Well it’s a long time coming but I’m happy to say that the first ever #askBulletofReason segment is up and some of your questions and with what is hopefully the answers you were looking for!
Should this become more of a thing I hope to do one of these at least once a month so feel free to ask some questions through the social media universe (on Facebook and Twitter, here in the comments, on the YouTube channel) with the tag #askBulletofReason and I will do my best to answer all of the questions that come in over time!
You can watch the first Ask Bullet of Reason video right here!
The Newtown With Love bundle, put together by FiXT and Groupees has officially launched! You can pick up a wide range of music from many different artists like Celldweller, Blue Stahli, Voicians, Squarehead and many more! I’ve also got “Black Widow” as well as an unreleased track “Resolution” from my upcoming album featured on the “Music For Newtown” compilation.
The #ToNewtownWithLove Bundle was organized in response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary this past December. As creators, we understand that art can provide joy, inspiration and meaning to people. However, as powerful of medium as the arts can be, they cannot undo the loss of life or the impact a tragedy like this has on the victims’ families, friends, community, and the rest of the world. Our goal for this promotion is to support, uplift, and memorialize the spirits of the victims and their families as well as shine a bright and enduring light on the community of Newtown. May the World not simply stop for a moment to take pity on a small town and its people, but rather may we all be reminded everyday by the work of these artists that change is needed to prevent tragedies like this from ever happening again anywhere and everywhere.
All content has been donated & 100% of donations will be donated to the Sandy Hook School Support Fund, a charitable fund established jointly by United Way of Western Connecticut and Newtown Savings Bank to support the Newtown community following the Sandy Hook School tragedy.
Head over to http://groupees.com/newtown between Jan 3 – 17 where you can make your donation! $1 (minimum) for access to a ‘limited’ initial bundle or $5+ (public can donate any amount over $5 they wish for access to the whole initial bundle)
Simple answer to the title of this post….. yes, yes I am.
I’ve really considered covering the original version of the track for awhile now and I finally built up the courage to actually start working on it and eventually decided to take it The Complete Cellout way. It’s still very rough and needs the vocals (which will be fully recorded soon) and then it will be ready for mixing (unless I decide to either scrap the entire thing or want to add more to it….. who knows….)
I’ve decided with the upcoming downtime that I’ll have, it’ll be difficult for me to work on newer material as I won’t really be in any condition to be screaming into the microphone or chugging on the guitar…
So I’ve come to the conclusion that in order for me to really “progress” on some new material is to actually complete what I’ve already got before I start swamping myself with newer Bullet of Reason tracks. What does this mean? Considering I already have a completed demo version of “Mechanical Holocaust” I might as well remaster that and get it done before I go for my eye procedure (in case you’re wondering what I’m treating, I have keratoconus). I’m really hoping to have the final version of Mechanical Holocaust done by the end of this weekend. I’ll be re-recording the guitar parts and tweaking the bass line which was recorded by my buddy over at http://www.ekcomics.com who will also be helping me with the album art and a couple of other tracks that I’ll get him on for bass. I may also drop some backup vocals onto the existing vocal track to help make the verses and pre-chorus a little easier to understand, while still keeping the vibe of the robotic vox.
There are a couple of things still in the works that I’m in the middle of sorting out and as soon as the final details are at a “good-to-go” status, I’ll be sure to share them… but what I can tell you is that I’m pretty damn excited about it!
P.S. I’ve uploaded my remix of Celldweller‘s The Best It’s Gonna Get on FiXT Remix which you can find it right here. Check it out and let me know what you think! Become a member on FiXT Remix and you can rate, comment, and even download it for free!