THOU “SUMMIT” CD – IN STORES JULY 13TH

THOU “SUMMIT” CD – IN STORES JULY 13TH

In March of 2008 Gilead Media released the debut full-length, Tyrant, by Baton Rouge, LA doom band Thou. Over the past two and a half years the band has played over 150 shows, including multiple national tours throughout the entire US. They’ve also managed to release a split, ep, cassette or LP (their catalog now numbering nearly 20 releases) on just about every label worth their weight in a pallet of vinyl… from Southern Lord and Robotic Empire to Halo of Flies, Vendetta and Perpetual Motion Machine, among many, many more. This isn’t just about quantity, either. Any fan of the band will sincerely explain how much they love every record the band has made available.

I think this is due in part to this basic fact: Thou are a “punk rock” doom band. They’ve somehow combined the ethics of true DIY punk, and the sound of sludging, droning doom to breath life into a creative entity that is completely passionate, they’re entirely dedicated to what they do. They don’t write their music and lyrics to serve any one scene or genre, I don’t even like labeling them as doom, as it isn’t fitting in and of itself. THOU draws so drastically on so many different influences, influences that find their ways through their songs in a myriad of ways.

These are the things that set this band apart in a world where many try to emulate honest heavy music. Their lyrics are politically and ethically charged, their riffs defy simple genre classification, and SUMMIT showcases the band at their most progressive, melodic and diverse. All the while retaining their signature style of apocalyptically crushing metal. In the time since I enthusiastically exchanged my first emails with them in late 2007 Thou has grown from an up and coming band in heavy music, to a band that is now primed to define the future of what slow and heavy music may become.

The CD will be packaged in a old-style gatefold case and include an 8 page booklet, obi strip and screen printed patch. I’m also hoping to run a package where you can pre-order the CD alongside an exclusive t-shirt.

KRALLICE 2LP/MEWITHOUTYOU AB LIFE SCREEN PRINTED EDITION LP UPDATES

KRALLICE 2LP/MEWITHOUTYOU AB LIFE SCREEN PRINTED EDITION LP UPDATES

Hello my dear friends.
I just wanted to send out a quick message with an update for you on these two items. I’ve been getting a lot of direct email inquiries from customers and I want to address the delays on both.

First I want to thank everyone for their patience thus far on these two records. Chances are you ordered them a long time ago and have been looking forward to their arrival. I apologize for all delays in manufacturing and shipping. Here are the details on where we’re at…

MEWITHOUTYOU AB LIFE SCREEN PRINTED EDITION LP
I had to clear a couple things with Tooth and Nail that I had totally forgotten about, which held this up. But the paper for the jackets arrived today, the ink arrived today, the screens are burned and I’m printing these tonight (Monday). As long as all goes well then these will ship tomorrow for you all!

KRALLICE DIMENSIONAL BLEEDTHROUGH 2LP
There was a problem I didn’t hear with the first test pressings. The Band identified it and we had to get the records recut. I rushed everything as much as possible, but as most of you know, when dealing with vinyl the word “Rush” isn’t really what we want it to be… not that people don’t do their jobs, because a lot of folks definitely pulled through to get this recut quickly. But vinyl manufacturing in the USA takes time. But I feel like the final product will benefit from the time and attention paid here. Overall I’m really happy with what’s on the way.

That said, records are scheduled to be here May 12th. They’ll be assembled and ready to ship immediately, so mail-order will be underway as soon as I get the pallet unloaded into my living room. Shirts are already printed for this, if you selected the package, so that won’t cause any delay.

That’s all for now. I will be out of town with THOU on their string of Florida dates this week/end. So if you’re in the area then please say hello!

05.07 – Tallahassee, Florida
The Farside | 803 Railroad Avenue 32310 | seven pm
Tony | Cody (239 777 2247)
with: PIGEON

05.07 – Gainesville, Florida (late night show)
The Junkyward | 15 SE 12th Street 32604 | midnight
Daniel Halal
with: AMERICAN CHEESEBURGER, COKE BUST, LIBYANS, and STARVATION

05.08 – Jacksonville, Florida (matinee)
Zombie Bikes | 47 West 1st Street 32206 | noon
Joe (904 294 7744)
with: CIVILIZATION, tall bikes, and bike polo

05.08 – Miami, Florida
Churchills | 5501 NE 2nd Avenue 33137 | six pm (we’ll be a little late)
Chris Donaldson | 305 Fest | Ricky (305 510 3035) | Tara (561 385 8020)
with: COKE BUST, AMERICAN CHEESEBURGER, MISCHIEF BREW, LIBYANS, ST. DAD, GORILLA PUSSY, DURESS, HELLMASS, WITCHFINGER, SLASHPINE, and MERKIT

05.09 – Pensacola, Florida
Sluggos | 101 South Jefferon Street | nine pm
TJ Ford | Joseph Jones (850 748 5348)
with: IDIOT ICON, TIME TO DESTROY, BEDWETTER, and NAM JUNE SIKE

-Adam/Gilead Media
http://www.gileadmedia.net