Unfortunately Demilich will not be able to fetch the million dollar Nobel Peace Prize money in Oslo today, as we’ll be playing at sold out Scandinavia Deathfest in Stockholm. Greta, you got lucky! Please don’t worry, Albert, we’ll come to your party the next year and grab what belongs to us. Just make sure it’s double then.
No time to blab, so straight to the point: Nice weather today! Autumn has already arrived, and it was damn rainy last few days. It really gets to my nerves and makes me unproductive. Yes, even more than usual. But now it’s nice. I’d definitely want to live 5-6 months somewhere south, and then spend the hottest times of the year back in Finland… Was that a raven or a crow? Sometimes they fly past the window so quickly that it’s hard to spot which one it was. My father had a crow as a friend back at the summer cottage. He even gave it a name. I’m not sure if it was the same crow all the time, but it was a good friend anyway. Friends are important. I’m a loner, but I still need those little things in my life, as long as they don’t bother me constantly. Constantinoply. Constantinople. Did you know the city was named after Constantine The Great, who mustn’t have been that great after all, as the city’s called Istanbul these days. And these days, exactly on Saturday, Demilich will be playing there live for the first time. The show is almost sold out, and will most probably be before it starts, so get your tickets now, and start saving money for the beautiful merch we’ll bring along. Uh, got distracted, where was I? …Oh, again! That definitely was a crow! Maybe it was the exact friend of my father, looking for him now that he’s not at the summer cottage anymore. The cottage is actually gone, too. Cottage cheese. I love cheese, but let me check where the cottage cheese has gotten its name. Just a second, I’ll be right back!
Helsinki (/ˈhɛlsɪŋki, hɛlˈsɪŋki/: The capital and most populous city of Finland. Centered around the famous Piritori.
Death: The permanent cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. The thing we all eagerly wait for.
Fest: Danish/German/Norwegian/Swedish for party. Short for the English word “infestation”.
Reserve: To arrange for something to be kept for you, for example, a seat on an aircraft or a table at a restaurant. Or a shirt. Or a vinyl album. Or your mother.
Merchandise: Goods that are offered for sale, especially in a store. This time in the context of the greatest web store on Earth.
Demilich will have a 60 minute’ish set on late Saturday night at Helsinki Death Fest, with a surprise guest taking part in one song! More about that around 60 seconds before the song starts!
There will also be the usual Demilich merchandise available for sale from Friday on, but if you want to make sure you’ll get what you want, you can head at Demilich Shop, add the things you want into the shopping cart, and choose “Local pickup in Helsinki (FI), August 23/24, 2019”. We will then use the lower festival pricing – for even the stuff that we won’t sell there – and if you paid for it when checking out, we will refund the difference. We’ll also contact you and arrange a meeting with Antti at the festival site. Do this before Thursday, 4 PM GMT! That’s 19.00 Helsinki time, you less advanced time zone hobbyists.
And don’t worry, the fest will sell our merch commission free, so the hard working people there won’t be losing a dime. They will actually be able to spend the extra time for sipping alcoholic beverages and planning on world famous heists.
The video clip we posted some days ago told you a beautiful story about altruistic devotion and overflowing love on a day of July. We streamed live the whole Demilich show from Symbolic Open Air, plus a total of 35 minutes of backstage action before and after it, for our fantastic mailing list members only!
We saw a glimpse of glamor (a tent and multiple benches), lots of grass (in the ground, you wise-ass), huge (mostly physically) celebrities, weirdos (yours truly), failures in guitar pedal settings (HM-2 with a knob not turned to maximum, intentionally. WTF???), foamy beer, shaky camera action, etc.
The stream is now archived and will not be published. If you want to be part of experiments like this, join the list at demili.ch/beer4all !
Thanks to Martin and the awesome Symbolic crew for the great night!
And just to make you even more jealous, we once gave free Hellfest shirts (the original, unmodified ones) to all our Telegram subscribers! We might be pulling similar things there, too. Probably not if we get more than five members in it, though.
We also have a YouTube channel which doesn’t have much there, yet, but we’re looking forward to adding something soon. If we get 973 subscribers more (a bow to those 27 who have already subscribed) we will be able to stream easier with my mobile phone, which has even more appalling audio quality than the laptop microphone we used!
In other news, there is new merchandise at Demilich Shop. Our gigantic European summer tour T-shirt (not in gigantic sizes) is now available online, and we also brought you the blue logo shirt. We have also restocked lots of the old designs! And the site works much, much quicker now. Much.
Oh, and Helsinki Death Fest is almost here! More about that tomorrow.
