Remember that Emperor complete discography boxed set announced by Blood Music back in ’14? It’s finally finished and been shipped off to all the lucky bastards who jumped on it while it was still available. The label issued this announcement:
“Nearly 4 years from start to finish, the Emperor official ‘The Complete Works’ box is finally finished. All production parts finished and shipped to everyone from whom payment was received.
“A huge thanks to everyone who pre-ordered this set and patiently waited during the entire ordeal. Needless to say, every single person who worked on this set was driven completely insane by it. That’s not hyperbole whatsoever, this set kicked the shit out of everyone who touched it.
“In the end, it took around 30 trips to the post office where I took up the entire back area to the point that the postal workers couldn’t even move around for several days.
“I honestly wish more people could own the set, but due to the entire logistics of it and the sparing no expense portion of its production, it’s only going to remain in the hands of a limited amount of people, sadly. When you build something where money is no object, that’s the unfortunate side effect. But the response so far has been incredible – I’ve heard many times over that the value to quality of the box set was very well worth it.
“It was the first project I designed top-to-bottom. And probably going to be my last too, haha. Need to give a huge thanks to Seempieces | Illustration & Design by Travis Smith, Ken, and Samoth – they all helped me achieve what I wanted in various invaluable ways and were all driven completely insane by it as well.
“There’s no chance I’ll ever do another box set like this again, and I’d be surprised if any other label does anytime soon. Pro tip: it’s financially not worth it, haha. So, please enjoy it. It will remain on sale during my break, and I’ll ship out any of them ordered/paid every few weeks or so. I’m absolutely delirious now, so I’m going to go back to that fabled break I’ve been talking so long about.”