9/26/18

Shred Fest 6, Here I Come! (with some Wedding Funeral news on the side)

This Friday, I am playing Shred Fest 6 - Barrels & Breakdowns in Maryland as the one solo artist that can show them new ways to shred.

At Shred Fest, the mixologists of Warehouse Bar have conjured up tribute drinks for all the acts playing. Get ready to put down "Darren"s with yours truly.

This promo makes it seem like I'm questing to Middle Earth instead of Maryland!

The Wedding Funeral announces the upcoming release of their debut full-length album, You Have Been Cordially Disinvited, during the entire month of October. The release begins with an exclusive pre-release tour that will span from New Jersey to Kentucky and then culminate in the official release on Halloween with the release party in Salem, Massachusetts.

The schedule for the upcoming October release dates can be found at theweddingfuneral.com and will be continually updated as new dates are booked.

8/23/18

Third Side Intelligence on Religious Liberty Task Force, and Shred Fest 6

Once again, I have been tapped on the shoulder to join the Third Side Intelligence segment by Rev. Adam Campbell's Speak of the Devil. I'm always flattered when my thoughts on the human condition are of any interest to people and though now I concentrate on music and other endeavors, taking the piss out of society still remains a hobby of mine. So join us on Friday, August 24th at 9PM EST to partake of the fun as we post-mortem the cadaver of church and state separation.

TSI: The Religious Liberty Task Force

And I have been invited on board for Shred Fest 6 in Maryland this September, because they have recognized that there are many ways to shred. I will be nestled comfortably among some of the heaviest of bands on the east coast:

Poster for Shred Fest 6

5/31/18

Daily Vault Reviews The Blues Non Est Mortuum, and this Saturday I Host Hokum!

The Daily Vault recently reviewed The Blues Non Est Mortuum, and I have to say for me, this is one of the most flattering compliments I could receive.

"[The Blues Non Est Mortuum] translates to 'The Blues Is Not Dead,' and [Darren] Deicide is not only proof of that, but is bordering on forming a new subgenre of blues with his murky, unconventional approach that's oddly enticing."

Full Review by The Daily Vault of The Blues Non Est Mortuum LP
Get The Blues Non Est Mortuum at darrendeicide.com

And ladies and gentlemen, as first deacon and co-founder of Hokum Productions, I’d like to invite you all to my return as deacon and MC. Hokum Productions returns to the Jersey City Theater Center on June 2nd for its summer edition. Advance tickets are on sale now at: ticketfly.com/event/1695828-jctc-music-hokum-jersey-city/.

This showcase will feature the New Jersey swamp rock band Reese Van Riper, alternative Americana artist Dolly Rocker Ragdoll on tour from Ohio, as well as black roots artists Vienna Carroll and Keith Johnston. The event will be MC'ed by blues artist, Church of Satan priest, and Hokum co-founder, JC Oddities Market, Jersey City Food Not Bombs, and more to be announced.

Doors at 7pm
Merseles Studios at the Jersey City Theater Center
339 Newark Ave., Jersey City, NJ
$10 and tickets available in advance at ticketfly.com/event/1695828-jctc-music-hokum-jersey-city/

5/14/18

The Non Sequitur Show, and Live at the Jersey Shore Festival

On Hexennacht, I was the guest on The NonSequitur Show as part of a live segment "Ask a Satanist", taking questions from the hosts and the chat room. I think I’m becoming a B-list personality in the atheist podcasting scene. Boy, if you want a glimpse of how the internet enables pointless buffoonery, you don't just need the President of the USA. Take a look at that side bar. Thank you Adam Campbell of Speak of the Devil for cracking the whip and helping bring in the herd out there.

“Ask a Satanist: With Darren Deicide from the Church of Satan” on The NonSequitur Show

This Friday, I am playing the Jersey Shore Festival 2018. I’ll be headlining the Hemingway’s show at 9PM and the whole festival does not have a door cover. You can’t beat that price. Come down and help me trash my hotel room.

Jersey Shore Festival: Darren Deicide at Hemingway's

The Jersey Shore Festival has established itself as the premier emerging artist festival on the east coast including car shows, action sports, charity events, food trucks, the JSF Vendor Village, and more throughout the weekend.

