Gog (2) ‎– Ironworks

Utech Records ‎– URLP075
Vinyl, LP


A1 1870 – 1906
A2 Tasks Which Destroy Body And Soul
A3 God Says To Love You In Chains
B1 A Promised Eternity Fulfilled With Cancer
B2 Into Her, She Carved The Word Empty
B3 I Draw My Strength From You

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Samples recorded by the artist at Epping Ironworks, Epping, North Dakota in 2011.

Limited to 300 copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: (Side A) URLP 075A JW R20919
  • Matrix / Runout: (Side B) URLP 075B JW R20919

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
URLP075 Gog (2) Ironworks(LP, Album, TP) Utech Records URLP075 US 2012 Sell This Version
SUA050 Gog (2) Ironworks(CD, Album, Dig) Season Of Mist Underground Activists SUA050 France 2013 Sell This Version
CRUS17 Gog (2) Ironworks(Cass, Album) Cloister Recordings US CRUS17 USA & Canada 2014 Sell This Version



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December 15, 2012
Description from Utech Records:

"I did not know then how much was ended. When I look back now from this high hill of my old age, I can still see the butchered women and children lying heaped and scattered all along the crooked gulch as plain as when I saw them with eyes still young. And I can see that something else died there in the bloody mud, and was buried in the blizzard. A people’s dream died there. It was a beautiful dream...”
-Black Elk

Ironworks is both literally and figuratively a monolith of unrestrained power. Rapid arpeggios and slow flowing magma clash while lugubrious piano weaves depressive chords. Lurching, overdriven guitar grinds and scrapes in a hollow abyss as tortured vocals rise from the depths. This is metal in the elemental sense, the album built upon a foundation of sound recordings from the Bjella family blacksmith shop. Ironworks is an epitaph for the death of the American dream, one brought on by ourselves, channeling emotions mournful and raging.
Packaged in a heavy, embossed folder with insert.