • June 29: Castle Party Festival, Bolkow, Poland

    The NFD lads are planning a new single and video this summer, though they're being vague about the details. We'll let you know more as we have it.

    In the meantime, you can check out a new video of NFD performing "One Moment Between Us" at the Mean Fiddler on YouTube.

    Two NFD songs are featured in "Vampire Diary," a "low-budget UK 'erotic lesbian vampire movie,' according to the lads. The film will be shown at the British Film Institute on March 23, for those interested in seeing it first-hand.

    Last but not least, the latest NFD newsletter offers a comment on the upcoming Astoria show:

    "Carl McCoy has announced a one-off gig as Fields Of The Nephilim at the London Astoria, on May 24th (barring unforeseen circumstances). It's his first gig for 5 years, and his first UK gig for 10 years. It hasn't been announced who is in his band, but it's believed that no other original members are involved."


    Wednesday, March 14, 2007

    The U.K. Guardian ran an advertisement last weekend promoting the Astoria show:

    And no, we're not sure what "pre-release alerts to your mobile" means, either.


    Sunday, February 25, 2007

    Our listowner, Aurum, has made available a rare video from his Kathartes project for a limited time. He describes it as "A runic journey through a pale landscape, originally projected as part of the Kathartes live performance for February 10, 2007."

    You can view the video below:

    In other news, Andrew Collins has emerged from silence (and Giza) to announce that the next Questing Conference, Nov. 3 and 4, 2007, will take place for the first time in Glastonbury rather than the traditional London. This year's guest speakers will include author Graham Hancock, with whom Collins has been having a heated discussion about the connections between the constellation Cygnus and the pyramids of Giza. We agree with Collins that Glastonbury seems like the perfect home for this event.


    Saturday, February 24, 2007

    Welcome to Sumerland, where the news never stops. Yeah, we never thought we'd say that, either.

    First, the official site has confirmed the London show on May 24, describing it as a "one-off performance to mark a meaningful moment in the continual evolution of The Nephilim." Also, tickets are now on sale.

    Second, Richard Stanley has directed a new short film, "The Sea of Perdition," which can be viewed at the Errant Films Web site.

    Third, Saints of Eden has announced that it will offer two new songs download on the first of each month on its MySpace page. Leader Cian Houchin adds, "At present there are no plans for a CD release and these songs will not be available anywhere else."

    Fourth, Age of Reason has launched its new picture gallery, where you can see the lads doing what they do best: rocking out.


    Friday, February 23, 2007

    FOTN is mentioned briefly in a new Austin360 article about Ennio Morricone and his lifetime achievement award from the Oscars:

    But plenty of pop musicians have folded Morricone's soundtrack ideas into their own work. Some like only the hyper-masculine Western stuff. Some bands simply use his themes as walk-out music, while Metallica covered Morricone's "Ecstasy of Gold" on its symphonic "S&M" album. The '80s Goth rock band Fields of the Nephilim based their whole duster-and-hat look, not to mention their moody guitar rock, on images Morricone's music provided.

    I could quibble that the look came from Sergio Leone, not Morricone, but I'm mostly glad that music writers still remember the FOTN-Morricone connection after 20 years.


    Thursday, February 22, 2007

    The London Astoria has announced a Fields of the Nephilim concert on May 24. Tickets do not yet appear to be on sale. Given what happened last summer and fall, fans might want to hold off on securing tickets -- or making travel plans -- until they see an official announcement from the McCoy camp. But then, Neph fans like to live dangerously, right?


    Sunday, February 18, 2007

    According to the official site, recent negotiations with a fan selling the "Memoriam" bootleg on eBay have led Carl McCoy to a decision: he will begin selling items from the Fields of the Nephilim recordings vault.

    The first release, scheduled in March, will include:

    • "Sleeper" (former working title of "Deeper")
    • "Hollow Doll part I"
    • "Hollow Doll part II"
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    • "Premonition"

    Unlike the versions on "Fallen," these are promised to be "finished & complete versions have been recorded & produced to the same standards expected of all Nephilim releases. They have never seen the light of day and form a milestone in the metamorphosis of The Nephilim in the last decade, developed and written between ZOON and MOURNING SUN."

    The update also reiterates plans to release more new music in 2007. Check out the site for complete details.


    Tuesday, February 13, 2007

    The official site is offering two exclusive audio downloads. Both are remixes of "Straight to the Light." One is called "The Xiberian Mix" and runs nearly 12 minutes; the other is called "The 0 Lux Mix" and is a shorter radio edit. Both can be downloaded -- for a price -- from the site's merchandise section.

    Our esteemed listowner, Kathartes, has released a new Cremation Grounds: Emanations podcast featuring a live performance by him recorded Feb. 10 at the Wicked Faire. The set includes music by Coil, Lustmord, Raison D'Etre, Muslimgauze, Queens of the Circulating Library, and Body Lovers/Body Haters. Check out the podcast here.


    Tuesday, February 6, 2007

    NFD's Peter "Bob" White has announced a new solo project called Counting the Dead. The group, which includes a number of guest musicians, expects to release an album this fall; you can hear some demo tracks on the MySpace page.

    Meanwhile, Saints of Eden is offering a new track, "Red Mist," on its MySpace page.

    Age of Reason has added a new show date, March 17 at the Carlisle in Hastings, has a new interview in the Mayfair Mall magazine and a review of "One Small Act of Defiance" in the new Fireworks, and is artist of the month at Music Reveiw (no, we didn't spell that wrong).


    Thursday, January 25, 2007

    Sonic Seducer's 2006 retrospective issue, with Placebo on the cover, is now on newsstands and includes interview material with Carl McCoy.


    Sunday, January 14, 2007

    Hello everyone, and happy new year. We hope that your holidays were restful and that you're ready to kick ass in 2007.

    As usual, I've moved most of the 2006 news to the archives.

    This year, I've decided that I would like to expand our news coverage to include some of the interesting things our listmembers are doing, in addition to keeping track of the latest news on FOTN, Last Rites, NFD, Saints of Eden, and related projects. FOTN fans are a diverse, active, and creative bunch -- I hope you'll like hearing what they're up to, too.

    Listmember (and frequent Sumerland contributor) Rayvn Navarro just published a book that should interest fans of the lore and mythology behind FOTN: "Sons of Darkness ~ Sons of Light." Head on over and check it out.

    Age of Reason, whose bandmembers spend time on the Psychonaut list, have announced two new gigs for 2007, including:

    • Feb. 17 at The Engine Rooms in Brighton (England)
    • March 23 at the Red Room in Hawick (England)

    For more on AOR, check out their MySpace page.


    Thursday, December 28, 2006

    The official site has been updated in honor of Saturnalia with a number of details about the State of the Fields as well as tidbits about a new release. A quick synopsis:

    • A new FOTN release is "just a breath away"
    • The site store plans to offer some "very special" music downloads
    • An apology for the 2006 tour being canceled
    • A reference to the whole "Genesis & Revelation" issue, which states, "Some statements accusing the band of being untruthful can be found online." We can only assume this refers to the comments we took from Jungle in October.

    In addition, fans receiving the official site's "Mourning Sun" pack have noticed that the back cover shows a new image (it has a clear case rather than the black plastic one). It offers a second shot of the frozen face, this time a half-face with eyes wide open.

    Happy New Year, everyone.


    Thursday, December 28, 2006

    The official site has been updated in honor of Saturnalia with a number of details about the State of the Fields as well as tidbits about a new release. A quick synopsis:

    • A new FOTN release is "just a breath away"
    • The site store plans to offer some "very special" music downloads
    • An apology for the 2006 tour being canceled
    • A reference to the whole "Genesis & Revelation" issue, which states, "Some statements accusing the band of being untruthful can be found online." We can only assume this refers to the comments we took from Jungle in October.

    In addition, fans receiving the official site's "Mourning Sun" pack have noticed that the back cover shows a new image (it has a clear case rather than the black plastic one). It offers a second shot of the frozen face, this time a half-face with eyes wide open.

    Happy New Year, everyone.


    Thursday, December 14, 2006

    Tony Pettitt and Peter "Bob" White will be in Madrid, Spain, on Saturday for a signing at Rara Avis, a gothic store in the city. They're scheduled to appear at 8 p.m., and the signing will be followed by a party at the 666 Gothic Club, as we reported on Nov. 17. Hopefully some of you will be able to drop in and say hello to them.


    Saturday, December 9, 2006

    We just got the good news that Saints of Eden's new EP, "Shameless," was released Nov. 27 and is now available through the band's Web site, as well as online from Amazon, Play, and HMV. The site offers fans the option to download songs and even see the "Shameless" video.


    Tuesday, December 5, 2006

    Apparently, short clips of the "Genesis and Revelation" material are now available on iTunes. There's just one catch: it's under the name Fields of the Nephilium. We trust they may get around to fixing that eventually, but for now, that's the search term to use.


    Thursday, November 23, 2006

    "Xiberia (Seasons in the Ice Cage)" is the first track on the second disc of the fifth volume of "Dark Awakenings," COP International's long-running compilation series. The first disc, devoted to electronic music, includes tracks from Twin Machine, Destroid, Headscane and Adrenochrome. The second disc, all gothic tracks, features music from Ikon, Two Witches and Ex-Voto, among others. The set is currently available in the UK via Music Non Stop; if anyone sees it Stateside, please let us know.


    Monday, November 20, 2006

    The new issue of Sonic Seducer includes the first part of an interview with Carl McCoy; the rest will appear in the magazine's upcoming 2006 "yearbook," due out in January 2007. The portion published this month includes an explanation on why the supposed Fields of the Nephilim tour was canceled at practically the last moment:

    "We absolutely didn't know about the booked tour and just noticed it when a friend of mine asked for tickets for these shows. I worked in the studio mainly and actually didn't notice what happened outside. Of course it was much too late to make any preparations for a possible tour. The Fields Of The Nephilim are not a band who jump into the bus overnight and are able to tour unprepared. There are expectations our fans have of us and not least we have certain expectations of ourselves too."

    He goes on to say that he would like to tour in 2007, and that "The band needs to go on tour soon and needs to get in direct touch with the fans." We couldn't agree more.

    The printed interview is in German; hopefully at some point we will be able to get a translation for the press section. Thanks go to Ande Tucker for this tidbit.

    In other news, the NFD blokes have been busy. The band's guitarist, Steve Carey, recently finished producing and mixing the debut album for Dark Horizon, an English band. Tony Pettitt guests on one of the new album's tracks, called "Higher Ground." Check out the Web site to see photos, read reviews by familiar faces like Stuart Moses, and listen to sample tracks from the album. Many thanks to guitarist Andrew Meadows for letting us know.


    Friday, November 17, 2006

    NFD has announced a few new performance dates, including:

  • Nov. 24: The Mean Fiddler, London, with Tourettes Syndrome: The show will also be aired on Redemption TV (Sky challen 368)
  • Dec. 9: Woolstock Festival, Leeds, with Inkubus Sukkubus, Spares and Rhombus
  • Dec. 16: Gothic Club 666, Madrid, Spain: Peter 'Bob' White and Tony Pettitt will be DJing
  • Jan. 31: Cafe Iguana, Monterey, Mexico, with In Extremo
  • Feb. 1: Circo Volador, Mexico City, Mexico, with In Extremo

    According to Jungle, NFD is planning a full European tour in the spring of 2007. As always, we'll report more when we have it.

    In the meantime, we thought readers would appreciate the chance to watch a band-new talk show, "Calls for Cthulhu":


    Monday, October 23, 2006

    Jungle Records has formally released the "Genesis and Revelation" box set in stores today. The 3-disc set, as previously reported, includes two audio discs (one of studio rarities, one of live material from the 2000 Roskilde Festival) and one DVD.

    The press release, sent out by Jungle today, includes a curious note: "We wouldn't normally comment, but - someone ('where facts are real') has announced that the entire band won't benefit from this release. As that's not true, we are forced to refute it! Band-members that have taken advances against royalties (in this case Carl & Tony) will earn when those advances have been recouped. Those that haven't (Nod & Paul for example) will earn from it immediately. All the band members will earn from publishing royalties. And we're sure that the release will also benefit the band by stirring up fond memories and re-emphasising what a great band they were."

    Discerning fans may have noted the official site proclaims, "Be sure that the Watchman will bring you the news first, here, where you know you can rely on the facts to be real." Considering the fact that statement isn't truthful, make of it what you will.

    Meanwhile, Jungle has also established a MySpace profile and a YouTube profile where you can see the FOTN "Power" clip from the "Genesis and Revelation" set, as well as the NFD video for "Light My Way" and other Jungle-released material.


    Sunday, October 15, 2006

    Emmanuel Hennequin and 10 others are working together on a book based on the music and musicians that have been featured in the French magazine Obskure. A lengthy article on Carl McCoy/Fields of the Nephilim will be included, and the book is scheduled for release in April of 2007. We'll let you know more as the book gets closer to completion.


    Tuesday, October 10, 2006

    I have just received a note from Alan Hauser with Jungle Records, who refutes many of the claims made in yesterday's statement on the official site. Hauser said that Jungle routinely pays its royalties to current and former FOTN members, including Carl McCoy, Tony Pettitt, Nod and Paul Wright, Cian Houchin, Paul Miles and Simon Rippin for their contributions to "Fallen." He closed his note by saying, "We recently sent Carl McCoy's manager Carl's royalty statements, so we are completely mystified why Carl would make such a false claim."

    We at Sumerland are not here to get in the middle of what appears to be a fairly tense situation -- we just want to make sure to represent all sides of any story.

    UPDATE: Alan wrote again to clarify a few things regarding the misprints on the "Genesis and Revelation" set:

    The initial pressing has the audio disc labels printed wrongly. When it arrived, we promptly put on the DVD (the '86 bits being our favourite) instead of the audio, whilst shipping a few to press reviewers, Sweden, Greece and a company that supplies Amazon (who incidentally can't count). As soon as we found out, the rest went back to the factory to be destroyed and repressed correctly. Exactly 330 had got out. If anyone wants to return a faulty pressing we'll exchange it for a correctly labelled one. (But hey you never know, they might get more valuable as a limited ed rarity!).

    He adds that the official shop date for the set is Oct. 23, and that Jungle has done a limited amount of publicity for "Genesis and Revelation," primarily in Europe. Thanks, Alan!


    Monday, October 9, 2006

    The official Nephilim site features a new update today, decrying Jungle's "Genesis and Revelation" collection and suggesting "rumors" that Carl McCoy is in talks with Nod and Paul Wright. The full update is below:

    Some of you may be aware of the insidious release of a new "box set" of Fields of the Nephilim works entitled Genesis and Revelation. Camden-based record company Jungle Records are yet again attempting to deceive our famously loyal followers into parting with their cash.

    Please be aware that this .product., which claims to include previously unreleased audio tracks and audio-visual live footage from the band, is no more than a shoddy concoction of generally low quality recordings and bootlegs, much of which have been freely available on the Internet for years. The release contains no new or official material, and is not sanctioned, sponsored or condoned in any way by Fields of the Nephilim.

