August 29, 2009

UTUMNO‘s long out of print 1993 "Across The Horizon" 4 track EP will be available on vinyl for the very first time together with the band’s "The Light Of Day" EP on October 11, 2009. It comes on 180 gram heavy vinyl LP, strictly limited to a one-time only pressing of 500 hand-numbered copies – 250 will be black vinyl and 250 will be purple vinyl. Packaged in a 350 gram, reverse board printed jacket featuring a newly supplied art gallery scan of the classic original cover illustration from Kristian Wåhlin. To retain the classic, old school feel of the original 1993 release, the LP layout is fashioned after the original CD with attention to detail, even down to the typeface, as well as exclusive liner notes by Jonas Stålhammar. Included in all 500 copies is a luxurious 24" x 36" (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm) poster of the Kristian Wåhlin cover artwork, a 2-sided insert featuring the Paw Nielsen’s illustration for "The Light Of Day" EP, a 1.5" round full color button, logo sticker and silk-screened logo patch. Last but not least, there will be t-shirts as an add-on option with sizes small, medium, large and x-large available. Heavy gauge, 6.1 oz Gildan 100% cotton, black t-shirt with the "The Light Of Day" EP cover artwork, limited to 100. You will be able to order a shirt directly from the LP order page. More info and pre-orders at: www.darksymphonies.com

ROOT‘s 1992 "The Temple In The Underworld" album will also be available again on vinyl format. This time spread over two 180 gram LPs for the best audio fidelity possible, mastered from the original 1992 recording to maintain the original dynamics. The track ‘My Deep Mystery’, that was omitted from the mega-rare 1992 LP version because of limited space, will be included here again. Strictly limited to a one-time only pressing of 500 hand-numbered copies – 250 of which will be black vinyl and 250 of which will be on gray vinyl, housed in a 350 gram, reverse board printed gatefold jacket featuring the original Jiri Sujan painting supplied by the band, designed after the original release taking elements from the original CD and LP layouts with attention to detail, even down to the typeface, as well as six bonus tracks, handwritten lyrics in both English and Czech and exclusive 2009 liner notes by Jiri "Big Boss" Valter. Included in all 500 copies is a huge, luxurious 24" x 36" (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm) poster of the Jiri Sujan artwork and classic band photos, a 1.5" round full color button, logo sticker and logo patch. Due to the limited quantities being printed, and the high cost for the license, this LP set will be slightly more expensive than normal. As with the UTUMNO release there will also be t-shirts as an add-on option with sizes small, medium, large and x-large available here. Heavy gauge, 6.1 oz Gildan 100% cotton, black t-shirt with red logo and the cult "DEMA" NWN LP box set artwork from Chris Moyen, limited to 100. You will also be able to order a shirt directly from the LP order page. Check out www.darksymphonies.com for more details and pre-orders.

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