Ritual Mass Burn – 23rd October 2017, The Cockpit, London. 7pm. FREE

October 15, 2017

Ritual Mass Burn - The Cockpit, London, NW8 8EH October 23rd 2017 poster

Burn Your Money – The Cockpit, London, NW8 8EH. October 23rd 2017

Ritual Mass Burn…..

Money Flame for The Cockpit, London, NW8 8EH October 23rd 2017

Experience the pure primal intensity of Sacrifice at the World’s only annual Mass Money Burning Ritual

Produced and presented by The Order of the Sacred Immolation

Hosted by The Cockpit

The second annual Ritual Mass Money Burning is FREE to attend.

NO TICKET NEEDED. JUST TURN UP AT 7.00PM for 7.30PM START.

The Service will last about an hour and will consist of scriptural readings and sermons from some very special guests.

The Ritual itself will be conducted by an Iron Man Records Patron.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BURN IF YOU ATTEND.
 But we recommend you bring some cash, just in case.

Monday October 23rd 2017  – 7.30pm

THIS RITUAL IS FREE TO ATTEND

WARNING: This event explores the nature of money, its relation to thought and knowledge, and how these are entangled in the primal psychology of sacrificial ritual and what it is to be a sovereign being.

Buy: burnyourmoney.org/

Contribute: www.jonone100.com/

Blog: jonone100.blogspot.co.uk/

Money Wisdom: jonone100.tumblr.com/

also available: The Money Burner’s Manual: A Guide to Ritual Sacrifice by Jonathan Harris

The Total Burn compels you. The future reaches toward your out-stretched arms. Here and now, when you gather to make sacrifice, people think you immoral or insane. But soon you will be hailed as the prophets of a new age and your actions will be proclaimed as righteous and sane.

In the meantime, let our thoughts be contact.

Burning Issue 2017 Super Deluxe

Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” released on Iron Man Records 12th October 2017

September 26, 2017

Rachel Mayfield - Winter Of Desire - Online Advert

IMB6037 Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” released on Iron Man Records, 12th October 2017

All songs written by Rachel Mayfield

Rachel Mayfield – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Toni Woodward- Cello/Vocal Harmonies
Kirsty Ford – Vocal Harmonies
Produced by – Paul Robert Gray
Recorded at – Saint Dunstans Church Hall, June 2017
Art Work – Dave Twist
Photography – Ian Whitney
Dedication – ‘For Huck’

BUY Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” here

For all Bookings and Press enquiries email: mark@ironmanrecords.co.uk

Rachel Mayfield is a singer, writer and mixed media artist from Birmingham, UK.

In the 1990’s she formed and fronted Indie Rock band ‘Delicious Monster’ being hailed by the NME as a “Goddess of Indie Rock’ and as ‘exciting, unpredictable and dangerous as a ten legged Tyrannosaurus. The band received critical acclaim for three top ten singles and one album placing them at the forefront of the cultured Indie Rock scene. Since then she has diversified into Solo albums, Film and Art installations while continuing to develop creative collectives.

In 2015 her short film ‘All Lovers Could Be Love’ from ‘Venture of Belief’ featured in the BFI love season with Poetryfilm.org.

October 2017 will see the release of ‘Winter of Desire’ on Iron Man Records – the first element of a four part Art work that includes Music, Film and Poetry –

Winter of Desire
Venture of Belief
Truth To Material
Collect The Hearts

Rachel Mayfield will perform 12th October 2017 as part of Anchor Gallery ‘Show Me Your Birmingham’ exhibition. Stage time Approx 8pm at Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath Street, Birmingham, B4 6HG. £10 ticket entitles ticket holder to an all events pass for the exhibition.

What people are saying:

Rachel Mayfield is a master of dynamics and a true artist in the widest sense of the word. She expresses her worldview and reading of her experiences in a variety of formats. Her live performances are fluid; as an ever changing line-up of solid musicians enhances and alters her sound. As a solitary character, dressed in black, barefoot, with an acoustic guitar, she enthralled me at the Midlands Arts Centre in 2015 with her live Mixed media exhibition ‘Winter of Desire.’ Yet, her most recent performance of this at Pcafe included: bass, cello and backing vocals, along with film and photography on theme, that added further dimension. Irrespective of the line-up, Rachel instinctively knows when extra layers of instruments are required, whilst allowing the musicians creative freedom to enhance her songs.

Rachel Mayfield is unshackled by mere form. Her lyrics convey ambiguous imagery (reminiscent of artists such as Suzanne Vega) wide open to audience interpretation. Multiple listens to the impassioned, stripped down, ‘Take Me to God’ will reward you with resonating hidden depths from a gut-wrenching and primeval cry on the eponymous refrain. Check out the version on YouTube. Her band cranks up the feeling till the epic crescendo; although her solo version has (at least) the same devastating impact.

Other notable tracks are: ‘Do, Don’t’ – a song that exposes the tumultuous and emotional conflict of Intimacy, illustrated by the simple, yet effective, use of the call and response titular chorus. Rachel fearlessly exposes her vulnerability through her lyrics and her delicate and powerful vocals; her vast vocal range can hover between precarious whisper and spine-chilling, rousing wail –any time she chooses. ’Don’t Say Never’ epitomizes the pain of heartbreak. With her sensitive vocal delivery and unobtrusive guitar playing, Rachel creates solace, whilst simultaneously promising optimism.

All in all, through compassionate, sensitive, lyrics, sound and visuals, Rachel Mayfield has produced an album destined to be the vital soundtrack for anyone who has ever experienced epic love and loss. – Antonia Woodward – Gig Junkies

‘Anyone who has not experienced the fragile beauty of Rachel Mayfield’s aural aura, needs to make it their priority. I had the pleasure of experiencing her soul-baring musical performance at Birmingham’s Central Library’s auditorium on Saturday afternoon. The lyrics – poignant and moving – describe the delicate turmoil an artist must work through to deliver their craft. It was also the romantic tale of rebirth (creatively and physically) and a homecoming to her hometown of Birmingham after living away for over a decade. The lyrics, personal and allegorical, tell the story of an artist who hasn’t chosen art; art has chosen her. Lucky us.

