Hey guys. The new year is underway and we are hitting the Hollowed Ground of the LTD Hell House running. Here is your latest update on everything LTD. As you know, we are hard at work writing material for the new CD. As of now we have 5 complete songs and #6 is coming on strong. We are hoping to have 12 to 15 songs ready to start tracking in the spring. So...... How does LTD go about the writing process you ask? Great question!! We would love to have an answer for that as well. I can tell you its different from anything I (rob) have ever been apart of. every song has been different. sometimes I will have a small guitar part that I like and I will just simply show it to the rest of the guys. Then everyone takes turns, well.......sometimes everyone jumps in all at once, and if you walked in you would swear we were fighting. Anyway everyone throws there ideas and parts in and somehow after a couple of practice sessions we have a brand new song. Other times Jeremy will walk in with nothing more than a rhythm, or a vocal melody. He will sing it to us or try to otherwise explain what he is hearing in his head. I shit not!!! Last week he was banging on a table to explain what he was talking about. It turned out to be a fantastic new song that we called "watch list". No one ever really sees it but I think that the hardest part in writing the new songs is trying to communicate what you are wanting to do. I can play a guitar part for them but its really tuff if I have an idea for a drum part or a vocal part. But we continue to get it done. Its not unusual for Tony to be over showing Jeremy his ideas on vocal melodies or Jeremy trying to get me and Steve straight on how he wants a guitar part to be. Or going over a bass part with Jay. The best part about it all is that all the songs you guys get to hear are truly LTD songs. It takes all 5 of us on every single song working/fighting/arguing together to make it happen. Sometimes it gets pretty intense, and sometimes we have to just walk away from an idea until next time. We do it all with the LTD fans in mind and we are very excited that the fans who have come over to here the new stuff tell us it is the best music we have ever produced. That just inspires us even more to make the best new music we can for you guys. We are also going to video the entire recording process from start to finish and try to turn it into a kind of documentary for the many fans that we have been blessed with. You guys will be able to laugh and cry with us and see exactly how much hard work and effort goes into this. If you have any questions or if you would like to see us blog about any subject in particular let us know. We are going to try and keep you guys up to date in the coming months. Cheers.