Carpe Noctum: (03/10/15) Rhombus + Dead Eyes Opened + Dawn of Elysium @ The Library, Leeds

This 3rd October, we are extremely pleased to be returning to West Yorkshire’s premier goth and dark alternative club night Carpe Noctum. We’re very happy to be sharing a bill with Rhombus and Dead Eyes Opened.

We are fans of both bands and were fortunate enough to perform with them last September at the first Library, Leeds based Carpe Noctum. At this show, Rhombus were on as the stripped down acoustic-esque outfit, Grassby and Walker but this time, they’ll be performing with their full line-up.

This show is scheduled to be our album launch night so we are aiming to have CD’s and Merch available for the first time (more news on this later).

Carpe Noctum is always an early start for the bands and since we’re on first, we’ll likely be onstage at around 7.30pm. Admission is £5 on the door all night.

It will be our first gig in quite some time so it would be great to see a few faces early doors!

50th Birthday Bash all-dayer @ The 1in12 Club, Bradford (04/10/14)

We have been invited by Steve Blackman to play at a 50th birthday bash at the 1in12 Club, Bradford on 4th October. The birthday bash is for Paul Hoggarth and Caroline Morgan and whilst we don’t know them, we are more than happy to help them celebrate. It’s Dawn of Elysium’s first time at the 1in12 and we’re looking forward to playing.

This is an all-day event and we are delighted to find out that TV Smith (The Adverts) is on the same bill. We are fans of TV Smith and I can certainly say he has been an inspiration to me musically. It is quite an honour to be sharing the same bill. We are on early doors for this, down to play at 1.25pm. There are a lot of bands to get through and Steve runs a tight ship, so it is unlikely to run late. Tickets are £10 on the door, £6/7 members/guests and tickets can also be purchased in advance from We Got Tickets for £7 + booking fee.

Big thanks to Steve for inviting us to play, come along if you can make it.

Trap Door @ The Mill, Bradford (27/09/14) with Sweet Exile

Next up is an appearance at Bradford’s newest flagship rock night. Trap Door has started running at The Mill on the last Saturday of every month and commenced in August. We have heard excellent reports from the first one and we are delighted to have been invited to play at this one, which will be the second. We’re playing with Bradford rockers Sweet Exile. Entry will be £5 on the door (£4 NUS) and there is a club night until late.

If you are coming to watch us, we’re on at around 10pm. On entry, please tell the person on the door that you are coming to watch Dawn of Elysium due to the way their band payment system works.

Hope to see you all there on the 27th to support this promising new night.

By Alec Posted in Gigs

Carpe Noctum: (06/09/14) Dead Eyes Opened + Grassby & Walker + Dawn of Elysium @ The Library, Leeds

We are extremely pleased to announce that our next gig will be playing the opening slot for the newly relaunched Carpe Noctum club night. Carpe Noctum is a goth/dark alternative live and club night which has been in existence in one form or another for 10 years. Up until recently, this has been a Bradford based event. However, Carpe is taking up a monthly residency at The Library in Leeds to follow on from the recently closed Flock club night.

The first one is on 6th September and also on the bill are Dead Eyes Opened and Rhombus’ Grassby & Walker. This will be our Carpe Noctum debut and we are very much looking forward to kicking off an exciting new era for the club.

Bands will be on stage from 7.30pm and we’re opening up. Admission is £5 and after the bands, the club night runs until 2am.

Facebook event page

Carpe Noctum website

Seeking guitarist

After months of deliberation, we have decided that we would like to expand our numbers and add another guitarist into the mix. If you think you might be right for the job, then please give us a shout.

As our new guitarist, ideally you will:

Be able to attend weekly rehearsal at Voltage Studios in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Be open to ideas and up for contributing towards writing material from day 1
Be reasonably flexible and happy to play gigs at roughly the rate we have been this year
Have a good sense of humour
Own your own equipment and hopefully transport

This is an idea we have toyed with for some time now and not something we are intending on rushing into. We are prepared to wait until the right person comes along. Our intention is to give the overall sound another layer, concentrating more on atmosphere and texture rather than simply heavy-ing it up, so a decent array of effects would be advantageous. Someone who is not afraid to do lead work but is also able to exercise restraint with it. More of an emphasis on mood rather than flash. We want the new person to get stuck in and do their own thing from the off.

If you think this sounds like something you would be interested in, then please feel free to check out our recordings and get in touch to take the discussion further.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!

By Alec Posted in News

Skeletal Family + Dawn of Elysium @ Vampire, Bradford (24/10/13)

We are thrilled to announce that we shall be sharing a stage with goth rock legends Skeletal Family. The gig is at Vampire, which is a brand new alternative club in Bradford. Tickets for this event will be £5. We’ll post out details of how to obtain tickets online but they will also be available on the door on the night at the same price.

There will also be an after show party / club night until late and entry to the club will be free.

Here’s a link to the Facebook event page

Smoke and Mirrors – released today (23/08/13)

We are pleased to announce the release of Smoke and Mirrors. We have been asked about a recorded version of this song a few times and after a recent offer of some studio time, we nipped in and laid it down. Huge thanks to Tim Walker at Voltage Studios for his sterling production skills, we are very pleased with the results. Also many thanks to Graeme Muschamp for the cover design. The song is available from Bandcamp for the bargain price of 50p. Hope you enjoy it!

By Alec Posted in News