Thursday, December 27, 2012

End of a Year, Beginning of a new moon phase

The past few weeks have been awesome for us. We played the monday before last and just jammed all night pretty much since we had been playing the same songs in the same chronology for months now. We came up with some awesome riffs and a few were resurfacing old riffs we had yet to use. After this practice I went home and composed together about 6 different parts then brought that composition with me mentally last night and we practiced it a few times up to the point I composed, then just completely randomly in a move to progress the song forward we blindly transitioned into the holy grail riff of the bunch that just perfectly epitomizes the theme and feel of the song. Clocked what we had so far for the song and ended up with 10:45 which will probably be around 12 - 15 in the end after extending parts for vocals and elaboration. Our goal for this next album is 60 minutes, so we are about halfway finished writing the music flow for the album with the newest song from last night and the 20 minute riffparty that we gave some a small glimpse of at our more recent shows. Now that we have a good chunk of solid heavy riffing for the album perhaps we will get a little experimental with some of the other tracks...and then of course there is Riding Eternity Pt. II to consider. All in all things are shaping up perfectly for this next album. I just ordered a custom one-of-a-kind amplifier from Verellen Amplifiers. It's the first amplifier ive seen and heard in all my years of playing that completely matches my playing and standard of quality in an amplifier, i'll post some pics and a quick demo of the incredible tones it has to offer here as soon as I can. Jason got an amazing ride and set of high hats from Dave Turncranz of Russian circles, and instead of the Big Muff used on Orenda, Pat will be sporting his Fuzzrocious Rat King pedal on this one for a more full, growly bass tone. There will be plenty of new gear on this next album for all the gear obsessors out there to nerd out on. That's what's going on in the world of Bloodmoon. On a side note we would like to thank all the bands, fans, and supporters we crossed paths with in 2012 for making it such an awesome year for us, we are just getting started and hope you stay tuned for this album we can't wait to share with all of you in 2013.


Friday, December 7, 2012

10 Albums from 2012 Peter gave a shit about

The 10 albums I gave the most shit about this year in no particular order of how much shit is given about:

Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
Nadja - Dagdrom
Deathspell Ī©mega - Drought
Absvrdist - Illusory
Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay
Author & Punisher - Ursus Americanus
Kayo Dot - Gamma Knife
Dysrhythmia - Test of Submission
Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
Old Man Gloom - NO