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Alright, everyone. Now that the False and Pale Chalice records are wrapping up at the plant, it’s time to let you know what’s coming for the end of the year here at Gilead Media HQ. Most of these have been in the works for a while now, so I’m quite pleased to formally announce them!
Dead to a Dying World – Litany CD/2LP
Coming this August is the new full-length from genre-crossing Texas septet Dead to a Dying World entitled Litany. Since their last release in 2011, DtaDW have been tirelessly crafting an incredibly ambitious album that traverses many musical realms and showcases the band’s tremendous creative spirit. Litany manages to strike a delicate balance. It is as cathartic and beautiful as it is oppressively destructive.
It’s safe to say this will be a release unlike anything Gilead Media has been a part of, and I can’t wait to share it with you.
Litany was produced by Billy Anderson, and features guest performances from members of Pallbearer, Sabbath Assembly, and Pinkish Black. The 2LP will be a joint release alongside Tofu Carnage Records in the US and Alerta Antifascista Records in Europe, while the CD will be handled solely by Gilead Media. More details forthcoming. Pre-orders will begin mid to late June, with an expected release date in August.
Fórn / Yautja – Split 7″
I am definitely at my max capacity for new releases this year, but when the opportunity was presented to work on this incredible little record, there was no way I could turn it down. And therefore, coming later in 2015, we will have the new split 7” between Fórn & Yautja.
Many of your are already familiar with the caustic sludge / doom crafted by Fórn, and the new song they contribute to this split will clearly prove that their debut album, The Departure of Consciousness, was just the beginning. This serves as an exciting glimpse into the future material from Fórn.
Yautja are a new addition to the Gilead Media family, although they share a drummer with Alraune, so they’re not complete strangers. If you haven’t checked out their debut LP, Songs of Descent, released by Forcefield Records in 2014, you are doing yourself a great disservice. Yautja have made a huge mark on the heavy music world with their seamless, brilliant blend of intricate metal, grind, and riff-heavy noise-rock. It’s truly something to behold.
Artwork will be handled by a recent favorite artist of mine, Brandon Geurts. Look for the release around October.
Kowloon Walled City – TBA full-length LP
KOWLOON WALLED CITY Joins Neurot Recordings & Gilead Media for the Release of their Third Studio Album. Here is the official press release from Neurot Recordings:
Neurot Recordings is very pleased to welcome San Francisco-based sludge/noise rock unit KOWLOON WALLED CITY to their family for the CD release of the band’s as-yet-untitled third full-length, expected this fall, with Gilead Media handling the release on vinyl.
Comments Neurot’s Steve Von Till, “KOWLOON WALLED CITY is a hardworking, no-nonsense group of people, who deliver no-nonsense, in-your-face aggressive music. We couldn’t be happier.”
Adds the band, “It goes without saying but we’re all honored and excited about this. Literally every interaction we’ve had with the Neurosis camp has been great – they are super solid people who 100% get it. The same goes for Gilead Media. All right, back to work.”
Named after a now-demolished Hong Kong region notorious for its brothels, opium dens and casinos, KOWLOON WALLED CITY was formed in 2007 and have since released an EP, two full-lengths and a number of splits. Their most recent long player – 2013’s Container Ships, released via Brutal Panda Records – reaped the praise of fans and critics both stateside and abroad with Lambgoat dubbing it “their most impressive release to date” and the The Sludgelord commending the band’s “hard-hitting brilliance,” placing it among the year’s best offerings. As AllMusic says, “KOWLOON WALLED CITY take the sound pioneered by bands like the Jesus Lizard and Unsane and push it into new dimensions of heaviness.”
Further KOWLOON WALLED CITY news will be announced in the weeks to come. In the meantime, sample the band’s previous releases at their official Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
Lake of Violet – The Startling Testimony of Plumb Lines LP
Although Chicago-based Lake of Violet is a new project, those that comprise the group are well known to many into heavy & experimental music. Founded by André Foisy (guitar, from Locrian, Kwaidan) and Anthony Michael Couri (drums, formerly of Minsk, currently of Cedars of Lebanon), Lake of Violet was born from a series of free jams that were fleshed out over time with the addition of Jacob Essak (bass, from Sun Splitter) and Neil Jendon (guitar, vocals, synth, from Kwaidan, Catherine).
The songs on Plumb Lines are hypnotic and meditative, with huge atmosphere as a major focus for the album as a whole. Although the works evolved from free jams into more focused, composed pieces, they still breathe deeply and maintain a droning openness.
The Startling Testimony of Plumb Lines was tracked by Greg Norman and Neil Jendon, and mixed by Greg Norman. A release date is expected sometime in August or September.
Yellow Eyes – TBA full-length LP
Rounding out the year-end new releases we have New York City-based Yellow Eyes. Formed in 2010 by brothers Will and Sam Skarstad, Yellow Eyes have been making a considerable impact on the U.S. black metal scene with their uniquely entrancing form of black metal.
Through two full lengths and a handful of splits & EPs, the band has honed their distinctive style of unpredictable, narrative-driven songs that shift fluidly between melodic fanfare and unsettling dirge.
The new album, as of yet untitled, will also feature M. Rekevics on drums (of Fell Voices, Vorde, etc) and will be recorded by the band themselves in an isolated cabin in the woods of northern Connecticut. Yellow Eyes will also employ the talents of Alex DeMaria on bass (of New York black metal band Anicon) to flesh out their live lineup. The LP is currently scheduled for release in early fall.
Dear friends & supporters of Gilead Media,
Hey, Adam here. I founded Gilead Media back in 2005, and continue to run it today. Some changes happened today at my website. Here’s the deal on what’s going on…
Last month I quit my day job to focus on label-related activities. A large part of this shift was to actually focus on developing a new online store, independent from Gilead Media, that will stand as its own entity and gradually expand into a full-scale shop. Still primarily carrying vinyl / metal, still a curated collection, but growing into a place with a larger selection.
