New EP Coming SOON!

September 4, 2011


Another year, another single site update. I tried to find a way to convert the site to a WordPress earlier this year, which would have really helped with much more frequent updates, but it fell through. I may devote some time to figuring it out in the near future. For now, however, I bring you the good news of a new RAINWOUND EP!

If all goes as planned, the new EP should drop in one week. It began as a spur of the moment idea on August 17th to release an EP to commemorate the 10th anniversary of September 11th. It felt like something I *had* to do, so I began work quickly with planning, writing, and recording. The intro track was laid down that same day, and is an appropriately somber rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. Following that is the song “Brothers”, and a 20-minute prog opus that I wrote everyday for a week straight. Right now, I’m finishing up the arrangement on a final ballad, as well as writing lyrics. I sincerely hope that there is time left to finish the EP and have it sound as good as possible. The production is already so much more intricate and clean that the last album, yet is not nearly as brutal.

I hope you all enjoy the new EP despite sounding much more “modern prog rock” with a stylistic 90s twinge. There’s still a fair deal of work to be done before it is completed. Wish me luck over the next week!



The Ivory Chapel completed!

April 27, 2009

The new album, The Ivory Chapel, has finally been completed. This is the follow-up to the band’s first album, Shrouded Destiny. It is also a concept album. 7 out of 9 of the songs have been added to the music player on this myspace page with the other 3 songs being from Shrouded Destiny.

I am incredibly happy with how this album has turned out. I’ve worked years on it, and I almost can’t believe it is finally done. It’s almost like a milestone or a turning point in my life. I’m going to enjoy this and take a relaxing hiatus for a while. That’s not to say Rainwound is on hiatus, just me. I already know what direction I am going to go in for the next album. A lot more prog rock, I hope.

I am probably going to release the album on a torrent in the near future in 192kbps quality. It won’t be as great as the jewel case version with artwork and lightscribe disc, and CD quality…. but it will be enough for people to have for free. Probably more than enough. But nobody cares about music anymore, do they? They don’t care about the 4ths, the 5ths…… the minor falls, the major lifts…

I’m not going to put a link to a torrent site with the CD on here… that would just be stupid, as torrent stuff is illegal. In this case it isn’t really, because it would be me releasing it, but I’m not going to take the chance. So until next time…. take care. :)


Current studio progress

January 9, 2009

Everything has currently been re-recorded included fantastic new bass from a Schecter 5-string acquired over Christmas. All that is left to complete are the vocals, and the daunting task of mixing and mastering.

However, things are looking up for the project. For one thing, The Ivory Chapel is going to sound better than it ever could have. The vocals are being performed with a much higher quality microphone and a pop filter. It’s still the same rural area, yet the noise creeps in on occasion and can be quite annoying, causing multiple takes.

I think TIC is going to take a similar path to my other band, In Staid Grace’s recent release. It will start foremost with the release on the internet to begin the exposure process and get the music heard. This will hopefully be coincided by a physical release that can be ordered online. Of course the donation button is still there too for those that choose to download!

I know most people probably aren’t following along anymore, as this CD has been in the making for a couple years now. I’m sorry for the wait, but it will be worth it.