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Medusa Truth Part 1 by Omit

Released 26 NOVEMBER 2014

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Intended to be the first part of an album series, Medusa Truth Part 1 is also the follow-up release to Omit's ambitious, critically acclaimed debut double album entitled Repose (released by Secret Quarters Records in 2011).

The title of the album was inspired by the following passage from The Mutiny of the Elsinore by Jack London: "The profoundest instinct in man is to war against the truth; that is, against the Real. He shuns facts from his infancy. His life is a perpetual evasion. Miracle, chimera and to-morrow keep him alive. He lives on fiction and myth. It is the Lie that makes him free. Animals alone are given the privilege of lifting the veil of Isis; men dare not. The animal, awake, has no fictional escape from the Real because he has no imagination. Man, awake, is compelled to seek a perpetual escape into Hope, Belief, Fable, Art, God, Socialism, Immortality, Alcohol, Love. From Medusa-Truth he makes an appeal to Maya-Lie."

Omit members/musicians on Medusa Truth Part 1
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals
Kjetil Ottersen: Keyboards and programming
Tom Simonsen: Guitars, keyboards, bass and programming

All tracks composed and performed by Omit.
Orchestral arrangements and drums programming by Tom Simonsen.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters Studios.
Artwork, designs and photos for Medusa Truth Part 1 by Tom Simonsen and Cecilie Langlie.


Omit Double Pack by Omit

Released 26 NOVEMBER 2014

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Omit - Medusa Truth Part 1

The CD versions of Omit's upcoming Medusa Truth Part 1 album and their legendary debut double album Repose, in one package for just €20.

Pre-orders are now available! Just click the "Buy Now" button to pre-order your copy..


Sophia by Vestige of Virtue

Released 01 OCTOBER 2014

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Vestige of Virtue is a trio consisting of Kjetil Ottersen, Frode Forsmo and Shaun Winter Taylor-Steels. Based in a melancholic core of gothic doom metal, the debut album Sophia derives from styles of both contemporary and archaic origin as it extends into chamber music, liturgical passages, movements inspired by Viennese classicism and occasional elements of musique concrète. The aim being a dialogue between the modest and the dramatic; the mellow and the powerful; an interplay led by Forsmo's salient baritone.

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Søvn I September by Havnatt

Released 01 SEPTEMBER 2014

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This is Havnatt's first release since the critically acclaimed Etterlatte album (2013). This single features the largest orchestral arrangement that the Norwegian duo has written and recorded this far. The track also serves as a taste of what's in store for future releases.

Dedicated to Annika Becker.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - Vocals
Tom Simonsen - Guitars, piano and orchestral arrangements

Composed by Havnatt.
Produced by Tom Simonsen.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.

The limited CD version has been sold out.


Etterlatte by Havnatt

Released 15 AUGUST 2013

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The Etterlatte album builds upon the foundation that Havnatt created with their Havdøgn EP (2012). All lyrics are still the unedited works of Norwegian author Tormod Skagestad. Largely based upon Cecilie Langlie's vocal performances and the acoustic guitar arrangements by Tom Simonsen, the sound is still unique, Havnatt-esque neofolk/dark folk. With Etterlatte the sound is also further expanded through larger musical arrangements that include piano, clarinets, violins and cellos, among others.

The CD version of the album comes with a beautifully crafted 28 page booklet with hand drawn illustrations for each of the tracks. Tormod Skagestad's original lyrics have also been reprinted in the booklet with permission from the Skagestad family.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars, bass, piano, drums

Session musicians:
Mira Ursic - violins
Rosamund Brown - cellos
Tiina Granum - clarinets

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Album illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.


Havnatt Double Pack by Havnatt

Released 15 AUGUST 2013

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Havnatt - Double Pack

This is your chance to get both Havnatt's brand new Etterlatte album and their legendary Havdøgn EP for just €9,99, including shipping to where ever you might be on the planet!

This CD bundle is only available for sale through the Secret Quarters Records webshop. Just use the Buy Now button.


