maudlin of the Well rerelease
2011-11-13 by Adash | 66 Comments

Avant garde metal legends maudlin of the Well have teamed up with Antithetic Records USA and Blood Music Europe in order to release a limited edition vinyl boxset of long out of print double album Bath/Leaving Your Body Map, with extras including a rare 10th-anniversary T-shirt and signed poster.

The release is strictly limited to 300 copies and is available for preorder at the labels respective webstores now.

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MaskAtTheMasquerade
November 13th 2011

2799 Comments


wtf

MaskAtTheMasquerade
November 13th 2011

2799 Comments


this is awesome

drasticaction74
November 13th 2011

1676 Comments


FUCK yea

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scissorlocked
November 13th 2011

3483 Comments


80 fuckin euros

shit

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Aspenshadow
November 13th 2011

302 Comments


80 fuckin euros

shit

Yeah I know that's like 108 fuckin dollars and 61 cents.


Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
November 13th 2011

48590 Comments


Nice conversion


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feanaro
November 13th 2011

796 Comments


ohmygod

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 13th 2011

23671 Comments


I like maudlin of the Well but not enough to pay that much money for a re release.

kind of off topic but it was probably bound to happen eventually in this thread: Bath > Choirs of the Eye

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scissorlocked
November 13th 2011

3483 Comments


kind of off topic but it was probably bound to happen eventually in this thread: Bath > Choirs of the Eye

wohohow- impossible to compare

feanaro
November 13th 2011

796 Comments


yeah bath is way better

boogs
November 13th 2011

216 Comments


Wouldn't mind just getting the t shirt

psykonaut
November 13th 2011

3913 Comments


don't have 75 dollars
already less than 40 left
fuck it

botb
November 13th 2011

9288 Comments


yay

terminusest
November 13th 2011

95 Comments


Leaving Your Body Map >>>> Choirs of the Eye as well. maudlin wasn't just Toby Driver, without Byron or Baliset it was pointless. Kayo Dot wasn't even 1/10th as good as motW

scissorlocked
November 13th 2011

3483 Comments


NO

kondori
November 13th 2011

4 Comments


I'm surprised word hasn't arrived here till now, these have been up for pre-order since October 21st. Anyway, I just ordered one of these and they have about 40 sets left.

Grimlin
November 13th 2011

818 Comments


it's four lps and a 7" in a box with some other stuff, so the price isn't really that bad. they started at 500 and recently reduced it to 300. i think both labels have around forty each left. buy or cry

kondori
November 13th 2011

4 Comments


Especially considering the CDs normally go for insane prices on the internet.

LiquidVelvet
November 13th 2011

628 Comments


Yeah, ordered this back when they had about 450 of em still in stock. Really really stoked on this.

LiquidVelvet
November 13th 2011

628 Comments


Sweet, double post. Either way, this is one of the coolest sets I've ever seen, seriously.

coneren
November 13th 2011

11110 Comments


yes

crazyblinddude
November 13th 2011

3389 Comments


Oh shit. This is great.

And KD and motW are so different, there's no point in comparing them.

someguest
November 13th 2011

18941 Comments


is it sold out yet? no way in fuck I'm paying 100 bucks for this shit.

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Grimlin
November 13th 2011

818 Comments


they'll probably go for about 500 once sold out

FearThyEvil9
November 13th 2011

11404 Comments


Pretty fucking cool.

Ire
November 13th 2011

41474 Comments


k

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
November 13th 2011

16072 Comments


way too much money. cool and all but eh

FadedSun
November 13th 2011

1152 Comments


Pre-ordered mine a long time ago. I hope they fill pre-orders, because they mentioned it wouldn't even go into production if they didn't get filled.

YetAnotherBrick
November 13th 2011

4339 Comments


holy shit holy fuck holy shit holy fuck holy shit holy fuck

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Ending
November 13th 2011

1863 Comments


Oh my god I need to get this... I'm more than willing to pay a measly $90 for this. Even if it goes up to $300, I'll be looking for this.

Adash
November 14th 2011

1356 Comments


For what you're getting it is pretty reasonable: 2 double LP's with exclusive artwork, poster signed by God himself, motw patch and picks, some 'secret song shit', all the song download codes for the pc listeners amongst us, and a ultra rare t shirt. All in a limited edition of 300 handcrafted by a small group of dedicated artisans. Meaning you can walk like king amongst those few people who know/care why any of the above are so crucial to your life.

