released October 2, 2020
Markov Soroka's father suffered a severe heart attack earlier this summer and, though he survived, was left without a job nor insurance in the wake of such tumult. Now the Soroka family faces at least $66,000 in medical bills. It is our hope that this compilation, featuring some of the very best of the metal (and beyond) underground, will help ameliorate some of the financial woes which they face.
We will also concurrently be running a raffle for the original hand-painted artwork by Calvin Cushman, as well as original artwork by Karmazid (Tchornobog logo et al). At $5 per ticket, you are welcome to purchase as many "tickets" as possible (Paypal the total amount as Friends and Family to firstname.lastname@example.org
) between 10/2 and 10/4 (at midnight PST), with the winners being announced 10/5. Global shipping will be covered by the artists.
We have all been touched by Markov Soroka's art in one way or another -- be it their work as Aureole, Drown, Krukh, Tchornobog, or any of their other artistic endeavors. We owe a lot to Markov, and now it's time for us to give back.
All proceeds will go to the Soroka family.
The Soroka Family Benefit features music from:
An Evening Redness
Book of Sand
Lamp of Murmuur
Mare Cognitum feat. Trevor Strnad
Trapped in Shit
Weald & Woe
Cover art by Calvin Cushman
Panopticon track mastered by Spenser Morris
"Winter" originally by Tori Amos (originally found on "Little Earthquakes," written by Tori Amos and Nick DeCaro, 1992, under license from Sword and Stone Pub).
"Emerald (Thin Lizzy Cover feat. Trevor Strnad)" originally by Thin Lizzy (originally found on "Jailbreak," written by Brian David Robertson, Brian Michael Downey, Philip Parris Lynott, and William Scott Gorham, 1976, under license from Universal-Polygram Int'l obo Pippin The Friendly Ranger Ltd).
Follow Markov's music at: markovsoroka.bandcamp.com