Randy Blake II here to give you an update as to what is going on in the wild world of BRIAR ROSE!!
Well we came back from our time off for the Holidays in January and unfortunately our rehearsal time has been kept to a minimum. The reason for this is we have been averaging almost two snowstorms a week in our area just about every single week!! EGAD!! Huge mountains of snow all over the place and with that comes driving and parking bans, so we can't even get together if we tried, never mind the shoveling out we have to do at our homes. Life in New England!! As I write this today, a bit of a thaw is on and the temperature should be in the low 50's.
Turning from the weather, we are still writing and demoing songs for the next album "ENCHIRIDION"!! We pretty much know what songs are going to be on the album but we are looking at everything. We come up with so many ideas from so many situations, its hard at times keep them all in order!! Chris, Joe, Jay, Jeff & I keep throwing them out there and we've been able to come up with some tracks we are really excited about and can't wait to finally record!!
You may have heard some of the titles mentioned before but here is some of the songs we are looking at and working with: "ARMCHAIR CASTRO", FLIES DON'T DECOMPOSE", "THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO", "MUERTO", "SELFIE", "DIE HEXENWAFFE", "THE ABYSS STARES BACK", "KARDIAKK" and of course "ENCHIRIDION". There may be a few surprise bonus tracks recorded as well..... Hmmmm......
So that is what is going on song wise but there are some other things as well.
We have a campaign going on over at GOFUNDME to help with the final recording of the album to take place in England with the great producer, THE DARK LORD, CHRIS TSANGARIDES. Anything you can do to help out would be greatly appreciated and there are some very cool incentives there for you!! Here is the address: http://www.gofundme.com/new-briar-rose-album
We are also letting you vote on the potential cover for the new album!! Just go back to the front page of the website and cast your vote for the cover ideas you like the best!! While you are at it, you can vote for the songs you'd like to hear at THE HAUNTED HOMECOMING IV this coming October!! Lots more to come!!! Stay tuned!!
RANDY BLAKE II