Boyd Rice is currently working on a new "Expanded & Revised" edition of Standing In Two Circles: The Collected Writings Of Boyd Rice. Although the book's former editor, Brian M. Clark, has opted to pull his introductory texts and will not be involved with this "Expanded & Revised" edition, the new version of Two Circles will include numerous new and previously unpublished texts from the pen of Boyd Rice. Look for it in early 2012...
New book from Boyd Rice:
Boyd Rice interview - "Back To Mono"
BOYD RICE: ICONOCLAST ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES 8/20 and 8/21 2011
"If you get the chance, don't miss the acro cats! Their band, the rock cats play the craziest aleatory music I've ever heard, like John Cage on acid. It's four hep cats and a hen that plays percussion. Am I dreaming?"
Photo: Babushka of The Little Fyodor & Babushka Band
Recently surfaced photograph:
Boyd Rice & Anton LaVey - San Francisco, circa 1992.
Photo: Carl Abrahamsson
In May I will appear at Two Days of Mute at the Roundhouse (in London) as part of the Short Circuit Electronic Music festival. The event will happen on May 13 & 14. The line-up will include Laibach, The Liars, Nitzer Ebb, Richard H. Kirk, Chris & Cosey, Erasure, and a host of others. The deluxe tickets have sold out, but ordinary tickets for both nights or either still remain.
A date has been confirmed for my show in Norway:
The possibility of dates in Russia are not yet confirmed.
"Music, Martinis & Misantrophy" 21st Anniversary Edition
"Some records do not need an introduction. Some records define a genre and refine a chain of thought. They give you a pat in the back and let you know they've been there forever. They let you know you're right. Music Martinis & Misanthropy came out 21 years ago. There is no need for an age of consent to unwrap all its gifts but it feels damn nice to be 21 and this is a gift, from us to you: 2 tracks from the original release, one from the cd reissue and two new. Pressed in mint green vinyl and limited to 666 numbered copies, housed in a UV spot varnished cover and with six postcards and a lyrics inner. First 125 come signed by Douglas and Boyd. Life feels great."
This release is a 12" e.p.
Available 12-02-2011, pre order now.
For more info or to order, please contact email@example.com
Distributors, please contact for wholesale prices
THE UNPOP SOUND
To whom it may concern,
As it is widely known, Anton Szandor LaVey repeatedly expressed his sincere desire to me that his mantle as leader of the Church of Satan pass to me upon his death. In his estimation, I was the sole person qualified to carry his tradition into a new era. At the time I demurred, explaining that I was a loner and not a team player or a people person.
Now I have changed my mind. After thirteen years of introspection, I have decided to step up to the plate and humbly accept the role bestowed upon me by my close friend and mentor. Why? Because remaining loyal to LaVey's spirit and memory has come at the cost of distancing myself from the organization perpetuating itself in his name.
At one time, the sycophants and functionaries at the forefront of the CoS may have been called apparatchiks or pencil pushers. Today they are bloggers, whose sole arena of combat is the internet. When they employ "satanic" ideals, it's in endless squabbles in cyberspace - rarely in real life or the real world. The LaVey I knew abhorred such types, and frequently told me as much.
I am told that many in the Church of Satan were offended by my book NO, and particularly by my essay on individuality; which they perceived as a potshot taken at them. How very perceptive - it was exactly that! If Anton were alive to read the text, he'd agree wholeheartedly; and laugh his ass off. He often lamented to me that his ideas vis-à-vis individualism were misguided and that he'd in effect "given birth to a monster"; or that such ideas applied to a few rare souls and not to everyone with the price of admission.
Consequently, my first official act as new leader and only truly ordained High Priest of the Church of Satan is to declare that the organization no longer exists. True LaVeyan Satanism only exists insofar as it is manifested in deeds - in life and living. Never in mere words. Elitism is self-defining, it is not a commodity that can be bought or sold for a few hundred dollars, or whatever the going rate is for a little, red membership card.
In the future, LaVey's ideas can only survive in so much as they constitute a living reality, and never as mere platitudes on the printed page or computer screen; and in the future, such ideas must be taken to the next level. They must be recognized as purely foundational. Not an end point, but a starting point. LaVey expressed as much to me when he appointed me Grand Master of The Order of the Trapezoid. Satanism is an initiation into the wisdom of materiality, and the trapezoid represents the mastering of materiality - the pyramid sans its keystone. It is a foundation and a beginning.
In closing, I know my words will find resonance only amongst a rare few. That's as it should be. I am not trying to "take over" the internet orthodoxy currently known as the Church of Satan, nor would I want to. I wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.
