Next week, I’ll be traveling to Gothenburg Sweden to participate in VivaSounds Festival & Conference. You’ll find me at The Abyss on Saturday December 4th at 14:00 weighing in on the topic of transformation in metal on the “Rainbow In The Dark” panel with Maja Sofic (The Abyss), and Richard Jones (Sheltered Life PR). You can find the full conference schedule HERE and schedule of live shows happening in conjunction with the festival around Gothenburg HERE. Grab tickets!
I’ll be bringing over a limited amount of ST shirts and LP’s for the weekend. See details below to order if you’d like to take advantage of the savings and have your threads and wax in time for the holidays!
In Person Fundraiser For Sam!
On Wednesday December 15, Metropolitan Brewing, Scorched Tundra and Bryn Gleason will be hosting an in-person fundraiser and birthday celebration to help our friend Sam Cangelosi stay cancer free. There will be raffles featuring artists and local businesses; sweets from Pie Pie My Darling and tacos from Arigato Market; metal inspired bingo and karaoke hosted by Murph from Cafe Mustache. Of course, lots of beer! The event is family and dog friendly. Proof of vaccination is required for entry. We’ll kick the event off at 5pm, and you can find more info HERE.
Merchandise Shop Update + Local Pick Up Options
Zombiekrig‘s Levande Efter Döden Live Gatefold Double LP is now for sale in extremely limited quantities on the webshop. This legendary Swedish thrash band played an early role in the development and ideation of Scorched Tundra (you’ll recognize vocalist Axel Widén’s artwork on the first ten ST posters and merch). This Live, glossy, Gatefold Double LP was recorded at Scorched Tundra II (2012) in Gothenburg Sweden, the band’s last show before a 5-year hiatus. This piece of Scorched Tundra history is highly limited and only available on our webshop.
I’ve reactivated the Local Pick Up option on our Webstore for those of you looking to purchase Scorched Tundra Merch and vinyl without paying the shipping fees. You’ll be able to pick up the merchandise in Gothenburg on 12/4 at The Abyss or on 12/15 at Metropolitan Brewing. Select the appropriate local pick up option at check out.*
*Note: All orders that utilize “Local Pick Up” must be picked up at the date specified. I’ll reach out to those that order via this method on e-mail to ensure smooth pick up. All “Local Pick Up” orders are subject to Cook County Tax (applied before checkout).
I was recently interviewed on Rock In Chicago podcast – you can enjoy the wide-ranging conversation HERE. We discuss a number of different topics related to the art and craft of podcasting, the undertakings and values for curating an international music festival along with different ways of looking at experiencing new music post-pandemic in different contexts.
The tracks featured in this episode are “Clearing the Sand” by Huntsmen and “Twist Ending” by Annihilus. I also curated a playlist that accompanies the episode featuring local talent and performances captured in Chicago spaces. Enjoy the playlist HERE.