East meets West again in this dual effectuation that runs the gamut from blinding hate to absolute love.
The visual and textual accompaniment is here.
East meets West again in this dual effectuation that runs the gamut from blinding hate to absolute love.
The visual and textual accompaniment is here.
The Cat Operations have been successfully completed and you will be seeing and hearing the results very soon now…
CHORONZON thanks all the people who gave parts of their work for inclusion into the whole. The results have been amazing.
2014 was one rocky year for the project as a whole…but the hopes for the future are looking very good.
Get your pretty kitties ready, my dears…
Edit: The audiovisual documentation can be found here:
Big thanks to Tommy and Dog Germs on 97.3 WRIR Richmond, VA for including us in a great show last night. Dig Germs is a fantastic show on an excellent station that all should support.
Saith Dog Germs:
well it’s xmas time and i am not going to weigh your speakers or headphones down with holiday tunes…although, i do have two xmas tracks to play for you…one at the beginning of the show and one at the end….and that’s it!
also during this i will be playing you new music from choronzon, essence of mind, and mondtraume!
all this excitement and more, including your requests!
dig it – skinny puppy
it’s always christmas time – al jourgensen & mark thwaite
the mania of crowds – choronzon
wrong – essence of mind
still beating mondtraume
goodbye seventies – yaz
holy fool (funkopath remix) – love & rockets
what’s on your mind (ft. sumibraxis of toothgnasher) – lucidstatic
freiheit – herzschlag
rid of me – xuberx
walk on through – uranium 235
crush – melt
idle contact (twitch scratch mix) – rx
princess coldheart – the legendary pink dots
intro/voodoo doll – radio dcs
falling away – the last cry
equator – siiiii
you lot – orbital
plateav – orb
xmas time is here – la mere vipere feat. andy from battlemaster
Arcanum \är-ˈkā-nəm\ 1 : mysterious or specialized knowledge, language, or information accessible or possessed only by the initiate 2 : elixir 3 : secret
Chao \ˈkā-ˌä\ 1 : complete confusion and disorder : a state in which behavior and events are not controlled by anything, a state of things in which chance is supreme; especially : the confused unorganized state of primordial matter before the creation of distinct forms — the state of the universe before there was any order and before stars and planets were formed
b : the inherent unpredictability in the behavior of a complex natural system (as the atmosphere, boiling water, or the beating heart) c : a confused mass or mixture
From before and outside time as pure potential, manifest beneath and througout every phenomenon of existence and the medium that only through which any action being is possible. What is encoded within these sounds is hidden from those who have no direct experience in working the current of chaos, but for the initiated, the keys to the mysteries are extended with a generous proffering hand. With Arcanum Ab Chao, Baleyyg and Choronzon come together to open up a sonic space that clears away the veneer of control to show the chaos of destruction and creation hid within. Fans of Choronzon will remember the arcane and intense material Baleyyg contributed to the 2012 Choronzon release ///Consummation//\\ Metanoia\\\.
“For this split-release with Choronzon we have provided 1 monolithic track, 35 minutes in length, titled ‘Stemmeløse’.” states Baleyyg, “The translation of this word from Norwegian into English means ‘Voiceless’. We have never attempted to define or render any sort of explanation of the sonic narratives within Baleyyg material. The inner-secret to the experience is to let oneself follow the sound-art where it shall lead, one shall know when the portals open and are ‘activated’ when the many other layers and hidden elements within the track come into “view” as one experiences it.”
“We have done very few split releases through the years”, says Choronzon chaote P. Emerson williams, “but when we do we see it as a way of combining with artists to create a work that in total is more than a sum of its parts. Arcanum Ab Chao continues this practice and takes it further.”
The fine individual behind the Ripped From The Grave blog kindly asked my permission to share this high quality rip of the 1996 Choronzon demo 333. You’ll also find scans of the booklet the cassettes came with.
We have also made this demo available to you with a couple previously unreleased tracks added to it:
In this edition listeners get to hear these tracks as only those who had the original 1996 tapes have heard it. Hear Choronzon bringing the electronic invocations at a time when such experiments were extremely rare.