I am simply telling you I am Anton LaVey's handpicked replacement as High Priest. Do with that what you will. I will not ask you for money. I will not send you newsletters or post blogs. But I will never steer you wrong, nor ever disgrace the memory of my dear friend and mentor, Anton Szandor LaVey. He lives within each soul that manifests his ideas and worldview. He will remain forever dead to those who are content to pay mere lip service to them. For the former, a new era awaits; for the latter, an old error remains in play. Let the dead bury the dead - life is for the living.
An in-depth review of the film (including interviews with the director and subject, among others) by Merrick Klaus (excerpted from the Aural Apocalypse podcast) is avaiable here:
[full podcast at http//auralapocalypse.podomatic.com/]
NON (Boyd Rice) , Jet Fueled Horses (Max G Morton and F Sean Martin) and Amen Dunes w/ DJ David Johansen (New York Dolls) , DJ Jonathan Toubin (New York Night Train) and DJ Peter Morcey.
PLUS Larry Wessel will be screening the world premiere 20 minute teaser of ICONOCLAST, the Boyd Rice documentary!
Thu., July 22, 2010 / 11:00 PM
Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
Phone: (212) 505-FISH (3474)
More on this event here -
ICONOCLAST T-shirts available NOW at shopshogun.com!
Intoxica Radio w/Howie Pyro 4-06-10 -SPECIAL GUEST BOYD RICE!
Boyd Rice was a guest on Howie Pyro's Intoxica Radio on April 6th 2010. Listen to it here -
Intoxica Radio w/Howie Pyro
Boyd Rice interview on Aural Apocalypse
An interview with Boyd Rice by Merrick Klaus can be heard by going here -
Sisterworld by The Liars
Sisterworld by The Liars is out. Remixes by Boyd Rice, Chris & Cosey, The Melvins and many more.
If you haven't heard The Liars yet, check it out!
April Fool's Day Radio Show
Boyd Rice will be a guest on Los Angeles radio station KXLU (88.9 FM). Tune in Thursday, April 1st from 3pm to 6pm.
New Wolfsangle Pins & Patches!
New Wolfsangle pins & patches are now available for purchase at SOLEILMOON.COM
NEW ONLINE STORES / NEW MERCHANDISE
New online shops featuring a wide variety of Boyd Rice / NON merchandise:
NON (BOYD RICE) SAN DIEGO SHOW, APRIL 7TH
Boyd Rice will be performing in San Diego on April 7th, at The Radio Room.
Wednesday April 7th
The Radio Room
3519 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
$8, no advance tickets.
21+ Full Bar with ID
NON (Boyd Rice) Performance at The Echo in Los Angeles, April 4th
Boyd Rice will be performing at the Echo in Los Angeles, CA on April 4TH at 10PM
Get your tickets now at TicketWeb,
1822 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
F.Y.I. (A message from Boyd)
I am not on the internet at all, and haven't been for years.
I don't receive emails, send emails, post messages, blogs, et-cetera. I don't have a computer and seldom even look at them.
Any public statements made on the internet and attributed to me, unless posted on BOYDRICE.COM, have nothing to do with me.
I have no active participation with any sites on facebook or myspace, either in design, content, etc.
Such sites, whether run by friends or complete strangers reflect their concerns and not mine.
Despite any appearances to the contrary, I am a very private person.
I never have, and never will, use the internet as a public forum for feuds, shit-slinging, or pissing contests.
That's not what I do. If I have anything to express, I'll do it via my writings and recordings.
No one speaks on my behalf, nor has anyone ever been authorized to speak on my behalf.
Not Bonnie & Clyde
As of january first of this year, I have severed all ties, both personal and professional, with Giddle Partridge. I have tried hard for several years to get her to complete our GIDDLE & BOYD project, with absolutely no luck. So now, I am washing my hands of it all!
Instead, I will redirect my energies toward my own work: a new NON album for Mute, a new novel for Heartworm Press, a forthcoming DVD, a coffee table art book for Outre Press, an art show in New York, and a European tour. This year should also see the release of Larry Wessel's documentary about me, ICONOCLAST.
I move forward, confident in the fact that what is left in the past belongs squarely in the past.
For those under the delusion that they've been in contact with me via the many Giddle & Boyd web pages, please be informed that I've had nothing whatsoever to do with them. Now, as ever, I can only be contacted through my post office box:
P.O. BOX 300081
DENVER, CO. 80203
Over the past year or more, Giddle has gone from being my favorite person on earth to being my least favorite. It's a shame, but when you can no longer tolerate being around someone, it's clearly time to part ways. I've done just that.
