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12" The Intimate Earth Gatefold LPs #98757

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Release Date: October 20, 2021

Due to this item being an import, the ship date has been set to allow for potential delays. We expect the item to ship sooner and we will adjust the ship date once we have final confirmation.

We love this release and as an afterthought we decided to offer LPs just because we believe in it so much. For the LP version, we've offered three fantastic colour variants that are markedly different from each other and as always, they'll come in a sturdy gatefold sleeve with metallic effect and moreover sandalwood fragrance on highlighted parts of the layout. There's even embossing done on the logos to boot. We won't be repressing any of the variants so don't wait too long! Each of them are only limited to 100 nos.!

Please bear in mind that the mockups are for representational purposes only and actual LP colours may vary, for better or worse.

Please note: Because of covid issues in the Czech Republic, the delivery of the vinyl is delayed but we'll send them out as soon as we get them at the revised date. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as it's completely out of our hands!

US band Felled have created breathtaking music melding black metal with folk elements and lending to it rare depth and warmth. The inclusion of instruments such as violin and viola is masterfully done and is used almost as the main instrument here. The soulful music emanating from them is truly heart-rending and enhances the expression of this kind of black metal without diminishing the intensity. There's not a dull moment on this 40-min record, with there being brilliant interplay between the guitar and the violin and viola, the arrangements being taut and with no section overstaying its welcome. It wouldn't be too much of a stretch to call this record a near perfect one in the subgenre, and one that stays with you long after it's over, its lingering tunes beckoning you to give yet another spin. There's unparalleled elegance, remarkable dynamism and above all, the genuine quality of a band that's creating music from the heart without any affectation.

Line up -
Isamu Sato (ex-Yob, Omnihility) - Bass
Brighid Wagner (Poet) - Violin, Viola, Backing Vocals
Jenn Grunigen (Cerridwen) - Drums, Vocals
Cavan Wagner (Poet) - Vocals, Guitars

Artwork by Adam Burke (Imperialist, Vorga)
Layout by Francesco Gemelli (Master)

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