Friday, February 25, 2011

Couple Tracks

Deathwish have put up a couple of our new songs on their media player.  Death Do Us Part and In Control.  These aren't available anywhere else right now, so feel free to go on over there and check them out.

Lots of announcements on shows coming up soon.

Keep you posted.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A Thousand Arrows/Battle of Santiago split 7"

It's just all go at the minute!

I get home from holidaying in the sun in Thailand on Tuesday, my body goes into shock at the thought of -12 degrees, that's a whole 45 degree drop from Koh Samet, I'm all depressed and shit for about five minutes, and then I hear that my other band, Battle of Santiago's first seven inch record, which is a split with our very good friends A Thousand Arrows, is now available for pre-order from the lovely people at Seven Inch Records!!

Check it out right here.

We're in the process of booking some shows together in the UK which will hopefully take place during the last weekend of March.  Will post those dates when confirmed.

Is if that wasn't enough, it looks like we're finally going to be releasing the long awaiting vinyl editon of what was the final Speedhorn record, Before The Sea Was Built.  I just have to track down the master copy of the record, but hopefully that won't be a problem.   I say with baited breath...

Martrydöd are playing Kafe 44 on Monday too, just to cap off a thoroughly brilliant couple of days.

Fuck winter!  Stay punk!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

A Dissident

The time has finally arrived!  Although it feels like an eternity to me, it's actually only been a couple of months since we went into the studio to start recording the new record... Mastering was finished last week by the gentleman that is Magnus Lingberg, who plays in the band Cult of Luna, but also does a pretty great job at mastering and mixing albums at his studio in Stockholm.  Johan and Andy oversaw the process and I'm delighted by how it has turned out.  I've been listening to it constantly since Johan sent me the link to the finished article.

And now, as of today, my good friend Richey Beckett has completed the artwork.  Again, we're all extremely chuffed with it.  Richey has done a fantastic job.  We were already big fans of his work, so to have him onboard has been an honour.

So now all we have to do is wait a little longer....

April 12th. is the official day of release.  Our friends at La Familia, Tankcrimes and Deathwish Inc. are partnering up to put the album out worldwide, on all the formats one could want, vinyl, cd, digital.. I'm considering putting out the cassette version myself since no one else seems to be interested.

Now that the album is finished and the release date is sorted, we're about to start working on the really fun stuff.  Booking shows to promote it.  I'm dying to get back out on tour!!!  As much as anything else, I miss writing the tour diary stuff for this blog.

Soon my friends.  Soon.