[dropcap style=”font-size:100px; color:#992211;”]A[/dropcap] mix of unsieved flour, crusty eyeliner, snakebite and underfoot clubgunge make a perfect gothic cupcake when baked.
Handy little recipe tip/in-joke there for the more domesticated goth in advance of the Fields of The Nephilim gig at the O2, Islington. December 17.
Following their unholy performance at the Bram Stoker Film Festival last week in Whitby, gothic-rock legends Fields Of The Nephilim have confirmed the word-of-mouth rumours of a (now not so) secret club show at O2 Academy Islington, London on December 17th.
Playing their smallest UK venue in almost 30 years, this will be a rare opportunity to see iconic frontman Carl McCoy and his mysterious dusty cowboys from hell up close and personal. To bring an ever-more dramatic edge to the proceedings The Nephilim will be joined onstage by Nergal, frontman of occult-metal figureheads Behemoth – who have long cited Fields Of The Nephilim as a key influence – for a very special collaboration; their first performance together in four years.
Fields Of The Nephilim play O2 Academy Islington ahead of the band’s highly anticipated return to the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire for their annual London extravaganza on December 19th, for which only a few tickets now remain.
The Nephilim celebrated their 30th anniversary at the venue in December last year with two sold-out shows unveiling brand new material in the process. This new show brings the band ever-closer to the revelation of a decade’s work in the studio.
As McCoy recently revealed, “Now is the time for me to let go and release some new Nephilim tracks which have been constrained to the studio for some time. Trying to concentrate the work and thoughts down to a simple, single objective is always a difficult practice but that’s the nature of the beast. Easy to find the beginning but always hard to reach the end.”
Tickets for Fields Of The Nephilim’s O2 Academy Islington show will be available to O2 priority customers on Saturday 31st October and on general sale on Monday 2nd November, priced £25.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle