The Respectable Face of Tyranny: news

Spectral Press LogoFirst up, this is just to let all the purchasers of the limited hardback edition of Gary Fry’s The Respectable Face of Tyranny know that it is due to land within the next week or two due to slight delays caused by the Easter break and some technical issues, which have now been resolved. All purchasers will be receiving their copies directly from Gary Fry himself as, logistically speaking, it’ll be a lot easier for us to do it that way. As it stands, all purchased copies will be with buyers by the end of this month or beginning of May.


An extra bit of news: the Musicks & Mythos audio-CD series of Lovecraft and modern Lovecraftian tales, a joint Spectral/Temple ov Azathoth Records release, will definitely be available from next month. We will have some copies for sale here, but numbers will be limited – so please do let us know whether you’re interested in purchasing one . They will be 2 CD affairs in fold-out digipacks with booklet and are likely to retail for somewhere between £12 – £15 each.

The Lovecraft stories being set to music on the first in the series will be Nyarlathotep and The Music of Erich Zann, whilst the modern master of the Mythos tale will be Joe Pulver with his The Delirium of a Worm Wizard.

More details soon!

More news and more reviews


To start things off, here’s an update on what’s happening with the first release in the audio-CD series of Lovecraft readings accompanied by specially commissioned and composed music, released in conjunction with Temple ov Azathoth Records. The first double-CD will be released in March 2012 and will feature Lovecraft’s The Music of Erich Zann and Nyarlathotep. As to the modern writer whose story will be featured on the first disc, that honour will go to…


Joe’s story will be The Delirium of a Worm Wizard from his Sin & Ashes collection, published by Hippocampus Press of New York.  Final details have yet to be confirmed (such as pricing, packaging format, etc.,) but as soon as they’re available I’ll be passing them on. In the meantime, if anyone is interested in purchasing or reserving copies, then please let me know by emailing me, Simon Marshall-Jones, at spectralpress[AT]gmail[DOT]com.


To round proceedings off, here’s a four-in-one review of all the Spectral Press chapbooks published so far, from writer Alan Baxter and posted to his The Word website – to read what he thinks of them all, just click here. Spectral is indeed continuing to grow – and more reviews are expected soon! Onwards and upwards!!