Friday, November 22, 2013


This is the first release in a series of smaller releases that I talked about before. I have decided to focus more on spontaneous, smaller releases than huge chunks of albums. This material is quite an anomaly and quite different from the previous stuff. It is much more song orientated. Some of this stuff is quite melancholic and sad sounding. I recorded this material entirely last month and the songs came out one after the other. Like I said, the material is very spontaneous. Anyway, this one is pay what you like. I also added "Demo II" to Bandcamp, which is also pay what you like.

In other news, Mara “Even Darker Days” from 2010 is finally being released in physical form by Overall, I feel that they did a great job with it. Like I said before, this is probably one of my favorite Mara releases. I created so much material for this project that it is nice to see some of it “live on” so to speak. I am all about constantly moving, constantly changing and evolving and not looking to the past, but certain albums capture a particular point in time. They are like time capsules being buried and waiting for someone to discover them. The material is there, it’s just waiting to be unearthed.     

In any case, check it out if you are ever so inclined: 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Mara Bandcamp Page (Old News)

While this project may be dead and buried, there was a wealth of material that I recorded that still hasn't been heard by a lot of people. Well, this was one of the very few Mara albums that I think turned out alright. It's called "Even Darker Days" and it was originally recorded during the summer months of 2010 and released shortly after. This version of the release was remixed and remastered by me last year and contains two bonus tracks from around the same time period. The sound/music is a mixture of black metal, ambient, and drone.

Check it out here:

And to keep things on topic and related to World of Metal and Rust, here is a new "Songs for Prisoners" review courtesy of Tenebrous Tongues.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Songs For Prisoners Reuploaded

This is another version of Songs For Prisoners mastered by Skink from the Avalanchers forum. This version is much better than my mastered version, so I reuploaded the entire album. 

Check it out:

Another thing, hopefully the album is still on track to be released in physical form by someone. I will keep you updated on how that goes.

And if anyone is interested in reviewing the new album, drop me a message at and I will gladly send you a copy to review. 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Songs for Prisoners

If there is anything that I can say about this record it’s that it is dark and claustrophobic. Some of the songs came out pretty easy, others were an enduring struggle just to finish. Overall, I am very pleased with this release. I think it turned out much better than the last one.

Like Industrial Noir this album was mostly composed of samples. The difference is that I wanted to have more percussion elements this time around, yet there are still some tracks that don’t have any percussion whatsoever. It makes for a nice balance. A lot of the samples were collected from field recordings and random recordings that I made around town.

After this album I really just want to do a series of shorter releases. I would like to explore and try out different types of concepts and ideas. While I enjoy making this kind of music tremendously, I feel that it is getting a bit stale. It may be time to switch things up and incorporate different elements into my palette of sonic colors.

In any case, here is some more info on the new album below:  

And also, hopefully this album will be out in physical form again on Depressive Illusions Records in about a month or so. They did a good job with Industrial Noir and I will be pleased to collaborate with them again.    

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Free Three Song Demo

Before I released "Industrial Noir," I uploaded a free three song demo/teaser that people could download. This is something similar to that. However, these songs will not be on the upcoming second album. Two of these tracks are originals, one is a Akira Yamaoka cover. I think the cover is pretty true to the original. It's not a song that I am aware of anyone ever covering.

Initially I wanted to have far more fragmented releases like this. Three songs here, four songs there. Instead of releasing one huge album at a time, the project would naturally evolve over time with a series of smaller releases that wouldn't be so dependent on the album format.

There will be a second album. However, I will also have smaller releases like this that will be given away for free because, let's face it, in today's world most people are used to downloading music for free. In the past I gave away too much for Mara. I never benefited from it. I erroneously thought that by giving away huge chunks of albums for free the word would spread. I have come to the conclusion that giving away music for free wasn't necessarily the wrong idea, but to give it away for free in such large chunks was pretty stupid. It doesn't mean that I will never give an entire album away for free with World of Metal and Rust, but I am going to try much harder to actually have releases that people can buy first. If all else fails, then you always have that option. With a project like this, I understand that money is the last thing that I am going to be making, yet I also believe that music that has some kind of monetary value attached to it is more valued by others.

So, think of these releases like teaser trailers, or smaller shorts played within a much larger film during an intermission. In any case, here it is:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Industrial Noir Reviews Wrap Up

Here are some reviews. Overall I am pleased with them. I'm also grateful to everyone who took the time to listen to the material and write out their (sometimes too) honest impressions. Note: I am still waiting on one more review from the blog Black Metal and Brews, but this is most of them.



Aristocrazia Webzine (in Italian):

About the next album:

I have about five really good tracks done for the next album. The structures are a bit tighter and there is going to be more percussion elements. I am also messing around with field recordings and recordings of urban sounds turned into samples, which is an interesting new direction. Overall, I think that this will be a much more focused effort than the last release. I have also come up with a name for the next record. It is going to be called "Songs For Prisoners." It was initially going to be called Limbo, but the ideas behind the record changed. The name refers to being a prisoner within your mind and being trapped within a certain mental state or mental illness. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

First Official Music Video

This is a music video that I made for the song "World of Fog" using old stock footage from the Internet Archives. Enjoy: