lauantai 23. huhtikuuta 2011

Obliteration EP (Nightmare Edition)



Warning: This 2EP contains disturbing material

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Obliteration EP (Nightmare Edition)

Introduction and Linernotes

Like the original plan was, this version, the Nightmare Edition of the Obliteration EP
is in a digital, double EP format.

Why does this re-release occur then?

Because it is Deathtime's 1. year anniversary and we want to celebrate it with our fans around the world!

So this re-release of Deathtime's most popular release (about 50% of  all downloaded material!)
which will celebrate this anniversary, as well it is nice add for the launch of this official Deathtime site too.

Hope you enjoy them both!

Obliteration EP (Nightmare Edition)

Here's the track list:

Side Δ

1. Tempus Fugit (Intro) [Previously Unreleased]
2. Obliteration
3. Death Ambient (Outro)

Side

1. You Got The Guts (Flowing Out)
2. Freight Train Fire Blues
3. Summer Pain [Premasted version]
4. Hate Supremacy [New Song] 

In this edition, there are some extra material and of course the original content (+ the cover booklet is also enchanted, with a loads of cool stuff, such as new pictures and extra pages!).

So if you are new to Deathtime, this could be your choice, and of course you should have this if are familiar to the band - you don't want to miss those new and unreleased songs/versions!

About the content and a few words about the songs.

Tempus Fugit (Intro)

Originally left-out, unreleased orchestral intro for the Obliteration EP. This was recorded in the Obliteration sessions, and it was first intended to be integrated in the Obliteration song itself, then as a stand alone track and so forth...But it was left out because Charlie thought it would be too hifi, and it would had broken the raw lofi (dis)harmony back then..

(Actually the whole "ALT + 30" side of this 2EP is a single song, in three parts, and this unreleased intro is its stand alone component)

Summer Pain [(P)Remastered]

Premastered version of Summer Pain – which is now in higher and brighter sound quality - actually it is just the original version (Charlie thought that he over mixed and therefore ruined the song, so he wanted to release this “premastered version”, also known as “Radio Home Studio mix” that doesn't sound so “flat”).Radio Home Studio played this one for few months as "the power play summer song of the Radio Home Studio". At the same time it was presented as a streaming file in Xeimian Chronicles blog, where it got hundreds of listening times.

Hate Supremacy

A whole new song made in 2011.

An old school Deathtime song, which was originally intended for the forthcoming full length album (there is a demo version too, but this one is made exclusively for this anniversary release; this version isn't as raw and primitive as the demo version).

This version is mixed as raw and heavy like the infamous Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds cover Stagger Lee, which earned some very nice attention and thanks from its heavy, raw and experimental mix which allowed Deathtime's new guitar sound to be heard better than ever.(Get Covered In Blood, where Stagger Lee is included, by clicking this text)

As an interestng notion, this song had a lot different lyrics, they were about ruling captured woman in a violent fashion, “under the iron fist”. New lyrics are inspired by PJ Harvey's latest album (and Type O Negative), as well the Blood and Fire theme  and the medieval torture method "hanged drawn and quartered" - which are the first lyrics growled when this song begins) This is actually part of the hate series, as the first was Hate Supreme.

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lauantai 16. huhtikuuta 2011

"April is the Cruellest Month..."

Summer and the flowers are coming...?

When you thought that winter was over..

Deathtime casts the coldest spell in the spring

Deathtime celebrates its 1. year anniversary, with this forthcoming reissue of  the breakthrough release Obliteration EP!

This Nightmare Edition 2EP contains everything from unreleased (new and remastered) songs to the enhanced coverbooklet!

Check it out on 23rd day of april - exclusively on this site!

While waiting, why don't you download Deahtime's material released so far (including the original Obliteration EP)?

It is FREE!

Deathtime: Deathtime [2010]
Deathtime: Obliteration EP [2010]
Deathtime: Covered In Blood [2011]


lauantai 9. huhtikuuta 2011

Covered In Blood

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Covered In Blood

Liner Notes

"Hippies can't stand death metal"
- Eric Cartman

Tracks 1 and 6 are "hifi" and are originally recorded in the Operation Death Metal Hero Sessions. And tracks 2-5 are "lofi" and recorded in the Operation Obliteration Sessions, which later formed the spin off sessions, aka. the Covered In Blood Sessions (or "Fruits of Charlie's Procrastination”)

So if production was experimental, so were the music (besides it was plain reckless!). These are Deathtime versions in general, not 1:1 copies of the original song (if you are looking for those, go and watchthe Idols or shit like that). Yet song like Stagger Lee were even more experimental even on Deathtime's scale (more about that later on).


Covered In Blood is not as much a “cover album”, as it is a cover compilation. Since there are songs from two different sessions, which may differ in styles, even more in general production. I'm pretty sure you can hear it. Otherwise all songs that are covered here, fits well in, since they got pretty bloody, sinister and deprived themes.

