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Odin's Court Crowdfunding Two Album Releases

09/09/2015
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(Glass Onyon) Odin's Court have launched a crowd sourcing campaign for the release of two album projects: Deathanity (R3) and Turtles All the Way Down Vol, II. We were sent the following details:

Deathanity (R3) is a "reboot" of the original ProgRock Records album released in 2008, consisting of a remix (original recording), new recording (e.g., vocals), and a re-master. Turtles All the Way Down, Vol. II continues the concept started in 2015's album by the same name.

Band leader Matt Brookins commented on the decision to revisit Deathanity: "This was an important album to the band - we worked hard independently, and then shopped it to labels. It was picked up by ProgRock Records (2008), and to date remains our best selling and most popular release. While we were, and still are, proud of what we did, there are some factors that made us want to revisit and improve the quality of the album…mainly, the addition of Dimetrius LaFavors (lead vocals), but also my improvements as an engineer and producer. Additionally, the concept of the album is becoming increasingly important in today's world, so hopefully we will reach even more ears with this re-release. Stylistically, this album is heavy, progressive, and artsy."

Turtles All the Way Down, Vol. II continues where the last album left off, exploring the concept of infinite regression and individuals' methods of finding their place and coping in such a vast universe. Brookins comments: "The creation of 2015's album was therapeutic to me. I was so enthusiastic about the concept, that I ended up writing two albums worth of music and lyrics. While we discussed putting out a double album, our financial situation and time constraints prohibited it at the time. Rather than letting these 'extra' songs go unheard, we thought it would be nice to complete them. While some songs didn't make the final cut, many did - and I wrote some new ones as well. We also have a couple of alternate versions of songs from the 2015 album. Stylistically, this album strikes me as a bit AOR with a hard edge."

Rewards for campaign backers include CDs, digital releases, shirts, signed drum heads, vinyl banners, coasters, picks, an invitation to a listening party, and more. Samples and more details here.

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