36 Years Ago: EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN record Stahlmusik in a West Berlin bridge

On this day in 1980 EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN crawled into a pillar of Berlin’s Stadtautobahn bridge and recorded Stahlmusik.

The space was 1.5 metres high, 5 metres in width and 50 metres in length and made out of steel. Pocket torches were used to lit the place and a Telefunken Bajazzo transistor radio was used as amplifier. The session was taped with an ordinary cassette recorder. – Fromthearchives.com

You can see the recording space on the film Liebeslieder when EN returned a year later.

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REMMIRATH Album Preview #4: Lord Kalki will appear in the home of the most eminent brahmana of Shambhala village

vicarann ashuna kshaunyam hayenapratima-dyutih nripa-linga-cchado dasyun kotisho nihanishyati… …After all the imposter kings have been killed, the residents of the cities and towns will feel the breezes carrying the most sacred fragrance of the sandalwood paste and other decorations of Lord Kalki, and their minds will thereby become transcendentally pure. …this was one of our […]

Daily Noise: Skulsyr – Kvilla (T.O.M.B. Member Side Project)

Related: T.O.M.B. III: Digital Collection (Macabre Noize Royale, Nameless Spells and Incantations, Live Ritual 2014) Our release of the digital edition of T.O.M.B. III included some of the most recent T.O.M.B. recordings and features current T.O.M.B. associates. A select few collaborators who join No One in recordings and live rituals – including the June 2014 ritual included on […]

T.O.M.B. Live Review, Gallery Updated

Review of T.O.M.B.’s live ritual in Brooklyn at Cryptic Rock.

More photos added to the gallery here.

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The next abomination to possess the stage was Pennsylvania’s mysterious spellbounders T.O.M.B. (Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy). Considered a black noise project, T.O.M.B. far exceeds the parameters of a typical band and is more of a ready-made dark performing art. Working with field recordings from cemeteries, abandoned insane asylums, crematories, morgues and other rotting places of a hollow and torturous past, T.O.M.B. brings something unique and terrifying to the stage. Fans watched in confusion and disarray as the autonomous and gloomy harvesters of sound began to mesmerize them with non-conventional metal instruments, conducting a series of spells and rituals such as “Jaw Bones”, “Birth”, “Ram Horn” and “Summoning.”

T.O.M.B. continued entrancing and terrifying the audience, with the smoke from incense rising up through a pile of various skulls within a wall of disorienting rabid sound. The blood letting rituals had begun. Incinerating their set T.O.M.B. cast the last spell “Ram Skull Sacrifice.” Many non-conventional items were used to create sound during the show such as the amplifying scraping of horns, jawbones, and a hand-held scythe across a tombstone to create disorienting and haunting sounds. This unique approach to metallurgy is an unusual and rare subgenre of black metal and made for a very interesting experience, to say the least.