    Please note also that Fields of the Nephilim benefit nothing from the release of this material, and we urge all fans to boycott this and any other products issued by them without recourse to the band. As previously stated these releases in no way reflect the incredibly high standards that the band has always insisted upon since its inception.

    On a more speculative note, the buzz in the Watchman camp is that recently Carl McCoy has been in intensive discussions with original members Paul and Nod Wright. Although the reasons for these meetings are yet to be disclosed, the rumour is that a further more positive announcement will be made in the near future.

    According to some fans who have received their copies of the set, there are a number of printing errors, including the fact that the CD that is supposed to contain the studio tracks contains the Roskilde live tracks, and the CD labeled with the Roskilde tracks contains the studio rarities. Although Amazon claims that the set includes just two discs, it does indeed come with the third DVD disc containing video of the 2000 Mera Luna concert -- footage that appears to be recorded by someone in the audience.


    Thursday, October 5, 2006

    Two new articles have been added to the Press section: Stuart Moses' review of the "Genesis and Revelation" box set and Emmanuel Hennequin's lengthy and fascinating interview with Carl McCoy from the November 2005 issue of D-Side magazine, translated into English for the first time. The latter includes in-depth discussions of the "Fallen" demos, unreleased material that was developed during the "Mourning Sun" sessions, and McCoy's creative and vocal processes. In it, McCoy touches on a rare topic: what the concept of Nephilim means to him.

    The Nephilim represent my absolute truth, what I say or what I feel. It is something which arises, at the same time, from the inside and the outside. There still, it is nothing that is really ... explainable, I suppose. In any case, the artistic process which results from this through Fields Of The Nephilim remains something very spontaneous. There are certain forces around me which nourish the process, and which use me, all things considered.


    Monday, October 2, 2006

    According to the Saints of Eden MySpace page, SOE is planning to release a new single in the near future called "Shameless." B-sides will include remixes of "Overload (Ice)," "No Strangers (So Near)" and a new, remixed track called "The Price Ya Gotta Pay (Lucky Day Remix)." Check out some of the videos of Cian Houchin laying down vocals for the songs -- along with new studio stills for "Shameless" -- at the official SOE site.


    Sunday, October 1, 2006

    Happy October, everyone!

    To whet your appetite for the new box set, Stuart Moses has posted a review of "Genesis and Revelation" at Hard Wired. We'll be archiving this in the press section sometime in the next few days. In the meantime, swing on over to the site, where you can read assessments such as, "It's recognisably the same song, but it's like someone has pimped Carl's ride." Thanks to Stuart for letting us know.

    Several fans have commented on Amazon's confusing listings regarding the set, which say two CDs in some descriptions, and two (including the promised DVD) in others. Some in Europe have already received their copies, which indeed include two audio discs and one DVD.


    Friday, September 29, 2006

    Amazon.com is listing the Fields of the Nephilim "Genesis and Revelation" box set, with a sample of the cover art and a release date of Oct. 16, along with a list price of $34.49. Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de are also carrying the item, for folks reading this in Europe.

    In Nefilim diaspora news, guitarist Paul Miles is a guest musician on the new Faces of Sarah album, "Lament," and also produced and mixed the record, according to bassist David Thompson, who contacted us to let us know. "Lament" is due out on Oct. 30 on Malicious Damage Records. For more information, visit the Faces of Sarah Web site.


    Monday, September 18, 2006

    Listmember Ande Tucker, who is the author of the "Fields of the Nephilim Collector's Guide," is featured in a new interview in Obskure magazine. We hope to get a translation soon, but for now you can use this as an opportunity to practice your French.

    Beth Winegarner, who maintains the lovely Sumerland abode, has released a new book of essays called "Read the Music: Essays on Sound." It includes two Neph-centric pieces, "Three Heralds of the Storm: Celebrate, Psychonaut, Sumerland" and "Nefilim Reborn: Zoon." Find out more here.


    Tuesday, September 12, 2006

    NFD has announced a new European tour, kicking off tomorrow in Germany. The dates are as follows:

  • Sept. 13: Heidelberg, Germany at the Schwimmbad Club*
  • Sept. 14 Bonn, Germany at Klang Fabrik*
  • Sept. 15 Straubing, Germany at the Sommerkeller*
  • Sept. 16 Steinfort, Germany at the Center Roudemer*
  • Sept. 20 Kozmin, Poland at the Kino Mieszko
  • Sept. 21 Wroclaw, Poland at the Klub Lykend
  • Sept. 22 Berlin, Germany at the K17*
  • Oct. 6 Camden, London at the Underworld
  • Oct. 15 Derby, England at the Zanzibar Carnival Of Souls Festival

    For the starred dates, NFD will be touring with the German band Thanateros. In Poland, the band will play with local groups such as Miguel And The Living Dead and Deathcamp Project. At the London Underworld, they will perform with The Soho Dolls, featuring ex-All About Eve member Toni Haimi. The Underworld show will be taped for television, according to a newsletter sent by Jungle Records today.

    The newsletter also promises some "Nephilim news imminently"; this most likely refers to the box set we reported Sept. 4.


    Saturday, September 9, 2006

    We have posted a new Pit Magazine interview with Carl McCoy in the Press section. The "questions," from Micha Kite, sound more like a surreal sermon, but they seemed to elicit responses from McCoy...


    Monday, September 4, 2006

    According to the Italian Web site Pianeta Rock, two Fields of the Nephilim classics will be included in a new box set called "A Life Less Lived: The Gothic Box." The three audio discs will include "Power," and the DVD disc will include the video for "Moonchild." The set is due out Sept. 18. For a complete tracklist, click the link above.


    Tuesday, August 22, 2006

    Fields of the Nephilim is featured in a new book by listmember and Music Street Journal writer Gary Hill. The book, entitled "The Strange Sound of Cthulhu: Music Inspired by the Writings of H.P. Lovecraft," is available for sale at Lulu.com.


    Thursday, August 17, 2006

    Jungle Records has announced that it will be releasing a 3-disc Fields of the Nephilim boxed set, entitled "Genesis and Revelation," in October. Although the set does not appear to include any true rarities or unreleased material, it does feature several unheard remixes and a live set from the 2000 Roskilde Festvival along with a DVD of various video materials.

    The tracklisting is as follows:

    DISC 1: STUDIO RARITIES Power (new mix); Secrets (new mix); The Tower ('86 O'Higgins mix); Dawnrazor (1985 demo); Secrets (1985 demo); Power (1985 demo); Power (radical mix); Deeper Deepest Dub (1997 reunion).

    DISC 2: LIVE AT ROSKILDE FESTIVAL, 2000 Intro (The Harmonica Man); Preacher Man; Moonchild; For Her Light; Love Under Will; Shine; Zoon (Part 3 - Wake World); Xodus; Dawnrazor; Psychonaut.

    DISC 3 - DVD: Video-Promo: Power; Brighton Zap Club 1986: Laura, Trees Come Down; Croydon Underground 1986: Dawnrazor; Mera Luna Festival 2000: Moonchild, For Her Light, Love Under Will, Psychonaut; Bonus Feature: 1998 interview with Carl McCoy & Tony Pettitt.

    Jungle promises that the set will come in a "leather-effect slipcase." We'll let you know more about the set -- such as release date and price -- as we find out more.


    Tuesday, August 15, 2006

    Listmember Dragon has posted a detailed synopsis of the "Dust Devil" DVD release on her Web site. The release date for the 4-disc set is Sept. 26.

    We also wanted to remind fans who want to see some Neph-related live shows that NFD is playing a number of gigs in the coming weeks, including dates in England, Germany and Poland.


    Thursday, August 10, 2006

    Sad news today, which has been confirmed by 7 Management:

    "Due to external factors beyond the band's control, 7 Management are disappointed to have to announce that Fields of the Nephilim are unable to commit to the proposed UK and European tour under the circumstances currently prevailing. This has been a decision only reached after much anguish and debate, and has been made with the long term interests of both the band and their loyal followers. Carl McCoy would like to make the following personal statement to the band's fans, who we are sure will be bitterly disappointed at this unwelcome news. 'With 2006 having been such a positive year for both me and the band, foregoing the opportunity to meet up with fans new and old has come as a bitter blow to me both personally and professionally. I am sure the unforeseen difficulties that have led to the cancellation will be resolved, and I look forward to the possibility of making fresh plans for early next year. Getting the band back on the road has been an ambition of mine for some considerable time, but I feel it would be an injustice to our incredibly loyal fan base to continue under the present circumstances.' On behalf of both Fields of the Nephilim, and ourselves, 7 Management would like to sincerely apologise for having to announce such disappointing news."

    Many of the venues/ticket sellers have said they offer refunds on tickets for canceled shows. Check with those venues and sellers for their individual refund policies.


    Wednesday, August 9, 2006

    Rumor has it that The Nephilim will be playing at the Orpheum in Graz, Austria on Nov. 12.

    The O Lado Negro bar in Portugal, the only bar in the world (that we know of!) devoted to the music and history of Fields of the Nephilim, will be holding its first-anniversary celebration this Saturday, Aug. 12, starting at 9:30 p.m. For more, visit O Lado Negro's Web site.


    Tuesday, August 1, 2006

    The Astoria in London is selling tickets for a Nephilim show Nov. 19. They can also be purchased through Seetickets.


    Sunday, July 30, 2006

    It appears that The Garage in Glasgow is selling tickets for a Nephilim show on Nov. 18.


    Friday, July 28, 2006

    It appears as though The Nephilim are scheduled to perform Nov. 17 at Rock City, a club in Nottingham. Although the the club's Web site claims otherwise, fans in England called the club this week and officials there confirmed the show.

    Once again, we want to remind fans that nothing from the official camp has been said about these shows, so we do not know whether they will go on as announced.

    On a lighter note, some fans put together a Fields of the Nephilim entry at Uncyclopedia.


    Tuesday, July 25, 2006

    Three Last Rites releases are now available on iTunes, including "Guided by Light," "The Many Forms" and the limited-edition "My World Alight" E.P.

    Andrew Collins has made several updates to his site, including a journal of his trip to the American South to explore mound sites and underwater structures in Bimini, as well as a look at Gobekli Tepe, a temple constructed some 13,000 years ago in Turkey.


    Sunday, July 23, 2006

    The Nephilim are scheduled to play at the Vienna Arena in Austria on November 10. This brings the total number of dates to 7, including:

  • Oct. 28: Waregem, Belgium at the Jeugcentrum
  • Nov. 2: Hannover, Germany at the Musikzentrum
  • Nov 3: Berlin, Germany at the FritzClub
  • Nov. 4: Krefeld, Germany at the Kultur Fabrik
  • Nov. 10: Vienna, Austria at the Arena
  • Nov. 11: Rimini, Italy at the Velvet Club
  • Nov. 15: Paris, France at La Locomotive


    Friday, July 21, 2006

    For so many active bands out there, it's been quiet. But Ande Tucker posted a copy of a poster from the upcoming Nephilim show in Waregem, Belgium.


    Friday, July 14, 2006

    "Wasteland," Anthony Johnson's comic book based on the Nomad character, was released Wednesday on Oni Press. Those who enjoyed Carl McCoy's Nomad in Richard Stanley's film "Hardware" and the Nomad in Stanley's "Dust Devil" might want to check it out.


    Friday, July 7, 2006

    Booking agencies have confirmed two more Nephilim tour dates:

  • Nov. 2: Hannover, Germany at the Musikzentrum
  • Nov 3: Berlin, Germany at the FritzClub

    As with the others, the official camp has not yet confirmed these shows.

    Hard Wired magazine offers reviews of the NFD/Saints of Eden/Dark Horizon Barfly show as well as "Dead Pool Rising" and the "Light My Way" single. We've also added these to the Press section.



    Tuesday, July 4, 2006

    Release Magazine offers a fairly scathing review of "Dead Pool Rising." We've added it to the Press section.


    Friday, June 30, 2006

    The Kultur Fabrik site announced this week that there will be a Nephilim gig in Germany on Nov. 11 in Krefeld at Kultur Fabrik. Opening bands include Garden of Delight.

    At this point, four dates are in the offing, and more are likely on the way:

  • Oct. 28: Waregem, Belgium at the Jeugcentrum
  • Nov. 4: Krefeld, Germany at the Kultur Fabrik
  • Nov. 11: Rimini, Italy at the Velvet Club
  • Nov. 15: Paris, France at La Locomotive

    In NFD news, Music Towers has published a new interview with Tony Pettitt. In it he talks about his ongoing relationship with Jungle Records, offers a fairly compassionate view of the "Fallen" release, and gives his take on "Mourning Sun":

    "I think there's some good moments on it. My own personal thing with it ... I think maybe some of it drags on a bit, but there's some cool ideas in there. I think the reason we went our separate ways in the end when we finished "Fallen" was that I really liked being in a band, but I think [Carl McCoy] likes working on a studio project; just him and one other perosn. And to me it sounds just like that -- it doesn't sound like a band-project. I like the input of a whole band to make a sound. I wouldn't diss it too much, I think it's a cool record. I think it's the record he wanted to make, and I've done what I wanted to do, so I think we're both happy on that score."

    I have also added three new reviews of "Dead Pool Rising" to the Press section of the site. Let us know if you find others in your travels!


    Sunday, June 25, 2006

    Sumerland is now offering an RSS feed so that you can subscribe and receive new items as they are added to the news page. Click on the "XML" button, above, or on the RSS logo in your browser's address bar to subscribe.


    Saturday, June 24, 2006

    A company called Ascension Promotions has announced that the Nephilim will perform November 11 in Rimini, Italy at the Velvet Club. This and other dates have not yet been confirmed by the "official" camp, but rest assured we will keep you posted.

    Also, we are pleased to announce Dead but Dreaming t-shirts!. Cafe Press has finally ironed out most of the kinks in their black-t-shirt-printing process, and the new shirts look pretty darn good. We are selling these at cost, not at a markup. As a reminder, the bumper stickers are also available and look spiffy.


    Wednesday, June 14, 2006

    For those of you in Portugal (or those who can wing your way there on Friday), the O Lado Negro bar will host a launch party June 16 for NFD's "Dead Pool Rising." The event includes full broadcast of the new album, plus a DJ who will play music by NFD, Fields of the Nephilim, Nefilim, Sensorium, Last Rites, Rubicon and Saints of Eden. For more information, visit this MySpace page.


    Sunday, June 11, 2006

    Jungle Records announced a bunch of NFD news this week in honor of "Dead Pool Rising," which is released in the UK tomorrow. Recent reviews have been included in KKKK, UK Kerrang, Legacy, Orkus, Zillo, Sonic Seducer, Classic Rock and Rock Sound -- and we'll try to track those down in the coming weeks so that they can be included in the Press section of this site.

    On June 26, NFD will open a new "downloads" section on its Web Site where the band's entire catalog will be made available, along with exclusive live recordings.

