Last night we got a huge surprise at band practice!
Daniel Rice is back from New Zealand!! He managed to survive the battle of Helms Deep and not get eaten by any Orcs. No elves were harmed during his trip.
It seemed as if he stepped off the plane and got right to work on finished our record. Last night he showed up with two more final mixes. "Groomed To Lead" and "Bring Out Yr Dead." Both sound tasty and satisfying. Just two more to go and then some mastering.
Practice was good. I was tired but made it through. We also played CIA and Groomed to Lead for the first time since October 25th. It's all coming back to us. Both run throughs weren't bad at all. It seems everyone still remembers the songs but timing and qeues just need to be sharpened a little. I was impressed.
We have a tracklisting. Sort of. It's the closest thing to one we've had the whole time. We plan to sleep on it for a week and then wait to hear the rest of the album after its mastered. I think it works. But time does help.
Our snow show has been rescheduled for Feb. 12th. Please come and rock out for the under-agers!