Life has been more hectic than normal around here at Gilead Media HQ. Just when I'm absolutely certain things will slow down and I'll fall into a lull where I have time to play video games, or even just do my laundry, everything goes nuts again. I shouldn't complain, really. It's better than not having anything to do!

I must thank, sincerely, all those who have ordered over the past couple months... or ever really. But these last couple months have been awesome, and I'm glad they're so much interest in the new records. Every order for Mutilation Rites - Empyrean LPs and Barghest/False split LPs has shipped out, so keep your eyes on your mailbox, and see the picture below of my mail day this past Saturday. I hope the postal worker at the desk enjoyed their Saturday workout as much as I did!

Farewell, records! Enjoy your new homes!

Now that those are all out the door it's full steam ahead on some exciting new things. Including the new Krallice Years Past Matter gatefold 180g 2LP and a new CD release that I'm announcing in this very email! Get to it!



If there's one thing I can count on, without fail, it is that any record Andy Low emails me about is worth a serious listen. In 2008 it was Thou that Andy turned me on to, now in 2012 he has opened my eyes to Richmond, VA's INTER ARMA.

Inter Arma were a band whose name I had seen around for the last couple years, with releases on Forcefield and Mirror Universe, but had never actually gotten around to listening to. After that fateful email from a friend, I knew I had to get in touch to see about working with them in any way possible.

That brings us to DESTROYER. Originally released as a 12" by Toxic Assets records earlier in 2012--and coming soon on CD from Gilead Media--DESTROYER is a furious EP that showcases an astonishing new level in Inter Arma's songwriting. This is not just the next step for them, but an evolutionary leap beyond their previous material.  The record is surprisingly dynamic and their precision is impressive, particularly when considering the stylistic range they cover. Whether they're expounding on some dark, creepy interlude, berating you with a relentless riff, or laying down a thoroughly awesome guitar solo, Inter Arma hit the mark like seasoned metal veterans. And the drums, my goodness, the drums! Heavy, complimentary rhythms and blackened blast, all is absolutely crushing. On DESTROYER all of the elements come together to form truly memorable songs from a band that knows how to incorporate melody without dulling their abrasive sound.

More details on the release of DESTROYER CDEP will be available soon from Gilead Media. Visit gileadmedia.blogspot.com for updates.

In the mean time you can listen to DESTROYER on bandcamp here: http://interarma.bandcamp.com/

My pal Scott and I have been printing like maniacs for all of the Gilead Media bands going on tour or playing shows. This means a bunch of those designs are now also up for sale in the online store. All of the shirts below are in stock, on sale, and shipping NOW! Visit: http://www.gileadmedia.net/store/merch.htm to order!

Ascension - Consolamentum Shirt, sizes Large and Xlarge only. Imported from Europe/WTC Productions. - $17.00

Ash Borer - Flayed Shirt, sizes Small-XXlarge. Printed on Canvas brand garments, red ink on black shirts. - $14.00

False - Tower Shirt, sizes Small-XXlarge. Printed on Canvas brand garments, white ink on black shirts. - $14.00

Fell Voices - Nail Shirt, sizes Small-XXlarge. Printed on Canvas brand garments, light grey ink on black shirts. - $14.00

Krallice - Krallice Shirt, sizes Small-XXlarge. Printed on Canvas brand garments, white ink on black shirts. - $14.00

Krallice - Crust Shirt, sizes Small-XXlarge. Printed on Canvas brand garments, white ink on black shirts. - $14.00

Krallice - Logo Shirt, sizes Small-XXlarge. Printed on Canvas brand garments, black ink on charcoal shirts shirts. - $14.00

I am absolutely awful at updating my online store as items come in. So get ready, here's an enormous stack of great records that have come in over the last month+. To order any of these visit http://www.gileadmedia.net/store/distro.htm

Alaric/Atriarch split LP - $13.00
Altar Of Plagues/Year Of No Light LP - $18.00
Batillus/Whitehorse split LP - $16.00
Black Shape of Nexus - s/t LP repress - $15.00
Circle Of Eyes - S/t LP - $17.00
Ghost Of Wem - S/t LP - $15.00
Hallowed Butchery - Hymns of the Apostate CS - $8.00
Ides Of Gemini/Vermapyre Split LP - $9.00
Inter Arma - Sundown 12" - $10.00
Jesuit - Discography LP+7" - $12.00
Meditative Sect - Laceration Points LP - $9.00
Negative Standards - VI-XI LP - $13.00
Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction gatefold 2LP- $22.00
Samothrace - Reverence to Stone LP - $14.00
Sutekh Hexen - Behind The Throne LP - $11.00
Throwers - Prosaic Materialists/Rudimentary Bodies 10" - $13.00
Whitehorse/Cross - Split LP - $15.00
Whitehorse - Document 250407 - $15.00
Windhand - S/T LP - $12.00
V/A - Clone III - $18.00
V/A - Clone II - $18.00

Obolus - Lament 10" - $15.00
Uzala - Uzala LP - $17.50

Even more bands headed out on tour + many tour dates updated. Updates on the False tour are always coming in, Arms Aloft just hit the road, and Inter Arma are on the road right now!