Rachel performed one song, stopping near the beginning to encourage the crowd to join in the beautiful and haunting chorus. They did. It was a testament to her magnetic stage presence, that the passers by (above) flocked to hear her performance. By the time the timeless melody was over, a large crowd had gathered and she was met with rapturous applause and appreciation.

BUY Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” here

Like the chorus of her self-penned song, most people who were there would need to see her “over and over”. – Andy Strachen

‘An extraordinarily gifted singer songwriter – possessed of an exquisitely way-ward, multi octave voice.’ Paul Lester – The Guardian

‘Capable of soul baring, sensual ferocity. Heart wrenching.’
Katatonic Magazine

‘Singer, songwriter extraordinair.’
Tony Moran – The Sutton Observer

Rachel Mayfield is one of the most important women in contemporary music. She is a bruised yet strangely sensous woman.’
Andrew Field – Anthem

‘Star of the show, a rock deity whose free falling voice is a wonder to behold.’
Cumbernauld News

‘Mayfield’s voice is to sigh for, full of pure, unforced beauty.’
Whats On

‘An ambiguous, heady brew of power, politics, pleasure and personality all rolled into one.’
Redbrick – Student Magazine

‘I F…ing Love this singer’
Sarah Henderson – GWR FM Swindon

‘Pleasure with Brains.’
Buzz Factory

‘A magnetic, transfixing stage presence. The lady has everything; a totally individual sound and a personality that dominates centre stage like the innocent but knowing eye of a technicolour hurricane.’
Steve Morris – Brum Beat

‘Emphatic, Balanced, Artistry.’
Nicholas Manthorpe – Evening News

‘Rachel’s Mayfield’s voice is Swooping, demanding, pleading but always seductive.’
Cornwall College – Student Magazine

‘Rachel flings her head back, opens her mouth and this voice unleashes itself in all it’s
just controlled, terrifying beauty.’
Sarra Manning – NME

‘Mayfield’s voice is infused with an unmistakeable and exhilarating passion which sends a shiver down the spine.’
Making Waves – Oxford

‘Raw energy and well balanced sensitivity.’
Leon Burakowski – Dudley Chronicle

‘Rachel Mayfield has wit and nerve.’
Time Out – London

BUY Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” here

Malignant Tumour, The Nerks, Police Bastard, 1000 SCARS, The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham, Wed, 27th Sept, 2017

September 25, 2017

Malignant Tumour, The Nerks, Police Bastard, and 1000 SCARS at Castle & Falcon, Birmingham Wed 27th September 2017

Malignant Tumour, The Nerks, Police Bastard, and 1000 SCARS at Castle & Falcon, Birmingham Wed 27th September 2017. £8 on the door.

www.punksalive.co.uk

Curse Of Lono – European Tour Dates – Sept / Oct / Nov / Dec 2017

September 19, 2017

I will be working with Curse of Lono later this month. I will be taking them to Brussels, Eindhoven and Amsterdam. Come and see, they are a fantastic band, their Debut album ‘SEVERED’ is out now.

Curse Of Lono - European Tour Dates Sept / Oct / Nov / Dec 2017

If dangerous living bothers you, look away now – but for everyone else, Curse Of Lono are a new beacon of darkness. 
MOJO

Exile On Main Street meets William Faulkner.
CLASSIC ROCK

A sinewy, cinematic take on big-sky country roots rock. 
UNCUT

Sexy, sweaty and savage, Curse Of Lono explore the heart of darkness with unflinching accuracy. 
SHINDIG!

A record so brilliant and accomplished that in a fairer world, would outsell anything else on the radio today. 
PERFORMER MAGAZINE (USA)

One of the most exciting new bands around… Mixing influences like Wilco, The Velvet Underground and The Doors, there’s no shortage of highlights and heartfelt songs on this ten-track album. 
LOUDER THAN WAR

Curse Of Lono - Country Music Mag 12.7.17

Curse Of Lono - Country Music Mag Review 12.7.17

http://www.curseoflonoband.com

Police Bastard + Hexed at The Black Bull, Gateshead, Friday, 22nd September. £5

September 17, 2017

Police Bastard + Hexed at The Black Bull, Gateshead Friday 22nd September £5

Police Bastard + Hexed play at The Black Bull, Gateshead Friday 22nd September £5

Police Bastard – Confined (VINYL)

A big Thank You to all of you who have ordered the VINYL or have contributed as Iron Man Records Patrons.

Here’s a Video you may have missed…..

If you would like to buy Police Bastard – Confined on VINYL try the Iron Man Shop here

If you would like to become an Iron Man Records Patron go here

This record is possibly the best record the band have released to date and there are only 500 copies pressed on Vinyl….. so get one while you can.

John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth (Double CD) 2017

September 15, 2017

John Sinclair - Beatnik Youth

John Sinclair – “Beatnik Youth” on Double CD
Released 2017 by Iron Man Records.

All Press enquiries to Sean Newsham : sean@mutante.co.uk

Catalogue Number: IMB6032

Release date: 2017

Label: Iron Man Records

Distribution: Cargo

Disc 1

  1. Testify (9.10)
  2. Good Stuff (4.32)
  3. Everybody Needs Somebody (7.09)
  4. Change My Life (5.14)
  5. Ain’t Nobody’s Business (3.36)
  6. My Buddy (5.13)
  7. That Old Man (3.53)

Disc 2

  1. Brilliant Corners (11.29)
  2. Culture Cide (11.38)
  3. Red Dress (Ruby My Dear) (6.25)
  4. Sitarrtha (6.16)
  5. Do It (6.16)
  6. War On Drugs (6.18)

Read the brilliant review of Beatnik Youth by Gus Ironside for Louder Than War here

John Sinclair, the renegade poet, scholar and cultural revolutionary releases “Beatnik Youth” on Iron Man Records. The double CD contains over 80 minutes of music from the restless creative mind of Youth, with some fine spoken word and poetry delivered by John Sinclair.

