1. 11:01 29th Aug 2014

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    Rad care packages from rad dudes are rad! Thanks @interarmamusic !!

    Rad care packages from rad dudes are rad! Thanks @interarmamusic !!

     
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    Updated Barghest tour dates dudes! #barghest #blackmetal #deathmetal

    Updated Barghest tour dates dudes! #barghest #blackmetal #deathmetal

     
  3. 01:20 28th Aug 2014

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    Barghest September tour dates, do it!

    Barghest September tour dates, do it!

     
  4. 14:25 22nd Aug 2014

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    Bettina and The Body. @thrilljockey @negativeworldview

    Bettina and The Body. @thrilljockey @negativeworldview

     
  5. 14:24

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    End of Gilead Fest with @caritetzlaff and @zuwadzhi

    End of Gilead Fest with @caritetzlaff and @zuwadzhi

     
  6. 14:23

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    Shadows are neat.

    Shadows are neat.

     
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    Adam Tucker (owner/engineer of Signaturetone Recording) and Andy Oswald (owner/engineer of Secret Bathroom recording studio.) these dudes have worked on some amazing records. It was rad to see them hanging out at Gilead Fest.

    Adam Tucker (owner/engineer of Signaturetone Recording) and Andy Oswald (owner/engineer of Secret Bathroom recording studio.) these dudes have worked on some amazing records. It was rad to see them hanging out at Gilead Fest.

     
  8. 14:21

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    @habilis and @justinsnow chit chatting about something at Gilead fest. Raddest dudes.

    @habilis and @justinsnow chit chatting about something at Gilead fest. Raddest dudes.

     
  9. 14:20

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    Erik and Jeanna got engaged while they were in Oshkosh for Gilead fest. So awesome! #truelove

    Erik and Jeanna got engaged while they were in Oshkosh for Gilead fest. So awesome! #truelove

     
  10. 12:56 21st Aug 2014

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    The new Bastard Sapling full-length album ‘Instinct Is Forever’ is now streaming in its entirety courtesy of Stereogum. All pre-orders have begun shipping, and the album will be in stores August 25th. The band will also embark on a short northeast tour this fall, dates below. Listen now at stereogum.com and order at gileadmedia.net/store

09/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Beaumont Warehouse
09/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
09/29 – Boston, MA – TBA
09/30 – Quebec @ Salle Unisson
10/01 – Montreal @ Turbo Haus
10/02 – Ottawa @ Pressed
10/03 – Toronto @ Smiling Buddha
10/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project

    The new Bastard Sapling full-length album ‘Instinct Is Forever’ is now streaming in its entirety courtesy of Stereogum. All pre-orders have begun shipping, and the album will be in stores August 25th. The band will also embark on a short northeast tour this fall, dates below. Listen now at stereogum.com and order at gileadmedia.net/store

    09/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
    09/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Beaumont Warehouse
    09/28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
    09/29 – Boston, MA – TBA
    09/30 – Quebec @ Salle Unisson
    10/01 – Montreal @ Turbo Haus
    10/02 – Ottawa @ Pressed
    10/03 – Toronto @ Smiling Buddha
    10/04 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Roboto Project

     
  11. 00:55 14th Aug 2014

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    My personal thanks for Gilead Fest 2014

    This letter brings Gilead Fest 2014 to a close in my heart. As of this evening I have posted links to tons of photos at the Gilead Fest website, including photos taken by my own staff - www.gileadfest.com Please take a moment to read this letter and check out some photos of this incredible weekend. Thank you.

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    It’s difficult to form my thoughts from Gilead Fest 2014 into sentences that make sense to anyone else. Three weeks have passed, and my head is still swimming with all of the feelings and experiences I want to elaborate on and make clear to you. The same text edit file where I’m currently attempting to compose this Fest wrap-up is also filled with dozens of phrases and words that would seem like random nonsense to anyone else. It is my brain on paper, so to speak. My adjustment back to the real world has been a strange one as the fog from that weekend still lingers, densely.

    That’s not to say I haven’t enjoyed the suddenly free schedule, because it’s been something amazing to actually spend time with my friends again over the past couple weeks, even with the responsibilities of my full-time job. But that weekend of July 18th will leave an impression on me for the rest of my days, regardless how long that may be.

