there wasn't so much going on here during the last weeks but there are more important things in life than blogging once in a while. now, as girlfriend is already sleeping which means I should stay away from my stereo if I don't want war I flipped a coin if I would either spend some time blogging or answer my e-mails. even though e-mails would be more important the coin told me to spend some time blogging... so here we go. as Jeremy messed up my address he got the parcel bounced back to him when he tried to send me the latest VEDAVU release but 3 days ago I finally got my copy of the 2nd part of VEDAVU's ORANGE SERIES a.k.a. DEVIL's LIVE ENTRY 7" in the mail. as expected the packaging is incredible! as you can see on the pic somewhere below the 7" came with a shirt (that really suits me well according to my girlfriend), a pro-done CD with the tracks from the 7", a square 2" button and a full-color lyric-sheet. on the pic above you can see that the cover has 2 (thick cardboard) obi-strips that add some kind of cinematic touch to the record. as Mr. Apocalypse has posted about DEVIL on his blog himself you may be aware of the fact that DEVIL is a BLACK METAL band and that he's handling the vocals. if you follow the link to Mike's blog you should be able to download a DEVIL track that's not on this 2 track 7" but will give you a good idea of the gritty lo-fi BLACK METAL mayhem that they release on this 7"/CD. as VEDAVU has included a pro-done CD on every release so far you normally get the best of both worlds - a gritty lo-fi lathe-cut record on one hand and a hi-fi CD on the other but in this case the CD doesn't sound so much different to the 7". actually this time the vocals of the 2nd track sound better on the 7" than on the CD even though they still sound like some demonic hissing that you can barely hear somewhere in the back. as all other VEDAVU releases this one is also strictly limited and only 42 copies were made which are of course all gone by now. I know that 42 copies aren't many but as you've got to see every single release Jeremy has done so far more like a piece of art that's not meant for public consumption than like (just) another record (I'm not saying a "normal" record couldn't be a piece of art too but most of them aren't) it makes totally sense! and as it's not meant for public consumption there's no download link!
together with the DEVIL stuff came a square HOT PURSUIT 7" that was supposed to be the next release on VEDAVU and Pt. III of the ORANGE SERIES but Jeremy told me that:"the HOT PURSUIT record is a reject! we are gonna smash the rest!" which probably means this is another record you'd love to have but most likely will never get! especially if you click on the pic of the 7" and download their demo cause the demo is fucking rad and the the 7" is the demo plus an alternative version of a track!
last but not least Jeremy also slipped in a TAFKATA shirt that looks fucking rad and of course is, you guessed it, also limited. THANKS A LOT! the good news is that you might be still able to get a copy if you click on the shirt!