- BOYD RICE
"NO" Book Signing
Boyd Rice will be signing copies of his new book NO
Saturday December 19th, 5 PM, at
4679 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
The history of love, featuring artworks by Boyd Rice and other artists runs from October 02, 2009 - November 22, 2009. More information sourced from http://www.theheartworm.com:
"The History of Love is a collection of works by 7 romantics whose undirected misanthropy and overflowing passion can essentially be looked at as works of art. Whether it be a painting by Henry Lee Lucas, to which he inscribed on the back, "To a Dear Friend" or a thoughtful Christmas card from the desk of Adolf Hitler written two years before his 'suicide', all of the pieces in this show in one way or another reflect the humanity in each soul differently through words and media. In a piece by Wesley Eisold it is written "I often stick it in and feel nothing too". A blood spattered poem by Jonathan Shaw from 1974 reads "So stoned again", all set in no better place than Germ Books."
Recently reissued by Caciocavallo and now available to buy through Soleilmoon, "Hatesville!" was orignally released in 1995. The new edition has been completely remastered and features three new songs. This reissue makes "Hatesville!" available for the first time as an LP, both as black vinyl and picture disc. The black vinyl (limited to 1000 copies) comes in a sturdy "tip-on" cover, the picture disc (limited to 500 copies) comes in a heavy PVC sleeve, while the CD is presented in sturdy six-panel folder and will be continually in print. All formats include restored colored artwork by Coop in contrast to the black and white artwork which was presented with the 1995 release.
"Hatesville!" reissue tracklisting:
2. Race Riot
4. Shit List
5. What if they gave a love in...
6. How God Makes Little Girls
7. Let's Hear It For Violence Towards Women!
8. Heather Mills
9. Nation Down For The Count
10. Take a San Francisco Bad Trip
11. Mr. Intolerance
12. I Am Man (Sometimes I Hate)
13. Love Will Change The World
14. Low Blood Sugar
15. Hatesville Suicide Hotline
16. Alone With The Calm
"The Way I Feel" was initially released in the year 2000 and has never gone out of print on CD at Soleilmoon, but with the release of "Hatesville" the label decided to relaunch it. The first edition included a run of 1000 copies on black vinyl, which sold out in a matter of weeks. Two vinyl configurations were reissued on September 14, 2009, both very limited: 300 copies on red vinyl and 500 picture discs. A fresh pressing of CDs will accompany the other formats.
"The Way I Feel" tracklisting:
1. Theme from Pearls Before Swine (with Joel Haertling)
2. Hatesville (with Joel Haertling)
3. Equilibrium (with Douglas P. & John Murphy - Scorpion Wind)
4. The End of the World (with David Tibet)
5. People (with Douglas P.)
6. Assume the Position (with Vadge Moore)
7. Many Hands (with Coil)
8. Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder (with Tiffany Anders)
9. Why did the Feminist Cross the Road? (Shaun Partridge/Produced by Boyd Rice)
10. A Hymn to Him (with Joel Haertling)
11. MotherfuckinÂ’ Deer Bit Me (with Shaun Partridge)
12. Love will Change the World (The Boyd Rice Experience)
13. Quiet Village Idiot (with Adam Parfrey - The Tards)
14. Preserve Thy Loneliness (with Douglas P. & John Murphy - Scorpion Wind)
15. The Blackness (with Little Fyodor - additional vocals by Winona Righteous)*
16. The Cross of Lorraine (with Luftwaffe)
17. Alone with the Calm (The Boyd Rice Experience)
* track 15 is exclusive to the CD and is not found on the vinyl edition.
Genesis Breyer-P'Orridge, Boyd Rice and Howie Pyro, New York City, 08/08/09
Photo of the month for October, 2009
"In honor of of Chronic YouthÂ’s massive event with Heartworm Press [on August 06, 2009] in New York City, Heartworm has just released a spoken word compilation with eleven tracks of exclusive material from almost the entire Heartworm #37 roster including, Wesley Eisold, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Boyd Rice, Max G. Morton, Jamie Stewart and more. If you like to hear fucked up stories mixed with ambient electronic music at times, this is for you"
Download the compilation HERE.
NO, a new book by Boyd Rice, is presently available to purchase from Heartworm Press.
A recent Vice magazine article relating to Boyd Rice and NO is available HERE.
STANDING IN TWO CIRCLES: Les Ã©crits de Boyd Rice, the French translation of STANDING IN TWO CIRCLES: The Collected Works Of Boyd Rice has recently been published by Camion Noir. Purchase the text at Camion Noir's website HERE.
STANDING IN TWO CIRCLES: The Collected Works Of Boyd Rice (published by Creation Books) is now available for purchase.
(Summary and reviews available at: http://www.boydrice.com/writings/creationbook.html)
Copies of STANDING IN TWO CIRCLES are available to order online through the following vendors:
The Giddle & Boyd six song vinyl EP "Going Steady With Peggy Moffitt" is now available to purchase. The record is pressed on pink, heart shaped vinyl, and the record sleeves are printed on metallic silver cardstock. This release is limited to a numbered edition of 1,000. Orders may be placed at: http://www.discriminateaudio.com/giddleandboyd.html.