AFTER EXTINCTION CDS ARRIVE FRIDAY – WILL SHIP NEXT WEEK!

The After Extinction CDs will arrive on Friday, will be signed (where requested) over the weekend and will begin shipping from Monday next week. The price from Monday will go up to £15 per CD, but we’ll continue to honour the pre-order price for the remainder of this week. You can grab the CD at the reduced price here.

CD sales represent a large part of the band’s income, we thankful to everyone who pre-ordered the CD and helped us fund the cost of printing the release.

REHEARSALS AT UNIT ONE TODAY FOR NOVEMBER 5TH SHOW IN CHATHAM

We are back at Unit One Studio’s, Colchester for our gig next week at Poco Loco in Chatham. Tickets are available on the door from 8pm or in advance for a reduced price here. We’ll be playing alongside Stormborn and Konkrete.

DRUM RECORDING FOR FALLING THROUGH FREEDOM EP COMPLETED

On Friday the drums were recorded for the Falling Through Freedom EP. The EP which will be released as part of a Patreon exclusive set to celebrate 10 years of the debut album, will contain new artwork and two songs not on the original album, and three songs from the album re-recorded with the current line-up. Liam recorded the drums with Talon Payne at Gallow Wood Media. Both Patreon EPs have been delayed due to the Covid-19 restrictions over the last few years pushing the new album back and we’re currently working through the backlog.

AFTER EXTINCTION CLOSE TO 35K STREAMS IN JUST OVER A MONTH

Our new album After Extinction continues to perform well in terms of streams. The album has accumulated 34,852 so far, and that’s without numbers for other services such a Deezer, Amazon and so on yet to be reported. The breakdown is as follows:

  • YouTube: 26,077
  • Bandcamp: 2,660
  • Spotify: 3,465
  • Facebook: 2,650

It is clear that YouTube is the most popular platform for people to listen to the new album. By comparison physical sales lag way behind at just 90 CD sales, even at a reduced price, and standalone paid downloads just 65 purchases even at a reduced rate of £1.

You can order the new album here.

AFTER EXTINCTION BREAKS 10K VIEWS IN A MONTH AT NWOTHM FULL ALBUMS

The album has been played 10,023 times already on the channel.

Our new album has broken ten thousand plays over at NWOTHM Full Albums! The new album has easily been our most successful for streaming on release as not only has NWOTHM Full albums been a success but all three single releases generated thousands of plays before the release of the album, with the single A Slave to The Grind being played over 10,099 times alone!

For those who prefer CD’s, we’re continuing to honour the pre-order prices until the finished product is shipped. You can order from here.

AFTER EXTINCTION ALBUM ARTWORK APPROVED FOR PRINTING

The album has had over 9500 plays on NWOTHM Full Album

We have given the approval to the final artwork for our new album artwork with the printers. The job will now begin and we are hopeful the CD’s will be available to be sent out to those who have pre-ordered soon. We will be honouring the pre-order price until they have been sent out, so to get the limited edition CD at the reduced price please click here.

FALLING THROUGH FREEDOM EP DRUMS BOOKED IN AT GALLOW WOOD MEDIA

The drums for the 2022 Falling Through Freedom EP will be recorded at the end of the month at Gallow Wood Media. The new EP will be a Patreon exclusive release and will be part of special 10 year anniversary set which includes the unreleased demos, the instrumental album, the 2012 version, the 2016 version and the new EP as well as a brand new t-shirt.

PREPARATION FOR SHEFFIELD GIG TODAY AT UNIT ONE

Our last rehearsal sessions

Today we prepare for our gig on Saturday at the Yorkshireman, Sheffield where we will be playing an extended set to celebrate one year of the venues re-opening at its new location. We will be playing songs from The Waystone (2014), A Crisis of Faith (2018), Reforge The Steel (2019) and After Extinction (2022). The gig is free entry entry. Please click here for more information.

It’s very rare we get to play a two hour set and we are looking forward to playing such a wide range of songs from our releases next week.

ALBUM PRINTING UPDATE – CDs COMING ASAP

The artwork templates are with the printers for checking and all the tracks have been uploaded. As previously stated, these will again come in Super Jewell cases, including a full lyric booklet and the CDs will be printed to the highest industry standard. Once these are given the green light the printing will begin and then it’s just a case of getting the CDs shipped back so they can be sent out.

Unfortunately, the pre-orders did not cover the costs of the printing of the CDs, and we again had to borrow money to fund the difference in order to get these printed. Streaming numbers so far have been strong, but the revenue from these streams is paid out later down the line and wouldn’t cover the costs of the printing either.  This has meant we had a delay in paying for the printing to take place.

Due to the album being begun pre-covid, this has been our most expensive album to date having had many delays due to the pandemic. It was recorded between two studios and had more people work on it than our previous releases due to the nature of the restrictions we were under during 2020-21. This has meant that not only has it had to be delayed multiple times (along with both EPs) we have had to continue to borrow money to cover the substantial losses from the recording process and had to borrow more money to fund the tour back in August.

We can only apologise for the delays and problems we have had with all three releases.  We have not been helped by a challenging economic situation coupled with a decline in the sale of physical media such as CDs with streaming overtaking the market, which brings in very little revenue compared to physical media.  

We are always very honest about our position and will continue to be. The band is in a significant amount of debt having survived Covid with no gigs and is trying to recover from that period and get all of the promised releases finished this year so we can move on to 2023 with a clean slate. There is no label funding this band, and no management behind it. We are working on this on our own.

AFTER EXTINCTION NOW AT 33,193 STREAMS FOLLOWING ALBUM RELEASE

Our streams for the new album continue to grow as we have now broken over 33 thousand streams. We still do not have the full data from DistroKid, which covers many other stored but with what we do know it has been performing well so far.

After Bandcamp Friday we now have 88 pre-orders for the CD and 65 album downloads. We would very much like to improve this number in the coming weeks. The artwork is being finalised with the printers ready for printing this month.

  • YouTube: 25,037
  • Spotify: 3,045
  • Bandcamp: 2,472
  • Facebook: 2,639

Total: 33,193