But yeah, a Kayo Dot version of this would be sicklier

supertouchox2
November 14th 2011

1062 Comments


brb gonna start shottin

toolpeth182
November 14th 2011

190 Comments


Uhhh yeah definitely bought this (sans shirt).

scissorlocked
November 14th 2011

3483 Comments


i'll make a shirt exactly like this for 10 euros

MisterSteel
November 14th 2011

453 Comments


Wanted the shirt, but I only got enough for the vinyl set, and I'm not willing to take the risk and wait the two days till I get paid. So excited for this.

YetAnotherBrick
November 14th 2011

4339 Comments


just pre-ordered. didn't get the one with the shirt, but damn, both albums on vinyl with a signed poster? that rules pretty hard, too. so fucking stoked.

Lunarfall
November 15th 2011

3177 Comments


They really couldn't just get some $10-15 CDs churned out? Those are what a lot of people would buy I would think, me included. Definitely passing on this.

Adash
November 15th 2011

1356 Comments


I reckon it's not worth their while to mass produce a load of CD's that are for an extremely niche market.

While one can still question the economic viability of an expensive run of limited luxury goods, one surely can't question the fact that it is a god idea

MisterSteel
November 15th 2011

453 Comments


From what I understand, the label putting this set out is a non-profit, so they've said they'll only produce the whole amount once the pre-orders are filled because they need that money to make them in the first place.

AdenZerda
November 16th 2011

118 Comments


MisterSteel: I'm sure there'll be a little amount of profit in it, but it's true that they're doing the preorder to raise the funds to actually be able to make the box set. Once the preorders are filled, they'll go to press.

There will, however, be a limited pressing of Bath and LYBM gatefolds after the box set has come and gone, for those who might have had to miss it. No goodies will be coming with those, though.

BloodMusic
November 16th 2011

95 Comments


Hey there, we are the Finnish part of this package, and we are the non-profit ones.

Antithetic Records is a label based out of the USA, and they are selling to USA and Canada.

We, Blood Music, are selling to the rest of the world, and our mission is in the nature of cultural preservation. The box sets themselves are basically sold exactly at cost. Our profits that come from the very limited barebones releases (which will not be available until much later) will go into a grant foundation which will then be grown and paid out towards the creation of documentaries and other support efforts for the research, publication, and promotion of works on the subject of metal, such as museums/books/other important rare releases/etc. This is our first action, and we have a few documentaries in pre-production already.

Thanks all for the orders already! We are nearly sold out.

Adash
November 16th 2011

1356 Comments


Glad to see you guys here, been trying to spread the word

BloodMusic
November 16th 2011

95 Comments


Thanks so much for the post! Made a huge dent in our final stockpile!

Adash
November 16th 2011

1356 Comments


All good times I've spent with Finns mean I had to give something back sometime. As it is, I am getting a ridiculous giant box of music by my favourite artist's first band, so I still owe you guys one.

mobman47
November 16th 2011

1 Comments


Lunarfall, CD's are dying and their value as collectables fall way short of vinyl records. The reason why vinyl has been making a comeback is because its an analog form of music, if you want to listen to a high quality digital version of something you no longer need to buy the CD you can just download a flac somewhere. Honestly, I was collecting CD's a while before I started up on vinyl records and now I look at my CD collection and thing "Well, this was pointless, these are just discs filled with computer data." I only buy CD's if a band never released their back catalog on vinyl, because I still want to support them. Plus, holding the record in your hands just feels special to me.

Plus anyways, you were wrong :P. This boxset hasn't been out for very long and its already almost sold out with the very little amount of word that has gotten around.

BloodMusic
November 16th 2011

95 Comments


Post #17: "They're almost sold out!"

Post #36: "Why aren't these guys selling CD's and not vinyl, that's what people would buy!!"

We do not own the rights to these albums, and we do not own the right to license them on CD. Also, let's face it... CD is becoming rather quickly obsolete. Vinyl is far more archival, sounds better, and looks cooler.

There are no plans to release them on CD from the rights holder ever again. We are releasing them in agreement with the band and the rights holder for what everyone wants to see. We are making them available in a very limited format that we enjoy because we think others will and because they've been out of print for years.

--

Also, to anyone who is mad about the cost, we've covered this time and again. We dare you in any of your wildest dreams to price out a box set this deluxe and this archival at this price that also gives most of the profits from sales to the ACTUAL band.

Any comparison to any vinyl release that spawns 3000-5000 copies from a major label and charges nearly the same price as us, then you are dreaming!

