THAL – “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye” Pre-Order Is Open!

THAL – “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye” Pre-Order Is Now Open!

My bandmate, Vince Green from wytCHord, asked me to work with him on the latest THAL (The Heathens Are Loose) recording, and what a great time we’ve had! I’m proud to announce that pre-orders are available and that the new record has been picked up by Argonauta Records! We are grateful and excited as hell to turn the music loose on the world! You can hear the first single streaming for free, so take a listen and head over to the THAL Bandcamp page (for US fans) or over to Argonauta Records (outside of the US) to place your pre-order on “Reach For The Dragon’s Eye!”

Cheers!
Kevin

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wytCHord – “Death Will Flee” released!

wytCHord – “Death Will Flee” released!

“Death Will Flee” is now available on CD in an eco-pack as well as digital download!

Order your copy of wytCHord – “Death Will Flee” at bandcamp:
https://wytchord.bandcamp.com/album/death-will-flee

”…riff-driven slab of somber doom, dense grooves with rhythmic enchantments, and detonating drum play.” – Dragon (Metal Nexus)

The new album “Death Will Flee” from wytCHORd is loaded with heavy riffs and the powerful vocals of Vince Green (THAL) who sounds like the offspring of Neil Fallon and Glen Danzig. In addition to his vocal work on the album, Vince Green and fellow guitarist David Jones (Black Mountain Creeper) deliver crushing fuzz-laded grooves driven home by hard-hitting drummer Kevin Hartnell (Trinity & Triage). Fans of bands like Black Sabbath, Clutch, Kyuss, and Queens of the Stone Age are sure to find something on “Death Will Flee” to embrace!

wytCHord is: Vince Green · Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lyrics | David Jones · Rhythm & Lead Guitar | Kevin Hartnell · Drums – Formed in 2016 – For bookings, interviews, promos, or additional questions, please email wytchord@gmail.com.

Like wytCHord on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wytchord/
Follow wytCHord on Bandcamp: https://wytchord.bandcamp.com/

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wytCHord Release Coming on Halloween 2016!

wytCHord Release Coming on Halloween 2016!

Columbus, Ohio, October 14, 2016 – Overlook Hotel Records celebrates the first release by wytCHord coming this October 31st. “Death Will Flee” will be available on CD in an eco-pack as well as digital download. Pre-release is currently available now for purchase with a free track to those who purchase the album before the 31st of October!

Pre-order wytCHord – “Death Will Flee” at bandcamp:
https://wytchord.bandcamp.com/album/death-will-flee

”…riff-driven slab of somber doom, dense grooves with rhythmic enchantments, and detonating drum play.” – Dragon (Metal Nexus)

The new album “Death Will Flee” from wytCHORd is loaded with heavy riffs and the powerful vocals of Vince Green (THAL) who sounds like the offspring of Neil Fallon and Glen Danzig. In addition to his vocal work on the album, Vince Green and fellow guitarist David Jones (Black Mountain Creeper) deliver crushing fuzz-laded grooves driven home by hard-hitting drummer Kevin Hartnell (Trinity & Triage). Fans of bands like Black Sabbath, Clutch, Kyuss, and Queens of the Stone Age are sure to find something on “Death Will Flee” to embrace!

wytCHord is: Vince Green · Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Lyrics | David Jones · Rhythm & Lead Guitar | Kevin Hartnell · Drums – Formed in 2016 – For bookings, interviews, promos, or additional questions, please email wytchord@gmail.com.

Like wytCHord on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wytchord/
Follow wytCHord on Bandcamp: https://wytchord.bandcamp.com/

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Kevin Hartnell-“CC BY-SA 4.0” (creative commons music) on FMA!

Kevin Hartnell – “CC BY-SA 4.0”

(a collection of music released under a creative commons license on FMA)

Over the years I have amassed a large number of tracks that didn’t seem to go anywhere once they were completed, or almost completed. Rather than leave them parked on a hard drive, I decided to turn them loose and submit them for possible inclusion on the Free Music Archive website. I assembled a collection of twenty-one tracks and sent in the submission. They were accepted five days ago and are available now for streaming or download.

