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STORMM
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 1:58 pm 
 

I know a small amount of you guys are familiar with this masterpiece from 2005. If not Melancolia are/were a one man project from Canada who came and went with the blink of an eye. Eric Saumier was the guy behind this gem and Melancolia's one and only release which took him a whopping 7 YEARS to write and create. The album was even released on Eric's own label, Winterart which I believe also never put out another release and we will probably never know what happened as he showed so much potential.

Now here is the crunch! After a HUGE amount of effort put in by MA's Blood_Music I can confirm that 50 original copies of the cd have been obtained complete with sticker and still in the original packaging and will be going on sale next week. Trust me after years of searching for a copy on every site you can think of on an ongoing basis my jaw nearly hit the floor when this wonderful news came through, I had all but gave up hope so as you can probably tell I am very excited for this one and I am sure others will be the same when read this.

As for the music it is very hard to pigeon hole this release as he uses many styles and genres. The back bone of the music is black metal though the guitars are more down tuned and use a lot of different time signatures as opposed to the norm , it would most certainly appeal to a death metal audience liekwise with a progressive edge. The whole lot is wrapped with a wonderful use of synths which really add to the atmosphere but do not overpower or distract from the music. This has been one of my favourite release of the past decade and I highly release giving the album a spin and let it sink in, it is quite unique to say the least and if like me you have always wanted a copy don't hold back for too long as 50 copies will not last long I would think!

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Melancolia/45372

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ok0d-bnxWPY

http://www.blood-music.com/


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Evoken
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:46 pm 
 

Thanks for the heads up! I never heard of this band, but the couple songs I heard on youtube sound promising. I'll have to listen to the songs a couple more times to decide if I want to pick up the CD next week, but chances are I probably will. :-)

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STORMM
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 3:31 pm 
 

Evoken wrote:
Thanks for the heads up! I never heard of this band, but the couple songs I heard on youtube sound promising. I'll have to listen to the songs a couple more times to decide if I want to pick up the CD next week, but chances are I probably will. :-)


No prob Evoken, glad you like. I find the album is best listened to from start to finish in a single listen but do give the songs a chance to sink in and click. It actually took me a few listens at the start as there was so much going on but when it did sink in I was sold!

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Syntek
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:14 pm 
 

I'd happily buy a copy of the album as soon as it is on sale.

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STORMM
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:58 pm 
 

Syntek wrote:
I'd happily buy a copy of the album as soon as it is on sale.


Keep an eye on the Blood Music webstore Syntek will be on it anytime now. Check their facebook page for a look at the package, most likely the first time that box has been open in 7 years!

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4 ... eater&_rdr

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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:42 am 
 

Hey guys, thanks! I saw STORMM post about this album on another thread here and checked the music out and thought it was incredible.

I got in contact with the musician (no one else has been able to get him to respond for years) and convinced him over the course of 6 months to send me some CDs to sell. These are officially-pressed original copies that have been sitting untouched for 7 years.

We will have 50 copies only and many of them are already "claimed."

They will go live for order on Thursday (Sept 27th).
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Dallasa
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:37 pm 
 

Blood Music wrote:
We will have 50 copies only and many of them are already "claimed."

They will go live for order on Thursday (Sept 27th).


So there's not actually 50 copies for sale to the public, if many are claimed? I'll be jumping on this quickly then :)
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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:12 pm 
 

I received 50 copies of them -- I took 1, STORMM also got first choice because he introduced me to the band :)

Then, we have about 50 supporting members who've donated money to the label who get first pick of everything. I've sold about 10 to them today :o
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Dallasa
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:29 pm 
 

Ha, that's good marketing. I've just donated for future benefits, and also because I admire non-profits and your mission statement. Anyways, I hope copies don't go too fast, it's a killer album for sure.
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Aeonblade
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 2:32 pm 
 

Would like to get a copy, assuming you aren't jacking the price up; but it sounds like getting one could be a hassle.

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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:17 pm 
 

Thanks a ton for the support man! Got the order!

Price is 11.99 EUR or 14.99 USD

I spent 6 months trying to pry these out of the guy's hands, tons and tons of work, so I think it's a fair price!

There will still be some left on Thursday, I'm sure of it. But they could go fast then.

I'll figure out a specific time to put them live and post it here so people know when to check.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:19 pm 
 

Out of curiosity, how much of a fight did you have trying to contact him/persuading him to let you distribute the CDs? :D
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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:21 pm 
 

Let's just say it was very, very hard and took 6 months and conversation in several different languages ...

Nice guy though, don't get me wrong!
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STORMM
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:16 pm 
 

Blood Music wrote:
Let's just say it was very, very hard and took 6 months and conversation in several different languages ...

Nice guy though, don't get me wrong!


This is quite true. Blood_Music very kindly kept me up to date with what was going on over this time and fair play to him for sticking at it as the work has truely paid off!