    NFD has a number of upcoming shows, and are planning a full European tour in September:

  • June 21: Barfly, Camden, London, with Saints of Eden (which, of course, includes Nefilim bassist Cian Houchin) and Dark Horizon
  • June 30: "Fright Club" at the Mean Fiddler
  • July 8: Hobbits, Weston-Super-Mare, England
  • Sept. 13: Schwimmbad, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Sept. 15: Centre Roudemer, Steinfort, Luxembourg
  • Sept 16: Augsburg, Germany (venue to be announced)
  • Sept. 17: Benefiz Festival, Schloss, Jettenbach, Germany
  • Sept. 20: Proxima, Warsaw, Poland
  • Sept. 21: Ucho, Gdynia, Poland
  • Oct. 15: Carnival of Souls Festival, Derby, England


    Thursday, June 1, 2006

    Start your engines. Rumors have begun circulating that the Nephilim will perform Oct. 28 in Belgium. Tickets may be ordered at the Purple Moon. Be advised that this concert has not been officially acknowledged by the band. Others have reported hearing that the band might play in Paris Nov. 15. Perhaps that promised fall tour is finally shaping up. We'll keep you posted.

    In addition, Andrew Collins' latest newsletter suggests that the Austin Osman Spare tribute book, which was distributed as part of the RSPCA event May 14, will be issued in a new edition later this year. This is good news for fans who want to get ahold of the book, particularly because it should include the Sheer Faith artwork that accompanies the text.


    Monday, May 29, 2006

    Music Street Journal has posted a review of Mourning Sun.


    Sunday, May 22, 2006

    We have added Andrew Collins' interview with Carl McCoy on Austin Osman Spare to the Press section. This came from the collectible book sold during the AOS Tribute event held May 14 in London. Thanks to Cobweb for the transcription!


    Wednesday, April 26, 2006

    Jungle Records issued a bunch of new NFD news today, including the fact that the band's "Light My Way" single hit UK stores on Monday, with the video for the song heading to MTV2's "120 Metal Minutes." The band's entire back catalogue is now available on iTunes in Europe and North America, with Australia and Japan coming soon, and you can also download NFD tones at www.bandwagon.co.uk. "Dead Pool Rising" is still scheduled for release May 30.

    NFD has new gigs planned, including May 6 at The Peel in Kingston, June 21 at the Barfly in Camden, June 30 at the Mean Fiddler in London and October 5 at the Carnival of Souls Festival in Derby.

    And if that's not enough for you, NFD has relaunched its Web site and opened a MySpace page. Three of the new tracks can be heard on the MySpace site. Enjoy.


    Tuesday, April 25, 2006

    "Mourning Sun" was due in U.S. stores today. Did any of you find it in music shops?


    Monday, April 24, 2006

    Carl McCoy was interviewed this week on The Slab, Kerrang! radio's weekly goth-music program. Click the link to hear the file. The episode also features the radio edit of "Straight to the Light," which is also available on a promotional single circulating among radio stations. It doesn't look like Kerrang! archives past episodes, so listen before Sunday!


    Monday, April 17, 2006

    There is an audio interview with Carl McCoy at this MySpace page, which discusses the making of "Mourning Sun," confirms the plan to tour on the album, discusses briefly McCoy's reunion with Richard Stanley, and more. Warning: the audiofile begins playing as soon as you link to the site, so be prepared.


    Saturday, April 9, 2006

    We've received a little more news about Carl McCoy's involvement in the Austin Osman Spare book/event in Holborn May 14. According to one of the organizers, the book includes an interview of McCoy by Andrew Collins "exploring [McCoy's] interest in Spare, illustrated by a couple of Carl's drawings." See the March 31 news entry for more details.


    Sunday, April 2, 2006

    It appears that video/film director Richard Stanley will be teaming up with Carl McCoy/Nephilim to produce a new video for an unnammed song from "Mourning Sun." Stanley produced the first two Fields of the Nephilim videos, "Preacher Man" and "Blue Water," and cast Carl in the role of the Nomad in his debut film, "Hardware."

    The news was revealed late last week by the folks with Seven Management, which manage The Nephilim. This is an interesting turn of events, considering Carl said in a recent interview with Orkus magazine that he would not be working with Richard Stanley again. For more information on Stanley's career, see the articles about him in the Press section, or visit Between Death and the Devil, a fan site devoted to his work.

    In Orkus, McCoy said he planned to produce two MS-related videos. It's not yet clear whether Stanley is signed on for one or both of the videos.

    Also, according to SPV's USA site, "Mourning Sun" will be released in the United States on April 24, 2006. This likely means it will be April 25, as previously reported on this site, since US releases come out on Tuesdays.


    Friday, March 31, 2006

    Carl McCoy reportedly contributed to a new, limited-edition book that will be available only during an event in honor of occult author Austin Osman Spare in Holborn (greater London, UK) May 14. During the event, in Fleet Street, there will be short talks by experts, and a few items of Spare's will be auctioned. The funds raised during the event will benefit the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

    McCoy's contribution is one or more illustrations for the "Illustrated Memorial Publication."

    Tickets for the event will soon be on sale through Treadwell's Books in London.


    Tuesday, March 21, 2006

    No, we haven't been neglecting to update -- there just hasn't been much to report. The latest news is from the NFD camp. The group has a new single, "Light My Way," at Jungle Records' MySpace page. The single will be officially released on April 24, to be followed by a full-length album, "Dead Pool Rising," on May 30.

    Tracklistings are as follows:

    "Light My Way" CD single:

  • 1. Light My Way (Radio Edit)
  • 2. Unearthed
  • 3. Light My Way (The Fog Descends)

    "Light My Way" 7" vinyl single:

  • 1. Light My Way (Vinyl Edit)
  • 2. Senseless (Fragment)

    "Dead Pool Rising" album:

  • 1. Light My Way
  • 2. My Possession
  • 3. Caged
  • 4. One Moment Between Us
  • 5. Rise
  • 6. Black Sun
  • 7. Descent
  • 8. Senseless
  • 9. Dead Pool

    Wednesday, January 18, 2006

    I've added a fabulously funny review of "Mourning Sun" to the Press section, courtesy of The Final Word, making it our first archived article of the year 2006. It's worth noting that Fields of the Nephilim diaspora musicians got more press in 2005 (that we're aware of) of any year since 1988.


    Monday, January 9, 2006

    SPV has indicated that "Mourning Sun" will be released in the United States on April 25, 2006.


    Sunday, January 1, 2006

    As promised, interviews with Carl McCoy from Orkus and Elegy magazines have been added to the Press section. Thanks to Rayvn and Ande for working on the transcriptions and translations.

    Happy New Year to all the fans! News from 2005 has been moved to the archive. With the release of Nephilim's "Mourning Sun" and Last Rites' "The Many Forms," it was a busy year for us. The press archive is full of articles from 2005, representing the enthusiastic worldwide response to the new music, particularly to "Mourning Sun." This has been a heartening time to be a Fields of the Nephilim fan.

    As always, it's all of you who help us to make this site, list and community what it is -- thanks to all of you for your support and contributions over the years. And please remember to send any news or tidbits our way!


    Friday, December 23, 2005

    We now have a translation of a "Mourning Sun" review from Noise.fi in the Press section. After the new year, we'll add translations of the Orkus and Elegy interviews.


    Friday, December 16, 2005

    All of the English-language reviews of "Mourning Sun," the Rocking.gr translation, and the Alternative Zine interview have been added to the Press section of the site.


    Wednesday, December 14, 2005

    Last Rites' album "The Many Forms" has been reviewed in Obskure. It's in French, but we hope to provide an English translation soon.

    A Greek magazine, Rocking.gr, has a review of "Mourning Sun." We're hoping for a translation on that one, as well.

    Other recent "Mourning Sun" reviews include:

    La Estadea also has a Spanish interview with Carl McCoy. McCoy was also recently featured in a two-page interview in Terrorizer. For now, you can see the first page and the second page as images -- these are large enough to read the type -- and as soon as the flood of press dies down, we'll transcribe these and most of the other press and archive them in the Press section of the site. In the meantime, many thanks to Laura for the Terrorizer scans and to fellow fan sites for keeping up with all the recent articles.

    There's some site news, as well. I've launched a Cafe Press store where, for now, listmembers can purchase a stylish bumper sticker. (A black t-shirt featuring the same design will be available soon, I hope.) At the top of the page you can see the original Sumerland t-shirt design, created several years ago before Sumerland became Dead But Dreaming. Items in the store will be sold at cost. Many thanks to all of you for being such huge supporters of the list, the site, and the bands.

    I've also spent some time this week updating and revising the Recommended media portion of the site. Everything in print has a link to Amazon.com, in case you're having trouble figuring out what to buy for the Fields of the Nephilim fan in your life this holiday season.


    Wednesday, December 7, 2005

    The official Nephilim Web site has opened its mechandise section, and is selling several t-shirts, sweatshirts, and music items -- including some limited-edition older singles signed by Carl McCoy. (Your financially challenged Webmistress would love the New Gold Dawn hoodie.) Check it out.


    Tuesday, December 6, 2005

    Starvox has a review of "Mourning Sun" by Stuart Moses.


    Friday, December 2, 2005

    A few more online magazines have reviewed "Mourning Sun," including:

    Metal-I
    DisAgreement

    If you spot any we haven't already listed, feel free to let us know!


    Monday, November 28, 2005

    O Lado Negro bar in Portugal will hold a record-release party for "Mourning Sun" on Saturday, Dec. 3. The event will feature a full play-through of the album plus a DJ set including FOTN rarities and outtakes as well as music from Nefilim, Rubicon, a full play of the new Last Rites album, NFD, Saints of Eden, Sensorium, and cover versions of FOTN songs by other bands. There will be promotional give-aways. For more, visit the bar's Web site.


    Friday, November 25, 2005

    Alternative-Zine features a lengthy interview with Carl McCoy. It's worth noting that while this interview is in English, it was possibly translated from Hebrew, and that when Carl mentions the "Storm Raiser" album he's likely referring to "Dawnrazor."

    Folks who ordered their copies of "Mourning Sun" from Music Non Stop received notice that their orders have been shipped -- so it looks as though the album will keep to the latest release date, Nov. 28. Some have even managed to find the disc in shops.


    Wednesday, November 23, 2005

    "Mourning Sun" has been racking up a number of reviews in recent days, so we thought we'd give you a roster of them to let you get caught up over the long weekend:

    The Magickal Review
    Metal Invader
    Ikonen (German)
    Amboss (German)
    Borderline Music (Spanish)

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!


    Wednesday, November 16, 2005

    A German press kit for "Mourning Sun" has been posted online, and includes several promotional photos of Carl McCoy and the cover of the new album.


    Sunday, November 13, 2005

    Last Rites' new album, "The Many Forms," is on sale now at the Last Rites Web site!


    Friday, November 11, 2005

    There has been some confusion this week over whether there would be a limited edition of "Mourning Sun," or whether there would be a regular edition, or both. A message from the Watchman at the official site clarifies this:

    The first 25,000 copies of "Mourning Sun" that go into sales are a limited first edition with special packaging and the bonus track 'In the year 2525'.

    When these 25,000 copies are gone, It will switch to the normal edition in a normal jewel case WITHOUT the bonus track.

    Exact release date is Friday Nov. 25th in Germany, Monday, Nov. 28th in all other European countries with the exception of Spain where the release date is Monday, Dec. 5th (one week later) due to logistic reasons.

    At this point, neither addition is slated to have the previously mentioned video. The US release is still due in January, as far as we know.


    Wednesday, November 9, 2005

    A German fan who has read the recent interviews with Carl McCoy in Sonic Seducer and other magazines passed on some tidbits in lieu of a full translation (which we are still hoping to get). In them, McCoy reveals:

    • It took McCoy 18 months to finalize the demos for "Mourning Sun," but the final recording was done in a single take.
    • He is still angry about the release of "Fallen;" he felt the album was unfinished. He has secrectly he recorded everything again in his own way -- meaning somewhere there is a finished version of the album awaiting release.
    • We still do not know which musicians played on "Mourning Sun."
    • McCoy has many more songs written, some of which have been recorded and could be released in 2006.
    • Most of the "Mourning Sun" material was brought to completion in a mobile studio called The Ice Cage. A good chunk of it was created in Norway.
    • McCoy is working on video material which might be released with "Straight to the Light."
    • His favorite video games at the moment include "Resident Evil" and "Conflict - Desert Storm."

    Saturday, November 5, 2005

    Release Magazine has posted a review of "Mourning Sun." Their review lists the European release date as Nov. 25, a date echoed in this item at Gothtronic. The US date appears to be holding steady as January 6. (Or is that January '06?) Several CD sellers, including CDON and Amazon.co.uk, are now taking pre-orders for both the regular and limited editions of the album.


    Friday, November 4, 2005

    Carl McCoy is on the cover of this month's Orkus magazine. Additionally, SPV has added a new photo of McCoy to its Fields of the Nephilim page (scroll to the bottom). If folks get copies of Orkus or Sonic Seducer, please let us know -- or send us a transcript or translation!


    Saturday, October 29, 2005

    RoomThirteen has posted a review of "Mourning Sun." (The writer gave it 9 out of 13.) In addition, Rockdetector has updated its biography/history of Fields of the Nephilim with a new promotional photo of Carl McCoy. This is the first time one of these promotional photos has been officially used.


    Saturday, October 15, 2005

    Sonic Seducer recently announced that its November issue will feature a three-page interview with Fields of the Nephilim, followed by the December issue with a "huge two-part story, sticker and track included on the cover-mounted CD," according to listmember Ande.


    Tuesday, October 11, 2005

    NFD is putting the finishing touches on a new album, "Dead Pool Rising," which is due out early next year, according to a release from Jungle Records today. They will be playing a number of shows in London in October and November, including the Mean Fiddler Oct. 28, Whitby Gothic Weekend Oct. 29 and the Witchfest International in Croydon Nov. 5.

    Additionally, NFD's live album, "Live and Unleashed," which was originally bundled with "No Love Lost," is now available for purchase on its own. To find out more, follow the link.

    Jungle is also releasing a "Gothic Party Time" sampler including a remastered version of Fields of the Nephilim's song "Power," the Nephilim track "Fallen" ("without the cross-faded beginning and end") and an edited version of NFD's "Darkness Falls."

    Yes, it's true, we did have some other updates here recently regarding new photos and music... but let's just say some "gremlins" ate them.


    Friday, September 30, 2005

    Cian Houchin, ex-bassist for the Nefilim, is in the studio working on a new Saints of Eden double album. He has made some in-studio video clips available on the SOE Web site. Good stuff!

    We've also heard that the next Last Rites album is finished and ready to go, and merely awaits a label/distributor.


    Thursday, September 29, 2005

    On Wednesday, Andrew Collins sent out a newsletter with some tidbits about his ongoing work with Carl McCoy:

    The new Fields of the Nephilim album entitled MOURNING SUN is released worldwide on 18 November (06 January in the USA). I worked closely with band leader and composer Carl McCoy during the making of this album, and so read my first poetic impressions of it on the Nephilim official website. Friendships aside, this is a classic album, the best since 'Elizium' (1991), and needs to be heard to be believed. Old and new Fields of the Nephilim fans will not be disappointed. Of that I can promise. And watch out for the prestigious tour next year!

    Monday, September 26, 2005

    The official Nephilim site has been updated, confirming release dates for "Mourning Sun" (Nov. 18 in Europe, Jan. 6 in the US) as well as the track list we already know. It also reveals that no pre-album single is planned, and that "The rebirth of Fields of the Nephilim is set for its assault on the world stage next spring and summer with a series of key-note, and rather prestigious, concerts across the globe."

    The info page has a brand-new picture of Carl McCoy on it. The site promises more in the coming days, including an interview with McCoy.

    The site also offers some impressions of "Mourning Sun," in the form of poetry, from author and cohort Andrew Collins.


    Saturday, September 24, 2005

    As promised, I've added the first fan review of "Mourning Sun" in the Community reviews section (thank you, David), and the online reviews of the album from RemixWars and Obskure to the Press section. Thanks to Ravyn and Thomas for translating the French review so we could read it. Its author, Emmanuel, also reviewed "Fallen" for Obskure in 2002. He seems to be quite a fan.

    Ravyn also translated the press release from SPV regarding "Mourning Sun," which explains a bit about how the album was made.

    One of our listmembers has posted a nearly complete set of lyrics over on the forums for The New, the Old and the Nephilim. You can check them out here, although they may not be 100% accurate:

    "Shroud (Exordium)"
    "Straight to the Light"
    "New Gold Dawn"
    "Requiem XIII-33"
    "She"
    "Mourning Sun"

    Friday, September 23, 2005

    Press reviews of "Mourning Sun" are beginning to turn up. Here are two we learned about today:

    Obskure magazine (in French; we'll try to get a translation)
    Remixwars.com

    Shortly, these and others will begin appearing in the Press section, and some listmember reviews will be filed in the Community reviews area.

    Later: Just added listmember David Wahlberg's review of "Mourning Sun!"


    Thursday, September 22, 2005

    MusicNonStop is selling a limited edition version of "Mourning Sun" with the following bonus tracks:

    8. In The Year 2525
    9. Bonus Video Clip

    To find it, click on the link above and enter "Nephilim" in the search field.

    Several listmembers have been able to hear promotional versions of all the tracks on the main album. So far the response has been positive! Join the list to read what people are saying about "Mourning Sun."


    Friday, September 16, 2005

    A listmember claiming to have heard the album gave what s/he said is the complete tracklisting for "Mourning Sun":

    1. Shroud (Exordium) 5:45
    2. Straight to the Light 6:24
    3. New Gold Dawn 7:58
    4. Requiem XIII-33 (le veilleur silencieux) 7:21
    5. Xiberia (Seasons in the Ice Cage) 7:33
    6. She 9:26
    7. Mourning Sun 10:33

    Others have speculated that the XIII-33 in the Requiem may refer to Mark 13:33 in the Bible, a line which reads, "Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is." The French "subtitle" translates to "The Silent Watcher." Savvy fans will remember that the robot head Carl McCoy's character found in "Hardware" was from a model of robot called the Mark 13. Other folks suggested it might refer to Numbers 13:33: ""And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight."


    Thursday, September 15, 2005

    According to Sonic Seducer, some of the other track titles on "Mourning Sun" include:

    "Mourning Sun"
    "Shroud (Exordium)"
    "Requiem Xiii-33 (Le Veilleur Silencieux)"
    "Xiberia (Seasons In The Ice Cage)"

    The site also echoes the Nov. 18 release date.


    Tuesday, September 13, 2005

    There is still quite a bit of confusion regarding the release date for the new Nephilim album, "Mourning Sun." A representative with one of the record distributors told a Psychonaut listmember it would be out Oct. 31, while various parts of SPV's site still list a release date of Oct. 28. It's unclear whether these are simply technical oversights, stale information or something else. For what it's worth, European albums are typically released on Monday, and the only Monday date given so far has been Oct. 31. (Oct. 28 and Nov. 11 and 18 are all Fridays). In America, albums are released strictly on Tuesdays.

    It probably goes without saying that we won't know for sure when "Mourning Sun" will be out until the day we have it in our hands. "Early 2005" has long come and gone.

    Cheers to any new readers who may be coming to us after hearing news of a new album -- and to any fans resurfacing. Drop us a line (links at bottom) or join us on the Dead But Dreaming list. The discussion, so far, has been lively.


    Saturday, September 10, 2005

    SPV/Oblivion has pushed back the release of "Mourning Sun" to Nov. 18 in Europe and Jan. 6, 2006, in the US.


    Thursday, September 8, 2005

    The official Nephilim site (album art at the link) is now promoting "Mourning Sun," with a Nov. 11 release date:

    "So the rumours were true. After much speculation and debate, Those who have waited patiently are to be rewarded with the release worldwide on 11 November of the stunning new album from FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM, long missed but back with arguably its finest offering to date.

    "To be entitled MOURNING SUN, it combines the atmospheric elegies of previous classics such as ELIZIUM, whilst creating a powerful new aural sound dimension led as always by the unmistakable vocals of band founder Carl McCoy.

    "The silence on what you are about to behold, has been justified. We have remained still so that there was never any confusion about release dates, names, formats, etc, and all in good time you will learn more and more as the Sons of the Mourning prepare for the Day of Reckoning.

    "So hold tight, and the veil will be withdrawn. Soon ...

    "In the meantime, brief sound files of three tracks: 'Straight to the Light', 'New Gold Dawn' and 'She' are available online via record label SPV."


    Wednesday, September 7, 2005

    According to SPV, the new Nephilim album will be called "Mourning Sun," is due October 28, and belongs to the "electropop/wave" genre.

    You can hear three audio samples of songs called "Straight to the Light," "New Gold Dawn" and "She" using RealPlayer.


    Monday, August 29, 2005

    One of our listmembers emailed Nod Wright a few weeks ago and asked when the next Last Rites album, "The Many Forms," would be available. Wright responded and said that the album is done and simply needs to be printed. He said he expects it will be ready on The Last Rites site in late September or October.

    Meanwhile, the dates for the as-yet-unnamed Nephilim CD have shifted again. According to the folks at the Playground/SPV record company, the single will be released Sept. 19 and the full album will be available Oct. 24. This means the single date has been pushed *ahead* at this point, though it was originally anticipated in August...


    Sunday, August 7, 2005

    Portuguese entrepreneurs have decided to open a Fields of the Nephilim-themed bar called O Lado Negro, which means "The Dark Side," apparently. Someone affiliated with the bar explained that it is decorated with memorabilia associated with FOTN and side projects such as Nefilim, Rubicon, NFD and Last Rites. Posters, vinyl, pictures and other promotional items will be on display. The bar -- located at Rue Augusto Maria da Silveiro, 24, in Almada, Portugal -- has its grand opening Aug. 12, and will be open regularly on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. DJs will play music appealing to their anticipated gothic and metal clientele. Sounds like it's worth checking out for fans who live in Portugal -- or who are just passing through.

    (The Sandeman Port logo always did remind me of the old FOTN Western-gothic image.)


    Friday, July 15, 2005

    According to listmember David, Playground Music Scandinavia is reporting that the Nephilim single will be delayed until October 17 (yes, 2005).

    Listowner John spotted an ad for the Mera Luna festival featuring a photo of Carl McCoy and a note that reads something like, "Fields of the Nephilim - Look Out Coming Soon."


    Saturday, July 2, 2005

    CDON.COM is listing three new items in their "Fields of the Nephilim" section, two "TBA" album-priced items with release dates of Oct. 31, 2005, and one, a single-priced item, with a release date of Aug. 29. You can sign up to monitor these items, if you wish.


    Monday, June 27, 2005

    It looks like folks tracking the Neph diaspora will have another band to follow. Paul Miles, former guitarist for Nefilim, is in a new band called Subzeros with singer Spider Cullen, bassist Mark Perry Harkin and drummer Steve Wags. They are a self-described "Celtic brew of rock, goth and punk," according to their site. The site offers a kind of bio, photos, sound clips and more.

    Speaking of the diaspora, we recently heard from Cian Houchin, who has been in and out of the studio working on music that could become future Saints of Eden material. SOE has been playing shows in London, but Cian reports that the band is "still up against the system regarding gigs and distribution." Fans can find out more about what he's up to by visiting the official Saints of Eden site.

    Folks on the Psychonaut list have once again been polling SPV for an update on the new Nephilim release; apparently a single is now due in August, not July, with the full album to follow. So much for "early 2005."


    Tuesday, May 10, 2005

    The official Last Rites site was updated yesterday with news that the group's forthcoming album, "The Many Forms," will be available soon. The tracklist is listed as follows:

    • The Chalice
    • Our Alibi
    • Rageing Tide
    • Guilt Sublime
    • The Many Forms
    • Body In Decline
    • Moment Calls
    • My World Alight
    • And All Its Thorns

    In addition, the limited-edition EP "My World Alight" is no longer available.


    Sunday, May 8, 2005

    NFD has its very first fan site at NFD - Break the Silence, which has been put together by a German fan named Tanja. Visit the site, enjoy the sections, and contribute!

    Going through the Band links section tonight, I've discovered that two long-time Neph sites have disappeared: Last of the Western Heroes (the oldest site online at the time Sumerland was started) and Leviathan Chained, which had vast amounts of research material related to the Fields' lyrics and mythos. If these sites have simply relocated, please send us the links, and if you know of any sites we're missing, drop us a line.


    Monday, April 18, 2005

    Recent emails to the official site, inquiring about the current status of the new album due "in early 2005," have gone unanswered. However, a member of the Psychonaut list recently emailed SPV, the record company contracted to publish the album, and was told that the "new single is scheduled for July, [and the] album will follow in October." Fans should probably regard this information with a certain amount of skepticism, given the way "Fallen" and "Zoon" were released well after their due dates, but we'll bring you more details as we get them.


    Friday, April 1, 2005

    Jungle Records issued a report today with some new NFD dates in Germany (and one in Leeds). They are as follows:

    May 13-15 Wave Gothic Treffen Festival, Leipzig
    May 21 Hobbits Night Club, Weston-Super-Mare
    May 29 Black Sheep (Bar Phono), with Mist of Avalon, Leeds
    August 13-14 Mera Luna Festival, Hildesheim

    A Russian gig should be announced soon. In the meantime, Jungle has released details on what will be on the 2-CD reissue of "No Love Lost." The first disc will contain the album's original material, while the second disc includes live versions of "Omen," "Unleashed," "Darkness Falls," "Turbine," "Stronger," "Move In Closer," "Enraptured," and "Break The Silence," and studio tracks "So Let It Begin," and "Blackened (Art Stanton Remix)." The double-disc is due at the end of April, and Jungle will offer fans the option to order the second disc on its own. For now, you can download a promo version of "So Let it Begin," and hear samples from five other songs, at the official NFD site.


    Saturday, February 26, 2005

    NFD has announced more dates for its upcoming tour, including:

    March 5 KINGSTON-ON-THAMES The Peel (All-day event featuring Inkubus Sukkubus, NFD, Crimson Altar, Seasons End, Moriarti and the Sith, Karn8, and more)

    April 8 LONDON Mean Fiddler (Another all-goth event, sponsored by Metal Hammer; NFD will finish their set at 11 p.m. and will do a DJ set afterwards)

    Of course, the rest of the dates, including those supporting Mortiis, can be seen below.

    In addition, NFD is offering a free download of a promo version of a new track, "So Let it Begin." The track will be included on an upcoming bonus disc from the band. NFD also added clips from five songs from "No Love Lost," all of which can be had over at the official web site.

    And if that wasn't enough, NFD is reissuing its album in a 2-CD format, accompanied by a disc of live recordings, remixes, and new music.


    Sunday, February 13, 2005

    NFD has released another batch of tour dates, supporting Mortiis (and one apparently headlining!). They are as follows:

    March 4 UK BOURNEMOUTH The Black Machine
    April 19 UK CARDIFF The Barfly (with Mortiis)
    April 20 UK CAMBRIDGE The Junction (with Mortiis)
    April 21 UK LEICESTER The Charlotte (with Mortiis)
    April 22 UK CAMBERLY Agincourt (with Mortiis)
    April 23 UK SHEFFIELD The Corporation (with Mortiis)
    April 24 UK LONDON The Garage (with Mortiis)
    April 25 UK LEEDS The Cockpit (with Mortiis)
    April 26 UK LIVERPOOL The Academy (with Mortiis)
    April 27 UK GLASGOW King Tuts (with Mortiis)
    April 28 UK DUNDEE The Reading Rooms (with Mortiis)
    April 29 UK MANCHESTER Academy 3 (with Mortiis)
    April 30 UK Birmingham The Academy (with Mortiis)

    The other supporting band is Panic DHH. For more information, visit the Mortiis Web site. Thanks to Laura for the tip!


    Saturday, January 29, 2005

    Last Rites quietly released a new signed limited edition EP, "My World Alight." The track list includes "My World Alight," "Full Circle - Cairo Mix," "Become Immune," and "Swallow the Soul - Intro." The lead track is from the forthcoming album, which we now know is called "The Many Forms." The site says it will be "available soon."

    I have been remiss in mentioning this, but Ande Tucker's "Fields of the Nephilim Collector's Guide" is now available at Borders. Unfortunately, you won't find it in their stores, but you can special-order it, either through stores or online at the link.


    Saturday, January 15, 2005

    NFD has updated the schedule for its European tour, which kicked off last night in Dresden. For a complete list of dates and venues, visit the official site.

    Happy New Year to Nephilim fans! News from 2004 has been moved to the archive.

    Please remember to send any news or tidbits our way!

    Wednesday, December 29, 2004

    NFD has announced a series of concerts in Germany, Denmark, Austria, Italy and Holland in January and February. A complete list of dates and locations is on the official NFD site.

    In addition, NFD will offer a free download of a new track, "Let it Begin," after the new year.


    Thursday, November 18, 2004

    The Fields of the Nephilim Collectors Guide, compiled over several years by listmember Ande Tucker, is available for purchase at last. The large volume includes information on nearly 700 items from 25 different countries, and is illustrated with over 750 images. It focuses on collectors' items for Fields Of The Nephilim, as well as related bands: The Nefilim, Rubicon, Last Rites and NFD. Many listmembers contributed to the book. Congratulations Ande!


    Wednesday, November 10, 2004

    The official Nephilim site is now reporting that The Nephilim plan to release a new album in early 2005: "After months of rumour and speculation, The Watchman can exclusively reveal that the new album from The Nephilim is set to be unleashed on the world in early 2005. It is a natural progression of the band's classic sound which crescendoed as far back as 1991 with the release of the hugely successful album 'Elizium.'" SPV is the anticipated to be the record label. The label's H&R man, Gero Herrde, reports that the album "has all the elements of classic Fields of the Nephilim. It is hypnotic and inspiriting, and out there in a league of its own."


    Monday, October 25, 2004

    NFD announced last weekend that "No Love Lost" would be available in UK record shops today, and that it will play a number of shows in November and January, as follows:

      UK:
    • November 10: CAMBRIDGE: Man On The Moon
    • Nov. 26: BOURNEMOUTH: Black Machine
    • Nov. 27: LONDON Islington: Slimelight
      (UK album post-launch party, on stage midnight).

