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November
2012

ALIEN SEX FIEND - 30th BATCAVE ANNIVERSARY SHOW (1st DECEMBER)
CELEBRATE 3O YEARS OF FIENDISHNESS
at The Boston Dome, London, UK
Tickets on sale NOW
Nik & Mrs Fiend write about "The Plan"...


ALIEN SEX FIEND -
30th BATCAVE ANNIVERSARY SHOW,
LONDON, U.K.

Saturday 1st December 2012

Venue : The Boston Dome
Address : 2 Dartmouth Park Hill, London NW5 1HL
(above Boston Arms) directly opposite Tufnell Park Tube station.
Doors open : 19.00h (7 pm)
Tickets : £18-50 (advance)
Ticket Websites : Tickets are on sale NOW from the following
(Online booking fees vary)

EEE Tickets Logo www.eeetickets.com
(Paypal & credit card
payment options)
Ticket Web logo www.ticketweb.co.uk
or phone 08444 771 000
musicnonstop logo musicnonstop.co.uk
or phone 0113 275 1374
(Paypal, credit & debit
card payment options)
Stargreen logo stargreen.com
or phone 020 7734 8932

All of the ticket sites offer various payment & ticket delivery/collection options.

Outside the UK? No problem! You can still buy tickets from these sites. Some will post tickets internationally (eg Ticketweb) others may ask you to choose "Box Office Collection" (at the venue on the night of the show) either if you are resident outside Europe or if your purchase is too close to the date of the show. Please check the info on the ticket site, because you may be required to show your confirmation of purchase (an email or unique reference number) and the details of the credit card used to make the purchase.

SHOW TIMES 
Doors open :
19.00h (7 pm)
Support : Neviluxury
Come early! ASF will be playing a special extended set.
Midnight : ASF's set should finish by midnight
Midnight - 2am : After Show party.
DJs include : martin oldgoth, Frankie D, jonthegoth

FROM THE BATCAVE...
...INTO THE 21st CENTURY

The date December 1st 2012 marks the 30th Anniversary of Alien Sex Fiend's first ever show which took place at The Batcave in London on 1st December 1982...

ASF London 30th Anniversary Show

NOTE FOR ALL YOU PISS-HEADS OUT THERE...
I am told that the drinks prices are "pub" prices
rather than "club" prices so that's good! -
WAHEY - PARTY ON DUDE!

SMOKING BALCONY 
The venue has a Smoking Balcony
which will be open for the After Show Party
WAHEY #2 - SMOKE ON DUDE!!


Batcave Flyer & Ticket

Original Batcave Flyer & Ticket for Alien Sex Fiend's
1st December 1982 show & a Batcave Members card.

Nik & Mrs Fiend write about "The Plan for the Batcave Anniversary Show"...

Nik Fiend : At our very first gig as Alien Sex Fiend back on the 1st December 1982 at The Batcave, I really thought that it might be our one & only ever gig. So to be celebrating that 30 years later is a miracle - unbelievable! & our 30th Anniversary show on 1st December 2012 will be a very special event!

Mrs Fiend : We want to play as many songs as we can & of course we will play some of the tunes from that very first Batcave gig so there will be some surprises to delight yer lug oles... & I will be using some of the very same analogue equipment as I did back then in '82...We aim to finish before midnight - so that people can catch trains - though the actual times are still to be finalised. (Info on times will be posted up along side the flyer above - ASF Webmaster) But there will be an after-show party with DJs for those who want to party on into the night....

As for the venue - well the problem with a lot of London venues on a Saturday night is that they have "club" events after a live gig, & the owners want the whole gig to finish by 10pm (hah!) - so that they can turn the venue into a late-night club. & problem #2 with that is they tend NOT be "alternative" music clubs either! - more the "house" sort (oh dear) - so that would mean ending the party at 10pm - nope, don't think so!!! But at The Dome venue the celebrations can continue until 2am!!!

Nik Fiend : & like many things in the world of ASF - there is a coincidence with this venue - cos Tufnell Park in London is where me n Mrs Fiend used to live when we first got together!


