The Bleak Exist camp has been quiet lately due to external influences, but work is continuing on the new material. In fact, this is what is planned over the next 12 months. The new album with part 2 of the Sidney Stone story was over 80 minutes long which was deemed to be too long. The decision was made to split it in two and plump up the album with a couple of extra songs. This has made the next album, ‘In the Ruins of the Apocalypse’, approximately 55 minutes long and the Sidney Stone part 2 approximately 42 minutes long. They are now far easier to digest for the listener. As the material is all written they can be released as soon as they are recorded so no one is having to wait too long for new stuff. Ahead of that, the final part of the Sidney Stone story is 80% written, so there is lots to come from the Bleak Exist camp. Updates will posted when there is anything exciting to report.

Bleak Exist: In The Ruins Of The Apocalypse

  1. There Are Cameras In The Dolls
  2. Teach Yourself Guitar (Step 2)
  3. Follower Of The Sun
  4. As The Crows Peck At Your Bones
  5. The Street Sweeper’s Daughter
  6. Mrs Lovett’s Pies
  7. Never Fear the End
  8. The Marked Wall
  9. Fragmented
  10. The Omega Man (Prelude To In The Ruins Of The Apocalypse)
  11. In The Ruins Of The Apocalypse

Bleak Exist: The New Identity of Sidney Stone (Suite 2)

  1. The New Identity Of Sidney Stone
  2. The Downfall of Aubrey Crumb
  3. The 3 Enemies of Aubrey Crumb
  4. The Plotting of Aubrey Crumb
  5. The Murder of the Watcher
  6. The Kidnapping of Sophia King

Bleak Exist: The New Identity of Sidney Stone (Suite 3)

  1. The Torture of Sophia King
  2. The Arrest of Joseph Hale
  3. The Gassing of Arthur King
  4. The Lynching of Martha Hall
  5. The Kingpin: Sidney Stone

The track listing for the new Bleak Exist album, ‘In The Ruins Of The Apocalypse’ is as follows. It’s changed several times of the last few weeks and recording is set to get under way shortly.

Bleak Exist: In The Ruins Of The Apocalypse

  1. There Are Cameras In The Dolls
  2. Teach Yourself Guitar (Step 2)
  3. Follower Of The Sun
  4. As The Crows Peck At Your Bones
  5. 4:32 Minutes Of Battery Life Left
  6. The Street Sweeper’s Daughter
  7. End Of The World (Prelude To In The Ruins Of The Apocalypse)
  8. In The Ruins Of The Apocalypse

The New Identity of Sidney Stone (Suite 2)

  1. The New Identity Of Sidney Stone
  2. The Downfall of Aubrey Crumb
  3. The 3 Enemies of Aubrey Crumb
  4. The Plotting of Aubrey Crumb
  5. The Shocking of the Watcher
  6. The Kidnapping of Sophia King

The new Bleak Exist album, ‘Voice In The Static’, is available now. Just click on the album title Voice In The Static or visit the Albums page of this very website.

Paz said, “This album has been great fun to put together and it’s been wonderful to work with Katy Lennon. The results are beyond what either of us were expecting and we’re both proud of Voice In The Static. I hope the Bleak Existers enjoy the new take on the Bleak Exist sound. I also think Sidney Stone will be making a return on the next album, whenever that will be.”

Track Listing:

  1. A Broken Man’s Folly
  2. Voice In The Static
  3. Burnt At The Stake
  4. Terror At The Carnival
  5. The Last Light In The House
  6. Clockwork Heart
  7. Off With Their Heads
  8. Have You Waited For The World To Change

The New Identity Of Sidney Stone:

  1. The Criminal: Sidney Stone
  2. The Memorial Of Sidney Stone
  3. The Premature Burial Of Sidney Stone
  4. The Phone Call
  5. The Exhumation Of Sidney Stone

Total Play Time: 69:40

voice in the static cover

A big rock ballad with a touch of melancholia from the new Bleak Exist album with an excellent vocal from Katy Lennon is available for streaming right now on YouTube.

 

As Katy herself says, “Possibly one of my personal favourites from the new Bleak Exist album. Out Monday and featuring vocals from little old me plus a shed load of metal awesomeness from the Pazster aka Pete Worrall. Hope you like it! x”

Just click on the video below.

‘Clockwork Heart’ from the new Bleak Exist album, ‘Voice In The Static’, is available now. Just click on the link below or visit the music page to steam from SoundCloud. It contains a twin vocal attack between Katy and Paz and perhaps the catchiest chorus from the album.

‘Voice In The Static’ is out as a free download from this website on 6th July 2015.

Bleak Exist’s new album, ‘Voice In The Static’, will be available as a free download from this very site on 6th July 2015. 13 tracks, 70 minutes of new Bleak Exist material, all for free, what a bargain!

On top of that, Bleak Exist has a new vocalist, Katy Lennon. Paz explains, “Rather than my usual barking, I wanted someone who could really bring out the melodic nature of the melodies I was writing for this album. Katy sang on the Stronghold double album, ‘The Hand’, which I wrote with Hedgy, and her versatility and natural ear for melody was something I wanted to bring to this project. I wanted to have clear, crisp vocal lines over a barrage of guitars and I think this has been achieved. I’m chuffed to bits with the result and I hope people like what she brings to the music.”

You can hear the title track, ‘Voice In The Static’ right now. Just click on the video below.

The finishing touches to the new Bleak Exist album, ‘Voice In The Static’, are well under way. But there is one last vocal mop up session to do before the final mixes are complete. Paz has suggested the first samples from the album should be available before the end of June and the album available early July.

But what can you expect from ‘Voice In The Static’? Paz has used the blueprint set by ‘The Conundrum Suite’ and has once again gone for high energy, raw sounds, riffs galore and a bucket full of sing-a-long choruses. There will be some surprises, even more melody in the vocals, a 70 minute run time and we’ll also get to meet Sidney Stone.

The tracklisting is as follows:

  1. A Broken Man’s Folly
  2. Voice In The Static
  3. Burnt At The Stake
  4. Terror At The Carnival
  5. The Last Light In The House
  6. Clockwork Heart
  7. Off With Their Heads
  8. Have You Waited For The World To Change?

The New Identity Of Sidney Stone:

  1. The Criminal: Sidney Stone
  2. The Memorial Of Sidney Stone
  3. The Premature Burial Of Sidney Stone
  4. The Phone Call
  5. The Exhumation Of Sidney Stone

Once again, it will be a free download from this website.