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Today, it is not only the last day of the year 2016. It is also the last active day for Plutonium.
There are a lot of reasons for making this decision. The most important one is the fact that I´ve lost inspiration. The last two years I´ve been trying out some new stuff. Some of it is not that bad actually, but the thought of making a new Plutonium album out of it didn´t really enthuse me. And I´ve always been enthusiastic and eager to make a new recording with Plutonium. There is no idea trying to fake passion, excitement, dedication or anything else I´ve felt when making a new Plutonium recording in the past. Why should I even think of trying to fool anyone, including myself?
Also, I have to say the last album “Born Again Misanthrope” is an album I am extremely proud of. I like all my releases - if I was displeased with one of them, it would not be released - but this one has everything I´ve tried to achieve. An album which nourished from a couple of years of constant setbacks and degradation. But things changed, and definitely for the better.
And as one of my contemporary favorite bands sings: “ They say people never change but that´s bullshit”. We all do. I started Plutonium when I was 27 years old. I am 41 now. I came out of that destructive state of mind and circumstances I mentioned earlier and learnt a thing or two from it as well.
It has been some enjoyable years. Except for the purely musical part of Plutonium, I´ve gained some friendships that I value highly – I will do my best to maintain those even though Plutonium is no more.
And the music will always be there. You will still be able to listen to it on the digital music services, the Bandcamp site and the CD´s I´ve made (and I still have a couple of copies for sale for those into physical formats).
This site will also continue. It will not be updated as often as earlier, but maybe I find something of interest to share with you, and then you know where to find it!
I have other music projects ahead of me, and if I ever get the idea to make new Plutonium music I will of course try it out.... but as I feel now, it won´t happen. I´ve tried too hard recently with no satisfying results.
That doesn´t mean it´s an easy thing to end something that has been an important part of my life the last 13 years (of carrion, hehe). There are probably a lot more to say, but I guess I´ve made my main points.
So thanks for your support during the years! I wish you all a great 2017!
Hi! You might know that the new Plutonium album has been available for a couple of months now... but recently the title track "Born Again Misanthrope" was added to the ReverbNation account. Listen and enjoy!
Listen to the rest of the album here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7DMnZBTTymuyP9g8T6dhhD iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/born-again-misanthrope/id1071207717 Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/12097716 Bandcamp: http://thetrueplutonium.bandcamp.com/album/born-again-misanthrope
I´m very curious to hear what you think of it! All the best and thanks for the support! /J
Hi! Just wanted to tell all my followers here that the third Plutonium fullenght is now out! It was released 11th of january, and you can listen to it here: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7DMnZBTTymuyP9g8T6dhhD iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/born-again-misanthrope/id1071207717 Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/12097716 Bandcamp: http://thetrueplutonium.bandcamp.com/album/born-again-misanthrope
I´m very curious to hear what you think of it! All the best and thanks for the support! /J
Since Reverbnation won´t let me upload any of the new songs on the album (too big) coming on 11th of January, I have to let you go to the soundcloud page. Here you can find two new songs: the title track "Born Again Misanthrope", and another song called "The Inverted Panopticon Experience". Hope you enjoy it! /J https://soundcloud.com/thetrueplutonium
Four years ago this day (13/7 2011), the "Devilmentertainment non-stop" album was officially released. I am still satisfied with the album, although the new stuff I´ve made is definitely better.
For the moment, I´m planning the layout for the new album, and the songs will be mastered soon...
I still have CD copies of the "Devilmentertainment non-stop"-album left if there´s anyone out there who needs it... otherwise you can listen to it on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7beeQzpMF1zibrwp6Unz7u
Another year has passed and it seems like it just flew away. As I told you last new years eve I was going to move and feared that my musical activities would suffer thanks to that. But as a matter of fact I´ve probably spent more time on music this year than the last ten years! First of all I have tracked all guitars on the new PLUTONIUM record. Second, I´ve joined a band in my new hometown and we rehearse mostly two times a week so that takes some time as well. However, I focus on the new Plutonium album now since it really start to take shape. I hope the album will be finished and released in 2015. I´ll work for that. And as I´ve planned it will only be released in digital format – I have accepted the fact that noone really buy CD´s these days, and also I can focus on making music instead of trying to make business. Selling CD´s or hunting labels take too much time, and unfortunately I must say it is a waste of time, at least to 95%. The other band I´m in have recently recorded an album - but this is more of a traditional Black Metal band – so hopefully you get two albums with me next year. That feels great! As for the PLUTONIUM record I feel extremely satisfied so far. I hope you will be surprised when listening to it but I also hope you will recognize the sound. So, let us hope for a good 2015. I wish all of you a happy new year! All the best, J
..here on Reverbnation, and a total sum over 500 fans altogether. Thanks for your support!
Here´s the complete PLUTONIUM discography.... have you heard them all? http://rateyourmusic.com/artist/plutonium
So, 2013 ends... which means that the 10th anniversary year of PLUTONIUM ends as well. Personally I´ve never been involved in a musical project as long as I´ve been with PLUTONIUM. And as you may remember I commemorated this jubilee with not only one, but two anniversary releases!
The first one was a re-mastered digital version of the debut, the ”Wind of change” demo. And in autumn another digital release appeared, ”A decade of indifference”, containing four completely new songs never released before! I have already posted about these releases earlier so I won´t digress more than leaving you a link to the ”A decade of indifference”...
So, what´s up for 2014? First of all, my wife and I will move to a new town, which is something we have longed for for years. This means that my musical activities will be put on hold for a couple of months. However, most of the music for the next release is written and already arranged, so as soon as everything else is settled I will start with the recordings again. Most of the music was created around 2010 so it´s definitely time to get things done.
One big reason why the new recording has been delayed was the obstacle concerning ”Devilmentertainment non-stop”. Since I decided to release that album by myself, most of the time I could spend on my music had to be spent on spreading the album, trading, sending out promo packages and so on.... and considering the fact that very few of you still buy CDs I have come to the conclusion that I will only offer my future releases in digital formats, unless any label approaches me for some kind of collaboration. Unfortunately I can´t see that happen, but I will consider any suggestions...
Of course I prefer real records to digital, but I still have lots of copies of ”Devilmentertainment non-stop” left and it´s hard to get rid of them (if you are interested in getting one, just let me know!). I have to make priorities – and I prefer creating music over paperwork any day! Working this way will hopefully reduce any kind of administrative work to a minimum and the music will reach you sooner...
So, let us hope for a good 2014. I wish all of you a happy new year! All the best, J
This year, 2013, it´s 10 year since Plutonium started. It all began in 2003 and here we are now...
How to celebrate this? Of course I first thought of remastering the ”Wind of change” demo and release it digitally, since it was released as a demo-CDR. It was spread in modest quantities and I guess many who have heard the albums never got the opportunity to hear it. And after all I am still proud of it.
However, I thought that release wasn´t really enough. More than 2 years have passed since ”Devilmentertainment non-stop” was released and I have a lot of songs written for a coming full-length release already. I began writing songs for that one in 2010. However, after a while I felt one of these songs didn´t really fit in the context of a new full-length. So I came up with the idea to create some new songs, just try out some stuff in a very spontaneous way... and all of a sudden I had a couple of songs which didn´t really fit in anywhere. Also, time went by and I realized I had been doing Plutonium for 10 years. So I thought, ”why not release them as an anniversary thing”?
So now you can listen to 4 new PLUTONIUM songs, exclusively released on the bandcamp page. You can listen to them by streaming the tracks, but if you want to buy them, the whole package will be sold very cheap!
This collection of songs is by no means a teaser for a coming album – view this as some kind of experiment!