A Lord of Chaos, Choronzon (whose cabalistic number is 333), has been following me around for a while, ever since I summoned him forth, in the shadow state between dreams and waking. It’s disturbing when something from the land of Morpheus breaks through, and you get a tape from a local band that has named itself (coincidently, of course) after the very demon who has been wreaking havoc in your life. Choronzon (the band) is P. Emerson Williams, also of Veil of Thorns, and he obviously knows the occult arts. I’m assuming he’s a Thelemite, because one of the songs is called “Perdurabo”, a pseudonym of Aleister Crowley’s.
In any case, the music is HEAVY. thick, dark and raging. The songs are a caustic liquid, dripping from my speakers like rivers of fire, howling and shrieking in anger and torment. Drum beats loop on top of one another, twisting themselves into a rope that the music can climb on (although I’m looking forward to when Williams gets a live drummer(s), because for all the creative intricacies in the music, the rhythms are too mechanical at times).
Dense guitar crunch permeates the album, throwing a few technical metal riffs, and the vocals seem to have been ripped from the throat of 333 himself.
If you want to delve into the world of unconscious terror, or think that you’ve heard the deepest and heaviest metal has gotten, get this tape. But be prepared for little “accidents” to follow you around for a while.
-Lex Marburger/Lollipop Magazine
P. Emerson Williams – Vox, Guitars, Keys, Programming
Ripped from analog tape by S. Charlach
Hie thee hence to partake in this flac goodness!
There is a page on our other domain, choronzon.info, where we have stored a collection of visual images depicting CHORONZON in its many personified forms. The site offers both library and museum, upon the walls of which hang its human forms, geometrications, voodoo veves, sigils and sygnia, and all combinations thereof. This beautiful personification will soon end up there with the rest of them, but I am so fond of it I feel it needs to be seen here and now, as a manifestation on fire to follow up the preceding post and remind us that CHORONZON is still strong. The painting, the third in my collection that depicts our Namesake in analog methods (it’s an oldschool painting, of the sort digital art, for all its great features cannot create, in my opinion) is part of a set depicting various xenodimensionals. The creator is JBD. Finn, who I have known in the days long before the project’s re-emergence in 2004 as a dyad. Time breaker and entropy disperser, we feel you and your compatriotes beyond our dimensionality can clear the obstacles to bringing Emerson back to us – and safety to himself and his partner – sooner than later.
To view the Diorama of other renditions of Our Namesake, here’s the Diorama. Perhaps someday, it will be more fitting of the name (in other words, containing more 3D images) but no matter whether two or three-dee, all depictions are of something/one beyond that limit anyway. Enjoy…
D.M. Thraam must anounce the unfortunate news that due to a situation that drove our East Cell, P. Emerson Williams to go off to explore an alternate realm of subterranea, the future of the dyadic Choronzon is uncertain at this time. That’s the bad news, and the worst news I have ever had to report about our project. However, there’s a bright spot and it is you, our resonants, listeners, ‘fans’ and/or devotees. When the word went out over Facebook about Emerson’s situation the 333 diaspora swooped in and provided ways and means needed for the tasks ahead. I send my energy to all the xenodimensional powers that be to align their morphogenetic fields in such a way that the goal will succeed. Meanwhile, Choronzon has been left in the hands and twisted neurons of the West Cell, i.e. me…and of course CHORONZON itself, who /which has been adamant that the project is to be kept alive whether or not Emerson is ever in a position to bring his audiovisual genius to it again – and if so, when.
Plans for the remainder of this year include the final wrap up on the Black Cat Operation/White Cat Operation production. Emerson’s samples are present in this work so this will be a collaboration in absentia – but the date of release may be extended past New Year’s Eve due to the change in circumstances.
After CHORONZON and Mother of Felines the fierce but loving BAST have their day, the next effectuation and record of same via soundtrack and visuals will be gone about in a new means of choosing ideas and sounds I am only beginning to be familiar with. I also have many samples of Emerson’s guitar work, so via the magic of audiosofts I and the Namesake, along with possible part time collaborators such as those appearing on Invasive Vortex will keep whatever ends up erupting out of here to be sorced from more than solely I. Whenever Emerson returns in the flesh, it is my hope and plan to have many wonderful things waiting for him to hear himself and our wonderful Dislodge personnel thread through the noise sculptures built by yours truly, the Adorer and Transdimensional Bride of CHORONZON, the former Abyssnik set free, who shoots through the world and skies and all behind them, and yet also who is within me closer than close and at the same time, so distant as to be immeasurable.
