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LINE OUT RECORDS
LINE OUT RECORDS
After years of being fiercely independent, History Of Guns are delighted to have finally sold out and signed to LINE OUT RECORDS.
History Of Guns are currently writing album three , ACEDIA due to be released in October 2007. Current tracks planned for inclusion are 'Born, Brutalised, Bought Then Buried', 'Nothing' and live favourite, 'Empty Eyes'.
More news as we have it.
FREE CD SERIES...
It's like a magazine only it's music... and it's free...
In an interview for the release of Apophenia, History Of Guns stated that they 'usually worked very quickly.'
'How come the album's taken two years then?' responded the interviewer...
Cue History Of Guns stupidly announcing their plan to release a limited edition free cd every two months for at least a year. Just before ISSUE FIVE - December '06 - THE SOUND OF DREAMS DYING was completed the band announced the postponement of the series to allow the band to concentrate on writing and recording their new album ACEDIA for LINE OUT RECORDS.
Issue One - March '06 - UDDERS. Limited to 44 copies. Sold out. Click here for free download!
Issue Two - May '06 - ELECTRICITY IS THE ANSWER. Ltd to 55 copies. Sold out. Free d/load soon
Issue Three - July '06 - POKER FACE. Ltd to 60 copies. now shipping! Send request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Issue Four - October '06 - Whitby Promo. Ltd to 255 copies. now shipping! For your copy send mail to: email@example.com
Click here to sign up to the History Of Guns mailing list to receive news of the free releases as they become available.
These limited edition cds made up of: works in progress, demo versions, remixes (of Guns and by Guns), instrumentals, b-sides, abandoned tracks from the archives, experiments and so on... Among the questions we hope to answer are, is creativity a muscle and by the end of the series we'll be writing solid gold, or is creativity a finite quantity and by the end we'll have completely run out of ideas and be releasing live albums, and 'experimental' stuff of us shouting obscenities drunkenly into the microphone...
Guns at amazon
new album APOPHENIA
new album APOPHENIA
"Apophenia is an excellent release. It's unconventional, messy, dirty and fun. A lot of times when you experiment it doesn't quite work out - but every now and then you might invent the light bulb or figure out a new way to apply an enhanced synthesizer. In History of Guns' case, they've done the latter, creating an example of unfettered strangeness in a sea of blase dark rock." - Marcus Pan (Legends Magazine)
"there is no-one in the UK capable of unleashing a high pedigree sonic firestorm like the HOG boys, although their worrying mental disturbance does indicate that they have been taken to locations they can no longer remember, recorded under duress, and there is clear evidence Del has been tortured. (Good.)" - Mick Mercer
WHITBY GOTHIC WEEKEND April 2006
History Of Guns have been booked to play the UK's most popular goth festival. The festival is on Friday 21st April & 22nd April 2006, (but there's plenty of drinking and adventures to be had before and after).
For more information click: Whitby Gothic Weekend
nb: Special one-off warm up gig at Hertford Marquee Club on Thursday 23rd March!
It'll be the last chance to catch the full 5-piece lineup of History Of Guns for a while as after they've played Whitby HUGHES and GOOSE will leave the band.
why are you reading this why are we here? you looking at this screen reading these words, you want to stand up and fight back before death comes? resist resist resist? click links for more information FIRST HUGHES... AND THEN GOOSE UDDERS - NEW LTD FREE EP MAX RAEL on new MEADS OF ASPHODEL album
After a particularly brutal rehearsal tempers were running thin. It was Del's birthday. People got annoyed and there was fighting. Hughes had had enough of playing drums for the past few years. Goose had had enough of playing the bass. Del punched Goose in the testicles. And it's so long... farewell... auf wiedersehen pet...
We're hoping hughes won't go far, having been a part-time member since the beginning of the guns, over the years popping up on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards... as well as being responsible for classic guns tracks Break! and LMS. He's got a busy musical schedule for the next year or so with new and exciting projects, but don't worry he'll continue to crop up when you least expect him in gunsland.
Goose is off to explore a new life with new clothes and maybe a new haircut for a while. He's selling his bass to become a guitarist in a new band. But as always the guns door never fully closes... (del, fix those hinges)
*NEWSFLASH* MAY'06 - We are delighted to announce that GOOSE has rejoined the band! we love him muchly
Limited to only 44 copies, History Of Guns new EP UDDERS is available whilst stocks last. For your copy please send your address to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each cd is lovingly handmade by Max Rael whilst drunk using a cdr burner, a selection of different coloured pens, and the cheapest packaging materials known to man. In fact it may well be impossible to remove the cd from the packaging, and there's a reasonable chance that the playable area of the cdr will be covered in smudged silver ink rendering the disc useless.
NB: The cd contains works in progress and tracks that wouldn't normally be considered for commercial release... experiments in unforgiving genres... in other words UDDERS is not suitable as an introduction to History Of Guns... (see Apophenia) UDDERS = for gunsfans only...
NNB: see that image to the left, it's just from google, it hasn't featured in any the actual artwork of any versions made so far... hmmm....
History Of Guns' MAX RAEL has once again cowritten and contributed keyboards to a couple of tracks on the new MEADS OF ASPHODEL album, DAMASCUS STEEL which was awarded 'Album Of The Month' in the December '05 issue of Terrorizer
Visit the meads website
Order DAMASCUS STEEL from: Amazon
FIRST HUGHES... AND THEN GOOSE
UDDERS - NEW LTD FREE EP
MAX RAEL on new MEADS OF ASPHODEL album
|XYKOGEN - MUTATE AND SURVIVE EP|
History Of Guns have a remix included on the new release from XYKOGEN, MUTATE AND SURVIVE EP.|
1. mutate and survive
2. killing method
+ remixes by Deathboy, DJ Echo, Mark Eris, Snuff Radio, History of Guns, temp0rary, Freudstein, and Tarantella Serpentine + more
The best news of all is that it's free! click XYKOGEN for more info...
History Of Guns long awaited follow-up to their debut album FLASHES OF LIGHT LP is now available! |
1) Death Of A Nation
2) Your Obedient Servants
3) I Am / You Are
4) One In Three
6) Divide And Conquer
7) Does Anyone Remember The War? [censored version]
8) TV Spotlight
9) Battle Of The Bands
10) History Of Guns / After The Breakdown
CLICK HERE TO ORDER
|TWENTY SEVEN PACES DVD|
History Of Guns are pleased to announce the release of their first dvd, TWENTY SEVEN PACES. |
The 67 minute DVD contains a film made by GOAT FILMS which includes live footage, backstage stuff and interviews. It sells for just 4.99 to the UK or 5.99 ROW... click Shop for more info...
|The Fictional Life Of Max Rael|
History Of Guns's Max Rael features as a fictional character in the new book 'The Loch' by author Steven Alten. |
details at Amazon
History Of Guns are independent artists who often give their work away for nothing... all art should be free... but then so should food. Send us some money via paypal and we'll make and send a special cd just for you...