Friday, February 25, 2011

TERENCE HANNUM(Locrian): San Francisco Diptych 03/2011

Locrian member Terence Hannum will be participating in two events in San Francisco next week.


The Touching of Hands

Genesis Breyer P-Orridge | Scott Treleaven | Terence Hannum

Wed March 2, 2011, 8pm

at Artists' Television Access, 992 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA

“The title for the show comes from a remark that Gysin made to Genesis, and Genesis to me: that magical training can only be passed on by the touching of hands.”
— Scott Treleaven

An evening of solo and collaborative projects by Scott Treleaven, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, and Terence Hannum, focusing on the shared influence of artist and mystic Brion Gysin. Gysin’s close friendship with Breyer P-Orridge, in turn her friendship with Treleaven, and Treleaven's friendship with Hannum has over time given rise to a number of aesthetic and philosophical affinities, communicated from one to the other by direct contact.




Saturday, March 5 at 8:00pm

Queen's Nails Projects
3191 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Locrian "New Dominions" T-Shirt

Locrian "New Dominions" T-Shirt Available NOW at the Land of Decay webstore!

Other new items in the LOD shop as well.

T-shirt art by Denis Kostromitin (an early taste of the artwork for the Locrian/Horseback collaborative EP).

Monday, February 21, 2011

Foisy/Jendon/Weis @ Enemy, Chicago on 2/25/2011

Date: Friday, February 25 at 9:00pm - February 26 at 12:00am
Location: Enemy, 1550 N. Milwaukee Ave., 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL

More Info
REPTILE WORSHIP - noise/experiment from WI
FOISY / JENDON / Mike Weis (Zelienople)
HATE BASEMENT/PYRRHIC THANATOLOGY MONGER - chicago scumfuck harsh noise from chicago harsh scumfucks collab with PTM Jim (BONGRIPPER, CASTEVET)
WINTERS IN OSAKA II - j. soliday and o. gonzalez of Winters in Osaka II

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NEGATIVE LITANIES closing reception at Western Exhibitions 2/19


Closing Benediction

THIS SATURDAY, 2/19, from 3 to 6pm, LOCRIAN member Terence Hannum will be spinning the metal music that inspired the work in his current show AND giving intimate tours of said to one and all, a kind of closing reception. Please stop by!

Some Recent Press:
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119 N Peoria St, 2A | Chicago IL 60607

Monday, February 14, 2011

Velnias CS Sold-Oout

Please feel free to check Permanent Records for copies. Small Doses and Utech Records will have copies soon.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Land of Decay Webshop

We have a lot of cool releases planned for Land of Decay as well as a bunch of new Locrian stuff on the way as we speak--"The Crystal World" Vinyl, the Locrian/Horseback 7", and possibly some clothing;) We felt like it was time for us to put together a webshop to make things easier for everyone. You can check it out here:

We found a few copies of the Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words cassette so we put them in the shop at regular prices.

Thanks to our friend Mark Solotroff for the advice getting our shop up and running.

We also wanted to let you know that you can also pick up some of our releases from Bloodlust!. We just sold Permanent Records our very last copy of our "Drenched Lands" LP +3"CDR.

If any of you have any suggestions on how we could improve the LOD Shop then please let us know at:

Also, please note that we're increasing the cost to send tapes to outside of the U.S. All tapes will cost $11 ppd for outside the U.S. We're sorry to have to increase the price, but we're losing money sending single tapes to Europe and we need to save our money to put out our next batch of releases.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Brooklyn Vegan on Velnias CS

Link here.

You can download part of the track there too!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Velnias CS Update


Please email us before sending payment for the Velnias cassette. We are dangerously low on these.

Some distros already have copies. You can also pick up copies from the Permanent Records webstore.

Thanks to everyone who ordered already.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Odyssey Booking

We keep forgetting to mention that we're [That is, Locrian] planning to tour parts of Europe for a bit in October. We're pleased to be working with Odyssey booking on this.

