After the recent social media kerfuffle where Paul Ledney called out weaklings for their fear of the media hype over the COVID-19 pandemic, I reached out to the man to see where he stood on these comments and what he meant.
Tags: covid-19, paul ledney, profanatica
Following the peak of John Gelso’s manic laughter melodic sensibility on Thy Kingdom Cum, Profanatica entered artistic decline by releasing the excuse-to-tour Curling Flame of Blasphemy where the riffs were merely those of Disgusting Blasphemy Against God in a lull given a slight boost in populist consonance for the purpose of pleasing crowds. The G.G. Allin of black metal Paul Ledney sounded tired and uninspired which was reflected by the shark-jumping biker bar promotional pictures which were included in the booklet of the album. With Altar of the Virgin Whore we find Profanatica once again selling an excuse to tour only this time it is said plainly.
Tags: Black Metal, blasphemy, havohej, john gelso, paul ledney, profanatica
When Profanatica could not finish their unreleased album, the genius and creator of the band Paul Ledney took time away from the noise of other musicians to fully realize his vision in composing a short album that took the best of his influences from all over the underground into creating something that would show the world the extent of the musical genius that this man possessed and that he was much more than an alumnus of a few great bands. In this final piece in the Craft of Metal series, we look at one album that managed to open new branches for what was to remain of the underground as the Death metal movement had just began to explode with bands getting signed by big labels all over the place and leaving the most repulsive bands to grow far from the spotlight.
Tags: Black Metal, havohej, paul ledney, profanatica
Incantation‘s debut and best work, Onward to Golgotha, remains the deepest death metal album I have ever experienced a quarter century after its release as of today. With material (“Unholy Massacre” and “Profanation”) dating back to the initial founding of Incantation by guitarist John McEntee and drummer Paul Ledney, Onward to Golgotha was a record influenced as much by Bathory and Beherit as it was Morbid Angel and Autopsy.
Tags: 1992, anniversary, Black Metal, craig pillard, death metal, incantation, jim roe, john mcentee, miran kim, onward to golgotha, paul ledney, progressive, relapse, relapse records
Bill and Ted found themselves wandering through the middle east, somewhere. The time machine had finally shorted out when Ted connected it to his iPad, causing a brief detour through 1968 Christopher Street in New York and a Royal Navy frigate in 1780 at rum ration time before crashing somewhere into this Semitic wonderland.
Tags: bill and ted, democracy, j.r.r. tolkien, jesus christ, Kim Kelly, paul ledney, profanatica, sodomy, tolkien, van halen
Hells Heabangers Records has reissued most of Profanatica‘s works from the third millennium on CD. Including are bonus discs for completionists and obsessive compulsive collectors. Profanatitas de Domonatia, Disgusting Blasphemies Against God, and Sickened by Holy Host / The Grand Master Sessions are all pressed on gold CDs like Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab and DCC CDs from the nineties for maximum shinyness and all include bonus CDs of live shows from the early 90s that will probably be only listened to in the car or as background music at work. The Grand Master Sessions was previously vinyl only and is the one that most of the die hard underground fans who moved onto superior digital technological formats will be picking up.
Order them from Hells Headbangers here if your obsessive compulsive disorder demands it.
Tags: Black Metal, compact disc, death metal, hells headbangers, paul ledney, profanatica, reissue
Profanatica are playing a one off show in Los Angeles on December first at Los Globos. The Curling Flame of Blasphemy was vomited anal tract but their recent sets have been heavy on older material. Tickets may be purchased from this link: http://bit.ly/profanaticaLA
Tags: Black Metal, death metal, los angeles, paul ledney, profanatica, upcoming shows
Dauphiné Witch Trials, 1428-47:
Johannes Cunalis had a book of necromancy [librum it nigromanda], and that when he who spoke opened this book at once there appeared to him three demons, one named Luxuriosus, another Superbus, and the third Avarus, [all of them] devils…
Tags: dethrone the son of god, havohej, History, Occultism, paul ledney, Satanism, witchcraft
Article by Lance Viggiano.
Profanatica return with a tuneful reinterpretation of their sophomore album, Disgusting Blasphemies Against God, refined by the sensibilities of the successful Sickened by Holy Host / The Grand Master Sessions EP compilation. The band presents a newfound confidence in ambient noise by using amplifier feedback as its own instrument in a more integral fashion than previous releases. The Curling Flame of Blasphemy opts for a slow burn approach where literal variations in tempo are suggestive rather than experienced. The result is ceremonious yet there is no culmination of the ritual, no climax; the whole procession ends on a dour note which does not feel conclusive regardless of its efficacy.
Tags: 2016, Black Metal, death metal, hells headbangers, minimalism, paul ledney, profanatica, review, The Curling Flame of Blasphemy