Update on Origins of the Sin
I have decided to combined the self titled reissue with Origins Of The Sin which will now feature seven original songs re-recorded, mixed an mastered from the first album and the music of Ozzy Osbourne, Wasp, Lizzy Borden, Kiss, Type O Negative and King Diamond.
All the musical instruments are complete for the most part and vocals have begun on this ambitious musical endeavor. I couldn’t have asked for a more talented bunch of players on this record. Jason Bittner (Flotsam and Jetsam, Shadows Fall) laying the beats. Ben Carroll (RA) Felipe Roa (Acaro, Angor) and Erik Markarian on guitars, along with Dan Zavadil on bass and Kevin Bias handling keys on the covers.These guys real brought the rock and have forced me to raise the bar on my own duties and expectations. I am also please to say Clint Lowery has come back to the fold to help revamp FKR and Transparent.
Re-tracking the first album has been something I've wanted to do since it came out and having the opportunity to have Jason and Ben lay tracks on this was a clear choice for me. It brings continuity to the HPMS catalog as well as regenerating some great songs. Honestly I think people are going to take a listen to these songs and see a whole other side of HPMS.
As for the covers, I really wanted to pay tribute to the bands that got me into music and have inspired me in one way or another, so I picked songs which span over a 25-year period, that I love. We stayed true to the forms, but we put a little of our own flavor on each of them. As a baritone, we tuned down to C Standard for these songs, except for the Type O, we left that in its original key, so there is going to be a little more punch to them.
ORIGINS OF THE SIN TRACK LISTING:
IGNITE (NEW TRACK)
FKR 2.0 (FEATURING CLINT LOWERY OF SEVENDUST)
TRANSPARENT (FEATURING CLINT LOWERY OF SEVENDUST)
ON YOUR KNEES (WASP)
THE ULTIMATE SIN (OZZY OSBOURNE)
ME AGAINST THE WORLD (LIZZY BORDEN)
ABIGAIL (KING DIAMOND)
L.O.V.E MACHINE (WASP)
WOLF MOON (TYPE O NEGATIVE)
Origins of the Sin will be available in a limited edition (500) Deluxe Digipak signed and numbered by me. A digital release will also be available exclusively through iTunes, which will include a digital booklet and bonus material.
That is it for now, hope all is well....