Published Oct 02, 2020Greg Puciato was due to make his solo debut with Child Soldier: Creator of God later this month, but the entire record is now available to stream and purchase — all thanks to "some dipshit 'reviewer.'"
As the Killer Be Killed and Black Queen member explained in a press release, the 15-track Child Soldier: Creator of God arrives digitally today after an unauthorized album leak began circulating online. Currently available through Bandcamp, the album will arrive on all digital service providers October 9.
"I can't believe this is a thing someone thought would be cool to do to an independent artist in 2020, but some dipshit 'reviewer' (we know who it was) leaked my record," Puciato wrote. "Younger me would've put his name out there for everyone to see… but we're going to use this as a chance to highlight the importance of being adaptable, flexible, and able to roll with the punches and call an audible. Shit happens and you need to be able to move quickly to adapt. Would I like everyone to go buy a digital copy now, or check it out on a streaming site next Friday? Yeah, that'd be cool."
As previously reported, Child Soldier: Creator of God finds Puciato handling vocals and performing all instruments, save for drums. Those were recorded by Ben Koller (Converge, Killer Be Killed), Dillinger Escape Plan co-founder Chris Pennie and Poison the Well's Chris Hornbrook.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles in late 2019 and early 2020, and was produced by Nick Rowe (Vampire Weekend, HAIM) and mixed by Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, the Cure).
"So to recap: fuck piracy, fuck that dude that leaked my record," Puciato concluded. "Support independent arts and culture (more now than ever), the album's out now via Bandcamp and next Friday via streaming sites, some other shit is gonna be announced shortly afterwards, hope you're all staying sane and safe, keep your wits about you and have some empathy and tolerance for one another, and stay intolerant of being turned against each other."
Today marks another Bandcamp Friday, on which the company waives 100 percent of its revenue fees to put more money in the pockets of artists. Earlier this year, we spoke with COO Josh Kim about the company's endeavour.