It’s really late on a Saturday night. I just got home from an Agalloch concert, which was close to a life-changing experience. And I just saw an e-mail from that most awesome publicist Patricia Thomas about a compilation that’s just too perfect not to jump on. Because it’s late and I’m wasted, I’m just going to print Patricia’s release verbatim (while vouching for Misantrof based on personal experience). Enjoy.
“Carrying on the tradition that it started in 2008, Norway’s “anti” Label, Misantrof, has, for the third year, released its “anti” Christmas compilation. Titled Holy Fucking ANTIChristmas Volume III, the album takes an irreverent poke at what Christmas has become. This year’s compilation contains 15 tracks, of varying genres, all loosely based on the various facets of Christmas, and which have either been newly written and recorded, or adapted, especially for album.
“Like all Misantrof releases the 15-track Holy Fucking ANTIChristmas Volume III is available for free download, together with cover art and information about the bands involved, at http://antichristmas2010.misantrof.net/ (more after the jump . . .)
“CARPATHIAN FOREST bassist Daniel Vrangsinn, who founded Misantrof in 2007, heads what he calls the “anti” label, which he set up as an alternative way for bands to release music. By making Misantrof entirely non-profit and allowing the bands to keep all the rights to their music and control all decisions regarding their releases, he has offered bands a viable alternative to the established labels, especially at time when few, if any, are willing to take risks with new bands.
“Regarding the ANTIChristmas albums, Vrangsinn explains, ‘Christmas has now lost whatever religious significance it had to all but a small handful of people, and it has become an orgy of exploitation where everyone is encouraged to spend money they probably don’t have. We just want to give everyone something for free, and hopefully at the same time make people sit back and realise that there are ways to have fun that do not require vast sums of money.’
“‘All the bands featured have allowed us to use their music for free, even paying their own studio costs – it’s a 55 minutes reality check on Christmas, from 15 different artists, and made for pure enjoyment and cost-free self-indulgence.'”
CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS & TRACK LISTING:
01 – 26z – SANTA BABY
02 – A WASTE OF TALENT – THIS SHALLOW WORLD
03 – AVVIST – UVELKOMMEN
04 – ELECTRONIC CHAOS – WE EAT SO WE KILL
05 – PLAAG – THE GENIUS OF CHRISTMAS
06 – IGNOTUS – EXISTENCE NIHIL
07 – PAAL POTET – GJER FAEN I JUL
08 – THE SMALL PENIS SYNDROMES – CHRISMAS PENIS
09 – VRANGSINN – YOUR AVERAGE JESUS
10 – ION VADER – RESIST THE NWO
11 – JESUS HITLER ONE MAN GANGBANG BAND – JESUS DER NACHT DER WELT
12 – GLOMB – NACHTEN
13 – RH – LAMB SONG II
14 – PHOEBUSNEX – STOLEN
15 – NIERTY – BALLISTIC ANGEL (Previously unreleased – Bonus track)
FREE DOWNLOAD DETAILS AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: