The Long Hunt Goes Acoustic: Descendants of Crom Pre-Fest + New Songs and More


We’ll be performing our first-ever acoustic set as part of the “Descendants of Crom Acoustic Prefest” on September 29th at the Full Pint Wild Side Pub in Pittsburgh. The bill will also feature fellow local Pittsburgh bands Holy Rivals, Solarburn, Motormeter, and JakeTheHawk, all of which will be doing acoustic-only renditions of their tunes. Its going to be an interesting thing indeed to see what such heavy, rocking, and dynamic bands sound like unplugged. We are really looking forward to it and are honored to be playing a role, no matter how small, in the greater awesomeness that is Decendants of Crom. The Acoustic pre-fest starts Friday night, September 29th, at 8 PM.

As alluded to, the acoustic pre-fest is simply a taste of what’s to come the following day with the first annual Decedents of Crom Festival, an all-day, two-stage heavy music festival featuring rock, doom, sludge, and metal. The show starts at 2PM (Saturday, September 30th) at Cattivo in Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh, and features an amazing roster of both touring and local bands. Read a recent article in Decibel Magazine about the event. Check out the flyer below for the full lineup and visit  www.descendantsofcrom.com for more information.

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New Song on the Menu: The Winnowing Hand


We’ve been brewing up a cauldron of new songs over the last few months, with one reaching a stage of near-completion. The tune is called “The Winnowing Hand” and has been slow cooking in The Long Hunt kitchen now for about three months. Originally written as a simple finger-picked theme for classical guitar, the song has now evolved into a proper tune more in the style you’d come to expect from The Long Hunt.

The scratch recording at last practice clocked in at over 9 minutes, which has been pretty typical length for our recent output. We’ll probably pare things down a bit time-wise before serving to a live audience, but it shouldn’t be too long before one can expect to hear this tune at one of our shows. Here’s a really rough solo acoustic preview of the main theme, video-recorded a few months back:


Advanced Calculus Radio Performance


As mentioned briefly in the previous blog, we’ll be playing an hour long set for the Advanced Calculus radio show on WRCT 88.3FM on October 16th. The Performance starts at 9pm and goes live until 10. Tune in to 88.3FM if you are in the area or listen online at www.wrct.org/ . More details coming once we get closer to the date. We are really looking forward to this amazing opportunity.

That’s all the updates for now, though we have a few more interesting things coming down the line in the next few months. As always, please consider subscribing to this blog by entering your email into the box on the right. Also, take a minute to check us out on Facebook and to like our page if you don’t already.

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