John, has been described as an Archetype of the 1960’s art, music and literary synthesis, and who today continues his work for cultural transformation.

Youth is one of the UK’s most influential producers and has been honoured, with an Outstanding Contribution Award by the Music Producers Guild. His career spans more than 30 years and is one of the UK’s most consistent, credible and influential producers.

John Sinclair - Beatnik Youth

You can order the Double CD, Vinyl and T-shirt here: http://ironmanrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/john-sinclair

From Detroit to New Orleans and from Los Angeles to Amsterdam, John Sinclair is still the king-size, psychedelic old-gangster poet, a living legend, a veteran of the counterculture, a survivor of the Marijuana Wars, and one of the last bohemians still standing. As a co-founder of the Detroit underground newspaper The Fifth Estate, manager of MC5, and Chairman of the White Panther Party described on Wikipedia in these modern times as a far-left, anti-racist, white American political collective founded in 1968 and dedicated to cultural revolution his mark on the boho rock & roll underground has been unique.

In 1969, with Richard Nixon in the White House, Vietnam in chaos in the wake of the Viet Congs near-suicidal Tet Offensive, and American cities still scared and scarred from urban riots, even the comparatively harmless agitprop pranks of White Panther cultural revolution had those in power reaching for their metaphoric and sometimes actual revolvers. Authorities remembered how John had organized the MC5 playing outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, the only band actually able to perform before Mayor Daley’s rabid police department violently derailed the massive anti-Vietnam war rally with teargas, billy clubs, and helicopter support.

John was deemed a danger to society and set up like a bowling pin. After handing a couple of joints to a hassling hippie who turned out to be an undercover narcotics agent, John found himself on the bad end of a ten year jail term. At the same time though he became a cause celebre. Free John Sinclair became one more battle cry in an embattled era. Protests, propaganda, and a giant concert in Ann Arbor headlined by John Lennon and Yoko Ono ultimately resulted in John’s release in November 1971. Lennon even wrote a song about him called ‘John Sinclair’ which he included on his ‘Sometime In New York City’ album.

In common with much that happens with John, a meeting with producer Youth (Paul McCartneys ‘Fireman’, Primal Scream, The Verve etc & Killing Joke bass player) that sowed the creative seeds was a matter of stoned synchronicity. As former Track Records boss Ian Grant tells it, Alan Clayton told me he had John Sinclair coming round tomorrow. I said “The John Sinclair?” One night Zodiac (Mindwarp) was on the bill with the Dirty Strangers and Youth was very taken with John. “I want to make a jazz album with John” he said. Since then, the two met at Youths house whenever he was home, and when John was in the country, and recorded the album.

And through the course of those recordings John, always so associated with the 1960s, took a serious step into the ways of the 21st century, with the same intoned poetry, but with melodic backing vocals, highly inventive production, even a nod to hip-hop, but still remembering his first loves of blues, be-bop, and classic rock & roll.

Beatnik Youth is one more step in the Big Chief’s long zig-zag trip that seems set to continue all the way to the far blue horizon. Summing up John Sinclair, you can only say with certainty that the beatnik goes on.

Youth

Youth has been responsible for numerous hits from artists including The Verve, Embrace, Echo and the Bunnymen, Crowded House, The Orb, Sir Paul McCartney and The Charlatans. Among his recent projects was the co-production of Pink Floyd‘s final and largely instrumental album, The Endless River. Youth also remixed David Gilmour‘s current solo album, Rattle That Lock. The Verve’s Urban Hymns brought Youth a BRIT Award for Producer of the Year after three consecutive years of nomination.

Youth says “I’m very proud of the longevity of work on Killing Joke and The Orb, how those recordings still sound fresh… and what I’ve done with The Verve and Richard Ashcroft, and Paul McCartney (The Fireman) and Pink Floyd. It’s only really working with those guys, with my insecurities, that I felt as though I could go, ‘yeah, I am a producer’.” His “university” was Killing Joke after he left school, and it “doesn’t really get more intense than that”.

As a young musician Youth, whose real name is Martin Glover, cut his teeth doing bass sessions for Adrian Sherwood productions and for artists such as Kate Bush whose phenomenally successful Hounds of Love album had Youth on bass. He was also a founder member and bassist of the band Killing Joke. After leaving Killing Joke (and a short experiment with the band Brilliant, managed by Bill Drummond and featuring June Montana, Jimmy Cauty and other key innovators of electronic and indie dance music), Youth began working with Alex Paterson and Cauty as The Orb, a collaboration that was responsible for the introduction of chill-out ambient house music.

Cauty and Drummond eventually moved on to form The KLF, leaving Youth and Paterson to experiment extensively in the post punk British dance music and Acid House scene. This led to the release of two classic albums as The Orb – U.F.Orb and Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, which incorporated Little Fluffy Clouds, a track that defined ambient house and chill-out and brought these genres firmly into the mainstream.

Youth’s skills as a producer were now being noticed by a much wider audience, not least because of his remix work with band like Siouxsie and The Banshees, Malcolm Maclaren, A Guy Called Gerald, Fine Young Cannibals, Marc Almond and U2. In 1993, he collaborated with Sir Paul McCartney who had developed an interest in remix culture. This resulted in Strawberries Oceans Ships Forest, an ambient album – and the first of three critically acclaimed albums – released under the name of The Fireman.

Over the years, Youth has notched up a staggeringly large and varied list of production and remix credits for artists such as Yazz, James, Primal Scream, Gun’s N’ Roses, Blue Pearl, Art of Noise, P.M. Dawn, Shack, De La Soul, Erasure, Beth Orton, Bananarama, Maria McKee, Suns of Arqa, The Shamen, Kool and the Gang, Texas, Pete Murphy, Tom Jones and Dido. He remains tireless in his quest for inspiration, excellence and innovation in recording great music and also finds time to paint, illustrate and publish poetry.

