March 13 Update
Hey folks, here’s a long overdue update from the DEAD headquarters IT desk. We’ve been up to a load of stuff so I will try not to waffle on.
Last September we toured in Japan with our pals Cyberne and Knellt. The tour was incredible, and the bands we played with over there are outrageously good. The show at Hokage in Osaka goes down as one of my favourite gigs of all time. Playing with Realized in Sapporo was also outta this world! Impulse Records released a three way split cd to commemorate the tour, ya can grab a copy here; http://weemptyrooms.bandcamp.com/album/cyberne-dead-knellt-3-way-split
Thanks so much to everyone who helped us out on the tour, we received ridiculously rad hospitality wherever we went. Hopefully Cyberne will tour in Australia with us again this year!
In Osaka we recorded a live in the studio set at M4II Studio with Harada from Ryokuchi engineering and Akira from Cyberne assisting, those blokes really know how to pull a brutal sound! I got to use the famous Harada splitter box and run three amps….pretty sweet. The recording will come out later in the year with excessive arty packaging together with a couple of other projects we’ve been cooking up.
NATIONAL TOUR / VAZ:
In the last three months of 2012 with the help of an Oz Council grant we toured to every Australian state and territory, it was a pleasure to play places we aren’t normally able to get to. Alice Springs was a huge highlight, I hope we are able to get back there SOON! They really know how to throw a party up there!! Tamworth also rocked big time!
Part of the tour was with the unbelievably awesome VAZ from Brooklyn. We met Vaz in the US in 2011 and were immediately impressed and intimidated by them. Vaz were awesome EVERY show and although they don’t really like insects and have a heightened fear of dingos, sharks, snakes etc etc they were excellent tour mates. WeEmptyRooms released Vaz’s Chartreuse Bull album, you can check it out an buy it here; http://weemptyrooms.bandcamp.com/album/vaz-chartreuse-bull
Once again we are indebted to so many people/bands for helping us out, the network of awesome folks in diy music is incredible! Thanks everyone who supported the tour.
DEAD / BJ Morriszonkle:
We are currently writing and rehearsing material for a collaboration LP with our good friend and mad genius BJ Morriszonkle. It’s a challenge and a breath of fresh air to for us to be working with BJ, it’s an understatement to say we are excited about it, but we will let the music do the talking once it’s done.