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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes shrink-wrapped in a gatefold-style CD package with full lyrics and liner notes.

    Includes unlimited streaming of BLACK SUMMER via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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[[[[[ Crystal Desert presents BLACK SUMMER ]]]]]

Crystal Desert will be releasing a series of singles throughout Summer 2016. Starting with the first song "Monolithica," the band has teamed up with producer Simon Nicol to create a series of recordings that explore the darker corners of their sound.

"Monolithica" will also be physically released on cassette with the second single "Nightmare" on July 22. This cassette will feature exclusive artwork and be a limited edition of 12 copies.

More releases in the BLACK SUMMER series are planned and will be announced in the coming weeks.


The rise of monolithica
A gift from the afterlife
Let the regicides divide
Unrest in the triage!
Undone in the galleria
Let your soiled mind unwind

Is it more poetic to say that I'm blind?
Forget my life -- wasted on more lifeless time


from BLACK SUMMER, track released July 12, 2016
:: Ryan Alexander - Guitar & Vocals ::
:: Josh Ihler - Drums ::
:: Christian Smith - Bass ::

:: Recorded in Everett, WA ::
:: Produced by Simon Nicol & Crystal Desert ::
:: Mixed by Simon Nicol & Crystal Desert ::
:: Mastered by Levi Seitz @ Black Belt Mastering ::
:: All songs written by Crystal Desert ::
:: Lyrics by R. Alexander ::
:: Track 3 originally written by Wipers ::
:: Additional production on Tracks 5 & 6 by Alex Taschereau ::
:: Additional vocals on Track 5 by J. Ihler & C. Smith ::
:: Additional lyrics on Track 5 by J. Ihler ::
:: Additional keyboard on Track 6 by R. Alexander & C. Smith ::
:: Additional percussion on Track 6 by J. Ihler ::
:: Art & design by R. Alexander ::




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