Crossover are some of the heaviest badasses to ever create electronic dance music. They are the founders of the DARKBEAT sound. Testaments to this are their first 3 albums, Fantasmo, Cryptic And Dire Sallow Faced Hoods Blast Off Into Oblivion, and Space Death. They are now on the cusp of the release of their 4th LP, GLOOM a profound work, a meditation on nihilism, creation/destruction, magick and all that is dark and beautiful in this world. Due to the symbolic and numerological significance of this piece, and the energy contained by this text, a request was made by the band that it not be edited in any way. Here you are now, reading their raw words, direct from the source, within their dark and loving embrace.
Encoded: 11:34 PM May 5, 2012
Can you explain the Crossover philosophy for those just joining your crusade for GLOOM?
HAILZ! CROSSVER is a Union – Heretix, Heathens, Rvnawayz. Black vs. White Magic.
Blood, Soil, Honor. Paganism, Misanthropy, Creative Nihilism, Poetic Terrorism, Sexval Mysticism. CROSSOVER IS DARKBEAT!!!
What is the story of GLOOM, what path do we find our anti-heroes now taking, and what are the inspiring elements that have commenced for it to be?
This is a story abovt a rvnaway boy & a girl which takes place on the moon in the woodz at night. A tale ov heartbreak and loss – backs tvrned and lines crossed. Girl gets mixed vp with cvlt – she get’s persved – they get chased – she is sedvced – then abdvcted – they r separated.
She retvrns, bvt only as a replacement.
She is killed by the handz ov her trve love in the meadow while the real her has become a ritual sacrifice. He helps her escape – they r on the rvn. GLOOM.
How did the Pirate Communiques first come into being, what sparked this inspiration?
We began prodvcing the C.P.C.’s in 2001 to fvrther propagate the verb and to disseminate ovr artwork n ideaz. They r not meant for jvst anyone. They r for CROSSOVER headz, members, n svpporters. (The M/T/A, W.L.F., & The OxOxTxBxHxMx) We have hand made n stitched thovsands ov copies. We have them available in ovr BIZZARE CHVRCH shop and give them away at ovr ritualz. There r 6 issves in the first volvme and now 3 in the second. To kno more abovt ovr mission, order Vol. 2 #3 The MOONKVLT Issve.
The forces have brought a 3rd member upon Crossover, can you tell us about their journey and the role they play within the sanctum of your new triumvirate?
The 3rd new member ov CROSSOVER is called TLG. He prefers to be shrovded. He waz svmmoned ovt ov the woodz to fvrther strengthen the CROSS. Most ov his time is spent in the vndergrovnd base yet, will vnearth himself late at night for a skvlk in the fog. After 5 yearz ov total devotion he is now one ov us. Not only waz he drawn to the CROSS, we called vpon him thrv manifestation. It waz not by chance.
Can you tell us about your collaborative work with Mater Suspiria Vision?
We came together with MSV in 2010 for obvious reasons. We shared similar ideaz, aesthetx, and the need to relentlessly penetrate the cozmik mass mind with sovnd & visions ov okkvltvre. They have been long time svpporters ov the CROSSOVER crvsade.
When did you first notice your tastes for the darker side of life?
It is not a choice, one is born this way. Fire waz ovr first luv.
Fear is such a large element of existence, what role does it play for Crossover?
When it cvmz to CROSSOVER there is none. The goal ov ovr action is power n gratification. Tho Fear, Death, Hate, & Pain have been lyrical svbjex as well as Man, Mind, Space & Time. We aim to perplex and do not insist on an explanation. We say fvck entertainment – music as a weapon!
Who are your musical masters who first brought you to the alter of Crossover?
No other has brovght us to the altar ov the CROSS. We have no masters. No creator ov all thingz!
If u r askin’ which bandz we hail, here r svm:
Death in June, Fad Gadget, Minny Pops, Liaisons Dangereruses, Goblin, Black Devil Disco Clvb,
Bethlehem, Woods of Infinity, Lugubrum, – the list goes on and on…
If I was to vacation in your hell, what should I expect to find there?
Isolation, obsession, despair… total insanity.
Tell us of your pilgrimage through the old world, and your experiences with the supernatural and occult in Europe?
We r so lvcky to be bards and trade ovr craft for the chance to travel the globe.
Along the way we have experienced many points ov interest that were important to us.
It wovld be difficvlt to name them all. We lived in berlin for 2 yearz and pvddle jvmpped all over Europa. On ovr first flight into the olde wvrld, we landed at Tempelhof airport which has great meaning and history. The first CROSSOVER performance waz in an old Nazi hanger in Berlin. We spent svm nights in a Stasi headqvarters in the Mitte. We lived in both the east and west sides and spent svm months in Französisch Buchholz where jvst arovnd the corner from ovr haus the film Nekromantik was shot. We also performed in a bvilding in Regensburg, Germany, where the back stage area had burrowed ovt escape tvnnels from WWII that we got to rvn arovnd in.
Ovr first show In London waz at the Heaven nightclub, played the London Astoria, where we opened for Suicide, and even got the chance to perform at the Institute of Contemporary Arts on The Mall.
From the Paradiso in Amsterdam to Club Le Pulp in Paris, CROSSOVER has been charmed to perform in svch amazing places that r haunted with history.
One ov ovr fondest memories waz ovr show at a 13th centvry castle;
The Chateau de la Batiaz, Martigny in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.
One ov mine n Vee’s most favorite places on the earth is a small pagan village atop volcanic cliffs in Italy called Calcata. We hope to one day move there. Vee waz born in Rome and like myself she is a quarter German. I am also a quarter French so these places were special to us and had a ghost like familiarity. And instinctval memory ov ovr pagan roots. I am 50% Slovakian and still have family there. I need to visit. We covld go on and into more depth with these stories bvt, if u r interested please do svm research on these magnificent places and their magical significance.
What signs represent you astrologically, bonus points for rising and moon? Have they shaped you, and do you see yourself in them?
We walk by the moon…
VEE – Aries
Rising Sign is in 19 Degrees Virgo
Moon is in 00 Degrees Taurus
DEZ – Libra on the cusp ov Scorpio
Rising Sign is in 21 Degrees Sagittarius
Moon is in 20 Degrees Leo
TLG – Virgo
Rising Sign is in 25 Degrees Cancer
Moon is in 26 Degrees Scorpio
Water n stardvst.*
Have you found success in your practice of magick, do you encourage others to begin their own journey back to the old ways?
Magic is in ovr every move. For us it is passion and lvst. It showz us the way. In crvde form it is manipulation, persuasion, and will. In it’s it’s pvrest it is total possession. One shovld never dabble in these arts withovt authority n pvrpose. Nor shovld any neophyte ever mess with the black magic. If u don’t kno what u r doing it will cvm right rovnd and bite u on the ass – always does. If one gives themselves to devilry then shys away, everything they have ever won in it’s name will be pvlled from beneath them. When speaking ov the “olde wayz”, we do think it is ov vtmost importance that people trace their heritage and get to kno their kvltvre.
What is the best possible way for the world to end?
A creeping black clovd that fallz over the earth, thvnder, lightening, and rain. Anxiety, depression, hopelessness. No light to be seen. No growth. Endless torrential downpovr, flooding, mud, vntil the howling wind bringz in the freezing cold to ice over the planet once again.*
Death is only the beginning…
GLOOM WORSHIP! MOONBEAT!!!
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