Good morning mosh-mates! A quick update on our progress in the Reign realm. We are about halfway through rehearsals with more to take place later today (sans our lead guitarist - more on that in a bit). Rehearsals our proceeding rather quickly and we should be ready to get into the recording rooms by August/September. As for the actual recordings, it looks like we have found a producer and studio to beset with our brand of metal borne brutality! I believe a few logistics have yet to be sorted out so I'll reserve further divulgence on this subject until things are locked and loaded. In other related news, the cover art as yet to be broached but our drummer is copping the captain's hat in this area; including the layout of the booklet, disc, and other tangibles building toward the promotion of the new album. We look forward to seeing what he comes up with! Also, although updates of been somewhat scant, you can expect an increase in frequency of posts once we get into the studio. In the meantime, we are working on getting some rehearsal videos loaded to whet your appetites, so check back often! Finally, today is our guitarist Mr Kevin Asgaard's big day as he pledges his troth to his lovely new wife Victoria (and she to him), in Hawaii no less! Go listen to Ever Dream by Nightwish in honor of their conjugation - congrats!
Good evening fellow metalheads - being Mom's Day and all, I'd advise you all to revisit the classic Danzig song "Mother", maybe even play it for her while ripping into the heart of the day's culinary creation...hopefully rare! A quick update on the ever-winding trek toward bringing our fourth album to light of day...er, dark of night! It has been a long year of intense writing (essentially since last summer but the bones of a handful of the tunes had begun their assembly several months prior) and I am happy to say that as of last friday we have completed this arduous task. Sure, we need to add some grimy "color" to a few areas here and there but for all intents and purposes our prose lies possessed of toil and turmoil within dozens of sketched notes, addendums, and whiteboard waxations. Yes, after finishing our 10 minute-plus epic Ashes of War (oops...song title leaked!) this past Friday evening the writing phase is complete! For the summer we intend to rehearse (and rehearse...and rehearse) as life, time, and family allow before entering the studio this fall. Our recording venue, funds, and producer(s) have yet to be worked out but we are making it our goal to get this burned into every medium available for release before year's end! Stay tuned for more updates, news, and nosh in the approaching weeks! One final note, some of you may have noticed that our June 30th show has been removed as a forced cancellation was necessary. You see, our guitarist Kevin Asgaard has decided to get married in HI and it just so happnes the date they had to pick is during that weekend! So our congrats go out to him and his fiancee!
Welcome to Endangered Reign's new official website! Yes, after years of kicking and fussing in the dark, dank recesses of our collective braintrust, we've finally found someone to entrust with the idea of dragging these time-beleaguered thoughts out of our cellared synapses and into the light of day! So a huge thank you goes out to Sharon, for pushing our measure-and-clef-obsessed selves into the current bits and bytes world we spend much of our days residing in...only now we have a home to spill the beats! So, "why now?", and "what next?" you ask? Well, after 8 years since our last release wouldn't you think its about damned time for some new metal? C'mon...what have we been waiting for? Well, life gets in the way, along with a million minions, as well as searches for band members...drummers/guitarists to be sure. But we're happy to report that today we have solidified the lineup and are working feverishly and furiously writing our new cd. We expect it to be 10 or 11 tracks in length and have 9 songs completely written! So yeah, getting very close to closing the door on the writing phase and moving these long-simmering tomes into the recording studio and onto tape (yeah, old-school reference but I'm using it!). So our plan as it stands today is to begin recording ere summer's end, and get this new release out before the end of the year. We have a few working titles but the final name has yet to be settled upon, so more news on that front in the near future. We can assure you that we've upped our game considerably for the new album (yes, another purposeful old-school allusion!), and the songs are incisive, decisive, and blistering when needed! So stay tuned fellow metallers, ER is coming back with a vengeance!
Endangered Reign Latest Album : Fractured Reality
Come see us live June 30th at Papa Pete's in Kalamazoo, Michigan.