The Gothic Cruise 2015 VAC + Angels in Agony, Ego Likeness, Stoneburner.

October 7th, 2015 by Hexfix93


Wow, one of the best things I have ever done in my life. I met so many very cool people. I am so lucky to have been able to have a full band on stage. The Ego Likeness crew have been so great for us and allowed us to put on some of our best shows. I am sad to say this will be the last one with this crew for a while. I love working with my friends on the east coast. I don’t know when I will be able to play with Ego Likeness again. :(



I had so much fun hanging out with Angels in Agony as well. Great music, and loads of fun to sit around and joke with. I liked them so much I might try and do a mini tour with them and Valhal around the WGT festival. like a small 5 show tour in may. I will be working on that. I wish more people would of made it out for the goth cruise, it was an amazing event and i feel like people really missed out on it. I know people are poor though.

It was a blast just hanging around on a ship, looking at the endless ocean. Being around so many friends, and all these neat cool new people. Nathan Raper is an Amazing DJ and tons of fun to talk with. Steven Archer just blows my mind any time we talk about anything, so insightful and intelligent. Donna always gels everything together and has one of the most amazing voices ever. Rick is a fun guy to drink with and talk and talk talk talk. Who would of thought I would be doing “mainus” jokes on a ship in the middle of the ocean with a strange Dutch Future Pop act?

The Island Excursions were a blast, i only did one though, still drinking with Rick on top of a building on an island tourist trap was priceless. Talking about Rush songs and playing guitars. Why do I use him on my newer songs instead of playing it myself, cause i dig Mindless Faith Guitars.


Krztov has done an amazing job for VAC this last year as well. He was able to enjoy this with his wife. They both really needed a VACation big time. Krztov is my gaming best friend in this world. We have both gone through some seriously hard times together. I think we have an unbreakable bond. I had a blast hanging out with him on the boat playing air hockey. Bowling everywhere we go. I am blessed to have all these amazing people in my life. This year has been the year of friendships.


I also got to pick the brain of Gabriel Shaw (Gabe Grohl), wow so much insight, this man has toured with so many damn bands and seen it all. My brain has gained a few pounds picking his. This guy is amazing.

I also met these amazing Supermodel Actors (Kim and Misty Ormiston) who dress up hardcore and come to the goth cruise events. They liked our show and were super nice to us. WOW. They bought a VAC shirt, and some cds as well. They are also in the new Hunger games movie that is about to come out. GO SEE IT. I hope they get more big roles!! I really love their make up, going to ask them for some tips cause man I suck at make up.



Black and White photos by Rockin Ray Photography …

NEXT SHOW? :::::


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VAC Update

September 21st, 2015 by Hexfix93

Finished Snog remix, its a pretty aggro mix of Clockwork Man. LOVE IT, wish i had more time on it. Finished mixing the last track for the Siren Project. Beheaded, killer track, very dead can dance. So happy Siren Project will have a cd out and be on band camp before the Denver show.

Working on the set list for the goth Cruise. Velvet Pill for the first time ever for Nathan. Hoping some shirts sell, and Denver and Austin do well so I do not have to sell my prophet 6, jdxi, pulse 2. I got lights for the Denver show, and only 5 instead of 15, because i want to bring these to our shows via air plane. I really hate the air quality in DENVER now, all the forest fired out west are driving my sinuses and throat mad. I am flying out to New Orleans a tad early to try and repair this. Fucking my birthday i will be away from my family yet again.

I have an Instagram account now Click here to see it.

I will be posting more pics there than any where else..

I have cleaned up the web site a bit, will be adding more discography content when i get back home from the cruise…

Again, i cannot believe that the Dead Milkmen even know who the fuck we are. This blows my mind every time, and remember, Rodney is on my Remix CD Direland on 2 songs. So check out BTO cover Rick Furr is on this too, and the reamake of LUST.

Click here to listen to BTO

Click here to listen to Lust

Direland our new remix cd is out!!!!!!!!!! Rare unreleased tracks and remixes.. Rodney Anonymous from the Dead Milkmen is a guest vocalist on this release..

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Velvet Acid Christ news: sept 5 2015

September 5th, 2015 by Hexfix93

Subconscious Landscapes was a collection of unfinished tracks from the maldire sessions. I feel like with all the touring I am doing, i cannot focus on a full length LP at one time. Doing Singles is way better to manage with the time I have not inbetween tours. I feel like Subconscious Landscapes kinda suffered because of this. I go through the rounds and try to do many influences over time. Still, I always tend to like doing hardcore dance and pissed off music. I feel like the new material I will work on will be Dance, and pissed. I feel so angry about a lot of things in the world right now. I think this is the direction I will go. I really want to work with Rick Furr, and The Ego Likeness gang on a couple of tracks. I also want to work with Rodney Anonymous of Dead Milkmen on the track. Also I must get some guest vocals from David Thrussell on a song or two, for sure. The next VAC will be many collaborations i think. I also want to get some stuff from Scott of Ivandersphere. Playing festivals has opened a lot of doors. I might get some guest vocals from Daniel Myer, Claus of Leather Strip, and Eskil of Covenant if i beg enough. I feel like this is the year I do my kmfdm thing, where i work with a lot of artists to try and make something great and stir the pot a bit. I think i will release a collection of singles with all these collaborations. Then after i do 3 or 4 singles, I will put out a full record on cd.

