The Springtime crusades of true doom!

Lord Vicar are about to embark on another world domination tour, starting right at the end of this week,  and heralding the passage of Spring and the arrival of magpies, Kimi’s favourite bird. The tour is scheduled to coincide with the release date of their latest collection of Sabbath covers, “The Black Powder”.

Still skipping basse classe venues and festivals like the Royal Albert Hall, Madison Square Gardens and Wacken, frequented by bands of a lower artistic stature, and opting for toilets that can guarantee Chritus’ required alcoholic requirements instead, the trek undertaken by those four gentlemen is advertised as follows:

Rotting all over the world

Being long-time and dedicated Lord Vicar fans, we hope the band delight their fans by performing their 41-minute song “Gates of Flesh” in its entirety, giving the audience the chance to enjoy a special concert as a continuous journey, not track here, track there. This is the way true art is to be experienced, and it’s not a huge test in patience, even in today’s world. We’ll just close our eyes, and then, afterwards, form an orderly queue at the merchandising stand.

For added artistic pleasure and enjoyment, wouldn’t it be great if Albert Witchfinder joined them on stage for “Woman out of snow”, re-enacting that infamous encounter he had with such a woman?

And why not also invite Tamara, Kimi’s favourite friend, business partner and muse, to engage in the ritual dance otherwise known as “Pole for money”?

There’s so much potential to make this tour a truly memorable one, for everyone involved, we just hope Kimi and his bandmates relish this opportunity, and do not just perform another set of shorter, punchier songs…

See you on the road, Kim! We have pre-ordered tickets for every single show from Talewynn Booking, so you can be assured we will be there, every single night…

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The Springtime crusades of true doom!

Single white male WLTM record label for serious relationship, maybe more

Sami Albert “Witchfinder” Hynninen, former Doom Metal musician that actually sold records, and currently a self-styled pop idol and true artist, has recently reached out to all and sundry, with a heart-wrenching message…

Harry Porter and the Idiot from Lohja

The plight of unsigned bands is not lost on the writers of this blog, nor is the predicament of self-absorbed village boys who make music no one wants to hear yet insist on having it released in a physical format, in the year 2019…

What we don’t get is why would Sami forego the options he has at his immediate disposal, such as…

I. Tyrannus/Emissary Records. Sami’s old friends. Over ten years ago, with Reverend Bizarre only recently split-up, Albert Witchfinder could have literally gone with any label he wanted to release an old, four-track demo, and he chose this one, to impress a lady friend. Things may have turned sour afterwards, on both fronts, but the fact remains that Sami’s humanitarian misson is not finished. Pato needs a steady influx of cash, if he is to rise above the socioeconomical situation 16th century colonialism imposed on him, not a one-off. And poor, good-hearted Tamara will need a good capital to start her new life, when she can have her own european passport and does not need to pretend anymore. Sami, give those wonderful people a call! Nothing says kvlt like having released something in Chile…

II. The Church Within Records. Let’s face it, if Sami’s new, less mainstream than Reverend Bizarre band, Pussies, has any money-making potential, Oli can always go behind Sami’s back and release it anyway. So why not join them, if you can’t beat them? As added bonuses, the label can hook up Pussies with Lord Vicar for a tour, and/or release the split as a one-track CD. It’s a no-brainer.

III. Svart Records. The long suffering friends of the ex-members of Lohja COTD purists Reverend Bizarre, Svart records have put out an insane amount of records recorded by Sami and Kimi that no one wants to buy, just so they can retain vinyl reissue rights on the hot bun Reverend Bizarre back catalogue… One more split 12″ LP destined to gather dust on the shelf won’t break the bank, surely?

IV. Sami’s own, indie label. Yet to be started, but an inescapable eventuality… Sooner or later Sami will start one, to release his own music, and also get some pussy (see what we did here?)… You read it here first.

Whichever of these options this grand master of true art opts for, we simply cannot wait for this masterpiece to finally be made available to the numerous fans who crave Sami’s post-2008 output… We can blast it on the beach in Ibiza all summer, on our special, waterproof turntable, while others enjoy themselves in the familiar comfort of the abyss.

 

Single white male WLTM record label for serious relationship, maybe more

Lord Vicar to attempt another CD pressing!

