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Back in the Lab! The Void has been living in the studio for the past month, putting together new material for the vahco album & working on electronic beats to combine with the next live sets. What a trip...the king of mod-eclectro music, vahco, making a strong pop album with live musicians on every track & OPIATE VOID - who earned their chops as a rock & blues house band & a live r&b monster - breaking out the 808! We have been scoping a few drummers out here in NYC for the next tour but there are many sides to Drummer X, many of them hidden inside a box. Don't be suprised to hear some Void tracks (or even YBS? classics) being snuck into some upcoming Empire-State vahco sets.
changes for the Void recently! Looks like home base for the summer is gonna
be in sticky-sweet NYC! Losta recording on Vahco's next album, more Mo
& YBS? tracks and shows a plenty on the East Coast! Tim isn't gonna
be able to make it though so we thank him for his years of service carrying
the heavy beats as Drummer X & hopefully we'll be blessed again and
find somone fit to wear his unitard. You may have noiced that the Void
has been playing the new tunes live but still hasn't released the album!
Our attention to detail on mastering "This is the Sunset" will soon pay
off in the inspiring and fun album that we've been sweating over! Vahco's
"interesting Giraffes" album has been well recieved and an anxious public
looks forward to his next work. And Shen has been busy performing
& slangin his collection of ghost stories, "Santiago;s Obake", in addtion
to writing new tracks and beats for Mo & OPIATE VOID REMIXES.
kids! The Void IS back intact & we've been in the studio for a year!
is back singing & playing keys with us after completing his solo debut
INTERESTING GIRAFFES, Moses (from YBS?) has also joined us in singing and
playing percussion (Look for a new YBS? release due out this year). Shen
has a new album of San Francisco ghost stories called SANTIAGO'S OBAKE
and Tim X & Dave have been joining Brian & Shen in playing experimental
shows around the Bay as WANDERING EYE & as part of Shen's OBAKE ORCHESTRA.
Look for Vahco & Void at the monthly coverfest "POSER'S LOUNGE" at
Red Devil Lounge in SF playing electronic & funk versions of Johnny
Cash & U2. More Void, Shen, Vahco & Wandering Eye shows coming
up. THANKS EVERYBODY for your support through all these years!!
Modern living! A victim of cybersquatting, our expected expanded site
been temporarily bumped from it's new home. You've waited long
without an update and so have we. So untill the new digs are habitable
we're opening angelfire.com/il/opiatevoid for expanded business!
New Music Samples (free downloads!)
New Music Samples (free downloads!)
click on the buttons on the left or the links to the right, look around
feel free to email us about the site, SF, the band or whatever...
- Shen & OPIATE VOID
|OPIATE VOID LINKS
Bio of Bassist, Brian Devereux
Info for contacting OPIATE VOID and where to buy CDs
Bio of Guitarist, Dave Boscacci
X Bio of Drummer X: Spy, Alien, Machine
Upcoming shows or events for the band
Sites that support independent music, thought and actvities
of OPIATE VOID & other random words
Bio of Vocalist / Percussionist, Moses Brown
Reviews of our favorites & unfavorites
Samples of OPIATE VOID & other sounds (hosted
the Goat-Boy Records Home for OPIATE VOID's record
label, NGB Records
Index (bios) Page with links to bios of all band members
Who? Page that explains the who and why of the band
Recent photos from concerts, events or tours...
Bio of sampler, minister, Priest Shen
Bio of onetime Opiate