I plan on doing shows with many people in the future, and i would love to have one track to perform with them live. I have done a Remix for Aesthetic Perfection (never enough) I love his new old lp. Working on a Snog Remix for his Vinyl LP release. We finished a Decoded Feedback remix.

Wave Gothic Treffin is in the works, and looks like it will happen. I think for sure i must bring krztov my keyboardist who knows how to play all the songs on keys. We will have Guest Vocals from Mari of ValHall and martin will play keys. We are still looking for a drummer and guitarist for this gig as well. Maybe I can get Chris Kutz to go to WGT. who knows.

*Update*: If you are wondering why Krztov performs vocals on 2 vac songs live? Because Caught and Lysergia are not songs i sang in the studio. I just wrote the music to those, they both had guest vocals and i never feel comfortable singing them. Also we did a track for the goth cruise where he sings as well, Velvet Acid Christ covers “WATER” by Ohgr. It was the only cool song i could thing of with water in it for the cruise… LOL Rick furr plays guitars on the track, and too bad, only people who go on the goth cruise get it… :)

Plotting Mini Tour in October in Europe, Playing Myer Fest i hope, and a few European dates.

The Goth Cruise is coming up, and we have our best live show act for it. I just hope it goes well. I am very excited to be on a ship with Ego Likeness. Going to be epic.. Also the Denver show is right after that, and we have to do something special for it. Getting mega dressed up. More props and things… Its my home town, so we will have programmed lights as well. Will start working on that soon.

Canadians don’t seem to buy t shirts(i think they are in a recession). Kinda put me in a hole money wise, scrambling to pay some debts. I live from show to show these days, if i have a bad show, i have to sell a bunch of gear. it kinda sucks. I know that i can always count on Americans and Europeans to buy our merch in droves. I thank all of you for this, it is how we afford to improve our music, and live shows.

We are working on the web site as well, making it easier to navigate, adding new things and old things back into the mix, and soon an online store. We will be selling merch online very soon. I have to print up a bunch of merch first, so i need to make some money from the shows to front this venture..


**UPDATE** I plan on bringing back edt media blog big time, with new roles that will make many people very happy, i might find people to help me with it, re name it, and make it a very important thing.. This is all being worked out now…

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Mindcage Rick Has a Lenny Kravitz Moment

September 3rd, 2015 by Hexfix93

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VAC on Aftermath

August 31st, 2015 by Hexfix93


I love Toronto. What a great city. One of my favorites in Canada. This show was very amazing, and more varied than most festivals. I think more festivals should be like this, not Industrial or Goth or Future POP, But ALTERNATIVE. Yes, I like when there are many styles of music to listen to, its how I am, i tend to like the cream of the crop of lots of Genres. I prefer referring to my wide musical taste as Alternative. Seriously. I want to thank Troy, Richard, Lisa, Kim, Ethan, Megan and everyone who made this possible. I got to reunite with Daniel and DeJon of Haujobb, we are talking about me playing Myer Fest in October and maybe a Haujobb VAC mini euro tour after. This is great news. I might be remixing 3teeth as well, would love to work with Mr Kitty, Would love to do a mix for the Dreaming. I got to meet the dreaming as well, they were very amazing people. I give them best in show at this festival. They BLEW ME AWAY. I loved the diversity of the bands the most, Go fight was fun as well.he guitarist from that band showed me how to curse with the Michael McDonald voice, and how that is the only way he would let his kids say curse words. Pure gold. I hope they continue this festival, i will come back in a couple of years with a much better hair cut. LOL..

*UPDATED*I also got a mini tour of part of the city from Marcho of Decoded Feedback, he took us to moog music store where i drooled all over the modular gear they had, plus saw the most synths in a shop at once ever, Hope we can play some gigs together in the future. We also hung out with Carlos and Torque Order from Austin TX. All such amazing nice sweet people. Yone is so awesome as well. Xris Smack too. So cool to sit and talk with them all. Juli Bozak was very nice to me as well. So many nice people up there. Kassi Cork tried to get me to take a silly picture, but i was like, all my pictures look silly and ran away.

The Shows:

The Dreaming: FUCKING AMAZING. Stabbing Westward with a new name. All live, everyone playing. Loud, powerful and everyone nailed it. they covered a garbage song as well.

