Just thought i’d update you all on what i’ve been up to lately! I’ve been very busy in the last few weeks with various music projects going on. For the past 5 or so weeks I’ve been working with Wolvesblood, guitarist and vocalist for Toronto metallers Visions Of The Night, as a session drummer for their new album! Yesterday we tracked 10 new songs with the awesome Matt Connell at his Northwood Studios location near Chatham, Ontario. The studio was amazing, drums are sounding great and I’m really keen to check out the final product! I’ll keep you all posted on here.
I had a drum lesson in Montreal a couple of weeks back with the one and only Flo Mounier of the legendary Cryptopsy. He watched me play and offered some advice as well as some great hints and tips. He did comment that I have a great technique overall, which was a pretty big deal coming from him. I’ve moulded alot of my playing style around the things I learned off Flo’s DVD, so I guess he picked up on that! Once I’ve put the new learnings into practice, I’ll go into more detail in a future update.
My solo project The Hatred has completed another cover for a new Halcyon Records tribute, celebrating 20 years since the release of Stone Temple Pilots – Core and Alice In Chains – Dirt. The Hatred covered Dead And Bloated, the opening track from Core. I also contributed drums once again to my buddy Waylons Brake.Wall. project, covering Plush also from Core. There’s also a fantastic acoustic version of Down In A Hole by Dolores The Alma, a sort of Halcyon super group if you will! ;D You can check out and download for FREE, these three songs on the Halcyon Records Soundcloud page. You will also find the latest release from Amplitusion there. We did a cover of the classic Eddie Cochran tune Summertime Blues, as a part of the Halcyon Summer Series!! Halcyon Records has certainly kept me busy during my time here in Canada and I look forward to contributing more in the future.
Finally, Man Must Die have released the new single Antisocial Network, complete with the bands debut music video, with yours truly hitting the skins!! To watch the video and receive your FREE download of the song, simply follow this link… Man Must Die – Antisocial Network.
So that’s what i’ve been up to the past few weeks. Not only that, but I also helped organise a 10 year anniversary of the old Brisbane festival Halloween Hellfest, which I organised with various friends over the years. The festival has been off the scene since it’s fifth year, but will return this year on October 26th at Crowbar in Fortitude Valley for it’s 10th birthday! I will be performing with my bands ROME, SLEIGHER, HEADKASE and F.U.C! on the night, plus we have a bunch of other great acts rounding out the bill!!
Thanks for reading, stay tuned for all the excitement!!