The Symphony will be arriving in 2011!

January 1, 2011

Yes… yes, we know: it was supposed to be out in 2010. So what happened? To be perfectly blunt, getting a decent deal has turned out to be a lot harder than expected. ‘The biz’ isn’t what it was even just 3-4 years ago; labels have folded or been absorbed by larger ones. Production and sales of physical product have been diminishing in favor of downloads, and the labels that are still around are getting tighter with their budgets. Being that this is a studio project and not a release by a current, touring, functioning band, there’s less profit for the labels in terms of tour merchandise etc. Some labels expressed interest and said they’d work up an offer… and then never got back to us, and then ignored repeated e-mails and phone messages. Go figure. Virtually everyone that has heard the album, or even parts of it, has said it is a killer 70s-style heavy monster, so it isn’t a problem with the material. It is both baffling and extremely frustrating! We want this out for the fans to finally hear. Randy’s memory and music deserves a bit more respect and interest than we’ve gotten so far…

Having said that, we are currently in discussions – as in, literally within the past week – with labels and can say with 99.9% certainty that this long-in-the-works project will finally see the dark of night in the first half of 2011 on both CD and vinyl, and probably downloads as well.

You’ll read about it here when we have some definite news…

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