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Monday, 11 January 2016

Monday, 4 January 2016

"Blood Fire Doom" CD Boxset

The layout for the CD version of "Blood Fire Doom" is complete and will be going to press shortly. Expect a release date within the coming weeks. Strictly limited to 500 Copies only it will be spread across 3 CD's, each housed in an individual Jewelcase with booklet. The CD's will be accompanied by a 100 page booklet, and everything is presented in a Slipcase featuring all new artwork.

Friday, 1 January 2016

To Sol A Thane

2015 was a tough year, but normal service has now resumed. Thankyou to everyone in Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Holland & Germany for the fantastic gigs. Especially at the HELL OVER HAMMABURG and FIRES OF SAMHAIN Festivals. Our focus now lies in finishing the WHITE HORSE HILL album and getting it out.

We have already some confirmed shows for 2016, including our first English one in 3 years, and a date finally in Portugal. More details shortly.

The online store will be updated finally with new merchandise (Shirts & Patches), and Vinyl, Cassettes, and CD's by February.

There is also a small rehearsal sample of "TO SOL A THANE" On our youtube channel. You can view it here, or be following the link in the sidebar. Don't forget that all recordings are now available digitally on our bandcamp page.

Finally, thankyou to everyone who purchased the "BLOOD FIRE DOOM" 5 LP boxset on FLOGA Records and made it such a success, two pressings were snapped up in double quick time, the same is now happening with the "LAMENTATIONS" LP reissue on COSMIC KEY CREATIONS. The CD version of "BLOOD FIRE DOOM" will be out shortly on NO REMORSE Records. And the final reissues of "HALCYON" and "NEW DARK AGE" on vinyl will be coming on FLOGA records later this year.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

White Horse Hill

Friends and comrades,

On this Winter Solstice, 2014, we are happy to update you all on our current activities. As the more sober amongst you may have noticed, we have just completed the first of our next records pre-production demos featuring two brand new songs. The results were of course, more than satisfying, but as this is only a pre-production demo, by the time we get into the studio in 2015 the songs will no doubt have mutated slightly in all manner of wonderful ways, as they do.

We recorded the title track, "WHITE HORSE HILL" and a radically different song, "FOR ALL DAYS, AND FOR NONE". The reason why the latter is not online, is that we want to be able to offer some surprises when the physical record is actually released in 2015.

So, for today at least, we are happy to air the title track and unveil the next records artwork (Once again created by the incredible Chris Smith of Grey Aria studios - Thankyou Chris!).

Naturally, the main question that everyone will be wanting answering, is when will the finished record be released, our reply would be, "When it's completed!". Our schedule is to honour our live commitments for the first third of 2015, record a second pre-production demo in April of more new songs, a few more gigs, and then the recordings of the full six track mini LP in the Summer. Barely any time at all. Naturally, things could change, and we'll only update news about this when we have something of real interest to say, rather than that we've been voted number 54 in an online poll of the 54 most popular bands who wear leather jackets, or something equally as ludicrous.

For now though, you can either listen to the song on our Bandcamp page in high quality, and purchase a download of it if you so please (It will only be available until we commence the final recordings), or listen to it in slightly lower quality on our youtube channel

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Forthcoming Gigs

November 15th 2014, Glasgow, Scotland (+ Atlantean Kodex, Dark Forest)
January 24th, 2015, Brussels, Belgium (+ Primordial, Malthusian & More)
January 25th, 2015 - Athens, Greece (+ Wrathblade, Doomocracy)
March 7th 2015, Hamburg, Germany (+ Midnight, High Spirits & More)
March 14th 2015, Edinburgh, Scotland (+ More bands)
April 5th 2015, Limerick, Eire (+ More bands)
August 2015, Bradford, UK (Battles in the North II - date TBC)
September 19th 2015, Selby, UK (+ Old Corpse Road & More)

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Operational Update September 2014

As we approach the Autumnal Equinox, it seems fitting that we can offer a small update into our activities of the last 6 months, aside from travelling to play some shows around Europe, and tidying up some loose ends with the vinyl pressing of "DEATH'S CROWN IS VICTORY", we've been working on songs for our next record pretty much full time. The results are more than satisfying, and with this next release we aim to gain more ground and momentum. The hard work of the past 3 years by myself, Andy and Paul, and the past two years by James and Izak have reduced any previous incarnations of SOLSTICE to formless shades from the past. This truth will become self evident very soon, if it is not already. Not only are the band finally comfortable with each other, but the sense of comradeship grows stronger all the time ; In a way, the band today reminds me of the very first inception with myself, Dave, Brenny, Paul and Gary such are the levels of creativity and the urge to push ourselves harder. Thanks indeed though to MONOLITH CULT and DECEPTOR with whom we share James and Izak with, without the support of both these bands and their understanding we would not have achieved as much.

Looking back, the last 20 copies of "DEATH'S CROWN IS VICTORY" from the second pressing will be available at our show in Glasgow with DARK FOREST and ATLANTEAN KODEX in November. We will also have as ever shirts, patches and CD's We look forward to seeing you all there, it's been too long since we played in Scotland, and with a show in Edinburgh in March 2015 as well, two visits in less than 4 months suits us fine.

Looking forward, there should be rehearsal audio samples online for your listening displeasure in December, of some very epic new material, prior to the full recording of the next record. The artwork for it is pretty much complete, and is simply put, breath-taking. Matching the music we have composed was always going to be a task in itself, but we feel that our chosen artist has outshone himself this time. The contents of the record will be six tracks in total (3 full length heavyweights, and 3 shorter instrumentals) weighing in at about 35 minutes or more.

No doubt the online bottom feeders will again work themselves up into some sort of apoplectic rage at our refusal to surrender to their bullshit. We thank them though, for their bitterness, their jealousy and their childish malice. They bit the hand that fed, and now starve in a desert of mediocrity. Every poisonous bout of their hysteria is proof alone that we wear death's crown as the victors, not the vanquished. And everyone of these utterly ridiculous bouts only serves to spur us on harder to craft finer songs and grander lyrical concepts.

Until December. Watch the skies.