Hey guys and gals. Its been about 8 months with no updates so here you go...
We had the guitar parts recorded to a click track and they were ready to add drums,bass and vocals. However we ran into a problem that has always kind of tripped us up. The way we usually record is, we set a ton of microphones and recording gear up in the Hell House and get ready to work. Due to the way we do it, we need a month or two without any breaks because we want everything to sound consistent song to song. Then we set up some time to get started, Then that gets pushed back a week or two due to one of our schedules getting screwed up or we end up booking a gig in the middle of the allotted time frame. Its almost impossible to clear 5 or 6 peoples schedules for any length of time. Something always happens. Even harder to prevent us from booking a good gig when its offered to us. then we loose our window. Next thing you know a couple of years have gone by and we still really had not made much progress on recording the new album. It became evident to me one night that if we were going to make this happen we were going to need to change the way we were doing things. I (Rob) saw that a really nice local recording studio "Castle Row" were having a sale on recording time so I brought that up with Tim, our resident sound guru/engineer and he agreed that anything that would push us towards the goal was worth doing. Me and the guys talked about it and ended up scheduling 40 hours of time for recording, mixing and mastering. We were all very excited to get in and just get this done and move on the the next chapter of LTD. The days crawled by slow as hell and seemed like our time to record would never arrive. We could not sleep the night before like a bunch of kids waiting for Christmas. Guess what happened then? the LTD curse as I have come to know it.... happened. Lightning strikes the building and damages the board that we were supposed to use. It was like the end of the world for us. Everyone was tired of being tired of waiting. All the stress and nervousness of waiting was going to have to go on for yet another week.
Finally the Day arrived. We loaded everything in at 9 am sharp with the much appreciated help of Tim, Bobby, and Jeremy (Fumby). There are a lot of stairs. Anyway the 40 hours we were in there just flew by. We were very picky on each other making sure there are very few, if any technical performance based errors on the tracks, doing, and redoing parts until they were as good as we thought we could do. In the aftermath, we listened to the songs over and over and made notes and changes to the mix until we just couldn't do it anymore. Im sure we could have tinkered around with the sound forever and not been totally 100% happy with it. But I think the engineer at the studio did a very good job with everything we asked him to do. And I think everyone is going really to like what we did.
long story short ( too late). We are waiting to receive the mastered recordings from the studio so we can send it off to get the CDs made. It has been a big weight off of all of our shoulders and its nice to have it behind us. That being said, We learned a lot about how to do things and how not to do things in the studio. Like anything else, there is a learning curve and the experience will pay off next time. Over all it was a very powerful bonding experience for us as a band and we wont soon forget any of it.
So now we are here. We have a show with Locust Grove and the Railhead in Lawton on May 19th. A show in Enid with Blackthorn Elite in June and we will be opening for Hellyeah and the Diamond Friday August 18th. We are the only local band on that one so get your tickets from us and save $10. We look forward in the coming weeks to releasing our new CD "Dead Technology" and getting all the new merch. that goes along with it, as well as preparing for some great shows this summer. See you guys at the BAR-B-Q.