"The Rain of Ash" is out!

Published: 2014-11-01 16:25:02 | Category: News

"The Rain of Ash" is out! I'm very happy with the final result and I hope you are too!

It's of course free to stream on Bandcamp or you can spend a few bucks for a downloadable high quality version of the album with a nice booklet.


As of this evening you can also find the album streamable on Soundcloud, so give it a listen!


Another progress update

Published: 2014-10-12 05:31:55 | Category: News

To be honest there hasn't been that much done this week, but all in all we're way closer to the completion of "The Rain of Ash"!

1. I Remember Things 85%
2. Shards of Glass 100%
3. The Rain of Ash 95%
4. Till Doomsday Do Us Part 100%

Total: ~95%

Vocals have finally been recorded for "I Remember Things". Basically a few guitars need to be rerecorded and then we're of to the final mixing and mastering of the entire album! Still a couple of weeks to go before the release date so there's a lot of time left to finish the album!

As I mentioned on Facebook the debut album, "The Longing for the Tides of Metamorphosis", is now available on a whole bunch of streaming sites. Although this isn't a progress update, it is still really worthy of a mention.

Another teaser video!

Published: 2014-09-30 20:35:16 | Category: News

I really hope you liked the first teaser video because it's time again for another! This teaser features an excerpt from the track "Shards of Glass".


Doom-Metal.com review!

Published: 2014-09-28 10:35:07 | Category: News

One of my dreams when making the debut album was to be featured in the Doom-Metal.com review section. That is now a reality and with a good score to boot as well!

Many thanks to Mark Rzeszutek for the review and also Mike Liassides for writing the band description on the site!

I hope the next release will please them as well.



Progress update

Published: 2014-09-27 05:26:25 | Category: News

Once again I will mention the upcoming release, "The Rain of Ash". This time I thought I'd mention how the recording and mixing is going. The release date is still set to the first of November which might seem like a lot of time, but there is still a lot to do. Here is the current progress:

1. I remember things 65%
2. Shards of Glass 100%
3. The Rain of Ash 85%
4. Till Doomsday Do Us Part 100%

Total: ~88%

The percent basically represents how completed the actual song is. Even if it is at 100% there is a possibility that the track needs to be remastered to get an even sound quality on the finished album.

As mentioned I have yet to record vocals for the first track and a lot of guitars need to rerecorded. Guitars also need a bit of rerecording on the third track. Other than that we're pretty much set for a great release!

Discussing The Rain of Ash

Published: 2014-09-22 19:47:02 | Category: News

I have written a lot about "The Rain of Ash", but that doesn't really stop me from doing it once more. I'm really excited about this release to say the least. There's still over a month before the release date and I still have a lot more work to do, but I might mention a little about the direction I have taken on the album.

The album will be keyboard-driven which is a huge change from "The Longing for the tides of Metamorphosis". That basically means that the entire structure of the music was made with keyboards and the guitars were added in much later in the recording stage. I feel this lessens the focus on the guitars a bit, but on the other hand it adds something very different to the sound. The keyboard lines are much better made and there are still a lot of guitar leads and melodies so there's always a lot going on at any given point.

The lyrics are also dealing with some new subjects. "The Longing for the Tides of Metamorphosis" dealt with love, death and apathy and so will "The Rain of Ash", but in a new setting so to speak. How about being in the brink of death with a loved one in the very end of times and how about the silence after all life on earth has ceased to be? Of course I haven't experienced this in first person, but the lyrics are still very personal and the apocalypse scenario is basically a metaphor. The first song of the album will however not deal with total annihilation, but the loss of someone very close. I still haven't recorded the vocals for this track because it's a difficult subject for me, but there's still a lot of time for me to ease into it. The title "I Remember Things" is also really weird, but there's a very simple explanation. Remember "The Twilight Zone" on TV? It's taken from there, but I won't clarify from exactly which episode yet.

Next in the area of differences is a much improved booklet. This album will still be digital, but I know I'm not the only one who loves to read the lyrics in a beautiful booklet while listening to the music. I wanted both lyrics and really detailed artwork so that you can spend the entirety of the album just looking in the booklet. I'm not a professional designer and I'm not good at making art myself, but the very late Hans Holbein made some really exciting illustrations which fits perfectly with the lyrical theme.

Like I mentioned I'm really exciting to get this album finished and I would love to hear what you think about it. If you are a reviewer, don't hesitate to contact me to get a copy of the album before the actual release date.

Free downloads of the debut!

Published: 2014-09-21 14:34:07 | Category: News

To celebrate the new album and the uprising of this homepage I thought I would once again offer 200 new free downloads for "The Longing for the Tides of Metamorphosis"!

You are of course free to donate for the album if you wish. As I wrote on Facebook you could pre-order the new album and download the debut for free. Then you have some killer music both today and next month. Or, as I also mentioned, enjoy the music and forget about this capitalist society for a litte while!


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