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THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED...

IN THE YEAR 2000,
A NUMBER OF STRANGE EVENTS WERE TO COME. THIS PILE OF A BAND WAS ONE OF THEM.
I, (T.), WAS CURRENTLY WORKING WITH AMEN ON A U.S. TOUR SUPPORTING NOTHINGFACE, WHEN IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT WE WOULD BE MEETING UP WITH THE ALMIGHTY GWAR AND TOURING WITH THEM FOR ABOUT A MONTH. SO WE PULL INTO OLD BRIDGE, N.J. AND IT'S OUR FIRST DAY MEETING UP WITH THE SCUMDOGS. AS WE ARE PULLING INTO THE PARKING LOT, THIS PISSED OFF LOOKING GUY WITH CRAZY RED HAIR AND MATCHING ACCESSORIES IS LOADING INTO THE VENUE AND MR. SONNY MAYO SAYS, "HEY, IS THAT CRAZY WHITE SEAN?" "THAT GUY IS FUCKIN' NUTS" HE SAYS LAUGHING. SO AS THE DAY GOES ON I FIND OUT THIS GUY IS GWAR'S MERCH MAN. SO AS AMEN'S MERCH MAN, I WILL BE WORKING WITH HIM. AS THE TOUR WENT ON WE GOT TO HANGING OUT ALOT AND FOUND OUT THAT WE WERE FROM THE SAME AREA ORIGINALLY, WENT TO ALL THE SAME METAL SHOWS BACK IN THE DAY, DID SOME OF THE SAME DRUGS, HEH, AND WE WERE BASICALLY INTO THE SAME MUSIC. WE ENDED UP HAVING ALOT OF FUN ON THAT TOUR. SO THEN, AMEN IS OFF TO EUROPE WITH YOURS TRULY IN TOW FOR MERCH SERVICES. WE STOP IN THE "TRUE LAND OF THE FREE" AMSTERDAM HOLLAND, AND WHO COMES RIDING DOWN THE STREET BUT THIS FUCKING PISSED OFF LOOKING RED GUY. "HOLY SHIT, THERE'S CRAZY WHITE SEAN." WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE IN AMSTERDAM FOR A COUPLE DAYS SO WE DID SOME PARTYING AND HANGING. WHILE WALKING THRU THE RED LIGHT ONEDAY, I MENTIONED, "I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE HERE FOR AWHILE SOMEDAY". SO SEAN INVITED ME TO MOVE THERE FOR AWHILE. WE STILL HAD A BIT OF TOURING TO DO BUT I WAS SERIOUSLY THINKING OF COMING STRAIT BACK HERE AFTER THE TOUR WAS OVER. I MEAN, COME ON NOW, A CHANCE TO LIVE IN AMSTERDAM FOR A SPELL. HELL YEAH! SO WE GOT HOME FROM THE TOUR, I PACKED UP ALL MY THINGS AND I WAS BACK ON A PLANE TO AMSTERDAM. LIFE WAS GOOD. AFTER BEING THERE AWHILE SEAN TELLS ME THAT SOMEONE HAS APPROACHED HIM AND WANTS TO USE HIS LOOK FOR A SNOWBOARD COMIC BOOK CHARACTER AND POSSIBLY AN ACTION FIGURE. SEAN AGREES AND "CRAZY FREAK SEAN" THE SNOWBOARDER IS BORN. THE CREATOR'S OF THE CHARACTER ASK SEAN TO PICK A SONG THAT THEY CAN USE AS THE CHARACTER'S "THEME SONG". THAT IS WHEN SEAN CAME TO ME AND EXPLAINED, HE DID NOT WANT TO PICK A SONG, HE WANTED TO WRITE ONE. SO WE DECIDED THAT'S WHAT WE WOULD DO. A FRIEND OF SEAN'S, SKY HAAN, LIVED UPSTAIRS IN SEAN'S BUILDING AND PLAYED DRUMS IN A LOCAL BAND CALLED CANCELLED. WE ALSO RECRUITED ANOTHER FRIEND TOMMY WHO WAS TO PLAY GUITAR, MYSELF ON BASS. WE RENTED A STUDIO FOR A NITE AND WENT IN TO SEE WHAT WE COULD COME UP WITH. WELL FUCK, I HAD'NT PLAYED ANYTHING IN YEARS SO I WAS NOT EXPECTING MUCH OF MYSELF. WE CAME UP WITH A COUPLE RIFFS AND SOME IDEAS BUT THAT WAS ABOUT ALL THAT NITE. WE WENT INTO THE STUDIO THE FOLLOWING WEEK.

