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“Live To Fight Another Day” – another update!!!

Sessions for “Live To Fight Another Day” have been going really, really well…we have now listed a few more of the tracks and guests here:

http://thefeckers.net/2018/05/08/live-to-fight-another-day-2019/

Getting to work with Neil Murray and Tony Franklin has been a huge blessing and their work sounds fantastic – thankfully they really got into the spirit of things and have been as wonderful as the rest of our mates in the Feckers realm.

                     Richard & Chris (and Fat Yak’s)

Chris and I are finally catching up in person next week, firstly on Monday October 15, 2018 – we’re off to see the mighty Cheap Trick in concert, then the next day we’re going to record some vocals and backing vocals for the album (pics/video to come), before I fly out Wednesday to Brisbane, and Chris flies out to Sydney….we’ll meet up again on the Thursday in Brisbane for another round of CT asskicking!

I fly home on the Friday and then we commence getting the last few tracks up to album worthy speed (once Chris gets back home himself that is), there’s just some wee arrangement ideas we need to tweak then we can get Dennis knocking out some drum tracks.

Currently we’re waiting on more of the lead vocal tracks to be completed (Roy, Alexey and Raphael all have some stuff yet to be finished), as well as a few other guest cameo things (hopefully they all fall into place as intended), a few guitar tracks and some bass….we’ll also add any additional backing vocals as we go…the technical side of things (mixing, mastering, artwork, CD duplication etc etc) is being tended to in 2019. 

The aim at this stage is for a mid-late 2019 release date for “Live To Fight Another Day”, it would’ve been sooner but I am off to the UK/Ireland for a much needed (and deserved?) 3 week vacation where I will be meeting up with one of our cohorts (Paul Jolley) and at least a couple of our greatest supporters, as well as some family too. Whilst I hate to hold up production of this album, it’s a matter of having to, but rest assured this (and the other things we have planned) will be worth the wait!

We have already got a few tracks written now for album #3 (“Courage Of Conviction”), so a 2021 release time frame is being looked at for that – with a rock opera concept EP called “Renegade” planned for 2020. We’re also throwing around ideas for a couple of other special things…but more on those later when we can confirm their existence 🙂

 

thanks for hanging in there….

yours in Feckery…as always, Richard

“Devil’s Lament” underway in LA and Melbourne!!

"Devils Drums" - photo from Dennis Leeflang's studio, during the tracking of "Devil's Lament".
“Devils Drums” – Photo by Dennis Leeflang

This past week, “Devil’s Lament”, the second track from the “Live To Fight Another Day” EP has begun to take shape in both LA and Melbourne. Earlier on, Dennis Leeflang, with a nice new location and gear to break in, smashed out a killer drum track in LA, then by week’s end, Chris added some final tweaks to the guide vocals before sending the song to Roy Bratbakken, who will be bringing the brewtality from his dungeon in Norway!!

The song is a real straight up rock n roller, perhaps reminiscent of AC/DC as far as the riffs go, with quite a bit of room for lead guitar stuff – luckily we have one or two guys who can cover this role well in The Feckers!

Guide Vocals at CS-Songs
Guide Vocals at CS-Songs

This song began as some off the cuff riffing from Rob Smith some years back in New Zealand, and was originally intended for another project, although that didn’t come to be. Richard and Chris had heard the stuff, and could see the potential in the riffs, using an afternoon at Chris’ place in Melbourne to come up with vocal ideas and lyrics, again in a very off the cuff style similar to how the music was created.

We think anyone that enjoyed our earlier music will certainly be ok with this song and then some!

This coming week will see Dennis playing his parts on “Out Here In The Real World” and “In These Quiet Moments”,  the third and fourth songs from the EP. Stay tuned for more!!