Wednesday, July 15, 2009

FUTURES END CD FINALLY DONE!!!


My God...
Twenty five months ago, Marc Pattison and I started writing a record that at times seemed would never get finished. Tonight, I write to you from my computer at home having spent the past 10 hours in the studio with Marc and Jon, mixing this thing so that we may hit our release date in October.

It is a concept album. I posted the story of it here in a previous blog, and I was a bit concerned that the spirit of the story actually came through on the record. It really works. The record is raw as hell for a power/prog album. We didn't go for the polish and shine, instead we built it from the drums and bass up and left a lot of the original grittiness of the demos in place. I am curious to see how the world is going to respond to it.

With Jon Allen pounding the tubs, and Steve DiGiorgio thumpin the low end, there is a fat element of thrash to it. Marc and I had written guitar riffs that we felt were progressive in nature but had a lot of spontaneity to them. Tons of alternate picked super tight and fast riffs instead of a lot of hanging chords. It was really just the way it happened as we had no idea what we were going to do from song to song. Yet we did leave a lot of room for Fred Marshall to bring us his inspired and dramatic melodic attitudes to the songs. In my opinion, Fred is the MVP on this thing. He has some sort of magic in his singing, his presentation, and the imagery of his lyrics. Fred has told me he has no comcept of a higher power, but man his stuff is truly inspired and unique. Well done, Fred. Well done to the whole team.

So from here it goes to our record label, Nightmare Records and into the capable hands of Lance King who is working hard at bringing it to the rest of the world.

I think the boyz and I are going to take a week or so off then start preparing to deliver this stuff to the stage. I know for me, it is going to take a hell of a lot of work to reproduce the precision playing and the sheer endurance that it takes to play the stuff that I so meticulously wrote. I think it will come off live just as it does on the record; raw, loud, imaginative, and exciting.

We need to thank Lance King for so many things. Not the least of which is his STELLAR vocal performance on 'Inner Self'. Everytime we listened to what he did on this record while we were mixing it, SOMEONE would just say, 'Wow...Lance is AMAZING'.

HUGE thanks go to our friend Lucho Silva, the singer for Magistral and his wonderful family. Lucho also contributed some incredible vocals to this record. It was also at 'El Studio Lucho' that the majority of the vocal tracks on this record were recorded. Lucho put us up at his home during the recording, made his vehicles available to us, and tirelessly helped us produce this record. Thank you, brother. There is no way this would have happened without you and your family.

I hope you all feel the same way when you hear it, and when you see us.

Thanks for all of your support and faith.

CDW
Futures End
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...Futures are Waiting to be Foretold...
FUTURES END WILL BE PLAYING THE PROGPOWERUSA SHOWCASE THURS NITE THE 8TH AT THE CENTER STAGE THEATER IN ATLANTA GEORGIA!!! DONT MISS THIS INCREDIBLE NEW BAND!!!

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www.futuresendmusic.com
(Taken with courtesy from the www.Untimatemetalforum.com)

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