COLUMBUS, OHIO – Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and an equally wonderful 2018 in general! I just wanted to give an update of the going-ons within Mithridium because I know we have been really quiet this year- having only played a handful of shows and making only a few appearances publicly! I promise you that we are absolutely very active and enjoying making music together!
Internally there have been a lot of drastic changes in the lives of our band members and we have been learning to adapt and adjust to those changes. New jobs, new family members, new homes, new relationships, losses of loved ones- the normal state of life.
Personally, I suffered a pretty massive burn out after the release of our 2014 album “Hope Dies Last”; being completely honest and candid, I was left disappointed in both its sound quality and it’s reception after having put a colossal amount of work into it. I had very high expectations for it and let myself down in the process, falling into a fairly deep depression watching my mismatched expectations colliding with reality- among many other demons and private battles I had to overcome from then until now.
For several years I was bereft of musical creativity and let my band mates steer the ship while I worked on my own recovery, counseling and finding my own mental health and well being.
I am happy to say that I have found my happiness- and my desire to make music again has found me.
So here we are at the end of 2018 and I’m sitting here looking at 20 or so tracks for our next release- each of them written under a laissez faire philosophy of never forcing something that didn’t come naturally- and trying to extend that philosophy as a guide post for the future of Mithridium. Our schedule is relaxed and the only important thing is the music. It has adapted and changed just as we have- and I’m super proud of it.
The plan is to go back through each song and take a stab at making it the best it can be-then cut the 20 tracks down to 12 or so- polish them up and possibly go into a pro studio to have them recorded. It’s very likely that we will crowd-source a lot of the funding for a pro-recorded album- and I will humbly ask for your help (likely in the form of pre-releases) when that time comes.
I’m very excited for the future; life is all about the ups and downs (cliche but true) and the music we are making reflects those changes and adaptations, the pains and the joys, the dusks and the dawns. I can’t wait to share with you what we have been working on when the time is right.
Until then, best wishes and love to all of you.
We will see you soon!