Reason I did some experimental lofi stuff can be read here: (finnish only) and shortly in english I just say that I've been always little curious about it, and even I'm not any how involved into black metal scene it was a genre of extreme metal which used it (logically). More info here:

Lo-fi techniques are espoused by some genres outside the indie rock world, particularly by black metal artists, where the very low-quality of the recording has become a desirable quality, said by fans to convey a rawness and depth of feeling otherwise unattainable. Some fans deliberately seek out extremely lo-fi concert bootlegs, such as the Dawn of the Black Hearts, which are of very low quality.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo-fi

The black metal genre embraced the lo-fi idea during the late 1980s and early 1990s as it strived to distance itself from pop music. Most bands recorded their albums on extremely low budgets, using four-track recorders and any other equipment they could use. The greatest example is the Darkthrone album Transilvanian Hunger, though almost all of their albums have an intentionally "lo-fi" sound quality. The band started as a clean , well produced technical death metal band before evolving their style and almost singlehandedly producing the low quality production style that would become common place in the black metal scene. Varg Vikernes of Black Metal band Burzum was also known to purposely use extremely lo-fi recording techniques on his albums. On the album Filosofem, Varg was said to have intentionally asked a local store for the cheapest microphone they had, and they sold him a headset, which he used to record vocals on the album. For guitar he was said to have used a distortion pedal to drive a stereo receiver, which made the extremely fuzzy, buzzing guitar tone found on the album. The term "raw" is generally preferred to "lo-fi" in black metal circles.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lo-fi_music


1. 1 000 000

Nine Inch Nails (Trent Reznor) is one of  most inspirational bands for Deathtime.. So these two songs (this, and LITS) that originally appeared on Deathtime's self titled debut (LITS on DELUXE version) are natural choices for this compilation.

This blasting version from already fast and heavy NIN song were made for the first Deathtime's album. It suited well for its style, and now it opens this opus with a blazing rage, that brings you sort of anti-heroism like it was going out of style.

2. Matti

Blackest of black humour, a song about man called Matti who lives in a (small) hut, has a cancer and blood in his shit (this is how Deathtime interprets an “epic metal”). This and Stagger Lee were legendary songs that I introduced to my friends back in a day, who all liked them both (sickos). So did I, and since both fit rather fine into this project because of the're both so sinister and deprived. Deathtime's new staff member, Elsubeth Bathory said that this was an excellent version (and her favourite band is CMX!).[Other Deathtime Crew member, J, said he liked this entire work as a whole and cheered: "Way to go" - you can see their work included in the Covered In Blood cover booklet!]

3. Stagger Lee

This one was certainly the most experimental song in this compilation.

Charlie weren't sure (especially about this version) if he should include this in at all, but what the hell, Deathtime is a brutal underground death metal band, so it will deliver bizarre stuff too. This song is the first doom metal song for Deathtime, but also an avantagarde metal song as well. Mixing of this song is very heavy, loud and almost fuzzy, so if you have small speakers it will sound pretty rough (they will explode, they wont make it, it is a bulldozer raping a water melon I tells ya!), yet if you have bigger ones with some good bass (and equalizators like "loudness" or "rock) it'll be at its finest. Funny how this track unites hifi-industry and lofi production, talking about irony!

4. I Wanna Be Your Dog

Iggy Pop And The Stooges played it as a proto-punk-song, then from that evolved punk, and from that hardcore, and from that death metal so this is like a full circle! And yes Watson, Deathtime did it. Thank you very much! And for the record, this was The First cover song made in the Obliteration Sessions, and it was intended for the Obliteration EP – just before things got blown out of proportion.

5. Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?

When Deathtime got started, about a year ago (soon), one very inspirational band was The Misfits, and especially their first album. Its production and raw pioneering music gave a nice inspirational atmosphere to do music. So in the middle of Obliteration sessions Charlie bought tickets to the Misfits gig and was thinking: Why haven't I ever even thought of covering their music?! This song is excellent for Deathtime to cover – name, music, lyrics, etc! This cover propably has the most fastest growling vocals ever heard - and they were taken in on one take! And why not, this version is very, very angry, going in for the kill!

6. Lights In the Sky

So if the NIN song started this compilation with a bang, so doest it end it too in gentle darkness. This is pretty different from the rest. This uses recitation (or recitative chanting) as vocals, not growling nor singing (recitation is used in the mid-part of Stagger Lee as well, yet in more theatrical and avantgardish way). That vocal style is a remnant from Charlies return to music. He did a spoken word piece for Margin Of Safety's Best Possible Weather album – find it here And also his other musical projects were more artistic, recitation 'n' ambient, non- / post-rock kind of projects (he actually recorded one of his poems Mantis in finnish, with Raimo aka. DJ Gutter who is working with audios for future Deathtime projects). Before that he used to play different instruments with bands or individual musicians about ten years earlier (guitar, keys and bass – that in the Doors cover band!). So you'll hear both influences in Covered In Blood. This track also has lots of  Operation Death Metal Hero Sessions signature effects like binaural tones and sitra drones (like herr Huuhtadorfen said, it had an euphoric sounds entwined with that good ol' extreme brutality), which haven't been used in later Deathtime releases.

Oh, and I almost forgot...

Official Deathtime Fan Gear/ Viralliset Deathtimen Fanituotteet.

[This text was originally released in Xeimian Chronicles blog's Valentine's day treat. The blog which was the original Deathtime data source, until this page was launched - I'll be propably bringing some other Deathtime feeds here later!]