Xris SMack! & Mindswerve Studios, NYC present:
S T I M U L A T E: Friday September 8th
with AURELIO VOLTAIRE and BELLA MORTE on their “Sweet 16” 2017 North American Tour, joined by NOIR
as a part of our STIMULATE 9 Year Anniversary Month in September!
► Advanced Reduced Admission Tickets: STIMULATE-ME.com/
STIMULATE at DROM 85 Avenue A, New York City 10009
► About The Sweet 16 Tour- (2017 Aug 1st — Sept 8th w/Bella Morte)
Sixteen years ago, Aurelio Voltaire performed with Bella Morte for the first time at an event called Masquerade 3 in Pittsburgh, PA (with another band they remain friends with, The Cruxshadows). Since then the two touring bands have crossed paths scores of times and played many shows together. More importantly, they’ve remained the best of friends and collaborate on each other’s projects. Aurelio Voltaire has written the forward in Andy Deane’s books and Deane has played keyboards on Voltaire’s albums. After sixteen years of friendship and spooky comradery, both bands are still going strong! And since each have new albums on the immediate horizon, the friends decided to take to the road together for a full US tour. Two of the things Deane and Voltaire share is that they are among some of the happiest and friendliest spooky dudes you could ever hope to meet. They look forward to sharing their dark but uplifting songs with fans across the country as they celebrate 16 years of friendship, touring and dark music!
★ Aurelio Voltaire ★
Aurelio Voltaire is often described as a modern day renaissance man. He is a singer/ performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. An internationally touring musician, he is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. His music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about Star Trek and Star Wars to keep a convention audience rolling in the aisles. Many know him for his songs «Brains!» and «Land of the Dead» from the Cartoon Network show «The Grim Adventures of Billy And Mandy».Voltaire's live shows, whether solo or with his skeletal orchestra, are full of stories and games. Many describe his shows as sitting around a fire while an old friend regales you with tales, presuming that old friend drinks a liter of rum a night, dates zombie prostitutes and wrestles Krakens.
Voltaire has been recording and touring for over 20 years. He's released 11 full length CDs.
Metropolis Records Recording Artists
★ Bella Morte ★
Gothic/Deathrock/Horror Punk from the Beautiful Dead!
8 albums, 2 e.ps and 21 Years after their start in 1996, Bella Morte show no signs of stopping-
Bella Morte sings songs of love and loss, hope and despair. Combining driving electronics, graveyard ballads, emotive storytelling, and powerful guitar riffs, Bella Morte has developed a distinctive style embraced by legions of fans around the world. As the band continues to tour the world and write new material, they remain eternally thankful to be doing what they love: singing songs about the dead and winning the hearts of the living along the way.
Supporting their new “Year Of The Ghost” album!
Metropolis Records Recording Artists
★ NØIR ★
The voice of Athan Maroulis will always be linked to the seminal Los Angeles based trio SPAHN RANCH, a band that pounded the ’90s industrial scene with an audacious mix of EBM and Electro flavored Synth Pop fused with an atmospheric menacing pall of Goth.
Maroulis has also on occasion guested on albums by Razed In Black as well as Black Tape For A Blue Girl.
NOIR musically bridges Maroulis’ Industrial and Gothic past into a very moody electronic present utilizing elements of dance, dark ambient, synth-laced hooks along with touches of glitch and EBM. The result is entitled “Darkly Near”, an album influenced by idealized black and white images of New York City, a contrasting filmic backdrop for the aural futuristic pleasures of NOIR.
Lyrically, Darkly Near is an album of endings, one that travels through a dreamy death trip of sensuality littered with sinewy faded silent film stars, Rod Serling scripts, con men and the forlorn recollections of a solitary man waiting for a train pressed against the machinery of today. Released on the heels of 2012’s successful single “My Dear” that featured an exclusive Assemblage 23 remix, NOIR’s mature yet strikingly refreshing Darkly Near album will be supported with a select series of exclusive live dates.
“My Dear” (2012)
«Darkly Near» (2013) metropolis-mailorder.com/product.php?prodnum=MET+892
“RE:MIT:TENT” (2014) metropolis-mailorder.com/digital.php?prodnum=MET+954D
“The Burning Bridge” (2016)
DJ’s spinning Gothic, Darkwave, Industrial, and more
★ Xris SMack! SMack! (STIMULATE, SMack!, fIXE, Fetish Tribe)
★ DJ Paradox (Stimulate, Dark Water)
plus Guest DJs
★ DJ Jeffo!
★ plus Birthday Girl Dj Annabel Evil (Cybertron) — Special BDay Set!
Ashley Bad, BlackLite Bonnie, Vasa Pixie, Venus Pain, Xenolith Yolita, Laura Doorways, Stevie. Megan Minya, Harry Lucien Lightbringer, and more!
Make an effort — Dress to Impress!
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❤ STIMULATE Go-Go's
Brenna 'Shanita Bump', Melissa Saurus Wrecks, Shaila Kristie, E.LethalKitten,
Pole Dance by Ariel Margie
❤ VISUAL STIMULATion by
the SMack! Video Lab
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* ”Feel The Whip": SMack! Dungeon play space with guest Dominatrixes
Dungeon play Equipment + more
❤ Tom Fang's Custom Fangs and Leather Goods
❤ Venus Pain Creations
Ticket Giveaways (dress up and you can win!)
: 9 Year Anniversary Month:
► 9/1: STIMULATE presents GOD MODULE, Blakk Glass, Midnight Myth and Visions In Black on their 2017 North American Tour (@ Drom)
► 9/8: STIMULATE presents Aurelio Voltaire and Bella Morte on their «Sweet 16 North American Tour» joined by NOIR (@ Drom)
► 10/27: STIMULATE presents The Return of TIM SKOLD (KMFDM, Marilyn Manson) and 16 VOLT for our Annual Halloween Bash! (@ Drom)
Suggested Dress Code:
* Steampunk, Cyberpunk/CyberSlut, Electrohead / Rivithead / Industrial, Gothic, Fashionista, etc, etc
* FETISH: Latex, Leather, PVC/Vinyl, Armor, Warped & Kinky!
STIMULATE Resident Videographer Kevin of Vonesper Studios
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❤ Our Resident Cupcake Mistress Annabel EVIL ❤
DROM 85 Avenue A (at 5th Street) New York City
10pm-4am, $15 in Advance, $20 at the door
Obey our DoorQueen: MANDANA BANSHEE
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