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Pre-orders: Vhol – Deeper Than Sky LP, Lake Of Violet – The Startling Testimony… LP

Pre-orders: Vhol – Deeper Than Sky LP, Lake Of Violet – The Startling Testimony… LP

We are quite please to announce open pre-orders for the next two Gilead Media releases. Both are scheduled to ship around the end of February

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LAKE OF VIOLET
The Startling Testimony of Plumb Lines LP – $16.00

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. It is presented as a single LP in a thick jacket with a poly-lined black inner sleeve. A download code is included with purchase.

Listen to the opening track / order now from Eroding Winds, the official source for Gilead Media mailorder: http://www.erodingwinds.com/product/lake-of-violet-the-startling-testimony-of-plumb-lines-lp/

 

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VHOL
Deeper Than Sky gatefold LP – $16.50

When their debut album was released in 2013, the VHOL self-titled effort was a surprise to many who didn’t expect what VHOL would initially sound like considering it was a new band initially brought up as an idea between two ex-Ludicra members who wanted to make music together again, namely John Cobbett of Hammers Of Misfortune and Aesop Dekker of Agalloch. What would then shape into something more expansive with the addition of bassist Sigrid Sheie (also of Hammers Of Misfortune/ex-Amber Asylum) and the addition of YOB mastermind Mike Scheidt to handle the vocals, VHOL would be a new musical group where each member would experience something new with creating music while at the same time re-discovering their old school metal roots.

With their new album “Deeper Than Sky”, VHOL have created something totally next level from their debut on pretty much every level and have taken it even further and more in the outer-realms of sonic exploration within the paradigm of old school speed metal. With each musician pushing themselves even more with “Deeper Than Sky”, especially the vocal performance of Mike Scheidt who is known as one of metal’s best vocalists today and delivers his best vocal performance to date on the new VHOL album.

The vinyl edition of Deeper Than Sky is presented as a single LP in a thick gatefold jacket with a high gloss finish. The layout features stunning artwork by Brandon Duncan and John Cobbett. NO DOWNLOAD CODE INCLUDED.

Listen / order now from Eroding Winds, the official source for Gilead Media mailorder: http://www.erodingwinds.com/product/vhol-deeper-than-sky-cdlp/

GILEAD FEST 2014 LINE UP UPDATE

GILEAD FEST 2014 LINE UP UPDATE

Plans for Gilead Fest 2014 continue to come together behind the scenes. Every day I’m exchanging emails with folks, working out final details. Four new bands are now confirmed for 2014, and I can’t wait to watch them alongside all those in attendance.

VHOL

As you should all know, Gilead recently released the debut s/t 2LP from this incredible band. Vhol have not played many shows, and all of the members have terribly busy schedules in their personal lives and with their other bands, so I’m absolutely thrilled that we are able bring them to Gilead Fest. Listen: http://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/vhol

LOSS

These guys continue to be one of my favorite modern doom bands, hands down. I come back to Despond repeatedly, especially as the year is coming to a close and doom dominates my playlist. Very pleased to have them appearing once again. Listen: http://loss.bandcamp.com/album/despond

SEIDR

Earlier this year Bindrune released what is sure to be one of the finest doom albums of 2013. Seidr’s Ginnungagap takes you on an unreal journey. It’s dense as anything I’ve ever heard, and totally envelopes your senses. Additionally, I’m quite pleased to have Mr. Lunn performing as part of 2014’s festival. He and I first met at Gilead Fest 2012, and were fast friends. Listen: http://bindrunerecordings.bandcamp.com/album/ginnungagap

OWLFOOD

2013 brought along many enjoyable records, but one of them I’ve been coming back to all year is this amazing debut from Owlfood. I’ve never been so taken by a cold e-mail from a band asking me to carry their record, but I’m awfully glad Thommy hit me up to inquire. This is a top 10 of the year, absolutely. I can’t wait to see them do their thing in Oshkosh next year. Listen: http://owlfood.bandcamp.com/

EMPEROR CABINETS

I’m pleased to announce that EMPEROR Cabinets out of Chicago will be sponsoring Gilead Fest 2014! The backline for bands traveling without gear will be generously provided by Emperor, who make some of the most amazing cabinets in the industry. Many thanks to the fine folks at Emperor for making this happen. I’m quite happy to be partnered with them! Check out their work: http://emperorcabs.com

That’s all to announce for now. Familiarize yourself with these bands if you’re not already, and get amped for Gilead Fest 2014. Tickets will be going on sale around February 2014. Stay up to date on fest news at http://www.gileadmedia.net/fest.

