In October of 1859, the radical abolitionist John Brown led twenty-five men - composed of former slaves, fellow abolitionists, and his sons - in an ill-fated raid on the federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry, Virginia. His idea was to steal its weapons, arm the town's slaves, and lead them into the surrounding hills to wage an insurrection against the institution of slavery. It was a failure and John Brown was subsequently executed. His actions, however, confirmed to the slavocracy that it was under attack by the supposedly anti-slavery Northern states and the first American Civil War began soon after. The rest is history. Blood-soaked history.
released 15 August 2012
music & lyrics by dustin herron. all instrumentation by dustin herron. engineered & mixed by steve hunter @ means of production studios (corvallis, oregon) between november 2011 and august 2012. mastered by scott craggs @ old colony (boston, massachusetts). art by joshua mikel/sharkguts (atlanta, georgia).
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