John Sinclair

John Sinclair the White Panther firebrand who stoked the MC5’s insurrectionary manifesto has roots that stretch back to jazz and the beats, as a writer, avant-garde champion and poet. John has travelled the world, collaborating with like-minded souls; a living embodiment of the original free spirit that fought to emancipate a generation, one of the few still flying the freak flag.

Since the early 90s, Sinclair has released albums of his poetry, but Beatnik Youth is possibly some of John Sinclair’s best work to date.

This poorly served generation needs it: that militant energy which released the bats in the 60s is crucially booted into the 21st Century in a riotous celebration of personal freedom, cultural trailblazers and marijuana.

The following Iron Man Records Patrons have made this release possible:

Suzy Tweddle, Deborah Ritchie, Scott Roe, Margaret Calleja, Thomas Rathgeber, Dan, Lee Parsfield, Chris Scales, Muir Mathewson, Michael Howe, Jonathan Harris, Dave Barnard, Bill Fadden, Mike Burgess, Jachim Palm, Lyle Bignon, Thomas Burke, Ben Cartlidge, Matt Grimes, Toby Conyers, Chris, Andy Cavendish, Steve Wyatt, Andrew Dubber, Frank Knoblich, Vaughan Roberts, Ian Robertson, Marcus H, Seth Faergolzia, Ricky Lee, Kathryn McCormack, Ade Cartwright, Sunwoo Jung, Chris Crass, Elie Brysbaert, Jonathon Watkiss, Dave Santorum-Crespo, Patrick Domka, Gaz Dennis, Larry Farber…..

Become a Patron too https://www.patreon.com/ironmanrecords

Nightingales Autumn 2017 UK Tour

September 9, 2017

Nightingales Autumn 2017 UK Tour Poster

Nightingales Autumn 2017 UK Tour

Back to it this Autumn

All dates are now ON SALE via www.thenightingales.org.uk/live so book ’em up and let’s make it a rockin’ one.

PLUS the group are super happy to have a true greatness back… Ted Chippington!! … for all the Oct dates.

BUY Nightingales stuff here: http://ironmanrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/nightingales

Become a Patron and help raise funds for a Nightingales Vinyl release in future.

Brassick – Appreciate Your Concern EP released on Iron Man Records 15th October 2017

September 8, 2017

Brassick - Appreciate Your Concern EP cover art

IMB6038 Brassick – Appreciate Your Concern EP

Released on Iron Man Records, 15th October 2017

Brassick are Nicola, Peter, Jay & George.

Hailing from the West Midlands UK, Brassick have a fast growing following and reputation as one of the most exciting bands around. Playing a mash up sound of punk, metal and hardcore, they released their first EP “Broke & Restless” in 2013. This was followed two years later in 2015 with their self titled debut album.

The band are proudly independent but have worked closely throughout their time with French Label Mass Prod who have helped establish them amongst the punk scene in France and further afield.

Now in 2017, coming back from a successful summer of festivals, the band unveil their third release in the form of an EP “Appreciate Your Concern.” Working along side Mass Prod, Urinal Vinyl and Iron Man Records it promises to be their best to date.

Ever outspoken but with a tendency not to take themselves too seriously, Brassick boast a true anti-fascist, anti-capitalist and pro equality message.

Nicola Hardy – Vocals
Peter Macbeth – Guitar & Vocals
Alex Lowe – Bass
Jay Jay Khaos – Drums

All Songs written by Brassick

Produced Mixed and Mastered by Peter Macbeth
A Studio 58 Production 2017

Artwork designed by Peter Macbeth

7” Vinyl Distribution by Urinal Vinyl www.urinalvinyl.com and Mass Prod www.massprod.com.

Digital Distribution by Iron Man Records www.ironmanrecords.net

“Taking up the torch from the acts that went before and running with it in a direction which keeps the heart pumping and the body jumping”

“Birmingham’s finest, playing a blend of hardcore mixed with old school punk rock and big choruses”

“You can’t take your eyes off this band, they perform with total non stop energy, they provided a set of relentless, in your face melodic hardcore punk delivered at a breakneck speed.”

Brassick Tour Dates

23/9/17 – The Left Bank, Hereford, UK
30/9/17 – Bar Metro Rocks, Bolton, UK
14/10/17 – Victoria Bikers Club, Coalville, UK
15/10/17 – Wagon & Horses, Birmingham, UK
28/10/17 – Rebellion Dublin @ Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, IRE
1/11/17 – Portobello Rock Club, Caen, FRA
2/11/17 – Ty Anna, Rennes, FRA
3/11/17 – L’Antipode MJC, Rennes, FRA
4/11/17 – Le Camji, Niort, FRA
5/11/17 – Venue TBC, Paris, FRA
16/12/17 – Claptrap, Stourbridge, UK
23/12/17 – Redrum, Stafford, UK
20/1/18 – Gullivers, Manchester, UK
24/3/18 – Smash, Edinburgh, UK

Brassick band photo 2017

Become an Iron Man Records Patron and support victims of injustice

September 1, 2017

Reprieve works worldwide to help victims of human rights abuses like the death penalty, torture and extrajudicial detention. I donate to Reprieve on a personal level whenever I have funds to do so. I have a lot of respect for the work of Clive Stafford Smith, Founder of Reprieve and his team.

Reprieve fund the litigation, expert witnesses and investigations which help to deliver justice and save lives across the globe.

I have added a new tier reward for Iron Man Records Patrons.

Iron Man Records will donate £10 to Reprieve each month for every Patron who signs up to the Reprieve tier/reward. Patrons at this level will also ensure that a Reprieve Logo appears on the next Iron Man Records Vinyl Release and a mention of the work they do will be added.

I have read the memo prepared by Clive Stafford Smith on the use of Music in Torture. It makes a horrific and shocking read.

“Victims of music torture are subjected to deafening music played for hours, days and months on end in order to ‘break’ them. Such techniques are currently used by the US military to destroy victims psychologically; the long-term damage is often far more devastating than physical injury.”

