During the time that the live band were playing shows to support " The scars of man...." we played some gigs where we did an electric version of "Beast Rider". We did this version of "Norwegian Nights" dating back to our first ever live show...this kind of shoegazy country... "bootgaze" or what have you.
I had a few buddies suggest that I do a recording of those versions (Jan, I'm looking at you), just to kind of preserve them, since we tend to only play the metal stuff when we play as a full live band for the past couple of years.
I recorded these over the past weeks so I could raise some money to donate to musicians who are hard up during these times.
The pandemic crisis is really hurting a lot of independent musicians, so I'd like to contribute in what ever way I can.
Every penny I receive from this release will be forwarded to musicians that I know who are struggling from cancelled gigs and tours, lost income that they depended on.
If you know anyone who is hard up during this time, please feel free to drop me a line and let me know who. This is a dark time. Lets look out for one another. Please stay safe out there...
don't' let the fire burn out.
ps. I promise the next few releases, including the new album I have been working on for over a year, are metal as hell. Panopticon is and will always be primarily a metal band. I just get a little side tracked some times...
released April 4, 2020
guitar, drums, bass, pedal steel, vocals- A Lunn
cover art drawing- A.Lunn
Recorded at Lundr Lodge by A.Lunn and mixed by Spenser Morris and A.Lunn. Mastered by Spenser Morris.
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Fuck racism in any form. I came for the good cause and stayed for the music. Especially the second half of this comp (starting with Krallice) is top notch and features some of my favorite USBM acts. Thank you Bindrune Records! matti
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This isn't necessarily a genre I seek out, but something about the opening track just hooked me, and I find myself entranced by the chorus every time, even after listening.
That same haunting energy persists through the album, and I'm totally into it. Chaos Doverspike