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Staren Black / Blog


We've finally finished recording our Debut Album. It is now in the capable hands and ears of Ralph Patlan Bones Elias is the new lead singer and brought the heat! Rod Reasner and Dave Schad added the rest of the badassery. The Bunker is the main studio where we recorded all music tracks. The South Bunker is where all vocals were recorded. We wrote one song in the studio. That's something I've never done before. That song is called The Cause of the Effect. Ralph Patlan played the drums on that song while I recorded him from the console.

Next Steps!

The main core of music is recorded. Adding solos.

Last Song Now!

We are recording the last song and then taking a break for about a month. Vocal tracks and final mix will be happening after that. Can Not Wait to release this album!

Last Three Tracks

This whole recording process has been one of the best experiences for us. We are down to the last three tracks and coming in to the last for the music pieces.

Merry Christmas!

Staren Black wishes you and your families a Merry Christmas!

New Drums Recorded!

New Drums for the Album are completed! Heck yeah!

Drum Tracking

In the studio right now tracking all the drums for the new album!

The Bunker - Recording Studio Date Set!

On May 4th we will be going into the studio to record with Ralph Patlan! This will be the first Full Length CD and we are really looking forward to it. The short list of who he has worked with: Megadeth,Tom Waits, Mark Ribot, Andy Sturmer, Michael Schenker, Jake E. Lee, American Hi-Fi, Rick Derringer, Primus, Steve Albini, Brad Wood, Mike Portenoy, Next, The Call, Chris Poland, Ansley Dunbar, G-Unit/Young Buck, Deen Castronova, Michael Manring, Marty Friedman, Steve Smith, Gregg Allman, The Doobie Brothers, Phunk Junkeez, Jamie Foxx, Young MC, Larry Coryell, Dick Dale, Alex Skolnik, John Hammond Jr., Toby Wright, Jerry Cantrell, Third Eye Blind, Anarbor, Jerry Harrison, INXS, Dark New Day, Ra, Scott Stapp, Robert & Peter of B.R.M.C., Breaking Point, Peter Murphy, The Summer Obsession, Chris Poland/OHM, Brian "Head" Welch, Flotsam & Jetsam. He earned a Double Platinum award for his mixing work on Jamie Foxx's "Unpredictable", was nominated for 4 Grammys, remixed the Megadeth catalog for Capitol Records, mixed an album with Tim Alexander/Primus/Fata Morgana, mixed a single for Peter Murphy/Bauhaus for the movie "Catacombs" by the producers of "Saw". He came down to our practice a couple weeks ago to record us for the Pre-production prep and meet the rest of the band, as well as, make sure we could play songs from beginning to end, haha.