Sunday, July 21, 2013

Interview with The Sludgelord

Recently I did an interview with the fantastic sludge metal blog SLUDGELORD, the first interview I've done in four years. In it, I talk about all sorts of stuff, like my writing process, personal life, etc. It actually went up last week but I haven't had a chance to post a link here since I've been out of town.

Read the interview here!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Men Like Gods remaster

It's out today. Sounds less like it was recorded with a vacuum cleaner. The old version is no longer available (not like you'd want it anyway).

Friday, June 21, 2013

Torchbearer price update

Alrighty, economic experiment failed. I got even less exposure than normal. So Torchbearer is back to pay-what-you-want. Download away!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Torchbearer

I have to say, it feels pretty good to finally get this out there. Even discounting the "hiatus", this one took forever to make. As always, I hope you'll enjoy it.

The album is free to stream at Bandcamp and YouTube. It's pay-what-you-want to download a high-quality digital cop. The Bandcamp download comes with an exclusive PDF booklet with artwork, lyrics, and credits.

  • label: GarageMonkey Productions (GMP-030)
  • format: digital file
  • released: 23 April 2013
  • time: 46:58
  • recorded and engineered by Deterior in Studio 170 from January–March 2013
  • mixed and mastered by Deterior in Studio 170 from March–April 2013
  • cover photography: Keith Roper

Now it's time to relax and crank out that Men Like Gods remaster.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Album teaser

It's about 99% done at this point, so I guess I feel pretty comfortable putting up a quick teaser video. Enjoy!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Album announcement!

Okay, let's get this out of the way. Recording is totally finished (assuming I don't need to go back and re-record anything, which is possible but unlikely); all that's left is a bit of engineering, reworking the drums (which won't take long), mixing, and putting the art stuff together. I'm going to tentatively finalize an April 23 release date, which should give me plenty of time to finish all of that.

The album is called Torchbearer, will have five tracks, and features a more black-metal tinged sound. It'll be on Bandcamp as usual, and I'll keep putting out updates when necessary.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Update

Guitar is basically finished; I'm going to be working on the vocals this coming week and finishing up the artwork and stuff like that. There will be a formal announcement with more details on maybe Monday. Then a month or so of mixing and tweaking; I'm going to say late April or early May for release but I haven't nailed anything down yet.

Also, I've converted all the tape/CD-R merch stuff to Bandcamp, so you can order them there if you like (not that anyone has been). At some point soon, I will probably put up lossless downloads of the noise releases there (finally) and I can put last.fm and Mediafire behind me.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

New releases info

Just a couple quick updates about what I've been up to lately with Deterior.

Recording is still trucking along; the guitar work is about one-fourth finished. Since it's the most time-consuming part I expect it to be another few weeks before I move to vocals, so things are a bit behind schedule (which figures). Recording should be done by mid-March as long as real life doesn't get in the way too much. Hopefully by then I'll have ironed out the lyrics, track titles, and artwork. And the guitars actually don't sound like garbage this time!

Which brings me to my second bit of news: I'm going to be working on an official remaster of Men Like Gods over the next few months, because it doesn't deserve to have such a horrible mix. I've learned a lot about more-professional mixing techniques over the past few months, so I hope to give that album the more dignified sound it should have had the first time around. (I partly blame that stupid distortion pedal.) That's second priority, so I'll be working on it off-and-on, but expect that sometime this year as well.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bass

Hey look, it's 2013.

Today I recorded all of the bass for the new album. Yes, all of it. That was the easy bit, though... I haven't even finalized lyrics yet, and I haven't quite figured out how I'm going to record guitar with the new setup I'm using (direct inject + monitor, it's sort of complicated). Now that I've got the ball rolling, though, I'm hoping to finish all recording by the end of February, spend March putting stuff together and mixing, and maybe put something out in April. But you know how it is with my release estimates.