A lot of news this time around. things worked out well with my new assistant Ron last week, and a host of orders were shipped. i think i'll have him come in twice a month to help me get things in shape. the INSWARM shirts are at the printers and will hopefully be ready to start shipping next week. the last of the WILT preorders, along with the last batch of IRM shirts and a few other assorted orders, will be going out today and tomorrow. several new preorders are in the works.
i've tried to compile as complete a list as i could at the bottom of this post. i've added a bunch of distro items from COLD SPRING, EXISTENCE ESTABLISHMENT and SYZMIC RECORDS to the webstore.
As i've stated previously, ANNIHILVS turns 13 this august; i'm working on some special releases and planning to launch an all-new website in celebration. we'll see how it all pans out. my ambitions far outmatch my funds, as always.
The first of a new two-part interview with THEOLOGIAN has been posted to the (also new) webzine METRONO.ME.
I've started working on the next collaboration betwee THE VOMIT ARSONIST and THEOLOGIAN, which will be called NATURE IS SATAN'S CHURCH, inspired by and based on ideas and imagery from Lars Von Trier's film ANTICHRIST. this should be pretty dark and fucked up, like the film.
It would seem that SUFFERING BODIES has found a home with a great label. now we just need to keep working on material. more to come...
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER:
THEOLOGIAN+BLACK SUN+INSWARM+REQUIEM. CODE LEECH-PREORDER PACKAGE
Black-on-black tshirt featuring the SWANS-inspired logo of cunted Glaswegian doom butchers BLACK SUN. Includes a 60 minute cassette containing multiple versions of the track CRAWLING LIKE A LEECH, from their CODE BLACK ep (appearing on the split 7inch with THEY ARE COWARDS), raped and reinterpreted by THEOLOGIAN, INSWARM and REQUIEM. Also features a cover/remix version of the BLACK SUN track HAMMER by THEOLOGIAN.
ON THE HORIZON:
THEOLOGIAN. THE FURTHER I GET FROM YOUR STAR, THE LESS LIGHT I FEEL ON MY FACE CD (CRUCIAL BLAST)
Work continues. i am attempting to make this album to be as magnificently depressing and enraged as possible.
love is nothing. WITHOUT ME CDR-PREORDER
A moderately major update has been applied to the love is nothing. Myspace page, and the latest news is that i've secured a fantastic image for the cover. also, a new logo and title artwork will be created by Hiero at Chirurgie Graphique, whose work some of you may recognise from the NTT release, DRIPPING WITH THE POWER OF HER FLESH. here is the most recent "official" text for the release:
After a long period of inactivity, Lee M. Bartow's drone/metal project, love is nothing. returns with this surprisingly accessible and "poppy" release. Featuring extensive collaborative input by Carrie Ingber, former bassist of Brooklyn's ZAMBRI (who played synths in S.H.R.I.K.E., the very first band formed by Lee Bartow back in 1991), as well as guitar contributions by Mike Hill of TOMBS and John Lamacchia of CANDIRIA and SPYLACOPA, this is going to be a profound departure from previous love is nothing. material. Ranging from actual dance tracks to heart-rending shoegaze, infused with the trademark deep drones love is nothing. has become known for, these recordings are beyond a doubt unlike anything you've heard from this project before. Features beautiful cover photo by Brooklyn-based photographer Michele Crowe, from the collection of CupcakeGoth.
THEOLOGIAN+STROM.EC. HUBRIZINE-PREORDER PACKAGE
As previously stated, two tracks are nearly complete, but the audio will remain in-progress for some time. recording of the opera vocals has been delayed while she attends an international opera festival. STROM.ec have sent me a huge archive of source audio to sift through, and we're working on strengthening the release's concept, further researching the works of Philip K. Dick. this is going to be an absolutely amazing release, and while preorders will probably be announced next month, it most likely won't be completed until the fall.
THEOLOGIAN+FOUR PI MOVEMENT. THE DESTROYER-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+SKINCAGE. THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+FRAGMENT KING. HERE MUSIC DIES-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+HECATE. HEEDING NATURE'S CALL-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+AUTHOR & PUNISHER-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+NO FESTIVAL OF LIGHT-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+CONTENT NULLITY-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+THE BIRD CAGE THEATER-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+XIPHOID DEMENTIA-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+SEWER GODDESS-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+BETA CLOUD-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+MUTUS LIBER-PREORDER PACKAGE
THEOLOGIAN+NYODENE D-PREORDER PACKAGE
PROBABLY MORE TO COME...
ALSO PLANNED FOR LATER IN 2010:
SKINCAGE. WOUNDED GALAXIES TAP AT THE WINDOW VINYL LP
BLACK SUN/INSWARM. SPLIT VINYL LP