special christmas competition !

How many pricks can you spot in this photo?

The first person to reply with the correct answer wins a Reverend Bizarre swag bag (no, we don’t mean Tamara’s purse), full of goodies.

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special christmas competition !

Albert Witchfinder Drones on and on…

We’re slowly catching up on happenings in the idiot camp during our autumn break, which most of us spent sight-seeing in Sweden while researching a forthcoming article…

So, in the Sami Albert camp, everyone’s favourite whiny kid finally released his masterpiece, Droner:

The album carries on the Sami Albert tradition of truly esoteric releases with multiple layers waiting to reward the loyal buyer with attention to detail…

Paganini’s hand on the cover, for example, is a symbol of Sami’s inability to play any instrument anywhere near the skill level of the old master. But that’s no reason not to put it on the cover, if girls like Tamara get impressed and agree to give you a handjob. For less than their usual fee!

We’re not gonna lie, the writers of this blog have been unable to complete even one playthrough of the album. Most of us clicked off after the first two uneventful minutes, while the one who persisted on for a while longer had to be hospitalized when the vocals kicked in. He’s fine now, and his ribs ache only slightly while laughing.

The album however, got rave reviews from all of Sami’s mates who get freebie copies for “review” purposes. He’s painstakingly posting those reviews on his facebook page, in a sincere yet ludicrous attempt to lure buyers.

One place where the album did not go down well is the Official Chilean Reverend Bizarre Fan Club Forum: http://www.tirania.cl/moneygrab.html

The most common issue among forum users, despite being obviously grateful for a new album from the inimitable genius of Sami Albert, is that, yet again, Sami chose not to record some of his best songs, like “Overwhelm Me, Butt Sorrow”, “Lament for the Fiddlers of Tamara’s Khoto” and “The Land Beyond the Dancing Pole”.

Sami’s Chilean fans, who closely follow Sami’s “secret gigs” with his obscure projects Werwolf Lodge, Tähtipölhö and Javla Fitta are heartbroken that Sami won’t give them official studio versions for those live favourites.

But Sami has a well-earned reputation for not catering to his fans’ wishes, however faithfully they might support him. Cheer up, Chilean fans, you can always enjoy those songs in the live bootlegs!

If you fancy a listen to Sami’s laughable attempts at “music”, click here: https://opiumwarlords.bandcamp.com/album/droner

Aaand we will return with a coupla more Droner-inspired articles in the not too distant future…

Albert Witchfinder Drones on and on…

lord vicar don’t fail to disappoint!

So, while our writers were absorbed elsewhere, Lord Vicar finally sneaked out their vinyl version of “Gates of Flesh”… Turns out the “something special and never seen before in the Doom metal history” is a piece of cardboard that folds out as you open the vinyl sleeve. We’re not kidding:

No doubt this seems fascinating if you are a village boy from Finland who got lucky and rode the broomstick of (relative) success for like 14 minutes on the back of someone else.

We imagine the executive meeting that led to this idea along the lines of…

Kimi Kärki: This would look so cool! All our 5-year-old-brained fans will love it!

Oliver Richleech: wunderbar! Can someone handle the pressing plant this time so I don’t eff up again?

Chrisis Lindarseon: Great idea Kim! I love being in this band! Really, I do!

Milly: Woo-Hoo!

New Bass Player: *claps along*

Jussi Mypeabrainoski: Hey, look! A donut!

Dilbert Whorefinder: *cringe* That’s not esoteric or enlightened enough, otherwise I would have thought of it first! Ha!

Our sincerest condolences to all those who parted with money for this fancy cardboard DIY project.

lord vicar don’t fail to disappoint!

how many grown men does it take to open a parcel?

The very next day after our previous post, a bizarre photo appeared on the Lord Vicar facebook page, featuring sealed parcels in some kind of wheelbarrow:

 

Surely, if these parcels include the vinyl pressings of Lord Vicar’s “Gates of Flesh”, whoever received them could take the extra 2 minutes to open the parcels, right? Or at least one of them, and take a photo of the contents instead? Seeing as we’re talking about “something special” and “never seen before in the Doom Metal history”? Right?

Well, four days later, still no photo of the contents, no records received by anyone anywhere, no emails to enquiring pre-buyers…

Meanwhile, the man who does not need a mask anymore, our beloved cultural historian Kimi Kärki has left to go on holiday, while those parcels sort themselves out…

You couldn’t make this stuff up! You honestly couldn’t.

how many grown men does it take to open a parcel?

“And then sometimes you just have to bow your head in shame and realize you’re rip-off masters”

Three months on from this post, more than a month on from the date given therein:

 

…and no one has seen a copy of the vinyl version of Lord Vicar’s “Gates of Flesh”.

There are no official announcements or outgoing emails from either the band or The Church Within / Doom Dealer. No explanations, no apologies.

And yet Kimi Kärki remains a prolific poster of junk on facebook, Lord Vicar post links to gig reviews where they’re proclaimed “masters”, but no one sees the need to keep pre-order buyers informed.

Lord Vicar, and The Church Within: Stalwarts of true professionalism!

“And then sometimes you just have to bow your head in shame and realize you’re rip-off masters”