Var Je Solblesten (Single version) by Havnatt

Released 25 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Var Je Solblesten" is a single taken from Havnatt's album entitled Etterlatte. The album was still in the making at the time of this single's release. This version of Var Je Solblesten was created specially for this digital distribution only single release, and it's significantly different from the album version.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars and bass

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.


Vagrant God by Vagrant God

Released 05 SEPTEMBER 2012

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Vagrant God is the result of a Gothic metal album commissioned back in 2007 by a now defunct record label. The stipulations were clear: melodic-yet-heavy songs carrying traditional Gothic textures, propelled by catchy chorus parts and primarily female vocals. Needless to say, the project was unfortunately never brought to fruition due to the label's unexpected disbanding, and the material for the self-titled album was eventually shelved - for five years. The reason for returning to the album now is, above all, to give it a proper closure, but also to make it officially available to all of those who have solicited it ever since its embryonic stages.

Vagrant God is constituted by the very same line-up featured in the doom metal outfit Omit, and exhibits as such a markedly different approach to melancholic music than what is the case with Omit's debut Repose.

The original mixes from 2008 were remastered for this release.

Vagrant God is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - vocals
Kjetil Ottersen - guitars, synths, bass, programming

Recorded and mixed by Kjetil Ottersen and Tom Simonsen (2008). Mastered by Kjetil Ottersen (2012).

Album illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.


Secret Quarters Triple Pack by Havnatt, Omit, Vagrant God

Released 05 SEPTEMBER 2012

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The Secret Quarters Triple Pack

Introducing the Secret Quarters Triple Pack. This is a bundle containing the CD versions of Havnatt's Havdøgn EP, Omit's Repose double album and Vagrant God's self-titled album. All three releases at the price of €29.99, including worldwide shipping. That's €12 off the regular price!

This CD bundle is only available for sale through the Secret Quarters Records webshop. Just use the Buy Now button below.


Havdøgn by Havnatt

Released 15 FEBRUARY 2012

Havnatt re-releases their until now very-hard-to-get-a-hold-of debut EP entiteled "Havdøgn", originally self-released back in the spring of 2006. The release has been completely remixed and remastered for this release. And then a couple of completely new tracks have been added...

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars and pianos

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Havnatt.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.

Photos and design by Tom Simonsen.


Repose by Omit

Released 01 SEPTEMBER 2011

Omit's long awaited and ambitious debut double album entitled Repose finally gets its release on Secret Quarters Records.

Omit is a melodic doom metal band based in Oslo, Norway, comprised of vocalist Cecilie Langlie (Skumring, Havnatt, Vagrant God), Tom Simonsen (Skumring, Havnatt, It's the End, Vagrant God) on guitars and bass and Kjetil Ottersen (Diagnostic, Vagrant God) on guitars and keyboards.

The band was founded by Cecilie, Kjetil and Tom in 2009. The recording of Omit's debut double album, entitled Repose, was completed in 2010. This album was released by the Secret Quarters Records on September 1, 2011. Subsequently, the album has been highly acclaimed by doom metal fans all over the world, and it has received a wealth of good reviews.

Omit is:
Cecilie Langlie - vocals
Tom Simonsen - guitars, bass, orchestral arrangements, programming.
Kjetil Ottersen - guitars, synths, programming.

Session musicians:
Mira Ursic - violins
Rosamund Brown - cellos

Mixed by Tom Simonsen. Recorded and mastered by Tom Simonsen and Kjetil Ottersen.

Album illustrations, photos and design by Kjell Ivar Lund.


News

Reduced price on the Havnatt Double Pack!

From Blogger: 07 DECEMBER 2014

Get Havnatt's Etterlatte album and Havdøgn EP for the price of just €9.99 including shipping costs! (That's €17 off the regular price!) It does not matter where on the planet you're located. Make your order by heading to the Secret Quaters Records web shop, or make your order through PayPal by clicking this link.

