Archiv der Kategorie 'Label'


For those who wonder i‘ve been to the north sea (you can see some pictures on the right, check some more out here and was pretty occupied over the last 2-3 weeks with LE TOUR DE FRANCE! That’s pretty much the only happening broadcasted on TV i try to follow from beginning to end, 3 weeks, 3-7 hours a day. I‘m in love with cycling since the days of my early childhood and always followed the big racings on TV. I wrote two short pieces about the TOUR here and here

After the abrupt end of DEADWOOD i decided to give 24 another chance. I‘d seen the first 2 or 3 episodes and didn‘t quite get the hype about this series. The real-time thing didn‘t add anything to the suspense neither did the split screen or the ticking of the watch – i find this rather cheesy… After another dozen episodes i kind of gotta revise my first impression. At least Sutherland isn‘t acting that bad and i always fancy the milieu of hitmen, corrupted cops, advanced technology etc. You just get used to it & keep watching. It’s not comparable to DEADWOOD which is pretty much my fave. Don‘t know that many TV series but this stands out ‚cos it’s well written, the acting is decent, the camera work is just fine, … – it’s just pretty quality work and definitively not getting boring like the promising PRISON BREAK. In PRISON BREAK you could find pretty much everything: the story was kinda fresh, the variety of characters promising etc. But after 3 or 4 episodes, the characters got introduced & established, the story set – it just got lame. There was one excellent part, Peter Stormare from FARGO! A solid actor, in PRISON BREAK as well. They gave his character an absurd religious twist and after only a few episodes he was out of the series. P.B. continues and cos of the success the writers keep on inventing new plot twists and extensions – it’s just ridiculous, but also somewhat interesting how they‘ll manage to add another season and another…

After such a long time the MILLS OF GOD LP is now finally at the pressing plant. We‘re still super thrilled about this release. MOG are just a great band, outstanding songwriting – way above the mediocre sludge/doom stuff! We expect the release to be ready in about a month. It‘ will be available on CD & LP. You can catch a glimpse of the artwork on their myspace-site


Just a quick note. The SERPENT THRONE LP is out since yesterday. We‘re already busy with shipping records and promoting the release. It’s a killer release, the artwork is mind-blowing and the large poster (15 × 23 inch) is just the perfect size to fully enjoy it.

See the wall behind my desk to witness some serious piece of art!

For some it just might be the remains of a bunch of LP Protections

i call it „fluxes in geosophy“.


While still waiting for the Lps we already got the poster for the SERPENT THRONE release. The first 100 copies will come with it.

Serpent Throne Poster


Modus Operandi is a 2 men operation. i‘d like to use this blog to babble a bit about projects, updates, ideas etc. regarding the label. We do already have a myspace-account as well as a website and everything is well covered, but this is part of my life too and this is why it’s in.

Most recent procject:
We‘re about to release RIDE SATAN RIDE by SERPENT THRONE on vinyl.
It was my labelmate René who discovered them on the almighty myspace. “This might be something for you.”, he said – right he was! The band released this recording itself in 2007 on CD and Modus Operandi will put it out on wax in the very near future. Hell yeah! Check out the „Pressing Info“ below. It’s the first time i do this tabularized stuff and i‘m pretty well aware of the strict business talk style, but what the heck it’s fun!

Pressing Info:

* TITLE: „Ride Satan Ride“

* FORMAT: 12″ LP vinyl 180gr

* PRESSRUN: 500 copies worldwide

* EXTRAS: Limited Edition with 11” x 17” Poster

* DETAILS: About 40 minutes of great 70’s influenced instrumental Heavy Rock with excellent lead guitar work.

* FOR FANS OF: Black Sabbath, old Judas Priest, Zebulon Pike, The Sword, Torche

Listen to the song Black Stabbeth [variable bit rate 228kbps]:



The band plays a brand of hard rock that harkens back to the golden age of heavy riffs and tasty solos called the 70’s. And just to be clear, Serpent Throne does not wallow in the mires of prog like Witchcraft or Burning Saviours. There’s no pretense with Serpent Throne, these guys bring the rock and that’s it.

Taking stoner rock to the furthest reaches of instrumental bedlam, Philadelphia’s fiendishly named Serpent Throne presents RIDE SATAN RIDE. With enough Black Sabbath-inspired riffs to make Tony Iommi call up his lawyer[…] (

Videos on Youtube:

(Song: Speed Queen)

(Song: Back Stabbeth. Sound is not the best and the song not completely recorded, but one of my fave songs of SERPENT THRONE.)

Update, may 04th: We‘ll send the recording to the pressing plant tomorrow. If everything works out the lps should be here in about 3 or 4 weeks.