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Book’s done

It comes with great pleasure that I’m finally able to tell you that my first ever book, “The Tides of Fate – An Exordia Novella” is, after some extra rounds of editing as well as some unexpected twists and turns, published. Take a look at the finished product:

The blurb for the story that inspired the last three songs on our upcoming album “What Remained” goes something like this:

The domed city of Exordia has existed for over a thousand years, being home and shelter to the last survivors of humanity in an otherwise uninhabitable world.

Josten is desperate. After losing his son Lero, who was banished from the city as punishment for a crime, and his wife Sofia for following a perilous hidden agenda, he made his choice. Clinging to the last vestige of hope that Lero might have survived in the Outside World, he decides to make his last stand…

Suppose you consider yourself someone interested in reading post-apocalyptic fiction, and this blurb sparked your interest. In that case, you can find the paperback version and the ebook format of it on Amazon.

Link:

https://www.amazon.de/Tides-Fate-Exordia-Novella/dp/B0B14FRK7F/ref=sr_1_1?crid=Q5XJK6Y2AGZA&keywords=an+exordia+novella&qid=1652939820&sprefix=%2Caps%2C60&sr=8-1

The paperback will also be available at our merch booth on our release show for the album on June 3rd at Rockhal Luxembourg.

In the case, you’ll read it, feel free to leave a rating or even a review on Amazon and/ or Goodreads. Even if it is only one sentence, it will help an aspiring writer a great deal.

Chris


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Book announcement

As I mentioned in a post some time ago, our upcoming album “What Remained” slowly progressed into the thematic realm of versions of pessimistic future visions and there was not a proper plan from the start. That’s still true, but I left something out.

Hear me out.

At some point, there was in fact a plan: 

On our previous album “Kilesa”, the last three songs formed a trilogy, still, to this day, one of our creations we are most proud of. During the songwriting process of the new album, the idea occurred to write a new trilogy with over-lengthy, progressive songs. At some point, there was the vision of enhancing the musical vision by an accompanying story. 

The idea came from, well, yours truly. I felt the itch to write a story to inspire the music, a way we hadn’t tried until then.

And so I did. I brought something to the page, and, being the greenhorn I was (and still am), it was… well, let’s just say it was not worth mentioning. In fact, it was nothing but a pile of first draft vomit. At least in my book. (pun intended)

However, it served its purpose, and it inspired the songwriting unexpectedly, resulting in three massive songs of which we are really, really proud of.

As we were planning the release of the album some time ago, Philip came up with the idea to make the initial story I’ve written accessible for those interested. After all, it was a part of the creation process. Well, I vehemently refused at first. But the longer I thought about it, the more the idea had something charming, something challenging.

I agreed on Philip’s idea, but only unless I would rewrite the whole damn thing to the best of my capabilities. So, I sat back in the chair and wrote, trying to keep its core idea intact.

With the certainty that there’s at least the possibility that someone would read it, I gave a little more effort this time. After finishing the new draft, I sent it to my sister Carole Winchester and my brother-in-law Stu Winchester, waiting “patiently”, biting off my fingernails. Contrary to all expectations, their feedback was quite positive. They offered me their help in regards to further edits (I can’t thank them enough for it!) and now we’re almost there, being in the final rounds of copy editing.

Copy editing? Yes! Thanks to their tireless and patient support, I took the decision to take the plunge and self-publish the story.

The book will be called “The Tides of Fate” (same as the opening song of the trilogy) and will contain somewhat +/- 20000 words and thus could be considered a novella.

It will be available on amazon in ebook format as well as there will be a printed edition.

Before I go, I have to mention my sister Carole one more time, as she is currently completing the cover artwork, but more on that in a later post.   

Until further notice

Chris

P.S. sorry for not nailing the accurate writer poses


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What remained: release date and show

We’re stoked to finally announce that our upcoming album “What remained” will be released on June 3rd. To celebrate the release, we will play a special release show at Rockhal in Belval (L). With “What remained“ we will release our second full-length studio album.

Without being a concept album, “What remained” explores the end of humanity and takes the audience to a musical journey into the tides of fate. In a dystopic world, humanity is on the verge of extinction, machines have taken over. But is it really the machines, or rather those who control them? And is there a life outside the dystopian illusions, in solitude, amidst an exhausted, dismissive nature?

For this special release show we’ll be supported by our friends from Pleasing who will take you on a journey into the depths of human emotions and the human mind.

Do not miss this out-of-the-ordinary release show! Buy your tickets here.

Many thanks to the Rocklab and the Rockhal team for making this possible!


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New Review!

    A new Kilesa review in this month’s issue of the Metal Hammer.
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Scars Of War Video

This is the second music video for the upcoming double album “Kilesa”, out on February 27th 2016!

This video is by our very own drummer Max Sauber.

Pre-Order the physical record here!

 

Don’t miss our upcoming Radio interviews to hear some new songs:

 

 


Happy New Year!

¡Hola muchachos!

Happy new year and lots of love to all of you!

As we’re getting closer to the album release date and show, we have to reveal this great new bandpic! Leave us a comment if you like it!

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Reminder:

You can still get the album early by pledging on our PledgeMusic campaign! Digital release date is on January 27th!

 

MORE NEWS:

Here’s a list of the first three shows in 2016! At Rocas and Plectrum Bar we’ll play old school sets with songs from the first two EPs AND a brand new, never played before song from the Kilesa album!

Noémie Leer, the guest-vocalist from our Kilesa album, will join us for a few shows this year!

Find the complete list here!

 


27.02.2016 Kilesa Album Release Show

YES! Our “beast” will be unleashed on 27th February at the legendary Kulturfabrik!

Our friends from Heaven’s Scum and Infact will join us on stage on that very special night.

find all important info on this flyer!