4/30/18

Godless Cranium Interview, and Back from Tour Show at Bobby Dee's

Ladies and ruffians, I am back from tour and throwing a back from tour Cinco de Mayo party at a new, old bar that I am excited about, Bobby Dee's! This place has been picking up steam in the Jersey City scene and for good reason. It may be the shelled peanuts all over the place, the bullet hole windows, or the down home welcoming crowd there that gives it notoriety. It is a beacon of realness in a city battening down the hatches against a yuppie philistine horde. I'm coming hard with rabble rousing boogie and with me, I'm bringing Nathan Leigh and Anna Oh, some awesome up and coming locals. To top it off, your MC is the ever terrifying Ethel Lynn Oxide of The Wedding Funeral. We are going to have a damn good time, and you will regret it if you miss it.

The Cinco de Mayo Debut of Darren Deicide, Nathan Leigh, and Anna Oh

Much of the Jersey Juke Invasion included pictures of our Blues Hajj on Instagram. We visited many arcane sites.

Darren Deicide on Instagram

Satanism has survived a barrage of ignorance and naivety for decades. Now it seems as though some of the discussion can move beyond that, but the irony is that certain misconceptions still lie in the way for the secular world. I was on a live webcast of the Godless Cranium atheist podcast and fielded questions from the audience. Where does Satanism depart from humanism? Why bother with magic? I'm happy to say that this discussion was sophisticated enough to get into the nuances and details of these often misunderstood topics, even among atheists.

Talking with Darren Deicide of the Church of Satan

Oh, and we roasted Aden Ardennes on a Trapezoidal Roast!

The Trapezoidal Roast of Aden Ardennes

Stay strange, people.

3/27/18

Catching Up and Upcoming Jersey Juke Invasion Tour

So much has happened since we last talked. Let's get right to it.

First of all, I grew up and got on Mail Chimp. If you’re interested in being on the list, drop me email at darrendeicide@gmail.com. Secondly, Hokum!'s last show sold the fuck out. Indeed, it is kicking ass. Thirdly, I did a thing.

Satanism in Half a Minute (Part 2)

And the reviews of The Blues Non Est Mortuum keep rolling in. Stanky Hampster recently got their paws on the album:
"This album perfectly captures the haunting and dark emotional aspects of blues- like a Rob Zombie horror movie set in the Southwestern regions of Tucson, Arizona- with songs like "Throwing It All Away" and "Killing the Dead". Do yourself a favor: roll up a doob, dim the lights, and lay back on the couch when listening to The Blues Non Est Mortuum."

I agree.

Stanky Hampster review of The Blues Non Est Mortuum

Horns Magazine also got their full review up on the album:
"New Jersey's Devil, Darren Deicide, is back with a new full length album [, The Blues Non Est Mortuum,] that's hotter than hellfire...The sound is refreshingly raw, with very little overdubs, so what you hear is mostly pure blues magic."

Horns Magazine review of The Blues Non Est Mortuum

And now that that's all aside, the announcement is out there. Darren Deicide and The Wedding Funeral announce the Jersey Juke Invasion Tour, April 5th-April 21st, 2018. The tour will coincide with the Mississippi Juke Joint Festival and span Maryland, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina, including the Pre-Juke Joint Festival Party with Darren Deicide at The Shack Up Inn on the historical Hopson Plantation. The tour is in celebration of the new releases, Beneath the Floor Boards (Covered in Feces) by The Wedding Funeral and The Blues Non Est Mortuum by Darren Deicide, and will feature performances by both projects. For full schedules, visit darrendeicide.com and theweddingfuneral.com.

1/15/18

A Great Many Things (The Jersey Journal, Upcoming Tour with the Wedding Funeral, Hokum! w/ Nathan Gray)

Well, well, it's been a while since I've posted to the list and in that time, so much has been going on. So let's get started. First, many of you know about Hokum!, which began as a ruckus Sunday showcase in the back room of McGinley Square Pub. Hokum has now solidified a deal with the Jersey City Theater Company, and we are making our debut in a big splash. Nathan Gray, of the seminal post-hardcore band Boysetsfire, is playing our debut. My new project with Ethel Lynn Oxide, The Wedding Funeral, will be opening up along with NJ locals Joe Billy, and Hoag and the Weasel. It's going to be killer, and the seats are limited. This could sell out, so I highly advise advance tickets.

Information on Hokum debut at JCTC this Saturday
Advance tickets are available here

The Jersey Journal recently printed 2 articles, one that mentions Hokum and another that is entirely dedicated to covering the upcoming Hokum event and includes an interview with yours truly.

