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2011 (Part 1)

April
2011

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CD Album

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Fiendzine 23

NEW IN STORE TO BUY
IT LIVES AGAIN!
THE RETURN OF THE
INFAMOUS FIENDZINE!!

This is a special Limited Edition collector's issue
of the band's own self-produced magazine.
Featuring photos, Nik Fiend artwork, wacky stuff,
stories from the making of the DEATH TRIP album
AND the return of Doctor Fuckface's problem page.

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SALE ITEMS
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& Pinhead T-shirt designs are now
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April
2011

PINK FLOYD : GREATEST HITS COVERED
New compilation includes Alien Sex Fiend's version of "Echoes"


Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd
Greatest Hits Covered
Various Artists
Cat No : REDLINE 45
Release date : 8th Nov 2010

This is a 2CD set with 30 songs lasting over 2 hours of prog and rock's biggest stars reconstructing Pink Floyd’s epic masterpieces. Pink Floyd have inspired a diverse group of artists & these versions of classic Pink Floyd songs are from such artists as : Adrian Belew (King Crimson), Steve Howe (Yes), Keith Emerson (ELP), FeeWaybill (The Tubes), Robbie Krieger (The Doors), Dweezil Zappa & …... ALIEN SEX FIEND ... as well as many more.

This compilation includes Alien Sex Fiend's version of the song "Echoes" which was originally released on "A Saucerful Of Pink - A Tribute to Pink Floyd" CD compilation back in 1995 via Cleopatra Records (US) & Cherry Red Records (UK). Pink Floyd's original version of  "Echoes" took up the whole of one side of their "Meddle" album. though the Fiends version is much shorter at a mere 7m 40s! Recorded at Youth's Butterfly Studios it also marks the debut appearance of guitarist Dave "Gonzo" Dearnaley.

Nik & Mrs Fiend write : There are some pretty heavy weight names on this collection - we find it a bit weird to be in such esteemed company! If we'd known this would happen when we were back in school - we'd probably have wet ourselves! & what's really funny is the label on the front that says "Songs by various artists : Yes / Toto / Asia / Psychic TV / Alien Sex Fiend" - that is one HELLUVA weird mixture!!


April
2011

REVIEW OF DEATH TRIP BY MICK MERCER
Pure classic Sex Fiend! ...it’s the best record they’ve made since the 80’s


Alien Sex Fiend logo

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ALIEN SEX FIEND - DEATH TRIP - Pure classic Sex Fiend!
Review by MICK MERCER

God I’m good sometimes! We will come back to this arrogant claim shortly but for now let us backtrack and remember a time of comparative imbecility, as I failed to correctly take into account what was involved in playing a vinyl album. As ‘Erazerdrone’ sped by I was thinking to myself, ‘ Well, I’ve heard dronier!’ and when we hit track two Pinky or Perky hit the mike. Ahem, 45rpm! Having made the relevant changes I settled back and reconsidered everything.

‘Erazerdone’ is a raw slice of Industrial Ambient really, setting a basic mood before drifting into ‘Land Of The Living Dead’ with a wobbling ether spirit on vocals like a punch-drunk ringmaster, a lighter keyboard spread and an interestingly spare rhythmical purpose, the background vocals trapped behind glass. The cries of ‘roll up!’ implies something is coming but as the keyboards flared outwards I started thinking that if they ever made a zombie version of James Bond this would have to be the soundtrack. Not long after there’s a Bond guitar! Unbelievable. That’s me being good, you see? “No Mister Bond, I expect you to pick up that arm you’ve dropped and fuck off.”

‘One Way Ticket’ is zippier, bright and choppy with synth tracer overlying yearning guitar from Gonzo, then urgent keys plinking meet jabbering vocals. Fantastic stuff. ‘The Hills Have Eyes’ than gushes out as gloopy chiming, clattering weirdness, a gentle melodic shape gradually emerging from the pool of sound. This tricks us, because next they sideslam you with the wirey punk spree that is ‘B.B.F.C.’ and you can sing along to the demure chorus in a dignified fashion, like a curate walking on eggshells: ‘Bastard Bastard, fucking cunt. You’re a cunt, you know you are!’

‘Intensify The Treatment’ has a stuck repeat phase bristling behind escalating bleepiness, then ‘ Dance Of The Dead’ sucks us into a dalek disco, with bracing guitar lashing out, the song sidling by like some giant singing metal crab full of good intentions, the vocals mad and rasping. ‘Voodoo’ is some sort of squidgey dungeon, dripping with suspense in a vibrant outbreak of tectonic plates, bubbling leisurely in lugubrious cool. ‘Beyond A Psychic Evil’ does the distorted echoey wilderness thing with guitar seemingly ready to explode but keeping control as an abusive question is repeated.

It isn’t actually until they reach the closing ‘Oops! Wrong Planet’ that they revert what would be commonly be regarded as something formulaic, with subdued pulsing and clipped vocal frenzy coming in short phrases over a rolling rhythm, the song itself yelping as the sonic tourniquet is applied.

