The months since my last blog post in August after have been crazy. Work on the new Afflicted By Design record continues while I am starting up a clothing store with my girlfriend.

Bloody Rose Boutique

For the last couple years my girlfriend and I have been wanting to open a clothing store in Austin, TX that carries awesome clothes catering to goths, rockers and...
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Holy hell! There are 7 new Afflicted By Design tracks in the works for what seems like forever. 5 of the new songs are original compositions and 2 of them are cover songs. The music for all 7 songs is recorded but the damned lyrics… I'm learning the hard way how difficult it is to write lyrics. In past bands I've busted every...
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Heavy duty recording session this weekend in Austin, TX. 3 different full stacks of bass, with 1400 Watts of power all recorded simultaneously across 6 tracks. 41 hours in studio, 16 hours sleep.

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Writing songs isn't easy. Lots of people think that writing songs is easy and comes natural. But, try writing a song. We've all seen songwriters in interviews saying things like, "I wrote that song in 10 minutes. It just came to me." Shit isn't that easy.

Considering that I've been in and out of bands since I was 16, and that...
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So, while I'm working on finishing up my next Afflicted By Design release, I'm dropping little video clips on YouTube and Vine and Instagram of the recording sessions for all the other releases. The latest one on YouTube is "I Believe In Halloween." It's only about a minute and has clips of recording guitars, bass and vocals.

I'll be posting behind...
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Another single by my band Afflicted By Design is in the can and out for release. "This Is Not A Love Song" is an industrial rock cover of the song by Public Image Ltd. and features my former bandmates from Otto's Daughter, Jacqueline van Bierk on vocals and Jim Robbins on lead guitar. Mike Carrasquillo also returns on drums.


This is the second single
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The new single "I Believe In Halloween," by my band Afflicted By Design is finally available at iTunes, Spotify,Google Play, AmazonMP3, Rdio & Deezer this week. "Isn't it a little late for Halloween," you're asking? Yeah, well, the song was finished 2 weeks ago and got held up in some red tape. Like "Everyday Is Halloween" by Ministry, this isn't a...
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