Leather Strip: I saw them at WGT 2016, but this time it was old school, and man did it take me back, and man he gets great vox live. he gave me some tips WOW, thank you Clause.

3 Teeth: Holy shit, this is the new breed of what manson, nin, and ministry were. I like them more than any of the new comers in this industrial metal thing. FUCKING POWERFUL!!!!!!

Mr: Kitty: Reminded me of Petshop boys meets Crystal Castles.

Ego Likeness: Amazing as always. I loved it so much this time, seeing them on a bigger stage withe the big lights and video.

Bruderschaft: When I heard the female vocals, i was blown away. Then Daniel Myer came out and Nailed a sisters of mercy cover and it blew my fucking head off.

Ludovico: This band puts on the most amazing theatrical live show, rivals even skinny puppy. Very cool.

Squid Lid: Very weird. In a very new and refreshing way. Very good theatrics, make up, lights.

Haujobb: So amazing still, This was a reunion of sorts for us. We toured with them ages ago. they still have it. Passion. So much, live its very powerful.

Alter Der Ruin: This guy has soul. Sings his heart out. Very unique sound as well. Any band that makes a song about a mustache ride is king

Velvet Acid Christ: Steven and Rick make our show so much better. Donna even more so. Krztov Finally put some real make up on and wee he looked great. I wish i could afford them on every show. Steven and Donna have had the most profound effect on me in many ways. Steven’s mind is simply amazing and he has such amazing advice for me on many things that i will actually do.

This is the line up for the goth cruise as well so go book your goth cruise tickets now. right now..

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News: 8-14-2015

August 14th, 2015 by Hexfix93


We play tomorrow in Phoenix with the siren project Click Here

We did a top 10 horror films list Click Here

I am shaking stuff up, I bought some lights, a light show we be apart of the VAC show starting in Denver, and maybe Aftermath if i can get it done fast. We have limited light show in phx plus video i hope. I recently bought a Prophet 06, Roland Jdxi, Waldorf Pulse 2, and fear before i can get to a review of any of them, i might have to sell them to pay for the lights. Sucks not having money. Alex of Siren project will build me a portable light case i can put on the airlines. Oh the money hole, jsut to look good on stage and have programmed fx lights, it does make a huge difference. I plan on making this a part of the VAC show permanently and will only book in venues that allow fog, and lighting. after phz, all the lights will be sync’d to the music kinda how it was out east and in the south of our 2013 tours, i am figuring out how to bring lights and video on our flights, its a tricky thing… Cant go over weight.

I am working on a snog remix, VAC greatest hits on double vinyl, and a new Single with and maybe with snog and dead milkmen guest vocals… I am so busy my head is spinning…

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The Siren Project: Denouement finally finished.

August 3rd, 2015 by Hexfix93


Their LP has been mixed by me, and mastered by Todd Loomis. Finally done. We are shopping it around to some labels now, if no one bites, we will probably self release it. I worked on a couple of the songs too, like some drum work in I Believe, and recorded vox on DOM. Mixed in the box with Cubase 8 and NLS plugins, lots of waves stuff… Mixing took place from nov 2014 to july 2015. I learned many things mixing real instruments. This band has amazing vocals, very good drums, guitars, and synth work.. So impressed. Very proud of this work.. Hope people like it, you shall hear it soon.

I’ll update you if anything new happens..

Check out their band page, Click Here

PS: This band will be doing guest female vocals at our Arizona, Denver, Austin, Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Columbus shows in the USA.

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Vodka Bukkake

July 31st, 2015 by Hexfix93

In a land far far away up in the great white north… errrr Calgary.

After our vac show something happened in a hotel. Something weird and sinister. It would not of been that weird if it was anyone else. But we ventured to a hotel room not knowing what would be thrown upon us. Low and behold the pit master Scott Ivardensphere’s room, vodka bottle in hand. Feeding all the industrial chicks like a mother bird. It was one of the weirdest things I have ever seen. This guy is mean looking. You cannot say no to him. FEAR FEAR.

At one point the no ahh shhhhush speech happened, the keep it down. Voices carry.

And then the assault on the VAC keyboardist happened.

Clearly you can see the violent reaction to the Vodka Bukkake. Pure humiliation.

The damage was done, at one point i left the party and witnessed someone running from the room, could not stomach the vodka bukkake. She lost her lunch.

Here you can see troy celebrating the vodka bukkake with a nice middle finger salute.

The moral of the story, do not trust mean scary looking people pouring vodka on your face.. Next time we play a show with Ivadensphere, there must be 3 people with vodka bottles to make it a real vodka bukkake. What kind of twisted world are we in.

Even now, some weird swedes (V>lh>ll)are manufacturing shirts because of this event!! From now on at every after party VODKA BUKKAKE!

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