VIDEO FROM ALPHABET LOUNGE NOW POSTED
For your viewing pleasure - we finally edited down some footage taken at our show at the Alphabet Lounge in the East Village back from July 2011. It starts with The Beatle's "Come Together" mashed up with Messiah-el Bey's poem "Influences In Pain" and then seques into "School Bus" taken from WA's 2009 album "Kiss of the Immortal."
Featuring: Messiah-el Bey - spoken word;
Steve Berson - bass/laptop/backup vocals - with special guests
Megan Berson - electric midi violin; Ryan Diehl - drums.
Footage filmed by Kaitee Page. Check it out! ->
THANKS - AND A FREE MP3 FROM OUR SHOW @ARLENE'S
Serious gratitude from Warlock Asylum goes out to all those who came out to our show at Arlene's Grocery in the Lower East Side of Manhattan on September 5th! We had an amazing time playing a full set with special guests Janet LaBelle on vocals/keyboards, Evan Taylor (of the Bernie Worrell Orchestra) on drums, and Helen Yee on violin.
For those that missed it you can hear and download an mp3 of our cover of Erykah Badu's "On and On" mashed up with the poems to Messiah'el's poems "Soul Mates" and "Influences in Pain" -
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THANKS FROM WARLOCK ASYLUM
Big ups and massive thanks to all the amazing people who came out to show on July 12th at Webster Hall Studio - your energy and appreciation made it truly an awesome event for us! And more massive thanks to special guests Matt James who joined us on drums, and Fung Chern Hwei on the wah-wah/fuzz-tone amped-up violin - and of course to the intense artists that we got to share the stage with: VAST AIRE (of Cannibal Ox fame), the equally amazing OutofaWhole, Kenyattah Black, Kev Bars and Reservoir Sound, for upping the game and bringing the 22nd Century Hip-Hop into reality 90 years before you'd ever expect it - and to MergeMusic and Marie the soundwoman and everyone else at Webster Hall for making the whole thing happen!! W.A. Thanks You!
For those who missed it here's a taste of what we brought to the stage - videos courtesy of Amadi Xii:
NEW NOVEL BY MESSIAH-EL BEY OUT NOW!
Warlock Asylum's Messiah-el Bey has just authored and released his latest novel - Brooklyn Geisha - the true story of Amaya Taoka, the founding mother of the Necronomicon Tradition. Although, she was widely respected for her business practices and endeavors, Taoka was also revered for her spiritual insights that she shared with her students in private. Her life has been a source of inspiration for activists, artists, magicians, poets, and women from all walks of life.
You can get your own copy on paperback at Warlock Asylum's store on Lulu.
WARLOCK ASYLUM GETTING BUSY BACK IN THE LAB
Warlock Asylum has returned to the studio and is close to completing three new tracks. These tracks feature a new direction for us - more song oriented, funkier and witn more organic elements in comparison to our first album. The new tracks of Vigilante Love, There In America, and I Wanna Be Good have all become recent favorite at our live shows so we're excited to get these completed and available for downloads soon. Our plans are to release a little later a limited edition enhanced CD-R with all of these new tracks + a few videos taken from a few of our recent live shows - and if all goes to plan get the single out on 7" vinyl record later on as well. :)
ARCHIVED NEWS - 2011:
THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME OUT TO OUR 9-11 MEMORIAL SHOW!
Big ups to all the amazing people who came out to our return to the Trash Bar in Williamsburg Brooklyn for a very special show on the 10th memorial anniversary of September 11 - which also included excellent performances by Outofawhole, Magnificent Creatures, Nico, and Tight Chocolate. We had a fantastic time getting to throw down on the stage for an appreciative crowd on such an important and significant date. A huge thanks also goes out to the whole Merge Music crew for putting together a great lineup and including us in it!
WARLOCK ASYLUM T-SHIRTS NOW AVAILABLE!
You can now get your very own Warlock Asylum T-shirt (100% cotton in a wide variety of colors, sizes and styles) featuring Scorpio's drawing that was featured as the on-disc art for our album "Kiss of the Immortal" at wwww.cafepress.com/warlockasylum
You can see the design for this here.
THANKS TO THOSE WHO CAME TO OUR L.E.S. TAKE OVER!
A huge thanks goes out to all those who came out to our second live gig ever on July 14 at the Alphabet Lounge in Manhattan's Lower East Side. For this show not only did Megan Berson join us on electronic violin (amplified/looping/and triggering synth and sampled sounds via midi), but drummer extraordinaire Ryan Diehl added an additional live element upping the level to even funkier and harder hitting.
A big shout out also goes to Madeleine Twyman and her excellent band and dancers that performed a great set after ours - and to Kaitee Page of the incredible electro-indie-pop band Lunic for her presence and video taping the entire show. We hope to be able to post some videos of the show up on this site and YouTube soon.
THANKS TO THOSE WHO CAME OUT FOR OUR LIVE DEBUT!
Big ups to all who came out to our first live show ever on June 2nd at the Trash Bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn - your positive responses are greatly appreciated and made it a truly awesome event for us - and a huge thanks to Kachi Rufino and everyone in Outofawhole and Magnificent Creatures for making the event happen and giving Warlock Asylum a reason to exist outside of the lab!!
ARCHIVED NEWS - 2009:
WARLOCK ASYLUM's 1st CD NOW AVAILABLE!
We're proud to announce that Warlock Asylum's first CD, "Kiss of The Immortal" is now available for purchase at CD Baby.
Click here to order it online!
"KISS OF THE IMMORTAL" HITS DIGITAL!
You can now purchase downloads of "Kiss of the Immortal" as single tracks or as an album at:
and many other online stores.
BOOKS BY MESSIAH-EL BEY OUT NOW!
Messiah-el Bey, writing as Warlock Asylum, has authored a number of new books on mysticism, magic and the necronomicon tradition available now - including the Atlantean Necronomicon.You can get all of these in paperback and e-book editions here.
Messiah'el Bey of Warlock Asylum dropped spoken word on a brand new track produced by Kaiyzer & Paul Lipsey's for their latest mixtape "Kaiyzernomics 2013 - The Final Curtain Call" - track #25 "Splash (They Keep Changing the Game)" - that you can now stream and download for free here. Check it!
WA STAYING BUSY IN THE LAB
We've gotten a few steps closer to finishing our upcoming EP "There In America" - just completing a brand new track "Say Your Name" featuring the incomparable Janet LaBelle on layered vocals for the hook, Steve B. on guitar, keys and bass, and Messiah'el with yet another deep and direct poem. We also just tracked Megan Berson on some incredible electric violin to fill out the title track. There's just a few parts remaining to be recorded and mixed - but we're working to have 5 new tracks finally ready for your download by this May. Check back here soon for more updates!