Monday, January 28, 2013

Black Sun Rising is out!

27 January is the official release date.  I got sick of being in my musical slump and sat down and refused to leave my computer until the album was done and ready.  It's not perfect of course, but I'm really happy with the final result.  Check it out here:

Black Sun Rising at bandcamp

As with all my music, this one's for charity.  All proceeds from this album will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign. 

I've also finished 15 goregrind songs for the Metal Archives' grindcore challenge.  I'm hoping to get around 20-25 songs done, and then I'll release them as a free EP once the challenge is complete.  Just gotta think of a name for the album, and get some album art.  Who knows, maybe I'll finish my black metal EP soon also, and do a split with Enbilulugugal.  But hey, one project at a time.  That's all for now.

Friday, April 13, 2012

The source of the tone.

I get asked pretty often what guitar(s) I play on my recordings.  Well, I build my own guitars.  I have a few that I've purchased, but I started building guitars in 2007 and never stopped.  My main guitar, which was used for all the rhythms on my EP "Prelude to an Apocalypse" is this flying v.
3-piece (maple/bubinga/maple) neck through body construction, 25 inch scale length, with purpleheart stringers, solid mahogany body with a bubinga top.  The small pickguard is bubinga, bordered in teak.  The fretboard is ebony, with abalone dots.  Gold hardware, Wilkinson tremolo.  The single pickup is a Dragonfire Screamer (16.9K), which amazed me with how good it sounded for the price.  When I purchased it, I intended on putting a JB in later, but this pickup sounds so good that I've left it there.  And yeah, I know I have an empty hole in the pickguard.  As I was wiring it, I decided that a tone knob was useless, since I never use it. 

Awesome guitar gear VSTs

So I have discovered the joys of the simulanalog guitar suite.  Fucking incredible sounding, and they're all free.  I'm using it for all the guitars for my next album(s), along with the poulin lecab cabinet simulator.  Give them a try, they sound awesome.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

I'll be famous after a week.

Okay, well I've got all my links added.  So now if anyone stumbles across this, they'll easily be able to find my music.  Now I just need to get people here (or at any of those links).  And that, of course, is the issue.  I am strongly against spamming, so I don't want to do that.  Yet, I need to get my name out there, my music out there.  I guess it's all just a matter of time and making the right connections.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Welcome to the world of blogging, eh?

I figured it was past time to start a blog of some sorts - if nothing else, just a place to consolidate all of my links.  Now that I spent 5 minutes creating this blog, I think it's time to take a break.  I'll get back to it later, haha.