Blasting prisoners with ear-splitting music 24/7 is a form of modern torture. This technique leaves no visible scars. It causes severe psychiatric problems, the devastating effects of which can last a lifetime.
It is a clear violation of the Geneva Conventions, and an affront to musicians everywhere.

The UN and the European Court of Human Rights have banned the use of loud music in interrogations, but it is still being widely used. Prisoners describe the experience as harder to bear even than physical torture.

Reprieve’s client Binyam Mohamed from North London – recently released from Guantanamo Bay – suffered 18 months of torture in a Moroccan secret prison.

During this time his penis was routinely slashed with razor blades, yet he describes the sensation of feeling his sanity slip during psychological torture as even more horrific. He spoke to Reprieve Director Clive Stafford Smith, his lawyer, in Guantánamo Bay:

“They hung me up. I was allowed a few hours of sleep on the second day, then hung up again, this time for two days. My legs had swollen. My wrists and hands had gone numb…. There was loud music, [Eminem’s] ‘Slim Shady’ and Dr. Dre for 20 days…. The CIA worked on people, including me, day and night…. Plenty lost their minds. I could hear people knocking their heads against the walls and the doors, screaming their heads off.”

Reprieve became concerned by the frequent mention of music torture whilst interviewing clients. It became clear that music is being used as part of brutal psychological torture in the so called ‘war on terror’.

Reprieve works to draw attention to and put an end to this practice.

Reprieve, a legal action charity, uses the law to enforce the human rights of prisoners, from death row to Guantánamo Bay. Reprieve investigates, litigates and educates, working on the frontline, to provide legal support to prisoners unable to pay for it themselves.

Reprieve promotes the rule of law around the world, securing each person’s right to a fair trial and saving lives. Clive Stafford Smith is the founder of Reprieve and has spent more than 25 years working on behalf of people facing the death penalty in the USA.

Reprieve’s current casework involves representing prisoners in the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, working on behalf of prisoners facing the death penalty, and conducting ongoing investigations into the rendition and the secret detention of ‘ghost prisoners’ in the so-called ‘war on terror.’

If you would like to become an Iron Man Records Patron, go here:

https://www.patreon.com/ironmanrecords

Read the Reprieve 2017-2018 Strategic Plan

To support Reprieve direct go here: https://reprieve.bsd.net/page/contribute/make-a-donation

Burn Your Money – Ritual Mass Burn: October 23rd 2017 at The Cockpit, London, NW8 8EH

August 29, 2017

Burn Your Money - Gold Flame Large

 

Ritual Mass Burn: The Cockpit, London, NW8 8EH. October 23rd, 2017.

“The Total Burn compels you. The future reaches toward your out-stretched arms. Here and now, when you gather to make sacrifice, people think you immoral or insane. But soon you will be hailed as the prophets of a new age and your actions will be proclaimed as righteous and sane. In the meantime, let our thoughts be contact.”

Jonathan Harris will be your Master of Ceremonies, he is also known as “The Money Burning Guy”

Jon is an Iron Man Records Patron, he is the one in the picture above holding the staff. Jon is also a dangerous lunatic. Understand where this is going.

“The *doing* of nothing – the deliberate creation of nothing from something – resets our connection with reality at some otherwise unknowable metaphysical substrata. It is not so much that this has direct effects, more that it simply changes everything and throws off a clustering of synchronicitious events around each re-enactment.”

YOU GOTTA BE THERE

Burning Issue Magazine ‘The World’s first magazine EXCLUSIVELY for Money Burners and other destroyers of currency.’ SUPER DELUXE Special Edition out November 23rd 2017

Crowdfunding for the SUPER DELUXE version of the Special Issue Volume One will begin in October 2017.

Buy: burnyourmoney.org

Contribute: www.jonone100.com

Blog: jonone100.blogspot.co.uk

Money Wisdom: jonone100.tumblr.com

Burn Your Money - Ritual Mass Burn

Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” 12th October 2017

August 13, 2017

Rachel Mayfield - Winter Of Desire

IMB6037 Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” released on Iron Man Records, 12th October 2017

All songs written by Rachel Mayfield

Rachel Mayfield – Vocals/Acoustic Guitar
Toni Woodward- Cello/Vocal Harmonies
Kirsty Ford – Vocal Harmonies
Produced by – Paul Robert Gray
Recorded at – Saint Dunstans Church Hall, June 2017
Art Work – Dave Twist
Photography – Ian Whitney
Dedication – ‘For Huck’

BUY Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” here

For all Bookings and Press enquiries email: mark@ironmanrecords.co.uk

Rachel Mayfield is a singer, writer and mixed media artist from Birmingham, UK.

In the 1990’s she formed and fronted Indie Rock band ‘Delicious Monster’ being hailed by the NME as a “Goddess of Indie Rock’ and as ‘exciting, unpredictable and dangerous as a ten legged Tyrannosaurus. The band received critical acclaim for three top ten singles and one album placing them at the forefront of the cultured Indie Rock scene. Since then she has diversified into Solo albums, Film and Art installations while continuing to develop creative collectives.

In 2015 her short film ‘All Lovers Could Be Love’  from ‘Venture of Belief’ featured in the BFI love season with Poetryfilm.org.

October 2017 will see the release of  ‘Winter of Desire’ on Iron Man Records – the first element of a four part Art work that includes Music, Film and Poetry –

Winter of Desire
Venture of Belief
Truth To Material
Collect The Hearts

Rachel Mayfield will perform 12th October 2017 as part of Anchor Gallery ‘Show Me Your Birmingham’ exhibition. Stage time Approx 8pm at Gunmakers Arms, 93 Bath Street, Birmingham, B4 6HG. £10 ticket entitles ticket holder to an all events pass for the exhibition.