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:21 pm 
 

15 bucks is fair. I was thinking more like 30 bucks or something. Some labels pull that shit when they get a hold of rare stuff.

I'll take a look next week anyway and see if I can snag one.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 4:52 pm 
 

Cool, thanks for introducing me to this band. I'll have to look into this.

Edit: Now when you say thursday, do you mean exactly midnight or some random time during the day?

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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:36 pm 
 

Hey now, I hadn't gotten a time yet, but why not? Thursday at midnight (in Finland), which would be:

11PM (Wednesday) in central Europe.
10PM (Wednesday) in UK
5PM (Wednesday) in NYC
2PM (Wednesday) in California
7AM (Thursday) in Australia

Find your relevant time zone, and I would say to definitely be there at the buzzer. I think these will sell out quickly.
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STORMM
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:15 am 
 

Blood Music wrote:
Hey now, I hadn't gotten a time yet, but why not? Thursday at midnight (in Finland), which would be:

11PM (Wednesday) in central Europe.
10PM (Wednesday) in UK
5PM (Wednesday) in NYC
2PM (Wednesday) in California
7AM (Thursday) in Australia

Find your relevant time zone, and I would say to definitely be there at the buzzer. I think these will sell out quickly.


Pretty cool! Hope the guys above have good fortune and bag themselves a copy. I forgot to ask you Blood_Music does the booklet conrain the lyrics? Also noticed that Eric had posted a link on an older post on your facebook, I wonder is he interested to see how this sells? I would love to know how many copies were made and sold in 2005.

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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:51 am 
 

Lyrics - yes
Credits - yes
Thanks - yes

Yes, I think he is very interested to see. But he is working on a new project.

Copies were made? Don't know ... I could ask later, if he is happy about all this :)
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STORMM
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 8:05 am 
 

Blood Music wrote:
Lyrics - yes
Credits - yes
Thanks - yes

Yes, I think he is very interested to see. But he is working on a new project.

Copies were made? Don't know ... I could ask later, if he is happy about all this :)


Thanks for that. It will be interesting to see what this new project will be like, I wonder will he continue the style he used with Melancolia or try something very different?

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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:16 pm 
 

From what I understood, it's more like a dark goth feel, but I don't know if that means there are metal elements or not? Sounded more brooding than this one. No other info as far as I know!
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metaldiscussor666
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:29 pm 
 

I can't access the http://www.blood-music.com website. That's unfortunate. It just endlessly loads the page for me with blank screen.
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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:04 pm 
 

metaldiscussor ... what browser? Works for me in Firefox and Chrome.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:06 pm 
 

Blood Music wrote:
metaldiscussor ... what browser? Works for me in Firefox and Chrome.

I am using chrome. However I will download firefox to see if it works on the browser.

Edit(2): It gives me the same endless loading treatment in firefox as well.

I tried restarting my computer but still no luck. I will check my other computer in my house.

Edit(3):Success! I can access the website through the computer in my attic. I will definitely be watching out for the moment this thing goes on sale.
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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:04 am 
 

Ahhh ... .after all that work, I didn't realize that's why you were checking!

Two ways to keep up, you can PM me your e-mail address and I'll put you on the mailing list (should send an e-mail right beforehand) or watch us through Facebook.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:33 am 
 

Wow, this is nice! I've "liked" you on Facebook and will PM you my e-mail. Would be awesome to get a copy!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:38 pm 
 

Just a reminder Blood Music are putting this up tonight for any of you guys that were interested.

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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:58 pm 
 

Thanks all! These are available for order!

There are only 24 left (thanks to our supporting members).

http://www.blood-music.com/store
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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:01 pm 
 

15 left only!! :o
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:04 pm 
 

Got my copy ordered - thanks! :-)

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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:06 pm 
 

Thanks!! There are 9 copies left :o
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:07 pm 
 

Got my copy.

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Evoken
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:11 pm 
 

Out of stock! Wow, that was fast.

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Holy shit, only took 13 minutes...

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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:16 pm 
 

Whoa.

Looks to be out of stock!! Thanks all, these were torn apart, in yep... 13 minutes.

Damn.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:19 pm 
 

Blood Music wrote:
Whoa.

Looks to be out of stock!! Thanks all, these were torn apart, in yep... 13 minutes.

Damn.


Thanks for making them available to us. Excellent work. :-)

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metaldiscussor666
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:22 pm 
 

Blood music did you receive my request by pm for a confirmation of my melancholia order?

Edit: cool thanks :)
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STORMM
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:31 pm 
 

Holy fuck, I thought it would go fast but not that fast :o Hope you guys all got sorted out and thanks again for sorting this Blood Music :thumbsup:

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Blood Music
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:42 pm 
 

Thanks all :)

These should ship in the next few days (shipping out a bunch of maudlin of the Well orders at the moment), so ... I hope to get everything out by next week.

Insanity ...
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Got two for me and a friend, awesome!

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