"A violent and concentrated action is a kind of lyricism: it summons up supernatural images, a blood-stream of images, a bleeding spurt of images in the poet's head and in the spectator's as well.
Whatever the conflicts that haunt the mind of a given period, I defy any spectator to whom such violent scenes will have transferred their blood, who will have felt in himself the transit of a superior action, who will have seen the extraordinary and essential movements of his thought illuminated in extraordinary deeds—the violence and blood having been placed at the service of the violence of the thought—I defy that spectator to give himself up, once outside the theater, to ideas of war, riot, and blatant murder..." -A.A. 1938
SUMMER MMXIV | Los Angeles
On June 6, 2014, after a year-long hiatus, Vague Fears released No Weirdos, a radical reinvention of the concept album.
Originating as a treatment for a surreal video nasty-style film about two of the band's close friends, it evolved into a full-length LP soundtrack, 24-page graphic novel, and bonus digital extras. Pressed in an edition of five copies intended only for the band, the project's real-life protagonists, and an innocent witness, word of its existence leaked, creating an overwhelming demand from friends and fans for more copies.
Vague Fears bowed to audience demand with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to allow others the chance to own the incomprehensible insanity that is No Weirdos. And it succeeded. So thanks, or whatever.
The second press is already off to the vinyl cutters, and the new version of the graphic novel will be submitted by mid-July, with an expected delivery date to Kickstarter backers due sometime in the early autumn (September/October).
Japanese-born guitarist and recording engineer B.L. Jisei has been a force within the underground hardcore, punk, and metal scenes since the early 90s. He is also a well-respected computer programmer actively contributing to a variety of open-source technologies designed to destablize the established power structure.
An eighth-generation witch from the Basque region of Spain, Alia Topez is a multi-instrumentalist and the primary visual force behind Vague Fears, with a radical and visionary aesthetic featuring bold illustration / paintings inspired by sacred geometry, occult mysticism, and her training as a traditional tattooist. She also creates a unique line of talismans, amulets, and adornments.
Nuke City is a hybrid multimedia makerspace built and owned by Mr. Jisei and Ms. Topez.
Each Vague Fears release is conceptualized and written within Nuke City's unique think tank room, colloquially refered to as the Rage Cage. Featuring full audio recoding studo, video production suite, visual design facilities, and electronic/product prototyping capabilities, every project is created and produced at Nuke City, with the band handling all physical/digital distribution, administration (copyright, publishing, etc.), and marketing/PR in the truest D.I.Y. method.
Nuke City is a division of Infinity & Co.