Monday, April 4, 2016

Three Rooks are flying the nest..


Signs are that our long hibernation could be coming to an end. We are now committed to making 2016 the year that we once again have the chance to sort things out and get back to doing what we do best - bringing new dark and heavy music to your ears. 

Our new mission is to broaden the scope of our collective with new projects and new genres, spreading our wings into Industrial, Gothic and Dark Electronic territory. 

Its also been too long since we've taken on some serious studio projects. The audio production arm of Three Rooks is back, currently working hard to produce music with a fantastic new band that we will unveil soon, of course it will come as no surprise that an ex. member of Miseria Visage is involved.

However, we also want to open up the studio to other bands and projects too! It is through collaboration and combining resources as well as talent, that underground artists can best flourish and prove their artistic worth.

Stay with us - great things will be happening soon.


Sunday, January 18, 2015

May We Never Forget Her Face..

Good News! 

 A new album from Mourning Hours is on its way. 'May We Never Forget Her Face' will be the second album-length creation by this project and already shows signs of raising the quality bar higher than ever before. 

One of the things I like most about this project is the determination to carry on releasing lengthy releases and to push forward despite the difficulties faced by all non-mainstream artists, it should be an inspiration to all bands.

Here is the latest teaser video featuring the album track 'Fallen Leaves'..

I hope you will join me in looking forward to hearing the finished product!



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 -




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 ..

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.