Monday, December 19, 2011

Wildernessking New Track Debut!


The first new track by Wildernessking is finally available to stream and as a FREE DOWNLOAD on the band's bandcamp page.  The track is titled "Rubicon" and is the first song on their upcoming Antithetic Records debut "The Writing of Gods in the Sand".  The song is a perfect album opener, starting with a vortex of screams exploding into black metal assault on your senses.  As the songs flows, you will hear more atmospheric segments, and elements of thrash as well.  An excellent preview of a downright fantastic album!  We are extremely excited to be releasing this album, both on limited CD and Vinyl! 

CD can be preordered now for only $8 at our store.  Vinyl will be underway in the coming months, for a spring 2012 release. 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Website & Release Updates

Its been quiet here at the site for about a month now. Sorry for the lack of updates, but don't let that trick you, we've been very busy behind the scenes!

First up, we've updated the website with links to all of our pertinent information.  You can now find a dedicated Releases page, an About page, links, contact, etc...  Something I've been meaning to do for a while, but just now found the time to do.

Second, an update on the motW box set progress.  Here's where we stand at the moment.  All the remastered audio has been sent to the pressing plant to cut the plates and make test pressings.  The artwork is VERY close to being 100% complete.  I have spent the past several weeks painstakingly recreating each page of the original booklets to populate the inside panels of each gatefold jacket.  Toby has been hard at work as well, creating brand new artwork for both the 7" front label, as well as the 11x17 poster (which he will be signing as well!).  You can see all of our hard work (thanks so much to Josh @ Blood Music for making these awesome mockups and organizing everything!!) here:

If you haven't noticed, we still have our first 3 CD's in the store for preorder.  Everything is ready for submission on both the Nooumena and Book of Sand albums, so they will be in production this week.  The Wildernessking CD audio is being mastered and should be complete this week, so it should be in production starting next week (by December 23).  I've listened to the new album several times and am extremely impressed by it.  These guys have made a monumental effort for their first release as Wildernessking, and I can't wait to share it with all of you. 

Until then, be on the lookout for your Young and in the Way vinyl as they all shipped on December 13.  They look amazing!  Also, speaking of Young and in the Way, we only have about 15 copies of the first pressing of "V. Eternal Depression" left in our store, and the band has about the same amount left of their copies.  We will be doing a second pressing in a Clear w/ White Haze which we'll be called "Mountain Fog", and it will be available for order starting January 1st.  Pictures to follow very soon!  Thanks to everyone for making this such a huge success!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

maudlin of the Well Limited Box Set just became MORE LIMITED!

You read that right!

HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT.

Orders have flown in, but in the interest of pressing the set by the end of the year, we've decided to hurry this along. We're limiting this by an insane amount, bringing it down to 300 DELUXE LIMITED BOX SETS ONLY.

WE ONLY HAVE 50 OF THESE BOX SETS LEFT.

AND THEY WILL NEVER BE PRINTED AGAIN!


Once these 50 sets sell, we will be going to press.

We will be hand-numbering the box sets based on what # you are in the queue, i.e. orderer #1 gets box #1, orderer #2 gets box #2.

We will also be including a printed insert listing the names of anyone who purchases the limited box set as someone that helped make this set become a reality.

Once these 50 sets are sold out, we will have a very small run of basic editions with black vinyl in gatefolds only, no 7", no mp3 downloads, no box, no poster, no picks, no chance to buy T-shirt, no extras whatsoever. Plain Jane. 

YOU MAKE THE CALL. 

USA & Canada - Order through Antithetic

Rest of the World - Order through Blood Music




Friday, October 21, 2011

maudlin of the Well Preorder is LIVE!

It's finally here. Time to preorder the maudlin of the Well box set!!


USA & Canada - Order through Antithetic

Rest of the World - Order through Blood Music


I hear these make an excellent Christmas present!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

motW Box Set Promo

maudlin of the Well - Bath & Leaving Your Body Map - October 21st


The time has finally come to start placing your orders for this giant box set.  We are going to have the preorders go live on Friday October 21st.  There will be 2 different options to buy.  One will be the box set with all the goodies we've described before, for $75.  The other option will be with a maudlin of the Well shirt (there will actually be two versions as XXL shirts cost a couple dollars more).  These will be for $90 and $92 for S-XL shirts and XXL respectively.  The shirts will not be made available separately from the set, and we are only ordering enough to fill the orders that are placed.  The front design for the shirt is still being finalized, but the back of the shirt will be a replica of the original shirt released in 2001, of which there were only 100 made!  Here's the awesome "Part the First" design that will be on the back:



Please note that there is still a lot of headway to be made on this set, and we are only taking these orders this early in order to help fund it.  Think of it as you helping to make this set become a reality.  We will be posting pictures and progress updates as the production moves forward, to keep you all informed every step of the way.  We hope to have these ready to ship by the end of the year, but please understand that there are often delays in vinyl manufacturing and we cannot guarantee a ship date at this time.  That said, you will know where we are in the process at all times, and you will be making something truly amazing happen in the underground metal community!!  Thank you in advance for your support of this project.  Feel free to help us advertise the preorder date on any forums or blogs that you may be a member of or affilated with.  Remember that Antithetic is handling US & Canada orders and Blood Music is handling the rest of the world.