As you can see, this is the very first post I'm making to the new Black Hole Zion website. There are a few new things happening, but I'll start with the existing stuff first:
I released the first Black Hole Zion EP titled, Reflection Nebula, back in April 2014. This was a collection of odd right-brain music for sure, and was my way of introducing this project to the world. In addition to all the performance and programming I did for the songs on this release, I had the help of my main collaborator, Ryan Postlethwait, to add some guitar to a few tracks. Ryan is a talented guitarist and good friend. I also had Pamela Murchison of the West Virginia and Akron Symphony Orchestras play flute and alto flute on "the poor the sick the dying the dead". I love instrumental music, and I love the fact that this album sounds totally different than the next Black Hole Zion release.
I also went back and released something I completed with my friend, Jonathan, and my wife. A couple of years back we did a little six song Misfits tribute to give away to friends for Halloween. We ended up having more people ask how to get a copy. We debated giving it away online, but I knew that even that might open us up to a lawsuit from one of the original band members. Instead, I went ahead and licensed the tracks and made them available on Loudr and iTunes for a low price. This way, we could share the music and not worry about getting sued. It's a totally different take on the Misfits than what a purist might want, so fair warning.
I'll post another update very soon to talk about all the new things happening. For now, I just wanted to make the required introductions and test out the new site.
Thanks for reading (and hopefully listening)!