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Saturday, 29 October 2016

acl 'Holy Spirit' tape
Release on Obsessive Fundamental Realism
Beautiful front cover by 


Hinoeuma the Malediction

Sutcliffe Jügend

The Sutcliffe Jugend are Kevin Tomkins and Paul Taylor. They were among the original and most extreme 'power electronics' acts of the early 1980s, collaborating with Whitehouse until formally disbanding in 1982 (together with Philip Best's Consumer Electronics project) to concentrate on the new 'super-powerful' Whitehouse. With this line-up of Bennet, Best & Tomkins, they released the notorious 'Right to Kill' LP giving birth to the sound now established as 'power electronics'. 

Tomkins also appearing on the band's seminal 'Great White Death' album, a record which laid down the blueprint to a genre innumerable immitators would emulate but never equal.

During their life-span Sutcliffe Jugend put out a number of definitive cassette-only releases such as 'Campaign', 'We Spit On Their Graves' and 'When Pornography Is No Longer Enough'

Following a hiatus of over 20 years, Sutcliffe Jugend returned with a new CD, 'Death Mask' on Freek Records affirming their place as an ever-vital force in the arena of extreme electronic music. A number of subsequent and critically appraised releases have followed.

Just what this very special and highly anticipated return to live performance will consist of is as much a mystery to us as anyone else but will be expected to include material from their wealth of early recordings and no doubt some newer material. An absolutely essential event for any fans of Uncompromising Extreme Music. Do not miss this rare opportunity to see these Power Electronics legends LIVE!

For further info please see - www.unlabel.net/betweensilences.htm

Read recent album review on Compulsion online and Vital: 

Plus Guests:

Fronted female experimental power electronic noise [UK]

Power Electronics/Drone/Black Metal [USA]

Pure crime electronics
Purge Electronics by Steve Bagman [UK]

Dead Normal 
(First time live in London)

Dead Normal are Mario G. Ferrer, Oriol Rosell and Zoë V. 
Mario G.Ferrer a.k.a d.Forma focuses on the most radical side of electronics and noise. His sonic work has been released by labels like Hive Records and Inner Demons. A graphic designer as well, he runs the Lovethechaos label.
Oriol Rosell has been involved in the Barcelona experimental music scene for more than twenty years as a journalist, curator and musician. He has a solo project under his own name besides Dead Normal.
Zoë V. aka CopdeCap is a photographer and performer. She has portrayed some of the best known noise makers around in her “mirror series” and does performance art alongside Eudald Van der Pla. She’s one half of VWxYZ with Wajid Yaseen. 

Plus special guest John Paul 

In Search of Death 
(First live appearance)
Project of Belgian industrial artist Xavier H. (the man who runs Death Continues Records). 

"Imagine yourself walking through the remains of a factory abandoned in the face of a cataclysmic event; abandoned in such haste that nothing was shut down. It’s years later, but somehow the industrial machinery continues to execute its duties with relentless precision while bearing the signs of wear. The pounding rhythm of the machines is crunchy with accumulated stress; the lack of maintenance is evident in the rough texture of decay that overlays every sound. The machines no longer work in silence, but over a level of background noise of their own state of disrepair and of the environmental sounds that permeate the surroundings from broken windows and collapsed sections of the walls. You move through something that was once a testament to human achievement, which is now remarkable chiefly for its utter lack of humanity. (Kate McDonald - Heathen Harvest)"

DJs : Chris Low (The Apostles, Part 1), 
Eric (TowerPromotions), 
Biotope Art Organization
Hagshadow music stall

Art Exhibition:
"Robin Chuter (Ebru/postal art) pieces from the vinyl series"

Venue: Nightclub Kolis same location as the Archway Tavern.
By that time we should have the underground trains running 24 hrs!
More info coming soon
Doors: 19:30 to 4:00 am
Tickets: £13 ADV - £15 at Door
Buy ticket via Hagshadow on the web 
Buy Ticket via/paypal: order@hagshadow.net

Keep paypal receipt to show at the door when buying ticket via hagshadow.

ANTIchildLEAGUE - Ice Heart 
White Dog Black Dog (Remix by Godlesstate / Patrick Leagas) 
on Iron Minds compilation for download! By Body Music

ACL and Gaya Donadio are in this book
Fight Your Own War
Power Electronics and Noise Culture
Thanks very much to the publishers and Nathan especially.

