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WELCOME!

We have set this page up due to the physical version of the 'Requiems From The Abyss' boxset being delayed by several months and to let you know why this is and when you can expect to receive delivery of your copy. 

 

A VERY BIG THANK YOU!

Firstly we want to acknowledge the grace and patience of everyone thus far. We are overwhelmed but not surprised by the understanding shown in light of the dreadful situation that is affecting so many worldwide .

Being ardent music fans many are well aware of the specific situations affecting non mainstream musicians who do not the have resources or infrastructure to weather the storm without taking some major blows.

 

Meaningful updates have been thin on the ground we know, this has been equally frustrating for us as we are sure it has been for you. The few people that have contacted us with totally understandable concerns have been gracious to the extreme once informed of the situation.

 

From the band and all at NFD Towers, please accept our deepest thanks and respect for waiting so patiently.

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RFTA PHYSICAL BOXSET UPDATE

SO LET IT BEGIN...

We rejoice in the fact that RFTA will finally start shipping this week and can’t wait for your reaction to receiving it in all its Gothtastic, over the top NFD glory!

For those of you that have not ordered yet please know that any future pressings may be in a reduced format such as a Digipak with no postcards or poster or limited edition badge and a smaller booklet. So if you want one of these beauties do not leave it for ever to order one, we made a big order but once they are gone they are gone.

 

Because we know people are having a hard time with rising living expenses we are holding the preorder pricing for as long as we can.

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SO WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON?

Here is an overview of what has happened so far and what is happening next! 

 

Firstly the order was placed last Autumn.

 

Just before Christmas we had the first indications of additional delays over and above what we expected which triggered the decision to release the digital version (direct from band) so as to fulfill digital only orders completely and make sure that everyone that ordered the physical copy could download the music and the booklet to enjoy over the holiday season.

 

For those that missed this information this is still the case, please download your digital copy from our Bandcamp when you are ready. You can also download a PDF for the booklet here if needed. RFTABOOKLET.PDF

We were also forced to stay in preorder mode (and still are for the physical version) as well as delay the Worldwide launch through Jungle Records having to also postpone press, advertising and many other scheduled promotional related events that needed to coincide with this.

 

WHY IS IT STILL DELAYED?

There were already well-known problems with basic things like transportation, shipping and materials generally, but we understood that these were surmountable.  This was not the case for the planned vinyl version which we had to unfortunately postpone with no idea when we might be able to achieve this.

 

Three additional specifics have conspired against us, prolonging the delay.

 

The first is the complexity of the boxset which is a non standard item to produce and which uses many more types of card-stock than a normal Digipak or Jewel Case. Many factories making these materials have been closed or have had their output reduced from being short staffed and not being able to source their raw materials. This has led to major companies such as Amazon buying up the available supplies of card-stock and creating a terrible supply problem for those companies with less buying power.

 

Secondly , although ordering a fairly large quantity when compared to more mainstream orders for larger entities we end up being lower on the priority list.

 

Finally, while our production company is based in the UK and which has had more flexibility during the pandemic, the manufacturing outfit which physically presses everything is based in mainland Europe, where the situation is worse.

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WHERE DOES THIS LEAVE US WITH A DELIVERY DATE?

We have been in constant contact with our production company who we have always found to be reliable and who are under great stress themselves (this is happening to many clients) and asked them to try extremely hard to find some end to this situation.

 

We have looked at every angle including cancelling the order and putting it in with other suppliers (we looked at this early on) but this would mean starting from scratch and guarantee not getting it till after the summer or even later.

After some intense talks between the production company and the manufacturing plant we have been told that they have now scheduled production to start next week (week starting February 20th) and production on something like this boxset typically takes 4-5 weeks which would mean it reaching NFD Towers (allowing for shipping times) around the second week of April. It would then be packed up and posted out.  We are working hard with them to do everything we can to improve on this schedule.

 

Our production company is in contact with us every few days and in regular communication with the manufacturing plant, making sure they have everything they need to be able to fulfill this. Currently, specific artwork points are being double and triple checked by the plant and some test prints  are being made which means it is being prepped for the production line and moving towards the front of the queue. We are feeling very positive that they can hit this date or close to it.

