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...featuring PROFANE PRAYER's "Who Gives A Fuck?"
In what is set to become an annual tradition, Norway’s “anti” Label, Misantrof, has, for the second year, released a tongue-in-cheek “anti” Christmas compilation. Like all Misantrof releases the 11-track “Holy Fucking ANTIChristmas Volume II” is available for free download, together with cover art and information about the bands involved, at http://antichristmas09.mis..antrof.net
CARPATHIAN FOREST bassist Daniel Vrangsinn, who founded Misantrof in 2007 and heads the multi-faceted organisation, prefers to call it an Anti Label, because he originally set it up as a reaction to all the greed and exploitation that bands suffer at the hands of the music industry. “It’s the same with Christmas,” explains Vrangsinn, “Regardless of your religious beliefs, Christmas has now become what is probably the most exploitative time of the year, when people are guilted into spending ridiculous amounts of money they can’t afford, on things they don’t need. So we thought we’d kill two birds with one stone by releasing an album that costs you nothing to get hold of, and at the same time takes a dig at the absurdity that has now become Christmas. All the bands volunteered their time to write and record for free, even paying their studio costs, and if that’s not the real spirit of Christmas, then what is? Let’s just call it a reality check on Christmas, made for pure enjoyment and cost-free self-indulgence”.
The two final tracks on the compilation are included as a tribute to EIRIK SKRANGLE, musician, friend and supporter of Misantrof, who died recently. Track listing as follows:
01. PROFANE PRAYER – Who Gives A Fuck? 02. PLAAG – Christmas Time 03. PÅL POTET – Eg Trur 04. VRANGSINN – A Song About Nothing At All (Mad Happy Melody) 05. EXETHERIS – Don’t Give Me The Christmas Blues 06. THE SMALL PENIS SYNDROMES – Penis Is My Friend 07. 26z – A Cold Warmth 08. THRONE OF MALEDICTION – Black Friday 09. RH- - Lamb Song 10. VRANGLE – There Is No Flaming Arrows (Painting the Whore) 11. EIRIK SKRANGLE - Avgaarde
"Who Gives A Fuck?", which was especially written for the compilation and was recorded and mastered by George Bokos at the Grindhouse Studios in Athens, will receive its live debut on the 20th December, when the band appears at the 10th anniversary concert for the Metal Eagle Magazine at the Sin City Club in Athens. More information about PROFANE PRAYER can be found on the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/pro..faneprayer
FREE DOWNLOAD DETAILS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Free Album Download: http://antichristmas09.mis..antrof.nett Misantrof Website: http://www.misantrof.net
Download “Bloodred Fullmoon”: http://profaneprayer.misan..trof.net/ MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/pro..faneprayer Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pr..ofaneprayer ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.co..m/profaneprayer Band Contact and Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
PROFANE PRAYER interviewed on Crackhitler.com
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More news about PROFANE PRAYER to come next week.
“Bloodred Fullmoon” the 2006 demo from Greek Black Metallers PROFANE PRAYER has been released by Misantrof, the label founded and headed by CARPATHIAN FOREST’s Daniel Vrangsin, through its Music Archives, the division of the “anti” label that was set up to house and release a historical music collection of rare, deleted, or difficult to find items, and includes material from bands such as DEATHCULT, ORCUSTUS, NIDINGR and AMOK, amongst others. Like all Misantrof releases, PROFANE PRAYER’s “Bloodred Fullmoon” is available for free download, together with artwork and band photos at http://profaneprayer.misantrof.net/ Track listing as follows:
1. Bloodred Fullmoon 2. Sorrow 3. Pain Is Taking Shape 4. Apocalyptic
Formed in 2005 by guitarist G, vocalist The Saint (HORDES OF DECAY) and drummer/guitarist THC (HORDES OF DECAY), PROFANE PRAYER’s lineup now includes Sick Mind on bass. Drawing its early inspiration from traditional Black Metal bands such as CARPATHIAN FOREST and DARKTHRONE, PROFANE PRAYER has spent the intervening years developing its own sound and cutting its teeth on the local scene, regularly supporting bands like SEPTIC FLESH, THE HAUNTED, DESTRUCTION, and MOONSORROW. The band has just finished recording and mastering the debut full-length album “Eye of Sin”.
Talking about the collaboration with Misantrof, G commented: “We had run a special promotion offering the demo for just postage costs in September and had a lot of takers, so we suggested to our manager that we make it available for free download on MySpace. Since MySpace sound quality is pretty bad, she wasn’t too taken with the idea, and instead played it to Vrangsinn, who she also manages, and he liked it enough to offer us a release through the Archives. That’s a much more satisfactory way of doing things. We have the support and facilities offered by Misantrof, and, more importantly, the material is available in the highest possible sound quality. Considering that one of the reasons we started off as musicians in the first place was CARPATHIAN FOREST, who our manager also works with, it’s quite a coincidence how everything has worked out. ”
PROFANE PRAYER will also feature on Misantrof’s “Holy Fucking Antichristmas 2009” compilation, which will be released on December 13. The track, which was especially written for the compilation and was recorded and mastered by George Bokos at the Basement Studios in Athens, will receive its live debut on the 20th December, when the band appears at the 10th anniversary concert for the Metal Eagle Magazine at the Sin City Club in Athens. More information about PROFANE PRAYER can be found on the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/profaneprayer
Additional Information Download “Bloodred Fullmoon”: http://profaneprayer.misantrof.net/ MySpace: www.myspace.com/profaneprayer Facebook: www.facebook.com/profaneprayer ReverbNation: www.reverbnation.com/profaneprayer Misantrof : http://misantrof.net
We are in the studio today recording a track specially written for the 2009 “anti” Christmas compilation from the Misantrof ANTIrecords label, founded and headed by CARPATHIAN FOREST’s DANIEL VRANGSINN. Drums will be recorded at Basement Studios and bass/vocals at Grindhouse Studio, always under the watchful eye of George Bokos.
The compilation, which will be called “Holy Fucking Antichristmas 2009”, is scheduled for release in early December, and like all Misantrof releases, will be available for free download .
In fact, November/December sees lot of other interesting stuff from Misantrof, including more from PROFANE PRAYER. MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/profaneprayer Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profaneprayer ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/profaneprayer
1. After the departure of our former bassist, JNK, Sick Mind (Hordes Of Decay, Deathcore) has filled in his place.
2. Profane Prayer Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=82250773266&ref=ts
feel free to join.
3."Under The Black Sun" from "Eye Of Sin" features on Terrorizer's "Fear Candy Unsigned 2009" CD.