Well, that time has come. The site is called Eroding Winds (erodingwinds.com) and it has launched. In the beginning, Eroding Winds will have the same selection as the Gilead Media distro (with a few new goodies I held back on adding to the old store), but it will grow quickly into something much bigger than the distro was.
Eroding Winds will also be the official source for direct mail-order of Gilead Media releases, so you can still grab all of the wonderful records we’ve released alongside a ton of other great vinyl (and some CDs, and cassettes, and shirts [soon], etc).
Gilead Media will continue to operate as it has, releasing tons of excellent records.
Endless thanks for all of your support that has allowed for this exciting change to take place. I couldn’t do this without every person that’s every purchased a record from this label over the last decade. I’m beyond stoked that this is how we begin the next decade.
NOTE: If you have a pending order or pre-order that you placed through the direct Gilead Media online store, it’s on the way. All placed orders are received and will be shipped as soon as records are available. If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for everything, talk to you soon.
-Adam / Gilead Media / Eroding Winds
A juicy batch of new jams for the online store today. This will be the final online store update until the new store system is unleashed in April! Pick these up here: www.gileadmedia.net/store
Abstractor – Wound Empire LP – $15.00
Ancst/Ast – Split LP (import) – $16.00
Anguish – Mountain LP – $15.00
Attalla – Attalla LP – $12.50
The Austrasian Goat – Principles Of Disillusion 2CD (import) – $14.00
Bölzer – Aura 12” – (import) – $17.45
Caverne – Chants des Heros Oublies LP (import) – $19.00
Caverne – Des Trefonds du Haut Bois LP (import) – $19.00
Electric Wizard – Electric Wizard LP (import) – $26.50
Electric Wizard – Come My Fanatics 2LP (import) – $30.00
Eternum – Summoning The Wolven Spirit Gatefold LP (import) – $18.50
Eternum – The Devouring Descent Gatefold 2LP + Poster (import) – $23.50
Give – Electric Flower Circus LP (import) – $14.50
Gnaw Their Tongues – Collected Atrocities 2005-2008 2CD – $15.40
Horrendous – Ecdysis LP – $16.00
Horrendous – Sweet Blasphemies LP – $15.00
Inventions – Maze Of Woods LP – $15.55
Inventions – Maze Of Woods (remix) LP – $15.55
Jarboe + Helen Money LP (import) – $26.70
Jungbluth – Part Ache LP – $14.50
Krieg – Transient LP+7” – $24.45
Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire 2LP (pink & blue vinyl) – $17.40
Liturgy – The Ark Work 2LP – $17.40
Loscil – Sea Island 2LP – $22.25
Lustmord – The Word As Power 2LP (import) – $31.35
Memnon Sa – Citadel 2LP (import) – $29.50 *HIGHLY RECOMMENDED*
Moonblood – Blut & Krieg / Sob a Lua do Bode 2LP (import) – $26.75
Phobocosm – Deprived LP – $15.50
Sam Prekop – The Republic LP – $15.50
Sempiternal Dusk – Sempiternal Dusk LP – $15.50
Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell LP – $13.00
Swallowed – Lunarterial CD – $11.75
Teeth – Unremittance LP – $13.00
Toucan – De Nuit LP (import) – $16.00
Vassafor – Elegy of the Archeonaut 2LP – $23.50
Warsaw Was Raw – Sensitizer LP – $14.00
Whitehorse – 2007-2012 CD – $13.00
Winterfylleth – The Ghost Of Heritage 2LP (import) – $27.85
Wolvhammer/Krieg – Split 7” – $6.00
Woman Is The Earth – Depths LP – $17.45
Ancst – In Turmoil LP – $15.50
Bathory – Blood Fire Death LP (import) – $24.05
The Body – Christs, Redeemers 2LP – $18.00
The Body & Thou – You, Whom I Have Always Hated LP (white vinyl) – $15.40
The Body & Thou – Released From Love/You, Whom I Have Always Hated CD – $13.50
The Body & Thou – Released From Love LP – $14.50
Bohren & der Club Of Gore – Piano Nights 2LP (import) – $32.70
Botanist – VI: Flora LP – $19.50
Cult Of Youth – Final Days LP – $15.55
Electric Wizard – Let Us Prey 2LP (import) – $30.00
Electric Wizard – We Live 2LP (import) – $30.00
Emperor – Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk 2LP (import) – $28.45
Forn – The Departure Of Consciousness LP – $14.50
Grouper – Ruins LP – $16.00
Grouper – The Man Who Died In His Boat LP – $16.00
The Haxan Cloak – Excavation 2LP – $18.90
Taurus – No/thing LP – $19.90
Thantifaxath – Sacred White Noise LP – $15.50
Thantifaxath – Sacred White Noise CD – $11.50
This Will Destroy You – Another Language 2LP – $23.00
Thou/Cower – Split LP – $12.50
Vangelis – Bladerunner OST LP – $29.90
Winterfylleth – The Divination Of Antiquity 2LP (import) – $27.85
Wold – Freermasonry 2LP (import) – $30.00
Wold – Postsocial LP (import) – $21.80
Young Widows – In And Out Of Youth And Lightness 2LP – $17.80
Young Widows – Easy Pain LP – $15.55
The new Implodes 12″, officially released today, is streaming in full over at Cvlt Nation, HIT IT: http://www.cvltnation.com/exclusive-cvlt-nation-streamingimplodes-reverser/
Thanks to Noisey for jamming out the premiere for this short film created by Lori Felker to the tune of “Out Of Reach,” the opening track on the new Implodes 12″.