by From The Forest Itself

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This EP is a labor of love, a sort of autobiography, allowing you, the listener, to take a peek inside who I am, what makes me tick. I've poured my heart and soul into this release, and I hope you can feel that as the songs emanate from the medium of your choice. It's my first big foray into the world of chipcore/nintendocore/whatever you wanna call it, and if fate allows, it won't be the last.

I hope you enjoy listening to this EP as much as I enjoyed creating it. Please consider donating if you feel this EP is worth it.

Special thanks to everyone that made this EP possible, even if they don't know it:
• God, for everything
• The OverClocked ReMix community, for helping me to be better than I was and continuing to help me to be better than I am
• Every bandmate I've had since Hearts of Heroes, you're all my bros and sister
• Everyone who developed the hardware and software used in the creation of this EP
• Kyle Crouse, for letting me kick this release off with a bang on NGI, and not kicking me in the face virtually when I was working on these tracks instead of tracks for his TMNT remix project (sorry!)
• Dj Mokram, for being an exceptionally patient co-director while I shirked my responsibilities to the Gunstar Heroes remix project while creating this EP (sorry to you too, bro!)
• All of the bands I listen to that inspired me to create metalcore
• My amazingly wonderful fiance Kristina, who was extremely patient while I sat in front of a computer devoting all of my free time to either music or gaming
• And to you, for listening


released September 23, 2012

All music and lyrics written, created, performed, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered by Dustin Branscum

Album photo by Kristina Shannon • Edited by Dustin Branscum



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From The Forest Itself Indianapolis, Indiana

Hi. I'm Dustin Branscum. Some of you know me as DusK. This is my primary original music project.

I combine metalcore with chiptune-esque music. You know metalcore? Yeah, that stuff. Remember the smooth sounds your NES or Sega Genesis used to make when you kicked it on and fired up some games? Yeah, that stuff too.
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