Well, it's been seven days since we published online a first taste of our new recording, and in all honesty we were very pleased with the positive response we received. Time continues to move forward, as do we, and no matter the obstacles placed in front of us, we as a band always find a way to overcome them. From crooked contracts, to the censorship placed upon us by certain magazines, from feeble 1 US dollar royalty offers, to illegal downloads.
The actual digital release date is only a matter of days away, and upon receipt of the artwork we shall send the finished master to the factory to be pressed onto vinyl via our own WHITE HORSE label. We hope around the end of October, which would mean mid to late November when we can offer copies for sale in Europe, and publish a small list of mail orders around the globe we have chosen to distribute copies. Most certainly, it will be available via BLACK TEARS and INTO THE VOID in Europe, or directly from us.
At this point, having decided to push ahead, our future plans are simple, to play some more live dates which we have been promising, but had no time to do so due to other commitments, and to begin work on our next release, "TO SOL A THANE". This will take the form of a five song Mini LP, released upon the same formats, and unless something changes drastically, via the same channels.
"TO SOL A THANE", "WHITE HORSE HILL", "BEHOLD, A MAN OF STRAW" will be included as well as two yet unnamed compositions. We aim to adhere to the same strict song writing standards, and we should imagine a running time of 35 to 40 minutes. When we enter the studio is down to purely when we have spent some time jamming on the songs and their arrangements. The Mini-LP format in truth suits our position best, we live in different parts of England/Europe and do not have any label pushing us to record 60 minutes worth of new songs to appeal to a specific demographic. Quality, not quantity is the only thing that matters at the end of the day to us, not 60 minutes of musical dross as some bands are keen to release and have their label tout it using the sales pitch of "as good as Candlemass".
Another short news update will be made in a week or thereabouts when we shall alert those interested in the availability of "DEATH'S CROWN IS VICTORY" to purchase via download, or simply to listen to via the internets. Again, we offer our thanks to all those who support us. Never Surrender, no remorse.