Friday, December 31, 2010

The Atrocity Exhibition (Plunder the Tombs, 2010)

A very happy new year to all of you who’ve visited Plunder the Tombs during its first four months of infancy.

And so, look what we have for you to kick off the new year – a free compilation documenting all (well, almost all) of the archeological discoveries so far uncovered.

To be honest, I’ve never tried doing something like this before, and hope like hell the download actually works, but I’m actually really happy with how this turned out, especially with regards to immortalising those bands whose back-catalogues have been long deleted.

Obviously, a number of other artists included here do have material that is still available, and nothing would make me happier than for folks who download this and discover bands that appeal to them to go, seek out, and buy more of those artists’ material.

What more can I say? I’m pleased as fuckin’ punch with this, and I think you will be too.
The thought occurred that some of you in the old school might actually want to run off hardcopies (rather useful to play in the car if nothing else), so I’ve put it in a 2 CD format.

What’s more, there’s even cover art and a track list to go, with production generously provided by Living Horus and featuring imagery by Jean Delville, one of my favourite artists of the Symbolist movement – just print it out, fold in half and presto – instant CD Cover!

With 26 tracks, there's a lot of bands represented here, ranging from some towering giants of the genre, right through to others who've been sadly lost in the mists of time, but there's a lot of variety here and I like to think there is genuinely something for everybody. Lets see, we've got Bone Orchard, X Mal Deutschland, Into A Circle, The Vyllies, Danielle Dax, UK Decay, Belfegore, Danse Society, Kukl, Children's Hour, Diamanda Galas, Sex Gang Children, The Sisters of Mercy, Clair Obscur, Gene Loves Jezebel, 45 Grave, Ritual, Blood and Roses, And Also The Trees, Burning Image, The March Violets, Ausgang, Cold Dance, Specimen, Siouxsie and the Banshees and Kommunity FK - a fine assortment indeed!

Don't be shy - download, listen and tell me what you thought.


  1. Nice! I know some of these, I've seen some more on this blog but have no idea what they sound like and some I've never heard of.

    Thanks for making a cover... it looks awesome! I will definitely enjoy this!!!

  2. Good compilation!

    Keep up the good work and keep spreading the word!

  3. Fantastic review by Mick Mercer here:

    The issue he mentions with the Siouxsie track has been fixed.

  4. Just catching up here - cheers for this. Excellent stuff!

  5. Woohoo! The Atrocity Exhibition passed the 100 downloads mark sometime last night.
    Thanks so much to everyone who grabbed a copy and to Sin Club and Mick Mercer for their fantastic support.

  6. Thanks for this. I'm downloading it now and looking forward to discovering some new/old music.

  7. I hope you enjoy it.

    I'm planning a long overdue second instalment, just as soon as I manage to free myself of other less enjoyable commitments.