Sunday, 27 September 2015

Hey all
For those of you who actually read these posts, apologies for the lack of them recently. Dull real life stuff has meant that my free time has been scarce so label activity has taken a back seat over the last couple of months.
Since the last newsletter/post, the Opium Lord and Sickmark records and the Glarus tape have been released and are still available in the store, alongside limited copies of the Nightslug, Big Machine, Ommadon, Moloch/Haggatha, and Open Tomb records. 
In other news, I'm delighted to announce that Dry Cough will be co-releasing the first full length from Nottingham doom duo, Bismuth. I've been eager to work with the band since the inception of the label so I'm made up to finally get the chance to do so. The test presses have been approved and the plant have given us an estimated shipping date of mid-November. Keep an eye out for an exclusive stream and pre-order info. 
Another new release in the works is from a new project involving members Moloch, Ommadon and Bismuth. There's not much to say at the minute but I've heard the rough mixes of the two tracks they recorded recently, and it's safe to say that if you're a fan of their parent bands then you'll love this! More info as I have it.
The long-mooted Lich/Moloch split is painfully inching closer to existing. The Moloch tracks are done (and sound crushing!), the artwork has been chosen, we're now just waiting on layout design and the Lich tracks to be mastered. This will likely see the light of day early in the new year - almost 2 years after I first agreed to release it! It'll definitely be worth the wait though! 

Still in the pipeline for 2016 is the split from Sea Bastard and Primitive Man. The SB track is done, and you'll be pleased to hear that it's as long, sprawling and HEAVY as you'd expect. I've yet to hear the PM contribution yet, but I've been told that Ethan reckons it's the band's angriest material to date. 
There's been talk of a possible repress of the Leechfeast/Meth Drinker split, but that depends on whether myself and Raw Birth have the funds to do so... 
.... Which leads me nicely onto the current 'Sale' in the Dry Cough store. I need to raise some serious money to pay for these upcoming releases (as well as servicing the label's immense debts!), so I'm currently offering 25% off EVERYTHING using the code TERRIBLELIFE at checkout! 
Please give me your money in exchange for horrible music!

That's all for now, I've got dogs to walk and kids to feed...