with insert/poster - Casting one’s gaze upward into the vast emptiness of the night sky, one gets a sense of the profound isolation of man in the context of the universe while simultaneously being awed at its majesty. Man’s dominion, which looms so large under the light of day, is reduced to nothing against the subtle and ancient light of the infinite collection of the distant stars and the interstitial blackness of space. Vulpecula conjure perfectly this shiver of loneliness that we must confront. They embrace the mystery of the void and the vastness of space. The mighty Chuck Keller (Order From Chaos, Ares Kingdom) began Vulpecula in the mid 1990’s as a vehicle for exploring these celestial themes. Compositionally, Vulpecula defies simple categorization—as do all of Keller’s projects. No single term can be employed to describe the sound of Vulpecula. Although elements of black metal, death metal, thrash, and ambient/experimental can be heard, the music instead revolves around the conceptual framework of the band. Riffs and sounds are chosen for the evocative effect rather than an attempt to remain within a particular style. Nonetheless, anyone familiar with Keller’s guitar playing will recognize his proclivity for epic song structures and intricate songwriting. Supplementing Keller’s guitar work is the precise and artful percussion of Chris Overton (Legeia/Nepenthe). Following the brilliant “Fons Immortalis” 10".