Tuesday, 23 May 2017
Again, it's been a while since I found the time to update the blog, for which I apologise. As ever a combination of general apathy towards all things digital, and focusing more on actually preparing to record the actual album has been of paramount importance. More so than joining the ranks of the deluded on the world wide web who seem self obsessed and assured of their own importance in the grand cosmic scheme.
It gives me great pleasure to announce that we begin recording the "WHITE HORSE HILL" album on June 2nd, we have no idea what the final result will be, but expect to be finished at some point early August with the CD, Cassette and download versions all appearing around the same time. Of course, vinyl will be ordered straight away too, but with production turn around times varying, there can be no definite release date.
The final tracklisting of the album will run as follows :
Under Waves Lie Our Dead
To Sol A Thane
White Horse Hill
For All Days
Beheld, A Man Of Straw
We expect a final run time of around 44 Minutes, the record being primarily written for vinyl, so care and attention has also been paid to the track order, length and song dynamics. For those of you purchasing the CD version, we will add three bonus tracks in the form of last years "TO SOL A THANE" pre-production demo.
Again, all the the artwork has been created by Chris Smith of Grey Aria studios, three full pieces, and the finished LP's will be housed in a tri-fold sleeve designed to maximize the impact of each individual piece of artwork.
In the meantime, you can listen to our final rehearsal teaser on youtube.
Monday, 4 January 2016
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
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
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
Thankyou for your continued support.