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upcoming mayhem

my oh my, it’s again been way too long… so basically i’m going to unleash the motherload of all updates, so here we go:

progsik‘s demo is appareantly reaching out… they’ve sold about 50 copies at the mountains of death, so yeay for them!
– moving on with
lifeless hill‘s ep – vocals & re-amping should be done by the end of this week.
– we decided to work some more on
cideraid‘s pre-production, mainly to bring producer julien fehlmann in to add his input.  the drum-recording will start on the 25th of september at studio mécanique, and we’re really looking forward to move on to the next level with this album.
– also, i will start tracking a demo w/
calcined by the end of september, this should be fun as well.

remote lane played another bunch of shows, and proved to become quite the live-band. by now they’ve developped a pretty tight sound, which makes my job quite a bit easier.
– i worked at the rfi in fribourg for a pretty intense week – not my cup of tea music-wise, but the folks were very nice indeed. lots of running and fixing stuff beyond fixing.
– throughout the whole october and the start of november i’ll be on tour/doing the sound for
the ocean as the opening act for the cancer bats/the dillinger escape plan eu-tour. looking quite nice so far, i’m stoked as hell.

as always, i got a couple of nifty events lined-up, which should feature some intense headbanging and wall to wall-vomiting later on:
–  operation: impending doom XV is happing next saturday, the 18th at the café xxè in fribourg. we’re having
zatokrev and mycelia playing, plus djs hq, mara and winekellar spinning the wheels of steel (or plastic, for that matter), we’re doing bbq on the balcony, the cal of ror-guys will put up a cd-/vinyl-shop, plus stemutz.ch and llyrdwen are exposing some nice pictures taken over the course of the last o:ids. i wouldn’t want to miss this if i were you…
remote lane will be playing the metal assault-festival in grand-vennes/lausanne on the 1st october, w/ samael etc.
saïko records will be hosting a festival at the nouveau monde in fribourg on the 5th and 6th of november, featuring some of the greatest indie bands from switzerland…

oh yeah, no rest of the wicked. see you all out there!

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new records & shows coming your way!

whoa, has it been that long since i posted something up here? sorry for the delay, but that’s pretty much a good sign… because it means i’m busy as f*ck.
here’s what’s been going on lately:
– i finished recording / editing / mixing progsik‘s upcoming demo, which was lots of fun. hopefully i’ll be doing some more work with these guys in the future.
– i started to record lifeless hill, a hardcore-band from romont. drums and the first guitar are done, looking good so far.
– the pre-production for cideraid is finally done, we’ll be entering studio mécanique in about two weeks to track the drums w/ julien fehlmann. lots of excitement there!
– i mixed a bunch of neat shows throughout switzerland, such as remote lane @ fri-son/fribourg w/ lamb of god and a week later w/ cynic @ schüür/lucerne, amagortis‘ record release-show @ bad bonn/düdingen, kejnu @ dynamo/zurich, and finally i babysitted a nice midas and some fancy outboard-gear at the jazz-parade in fribourg.

booking-wise i’m currently focusing on remote lane, so here are a couple of additional shows for ya:

100730 –  immortal sphere-festival / wattenwil
100806 –  bad bonn / düdingen (w/ cruszt)
100911 –  v. o. music-club / lausanne
101001 –  metal assault-festival / grand-vennes (w/ störtregn, cyphery, eskeype)

the lads did astonishingly well as the opening act for lamb of god, despite a slight technical hiccup (as in ‘no more guitar for half a song’) during the show – and they actually sold more cds than lamb of god! ok, it’s probably fair to say that lamb of god didn’t bring any, but… still.

i’d really love to point out two shows at this very end of the post, so bear with me:
• you shouldnt’ miss remote lane playing the bad bonn on the 6th of august, this event could be quite fun – plus cruszt are quite a cool band, happy to have them on board too – let’s just hope they don’t get stuck in a post-building this time around :-).
> go here to follow the event on facebook

•  on the 18th of september, i’ll be throwing the next operation: impending doom-bash at the xxè, and since it’s the first one after the summer-break, we’re having another round of bbq on the balcony, three bands live on stage (among them: mycelia from zurich and rorcal from geneva), a bunch of djs around the clock (hq, mara, winekellar, etc.), and a friggin’ huge merch-stand for all the lovers of nice records and stuff.
> go here to follow the event on facebook

yeahyeahyeah – looking good!

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looking back on the last weeks, plus new events

while it seems everybody is calming down and kind of letting 2009 passing by, i’m already scheduling tons of new events out for the next months to come.
the last couple of weeks i had quite the run, mixing a bunch of great shows such as:
– attack vertical @ kiff/aarau (w/ arch enemy, abigail williams)
– zatokrev @ children of doom-festival/l’aeronef/lille (w/ general lee, amenra, etc.)
– attack vertical @ festival roule l’appel/romont (w/ pulup orchestra, persiana jones, etc.)
– yog @ lux/le locle (w/ lost sphere project, rorcal)

obviously those were quite some trips to remember, and i’m still dragging a cold around from the trip to lille, but all in all i’m quite happy how things turned out.

anyhow, here’s a bunch of locals events, and/or events i’m somewhat responsible for, that i highly recommend:

091226 – cideraid @ bad bonn/düdingen (w/ timor)
this will be cideraid’s last local show for quite some time before they record the new album!
100113 – saïko records presents: high fidelity w/ fredy rotten @ nouveau monde/fribourg
090115 – full metal x @ nouveau monde/fribourg (w/ a thousand year slavery, falling down, cryless)
100128 – dj el muerte @ café le xxéme (from folk to grind II)
100130 – cideraid @ wenk/aarau (w/ zyanide)
100206 – operation: impending doom XII @ café le xxéme (w/ shadows far, calcined, dj)

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second act signed

since of today, swiss old school thrashers cideraid have been added to our roster. these four guys from wünnewil / fribourg have been around for about nine years, and sure know how to deliver the goods. they obviously draw lots of influences from testament and early metallica, but are wise enough to keep their minds open to more modern influences such as arch enemy and gojira, to name a few.

cideraid already have played shows throughout whole switzerland, from st. gallen over zurich to fribourg, and are right now preparing for a sting of late fall/winter concerts.

announced dates are as following:
26th of september:  kulturhaus, chur (w/ timor, etc)
26th of december: bad bonn, düdingen (w/ timor)
30th of january: wenk, aarau (w/ support)
(more to be announced soon!)

as of the rest of 2010, the band is preparing on focusing on their first album, for which songwriting is in process. we’ll keep you posted!


as for now, you might want to check out this live-video, to get what they are all about:

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