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Thursday, September 20th, 2007
1:14 pm - This Saturday @the BBT:


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Saturday, September 15th, 2007
10:43 am - N-cubed!!!

Necrotic Wednesday with Narse and Nyarlathotep! Sept. 19

at Howlers (near the Bloomfield Bridge)
4509 Liberty Ave.

Doors at 9 pm
$3, 21+
$5, under 21

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Friday, September 7th, 2007
10:04 pm - Attack of the Ns!!!


At Howler's, Wed. Sept. 19 (which also happens to be "Talk like a Pirate" day!)


Party with Pittsburgh's sexiest goth, industrial, and postpunk fans.

DJ RIPpee, DJ E-Z Lou, DJ Hates You, and DJ Triceratop vivesected bi-monthly for your pleasure every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays.

Doors at 9 pm

$3 over 21
$5 under 21

4509 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
(Near the Bloomfield Bridge)
Parking available at ShurSave's park

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2007
7:15 pm - Attrition Silver Anniversary Tour, July 10 at The Rex


You cannot miss this once in a lifetime event! A gala in honor of Attrition's 25th anniversary tour on Tuesday July 10, 2007 with musical Guests:

Attrition - pioneers of dark electronica
High Blue Star
Between the Waters
Masters of Ceremonies Jordan Decay and SPAZ
Upstage Nation DJs EZLou and N8theSk8

Tickets are available through www.MordantProductions.com website and these other fine ticket outlets: Slacker, Eides, Dave's Music Mine (South Side), Brave New World, or Turtle Island. $10 advance/$13 day of show.

Date: Tuesday July 10, 2007
Location: Rex Theatre 1602 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South Side)
Doors: 8pm

Dress to impress for our first ever corset contest!

Prizes will be given away for our CORSET CONTEST and raffle. Audience will vote on Most Original, Most Elegant, and Best Overall corsets. In addition, door prizes will be given away throughout the evening.

Please pass this along to all your friends. If you'd like to join the Mordant Productions' street team, please e-mail us at street@mordantproductions.com.

Flier designed by CodevMultimedia.com

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Monday, October 30th, 2006
9:52 pm - From The Crawling Chaos...THANK YOU ALL!

That's right, folks: thank you all for showing The Crawling Chaos much love Saturday night at Masquerade 10! I'm sorry it's taken me so long to post about the show, but...well, the life of an English teacher is often fraught with massive amounts of paper-grading and handout-making. Nonetheless...even though the incarnation of Nyarlathotep y'all got to witness Saturday night was just me, I still had a bitchin' time turning out the amorphous, eldritch jams for everyone. But please remember: future Nyarlathotep shows will be even MORE exciting, what with mirvana on violin, popejeremy on geetar, and siliconedreamer and jdecay on synths, vocals, and alien technologies. And more! The nature of The Crawling Chaos is one of incessant, seething flux...so you never know who might be on stage with us the next time we play. Hell, for all I know, Clive Barker or the Re-Animated Corpse of Howard Phillips Lovecraft himself may put in a guest appearance!

The Chaos gives as good as it gets...and soon we'll be hitting you up with massive amounts of new music, including finished, monstrous versions of several of the tracks you heard last night--including our very first album remastered and re-released with...oh, about fifteen or twenty B-sides and out-takes and alternate versions thrown in to boot. We'll let you know when the interdimensional horrors will be knocking ion your doors.

Once again, folks--thank you all for coming to see my modest effort as the one-man incarnation of Nyarlathotep. I don't write this stuff just so I can sit around with my cat and listen to it. That's a big part of it, yes...but your enjoyment matters so much more to me--and to all of us creepin' and crawlin' about beneath the moniker Nyarlathotep. So from our absentee members as well: THANK YOU ALL!

And finally--but by NO means least...uhh, leastly--the Chaos gives Mad Props(tm) to the other wonderful performers at Masquerade 10:

JORDAN DECAY! The master of Hyperborian eeriness.

PARALYZED CIRCUITRY, a.k.a. aRvin Clay, a.k.a. The aRvinator, a.k.a. Mac Store Flunky Numbah 1! How does the man make those sounds? aRvin, I've known you and worked with you for six, seven years now, and I still have no clue how you do such amazing stuff.

NARSE! Anyone with balls big enough to cover one of my favorite Oingo Boingo songs and actually make me like it more has got some Mad Skillz on the synth decks.

And thanks again to the Night Shift, particularly beeporama and Gothic Matt, for hosting us all.

