Den karismatiske luciferiske dark folk-mester King Dude serverer mørk og dyster atmosfære når han gæster Stengade til marts med sit melankolske, gotiske og afdæmpede sataniske univers.
Offermose som står for support væver en unik stemning af dyster uhygge fra svundne tider med mørke, ambiente og repetitive lydflader
TJ Cowgill has been releasing Luciferian folk epics under the moniker King Dude for nearly a decade, and his sound has only grown more striking with each new release.
With his seventh album, Music To Make War To (out now via Ván Records), Cowgill tackles the foibles of war with piercing poetry and ambitious instrumentation. In celebration of the album’s release, Cowgill has unveiled a video for the LP’s third track, a blues-inflected duet entitled “Good & Bad.”
“Good & Bad” caps of a trilogy of videos released in commemoration of Music To Make War To, a ten-song chronicle of war in all its iterations—within families, between hearts, across borders and beyond. Videos for the galloping siren song “Velvet Rope” and grim hymn “Time To Go To War” round out the trio of epic releases.
“Music To Make War To is an effort to explore what living in a perpetual state of conflict means to humanity,” Cowgill says of the album’s intent. “It represents an attempt to find war in less conventional places and explain those findings through allegory and rock n’ roll. Now more than ever, in times like these when it appears that some invisible yet inevitable war is on the horizon, -it is crucial to recall the past and the total reality of war.”
Cowgill began churning out electrifying neo-folk as King Dude in 2010, with the barren and eerie acoustic tracks of My Beloved Ghost. Cowgill’s sound has seen a staggering evolution, strapping his plaintive songs with bombastic ‘80s sheen (Fear, 2014; Sex, 2016) while still dabbling in heart stringing Luciferian balladry (Songs of Flesh & Blood — In The Key of Light, 2015). Music To Make War To finds the King Dude persona at its most poised and fully realized.
"I saw the seasons change like stages of putrefaction in my decaying flesh. Spring came darkest of all sprouting death-like flowers through puss-filled pores. Silent screams choked by earth echoed in my skull from a thousand dead. Bodies buried deep below forever suffocating in their final breath"
Offermose takes us on a somber journey through a world of endless sorrow. Casting dark repetitive spells through droney synthesizers reminiscent of the best '70s kraut, summoning long forgotten apparitions from the ever-flowing mist of eternity.
All of the releases have so far been published on
Anna Von Hausswolff's Pomperipossa Records
(facebook.com/annavonhausswolff / facebook.com/pomperipossarecords) and did a few European gigs during 2018 and during 2019 Offermose also did support for Mortiis in Norway.
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