November
2012

30th YEAR ANNIVERSARY CAKE PRESENTATION AT WGW
See the cake photos
Nik & Mrs Fiend write about Whitby
YouTube link


30th Anniversary Cake

Alien Sex Fiend's 3 foot high
30th Anniversary Cake


SEE THE
CAKE PRESENTATION
ON YOUTUBE

If you have any photos of Whitby please email them to
<webmaster@asf-13thmoon.demon.co.uk>

Nik & Mrs Fiend write : Whitby was a hoot - again Doc Milton (guitar) & Mat "Pod" joined us on-stage - it's incredible that it's 8 years ago since we last played there!! It really doesn't seem THAT long ago... we will tell you more about it all soon but we wanted to let you know about the BIG surprise we had - being presented with a masssive 30th Year Anniversary Cake! We ended our 2 hour set with "Crazee" & we were trying to find out if we had time for an encore or not (we didn't!) but then we were told to get back on-stage... Huh? What's going on?? We were even more confused when we saw Richard, our booking agent, on-stage with a microphone in his hand talking about us playing as Alien Sex Fiend for 30 years - when an enormous cake arrived - courtesy of Choccywoccydoodah - & was presented to us! The cake was about 3 foot high (100 cm), the base had sponge cake inside it & the whole thing was covered in Belgian chocolate. The life-size head - with "R.I.P" written in red complete with chocolate nails! - was (wait for it!) --- SOLID choc!!! Yum! Christine, the Creative Director of Choccywoccydoodah plus a camera crew were on hand to film the proceedings which will be included in one of their future shows for their TV series... (not sure when it will be transmitted, when we know we'll let you know! - in the UK it's on the Good Food channel (Sky 249)).... We're told that in the past Choccywoccy- doodah have been commissioned to create cakes for the actress Whoopi Goldberg & fashion designer Julien McDonald & they made a Halloween cake for Alice Cooper last year!

BIG THANKS to Richard, our booking agent, the Whitby organisers, our crew & Choccywoccydoodah for all of their efforts in marking the start of our 30th anniversary in such an unexpected & amazing way! We reckon we're still in shock!

Choccywoccydoodah Logo

Nik Fiend & the cake

Nik Fiend & the cake in its travelling box
Backstage photos : Doc Milton


November
2012

BLUE CRUMB TRUCK ONLINE STORE NEWS
30th Batcave Anniversary Souvenir T-shirt now available in S, M, L, XL & 2XL sizes AND Girls SkinniFit


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30th BATCAVE ANNIVERSARY SOUVENIR T-SHIRT

30th Batcave Anniversary T-shirt

Girls SkinniFit 30th Batcave Anniversary T

30th Batcave Anniversary T-shirt
S, M, L, XL & 2XL sizes

Girls SkinniFit 30th Batcave Anniversary T-shirt
In Small & Medium sizes

Nik Fiend design. White print on a top quality black shirt. Front print includes the ticket design from Alien Sex Fiend's first ever show on 1st December 1982 at The Batcave - "Like a club out of hell". Back print celebrates 30 fiendish years later with the forthcoming 30th Anniversary Show in London on 1st December 2012.
Will be on sale at the merchandise stall in London
or get one in advance!


October
2012

30 YEARS AGO...
Read the Melody Maker review that "started it all" ...
The first time that Alien Sex Fiend appeared in print!
Nik & Mrs Fiend remember ...


Nik & Mrs Fiend remember...
Nik Fiend : We had read about the opening of The Batcave Club in Time Out (London listing magazine) in July 1982. I was intrigued to read about a club which sounded somewhat different from the "usual old shit"! (Laughs), but we didn't get around to going there that summer because we were busy with the beginnings of Alien Sex Fiend - we were recording demos, doing artwork, hanging out together & all that. From those demos I made a cassette tape & that got a - now infamous - review in Melody Maker (ex-weekly UK music paper) in September 1982 describing us as "the ugliest thing in the name of music..." amongst other things! This review apparently intrigued Kev Mills (Specimen bass player) & the next thing the phone rang & it was Olli Wisdom (Specimen singer) who said "You sound like the sort of band we want to play at The Batcave club which we're running". So they invited me to their house, where we hung out & talked about the possibility of putting an Alien Sex Fiend gig on at The Batcave....
Mrs Fiend : ... which was at The Gargoyle Club in Soho, The Comedy Store also started off in there.
Nik Fiend : We knew at that point that there was something different going on! Something more underground.
Mrs Fiend : The Batcave used that demo tape as a soundtrack to the old black & white 8mm silent horror movies that they played in the cinema area, basically an early version of a chill out room.
Nik Fiend : After that we never stopped, we had more gigs at the Batcave itself, at the spin off nights (Heaven, Lyceum) & it has just kept going ever since & it's still being talked about 30 years later!

