Thursday, August 26, 2010

We just got done playing the last string of shows and we've been playing out tons with lots of cool bands. A New Orleans black/doom metal trio called High Priest was one band I had the pleasure of helping out with a good ol' fashioned New Brunswick basement show. They blew me away from first listen and delivered even better live. Nothing pleases me more than a band who hits harder than they play with crushing slows n' lows along with demonic riffing and screeching vocals best suited for a cloaked forest bonfire. Do yourself a favor and check 'em out.

After all this fun we're taking a break from playing out for the next month to write some more music for another release and hopefully a couple splits. Both will be with fellow NJ natives. That being the grindcore sludgebrains in Dethroned Emperor and my favorite stoner groovers from slightly up North, Dutchguts. The Dutchguts split also carries with it some talk about, perhaps a joint effort on one of the tracks. My brain concusses itself at the thought of such possibilities.

In upcoming releases will be our original demo which will be taking a new form by way of a 7" on A389 Records. Special thanks goes out to Dom for all the hard work he's been putting into it. Visit A389 to pre-order the record as well as check out all the other great bands on the label including The Love Below (who just rules), and Seraphim, who we had the pleasure of playing with last week. We've also completed recording of the three new tracks which will appear on our record which will be out on FreeCake Records shortly thereafter.

- Rich -

Monday, August 9, 2010

Is it January? . . . Nah man it's August!

A389 2010

A lot of really cool things have been happening lately. First off, I've been to many a New Brunswick / Piscataway / Warren metal show lately. I'm glad to see a lot shrednecks popping up. I'm doing a metal show in New Brunswick on August 22 (scroll down). Thanks to Metal Joe for allowing me to make it happen. We've also got 3 or four shows coming up this month in NJ and possibly NY.

On top of all this fun we've got a couple records dropping soon. Our original demo is going to be released on A389Records. Thanks Dom. We've also got an EP coming out FreeCake Records later this year via our most big-butted bud, Steve Belmont. The artwork for both releases is just about settled upon and the songs are about to start their waxing process. The thought alone of our hearing our songs blasting off the groovy grooves is exciting enough. Shows.....

8/16 - New Brunswick NJ
8/21 - Secacus NJ / (possibly) Brooklyn, NY
8/22 - New Brunswick, NJ (this is my show. contact us for any show info)