Blog + News
I am quite pleased to finally announce pre-orders are open for two incredible records.
Barghest – The Virtuous Purge LP (w/optional t-shirt package option)
Baton Rouge black metal project Barghest return in 2014 with a new full-length, The Virtuous Purge. On this follow up to 2011’s Untitled LP (Gilead Media/Howling Mine), and 2012 split 12″ with False (Gilead Media/Mirror Universe), Barghest emerge from the shadows with a refined sound and an increased intensity.
Though their past recordings were deeply rooted in the realm of lo-fi black metal, with The Virtuous Purge, Barghest have shifted their focus, crafting subtle hints of death and doom throughout their new work without abandoning the harsh anti-human/anti-life aesthetic. This amalgam was brought to life under the guidance of recording engineer James Whitten, who worked with Barghest to tread this new sonic ground. Long-time fans will notice the significant change in recording fidelity as James and Barghest have taken a different approach to production, all the while remaining true to the vicious aggression and atmosphere for which Barghest are known.
The Virtuous Purge was mixed by James Whitten, mastered by Adam Tucker, and features artwork
by Hal Rotter.
1.5″ button and patch included with all pre-orders. Clear vinyl limited to 200 pieces.
Also available in a package deal alongside the new Barghest shirt featuring Hal Rotter’s artwork for the album. T-shirts are printed on Next Level Apparel 100% ringspun cotton t-shirts. These are somewhat similar in fit and feel to an American Apparel shirt.
Thou – Heathen 2LP (US Pressing)
The U.S. pressing of the newest Thou full-length is now finally available after months of pressing plant setbacks.
Self-released by the band, Gilead Media is handling online pre-orders.
1000 copies. 180g Black vinyl. Gatefold tip-on jackets.
Head over there to see Mick’s thoughts on the new Thou record.
“Impressively, Heathen manages to attain being both a timeless record and record that precisely illustrates the pandemonium of being here and now.”
The time has finally come. You can now listen to the new Thou album, Heathen, in its entirety over at NPR. Go for it now: http://www.npr.org/2014/03/16/288676098/first-listen-thou-heathen
Hellbound gets in on the action today – http://www.hellbound.ca/2014/
“Please excuse what may sound like exaggeration but Heathen is a masterpiece.”
Black Metal & Brews said some nice things as well – http://blackmetalandbrews.com/2014/02/25/thou-heathen/
“It’s one hell of a ride and it’s not one I can easily put into words, but it’s one worth experiencing for yourself.”)
Two new Geryon reviews to check out and one great Thou review from No Clean Singing!
Order now, both are selling fast. Geryon shipping out next Monday, Thou mid March. gileadmedia.net/store
No Clean Singing: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2014/02/21/thou-heathen/
Black metal & Brews: http://blackmetalandbrews.com/2014/02/20/geryon-lp/