With thanks to The Quietus for the Nik & Mrs Fiend interview extracts.

Read the full feature
Young Limbs And Numb Hymns: The History Of The Batcave Club

Don't Fear The Reaper - Mick Mercer On Goth is another interesting Quietus article which includes some input from Nik & Mrs Fiend.

Plus Mick Mercer's The Thirty Best Goth Records Of All Time feature which includes Alien Sex Fiend's 1984 12-inch "R.I.P." b/w "New Christian Music".

Also check out "In The Batcave With Mr & Mrs Fiend: Alien Sex Fiend On Goth & Marriage" an interview by Nix Lowrey from 2010

The first time that Alien Sex Fiend appeared in print!
Here is the Melody Maker review that "started it all"...

Prophetic words!
"a cult following seems assured"
- well done that man Colin!

Melody Maker Review 1982

Nik Fiend live at The Batcave 1983
Photo credit : Linda Rowell


October
2012

PHOTOS & STORIES FROM THE JULY SHOWS - GERMANY, POLAND & BELGIUM
Photos from the shows in Germany (Berlin, Leipzig, Frankfurt)
plus Castle Party Festival in Poland & Bruges in Belgium
Nik & Mrs Fiend tell the tale...



Alien Sex Fiend in Leipzig
Alien Sex Fiend in Leipzig (L to R : Mrs Fiend, Nik Fiend, Mat "Pod", Doc Milton)

Nik Fiend

Leipzig

Mrs Fiend: Nik scared the shit outta me when he first appeared like this with blood dripping down his bonce...

Nik & Mrs Fiend

Castle Party, Poland

It literally pissed down with rain which STOPPED as Alien Sex Fiend took the stage. After the show was over - the rain started again!

Mrs Fiend in Poland

Mrs Fiend during the Fiend classic
"R.I.P. (Blue Crumb Truck)"

Nik Fiend in Bruges

The flying skull at the top of this photo was not "pasted in using Photoshop"- it really happened that way!

Nik Fiend in Bruges

Nik Fiend in Bruges

Doc Milton

No Gonzo has NOT had a haircut - it's Doc Milton!

Alien Sex Fiend in Leipzig
They all call me crazee, They all call ME crazee....

SONG LIST
Each show had a different set of songs, here's a list :

(They All Call Me) Crazee
I Walk The Line
Manic Depression
Depravity Lane
Isolation
Hurricane Fighter Plane
Bun-Ho!
Get Into It
In And Out Of My Mind
Dance Of The Dead
I'm Doing Time In  A Maximum Security Twilight Home
E.S.T. (Trip To The Moon)
Gotta Have It
Now I'm Feeling Zombiefied
Land Of The Living Dead
Smells Like...
Get Into It
Ignore The Machine
R.I.P. (Blue Crumb Truck)
Coma(tose)

Yes you read it right - not only "I'm Doing Time..." but also "Depravity Lane" & "Crazee" had their first airings in a VERY long time......

Nik Fiend in Bruges

Space Cadet quote "Alien Sex Fiend songs never go "wrong" live - they just go W  E  I  R D  - in a REALLY good way!! "

Mrs Fiend

Mrs Fiend & her "analogue armada"

Nik Fiend at Castle Party

Nik Fiend at Castle Party, Bolkow, Poland

Mrs Fiend & Mat at Castle Party

Mat "Pod" with his stethoscope on the drum machine whilst
Mrs Fiend twiddles her echo unit

The original "plan" was that all the newer people we were working with would get a good "run in" with the Spain dates back in May before we hit Germany (Berlin, Leipzig & Frankfurt) , then the Castle Party Festival in Poland & Bruges in Belgium at the end of July ... - Hah! EVERYTHING changed.....even the live band line-up!!!

The full story of this tour would be very long with so many twists & turns, strange coincidences - (or were they???) & unforeseen events that it would end up being filed under "Believe It Or Not" ... but here are parts of the tale...