Omit's Medusa Truth Part 1 album has been released worldwide

From Blogger: 25 NOVEMBER 2014

Head to your favorite site or service to give Omit's new album a listen, or order the CD version from Secret Quarters Records, omitmusic.com, CD Baby or amazon.com.

Some information about this new album, taken from our press release:
Soon after the release of their debut album Omit started writing new material. The recording of this new material got started at the Secret Quarters Studios in the beginning of 2014 and, initially, resulted in a full length album with the title of Medusa Truth Part 1. Mixing and mastering of this album took place during the summer of the same year, and got completed in time to make Secret Quarters Records' autumn release window. Medusa Truth Part 1 was then announced to be released on November 26th, 2014.

As "Part 1" in the title suggests, the album is a part of a series of albums that will attempt to portray a sequence of events in the period of a person's life. Part 1 deals with a certain series of events, in three parts (or sub-parts or chapters, if you will) corresponding to the number of tracks on the album. The following album (or albums) will seek to musically describe other events in the life of the protagonist.

The title of the album was inspired by the following passage from The Mutiny of the Elsinore by Jack London: "The profoundest instinct in man is to war against the truth; that is, against the Real. He shuns facts from his infancy. His life is a perpetual evasion. Miracle, chimera and to-morrow keep him alive. He lives on fiction and myth. It is the Lie that makes him free. Animals alone are given the privilege of lifting the veil of Isis; men dare not. The animal, awake, has no fictional escape from the Real because he has no imagination. Man, awake, is compelled to seek a perpetual escape into Hope, Belief, Fable, Art, God, Socialism, Immortality, Alcohol, Love. From Medusa-Truth he makes an appeal to Maya-Lie."

Omit members/musicians on Medusa Truth Part 1
Cecilie Langlie: Vocals
Kjetil Ottersen: Keyboards and programming
Tom Simonsen: Guitars, keyboards, bass and programming

All tracks composed and performed by Omit.
Orchestral arrangements and drums programming by Tom Simonsen.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters Studios.
Artwork, designs and photos for Medusa Truth Part 1 by Tom Simonsen and Cecilie Langlie.

The Medusa Truth Part 1 album will be become available through all the following sites and services:
24-7, 7digital, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes, Beyond Oblivion, CD Baby, Deezer, eMusic, Google Music Store, GreatIndieMusic, iHeartRadio, Inprodicon, JB Hi-Fi, MediaNet, Mondia Media, Muve Music, MySpace Music, Nokia, Omnifone, Rdio, Rhapsody, Samsung Music Hub, Shazam, Simfy, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Tradebit, WiMP, Xbox Music, Yandex.

Another clip from Omit's Medusa Truth Part 1

From Blogger: 22 NOVEMBER 2014

Omit just uploaded another YouTube video with an audio clip from the track entitled Deplore, the third track on the upcoming Medusa Truth Part 1 album.

Medusa Truth Part 1 releases on November 26th. Pre-orders are available from Secret Quarters Records and omitmusic.com.

Pre-orders available for Medusa Truth Part 1!

From Blogger: 01 NOVEMBER 2014

We just made it possible to pre-order the CD version of Omit's upcoming Medusa Truth Part 1 album.

Head on over to secretquarters.com or omitmusic.com to order your copy. It is also possible to make your pre-order of the album by simply clicking this link.

The Medusa Truth Part 1 album features three brand new tracks with a total playing time of about 49 minutes. It is the follow-up album to Omit's critically acclaimed debut double album, entitled Repose.

New video and first audio clip from Omit's Medusa Truth Part 1

From Blogger: 01 NOVEMBER 2014

Omit just published a video with the first audio clip from their upcoming Medusa Truth Part 1 album and a few tiny peeks into the recording process of the same album.

In addition to giving everyone a taste of the music on the album, the video also gives everyone a look behind the scenes of the production of the album. The video clips show the recording of guitars and pianos on the first parts of the track entitled Distrust. The Medusa Truth Part 1 album releases on November 26th, on Secret Quarters Records.

Pre-orders will be available very soon.

