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EYE 005

Apostle Of Solitude - Sincerest Misery

Released: October 2008

Format: CD/2LP


CD - undisclosed

2LP 1st press:
regular edition - 200 copies in purple vinyl
Die Hard edition - 50 copies in purple vinyl

2LP 2nd press:
250 copies in black vinyl

Additional Information:

Apostle of Solitude, whose sound has been described as "hopelessness, despair, and grief, exorcised from the mind and channeled out in a catharsis of sound", rose from the ashes of The Keep in August of 2004. Guitarist-Vocalist Chuck Brown (while at that time also playing behind the drum kit in the mighty The Gates of Slumber) convened with Drummer Corey Webb and Bassist Brent McClellan, and the trio began rehearsing together regularly before adding second guitarist Paul Miller in January of 2005. Early recordings from this period consisted of four track rehearsal tapes, which were circulated through the metal underground as a foreshadowing of doomed things to come. Upon the departure of Paul Miller in July 2005, the second guitar position was shortly thereafter filled by Justin Avery.

The name "Apostle of Solitude", being based on the idea of an individual who goes through life essentially alone in terms of a steadfast devotion to those things they hold to be true and right - completely independent of society, gives some indication of the subject matter that the music deals with.

Autumn of 2005 saw the first proper demo cd recorded at Prana Studios. This self-titled audio documentary of sorrow and ruin was limited to 100 DIY copies, assembled under the mark of Necrology Rekordings. The band started gigging regularly in Indianapolis and the surrounding areas during the winter of 2005, and by March of 2006 they began to hit the road. October 2006 saw an abbreviated east coast U.S. tour with kindred brethren Elusive Travel. Late 2006 / early 2007 also saw the release of the band's second demo release, the EP "Embraced By The Black", recorded by "Metal" Mike downtown at the Engine Room in Indianapolis. This demo, limited to roughly 300 copies, quickly went out of print, garnering enthusiastic accolades throughout the international doom and metal community along the way.

Sincerest Misery, the band's much anticipated debut full length opus, was recorded at Russian Recording Studios in Nashville, Indiana during June 2008, and later mastered at The Boiler Room in Chicago, Illinois in July 2008.

As special gift to the fans the vinyl edition will include the complete "Embraced By The Black" demo, available on vinyl for the first and possibly last time!

The 1st press of the regular vinyl edition comes in deluxe gatefold jacket and purple vinyl including free sticker with the cover artwork, limited to 200 copies and handnumbered.

The Die Hard edition furthermore includes an exclusive t-shirt, only available in this edition, an embroidered patch, as well as the album on cd for your (auto)mobile listening pleasure. It is limited to 50 copies.

The 2nd & last press of the vinyl comes in deluve gatefold jacket and black vinyl, limited to 250 copies.


I. The Messenger
II. Confess
III. The Dark Tower
IV. A Slow Suidice
V. Last Tears
VI. This Dustbowl Earth
VII. Warbird
VIII. Sincerest Misery (1,000 Days)
IX. Last Tears*
XII. Curse Of A Gift*
XIII. Life Like Quicksand*
* "Embraced By The Black" Demo '06, exclusive vinyl bonus



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T-Shirt & Patch of the DIE HARD:



(embroidered in white on black)

An album shirt has been released as well: