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Unto Ashes
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Unto Ashes is a musical ensemble based in New York City that incorporates madrigal, folk, and elements of neo-medieval and darkwave. Founded by Michael Laird and Susanna Melendez in 1997, the band has released albums on the Projekt label (all recorded and produced by Laird). Previous members and contributors have included Paul Ash, Kit Messick, Melody Henry, Spider Grandmother (pseudonym), Jeremy Bastard (pseudonym), Catherine Bent, and Sonne Hagal. Singer Mariko aka Sarah Newman left the band in 2008 to work with the German Qntal project and related ensembles.
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http://www.untoashes.com
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Releases on file (8)
Unto Ashes — Burials Foretold Unto Ashes — Burials Foretold
(Projekt 276, 2012, CD)
Unto Ashes — The Blood of My Lady Unto Ashes — The Blood of My Lady
(Projekt 226, 2009, CD)
Various Artists — A Dark Noël Various Artists — A Dark Noël
(Projekt 198, 2007, CD)
Unto Ashes — Songs for a Widow Unto Ashes — Songs for a Widow
(Projekt 187, 2006, CD)
Unto Ashes — Grave Blessings Unto Ashes — Grave Blessings
(Projekt 172, 2005, CD)
Unto Ashes — Empty into White Unto Ashes — Empty into White
(Projekt 147, 2003, CD)
Unto Ashes — Saturn Return Unto Ashes — Saturn Return
(Projekt 117, 2001, CD)
Unto Ashes — Moon Oppose Moon Unto Ashes — Moon Oppose Moon
(Projekt 106, 1999, CD)

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