Ardent Vein Cassette/ltd.100 black on heavy White paper hand screen printed packaging. coming soon on Dead Accents
Shining Ones CD-R/ltd.100 Silver on Black paper, hand screen print packaging. Coming soon on Dead Accents as well.
Final documentation of Demian on vocals.
This Blinding Light Cassette/ltd.77 Glow-In-The-Dark Yellow on Black paper, hand screen print packaging. Also being Released on Dead Accents.
This will also be our last show with Demian on vocals.
Shining Ones, This Blinding Light, Fawn, A Story of Rats
(Rendezvous) It’s reassuring in our frantic age—where accolades are bestowed upon musicians for playing faster, cramming in more notes, and schizophrenically fusing ideas into some half-baked hodgepodge—that the deliberate, almost reactionary approach of doom metal is growing in popularity. Well, popular is a relative term. It’s doubtful the masses will ever appreciate the prolonged moribund disintegrations of Seattle’s doom-mongers Shining Ones. The group’s sound—sustained discordant guitar chords deteriorating into amp-rattling feedback, drums pounding with more emphasis on violence than meter, and tortured, utterly miserable vocals—is destined to appeal to a limited audience. But for the handful of masochistic souls who derive pleasure from this kind of barbarism, it’s a welcome respite, a meditative purging, and a therapeutic bludgeoning. BRIAN COOK
Tons of stuff happening right now. I just received my copies of the Wolves In The Throne Room European tour poster I designed for their tour last January-February. I only have a very limited amount of copies. You can buy them here
the Shining Ones “Motions in Light” live Cd-r is now available through Dead Accents. They are handscreened and limited to 100 copies. It contains a live set from the Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater.
Some of my work is also being featured in a group show of Seattle poster artists at Society Co. in Ballard. The show opens April 30th at 8pm. There will be a blog up soon with information about the opening and corresponding zine curated by C.M. Ruiz.
Lastly, I’m organizing two different poster series for ISIS and Wolves In The Throne Room for their respective upcoming U.S. tours. I will post the full listing of artists and cities once everything is finalized. I’m really excited about both series, there are some really great artists involved. Thank you to everyone who has helped me so far in pulling these together.
Brand new Kinski shirts based off of my Kinski/Master Musicians poster from January. Sounds like the band will have these available on their upcoming Japanese tour.
•Limited Edition Demian Johnston print set featuring artwork from “KTL IV”. Pre-orders will be posted soon.
•Sparkle Girl/Hemingway split cd-r, Sparkle Girl “Blind Sun Fucked Eye” cassette and Shining Ones “Solve Et Coagula” live cd-r will all be finished and available at the Shining Ones show on Wednesday at the Funhouse. We should have those posted online by the end of the week.
•Final stages of the Mamiffer/Oakeater split cassette boxset to be released on Dead Accents.
….and a ton of other great projects I’m excited to be involved with.
Shining Ones will be playing this Wednesday at the Funhouse in Seattle with Battlefields(ND), Irepress(MA) and Soiux City Pete & The Beggars.
Also, Demian will be playing a solo set at Dissonant Plane in Ballard on Friday at 7pm.
Recently Finished screenprinting work:
•Robyn Hitchcock Tour poster designed by Nat Damm
•Zaika 7″ covers and Hasegawa/Igler LP covers for ArchiveCD. Designed by Demian Johnston.
•Khanate “End: Capture & Release” DVD covers for Hydrahead. Designed by Stephen O’Malley.
So thanks to Seattle’s inability to handle snow without freaking out my new band’s (Shining Ones) first show was cancelled. Which is not the greatest start for a project. So our would be second show (which will now be our first show) should hopefully occur Saturday January 10th @ the Rendezvous, pending no natural disaster’s or extreme weather decide to take over Seattle that day too. This will be a one off show for Salt Lake City’s mighty Eagle Twin. We also got asked to play an awesome show at the end of January that we’re pretty excited about…