The story starts a few weeks beforehand in early July when we got together with - ta daa! - Doc Milton!!! (from the infamous "Too Much Acid?", "Curse" albums n tours & he played guitar on "Now I'm Feeling Zombiefied") - (how this meet-up came about is a whole other long story!) - so we got the ol' Jack Daniels out & had a bit of a twang through some songs, & had a great time - we hadn't played together in 20 years - coincidentally almost to the day - the last show being early July1992 in the US - but it really felt like it was last week..... At that point we were hoping that both he & Gonzo would be able to do the shows, swop about on guitar etc, but then Gonzo was unable to come.... so frantic phone calls to Doc - Can you do all the shows? Yep! Sez he... Great! What songs can you remember? - Loads! Sez he. Right - let's get a list together sez Nik....Cue Mrs Fiend madly programming the drum machine beats in for songs like "Depravity Lane" & "Crazee" just days before leaving for the shows! We'd only played 5 songs with Doc at that initial meet-up in early July so quite what was going to happen on-stage was venturing into the unknown - in true Fiend-style! - but it was certainly going to be an adventure & everyone was very excited at the prospect.... Mat "Pod" (from "Flashbacks" live album) was originally going to do out-front sound but instead (due to another long story) he got drafted to help out with technical on-stage stuff & also to make a few extra bizarre noises & wacky sound effects... we hadn't played with him for around 14 years - but again it was like it was only yesterday... Further, Mat & Doc had never met before - let alone played together! In a way it was a "new" old line-up! - a new configuration... but Alien Sex Fiend has always been about "being in the moment"...

All sorts of strange shit kept happening both before leaving as well as during the tour - the tour manager broke her foot & couldn't do all the dates, in addition to a "new" band-line up we also had a new guy on sound, a different person on lighting & then a 2nd one who took over for Belgium (who by the way was very pissed off that it was the last show & that there wasn't another one the next day!), some of Mrs Fiend's equipment was affected by the heat & Nik injured his shoulder (it's all better now!) - BUT instead of it all going tits up - (& how it didn't we will never know - Alien Sex Fiend is definitely a fuckin' weird outfit!) everyone got stuck in & worked their collective bollox off & everything fell into place as if it was meant to be... we all had a great time & all of the shows were wild experiences to savour.... & if you were there you know what we're talking about!! & if you weren't maybe the photos will give you a small taster...

A big THANK YOU to all the promoters, venues & staff
for looking after us so well.

PHOTO CREDITS
Thanks to
Per-Ake Warn at www.monokrom-photos.com
Marcin Watemborski / bat-cave.pl
Marquis Xavier
Stefaan Timmermans
23Pictures

Nik Fiend

Now I'm Feeling Zombiefied...


October
2012

FIENDS IN PRINT
Alien Sex Fiend features in Ascension Magazine, Vive Le Rock & Alternate 80s mag


Ascension Magazine

Ascension Magazine Issue # 31 which is based in Italy
has a 4 page interview feature with Nik & Mrs Fiend.
Ascension on Facebook
Ascension on MySpace

Ascension Magzine

Vive Le Rock Coming soon - UK magazine Vive le Rock Issue 9 features an article / interview with Nik & Mrs Fiend of Alien Sex Fiend. Also includes Madness, UK Subs, Psychedelic Furs & loads more. Pre order issue 9 to get a free Buster Shuffle CD. Subscribe to Vive Le Rock for one year (6 issues) & choose a free Cherry Red Records CD - either 'History Of Anagram Records' featuring Alien Sex Fiend, The Vibrators, Vice Squad, the Meteors and more or "History of No Future Records".
Story of the Alternative 80s UK Magazine called "The Cure And The Story Of The Alternative 80s" with a free 15 track CD including Alien Sex Fiend's "I Walk The Line" published by Future Publishing / Metal Hammer. Includes a review of said track and a review of the Acid Bath album. Thanks to Alec for the pics.


October
2012

HALLOWEEN GREETINGS
plus a message from Nik & Mrs Fiend


Halloween Greetings from Alien Sex Fiend


Message from Nik & Mrs Fiend :
"Whilst we prepare for Halloween celebrations here in the UK, we are thinking of friends & fans affected
by the storm & flooding, especially on the east coast of America, we hope that you & your families stay safe."