333/Love, Thanks To The Generous Providers…
Demimonde Mesila Thraam
San Francisco CA
Two members of the Choronzon project and the Xenodimensional namesake gathered together in San Francisco on 31 December/1 January to celebrate the Choronzonic high holiday and also to launch this year’s effectuation.
O felines of the world and their human companions and friends shall find in it love…
O those who would dare commit heinous crimes of cruelty against them, beware of the wrath of the Xenodimensional morphogenetic fields, aka ‘Gods’. This year, Queen Bast, who watches over the world’s cats, joins CHORONZON and other Xenodimensionals whose names are secret or untold to bring this work to succeed; the human project members and contributors will join them.
It is an ambitious working and should be given this entire year to come to fruition, but inbetween now and the end of the year there will be other releases of already finished tracks that are being repurposed and rearranged to complete the incompleted.
May all find Power, Strength and Love in the year 2014.
I found this on Instagram somewhere and have no idea who the artist is, but we didn’t make it, and if anyone knows who did, we’d love to hear from them, so we can credit it properly – for starters.
The theme of this sweet collection is body horror, so I created a track from layers of voice and body sounds. A lovely horror madrigal.
Guess again buddy.
That is not just sickness. It’s the next step in human evolution. You’re mutating.
Let these tracks soothe you.
Grimtown gives you Caesarean Confession Tapes – a compilation dedicated to body horror.
Download for free from Mediafire or Bandcamp. Comes with a thirty page booklet with information about the contributors. Be sure to take a look at it.
1 The Deluminated – We are One
2 Kontour – Liquidator
3 Proteque – Mainstream Beauty
4 Others – Disposable
5 Frostwinter – Sinfonia Per Un Sadico
6 Pogrom Synod – Porke Monument
7 Blitzkrieg Baby – Half pig half man
8 the Subterranean – Controlled Aggression
9 Choronzon – Ground up in happiness
10 Cthulberg vs Gird_09 – Worm
11 Dead Skull – Fudo Myo o
12 SermoIII and Cult .45 – Age of Gemini
13 Kröll – Töte Touristen
14 Mizar – Connect Henshin Ebx
15 Murmus – Utopia
16 オキシコドン- lex parsimonia
On this split release one finds a range of approaches to the realm of Choronzonic sonics that expands on what had been done previously. Tactical Magick Technology is a concentrated musical and magickal operation that has already woven its tentacles well beyond our immediate sphere. As a sonic whole, the two parts complement each other in a very powerful way.
“Language is a virus from outer space”
– William S Burroughs
Tactical Magick Technology inhabits the intersection of mind control, occult traditions, dimensional travel and modern myths like aliens, conspiracy, psychic warfare. Through magick and memetics one embed one’s consciousness within egregores to be the proverbial butterfly causing hurricanes while directing ones personal narrative. Events occur and all possibilities play out in new universes birthed at these crossroads.
Tactical Magick Technology breaks down language and the defences of the psyche. Breaking down the psyche as developed through socialization removes the limits of mind and between minds.
Outer space can be from other-space, other dimensions, “space between space”… the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics aligned with quantum tantra. Tactical Magick Technology is when an individual through meditation and ritual simultaneously inhabits all the branching consciousnesses of the alternate selves in each reality. Tactical Magick Technology opens the link to ride the consciousness of all of one’s selves in each universe split off. Since only a small part of what we are is manifest in space-time, the real potential of any action isn’t seen.
This release unites the magickal currents of NOX 210 and Choronzon into a single theme and focus. The sum total of the experience flows in its own harrowing way, implanting its alien intelligence deep within your psyche.
