The new album I am working on with Jon DuBose and Jamie Page is easily the heaviest record I have ever made for a lot of reasons. It covers a greater range of Metal styles and pushes hard on the throttle.
First and foremost, it’s a Thrasher’s album. Jon and I spoke many times about the energy level I wanted to achieve and there is no question we have delivered in that department. As of right now, there are 8 tracks totalling nearly 45 minutes worth of music.
Although primarily Thrash, we dipped into the Doom category a few times and pushed the envelope off the table with some extreme Death Metal as well. The layout and flow of the album is really making me happy as well. The songs flow in and out of each other well and I think there is a good balance of production mixed into the songs.
I have 2 more songs to sing on, finish vocals on a 3rd and then it’s on to mixing and mastering. Once we get closer, I will leak some samples out via Kosher Metal and Facebook.
More to come!
What we are offended by is really, for the most part up to us.
If our parents taught us to be offended because of the differences in someone elses race, religion, background or nationality, then in a way you are predisposed to being offended by someone elses differences because of what someone else told you.
But that doesn’t mean you’re forced to be offended because of what you were taught.
You can also make up your own mind.
Choosing what and what not to be offended by is really up to you. If you choose to not be offended by comments about your car or your clothes, but do choose to be offended by comments about your favorite sporting team, or national flag colors then you have decided that is a line that can not be crossed.
But what if you just let it roll off your back…after all, words are just words.
Blowing up because someone called you a name or sleared your side of a political argument or your religion and your reaction is to be offended by it then you may be setting yourself up for an unnecessary conflict.
In every situation you face you have to decide “Am I Offended?”
Being offended is also an easy way to describe what HATE really is.
Do you hate because someone really wronged you?
Or do you hate because you chose to be offended?
If you chose to be offended and hate was the outcome, chances are, you missed out on a chance to know a quality person. If you could have only looked past the “Offenses”.
SO, WHAT OFFENDS YOU?
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New Music Update!
I’ve been working hard with Jon Du Bose on new music in various styles of Heavy Metal, from Speed Thrash to Doom and I have to say, I’m very excited on how they are turning out. Jon is an amazing composer and his arrangements and musical abilities are almost limitless. I have also recruited Jamie Page (Trilogy, Black Alice) for some of the guitar solo’s and I have to say, they are super tasty and really alive. Of the two Doomy tracks, Jaime’s solo’s meld great with Jon’s arrangements and there is a natural power to them. The Speed Thrash songs are pure and classic. These are my favorite songs to do with lots of high energy and power.
When will they be done? I don’t know. There is no deadline and we are taking it easy and trying to digest them so they sound great to the ear. More to come…