Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Agnosis returns...

AGNOSIS is happy to announce the release the of THE HORSE DIARIES EP that was recorded in the Spring of 2005. This EP was recorded by the "Mk. II" lineup -- Andrew Jude Riotto (bass), Robin Koytcheff (guitar), and Aerik Von (vocals). The EP will be pressed in a strictly limited quantity on Dark Matter Recordings and will feature 4 studio tracks along with a number of live rarities. Artwork will be done by long-time Agnosis artist Derrick Koo.

The EP will be available in early January 2007. And to correspond to with the release of the album, there will be a one time only LIVE PERFORMANCE / RELEASE PARTY. The live lineup will be: Andrew Jude Riotto (bass), Robin Koytcheff (guitar), Aerik Von (vocals), and Bill Angelini (of Malstrom / Tides Within on drums). The show will take place Thursday January 4th, 2007 @ Ace of Clubs (NYC), performing alongside longtime allies Malstrom.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


“He who cannot sink down on the threshold of the moment and forget all the past will never know what happiness is – worse, he will never do anything to make others happy”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The pale horse rides again?

It does indeed seem that a reunion of a particular musical entity I was once involved with will release one last piece of music and take the stage once (and only once) more. As much as I might want to tell you who and when, these details will remain secrets for the time being...

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Warrior meets the Wolf...

Tom G. Warrior (Hellhammer/Celtic Frost/Apollyon Sun) & Aerik Von (Black Moon Rising/Rampage/The Von Frankensteins/Agnosis)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Aerik Von featured on CelticFrost.com...

It seems that our little visit backstage made the "media" section of the Celtic Frost site. As always, Tom & Martin were pure gentlemen and made the event a wonderful time. The backstage event was as relaxed as any I've experienced. To see images of myself and other associated parties go to:


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

New album...

Yes, we are in the midst of beginning a new album. Older tracks such as "Dreamcatcher", "Black Moon Rising" (formerly "Crazy Moon") and "Lord of the Gallows" will sit alongside new material such as "Profane Architect" and "The Pale Criminal". We're busy rehearsing this material for future shows, and of course the album will be previewed live before it actually hits the shelves. The shows will NOT be a review of old material only. Most of the material is being written by me, but Andrew and the new drummer will most certainly be allowed to add any input they so desire.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Serpent Wakes...

The first rehearsal in what has been an aeon (or at least since summer) went rather well. We recorded new (rehearsal quality) versions of "Lord of the Gallows"/"Black Moon Rising" (formerly "Crazy Moon") and the band seemed rather tight despite new membership and a considerable layoff.

The building of all-new song structures/band line-ups has made things a little more difficult than in the past, but Andrew seems up to the challenge. As always, tidbits of the rehearsal were recorded and may find themselves on a box-set ten years from now.

The band is going strong and some kind of public product is will be on the airwaves soon.

Your patience is a wonderful thing...

Monday, October 02, 2006

Martin Ain & Aerik Von...

Celtic Frost meets Black Moon Rising.