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Samhain Celebration III

2 Nov

An Evening of Dark Art and Music (originally posted on teufelskunst.com)

The third Samhain Celebration combined again some of the best black metal as well as exclusive hand-made art. Ybenhain offered resin jewelry and items made of forest finds. You can check out the creations at the Ybenhain Instagram. In contrast, Black Arts of Mine creates all things from metal and bone. He contributed etched copper pendants and pins with the Samhain Harvest Seal for the event. Noteworthy,  the precision work on a copper hendecagram (see below). Weird, the metal chest with a fly engraving, housing a steel cased vial filled with a dozen dead flies. For more please visit the Black Arts of Mine Instagram. I myself contributed new art editions as well as an ever growing assortment of incense blends.

A reason for people to travel as far as from the States were the bands. I was able to take a few snapshots of Turia, and the Mosaic feat. Schwadorf set as well as Fyrnask.

Signature feature and fundament for the evening’s special atmosphere, always appreciated by the audience, is the unique stage, annually adorned with reeds, ivy, chestnut garlands, corn dolls, carved skulls and this year’s corn sun. Connecting it all since three years is the Seal of the Harvest in the back, which I once designed for the event.

The Samhain Celebration in Gotha is one of those rare occasions where I can show presence with my art and meet like-minded people. It is a unique combination of art, tradition, music and spirit, which both is highly satisfying for the performers as well as the audience. Making it all possible are the people of The House of Inkantation, Eisenwald and a handful of helpers.