September
2012

ALIEN SEX FIEND PLAY AT WGW, U.K. (3rd NOVEMBER)
Whitby Goth Weekend
Tickets on sale NOW
Prize Draw - Win tickets for WGW in April 2013


Prize Draw - Win tickets for WGW in April 2013
WGW says : "Anyone with a Spa ticket who comes through the doors before 8pm on Friday or Saturday will be entered into a Prize Draw for a pair of free weekend tickets to next April's event. Doors at 7pm. First band at 8pm. Come and support the opening bands and perhaps bag yourself a prize. Prize Draw on stage before Mesh set (on Friday) and Alien Sex Fiend's set (on Saturday)."

"Like" the Whitby Goth Weekend Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/whitbygothweekend
WGW says : "We would like everyone who has an interest in WGW to come together in one central place instead of being flung far & wide across various forums."

& while you're at it "Like"
Alien Sex Fiend at their Official page too.
http://www.facebook.com/AlienSexFiendOfficial

ALIEN SEX FIEND at
WHITBY GOTH WEEKEND, U.K.

Saturday 3rd November 2012

Venue : Whitby Goth Weekend
Address : Spa Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby,
North Yorkshire, YO21 3EN, UK
Other bands : Mesh, Fangs on Fur, Inertia, Blitzkid, All Living Fear & more
Doors open : 19.00h (7 pm) NEW (was 8 pm)
Ticket Website : Tickets are on sale NOW
Tickets are available either for the weekend (both Friday & Saturday) OR for only the Friday OR only the Saturday.

For more details check out the website at WGW

You can either go for the whole WGW which runs from
31st October to 5th November with different linked events all around the town.OR concentrate on the weekend with bands on the Friday & Saturday evenings.
OR just go for one evening - the choice is yours!


September
2012

BLUE CRUMB TRUCK ONLINE STORE NEWS
2012 Tour T-shirt now available in S, M, L, XL & 2XL sizes AND Girls SkinniFit
Skull 13 design now available as Girls SkinniFit T


Blue Crumb Truck

THE OFFICIAL
ALIEN SEX FIEND
ONLINE STORE
for anything and everything fiendish!

OPEN 24 hours!

Secure payments via World Pay & Paypal
World wide shipping

ENTER HERE

NEW! GIRLS SKINNIFIT
SKULL 13 T-SHIRT

Girls SkinniFit Skull 13 T


Girl's SkinniFit Skull 13 T-shirt
In Small & Medium sizes

This design also available as a
Standard "Mens" T-shirt
in sizes S, M, L, XL & 2XL


NEW! 2012 TOUR T-SHIRT

2012 Tour T-shirt

Girls 2012 Tour T-shirt

2012 Tour T-shirt
S, M, L, XL & 2XL sizes

Girl's SkinniFit 2012 Tour T
In Small & Medium sizes

Nik Fiend design. White, red & purple print on a top quality black T-shirt.
Back print : List of 2012 Tour Dates including : Spain tour (Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia), Germany (Berlin, Leipzig, Frankfurt), Castle Party Festival (Poland), Belgium (Brugge) plus forthcoming Whitby Goth Weekend (UK) on Nov 3rd.
So if you missed buying a souvenir T-shirt at the time
or want to get it in advance - grab one now!


Message from Liz of Blue Crumb Truck
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August
2012

ALIEN SEX FIEND - 30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW (1st DECEMBER) ANNOUNCED
at The Boston Dome, London, UK
Tickets on sale NOW


ALIEN SEX FIEND -
30th ANNIVERSARY SHOW,
LONDON, U.K.

Saturday 1st December

Venue : The Boston Dome
Address : 2 Dartmouth Park Hill, London NW5 1HL
(above Boston Arms) directly opposite Tufnell Park Tube station.
Doors open : 19.00h (7 pm)
Tickets : £18-50 (advance)
Ticket Websites : Tickets are on sale NOW from

EEE Tickets Logo www.eeetickets.com
Ticket Web logo www.ticketweb.co.uk
or phone 08444 771 000
musicnonstop logo musicnonstop.co.uk
or phone 0113 275 1374
(not on sale yet - at 31/08/12)
Stargreen logo stargreen.com
or phone 020 7734 8932

FROM THE BATCAVE TO THE 21st CENTURY...
The date December 1st 2012 marks the 30th Anniversary of Alien Sex Fiend's first ever show which took place at The Batcave in London on 1st December 1982...

Alien Sex Fiend London show flyer


Go to 2012 News Archive (Part 1)
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