Next up: The wrap-up of Demilich’s year 2018½, part 2/3
Antti Boman, Semilich
(Hey, Antti, too much info in one post. This is what happens when you don’t post often. People don’t read just these novels of yours. It’s like your emails with the booking agency, man.)
We streamed the whole Demilich live show from Symbolic Open Air 2019, including 35 minutes of backstage action before and after the show.
With very questionable audio and video quality.
This and all future specialities and experiments are for our mailing list members only!
So join now at demili.ch/beer4all !!!
Summer – Hellfest & Chaos Descends
I had wanted to play at Hellfest for so many years, and got to do it on July 2018. A massive festival with lots of people watching every show, even if they didn’t know your music before. Many of them seemed to have heard us, though! Great setting, facilities, and the best catering I’ve ever got to witness! I loved every minute of the weekend, even though I did it completely sober, and having fun while sober is just pretending. Hmmm. I’m baffled now. Did I just pretend? Anyway, thanks to Hellfest for the invitation and Fred & Lorene of Garmonbozia for making it happen!
Cons: Lots of unsold special shirts (available as tank tops here)
Pros: Everything else, including not having a hangover afterwards
In July, we headed to a different kind of setting at Chaos Descends in Germany. A beautiful valley with smaller stages. Not as glamorous as Hellfest, but even more fun! I sipped in my Hellfest share of alcohol here, fortunately mostly after the show. Thank you very much Franz and Chaos Descends organization, and all the people that had to bear my blabbing!
Cons: Drinking too much and being an idiot from the end of the show to getting back home. 20 hours too late.
Pros: A good story for the guys to remind me of regularly. Makes me remember my new mantra. “Control.”
You may think I’m crazy, but believe me, it’s all real. The wormhole I went through some time ago told me that you should really really really wanna zig-a-zig-ah! Uh, I mean, you should really really really join our new mailing list. That’s the place where we inform people first on not only new merchandise, but also competitions, freebies, rarities, and everything that is already gone when you spot it here in Instagram!
We are almost ready to send the first email, and that will include some rarities and other goodies in it. So, head at https://demili.ch/beer4all and add your email address there. We don’t spam a lot, everything we send is relevant to your life. Told the wormhole. Love you, you puffy little being! No, not you! I meant the wormhole! Argh!!!
P.S.: Did you know that classic Spice Girls’ line actually refers to “shit and cigars”?
We played the first time in Maryland Deathfest (MDF) in 2006. After nine years of getting closer to death, we did it again in 2015. And now, after mere five years, we’ll be back there in 2020!
With my careful calculations and usage of AI, I came to the conclusion that we’ll play there the next time in 2021, then have a set for each day of the festival in 2022, and after that, the whole happening will be renamed DDF. In 2024, Baltimore MD will be known as Demilich DH, and in 2025 we’ll be The President of The United States of Demilich. And that’s just a start. Don’t worry, though, we will be gentle owners of the world, albeit a bit merciless.
It’s the beginning of the summer, and as usual, summer starts a new year for bands. So, it’s time to wrap up the year 2018½ for Demilich! I’ll post our experiences from the last 12 months next, but before that, here’s the list of shows for our summer tour 2019!!! See you all around Europe in coming months, apart from the few ones that got canceled!
The Extensive and Exhaustive Demilich Summer Festival Tour 2019:
CANCELED! 06-20 Copenhell, Copenhagen, Denmark
CANCELED! 06-21 Hellfest, Clisson, France
CANCELED! 06-22 Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
CANCELED! 06-28 Tuska Open Air, Helsinki, Finland
CANCELED! 06-29 Full Force, Ferropolis, Germany
CANCELED! 07-05 Resurrection Fest, Viviero, Spain
CANCELED! 07-06 Obscene Extreme, Trutnov, Czech Republic
CANCELED! 07-13 Masters of Rock, Plzeň, Czech Republic
CANCELED! 07-19 Dynamo Metal Fest, Eindhoven, Netherlands
OK! 07-20 Symbolic Open Air, Kolín, Czech Republic
CANCELED! 07-27 Metaldays, Tolmin, Slovenia
CANCELED! 08-03 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
CANCELED! 08-09 Brutal Assault, Jaroměř, Czech Republic
CANCELED! 08-10 Party.San Open Air, Obermehler, Germany
CANCELLED! 08-11 Bloodstock Open Air, Derbyshire, UK
CANCELED! 08-16 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbühl, Germany
CANCELED! 08-17 Frantic Fest, Francavilla al Mare, Italy
OK! 08-24 Helsinki Death Fest, Helsinki, Finland
We made a different kind of invitation video for this Saturday’s show at Metal East Нове Коло festival, in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Oh, and Archivist Records has a new Demilich shirt available at https://musical-hall.com/demilich-nespithe-ts . We may be selling some at the festival, too.