31.1.10

FERMENTÆ + ZIZ repress info.

FERMENTÆ / ZIZ - 'Midwinter Sessions '08' split is in the process of being repressed and will be available shortly. Originally released in the spring of 2008 and they went pretty quick - myself having half the run and shipping the remaining half to Jóhannes in Iceland.

We intend to 'get some attention to it'... and want to make it available again for people who did not get the chance to acquire a copy for themselves. The content of this second edition remains the same, but the packaging will be slightly different.

Stay tuned.

Necrite - 'A Mass for the Harvest of Death' EP

T. from CIRCLE of EYES other project NECRITE have a new limited EP out on Vs. editions. Details: tri-folio sleeve + screen-printed disc in a resealable sleeve.Check it out or buy it HERE. Pure insanity.

24.1.10

Process.


(above) ...I found this sketch-book scan while scouring my HD's for the last 3 or so years of material to populate the new VIRALOPTIC.COM  (oh yeah, VIRALOPTIC.COM is getting a face-lift and I will finally have a legitimate online portfolio)


(above) ...is one of the pictures we never used for the "In Exile" LP artwork. Oliver of the band SIBERIA had sent me a handful of random pictures that he took while living in Russia; I always thought this one of his living quarters was great... in retrospect, we should have made it work!!


(above) ...about the same time that we were wrapping up the artwork for SIBERIA's new album, I had tried to kick a door in and that resulted in me tearing-off the toenail on my right foot (yeah - pretty fucked up). It took about 3-months to fully recover from this absolutely brutal act of manliness. 

18.1.10

noise.


11.1.10

TenHornedBeast – Hunts & Wars // Official


Forthcoming on Cold Spring Records:

"TenHornedBeast – Hunts & Wars

TenHornedBeast’s third album for Cold Spring Records is titled “Hunts & Wars”. Recorded over a three year period from 2006 to 2009 this album introduces subtle changes to the established TenHornedBeast sound with shorter delicate interludes separating longer tracks that rage with heavy distortion and doom-drone barbarism.

“Hunts & Wars” progresses the established TenHornedBeast sound using leaden, sub-tuned bass guitar to create rhythms and riffs that dominate a battlefield of vast ritual percussion and droning walls of electric dissonance, creating epic and expansive textures that by turns burn with frost and freeze with fire.

Heavily influenced by the oneiric visions of Robert E Howard and Lord Dunsany. ”Hunts & Wars” seeks to evoke the elemental, anti-modern fantasias of these writers and is presented in a lavish digipak designed by noted American graphic designer Kevin Yuen (Sunn 0))), Wolves In The Throne Room) to its full grotesque glory.

The days have come when the steel will rule. Titans arise, monuments fall. Ballads of victory and defeat are sung aloud as from the highest steps we are swept on to the eternal Hunts and Wars."