Greetings. We are Speed of Darkness, from amongst the coastal serenity of the Sinkyone Wilderness,we are living and breathing the essence of our lives, and our music. We are diligently working forward to releasing a 12" vinyl split with one of our favorite Portland bands 'Aranya'. They are an enchanting and invigorating band, and amazing people that we have played with both on tour in Oregon, and here in California. The video above has audio taken from a show we did January 22nd 2012 in Eureka,CA (at Nocturnum) with video clips taken from the last few years. This is an exclusive video created for our kickstarter promotion, that our bass player Spencer put together (first time ever editing/producing our own video).
After recording and mixing at 'Bongo Boy Studio' in McKinleyville, CA with Jimmy Foot, we are about to have the recording mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Audio Mastering in Portland, OR. We are now ready to press this enchanting split onto vinyl at Cravedog in Portland OR. The artwork on our side of this release is being done by a dear friend and talented artist named Anne Mcilwain (email@example.com). Digital layout/editing is being done by Jose at Jesus Artz & Porductionz, WI (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Being independent artists, allows us to take on unique projects with unique risks, and have no boundaries with the creative process. We play for the love of music, and performing, whether or not we make money doing it. We want to put out a limited edition vinyl for you, our friends. Producing an independent vinyl album is something we've wanted to do for some time, but unable to with our modest band fund. We are asking you to donate money so we can finish this release. So far we have paid for everything except the pressing of the vinyl, and jacket. Unreleased tracks are standing by to be pressed/published for you. We need a total of $1300 to pay for the vinyl duplication, sleeve, and insert. Any money raised past our goal, will go towards fuel for our tour with 'Aranya' in August to help promote our vinyl/split release. We are offering an assortment of rewards for donations, as seen to the right. Assuming the expenses of the tour aren't too great, any remaining funds will be used towards our second full length album we hope to record this fall. We have dreamed of accomplishing this for years now, and would like you to share in realizing this dream.
We released a cd almost two years ago, and have 'sold out' of the first pressing. A second pressing of the album is still currently on sale, and available for download on our Reverbnation page.
For five years now, we have continued to embrace our future and contemplate what lies beyond the horizon. We strive to create new soundscapes, growing with each other to become greater than just individuals, rather a single creative being. We see vinyl as an heirloom quality media format that spans the boundaries of time.
Elise, Webi, Spencer, Aaron,
"Speed Of Darkness stirs up a whirlwind of exotic sounds through the blueprint of power chord and wandering drums that is modern metal." - ROBERT HAM of 'The Voice Of Energy" Nov. 2010
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