Blood on the Stage: Behind the Makeup and Masks

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Victorian Hellfire clubs, supernatural seductresses, steampunk occultists, clockwork bounty hunters and pagan deities…

Meet all six members of the New Jacobin Club as we discuss the psychology of makeup, masks and performance art. Costumes and storytelling have been an inseparable part of the band’s identity throughout the last 20 years, this is an amusing look at what it all means to us as individuals and how it affects us personally at times.

We all learned a little more about each other during the filming of this video, segments of which were originally shot in 2017 for inclusion in an independent American film about the history of bands that wear makeup and masks…

Hope you enjoy!


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 In “Blood on the Stage” we talk a bit about the band’s beginning and influences…one of those is the mighty KILLING JOKE, and we not only cover one of their best known songs live to this day, but back in 2008 we released an EP of cover songs with their 80’s goth-dance hall hit “Love Like Blood” – CLICK HERE NOW for a free download of that track!!


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  • Keith Rudner says:

    Enjoyed the video and learning more about the band..My first album I bought for myself was Kiss Alive a big departure from the Bay City Rollers and Osmonds provided by my mother for Hanukkah gifts..

    • New Jacobin Club says:

      Thanks Keith! That’s great – Kiss Alive set the standard for live albums… and every costumed rock band on the planet owes something of their existence to them for sure

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