The not metal album is done!

The Lake and the Mountain: A Memoir has just been completed!  I expected it to be done at about the same time as From the Cosmos to the Mountains, so this is a bit unexpected.  Still, my last proper album was done way back in 2014 with The Epochs that Built the Mountains, so it’s a great feeling nonetheless.

The three songs that are new are:

Mount Katahdin, Lake Chesuncook, and The Storm’s Brilliant Rainbow.

Those links are to stream the songs individually.  The whole album can be streamed here.

Sorry, there are no separate downloads for the album anymore.  The entire album, however, can be downloaded here.

This album is planned to be released in physical form by Nine Gates Records.  As those plans become final, I’ll be sure to let you know what’s happening there.

This marks seven full albums under the Appalachian Winter name.

Three more songs remain for From the Cosmos to the Mountains.  I’m still confident that album will be done before year’s end.

Two new songs . . .

Allow me to begin with the new music!

The first song (metal) is called “Stars, Make Creation Shine Again.”

The second (non-metal) is called “Perfect Blue Sky.”

All files have been collected in a full album .zip file for download here.

That makes three songs to go for each album. We’re getting close!

Apologies for the long wait, and for the fewness of new songs. I don’t think I’m capable of any more five song announcements!  With a little luck, the next batch won’t be so distant from now in time, but no promises can be made.  I still expect both albums to be done by this year’s end.

All my best,


Five New Songs?! Jesus Christ.

Folks, here’s a FIVE song update. Let’s start with the metal stuff, since I sense that’s why most of you are here.

The first is called “Essence Condensing from Fury.” Streaming

The second is called “This Moment, All Is Light.” Streaming

The two above are from the upcoming album From the Cosmos to the Mountains (Edit: that album is now a single .zip file download)

The third is called “Bring Me Victory.” Streaming
It is a cover originally from Melankolia. It’s probably the only outright cover you’ll see from me involving music not in the public domain. This is released as a single.

The last two are not metal, and are from  The Lake and the Mountain:

“Northern Wilderness”Streaming

“A Place Where Years May See No Souls”Streaming

Edit: Full .zip file of that album is here.

This kicked my ass, so don’t be surprised if you don’t hear anything more afterwards for a little while, even though I’ve sat on the Melankolia cover for close to a couple years. But the good news is we’re over the hill with both albums I’m working on. There are eight more songs to go, four for both From the Cosmos to the Mountains and The Lake and the Mountain.

If I don’t get to speak to you folks before then – which is likely – my best wishes are upon you for this season and the new year – for whenever and whatever you celebrate therein.

But there is more to come! See you in 2017.



More new songs . . .

And here now are some more songs. Apologies for being a slacker, there are only three this time instead of four.

The first one is for the non-metal album being done right now, called “Glide upon the Water.” Edit: That song is now available in a .zip file with the rest of the album here.


The other two are for the traditional more metal album being worked on. The first is called “All Begins Now.” Edit: those two are now available in a .zip file of the whole album here.


And the second is called “Boiling, Upsurging Expanse.”


Please do keep in mind that the songs may change a tad over time as the albums come closer to completion. That’s kind of the way I’ve always done, but I don’t think I’ve given you good folks the courtesy of letting you know until just now. Sorry about that. I’m still – after all these years – learning how to do this crap.



New Songs and Announcements for the next two albums . . .

Okay, I’ve got some new music and tonight I’m not kidding around in the least. There are FOUR new tracks now representing the start I have on two albums. Before you get too excited though, only one of them is metal.

That one is “Come Together and Build the Heavens.” It’s going to be for an album called From the Mountains to the Cosmos, which will be the proper follow-up to The Epochs that Built the Mountains.


Edit: Upon album completion, all songs are collected in a single .zip file for download here.

The next three tracks are for an album called The Lake and the Mountain. This album is going to be more like my side of the Berglieder split with Draumar, though I stress that this is NOT a follow-up to that effort; this one’s its own thing. I expect these tracks to be a bit shorter than usual. If you’re here for metal, skip this album. If you don’t, don’t blame me for the yawns you may experience!

The first of these is called “Night of Quiet Rain.”


The next is called “Fog Lifts from the Lake.”


The last is called “For Lois.”


Edit: Upon album completion, all these songs as well are collected in a single .zip file for download here.

My plans are to continue work on both of these albums simultaneously. Please keep in mind that the sound of these tracks may change as the albums develop and I become more certain of how both of these efforts are going to sound, so your downloads may not be the final sound of the individual tracks.