March 21st 2014
The Dissolution Orphans was released today. It's available for sale anywhere you buy MP3's. If you're looking for the highest quality files, I'd recommend going to our Bandcamp page.
As described elsewhere, "The Dissolution Orphans" isn't an album in its own right. It's a history and a chance for the listener to trepan the skull of Zebulon Whatley and peer at the worms writhing within. This is a notebook, bound in flesh and penned in blood. The quality of the recordings varies greatly since they were never intended for public consumption. There are audio issues with some of the oldest recordings. Consider these hisses and pops the punctuation in this hellish volume.
I figured I should explain where the songs came from, so here we go.
1) The Shadow of the Undertaker: This is the full version of the Undertaker's theme from the animated film, The Backwater Gospel. I didn't have time to record it for the film, knowing it wouldn't have been used anyways. Simon Broke plays bass on this one.
2) A Different Gospel: This is an unused idea from The Backwater Gospel.
3) Psalm of Woe (Demo): This is a demo from Psalms for the Spiritually Dead.
5) The Trophy Wife: This song predates The Kingdom Is On Fire by a couple of years.
6) Escape!: This was recorded during the Trinity sessions. It was ultimately culled in my unsuccessful attempt at keeping the album from running too long. If memory serves, it was going to fall after Paying My Debts on that album.
7) Paying My Debts (Demo): This is the demo version of the song from Trinity. The lyrics are a bit different than the album version and I always thought it had more of a panicked sound to it, which suits the story.
8) Train Song: This is another unused song that I wrote for The Backwater Gospel.
9) Night Passage (Demo): This is the demo for the song from Trinity. The lyrics are a bit different than the album version.
11) Psalm of Withering (Demo): This is one of a few demos I recorded for this song. It's much less subdued than the album version.
12) Leave No Flowers On My Grave: I had intended to include this on The Kingdom Is On Fire, but felt it wasn't a good thematic fit.
13) Flambe: This was recorded sometime around The Kingdom Is On Fire.
14) Lenders in the Temple (Demo): This is the demo for the song from Trinity. It's a bit different musically, but isn't too much of a departure from the album version.
15) Nowhere: I recorded this as a one-off experiment. I never intended to do anything with it.
16) This Land is Cursed (Demo): This is the demo of the opening track from The Kingdom Is On Fire. I recorded it a year or two before I started working on the album. Sorry about the awful sound quality, but it is what it is.
17) In a Red Room: This bit of weirdness is part of a project that I haven't yet given up hope on completing. This was probably recorded between Psalms for the Spiritually Dead and Trinity.
Your detestable friend,
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February 18th 2014
Ahoy, holy grubs!
Sons of Perdition will be releasing the final companion to their Dissolution Trilogy, a collection of demos and unused songs called The Dissolution Orphans. We're releasing it on May 21 to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the failed Millerite apocalypse.
"The Dissolution Orphans" isn't an album in its own right. It's a history and a chance for the listener to trepan the skull of Zebulon Whatley and peer at the worms writhing within. This is a notebook, bound in flesh and penned in blood. The quality of the recordings varies greatly since they were never intended for public consumption. There are audio issues with some of the oldest recordings. Consider these hisses and pops the punctuation in this hellish volume.
With the exception of Simon Broke's double bass on "The Shadow of the Undertaker", everything on the album is written and performed by Zebulon Whatley.
Mark the date for another attempt at an American apocalypse.
Woe, woe, woe.
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January 13th 2014
Sons of Perdition will be playing a show in honor of Edgar Allan Poe's birthday on Sunday, January 19. It will be in the American Legion Hall in Austin, Texas. It's going to be a hoot.
While it isn't required, wearing a costume is encouraged. I'll be the guy dressed as Zebulon Whatley.
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November 25th 2013
If you bought the album from anywhere else, the last two songs (Zero Point and Ascension) probably have a problem where they skip a lot. The corrected files have been sent to all the retailers, so once they've updated the album, you should be able to just download those two songs again at no cost.
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