    For a long time Gilead Fest was intended to be a one-time event. Even on the weekend of the first festival in 2012, although I told people we would “see what happened” when they asked when we could do this again, I was confident this was a one-time thing. I thought then that I couldn’t possibly handle the stress of setting up what I considered to be such a large undertaking again in the future, despite the unbelievable return on the energy I had invested. But in my heart of hearts I had the feeling that this would happen again, regardless of what my own fears, desires, or even better judgment might be, Gilead Fest had to happen again. It must.

    It took me a year to realize this truth. And even when I had finally given in to the reality that there would be another Gilead Fest, I didn’t want to admit it to anyone else. I take on stress and hold anxiety heavily, and I didn’t want to put myself through that again. But there’s something I wrote on the bio for the Gilead Media site regarding the fact that this isn’t a labor of love. This is a labor of necessity. I don’t do this because I love it, I do it because I must. I don’t have a choice. This label and this music festival – I need them both in order to function.

    As should be obvious to anyone that follows my work with these bands, I pour myself into this. My work is motivated by my love, my misery, my happiness, and my angst. It is intensely personal. My relationship with music is obsessive and has been since I was young. It has been my coping mechanism since I’ve realized my need to cope. This music is my life. It’s what drives me and a large part of gives me the will to carry on.

    This scene and the sub-culture we thrive within together is something truly exceptional. In a world that seems to have a dark shadow lingering two steps behind it, what we’ve built together is something of immeasurable beauty and filled with a wonderful light to cast that shadow away. We all have a role to play in this drama that is our life and collective existence. Take a moment and think about what we’ve been able to accomplish together, the scope of it all. Peel back the layers of grit and filth thrown over our precious creation by the mundane nature of life and look at the true importance of what we’re involved in and how, against all reason, it thrives. Our community grows, and in turn it fuels us. This isn’t “just” music. It’s so much more than that.

    Thank you to all those that attended, to the artists that came to share their work in an intimate environment, and to my volunteer staff that lent me their time and priceless energy. Every single one of you has been an integral part of the unique atmosphere of Gilead Fest. We all contributed in great ways to the positive atmosphere of that weekend, ultimately creating something much larger than ourselves. Yes, I may have brought you all to my small hometown, but I myself am not the beacon that draws us together. We collectively fuel that light with our passion and dedication and reflect it in our own lives, increasing its luminance. Thank you for being a part of that energy, for reflecting the light, and for bringing it with you to Gilead Fest. For three days this was an epicenter of something tremendously unique, exceptionally positive, and endlessly beautiful. Only through those who share that energy will an inclusive DIY community continue to grow.

    I make no promises of the future, but October 2016 could become a time to look forward to.

    Adam Bartlett, Gilead Media
    Oshkosh, Wisconsin
    August 13, 2014

     
  12. 02:19 13th Aug 2014

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    1:19 am. Tonight is far from over. Not sure how far I’ll get before sleep. But I’m gonna try and knock this out. Tater refuses to snooze and he’s driving me nuts.

    1:19 am. Tonight is far from over. Not sure how far I’ll get before sleep. But I’m gonna try and knock this out. Tater refuses to snooze and he’s driving me nuts.

     
  13. 01:53

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    Distro new arrivals + restocks (huge update)

    Many new items & restocks added to the online store. Mostly stuff that arrived right before the fest, lots of goodies. www.gileadmedia.net/store

    NEW ARRIVALS
    Anicon/Belus – Split LP – $16.00
    Coltsblood – Into the Unfathomable Abyss 2LP – $30.00
    Deb Saakaldte – Faen i Helvete LP – $26.00
    Drcarlsonalbion (Dylan Carlson of Earth) – Gold Soundtrack LP – $24.00
    Gevurah – Necheshirion LP – $15.00
    Hooded Menace/Loss – Split LP – $17.00
    Mournful Congregation – Concrescence of the Sophia CD/LP – $10.50/$14.00
    Oozing Wound/Black Pus – Split LP – $14.00
    Protestant – In Thy Name LP – $13.00
    Recluse – Frozen Blood LP – $15.00
    Sea Bastard – Scabrous 2LP – $30.00
    Surachai – Ritual LP – $19.00
    Temple of Baal – Verses of Fire 2LP – $29.00
    Urfaust – Urfaust – Trúbadóirí Ólta an Diabhail LP
    Vanhelgd – Relics of Sulphur Salvation LP – $14.00
    Vilkacis – Blood Dream in the Fever of War Lp – $15.00
    Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestite CD/2LP – $15.00/$24.00
    Year of No Light – Nord 2LP (re-issue) – $29.00
    Year of No Light – Ausserwelt 2LP – $29.00
    Young Widows – In and Out of Youth and Lightness 2LP – $19.00

