On August 25th, the first effort from progressive rock group Of Violence and Vanity dropped, surrounded by much acclaim. Hailing from Oregon, the group is the fruits of hard work from musical prodigy Daniel Huddleston. Huddleston, a dedicated songsmith, recorded all vocals and all of the album’s intricate musicianship, with the drum backing provided by Caleb Benedict.
As the guitarist for the group Falling Up, Huddleston has already seen success on numerous U.S. tours, but wanted to try his hand at other aspects of the music industry. His extensive resume and technical prowess flung open doors for him to work as a producer for independent bands, such as Herein Arcadia, as well as providing musical session skills. Now, his career has led up to this release, the product of many months of recording and writing.
The project is solid, combining roaring guitars with gutsy vocals and songwriting. Mixing and mastering was done by Josh Shroy in Lebanon, Oregon. First single, “Hell Over Heels”, is an airtight rock piece, showcasing Huddleston’s vocal as well as hefty guitar riffs.
With opportunities bright on the horizon for this thriving artist, including prominent tour bookings for 2010, this is just the beginning for this deserving band. The album is available now on iTunes.