Inkubus Sukkubus & Witch of the Vale
Chains On Velvet 25th Anniversary event
Saturday 23rd September 2023
The Waterfront Studio, Norwich
Doors 18:30 Age 14+
Tickets Advance £12.50 STBF Advance, £15 on the door
Box office : https://www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk/ents/event/23651/
Gig ticket includes free entry to Chains On Velvet 25th Anniversary club night (18+, 22:00 – 03:00)
Inkubus Sukkubus are a Pagan Gothic Rock Band Who have been touring and releasing albums since they formed in 1989. The original aim of the band was (as it still is today) to be the vehicle in which the celebration of the Pagan experience could be conveyed. Initially the band was called Incubus Succubus, in the spring of `95 it was decided that the spelling of the band’s name would change to Inkubus Sukkubus for numerological reasons, and with this came other notable changes. The live band went through a stunning metamorphosis and they now play with a drum machine and full programmed orchestral backing from sequencers giving the richness and diversity of sound and emotion previously found only in the recorded band.
2019 was the 30th anniversary for Inkubus Sukkubus and saw them release “Lilith Rising”, the band’s 25th album. During the Covid 19 pandemic they released their first book entitled ‘Tales of Witchcraft and Wonder’ and in 2021 released their most recent album ‘The Way of the Witch’. Inkubus Sukkubus have toured Germany, France, Belgium, America, as well as the UK and they continue to consolidate their position as the world’s biggest and most popular Pagan Rock band.
Witch of the Vale
Witch of the Vale are Erin and Ryan, an unsettling electronic duo from the serene shores of Loch Lomond and the remote Outer Hebridean Isles. Erin and Ryan began creating music together after identifying a shared love of a particular style of dark, melodic music which they felt was missing from the current scene. Having taught themselves how to record, mix and engineer their own unique sound.
Witch of the Vale are best identified by their haunting vocal style coupled with harmonic synths. These in turn are starkly contrasted by deep drones and abrasive drums. With Erin’s sincere, melancholic lyrics, their sound is at once ethereal and devastating. Live, their performance has been described as compelling and tortured, an atmospheric and deeply emotional experience. After the critical acclaim of their first album Commemorate, Witch of the Vale have recently followed up with a new single, Love of a Father in advance of a second album.