If you are interested, then there is no point complaining because this won't be available again and is almost sold out. There is also no point in complaining about the price because we are not making money on the box sets.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2011

16072 Comments


of course there is a point in complaining some people are poor and cant afford it.

BloodMusic
November 16th 2011

95 Comments


We're poor too, so we can understand. But materials are luxuries of course. And at the very least, it got you to look the guys up on YouTube or download some mp3s and enjoy them anyway. So it makes us happy either way.

Iluvatar
Staff Reviewer
November 16th 2011

16072 Comments


HOW DARE YOU I AM THE BIGGEST TOBY DRIVER FANBOY EVER

HOW DAAAAAAAAAARE YOU

BloodMusic
November 18th 2011

95 Comments


Less than 25 maudlin of the Well box sets left!

These will be gone in a few days.

BloodMusic
November 18th 2011

95 Comments


Antithetic Records is now sold out. We sell our remaining copies to the entire world.

toolpeth182
November 19th 2011

190 Comments


Again, *so* happy this is being rereleased. TYVM BloodMusic/Antithetic Records :D

salival13
November 19th 2011

264 Comments


"Once these 300 sets are sold out, we will have a *very small run* of basic editions with black vinyl in gatefolds only, no 7", no mp3 downloads, no box, no poster, no picks, no chance to buy T-shirt, no extras whatsoever. Plain Jane."

BloodMusic
November 22nd 2011

95 Comments


Thank you Toolpeth for supporting the release! We're very excited.

We got 15 sets remaining, and we're shipping to the entire world now.

BloodMusic
November 23rd 2011

95 Comments


Last minute BLACK FRIDAY sale to USA only! Blood Music will offer on 11/25 the one-time limited offer of FREE SHIPPING to USA! This will last from 8AM (EST) to MIDNIGHT (EST) on Friday only.

We were able to get a great deal on shipping just for this day. Apologies to people living anywhere else, we just got lucky here.

We have less than 15 copies remaining, this may sell us out.

slorecto
December 5th 2011

5 Comments


DAMNIT I want this album so badly!!

BloodMusic
December 21st 2011

95 Comments


Quick note to mention that we just picked up rights to re-release the long out-of-print Bath and Leaving Your Body Map in limited edition CD packages with a few extra never-before-released bonus songs.

Also, the previously never-before-released Part the Second CD.

These will come in limited runs of 250 copies only.

Proceeds from the agreement are going towards funding the final mixing stages of Kayo Dot's new album "Gamma Knife."

Ending
December 21st 2011

1863 Comments


Already purchased mine so...

...I'll probably be giving the CD a glance too.

BloodMusic
February 24th 2012

95 Comments


Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm6tfF8jzYg

Hey everyone, the maudlin of the Well CD releases "Bath" and "LYBM" and "Part the Second" go up for preorder on March 1st at 10AM Finnish time. 300 copies of each with the option at 75 signed by Toby Driver.

The discs will ship April 13th.

We will also have 100 each of "Bath" and "LYBM" on black vinyl gatefolds without the box set extras.

Visit: www.blood-music.com for more info!

BloodMusic
February 27th 2012

95 Comments


By the way, for anyone interested... full details can be found through our website, store, and Facebook.

http://www.blood-music.com
http://www.blood-music.com/store
http://www.facebook.com/BlooodMusic

BloodMusic
February 29th 2012

95 Comments


Everything goes live at 10AM Finnish time, tomorrow (March 1st).

http://www.blood-music.com/store

Check your time zone, as it correlates to Helsinki:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

BloodMusic
March 1st 2012

95 Comments


CDs are live for ordering and we've sold already more than 200 discs in 30 minutes!

BloodMusic
April 11th 2012

95 Comments


Release date is in two days, and CDs will begin shipping then.

We've got roughly 50 copies left of each disc if anyone is still interested.

BloodMusic
April 23rd 2012

95 Comments


All pre-orders were shipped... including LPs, it was almost 1000 records!

We are down to our last small boxes of these CDs. There are only 28 copies of "Part the Second" left!

"Bath" and "LYBM" trail only a few copies behind.

BloodMusic
May 15th 2012

95 Comments


CDs SOLD OUT! Thanks all. :D

Join us at http://www.facebook.com/BlooodMusic

To get updates on when My Fruit Psychobells and The Secret Song will be re-released.

BloodMusic
May 18th 2012

95 Comments


To all those who have not gotten motW on vinyl. We're going to have a one day sale on Tuesday, May 22nd (8PM Finland/1PM NYC), taking 10€ off the original price. That's 29.99€ for both. Only 40 copies left of each.



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