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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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We’re in good company

The release of our new album “What Remained” is approaching rather fast. As we’re planning to make the release show a special event, we decided to do a thing. (There are other things, but let’s just shed some light on this particular thing for now)

As some of the new songs on the record are heavily instrumented with percussion and we don’t want to rely fully on samples in the live situation, we asked our pals from the band Pleasing -who will be the support band on that evening-  to help us out in terms of making sounds on a pretty unusual percussion kit.

First rehearsal was great. Their percussion performance adds a whole new dimension to the songs, giving them more depth and a layer of primal roughness.

If you want to attend this very unique show on June 3rd, be sure to grab your ticket here.

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What remained: Doping for ears

Those who have already visited our Kickstarter project or even supported it (THANKS to you peops!) might already know this little skit.

All others can see the full video on our Kickstarter page.

Listen to the doc, What Remained is good for you!


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On the lyrical themes of the upcoming album ‘What Remained’

As you may already know, our upcoming album “What Remained” is not a concept album per se. Most songs, however, share a common theme. Our possible -or should I say- our probable bleak future.

We did not plan this theme for the entire album from the beginning. It somehow developed in that direction over time. Maybe our minds, like the minds of many, are troubled today more than ever with the outcome of our actions in a more or less distant future. Each song deals with a different perspective on the vast topic of our collective future, the ones being more vague, leaving a lot of room for interpretation, the others being more specific, their message directly palpable. 

We are aware that we won’t in any way reinvent the wheel by theming an album with dystopian and even post-apocalyptic themes. It’s merely our statement that we -as human beings- are concerned about the ongoings in a world that echoes slowly but surely in the global events, that we have to rethink our ways and if we want to stay here for longer, we have to tread new paths and search for new solutions. 

An admittedly dark-themed album like this is only the result of too much musings on such distressing topics.

Giving nothing further away for now, for those who are interested to know more about the lyrical aspect of the album, you’ll have the possibility of diving into the lyrics once the release.

Cheers,

Chris


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Kickstarter campaign for ‘What Remained’ album launched

From now on you can support us by preordering our upcoming album “What Remained” via our Kickstarter campaign.

Alongside the album, you can also buy loads of merch goodies in various packages.

If you want to support us, there’s no better way to do so then by co-funding the whole project. It would mean a lot to us.

Fur further information, click here.


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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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SG going under – Rock Fossils Underground

If you’re a fan of literal underground shows, you’re in for a special treat!

On November 16th we’ll have the honor to play a very special show with luxembourgish death metal veterans Desdemonia inside an old iron mine in Rumelange, Luxembourg. Triggered?

Palaeontologists at “Naturmusée” recently discovered a new species of fossil brittle star and decided to name it after Desdemonia!

To celebrate this new “Desdemonia fossil”, join us literally into the depth of rock for a very exclusive live show.

The ticket for 15€ includes:
– Desdemonia show inside the mine w/ special guests Sleepers’ Guilt
– Presentation of a newly discovered fossil named ” Desdemonia”
– Mining train trip inside the mountain (approx. 10 minutes)

Trains leave from 19:00h at “Musée national des mines” in Rumelange.
Exact time of departure will be provided with ticket purchase.

There’s a limited amount of tickets (and by limited we mean really LIMITED!) so hurry over to Desdemonia’s webshop and grab those tickets as fast as you can!


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!

 


Monster Metal Festival Gronau

We’re really proud to announce that we’ll play at this year’s Monster Metal Festival in Gronau (D) on 30th January!

It’s an honor to share the stage with bands like, among others, Deadlock and Izegrim and we’ll make sure to rock this great indoor festival.

So don’t miss this great event and support the bands!

Monster Metal Festival


New show!

There’s a new show coming in!

On 9th January we’ll share the stage with our mighty friends from Feradur, Mindpatrol and X Ryder at the legendary Rocas in Luxembourg-City!

Click on the flyer to get to the Facebook event!

not an actual atomic blast


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!

flyer front (rpg)


Rock Om Gau 2015, here we come!

we gonna rock this years’ Rock Om Gau festival! The festival’s on 4th and 5th september in Wallerfangen (D)!

Here’s the official trailer, hell yeah!


“Road of Emptiness” Release on 28th September 2013

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

New Picture

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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Price to pay video

We promised you new stuff and here it is!

On 2nd December 2011 we played our first show with Sleepers’ Guilt.We made a live video to Price to pay that should give a pretty good impression of the fun we had during this first year.

Enjoy it and many many thanks for coming to our shows, booking us and supporting our band!


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!


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 😉


New show added!

A new show has been added to our calendar! On September 8th we will play at “Flexibel” in Saarwellingen, Germany with Celesta and 11Steps.


Recording in progress!

The recording process of our first EP has started. Tomorrow: Bass

Stay tuned for more news!


Band of the week on www.iamhavoc.de

We are now featured as Band of the Week on www.iamhavoc.de

Check what they wrote about us!


2.12.11 Show with Lost in Pain at Rocas

We gonna play our first show this Friday 2nd December with our mates from Lost in Pain at Rocas in Lux-Ville!

Doors: 20.00
Fee: 3€

The show starts at 20.30

Click here to get to the Facebook-event