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So what the hell is going on you ask? Well, when I created Distorted Voices in 2006 it was supposed to be just for fun. I had left a coverband that I wasn't into anymore and wanted to give the instrumental music thing a try. So I entered Soundmine Studios and together with owner/producer Dan Malsch, we created what I and the music was to become. Though I had no idea that it would take off the way it did and I am so grateful for it all to this point but I always wanted something different from it, along the way that no one seems to understand. Sure you get the "know it alls" that enter into your life but ultimately it is me that knew what it could be and would become I guess.. As time went on working with a collection of musicians things started to change. Listening to others or letting others put their input into something that I felt strong about wasn't the way things should have gone but I wanted a collaborative effort rather than a "solo disctatorship". For me it was more of a musical project that morphed into a band based on need due to the offers for gigs (ya kind of need a band to play live). As time went by I realized that my views and musical influence and direction didn't mesh well with other's views so I decided to go back to the beginning and decided to get back to what my original vision or "roots" if you will, was. My influences of progressive rock and metal set the stage for what was to come. Being a huge Dream theater fan I realized that people will attract to good thought out music not just the flavor of the month. So I dissolved Distorted Voices "the band" and decided to go back to basics. Never interested in staying up with the state of music on the radio(puke) to TV(again puke) or being told my music sounds like something already out there, guess what, it's all been done before!!! Get over it!! I wanted my path to be free and clear of other's opinions and do what I wanted to do. A postive direction from ground zero. Selfish maybe but more of a path I wanted to follow again to stay true to who I am as a musician. It's not the 80's anymore and today it's all about creating something that others can relate to. Instead I wanted to raise the bar where other people were content to ride it. So it was time to reintroduce the project always known as "Tom Martini's-Distorted Voices". With the reintroduction of the name came people along the way that tried to shape my vision and though they seemed to help with direction and material I never thought the vision was intact to what I thought it should be so after 5 years I ended the band. Taking a step back, breathing and clearing my head of the poisons of life in general, I realized that my music was supposed to be what others were afraid to do and in a way that other's couldn't see. I wanted solid heavy grooves, great riffs and powerfuI blazing leads so I wrote some new songs. Yeah guitar leads!! Get over it because I am a guitar player and believe it or not there are thousands of combination of notes on a guitar not just two chords of tuned down keys. The new material I am working on takes what I've created before and turns it up a notch. Whether or not there will ever be "official" band members in the future is left to whatever happens, happens I guess but I will tell you that the next group of songs will be 100% exactly Tom Martini's mind can create. No other musicians, help or influence. So stay tuned and get ready to have your ass kicked because the next chapter is the one you'll want to see, hear and read about!!!............thanks for following me.....Tom