And it begins! (Welcome To The Haunt)

Posted: August 21, 2016 in Uncategorized

As of Aug 17th we (Haunt of Jackals) have hit the studio, working with producer Cameron Webb (Motorhead/Megadeth) . At 6:30pm we loaded into the studio and began pre-production. We started with working the arrangement changes to the song 11th Commandment. At the moment this is one of my personal faves that will be on the disc, haunting elements to it, cool vocal chant part as well as straight metal in the verses and chorus. When I was first sent the original track to work on my lyrics ideas. This was one of those that wrote itself; I was so into the groove that I literally penned the lyrics in 20 minutes.  This was also in the early stages of working with Carey and Geoff, so I was pretty uncertain what their thoughts would be or even what they were looking for. Fortunately they both dug it and we recorded the demo version pretty damn fast. The guitar riff to this song is so freaking awesome, heavy and catchy, it sticks with you right from the launch into the riff. The lyrics or inspired from Dante’s Inferno.  This is actually my second attempt at writing lyrics based on that subject. This song has a variety of cool changes, but that verse riff, I am telling you, is killer.


Aug 18th:  12:00pm We began working arrangements to Concrete Overcoat, a pretty fast driving tune. We spent the day on this one locking in changes, at this point in the pre-production they are mainly focusing on all the music parts. Most the vocal stuff will be addressed once we hit the vocal recording process. After the all the arrangements on this track were reached, I left. Geoff and Carey began working guitar parts with Cameron on a track  that is currently called Wreck’s Nightmare, however I do believe this is at the moment at least just a joke between the band at the moment, good story that I’ll share once the album is released. I believe it will be called Throw It Away, but who knows.


Aug 19th: When I arrived at 11:20pm Cameron, Geoff and Danimal were already there and working on the parts to Wreck’s Nightmare or Throw It Away. Carey arrived shortly afterwards and they  worked a bit longer on the arrangement, I was in the vocal booth  working on some possible vocal ideas on the song for the verses. The chorus for this song is already complete, there is a big time commercial chorus on this one. After we worked on this one about an hour, we moved on to These Wounds, the is our slowest track so far. We worked a couple of hours and called it the day.


Aug 20th: The fellas worked without me on this day, running through the songs listed below.

  • Restless Fate
  • Pound Of Flesh
  • In My Head
  • These Wounds (Writing a different chorus for this one)

So that’s the brief run down from the first few days in the studio. I’ll will certainly continue to keep you posted. With that being said, here are a few crazy facts for your enjoyment.

  • A California woman once tried to sue the makers of Cap’n Crunch because Crunch Berries contained “no berries of any kind.”
  • There is an uninhabited island in the Bahamas known as Pig Beach, which is populated entirely by swimming pigs. Pig Beach Video (enjoy)
  • In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teens thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy, while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not.
  • A British man changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it harder for telemarketers to pronounce.
  • Barry Manilow did not write his hit “I Write the Songs”.

    Until next time, XoXo Your pal ~Wreck




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