We’re looking for an artist to collaborate on the artwork and an accompanying comic for our first album, “Sounds Of Tyrants“. We’d also like to put out a double A-side single initially to help build awareness – see right – and artwork will be needed for this.
We’re happy to fund and support as required. For th ealbum we are planning to donate any artist profits of the initial release to mental health charities.
The current pictures used in the covers are for illustration only as they contain copyrighted images. We’d like to keep the layout (fonts, colours etc) roughly the same and replace the images with designs based on the comic but are happy for other ideas too.
The comic book we are looking to collaborate on will be based on the lyrics of each track (or theme for the 2 instrumentals) – there’s a link to the lyrics and more details below. Stylistically we’re keen on 70s/80s style comics; like Action, 2000AD and especially Scream! but are happy for suggestions!
We’d like the design to reflect the album cover etc so they work as a package.
Initially we’d be keen on a 1 to two page sample we can use with the single release and also to help with record company support.
The two tracks for the proposed single and the instrumentals have been completed. Vocals for the remaining six tracks are in progress. You can hear the completed tracks, as well as the demos of the others below:
M.D.A.H. is collaboration conceived by John SEODAH (Sound Effects Of Death And Horror – usually electronica, ambient and other assorted odd noises. It also features Jim Hinder (ex-Onslaught – Killing Peace, In Search Of Sanity ) on bass, Tommy Concrete (ex-The Exploited, current Werewolf and solo) on guitar/vocals and John and Sophie (Hand Of Kalliach) on vocals. The collective is split between Edinburgh and the West Country.
S.O.T. combines 80’s thrash, 70s electronic film scores and “Grindwave” – influenced by Celtic Frost, Slayer, Goblin, Zombi, Napalm Death, Sigh and Japanese noise like Polysics and Melt-Banana – to name but a few.
Most of the themes/lyrics for the songs come from horror books and films, along with a couple of more political tracks that bookend the album. The loose concept behind this is that no matter how you try and escape, there are real-life horrors all around.
“More Death And Horror” is the name of the second BBC horror sound effects albums from the seventies; the first one being “Sound Effects Of Death And Horror”…
We’d like to issue a single prior to the full album release.
This will be a double A-side with two tracks – Hellbound Heart and Meatball Machine. These have already been mixed and mastered.
Ideally this will be as a limited edition 7″ vinyl, digital download and streaming. We’ll also make a video for one of the tracks.
You can hear them below: