Elder Sign 1996-?
In the days approaching the time when the Stars are Right, at a time
when alternative movements encompassed many different strands of
constructive insanity - whose common aim was a refutal of mainstream
consciousness and a desire to explore the deeper regions of the bottle
- a host of new religions emerged to enact their own damp
sallies. Times are changing, and many of these religions will be
unable to weather the choppy waters of rising Rl'yeh. Only the beliefs
and the music of the truly inspired, or the truly unique, will
survive. Elder Sign have these beliefs and this music. Elder Sign as
they were before they became Elder Sign no longer exist...
Elder Sign came into being in 1996, with members Andrew Mobbs (sane
lyrics), Dan Sheppard (insane lyrics), David Damerell (inspiration),
Owen Dunn (imagery), and Dr.Volcano (drums and other crackly
noises). The name was drawn from the Cthulhu mythos; this reflected
Damerell's abiding interest in matters Cthulhoid and tentacular. The
band began giggling in abundance and one night produced their first
track Treachery. With such masterpieces as Chimaera My
Nameserver, the legend that is Elder Sign continues...
The members of Elder Sign:
Elder Sign Lyrics
`This will be my last regexp - last exec for the lost!' (Mobbs)
As Elder Sign has produced more in the last year than the Sisters, it
is only appropriate that some of their lyrics, not printed on
any album sleeve, should be reproduced here, in full and for
the first time.
As yet there are no photographs actually visible, but the story of the photoshoot may serve to warn
others against this sort of sillyness.
Friends and Associates
They are many who have joined themselved to Elder Sign, seeing
something in the band's creative efforts; these are just some of
- The band's hard-working manager, Rob Wilcox, organiser of tours,
photo opportunities, and relations with the authorities...
- A groupie, LNR
(surely not Lucretia No Reflection...?)
Cthulhu My Religion
It is a fact that the members of Elder Sign are either atheists,
members of the Cambridge
University Worshippers of Cthulhu Society, or worshippers of
Eris. It is not inconceivable that some may fall into more than one,
or indeed all of these categories...