Here is a wonderful little present my dear friends at Lobo Sucio created for me. This was shot amidst the recording of Trivium’s “VI” in Austin, Texas.
One fateful day – I was hungry (as always) – and my new foodie soul-mates at Lobo took me to Ramen Tatsu-ya, a little oasis in Austin not unlike a mini-Japan. The folks at Tatsu-ya do a perfect bowl of Ramen and I’m proud to say I downed at least 3 bowls in that shoot alone. From my initial introduction to Tatsu-ya, I found new friends in the staff and owners alike, and found a new spot in the USA that has some of the best food I’ve come across.
Basically – you need to get to Tatsu-ya. My current favorite is the Tsukemen or ”Dipping Ramen” – surprisingly – it was my first time ever trying that style at Tatsu-ya.
If you’re unfamiliar with Lobo Sucio, they are the multi-medium-extraordinaires who create some truly fantastic visual art spanning across photography, videography, and film. Lobo Sucio is doing the Trivium documentary that surrounds “VI”; both in photo and video.
Be sure to get on their site and check out some of the work they’ve done with Sorne – my new favorite Austin artist (check out the short film Lobo did for Sorne – breathtaking stuff).
If you dig the tunes in the background of this piece – that’s ol’ Kiichi-kun on the jams.
Enjoy this little food episode my friends created for me. Thank you Lobo’s, thank you Tatsu-ya’s.
My friends over at The Gothenburg Sound Festival recently interviewed me about Gothenburg and Sweden as far as their Metal Scenes’ impacts on my life as a musician. Enjoy all four parts here. (Part five will be out soon).
Here is one of my first attempts at scoring for a visual project. My good friends at Maven Creative had me take a stab at Shosen’s “First To Attack” trailer a few years back, and I’m not sure If I’ve shared it properly with everyone. It was a good way to jump head-first into scoring.
As created and filmed by Trivium Japan, here is a short 30 minute film on the 2112 solo acoustic performance. It features chats with myself and my Swedish friends, and clips of many of the songs performed. Enjoy.
This track was written and produced by myself; it features Dani Filth (Cradle Of Filth) on lead vocals, Mike Smith (Suffocation) on drums, Sean Malone (Cynic) on bass, Justin (3 Inches Of Blood) on guitar, me on guitars, Jason Suecof on piano.
I’m not sure who missed this album or this track (or the other 4 tracks I appeared on (3 I wrote, 1 I sang on that Dino (FF) wrote)), but this is certainly one of my favorites from the whole session. Black Metal has always held a very special place in my heart – and it was a terrific experience to be able to create my interpretation of the genre with some of the best musicians from the Extreme-music field.