      GERMANY:
    • Jan. 14: DRESDEN: Bunker
    • Jan. 15: LEIPZIG: Werk 2
    • Jan. 16: ESSEN: Zeche Carl
      (these three are as special guests of UMBRO ET IMAGO).

    Other dates are planned, and NFD hopes to play Greece in February and the American Convergence Festival in April. For more information, visit the official web site.


    Monday, October 11, 2004

    Fans/listmembers Zoonshe and Semjaaza have put together an article and artwork (primarily by Zoonshe). The article was originally written in 2002 for a now-defunct magazine called Delirium. In addition, Semjaaza has also created a page examining the art of Sheer Faith, Carl McCoy's graphics house.

    While we're on the topic of other fan sites, there's a review of NFD's "No Love Lost" over at www.FieldsOfTheNephilim.de. That site also reports that Saints of Eden, featuring Nefilim's Cian Houchin, released its third album, "Overload," Oct. 10. For more, visit the official Saints of Eden web site.

    And, we should have mentioned this sooner, but Sheer Faith created the cover art for Andrew Collins' latest book, "Twenty-First Century Grail," which is out now. The image is included in Semjaaza's Sheer Faith page, above. More information about the book is available at Collins' site.


    Friday, September 24, 2004

    NFD will perform at Parker Place, located at 51 Parker Street in London (opposite Holborn tune station), on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. The opening bands will be the Type Twos and Silver Screen Shoot Scene. DJs will also offer music. Tickets are available at Sister Ray Records (94 Berwick Street), or you can buy a discount voucher at the NFD Web site. For more information, call 020 7421 0001.

    The previously announced Nov. 13 gig at the London Garage and the Nov. 25 gig at Cambridge Junction have been cancelled, but NFD will play:

    • Nov. 10, Cambridge, Man on the Moon
    • Nov. 26, Bournemouth, Black Machine

    The NFD site is being updated, and includes samples from the new album, recent press, a fan forum and gig updates. According to Jungle Records, it will also soon feature an exclusive downloadable track not available on "No Love Lost." The album is due in mid-October.


    Thursday, July 29, 2004

    NFD has announced several gigs in the UK between now and November, as well as the impending release of its first full-length album, "No Love Lost," on Jungle Records, in October.

    Gig dates are as follows:

    • Aug. 3, Norwich, at the Waterfront (with The Mission)
    • Aug. 5, London, at the Mean Fiddler (with the Mission)
    • Aug. 21, Colchester, at the Sound House
    • Nov. 13, London, at the Garage (with Gothminister)
    • Nov. 25, Cambridge, at the Junction
    • Nov. 26, Bournemouth, at the Black-Machine

    Jungle Records reports that "more gigs will be announced shortly."

    "No Love Lost" features 10 tracks, with guitar on three tracks by Peter Yates. Its catalogue number is FREUDCD081.

    NFD has recently been featured in "Meltdown" and "Zillo" magazines -- anyone with the text of these is encouraged to send them to us for inclusion in the Press section of the site. In addition, The band was filmed at this year's Zillo Festival and will be included in a future Zillo DVD; they are also included in the Zillo Summer Festivals 2004 compilation. That CD can be found here. For more about NFD, visit the band's official site.


    Wednesday, July 21, 2004

    Last Rites is playing a number of dates in Europe in October and November, according to Blah Blah Blah Tours. They are as follows:

    • Oct. 1, Bradford UK at the Rios
    • Oct. 2, Nottingham UK at the Junktion 7
    • Oct. 11, Berlin DE at the Knaack
    • Nov. 4 in Bassano, IT at the Transilvania Live
    • Nov. 5 in Milan, IT at the Transilvania" Live
    • Nov. 6 in Rome, IT at the Transilvania Live
    • Nov. 19 in Bergara, ES at the Sala Jam
    • Nov. 20 in Murcia, ES at the Sala Gamma
    • Nov. 21 in Barcelona, ES at the KGB

    The dates in November will be played in support of Mortiis and Susperia.

    In addition, Noise for Destruction is scheduled to play a show supporting the Mission in London on August 5.


    Sunday, June 27, 2004

    Last Rites will play at The Underworld in Camden (England) on July 3. They will play with The Ghost of Lemora, Brother Orchid and Nosferatu. Doors are at 7 p.m.


    Friday, June 25, 2004

    The Last Rites Cardiff show (July 4) has been cancelled.


    Wednesday, May 26, 2004

    Last Rites is slated to play The Barfly in Cardiff on July 4. For more information or to buy tickets, check the calendar.


    Tuesday, April 27, 2004

    Nocturnal Gauge, a goth club in Lisbon, Portugal, will hold a night devoted to the music of Fields of the Nephilim (and related projects, including Nefilim, Rubicon, Last Rites, Sensorium, NFD, Nephilim A.D. and Saints of Eden) this Saturday, May 1, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. The club is held at the B23 Bar, located at Av. 24 de Julho, no. 12.


    Monday, March 8, 2004

    As sometimes happens, the Fields of the Nephilim legacy has served to inspire a cartoon. This time it's at the "Unspeakable Vault (Of Doom)". Also, for fans of Pazuzu (the topic of a Nefilim song on "Zoon"), here's information about an "Exorcist" theme park in Iraq.


    Monday, March 1, 2004

    Things have been quiet in Nephilim-land of late. Since the launch of the official site, there hasn't been much to report, and Last Rites is still reportedly working on its next release. NFD is scheduled to play the Dark City Festival Edinburgh on Sunday, April 11. Other bands booked to play the weekend festival include the Mission and VNV Nation. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the web site. (Thanks to Mark Quested for this tip.)

    Friday, December 26, 2003

    The server that supports this web site had some problems Tuesday; these have since been resolved. If you tried to reach Sumerland in the past few days and couldn't, that's why.


    Monday, December 1, 2003

    The official site has been launched.


    Friday, October 17, 2003

    NFD's show at Dingwalls in London last night reportedly included covers of "Celebrate," "Psychonaut" and "Preacher Man." If anyone has a complete set list from the show, please send it along to us!

    Earlier this week, a few listmembers reported going to the official Nephilim site and being able to see the front page for the actual site (rather than being asked for a login and password). It included sections for pictures, media, links, merchandise and Sheer Faith as well as a section called "24th Moment." By all reports the site looks reasonably complete. The information section reports that author Andrew Collins is indeed functioning as the "Watchman," the webmaster for the site.


    Friday, October 10, 2003

    Reviews of NFD's August 1 show are still filtering in; Starvox has written one as well. The page features a number of photos, including several from the show itself.


    Friday, September 19, 2003

    NFD has announced a new show, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 16 at Dingwalls at Camden Lock. The show is slated to begin at 8 p.m. and will also feature performances by Saints of Eden (featuring Cian Houchin, who played with the Nefilim) and Altered States.

    There are more reviews of the Aug. 1 NFD show at Gaesteliste magazine's web site (in German) and at La Magic Box (in French; scroll down for the article). The set list for the show included "Unleashed," "No Love Lost," "Welcome To My World," "Control," "Stronger," "Move In Closer," "Never Again," "Break The Silence" and "Darkness Falls."

    Prior to the London gig, NFD will perform at the Herbsnachte Festival in Germany on Friday, Sept. 26.

    The press is pushing NFD; a live radio interview with the band was broadcast recently on Total Rock Radio and an article is expected in the October issue of Orkus. Fans who get their hands on press material related to the band are encouraged to type them up and email them to us for inclusion in our Press section.

    Jungle Records is reporting that the "Break the Silence" EP, which was due out Sept. 12, is now set to be released Oct. 6.

    Andrew Collins released a new issue of his quarterly newsletter this week. He did not mention his progress on any projects related to Carl McCoy or The Nephilim.


    Friday, August 22, 2003

    Bittersweet Embrace has a review of the NFD show at Camden. In addition, there is a press release about the band (with no new information) and a large-size photo of the musicians to be had around the web. Don't forget that the "Break the Silence EP" is due out Sept. 12 in Europe.


    Wednesday, July 30, 2003

    You can now view a small version of Sheer Faith's artwork for the Andrew Collins Questing Conference here.


    Friday, July 25, 2003

    The new official Nephilim web site has occasionally been showing a flash animation intro featuring Carl McCoy in a burning cottage. It's impressive (and loud) for what it is. The rest of the time, we continue to get the login and password dialog box. If you want a reliable Neph-related flash, you can always go to The new, the old ... and The Nephilim.

    In addition, NFD has announced that they will play a show in Germany, at the Herbstnachte Festival at Castle Rabenstein on Saturday, September 27. For more information, visit the Herbstnachte Festival web site. In addition, Descendants of Cain will open for NFD at their Camden Lock gig August 1.


    Friday, July 11, 2003

    Andrew Collins has posted a review of "Genesis Unveiled" by Ian Lawton at his web site. In the review, Collins makes reference to another of his articles, "Walking with Serpents," which he says can be found on the official The Nephilim web site. ("On-line shortly," he qualifies.) In it he describes the settlement of Jerf el-Ahmar, which he believes was one of the earliest settlements to be built after the great flood referred to in the Bible and other texts. Although he paraphrases it in this review, Collins promises we will be able to read the full article soon.


    Wednesday, July 9, 2003

    NFD will be playing a private showcase and single launch party for friends and media on Friday, August 1 at Mingling, The Stables Market, Camden Lock (London). All members -- Peter "Bob" White, Simon Rippin and Tony Pettitt -- are expected to be there, along with guitarist Peter Yates and a selection of guests and DJs. A limited number of tickets will be available to the public at the Jungle Records web site (look under mail-rder, and then N), or at Resurrection Records, 228 Camden High Street.

    Detailed directions to Mingling are available at the NFD web site.

    NFD's single, "Break the Silence," is due out September 12 on CD and 12" vinyl.


    Tuesday, June 24, 2003

    Jungle Records has sent out an official news release announcing the birth of NFD. There isn't much in the way of new information; it re-iterates the lineup and release schedule we already know. However, it does reveal that the single, "Break the Silence," is nine minutes long and is characterized by a "crescendo of guitars." Also, apparently the vinyl version of the single will have an "exclusive different track" from those on the CD single.

    Neil Brockbank (Roxy Music, Nick Lowe, Killing Joke) produced the album.

    NFD is tentatively slated to play a live gig in London in August. During gigs, two other guitarists -- Chris Milden and Stephen Carey -- will play with the band.


    Thursday, June 12, 2003

    Andrew Collins' web site has announced that Carl McCoy's Sheer Faith will be designing the program for this year's Questing Conference. For complete information, go here.

    Collins writes:

    SheerFaith have designed QuestCon03's advertising flyer, adverts, tickets and we even hope to produce special edition merchandise which will go on sale via both the Eden - Andrew Collins website and The Nephilim official website. The association between SheerFaith and Andrew Collins has come about through a mutual respect for each other'ss work, and a joint commitment to promote the world of the Watchers and Nephilim through events such as QuestCon03.

    Those on the postal mailing list will receive a full colour QuestCon03 flyer (which is 297 x 105 mm in size) with the current newsletter (Vol. 6 No. 1, Spring 2003), although copies are available by request from Andrew Collins at PO Box 189, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 1NF. They are free provided that a stamp addressed A4-sized envelope is enclosed (a smaller envelope will suffice, although it means folding the flyer).


    Monday, May 27, 2003

    The NFD site is now updated with sections about the band, information on releases, contact information and a collection of links. The major news is that the single due out in August is called "No Love Lost" and will feature three tracks, including "No Love Lost," "Break the Silence" and "Unleashed." A 7" vinyl will include the single track plus a demo of another song, "Control." These will be released on Jungle Records. An album is planned for later in the year.

    "Break the Silence" features guitar work by former Fields of the Nephilim guitarist Peter Yates. The band hopes he will contribute to other songs as well.

    In addition, former Fields of the Nephilim/Nefilim/Nephilim bassist Tony Pettitt is now considered a full-time member of the group: "At first Tony's contribution was on a part-time basis , but when his recent marathon Nephilim album sessions ended in 2002 he decided to join NFD full time, adding his own distinctive mark to the music."

    More at the link.

    Also, we failed to mention this in the news item on May 12, but there appears to be a new URL for the official Nephilim web site. Currently whatever is there is password-protected.


    Sunday, May 18, 2003

    According to Psychonaut listmember Alan, he encountered NFD/Sensorium's Peter "Bob" White at a show in Camden this weekend and learned that NFD is working on a new single, due out in August.


    Monday, May 12, 2003

    Andrew Collins reports in his Earthquest News Vol 6 No 1, Spring 2003 newsletter: "In EARTHQUEST NEWS 5:3 I reported on the fact that I was working with Carl McCoy, the frontman and vocalist with premier gothic rock band Fields of the Nephilim, now just The Nephilim. Together we have put together the band's official website, which includes a large content of magical material, including an exclusive new article by me on the Watchers and Nephilim, an article by Richard Ward on the reality of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos and news of the foundation of a magical organisation to guard, protect and disseminate the knowledge and wisdom of the Watchers and Nephilim. It is now finished, although severe e-commerce problems have caused unexpected delays. We want it to go on-line as soon as possible, and we'll tell you when this happens. In addition to formulating the site, Carl and I are working on other projects which can only be revealed as and when they materialise."


    Tuesday, May 6, 2003

    Release Magazine reports: "Peter White (ex-Sensorium), Simon Rippen (ex-Sensorium/The Nephilim) and Tony Pettit (The Nephilim) are Noise for Destruction and will release their debut single in the next few months. This single will include some or all of the following songs: 'No Love Lost', 'Unleashed' and 'Break the Silence'. The third track contains input from former Fields of the Nephilim guitarist Peter Yates whom the band hopes 'will contribute to other tracks in the future.' Currently, NFD have one song out on the Starvox 'Trinity Volume 1' compilation and it is entitled 'Darkness Falls.' There still is no news from Carl McCoy as to the release schedule of The Nephilim's new album which has been worked on sporadically over the last year."


    Wednesday, April 30, 2003

    This may only be a rumor at this point, but it's worth mentioning: the German TV channel Schattenreich reportedly showed the "Moonchild" video recently and gave a new URL for the band: www.nefilim.com. This links to the site for a label called Chemical Emissions. However, there are no obvious links to Nefilim- or Nephilim-related projects at the site. More news as we uncover it...


    Thursday, April 24, 2003

    This isn't really news; it's more like nostalgia. Listmember Dave recently found an old flier advertising a show where Fields of the Nephilim opened for Balaam and the Angel in Stevenage. Other listmembers believe the show took place in 1985.


    Wednesday, April 9, 2003

    The May 2003 issue of Revolver Magazine includes an article on gothic metal music and a list of 13 essential goth records. The list is as follows:

    Joy Division: Closer
    Bauhaus: Singles 1979-1983 Volume One
    The Cure: Pornography
    Christian Death: Only Theatre of Pain
    Alien Sex Fiend: Here Cum Germs
    Sisters of Mercy: Floodland
    Fields of the Nephilim: Dawnrazor
    Type O Negative: Bloody Kisses
    NIN: The Downward Spiral
    Marilyn Manson: Portrait of an American Family
    Rammstein: Sensucht
    Cradle of Filth: Cruelty and the Beast
    Lacuna Coil: In a Reverie

    Thanks both to Zoonshe and Hal for emailing me about this.


