Fields Of The Nephilim
Seminal goth rock legends Fields Of The Nephilim follow their triumphant comeback, rammed-to-the-rafters sold-out London Astoria show in May 2007, with two back-to-back gigs at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on July 12th and 13th.
Fields Of The Nephilim will play two separately themed concerts, with the night of Saturday, July 12th themed ‘Ad mortem’, while July 13th is billed as ‘Ad Vitam’. Rather than focusing, as it might seem, on the band’s early, and then late catalogue of music, the two shows present two different musical journeys about mood and setting rather than a chronological list of songs. Both nights will be filmed for a double CD / DVD release later in the year.
‘Expect something special on both nights’ promises Frontman Carl McCoy, continuing ‘These will be the only shows we will perform in the UK this year & should prove to be the highlight of the “Ceremonies” concerts of 2008. We have refrained from doing live shows just for the hell of it. All the ceremonies events have been placed & performed at significant times to celebrate & coincide with specific birth and death anniversaries relevant to the Nephilim.’
Originally formed in Hertfordshire in 1983, Fields Of The Nephilim swiftly became one of the biggest cult rock bands in the UK, producing a series of widely acclaimed and revered albums that remain among the most powerful and goth records ever made, not to mention a significant influence on numerous major figures in today’s metal scene, including HIM’s Ville Valo and Nevermore’s Warrel Dane.
Fields Of The Nephilim’s debut album ‘Dawnrazor’, crashed straight into the UK Independent charts at number one in May 1987, and the band’s second album, ‘The Nephilim’, not only topped the Indie chart in September 1988, but also charted at #14 in the national album charts. ‘Elizium’, Fields Of The Nephilim’s 3rd studio album, released in September 1990, peaked at number 22 in the national UK album chart.
Fields Of The Nephilim then imploded in 1991, and apart from an ill-fated reunion with the original line-up in 1998, went into hiatus until 2005, when Carl McCoy emerged with a brand new incarnation of the band and a brand new studio album, ‘Mourning Sun’.
On May 24th 2007 Fields Of The Nephilim played their first live show since 1991 at London’s Astoria, marking a new dawn for the band, who have already headlined a number of European festivals in 2008 and are currently working on new material, as they look towards their next album.
Tickets for Shepherds Bush Empire, priced £21 (plus booking fee) are available from ticketweb.co.uk or 0844 477 2000 / 0870 534 4444.
Contact – Roland Hyams – email@example.com / 020 8677 8466 for more info, jpegs, interviews and review tickets. www.fields-of-the-nephilim.com 20th June 2008.