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Album artwork revealed

For those who haven’t seen it yet, here is the cover artwork for our upcoming Kilesa album!

The artwork was done by Colin Marks from Rain Song Design

http://rain-song.co.uk

Thank you Colin for the great job.

Kilesa Artwork by Colin Marks
Preorder the album here and support our pledge campaign:

http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/sleepersguiltalbum

Big ups for nearly 70% of our goal in the first week!


Album Artwork by Colin Marks 

We just revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming Kilesa album. It was done by Colin Marks from Rain Song Design!

Go to our pledge campaign to be the first to see it!

Keep on pledging and supporting us! Stay tuned for more news.

Thank you so much!

The Sleepers


I see fire!

Howdy peops,

 

yesterday we told you, that we contributed a song to our very own Chris T. Ian’s soundtrack for the upcoming “The Hobbit: the swedolation of Smaug” movie by Barrel Rider Pictures.

Now guess what, here’s the brand new video to our “I see fire” cover, including very exclusive and new scenes from the actual movie!

 

We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!


Road Of Emptiness full release show online!

Little before the holidays we got a very special treat for you!

From now on you can watch the ENTIRE Road Of Emptiness release show, recorded on 28th September at Rockhal, on our YouTube Channel!

Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel to stay up to date!

 

On 21st December we’ll play at Café All In with our friends from Ed Hunters! Don’t miss that show, we’ll play a BRAND NEW SONG by our very own Manu!

Nightmare before Christmas!


Road Of Emptiness available online

Road Of Emptiness is from now on not only available on Bandcamp, but on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and many other sites as well!

Enjoy it.


Many news!

So… there’s quite a bunch of news! Here we go!

1) Interview on Radio ARA
We will be on Radio ARA at De Bloe Baschtert tonight at 6.30pm. Tune in!

2) New show!
We’ll play on 30th november with Menschenfresser and Dreadnought at Café All In in Hollerich! Find the Facebook event here!
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3) New review!
You can find a new review of Road Of Emptiness on Nawak Posse! Check it out!

4) New video!
Have you been at our release show? Well if you haven’t you definitely missed us covering Lamb of God’s Redneck, together with Fab from Cosmogon, Oli and Marc from Heaven’s Scum and Jeff from Scarlet Anger. 9 musicians on stage! We give you a second chance! Watch the video 😉


New Review

Find a new review of Road Of Emptiness in today’s “Lëtzebuerger Journal”!

You can read it here as well!


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Road of Emptiness Cover

Here it is! This is the cover of our upcoming 6-track EP. The artworks for Road of Emptiness have been made by Caroline Clement.

Make sure not to miss our release show on 28th September at Rockhal (Esch/Alz)!

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“Road of Emptiness” Release on 28th September 2013

Some of you might already have spotted this on the Rockhal Website today:

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We gonna release our next EP “Road of Emptiness” on 28th September 2013 at Rockhal.
The EP contains another 6 tracks.

We’ll be supported by our friends from Luceed, Scarlet Anger and Cosmogon.

Prepare for a wild night with lots of fun, booze and heavy metal!

Find all the necessary information at the site of the Rockhal, right here!


Sleepers’ Guilt meets Torian

Well it’s been too quiet for the last two weeks. Never the less we’ve been really busy working on the new release and well… be prepared for something new!

But there’s more news! We’ve worked on a couple of brand new songs, concepts for new videos, artworks, etc.

 

If you want to see us live, performing a brand new song we never played before, you shouldn’t miss our next gig at Soul Kitchen, celebrating our friend Luc‘s birthday, altogether with Torian, the power metal heroes from Germany! The show will be for free.
Find the Facebook event here!

 

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Dorns Schlaf by Luc Francois

Well this is an a bit odd anouncement, but still we’re more than happy and pleased to post it!

Our friend, fan and probably hardest critic Luc Francois, a young author from Luxemburg, just released his second book called DORNS SCHLAF.
Now this ain’t just a book, Luc had the great idea to link the chapters in his book to tracks by local luxembourgish but also internationally acknowledged bands to intensify the reading experience.

Two of those chapters are linked to Price to pay and World in Ashes by us. We feel very honored, thank you Luc!

Here is the link to Amazon, where you can find the physical book but also the ebook!

On Amazon you’ll find a detailed product description as well. It is important to say that the book is in german.

Dorns Schlaf
More new stuff later today!


Back from Camp Sleepy

We are back from 1 week in our pre-production camp!

We have done the pre-production for 6 songs of the upcoming record. Among those songs are Slave and Leviathan. You might already know those two from our last few shows. We’ll play the brand new tracks live as soon as we can!


News from Camp Sleepy: SUMS 2012

Well well, it’s been quite some time since the last news. That’s why we’re back with good news now 😉

First of all we are very happy to be on the new Saarland Underground Metal Sampler 2012 with quite a lot of great bands!
Now comes the good news for you! You can get our EP “Sleepers’ Guilt” with the SUMS2012 FOR FREE in an exclusive package, as long as supplies last!

Buy this package at one of our shows or in our webshop!

Then there’s another great news… but time’s not ready yet 😉


Sleepers’ Guilt on Spotify.com

You can find our EP “Sleepers’ Guilt” now on Spotify as well!

Anyone around here using Spotify? What are your experiences with this service?

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We are on iTunes now

You can buy our EP on iTunes now!

Click here or on the picture to be taken to our EP on iTunes:


Buy “Sleepers’ Guilt” EP as digital album online

You can buy the digital version of our EP (including artworks as .pdf file) on our Bandcamp site NOW!

Sleepers' Guilt EP Cover

Sleepers' Guilt 6-Track EP Cover


Review of our release

Read Luc François‘ review on our EP release on iamhavoc.de