13-06-01 Blk Mtl w Desecrate Scripture

I designed the poster myself using a photo from an epic black metal photoshoot with Chris Brown of Unbound Photography

Desecrate Scripture is a blackened doom metal band from Saskatchewan. I have been friends with them through the prairie metal scene and have always wanted to collaborate.
When I found out they were planning shows in Alberta for their Prairie Indoctrination Tour, I booked them instantly at The Rendezvous Pub, our local sports bar & metal haunt. They brought Autaric along, and both bands ending up crashing on my living room floor after a Denny’s metal invasion. I also asked Vile Insignia from Calgary to play, and then for fun, decided to perform “Lamentos”, a fusion dance piece I affectionately call the Orcish Lullaby (more on that later).
As the night progressed, we chatted & ate metal cupcakes & swapped merch & headwhipped. VI & Autaric played, I danced in all white on a dirty black floor, and then when Desecrate was ending their set, I hopped onstage to shimmy for my favourite song.
Post-show, Desecrate’s founder Wikk and I had an explosion of ideas to talk about, as he runs his own promotions company as well as side projects. We planned the photoshoots for his upcoming solo album trio which will involve elaborate custom costumes and a rockstar photographer. He also filmed my dance piece, so look out for a tour video from him!
My performance itself was a bellydance fusion act (no fetish nor burlesque – just pure dance) set to folky doom metal, adorned in corpse paint. It is an avant-garde, lyrical-style piece that I feel very emotional connected to. It has only been performed once before, although I have plans to debut it to a mass audience in the future. There is a video kicking around of a previous performance of the piece if you hunt enough on my youtube channel ; )

You can order Desecrate Scripture’s newest album here.

Prints of any photos may be ordered by emailing me through my contact page.

Photos by Slayer of Pixels

Model, Makeup, Hair, Accessories, Styling, Props for Lylia by Lylia
All other models, own Hair and Makeup, Styling, Accessories
Behind-the-Scenes Photos by self & friends


13-05-31 Ides of Winter w DTR

Ides of Winter is a melodic blackened death metal band from Edmonton, AB. With former members of Dead Jesus among many other local heavyweights, they are a highly theatrical band themed on the brutal cold of Canadian metal.
One of the first bands I developed theatrical and stage elements for was Dead Jesus – and it continued in full force with Ides. From designing their wolf pelt costumes in collaboration with Nomin of Handcuffs Required, to planning and applying their frostpaint before each show, I have striven to help them create a strong stage presence and image.
To add a climax to this, I appear onstage as the Frosthoar or the Fathom Bride, bellydancing and incorporating props like veils, lights, and snow. I also manage their merch booth where I get to schmooze all night and sign posters : ). These guys are my brothers and my band, and I’m very proud of how far we’ve come together.

At the end of May we played with a celebrative Death Toll Rising, who were commemorating 10 years of creating music together. We revealed the glorious new Fathom Bride shirts, and I had a mini shoot with live photographer Dana Zuk, a metal maiden herself. I also got to share the booth with a smexy redhead. ‘Twas a good night as always.

Ides of Winter

Ides Wardrobe by Lylia, Handcuffs Required & individual members

Custom altered t-shirt by Dolly Darko Clothing

Photos by Dana Zuk

Fathom Bride & Sisters of Eve shirt illustrations by Ultra BAT

Model, Makeup, Hair, Accessories, Styling, Props for Lylia by Lylia
Frostpaint for all band members by Lylia
Behind-the-Scenes Photos by self & friends


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