SO WHAT NOW & WHERE CAN I GET FUTURE UPDATES? 

We understand this is far from the perfect news but it is a light at the end of the tunnel and a definite end to this wait is coming.​ We ask you to bear with us a little while longer.

 

All information we have will be posted in the updates at the bottom of this page as soon as we have them so you can check in here anytime you want to see if there is more news.

If you have any further concerns not answered here or in the future updates below then please contact us at the usual email address: 

 

contact@nfdworld.co.uk


Please put the subject line as 'RFTA delivery delays' so we can filter it out and respond as quickly as possible and allow a day or two for a response.

 

 

Thanks again,

 

Bob, Ed, the boys and the NFD Towers Team.

 

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FINALY HERE IS A LOOK AT THE BONUS ITEMS

To end on a much more positive note we thought we would give you a closer look at the bonus items! 

The limited edition enamel badge that only people buying the boxset from our Bandcamp can get hold of. This item is not available separately, so if you ordered from us direct you will be getting one of these for sure! 

The First 125 orders also secured themselves a copy of the rare 'When The Sun Dies Promo' which features the full extended remix version which was not on 'Deeper Visions'

The First 500 secured themselves a signed by Bob art flyer! 

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ADDITIONAL UPDATES WILL APPEAR HERE AS WE HAVE THEM

 
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UPDATE Thursday  7th April 2022

More good news today. The boxsets have left the factory and are en route to the supplier's UK bases of operations. We expect them to arrive by the end of the weekend and from there they will be sent to NFD Towers. We are getting very close to mail out time at last. We think there is a 90% chance Ed will be able to post them out in the next two weeks or even less if the Gods smile on us! Expect more updates soon! Nearly there folks! 

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UPDATE Wednesday 30th March 2022

Finally some news we have all been waiting for! We received an email today confirming the boxsets have been completed! It took a while for that to sink in as it has been such a battle to get this far! Such great news but we are not quite there yet as next we await delivery. The pallets will be loaded up in the next few days and then we are hoping they will be shipped from Europe to their UK depot in the next week or so! From there they will be shipped to NFD Towers and then on to you! If all goes well we hope to be putting them in the post some time in April. Exactly when depends on all that shipping! Watch this space for updates! 

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UPDATE Sunday 27th March 2022

So, as of Friday we have been told our shipping date is holding strong and the production company said they are keeping an eye on that daily and have assured us they will cause a stir if the factory tries to put it back last minute! So it still looks to be shipping to us mid April which is not too long now! We are doing what we can to make sure it gets to us as quickly as possible so Ed can get them on their way to you as quickly as possible!  We are feeling hopeful! 

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UPDATE Monday 21st March 2022

We are still checking in regularly with the production company and while there is no improvement on the projected date as of yet it has slipped no further. After everything that has happened up and til now we will take that as good news. So as of now we are still expecting them to leave the factory around mid April!  We are keeping everything crossed that that remains firm.  More news when we have it!

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UPDATE Sunday 6th March 2022

At the end of last week our production company confirmed all art work concerns from the printing plant in Europe had now been addressed and fixed. They have also confirmed packing order and all other final QC checks. Shipping to us is expected mid April but our London based production company are really getting on their case to improve on this date. More updates to follow as we get them. Thanks again for everyones understanding and patience! We are getting there! 

UPDATE Sunday 6th March 2022

At the end of last week our production company confirmed all art work concerns from the printing plant in Europe had now been addressed and fixed. They have also confirmed packing order and all other final QC checks. Shipping to us is expected mid April but our London based production company are really getting on their case to improve on this date. More updates to follow as we get them. Thanks again for everyones understanding and patience! We are getting there! 

UPDATE Sunday 6th March 2022

At the end of last week our production company confirmed all art work concerns from the printing plant in Europe had now been addressed and fixed. They have also confirmed packing order and all other final QC checks. Shipping to us is expected mid April but our London based production company are really getting on their case to improve on this date. More updates to follow as we get them. Thanks again for everyones understanding and patience! We are getting there!