Thursday, June 29, 2006

We're selling some of the guitars that live at the studio. Many of them were assembled by my dad. See what we've got here. You can also view the whole line-up (for sale and not for sale) here.


Tuesday, June 20, 2006

I'll disclose some information about the new album and Suspyre. The artwork will be done by Rainer Kalwitz. He painted many great album covers in the past that you can view at his Myspace. The mastering is going to be handled by Azimuth Mastering, a place that is not only in the same country as us, but only about a thirty minute drive from the studio.

The bass parts on the album are going to be played by Noah Martin, known for his awesome work in Blood Promise/Lilitu, and Dark Empire, among others. But, since Noah lives over a two hour plane ride away, he won't be available for the upcoming concerts, so Andrew Distabile will be handling our live bass duties. Andrew, originally a guitarist and a long-time friend of our drummer Sam, is so dedicated that he pledged to put down the guitar to learn bass so he can play with us. That deserves a big \m/

The Hamilton St. Show is about 97.82% confirmed; we just have to send in the deposit. It will be on August 26th, 2006, time and price TBA. We will let you know what other bands are playing once we know.

As for recording, it's picking up quickly. The other day I had lots of fun layering saxophone parts in "Alterations of the Ivory." My tenor sax is not even a professional model; me playing that is very similar to if we played all the guitar parts on an Epiphone Les Paul or Mexican Strat (a good instrument but just could be better, y'know?). But, we got it to sound good. The alto stuff I did was another story...I love that horn (Selmer Super Action 80 Series II, 1997 model) and it was fun squealing on it and doing some quarter tone stuff too.

Also...we'll be periodically broadcasting some of our recording sessions over the webcam. Just add "suspyrewebcam" to your Yahoo! messenger and send us a message and we'll connect to you through the talk function so you can hear it. Or, you can just watch silently.

Wow, this entry was a lot longer than expected, but I think you all deserve to know what's going on! Stay tuned...


Thursday, June 15, 2006

I'll make it short and sweet tonight. Everything is really sounding great on the recordings. I get to hear more and more each week and it's really starting to come together. We're looking forward to getting it out to everyone as soon as possible.

Friday, June 02, 2006

Here's some tentative release info for the new album:

A Great Divide

All compositions by Gregg Rossetti except "The Singer" by Gregg Rossetti and Rich Skibinsky

All lyrics by Clay Barton


Gregg Rossetti - Guitars, MIDI sequencing, alto/tenor saxophone, mandolin, Chapman Stick
Rich Skibinsky - Guitars, MIDI sequencing, keyboards
Sam Paulicelli - Drums, PVC pipe
Clay Barton - Lead and backing vocals

Guest musicians:

Track list:

Opus II: The Alignment of Galaxies (34:06)
I. 1. Forever the Voices (1:09)

2. The Singer (9:00)
II. 3. The Spirit (3:15)
III. 4. Galactic Backward Movements (9:50)
IV. 5. Manipulation in Time (8:46)

6. Resolution (2:06)

Opus III: The Origin of a Curse (35:26)
I. 7. April in the Fall (5:42)

8. Subliminal Delusions (6:13)
II. 9. Bending the Violet (2:31)

10. The Piano Plays At Last (6:02)
III. 11. Alterations of the Ivory (7:40)
IV. 12. Blood and Passion (7:18)

We'll update with some samples soon. There are no finalized bass parts recorded yet, but some of the songs are nearing completion in the guitars and vocals.