BTW: Sorry I didn't manage to damage the spacetime continuum, folks. I really tried, but for some reason the Ritual of Opening the Gate that I subtly worked into "Mouth of Rivers (A Tribute to Skinny Puppy)" just didn't seem to produce the proper ambient voltages necessary to attract Yog-Sothoth. Guess that's what happens when I do this Nyarlathotep stuff alone. But fear not! Or, rather, fear--it will happen when all of us are together again at the next Really Big Shew. :)

X-posted to pghgoth

current mood: accomplished

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2006

That's right, folks...this year, Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos--or, at least, an abbreviated version thereof--will be performing at this year's Masquerade 10 at Ceremony! As many of y'all know, the membership of the Crawling Chaos is constantly in flux, but primarily we're a four-to-ten-piece band. BUT! Nyarlathotep can be as small as just me, Derek C. F. Pegritz, kicking out the jams with my laptop and assorted wicked mortuary toys--so that's what you'll be getting at the Really Big Shew this Saturday! Expect a couple of jagged, mutated songs from our very first album, 1999's Iä! as well as some extremely new material from our forthcoming album, Strange Aeons. Some of the arrangements will be stripped down a bit to facilitate a one-man performance of the stuff, but hopefully this show will give all y'all a better idea of what we're all about!

But, please, don't forget--this show is not about Nyarlathotep only!

We've also got the inimitable Jordan Decay kickin' out the heavy, heavy drones and the classically-dramatic vocals.

AND Paralyzed Circuitry, the IDM/ambient/experimental project of the legendary aRvin Clay--a.k.a. DJ Circuitry.

AND we've even got Narse--pure, unadulterated synthpop a la Depeche Mode. Whereas Herr Decay, ParaCirc, and The Chaos will be leading you through the darkest thickets of sonic weirdness and the abandoned hospitals of the heart, Narse is just gonna devastate your booties.

So get your asses out to Masquerade 10! It may be your last chance ever...considering the fact that the acts this year will be summoning up such horrific sonic atmospheres they may very well tear holes in the spacetime continuum and cause the Upstage and all inside it to deliquesce into a bundle of random dark matter! DON'T LAUGH. It could happen. Azathoth, the blind daemon sultan who seethes and burbles mindlessly at the heart of all creation, may put in appearance...and do you really want to miss out on that?

Crossposted to nyarlathotepgh, of course.

current mood: excited

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Friday, July 14th, 2006
1:55 am - Lest We Forget....

NYARLATHOTEP, The Crawling Chaos...LIVE! Or, well, as live as we ever can be.

This Sunday, July the 16th, C.E. 2006.

The Mill Site Tavern, South Side, at 2512 E. Carson St. (one of Pittsburgh's oldest bars located near Southside Works)

All ages - Doors open at 7PM...We'll be playing from 8:00 to 8:30

$8 advance - $10 at door (get 'em while they're cheap, people!)

Tickets are available at Eides, Brave New World, Slacker, Dave's Music Mine, or direct from Mordant Productions.

We'll be opening for two completely awesome bands--Revolver Modele AND The Brides!

current mood: accomplished

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Monday, June 26th, 2006
10:39 pm - Nyarlathotep--LIVE!

Oh, boy...you people don't know what you're in for. Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, is proud as hell to announced that we'll be opening for The Brides and Revolver Modele at Mordant Productions' A Midsummer's Nightmare on Sunday, July 16th! First of all, here're the basic details:

Location: The Mill Site Tavern at 2512 E. Carson St. (one of Pittsburgh's oldest bars)
All ages - Doors open at 7PM
$7 advance - $10 at door
Tickets are available at Eides, Brave New World, Slacker, Dave's Music Mine, or direct from Mordant Productions
(please e-mail us at mordant@mordantproductions.com)

We'll be going on first, and I can promise you an amazingly eerie show! Considering that this is the first time we've played live in...oh, three or four years, and that we've a new lineup and whatnot, things will be eminently Chaotic--but we'll be doing all new material. Let's just hope that we don't accidentally rip open a portal to the center of all creation where the mindless Other Gods writhe hideously to the eternal piping of daemoniac flutes, because I'd really hate for all you nice people to be swallowed up in the biggest dimensional cross-rift since the New York City Gozer Intrusion of 1984...but that's the chance you take with the Crawling Chaos!

We'll be posting samples of what you'll be hearing at the show soon, so keep your ears and your pineal glands peeled for revelations from beyond Yuggoth!

(Cross-posted every-damn-where.)

current mood: accomplished

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Thursday, June 1st, 2006
1:45 am - The New Old Sound of The Crawling Chaos!

Check it, folks--Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, has two new sites on the Web for you to peruse:

The Chaos at BandSpace.com, and
The Chaos at SoundClick.com.

Both sides serve streaming audio, but you will notice that you can't download any of our tracks. The reason for this is that the sites only allow for low-bitrate mp3s (128kbps and under), and who wants low-quality mp3s for anything other than auditioning purposes, right? More importantly, though, each site charges for downloads. The price for downloads is well under a dollar on both sites (.70 on BandSpace, for instance), but pretty soon ALL of our tracks will be available for download (as 320kbps mp3s) on the HPL Laboratories of Pennsylvania website--FOR FREE!

