Author Archives: Scarecrow


The first track of the next EP has had all its guitar parts written and arranged. Now, I have to go back and do each of the guitars (3) in one take each. Else I feel like it’s cheating. Then figure out the drums, write a bassline, and go wholly overboard with the MIDI instruments, because I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with Symphonic Black. The vocals, on a positive note, are happily writing themselves.

I’ll post it when I’ve got a single mix. The mix will inevitably change for the EP.

Here it goes again…



Something Stirs…

Work has begun on the next release.

The current song that I’m working on is slower than anything on Vultures, sadder, and much heavier. Following the advice of the United Kingdom Extreme Metal blog, I’ve started to rework the way I program drums, to get a clearer, wider, bigger sound, and one closer to a skilled drummer playing live drums. So far it’s working nicely, thank you. I won’t give you its working title until it changes. Sounds to me a little like Xasthur.



…Like Whispered Rumours

I’d like to thank everyone who’s downloaded, pirated, listened to or read about the album. I’m not sure who put the torrent up, but I’m seeding it so that hopefully you can get better speeds.

I thought after the exhausting effort of Vultures that I was going to leave it a couple of months before picking up the guitar again, but the temptation overtook last night and I started riffing. Can’t say that I’ve got overmuch right now, but the first riff is the hardest to write, and I’ll be back on it later this evening. I’ve been listening recently to a lot of Symphonic Black Metal, so I imagine the keys will be stepping forward more often than they did on Vultures.



TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT “Vultures” is Released

It’s taken six months, several different mixes, hundreds of hours in my room/studio ignoring everyone and absolutely no record label offers, but the debut album is finally going to be released tonight at midnight. All you have to do is download the thing tonight, and if you like, tell me how shite it is and how I’ve wasted my time.

Clickon the BandCamp link on the bottom right,or this one: to visit the BandCamp site for a totally free download.

Takk for your patience


Radio Silence

Things have been a little quiet recently, and I do apologise. I’ve been working on the album. The basic tracks and mixes are now complete, and I’ve just got some re-recording to do – at least one of the tracks simply wasn’t recorded loud enough.

Soon, Vultures will drop. And you’re going to (hopefully) fucking love it.

Takk for your patience…


Further Ongoing Studioness

Hello again

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

Raw ideas are pouring out of my hands faster than I can produce and write lyrics for the tracks. 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.

Album, I think, will be mastered and delivered by about March, so expect it in April. It’s sounding raw.

Keep it fucking heavy