The site is finally back.

August 14, 2016

I’m a colossal idiot. The “bright future” I mentioned in the post from… 3 years ago… ended up being my inexperience with the new host I moved to, and my lack of willingness to fix the MySQL database so that the site would run properly. So I eventually just forwarded the URL “temporarily” to the Facebook page. As you can see now, that “temporary” redirect has been deleted.

Rainwound is a personal project of mine I started in 2005. It has since had its 10 year anniversary with nothing to show for it, and in fact the website wasn’t even active at the time. All I can promise is that Rainwound is as much a part of my consciousness as any other project, I’ve never forgotten about it and have long felt guilty for letting it stagnate like this. I’m beyond making promises right now, and I’m focusing on an original album under my Brandon Strader title. I can assure you the project isn’t dead and probably never will be.

But it needs a new beginning, and that’ll happen one of these days. I’m ready to abandon and move away from the material of the past and focus on redefining what the band is.


A bright future for Rainwound!

April 6, 2013


Rainwound has signed on to create a flowing prog rock arrangement of “Memory of the Wind” from the game Final Fantasy III for a project that is being put together on OverClocked ReMix. It is likely that this song could be produced later this year, or in 2014, and no details concerning the release of that album are available at this time.

Secondly, “Shrouded Destiny Complete” is planned for release in November 2015 and it will feature a recreation of ‘Shrouded Destiny’ which was released originally in 2005, and a sequel to that album (tentatively known as ‘Shrouded Destiny part 2′) to create a very unique double-album experience. That will conclude the story started in the first album — which concluded quite harshly with the destruction of ‘everything’. Obviously not EVERYTHING if there’s a sequel. That’s all the spoilers I’ve got for you right now. :-)

Both of these are cancelled. First, because the band won’t be involved with OverClocked Remix. Second, nobody knows or cares about the original Shrouded Destiny, and the plan for the 10th anniversary didn’t come together. Let’s look to the future.

Thank you so much for your support, and for following Rainwound!


‘United EP’ becomes Deluxe Edition!

September 11, 2012

Hi! It’s been a year. I’ve wanted to work on a new Rainwound album, but other obligations have gotten in the way. It is with great joy, however, that I present this Deluxe Edition of the United EP. You can find it at the original link, or easily click here to get to it.

What’s so special about this new version, you axe? Well, it has 3 instrumental versions of the vocal songs on the EP. Now you can sing karaoke along to it and become the life of the party. Enjoy!