Solace was recorded at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois by producer/mixing engineer Matt Russell, and mastered by Zach Weeks at God City Studio. Featuring cover art by the prolic Portland-based painter Adam Burke / Nightjar Illustration, Solace will be released March 8th on vinyl, CD, and digital formats.
IT IS DEAD is the solo cryptsludge project of Kevin Pappas, a Milwaukee, WI based artist who creates a uniquely-honed musical vision which they describe as a “wall of existential dread”. Having played in a handful of crushing bands in the past (Gravedirt, Old Resolution), Pappas is no stranger to sounds heavy and loud, and on this project performs all guitar, vocals, synths, and other instruments himself. It’s easy to think “heavier = more evil” when it comes to music, especially metal, but IT IS DEAD proves that’s not always the case. Sometimes it takes getting lost on a journey through the catacombs of darkness to uncover the truth about yourself.