Thursday Night – Three hours of sleep

Thursday Night – Three hours of sleep

Thursday was a pretty long day at Gilead HQ.
For a few hours myself and friend Dale assembled the “Thrive & Decay” 7″s (available for order now: – we’re about half way done on those, looking to finish the rest up on Tuesday perhaps? All copies have shipped to the bands and to my retail distributor, the Independent Label Collective, all mailorder will be shipped by Wednesday this week! If you work at a store or want to buy your copy from a store it will be available as an October 13th release through the Indie Label Collective.
After that I was up all night cutting posters for the “Retaliation of the Immutable Force of Nature” 12″. The final pressing arrived a week and a half ago and I just have not had time to cut the paper and screen print them. So, from about 11-2 I spent some time with netflix, the roll
of butcher paper I’m using for the posters, and my fancy new cutting mat, and went to town cutting up those posters.
After that It was time for a break, busted out a vegan boca burger and some french fries, a great meal. I like Ketchup!
Post-meal consisted of a whole lot of fabric measuring and cutting for the “Human Annihilation” patches, and then cutting out button images for the 5000 piece rush button order we have to finish. Fun times all around, sleep is for the weak!
Thou/Black September Split 7″ ready for orders!

Thou/Black September Split 7″ ready for orders!

I am pleased to announce that I’m now taking orders for the Black September/Thou Split 7″

Check out the blurb from the webstore:
Thrive & Decay was originally released as a cooperative effort between six labels in 2008, limited to 1000 copies on black vinyl. Having sold out over the course of a few short months, Gilead stepped up to repress this epic pairing of songs with brand new artwork, remastered audio, and on clear red vinyl. Again limited to 1000 copies.

This split is not only a split between two great bands from two very different parts of the US, it’s an astonishing showing of power by two very young bands. Black September, Chicago, IL, offer “Under The Rising,” a diverse 6 minutes of death metal/thrash with touches of dooming riffage. THOU, Baton Rouge, LA, unveil one of their most politically charged and crushingly heavy sludge tunes thus far, “Smoke Pigs.” Complete with the sample excluded from the first pressing. The first time I heard the split I was blown away by the vitality and passion put into both songs. “Smoke Pigs” and “Under the Rising” really compliment each other despite the fact that they’re sonically very different.

– Ltd to 1000 copies on clear red vinyl

– Each copy includes a free download of the entire split

– Includes the “Talk to Cops” poster coinciding with the Smoke Pigs song, originally excluded from the first pressing
Images are fun, too!
Thou/Black September Poster printing fiesta

Thou/Black September Poster printing fiesta

About two hours of work to print 340 sheets, 1020 posters, for the Thou/Black September split 7″. Printing went surprisingly well, almost every sheet turned out great. I will be posting these for orders later today.
Pictured below is a photo of one of the rooms I used for drying (and part of a second room). It was quite a sight to see three large rooms with these covering the floor. When I print the Thou/Haarp split posters later this week I’ll post more extensive photos. That will be a print run of 1000. Fun times, sore thumb & triceps. Anyone want to make a buck helping out?

Zombunny tshirts are here!

Zombunny tshirts are here!

First off, thank you to all those that have ordered the Zombunny t-shirts thus far! If you were one of those individuals then your order has shipped and should be coming through soon!

The men’s shirts are printed on Organic American Apparel Natural colored tees with water-based brown ink for maximum possible earth friendliness!

The women’s tees are printed on standard American Apparel women’s cut natural colored shirts, also with water-based ink!

Not only is water-based great for the environment, but it gives the print on the shirt a very soft touch. Actually, you can’t feel it at all. Very classy!

Finally, the best part about these is I printed them all myself, so each one has a little extra love in the print!

You can order one now for just $10 on the men’s tee and $12 on the women’s tee. You are not going to beat that price for made in the usa shirts printed with water-based inks!