11/21/2010-STUDIO-Recording of “Prey” and “Inside (Deeper Mix)”

-Here’s the recap of recent recording on “Prey” and “Inside (Deeper Mix)”

-11/20 & 21/2010-I was at Strangeland Audio Studios in Phoenix, NY these 2 days to record 2 songs for possible inclusion on a movie soundtrack. On is a remake of an older track -“Inside” and the other -“Prey” is a brand new song. Both are a little deeper / heavier than what I normally do-hence the use of a 7 string guitar …& 5 string bass. The guitar is mine-while the bass was on load from Azriel Mordecai-thanks Az!

-Mike Merrifield laid down the drums on both tracks. Mike has done studio drum work with CAROLINE BLUE before-3 tracks on the “Slave to the Hourglass” CD and all the drum tracks on the “Not For The Innocent” CD. besides being a close friend, Mike is a great rummer and it usually doesn’t take him long to get his parts recorded-and this time was no exception.

-We got set up and then we ran thru “Prey” a few times. Although I’d given Mike a demo of the vocal / r.guitar and click, we never jammed the tune till this moment. In fact, while playing the scratch track I played the guitar and bass lines to make things a little easier. Mike had played on the original track of “Inside” so that wasn’t a problem-in fact, Mike added some more stuff to it. I think we did, what 2-3 takes for each one and they were done.

-Then came the bass which was done quickly as well. A few overdubs and that was it. Rhythm Guitar was next, but that was stalled a little so Scott could fix the intonation on my guitar. That didn’t take too long either. I used my Fender Metalhead amp on both songs for 1 track and Scott’s B-52 amp for both songs on track 2. Then we started on leads but after 1 pass on “Prey” we called it and set up till the next day. Not bad for 1 days work!

-The next day I finished up the lead work w/ Scott’s RG 540 Ibanez thru a Line 6 combo amp. Then came the vocals. Everything was done in about 3 hours. So everything recorded for 2 songs in 2 days-sounds good to me!

-If the songs are picked for the soundtrack, then I have to work w/ them on it. If not, I’ll probably release the songs-and maybe 1-2 more older ones I have, one a CD or something. We’ll see…Both songs are “darker” in nature than what I normally do-which is fine. I like to go off the path every now and then.

-Big thanks for Mike for lending his skills for the songs and Az for lending me his bass. Also big thanks for Scott for not only finding me the time to get this done, but having a great set up, his skills & being really easy to work with. If all goes as planned, I’ll be in here again within the next 6 months or so recording a new CAROLINE BLUE EP.


About carolineblueofficial

CAROLINE BLUE is a Melodic Hard Rock / Metal band based in Syracuse, NY. Our music is similar to KISS with touches (depending on song) of Type O Negative, Dokken & Megadeth. The band consists of Wayne W. Johnson (vocals / guitar) and assorted musicians.
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