‘The definition of the word “Masquerade” is: a party, a dance or other festive gathering of persons wearing masks and other disguises; a costume or disguise worn at such a gathering; façade, pretense; existence under false pretenses. False pretenses? Tell me, what is more falsely than the human nature? They hide behind their fleshy masks every day. They cover their frustrations with a polite smile. They lie so often that they believe in their own stories. A masquerade, false? What nonsense!’ Continue reading
I discovered the brand when I was a kid, about 13 or 14. I don’t remember what was the first product I bought but it might have been the Catafalque, a gorgeous necklace with a skull that I had to sell a few years ago because I needed money :(. Continue reading
In any month on the last night of the moon’s waning crescent, the feared and loathed spectre of Elizabeth Bathory may be seen atop the heights of Castle Csejthe. Continue reading
A friend recently shared with me a surprisingly beautiful Romanian tradition that takes place in the Maramures region. This tradition gave me inspiration to do a little more research on the subject and to write this article. The tradition or the ritual as some might say was performed in order to save a severely sick child from death. Continue reading
The Norse spider monster of Wyred complies with the bidding of Skuld, the third of the Norns, the three sisters tending the roots of the world tree, Yggdrasil and who are the weavers of all destiny. Skuld, meaning ‘that which should become’, plunges the souls of lascivious women into an eternal, purgatory torpor of masochistic remorse.
The Alchemy original cover art work and story:
‘Rose Arcana’ – A Desiccated petal, fallen from the garland of history! You can read further into this beguiling tale on page 3 of your catalogue. Continue reading
Warning: Some of the information below is based on facts others are merely fiction…for the time being.
1835. England, the Parliament outlawed bull-baiting and bear-baiting sports in which dogs fought to death against other animals. Gamblers turned their interest to dog fighting, a popular and profitable sport. British dog-fighters created crosses between the English Bulldog and various types of Terriers. This led to the best fighting dogs: Bull Terriers. They had the size, strength, aggression and ferocity to fight to the death. Continue reading
A few years back everyone was watching movies inspired by us, inspired by our kind. Year 2017 and everyone seems to have forgotten all about it. It was ‘cool’ to be a vampire a few years ago. Continue reading
Visitors will be pleased to know that we have just finished enabling https for all pages on our Alchemy England website. Continue reading
In one of his rare, and in the eyes of all devout and God-fearing citizens, sacrilegious rituals, the ancient and immortal revenant count of antediluvian Germany, presides over the vampiric festival, set amidst the ruins of a sanctified basilica and now a temple of darkness, in honour of his own pre-eminence. Continue reading
Bats, beer and boiling hot weather – on Thursday, July 6, Alchemy England welcomed their trade customers to the third annual Open Day. The event was also the perfect opportunity for everyone to view their stunning new factory in Leicester and check out all the latest designs.
For a brief but mortally terrifying transience, the incredible forces of the full moon are inexplicably combined with an obscure but powerful, cabalistic seal of Saturn, unleashing the wholly unnatural and utterly dreadful phenomenon of the werewolf. Continue reading
We are excited to launch the brand new Alchemy bag collection! Continue reading
Chalisbury Cathedral, like so many of Britain’s sanctified houses both great and small, was built, beginning in the reign of Henry I in around 1120, upon a hilltop known as Agnis Tump, once a sacred Neolithic site. Continue reading
‘Tell me again, how did you meet this girl?’
‘In the bar, just around the corner.’
I was sitting with my friend in a café during a short coffee break. We both worked in the same office building and met daily for a chat. He always had something new to share. This time he was excited about a new girl he had met. I had my doubts. But then again I have always been suspicious of people. He on the other hand could not stop talking about her. Continue reading