For those unfamiliar with creative commons licensing, it’s a license you can append to your work that, depending upon which license you choose, can allow others to use your work without payment and even without credit if you choose. Why give it away for free? Well, in this case, the music was just sitting around without any particular application outside of providing me with a creative outlet. Some of it had been written years ago and didn’t go anywhere. With that in mind, why not turn it loose and see if it helps out others? So far there have been almost five-thousand downloads, so maybe they are already being put to use.

You can find the tracks here: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kevin_Hartnell/

If you are looking for music to use in audio dramas, podcasts, films, youtube videos, games, commercials, or anything else you can think of, the Free Music Archive may be an excellent resource for you, especially if you don’t have the budget to pay for music.

Support creativity, support the arts, support each other!
Kevin

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wytCHord, coming soon! Streaming new song at Metal Nexus!

wytCHord: Coming Soon!

wytCHord, a new doom metal project has been in the works and is finally nearing a release date. The new project features Vince Green (THAL), David Jones (Black Mountain Creeper), and myself. I began tracking drums back in March and had a great time laying down the grooves to the excellent songs Vince and David brought in! Fans of heavy riffs should smash the link button and visit Metal Nexus where they are featuring a brand new track exclusively! Listen to “The Queen They Left To Die” and drop by to like the wytCHord Facebook page. Let us know what you think!

http://metalnexus.net/exclusive-premiere-and-stream-of-wytchord-the-queen-they-left-to-die/

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“Kraken Mare: The Score”

Kraken Mare: The Score

On November 10th, Matthew McLean from YAP Audio Production and the Audio Drama Production Podcast contacted me needing someone to score his latest audio drama. I gladly accepted the offer and began working on music for his excellent science fiction/horror story “Kraken Mare.”

What is “Kraken Mare” about? “Nine years ago the Wells-Dyson satellite picked up images of what appears to be some sort of wreckage on the floor of Titan’s biggest hydrocarbon ocean – Kraken Mare. The discovery prompted eccentric billionaire Jennifer Barrie to fast-track an expedition to the mysterious moon of Saturn. The three British astronauts who have just arrived in Titan’s orbit have only one job – find out what’s lying under Kraken Mare. And potentially answer one of humanity’s biggest questions. Are we alone in the universe?”

When I began working on scoring the story, the first thing that struck me was the fantastic soundscapes Matthew had created. On top of that, quality acting and writing truly inspired me! It was a pleasure to create music to help illuminate the production. I wrapped up scoring and sent over my mix to Matthew on December 17th. The following day YAP Audio Production released “Kraken Mare” to the public which has already received quite a few positive reviews!

Audio Drama Production Podcast Logo

On November 10th, Matthew McLean from YAP Audio Production and the Audio Drama Production Podcast contacted me needing someone to score his latest audio drama. I gladly accepted the offer and began working on music for his excellent science fiction/horror story “Kraken Mare.”

What is “Kraken Mare” about? “Nine years ago the Wells-Dyson satellite picked up images of what appears to be some sort of wreckage on the floor of Titan’s biggest hydrocarbon ocean – Kraken Mare. The discovery prompted eccentric billionaire Jennifer Barrie to fast-track an expedition to the mysterious moon of Saturn. The three British astronauts who have just arrived in Titan’s orbit have only one job – find out what’s lying under Kraken Mare. And potentially answer one of humanity’s biggest questions. Are we alone in the universe?”

When I began working on scoring the story, the first thing that struck me was the fantastic soundscapes Matthew had created. On top of that, quality acting and writing truly inspired me! It was a pleasure to create music to help illuminate the production. I wrapped up scoring and sent over my mix to Matthew on December 17th. The following day YAP Audio Production released “Kraken Mare” to the public which has already received quite a few positive reviews!

Today I have released the score through Overlook Hotel Records as a free download. What I am asking in return is, if you like the music (or the audio drama or any of the other great works YAP have put out), please consider making a donation to their Patreon account to support their works. They are lovely people that have been building a growing and supportive community of modern audio drama producers. They also release a regular podcast (the Audio Drama Production Podcast) that helps to educate people on how to make their very own audio dramas. Have a listen to the story below and let us know what you think. You can find quite a few of us hanging out on the ADPP Facebook group, so drop by and say hello! Maybe you will find yourself making your very own audio drama, too! Thanks for listening!

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