So there you go. I’ve always enjoyed Alien Sex Fiend albums and through the years they have introduced many different electronic styles and moods, from harsh to trancey, and then an assortment approach with those sounds creating nervous neighbours on one release, but on this record there is a governing mood and the variety is then expressed within that, which ensures a sharper focus and you’ll love it.

You remember how ‘Maximum Security’ surprised everyone after their first two earthquakes? This record has the same effect and it’s the best record they’ve made since the 80’s.


March
2011

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTOPHER LEE ON HIS BAFTA AWARD
- See the photo of when Nik Fiend met Dracula back in 1992...


Nik Fiend & Christopher Lee The British Academy of Film & Television (BAFTA) Awards show takes places just before the US Oscars. This year Sir Christopher Lee was given a well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nik Fiend writes :

I woz invited to go on a show on the UK's BBC TV, wiv Christopher Lee in 1992 A.D. I'm not kidding you He arrived at "The Beeb" wiv a Vampire Killing Kit, complete wiv 2 HUGE knives, wiv which He demonstrated how u would kill off a vampire!!! they edited that bit out of the show, but wot woz funny woz he had travelled on the London tube wiv this Killing Kit on his person! eeeek!!!

It was brilliant to meet him, as you can imagine! I had been a fan of his for a long time. Even better - he was great fun to talk to. Nik


March
2011

ALICE COOPER SPORTING HIS ASF LOGO T-SHIRT


Alice Coooper Logo T

Yes this really is Alice Cooper & yes he really is wearing an ASF Logo T-shirt!
This photo is for REAL & not a mock up - the original Polaroid is in Mrs Fiend's possession!


Feb
2011

        BLUE CRUMB TRUCK ONLINE STORE NEWS
        ALL T-Shirts now ONLY £13 plus FREE SHIPPING
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Fienzine 23

IT LIVES AGAIN!
THE RETURN OF THE INFAMOUS
FIENDZINE!!

This is a special Limited Edition collector's
issue of the band's own self-produced
magazine. Featuring photos, Nik Fiend
artwork, wacky stuff, stories from the making of the DEATH TRIP album AND the return of Doctor Fuckface's problem page....

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Jan
2011

RECORD COLLECTOR - REVIEW OF THE DEATH TRIP ALBUM
Declares Death Trip to be "with added X-rated factor" & ASF as "a national treasure"


Record Collector

Record Collector

This corking review of Alien Sex Fiend's DEATH TRIP album by highly respected long-term music journailst & DJ, Kris Needs, appeared in the Christmas 2010 issue #383 of Record Collector. Although Record Collector does not usually include reviews of new albums, they have made an exception for this Alien Sex Fiend album!
Declaring Death Trip to be "monstrously enjoyable", "with added X-rated factor" & Alien Sex Fiend as "a national treasure"

Nik Fiend says :
We've known Kris Needs since the early days of The Batcave, he did our very first Alien Sex Fiend  interview, & the fact that he is STILL into wot we do is a f'ing miracle - AND no money changed hands! If I'd had 4 stars in my school report years ago my life would have been somewhat different!


Jan
2011

THE NEW-LOOK NIK FIEND IS UNVEILED!


Nik Fiend writes :

One reason why you haven't heard much from me recently is that I've been undergoing some major surgery. However, I am happy to say that it has all gone REALLY well & I am unveiling the new, improved ME to the world for the first time!

In these days of Botox, fillers, implants & other cosmetic procedures - which are all half-way measures & in some cases last only a matter of months - I thought why not go the WHOLE WAY & simply get my ENTIRE HEAD replaced?? So much easier & time saving!

The surgeons are so pleased with the results that they have asked my permission to use my BEFORE and AFTER photos on their new swanky Business Cards (see below)... of course I said YES - especially when I was offered their bribe of FREE future surgery - so stay tuned for future enhancements! Nik

Head Transplant


Jan
2011

MESSAGE FROM NIK & MRS FIEND


Nik & Mrs Fiend

Photo : Daniela Vorndran
www.black-cat-net.de

Joking aside (see above!!) - hope it gave you all a good laugh - we laughed liked drains putting that together I can tell ya! - We've been so busy wot with doing all the gigs last year not to mention getting the album together before that.... that we've got a bit of a build up of "Things To Do" (to put it mildy!!)... After the Halloween show in London (which woz great fun - see pics below) - we both more or less fell over.. there were piles of all sorts all over the place...( - no, no, we didn't fall over the piles of stuff - ha ha ha ) ....& our poor office looked like an explosion in a paper factory!! We HAD to stop or we'd have had a) a brain explosion or b) got ill - we hafta keep Mind, Body & Spirit together in order to live to fight another day!

AND the 13th Moon Records distribution company partner changed - AGAIN - so that had to be sorted out - hello to Gem Logistics!... AND MySpace changed their profile set-up (when we weren't looking!) so we've gotta sort out wot the f** has happened THERE!! also we've been a bit swamped on Facebook with messages - but rest assured we will get round to catching up as soon as possible!