BUY Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” here

What people are saying:

Rachel Mayfield is a master of dynamics and a true artist in the widest sense of the word. She expresses her worldview and reading of her experiences in a variety of formats. Her live performances are fluid; as an ever changing line-up of solid musicians enhances and alters her sound.  As a solitary character, dressed in black, barefoot, with an acoustic guitar, she enthralled me at the Midlands Arts Centre in 2015 with her live Mixed media exhibition ‘Winter of Desire.’  Yet, her most recent performance of this at Pcafe included: bass, cello and backing vocals, along with film and photography on theme, that added further dimension.  Irrespective of the line-up, Rachel instinctively knows when extra layers of instruments are required, whilst allowing the musicians creative freedom to enhance her songs.

Rachel Mayfield is unshackled by mere form. Her lyrics convey ambiguous imagery (reminiscent of artists such as Suzanne Vega) wide open to audience interpretation.  Multiple listens to the impassioned, stripped down, ‘Take Me to God’ will reward you with resonating hidden depths from a gut-wrenching and primeval cry on the eponymous refrain.  Check out the version on YouTube.  Her band cranks up the feeling till the epic crescendo; although her solo version has (at least) the same devastating impact.

Other notable tracks are: ‘Do, Don’t’ – a song that exposes the tumultuous and emotional conflict of Intimacy, illustrated by the simple, yet effective, use of the call and response titular chorus.  Rachel fearlessly exposes her vulnerability through her lyrics and her delicate and powerful vocals; her vast vocal range can hover between precarious whisper and spine-chilling, rousing wail –any time she chooses.  ’Don’t Say Never’ epitomizes the pain of heartbreak. With her sensitive vocal delivery and unobtrusive guitar playing, Rachel creates solace, whilst simultaneously promising optimism.

All in all, through compassionate, sensitive, lyrics, sound and visuals, Rachel Mayfield has produced an album destined to be the vital soundtrack for anyone who has ever experienced epic love and loss. – Antonia Woodward – Gig Junkies

‘Anyone who has not experienced the fragile beauty of Rachel Mayfield’s aural aura, needs to make it their priority. I had the pleasure of experiencing her soul-baring musical performance at Birmingham’s Central Library’s auditorium on Saturday afternoon.  The lyrics – poignant and moving – describe the delicate turmoil an artist must work through to deliver their craft. It was also the romantic tale of rebirth (creatively and physically) and a homecoming to her hometown of Birmingham after living away for over a decade.  The lyrics, personal and allegorical, tell the story of an artist who hasn’t chosen art; art has chosen her.  Lucky us.

Rachel performed one song, stopping near the beginning to encourage the crowd to join in the beautiful and haunting chorus. They did. It was a testament to her magnetic stage presence, that the passers by (above) flocked to hear her performance.  By the time the timeless melody was over, a large crowd had gathered and she was met with rapturous applause and appreciation.

BUY Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” here

Like the chorus of her self-penned song, most people who were there would need to see her “over and over”. – Andy Strachen 

‘An extraordinarily gifted singer songwriter – possessed of an exquisitely way-ward, multi octave voice.’ Paul Lester – The Guardian

‘Capable of soul baring, sensual ferocity. Heart wrenching.’
Katatonic Magazine

‘Singer, songwriter extraordinair.’
Tony Moran – The Sutton Observer

Rachel Mayfield is one of the most important women in contemporary music. She is a bruised yet strangely sensous woman.’
Andrew Field – Anthem

‘Star of the show, a rock deity whose free falling voice is a wonder to behold.’
Cumbernauld News

‘Mayfield’s voice is to sigh for, full of pure, unforced beauty.’
Whats On

‘An ambiguous, heady brew of power, politics, pleasure and personality all rolled into one.’
Redbrick – Student Magazine

‘I F…ing Love this singer’
Sarah Henderson – GWR FM Swindon

‘Pleasure with Brains.’
Buzz Factory

‘A magnetic, transfixing stage presence. The lady has everything; a totally individual sound and a personality that dominates centre stage like the innocent but knowing eye of a technicolour hurricane.’
Steve Morris – Brum Beat

‘Emphatic, Balanced, Artistry.’
Nicholas Manthorpe – Evening News

‘Rachel’s Mayfield’s voice is Swooping, demanding, pleading but always seductive.’
Cornwall College – Student Magazine

‘Rachel flings her head back, opens her mouth and this voice unleashes itself in all it’s
just controlled, terrifying beauty.’
Sarra Manning – NME

‘Mayfield’s voice is infused with an unmistakeable and exhilarating passion which sends a shiver down the spine.’
Making Waves – Oxford

‘Raw energy and well balanced sensitivity.’
Leon Burakowski – Dudley Chronicle

‘Rachel Mayfield has wit and nerve.’
Time Out – London

BUY Rachel Mayfield – “Winter of Desire” here

John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth Ambient – Press update

July 20, 2017

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John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth Ambient
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All Press enquiries to Sean Newsham : sean@mutante.co.uk

“Incendiary bebop beauty from the renegade poet John Sinclair with hand drawn cover artwork by YOUTH. If we ever needed a passionate beat soul speaking words of wisdom, it’s now, and John Sinclair – Revolutionary, Jazzman – lays it down. Bohemian ex-manager of the MC5, Sinclair was central to 1960’s counterculture. A year or two back he met producer YOUTH (Primal Scream, U2), and got dragged into the 21st Century.

The result is a hypnotic celebration of personal freedom; laid-back thoughts spoken in John Sinclair’s gruff, grainy drawl, draped against blues, bebop and trip-hop.

Do It, with it’s lonesome sax, echoes Paddy McAloon’s intimate I Trawl The Megahertz: “In those days, to make poetry and art…that wasn’t called for. But you did it, even though you knew you would never get paid…”

Brilliant Corners is a wild tribute to Jack Kerouac, and Sitarrtha offers, “If we’re lucky, music will bring us through, and we’ll wake up singing.” What a dude.” – Glyn Brown **** Mojo Magazine August 2017.

