As regular supporters of the world of Nightbreed, you will probably already know that both Arcane Winter and Death Party UK have signed to Crysella Records in Germany for a 3 year two album deal. This was something we knew was on the cards and we were working away under the covers for quite some time. The next batch of info is when the albums from these bands will be released and what tour dates and with which bands they will be playing with. Hopefully once things are confirmed, we will be informing you all a little at a time as the info comes together. In the meantime, jet on over to the band's sites to read their statements on this exciting development.
Death Party UK
The Kissing Skull Festival
As some of you will know is now confirmed, up and running and due to take place on the 19th of September. We have got an amazing set of bands playing all for the the tiny sum of £4 a ticket if you buy in advance. This is a one off, a line up that will not be repeated at any time soon. As is usual for Nightbreed, we are showing respect for the achievments of the past as well as pushing onto and into the future with this event. Here is the press release for the event.
The Kissing Skull Festival Press Release
The Chameleon Arts Cafe Nottingham
20 years ago a band called Midnight Configuration released an album called “The Kissing Skull”. The album had been in production for some 12 months or more and was the debut album by this band.
Midnight Configuration had been an artistic project that gradually grew out of the studio and onto stages around the UK and Europe. All due to requests from fans and then label mates Suspiria and 13 Candles, who needed another band to tour with.
The album caused shock waves throughout the Gothic community due to its revolutionary use of technology as well as its visual and lyrical content. Gothic bands were not supposed to be like this! Weren’t they?
“The Kissing Skull” to many defined the most extreme edge of the then new UK Gothic underground that had evolved out of the ember’s of the first wave of 80’s bands and the new German Gothic Darkwave movement that was gradually crossing the English Channel. Thanks to organisations such as Nightbreed Recordings, who were importing and promoting this new wave to a tired and thirsty UK Gothic scene, a new movement in the early to mid 90’s had come into being and was now starting to make its self felt. “The Kissing Skull” captured this zeitgeist alongside releases such as “Come Out Of The Dark” by 13 Candles, and “The Great And Secret Show” by Suspiria. All released in the same year.
This festival celebrates this album and this time with a special one off, one night only, reunion performance by the legendary Midnight Configuration who will be playing tracks from that period as well as a performance by 13 Candles of the entire “Come Out Of The Dark” album!
But Nightbreed is not just about nostalgia, and never was! The new generation of the Nightbreed and Nightbreed connected is also represented on this bill alongside Midnight Configuration with performances from Post Punk Gothic Rock Behemoths Arcane Winter. Who have signed a 3 year 2 album deal with German underground label Crysella Records. Gothic Rock maestro’s Faces Of Sarah who will be playing the 'Belief' ep (first release) in it's entirety for the first time in 15 years. And last but not least Goth n Roll Gothabilly Rebel’s Death Party UK who have similarly signed a 3 year 2 album deal with Crysella.
So what’s the info on this great, one off event? Ladies and gentlemen, please follow me to the darkside below.....
How much to get in? In advance £4.00 available from
On the door.£5.00 (Subject to space availability)
Doors Open 7pm (Early start, book that in your diary!)
7:25- 7:50 Death Party UK
8:00- 8:30 Faces Of Sarah
8:40-9:20 Arcane Winter
9:30- 10:15 13 Candles
10:30-11:15 Midnight Configuration
What a bill, and a bill that won’t be repeated any time soon! So do your utmost to BE THERE!
Oh our friends Zeitgeist Zero need your help! They are putting together a new album. So please click the link below and help them out.
T Bamford Furniture
Loads is happening with the furniture company. We are expanding! Due to customer requests we are setting up a T Bamford Furniture workshop where we hope to be able to source and sell even more exiting pre loved furniture items for your home. Pretty soon we will be announcing the opening of our workshop in Daybrook Nottingham where you can collect your items and browse our other items for sale upon appointment. More info as it develops!
T Bamford Guitar
Busy as always! Looking for guitar lessons or bespoke training and classes? Then drop over and book yourself in!
OK that's about it for this Blog, more coming very soon. Keep the faith!