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New Track “Vultures” on ReverbNation

Most exciting – the title track from the album coming out in a few months is now available at the Wrapped in a Sheet ReverbNation. Don’t even get me started on what a little bitch it was to mix.

Head on over to reverbnation.com/wrappedinasheet and become a fan to be able to listen to it and download it for free. See? I’m keeping my promises with all the free music and whatnot.



Loucifer Speaks reviews November Aria EP

Loucifer, a true soldier of the UK underground metal scene, did me a huge favour and reviewed my little EP (and she was very kind about it too!)

Read the review @ louciferspeaks.com/2011/01/26/wrapped-in-a-sheet-november-aria-ep/

…You know you want to.



Further Ongoing Studioness

Hello again

Songs are being written, technologies are being tweaked, noises are annoying my neighbours (heh) and I’m hardly getting enough time to go to work and sleep, let alone read the novels I’ve been promising myself since Christmas.

Pretty psyched though, because that means that things are going well. Actually, raw ideas are pouring out of my hands faster than I can produce and write lyrics for the tracks, which is kind of nice. I’ve made a vow, though, to either force myself to lyric or bash my fingers in until I’m unable to pick up my guitar.

That’ll teach me.

Album, I think, will be mastered and delivered by about March, so expect it in April. It’s sounding raw, savage, nasty and (in my humble) pretty brilliant.

Then again, I’ve been deluded my whole existence.

Keep it fucking heavy


Scarecrow vs. Redbeard – Next Tuesday

That’s right – Redbeard’s radio show on the 4th of January 2011 @ 7pm GMT will be featuring the dubious talents of myself. We had a really good chat about what makes good metal, talked about the [intlink id=”55″ type=”page”]November Aria EP[/intlink], next year’s album Vultures, and Doris Yeh, the hottest woman in black metal.

We shared playlist duty, which means that as well as including a few of my favourites, I got to pillage his library for stuff I knew I need to check out (think Akercocke) and listen to some new bands. We’d actually met at a gig the night before, so also got to play the bands we’d seen, and chat about how great live music is.

Maybe 2011 should see Wrapped in a Sheet become a gigging band.



Being on the Ship o Metal

Listening, now, as I write this, to Redbeard’s Ship o’ Metal. John Proctor was just played, amongst the greatest greats of metal. Goddamn, I feel fucking privileged to be on the same playlist as guys like Slayer and Motorhead.

It’s lit a fire under my ass. Next year’s album, Vultures, is going to be fussed, worried, cried, bled and vomited over until it’s the best record I’m capable of making. Might not be as good as the giants who sent me, tail between legs, crawling back to my hole; but it’ll certainly be worth a free download.



Wrapped in a Sheet on Phoenix Radio


RedBeard, the fella who does the Ship O’ Metal show on Phoenix Radio, has just told me that his next show will include John Proctor from the November Aria EP in its playlist! What a fucking win.

The Ship goes out from Phoenix Radio every Tuesday between 7 and 9 pm. If you don’t already listen, you’re a cock. If you do, you’ll be hearing my orrible little licks amongst the greats!




…Right, I think I’m done…

EP’s been polished and published, BandCamp’s kicking (and telling me that two people have downloaded the November Aria EP! I’m pretty psyched. I hope they like it), I finally figured that fucking Facebook fanbollix out. Of MySpace, I denounce those proceedings; I quit that court. Completely don’t know why they had to screw with it.

Eitherwise, point is, I think this site’s finished being designed, all the stuff have been made… now all I have to do is continue creating Vultures, next year’s full-length album. Obviously, when the MP3s are finished, I’ll upload them here so you can download them for free.

I love free music. Wonder how long it’ll be before I go bad?

Exciting times; I’ve been talking to RedBeard at the Ship o’ Metal radio show, with hopes to be a guest on his show over the Christmas/New Year’s holiday. He said bring ale. Whoever passes out first either wins or loses.

I wonder who will.



Current Ongoing Studioness

I wasn’t around for the second wave of Black Metal; it started in Norway in the early nineties while I was still watching kid’s TV shows and carrying a lunchbox. Technology back then made even my limited resources look like Pro Tools and twelve foot wide mixers (neither of which I use- more cost effective solutions are all I have available, and besides, who wants Autotuned Black Metal?). Still. I do wonder what the progenitors of our genre would have thought of the Internet. Surely the MP3 and the file transfer protocol and free downloading is just a fancier, sleeker and geekier version of cassette swapping? In which case, let the big labels worry about illegal MP3 downloads, I’m going to celebrate it. Download all my MP3s here, for free, with both my blessings and my gratitude.

Because of my philosophy of free music, I very much doubt that a physical CD release will be in the making any time soon, unless requests for burnt CDRs are made by people I’m in direct here-it-is contact with. So, Vultures, which is the moniker of Wrapped in a Sheet’s debut “release” is far more fluid than if I had been born 10 years earlier and was creating physical cassettes, CDs and vinyl. As soon as I’ve finished the mixdown on each individual track, I can have it up on this site literally within seconds. It’s fantastic, and it means that a) there are no costs for me to recoup, meaning Wrapped in a Sheet’s music can stay completely free and b) I don’t have to worry about distribution. Free music. I love saying it. Free, free, free.

So keep checking back; not only will Vultures’ tracklist be filling itself up MP3 by MP3, but also, I can expand it. Why have ¬†an EP when you can have a full 70-minute digital album?

I have no idea what an RSS feed is but I’ll look into publishing one so your RSS thingummy can tell you whenever a new News post declares a new song has been uploaded.

Enjoy the music, and keep it fucking heavy,