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Handmade uniqe noble black garment by our friend @strigoitattoo.

Each piece is a single copy.
Available only in the studio in Düsseldorf, no online shop.

Models are Karo, Caro & Robby.
Photographed by me.

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A fantastic Instagram account

Instagram is a fascinating platform. Not only to stroll and explore accounts but also to find remarkably interesting artists – beside the selfie industry.

I started using instagram very late due to lack of interest. I didn’t know what a beautiful thing it can be and by now I use it nearly every day to find new inspiration, to support and encourage the people behind my favourite accounts.

 

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I have a new follower. And I can only enthrust this account to you.

A black ghost travelling and haunting places? mr.black.boo is photography from Moscow, Russia


 

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When you shoot film, it happens once in a while that the first frame is just half the image you captured.

Tag your first with #firstoftheroll and be featured on f1rstoftheroll


 

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Suna Coskan is a graphic designer residing in Berlin, Germany.  She started using pictures from magizines and now assembling her own pictures with a spirograph. For more check monkeypistol or whateverhippie.tumblr.com

Pfandring

Paul, a 25-year-old product designer, came up with a brilliant idea. He invented the “Pfandring” that is a so-called “deposit ring”.
There are still people who rely on the extra bit of cash they get by collecting discarded deposit bottles from public trash cans. Paul Ketz’s creative invention makes it easier for collectors to reach the bottles, that used to be thrown in the litter.

Watch the video here

copyright pic above: https://www.facebook.com/Pfandring

The Crimson Ghosts – Featured Artist November

Image above © Barb@Bildwerk. The Crimson Ghosts are (f.l.t.r.): Reverend, Monstro, Vlad and Jackal

How come you started playing Horrorpunk? I know you started as a Misfits-Cover band in 2001.
MONSTRO: The idea was to play a one time Halloween show as a Misfits cover band. See what happened! We created a monster!!!!
JACKAL: Looks like to start writing own songs for TCG was the best decision we ever made!

You already played with other popular groups like Misfits, Horrorpops & Blitzkid – what does it mean to you (as a band) to have the honour to hang out with those guys, for example on stage?
JACKAL: My thought of playing with bigger bands goes more into the “this will help us getting new fans” direction. In the end even the biggest bands are only human beings. But of course if they are fun to hang out with we’re always looking forward to the AfterShowParty!
MONSTRO: I really don’t care if somebody is famous or something like that. For our band it was a big chance to support the Misfits and famous bands from other genres like Destruction, Immortal or Totenmond. We try to enjoy every gig and yes, mostly we meet the guys and mostly they are very kind. Some of them even became good friends.

How was the “Hellnight 2007”-Tour for you? Have you been more stressed or did you have fun, and how do you like touring in general?
MONSTRO: Touring is always a mix between heaven and hell! The Hellnights-Tour was like a ride on the rollercoaster…. Ups and Downs all the time. But in the end I enjoyed every single moment as an experience. We met a lot of cool people and the mood between the bands was fantastic.
JACKAL: Since that tour my TETRIS skills increased drastically!! It was unbelievably bad organised and almost leaded to the extinction of TCG and THE SPOOK because one of the scrap heap vans front tires exploded on the highway. But well – we survived and met damn cool people that we are still in contact with and we played some of the sickest shows in the band’s history (Halloween at the Underground/Cologne of course was the highlight!)

What’s your favourite Album/Song by The Crimson Ghosts?
MONSTRO: Hahahaha……nice one! It’s like asking parents what child they prefer! But ok… My favourite Album is “Generation Gore”! All known trademarks of The Crimson Ghosts are on this album. And my all-time favourite song is “Armagetron”! I’ll never get tired to hear and to play this song!
JACKAL: My favourite song always changes…I wouldn’t even say that my preferred live song is the same as my preferred album song. But well…Right now my favourite studio song is “Dein Nachtmahr”…On the last couple of shows my favourite live song was “Living Carrion”. Always nice to see when the crowd is going nuts beating up each other, haha.

Describe The Crimson Ghosts in 5 words.
MONSTRO: brutal, crazy, honest, funny, hungry!
JACKAL: Brainripping Horrorpunk straight from hell!

Hahaha, thank you guys!!!!!

Brainripping Horrorpunk!
“It was around the creepy time of 2001’s Halloween that four musicians from the
city of Cologne summoned the darkest parts in their souls to haunt
the world of the living as a band that shall be known as THE CRIMSON GHOSTS..”

The Crimson Ghosts, a band from Cologne, have already released four LPs + one Vinyl EP full of spooky Horrorpunk but also catchy ballads.
Their latest album was released in 2010 and is called “Generation Gore”.
Right now the band is concentrating on writing material
for the fifth album which should be out in late 2012.

The Crimson Ghosts official facebook site
The Crimson Ghosts Website
and for contact and booking mail to: info@crimson-ghosts.de

ThornyThoughts Artwork – Featured Artist March

Introducing ThornyThoughts Artwork by asking Cynthia 7 either-or questions.

1) HEAD or HEART?
BOTH standing in a continuing battle

2) ROUTINE or RITUAL?
I like routine, when I got a lot to do, it is like a soft pillow and lets me function. But on the other hand it is the worst fiend, I totally dull and long for freedom, to let EVERYTHING become a ritual

3) GIVING UP EASILY or TRYING HARD?
Definitely trying hard

4) UP or DOWN?
HAHAHAHAH :D permanent rollercoaster, but you can BET I’m able to have the highest highs you can imagine, and they are even more appreciated after climbing up the hill from Rock Bottom :D

5) COFFEE or TEA?
Coke (I’m trying to overcome my energy drink addiction)

6) POLITICS or RELIGION?
I don’t believe in none of both ;) It’s all theatre.
In order to change the world you don’t become a politician, you rather mary some lobby guy. I’m not into utopia visions neither. As long as there are humans involved, no matter how awesome the basic idea is, at some point it will be ruined – by ourselves.
Religion is a tool to manipulate people, mostly to provoke a strong feeling of guilt and take money in return for salvation.
There is energy. I guess that’s what they mean when they talk about god.

7) CARPE NOCTEM or CARPE DIEM?
Carpe Diem

Thank you, Cynthia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It’s an attempt to turn negativity into productivity. To me it’s a way to process what’s gnarling and murmuring inside my head, and etching is the perfect technique to me since working with needles and acids is physical work aswell, kind of violent…together with music on headphones, getting dirty in the studio…it’s a perfect nondestructive way of swimming in my drama for a while, haha!… and in the end it’s all banned into the metal, and I can kind of put it away :)”

(“Inspiriert werde ich durch alle Medien, Träume, Gespräche und eben das, was so in den Fleischwolf meines Kopfes geworfen wird wie Erfahrungen. Motivation ist das alles irgendwie zu verarbeiten. Ich sag ja immer, Stagnation ist der Teufel, und Negativität in Produktivität kann verdammt befriedigend sein. Ist dann gebannt auf ein Medium. Radierung ist ja auch eine körperliche Arbeit, aber dadurch umso intensiver.”)

ThornyThoughts on myspace

Her mini-interwiev at musicalwarfare.com