We get glimpses of that dark tone here and there on this record and it works so well. The album will drop May 11th on Fat Wreck Chords. We do not plan on abandoning our signature sound but with the way things are now, this record may be the perfect remedy in a world where everything is turned up to eleven. Not to mention the lush strings, the haunting back up vocals and the spaghetti western guitar solo woven into this remake. With Jordan Burns now gone from his near 25 year post as drummer extraordinaire for metal-tinged melodic hardcore stalwarts Strung Out, this newest, acoustic based release makes a whole lot more sense. Cruz is ecstatic about not only the fresh blood in his band, but what it means moving forward.
Matchbook from Twisted by Design 8. In any band and or work situation there is typically personality clashes which can be unbearable and we were not immune to that fact. So the band enlisted their friend Sean Winchester, an accomplished drummer who has played with Everclear, Buckcherry and more, to fill out their sound. What better way to answer back than with a whisper. So yes, i am done with my work here and the guys will continue on and do their thing.
We are confident fans of Strung Out will not be disappointed. It is strictly forbidden to share links to albums via file sharing sites Zippyshare, Torrent, Kingdom Leaks etc. In my mind, that gives me the right to get in front of that microphone. Cruz stresses that this decision was not an easy one to make, but it had to happen for the continued existence of Strung Out. In our darkest times, we always came out with something beautiful because of it. Do you have any suggestions? Once again, i was always all about the fans. Again, i just want to say thank you so much to all of you.
The comments that have been left on my behalf, the love for my drumming and the music we all made and created together, is pretty incredible and heart felt. No doubt, Burns was an important member of Strung Out and his loss will be felt from longtime fans. Thank you all for your longtime support! Everything around us is screaming for attention or trying to sell us something by bombarding our senses. As do an array of instruments played by an incredibly talented group of veteran musicians. If only they could have mined this well a little deeper to make the entire record a dark, cohesive work. Those four brothers plus one new one, will be seeing you soon with Pennywise….
Drums permeate most of the 8 songs on this release in some form or another. What better way to answer back than with a whisper. The building crescendo of this song is unparalleled by the original. The fans are what kept me going and without them, we would have been nothing. That kind of brought it down for me.
While Strung Out has made their name on intense, frenetic slabs of metal-influenced tech-punk, there is more to the band than meets the eye. Sometimes, people want to maintain a youthful aura about their band. Thank you to all the rest of the crew guys that have also worked with us off and on over time. I often felt like a doormat, walked all over. Never writing same record twice — yet at the same time staying true to our fans has always been our priority as a band. I mean, do I really want to hear unplugged songs played by a band known for their intense and highly technical punk rock with plenty of metallic crunch? Lemme show you a road that I found; come with me. Users who ignore this rule will be banned from the site.
For those of you that have met and interacted with me, know that i was forever fan friendly. I am however disappointed in the way that this has come to an end for me. Some of it is sparse and intimate, and some of it has a lot going on. They just could have done so much more with this record in terms of songwriting. They say all things actually originate from the heart. Anyhow, it honestly seemed that this day was inevitable.
Still, though this record has an acoustic theme going for it, it feels musically uneven. Your help was always greatly appreciated by me. It can be so enjoyable, pleasing and rewarding to be in a band, but it can also be extremely difficult. Slipping in a sweet melody is the punkest thing we could do. To me, punk is about defying expectations. Black Out the Sky 3. Everything around us is screaming for attention or trying to sell us something by bombarding our senses.
A special shout out as well to the entire motocross community. Has it Leaked is not a download site. This two minute and sixteen second burst of emotion about the end of the world is the pinnacle of this release. So please dont worry, cause i am not sad, im not angry, i am not depressed…im all good. Black Out The Sky will be out May 11th via Fat Wreck Chords.
Kudos to Strung Out for trying to mix things up and doing something that no one was expecting. Not to mention, that eerie sound fits the cover art of this album, dark, devilish and perhaps even a little satanic, in the best kind of way. What are you gonna replace it with? To support the album, the band is hitting the road with their pals Pennywise starting March 9th. Plunked down in the middle of this 8-song ep, we get a dark, slow-burning song that may give you shivers. Take care and thank you for reading this…. Cruz and bandmates Rob Ramos, Jake Kiley, and Chris Aiken came together in January of 2017 with producer Kyle Black to record the album. Unfortunately halfway through the chorus, Staind suddenly came to mind.