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Anti Fashion ov Atilla Csihar

Banner Photo By Peter Troest

The man himself doesn’t need an introduction nor does his persona. I choose to focus on his despotic fascination for homemade costumes and “clothing” that he chooses to adorn himself with on stage for Mayhem, Void Ov Voices and Sunn O))). At one gig going as far to make himself up as a tree, explaining that Sunn O))) music was for the plants. Some of his appearances have nonetheless been deemed controversial or lame, but opinions are irrelevant because it is not made with the intentions to impress. Some of his masks were designed by Nader Sadek, who i also plan to write about. Various others designs that have come across were the German Hitler outfit, broken mirror man, the death priest (over 70 years old and made by nuns) and the mummy…

Atilla states about the purpose of the visual aesthetics “I like to challenge the audience, so the worst thing for me is going on stage with something that has been seen a million times before, like corpse paint. Actually, the first time I wore corpse paint was in 1987 with my band Tormentor. Alien Sex Fiend were using white make-up, so I started to wear a white base and put black make-up on top, around the eyesand the mouth. It was cool then”

Read about his other thoughts and check out all the costumes below:

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And future ideas “I want to make something that would make me look like I was performing in another dimension. I wanted to levitate in a huge, on-stage aquarium filled with liquid, wearing deep-diving gear. We planned to have strange or weird sea animals swimming around, like ink fishes, octopuses and horseshoe crabs, for instance. I wanted a spacesuit but they are extremely expensive. Huge crystals could be good too for appearing as a fossil”

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22.A domesticated primate philosopher on an oxygen-supported carbon based planet circling a Type G star. Also a polymath of the arts and sciences, and animal at heart. I love attending concerts, black metal culture, drawing, reading, meeting like minded persons, runic lore, writing, bdsm, walks through nature, sampling her finest herbs and doing primal fitness. I am an activist and animist so my recent writings will take more focus on these, as well as other outside culture. Sometime in the near future i will move to UK and then Norway, My other journals include: http://aferalspirit.wordpress.com/ http://atmanentelechy.wordpress.com/ http://journeyoftheseer.tumblr.com/

16 Comments

16 Comments

  1. Alan Pitts

    April 19, 2016 at 7:01 am

    MAYHEM!

  2. Fraser Samson

    April 18, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Singer from Mudvayne let himself go!

  3. Gema Del Real

    April 18, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Lily White David Guerra

  4. Steve Furlong

    April 18, 2016 at 7:33 am

    I’M ON THE RIGHT TRACK BABY, I WAS BORN THIS WAY!

  5. Pablo Umaña

    April 18, 2016 at 6:12 am

    Alexis Rodriguez

  6. Chris

    April 18, 2016 at 4:55 am

    As much as I like his more grotesque costumes, my favorite has to be the shattered mirror. Very weird and ominous.

  7. Kamiel de Fouw

    April 18, 2016 at 3:27 am

  8. Peter Troest

    April 18, 2016 at 2:26 am

    Hey Cvlt and Braydon. Could you please credit me for the cover image. The rest of that awesome night is here: http://troest.nu/mayhem-pumpehuset-31-may-2014/

  9. Evan Winangun

    April 18, 2016 at 1:33 am

    Asu

  10. Hardy Zim Zum

    April 18, 2016 at 12:58 am

    cc: Putut Guritno #kenanganyangtakterlupakan

  11. Francesco Orlandi

    April 18, 2016 at 12:32 am

    Seen Mayhem live in Milan. Attila was at all the best one performing of the band.

  12. Harold Green

    April 18, 2016 at 12:22 am

    PS Lots Of Laughs @ the author referring to themselves as ‘a polymath of the arts and sciences’

  13. Cromlek Fernandez

    April 18, 2016 at 12:10 am

    half baked

  14. Harold Green

    April 18, 2016 at 12:09 am

    FWIW the ‘broken mirror man’ was the Statue of Liberty, I believe debuted at a late 2009 Sunn show in New York.

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