So, clearly, we haven’t been posting our daily updates in a while. I got behind on my mixing, and we kept saying, “oh, we’ll just catch up in (insert any city from the tour).” This has yet to happen. As nice as it would be to mix from the road, by doing everything ourselves, we are stuck with a lot of secondary obligations that make that a lot more difficult than it sounded at first.
We’ve recorded every set, and we are still planning to compile an album that is composed of live tracks from each show. However, for the time being, we’re just going to give you all the backdated blog entries here and release the album as a single, completed entity, instead of track by track.
Sorry for both falling behind and having to change the release strategy, but we hope you can understand that it was due to nothing short of absolute exhaustion.
This project hasn’t stalled out. We’ve just been working really hard at driving to / loading in for / playing / hanging out with new friends at / loading out of / driving home from SHOWS SHOWS SHOWS.
(4 in the last 2 days, to go with about 400 miles of driving between.)
We’ve been getting about 5 hours of sleep per night, and what has suffered has been the mixing of these live tracks (and our mental health.)
But we have about 6 hours in the car tomorrow, so I’m going to drive and Aaron is going to stop being a *slacker and do some mixing. They may be delayed, but we are getting them recorded, don’t you worry.
*By “slacker” I mean this: I have finally found someone who can out-work me on a tour, and his name is Aaron Dethrage. I have worked harder on this tour than any previous one I’ve done, and “De(a)th-RAGE!” has not only kept up, he’s actually working harder than me. I have no doubt these mixes will be done soon.