So it’s been quite some time since I last updated my WordPress but things have been rather busy.
Firstly, I’ve moved house but I am still based in the Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire area.
Secondly, I’ve been working on a two track single with Sacrilegious Throne – as usual I’ve been handling the drum related side of things but this time around I’ve also been dealing with all the engineering and production – hopefully this will be complete very soon. Additionally the band have finally had their first photoshoot with the superb photographer Nicholas Dishington and make-up artist Liv Free and photos should be released shortly.
Next, October File have begun announcing live shows for January and February 2013 ahead of the album tracking sessions for our next record – links to these can be found on the October File Facebook page.
There have also been some additions to my kit/recording setup since October.
I now have a Pearl Free Floating Maple snare drum (14″x5″) added to my collection of snares and this is, of course, available for recording sessions. It offers a very articulate and crisp sound completely unrestricted by any hardware.
I’ve also added a set of Meinl 12″/14″ Benny Greb Trash Hats from their Generation-X series. These replace my Generation-X Filter China and offer a more percussive sound for timekeeping – much like a controlled but very adjustable cymbal stack.
I’ve no further news on my drum loop package, I’m still in talks with my web designer as to the best way to make them available for purchase.
I’ll be posting live dates for both bands along with some news on some of my recent sessions very soon.