    RESTOCKS
    Aevangelist – Omen Ex Simulacra 2LP – $29.00
    Amalgamated Sons of Rest – s/t 12″ – $10.00
    Amenra – Mass IIII LP – $22.00
    Amenra – Mass III CD – $15.00
    Aosoth – IV: An Arrow in Heart 2LP – $31.00
    Aosoth – III: Violence & Variations LP – $28.00
    Atlantean Kodex – The White Goddess 2LP – $21.00
    Bacchus – Bacchus LP – $12.50
    Blut Aus Nord – Liber II LP – $22.00
    Blut Aus Nord – Liber III LP – $22.00
    Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta I LP – $21.00
    Blut Aus Nord – The Mystical Beast of Rebellion 2LP – $31.00
    Blut Aus Nord – The Work Which Transforms God 2LP – $31.00
    Grouper – The Man Who Died in His Boat LP – $15.50
    Hexis – Abalam LP – $12.00
    Horseback – Piedmont Apocrypha LP – $16.00
    Locrian/Mamiffer – Bless Them That Curse You 2LP – $24.00
    Lycus – Tempest LP – $13.00
    Mammoth Grinder – Underworlds LP – $13.00
    Merkstave – Merkstave LP – $18.00
    Obsequiae – Suspended in the Brume of Eros LP – $15.00
    Oranssi Pazuzu – Valonielu LP – $14.00
    Protestant – Reclamation 12″ – $11.00
    Ruins of Beverast – Blood Vaults 2LP – $29.00
    Ruins of Beverast – Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite 2LP – $29.00
    Ruins of Beverast – Rain Upon the Impure 2LP – $29.00
    Ruins of Beverast – Unlock the Shrine 2Lp – $29.00
    Ruins of Beverast – Enchanted by Gravemould LP – $22.00
    Saturnalia Temple – Impossibilum LP – $15.50
    Songs: Ohia – Magnolia Electric Co 2LP+10″ – $20.00
    Songs: Ohia – Didn’t It Rain LP – $16.00
    Songs: Ohia – The Lioness LP – $12.00
    Vasaeleth – All Uproarious Darkness LP – $12.00
    Vasaeleth – Crypt Born and Tethered to Ruin LP – $12.00
    Wife – What’s Between LP – $17.50
    Year of No Light – Tocsin 2LP – $30.00
    Year of No Light/Altar of Plagues – Split LP – $20.00

     
  14. 13:19 11th Aug 2014

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    I need to pay some bills, because pressing three records and doing a music fest all at once costs a lot of money. Go buy some records because Monday is boring and you need retail therapy.

The distro segment of the Gilead online store is back online today and these shelves are absolutely packed. I still have like 30 new items to add, hoping to crank that out over the course of the next 2-3 days. But for now there is a ton of good stuff in there, including a few single copies of things I thought I was out of. Link in the comments

I’ll also be adding the leftover Gilead Fest posters, t-shirts, and hoodies this week as well. Not many of them lying around, but a few for folks to order. Thanks for your patience. www.gileadmedia.net/store

    I need to pay some bills, because pressing three records and doing a music fest all at once costs a lot of money. Go buy some records because Monday is boring and you need retail therapy.

    The distro segment of the Gilead online store is back online today and these shelves are absolutely packed. I still have like 30 new items to add, hoping to crank that out over the course of the next 2-3 days. But for now there is a ton of good stuff in there, including a few single copies of things I thought I was out of. Link in the comments

    I’ll also be adding the leftover Gilead Fest posters, t-shirts, and hoodies this week as well. Not many of them lying around, but a few for folks to order. Thanks for your patience. www.gileadmedia.net/store

     
  15. 13:02 9th Aug 2014

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    Sea of Bones in Columbus, Ohia a few days ago. #seaofbones

    Sea of Bones in Columbus, Ohia a few days ago. #seaofbones