VHOL 2LP + HEXER LP AVAILABLE NOW. GILEAD FEST II LINEUP UPDATE. NEW DISTRO ITEMS/SHIRTS. NORHTLESS + INDRICOTHERE LP PHOTOS. NEW GILEAD HQ.

VHOL 2LP + HEXER LP AVAILABLE NOW. GILEAD FEST II LINEUP UPDATE. NEW DISTRO ITEMS/SHIRTS. NORHTLESS + INDRICOTHERE LP PHOTOS. NEW GILEAD HQ.

So stoked October is nearly here. This is easily my favorite time of the year. I’m hoping I’ll be able to squeeze in a trip to northern Wisconsin over the next couple weeks to check out the turning colors of the trees. Hoodie weather is the best. I guess Scott and I better print up some Gilead logo hoodies soon as well. Plenty of exciting stuff in the update this week. Vhol and Hexer vinyl is ready to order, both will include patches and buttons if you order early enough. There is also a Vhol shirt available alongside the vinyl. Those are limited, so don’t wait. Lots more good news, just get to it!

2013/09/29 GILEAD EMAIL UPDATE AGENDA:

I. VHOL 2LP & HEXER LP AVAILABLE NOW

II. INDRICOTHERE + NORTHLESS VINYL PHOTOS

III. GILEAD FEST: FIRST BATCH OF BANDS ANNOUNCED

IV. NEW DISTRO ITEMS/SHIRTS

V. GILEAD MEDIA’S NEW HQ

I. VHOL 2LP & HEXER LP AVAILABLE NOW

Finally, the Vhol s/t 2LP and Hexer s/t LP are both ready to order! They are en route as I type this, set to be delivered to Gilead HQ on October 7th, at which point they will begin shipping immediately. With the Vhol 2LP you have the option to order an exclusive t-shirt, which will not be reprinted for the Gilead online store. These are already done and ready to go. Limited availability. Don’t wait. To hear a track from the Vhol album and the Hexer album in its entirety, head over to the Gilead online store, where you can also place an order now: http://www.gileadmedia.net/store. There are a bunch more photos at the individual item listings in the online store as well.

Vhol – Vhol gatefold 180g 2LP (order here)

Hexer – Hexer 180g LP (download code included) (order here)

II. INDRICOTHERE + NORTHLESS VINYL PHOTOS

I finally took the time this week to snap a few detailed photos of these two new Gilead releases. Both turned out absolutely beautiful. If you haven’t checked out these two records you can stream them both in their entirety at the Gilead online store, and pick them up if you feel so inclined: http://www.gileadmedia.net/store

Indricothere – II LP (more photos/order here)

Northless – World Keeps Sinking 2LP (more photos/order here)

III. GILEAD FEST: FIRST BATCH OF BANDS ANNOUNCED

I’m very happy to announce the first round of bands confirmed for Gilead Fest 2014. There will be roughly 25 bands total, here is the first chunk:

CONFIRMED BANDS FOR GILEAD FEST 2014

Ash Borer

Bastard Sapling

The Body

False

Generation of Vipers

Hell

Hexer

Inter Arma

Locrian

Mutilation Rites

Northless

Oozing Wound

Protestant

Thou

Quite a bunch for the initial round of confirmations. I seriously can’t wait to unleash the rest of the lineup as things become confirmed. Stay tuned to http://www.gileadmedia.net/fest/ for details and news.

IV. NEW DISTRO ITEMS/SHIRTS

A few nice shipments came in to the new Gilead HQ this past week. I got some of the last copies of the new Gorguts album on vinyl, mega stoked on that one. And stocked up on the new Relapse jams, among other great records. Scott also printed up some new shirts for the Gilead store. Check out all the goodies below and pick em up here: http://www.gileadmedia.net/store

Distro New Arrivals

Eight Bells – The Captain’s Daughter LP – $16.00

Gorguts – Colored Sands 2LP – $26.50 (First press, black vinyl, ltd 500)

Grave Miasma – Odori Sepulcrorum CD – $12.00

Grouper – A|A 2CD – $16.00

Man’s Gin – Rebellion Hymns – $12.00

Old Silver Key – Tales of Wanderings LP – $17.00

Primitive Man – Scorn LP – $16.50

Skagos – Anarchic CD – $12.00

Windhand – Soma 2LP – $25.00

Wolvserpent – Perigaea Antahkarana 2LP – $25.00

Ulcerate – Vermis 2LP – $25.00

Distro restocks

Dysrhythmia – Psychic Maps LP – $16.50

Locrian – Return to Annihilation 2LP – $25.00

New T-shirts

Ash Borer – Logo t-shirt (Grey ink on Grey shirt) – $14.50

Esoteric – 2013 US Tour t-shirt – $15.00

Get at these records and shirts ASAP: http://www.gileadmedia.net/store

V. GILEAD MEDIA’S NEW HQ

September 2013 marks a new chapter for Gilead Media. It’s been just over eight years since I founded this label, and for the first time I’ve moved Gilead HQ entirely out of my home and into a studio space. The ability to draw a clear line between my work space and my home space has been a long-term goal, and I’m terribly happy that it’s one I can call achieved. No longer a basement record label. That feels strange.

