Saturday, January 4, 2014

Mourning Hours release date and teaser!

The new Mourning Hours full-length, self-produced album will be released on October 11th 2013!

The album will be available is digital form from our bandcamp page, but while you are waiting, why not check out the latest teaser video, with samples of tracks from the album ..



Friday, October 11, 2013

Selfless Within is here!

The time has come! The new album by Mourning Hours has finally arrived and is available to buy right now on our bandcamp page, check it out here -




Monday, September 30, 2013

A perfect form of selflessness ..

I'm happy to announce that mastering for the new Mourning Hours album 'Selfless Within' is now complete and we are very pleased with how the results are sounding!

Something which helps make the master sound great, is having a good mix to start with. Certainly, this latest self-produced album has taken both songwriting and production to new levels and is a must-hear for existing and new listeners alike. We knew something was right when 'Hatefornication' blasted it's way through our studio speakers, heavier than ever!

'Selfless Within' will arrive very soon on our bandcamp page, as primarily a digital release but with the option of pre-ordering a limited CDR version for those who want a physical copy too. We will also be streaming the tracks in a few other places, for those who desire a pre-release listen.




Tuesday, August 27, 2013

We're back .. and we're bringing a new album with us!

Once again, Three Rooks has stirred from it's death-like slumber, and once again our musicians have been very busy behind the scenes, crafting something new and intriguing.

Back in August 2012, the project known as Mourning Hours, impressed us with the debut track
'Us & Despair', followed in September by the first self-produced full length 'A Journey From Here To Nothingness' which we released digitally.

Now, Mourning Hours is on the verge of bringing us a second full-length album, entitled 'Selfless Within'.
With recording and final mixing of the album complete, we will be handling the mastering in-house, bringing you both a digital and CDR version of Mourning Hour's most ambitious musical work yet. Check out this clip of  'Hatefornication', and you will get a taste of the new direction in which this project has evolved ..

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Setting the melancholia free - Ehrlichkeit

Some of you might remember, several months ago now, we first teamed up with an excellent solo project from the states entitled 'Ehrlichkeit'. Being unique among our artists for creating darkly atmospheric noise, tinged with ambient BM - Ehrlichkeit occupies it's own place in the blackest corners of the imagination. Hence why these latest musical offerings are something not to be missed!

The good news is this - two of Ehrlichkeit's earlier (and rather excellent!) albums have now been made available as free downloads through Dispomaniac Records! Both 'Subterranean Passages' and the self-titled Ehrlichkeit debut have been freed from mundane commercial obligations via the magic of bandcamp. Check them out right here to download, or get hard-copies on CDR/Tape if you desire something less ethereal..




Saturday, July 6, 2013

A resurrection is planned ..

Finally, some good news! I've made plans for Three Rooks to make a return to the land of the living and re-open as something new.

I hope to be able to unveil this new incarnation, 'Three Rooks 2.0' if you will, by the end of August this year.

New features:

Artists Collective:
Rather than strictly a label, Three Rooks can be a place where similarly minded musicians can promote their work, and get their upcoming releases and news blogged about (this can include stuff they have done on other labels, or self-releases). I'd also like to make it somewhere where musicians can get together to arrange for collaborations or split releases.

Sometimes a micro-label:
Occasionally, we can act as a label for artists who want a platform for their early-days releases, mainly being for demo's and EP's, or in some cases, for albums that would otherwise be self-released.
We will keep this section small and manageable, so there will be no public submission of demo's, it will just be for the people we already know or who become part of the collective.

Distro / Shop:
The last feature to eventually arrive will be a distro / online shop. This will be linked to the main website and bandcamp. We are open to the idea of stocking mainly demo's or EP's for artists in our collective who want that feature, possibly trading with other small labels. Formats will mainly be digital or CD-based short runs of a DIY type nature, but good quality and NOT overpriced like some labels do.

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I'm also pondering the idea of making a change to the actual name of the collective, perhaps 'Three Rooks Music' rather than 'records', if anyone has any thoughts on this, or the new direction in general, feel free to chip in and leave a comment on here or our facebook page / twitter.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Label closing for the time being ..

Sad news - We will be closing our doors at the end of this month, whether this is temporary or for good, depends on how things look in terms of funding. 

It's better to close for a while rather than put out cheap-ass releases. It is possible we could return on a distro-only basis if the future looks more promising. 

I'm committed to helping find alternative labels for artists who have their releases already booked with us (done this for some already). Massive apologies to everyone, and many thanks to those who followed us this far, I will keep this page up for prosperity for some time or in case I can start it up again.