Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Karyn Crisis/Gospel Of The Witches

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014 KARYN CRISIS: Gospel of the Witches/// Groundbreaking vocalist and visual artist Karyn Crisis reveals new details of her newest musical project, Gospel of the Witches. Gospel of the Witches features Karyn Crisis' unmistakable vocals and mystical lyrics, over music composed by Ephel Duath mastermind Davide Tiso. With Tiso playing all guitars and bass, the all-star lineup is completed by Danny Walker of Intronaut on drums, and Ross Dolan of Immolation on vocals. A 13-song album is currently in the pre-production stages. Tracking begins in June with producer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me) at The Basement Recording NC. In addition to the core lineup, the album will contain a guest appearance by Mike Hill, frontman of Tombs. Karyn Crisis speaks about Gospel of the Witches: "The album is a bold statement and an epic, unabashedly emotional work of devotion to the ultimate expression of the power of the fires of transformation: The Witch. Davide has a haunting ability to generate undeniably emotional landscapes with his guitar, and these songs twist and turn into darkness and then transmute into heartbreaking beauty and light. As a testament to Ancient Ways and the union of opposites, I explore the feminine power in my voice on this album and couple it with Ross's intensely masculine vocal power to create a consistent theme of thickly layered vocal choruses. Danny will round out these 13 dark mantras with thunderous drums. Take the tendrils of my unstoppable voice into the Great Mysteries... or run for the hills." A Kickstarter page has been set up to raise money for the recording, mixing, mastering, artwork and manufacturing costs: Some of the rewards for fans who donate through Kickstarter include: vinyl, CD and digital versions of the album; t-shirts; and original Karyn Crisis artwork – from a "hardbound lyric book with handwritten lyrics and drawings," to an opportunity to collaborate directly with Crisis on an original painting. An early demo version of a new song, "Howl at the Moon," has been posted here in video form: Karyn Crisis' influence on the underground dates back to 1993 when she began fronting New York City metal band Crisis. Her extreme vocal range, from angelic melodies to demonic growls, paved the way for countless women to follow. A visual artist as well, she designed all the band's album covers and shirts. Other musicians to be part of Crisis' lineup over the band's 13-year career include Norman Westberg (Swans), Sammy Duet (Acid Bath, Goatwhore), and Roy Mayorga (Amebix, Soulfly). Posted by Curran Reynolds at 11:46 AM Email This BlogThis! Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest Labels: GOSPEL OF THE WITCHES, KARYN CRISIS, NEW RELEASES

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Psychic Science Lecture Series and My New Website!

I've started a new website with a corresponding blog here: And I'm also about to launch my Psychic Science Lecture Series (which will be available as a SKYPE lecture soon)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mini Prints

I've re-stocked my Etsy Shop "Secret Arts" with a variety of Mini Prints from both my "Points of Light" and "Tarot" shows! Check them out HERE: SECRET ARTS

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Points of Light Paintings

It's been so long since I've added an update here, but I've been deep in rehearsals for the forthcoming Ephel Duath album. Davide and I head to Florida to record with Erik Rutan mid-January. Below are photos of some of my "Points of Light" paintings about Mediumship. More photos from the show can be seen on my Facebook page

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Ancestor Pathworking

Tuesday October 30th I'm leading an evening of Guided Meditation for Spiritual Mediums I sit with in Circle once a week. I'm honored to have the privilege!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Points of Light

I've been working on oil paintings on panel for my upcoming solo gallery show at Articulated Gallery in San Francisco opening September 1st. Below are a few IN-PROGRESS shots. Something different I'm doing this time around is painting on panel, rather than canvas, and framing all the pieces.

The concept was to be Mediums, Witches, and Healers, yet my Spirit Guides had other plans...
I don't tend to think like an "artist" in the sense that I don't have a process of thinking I go into to create works of art, and I don't keep a sketchbook. My paintings are given to me in image form, clairvoyantly, complete and with details and colors...and from there I look through my paint swatch book to find the colors I see in my mind's eye and try to capture the facial features and light in a drawing or self-portrait photo. I also find when I try to "think" my way through a painting that it ends up a disaster! I have to relax into that place of trust and moment of now and I feel my Guides telling me to just keep my brush going and they'll figure it all out...and when I'm able to stay in that connection, I am simply watching the paintings paint themselves. I am the channel.
So I had an intention for the concept of this show and even a beginning...but it lacked the connection as I was trying to control too much and focus on the end point. The works in progress here are the ones which were determined to be painted after Spirit got my attention, bringing my mind-mess painting to a halt! Throughout this process I've been reminding myself that the focus, while still on Mediumship (things seen and unseen) is on the "Points of Light", and that is what I'm calling this Gallery Show...
I rarely listen to music painting, but this time around I've been listening endlessly to the new Ephel Duath album! We got the drum tracks and some of the bass back. I'm endlessly dreaming of playing these songs live. And I've also been breaking from those songs to listen to Jason Walton's (bass player of Agalloch) project Self Spiller and their cd "Worms in the Keys." He gave Davide and I a copy when we recently saw Agalloch at Great American Music Hall.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sisters of Necessity

Today I dropped off my painting for the "Myth" Group show ay Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. My wonderful camera is not functioning, so I borrowed one to get a few snaps. Sadly, they are blurry and a bit washed out, but until I can get pro photos, this is the best I've got to post! Opening night for the show is Saturday, July 14th 6-10 pm. I chose the Daughters of Necessity (the Three Fates). One spins the thread of life, one determines its length, and one cuts the thread when time has come for death. I titled it "Sisters of Necessity Weaving our Cords of Life" and re-worked the idea a bit. Instead of literally showing 3 daughters, I decided to show one with 3 sets of hands doing the weaving, length-determining, and cutting, and played with the idea of hair and its similarities to these threads that record our life story, since hair holds our DNA and is therefore a record-keeper as well. The colors of the threads were chosen from an Ancestral Alignment ritual for a Sacred Tree Cord from Raven Grimassi's "The Cauldron of Memory".