October has been a crazy month. Back on the 8th, I tracked drums to four more songs for the new 45 Grave album, called "This is what Nightmares Are Made Of", at Sound Cage studio's in Brea Ca. Mark the engineer had literally just put the console back together that day....so, as one might expect, me missed something and had 'track seepage issues". This meant I had to do the track over again!! Now, drummers never get to hear "Let's redo it"...so I jumped at the chance to redo the songs after listening to what I had done before. It allowed me to change some things and get into the feel of one song (a R&B track inspired by the song "Vehicle" by Ides of March). So now we have shiny new tracks that I think are an improvement on what we had.
In the past few weeks, we have added bass, guitar and vocals to the songs. I have even arranged for a horn line for next week!!
But now it is time to hit the road! 45 Grave plays a horror movie convention called Frank N Con in El Paso TX on Oct. 29. Then I am off to meet my mates in the Last Dance in Philadelphia for a Halloween show for Patrick Rodger's (he of "Man who foreclosed on his bank" fame) and his Dracula's Ball event. Should be some good Tex Mex and and Cheesesteak in the mix also!!
Look for the new 45b Grave to be out in December!