Dissection Photo Maps

Commemorating the 10 year anniversary of the “Dissection Midsummer Massacre”, I am making new photo maps. The map shown here was commissioned by a fan from Germany. The map contains 32 prints of my concert photos from the Dissection Midsummer Massacre + 1 band photo from the “Reinkaos” album booklet. The prints are 20 x 30 cm. Each photo is signed on the back. The map is hand-made from black photo-carton and the hendecagram on the cover is also drawn by hand. A short intro text accompanies the photo prints. For details please view the above photos.

Pricing: 99 Euro + shipping

For ordering please write me an e-mail at contact @ wr-photography.com

Throwback: Dissection Midsummer Massacre

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New print edits; some images not shared before

For ordering write e-mail to contact@wr-photography.com

Throwback: The Devil’s Blood

Some images added, a few more red ones…

The Devil’s Blood, live at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, 12 January 2012


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Sensifer at Elbhangfest, Grottenwirtschaft, Dresden, 27 June 2015

The Duke Spirit & [pi!]

The Duke Spirit (UK),  [pi!] (GER) @ Lucerna Music Bar, Prague

The Duke Spirit on Tour with [pi!]

Got to see this band in Prague last Sunday together with support-act [pi!] from Dresden. The Duke Spirit hail from UK and are currently on tour with the much praised album Bruiser. For me a very nice surprise to discover this band live as I had not heard of them before. Needless to say, female singer Liela Moss left us all enchanted and we were happy to get the very limited ‘On Track ep’ at their merch stand. Go and check thedukespirit.com for upcoming tour-dates!

The guys from [pi!] rocked German alternative charts last year with third album A New Beginning. They switched singer last winter, with former singer Rany leaving the band and 7ieben singer Christoph joining on vocals. So the band, who originally started out female fronted, are currently having a ‘third new beginning’. During the mini-tour they proof it was a good choice, as C. is a sovereign singer on all levels. Now lets hope this union will last longer than the previous ones!

Here are new years greetings from [pi!]:

Photos coming… check the gallery for more!

The Devil’s Blood & Urfaust

Finally I come to witness a life ceremony of The Devil’s Blood. Tonight they play at Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin, along with record label comrades Urfaust. The concert starts around 21.00, when I am still outdoors, standing in a waiting line to get a ticket for the show. Luckily there are still some left and I miss just the first two songs.

Once inside, the location gives a very good impression both regarding sound and atmosphere. Passing the bar in the back, steps lead upwards to the wardrobe and a gallery that can be entered after a photographer has finished taking pictures and removes the cordon. From there I enjoy a splendid view towards the stage where the black metal duo Urfaust, known for their minimalistic yet heavy approach, impress with how a mere two musicians can deliver such  massive sound wall. With Urfaust you should not expect anything spectacular but you might quickly find yourself nodding your head and fascinated by singer-guitarist XI’s charismatic voice. I return to the audience downstairs and move towards the stage in order to get some closer shots when they already finish the last song for tonight. Once in the Urfaust mode the abrupt ending of their playing leaves the listener confused. But that might be Urfaust typical as well, no extras. At least not this evening. [Edit: I learn the short playing time of ca. 35 min is owed to a strict schedule.]

So I move to the bar with the intend to buy a beer only to find myself being sponsored a free one and saying hallo to a familiar face. I meet JP, who has brought his professor along and a couple of other  – new to me – faces. We chat a bit so that the break is over really fast.

Entering the venue again the musty scent emitted by bundles of burning incense sticks immediately is spreading, soon to be followed by the smell of fresh blood. The Devils Blood step on stage and greet with symbolic gestures the spirits that guide them to bestow upon the listener a wonder-work of musical brilliancy. I am glad and honored to be here tonight and to be able to pass on this visual impression. The photos were taken, when not headbanging, from show beginning to show end. The band’s music, composed by Selim Lemouchi, and the singing of his sister Farida Lemouchi are magical and moving. During slower parts fans stand in front of the stage with eyes closed, others seem to be caught in a trance until drums and guitars kick in all the heavier again. There are parts where I drift into contemplation on the lyrics, only to find my thoughts being washed away again by the music, like a stranded token in the sand on the shore of the ocean is taken back again by the waves before one can grab it. I figure I do not want to think thoughts. I just want to enjoy this evening, take photos and perhaps let some of the impressions flow into new artworks of mine.

Urfaust on Van Records

The Devil’s Blood website