Rather than just create dark catchy songs, they created spells and musical poetry – it was about atmosphere and feeling rather than hooky lines.
They didn’t just have a pack of tarot cards and a chicken’s foot in their incense box – they had actually read Crowley.
Photos: Carl Byron Batson. Not to be reproduced without express prior permission.
Photographer, published poet, former party animal, body builder, grave robber
to the stars and renowned chainsaw juggler, Carl can often be spotted on his
Harley Davidson pretending to be in Terminator 2. He is also frequently seen in
the press pits of old London town, camera in hand, avoiding being hit by bottles
of wee and crippling his opposition with secret Kung Fu moves.