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.