Lord Vicar have annouced the release of their next album, The Black Powder, on the respectable The Church Within label. You know, the kind that goes behind artists’ backs to re-release sure-sellers, or which sends out faulty CDs to those who were naive enough to pre-order…

Will the CD version of the album be a fan-pleasing single track one again, or will the otherwise resilient Kimi Kärki succumb to industry pressure and allow his fans to pick tracks this time?

We’ll find out just this May!

In the meantime, let’s feast our hungry eyes on some really, really cool photos from the production of said masterpiece…

And we start with this one, a highly artistic representation of two musicians and the artist affectionately known as “Blonde Ambition”:

XL fridge

Whoever managed to distract Kimi for a few moments to take this picture, while he was surrounded by snacks and other edibles, is a master of persuasion. Deep bow!

Here is Kimi again, pulling the same face he did when Oli told him about the succesful pressing of their previous album, Gates of Flesh, which was intended to be “deliberately shorter than previous albums”, with “shorter, punchier songs”. But wasn’t.

aaarghhh

Moving on, a snapshot from the recording of The Black Powder:

oh No No please No

We love the look on Chritus’ face, bracing himself for the inevitable moment when Kimi might open his mouth to “sing”. Lol.

And finally, presumably an instance of the album’s playback:

oops I did it again

Some people don’t learn from past mistakes. It’s sad…

Lord Vicar to attempt another CD pressing!

it’s that day again…

Normally we’d be worried about our favourite Chilean Claret aficionado, but if he says he’s a man of Zen nowadays, we believe him. Like we believe everything else he says…

the demons annoying sami

What a gorgeous t-shirt, by the way. It’s incredible what one can achieve by demanding TOTAL CONTROL!

Happy March 15th, Sami!

it’s that day again…

Good things in Life: Learn how to successfully market yourself in three easy, doom-laden steps

We continue our lazy summer reporting with more stellar tidings from the Kimi Kärki camp. “The artist formerly known as Peter Vicar” (more on that later) has recently moved, again, from one country where he did not approve of the political leadership, to another country where he does not approve of the political leadership. Pff, cultural historians are so hard to please, politically… Why doesn’t he move to sunny Chile?

In between packing and unpacking (“Unsold copies of “The Bone of my Bones”, check. Unsold copies of Lord Vicar’s “The Gates of Flesh”, check. Where are my Looney Tunes socks, Myharit?”), Kimi has managed to re-establish himself as a master of marketing, while letting potential buyers know about his upcoming plinkety plonk, “Eye for an eye”…

Rule 1 of the Kimi Kärki marketing plan: Ensure all former fans are aware that you don’t need a mask anymore:

 

Subrule 1.2 of the Kimi Kärki marketing plan: Post on your former band’s page, the one where you needed the mask, to ensure higher visibility. Let’s face it, none of your other pages have as many likes or followers.

Rule 2 of the Kimi Kärki marketing plan: Even though your promo blurb already includes the info, post a comment to your own post, to highlight the fact that you have managed to cajole someone with a good voice, singing ability and who actually sells records, to appear on your meagre offering:

 

Rule 3 of the Kimi Kärki marketing plan: Open pre-orders. This way, if your album turns out to be faulty like the last one, idiots will have already bought it by the time they know about it. Be cunning, shift units!

 

A few days later, The artist formerly known as Tamara’s best bud published a promo video for the album:

In addition to Kimi’s squinting face, you’ll notice that the video track is slightly out of sync from the audio on the several instances when The artist formerly known as Alpha Male of the Internets recites the lyrics to the camera.

You would have thought that a cultural historian with a PhD., who managed to get funding to go abroad for six months on someone else’s dime, would somehow realize that, if you add a 3-second title card to the video, you should move the audio track for the same interval, but, of course, Kimi is not your average educated fella. If he was, and he had the brains to match his ambition, this blog would probably have no reason to exist.

An extra shout-out to his label, Svart Records, who also exhibited vast amounts of professionalism in this instance. There’s a post forthcoming on them, too, but one thing at a time.

Enjoy the video, and don’t mind the sun in Kimi’s eyes. At least he’s facing it for a moment, instead of digging his bloated head in the sand as he’s more known for.

Good things in Life: Learn how to successfully market yourself in three easy, doom-laden steps