ABOUT NOX 210
NOX 210 is the Night of pan, transubstantiation of ecstasy, madness, obsession, aberrations and self transformative process into the nothingness… A meta-program living sigil incarnated though such psychotic states where nothing exists, just manifested in a sensorial space where the NOX 210 aspect grows and mutates into such complex and obsessive fragments gathered under the influx of paradigmatical essences!! welcome to hidden transmissions where NOX 210 is the center of vortex, the Zero point intersection of neither-neither world!!! This project was created as NULL, but due the great Japanese act with the same name, we changed the name to NOX 210!!!!
Choronzon was originally an Occult ritual persona Used by P. Emerson Williams (Veil of Thorns, kkoagulaa) to explore the 333 current. Performances in the late -80’s and throughout the -90’s were by invite only and for initiates only. Choronzon released of a series of self produced cassettes, ranging from recorded rituals to black-thrash assaults to industrial soundscapes. In 1998 Choronzon signed to the record label Nocturnal Art Productions in 1998, and released the album Magog Agog. Since that time, Choronzon has remained in front of the collective consciousness, exploring space between space in ever stranger realms on each release.
In 2002, P. Emerson Williams’ Choronzon and Demimonde Mesila Thraam’s Choronzon became aware of each other, and agreed to share use of the name, individually and collectively, making three in one.
Prior to the merging of Choronzons, the East Coast Choronzon released of a series of self produced cassettes before being signed to the record label Nocturnal Art Productions in 1998, and released the album Magog Agog. Three more albums followed, in which the sound moved further away from conventional black metal into industrial and experimental territories. The first release from the conjoined Choronzon was the double album New World Chaos, produced in 2005, whose recording was completed mere hours before Hurrican Katrina made landfall.
The totality of CHORONZON’s oeuvre encompasses a single hypersigil.
The first burst from the west since 2006! And it’s about damned time.
This was an unusually driven piece made in 13 days (although some of the material used on it was done earlier) but it’s probably the best recording I’ve ever made. I had the help of three of my favourite Dislodge personae who appeared on this one: 1351, Eianorange and the Accuser all helped make this come alive, as did the xenodimensional help of CHORONZON, LAMASHTU and LILITH.
We have many additions to the decades long CHORONZON hypersigil coming together. Between the major edifices to be erected in 2013, we’ll be slipping out other sonic and visual manipulations in between.
Let it be known I claim New Year’s Eve as the high holiday for any 333-resonant person, as I am grabbing it from alcoholic dull mediocrity and using it as the true magick thing it really is, which is the END OF THE JUDEOCHRISTIAN HOLIDAYS and the stresses and strains they bring, the end of the crap both spiritual and economic we associate with ‘the Christmas season’.
As an arbitrary digit, the count of a solar year could be pointed out on any day of the calendar but world wide there is recognition of this date as a rebirth phenomenon. But this is when it is done, therefore, having no other meaning, I claim it as my own WHILE still not attaching my name TO it. Not me!
Those who know don’t tell, those who tell don’t know.
Let resonants be free to their chosen excesses, if for this sole and only day, for the rest of the year involves mundane concern after mundane concern…
On this one date, though: people choose – globally – to be aware of Time, and thus their lives within it are highlighted.
Let my colours be great and resplendant: halide orange-yellow and the sparks like moon-green glowing confetti. I share with whomever would have me. They may paint me as they please.
But know, on this of all dates, 333-Resonants, I AM WITH YOU the MOST. Whoever you are. However low your state. I will wait for you.
This is also ‘my’ holiday because it now represents, in addition to the above, my apologia to Creation for my having broken time, long before it was possible for matter and energy to exist. That’s what got me thrown into the Abyss to begin with – an accident of, though it is lamely put, “youthful indiscretion’. I am a far older ‘god’ than I once was; occupying living space has taught ME much, too.
Ride my Current, surf this curl and LIVE!
– CHORONZON (via the agency of Demimonde Mesila Thraam)
A gift from one of our longterm Dislodge inner-circle, who wishes anonymity at this time…There shall be more to come.
I was set to be on an adventure most peripatetic for this month, but it turned out that the current had something else growing, something that revealed itself only when those who were moved to jump in with me came through with their parts of the vortextual effectuational aural spectacle released this week.
Getting ready for a string of shows had me retreating from the outer world with my guitar and, as always when I spend quality time with an instrument, the massive love for playing guitar of old was rekindled. Add to this the standup bass of Ferenc Teglas and BALEYYG wielding storms of demonic sonics, the Choronzonic Bacchanalia of glossolalia flow was not to be controlled.