Order John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth Ambient here

John Sinclair Beatnik Youth Ambient review MOJO Aug 2017
John Sinclair interview MOJO Aug 2017

John Sinclair - Beatnik Youth Ambient - UNCUT Magazine September 2017
John Sinclair - Beatnik Youth Ambient - Electronic Sound Magazine - August 2017

John Sinclair – Beatnik Youth Ambient UK Press/Radio feedback – Released July 28th 2017

BBC6Music – Gideon Coe played ‘Do It’ on last nights show – 8th June.

BBC6Music Jon Hillcock (sitting in for Gideon Coe) played ‘Do It’ on 31st May

BBC6Music – Jon Hillcock (sitting in for Gideon Coe) played ’Sitarratha’ on 30th May.

BBC Radio Lancashire – On The Wire – Steve Barker played ‘Do It’ on 17th June

Shoreditch Radio (London) The RealMusik Radio Show – Peter Coulston played ‘Do It’ on 2 August

Confirmed Features

Bandcamp Magazine feature – Saby Reyes-Kulkarni interviewed John and Youth
Mojo Magazine – Eyewitness feature – Pat Gilbert – for issue out end of June – interview done – out now
Louder than War Magazine feature – skype with Gus Ironside done earlier this week email Q&A with Youth

Confirmed Album Reviews

Electronic Sound Magazine
Louder Than War Magazine – Gus Ironside – out now http://louderthanwar.com/john-sinclair-beatnik-youth-ambient-album-review/
Mojo Magazine – Glyn Brown – out now
Record Collector – Kris Needs
Shindig Magazine – Chris Twomey
Uncut Magazine – John Lewis – out now
Vive Le Rock

Digital Press

Cone Magazine – http://www.conemagazine.com/john-sinclair/
DMC World Ben Hogwood
Monolith Cocktail – http://bit.ly/2uIiQRk
Sunday Experience – https://marklosingtoday.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/john-sinclair-2/
Whisperin & Hollerin – Carl Martin

The Seventh Wave (Birmingham) Chris MacAdams – playing tracks

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The Money Burner’s Manual: A Guide to Ritual Sacrifice by Jonathan Harris

June 12, 2017

The Money Burner's Manual: A Guide to Ritual Sacrifice by Jonathan Harris

I have a copy of The Money Burner’s Manual: A Guide to Ritual Sacrifice. Jon sent me a copy of the 1st Edition, I bought this one to support the cause. I look forward to reading this updated hardback edition in full. Put aside your morality, ideology, dogma and the rest for a moment. Open your mind and give it a read. Prepare for blasting. The Money Burner’s Manual appears to be an essential body of work written by a dangerous lunatic. You might enjoy it. WARNING – This book may increase your propensity to burn money. The Author Jonathan Harris supports Iron Man Records as a Patron.

Prior to the existence of The Money Burner’s Manual there were no mass ritualized money burnings. Since the first 23 copies of the first edition were given away, there have been (as of May 2017) three public burns where £1000’s have gone up in smoke. Why didn’t they give it to Charity? Why didn’t they give it to me? The Manual explains why ritual sacrifice is the ultimate moral and spiritual action and why money makes the perfect sacrificial victim.

The Money Burner's Manual: A Guide to Ritual Sacrifice by Jonathan Harris

The Money Burner’s Manual is both invocation and treatise. The conscious sacrificial act of money burning is the axis upon which the author’s life turns. The *doing* of nothing – the deliberate creation of nothing from something – resets our connection with reality at some otherwise unknowable metaphysical substrata. It is not so much that this has direct effects, more that it simply changes everything and throws off a clustering of synchronicitious events around each re-enactment. The in-depth academic consideration of what money is and how ‘economic thought’ pervades knowledge, serves to provide the reader both with intellectual rigor and, perhaps more importantly, something to hold onto once the magic starts to happen.

The Money Burner's Manual: A Guide to Ritual Sacrifice by Jonathan Harris

The Money Burner’s Manual promises you absolutely NOTHING. Or, at least, as close to absolute nothingness as you can get. By taking apart the symbolism and meaning of the money burning taboo, the Manual seeks to give the reader a new understanding of NOTHINGNESS – the ultimate reality. Key here is to acknowledge, in the words of Georges Bataille, that sovereignty is NOTHING; that everything you feel and know at your most intimate level of being, was born of nothing and will return to nothing. Making *an experience* of nothingness (i.e. money burning) the central ritual of your life is about connecting yourself to the totality of existence.

There is reflexive relation between what *is* Divine or sacred and what we *believe to be* Divine or sacred. We must awaken ourselves to this relationship. All Hail, The Staff!

The Money Burner's Manual: A Guide to Ritual Sacrifice by Jonathan Harris

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Yvette Cowles

June 7, 2017

“Love yourself, love life, be kind to others, laugh, be silly… dance! Having cancer, or any illness, does not stop you from following your heart and being as alive as you can be in each moment.”  Yvette Cowles

Former non-fiction marketing director at Harper Collins, Yvette Cowles, has passed away. Yvette was a good friend to me, and a supporter of Iron Man Records. The quote “Beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart” by Kahlil Gibran makes me think of Yvette.

Yvette studied French and Italian at the University of Exeter and subsequently taught English in the South of France. She was diagnosed and treated for cancer for the first time in 1996, but had been living with secondary breast cancer since 2011, detailing some of her experiences in a blog which I helped her to set up.

Non-fiction marketing director at Harper Collins from 1996 to 2002, Yvette subsequently held a number of head of marketing roles in publishers including Sutton Publishing, The History Press and Hay House Publications.

She founded Dance Yourself Happy, a school which taught a blend of dance and yoga workshops, in 2006, and last autumn published Belly Dancing and Beating the Odds with her old firm Harper Collins.

Yvette also ran retreats to help people de-stress and have fun, which combined laughter yoga with a wide variety of dance forms – and even a spot of air guitar.

