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Hello, yes. Please read, as this is actually important:
My partner of like 12 years, Cari, has spent the majority of her adult life working within the animal welfare industry, starting first as a volunteer (with me!) at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society and gradually working her way up to her position now as the intake manager and caregiving manager at OAHS. She and her staff care for every animal that comes through the door of the shelter. And that’s a lot of animals, roughly 2,400 yearly.
OAHS also has an astronomically high live release rate even amongst other life-saving shelters, something like 96% for the summer. That’s huge. That means they provide the required care (medical, behavioral, etc) to get animals adopted and placed into their forever homes in almost every single case. Nearly every animal that comes through the door requires some level of medical attention, and that comes at a cost.
This is the time when the Oshkosh Area Humane Society runs their only large fundraising event of the year, Walk For The Animals. Money is tight for a lot of people right now, I know. But if you have a few bucks to spare, please consider donating. Literally every, single, tiny, bit will help a bunny get a bot fly removed from its neck, a kitten get a surgery it needs to survive, or a stray puppy get its vaccines. Like our little buddy Tater when he came to the shelter as an 8 week old baby found in a snow bank.
Cari has touched countless lives through her work at the Oshkosh Area Humane Society, please consider supporting her as she continues her mission to save the lives of animals and touch the hearts of people in our community.
Fundraising for this year ends on Saturday the 17th.
Today we are very proud to unleash another track from the new Mizmor album, this time in cooperation with our friends at NPR.
This week the Viking’s Choice is Mizmor – Bask in the Lingering. The closing track on on the new full-length album, Yodh.
“Like much of Yodh, “v. Bask In The Lingering” takes its time, at first carving space out of a low, windswept drone that beds a slow, mournful guitar melody for a few minutes. But like a Mournful Congregation dirge blasted by Panopticon’s blistering twin-leads, a swarming feedback-drone bursts into a breakneck black-metal-punk rage, giving A.L.N., Mizmor’s sole member, a pulpit from which to spew a sermon on survival in the midst of pain”
Pre-order the 2LP vinyl: https://erodingwinds.com/products/mizmor-yodh-2lp
Pre-order the cassette: http://mizmor.bigcartel.com/product/yodh
Pre-order the digital: https://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/yodh
We have sold out of weekend passes, and have made available an extremely limited number (less than 20) of single day passes available to go on sale at 2pm pacific time. They will be at the same page as the weekend passes, just with different options available.
The first track from the new MIZMOR album is streaming now at Black Metal and Brews. “Woe Regains My Substance” is entirely different from anything you’ve ever heard from Mizmor in the past. Pre-orders for the new 2LP / CD entitled “Yodh” will begin next month, and the album will be available at Migration Fest. Test pressings have been approved and sound monstrous. Enjoy:
At long last we have two new Gilead Media releases available for pre-order. One new album from Anicon, and one Thou reissue that has been a long time coming. Remember, Eroding Winds is the official source for all Gilead Media mailorder, so this is the place to lay claim to a copy of each for your collection.
ANICON – EXEGESES LP
Pre-order now: HERE
Listen to the stream of ‘Toil & Mockery’ now at Metal Injection, HERE
Listen to the stream of ‘In Shadow And Amber’ now at Invisible Oranges, HERE
“A masterpiece of modern usbm that not only displays anicon’s full potential, but black metal’s as well.” – Decibel Magazine 8/10 review
“The players’ fervor, their fury; you can hear it in each member’s performance. Every ounce of “Amber” conveys what the rest is getting at. And true, bits of it are abstract, complex, insert your word here. The music, the whole, that feeling though, interprets it better than words or images.” – Stereogum
““Exegeses” already is on the short list of the best music put out so far in this middle-aged 2016, and it’s easily one of the most satisfying black metal records that have crawled out of any land during that time” – Meat Mead Metal (chosen as Pick Of The Week”
This summer we welcome another project that has long been on our radar, Brooklyn black metal band Anicon. Although we already considered them to be sort of extended family (drummer Lev Weinstein is a part of Krallice while bassist Alexander DeMaria performs as part of the Yellow Eyes live lineup) we are none-the-less quite pleased to welcome Anicon as a proper part of the label family as they join us to present their first full-length album, Exegeses.
Founding members Nolan Voss and Owen Rundquist began writing material together for this project in 2010, at that time planning to name their first EP Anicon while the project itself would remain nameless, allowing the EP to stand as a singular expression. Quickly the project developed into a full band that began writing more material, so the Anicon name would be repurposed.
Exegeses is the result of constant writing over the course of two years. And although other material was written and recorded through this time, the pieces chosen for the album were selected to work together as a single statement, similar to the original EP but in a significantly more developed fashion. The works on Exegeses represent what is very much a new stage for Anicon. Though they are thoroughly rooted in the US black metal sound, their style reaches further into the realm of the more technical. Favoring elaborately composed pieces that still retain every bit of fury and visceral energy that black metal is fundamentally founded upon.
The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Colin Marston at Menegroth in November 2015. It will be presented as a gatefold LP with stunning photography by Kari Greer. A digital download code will be included. The vinyl has an expected release date of July 2016, while a CD edition will be released simultaneously in Europe via Avantgarde Music. All LPs on black vinyl.
Pre-order now: HERE
THOU – PEASANT CD (re-mastered / re-issue)
Pre-order now: HERE
The second full-length album from Thou, finally re-mastered and re-issued after 5 years out of print. This reissue has been meticulously reconstructed, with new and expanded artwork, and packaged in a thick gatefold jacket in the same style as all other Thou full-length CDs released by Gilead Media.
Originally released by Autopsy Kitchen records in 2008, this sophomore full-length is a distinct stage in Thou’s discography that bridges the creative gap between their debut, Tyrant, and heavily-praised third full-length, Summit.
Recorded and mixed in 2007 by Brennan Moss and Michael Talley. Painstakingly re-mastered in 2014 by Adam Tucker.
Pre-order now: HERE