BandSpace and SoundClick are wonderful sites to get noticed, however, and to allow listeners to sample our music before investing the time in downloading all of it. So go and check out the sites--we've put up exclusive tracks on both! And, of course, if you don't know, we're still on MySpace as well! Check ouit the new stuff and leave comments--we value your opinions, suggestions, and whatnot very highly!

current mood: accomplished

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1:35 am - History of the Necronomicon.

By Howard Philips Lovecraft.

Original title Al Azif -- azif being the word used by Arabs to designate that nocturnal sound (made by insects) suppos'd to be the howling of daemons.

Composed by Abdul Alhazred, a mad poet of Sanaá, in Yemen, who issaid to have flourished during the period of the Ommiade caliphs, circa700 A.D. He visited the ruins of Babylon and the subterranean secretsof Memphis and spent ten years alone in the great southern desert ofArabia -- the Roba el Khaliyeh or "Empty Space" of the ancients -- and"Dahna" or "Crimson" desert of the modern Arabs, which is held to beinhabited by protective evil spirits and monsters of death. Of thisdesert many strange and unbelievable marvels are told by those whopretend to have penetrated it. In his last years Alhazred dwelt inDamascus, where the Necronomicon (Al Azif) was written,and of his final death or disappearance (738 A.D.) many terrible andconflicting things are told. He is said by Ebn Khallikan (12th cent.biographer) to have been seized by an invisible monster in broaddaylight and devoured horribly before a large number of fright-frozenwitnesses. Of his madness many things are told. He claimed to have seenfabulous Irem, or City of Pillars, and to have found beneath the ruinsof a certain nameless desert town the shocking annals and secrets of arace older than mankind. He was only an indifferent Moslem, worshippingunknown entities whom he called Yog-Sothoth and Cthulhu.

In A.D. 950 the Azif, which had gained a considerable tho'surreptitious circulation amongst the philosophers of the age, wassecretly translated into Greek by Theodorus Philetas of Constantinopleunder the title Necronomicon. For a century it impelled certainexperimenters to terrible attempts, when it was suppressed and burnt bythe patriarch Michael. After this it is only heard of furtively, but(1228) Olaus Wormius made a Latin translation later in the Middle Ages,and the Latin text was printed twice -- once in the fifteenth centuryin black-letter (evidently in Germany) and once in the seventeenth(prob. Spanish) -- both editions being without identifying marks, andlocated as to time and place by internal typographical evidence only.The work both Latin and Greek was banned by Pope Gregory IX in 1232,shortly after its Latin translation, which called attention to it. TheArabic original was lost as early as Wormius' time, as indicated by hisprefatory note; and no sight of the Greek copy -- which was printed inItaly between 1500 and 1550 -- has been reported since the burning of acertain Salem man's library in 1692. An English translation made by Dr.Dee was never printed, and exists only in fragments recovered from theoriginal manuscript. Of the Latin texts now existing one (15th cent.)is known to be in the British Museum under lock and key, while another(17th cent.) is in the Bibliothèque Nationale at Paris. Aseventeenth-century edition is in the Widener Library at Harvard, andin the library of Miskatonic University at Arkham. Also in the libraryof the University of Buenos Ayres. Numerous other copies probably existin secret, and a fifteenth-century one is persistently rumoured to formpart of the collection of a celebrated American millionaire. A stillvaguer rumour credits the preservation of a sixteenth-century Greektext in the Salem family of Pickman; but if it was so preserved, itvanished with the artist R. U. Pickman, who disappeared early in 1926.The book is rigidly suppressed by the authorities of most countries,and by all branches of organised ecclesiasticism. Reading leads toterrible consequences. It was from rumours of this book (of whichrelatively few of the general public know) that R. W. Chambers is saidto have derived the idea of his early novel The King in Yellow.

This text, and many, many others, is available via the HPL WikiSource.org page, which I have been overseeing and supervising for about two months now. It's a herculean task, but I've been making sure each story, essay, and poem represented on that page is equal to the "definitive" versions as edited by S. T. Joshi and published by Penguin Classics in recent years.

current mood: contemplative

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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006
9:27 am - Hello

How great to find a Pittsburgh based Lovecraftian forum.

I've enjoyed the music I've heard so far and look forward to your new works.

In case anyone is interested, I recently (two months ago) started writing a Lovecraftian inspired webcomic called Weirdlings.

LJ Syndication

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1:18 am - Welcome to the First Church of Nyarlathotep, Pittsburgh!

Hey, folks--this is Pegritz/oneirophrenia, one of the many incarnations of Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, welcoming you to our community!

We'll of course be posting plenty of information concerning the band Nyarlathotep as it comes up, but we welcome any and all interaction--so...if you've got something of a Lovecraftian or horrific bent to talk about, share it with the congregation!

Let me get the summoning started here by formally welcoming not only you to the community, but also jdecay and mirvana to the band! You may already know Jordan Decay from his many performances, and Megan for her work with several other local bands. The Crawling Chaos is already shaping up to be better than it ever was thanks to their coming involvement!

current mood: contemplative

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