I like to think that Yvette dealt with cancer and death as she lived her life – in her own way and on her own terms. Yvette gave me many things to think about during our conversations over a cup of coffee, especially in recent times. Let me try to share a few of them:

“While the NHS has done wonders nursing my body back to health, dancing continues to be the best medicine for my soul…..how fleeting and precious life is.  Cancer taught me to stop getting bogged down in trivia, to stop beating myself up for not being good enough; it even gave me the impetus to ditch a high-powered (and extremely stressful) job in publishing and follow my heart. You have to do what brings you alive. Don’t put it off any longer”

“You don’t know how you are going to react to something until it actually happens. People think they know what they will do, or how they will react, but they don’t. Until they look at you and tell you the news, you cannot know how you will respond. You have to understand that you may have a completely unexpected reaction. And you also have to try and stay positive.”

Yvette repeated “Cancer isn’t a war or a fight that you win or lose.  Call it what you will, just don’t call it a fight.” She quoted “Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”

Her kindness and infectious positive spirit will live on. “To have a friend and to be a friend is what makes life worthwhile.” and in the words of writer E B White, Yvette quoted “Hang on to your hat. Hang on to your hope. Wind the clock, for tomorrow is another day.”

Yvette featured in “The Big C & Me”, a three-part BBC 1 documentary series on cancer, which screened on 1st June 2016.

David Swarbrick, who worked with Yvette at HarperCollins, said: “What made Yvette so different was not just her professionalism, not her rich life outside the industry, or even her qualities of humour, grace, creativity and determination, but how she put this all together again to fight cancer – by burlesque, comedy and belly dancing. You couldn’t make it up. But she did.”

He added: “She didn’t hide; she battled. And so stylishly. Her battle became therapy – for herself and thousands of others; and evolved into a show. Her show became a tour that traveled up and down the country for several years; her tour became a book; and her book became a TV documentary. She won tens of thousands of fans, entertained hundreds of thousands more and inspired us all. And she did it through comedy: laughing; and getting us all to laugh. It was an astonishing and wildly unpredictable achievement.”

“What she did in adversity showed all of us how to have the courage to live a good life, regardless as to what is thrown at you.”

Cosmic Trigger 4th – 27th May 2017

May 8, 2017

The Play by Daisy Eris Campbell. Adapted from Robert Anton Wilson’s seminal autobiography Cosmic Trigger: The Final Secret of The Illuminati. See it at The Cockpit – Gateforth St, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH. BUY TICKETS HERE

“Robert Anton Wilson’s ‘Illuminatus!’ had a profound effect on me and the Cosmic Trigger Play will no doubt do the same for a whole new generation.” Alan Moore, writer/author of V for Vendetta, Watchmen and Jerusalem

Turn On. Tune In. Find The Others

In 1976 maverick playwright and director Ken Campbell staged Robert Anton Wilson’s, Illuminatus! – a nine-hour stage play that helped launch the careers of Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy. It also led to the backstage conception of a baby girl; Daisy Eris Campbell.

“One of the most original and unclassifiable talents in British theatre of the past half-century” The Guardian obituary for Ken Campbell – 2008

Now Love & Will Productions and The Cockpit are delighted to announce the debut full run of Daisy Campbell’s adaptation of Wilson’s seminal countercultural text; Cosmic Trigger. Part sequel, part revisit, part homage, part new writing; this is the story behind the notorious conspiracy satire, ‘Illuminatus!’, the extraordinary life of the novel’s author, Robert Anton Wilson, and the unstoppable force that was theatre legend Ken Campbell.

Daisy Campbell says; “Reading Cosmic Trigger changed my life and the lives of many others – and the book is dedicated to my Dad. Wilson’s uniquely optimistic and radically agnostic philosophy is incredibly relevant in these crazy times. We are absolutely thrilled to be working with The Cockpit on this production. They are the perfect co-conspirators to help us bring the wit and wisdom of Robert Anton Wilson back to life.”

The original work reinterpreted world history as a giant conspiracy theory and Daisy’s new work gives a backstory to the original production, featuring the lives of Wilson and Campbell, as well as the counterculture figures Timothy Leary, Alan Watts and William Burroughs, whom Robert Anton Wilson befriended.

Set in the late sixties and early seventies, the play recounts the period of Wilson’s life around the conception and writing of Illuminatus. During this time, he befriended heroes of counterculture, took LSD and experimented with the magical rituals of Aleister Crowley with predictably – and unpredictably – mind-blowing results.

With many of the original cast returning and Alan Moore appearing via specially recorded audio and morphed video projections Cosmic Trigger is a celebration of all that has gone before it as well as a vital venture in its own right. This is a highly ambitious production, with projections in the round, phantasmagorical multiple narratives, and a different actor performing as William Burroughs every night, it is designed to evoke the real-life hallucinogenic trip through conspiracy, paranoia and enlightenment that transformed Robert Anton Wilson from ‘Playboy’ editor to much-loved counter-cultural icon.

Dave Wybrow, Artistic Director of the Cockpit and co producer of Cosmic Trigger says; “We are putting together a venue, a tribe and new ways of networking and creating work. It’s about joining low tech to hi tech, low culture to high culture and low budgets to high levels of audience reach and social impact. This first venture looks at counter-cultural legacy. But the vision is an open artistic community for the future.”

Cosmic Trigger previously played for two days in November in Camp & Furnace in Liverpool and five days at Lost Theatre Vauxhall in London in 2014 – this is the play’s first full run.

Reviews:

Broadway World

London City Nights

The Upcoming

The Stage

International Times

The Guardian

The Times

Cosmic Trigger The Times Online Version

Radio/podcasts
Arthur Smith interviews Daisy Campbell on Radio 4 xtra:
http://buff.ly/2pSBxRh
Short thing with Arthur Smith (more like a plug)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08q3339

Cosmic Trigger – 4th – 27th May 2017 at The Cockpit
http://thecockpit.org.uk/cosmictrigger

Cosmic Trigger Press release

Related Materials:

Listen to Iron Man Records Release: Robert Anton Wilson meets Steve “Fly Agaric” Pratt

Listen to Cosmic Trigger I: Final Secret of the Illuminati (Audio Book) Written by Robert Anton Wilson and 
Narrated by Oliver Senton

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