“Hello Death combines elements of folk, rock, choral and baroque. In spirit, it is not that dissimilar to heavy metal. Menace lies just beneath Hello Death's elegant, ornate surface”. -Wisconsin Gazette
Thursday, 500 records are scheduled to arrive in Milwaukee from the pressing plant in the Czech Republic. That evening at 4pm we’ll play live on 88.9 Radio Milwaukee for 414 Music. Later that evening at 10pm the film Heavy Hands (Dir. Sean Williamson) which features two Hello Death songs from our debut album will screen at Bryant Lake Bowl in Mpls.
Friday evening we play a set at ACME Records with our friends Dryhouse Ruins. This will be the first time our vinyl is available to the public and we will probably cry from the emotional release of having worked so hard and waited so long.
Saturday, more crying as we warm up the stage for our friends Volcano Choir at the Pabst Theater. These will be tears of joy.
After Center Street Daze we’ll be taking the stage at Riverwest Public House with Okerlo and J. Fernandez (Chicago). This show is only $5 and should start shortly after 9. We’ll have Compact Discs available. We hope to see you there.
We now have our album available on compact disc and digital download. It was recorded mainly at April Base in Fall Creek, Wisconsin in the early spring of 2012. It was an emotional affair putting to record songs we had been crafting for many months, songs that saw new light and new ideas as we were immersed in the process. We shook out some dirty rugs. We drank and ate for a village. There were tears and some shaky hands, but mostly we were focused. I believe we captured some of our own sadness, weariness, clarity, and triumph.
I hope you enjoy our effort. I’m most thankful and indebted to all the great people who helped work on this album, and to all the people supporting us by coming to our shows and listening to our music. We have many more songs to share. Hopefully we’ll have vinyl available for our show at the Pabst Theater on September 28th, opening for our friends Volcano Choir.
We are quite excited to play our first Chicago show at The Hideout, arguably one of the finest venues to see and hear music in the city. We’ll share the stage with friends Forgotten Species, and former bandmate Brent Puls. Doors are at 8pm, show starts at 9pm and tickets are $10. It’ll be great to see all your lovely faces, so please be there.
Saturday night was amazing thanks to all you lovely people who came out to join us. Also thanks to Brute Heart, DJ Andy Noble and DJ Spero Lo Menzo. Also thanks to whiskey and the people who served it to us.
We are taking a break from shows for a couple months to finish up our album and work on new songs and new arrangements. Keep in touch with us on the facebook and the twitter and the instagram and right here. More news soon.