Last Rites will release the new full-length album, Divine Intimacy, on 10/11/12 which will feature over 60 minutes of sacrametal (sacred metal). This will be a free, download-only release.
Divine Intimacy is a compilation of various Last Rites tracks recorded after the I am Dismas EP. Most of these tracks were written for various compilation albums and contests with a couple of songs written just for this album. The music for the album is divided into two sections: Praise and Devotion. The Praise section consists of six hard hitting, metal-infused songs. The Devotion section consists of three tracks of introspective metal.
The tracklist for the album is as follows;
Here is a trailer video with samples from Divine Intimacy
So, what happened to the "song every week" thing. Well, it just isn't happening and it isn't due to the lack of drive. It boils down to too many projects on the dance floor - and two of them, I am sworn to secrecy. One will be out shortly, and I'll tell you when it is out, the other, I won't tell you even when it is out. But, that doesn't mean that I don't have other things that are going on that I can tell you about.
First things first. We have available for worldwide distribution - Beyond the Dice: Symphonic Soundscapes. This is a gaming soundtrack and hopefully the first in a long line of them. I developed a website specifically for Beyond the Dice, so check it out and all of the gaming goodness therein.
Secondly - The mathemusical masterpiece Fractals will be available soon. I know that there is approximately....wait...ah there it is....zero buzz on this release, so once it is available, I am going to go on the promotion trail for it. You can check out samples of the album here.
Thirdly - Last Rites is not dead. Nope - being my first serious musical project and for a cause I deeply believe in, it won't go away, at least for a while. Last Rites submitted a song for a thrash metal compilation album with Metal for a Dark World. Also in the works is a free release for 2012 including some never before released tracks - including this one:
Go on and click on it and let it roll. There is no real "video", just the picture of Jesus. As you know (or maybe not, but you will soon) I am a devout Catholic and have a particular fondness of the prayers of the church. So, I recorded a symphonic metal version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. It is long for a song at 11 minutes, but in the middle for some devotions.
Fourthly - I am working on the second draft of my novel. Currently I am unemployed so I am trying to get an income going. One of the things that I did before I was let go was write the first draft of a novel. I let it collect dust as I wallowed in self-pity the first half of the year (and then some). Then I decided I wanted to give this a good shot - the writing thing. I am hoping to have the novel done by the end of the year. So, stay tuned for that. Real quick synopsis: two dudes dropped off in the woods in Georgia and have to hitchhike back to Los Angeles.
I think that is everything at Phrygian Phish for y'all! I am working on the shop area. Right now, everything is available at CD baby so i'll put the links up for you all so you can get some of that musical goodness.
Merry Christmas Everyone!
I am not pontificating today. I hope that everyone has a most blessed Christmas. As a present from Phrygian Phish/Last Rites and Sean Bailey (really all the same dude), here is a song that I recorded for Christmas. It is a rendition of "Oh Come All Ye Faithful". It is not perfect - but none of anything that we do is - that is why we needed that little child this Christmas morning. I do not have the most sparkly of voice - kinda like Bing Crosby - but it is in short my offering to the Christ child this Christmas.
Have a Merry and Joyful Christmas and Christmas Season!
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