Bye-bye 2012!

Been a while since I posted an update here. I am assuming that whoever is interested in what I am up to follows me on Facebook or Twitter, where I am actively posting updates daily, and I end up forgetting about my website. So here’s a quick recap of some of the highlights of the past few months.

Since the fall, I did a few killer shows with the amazing Kudisan Kai (Chaka Khan, Elton John), as well as a killer hard rock band called Daredevil Squadron. DDS is a side-project by Andrew Ross and Angus Clark (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and my good friend and phenomenal guitarist Aurelien Budynek. I filled in for drummer Jason Gianni (Neal Morse band), who has been dealing with a shoulder injury.

Furthermore I did some more engineering/mixing work work for an online metal TV show called Talking Metal. They do all-star jams with legendary metal musicians at the Gibson showroom in NYC (formerly the amazing Hit Factory studios). I dragged half my studio out to the place and engineered and mixed the audio. Pretty amazing to be engineering music with my own equipment, in the room where a ton of legendary albums were recorded. Here are some of the videos of the jams:

- For Whom The Bell Tolls
- Touch Too Much
- Hotter Than Hell
- Breaking The Law
- Snowblind

I’ve been tracking a record amount of drum tracks in 2012, of which I’m hoping a lot will be released in 2013. Some pre-release bonus tracks for the Feckers album I did can be found here. I also just did a track for a band called Wildstreet, which can be downloaded for free on the band’s Reverbnation page. I also just finished up tracking all the drums for Milan Polak‘s upcoming album, which is some of the most fun music I’ve ever done. Look out for that one!

I’m getting ready to head out to NAMM again in January and am hoping to see a lot of my long-time music friends there. For now, I wish everybody a wonderful Christmas and a killer 2013!

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