The CD version of Vestige of Virtue's Sophia is here!

From Blogger: 28 OCTOBER 2014

As a response to notable demand among listeners, the limited CD edition of Vestige of Virtue's debut full-length album Sophia is now available for orders and shipping.

Vestige of Virtue would like to thank you all for your interest in this project!

The limited jewel case CD edition of the Sophia album can be ordered directly from the Secret Quarters Records online shop.

Omit's Medusa Truth Part 1 album releases November 26th!

From Blogger: 25 OCTOBER 2014

The date has been set for the release of Omit's new album! We just got the copies of the CD version back from the printing facility, did our usual quality check, and we are good to go.

We added a couple of slightly revealing photos to celebrate and mark the occasion. Some of you have been asking for a track listing, and we do try to aim to please...

Medusa Truth Part 1 will be released worldwide through most digital distribution services/sites, just as should be expected. Pre-ordering of the CD version will be made possible shortly. Stay tuned for more info!

Vestige of Virtue's Sophia has just been released worldwide

From Blogger: 30 SEPTEMBER 2014

Secret Quarters Records are pleased to announce that Vestige of Virtue's debut album Sophia is now available for digital download through the following channels. It will become available through lots more sites and services over the next few hours.
We hope you enjoy this long-awaited record!

The CD/digipak edition of Sophia will be released at a slightly later stage this autumn or early winter. Stay tuned at the Vestige of Virtue and Secret Quarters Records sites for updates regarding this.

The complete list of sites and services looks as follows:
24-7, 7digital, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes, Beyond Oblivion, CD Baby, Deezer, eMusic, Google Music Store, GreatIndieMusic, iHeartRadio, Inprodicon, JB Hi-Fi, MediaNet, Mondia Media, Muve Music, MySpace Music, Nokia, Omnifone, Rdio, Rhapsody, Samsung Music Hub, Shazam, Simfy, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Tradebit, WiMP, Xbox Music, Yandex.

The release of Vestige of Vitue's Sophia is imminent

From Blogger: 29 SEPTEMBER 2014

As you may already know, we're releasing Vestige of Virtue's debut album Sophia on October 1st. You may already want to visit their Bandcamp site where the track Letter to Vettori is now available for streaming. Should you decide to pre-order the full album there, the song may be downloaded immediately in the audio quality and file format of your choosing.

Head on over to vestigeofvirtue.bandcamp.com!

In addition to the digital release of Sophia, there will be a limited CD (digipak) release later this autumn as well. More details will follow shortly.

Havnatt's Søvn I September has just been released worldwide

From Blogger: 01 SEPTEMBER 2014

This is Havnatt's first release since the critically acclaimed Etterlatte album (2013). This single features the largest orchestral arrangement that the Norwegian duo has written and recorded this far. The track also serves as a taste of what's in store for future releases.

Dedicated to Annika Becker.

Havnatt is:
Cecilie Langlie - Vocals.
Tom Simonsen - Guitars, piano and orchestral arrangements.

Composed by Havnatt.
Produced by Tom Simonsen.
All lyrics by Tormod Skagestad.
The lyrics were taken from the collections of poems entitled "Mørkt vatten glir mot havet" (1950).

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios.
© 2014 Havnatt. All rights reserved.

Released by Secret Quarters Records.
The Secret Quarters logo © 2014 Secret Quarters Records. All rights reserved.

Illustrations and design by Robert Høyem.

Havnatt's new single can now be enjoyed through any or all of the following sites and services:

24-7, 7digital, Akazoo, Amazon MP3, Apple iTunes, Beyond Oblivion, CD Baby, Deezer, eMusic, Google Music Store, GreatIndieMusic, iHeartRadio, Inprodicon, JB Hi-Fi, MediaNet, Mondia Media, Muve Music, MySpace Music, Nokia, Omnifone, Rdio, Rhapsody, Samsung Music Hub, Shazam, Simfy, Slacker Radio, Spotify, Tradebit, WiMP, Xbox Music, Yandex.