****AS OF 3/18/17****
WHAT'S PLANNED FOR 2017
Hey everyone. This is my first update on here in 2017, so I figured I'd lay out what I have planned this year at the moment:
I'm still (slowly) working on the next full-length Slogun album, "Nothing. Ever". Taking longer than usual due to a variety of things keeping me busy.
Chris/Sickness and I are also almost done with our next split side-project Self/Omei 2xCS release, as yet unnamed, though the tracks are pretty much complete.
There's a new T-Shirt now available (see below) that kind of fell into my lap due to a kind offer from TripleSSS Noise. So grab'em before they're gone, either from me here or them directly.
The Slogun/Strict collaboration is also being worked on, albeit slowly, as I get back into the swing of things after a Winter off. More info to come.
There will be a limited edition large-format poster available soon based on my "Human Garbage" graphics, which will also be tagged up/defaced by myself. Info to follow soon.
Further down the line I'd like to have more Self material released, while the Slogun project may have one or two other limited deluxe releases (think "Null & Void", etc).
"A SOUNDTRACK FOR HUNTING" T-SHIRT AVAILABLE SOON
Thanks to the guys at TripleSSS Noise, there will be a new Slogun t-shirt available any day now. They are printed and on their way to me.
Titled "A Soundtrack for Hunting", it's a black shirt with white printing, double-sided, with the "Visit-Revisit" graphics modified on the front with most of the Slogun discography listed on the back.
Available in all sizes (S, M, L, XL, XXL), contact me if you want to reserve one.
"NULL & VOID" E.P. AND "23 YEARS..." SPLIT L.P. ADDED TO BANDCAMP
For those of you who missed out on the above releases, I added them to my bandcamp page for download.
Here's the link:
SLOGUN "NULL & VOID" E.P. SOLD OUT
I'm happy to announce that "Null and Void" is now sold out. Thank you to everyone who ordered a copy.
The release was strictly limited to about 30 copies because of the inclusion of an actual authentic piece of art from the collection in every issue.
This is a CD-R with a 40-page issue of my "circle-fill" art from Sick at Home, 2x postcards, and one of the actual pieces of art from the collection.
This is a 3" x 5" black ink of white paper "circle-fill" portrait, which you can see on my "sickathome.com" site for further reference.
Most importantly, the CD/EP has seven tracks:
Three new exclusive tracks: 1. Null 2.Void 3. Still Life
as well as the three "bonus" tracks from the limited edition "Die Song" cassette that were never re-released in any form until now
4. Driven to Kill 5. Cry Me A River 6. Sunset Strip
along with my track from the MHZ compilation "Lambda" never before re-released
Seven tracks total, along with 40-page magazine, 2x postcards and actual black-ink drawing in poly-bag.
I also added unique writing/drawings/etc to each copy to make each one unique in it's own way, including hand-written lyrics never to be used anywhere else with a personal message to each person who ordered.
SELF/OMEI: SECOND RELEASE BEING WORKED ON
I'll soon be getting off my ass and start putting together the next Self/Omei release, not-yet-titled, but I already have an idea where I want to go with the elaborate packaging to follow "It Never Ends Well".
The theme of this edition will be the sacrifices we make.
More info to follow soon.
6xCD "HISTORY OF VIOLENCE" CLEARANCE SALE
For anyone interested, I really need to clear up some space here at "Casa Slogun", so I am selling complete sets of the six re-issue CD's from the "History of Violence" run for $25 plus postage.
The titles are the following:
SACRIFICE UNTO ME
WILL TO KILL
A BREED APART/THE DIE SONG
DAYS OF AGONY
THE GLORY OF MURDER
All six CD's for $25 plus post.
Anyone interested please email me (email@example.com) and I'll put them aside for you.
A BIT OF "PRE-SLOGUN" HISTORY: "CIRCLE OF SHIT" CASSETTE
I was digging around the crates recently and found the last remaining copy of my first attempt at anything musically from 1992/93, my "Circle of Shit" cassette that was limited to 10 copies, long since forgotten and thought to have been lost.
I was basically messing around with all my influences and cutting up material, creating manic anxiety-filled tracks that reflected early Current 93, Nurse With Wound, Non and 23 Skidoo.
Upon listening to it again it was painfully obvious that I would never re-release the material, but I thought many of you may enjoy seeing the artwork, pieced together using much of my influence that would later on show it's face with early Slogun material.
Also an influence was friend Howard Forbes and his artwork that some of you may remember from his ads in "The Fifth Path" magazine way back when, about 25 years ago.
Time sure does fly.
SLOGUN/FIRE IN THE HEAD SPLIT L.P. "23 YEARS CLOSER TO NOTHING"
LAST FEW AVAILABLE
The split L.P. with Fire In The Head, "23 Years Closer to Nothing" is down to the last few copies, and you can order one from me as it is already sold-out from the label.
It's on the "FINDERS" label and it's release date marks the anniversary of the Tompkin's Square Park riots of 1988, of which both Mike Page and I have a connection to.
Themed around the hyper-gentrification of our once beloved East Village neighborhood, each project has about 15 minutes of new material for the split.
The LP comes in a wrap-around sleeve with artwork revolving around the EV scene, along with an insert sheet and booklet.
Cost: $23 plus shipping
For those who want to order a copy from me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for availability
For Slogun, the track list is as follows:
1: See Hear; 2: Hooks and Eighties; 3: Trouble.Maker; 4: Play Dead
SLOGUN / STRICT: COLLABORATION: NOW UNDER WAY
After various project obligations and my recent show in Italy I am now bearing down to begin my collaboration with one of my oldest friends and closest allies, Jeremy from Strict, on a full-length release combining his source material with my lyrics/vocals.
Very early in planning stages, and there's always a chance I'll have him contribute vocals as well. But rest assured, this will be a monster release.
Anyone familiar with Jeremy and his project Strict knows what I mean, and I look forward to jumping right into this project.
All source material will be original Strict sounds created during a prolific period in Jeremy's life almost 20 years ago. Raw, no bullshit, extreme Power Electronics.
The label releasing this is still up in the air. Keep an eye out here for more info.
SLOGUN / SELF BANDCAMP PAGE
Don't forget to check out the bandcamp page for both Slogun and Self!
For anyone interested I've put up about 99% of the entire Slogun and Self output, and some rare tracks too.
Here's the link: https://sloguncos.bandcamp.com/
I also have merch available as well (releases, postcards, stickers, buttons, t-shirts, etc), so keep an eye on the page for any new postings.
"NOTHING. EVER.": FULL-LENGTH SLOGUN ALBUM: OLD CAPTAIN RECORDS
I have started recording what will be the next Slogun full-length album, "Nothing. Ever.", which will be released on the Ukranian label Old Captain.
Look for about 10 new Slogun tracks with a Self track added in.
It will be a CD packaged in a four-panel digipak, but I'll have more details in the coming months.
SLOGUN/CONTROL SPLIT RELEASE ON OLD EUROPA CAFE
These are some of the projects I have planned for the near future. Keep an eye out for more info as they develop:
"T.B.D."- Split album with Control. Old Europa Cafe. T.B.D.
"NOTHING. EVER."- Slogun full-length CD. Old Captain Records. Early 2016
"T.B.D."- Slogun / Strict: Collaboration release. T.B.D. Early 2016
NULL AND VOID- 26-minute CDR with seven new and rare tracks. Packaged in 48-page magazine with 2 postcards, original art and more in poly-bag. Circle of Shit. October. 2016
23 YEARS CLOSER TO NOTHING- Split L.P. with Fire In The Head. LP w/booklet & insert inside foldover card sleeve. Finders. August, 2016.