We are sad to say that it is now time to part ways with our bass player, Kevin. He will be leaving the band due to other obligations that require him to move out of state. We will miss him, but it was a long time coming.
We will be searching for a replacement for Kevin in the mean time. We will continue writing and hopefully this new member can fill the void that is left when Kevin leaves.
Since this band's inception we have always tried to evolve and progress in our sound and this release is the next chapter in this bands search for something more.
We Set Fire To The Sky is different in more ways than I can describe. Not only has our sound evolved into something bigger and better but the way I approached writing lyrics was different. The theme of the record is isolation; feeling isolated as a human, feeling isolated as a species, and embracing that feeling. This feeling has always been a struggle I've had within my self and it felt good to purge it into this piece.
We have always wanted to release a record our selves, and this will be the first of ours. We wanted something more tangible than what we have grown accustomed to. We wanted to get our hands dirty and get out exactly what we put in. We'd like to thank Dom/A389 for helping us with everything along the way. We would have not gotten this far if it wasn't for Dom and his patience with us.
Stefan at Vendetta records has agreed to do the pressing of the European version of this record. His version of this record will be slightly different. We appreciate his patience and dedication to this project.
Last but not least, the art work was done by Thomas Hooper. I saw a piece of his in a flash book he created and I fell in love with it. I contacted him and asked him if he would like to contribute to this project and he said he would draw a piece for us, the raven hexen above is exactly what he sent me. It is an honor to work with someone as talented and that appreciates art as much as he does. His contribution to this project means a lot.
We are waiting on the test presses for this record to come in and pre orders will be going up on Vendetta and through us.
Without further ado, here's a track from this new LP.
We just finished up in the studio. Our LP is only an evolution of what we've been writing before, what we've been saying before. New sounds, new ideas, new direction. We're proud of this record. We decided to self release this LP. It has been a pleasure to work with Dom at A389 but self releasing our music has been a goal of ours for a while and I think this is a perfect landmark to start at. Stefan over at Vendetta records will be releasing our vinyl in Europe. We will have more information soon on a tentative date. We are waiting for the mixed and mastered version of this record.
Artwork is done by Thomas Hooper. If you have not seen his art/tattoos please do your self the favor and check him out. We are very thankful to have done this collaboration with him.