To End It All

Since 2016 long-time collaborators sound artist Masaaki Masao and vocalist & multi-instrumentalist Joy Von Spain (members of Eye of Nix) have created new work as TO END IT ALL. Building unusual songs with massive dynamic range forged from obliterated samples, keyboards, voices and guitar, the music encompasses dark ambient drones, operatic moments, harsh wall noise, rhythms, Doom metal riffs and at times lush orchestrations.

 

In 2021, the duo became a trio with the addition of guitarist & vocalist A. K. O’Neill (Serpentent) to the live group. Past appearances include Covenant Fest, Cascadian Yule, Peace Simulation/Heavy Talent pop-up, Litha Cascadia, and as artists in residence at Teatro de la Psychomachia. TO END IT ALL often collaborates with Butoh dance artist Vanessa Skantze, ritual artist Anima Nocturna or filmmaker Joseph Seuferling to create an immersive live experience with movement, video or installations. Over 2021-22 the band recorded a new album which features three songs with world-renowned cellist Lori Goldston (Earth). During the pandemic lockdown in 2020, TO END IT ALL released a single “Strength Is Nothing”, an excerpt from a work composed with Zvi (Ron Varod) to accompany part of Tarkovsky’s masterpiece film, Stalker. The complete piece and single (as well as a remix by Marc Tweed) will be released on tape in April 2022.

 

“Hear To End It All seduce and destroy…dark, unsettling, and terrifying…” – Cvlt Nation

 

“Scourge of Woman (is)…nine terrifying tracks that sound like Von Spain’s spiritual bloodletting, as her words are delivered with a ferocity and power that’s impossible to avoid. This music is the voice of women abandoned, and she and Masao aren’t going to sit idly by and watch it happen. The intensity and anger that pours from this record is so forceful, you practically can feel it crack through your chest cavity, damaging your heart.” – Meat Mead Metal

 

“To End It All‘s Scourge of Woman full-length sounds like what would happen if drone/doom purveyors Khanate were forced into a blender with noisemakers Pharmakon and Lingua Ignota and forced to conduct devilish rituals.” – Decibel 

 

“…an atomic blast of an album—terrifying, and wonderful, and completely devastating.” – Vice

“To End It All’s debut is a monument to noise, anguish and righteous, burning rage; abrasive and chaotic, yet subtle and restrained, defiantly refusing to coddle the listener. …a challenging beast… one of the most discomforting listening experiences I’ve ever had, on par with or exceeding much of Portal or Dodecahedron’s work…” – Angry Metal Guy

 

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Live At Teatro De La Psychomachia / Strength Is Nothing (ft. Zvi) – A Partial Soundtrack For Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”

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Release date: 2022-04-02
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Since the fall of 2016, long-time collaborators sound artist Masaaki Masao and vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Joy Von Spain have created new work as TO END IT ALL. Building unusual songs with massive dynamic range forged from voices, keyboard, obliterated samples, and guitar, the music encompasses dark ambient drones, operatic moments, harsh wall noise, rhythms, doom metal riffs, and even lush orchestrations.

In 2021, the duo became a three-piece with the addition of guitarist and vocalist Anne K. O’Neill (Serpentent) to the live group. The trio has appeared at the Peace Simulation pop-up and at Teatro De La Psychomachia in Seattle. TO END IT ALL frequently collaborates with Butoh dance artist Vanessa Skantze, as well as with ritual visual artist Anima Nocturna, and film maker Joseph Seuferling to create an immersive live experience with movement, lighting, or video projections.

During the pandemic lockdowns of 2020, TO END IT ALL released a single from “Strength Is Nothing” for a planned upcoming release. This longer work was composed with Zvi (Ron Varod) to accompany part of Tarkovsky’s masterpiece film, Stalker. German label Prophecy’s luxus edition of Eye Of Nix’s Ligeia (2020) features a cover by TO END IT ALL of the track “Stranded”.

In 2018, TO END IT ALL released their full-length Scourge Of Woman on LP as a duo through Scry Recordings. The album’s death industrial, dark ambient, melodic, and noise collage structures received accolades within the post-industrial and experimental music world and press. Scourge… features photography by Anima Nocturna in collaboration with Joy Von Spain. TO END IT ALL previously released a demo tape and a tour tape in 2017.

In addition to touring the US West Coast and rustbelt, TO END IT ALL has appeared at Covenant Fest (BC), Litha Cascadia Solstice, and the Cascadian Yule gathering, as well as at many other interesting and unusual shows in Seattle.

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