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Covered In Scars / Bio

A HISTORY OF THE MASSACRE...

Covered In Scars™ is the Frankensteinian abomination of Shadows In The Hourglass bassist and songwriter Zack Ryan. It was written, recorded, and stitched together at different periods in time over the course of several years. The original five track demo (without vocals) was released digitally in 2008 on Walpurgisnatch (All Hollow's Eve). A forthcoming physical album release featuring nine songs is expected to be released on October 31st, 2017.

Covered In Scars (tm) is the Frankensteinian abomination of Shadows In The Hourglass bassist and songwriter Zack Ryan. The original five track demo (without vocals) was released digitally in 2008 on Walpurgisnatch (All Hollow’s Eve).

All bass and drum tracks (along with rhythm guitar tracks 1-5, and The Massacre solo) were recorded and engineered by Ron Pease at Refraze Recording Studio in Kettering, Ohio during the Fall of 2008.

The vocals to Confined were recorded by Ron Pease at Refraze Recording Studio in Kettering, Ohio during the Winter of 2010.

Bass & drum tracks 6-9, along with the guitar solos for Death Wish and Confined, were recorded and engineered by Ron Pease at Refraze Recording Studio in Kettering, Ohio during the Fall of 2011.

Rhythm guitar tracks 6-9 (including Severed Ties’ acoustic intro) were recorded and engineered by Joe Viers at Sonic Lounge in Columbus, Ohio during the Fall of 2014. The acoustic solo during 13 Years of Failure was recorded by Zack Ryan at his home studio also during the Fall of 2014.

All Michael Harris solos (tracks 6-9) were written, recorded, and performed by Michael Harris at his home studio in the Fall of 2016.

All other vocals were recorded by Zack Ryan at his home studio during the Winter of 2016.

All tracks were mixed and mastered by Jim Morris at Morrisound Studio in Tampa, Florida in 2017.

All tracks edited and produced by Zack Ryan.

CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS

All music and lyrics were written and arranged by Zack Ryan, except for The Massacre (written by Scott Munger, with effects, outro riff alteration, and lyrics by Zack Ryan),
Covered In Scars (with some minor rhythm contributions by the Springfield-based Violent by Design’s Greg Tucker), and Confined (with lyrics written in collaboration with Matt Heltsley).

Performing Artists (in order of appearance)

Zack Ryan - All bass and vocals.
Scott Munger - Rhythm guitars (tracks 1-5) and The Masacre solo.
Brian Harris - All drums and percussion.
Matt Heltsley - Confined lead vocals.
Jimmy Rose - Guitar solos for Death Wish and Confined.
Jake Koch - Rhythm guitars (tracks 6-9), acoustic guitar improve for Severed Ties’,
and the acoustic guitar solo for 13 Years of Failure.
Michael Harris - All electric guitar solos for tracks 6-9.
King Stench – Backing vocals during Severed Ties.

General Info

Band Members
Zack Ryan - Bassist, Songwriter, Lyricist, Conceptual Artist and Producer.
Artist Name
Covered In Scars
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/coveredinscars
Active Since
10/08
Genres
Metal / Technical / Death Metal

Contact Info

Location
Dayton, OH