Along with this new space comes a bit of change in the way Gilead Media will operate moving forward. I will personally be more hands-off when it comes to the packing and dispatching of direct mail order. My close friend Dale, a long-time Gilead volunteer whom you would recognize from my merch table at Gilead Fest 2012, will be handling mail order moving forward. I always loved packing orders myself, but as the label continues to grow, the amount of time required to pack orders becomes greater and greater. It has reached a point where the time I spend packing orders takes away from the other important responsibilities I have as a record label. Dale is a fan of the bands Gilead works with, and I have great confidence he will take the same care in the fulfillment of your orders that I always have. The best part about this is orders placed will be dispatched quicker, resulting in less wait time for those who order.

This is quite an exciting time for Gilead Media. Thanks to you all for helping me, well… I guess it’s US now, helping us get to this point. I can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring.

That’s all for this week. Until next time, my friends.

Adam Bartlett/Gilead Media

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RELEASE UPDATES: INDRICOTHERE, NORTHLESS, HEXER, VHOL, THOU

RELEASE UPDATES: INDRICOTHERE, NORTHLESS, HEXER, VHOL, THOU

The Indricothere – II LP and Northless – World Keeps Sinking 2LP are both almost ready to begin shipping. Both will be going out in orders as of 8/26. This means that both the Indricothere t-shirt option and the Indricothere + Northless package deal will be ending this Friday, 8/16. If you wanted to take advantage of either you better shoot over the store and do it ASAP! You’ll still be able to order the albums individually as normal, the package deals will just be unavailable. Order now: http://www.gileadmedia.net/store

In case you haven’t heard, there are two Northless tracks streaming online now, click the links to hear “Kuru” on the Gilead bandcamp and “Communion” exclusively at Invisible Oranges. You can also hear the entire Indricothere record in all of its majesty over at the Gilead store item listing, HERE.

I seriously have no idea how I’ve managed to release so many records this year, but it’s somehow working out alright and I haven’t broken the bank yet. Here are the details on everything else that is coming up before and after the Indricothere and Northless albums.

Fell Voices – Regnum Saturni 2LP

Vinyl = in house w/d-sides screen printed. Pre-order shirts = printed. Jackets = arriving Tuesday morning. The jackets were supposed to get here Friday so I could pack orders all weekend, but the freight company failed to pick up the pallets from the printer. Cool. Anyway, I have tracking info, I know they’re arriving Tuesday. I’ll be packing orders as fast as humanly possible once they’re in my hands. If you’re not on instagram or facebook or whatever, I posted a video that my pal Scott shot while I hand-printed some of the blank d-sides. It turned out cool. Go watch it: http://instagram.com/p/cjwAEQoaUE/#

Hexer – Hexer LP

Test pressings have been approved, jackets are completed and on the way here with the Fell Voices stock. I will NOT be taking pre-orders for the Hexer records, but instead be accepting orders when they arrive, right alongside the VHOL 2LPs. Stay tuned!

Vhol – Vhol 2LP

Pretty much the same status as the Hexer records. Test pressings approved, jackets arriving Tuesday. No pre-orders, just opening up orders as soon as vinyl is in house from the plant in September. But, there is a bit of good news for those lucky enough to catch Vhol on their upcoming Northwest tour, dates listed below. The band will have 40 test pressing copies of the s/t 2LP available for sale at their shows in the finished production jackets. Get stoked, pick one up, play it real loud.

Thou – Heathen CD

Yes, it is still coming. Everything has been tracked, nearing final mixes. I will not be announcing the release date until masters for both audio and art are on their way to production. Gilead will be handling the CD, the band will be self-releasing the vinyl (2LP) on their Howling Mine label. This will be worth your patience over the course of 2013, I assure you.

VHOL NORTHWEST TOUR

VHOL NORTHWEST TOUR

As we prepare to release Vhol’s s/t debut album on vinyl, they will be hitting the road to play a small stretch of shows. Check out the flyer, and note that they have added a show on Wednesday, August 14th at the Alibi in Arcata, CA w/Uzala.

They will also have 40 test pressings of the s/t 2LP for sale in the actual finished jackets for the release. Get stoked!