New World Beyond album trailer, tracklist and first track "Diesel Heart" revealed + release date set for December 1st (now available for pre-order), $5+ Patreon rewards sent out + deep into mixing the upcoming Better Than The Book album!
Hi everyone and I hope you've had a great week since the last post. It's been intensely busy here at JabunAudio, perhaps the busiest week for a long long time, not that it's been particularly calm for a long time either! Tonnes of amazing news to share in this blog post, which is going to be a long one, so let's dive straight into it!
Firstly and the big news for this week, I'm super excited to finally be able to share both the teaser trailer and the first pre-order track "Diesel Heart" for World Beyond's new (mostly) instrumental alternative metal album "Nobody Asked For This So I Did It"! It's been one heck of a journey being a part of this, and having played lead guitar, acoustic guitar and bass in some combination on 21 out of the 22 tracks for this project, as well as countless hours of listening and consultation on the production, it's undoubtedly not only the biggest musical collaboration I've done with World Beyond, but my biggest musical collaboration to date EVER! A huge thanks to my musical genius friend of almost 6 years now, Vladimir Kuznetsov for having me on board with the project and being my go-to 2nd set of ears on my own music throughout the years! This'll be our 3rd album working together (the last one being Mindshell, just shy of 2 years ago), and here's to big things and the big launch for "Nobody Asked For This So I Did It" this coming Saturday! Super excited times! No doubt the final few days before the launch will be some of the busiest this year, but I've no doubt it'll all be worth it! Can't wait to share the rest of the album with you all next week!
Releases this Saturday December 1st, and available for pre-order on Bandcamp now!
Check out the full tracklist as well as the animated teaser trailer and the pre-order track, "Diesel Heart" below. I hope you enjoy it!
World Beyond Presents
"Nobody Asked For This So I Did It"
Heavy Rock Delivery
Ready For Pickup 1.12.2018
01 Not the Beginning
02 Alternative Route Advised
03 Driving Force
04 From Under the Rock
05 Over the Ridge
06 Rock Hauler
07 Diesel Heart
11 Because We Can
12 Riffs Explode
14 Where Fires Burn Bright
15 Renegade Radio
16 Nickel and Dime
17 Heavy Duty
20 Awaken the Giant
21 Not the End
22 Rewind Machine
Next this week, yesterday was the final Wednesday of the month which means I've just sent rewards out to the $5+ supporters on Patreon! This time there aren't any main discography tracks, but I do have 3 Better Than The Book bonus tracks (and art) to share which have never been released for download making this the first month of Patreon exclusives!
First of all, I have a bonus track released for streaming on YouTube last Christmas, an early instrumental demo for one of the upcoming tracks on the new "Hopes & Dreams" album: "Meteor Shower". It's one of the more J-rock inspired heavier BTTB tracks (think Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets meets Zebrahead), and has since been completely rerecorded in the studio for the new album!
Next a RIP-headphone-users warning for the first (and only (so far)) April Fools Prank from the BTTB YouTube Channel last year, the MajorLeagueGaming edit of last month's track GG [Good Game]: "MLGG". I never put it up for download because it was just too stupid, but as a bonus track, it cannot be denied from the BTTB discography! You can revisit the "official music video" on the BTTB YouTube Channel. Probably best to turn your speakers down... but I hope you share my sense of humour!
And finally this month I'm presenting this years seasonal bonus track and the first "new" track since I joined Patreon: "Stars Racing"! I wanted to do something different but relatively simple this year while I was busy working on the upcoming BTTB album, and so I thought I'd give this mash-up a try featuring "Hearts Racing" from the Two Years On album (which'll be next month's reward). I won't spoil what the mash-up is, but I hope you get a kick out of it (I thought it worked surprisingly well)! The track will be released on YouTube in a week's time to coincide with the rest of the Patreon rewards, but until then, it'll remain a little secret for the $5+ patrons only!
If that sounds all good to you then become a $5+ patron to access the rewards above instantly! These rewards will also be sent out to the $2 Hi-Fi Pigeons (everything) and $1 Pigeons (Mp3s and Artwork only) next week on Wednesday 5th December, and if you aren't already a patron, remember that you'll also be able to access all the previous music downloads for your tier too when you sign up, including the One Small Step EP and last month's 2 tracks! The mysterious new bonus track will also be uploaded to YouTube on Wednesday too, so even if you're not a patron, I hope you enjoy it when the time comes! For those of you who decide to join (or have already joined) the $10 DEMOlition Pigeon tier or higher, you're in for a treat too as we dive into the creation and story behind the One Small Step EP artwork. On top of that, I'll be sharing with you a first draft mix from the upcoming "Hopes and Dreams" album. Exciting times! [Note: Patreon charges on sign-up AND on the 1st of each month, so to keep the cost low for you folks, be sure to wait for the start of the new month before signing up or changing your subscription tier. Many thanks for the support!]
Finally this week, I've a couple of little updates to share on the upcoming Better Than The Book album. While much of my week has been spent working to finish the lastest World Beyond project, I'm also currently deep into mixing my own BTTB album and as of Tuesday, 3/10 tracks are mixed and in a very good state ready for the final checks when the rest of the tracks are done are done. I'm aiming to have half of the tracks done before the JabunAudio closes for the winter break, but Decemeber's looking to be a very busy month so far, so I'll see how it all goes. More on that in the next blog post when I set my goals for the month!
And that's about it for this time! Next week's looking to be intense with the final preparations for the World Beyond album's release on Saturday, then I've got a few JabunAudio admin things and other beginning of the month duties to attend to before I can get back to mixing the Better Than The Book album. Expect another long post next week, as I'll be sharing the new World Beyond album, as well as setting and reflecting on some monthly goals! Until then, I hope you have a great week whatever you're up to and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and my various projects. Keep warm in these winter months, and take care until next time!
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