One of my Songs is in a Porn

Now that I got your attention...

In the time that I've been playing shows, I've managed to put some pretty grand things on my bucket list - playing the Brentwood girls' juvenile prison (only 2 people witnessed this and confidentiality laws made it impossible to document in any way), playing on Good Day NY, playing to Debbie Harry in the audience, opening for Dead Prez as well as Danny and the Juniors. Well, as much as I never thought any of those things could happen, I'm chalking off yet another thanks to Dave's Custom Media. Out now is Tales from the Black Lodge Ep. 2: Alien Abduction, the second in a David Lynch-style porno series. Guess whose song is the backdrop for the sexiness? That's right. Download the porn and watch as my song "Dance of the Demon Rag" off The Blues Non Est Mortuum hits right when it's time to get it on. Have a song featured in a porno? Check!

Tales from the Black Lodge Ep. 2: Alien Abduction (link is NSFW!)

New Wedding Funeral merchandise is now on sale at theweddingfuneral.com. Black pillar candles and pendants are now available, and digital download packages as well as dress attire are now on sale at reduced prices. All orders include a free Wedding Funeral sticker. Go to theweddingfuneral.com/shop.html to order.

The Wedding Funeral is the brainchild of alternative punk-blues musician Darren Deicide and choral-trained Ethel Lynn Oxide. Using vernacular and homemade instruments, including musical saw and cigar box guitar, The Wedding Funeral "fuse deep, dark bat-cave creepiness onto their acoustic guitar picking and open-throat howls" "[using] rootsy blues-style instrumentation to jump all around the musical map, from pastoral British folk sounds to deep South blues to bizarre noise interludes," say reviewers. In the summer of 2020, The Wedding Funeral embarks on their first European tour, including dates in Berlin, Amsterdam, and Picking Bones festival in Belgium.


The First American Dissonance Festival!

This Saturday is the inauguration of American Dissonance Festival at NJ Weedman's Joint in Trenton, NJ. This will be the first of its kind, a full-on punk rock festival with multiple stages, food, and vendors in support of the sanctuary at NJ Weedman's Joint. You don't want to miss it, and not just because I am doing another solo set after coming out of the woodwork. There is going to be a killer lineup of punk rock talent bringing its support.

"Countdown to American Dissonance Festival: The Punks and Such" at Stanky Hampster

Come out this Saturday to be a witness. All the information is down below. After our case dismissal, I am always up to show support for someone like NJ Weedman. What the Joint provides is invaluable. Check out the Vice segment.

"Fighting for the Religious Right to Smoke Weed" by Vice

American Dissonance Festival

Stanky Hampster presents!
Tickets available now!
Proceeds go to NJ Weedman's Joint.
Music, food, and vendors all day!
Darren Deicide, Warhawks, Famous and Fallen, Springbrooke, Castle Black, The Foxfires, Brandish, Club 27, Future Trash, Emmanuel O. and the Perpetual Motion, Pre-K Dropout, Savan DePaul, Whiskey Drippin, Mr. Lisp, Minor Setback
Show poster
Facebook event page
American Dissonance Fest on Facebook


Upcoming Shows Including this Friday in Washington DC, and Reviews in Horns Magazine

It has been about 1 year since I've played solo. The last show was Shred Fest 6 in Maryland. The Wedding Funeral has been occupying much of my time, but with the right offer, I have no problem coming out of the woodwork. The first show is this Friday in Washington DC at the legendary Dive! For over 50 years, Dive has been graced by musicians that include Bruce Springsteen, the Ramones, Bonnie Raitt, Al Jarreau, and Emmylou Harris. The information is down below. Then Saturday, August 24th, I am going down to Trenton, NJ for the American Dissonance Festival. This will be a fundraiser for the sanctuary at NJ Weedman's Joint. Tickets are on sale now, so get them while you can! The infernal boogie is rising again.

Pride month marked the return of Horns Magazine, for which I have taken the reigns as music reviewer, and have in-depth reviews of Heilung and the Cocks latest releases. Personally, I think you should order a print copy as it makes a nice coffee table read for the prudes in your family.

Darren Deicide Live in Washington DC
1610 20th St. NW, Washington DC

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Interview with From the Dungeon Podcast, The Wedding Funeral summer tour, and show in Washington DC

I was recently interviewed by From the Dungeon Podcast and it was a blast. The main topic was the Wedding Funeral's upcoming US tour, Anguish Across America, but we shot the shit on a lot of subjects, so pop open a beer and join us!

Episode 41: Darren Deicide (The Wedding Funeral) on YouTube
Episode 41: Darren Deicide (The Wedding Funeral) on Soundcloud

Anguish Across America: The Wedding Funeral's 2019 American Tour

I've been spending a lot of time working on the Wedding Funeral, but when the offer is right and on the table, I will pick up the axe and board, and get to work. That is why recently I have booked the honor of playing the Dive in Washington DC. For 50 years, the memorabilia-laden walls of the Dive have hosted acts including Bruce Springsteen, the Ramones, Bonnie Raitt, Al Jarreau, and Emmylou Harris. Now, it's my turn. Join me on Friday, August 16th in DC.

Darren Deicide Plays DIVE August 16th


Case Dismissed: The Story of Darren and Ethel vs. The State of New Jersey

Our story...
On March 4th, 2017, the artists known as Darren Deicide and Ethel Lynn Oxide were arrested during a warrantless search that resulted in the attempted indictment of 7 felony counts, including 2 first-degree felonies, related to cannabis growing. After crowdfunding for their legal costs, Darren and Ethel were able to mount a sophisticated defense and all charges were dropped on October 26, 2018.

Case Dismissed: The Story of Darren and Ethel vs. The State of New Jersey

There is so much more to say, and it will be said. Thank you CrowdJustice for doing this piece. To those that stood by us, you have our eternal gratitude. It would be impossible to thank you all individually.

Standby for the most epic victory party.

The Darren and Ethel Victory Party and Fundraiser

Saturday, January, 19th, 2019, McGinley Square Pub and Rokin Vapes presents a victory fundraiser party for Freedom Grow, in celebration of artists Darren Deicide and Ethel Lynn Oxide's recent case dismissal for cannabis related charges. The party will include notable speakers, a fundraising raffle, and a karaoke after-party.

Third Side Perspectives: Cannabis Legalization

Where is prohibition going? How did we even get here? We will be discussing the current state of cannabis legalization and most likely our case on Speak of the Devil's Third Side Perspectives. The show goes live Saturday, December, 29th at 3pm EST.

Tune in to Third Side Perspectives: Cannabis Legalization

Freedom Grow

There's no way to repay what we were given other than to pay it forward to others who are in similar positions. Ethel and I will be talking a lot about our case in the coming days, and I'll be telling you all more about the upcoming benefit for Freedom Grow in a future email.


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.