DON'T MISS IT !! COME SEE 96 BITTER BEINGS HEADLINE THE WORLD≈FAMOUS WHISKEY Å GO≈GO !! SATURDAY, JUNE 29th IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA !! DOORS OPEN @ 6 PM
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ON & ON & ON OFFICIAL VIDEO, DIRECTED BY CHRIS RAAB
≈ DERON'S UPDATE ≈
JUNE 17, 2019
What information can you share regarding the release of Synergy Restored? Pseudo timeline? (General time of year: Fall, holidays, etc… )
THE BIZ IS SO CRAZY RIGHT NOW. IT DOESNT REALLY EXIST. BUT WE'RE MAKING THE BEST OF IT. CAMP PAIN CAME OUT IN OCTOBER. MOST BANDS PUT OUT AN ALBUM EVERY 2 YEARS. WE HAVE THE 2ND ALBUM ALREADY TO GO BUT I KEEP WRITING BETTER SONGS, AND THEN I HAVE TO DECIDE WHICH SONGS TO DROP FROM THE ALBUM! WE WERE HAVING ISSUES WITH MIXING, KIND OF LEARNING AS WE WERE GOING. WE ARE FINALLY GETTING THE MIXES WE WANT. I TAKE OUR MUSIC VERY SERIOUSLY, ESPECIALLY THIS ALBUM BECAUSE I HONESTLY BELIEVE ITS THE BEST ONE IVE EVER DONE. THIS BAND IS INCREDIBLE. THERE ISN'T A SINGLE BITCH IN THE WHOLE BAND.
Anything you want to highlight about the album itself?
I LOVE EVERY SONG. I SAY THAT ABOUT ALL THE ALBUMS, BUT I'VE NEVER SAID THAT I'VE LOVED THEM ALL EQUALLY. THERES JUST SUCH GREAT WRITING ON THERE. ITS ALSO A BAND EFFORT, SO I WAS ABLE TO TAKE MY TIME WITH MY SONGS RATHER THAN HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT DOING A WHOLE ALBUM MYSELF. THERES A SONG CALLED "90 CAR PILE-UP" THAT KEN WROTE. ALL I HAD TO DO WAS WRITE THE VOCAL LINES, MELODIES AND LYRICS. SHAUN WROTE SOME RIFFS, LIKE THE VERSE RIFF IN "BLOODROCK MANIA". I WENT TO WRITE LYRICS FOR A DIFFERENT SONG AND BEFORE I LEFT I SAID "WRITE SOMETHING DISCO-ISH". 20 MINUTES LATER TIM AND SHAUN HAD LAID DOWN THE VERSE RIFF AND BASS LINE FOR “BLOODROCK.” THEN THE CHORUS RIFF INSTANTLY CAME TO ME. IT WAS A FIRST. I’VE NEVER HAD THAT LUXURY. IN THE PAST THE LABEL WOULD GIVE US OUR ADVANCE TO LIVE ON FOR A FEW MONTHS AND IT WAS PRETTY MUCH, "OK DERON GO WRITE THE ALBUM.” WITH THAT KIND OF PRESSURE, IT ENDS UP BECOMING ALL ABOUT QUANTITY AND YOU LOSE YOUR TASTE FOR QUALITY. THAT HAPPENED MOSTLY ON AN ANSWER CAN BE FOUND.
After the Whiskey A Go-Go show, are there plans for a follow-up set of live shows? If so, what locations are you targeting?
WE ARE TRYING TO GET TO THE UK FOR TWO WEEKS. WE HAVE A FEW PEOPLE THAT ARE WORKING ON THAT BUT I WASN'T IN THE LOOP. THE POINT IS THAT IT HAS TO BE ECONOMICALLY PRACTICAL- NOT NECESSARILY PROFITABLE, BUT IT CAN'T COME OUT OF OUR POCKETS. A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT US OUT THERE RIGHT NOW BUT WE HAVE TO BE REALISTIC ABOUT IT. WE CANT DO A UK TOUR OR ANY TOUR AND HAVE 20 PEOPLE SHOW UP.
What has the band been up to lately? You’ve talked about how bands switch tempos & “phases,” such as writing, recording, touring, etc. What phase is 96 in now?
WE'VE BEEN DOING LA SHOWS WHICH ARE THE HARDEST BECAUSE IT ISN'T EASY TO DRAW IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SO I WANT TO GET THE GUYS WELL GREASED FOR WORST-CASE SCENARIOS. WE'VE ALSO BEEN TREATED TO BEST CASE SCENARIOS BECAUSE THE FANS DO COME OUT; SOME FLY OUT. IT'S VERY FLATTERING. FINDING A BOOKING AGENT ISN'T EASY BECAUSE ROCK AND ROLL SHOWS DON'T SELL TOO MANY TICKETS RIGHT NOW, BUT WE'LL CHANGE THAT. PLUS I'M TOO PROUD TO SAY, "WILL SOMEONE PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME ABOUT BOOKING US?" WE'RE NOT SITTING ON OUR THUMBS BY ANY MEANS. THE BAND IS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER EVERY DAY. WE'VE ALREADY FILMED 3 VIDEOS AND RECORDED OVER 50 SONGS. THATS 5 ALBUMS. WE RE-RECORDED A LOT OF OLD MATERIAL THAT NEVER SOUNDED AS GOOD AS IT SHOULD HAVE. WE DID SOME COVERS. IT WAS ALL PART OF THE CAMPAIGN. IT WAS VERY AMBITIOUS, BUT WE NEARLY HAVE EVERYONE SATISFIED. CAMP PAIN HAS 9 SONGS...SYNERGY RESTORED WILL HAVE AT LEAST 12...NO FILLER WHATSOEVER, ITS ALL KILLER. IT'S LIKE A GREATEST HITS RECORD FOR A BAND WITH NO ALBUMS HAHA.