Announcements: Altar, Mysterium Tremendum, Hymns of Abomination, and More

As you know, things have been quite busy around here lately. It’s high time for an announcement on all things SMM. Let’s dive right into it, shall we? 

Our limited hardcover release of Philip Fracassi’s Altar successfully funded on Kickstarter. Within the next few months, we’ll be printing fifty of these gorgeous, signed and limited editions, illustrated by Francois Vaillancourt. Below, you’ll find the latest of five interior illustrations by Francois. While this edition is not currently featured in our (apparently broken) online book store, you can reach out to us at if you wish to obtain a copy. There are only a few remaining. 

There are also 100 limited paperbacks to be printed with this edition, which are also be signed and numbered. 

Mysterium Tremendum, our hand-bound chapbook exploring the borderlands between horror and the holy, is running right on schedule. The first issue of this quarterly chapbook will be released in January at $10. Look for a Table of Contents soon! 

If you have submitted to Mysterium Tremendum and are still waiting to hear back from us, please be assured that we are still making our way through submissions. Since we are also considering works for future issues, this may take some time. We will notify you the moment a decision has been made regarding your submission. 

Hymns of Abomination: Secret Songs of Leeds, our tribute to the work of Matthew M. Bartlett, is humming right along as well! We’ve been stunned by the quality of submissions, and we can’t wait to get this thing to you. We are still looking at a release date in July of 2021. Soon, you’ll be able to check out our Hymns of Abomination shirts on our Teespring page! Any proceeds to Teespring go directly to the maintenance of this site. 

And lastly, Red Tower Collective, our charity album of readings set to unsettling soundscapes, is well underway. So far, we have contributions from Matthew M. Bartlett, Scott R. Jones, Rebecca Gransden, Rhys Hughes, Matt Leyshon, Matthew Henshaw, and more. You can currently find the free sampler album featuring two tracks on Bandcamp.  

Volume I will be released as soon as an appropriate album length has been reached (50 to 60 minutes). All proceeds from Red Tower Collective will go to a charity selected before the album release date (TBA). There will also be a Kickstarter campaign for a physical vinyl release of Red Tower Collective Volume I.

Please check out our Patreon–there’s plenty of exclusive content on the way, including glimpses of Mysterium Tremendum, Hymns of Abomination, discount codes to Red Tower Collective, and much more!   

If you have any questions for us, please feel free to reach out at


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