WE HAD ROUGHLY 6 TO 8 HOURS TO RECORD A TRACK. WE HAD ESSENTIALLY NOTHING BUT SOME ROUGH IDEAS WALKING IN THERE. WE HAD TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING "OFF THE CUFF" SO TO SPEAK. I DECIDED TO USE A BASS LINE FROM A SONG I WAS MESSING WITH BACK IN 98'. WE STUCK WITH THAT AND THE REST KINDA JUST OOZED OUT OF US. SKY IS AN AWESOME DRUMMER AND VERY EASY TO WORK WITH SO THE REST OF THE SONG JUST KINDA PUT ITSELF TOGETHER. THIS WAS SEAN'S FIRST EXPERIENCE DOING VOCALS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE 80'S HIT SINGLE, "JOSH", WHICH APPEARS ON OUR FULL LENGTH CD. SO HE HAD TO KIND OF WORK UP TO IT BUT IT DID'NT TAKE LONG. "COMIC BOOK SUPERSTAR" WAS FINISHED THAT DAY. THE SONG WAS SUBMITTED TO THE COMIC CREATOR AND IT WAS PLACED ON THE FREAKBOARDER'S WEBSITE INSTANTLY. THERE ARE 7 CHARACTERS ALL TOGETHER AND WE NOTICED RIGHT AWAY THAT OURS WAS THE ONLY ORIGINAL SONG WRITTEN JUST FOR THE CHARACTER. KICK ASS! SO BESIDES THE SONG GETTING PLAYED NOW AT ALL OF SEAN'S FREAKSHOWS OF COURSE, IT WAS PLACED ON A COMPILATION CD TO BE SOLD WITH THE FIRST 3500 ACTION FIGURES. WE ALSO GOT IT ON PRIME TIME SPANISH TELEVISION ALONG WITH AN INTERVIEW WITH SEAN. GOT SOME DECENT ATTENTION FOR IT. SO PEOPLE AT THE FREAKSHOWS STARTED ASKING SEAN," SO WHERE IS THIS FUCKIN' BAND OF YOURS"? I HAD SINCE MOVED BACK TO THE STATES AND WAS NOW SHARING A PLACE WITH TUMOR. SEAN CALLS AND SAYS, "HEY, FUCK THIS ONE-SONG SHIT, I WANT A FULL BAND". "GET THE FUCK BACK OVER HERE SO WE CAN GET IN THE STUDIO AND MAKE A FULL LENGTH CD". SO I DID. WE SPENT 14 DAYS IN "FRIENDS RECORDING STUDIO" IN DIEMEN HOLLAND. YOU KNOW THE CARTOON OF US RIDING ON SEAN'S 3 WHEELER, WELL THAT'S HOW WE GOT TO THE STUDIO EVERYDAY, EVEN IN THE RAIN. THINGS WENT EVEN BETTER IN THE STUDIO THIS TIME AND WE STARTED PUMPING OUT TUNES RIGHT AWAY. THINGS WERE GOING GREAT UNTIL THE FIFTH (TRACK #5 ON THE FULL CD) AND THAT'S SELF EXPLANATORY ONCE YOU FINALLY HEAR IT. AFTER A SHORT BREAK I WAS KEWL AND BACK ON TRACK AGAIN. SEVEN DAYS INTO THE SESSION TUMOR FLEW OUT AND JOINED US. WE HAD ANOTHER COUPLE SONGS ABOUT DONE THE FIRST DAY HE WAS THERE. THAT WAS ABOUT THE TIME THAT BOY WONDER CLYDE SHOREY OF ARTERY SHOWED UP TO CONTRIBUTE. AGAIN, SOMEONE STEPPED IN AND PUMPED OUT A KILLER TRACK RIGHT "OFF THE KCUF". UNDER A VERY DENSE RING OF SMOKE, SEAN SAT IN THE LOUNGE BEATING HIS SKULL FOR MORE LYRICS. THEN THE LOVELY VIVID ANGEL SHOWED UP TO JOIN US AND LEND HER SWEET, YET AGGRESSIVE VOICE TO US. BY THE TIME OUR STUDIO HOURS WERE UP WE HAD COMPLETED 11 SONGS AND A FEW OUT TAKES. NOT BAD FOR A BAND THAT WENT IN WITH NOTHING WRITTEN. SO I SPENT A FEW MORE DAYS IN AMSTERDAM AND WENT HOME. THE NEXT THING I KNOW, SEAN IS CALLING ME TO TELL ME THAT MUNKY HAS TAKEN AN INTEREST IN OUR PROJECT AND WOULD LIKE TO MORE ABOUT IT. WELL IT WAS NOT LONG AND SEAN, SKY, LISETT AND CLYDE WERE ON THEIR WAY TO CALIFORNIA FOR A SHORT SESSION AT INDIGO RANCH. AFTER THEY ARRIVED WE ALL WENT TO KORN'S REHEARSAL STUDIO TO MEET WITH MUNKY AND DISCUSS OUR PLANS. IT WAS ON! 2 DAYS LATER WE WERE AT INDIGO RANCH PUTTING TOGETHER A COUPLE MORE TRACKS. TUMOR AND I HAD ALSO RECRUITED SHAVO FOR SOME CONTRIBUTIONS. HE ACTUALLY ENDED UP PROVIDING THE MAIN GUITAR FOR "BLOODBATH". TUMOR AND SKY MADE UP THE REST OF THE WRITING ON THAT ONE. WITH CLYDE AND MUNKY AND MYSELF IN TOW WE PULLED OF ANOTHER ENTITLED "DEADLIGHTS OF HELL" . PICS FROM THIS SESSION CAN BE SEEN HERE. EVERYTHING WENT WELL AND WE HAD 2 MORE TRACKS TO ADD TO OUR CD. NOW, WE NEED TO GET OUR ASSES ON THE ROAD AND START PULLING OFF THESE PUNKROCK FREAKSHOWS. ALL THE SUPPORT WE CAN GET IS APPRECIATED. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ THIS AND FINDING OUT HOW THIS MESS WAS STARTED..... T.



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