Saturday, 21 November 2009


Title: Fimbulwinter
Reason for update: Alternative artwork

As the old saying goes, "time flies like an arrow ... fruit flies like a banana." Can you believe it's been six months to the very day since Nazgul posted the Fimbulwinter entry into HonourAndDarkness? The intent back in May was to share with the wider world the rather excellent mini-CD that Alex had made for Nazgul based on the edited version of 'Fimbulwinter', which had originally been destined to be pressed as a 7" single on CCP Records.

The artwork for the 7" had been prepared, and in a recent trawl through the ancient tomes in the library of Castle Nazgul a small flyer with said artwork came to light, so it seemed a timely moment to celebrate the 6-month anniversary of the first post by updating the Blog both with that original design - which is striking similar in theme to the "...Of Battles, Ravens and Fire" picture disc lp that was made back in 2000 - and a better photo of the cover of Alex's unique CDr version of the song.

The Hross' logo on the black and white 7" cover is quite unusual, in as far as it adopts an almost computer-like lettering theme unlike any of the band logos before or since. The river of blood amidst frosty trees is a real classic amongst covers though and - whisper this quietly though - would make a really good t-shirt.... now where has that phrase been used before?! Seriously though, it's a superb contrast of colour and context (warm blood spilling in the coldness of nature) and to use such an image for a one-off cover Nazgul is most honoured.

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