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The Minstrel
Canada, Alberta, Elk Point

About The Minstrel

Music, magic, philosophy and comics! The Minstrel's Chaotic Chronicles are sure to take you to another world!
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Merrick Fenton

I write and record, and play all of the instruments in all of the songs (drums and orchestra are made with MIDI). Occasionally, I bring in friends to do reoccurring guest vocals. I'm the lead art director for the graphics and comics.

Merrick Fenton

Audio Engineer Bagpiper Composer Guitarist Keyboardist
I write and record, and play all of the instruments in all of the songs (drums and orchestra are made with MIDI). Occasionally, I bring in friends to do reoccurring guest vocals. I'm the lead art dire...
The Minstrel
2 months ago

Hello there!

Things have been moving forward quite more slowly than I anticipated. Honestly though, it's my fault for wanting make more than music. Other things have also happened that I think is worth bringing up, because it changes how I'll be releasing stuff.

So... instead of waiting for the comic to finish up, I'll be releasing music onto n1m in order as they get done. When I finish and release other content (mainly comics and videos) that relates to the songs, then I'll release the music onto Spotify, Apple Music, etc.

Therefore I'm excited that my first announcement is the release of new music! This Friday, I'll be releasing Mountains of Boder, continuing the story of the Chaotic Chronicles.
I have also been working with Dillan Kulczycki on a side project called ForestLør. Extreme metal with a comedic spin on the supernatural. Stay tuned for that in the next couple of weeks.

The next announcement is the Chaotic Chronicles video series. The premise behind the videos is to expand the world that the music of The Minstrel is about. It's a self funded thing at the moment, and all I've done is some test shots (the real reason behind my delays) so I can't say for sure when the first video will be released. I'll be sure to keep you up to date.

My third announcement is that merch is drawing near! After I was asked about it, I started taking that more seriously, and should have a simple t-shirt with The Minstrel logo on it in my store sooner rather than later! I'll make a more official announcement once it's up in the store!

The last announcement is regarding my Facebook page. I started that page in 2012, long before I found my style as The Minstrel. That page has gone through some big branding changes, and has been the guinea pig for a bunch of trial and error on how to engage with fans that enjoy my music. Because of the trial and error, my Facebook page doesn't have much engagement (and I don't engage with it well), it doesn't properly reflect what The Minstrel is now, and it got banned from advertising from what I believe are past mistakes.

Because of that, I've decide I'm going to delete The Minstrel Facebook page and start it up again under the same name. I'm going to be doing that before Friday, so that I can announce Mountains of Boder on there on Friday.

The next couple of weeks should be pretty eventful, so stay tuned!

Take care,
Merrick, The Minstrel.

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The Minstrel
4 months ago

Hello there!

I hit 200 subs much faster than I expected, which is great!
I wanted to show my appreciation, but still want to wait to release a new song until I release the comic for The Monument.
So, I put up one of my older songs from before 2018. Welcome to Eternity still stands as one of my personal favorites from that time, so I truly hope you enjoy it too!
Thanks again for your massive support!

Take care, and be excellent to each other!
Merrick, The Minstrel.

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The Minstrel
4 months ago

Hello there!

It's been some time since I've said hello, and figured I'd give an update on my progress.

I've spent the past month and a half working on the comic for The Monument. It's going to be about 21 pages long, I've finished drawing 14 of those pages, not including cover pages. I would include a picture of the progress, but I'm having issues with uploading any photos.

That's just the comic, however. The Monument is just the first song of 9 in an album by the same name. I have 4 more songs recorded, one of them (next in line for release called Mountains of Boder) is mixed and mastered, the other 3 need some adjustments made. The last 4 are still in progress.

That's where I'm at so far. This comic's going to take some time still. If everything goes smoothly, I could see the comic being released near the end of February.

With that being said, I have a question:
Do you want a new song before the comic?

Send me a reply and let me know! If I don't get any responses, I'll continue with the comic as I have been. Your input will greatly affect how I move onward!

Take care, and be excellent to each other!
Merrick, The Minstrel

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The Minstrel
4 months ago

In the year 1534, three kids venture into the woods in search of a magical focus called a Runid.

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The Minstrel
6 months ago

Hello, and thank you!

I honestly didn't think I'd get 112 subscribers as quickly as I did. Here we are though!
As a show of my appreciation, I have for you a song: an orchestral instrumental. This song is exclusively on N1M, and it's not an official release.
There are a couple catches though. Don't worry, nothing absurd.
The first catch is that I don't know if this song attached to this email or if you're required to download it off N1M. If it's on N1M, then I'm only leaving it up for a week. So get it while you can!
Next, there's a version with lyrics on my YouTube channel. BUT I made it a bit of a puzzle to get it. If you want to solve it, grab a video to mp3 converter and have at it!
Here's the video: YouTube

It's but another piece of the bigger puzzle that is the Chaotic Chronicles. Keep sticking around for comics, music and mystery!

Be excellent to each other!
Merrick, The Minstrel

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