"3 Ways to Make Hudson's Music Scene Better"
"Red-Hot Hokum! Glows in the Fires of Hell for Next Show"

And this April, I will be doing a joint tour with the Wedding Funeral to Mississippi for the Juke Joint Festival in Clarksdale. Oh yeah. The shows shall be great, and just to give an idea of the greatness, here's an example of a show. To warm everyone up for the Juke Joint Festival, I will be playing the night before at the Shack Up Inn in Clarskdale, MS. This historical set of shacks is the former site of the Hopson Plantation and has hosted Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Pinetop Perkins, Big Jack Johnson, and a host of other legends. As the dates unfold, I will update you. Until then, I'll see you all at the Hokum debut this Saturday, where the Wedding Funeral will rise from the aethers.

12/19/17

Tonight We Do Drugs (And Check out Blues Diabolique and The Wedding Funeral's Upcoming Tour)

Tonight (Tuesday), I'll be part of a round table discussion with Rev. Adam Campbell and Aden Ardennes as part of Speak of the Devil presents Third Side Intelligence, the video cast. We will be doing drugs. It will be live cast and posted here, and you are welcome to join the chatroom.

Bluesman, Mark Hill, over in New Zealand has recently launched a new podcast called Blues Diabolique where he plays new and old blues, and what an honor to be shouted out, not just from such a good player himself, but to be in the presence of such classics. Listen to the launch episode of Blues Diabolique, where Mark plays blues music threaded with nuggets and history of this magical art form, including "Devil Woman Blues" off The Blues Non Est Mortuum. Episode 1 of Blues Diabolique on Soundcloud
Episode 1 of Blues Diabolique on Stitcher
Episode 1 of Blues Diabolique on Mark Hill Music's site

Also, did you miss The Wedding Funeral's debut? My, how lucky of you. Unfortunately, we aren't done spreading misery and that is why we've chosen a time when people are happiest to launch our first tour, The Unhappy Holidays Tour. This 2-date tour will pass through the Cleveland and Chicago area, first at Lakewood's locally favorite vegetarian restaurant, the Root Cafe, and then at Chicago's original music venue, The Elbo Room. The Wedding Funeral demands your savior. The dates can be found at The Wedding Funeral homepage: theweddingfuneral.com.

11/8/17

The Blues Non Est Mortuum Now Available in Digital Format

In celebration of Halloween, Berenice Records and Darren Deicide announce the digital release of The Blues Non Est Mortuum. The Blues Non Est Mortuum is now available for listening on...

Spotify
Apple iTunes
CD Baby
Amazon Music
Google Play

It is also available for free listening on YouTube

The Blues Non Est Mortuum is my first full-length release in 7 years and was released in 2016 on vinyl format. The album features appearances by Reverend Adam Campbell from Speak of the Devil as well as St. Louis songwriter, Edgefield C. Johnston, and was recorded at multi-platinum recording studio, Water Music, which has graced the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Beyoncé, Allman Brothers Band, Shakira, Sonic Youth, Social Distortion, R. Kelly, Ween, Lamb Of God, and Joey Ramone.

Also, if you haven't heard the 3 songs released by my side project, The Wedding Funeral, go to theweddingfuneral.com.

10/24/17

Appearance on Nathan Gray's New Album

I had the privilege of sitting in on Nathan Gray's new album, snarling and 'tuding all over the track "Burn Away". Since Boysetsfire, Nathan has been blazing his own trail and his new album, Feral Hymns, is coming out this January. I'm excited to see this utterly solo endeavor and the latest incarnation of this great artist's work. What's that? There we are!

In the studio with Nathan Gray

I will have a big surprise for you all on Halloween, so standby. It's my birthday after all. Also, The Wedding Funeral, my new side project with Ethel Lynn Oxide, will be releasing the next 2 tracks from Beneath the Floor Boards (Covered in Feces), including "Tabitha's Lullaby" on Halloween and "Room 609" on Dia De Los Muertos at theweddingfuneral.com. This is the most perfect time of the year.

10/24/17

Appearance on Nathan Gray's New Album

I had the privilege of sitting in on Nathan Gray's new album, snarling and 'tuding all over the track "Burn Away". Since Boysetsfire, Nathan has been blazing his own trail and his new album, Feral Hymns, is coming out this January. I'm excited to see this utterly solo endeavor and the latest incarnation of this great artist's work. What's that? There we are!

