(Post by nerdbastards contributor Nick Bungay- Twitter @NickBungay)
Come one, come all, it’s that fabulous Friday and we all know what this means. It’s time for another round of “Sexy Cosplay Of The Week’ and this week the format is a little different. While each week we here at Nerdbastards give a “Cosplayer” (one who dresses as a fictional character of pop culture) a moment in the spotlight, this week our chosen individual is a character in themselves. This person performs, does vocals, acts and and wears eccentric clothing that could rival any cosplayer. It’s a special day, why not a special pick for the week?
This week we speak the name of: Lilith Astaroth
Sure, it sounds like the name of a cosplayer, but it is most definitely not. Lilith Astaroth is the eccentric spitfire who was born and bred in Boston, Massachusetts. Her music career started with a piano at age 5 and she picked up her first guitar, a black Gibson Sonex Deluxe, at 14. She eventually started her first band, “Blodgett”, in 1997 with some friends in which she was the singer and rhythm guitarist. Finding a positive outlet in performing was what gave birth to the Lilith Astaroth name. Still actively involved in music, after being part of bands like ‘Cried’ and ‘Kari Nations’, Lilith Astaroth now plays in the Boston, Massachusettss band Sorrowseed as “The Reaping Willow”. From aggressive energy to death metal singer she only became better from there.
Even with all the work she still manages to have free time for herself and that’s quite a feat. An avid gamer, Lilith started playing Atari 2600, leading into NES and Sega Genesis (with a brief bought of Sega Master System). At 10 years old she was hooked on Infocom games including Zork, Wishbringer, Witness, and Arthur: The Quest for Excalibur. From there she progressed to Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, and Diablo. From there, she played Ultima Online where she had a Grandmaster Necromancer named Slayana, on the Atlantic server. Although she later tried World of Warcraft, LOTRO, DDO, Star Wars Galaxies, and EQ2, she became bored with of all of them rather quickly. Her one true MMO love has always been the original EVERQUEST, where she currently plays on the Xegony server. Besides gaming she enjoys shows, clubs and hanging out with friends. What she really likes is being an example to those that are different. She is a strong, colorful woman and it is her hope that her persona and attitude sends a positive message to others. Showing that it’s ok to have a nerdy side.
If your ever in the Boston area and you see Lilith Astaroth just get on your knees and bow or at least check out a Sorrowseed show (with concert listings here ). Putting the “risk” in risque while still keeping a person wanting more, Lilith Astaroth has gained a plethora of followers. If you wanna see for yourself or join her “army” then why don’t you check out her homepage. While your there send her an email telling her Nerdbastards sent you and how much you love the site. Lilith Astaroth, you are this week’s ‘Sexy Cosplay Of The Week’. Thank you for coming and in the words of Kevin Smith “Have a week”.
Wanna see more? Check out the pictures of Lilith Astaroth below.