If you’re not frequently visiting our Facebook and/or Instagram page, perhaps you missed out on this…
A few days ago I had the absolute honor of having Candlemass‘ gentleman Lasse Johansson inside The Dungeon. It took a mere 3 hours, including coffee and cigarette breaks, for him to put down all of the guitar solos for “Of Chaos And Carnal Pleasures” (that’s the masterful title of the coming album in case you missed out on that too). To say that it’s quite amazing to sit beside one of my fave guitarists of all time, and to have the luxury of actually recording him for fucken TPH, would be an understatement. It’s at times like these one definitely understands why I never tried to be a lead guitarist. Lasse is just amazing. And on top of that the guy is fucken left-handed. I am at loss for words.
Another checkpoint crossed towards the goal of completing “OCACP”. While I am waiting for Mr. Verbeuren to track his drums, I am entering the final phase of my detail work for all of the tunes. As you know, this is an ongoing process (one I have been pretty goddamned occupied with for a long time) and to finally see the light in the tunnel on this specific journey feels so awesome.
We’re moving closer to getting all the outside components finished before I can start mixing this beast with the great Mr. Swanö in Unisound in a few months, and to hear how everything is shaping up at this point is… mind blowing.
Can’t wait to share this piece of audio blasphemy with you later this year. Trust me when I say that it’ll have been very well worth the wait.
Until there’s something of significance to report – take good care and thanx so much for your support, and for making this album happen.
Since this site is not updated all too often, except when there’s something major going on, I suggest that you keep an eye on our Facebook/Instagram pages from time to time coz there’s a lot more action around those parts.
If you feel like knowing more about how to pre-order/order the coming masterpiece, look to the right or scroll down to the post below this one for all the information you need.
So, Haters… Grab a beer or something, coz this will take a while… (by the way, if you just came here by clicking a link wanting to find out how to pre-order the coming beast: scroll down until you see the red text, ok?)
After realizing yesterday that you insane muthafuckers actually got us to the 9000$ goal on February 20th, 2016, I went out to town and spent every cent on blow and hookers.
Actually, I didn’t.
What I did, though, was reflecting on the fact that something I didn’t think was going to work out a third time… actually… fucking worked out. YOU guys did this, remember that at all times. YOU are the one and only reason I can hire the people I have hired for this coming masterpiece. YOU are the reason I can give it a killer mix courtesy of Dan Swanö in his Unisound facility. YOU are the reason the people who put their skills into TPH can actually get paid accordingly and do their magic for my vision.
I can never fucking ever explain fully how grateful I am to all of you, but what I CAN and WILL do is to work my goddamn arse off to create another perfect display of absolute insanity, devilry and beauty with this album. It will not be finished until I feel it’s absolutely flawless in every aspect. My plan was always to have it ready in mid-to-late 2016, and those plans are intact – becoz of you. Now I know it can be finished and presented in the way I want and need to present it. You should all feel proud of yourselves, coz I certainly am proud to say that there’s an unmatched camaraderie between you Haters, and the support you show me when it comes to TPH is mind boggling. I am absolutely floored by the genuine acts of you all, acts that made us reach 9000$ in something like 4 months.
Actually, in exactly 128 days.
At times during these 128 days I was very close to give up the whole third TPH Donation Experiment thing and donate the money that had come in to the local cat shelter in Örebro, Sweden. Just as I initially stated when I fired up this monetary journey. It seriously didn’t look like it was going to work out, and that felt kind of rough considering I had the material ready to be recorded, knowing how amazing it all sounded… Then something happened and the donations picked up again. I also got quite a bit of e-mails from Haters letting me know that this would all work out, I needed not to worry.
I absolutely fucking worried though.
But you were right, obviously. It all worked out and during all of this I have been putting my heart and soul into this coming beast, coz a beast it will be. There is no other option. I owe it to myself to once again step it up a notch. That’s how I work.
Every. Fucking. Time.
When we completed “There is no earth I will leave unscorched” I had never felt so satisfied with something I had created with my cronies and friends. That album is perfect. In every sense. Where the FUCK do you go from there?
Well, you make perfect again.
And we’re doing that. Trust me on this. The 6 songs on this piece of TPH history are… perfect. The people I get to work with, who take my vision to levels I could never imagine… Thank you. Jörgen, Ellinor, Dirk, Lasse, Swanö and the guests involved: THANK YOU. And again, it can only be done this way becoz of you, Haters.
I’m sure you wanna know how many people actually donated to make it to 9000$?
TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN.
That’s about 40$ per donation.
Most people who donated have given the amount asked (150 SEK, roughly 17$), quite a few have given 25-50$ and a few selected, absolutely batshit insane heroes, have donated anything from a 100$ to fucking 500$!
Mind boggling, as mentioned.
But no matter what, no matter the size of your donation – I thank all of you so fucking much. Pat yourselves on the shoulder and realize you make this happen.
So, if you didn’t initially participate in the Experiment this time around but still want the album when it’s finished – feel free to buy it (THIS is the money I will spend on hookers, blow and musical equipment, haha) from me. Now or later, it doesn’t matter. All that matters is that this album is happening. Anything else is just a bonus for me.
If you wanna order it: Throw 150 SEK (or the equivalent in euros or dollars) over PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org
It’ll be your best spent 150 SEK ever.
And yes, as always you’ll get 3 digital versions of the album:
– a high-res mp3 version.
– FLAC version.
– a high-res instrumental MP3 version.
Of course it all comes with a complete digital booklet and the usual bla bla bla. People have asked about digipaks… There will be digipaks at some point, a strictly limited edition. You’ll know when it happens.
Anyways, you already know that this album will be everything TPH can be, you just don’t know at what level it’ll be…
But I do…
And take my word for it – it will be absolutely fucking glorious.
Keep an eye on our website and Facebook/Instagram pages. You already know I will keep you updated as soon as something of importance happens. Now, if you excuse me – I have some work to do.
Again, thank you all so much.
Update: There are 3 teasers over at our YouTube page taken from the home studio recordings in progress in case you wanna listen to a few clips. Just click teaser 1, teaser 2 and teaser 3 to be granted audio bliss.
And there we fucken go! Thanx to this particular guy (who’s donated before even.. and not a small sum either) I just got not one, but two donations to make sure we crossed the 8500$ mark! I don’t even know what the fuck to say. 175 goddamn Euros is not exactly peanuts…
With that, and thanx to the other Haters who have donated since the 8000$ level, we’re now officially just FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS SHORT OF THE GOAL! As said, I don’t know what the fuck to say, really. I’ll just save the praise I have for you until we’re there, I guess, coz this shit is blowing my mind. You ARE making this album happen.