So we're in the middle of "sorting shit out generally" ... & in between that Nik's been having a bit of a painting phase... more soon! Nik and Mrs Fiend


Jan
2011

R.I.P. CAPTAIN BEEFHEART


Captain Beefheart
Photo © Anton Corbijn

Sad to hear of the passing of Captain Beefheart (a.k.a. Don Van Vliet) in December 2010. He had been suffering from multiple sclerosis over a number of years, and his death was caused by complications from the illness. After releasing the acclaimed "Ice Cream for Crow", he retired from music in 1982. Instead, he returned to his previous love of painting and carved out an impressive, three-decade career as a visual artist.

For albums like "Clear Spot" (Mrs Fiend's favourite - I was about 15 when I first heard the song "Big Eyed Beans From Venus"), "Troutmask Replica" & many others with The Magic Band - Captain, sir, we salute you!!
Nik and Mrs Fiend


Jan
2011

ALIEN SEX FIEND'S LONDON HALLOWEEN SHOW
- Photos, flyer & set list


Mrs Fiend

Mrs Fiend - yeah I DO know where all those wires are going!

Nik Fiend

Now I'm Feeling Zombiefied....

Alien Sex Fiend blasted out a classic set - from early 80s hits such as R.I.P., Dead And Buried and I Walk The Line through to the infamous Now I'm Feeling Zombiefied - at their Halloween spectacular at The Electric Ballroom in London on October 31st. Fan favourites from the vault like Manic Depression along with aural assaults from their monster Death Trip album including Dance Of The Dead and the very first live rendition of Land Of The Living Dead created a truly memorable event.

Nik Fiend

Nik attempting to score a goal mid-set

T'was good to meet Roi from Mechanical Cabaret, DJ Jon The Goth & Mick Monsta while we were hanging out backstage..... wotcha chaps! A BIG THANK YOU to EVERYONE involved - our crew & the Ballroom crew - for making this so special... some very old mates turned up too - including Kevin Armstrong (Acid Bath producer)... we trust those that continued the knees up at the free after-show Club Noir party til 3am (whilst we were zooming thru the night) had a blast! Mrs Fiend

Mrs Fiend

Mrs Fiend

Nik Fiend

Nik Fiend & Gonzo

Thanks to Susie & Linda who decorated the venue with Death Trip posters (available from Blue Crumb Truck online store) & a zillion Halloween balloons & to Andy for his awesome lung power blowing 'em up ...

All photos : Per-Ake Warn
www.monokrom-photos.com

ALIEN SEX FIEND
"THE HALLOWEEN DEATH TRIP"
SUNDAY 31st OCTOBER
ELECTRIC BALLROOM, LONDON

Nik Fiend

Nik Fiend

Gonzo

Mr Psychedelia aka Gonzo on geetar....

Alien Sex Fiend London Halloween flyer

SET LIST

I Walk The Line
Manic Depression
Isolation
Dance Of The Dead
Dead And Buried
E.S.T. (Trip To The Moon)
Gotta Have It
Now I'm Feeling Zombiefied
Land Of The Living Dead (PREMIERE!)
Smells Like...
Ignore The Machine
R.I.P. (Blue Crumb Truck)
---
ENCORE
Seconds To Nowhere
B.B.F.C.
Boneshaker Baby

The 1st 200 people through the door received a FREE copy of Fiendzine #23, a special Limited Edition collector's issue of Alien Sex Fiend's own magazine.

Fiendzine 23Nik Fiend

Nik counting his Fiendish Zillion Dollar Bills.... a pony to you guv'nor!


Jan
2011

ALIEN SEX FIEND'S LATEST ALBUM "DEATH TRIP" !!!
Out on CD, Limited Edition Vinyl LP & Download



ALIEN SEX FIEND
STUDIO ALBUM
DEATH TRIP

"Pure classic Sex Fiend!
...it’s the best record they’ve made since the 80’s" Mick Mercer
"monstrously enjoyable" & "with added X-rated factor" Kris Needs

CD Album

Alien Sex Fiend Death Trip CD

16 page booklet
with all-new Nik Fiend artwork

Cat No : FULL CD1305

Buy now from
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Featuring 10 original tracks

TRACK LISTING
Erazerdrone / Land Of The Living Dead / One Way Ticket /
The Hills Have Eyes / B.B.F.C. / Intensify The Treatment /
Dance Of The Dead / Voodoo / Beyond A Psychic Evil /
Oops! Wrong Planet

(Downloads available from iTunes, Napster, etc)

hallucinosound

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

Released by 13th Moon Records

13th Moon

Distributed by
Nova
in U.K. & Ireland (via Gem Logistics)

Limited Edition Vinyl LP

Alien Sex Fiend Death Trip Vinyl LP

Only 666 (!!!) Hand-numbered by Nik Fiend himself

Cat No : FULL LP1305

Buy now from
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Available elsewhere from the following distributors :
Germany / Austria / Switzerland - H'art Musik
Italy - Goodfellas
Benelux / Holland - Bertus
USA - Digital Waves

Go to Death Trip Text Fiends - for fan comments on the new Death Trip album
Go to Death Trip Reviews - for Reviews in full by Kris Needs & Mick Mercer


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