ACL- strength-through-straitjacket

Monday, 16 May 2016

Saturday, 16 April 2016


The first mix by PatrickL of Ice Heart form Acl.s Holy Ghost album. (This is not the final Mix).
WDBD is a rhythmic remix project initially based on mixes by PatrickL of Acl's music using only old 80's 90's sampler technology cutting up and only using the original Noise files adding no or minimal instrumentation to the original audio.
More to come later in the year.
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A very interesting review of ACL Holy Ghost album from best British zine 
by Tony Dickie. 
Thank You

Italian review of ACL's Holy Ghost on Rockerilla April 2016 edition 
by Aldo Chimenti. 
Thank You

See translated text in English included here

The acronym, ACL, stands for ANTIchildLEAGUE, which is not ' NGO (non governamental organization) for child rights, but an art project headed by Gaya Donadio (6Comm) which makes anti-music a compelling ethical instrument of dissent, including great actual themes 'such as social disintegration and in vitro created family'. So ACL sound creations have the determination of the assault hit and run that rides a powerful power noise artillery and vocal assaults to the pagan armed paroxysm. The last album, Holy Ghost is a war machine that prefers chaos to constitutional (dis)order, which uses electronic generators as high precision noise spears, unleashing proclamations of syllabus madness and brute savagery. 
For Life this and more
Aldo Chimenti

A very good Holy Ghost cd review on Rosa Selvaggia by Stefano Oflorenz -
In Italian - Thank You
Translated here ..


Our compatriot Gaya Donadio, based in London for years now and companion of Patrick Leagas, resumed hostilities with her own personal project power-electronics ACL, operating since 2001 with a cassette and two compact discs in assets, in addition to some illustrious collaborations on mini-cD and 7 "(Con-Dom, Silent Abuse and Schrage Musik, the latter project of same Patrick).
Recently engaged in the activity live alongside Leagas in the roaring 6Comm, Gaya gets back to work in the field that is most congenial, that of heavy-electronics more violent and irreverent that has been not only the trademark of previous work (the last was "the Son" in 2014)
but also of the live shows as powerful as that of the Moritzbastei Leipzig I had the opportunity to follow at the Gotik Treffen a few years ago.
"Holy Ghost" is presented as "extreme action" since the graphic, unambiguous and uncompromising as ACL tradition, and not least are the titles of some of the thirteen tracks ( "Dick Funeral", "Penis Dead") ranging to resume the gruesome cover concept:
a suffering male member attacked by a swarm of insects, an image that draws scenarios of death and abandonment. The sacred psalms the initial title track are lost soon in the white weapon assault of "I hate you", a title that takes no prisoners, just like the razor shoot from analog synths on which Gaya vomits texts full of anger.
An aggressive mood that continues in "Ice Heart" and slows slightly in the two different versions of "Weak Seed", where leaves the field to feel sick, unhealthy and stifling. Gaya's voice touches on some breakers peak of insanity respectable ( "Penis Dead"), and the electronic layers are not far from those of the old school of Con-Dom and Whitehouse, that is the best "British old school".
The attack of "Guilty women" remains my favorite, followed by the percussive loop of "In the Shadow", and I am willing to bet that the new drones of "Holy Ghost" will make the best on stage, where projects like ACL fail to better express their violent and nihilistic charge. "The Father", 2008, "The Son", 2014, and now eight years later the circle closes with "Holy Ghost". A triptych with a decidedly critical attitude toward the moral hypocrisy of the pre-established religious dogmas and the powerful anticlerical message. More than ever topical, unfortunately.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Sunday, 5 October 2014

ACL 'The Son' cd review in Russian 
published on “Repressed obscenities” 

Thank You Cyrill Bond - Much appreciated! 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Here is The Son cd review on 'NONPOP'
First REVIEW! 

Thank You Endsal much appreciated.

You'll find the German to English option on the site

Thursday, 12 June 2014


ACL wishes to thank everyone who attended the Wave Gotik Treffen event.
What a wonderful experience!
Live moments that cannot be transferred online because they are unique..
This time ACL on stage was Gaya and Patrick L.
I played some of the forthcoming Holy Ghost release material which works very well live!
Despite the 37 degree or so [IT WAS HOT!] - stage became double hell!
The diverse audience was a bonus. Thanks for the great feedback!
An enormous thank you to Sven Affeld, Ragnar for the great job of mixing my sound live, Michael Wolff, Gernot, Patrick Leagas, Stefano, Biotope-Art Organization-Guglielmo for visuals, the venue crew, Thomas and Michael from WGT, all good friends that kept me hydrated throughout the days with drinks especially Larry, Steven and Sven.

Photos by: Oflorenz-Not Conform Photography

Friday, 16 May 2014

ACL 'The Son' cd live for download
iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play, Beats Music, Spotify, Rhapsody, Emusic, and MediaNet

some links:

Sunday, 11 May 2014

ACL started new recordings of the 'Holy Ghost' release to end the trilogy and some it works very well live.
The aim is to complete this release by the end of 2014!
For ACL live bookings please contact hagshadow@hotmail.com
See you somewhere in Europe soon!

Saturday, 3 May 2014

ACL will play at the WGT Germany!
In total I will be playing three times! See you there :) 

Friday, 25 April 2014

ACl - Confession 6 -London Slimelight 19/04/14

ACl - Confession 6 -London Slimelight 19/04/14
On stage: Gaya and Biotope-Art Organization-Guglielmo

Photos by:  Luca Torasso

ACL Hamburg - Germany - 28/03/14
Photos by: Michael Wolff

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

ANTIchildLEAGUE [ACL] - The Son
out on Old Europa Cafe' 

Noise Power Electronic track contribution for
+ Industrial music & culture in Rome +


Monday, 4 November 2013

Monday, 30 September 2013

A massive Thank You to Tower Transmission 


for the amazing night. A Special thanks to Erik and Ina for the great organization and welcoming. I Had really good time enjoying the performances and the company of fellow artists I shared the stage with. Excellent DJs and dance floor companionships. Thanks also to Biotope Art Organization for helping on stage, Vito, Martin, the sound guy and everyone else involved which I forgot the names..

photo by: Ernst Endsal

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Sunday, 21 July 2013

A recommended release 

ACL appears on this anonymous project doing guest vocals on “Cyanide”

“La Premiere Exhalation de 4Giftgas”

Download Card with 3 tracks of poisonous Industrial music out on Misty Circles.

1. Cyanide
2. Come To Me
3. Anvil
4Giftgas was born in 2012.
A visual/audio collective coming from diverse experiences within the international extreme electronics scene.
4Giftgas is an open collective evolving continuously.
The member’s identity is concealed behind names of toxic substances.
No ID no compromises! The project was born to contrast “political correctness” using extreme disturbing sounds.
The collective début with special guests contributing under military guise.
Limited Edition of 100 copies by Misty Circle.
FB Page; https://www.facebook.com/pages/4giftgas/470643882998142

Monday, 3 June 2013

Tribes Of Medusa - The Exodus Of Saints promo

ACL guest vocal on 
Tribes Of Medusa - The Exodus of Saints

Available via www.hagshadow.net

Friday, 31 May 2013

I hear nothing when you cry
I see nothing in your pray
I feel nothing for you..

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Interview extractS:
"My blasphemous philosophy is feeling contempt  for all kinds of
religious cults enslaving the mind, projecting their guilt on others, abusing power".

"A.C.L. is against genetic and fabricated forms of family and the inherent oppressive environment this brings. Obviously this incubates latent religious slavery as well as the more visible forms of oppression.

The patriarchal expectation to breed for the continuity of this species, to carry secular disgrace in the womb…uh! You are all free to be slaves in whichever way but do not attempt to infect me with your paranoia and bigotry.
Overpopulation is an issue as is vanity and boredom.
The abuse of children by the state as agents to affect my life through censorship and intellectual integrity is also an issue;
your paedophiles and rapists are your own inventions and natural offspring".

"ACL is just a chapter of my little world but no one’s life amusement or condemning thought"
live on stage 28.09.13

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Featuring an ACL cover song

Various Artists - Arachnid Claims Its Prey   
A Tribute To Atrax Morgue 
C52 + C51