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WOODS OF YPRES signs to EARACHE Records!

Discussion in 'Woods of Ypres' started by David Gold, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Dauden

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    I honestly had doubts in my heart about the breakup... it just didn't seem to fit witht the "Thrill of the Struggle", no? Truth be told, when I found out you were in Kuwait, I really thought that there'd be a good chance you'd head home and get things going again.

    I almost want to cry tears of metal. I've been supporting this band for many a year now and to see a kickass label properly supporting this kickass band... IS JUST FUCKING KICKASS. You deserve every ounce of this DG. Come home soon!
     
  2. TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER

    TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER Halcyon Way Sufferer

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    Dunno what to think about the deception. Glad I didn't write a love letter about the demise only to find out it was just a rook.
     
  3. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    You don't know what have until...

    The old band couldn't continue the way it was...but now we can. In some ways, the old band did finally end this summer, but now we have a chance to continue as well as start again. It seems the mysterious choices we've made are sometimes unpopular with at least few people, but I hope that most consider that as a long suffering indy band, we have to find ways to make things happen, especially when we self release an album such as W4: The GREEN album and get almost completely ignored by the metal press.

    The whole thing is far more fucked up than anyone else will ever know. I just can't be bothered to sweat the details anymore, so... lay off the grief. I am in Kuwait, etc... Just be happy it isn't you. I'm simply relieved that something good has come of a journey so bad. All is well that ends well. The whole thing has just started to feel somehow justified. Long roads ahead yet... But maybe some welcome ones, far in the distance, on the other side of that ocean...

    Thanks for all the love!

    DG - \w/
     
  4. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    How's that? :)

    DG - \w/
     
  5. Will Bozarth

    Will Bozarth Everlasting Godstopper

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    AWESOME! Man...
     
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    If you put extras on those reissues you know damn well I'm gonna buy them again. WTB covers, gogogo :p

    Edit: WTB = want to buy
     
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    You sound like you need a hug David. Or maybe a couple cold glasses of beer will suffice? Like I said man next time you are in Victoria the beer is on me! Last time you were here I was in a pretty tight spot emotionally and financially, but now I'm doing a lot better! Anyway... all that aside. We all got metal'd!!!!!!!! lol congrats once again on the signing couldn't have happened to a better band and a nicer guy.
     
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    Nice, now I don't have to be pissed off.
     
  9. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    Please allow me explain further...

    This came up in conversation today, and there's lots more I could say about it, re: getting signed to Earache, now, at this very moment...

    We are THRILLED about our opportunities with Earache! I'm looking forward to a new normal, getting back to a life that I understand and giving this band the chances it has earned!

    Thanks for all the support! See you...soon? :)

    DG - \w/
     
  10. zekeyou

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    So cut to the chase-- this means the Paul Young and Nick Cave covers will eventually come to fruition, right?
     
  11. zekeyou

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    But this gives you an opportunity to write a smug, dry love letter about the continued existence.
     
  12. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    Yes! :)

    Yeah, see... At this point, I've come to expect that even at my funeral, lying there, amongst good friends, there will still be cowardly assholes who will insist on talking trash, in a whisper.
     
  13. TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER

    TENTH DREAMER DECEIVER Halcyon Way Sufferer

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    Not worth the time. The only smugness that exists is in the press release. I wish you the best of luck following and commenting on the next chapter. :zzz:

     
  14. Newfie_Metal

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    Congrats and good luck!
     
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    Horns In The Air Per aspera ad...... Solem

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    Best of Luck, David, you deserve it!
    Thanks for not givin'in, I love your amazing voice and Music and really hope to see you soon live here in Italy or.... wherever...
    Horns up, Doom on!!!
     
  16. zekeyou

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    Dusting off some old shirts...

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    The shirt with the url always got questions-- I got it in 1996 and the web was still fairly fledgling-- people always asked, "What is that?" "Do you work for a dot-com?".
     
  17. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    Re: WOODS OF YPRES signing to Earache Records - Thanks for all the congrats and well wishes It is exciting! However, our good news is bittersweet, as usual, as we won't (can't) celebrate anything yet. There's lots of old work that still has to be done and lots of new work that we have yet to begin. + I'm still in Kuwait, etc... "living" (read: working) the practical side of my double life... It's all part of the real, realistic, honest story that is WOODS OF YPRES in the modern music biz. We DO have a story to tell, and so we insist on telling it like it really is.

    Thanks as always!

    DG - \w/
     
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    I know you had your reasons for saying the Woods was over. My assumption was that it really was in your mind, then things changed. Thats the nature of life and business. I am very happy that things have turned around for the band. I really like the current line up, and I hope it stays solid.

    Regarding the story of Woods, and the reality of life... I think you should use some of your time in K'weight to write about your experiences. I would definitely read it.
     
  19. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    From an upcoming interview:

     
  20. David Gold

    David Gold Son of the Darkest Blues

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    Thanks man! Back when we weren't sure what was going to happen, we still intending to do another tour when I came home next summer, in 2011, record deal or not. Call it yet another stubborn act of defiance. We did come to a pretty good place to end the band, and I did really come out to Kuwait to work for the year, but I've been lead to believe that this place that we're in now is often the distance you have to go before things can get turned around. Ex. Band finally gets signed at the point that they're ready to give up after eight years of independent madness, etc...

    Maybe I will, once, at the very end, but likely not sooner. Actually I would love to. However, it's a six day workweek out here and my only day off is Friday (today...which reminds me, I need to iron my pants and shirts)...and the days are long and hot. I find that it's not an easy place to get things done, here. As much as I thought I'd have time to get bored, and then creative, I don't. But thank you! The encouragement is inspiring! :) If I should ever become an expert at anything, I hope it will be the "How to" of the life/work/music balance.

    See you back in the Northwest next summer I hope!

    DG - \w/
     

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