Monday, January 19, 2009

- this weekend Gary Graveyard came down and we wound up recording two of our most extreme tracks yet. i don't say "extreme" in the Jolt Cola Jason Statham double feature sense of the word, more in the sense that the two songs we did sort of represent the extreme ends of our musical spectrum.

the first track we recorded on Saturday night, entitled "MOBILE OF SYRINGES", is a roughly 20 minute harsh noise track we made up on the spot. First Lee and Jimmy recorded the sounds, which are about as bowel eroding as anything i've ever heard come out of those amps. As they were doing that, i collected 4 songs i had in my my lyric book and arranged them as best i could in accordance with what they were doing. When it was my turn, I was plugged into a big distortion peddle, which i played around with during the duration of my recording. It took a lot out of me... i used voices i didn't even know i had... and i felt a little like Peter Greene in Clean, Shaven afterwards... but it was worth it, cause the track sounds pretty awesome, and we finally got around to really exploring the noise side of things, which is something we've always hinted at, but now have fully embraced. lyrics are on the Myspace.

the second track is a complete 180 from "MOBILE OF SYRINGES"; a 20 second grindcore song entitled "CRIB DEATH FOGHORN". Gary actually used his drum machine for this one, and it sounds pretty damn good.

these two tracks (along w/ JESTER AXIS and CULT MACHINE) will be appearing on the CDR split w/ TASTE OF FEAR.

- still need a drummer.

Thursday, January 15, 2009



- new songs; "POSTCARDS FROM SOLITARY", "FUNERAL HOME MARIONETTES"

- still need a drummer.

- still going to record.

- looks like the 4-way split from Coagulate Tapes will finally be seeing the light of day. if all goes according to plan, we'll have some copies in time for the final Deathcycle show.

- and about that, yeah.. the last Deathcycle show. We're honored to have been asked to perform for this regretfully momentous occasion. Those who know us know the admiration we have for Deathcycle, both for their music/what it represents and who they are as individuals. Each one of the band members has a signature style that when brought together, creates something much greater than the sum of its parts. They are about as intense and pure a band as you'll ever find, but you have to look long and hard for them, especially nowadays, when you can't even muster up enough indifference to shrug your shoulders at the innocuous banality that has become of underground metal and hardcore. Deathcycle has all the passion of the most honest protest music, and the all urgency of a motorized headbutt to your very soul. we'll miss them very much.

- not much else going on. just writing... looking for a drummer. winter sucks.

- recent musical obsessions: Salome, Dead Congregation, Ruins (both the Black Metal band and the wacko Japanese group), Fifty Foot Hose, Bohren & der Club of Gore, Jennifer Gentle, Slogun, Mohinder, Dapnom, S.V.E.S.T., Hieronymus Bosch, Amber Asylum, Prostitute Disfigurement, Cheer-Accident, Clikatat Ikatowi, The Nihilist Spasm Band, Gravitar, AIDS Wolf, Malicious Hate, Visceral Evisceration, Neko Case, Throbbing Gristle, Virus, Christ Inversion, Antony and the Johnsons