‘The Art of Starvation’ is now live on Bandcamp. As previously announced, the album download will be free of charge for a limited period of time. You can also pre-order your copy of the CD edition now. It will be limited to 100 hand-numbered copies, so don’t hesitate too long.
The regular release date for other platforms as well as for the CDs has been set to May 22. Remember, however, that I can give no guarantees regarding the CD shipping date; pressing is still delayed due to conditions beyond my control.
I sincerely hope the new album can offer some distraction, comfort or inspiration to some of you during these uncertain times.
Due to the pandemic, I have decided to forego the usual promotional phase preceding the album release. As soon as the final masters are done, the new album will be made available for digital streaming and download (free of charge) through Bandcamp. With so many of you adapting to a secluded life at home, now is not the time for additional, avoidable delays. CD pre-orders will commence at the same time, and I will ship those as soon as I receive the CDs from the pressing plant. Services such as Spotify will still require a regular release date, however.
The album artwork will be revealed on Instagram in nine parts, one per day. Naturally, you will also know the album title when the mosaic is complete. The individual images will be accompanied by one track title each. Follow Sidetrack Walker on Instagram now to keep track!
The current issue of Orkus, one of the most prominent German independent music magazines, is now available. Check it out to find an interview with Sidetrack Walker as well as an extremely flattering
of Come What May! The album is even featured as their monthly special music pick. Thanks so much to Claudia Zinn-Zinnenburg and Manuela Ausserhofer!
The first two reviews of Come What May have been published, both of them very favourable:
“It’s a well crafted and interesting album with some clearly very personal lyrics that is challenging and diverse.” (8/10)
Nick Harkins (Doom-metal.com), 16.02.2019. Read the full review
“We will fall under the haunting charm of the little miracles of ‘Savour’ and ‘Ghost Stories’. Dominik’s main quality is to infuse his compositions with musical structures of impressive effectiveness.” (4.25/5)
Gabriel Badelier (Progcritique.com), 14.02.2019. Read the full review (French)
Also, find out almost anything you could possibly want to know about Sidetrack Walker: in his interview, my buddy Mike Liassides at Doom-metal.com was extremely thorough in exploring my musical adventures.