So august has seen me getting in the usual mode quite quickly: Merely one day after getting back home from the Red Fang-Tour, I went out to do two shows w/ Todos Destinos (Local Ska-Punk, pretty cool band!), started mixing a The Fawn album (Which the band had tracked with my aid in an church in St-Imier back in february), almost died from exhaustion at the RFI (Local folklore-festival, which turned out to be the chaotic mess more or less expected), and then finally got to do The Bikini Blues-Sessions with The Burden Remains – This project was quite special, since the goal was to head out to the remote region of La-Chaux-De-Fonds/CH for seven days to write, arrange, record, mix and master three news songs at the Bikini Test-Venue. We mostly worked for about sixteen hours a day, but it was well worth the mess – You can download the resulting tracks right here.
Since then I’ve also done a couple of live-shows w/ The Ocean, Abraham and Zatokrev, and picked up a bunch of projects I had to put on hold before leaving on the Red Fang-Tour: This week had me tracking guitars with Shadowsfear, tonight recording vocals with Redheads Are Vampires, and now finally tomorrow I’ll start editing/tracking vocals with Dramaqueen, a project we’ve started working on late february if memory serves well.
Again, the idea here is to push all of these projects as far as possible until the beginning of october, when I’ll be leaving for a three weeks-tour with post-doom/black juggernauts Abraham.
On the live-side of things, here’s a couple of dates I’ve been involved one way or another:
– 14. 09. / The Ocean & Abraham @ Werk21, Zürich
– 21. 09. / Emerald (Record Release Show), Gonoreas, Shadowsfear, DJ I.N.I @ Fri-Son, Fribourg
– 26. 09. / Nasum, Black Breath, Coilguns @ Glazart, Paris/FR
– 27. 09. / Nasum, Black Breath, Coilguns @ Usine, Genf
– 28. 09. / Nasum, Black Breath, Coilguns @ Backstage, München/DE
– 29. 09. / The Burden Remains @ Metal Assault-Festival, Lausanne
– 05. 10. / Impure Wilhelmina, Zatokrev @ Bikini Test, La Chaux-De-Fonds
– 06. 10. / Arkhan @ Headbangers Ball/Graffitti, Bern
– 11. 10. / Abraham (Record Release Show) @ Romandie, Lausanne
Might take a couple of days off somewhere around the end of the year, we’ll see about that…