IRM SHIRTS ARE NOW ON HAND!
I'll be putting orders together tomorrow, tuesday and wednesday and will do my best to ship as much as possible on wednesday.
in a particularly odd twist of fate, i recently found out that this guy Ronald, with whom i've been working at my shitty factory job for the past four months, is a fan of power electronics, death metal and black metal. several weeks ago, i was wearing my new GODFLESH pullover hoodie from HYDRA HEAD as i entered the break room, and he said, "nice sweatshirt, man." which, as many of you know is a standard greeting of recognition amongst dudes who are into music. then, two weeks ago, i was wearing my BDN "WHEN YOU LIKE IT HARD" tshirt, and he said, "you like BRIGHTER DEATH NOW?" which was more than a little weird for me, considering that i live in the 'BURBS, and it's a very rare occurrence for me to meet someone who knows anything about industrial music, let alone something as relatively obscure as BDN. we briefly got to chatting, and i asked him if he'd ever heard of NAVICON TORTURE TECHNOLOGIES. "Yeah..." he said, so i said, "That's ME."
the short version: it looks like i've now hired myself a part-time assistant. Ronald will be coming by on wednesday to help me with packing and shipping orders, and if all goes well i will have him come over twice a month to lend a hand.
this should make the whole shipping process less dependent on me, and quicker for you all to get your orders. how can i afford to pay an assistant, you may ask? well, i really can't, unless you keep ordering stuff. if i have help i can streamline my system, which means i can be more organised, productive, and get more releases done and shipped faster.
i'll be adding a shitload of new distro items to the webstore this week, as i've recently done trades with a few labels, and gotten my merch room prepared with a lot of new and old stock.
The IRM shirts and the remaining WILT preorder package will all go out together. i'll also try to get copies of the THEOLOGIAN+STEVE MOORE cdr out this week. the next thing in line is the THEOLOGIAN+INSWARM preorder package. as the plan stands now, i'm going to send the shirt artwork to the printers tomorrow and complete the audio this week.
CLOSE ON THE HORIZON:
THEOLOGIAN+BLACK SUN+INSWARM+REQUIEM. CODE LEECH-PREORDER PACKAGE
Hopefully, i'm going to send the BLACK SUN shirt artwork in next week and will post the preorder package to the webstore on or around june 12. this will change if i don't manage to ship out all or most of the above-mentioned items.
THEOLOGIAN+STROM.EC. HUBRIZINE-PREORDER PACKAGE
Two tracks are nearly complete. STROM.EC have enlisted a professional opera singer (mezzo-soprano, for those who know about such things) to record vocals on one of the tracks. this will add a really fantastic element to a release that is already shaping up to be amazing. i've submitted some lyrics for this track, which i'm hoping will be translated into finnish before they are recorded. i've still got to design the sweatshirt artwork. i may be posting the THEOLOGIAN+STROM.EC preorder package at the end of june or the beginning of july, but because this item includes a hoodie, i am leaning toward not shipping them until the fall. we'll see how things work out.
THEOLOGIAN. THE FURTHER I GET FROM YOUR STAR, THE LESS LIGHT I FEEL ON MY FACE CD (CRUCIAL BLAST)
I'll be finishing the layout and audio by the end of this month. I've submitted the high-res artwork and master audio for CHARTING THE SCHISM, which will be available in digital-only format from CRUCIAL BLAST as a companion to this release.
love is nothing. WITHOUT ME CDR-PREORDER
As previously stated, we have several tracks in various stages of completion, and the release will include contributions from Mike Hill of TOMBS (www.myspace.com/tombsbklyn), and John Lamacchia of SPYLACOPA and CANDIRIA (www.risingpulse.com). The release will be delayed until we have finished all the material and ensured maximum quality.
THEOLOGIAN+FOUR PI MOVEMENT. THE DESTROYER-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+SKINCAGE. THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+AUTHOR & PUNISHER-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+NO FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+CONTENT NULLITY-PREORDER PACKAGE
I am also communicating with Andy Grant of THE VOMIT ARSONIST about an exciting collaborative release, tentatively entitled NATURE IS SATAN'S CHURCH. i think this will probably be released on Andy's own DANVERS STATE RECORDINGS label. also in the works are a previously announced full-length vinyl release by SKINCAGE, as well as a possible split lp featuring INSWARM and BLACK SUN. the vinyl releases won't surface until much later in the year.
august 2010 marks the 13th anniversary of ANNIHILVS, and i'm hoping to get something really special together to mark this important date. this will hopefully include an all-new website and webstore system, as well as the advent of digital-only reissues of many out of print limited items from the past 13 years. again, we shall see.
It feels very good to be able to announce forward progress. please wish me luck, as it will only mean your orders go out sooner!
Thanks for your patience and support.