Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Last chance to get The Flight and Fate of the Horsemen box set

January 6, 2016 we released this limited 4 x 3" CDr box set, The Flight and Fate of the Horsemen. As promised, we kept the music exclusive to the box set for one year and one day. On January 7, 2017 we will make this release available for digital download on our bandcamp page. At that time, we will cease to make any further physical copies. We will sell whatever we have on hand, and that will be the end of the physical edition. There's still time to get a copy of the box set! Order from Dark Holler Arts.

This box set was created to help fund the two albums we were working on throughout 2016: CRYPTIDS and WITCH TREE PROPHETS (forthcoming).

Happy holidays and a happy New Year to all.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Stone Breath CRYPTIDS streaming in full...

You can now hear the new Stone Breath album CRYPTIDS in full at Heathen Harvest.  The official release date is September 30, 2016.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

CRYPTIDS preorder

We are now accepting preorders for CRYPTIDS via the Stone Breath bandcamp or Dark Holler Arts.

There are several options for ordering either the CRYPTIDS CD by itself or in combination with a patch & sticker, the Beyond the Seventh Gate book, and more...

We are very excited about the release of this album. We feel the songs are some of the best we've ever written.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

CRYPTIDS and Beyond the Seventh Gate

We have finished recording, mixing, and mastering our new album, CRYPTIDS.

Song list:

In the Red Witch House
The Hidebehind
Long Lankin
I Know His Name
The Singing Corpse
The Red Dog Fox
Far Away the Morning
The Missing
Die Woolf Man's Grob
Apples for the Albatwitch

The album will be available soon to pre-order via Stone Breath's bandcamp and Dark Holler Arts.  
The CD edition will come with extra material - including two bonus songs (new recordings of previously released songs which fit the CRYPTIDS theme).

The line-up for this album was: Æ Hoskin, Timothy, and Rod Goelz - with guest appearances by Martyn Bates (Eyeless in Gaza) and Prydwyn.

While we were recording CRYPTIDS, Æ Hoskin and Timothy were also working on a book, Beyond the Seventh Gate. The book and the album cover some similar material and should be released at the same time. We will make packages available for those who wish to order both.

Pre-order information will be posted soon.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

new album: CRYPTIDS recording finished! Digital single available now!

We have been writing and recording our new album, CRYPTIDS for many months. The subject matter covers cryptid creatures of all types - mostly those based in Pennsylvania but some ranging from further abroad - as well as some ghosts for good measure.

The lineup this time was Timothy (me), AE Hoskin - who you may remember from Crow Tongue, and Rod Goelz.

Cryptid creatures have been a lifelong fascination of mine. The sightings of such things seem to weave into folklore - it was natural and easy to write folksongs on this subject and I feel like I've written some of my best songs for this record.

As I've been writing the album, I've also been writing a book which covers some of the same topics - though the book is entirely focussed on South Central Pennsylvania (York, Adams, and Lancaster counties to be exact). The book is titled Beyond the Seventh Gate and it will hopefully be published around the same time CRYPTIDS is released.

For now, we are releasing 2 songs from CRYPTIDS as a digital bandcamp-only single.

We wanted to give away a song and have one song for streaming only, but that option isn't available on bandcamp so we've made the single $1.00 - but one of the songs is name-your-price if you just want the one.

You can name your own price at a higher rate too - every bit helps to get the album into production.

Prydwyn and I are working on yet another Stone Breath album which should be released in 2016 as well. More on that later.

Monday, January 4, 2016

The Flight and the Fate of the Horsemen

Our latest release, The Flight and Fate of the Horsemen, is available now from Dark Holler Arts.

The Flight and the Fate of the Horsemen presents over 75 minutes of new music from Stone Breath – taking the form of 4 long songs spread over 4 separate 3″ mini-CDr discs and packaged in a small kraft box with info/lyrics and a hand stenciled patch (on either black or green fabric – randomly inserted).

Post-apocalyptic in theme, these longer more experimental drone-folk pieces call to mind the Devotional songs from A Silver Thread to Weave the Seasons – showcasing multiple instruments and improvisation mixed with arranged sections.

The Flight and the Fate of the Horsemen is intended as a fundraiser for the TWO upcoming Stone Breath albums in 2016. Rather than do a crowd-funding campaign, we thought we would offer this special limited edition set and some new music. (For those kind enough and willing to contribute a bit more to the upcoming albums, we will make a special “producer’s package” available as well.)

All music will be exclusive to this box set for one year and one day from the release date (January 6, 2016). This music will not be available to download until January 7, 2017. At that time we will issue digital codes at request for any who have purchased the physical versions.

The first 33 copies ONLY will come with an extra card-shaped mini-CDr with another (shorter) song, Within the Falling Sands (in its own signed and numbered cover, but it fits in the box as well). This song will remain exclusive to this edition of 33 until the digital release in 2017.


Since 1995, I have been writing, recording, and releasing acoustic music as Stone Breath. In that time, I have seen many changes come to the music industry – for good and ill. Before crowd-funding became widespread, I ALWAYS considered every single person who purchased anything Stone Breath released as a patron. Whether purchasing a single song via bandcamp or the entire physical catalog, they are patrons. I never much cared for the word “fan.” I feel like it somehow places the artist “above” the listener and I have never felt that way. Stone Breath is lucky to have people who care to listen – and we, as a band – appreciate every ‘ear that hears.’ So, I want to thank all of you who support us at any level. You are all patrons and you are all appreciated. Who is listening? I know some people are, and I try to never take that for granted.

Stone Breath has released albums with labels all over the world, but our first release, and most of our releases since, have been done on our own Hand/Eye label. We are currently in the process of writing and recording TWO new albums for (hopeful) release in 2016. Since recording Children of Hum, I have been hit with many unforeseen expenses. Some of these are of a more personal nature, but many are directly related to recording and running the record label. We’ve always recorded Stone Breath ourselves (o I how wish we could afford time at other studios!), and we are now working with a selection of broken microphones, borrowed equipment, and aging hardware. My great fear is that at some point we will lose part or all of a new album before I could get it mixed, mastered and ready. To me, it already feels like it has been too long since our last full-length and starting over would just delay it further.

Besides this there is, of course, the expenses of producing a new album (or 2) – printing, CD replication (I doubt we will be able to afford vinyl), shipping, and the unpredictable state of the music industry.

Getting closer to the point, I am hoping there are some people who have the means to provide a little more patronage than normal. It might not fix everything or pay for all of the manufacturing – but it will help.


• A credit as producer (in print and elsewhere) on the 2 Stone Breath albums we are in process of writing/recording now.

The Flight and the Fate of the Horsemen box set (sent NOW) – along with the bonus Within the Falling Sands mini card-shaped CDr  – IF you are within the first 33 people to order (there are only 33 copies total of Within the Falling Sands available for both the PRODUCER PACKAGE and the standard edition of the box set together).

• BOTH of the in-process Stone Breath albums as they are released.

• A “sneak peek” of the new albums in the form of a CDr with demo/rough mixes of some of the new songs. Some of these will get remixed or added to and find their way onto the new albums – others will get completely re-recorded, so these mixes may be the only record of these performances. This will be sent NOW with the Flight and the Fate… box set.

• One piece of original art/illustration from the upcoming albums – probably NOT the cover art (though maybe) – the choices will be offered on a first-come first-serve basis according to what is available at the time. Should there happen to be more PRODUCERS than available artwork, I will make original art available from past releases or offer art from future releases.

PRODUCERS who are interested in ephemera relative to the new albums (a page from my sketchbook perhaps or original handwritten lyric sheets, etc), should let me know. That sort of thing could easily make its way to you as a bonus.

Lastly, I know not everyone can afford this package. Maybe no one can? Please know that I truly appreciate whatever you CAN do – great or small. Thank you!

– Timothy / Stone Breath / Hand/Eye, January 2016