02:00 PM on 10/15/11
We're writing with both good news and bad. The good news is that we've been working away on a new album at Giant Studios in Toronto and at Electric Lady in New York City. We're on the last stretch! Looking at a release date in early 2012 ... Exciting!
Also, we just confirmed we will be working with our favorite film composer Howard Shore on the score for a new David Cronenberg movie starring Robert Pattinson, minus the vampires! It's an adaptation of the book "Cosmopolis" by Don DeLillo, and the themes are right in tune with the overall mood of the world at the moment. In "Cosmopolis", the rat has become a unit of currency!
Which brings us to the bad news. As many of you may be aware, one of the unfortunate casualties of the recent London riots in August was the destruction by fire of the Sony/PIAS Distribution warehouse, causing the loss of what we've been told was millions of albums worth of inventory, a significant portion of which very sadly belonged to many small independent labels distributed by PIAS, including our own label, Metric Music International.
We're lucky that we weren't impacted nearly as badly as many other indie labels and bands who took a terrible hit. There was however one regrettable consequence for us, which is that the sudden, unforeseeable spike in demand for manufacturing services of both CDs and vinyl caused an immediate backlog on orders throughout Europe, resulting in considerable production delays for many artists' titles.
Included among those affected titles is our Fantasies Flashbacks remix album, which was originally slated to hit stores (or be delivered by) today, October 11th. The production plant in Europe where we arranged to manufacture the limited edition vinyl box set was among those impacted by the ripple effect of the fire and we're therefore also experiencing production delays outside of our control. Despite our best efforts, this means we won't be able to release the album today, as originally intended.
Your order will absolutely not be cancelled, it's just going to take us longer than expected to get the music to you. All orders placed at the ilovemetric.com online store will be fulfilled as soon as our management office receives the goods, which we are told could take anywhere from another 3-6 weeks. Accordingly, the physical retail release date has been moved to November 21, 2011.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience, thanks for understanding! The moment we have more concrete information, you'll be the first to know.
P.S. Interesting. http://occupywallst.org/