    Thursday, April 3, 2003

    Noise for Destruction (NFD) has finally produced a sketch of a web site with information pertaining to their lineup and plans for releasing music. According to the site, the band will feature Peter "Bob" White on vocals and guitars, Simon Rippin on drums and Tony Pettitt on bass. They are preparing a three-track single featuring songs called "No Love Lost," "Unleashed" and "Break the Silence." The latter track will include former Fields of the Nephilim guitarist Peter Yates on guitar.

    Meanwhile, someone from the official Nephilim site has sent an email to one fan saying we can expect to see something new in two weeks' time.


    Tuesday, April 1, 2003

    For those out there still keeping track, the counter at the official site has changed to 0, although nothing else about the site has changed.


    Friday, February 14, 2003

    Listmember Zoonshe has brought a new web site online called Glass Flats, Dune Sea. It's devoted primarily to Carl McCoy's Nomad character in the Richard Stanley film "Hardware," and includes scripts, interviews, reviews, news, and fan fiction and art.


    Friday, February 7, 2003

    Nefilim drummer Simon Rippin will be drumming for Dance on Glass on their next tour. For more information about Dance on Glass, visit their web site, which includes tour dates in Poland, Germany and the UK.


    Friday, January 10, 2003

    The December 30 news item from Release Magazine gave information that Last Rites are back in the studio working on a new album:

    "The as-yet untitled sophomore album from the Wright brothers is currently being worked on at an undisclosed location in England. The band recently finished a tour of England to rapturous audiences. Dreamcatcher Records will release this new album when it is finished. Nod and Paul Wright are best known for their work in Fields of the Nephilim. They also worked with fellow ex-Fields guitarist Peter Yates and currently re-enlisted Nephilim bassist Tony Pettit under the name Rubicon in the early to late 90's."

    Sunday, January 5, 2003

    Added excerpts from and scans of the Computer Arts article with Carl McCoy/Sheer Faith to the Press section. Many thanks to Laura, who scanned the article and highlighted the relevant bits to make my job easier.


    Friday, January 3, 2003

    Happy New Year! News from 2002 has been moved to the archives.

    The January 2003 issue of the UK magazine Classic Rock includes an article on gothic rock music that mentions Fields of the Nephilim along with the Sisters of Mercy and a host of other classic gothic rock bands. Lemmy Kilmeister of Motorhead is on the cover.



    Thursday, December 19, 2002

    Author Andrew Collins has released the Saturnalia edition of his newsletter, which includes many details about his work with Carl McCoy on the official Nephilim web site. Among the things he reveals are:
    • A new album is anticipated next year;
    • The web site will include a number of articles Collins has written, specifically for the site, about the band;
    • The web site will also contain mythological information about the Watchers and Nephilim of Enochian tradition;
    • Collins has written an exclusive piece for the site about an ancient Turkish temple associated with Watcher mythology;
    • The site will include information related to the Cthulu mythos;
    • Collins and McCoy have been working together on "various projects, including the official web-site, which is going on-line soon."

    For a full account, visit the above link to the newsletter.

    In addition, McCoy-as-Sheer-Faith is interviewed in the Winter 2002 edition of a UK computer art magazine called Computer Arts. The article is primarily about 3-D graphics and animation, and the magazine includes a small 3-D self-portrait supposedly from an animation project associated with the band's activities. For more information on the issue, go here.


    Wednesday, December 11, 2002

    Added two more items to the Press section, transcriptions of a Beggar's Banquet special and an interview with Peter Yates and Tony Pettitt on MTV's 120 Minutes, both of which aired in 1991. These are interesting -- especially the latter one -- as they took place just before the band announced its breakup. Much of what's said in that interview seems to point to a change in direction; just not the sort Peter and Tony were expecting. Thanks to Anette, who transcribed and emailed these items to us!


    Monday, December 9, 2002

    We are fairly certain that the "member of Fields of the Nephilim" referenced in an article here about the band Submerge is Paul Miles, who played with the Nefilim on "Zoon" and did a few live dates with Carl McCoy in 2000. (He also appears in the new release "Fallen"). (Scroll down to see the item.)

    The given band description for Submerge is:

    "Submerge are a new dance/goth/rock outfit based in London who are doing a completely new type of music that is underground at the moment but will rise up and take its rightful place in history very soon. It's not that the music is completely original as some of it sounds like normal trance music. It's the way it blends modern synth sounds, '80s tendencies and dreamy pads with rock/goth guitars and vocals that are deep and mysterious. It almost sounds like Billy Idol doing trance in a new modern age. Submerge is the brainwave invented by the guitarist from classic goth pioneers Fields of the Nephilim who wrote the classic goth and rock gem 'Vet For The Insane.' Some true cred there. Leaving the past behind. This song called 'As Worlds Collide' is dance/goth rock and pop combined in a new way with trance and dance sounds. Great for those late night hedonistic wild party nights when you're dressed up to thrill. Watch this space for more details. Submerge are different and great and this grows on you the more you spin it. Hey DJ this will burn your goddamn house right down and hopefully injure Sophie Ellis Bexter at the same time."

    Wednesday, December 4, 2002

    Added two new articles to the Press section: a 1996 Nefilim article from Terrorizer, and the Last Rites article in the current issue of Kaleidoscope (#13). Thanks to Anette and Sabena for submitting them!

    Sabena also reports that the Nephilim track that comes with Kaleidoscope is Subsanity, and the interview with the band is an edited version of Carl McCoy and Tony Pettitt's 2001 interview with Greg Karjiannis entitled "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark."


    Friday, November 29, 2002

    Music Non Stop (MNS) has reported that issue #13 of Kaleidoscope magazine features an interview with Carl McCoy, and a Fields of a Nephilim track will appear on the accompanying CD. No details yet as to which track it is.


    Wednesday, November 20, 2002

    Beggars Banquet is now selling the Revelations/Forever Remain/Visionary Heads DVD -- in UK-encoded PAL format -- through its web site. You can order it directly by following this link. Also, fans who ordered the DVD from Sister Ray are beginning to receive their copies.


    Tuesday, November 12, 2002

    Sister Ray Records in London is offering the Revelations/Forever Remain/Visionary Heads DVD. They sent a newsletter to UK fans saying the disc is available now, even though it won't be commercially released until 2003 (according to them). However, this version may be encoded for the UK region. USA fans should contact the company to make sure before buying it.

    In more DVD news, Richard Stanley's "Hardware," featuring Carl McCoy, is being released on DVD according to http://www.dvdplanet.com/. They are listing a release date of May 6, 2003 for the item.


    Thursday, November 7, 2002

    Noise For Destruction (NFD) has a track on a forthcoming compilation called Trinity Volume 1 - Starvox. Their track, which opens the disc, is called "Darkness Falls." NFD features Peter "Bob" White of Sensorium, Tony Pettitt of Fields of the Nephilim and Rubicon, Simon Rippin of Sensorium and Nefilim, and John Carter, who was a guitarist on early Nefilim demo tracks.


    Wednesday, November 6, 2002

    The Watchman UK, spokesperson for the Official Site, sent this missive to fans:

    Many thanks for your longevity, and continued interest and support in The Nephilim. You have probably noticed that Jungle Records decided to release certain demos and unfinished samples that were never intended for release. The Nephilim's official stance on Jungle's actions can be found on the existing splash screen of the upcoming official Nephilim website (http://www.fieldsofthenephilim.co.uk), which we hope you have had a chance to check out recently.

    Jungle Records have responded to our words, and this can be found around if you look hard enough. For The Nephilim, the matter is old news, and it is now looking forward to returning to the studio around Saturnalia to put the finishing touches on brand new material for release in the new year. Of the usual high standard that you will expect, it will appear under the name The Nephilim, now the band's permanent title for the release of its aural soundscapes for the nocturnal mind.

    In the meantime, the final tweaks are being made to The Nephilim official website. It will contain a cornucopia of visual and literary delights for not only the existing fanbase, but also those who have sort to discover the true origins behind the Nephilim of ancient textual accounts. The site will in addition contain lengthy features on the band's history, inspirations and magickal connections, as well as a fully interactive, yet restricted, area to be known as The Watchman. Here will be found, among other morsels of delight, free downloads of Nephilim material available only for limited periods of time, along with a brand new live video interview for your pleasure. (Information about Watchman membership will not be announced until the site is open).

    To ensure that the website is magickally potent in every respect, The Nephilim has embraced the talent of historical writer Andrew Collins (http://www.andrewcollins.net), author of FROM THE ASHES OF ANGELS and THE BLACK ALCHEMIST. From this ritual collaboration has come new projects of equal calibre to be revealed soon. So, join with us in the count down to the opening of The Nephilim site.

    Not long to wait now. Hope to be on-line by the beginning of December 2002.


    Wednesday, October 30, 2002

    Cdnow.com is listing the Revelations/Forever Remain/Visionary Heads DVD, and lists a release date of December 10. They are already taking pre-orders, so it looks promising. The DVD has Region 1 encoding (for US and Canada only).


    Monday, October 28, 2002

    Added a new Last Rites article from the March 2001 issue of Deo2.com magazine to the Press section. Many thanks to Sabena for finding it!


    Sunday, October 20, 2002

    Richard Stanley fan Lauri has opened a web site devoted to the filmmaker, Between Death and the Devil. The site has information on all his films, including documentaries, short films, films he didn't finish and films he's working on now.


    Wednesday, October 17, 2002

    Listmember Laura emailed Beggars Banquet regarding the note in "Fallen"'s liner notes that a DVD version of "Forever Remain" was in the works. Beggars representative Steve Webbon responded: "It's being rush released so should be out in around a month."


    Monday, October 15, 2002

    Andrew Collins, author of "From the Ashes of Angels," one of the definitive texts on nephilim mythology, has just completely redesigned his web site. You can visit it here. Collins also has a new book out, "Tutankhamun: The Exodus Conspiracy," co-written with Chris Ogilvie-Herald.


    Friday, October 11, 2002

    Jungle Records has issued a statement regarding Carl McCoy's non-endorsement of "Fallen":

    Fields Of The Nephilim's 'Fallen' is a fantastic album and Carl McCoy is a true star, an enigma and a visionary. We regret that Carl McCoy is not endorsing the album. Over five years we continually requested that he provide us with recordings and artwork that he was satisfied with. However, the struggle for perfection seemed endless and there was no sign of anything more ever arriving. So we owed it to the fans who'd been waiting for so long to exercise our only option, which was to issue these wonderful recordings.

    Also, thanks to the efforts of Mark Quested, the discography has been updated.


    Wednesday, October 9, 2002

    Quite a few visitors to this site ask me about Richard Stanley, the filmmaker who worked with Fields of the Nephilim on a number of their videos. A fan of his recently contacted us and let us know he's still working in the film industry, mainly doing documentaries. He just finished two new ones, including one called "The Secret Glory" (about an SS officer who sought the Holy Grail) and "The White Darkness" (about voodoo practices in modern-day Haiti). In addition, he's producing his first feature film in years, "Viy." Information about the latter film can be found at the Sellout Pictures web site (click on "Viy" on the left hand side). Thanks to Lauri for the information.


    Monday, October 7, 2002

    The official web site (counter now at .01) has released a statement regarding "From the Fire" and "Fallen," as follows:

    Many admirers of Fields of the Nephilim/The Nefilim will be aware that Jungle Records of Camden have put out a single entitled 'From the Fire', and an album named 'Fallen', under the recording title 'Fields of the Nephilim'.

    A few statements are necessary to make the situation clear for fans of The Nephilim worldwide.

    Neither the single nor the album is officially endorsed, or is being promoted by the current band, which records under the name The Nephilim, and has not officially used the name Fields of the Nephilim since 1991. It is not a name that it wishes to use again for future recordings, feeling that it is best to move forwards than go backwards.

    The title 'Into the Fire', as well as the track listing on 'Fallen' were allotted by Jungle Records alone. None of the names are official titles, although some are early working titles. The Nephilim played no part in deciding on the track listing nor the material used, and was not consulted on these matters. Those tracks used are incomplete pieces or early demos.

    Additionally, The Nephilim was not consulted on the artwork used on either the single or album. It was not asked to contribute artwork, and thus it was not undertaken by Sheer Faith.

    New material by The Nephilim is being readied for release, and will be up to the standards it wishes to set. This will be tied in with new projects and live events.

    Please be patient, and in the meantime we extend a welcome to all fans, old and new, to prepare for the countdown to enter the inner realms of The Nephilim On-line. Watch this space for further details.

    This information has come from The Watchman Information Service, which has served as the official voice of The Nephilim since 1984.

    Zillo magazine has posted an item about "Fallen" as well, which calls the album a disappointment.

    Lastly, I added a new review of "Fallen" -- from Release Magazine -- to the Press section, and updated a few dates on some of the Richard Stanley pieces, thanks to Lauri, a fan of his who contacted the site. Also, Matthew Rochford, who wrote "Fields of the Nephilim: A Brief History" for the August, 1990 issue of Music Collector, sent scans of the original piece, which can be viewed here.


    Tuesday, October 1, 2002

    "From the Fire" has fallen off the UK charts.

    Jungle has finally released the tracklist for "Fallen," which is as we reported it earlier:

    Dead To The World
    From The Fire
    Thirst
    Darkcell AD
    Subsanity
    Hollow Doll
    Fallen
    Deeper
    Premonition
    One More Nightmare

    In addition, they have given the tracklist for the limited edition bonus CD:

    Endemoniada
    Last Exit For The Lost
    Dawnrazor
    The Sequel

    The release date for the limited edition 2-CD set, which includes the second live disc, has been pushed back one week, to October 14.


    Friday, September 27, 2002

    Metropolis Records is now listing "Fallen" at its web site. Among other things, it says: "Their newest album (and first for Metropolis Records), 'Fallen,' takes their 'dust and death' image to a deeper level. Each track is dramatically heavier than their previous work, which allows the band to explore new levels of musical genius. Hard rock songs and atmospheric tracks are blended brilliantly together to form a coherent revolutionary journey into 'Fallen's' depths."


    Tuesday, September 24, 2002

    Last Rites will be playing on October 31 at Water Rats in London. This is intended to be a warm-up gig for their headlining show at the Whitby Gothic Festival in November.


    Monday, September 23, 2002

    "From the Fire" has entered the UK Top 75 Singles chart at #62. To see the full list, go here.


    Thursday, September 19, 2002

    Folks in the UK who pre-ordered their "From the Fire" singles have been receiving them this week. The general consensus so far is that people are disappointed -- although some have said the song is growing on them. Many have noted that the live tracks appear to be taken directly from the "Forever Remain" video recording. The "band" lineup given in the single's credits is Carl McCoy and Tony Pettitt.

    "The Watchman" at the official site has offered a rebuttal to Jungle's comments yesterday:

    "As for Jungle's statement about Carl endorsing their releases, if there is any doubt about our information service, isn't it strange that Carl / Nephilim are not promoting those releases?"

