Since the fall of 2016, long-time collaborators noise 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 layered 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 trio with the addition of guitarist & 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, and plan to tour in 2022. TO END IT ALL frequently collaborates with Butoh dance artist Vanessa Skantze, as well as with ritual visual artist Anima Nocturna or film maker Joseph Seuferling to create an immersive live experience with movement, lighting or video projections.
Over 2021-22 the band has recorded a new album which features three songs with world-renowned cellist Lori Goldston (Earth). During the pandemic lockdowns in 2020, TEIA released a single “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 features a cover by TO END IT ALL of the track “Stranded”.
In 2018 the duo released their full-length Scourge of Woman on LP 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. TEIA previously released a demo tape and a tour tape.
In addition to touring the US west coast and rustbelt, TO END IT ALL have appeared at Covenant Fest (BC), Litha Cascadia Solstice & the Cascadian Yule gathering, as well as at many interesting and unusual shows in Seattle.