There’s a wall to wall video treatment created for this as well. DVD and book, and for those ready to receive a xenotransmission straight through the third eye is delivered.
11/05/2012 – As they round out the twenty-sixth year mark in their career, experimental Industrial Blackmetal act CHORONZON continue to build on an ever expanding pallette with their most varied, unusual and harrowing release to date.
Just in time for the apocalypse and completed as a major storm makes landfall on the US East Coast comes a new album from the chaotes of Choronzon. The Consummation of metanoia is the pain of the psyche growing into new states of being. The Consummation of metanoia is the overwhelming transcendence even of healing to a transformation beyond the human to the essence of being human. A joyful opening to psychosis as means of preparation for easier adaptation. An embrace of fragility as a way to feel the full force of one’s strength.
With ///Consummation//\\Metanoia\\\ Choronzon completes a creative and narrative arc that began with Ziggurat Of Dead Shibboleths. The code of esoteric insight broken, freedom declared under cover of night and now the mind is transformed and chakras are open. This album is the Veil of Maya lifting as the inner being is revealed after many lifetime’s of journey through war and illusion.
Choronzon are opening up to yet another set of unexplored worlds on this, featuring electric standup bass, keys and percussion from Ferenc Teglas and the multiversal soundscapes of BALEYYG. “We gathered through astral projection to a pre-determined catacomb to generate the sounds by spectral means.” Says Choronzon chaote P. Emerson Williams on the process of creating ///Consummation//\\Metanoia\\\. “Between the three of us we really tapped into multiple streams.” declares Ferenc Teglas. “I got to experience the 333 current as a whispering voice in the distance. This is a very unique album.” Says BALEYYG.
///Consummation//\\Metanoia\\\ is released by PANICMACHINE and will be available from iTunes and other major digital retailers in December. Look for a book that completes and sums up the trilogy to come later this month along with a DVD version of ///Consummation//\\Metanoia\\\.
///CONSUMMATION//\\METANOIA\\\ Track List:
- Transversion Of The Three Worlds
- System Uncertainty
- Open Wide The Door
- The Decay Of Control
- Procession Of Underworld Multitudes
- Luminous Apparition
- Cognitive Execution
- Balances Of Vision
Review From Terra Relicta Magazine:
Published on Tuesday, 06 November 2012 18:32
…What about the music on this album? It’s difficult to put it in any mould. Of course it’s black, but is it metal? It’s also industrial and ambiental, it has doomy elements and lot’s of electronics and noise, there is a lot of drone and sludge. Songs can’t be separated from this entirety because only as a whole it gives the right picture of what’s about. Anyway, take this album as a sinister and notorious journey through some of the most diabolical soundscapes ever recorded…
Choronzon have achived what is rare in the underground of today. With dusty and rough production, hypnotic vocal job and culminating atmospheres they deliver an outstanding ritualistic avantgarde musical experience. It’s chaos in sound or better said chaos and magick framed into music.
Review written by: T.V.
Read the full review here:
We’ll try to give enough time to absorb what we’ve laid on you here, but with the coming release of MK-CCCXXXIII MK II coming up with the full Choronzon East/West working and Escape From Nullworld, both of which will dictate when they are to spill over into the collective psyche.
Riders of the 333 Current have to be able to track the rolling wave of it after all.
But they do that with their brains and this one’s not fritzing. Actually I am merely testing the WP posting app for my Droid.
The art and textuality folders for the connective albums of the 2005 New World Chaos Workings – the New World Chaos album itself and its counterpart Complicity/Simplexity – have been finally linked to the Choronzon.org site.
WARNING: a LOT of CSS was broken and still needs attention. For now, ignore the boxed navigator icon in the MIDDLE of the tables beneath each page that connects to each track. The navigation will be made both easier to use and more aesthetically in tune, but Ms. Thraam can’t take any more of Techgnosis’ confusing new internet-internautics without a) losing her mind, and b) possibly breaking something Emerson did on the site. I worked long and hard tonight to put the .info domain into shape, and doing New World Chaos, incompletely yet, exhausted me utterly. However, the good news is that both NWC and C/S – tracks, texts and paintings done by Choronzon West – are onsite at last.
