Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Today is my birthday, and as such it's also considered the 13th anniversary of ANNIHILVS.
in celebration of this auspicious milestone, i'm launching a new webstore and offering a huge limited (30 copies) preorder package as thanks to those who continue to support my endeavours. please note that some of these items already exist, while some will be produced during the next couple of months. what is in stock will ship as soon as possible, while others will be subject to the usual delays.
the preorder includes a digital compilation download called NO FLESH SHALL BE SPARED, which contains more than 4 hours' worth of material, ranging from archival recordings that very few people have heard outside my immediate circle, to pieces from out of print limited releases. also featured are brand new tracks from the recent slew of limited cassette collaborations as well as never before released material from projects which were planned but never fully fleshed out. this will be available immediately upon purchase. along with the massive compilation download, this anniversary preorder contains a total of 4 tshirts, several mini posters, stickers, pins and posters, for $45.
starting with this release, i will be making the transition to this all new (to me) webstore system, which generates an automatic email with download instructions. this is my first time using this site, so hopefully there won't be any issues. the old webstore will remain active until i can transfer all of my inventory over to the new site. i still haven't made a solid plan for this, so for the time being, both stores will remain active.
For those who have been patiently awaiting packages, i am going to ship as much as possible by the end of this week, and my hope is to get everything pending out the door by saturday. because of my birthday, i've taken the weekend off from work and intend to not just celebrate, but to get as much label-related work done as i can. as of now the vast majority of THEOLOGIAN+INSWARM preorders are packed and ready to ship, along with the last 3 straggling THEOLOGIAN+WILT parcels and several distro/trade packages.
John Lamacchia and Mike Hill have each submitted guitar tracks for two pieces from the love is nothing. cdr, and i couldn't be happier with the results. Johny is going to work on some other tracks, and has offered to master the album, which is very exciting. things are moving ahead. still no definite date on when these will ship, but i'm determined to get them out as soon as possible without sacrificing the high quality i'm trying to achieve with this release. the new logo has been incorporated into the cover artwork, and can be seen on the love is nothing. myspace page.
I've received word from BLUE COLLAR that the BLACK SUN shirts have shipped, and now i'm basically waiting for them to take my money, which will leave me somewhat broke until after i work again in two weeks. hopefully, some of you will take the leap and buy the anniversary preorder:
APEX XIII PREORDER PACKAGE
ANNIHILVS presents a massive preorder package, in celebration of the label's thirteenth anniversary.
LIMITED 30 COPIES.
• NO FLESH SHALL BE SPARED DIGITAL COMPILATION
A digital download featuring more than 4 hours of audio.
Contains rare, never before released archival material, a variety of tracks from out of print releases and a selection of recent collaborative pieces. DOWNLOAD WILL BE IMMEDIATELY AVAILABLE UPON PURCHASE.
• ANNIHILVS TSHIRT
• APEX XIII MINI POSTER
• THEOLOGIAN+PROPERGOL. FOLIE À DEUX CASSETTE
• THEOLOGIAN. "BIG SCHISM" TSHIRT
• APEX FEST 2005 MINI POSTER
• APEX FEST III TSHIRT
• APEX FEST III SCREENPRINTED POSTER
• UNSOUND NYC TSHIRT (ARTWORK BY MARK RIDDICK)
• STICKER SET (ANNIHILVS, NTT, THEOLOGIAN, love is nothing., M BLADH, IRM, JARL, PROPERGOL, WILT)
• MINI POSTER SET (ANNIHILVS, NTT, THEOLOGIAN, love is nothing., M BLADH, IRM, JARL, PROPERGOL, WILT)
• 1 INCH PIN SET (ANNIHILVS, NTT, THEOLOGIAN, love is nothing., M BLADH, IRM, JARL, PROPERGOL, WILT)
Also in progress is a comprehensive (as comprehensive as my memory will permit) article about the history of ANNIHILVS, from its very meagre beginnings to its very meagre present, for those who are interested in such things. i plan to eventually have this shopify site serve as the sole location for all things ANNIHILVS. we'll see if it works out that way.
CRUCIAL BLAST should be officially announcing the release of THE FURTHER I GET FROM YOUR STAR, THE LESS LIGHT I FEEL ON MY FACE by THEOLOGIAN some time this week, and it will become available in september, along with the digital ep, CHARTING THE SCHISM.
That seems to be it for now, thanks for your continued support...