It’s coming together very nicely and it’s almost done. Those are words I didn’t think I’d be saying anytime soon…. but it’s true. “Perfect Poison” has been cut from the album, but will not be forgotten. This will give the album a few extra minutes to play around with. “Stand Together” just needs some verse vocals set in place and then I can call it “pretty-much-complete”. Which leads me to some big news about “Slay to Survive”. I’m in the process of rebuilding this track from the ground up, starting it from scratch. But this time with a little bit of help…
As some of you may already know, “Slay to Survive” was originally a track from my old band DoublEdged. It was a huge tune (at least to us) and was possibly our favourite track. So my plan is to gather a few of my old band-mates together to bring this track back to life and essentially build a full length song full of pure rock and metal madness with the essential Bullet of Reason style electronics…
… But that’s not all that’ll be done with this track. I’ll also be looking at YOU for some help.
I’m feeling a little generous and want to give you a quick preview of what my track “Mechanical Holocaust” will sound like for the album. If you picked up the Breathing the Machine EP you would have heard a demo version of this track, and I’ve since gone in and completely re-worked it from the ground up. I think the only things that I kept were the machine sfx and my friend Ewart’s bassline (he is also the man responsible for the Breathing the Machine EP cover artwork as well as the artwork for the full album…. and I gotta tell you it looks kick ass!)
So here’s a sample of things to come. What do you think?
Controlling your mind / Mental genocide /You can’t escape the truth / This is your mechanical holocaust
Controlling your mind Synthetic thoughts forming the perfect formula for mental genocide Don’t try to hide You can’t escape the truth You’ve already lost This is your mechanical holocaust
Fueled by power Fueled be greed I am all that you need Your utopia, the source (The omega) When in reality I’m the perfect enemy
It’s been awhile in the making…. there’s been a few bumps on the way. Session changing completely, lyrics being re-written. But I can finally say that my newest track “Judas” is ready to take over your ears and scream at you. Chalk another track up for “Breathing the Machine”. Maybe I’ll have the full album ready sometime in the next few years!
Just released my new track “Buildup (Teardown)” over on my SoundCloud page. Why don’t you head on over there (or just click on the SoundCloud widget here on my page) and rock out! It’s what all the cool kids are doing!
Anytime I ask anyone if they like stuff is usually when there’s awkward silence and I’m forced to break it somehow. In this case, I’m actually presenting you with stuff that hopefully you’ll like… without the awkward part.
First off, I’d like to say that the title of this entry pretty much says it all. If you’re a remixer or if you want to start remixing…. or if you listened to Black Widow and thought to yourself “Damn, I could do so much better than the original; I want to remix the hell out of that track!” well now’s your lucky day! Head on over to this link and download the remix files for your remixing pleasure! I’d love to hear what you do to it!
Secondly, I’ve also uploaded the demo version of the title track from my upcoming album “Breathing the Machine”. It will be fully mixed and mastered (along with all the other tracks you’ve already heard from the EP as well as some material you haven’t had the chance to hear yet) next year at some time that would pose convenient for both myself and (hopefully) the studios I’ll be mastering them in. So if you wanna take a listen to what Breathing the Machine sounds like, then now’s your chance as it is now live on my SoundCloud page. If you don’t feel like leaving this page and you want to hear it, I’ve embedded the SoundCloud link at the bottom of this post (awwww, how nice of me!).
More goodies to come my friends, 2012 is going to be one hell of a busy year! Thank you all once again for your support and taking the time to listen to the noise that I like to call music!