If any of your Europeans are interested in having us play in your city, then please contact them and we'll see what we can squeeze into our Europe trip. Their contact information is below:

Provinciestraat 57, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
T +32 3 337 82 70 F +32 3 337 82 71

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Land of Decay 014: Velnias "Untitled" Available Now

New tape available now.

AJS played drums on Locrian "Territories."

We are offering a special on this release. Copies of the tape and a cd of "Territories" is

$15us ppd and $20 world ppd.

We also have tape specials. Information on those specials is available on our catalog page. These tapes will sell fast!!!
Seriously, you don't want to miss out.

Artist: Velnias
Title: Untitled
Format: Cassette
Catalog Number: LOD 014
Artwork: Terence Hannum
Edition Size: 100 Copies
Release Date: Monday, February 7, 2011

Ordering Information:
Price: $7 USA/$11 Rest of World @ postage paid
Please send payment to:

Land of Decay is pleased to announce our newest release, a limited edition cassette from Velnias.
The band originally released this album as a tour edition CDr last summer, but sold out of the release quickly.  We’re happy to have this release available as an edition of 100.

The tape consists of one extended track that lasts over twenty-two minutes.  This is the first Velnias release since their 2008 album “Sovereign Nocturnal.” “Sovereign Nocturnal” was written and recorded when the group resided in Chicago, IL.  Since then, they have been hibernating in the mountains of Colorado when they haven’t been touring around the United States.  The track on this release is a mesmerizing piece.  We’d rather that you hear it for yourself rather than attempt to describe it.

The design and artwork for the release was done by Locrian’s Terence Hannum .  The cover for the release is a piece called “"Altar VII.”  For those of you around Chicago, you can view Terence’s most recent exhibition “Negative Litanies” until February 19th at Western Exhibitions. 

Track Listing:


Friday, February 4, 2011

Blow Up (Italy) on Sun Splitter "II"

For the English speakers, 7 out of 8 means that Blow Up liked it:)

"Altar VII" (T. Hannum) Velnias CS Artwork

‎"Altar VII" (2009) gouache on paper by Terence Hannum

The Velnias release announcement will be out soon and it will go to the people on our subscribers list first.

These tapes will sell quickly.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Anti-Gravity Bunny on Sun Splitter "II"

Link here.

There’s been a bit too many pleasantries lately as I ran through those Peasant Magik tapes, so it’s time to switch gears and drop this bomb of a tape on Land Of Decay. Sun Splitter put out this album a while ago on a super limited CD-R. Obviously it’s long gone, but the finest folks at Land Of Decay did what anyone in their right mind would do when they heard II, decided it needed to see the light of day again.

Just like their Locrian brethren, Sun Splitter are a metal hydra, many different heads all connected to one beast. They play some insanely heavy black doom psych that just fucking SLAYS. This shit is extreme in every way. The blackest, the bleakeast, the sludgiest, the riffiest. SO MANY RIFFS. Monster riffs pounding your bones, pure fucking evil riffs coming straight from the depths of the underworld. Blast beats that only feel at home when they’re destroying mountains. The hounds of hell growling filthy vocals while the song lurches and stumbles. It’s 100% monster, baked in the black sun of Satan’s desert and given the power to demolish everything in its path with aural chaos. Once it gets in a groove and that killer solo sets in, you’re fucking done for.

Everything about II is the fucking BEST. It’s got a blackened doom heart pumping dusty buzzing sun psych. Sun Splitter somehow manage to sway back and forth between a dozen genres & sub-genres in one song, all while keeping it cohesive, singleminded, and brutal as fuck. I don’t think there’s any medium capable of handling the onslaught of devastation they bring, but a limited tape is as good as anything else I suppose. Just make sure if Sun Splitter ever makes it out of Chicago, you make it your #1 priority to have your face melted at one of their shows.