I'll hopefully have a bit more to share on Death Comes Crawling in the coming weeks, but 2019 is set to be a big year for Midnight Odyssey. I've just finished some songs for a special release that should hopefully see the light of day next year, along with a song that will feature on the previously announced and utterly massive Tarot project that I, Voidhanger Records is working on. I'm also working hard to get the new Midnight Odyssey album out by the end of next year. There will be a lot of news to share with everyone in the new year. Thanks again for your support! Dis.
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A nice piece from Bandcamp about cosmic black metal: https://daily.bandcamp.com/2018/08/30/bandcamp-cosmic-black-metal-list/
Just a quick statement of support to Lightfox/Atmospheric Black Metal Album Channels. Both myself and I, Voidhanger Records gave full permission for the uploads of Midnight Odyssey releases. It contributed to promoting my projects and definitely had the purpose of raising awareness of my music. It’s a shame to lose a video of Funerals with over 100K views and one of Shards getting up there too. It definitely contributed to higher sales for the label which in turn allows me to release more music. It gave me exposure in a way I didn’t think was possible, particularly when I was starting out. The detractors might say people might not buy the music? They probably never would anyway. But they can listen to it for free? Great! Then maybe they might tell their friends about it? You will see Midnight Odyssey albums in full on the new channel.
Please see the links to I, Voidhanger Records Bandcamp page here where you can purchase digitally or physically many releases by Dis Pater. Funerals from the Astral Sphere and Shards of Silver Fade have been hard to come by for some people, so hopefully this makes it all easier. https://midnightodyssey.wordpress.com/2018/07/14/purchasing-cds-digital/
A great write up of a great label! I, Voidhanger Records, thank you! https://daily.bandcamp.com/2018/02/21/i-voidhanger-records-metal-label-profile/
I'd like to announce a project I've been working on in my spare time, called Death Comes Crawling. I have always wanted to create something inspired by the synth pop, new wave and dark wave bands of the 80s, but never really had the focus to put something together. The New Order cover on Aeon Odyssey from 2012 was a bit of an experiment in this interest. Now I've finally made an album, titled 'Looking For Semblance', featuring 8 songs. There is no metal here whatsoever, so those looking for that will find no luck. Think more along the lines of A-ha, Depeche Mode, New Order, Clan of Xymox, OMD and Wolfsheim as some examples. It is very far removed from anything that I've done before, but still shares the dark atmosphere of my other projects. Looking For Semblance is available as a digital only album on Bandcamp now! http://deathcomescrawling.bandcamp.com/album/looking-for-semblance
A Whisper's Emptiness https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmmzbEwN2no
Thank you all for taking the dark journey with me through the past. Alas, this hasn’t been without reason, as next year is the tenth anniversary of Midnight Odyssey. It is with great pleasure that I can announce a special Midnight Odyssey release for this milestone, entitled “Silhouettes of Stars”. This 2CD compilation will contain a vast amount of unreleased material recorded since 2007, from the original online only recordings, dubbed “The Darker Rebellion”, to tracks taken from the sessions of each Midnight Odyssey album. It will also include for the first time on CD, the singles Magica and The Night Has Come For Me. Silhouettes of Stars will be released by I, Voidhanger Records in early 2017. And as a little bonus before the end of year, I can also present to you a track taken from this release, called A Whisper’s Emptiness. This song was originally recorded in a vastly different form before Funerals…, then re-recorded as a possible track for the Converge Rivers of Hell release, then finally re-worked for a possible release on Shards of Silver Fade! See you all in 2017! Dark Regards Dis
The Summoning tribute is OUT NOW!! Here is a link to the band camp page where you can listen and buy the album! A big thanks to Wolfspell Records for organising and putting together this release, and an even bigger thanks to Summoning for their masterpieces!! https://ashnazgdurbatuluk.bandcamp.com/track/where-hope-and-daylight-die https://ashnazgdurbatuluk.bandcamp.com/track/where-hope-and-daylight-die
Earlier this year saw a collaborative project between myself and Svarthen from Aeon Winds, called Dissvarth. This was planned to be a dark neoclassical and folk only album. We both had a bit of material that was unused, but wanting to be explored further. I did vocals on a lot of Svarthen's tracks, and he did vocals on some of mine, plus we had a guest female vocalist on the last track. Gianna's voice was a perfect fit for this song. Sink Below to Shadow was a song I found in a mix of unused material from the Funerals from the Astral Sphere sessions. Polaris is an acoustic version of the song "Vecnost" from Aeon Odyssey. This is actually a really old song, and most of the track was actually recorded a long time ago. The first and last songs contain some of the oldest passages I've ever written. In the early 2000s, when I got my first keyboard, I wrote a couple of ambient/neoclassical albums. These were fairly crude and the sound quality bad, but these passages had been yearning to be used for so long. I've always been just as influenced by neoclassical bands like Dead Can Dance, Arcana, Dargaard, Die Verbannten Kinder Evas, etc as much as metal bands, and for me the two styles sit side by side as equals in a dark and melancholic world. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_Pl2dDbzwQ