Noise pin-up (and clippings fiend) Dominick Fernow is more likely to be found stamping his feet than putting them up.
Fernow already helms the punishing Hospital Productions label, which puts out much of his voluminous output alongside all manner of noise/metal curiosities. He’s about to add to his paperwork with a new imprint, the cheerily titled Bed Of Nails – which will in fact be part of Boomkat’s ever-expanding family of labels, joining the likes of Modern Love, Type, Young Americans, Digitalis and History Always Favours The Winners, as well as the recently established The Death Of Rave and VCR. If his first release on Bed Of Nails is anything to go by, Fernow will be using the outlet to explore more rhymthic structures than Prurient aficionados might be used to.
NAIL001 will be from Fernow himself, under his gyratory Vatican Shadow moniker. The four-track September Cell EP will arrive in June. This year’s Kneel Before Religious Icons rerelease reminded us what a potent force the Vatican Shadow project is, a pounding exercise in politically engaged industrial groove. Looking at the martial tracklisting for the new release, we’re expecting similarly forceful kicks from the new release.
The record is cut at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin, and strictly limited to 700 copies. ‘September Cell’ is due on June 18. You can read our classic 2011 interview with Fernow here. Keep tabs on Bed Of Nails and other Vatican Shadow-related manoeuvrings here.
A1. September Cell (The Storm)
A2. September Cell (The Punishment)
B1. Cairo Is A Haunted City
B2. One Day He Heard The Call