Wow… is this really happening? Am I dreaming? This album is FINALLY released? Believe me, I’m just as shocked as you are.
But even though it feels like a dream, there’s really no going back now is there?
This album has been in the making for about 6 years now (yes, I started it even while I was finishing up my first album “Assault on Your Reckoning”). A lot of the lyrics were compiled over many years and it took me awhile to try to sort it all out to make some sense of it all. Some stuff from my old Platinum Dragon17 days, some stuff from my old DoublEdged days, and of course new material based on life experiences and the ups and downs that took place. It’s been a hell of a roller coaster ride which would really explain why this album was the longest album I’ve ever spent any time on. I think it’s fair to say that I’m extremely happy to have this weight lifted off my shoulders!
Now for those of you who were strapped in to this ride from the get-go, I salute you! And for those of you who just recently joined me on this unforgiving journey, welcome and please keep your hands and legs inside the vehicle at all times… I can’t promise you that it’s always going to be a smooth ride, but I can tell you that it’ll be interesting. Thank you all so very much for being a part of this with me and really being more than just fans to me. I seriously cannot even begin to express how grateful I am to have made such awesome friends along the way and without sounding all sappy, I really do cherish you all! Group hug!!!
It really did feel like this ride would never end… but really, has it ended? This is only the beginning for me and I’m already working on some new material for the next album as well as some other side projects I can’t wait to share with you when I can.
And now, without further a due… Allow me to make it all official.
Breathing The Machine is officially released, and is ready to attack your ear holes!
Here it is everyone… the cover of “Breathing The Machine”
The album artwork is done by Ewart Cameron (http://EKComics.com/), the same mastermind behind the “Breathing The Machine – EP”
And as promised, here’s the final track list for the album!
1. Theme For The Assimilated
3. Breathing The Machine
4. Beyond The Light
6. (Sanity) Through The Eyes Of The Insane
7. Annihilation: Start
9. Digital Embrace
10. Mechanical Holocaust
11. Black Widow
13. Hello Father
14. Slay To Survive
15. Requiem For The Assimilated
This has been a long time coming… sadly, it’s not the actual EP for you ears (yet!).
So since I don’t have the full EP ready to go, I figured I’d at least show you the album artwork. The artwork was done by Ewart K Cameron (who also plays the bassline on Mechanical Holocaust). There was no photo manipulation done here. This was all hand-drawn by him, shaded by him, textured by him….. all done by him! He will also be doing the rest of the album art for the final full length release. There are plenty of ideas that we need to flesh out, but I’m sure it’s going to be a whole whack load of stupid fun!
Here it is! Hopefully the next big update that I have for you is actually the release 🙂
For the past few weeks I’ve been keeping crazy busy with stuff (and for once it’s actually music related). I’ve been working with the guy who’s been putting together my cover art and I’m so freaking excited to show it to you……. but you’ll have to wait until the EP is released.
Speaking of EP, I’m still in the works of gathering everything together for the Breathing the Machine – EP and making sure it’s good to go for your ears. I’ve been a little delayed as I’ve also started to work on a new side project, ethereal|Lust. It’s with Roxanne who is also known as the Chicken Girl over on Blue Stahli’s blog. This will be fronted by her melodic vocals with yours truly backing up the creepy and screamy factor. In fact, we’ve actually got a song ready for your ears if you’d like to hear it (see below for our SoundCloud)! While you’re at it, why don’t you head over to our Facebook Page and then Like us and be our bestest buddies in the whole wide world, and then check out the Bullet of Reason Facebook Page!
I will you posted when more updates come. Now enough of my rambling and shameless self-promotion… here’s the first track for ethereal|Lust “Breathe”.
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!