Winter Always Returns now is complete as Appalachian Winter’s ninth full album! I’ll give you folks the links immediately following before blithering on about crap that most people won’t care about:
Edit: Download links for single songs no longer exist. Those three songs are still available in the full album .zip file (link below):
Darkness – Streaming
Coldness – Streaming
Entrancement – Streaming
OR get the whole album here (songs have been revised heavily since they were first posted and these versions are final): Streaming|Download. The individual downloads are going to be nuked anyways in a few days in favor of the full-album .zip file.
The official release date for Winter Always Returns will be the 9th of April; that’s when the physical release will become available for order. I’ll be sure to inform you of pre-orders if/when they become available.
I’ve made a channel on Minds here, so if that’s a way you’d like to follow what’s happening with Appalachian Winter, you’re welcome to subscribe.
Also, I’m looking into online distros that may help me get Appalachian Winter on places like Spotify, Rhapsody (is that still around?), iTunes, Amazon, and other places that might be more accessible than these scary-looking Mediafire links. I’ll always have this stuff free on Mediafire, so this is just about making the music more available to folks who want it through other channels. Of course, I’m going to clear this idea with NGR, who remain responsible for the physical portion of these releases.
For this album, Appalachian Winter went back to being a solo project. With luck, that won’t be permanent and Randy and Mike will be able to be back in the future. And, I think that previous statement will be a perfect teaser to the fact that I have albums (yes, plural) planned beyond this. It’s wild to think about, considering there was a time when I thought I’d be lucky to make it to five releases!
You’ll hear from me again as we get closer to April 9th. Until then, enjoy the new songs. And as always, thank you for your time and for listening. Thank you to all who share this stuff, who take the time to upload these things to YouTube or wherever, and who are out there writing reviews for an audience of zero or greater; it really means a lot to me.