Blood on the Stage: Behind the Makeup and Masks

Welcome! Sit back dear friends – you are about to join us in a twisted and colourful world populated by Victorian Hellfire clubs, supernatural seductresses, steampunk occultists, clockwork bounty hunters and pagan deities.

In the following short film you will 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 and it took a small leap of faith to go through with it. Now that it’s finished, though, we can’t wait to share it with all of you.

But first, a little gift for you!

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!!

Now sit back and get ready to meet the band! After you have watched the short video, just click on the Facebook “share” button below the video and take one brief moment to leave a comment – let us know what you like liked about the film, or if you yourself are involved with performance art and costuming, or anything else on your mind!


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