Some combinations just don’t go together. Peanut butter and mayonnaise, vegetables and pizza, me and a healthy relationship, etc. But there’s no denying that the worlds of heavy metal and H.P. Lovecraft are a match made in horror heaven and nothing proves this more than BRETT MILLER and his latest project.
Teaming with one of the best Lovecraft artists alive, Marcelo Orsi Blanco, Brett Miller is going to give all of us a chance to not only make this album possible, but also to join the “Esoteric Order Of Dagon” mailing list complete with printable certificate. As awesome as that is, if you go to THE MUSIC PAGE OF BRETT MILLER you can listen to some music that’s sure to have your devil horns up and your head banging!
Below is the official press release from Brett Miller so be sure to read it and get all this information in your head hole.
H.P. Lovecraftthemed Music and Art Collaboration
Metal guitarist Brett Miller and scifi concept artist Marcelo Orsi Blanco to launch Kickstarter
campaign for Miller’s 5th record.
Poughkeepsie, NY USA / Buenos Aires, Argentina
Guitarist / composer Brett Miller and artist Marcelo Orsi Blanco announce the release of three
demos from their upcoming Kickstarter campaign, “Oath of Dagon”. Reflecting the two artists’
lifelong obsession with the work of weird fiction author H.P. Lovecraft, the project is a fulllength
instrumental guitar record with accompanying works of art.
“Musically, I’ve been inspired by Lovecraft ever since I was 12 at Berklee College of Music I
even wrote a piece for string quartet called ‘The Tomes of H.P. Lovecraft’ so it’s a lot of fun to
finally go ‘all in’ and make an entire record based on his work”, says guitarist Brett Miller. “And
collaborating with Marcelo who’s contributing the best Lovecraftinspired artwork I’ve ever seen
has made it even more fun and exciting!”
And what about those three songs available right away?
“We’ve got three demos available right now for people to listen to and download for free:
‘R’lyeh’, ‘Old Zadok Allen’, and ‘Dunwich Horror’. I’ve gotten some great feedback so far about
them, both from fans of prog metal, and fans of Lovecraft and a lot of people fall into both
categories, by the way. We’ve also got a really cool ‘Esoteric Order of Dagon’ membership
certificate designed by Marcelo, that people can print out and personalize…and don’t worry, we
won’t even make you take the Third Oath!”
While details about the full project are being kept secret until the Kickstarter campaign is
officially launched, members of the Esoteric Order of Dagon will receive goodies and updates
leading up to the launch, reserved only for initiates of the Order. Metal and Lovecraft fans can
check out the songs and become cult members by visiting BRETT MILLER MUSIC
About the Artists
Brett Miller is a guitarist who has four solo records under his belt (“Constant”, “Druid Green”,
“Metal”, “Beast Sides”), and is also a composer of original soundtracks in the video game
industry. In addition, he is the author of several guitar instructional books and audio courses,
and is an indemand guitar coach.
Marcelo Orsi Blanco is a concept artist and game designer, whose artistic talents can be seen
everywhere from scifi book covers, to tabletop RPGs, to websites. He’s currently in
development of a platformer style video game based on Lovecraft’s “The Mound”. See more of
his artwork at his site CRAWLERS DEN WEBSITE.
Q: WHEN IS THE KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHING?
A: We’ll be hitting the “Go!” button in the middle of August; we chose that date because the
NecronomiCon convention in Providence, RI will be going on at the end of that month so it just
makes everything more fun and Lovecraftian.
Q: SINCE YOU GUYS ARE IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, HOW DO YOU COLLABORATE?
A: Email, Skype, Trello, and Google apps our communications technology isn’t quite as
advanced as that of the MiGo, but it’s getting there. Although, it would be nice to have those
talking brain canisters if Marcelo didn’t speak English as well as Spanish we’d be screwed,
because I’m your typical American that can only speak one language.
Q: WHAT WILL THE FINISHED PRODUCT ACTUALLY BE?
A:Mum’s the word until we launch the campaign, but we can say that it will be a metal record
and artwork; however it will be released in a more unique format than your traditional CD or
vinyl. Esoteric Order of Dagon members will be the first to hear dark hints and whisperings
about it though.
Q: LOVECRAFT AND PROGRESSIVE METAL WHAT’S THE CONNECTION?
A:Lovecraft has always dealt with darker, fringe types of themes forbidden books and rites,
interdimensional interlopers, etc. and metal has always been a darker, fringe style of music.
Prog metal is a style particularly suited for Lovecraftian influence, because while remaining dark
and fringe, it also contains a healthy amount of erudition, craftsmanship, and vocabulary more
so than most other types of metal.
Get those fingers clicking and check out the websites and prepare to rock out while giving your eyeballs a visual treat. Legt me know what you think of Brett Miller and his music in the comments below. And don’t forget to visit MY OFFICIAL AMAZON WORLD OF TERROR PAGE for all your horror movie needs.
Keep it bloody.