Sunday 20 February 2011

Pagan born- loving Inkubus Sukkubus

I mentioned in the comments on my previous blog that Inkubus Sukkubus is my favourite band, something I’ve written about in the past. I’ve been following them since I was in my mid-teens, after attending one of their London concerts with a group of friends.

It all fell into place more or less at the same time. Since I was little I’ve been enchanted by tales of witches and witchcraft, of spells and of magic. My interest was further cemented after I saw The Craft when I was about twelve. Then came Inkubus Sukkubus and Candia Ridley, the most beautiful witch I had ever seen. I was thrilled, I was captivated, I was hooked.

If you don’t know their work, Inkubus Sukkubus is an English pagan and Goth band formed in the late 1980s by Candia Ridley, the lead vocalist, Tony McKormack and Adam Henderson. Their songs inspire me, the music and the lyrics, to which I have often danced through the night, danced the magic circle round!

Their best album is the classic Beltaine, which includes some of my favourites like Beltaine itself, Wytches – this has such an effect on me-, Supernature and I am the One. From Belladonna and Aconite I particularly like the lead track and Samhain. From Wytches there is Pagan Born and Vampires.

I could go on and on; there is so much. But my all-time favourite, my theme tune, the tale of the succubus herself is All Along the Crooked Way from Vampire Erotica. Enjoy…and beware. :-)

Underneath the darkened sky
All along the crooked way
The same story once again
Of sorrow and of pain
One fool in a dream
One black-hearted queen
A tale of unrequited love
That's written in tears, written in blood
She smiles, he cries
He begs, but she denies
As tonight becomes tomorrow
All joy will turn to sorrow

This is a tale of a succubus
A tale of love, pain and lust
Cheated Heart and a broken trust
And death, and death!

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust
Where there's love, there is lust
Where there's a boy to give his heart
There's a woman to tear it apart
Where there's giving, there's taking
There's faking, and there's breaking
Where there's trust deceit's right there
The dream becomes the nightmare!

To despair she'll take him
A shadow she'll make him
Before hi, the open grave
On his wrist, the razor blade
Young man, hang your head and cry
It's time to suffer, time to die
Abandon you the dreams of youth
Abandon love, hope and truth!

She will crush you, she'll excite you
She'll destroy you, she'll ignite you
She'll take you to a world of darkness
And death, and death!

On a night of dread and wonder
Hear her heartbeat turn to thunder
Now's the time for soul surrender
And death, and death!


  1. Good music to trigger the state of mind for the manifestation of the will (Majik).By the way, if you can get around to it, The Fairy Glen, Bettws-y-Coed, Wales, the Earth energies are strongly felt there.

  2. i will certainly check them out. thanks!

  3. Try the movie Spellbinder (1988) if you can find it.

  4. I will, Calvin; thanks. I'm a member of, so I'll try there later.

  5. What about "the trooper" from Iron Maiden? It is a classic of the 80s, that is a good british song. Mario.

  6. Mario, I don't know that song. I will listen. Thanks. :-)

  7. @ Mario: The Majik is strong in Peru, The Shamans have a profound understanding of the spirits of the natural world. No como la manera de el pinche Pizzaro. Saludo desde Tejas.