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Join us in celebrating the 200th year anniversary of the release of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with this album inspired by her novel!
Join us in celebrating the 200th year anniversary of the release of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with this album inspired by her novel!
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The Haunting of Mary Shelley or, A Vindication of the Rights of the Departed

  • A Voice in the Dark
  • On the Education of Daughters
  • Song for Justine
  • Soulgiver
  • Hours of Sorrow
  • It’s Not Your Story To Tell
  • I Will Be With You On Your Wedding Night
  • Victor’s Confession
  • Doomed To Live
  • What Lies Beyond

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the release of Mary Shelley's epic horror tale Frankenstein. We have been wanting to do a project about Mary and her feisty mother for quite some time, and what better time than the 200th anniversary?

Women have a place in gothic horror, a place we are proud to celebrate. We believe that the story of a 19 year old author unleashing her Modern Prometheus on the world is a story worth telling and re-telling. You might know that when Frankenstein was published, people refused to believe it was the work of a woman. Many critics felt that it was the work of her husband, Percy Shelley. While they definitely collaborated (and that collaboration resonates with us), the notion that Mary did not create our famous monster lingers to this day. 

We feature her name prominently on this album to make up for the sad fact that her name did not appear on the original book. 

We were so excited to work with Aristotle Pramagioulis from Egregore Design on the artwork for this project! He always captures our music in perfect image. He has several incredible poster designs. One of the rewards for this project will be a signed poster!

Another reward for this project will be a Kickstarter exclusive T shirt. The design for this shirt is by our good friend and talented musician Neil Lee Griffin from Antler Hill. 

https://www.antlerhillarts.com/shadow-falls

This will be a very limited edition shirt. The design is pictured below.

So return with us to the shores of Lake Geneva where in the throes of a nightmare, Mary Shelley gave her creation...life. 

“There is love in me the likes of which you've never seen. There is rage in me the likes of which should never escape. If I am not satisfied in the one, I will indulge the other.” 

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