A few days I got the first mix of “Blood Design”, the opener on “Of Chaos And Carnal Pleasures” and…
This is bound to be absolutely amazing on all accounts. Mr. Dan Swanö’s really done some killer work, to put it mildly. He and I have always went back and forth with the bass sound when we do albums together, as you know that part is extremely important to me. Well, this time I had exactly ZERO pointers for him bass sound-wise.
He. Fucken. Nailed. Right. Away.
That’s actually a first. I guess he knows what I am after now after all these years when it comes to the bass. In his own words (and I can’t possibly translate this from Swedish unfortunately, coz it makes no sense):
“- Basen ligger som en sur gubbe genom hela mixen och bara hatar allt liv, hela tiden.”
That is EXACTLY how it sounds and I couldn’t be fucken happier. The overall production is going to fucken crush as well, I guarantee it. Its sounds absolutely massive on all accounts, ladies and gents. Dan really knows his stuff, to put it mildly. In approximately 3 months you’ll experience it and nothing will ever be the same again.
That’s all for now, more updates as we go along on this diabolical mission that is completing “OCACP”.
NO MORE SHIRT ORDERS BEING TAKEN!
First off, make sure to read the post below this one in case you ordered a shirt sized 3XL and above, ok?
Second, thank you so much – all of you who made it worthwhile to go thru with this shirt. I’m extremely happy to see that as many as 80 or so people decided to purchase one. I truly appreciate the support, let that be known.
Now I will place the order with the printers at Helloil and I should have everything delivered to me within a couple of weeks. When the shirts have arrived it’ll take me an evening or 2 to pack everything before bring able to send them on their way to you, Haters. I will of course keep you informed on the process as we go along. Just keep an eye on this page. Also, I’d appreciate it if you let me know when your order arrives eventually.
As always, there’s been a few pre-orders from people who haven’t bothered to pay for their claimed items just yet… These shirts will be up for grabs later on if payment doesn’t come in. Keep an eye on that, ok?
As soon as everything is sent out you’ll be notified at our official Facebook page.
Last off, huge thanx to Seiya at Ogino Design for the excellent work for this piece of merch. You’re awesome, my friend.
Now, stay tuned for “Of Chaos And Carnal Pleasures”, planned to arrive by the end of 2016.
It will be glorious.
Most of you prolly know that we are recording and finalizing our coming masterpiece entitled “Of Chaos And Carnal Pleasures” right now, planned to be released in late 2016 (I’m looking at December if everything goes according to plan, which it has… so far… knock on wood). And… THIS IS A CAUSE FOR DIABOLICAL CELEBRATION!
So, let’s celebrate it with a brand new limited edition t-shirt!
This post is about just that – to make you Haters aware of the fact that I am printing some 50 or so of this spectacular design that is made by the very talented Seiya Ogino at Ogino Design.
Obviously, I’m not doing merch too often nowadays for TPH… simply becoz we hardly sell any. It’s more work than it’s worth to be honest. Let’s try to change that up for this one, huh? Wouldn’t that be fucken glorious?
Yes, it sure would.
I will take pre-orders for this shirt up until the 25th of September, meaning you have almost 3 weeks to decide if you wanna have this beautiful piece of clothing in your TPH collection or not. We won’t print any more of these gems after this run is made, just so you know. If this one sells like shit, there might not even be any more TPH merch in a very long time, for reasons explained above.
You still here?
Good, then let’s continue.
The reason why I do this pre-order thing is a non-brainer – I don’t make much money off of TPH, which prevents me to print a huge batch of shirts in various sizes – just to have them laying around unsold at the end of the day. By pre-ordering you make it possible for me to see how many shirts I can order from the manufacturing company without worrying about bankruptcy, at least kind of. This is the absolute beauty of the DIY thing, you know.
So, feel free to put your order in if you’re interested in supporting TPH more than you already have. I’ll send everything out in October as soon as the shirts have arrived at TPH Headquarters. As always you know you’ll be continuously informed about how everything is moving along with the shirts, preferebly on our Facebook page.
Here are the technicalities for both the shirt and how to go about to order:
Shirt brand is Gildan Ultra Cotton, best quality on the market.
Seamless twin needle 2,2 cm collar.
Taped neck and shoulders.
Quarter-turned to eliminate centre crease.
Twin needle sleeve and bottom hems.
Material: 50% Cotton / 50% Polyester.
Weight: 200 g/m².
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
The print might differ a little bit in size in real life compared to the picture included here, but we always aim to print as large as possible.
Most bands print black shirts. Same with us. But this time we wanna make it a little more special, so we’re using a color called Dark Heather for the shirts. That means the shirts are dark greyish and absolutely awesome looking. You can see the exact color in this link. Quality de luxe, ladies and gents
And here’s the info as for how to go about to buy a shirt or five. Prices are including postage and packaging to any place in the world. If you wanna pay in a currency besides SEK, US dollars and Euros are fine. Just make sure to check the exchange rate so it’s 200 SEK in the end.
24 US dollars (equivalent to 200 SEK according to today’s exchange rate).
21 Euros (equivalent to 200 SEK according to today’s exchange rate).
Different ways to pay:
1. PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make a note saying “GOD IS DEAD SHIRT” + size(s).
2. Make a transaction to the TPH bank account:
Account holder: K. Philipson
Account for Swedes: 8164-6,4 234 547-0
Account for foreigners:
IBAN: SE60 8000 0816 4600 4234 5470
716 21 Fjugesta
When you have paid and put in your order, e-mail me at email@example.com with your order as well, just to be sure everything comes thru. I will always confirm that I got your order so if you hear nothing – contact me immediately so we can work it out. And please, do not forget to include your address in the mail and over at PayPal.
Last off I think it’s appropriate to plug Ogino Design’s various platforms since he’s done such an amazing job with this shirt for me. So if you need some graphics work, don’t hesitate to contact him, ok? Here you go, people:
I thank you for giving a shit and for always supporting what I am trying to accomplish with TPH.
1. My, quite possibly, final round of detail work for “Of Chaos And Carnal Pleasures” is DONE!
2. Pre-order the album and support The Hate and the thousands and thousands of hours we have put into this coming masterpiece.
3. There might be new shirts in the making shortly referencing the album we’re working on. You interested in one? Let us know, either on Facebook with a comment or thru e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
4. Keep an eye on TPH’s Instagram page at all times.
5. We’ll talk again as soon as there’s something of interest to reveal regarding “OCACP”, or anything else semi-important concerning TPH.
6. Yes, again: you can pre-order “Of Chaos And Carnal Pleasures”. Do it right now.
Cheers, Haters, and thanx for your invaluable support.
Every once in a while I get e-mails asking if it’s “too late to order OCACP?”. I have no idea where this confusion comes from so let me make everything clear to you… It seems like some might think that if you didn’t participate in the TPH Donation Experiment 3 you can’t get the album. That is wrong. OF COURSE you can purchase this coming masterpiece Do you want to buy the new album? Here is all the information you need as for how to get the digital versions (yes, versions – not version) as soon as it’s ready to be released in late 2016. If you rather want to wait until 2017 to get your hands on a copy of the limited edition digipak, you can do that too – BUT DO NOT ORDER A COPY OF THOSE UNTIL I MAKE IT CLEAR THEY ARE UP FOR PRE-ORDERING.
So – again then… Yes, you can order the digital versions, and I advice you to do so coz supporting true art is cool, you know.
In other “Of Chaos And Carnal Pleasures” news, here’s a quick update for ya. Most of the stuff you prolly already know about if you follow us on Facebook or Instagram, but hey – fuck it. Earlier this week it dawned on me… The work I have put into the coming audio display of TPH blasphemy, so far, easily surpasses anything and everything I have been involved with in my musical life up to this point. I have finally gone through what quite possibly is my final round of detail work after, literally, thousands of hours. This album is smack full with levels and layers, I’m not even sure you’ll ever discover all of it. But you’ll have quite the experience going through it, trust me. There are so many things to discover. The detail work is truly insane. You’ll see later in 2016.
But of course I’m not the only one who’s been working hard on “OCACP” even though I am the one doing the lion’s share of it.
Jörgen has once again delivered his stuff better than anyone else could, raising the bar for death metal vocals as he does with every album we do together. I have no idea how he does it…
Ellinor’s playfulness and mindblowing vocal range just kills everything once again. What a superstar she is… Damn. I never cease to be amazed when I hear what she comes up with for TPH, or anything else we do together music wise.
Lasse Johansson of Candlemass entered The Dungeon a while back and put down his trademark guitar playing, showing the world yet again that he truly is one of the best guitarists around. I’m so honored to have him on another TPH album.
Drummer phenom Dirk Verbeuren (@dirkverbeuren on Instagram by the way) hasn’t recorded his drums yet as the gig with Megadeth kinda came in the way of the original plans, but he should be starting out shortly as far as I know. It’ll be pure joy to get his work on this material since he’s absolutely my one fave drummer of all time.
All the guest vocalists have truly handed over some spectacular work on their accounts too, for which I am extremely grateful. It’s weird how I am able to work with all these personal heroes of mine on each and every TPH album.
And as you know, all of this was made possible thanx to you Haters who made us reach the monetary goal so I could hire everyone involved and make this album happen. I salute you!
If nothing fucks up, “Of Chaos And Carnal Pleasures” will, as mentioned numerous times, be in your ears by the end of 2016. I can’t wait to start working on the mix and mastering with the legendary Dan Swanö as soon as possible.
Stay tuned for more news as we go along, but always keep an eye on our Facebook first and foremost.