David Tibet Hastens His Precious Apocalypse with a Truly Diabolical Group of Collaborators for Current 93’s Upcoming Album

“Then another sign appeared in the sky; it was a huge red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on its heads were seven diadems. Its tail swept away a third of the stars in the sky and hurled them down to the earth.”

-- Revelation 12:3-4

It literally takes zero effort to find some badass apocalyptic passage from the Book of Revelation. Just crack open a Bible, flip to any old page of its last book, close your eyes, and point a finger anywhere on the page -- BOOM! Instant Tolkien fan fiction, written by God’s own hand! But for Current 93 's David Tibet, multi-headed, star-wiping dragons are the least of humanity’s problems come Armageddon time. According to Current 93 lore, upon the arrival of the end of days, thunderous bloodbells will chime murder as sky-eating ships devour reality itself until Lucifer at last descends on London and wages war on the judged. Oh man, the Apocalypse is so gonna have some fuckin’ sack.

So does Current 93’s music provoke Armageddon or merely anticipate it? Has David Tibet spent his career taunting and smacking the Beast on the nose with a rolled up newspaper until it finally unleashes hell on earth, or has he actually been building rock ’n’ roll’s most impenetrable theological bomb shelter? Deconstructing Tibet’s apocalyptic intentions is nigh impossible, but after reading the list of collaborators for Current 93’s first studio album in three years Aleph at Hallucinatory Mountain, I have a feeling that Tibet is purposefully baiting God to pull the plug on existence. I mean, just check out a few of these names: electronics/glands wizard Steve Stapleton (Nurse with Wound), punishing guitarist Matt Sweeney (Superwolf, Zwan), renowned partier and motivational speaker Andrew W.K., drummer Alex Neilson (The Red Krayola), and your very favorite porn star Sasha Grey on vocals. How could such an unholy assemblage not incite the heavenly choirs to trumpet their deathly song upon this waking world? Well, I guess we’ll find out May 18 when the album comes out on Jnana Records. Enjoy the next few days of existence, folks. God bless!


1. Invocation of Almost
2. Poppyskins
3. On Docetic Mountain
4. 26 April 2007
5. Aleph is the Butterfly Net
6. Not Because the Fox Barks
7. UrShadow
8. As Real as Rainbows

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