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Updated! Remix Wild Ox Moan, plus uploading instructions.

Relapse, Coalesce, and have teamed up to put together a contest we are really excited about.  Ed Rose has broken down the song “Wild Ox Moan” into several stem tracks ready for you to completely reinvent, and remix.  Here are the details on how to do this…

” Go HERE to the Coalesce remix page. If you’re not yet a member, click Signup in the top right corner of the page.  Provide your name, email and a password and you’ll soon be a member!  Once you’re a member, you can Ask to Join.  After you are accepted into the session, you can make comments, record, edit or upload a mix and more.  To start a mix using Indaba’s online recording software, click Record, Edit, Mix.  This will launch the Session Console. To access to the files for download, click on View All in the files section on the right.  In the actions bar next to each track, you can select  download.  And then you can go ahead and mix the tracks using your own music software. 

When you are all done, you should then upload your final track on the site itself by clicking on “upload files (see screenshot, click to enlarge)”


We’ve noticed that a lot of folks are uploading their mixes on their myspaces, and other new sharing media blogs.  That’s all good, but we would like to have all of the mixes in one place so we don’t have to hunt all over the net.  That is if you want to be in the drawing for the prizes.

Here is the list of prizes for the winning mixes.  Don’t write off those signed cd’s, Ingram drove over 3 hours getting them all signed :)
Prize List:

Grand (1):
-Remix track featured on Coalesce MySpace page + other networks
-OX T-Shirt
-Clear OX LP
-Signed OX CD
-1 year Platinum Indaba Membership
-Set of pro headphones courtesy of Blue Collar Distro
-Limited Edition Screen Printed Poster
-1 year Platinum Indaba Membership

1st (1)
-Signed OX CD
-OX T-Shirt

Runner Ups (10)
-Signed OX CD

Not familiar with Indaba music?  Indaba Music is a global community of over 250,000 musicians and technology that enables artists from 185 countries to create music together and manage their musical lives.  Members share, archive, and promote their music; learn from instrumental legends and industry vets; compete in interactive campaigns with major artists and connect and collaborate in online recording sessions, all using the service’s groundbreaking Digital Audio Workstation. In short, coalesce is the first heavy artist to have a featured session, and we couldn’t be more honored.

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This one is for the coalesce history books

This is probably the single weirdest thing that has happened in our little history as a band.  Music reviewer Mark Prindle did an interview segment on Fox News’ “Red Eye”.  When asked if there was any band on the radar for “album of the year”, Mr. Prindle said our own Ox was the contender.  But then it got extra crazy and amazing.  I’m not going to ruin it for you, but skip to the 3:50 mark…

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Coalesce honored with BBC session invite in London.

 This one suprised us.  We were invited to record 4 songs at the BBC Maida Vale studios.  It was an amazing experience, and we got somd great takes.  Here is what was recorded

1. Through Sparrows I rest (unreleased oxep)
2. Wild Ox Moan (ox)
3. The Villain We Won’t Deny (ox)
4. The Purveyor of Novely and Nonsense (ox)

The first three have already aired and you can catch the show streaming right now by going HERE.  The last song will be airing the next show they do, and it’ll be posted at the same link.

Whoever made this happen for us, we can’t thank you enough, you gave us something seriously special to remember our time in this band by.


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Some quick updates as OX draws near.

Hey folks, just a few notes as we get ready for the OX release.

First off, we’ve been posting links and updates pretty much instantly at our twitter page.  Check that out if you want to see a more sporadic and personal account of things happening.  You can see that here. 

If you are one of the ones who didn’t download the leak, you can hear “The Purveyor of Novelty and Nonsense.” here.  It’s exclusive to this site apparently. Since the release is so close, I’m pretty sure the whole thing will be streamed soon enough, but honestly, the streams don’t do the production job any justice.

We got an amazing write up by Ian Robinson, the metal vj guy from MTV back when the Rock was reigning WWF champ.  And WWF was still called WWF.  Regardless, you can read that review here. In general we won’t post all reviews on this site, we’ll leave that to our twitter page, but this one was especially flattering.

Also, we wanted to let you know that the next installment of OX, titled OXEP is done and off to mastering.  It is 16 more minutes of OX and will see a 2009 release.  You can view the lyrics right now on the lyrics tab above.

And just because it’s been cracking me up for days, some nature head banging.  If you are one of the dudes in here, get in touch, Ingram wants to go camping with you guys really bad.

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We went ahead and gambled on of the more unique songs first, and got to put up a rocker we like a lot too.  Check it.


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The Year of the OX, 2009.

As of today, the record is complete and has been submitted to Relapse Records for international distribution, (including Vinyl format).  We’ve entitled the record “Ox” and it will include 14 new songs totaling roughly 35 minutes.  Ed Rose at Blacklodge Studios recorded and mixed the record, and Mike Fossenkemper at Turtle Tone mastered it.  The guys at Invisible Creature are presently finishing the artwork and packaging.  We’re hoping for a release date sometime between April and May.  The exact date will be made public as soon as we have one.

We are currently planning tours for each US coast as well as SXSW and some over seas jaunts.  We also plan on attending a few festivals in an effort to play in areas that may not fit into our tour schedules.

In an effort to make room for new Ox merchandise, Blue Collar Distro has discounted almost all of the stock available at our online store.  Many of our recent clothing designs are on sale, some at prices lower than cost.  If you have any interest, check it out HERE.

For those of you who have contacted us online or at our shows during the past year and half with encouragement regarding your anticipation of the record, we apologize for how long it has taken us to put it all together.  We sincerely appreciate all the support you have given us and we’re trying to do as much coalesce as our schedules will allow.



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Coalesce initial Recording session completed.

So we holed up in black lodge studios last week to start tracking on our new record.  Five days of crash and bang and we’re now 15 songs deep.  We’re happy with the first round, but we’re far from finished.  Whiskey and westerns inspired; harsh and fast happened.  (that’s what she said…)  We feel like we’ve caught some great moments so far, and, if we’re lucky, we’ll catch a few more before it’s all over.  We don’t expect to have anything up and ready for listening until late fall, but we’ll keep you all updated as things progress.  What are you all up to?


This happened.


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A big thank you to everyone who came out…

We would like to sincerely thank everyone for coming out to our shows these past two weeks; especially those of you who traveled great distances. We’re grateful that people consider what we’re doing to be worth supporting and can only hope that coalesce met that support with something that’s unique to its name. It was by far the most invigorating and fun-filled coalesce tour to date (not one fight amongst ourselves the entire trip; this has to be a good sign!). We’d especially like to thank Spencer Benevides and Dan Askew for helping out with the grunt work, and the excellent bands we were lucky enough to play with: the Daughters, See You Next Tuesday, Rocket Fuel is the Key, and This is My Condition. Our hope is that each show provided the context for everyone to have as much fun as we did.

The “plan” (and remember that this word is extremely ambiguous for us) is to re-acclimate to our normal lives so as to heal our bodies and begin writing a new record. Things are in motion so as to pull off some shows out West, since we still regret that we were unable to include any west coast dates in the past two weeks’ worth of shows (our wives and children would have killed us if we had tried to take a single day more away from home! Or maybe that’s just an excuse for the fact that we’re getting older and it’s not as easy as it used to be for us to endure what a string of coalesce shows amounts to physically). We will make the announcements if or once things are solidified for shows in the West, but we don’t expect to be able to pull anything off in 2007. Early 2008 seems more likely at this point.

Again, thanks so much to everyone for being apart of the coalesce event these past couple weeks…

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