What's up, y'all???
I know Ken has been dropping little hints here and there as to what we've been up to for the last several months, and the progress from the studio has been absolutely incredible!
For the last several months, we've been writing and revamping and writing some more, and we finally narrowed it down to the few that were strong enough to bring to Walrus Studios right here in Austin. We've been closeted (literally in Ken's case, he's been doing his vocal tracks right next to a washer/dryer) with producer and all-around badass Paul Soroski (of Podunk fame), who's been dragging some of the best performances out of this band to date.
I don't want to give away too much, mostly because Ken will kick me in the nuts, but we've got four songs to the point of a rough mix, and we've already recorded one previously for the Edge Magazine compilation CD that just came out at the end of last year. If you don't have a copy yet, go to their MySpace page (it's in our top 8) and get your hands on one! Not only does it have "A Bloodstained Memory" by us, but there's songs from many of the great Austin/San Antonio metal bands like Closed Hand Promise, Course of Ruin, Brotherhood, Hatchetwork and more!
The four songs we have close to done are called "Echoed in Red", "Oceans", "Perfect Line", and "Here's to the Time". There's a little something for everyone, from pure heaviness to Southern-influenced hard rock to a ballad that will make you want to cut your wrists, and there may just be a new release somewhere in the near future, so keep your eyes on our MySpace page and our website (www.powderburn.net) to keep up with the breaking news . . . . .
Also just in - Ken will be doing a all-revealing pictorial for none other than Playgirl magazine! Yes, it's true. He'll be joining the ranks of Peter Steele from Type O Negative and that guy from Jackyl in baring all for his female fans! They initally contacted Greg, but it was decided that he looks too much like Peter Steele and that it would affect back-order sales, so they went with our dreadlocked leader, and the results are pretty much embarassing! Ken insists that it was cold in the room and that he'd just gotten out of the pool, but reports to the truth of that are unconfirmed. So check out your local newsstand next month for all the thick, uncut details!
That's a joke, kids.