It’s been a few weeks since I updated you guys on the song writing process. This is becoz I do small parts each and every day and I see no reason to update you that often.
Anyways, I’m hard at work putting down the strings and orchestras for all the tunes now and got like 3 of them pretty much finished. This is just the first part of this whole process coz after doing this I am off to getting all the extra stuff in there that is not orchestral; effects, loops and whatnot. The easy part is writing the songs and get them right, the hard part is going thru this session and getting it all right. It’s an insane amount of work, this. But I am moving forward, always, with a steady vision in mind. There’s many, many hours of work left before I consider the first step of adding layers completed, but hey – this is what I love about this whole process – seeing it all come alive as I have envisioned it.
I can safely say that this is the strongest material I have ever written and I have so many plans for what I wanna do with it before it’s completed to make it something out of the ordinary even for us. I plan on spending the better part of 2014 completing this piece of art, and it will be finished when it is finished. Simple as that. No rush, no deadlines – just the goal of creating something everlasting.
It is simply beautiful.
There we go. First off I wanna say thanks to the approximately hundred people who have pre-ordered this digipak. Completely amazing and I salute you all. Enough pre-orders have come in to be able to print this beautiful bastard and have “TCRA” come alive in a new form. I have the master CD ready for the manufacturing company and will just need to check it thoroughly before sending it to them, which will take a few days. After that is done, “TCRA” will be sent for the manufacturing.
This also means that there’s a very limited amount of CD’s left now in case anyone haven’t ordered yet and definitely wants one. As mentioned, there will only be 200 printed – and that’s that. Sure, the deadline is still 4 weeks away, but when these CD’s are sold out – they are sold out, and that’s the end of it.
From now on I will keep you informed at our Facebook page (that’s a link, click it!) as for how many CD’s there are left. I will update as soon as an order comes in, so keep an eye out for that.
Everything should be ready to be sent out within a month if everything goes according to plan. I will keep you updated as we go along, as always.
Again, thank you so very much for supporting The Hate. This whole thing drives me even more towards achieving absolute musical perfection when it comes to the coming album. You will see.
If I manage to get 35-40 more pre-orders of the digipak, the costs for printing 200 copies (and having them sent out) will most likely be covered, which is fantastic news. Sure, there will be plenty of CD’s unsold if no one else buys it after that, but hey… at least the costs for everything is cleared then, which is the most important issue here. If this happens shortly (still a month until deadline – but I will not print more than 200 copies either way coz we won’t get rid of that many, if even 200) I can actually send the damn thing to the printing company and save a few weeks of manufacturing time. meaning I will get the discs sent out faster than expected.
As soon as I get those 35-40 orders in I will keep everyone informed as for how many copies are left for sale (a bunch is saved for everyone involved with the creation of the actual recording of course) so you still know if you have the chance of purchasing it later on. But it won’t be more than 200 printed, as mentioned numerous times.
All the info needed to pre-order in this link.
So, spread the word and make this happen, Haters!
Update November 1st: We are running out of copies now, so if you wanna know how many CD’s are still available – keep a close eye on our Facebook page as we update there as soon as an order comes in. Now over to the original post:
The horns are raised in honor of The Birth Of “The Cadaverous Retaliation Agenda” In Digipak Form!
You asked for “TCRA” in a physical Digipak version and now you’ll get it. If you have missed out on this whole thing, I suggest you read these posts so you know what it’s all about (it deals with everything concerning this, postage rates, included booklet and so forth, so please take your time and read them all):
1. Do you want a real digipak copy of “TCRA”?
2. Is it doable?
3. The digipak is coming, like you requested!
Judging from the e-mails I have gotten from you, and the comments over at our forums and our Facebook you also seem to prefer a pre-ordering/deadline system for this, which is exactly how I will work it then.
I think 5 weeks of being able to pre-order is enough time to find out about this and also take actions. That, and I also don’t want people to wait around for their copy longer than it’s really necessary. So the deadline for pre-ordering and for paying for your copy of this very limited (100-150 copies is the reasonable amount as it looks) is:
November 30th, 2013.
Prices (including shipping and packaging to everywhere in the world):
30 US Dollars
Different ways to pay:
1. PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org. Make a note saying “DIGIPAK”.
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
3. If you wanna pay by snailmail, contact me thru email@example.com and we’ll sort the details, ok?
Just to be safe, e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org after you have pre-ordered and lemme know how you paid so I can send you a confirmation mail. This way you know the order is confirmed and that nothing fucked up along the way. If you hear nothing from me in a day or two, something is wrong. Contact me again in that case. I always reply. Always.
As I have said before, never did I think that “TCRA” would come alive for a second time through you guys, but it is happening. I can NEVER thank you enough for the support you show and how you are keeping TPH alive (especially now when we have abandoned the record industry) by donating when it’s time for new albums and so on. It’s incredible to see and it pushes me forward more than you’d ever know.
I will do music always, but this way you guys get to hear what me and my fellow musicians featured on every recording can do as well.
Last off: people are asking already about donating for the next album recording. I appreciate that so much, but let’s not get to that right now since it’s a long time still before it’s finished. The TPH DONATION EXPERIMENT 2 will be announced when the time is right. There’s enough stuff to deal with right now as it is with this Digipak project.
Spread the word about this whole thing if you feel like it.
You all have my deepest gratitude.
This went faster than expected which once again shows us that we truly have some incredible people supporting us.
Thanx to the e-mails and comments over at our Facebook page it seems it’s the right thing to do – to print this very limited edition of “TCRA” as a digipak (everything is explained in the post below, so read that if you haven’t already). I have no doubts we’ll meet the 100 planned digipaks at least, so that’s what I am aiming for and anything beyond that is just a bonus and hopefully the printing company can help me minimize the quantity to whatever’s most reasonable according to the pre-orders.
“The Cadaverous Retaliation Agenda” – digipak arriving in your mailbox in a couple of months. That feels weird saying, but it also feels absolutely righteous.
Most people seem to think that having a deadline for said pre-ordering is the way to go, though this means you’ll have to wait for a while before it ends up in your mailbox, but you already know this and seem fine with it, which is what’s most important when we do it like this.
Give me a little time and I will get back with the deadline as well as all information for ordering your piece of this disc. I never envisioned “TCRA” coming to life a second time in this format, but you guys asked for it and you guys make it happen and it feels amazing.
I can’t thank you enough, you push me even further in my quest for musical perfection with TPH. You’ll see when the next one arrives, whenever that is. But for now I concentrate on doing this digipak and continue to compose the massive work left on the coming masterpiece.
As said, I can’t thank you enough.