Today marks the fifth anniversary of the release of Solstice Coil’s debut album, A Prescription for Paper Cuts, or APPC for short (or Paper Cuts if you’d like, though there’s now an album by Amit Erez that goes by that name.)
It was released on September 21st because it wasn’t ready in time for June 21st, which as we all know is the date of the Summer Solstice. So we decided to release it on the Equinox instead, although from reading this Wikipedia entry I now realize that the Equinox is actually on the 22/23 of September… oh well.
If you want to support us, you can purchase a digital version of APPC on Bandcamp for just $5 or higher if you choose so. We’re currently out of stock of hard copies, but I imagine a new batch will be printed sometime in the future.
If all goes well, Solstice Coil's second album, 'Natural Causes', will be mastered this Friday, finally concluding our latest musical journey. The album will be mastered at Bardo Studios, by our good friend Erez Caspi, who also lend us a hand with mixing the album (and did an excellent job, btw).
We've been through a lot in the four years that followed the release of our first album, 'A Prescription for Paper Cuts'. We've grown up, got to play some gigs abroad, learned a few valuable lessons and had to part ways with founding members of the band.
Most of the songs on the album have been appearing on the demo on our music section for nearly two years. Still, I believe you're in for a surprise. Our songwriting style has eveloved, but we've managed to stick to the more important principles we set out for ourselves with Paper Cuts. The new sound and Yatziv's drumming on the album (instead of the VST we used on the demo) really make a difference.
We're not releasing the album right away - now starts the hunt for a proper label.
Sick and tired of mp3 files? You want the "real deal"? Well, too bad, because A Prescription for Paper Cuts is currently out of print. BUT - the internet has a solution. A new site called Bandcamp allows bands to upload full albums in CD quality, allowing you to listen to the album for free. So if you still don't have a hard copy of APPC, you can listen to a high quality streaming of the album here.
Also, check out our latest video from the Sublime on Youtube. This is just a taste of what's expecting you on our next show on the 31 of July, also at the Sublime, and did I mention free admission? No? Free admission, then!
If you've been looking for another chance to download A Prescription for Paper Cuts in its wholeness including the booklet art, here it is. Since we are currently out of stock, we don't mind sharing this with you. Just click here and download away!
The concert at the Sublime on the 13rd is going to be our last for the time being, as we are going into the studio to record our full length second album! Here's one more reason you should absolutely not miss this show (ther being that it's completely FREE)