boy, this sucker was hard to come by. i actually hoped for nuclear blast europe to press an e.u. version but they did not. then i hoped for the label to get some copies of the u.s. version to pre-order but they did not. when i attended the gig of obscura's diluvium wolrd tour in hamburg in late february this year, fallujah were also on the bill and really delivered a great set. i hoped for some vinyl on the merch table, even though i knew that chances were slim.
release date of the new record was mid march and therefore they did not carry any records with them. after the show i went to the merch table and met bass player robert morey behind it. i bought a shirt and talked a bit with him about the problems i had getting a vinyl copy of "undying light" over here. he said that for the new record, production costs of the vinyl were on the band's side and that's why they marketed it by theirselves and european distribution wasn't their focus. damn it!
after that i asked a few german distros if they could get me a copy. hhv.de replied positively and i pre-ordered in early april with a delivery time of two weeks. when i still had no record in mid may, i cancelled the order and found a new option via a commercial seller on amazon. i ordered and ten days later i finally had "undying light" on vinyl. musically i think that "dreamless" was better but fallujah modified their sound a bit and are still on top of their game. fantastic progressive death metal which brings them on eye level with greats like obscura and beyond creation. bone white and orange merge vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve and limited to 900 copies. nuclear blast. 2019.