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\\\.
Arcanum Art Detail – P. Emerson Williams
“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.”
Arcanum Art Detail – P. Emerson Williams
“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.”
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…
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.
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.
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\\\.
…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.
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.
We are selling the art created for Magog Agog, as well as many other original works of art in aid of funding several major endeavours coming up later this year and next year. Aye, this be Magog, and he’s all agog for Choronzon. As I was painting the art for the extensive booklet for Magog Agog I was unsure as to which would end up as the cover. The title character being depicted made the choice obvious.
Over at PANICMACHINE there is a visual onslaught in process. More than two decades of my (P. Emerson Williams) original art is being made available for easy purchase, including the paintings that were created for the seminal album Magog Agog, at far below what it usually would go for. A couple of the pieces were sold over the years, but I still have three of the paintings, including the cover painting. Any offer for all three will be seriously considered, for there are a couple huge things coming up in the coming months, opportunities and projects that are extremely exciting, but are also going to take a ton of work. This also means that time has to be bought, and material, travel and equipment expenses have to be covered. For this, a huge chunk of my body of work is being sold off at prices lower than what posters retail at on many cases.
The art created for Ziggurat Of Dead Shibboleths and other releases are also being made available. Some some pieces are as low as five dollars and the more any single individual buys, the more I will throw in extra. If you are broke and want to help, sharing images, links, videos and all those things that help get the word out is invaluable. If you don’t see a particular drawing or painting posted to PANICMACHINE, get in touch and I’ll let you know if it has been sold or if I still have it. If you would like to make an offer at a price different from the one posted, let me know and I’ll try my best to make a deal.
From The Outside – Pencil Drawing 6″x9″ – P. Emerson Williams 2010
t is truly the point of completion of art when a piece transfers from the artist to those who will view it and live with it. Many of these were published in in books and magazines, some have been seen as album and CD covers and some have been exhibited extensively. A great many, though, have never been seen before. In the last week a few dedicated collectors and supporters of my art have gotten in touch to ask about the availability of specific pieces, so some are gone before PANICMACHINE can get them posted. There’s much more art to come, though and feel free to get in touch if there’s a piece of P. Emerson Williams art you’ve seen that we haven’t posted yet and we’ll try our best to get it for you if it hasn’t been sold yet.
New pieces are being posted several times a day over at PANICMACHINE. I may do a weekly roundup of Choronzon related art here, but you’ll want to keep track there if you want to be sure to get the pieces you want before it sells.
A termite mound still alive with activity though burning. What is being
built is being torn down and chewed up right behind the workers. This is
the purpose of life and foundation for the evaluation of the worth of
each inhabitant of the hive. they believe this will stave off the chaos
that has been declared by the night.
Beyond those doors – An outline of execution was heard during the disturbances as an exit from a physical space and the fictional nightmare. Don’t look too close. In end you’ll believe. A king in Yellow, neurotransmitters extend through quantum states, a POMO economy and culture renders all attemps at understanding and manipulation futile.
The moment when an empire is in a freefall, the point of evocation when the entity is undoubtedly and fearsomely manifest, when one is on the path and there can be no going back. In the Abyss there is no time, nor space. The only way out is through and the only way to emerge is to leave yourself there. The biggest crimes are committed with the help of armies and authorities, so freedom has to be declared by the night.
A manifestation of the Art in flesh, medium of spirit immersed in a pool of your own lifeblood. Smoke of dragon’s blood and wormwood and the projection solidifies a demon — your only company.
Big thanks to Kicks Extreme Radio for opening up this weeks show with Ornamental Crypto-Anarchy from the newly remastered and expanded Psychosis Ex Machina! Kicks is a weekly radio show on Radio Centraal in Antwerp, Belgium.
Hie thee hence to the Kicks Playlist post and you can stream the episode from the sidebar. It’s a great episode, two hours of great variation brought to you y your charming and knowledgeable hosts.
The idea of the radio show Kicks was born early 1989 when Radio Centraal expanded their broadcast schedule from 3 days each week to a whole week. Of course this expansion meant that they were looking for new shows to fill this on air time. Peggy and Bruno moved to Antwerp in 1988 and were already fans of this radio station and had been involved in other musical activities before, mostly as dj’s. So it was an obvious choice for them to express their love for all underground music by creating a weekly radio show. Since Peggy and Bruno get most of their kicks by searching for and listening to the diversity of underground music they decided this would be an excellent name for their quest.
On a late Friday afternoon in May 1989 Kicks made it’s appearance on the airwaves in Antwerp. After a short while their time slot changed from 1 to 2 hours weekly. After a year it was impossible for Peggy and Bruno to combine this time slot on Friday with their daily activities so Kicks moved to Wednesday from 20:30h to 22:30h CET.
A couple video treatments for tracks from Magog Agog, which is the closest to normal metal we have ever gotten. It has been my ambition to have video for all Choronzon sonic creations, and as my own efforts improve, and valued fans and collaborators create their own (we encourage this, just let us know, so we can share) earlier attempts will be revisited, tweaked and improved.
Much is to come in 2012, in the meanwhile, roll that beautiful Blackened Electro-Metal footage…
This film was chosen to be scored not so much for its subject, but for the gorgeous style and mood of the piece, though on watching this one can see how biblical tales have been used in pretty subversive ways in artistic interpretations.
Lot in Sodom is a short silent experimental film , based on the Biblical tale of the city of Sodom and Gomorrah . It was directed by James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber .The movie uses experimental techniques, Avant-Garde imagery and strong allusions to sexuality , especially homosexuality .Louis Siegel was the sound composer, according to the film’s opening credits. The story is much closer to the tale than other films like Sodom and Gomorrah. Sodom is a place of sin. An angel appears there and he is welcomed by Lot. The people of Sodom want to have sex with him. Lot refuses and offers up his virgin daughter to the crowd instead; then the angel tells him to escape the city with his wife and daughter. Sodom is then destroyed by the flames; Lot’s wife is turned to a pillar of salt for having looked back. All intertitles are quotes from the Bible .
So, yes, we have two soundcloud accounts, and I wouldn’t rule out a third one being opened for the purpose of bi-coastal creations. In any case, there is much media in store. While I have been hard at work over at Inner-X-Musick, I’ve been relatively inactive over there. That will soon change as works in process near completion.
Coming up shortly is FIAT NOX on CD and possibly flac download. You can hear a few samples above and the entire thing on Spotify, or in your browser on Rdio along with some other recent releases: http://www.rdio.com/#/artist/Choronzon/ all for the low, low price of nowt.
We’re building, tinkering, weaving in the undergrowth here, much in the works, and the pace shall accelerate exponentially. Meanwhile, what we have here is the entire Ziggurat of Dead Shibboleths album in video. Visualizations of this monster lovingly crafted by the genius Ferenc Teglas. Go full screen, go loud and ride out the dissolution of all you know. Some of the music is different from the CD and iTunes versions, special mixes created exclusively for the videos.
Below are the images and words for absorption in the quiet of the aftermath afterglow…