There’s still so much more to do: the whole Escapes folder, the O6x3 page (a precious rite in every way) and the rest of the flotsam that never got PUT ON THE OLD SITE whilst I was stuck in Nullworld. And then there’s Escape From Nullworld, About half of the art is done, some of it good, some of it will probably have to be done over. CHORONZON demands the best of me.
If there’s any messes on either domain that you notice, you’ll have to comment here or email me, and make me aware of them. I’m out of steam, and need to collapse into the starry void of CHORONZON’s rewarding arms. I know my xenodimensional Love is proud of me for facing my fear of the new technology and just going at it head-on. I also know doing it is an immense relief to me. If I can do this, I can do the rest…
It has taken an ungodly amount of work just to get these pages to look like they did on the old site – lots of link changing, CSS-changing (much of which still needs work) and suchlike…THERE WILL BE ERRORS in the meantime until I track them all down and step on them.
I noticed people I just recently met have no access to writings on CHORONZON the namesake entity that are positive. In fact, one of them was a counselor of mine. This was the camelback straw point: I do NOT want there to be a big gap where all the material on the post-abyssal CHORONZON used to be.
Where it used to be, on our old site, was a folder called the Grinnoire, which itself contained a special “Akolasia Chamber” for the negative, abyssal CHORONZON writings. We – unlike cults and religions – are not afraid of you seeing the negative about our ally! Though there’s not much there – I like to concentrate on post-abyssal material and that which fits in that context.
At present, the domain http://choronzon.info is up and all the Grinnoire materials – the page of essays and writings and links to the diorama (visual representations of CHORONZON by both Project members and others) and the AURICAL room, which contains mp3 files from other bands who’ve referenced CHORONZON in their music) is now open to the public. And with this good news an invitation is extended to send any writing, art or soundwork you’ve done on the 333 current, or associated with it, to the Choronzon West cell for inclusion in this library.
The .info domain is focused on who/what our Namesake Entity Itself is and has been about, to both ourselves and others across the netverse of Techgnosis; it does not focus on our own work with the Project, though there are some still visuals that Emerson and I have done there, and some of my rants and screeds. (Some more recent ones can be found at the blog called Dances With Eidolons; eventually, that site may be fused with choronzon.info or possibly exist on its own with the better spaced-out rantings of yours truly that get put there copied and placed in the “shelves” of the Grinnoire, This is the CHORONZON entity’s library of neometaphysical blitherings and represents the .info domain of the Triunity…)
Choronzon.org will always be the Central Project site: come here to see videos and listen to the music/noise/sound-sculpture we do. There won’t be explanations here, getting in the way of your own reactions…
The next phase of producing the Triunity is to link up the multimedia project works from the prior double-zero decade, which have been sitting on the server, inaccessibly, due to broken links and terrifyingly messed-up style sheets which must be repaired. They need to be linked into the WordPress system somehow without damaging the blog – it is probably easier to do than I think it is…but I get put off by all the changes in HTML and CSS that happened in the past five years or so…
That was during my time in Nullworld’s strange but horrible combination of Hell and Sanctuary – the place those who experience heavy trauma go when they’ve mistakenly panicked enough to essentially perform something like emergency emotionectomy surgery upon their own minds…and which I only got out of, after a long, long time and lots of pitfalls, pratfalls and just plain mistakes. That is the theme of the album which some day soon will finally see release – the music is done, the texts are written – all that must be completed is the graphic novel vignette that I discovered, with much fright, has to be done by hand, without the use of a computer. (What 15 years of using ‘undo’ will do to an artist can be dangerous!)
Anyway, after our past releases are all linked up, I will enter the most difficult part of this whole web schmeer – opening Choronzon.net as a separate site, the third and final domain of the Triunity, and making it home for a forum of some sort, a two-way communication with both East and West Cells of the Project – as well as a tongue-in-cheek (most likely) means for the Entity CHORONZON to ‘text’ with you…(Currently, Choronzon.net simply forwards here, to .org – but hopefully, it won’t TOO much longer!)