THE MOSAIC WINDOW is: A.S.B – All Instruments, Vocals, Programming
Melodic death/black metal solo act THE MOSAIC WINDOW has inked a deal with Willowtip Records that will see the re-release of the band’s debut full-length, Plight of Acceptance.
Originally released digitally by the band in June of this year, Plight of Acceptance made waves throughout the extreme metal community, leading to the deal with Willowtip Records.
THE MOSAIC WINDOW mastermind A.S.B comments, “I am incredibly grateful that Plight of Acceptance has reached so many people and unbelievably stoked that Willowtip has decided to re-release the album and sign the band. There’s no way in hell I ever saw this coming. In general, this album was difficult for me to write and record, since I still felt raw and vulnerable from the deaths of my father and grandmother. I’m just glad I was able to push through and finish the damn thing. It was like a weight lifted off my shoulders. The catharsis was so rewarding, it led me to immediately start writing new songs the day after the release. I can’t wait for folks to hear what’s coming next. It’s going to be sick, haunted, and unhinged.”
Willowtip Records will release Plight of Acceptance on CD and vinyl formats on November 10. Pre-order the album at themosaicwindow.bandcamp.com and willowtip.com/bands/details/
Plight of Acceptance was mixed and mastered by Damien Herring. The album artwork features “Le Desespoir,” a painting by early 19th-century French artist Marcel Roux.
1) Comatic Burial
2) The Haunting That Follows
5) Spiritual Intoxication
6) Nails of Holy Origin
7) Consumed by a Thought
THE MOSAIC WINDOW was formed in September 2021, nearly five years after A.S.B.’s last musical endeavor. Years of depression and anxiety, exacerbated by the pandemic and the deaths of his father and grandmother, led A.S.B. down a darkened path that could only be relieved by channeling the emotional turmoil through artistic expression, specifically in the form of black metal. This grief, anger, and confusion led to the creation of the Hollow EP.
Written and recorded by himself over a weekend, Hollow was a cathartic release for A.S.B. and the return to creating extreme music was something he had been missing for years. Thus, shortly after the release of Hollow, A.S.B. quickly began to write what would become THE MOSAIC WINDOW’s debut album, Plight of Acceptance.
The album took the majority of 2022 to write and record, as its themes are far deeper and darker than its predecessor. Additionally, A.S.B. focused more on songwriting, with cautious intention in every riff, transition, and lyric. Plight of Acceptancealso features the presence of Damian Herring (Horrendous) for the final mix and master.