Tuesday, Sept 25 - Missoula, MT
Wednesday, Sept 26 - Spokane, WA
Thursday, Sept 27 - Seattle, WA (The Morgue)
Friday, Sept 28 - Tacoma, WA (The Red Room)
Saturday, Sept 29 - Portland, OR (Warehouse Show)
Monday, Oct 1 - San Francisco, CA
Tuesday, Oct 2 - Sacramento, CA (Shaker's Pub in Citrus Heights)
Friday, Oct 5 - Denver, CO (Scruffy Murphy's)
Saturday, Oct 6 - Omaha, NE (The Middle House)
Sunday, Oct 7 - Kansas City, MO
Mon, Oct 8 - Rock Island, IL (Rozz Tox)
Tuesday, Oct 9 - Milwaukee, WI (CCC)
Saturday, Oct 13 - Chicago (Township)
Sunday, Oct 14 - Grand Rapids, MI (Mulligan's)
*Monday, Oct 15 - Kalamazoo, MI (Shakespeare's)
*Tuesday, Oct 16 - London, ON (Nite Owl)
*Wednesday, Oct 17 - Toronto, ON (Sneaky Dee's)
*Thursday, Oct 18 - Ottawa, ON (Cafe Dekcuf)
*Friday, Oct 19 - Montreal (L'Esco)
*Saturday, Oct 20 - Quebec City (Sonar)
*Sunday, Oct 21 - Worcester, MA (Ralph's)
*Monday, Oct 22 - Brooklyn, NY (The Acheron)
*Wednesday, Oct 24 - Richmond, VA (The Camel)
*Thursday, Oct 25 - Tampa (Transitions Gallery Pre-Fest)
*Friday, Oct 26 - Gainesville (Loosey's @ The Fest)
*Monday, Oct 29: Knoxville, TN (The Longbranch)
*Tuesday, Oct 30: St. Louis, MO (Fubar)

*with Lowtalker

9/23 - Long Beach, CA - Blue Cafe Underground - 217 Pine Ave
9/24 - Los Angeles CA - Vacation Vinyl (Early show 7 PM) - 3815 West SunsetBoulevard
9/24 - Los Angeles, CA - 5 Star Bar (Later show) - 267 S Main St
9/25 - Bakersfield, CA - Mint Bar - 1207 19th Street
9/26 - San Francisco, CA - Elbo Room - 647 Valencia Street
9/28 - Santa Rosa, CA - TBA
9/29 - Sacramento, CA - Oak Park Boiz House
9/30 - Chico, CA - Origami Lounge
10/1 - Salem, OR - Burial Grounds
10/2 - Portland, OR - Beech House
10/2 - Portland, OR - Backspace - 115 NW 5th Ave
10/3 - Olympia, WA - Le Voyeur - 404 4th Avenue East
10/4 - Seattle, WA - Fusion Cafe - 909 Fourth Ave
10/5 - Missoula, MT - Zoo City - 139 East Main Street
10/6 - Bismarck, ND - Creature Cave
10/7 - Minot, ND - Pangea House
10/8 - Fargo, ND - New Direction - 14 Roberts St

Sep 23 Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown w/ Bell Witch
Sep 24 Portland, OR - The Rotture w/ Bell Witch
Sep 25 Eugene, OR - The Lazarus Pit
Sep 27 Arcata, CA - The Big Tree
Sep 28 Chico, CA - Monstro's Pizza
Sep 29 Oakland, CA - Sugar Mountain
Sep 30 San Francisco, CA - The Knockout
Oct 1 Fullerton, CA - Sidebar w/Scott Kelly, Mike Scheidt
Oct 2 Las Vegas, NV - Yayo Taco
Oct 3 Flagstaff, AZ - House Show
Oct 4 Albuquerque, NM TBA
Oct 5 Denton, TX - Rubber Glove w/Baring Teeth
Oct 6 Austin, TX - Headhunters
Oct 7 Houston, TX - White Swan
Oct 8 Birmingham, AL - The Forge
Oct 9 Nashville, TN - The Owl Farm
Oct 10 Greensboro, NC Buttery Day Ranch

10/17/12 Houston, TX @ Walters
10/18/12 Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/19/12 Austin, TX @ Red 7
10/20/12 McAllen, TX @ Fallback Records
10/22/12 San Antonio, TX @ Korova
10/23/12 Midland, TX @ New Blue Max
10/25/12 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey Theatre
10/26/12 Gallup, NM @ Juggernaut
10/28/12 Scottsdale, AZ @ Chasers
10/29/12 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
10/30/12 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whiskey A Go Go
11/1/12 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
11/2/12 Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
11/3/12 Reno, NV @ The Alley
11/4/12 Bend, OR @ The Horned Hand
11/5/12 Portland, OR @ Branx
11/6/12 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
11/7/12 Boise, ID @ The Venue
11/8/12 Ogden, UT @ Mojos
11/9/12 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11/10/12 Kansas City, MO @ The Granada
11/11/12 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
11/12/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
11/13/12 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
11/14/12 Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
11/15/12 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
11/16/12 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
11/17/12 Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys


This Saturday, the 29th of September, Dead Weight will be screening at the Milwaukee Film Festival! Tickets are limited, and on sale now. So you if you'd like to join us for this HD screening then head over to http://milwaukee.festivalgenius.com/2012/films/deadweight_adambartlett_milwaukee2012 to purchase tickets in advance. We're fairly certain the screening will sell out in advance, so don't hesitate to pick up your tickets now!

Alright, that's all for this time. Next time I send out an email we should be announcing Krallice pre-orders, hoping so. Stay tuned!

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