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Joy's Egg

by Spiral

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A woman lays an egg filled with all of her negative emotions. At first she’s happy, but she soon realizes she must do something with the egg, before it hatches. A man happens upon a dance of the dead and is taken in by their antics. So much so that he tears off his skin in order to join them. A woman is magically split in half and forced to confront her own twin. A man witnesses the death of his lover, only to have her walk back in to his house a few years later, completely unscathed. This and so much more is waiting for you. Come on in…

For the full history of these recordings please see the liner notes for our last record, included in the physical inlay and on our bandcamp page. In 2011, Aaron and Chris went through an incredibly prolific period. We recorded a set of 13 demos that we intended to use for “Our Final Days on Bellicus Prime.” We had no idea that these 13 demos would spawn four records. Joy’s Egg, DMT Romance, Rumspringa, and Melody Squared were originally intended to be part of the second disc from “Our Final Days on Bellicus Prime”, but we quickly realized that these songs had a different sound. They were more psychedelic than the first disc so we left them off for a later time. That later time is now! With this release 12 of the original demos have found their way onto records. These songs were not left off of Bellicus because we thought they were inferior, we just thought they would make a more coherent record by themselves. The other two songs, Fly and Bonedance were written specifically for this record by our newest member Bill Hatfield.

The 13th demo was a soundtrack to an independent science fiction film. The song is just over 45 minutes long and has been placed in the archives. Who knows if we will ever get back to it. Be sure to check out the story Rumspringa on Amazon by Aaron Frale, it pairs with the song. Rumspringa and all the Bellicus stories appear in a collection called Cowboys and Drones by Aaron Frale available on Amazon.

These songs have taken us years of work. We have changed them, sculpted them, expanded them, and given them enormous amounts of love. We hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we did making them! As always, thanks for your support!


released August 24, 2015

At the time of this recording Spiral was:
Bill Hatfield – Lead Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards
Chris Boat – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard
Aaron Frale – Vocals, Guitar
Todd Chapman – Vocals

All songs written by Spiral. The cover art for this album was found on quite a few royalty free websites. The artists name was not listed. If you are the artist of this piece please contact us so we can give you proper credit. We are hoping that this piece was intentionally shared on royalty free sites. If it wasn’t please let us know and we will take it down immediately. This album was recorded between November 2011 and August 2015 at Spiral Studio. ©2015 all rights reserved.




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Spiral Albuquerque, New Mexico

Chris and Aaron, the two constant members of Spiral are desert born. They played childish games amongst dunes and cacti and now, their music breathes sand.

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