In the studio with Nathan Gray

I will have a big surprise for you all on Halloween, so standby. It's my birthday after all. Also, The Wedding Funeral, my new side project with Ethel Lynn Oxide, will be releasing the next 2 tracks from Beneath the Floor Boards (Covered in Feces), including "Tabitha's Lullaby" on Halloween and "Room 609" on Dia De Los Muertos at theweddingfuneral.com. This is the most perfect time of the year.

10/9/17

An Appearance in the Jersey Journal, and the Debut of The Wedding Funeral, my New Project

Much to the chagrin of the safe spacers who boycotted (that's what you get for inviting the Ataris to play), I saw The Queers at White Eagle Hall on Tuesday. Jim Testa was there and brought some old school wisdom to The Jersey Journal. He interviewed me for some of my thoughts on the Jersey City music scene.

Old Punks, New Venue: A Night at Historic NJ Hall

I have a confession to make. For the past 2 years, I have been in a type of deep study. I have teamed up with roller derby veteran Ethel Lynn Oxide and we've opened a wormhole into Gothic-Americana that we didn't expect. It is too late now. The bell tolls nigh. You have been cordially disinvited to join The Wedding Funeral. We are everywhere.

The Wedding Funeral on Facebook
The Wedding Funeral on Instagram
The Wedding Funeral on Twitter

The Wedding Funeral will begin releasing its first 4-song demo, Beneath the Floor Board (Covered in Feces), on October, Friday the 13th. The demo will be exclusively available for free listening at theweddingfuneral.com.

The first song will be “7 Day Work Week”. Following that release, “Tabitha's Lullaby” will be released on Halloween, “Room 609” will be released on Dia De Los Muertos, and “Mannequin” will be released on Thanksgiving Day. All tracks on Beneath the Floor Board (Covered in Feces) were recorded in single takes with no digital fixes and were mastered by Gabriel Bento. The Wedding Funeral is the brainchild of internationally touring, alternative punk-blues musician Darren Deicide and roller derby veteran Ethel Lynn Oxide. The Wedding Funeral will be making its live debut at the Horns n' Hokum Early Halloween Party at McGinley Square Pub in Jersey City on October, 14th 2017. All the information for the debut show can be found here.

9/18/17

Back from Tour, and Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show

I am back from The Blues Non Est Mortuum in America. Every time I do this, it's an enlightening experience. Traveling and playing every day gives you a hell of a vantage point on the state of music and the country. I wish I could keep the momentum going, but some serious things need to come to fruition back home. Buckle in. From here, it gets interesting...

Many thanks to some who really made it happen!

"Boom Power Boogie", a new song off The Blues Non Est Mortuum, was recently featured on Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show. I'll say it once and perhaps a few more times. The blues non est mortuum! Give it a listen to whet your appetite for the blues.

Kentuckiana Blues Radio Show
The episode featuring "Boom Power Boogie

8/22/17

The Blues Non Est Mortuum in America Begins this Friday

Here we go. In support of the new LP, The Blues Non Est Mortuum in America begins this Friday and will span Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Illinois, and West Virginia. Notable stops include Philadelphia, Detroit, Cincinatti, Nashville, and Chicago as well as the Black Swamp Arts Festival in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Of course I will have the new LP in all its glory as well as new Blues Non Est Mortuum shirts. Below is the schedule, but full details can be seen at darrendeicide.com.

Darren Deicide
The Blues Non Est Mortuum in America Tour
August 25 - September 10

SCHEDULE:
8/25/17 Friday - Bube's Brewery, Mount Joy, PA
8/26/17 Saturday - The Fire, Philadelphia, PA
8/28/17 Monday - PJ's Lager House, Detroit, MI
8/29/17 Tuesday - Urban Artifact, Cincinnati, OH
8/30/17 Wednesday - Third Street Dive, Louisville, KY
8/31/17 Thursday - The Crying Wolf, Nashville, TN
9/1/17 Friday - 2017 Muddy Roots Music Festival
9/2/17 Saturday - 2017 Muddy Roots Music Festival
9/3/17 Sunday - 2017 Muddy Roots Music Festival
9/7/17 Thursday - Reggies, Chicago, IL
9/8/17 Friday - Black Swamp Arts Festival, Howard's Club H, Bowling Green, OH
9/9/17 Saturday - Stone Tavern at Michel's, Kent, OH
9/10/17 Sunday - The Empty Glass, Charleston, WV

Facebook event page for tour with links to shows

The future is strange and interesting. This may be the last hurrah before some serious shit hits the fan. See you on the road. We are going to tear it up.