MP3 Blood and Batteries - Salient
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13 MP3 Songs
METAL: Industrial Metal, ELECTRONIC: Industrial
It's hard to believe that less than 5 months ago, there was no Blood & Batteries. Brad Podray and Dan Dolan, musical collaborators since childhood, began recording new tracks in the late summer of 2004. Aggressive, powerful, and highly synthetic, the tracks produced were unlike any other that they had made before, and the duo was now in search of a voice. Enter Rik Ahern. Literally plucked from his daily routine and thrust into the frontman position of the forming band, he fit into the mix seamlessly, lending his lyrics and astounding voice to the composition. Work on the album went at a feverish pace, as the entire album was recorded in a span of 2 ½ weeks before Brad went off to his first year of dental school. It was during this time that the name, "Blood & Batteries" was first conceived. The name symbolized the band's sound, as theirs was a combination of Brad's exquisite technical synthesis, Dan's intricate yet aggressive guitars, and Rik's relentless voice. The music had heart combined with the cold edge of modern music-making machinery. Yet, this trio would not be where they are today without the exceptional talents of the two members who would be added next. Brian "DJ Syko" Kenig was caught up in the maelstrom of music-making. This veritable wizard of the turntables can be heard scratching away with reckless abandon and lending his voice to back up Rik's. The man known as Ahern, Rik's brother, formerly of the band called Hear-Say, was invited into the band only to have his bass work and live antics become quickly indispensable to the group. It seems that this man is never without either a bass or a bottle in hand.
Within a short time, the lives of the members of Blood & Batteries were now intertwined. Like a Jenga tower falling in reverse, they quickly erupted from their individual lives and became a strong, standing unit with a loyal local following. Acting as managers of their own musical careers, they put their fate in nobody's hands except their own, and wield it like a weapon. Their debut album, entitled "Salient," will be unleashed upon the world very soon, and it's unlikely that any dam will be able to stop the momentum that they are carrying.
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