SUTEKH HEXEN West Coast 2011 Tour Itinerary:

7/22 Alleyway: Portland, OR
7/23 the Highline: Seattle, WA
7/24 the Big Tree: Aracata, CA
7/25 Munoz Gym, Bakersfield, CA
7/26 the Rouge West, Phoenix, AZ (pending)
7/27 tba 
7/28 the Shakedown: San Diego, CA
7/29 tba Ventura, CA
7/30 Pioneer Street: Santa Cruz, CA
7/31 Hazmat: Oakland, CA


Servile Sect - "Demos 2005/2006"

Preview of the artwork/design for SERVILE SECT's forthcoming proper-issue of "Demo's 2005/2006" tape via. Chicago's LAND OF DECAY (run by the members of LOCRIAN).  Continuing the psychedelic/sci-fi theme - the visuals are a combination long-forgotten dreams of the cosmos, combined with our visions of space-travel and existence. (above: the j-card design and there will be metallic gold on-shell printing on the kelly green cassette-shells).

Here is what Luke from SS has to say about the release:
"This cassette is a selection of demos from 2005/2006. This tape collects some of our earliest explorations. We gave Kevin free-reign to create a visual representation of the vibes captured in these recordings. Releasing soon in an edition of 100 kelly green C-30 cassette tapes on Land of Decay."

All material contained on this c30 was the precursor to "Stratospheric Passenger", "Eternal Mind", "Realms of the Queen" and most recently "TRVTH" --- to be honest - this material stands the test of time VERY WELL, but is definitely their darker and heavier material: which is appropriate for LOD to be handling this release.  



No Funeral - "Six Song EP"

Here are the new No Funeral 12" LP jacket and cassette edition layout/designs. They play noisy, very RAW blackened punk. R. from NF asked me for "the idea i have in my head is some type of sad nature picture , something thats depressing and dark". I don't know if these shots really convey sadness or the emotional void... maybe my perception of beauty is really fucked-up; but we agreed on the visuals and that works for me! Details: this features two of my b&w nature photographs from two locations: one in Southern CA and there other here in Northern CA. On the back, a quick ink-illustration, refined digitally and combined additional elements to complete it. Mixed and mastered by Scott Miller. "Six Songs" will be available from WANDS  
and on their upcoming tour with Sutekh Hexen with Folivore.


Opposites attract: WUGAZI

THIS RULES! check it out HERE.

"Wugazi is a labor of love by Cecil Otter & Swiss Andy. A year’s worth of cutting up every imaginable Fugazi record and trying out every Wu-Tang acapella they could get their hands on, resulted in Wugazi: 13 Chambers (a must listen for anyone who even looked at a skateboard in the 90’s).
Cecil Otter is an emcee & producer, and one of the founding members of Doomtree. He has contributed to over a dozen records. His most recent full-length, Rebel Yellow, was re-released by Sage Francis for Strange Famous Records. He’s now recording his solo project, Porcelain Revolver.
Swiss Andy is a musician & producer residing in Minneapolis. He has been a contributor to several bands including The Millionth Word, Field Guide and The Swiss Army. He is currently working on a remix of Rebel Yellow.?"


SUTEKH HEXEN - "Trinity" x3CS

Now available for purchase from Zeitgeists Publishing. and also, preview some detailed assembly process HERE.
"Cassette compilation of American black noise plague, SUTEKH HEXEN.Featured here are all three demos, "Constellation", "Ritualistic" and "Alters" in an elaborate fold out box.
- 3 different colored pro-dubbed cassettes (black, gray and white) with a label-sticker on each of them, housed in a black on black printed paper shell.
- Inside the box there are 4 art pieces, 3 are showing a subtile evolution and the fourth is a photo printed on semi-transparent paper framed in a black heavy carton frame
- This all is housed in a heavy dark grey polished carbon type of carton.
- Sealed with a gold obi strip.
Edition of 47"


Testimonium Veritatis #01

A new large-format zine from Germany that "will not only focus on Black Metal musicians but rather feature graphic designers, writers and other artists addicted to the black flame in one way or another". I had the privilege to be featured in an in-depth interview for issue no.1 that is now available for purchase.

"The first issue is limited & handnumbered to 100 copies 
and contains interviews with:

Justin Bartlett
Devil (Nor)

Árstíðir lífsins
Timo Kölling
Nucleus Torn
Clandestine Blaze
Kevin Yuen /Viral Optic

All Interviews in english except the Timo Kölling.
The price will be 3,5 Euro (5,- with shipping included).
Mailorders can get in touch for wholesale.

to order write to: 

It will also be available from Van & Northern Heritage later.

Terratur Possessions (Nor), Masters Throne (Ger) and Astrum Tempestats (Ger) will carry copies too.
I'm running out of copies so try the mentioned mailorders please."

I still have a few extra issues if anybody who wants one missed out. Domestic inquiries ONLY due to the outrageous postage rates. These will ship in a USPS flat-rate mailer with some bonus items (stickers, CDrs and whatever I feel like throwing in that will fit. Feel free to get in touch: kevin at viraloptic dot com. 

.:A:. Son of Mourning ∞ .:B:. Will and Banishing