    Tuesday, September 17, 2002

    Jungle Records sent out a note yesterday countering the statement from the official web site (see August 22):

    "The so-called statement reported is not directly from Carl McCoy and therefore we have not considered it worthy of commenting on.

    "However, 'Fallen' is a fantastic album, and Carl McCoy is a true star, an enigma and a visionary. We've been privileged to work with him over the past 5 years, and indeed since 1986. And we must say that of course the album is released with The Nephilim's full knowledge and permission!"

    List member Zoonshe has unveiled her new Fields of the Nephilim web site, Over to the Other Side. It focuses primarily on the artistic relationship between Fields and filmmaker Richard Stanley, who made many of the band's videos and cast Carl McCoy in his film "Hardware." Drop by and have a look!


    Friday, September 13, 2002

    Jungle Records has announced that a UK limited edition digipak of "Fallen" will be released (cat. no. FREUD CD 063L; vinyl LP cat. no. is FREUD 063). Both will have a second disc of live material, the contents of which are unknown at this time. The record company has promised full details soon.

    Short- and long-sleeve t-shirts are now available at the Last Rites web site.


    Wednesday, September 11, 2002

    Added an English translation of the Obskure "Fallen" review to the Press section.


    Friday, September 6, 2002

    Jungle Records has announced that the release of the "From the Fire" single has been postponed one week to September 16 in the UK.

    The single will be distributed by SRD in the UK; Suburban in Benelux; Audioglobe in Italy & Greece; Mystic in Poland, SPV in Germany, France, Austria and Switzerland; MNW in Scandinavia; Alter Ego in Canada and Metropolis in the USA & Canada.

    They add: "No news of any gigs or merchandise as yet, we'll keep you posted.


    Saturday, August 31, 2002

    The French online magazine Obskure has posted a review of "Fallen." We'll try to get this into our press archives as soon as we can get a good translation of it. In addition, on August 30 they posted a short news item about the album:

    "Carl McCoy serait en colere : "Fallen" serait sorti sans son autorisation, ne comprendrait pas tous les titres r?alis?s par le groupe en studio, et serait agremente de visuels qui ne sortent pas de chez Sheer Faith. L'affaire semble avoir atterri entre les mains de ses avocats. La sortie va-t-elle etre repoussee -- Ici, on enquete, on vous tient au courant et a tout dire... on est un peu inquiet."
    Roughly translated, it gives much the same information as we had before: That "Fallen" is being released without McCoy's authorization, that the artwork was not made by Sheer Faith, and the collection does not include all the material McCoy has been working on. In addition, it reports that McCoy has gone to his lawyers -- a fact that a couple of fans have heard via emails from the official site. Although the news item asks whether the release will be postponed, we haven't heard anything to that effect.

    The official site countdown is at .24.


    Thursday, August 22, 2002

    Several disgruntled fans emailed the official site earlier this week after receiving news from Jungle Records about the contents of the "From the Fire" singles as well as their marketing schemes. The response they got is noteworthy:

    "We have spoken to Carl about 'The Fallen,' his forthcoming release. Carl looked surprised and asked me what tracks were on it. We think that that says it all. Well, not quite, We asked Carl why the art work was not done by Sheer Faith. Carl told us that he had not been asked to do it. In short he thinks that 'The Fallen' may be of interest to those who have money to throw away or are interested in collecting studio off-cuts. As a special favour to Carl We have agreed not to mention 'The Fallen' ever again. We asked Carl to sign our advance copy of the single. All we can say is that Carl put them back in the fire."

    Those who have heard "From the Fire" say that it is part of the "Dead to the World/The Way That We Were/Thirst" demos that have circulated on the 'net in the past few years, although we are not yet sure whether it has been changed or worked on since those demos were made.

    Cover art for the new single and album currently bear the name "Fields of the Nephilim." Legal right to use that name is reserved by the four other members of the original lineup: Nod and Paul Wright, Peter Yates, and Tony Pettitt. Apparently only Pettitt was in any way involved in the writing or recording of the material that will be included on "Fallen." In other words, Jungle seems poised to release an album of material under a name which they have no legal right to use, and which has been disavowed even by those musicians (Carl McCoy) who stand to gain from its release. Pettitt has not spoken up about it thus far.

    We still have not gotten a complete and official tracklist from Jungle, but if the notice above is any indication, "Fallen" should not be mistaken for a new Fields of the Nephilim (or Nefilim, or Nephilim, or Fields of the Nephilim AD) release. Although the music will be new to many fans, it is clearly not sanctioned by the musicians. In addition, we are unclear why the countdown on the official site seems to coincide with the release of the Jungle material. We will post more information as it becomes available to us.

    Fans who may be interested either in contacting Jungle Records or the official site may do so via the following URLs:

    Jungle Records
    Official site

    Tuesday, August 20, 2002

    Jungle Records has released details on the "From the Fire" singles, due out September 9. There will be two CDs and a 10-inch vinyl single:

    • CD1: From The Fire (radio edit), From The Fire (extended version), Trees Come Down (live). Catalogue no: JUNG 65CD1
    • CD2: From The Fire (radio edit), Love Under Will (live), Laura (live). Catalogue no: JUNG 65CD
    • 10": From The Fire (extended version), From The Fire (radio edit), Moonchild (live) Catalogue no: JUNG 65T

    The label reports: "Both the 'From The Fire' single versions are different to the one that will appear on the album and the four live tracks are from the late 1980s and have never been on CD or vinyl before." They are also freely admitting that the three singles are, in part, a marketing ploy to get the single on the UK charts.


    Saturday, August 17, 2002

    The new Fields of the Nephilim single, "From the Fire," is scheduled to debut tomorrow (Sunday, August 18) on The Batcave, a show on Total Rock Radio. More information about this show can be found at this web site. The show airs from 3 to 6 p.m. British Standard Time; listeners in the States can listen via the Internet through the Total Rock Radio web site. It is also broadcast on the Astra satellite channel 885.

    One of Sumerland's members has reported finding a promotional copy of the "Into the Fire" single at Sister Ray Records in London. The catalogue number is JUNG 065CD1 and the track listing is "From the Fire (Radio Edit)," "From the Fire (Extended Version)," and a live version of "Trees Come Down." The cover art reportedly looks quite similar to that on the "One More Nightmare" single.

    I have added a handful of new articles to the Press section, thanks to Sumerland member Zoonshe. They date primarily from 1988 and 1990, and several focus on Fields of the Nephilim's tours of the United States in support of "Dawnrazor" and "Elizium." They include "New Kids in Town," Los Angeles Times; "Fallow Fields from Britain," Los Angeles Times; "Nephilim, Striking a Nebulous Pose," The Washington Post; "Saying Howdy to the Nephilim," Chicago Tribune; "Join the Bonanzas and See Fields of the Nephilim," Toronto Star; "Night of the Neffs," The Guardian; "The Best of Glum Rock," The Independent; and "The Blues are Fading," The Independent.

    The official site countdown is now at 1.


    Sunday, August 11, 2002

    Something resembling cover art for "Fallen" can be seen at the SPV web site.


    Saturday, August 10, 2002

    The Fields of the Nephilim Fansite newsletter has revealed the track list for "Fallen," which is as follows:

    Dead To The World
    From The Fire
    Thirst
    Darkcell AD
    Sub-sanity
    Hollow Doll
    Fallen
    Deeper
    Premonition
    One More Nightmare

    In addition, Metropolis Records, which will apparently be the distributor for "Fallen" in the United States, has given it a release date of October 8.


    Friday, August 9, 2002

    The Zillo magazine site has also reported on a new album by Fields of the Nephilim. Like others, it gives a September 9 date for a single called "Into the Fire" with an album, "Fallen," to follow on Oct. 7. It goes on to suggest the album will have 10 tracks, including the "Darkcell AD" and "One More Nightmare" mixes released two years ago.


    Sunday, August 4, 2002

    The Swedish web site CDON is listing not only a forthcoming album by Fields of the Nephilim called "Fallen," but two versions of a single called "From the Fire" (Radio Edit +2 and Edit +2). The singles are listed with a release date of September 9, 2002. For all this and a listing of the other discs available through CDON, click here.

    German music magazine Sonic Seducer is currently listing an item on its news page about a forthcoming release by Fields of the Nephilim, giving more evidence that the first single will be "From the Fire" and will be released on SPV (Germany) and Jungle Records (UK). It is unclear whether the singles released by Jungle will be entirely different from the one released by SPV. It does recommend ordering the singles from Sister Ray. (To date, Jungle has not offered a way for fans to order any of these items directly from their site).

    The Fields of the Nephilim page at Jungle Records' web site has been updated with a few new pictures, mainly taken from the band's performance in Germany in 2000. Carl McCoy and Tony Pettitt are the only ones shown in the photos, except for the one of "early Fields of the Nephilim." However, Jungle is not reporting any concrete news about the album.

    The official site countdown has still not reached zero. It is currently (perplexingly) at 2.34 and features a line from a book by the occult author Madame Blavatsky: "Have Patience, Candidate, as one who fears no failure, courts no success. Fix thy soul's gaze upon the star whose ray thou art, the flaming star that shines within the lightless depths of ever-being, the boundless Fields of the unknown...."



    Sunday, July 21, 2002

    Someone from the official web site has sent out an email announcing the sale of some old (and collectible) Fields of the Nephilim merchandise. Among other things, it confirms that the countdown is to the unveiling of a new web site:

    "Many thanks for your longevity, and continued interest and support of The Nephilim. You have probably noticed we are counting down to the opening of our site. Not long to wait now. We are E mailing you today to offer you a chance as loyal watchers to purchase end of line & rare items which will not be available again.We are offering this to you exclusively before we go large. It will be a case of first come 1st served. As we get ready to open the Gates we have decided to start a fresh & have a spring clean As well as move premises.Our stock Room was starting to resemble A NEPHILIM Museum with the amount of original merchandise Items we have found hidden away, Some items go back to 1983. These are are all original."

    To browse through these items, just follow this link.


    Thursday, July 18, 2002

    Last Rites has announced two new gigs in the UK:

    Friday 23rd August The Lido Complex, Margate (with Jesus Fix)
    Sunday 15th September The Verge, Camden, London (with Elusive)


    Sunday, July 14, 2002

    You guessed it. We trust that you all know what to do until the countdown reaches "0."


    Saturday, July 13, 2002

    Now the official site counter is at 8 and the quoted lyrics are from "Shine." It looks like it's counting down days, for sure. Still no word as to whether the countdown is to a release of some kind, or perhaps the launch of a more full-fledged site.


    Thursday, July 11, 2002

    The Official Fields of the Nephilim Web Site has recently undergone a subtle change. Rather than saying "coming soon," it now asks, "Are you ready to be reborn?" and has a "countdown." When people on Sumerland's sister list, Psychonaut, first saw this, the counter said "10" but now it says "9," leading us to suspect it's counting down days... but to what?

    Other additions include a quote from the Nefilim song "Still Life."

    In addition, some who are on Jungle Records' email list are being informed that "important Fields of the Nephilim announcements" are "imminent." To sign up, go here and fill out the form on the top left.

    We'll post more as it happens.


    Monday, July 1, 2002

    The band history in the FAQ section is back online. Thanks again to Mark for working on it, and for everyone else who gave feedback on the document.


    Tuesday, June 25, 2002

    Paranoid Celluloid, the company that produced the British horror film "The 13th Sign," has reported that it plans to release a version of the film in the USA toward the end of 2002. Carl McCoy contributed to the film in a number of ways, working as a cameraman and supplying one of the voices. In addition, the Fields AD song "Darkcell AD" plays during the credits. For more information about this film, visit the Paranoid Celluloid web site.



    Monday, June 24, 2002

    Storm Constantine mentions on her web site that she is working on re-releasing "Hermetech," for which Sheer Faith did artwork, early next year. The publisher will be Meisha Merlin, which also republished her Grigori trilogy. No word yet as to whether the reprint will include the original Sheer Faith artwork.


    Tuesday, June 18, 2002

    The FAQ/history has gone offline for a few days so we can fine-tune it.


    Monday, June 17, 2002

    Last Rites is scheduled to play a show on July 20 in Reading, England. They will perform at the Club Tropicana on Chatham Street.


    Saturday, June 15, 2002

    The FAQ section contains a new, expanded band history, written by listmember Mark Quested, who also crafted the discography. It includes information on Fields of the Nephilim, Nefilim, Last Rites, Rubicon, and much more. Thanks, Mark!


    Saturday, June 1, 2002

    Mick Mercer, author of the goth compendium "The Hex Files," has released a new book, "21st Century Goth." Instead of being an encyclopedia of bands, as "Hex" was, it provides URLs for web sites pertaining to those bands.

    On Fields of the Nephilim, he writes:

    FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM
    www.fieldsofthenephilim.co.uk
    info@fieldsofthenephilim.co.uk
    Under dreaded construction, and looking gloomy. Links are rubbish.

    FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM - unofficial
    www.nephilim.co.uk
    Pretty mega-site as these things go, and you get the news from the malfunctioning band via press releases. It will probably always be better than the official site. Big archive and plenty of links.

    Also try:
    http://obscure.org/~vlad/lyrics/nephilim.html
    www.d.kth.se/~d93oja/fields_of_the_nephilim.html
    www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/6019/fotn.htm
    www.geocities.com/SunsetStrip/Basement/7280/fields.htm
    www.nephilim.mtl.pl
    www.spiraldrain.freeserve.co.uk
    www.spookhouse.net/angelynx/nephilim/neph.html

    Congratulations to all those who got a mention!

    After some personal correspondence with Mr. Mercer, he reviewed the Sumerland site (and several members' sites) in his online journal. Details can be found in this entry.

    He writes:

    SUMERLAND
    http://sumerland.devin.com/
    Nephilim news/archives from site operating as partner to e-list. Tons of press material and news is updated regularly. Nothing on the album, which has been moved back again. You can also get news on that when it happens at the Jungle site.

    Monday, May 13, 2002

    Amazon.co.uk has quietly changed the release date for the "TBA" Fields of the Nephilim AD album to Sept. 16. Their American site still has no listing whatsoever for the item.

    Last Rites played in London last night as part of their current European tour. See below for more dates, through the end of this week.


    Tuesday, March 12, 2002

    These appear to be the latest set of tour dates for Last Rites:

    Wed 8th May 2002 Loppen, Copenhagen DK
    Thu 9th May 2002 Matrix, Bochum DE
    Fri 10th May 2002 Hof Ter Lo, Antwerp NL
    Sat 11th May 2002 Metropool, Henglo NL
    Sun 12th May 2002 Camden Palace, London UK
    Mon 13th May 2002 La Locomotive, Paris FR
    Tue 14th May 2002 Galvanik, Zug CH
    Wed 15th May 2002 venue TBC, Milan IT
    Thu 16th May 2002 Planet Music, Vienna AU
    Fri 17th May 2002 Wave Gotik Treffen, Leipzig DE

    All dates except Leipzig will be in support of The Genitorturers and dkay.com.

    Last Rites will also headline the popular Whitby Gothic Weekend in Britain in November.


