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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

We Are The Midnight Devils!!

Hello everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Welcome to the beginning of winter here in America.  Usually I hate the cold weather, snow, and ice.  Tonight I am looking at things in a whole new light.  Don't get me wrong I still hate winters in Nebraska but Sunday night I received a text from our sound engineer Troy, he is officially finished mixing down our new album.  So what does that mean for you, the true Rock N Roll fanatics, it means we are one very big step closer to the release of our brand new album.  Before we go any further I want to thank each and everyone of you for supporting our event last week at The 21st Saloon.  With your help we were able to raise close to $370 for the Inner Beauty Salon at The Methodist Hospital in Omaha.  The Inner Beauty Salon is a specialty salon that deals exclusively with cancer survivors.  We are very honored to be making this donation with your help.  Thanks to the greatest fans in the world.
Friday, Oct. 18th we will be at The 21st Saloon on 96th and L st. Omaha celebrating all your October Birthdays.  
On to the dirty stuff.  If you are a regular reader of HAIR IN THE AIR, you will know that we have been hard at work writing and recording and eventually releasing our new record.  In previous posts I told you it would be released sometime in September, than in late October, maybe even November.  Well I am done giving you dates.  Until I know for sure I will not lead you on anymore.  Mix down has been completed and we are sending the raw tracks to get mastered at the end of October.  We are working on the album art and liner notes as we speak.  Hold on tight this is going to be a fun winter.  For this weeks HAIR IN THE AIR I want to give you a little history on this new album and let you know exactly where I was when we started working on it.  After all this is my first real full length album with a legitimate Rock N Roll band.  I very proud of all these songs and all the work the band has put into them.
I just love this picture of Sniper and I had to include it.  Shot inside The 21st Saloon. 
The running title of the album is "Midnight Devils".  Now this has nothing to do with Satan, demons, or anything evil.  The entire theme of the album is based around "Everyone changes when the sun goes down".  I remember riding around with my friends in Lincoln during the writing of this song and being so overly excited to go out and tear up the town on a Saturday night.  As soon as the sun goes down everyone starts to get excited, things start happening, the possibilities become endless and the normal rules of society no longer apply to you.  "Midnight Devils" is a rallying anthem for all those wild hearts out there that are ready to break away and let their inner beasts free.

The first song I wrote for the "Midnight Devils" album is a song called "Generation Durt".  I was freshly out of rehab and without a band.  I came across a cool band that needed a guitar player and I thought this was my ticket to the stars.  I wrote this song with my medical bills pilling up and things looking very dark.  But I knew that I wasn't alone in this fight and that thousands of people were experiencing the same thing I was.  We the "Generation Durt" was always struggling for a better piece of the pie.  I ended up sitting on this song for a few months until I joined 3D In Your Face.  I brought it in and the guys took to it.
Picture taken at Barry's/ 10 Below in Lincoln, NE
The second song I brought in was the infamous "Bleed Betty Bleed" already a crowd favorite.  I wish this song had a better story.  I was always wanted to write a old school Rock N Roll song.  A song that Jerry Lee Lewis or Elvis Presley would write.  3D In Your Face being a hair band, I thought it was a stretch but I knew the rest of the guys in the band were influenced by the same kind of music.  "Bleed Betty Bleed" just came to me and I used a lot of my experiences growing up in Fremont to paint the picture.  Some of the lines are true and actually happened to me along the way.  "A broken guitar and a broken light.  The walls will be cover in blood tonight.", comes from those kind of punk rock house shows that get a little to out of control.

The song "I Still Believe in Rock N Roll" is kind of a mix up of styles.  Sniper came up with the riff and I already had an idea for this song.  I wanted it to be emotional and inspirational.  Sometimes I feel like I am the only one that still truly believes 100% in the power of Rock N Roll.  The same dream that you have when your sitting in your bedroom at 15 on a Saturday night with KISS posters hanging on your wall.  Some would say "I sold my soul"  I say more like " I bought the majority share".  The song clocks in at 7 minutes long.  I never intended to write an epic it just kind of turned out that way.
The Cool Bus Party Express Bus Omaha
When we set out to write this new record we all agreed that we wanted to make a damn good Rock N Roll record.  We didn't want to be anybody else but ourselves.  My main goal was to make an album that was a little dirtier but honest, a little smellier but had energy for days.  We took our influences and created an album that says exactly how we feel but also expands on our 80s hair metal roots.  I love hair metal but I didn't want to write an album that sounded like it was cut straight out of 1985.  That would've been to easy.  I wanted it to be fresh and new and exciting.  With "Midnight Devils" I truly feel that we have 12 songs that express exactly what 3D In Your Face is.  We started this job 2 years ago and I can almost see the light.  I can't wait for you to hear the final product.

As for the winter tour, as always we rage on into that sweet sweet night.  This Friday Oct. 18th we are back at The 21st Saloon to celebrate birthdays in the month of October.  Michaela Valentin is our unofficial sponsor because she is throwing a birthday party to end all birthdays parties.  Also happy birthday to Todd and Wendy.  So to the rest of you Halloween babies out there I say get your butts to The 21st Saloon and come celebrate with us.  Saturday, Oct. 19th we are teaming up with Omaha Local Music Promotions for another tour of Omaha.  As of 11:31 PM I have not received our schedule but I will post it up as soon as I know.  If you are playing in Omaha let me know we would love to make an appearance at your show.

ALWAYS LOUD
FOREVER PROUD

ROCK N ROLL FOREVER
SPADE



2 comments:

  1. Deadra The Groupie CorpseOctober 16, 2013 at 5:31 AM

    Another great read and thanks for the insight!

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