    Saturday, February 16, 2002

    I added several more articles to the Press section, including several more installments of Melody Maker's "The Nod Corner" and other humorous articles from the magazine's "Talk Talk Talk" section. Also, there's a new piece (also from Melody Maker) on the recording of "Elizium" and another interview with Richard Stanley from Dark Star. (Thanks, Sabena!)

    In light of the current political situation in Afghanistan I thought I would mention that Richard Stanley, who directed several Fields videos and cast Carl McCoy in his film "Hardware," made a documentary in 1991 called "Voices of the Moon" about the Russian invasian of Afghanistan. This appears to be unavailable on video, but Stanley discusses the film in several of the interviews on this site.

    On "Voices," composer Simon Boswell (who scored "Hardware" and "Dust Devil") said, "That was really a half-hour series of images Richard recorded hanging out with the Mujahadin rebels around and during battles - it wasn't exactly a documentary, though."


    Friday, February 15, 2002

    I have removed the previous entry (with Last Rites tour dates), as they are apparently still not finalized. Watch this space for further information.


    Monday February 4, 2002 (later)

    Here is the official word from Jungle on the various items listed at Amazon:

    "At MIDEM we informed our various distributors that we are confident the album will be released this year. In that info, we estimated!! June 25th (not 3rd) as the earliest possible date. A distributor has slightly jumped the gun by announcing it to Amazon; but that is what they do, circulate info to customers. In Germany of course the album will not be a UK import but domestically released on SPV.

    "There is no other news at present, we will of course make announcements when there is!"


    Monday February 4, 2002

    A couple of folks discovered that some curious items are being listed at Amazon.de and Amazon.co.uk. The German site lists something called "The New Album! (TBA)" as a UK import with a release date of June 2002 and can be viewed here. This is also listed on the UK site, in CD and vinyl formats. The Jungle web site has no mention of this, but shrewd fans have pointed out that the given catalog numbers for these listings are different from the ones for "Returning to Gehenna." We're trying to find out from Jungle whether these are legitimate listings or mere rumors. We'll let you know as soon as we find out more.

    Meanwhile, the site at http://www.fieldsofthenephilim.com -- the "Fields Of The Nephilim Collectors Guide" -- has returned from its mysterious hiatus.

    Lastly, I added some more articles to the Press section, including a recent Last Rites interview, a Fields piece from 1986, another episode of "Nod's Corner," Fish on tour with Rubicon, and a Fangoria interview with Richard Stanley. Thanks once more to Sabena and Dragon.


    Sunday January 27, 2002

    Added yet more articles to the Press section, which seems to be becoming a regular Sunday-afternoon activity. This time I added four pieces on filmmaker Richard Stanley, all of which discuss his work with the Fields on videos, and his film "Hardware," to some extent. I also added two brand-new pieces on Last Rites from the winter 2001/2002 issue of Meltdown, which includes a short article and an even shorter review of their live show at the Garage in London on September 7. This time the articles were submitted by Sabena and Dragon.


    Sunday January 20, 2002

    A few more articles have been added to the Press section, including several with Rubicon; a Melody Maker piece on Nod's Corner; a 1990 Raw article in which Carl discusses books, film and music; a Paula O'Keefe essay from Legacy; Carl in a 1999 issue of Sonic Seducer; and a 1997 interview with filmmaker Richard Stanley. Thanks to Sabena once again, and to Monika for the Richard Stanley piece.


    Sunday January 13, 2002

    Tonight I added something like 40 new articles to the Press section. A million thanks to Sabena, from the Psychonaut list, who was kind enough to mail me all typed-up articles she had on file which we didn't already have here on the Sumerland site. There's a lot of interesting information in them, some of which may be new to newer fans or those who have never seen these articles before. Most of them are from 1987, '88, and '89, but there's a little of everything. Enjoy.


    Friday January 4, 2002

    First of all, happy new year! May 2002 be better for you than 2001.

    News from 2001 has been moved to the archives. However, we want to remind the lucky folks in the UK that the following Last Rites shows are planned:

    Tue 12.03.02 Nottingham
    Wed 13.03.02 Leeds
    Thu 14.03.02 Newcastle
    Fri 15.03.02 Glasgow
    Sat 16.03.02 Belfast
    Sun 17.03.02 Dublin
    Mon 18.03.02 Bristol
    Tue 19.03.02 Brighton
    Wed 20.03.02 Milton Keynes
    Thu 21.03.02 Colchester
    Fri 22.03.02 London

    Venue information will be added when we receive it.

    And if those folks weren't lucky enough, a Psychonaut-Sumerland list meet is planned in London on January 13. Please email us for more details.

    A kind soul from our sister list, Psychonaut, gave me some helpful information for the Press section, including the titles and years for two pieces (Carl's comments on "Hardware" and his interview with Storm Constantine) and the year for the interview he did with Metallurgy. (Thanks, SAB!) This means the only "year unknown" piece left in the Press section is the SPIN magazine one. If anyone knows the year this was printed, let us know.

    I've also added a new piece of artwork by Dragon in the Artwork section. It's her interpretation of what a watcher looks like from the description given in Andrew Collins' "From the Ashes of Angels."


    Saturday December 8, 2001

    Added two new desktop wallpaper designs by Dragon to the artwork section. Also added some new suggestions to the recommended media page.


    Friday December 7, 2001

    Dates for more Last Rites shows have been announced! They are as follows:

    Tue 12.03.02 Nottingham
    Wed 13.03.02 Leeds
    Thu 14.03.02 Newcastle
    Fri 15.03.02 Glasgow
    Sat 16.03.02 Belfast
    Sun 17.03.02 Dublin
    Mon 18.03.02 Bristol
    Tue 19.03.02 Brighton
    Wed 20.03.02 Milton Keynes
    Thu 21.03.02 Colchester
    Fri 22.03.02 London

    Venue information will be added when we receive it.

    I also added the Last Rites interview Nod did with Greg Karajiannis earlier this year for Metal Invader magazine. Greg is the same one who did the "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" interview last year with Carl and Tony. You can find both in the Press section.


    Monday December 3, 2001

    The new Sumerland site goes online.


    Sunday December 2, 2001

    A revamped official site for Fields of the Nephilim recently surfaced at http://www.fieldsofthenephilim.co.uk along with an official Sheer Faith site at http://www.sheerfaith.com. These both feature splash pages promising more to come "soon." Last Rites' official web site is also now online at www.lastrites.org with pictures, album info, and more.


    Friday November 16, 2001

    Still hacking on the site to get it ready for the public eye. But for the sake of archives, Last Rites announced two more tour dates for this month:

    Saturday 17 November 2001 - playing at the Ascension Club Teviot Union in Edinburgh (Scotland)
    Sunday 25 November 2001 - playing at the Hallam Uni Dissolution Club in Sheffield (England)

    Sorry the NFD link in the previous entry doesn't work, but it's what was sent to us by the band.


    Saturday October 13, 2001

    Work is underway on a new design and home for the Sumerland web site. Although it is not currently online, there are a few news items we'd like to catch up on.

    This summer, we got word that a new group called NFD, short for Noise for Destruction, was working on an album. The lineup includes Peter "Bob" White (Sensorium) on vocals and guitar; Simon Rippin (Nefilim/Fields of the Nephilim/Sensorium) on drums; Tony Pettitt (Fields of the Nephilim/Rubicon) on bass; and John Carter (responsible for original versions of Chaocracy/Subsanity and other Nefilim Songs) on guitar.

    Many fans interpreted Tony's involvement in the project as a sign that Fields of the Nephilim AD was not progressing quickly in their studio recordings. We have since been assured that Tony's involvement in NFD is minimal, more of a cameo appearance.

    Meanwhile, Last Rites has completed its UK tour. If and when more dates or announced, we'll let you know.

    In other news, listmember Amanda and her boyfriend, Paul Miles (of Nefilim fame) recently gave birth to a son, Victor.


    Friday June 15, 2001

    Last Rites tour dates announced! Album release has been scheduled for early September.

    Thursday 6th September Cambridge Boatrace
    Friday 7th September London Garage
    Saturday 8th September Oxford Zodiac
    Bristol, Northampton, Leeds, Nottingham and York are to be confirmed with more dates to follow.

    A revamped Elizium for the Sleepless Soul site goes online. It is home of Psychonaut, the oldest unofficial, UK based Fields of the Nephilim Internet mailing list.

    This was shortly followed by the first official contact with the fanbase by representatives of what remains of Fields of the Nephilim (ie, Carl McCoy's "people"). There are still negotiations underway regarding the role that the internet fanbase will play in any upcoming FoTN developments, and the fate of the nephilim.co.uk domain name. Keep your eyes on both mailing lists (Sumerland and Psychonaut) for more information.


    Wednesday March 21, 2001

    Carl McCoy releases a press statement about the festival cancellations.


    Tuesday March 20, 2001

    The Fields of the Nephilim have cancelled all scheduled summer appearances. Carl McCoy is reportedly planning a statement on these events. Fans fear a grim revelation regarding the future of Fields of the Nephilim AD.


    Wednesday February 28, 2001

    The Wright Brothers new album, Last Rites is full steam ahead according to their label, Dream Catcher Records. All are anxiously awaiting this release.

    The Fields of the Nephilim are also now listed as a confirmed headliner for the Mera Luna music festival. German speaking fans have reported that the site also mentions the release of a new album at this event. That has not been confirmed or denied by an "official" sources.


    Sunday January 14, 2001

    The Fields of the Nephilim are listed as a confirmed headliner for Germany's huge music festival - Wave Gotik Treffen. The new festival organizers, Inmove were responsible for the Fields of the Nephilim "reunion" show at Woodstage Open Air (as well as several other very successful European rock festivals) in 2000. Hopes are high that they will again make WGT a reliable event after the 2000 event's serious organizational problems.


    Friday January 12, 2001

    Please Note: At this time Beth is taking no new orders for shirts. Should another shirt order be placed a note to that effect will appear here.

    Sumerland member Beth Winegarner releases the design of a T-shirt which will be made available to Sumerland members. It features the famous "nephilim" biblical quote, the Sumerland address, and a stylized mystic seal. If interested in more information please email Beth at echoes@atlantic.devin.com.


    Friday January 5, 2001

    Fans still await official news about any upcoming FoTN projects. Meanwhile a strange mp3 entitled Dead to the World circulates on napster, and through fan circles. It consists of distinctly FoTN vocals with previously unknown lyrics and a mix of what seems to be mostly synthetic/MIDI music. Fans continue to speculate on the piece's authenticity and origin.


    Friday: November 3, 2000

    After many months of no news, word of the official Fields of the Nephilim website has been released.

    http://www.fieldsofthenephilim.co.uk

    No fan email sent to this site has been answered. Jungle has confirmed the authenticity of this claim as the official site.


    Wednesday: August 16, 2000

    The band plays both Eurorock and M'era Luna. Fans in attendance from this list and other venues are continued to be enthralled with the live performances of Fields of the Nephilim. None have shown major disappointment at the band's set or performance.

    This great news is tempered by an official letter form Jungle Records, confirming rumors that the new Fields of the Nephilim release date has been pushed up until the February/March 2001 time frame. A single may be on the way around December/January with some live dates before or after the album release.


    Friday: July 21, 2000

    The Fields of the Nephilim canceled last week's appearance at Sweden's Avrika festival due to Carl McCoy coming down with an unexpected illness. The band expects to play later dates in the area to make up for the absence to Swedish fans.

    List members and other fans anticipate and plan to attend upcoming festival appearances at M'era Luna (Germany) and Eurorock (Belgium).


    Friday: June 16, 2000

    The news keeps coming! This email was forwarded to me by a friend and appears to be legit news from Metropolis Records (United States Label).

    From: label@metropolis-records.com
    To: Metropolis@charger.oldcity.dca.net, Mailing@charger.oldcity.dca.net, List@charger.oldcity.dca.net
    Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 15:29:15 -0400
    Subject: Metro Signs FOTN and Juno Reactor
    --
    6/16/00
    First things first. We have signed two new acts to our roster. I would personally like to extend a warm welcome to the legendary Goth rock band Fields of the Nephilim and Dance/Techno act Juno Reactor.

    FOTN band need no introduction, as they were one of the seminal Goth rock acts in the 80's. Look for the Fields of the Nephilim to rock us out in Oct.(the new material is HEAVY) with a new single, a new album, and a possible tour. This is the first full length release from FOTN since Elizium (1990). More details to follow!


    Thursday: June 15, 2000

    There are several new pieces of news to report.

    First and foremost is the highly successful return show performed by Fields of the Nephilim on June 3, 2000 in Glauchau, Germany.

    I was in attendance for that show and can only say that FotN fans will not be disappointed by their performances. The show retained all the charisma, power, darkness, and flour that Fields fans have come to expect. Though it is unfortunate that the Wright brothers did not appear, the new guitarist and drummer (whose identity has not been confirmed at this time) added their unique style to the Fields sound. This is the playlist:

    (Intro) Harmonica Man
    Preacherman
    Moonchild
    Love Under Will
    (Intro) Dead but Dreaming
    For Her Light
    Trees Come Down
    Shine
    Zoon
    Xodus
    Dawnrazor
    Psychonaut

    All in attendance seemed thrilled with the performance, with the only complaint being the short set (characteristic of European festivals).

    Make no mistake, the Fields are back. I only hope to see more of them.

    The second piece of news to report is that "Trees Come Down/Darkcell AD" is now available for pre-order (with shipment date expected to be July 10). Please follow this link to reserve your copy:

    http://www.jungle-records.demon.co.uk/jungleshop/page6.htm


    Saturday: May 27, 2000

    With one week left until Woodstage Open Air (featuring the first Fields of the Nephilim performance in 9 years), German fans report acquiring One More Nightmare through mail order. According to Jungle Records, the UK will not see the single until July 10, 2000. There is still no word on an American release of this or any subsequent discs. From the liner notes, it appears that only Carl McCoy and Tony Pettitt were involved in the recording and production of the new single.


    Monday: May 21, 2000

    The cover for the upcoming Fields of the Nephilim single, One More Nightmare is now online at the Jungle website:

    http://www.jungle-records.demon.co.uk/jungle/jung064.htm


    Monday: May 8, 2000

    Fields of the Nephilim have released Trees Come Down AD on a compilation that is available only in Africa. This piece is a blend of the traditional FoTN sound with a heavy influence of the style that formed on Nefilim's Zoon album.

    At this time the listings for Fields of the Nephilim (from Jungle Records) shows a name change to Fields of the Nephilim AD. The lineup is still not clear but will include at least Carl McCoy and Tony Pettitt.

    A European release of the Trees Come Down AD single with a b-side of Darkcell AD is scheduled for the end of May. Another single is expected by the end of the summer with a full length album in the early autumn of 2000.

    The Fields of the Nephilim are scheduled to play several festivals in Europe this summer. Woodstage Open Air and M'era Luna (both in Germany) chief among them. If all goes well, please stop back to this section for a review of the Woodstage performance. This is the official reunion concert. I plan to be in attendance.


    For a full festival list, and official updates, please see the Jungle Records website.


    Site News

    Tuesday: May 9, 2000

    Extensive graphical and layout updates to site. Additional text, the Reading and Film section, and links added.