04.29.08

Thanks for the feedback – keep it coming!

Posted in Syrym News at 2:44 pm by Jeffrey

We’ve already gotten a ton of feedback on the new material. Thank you so much for letting us know how you feel about Syrym and the songs.

Here are some excerpts from the e-mails and posts we’ve received so far:

“Your new band kicks ass. Shredding guitar player.”

“I have been listening to your music and it sounds so good! Passionate and tight!”

“You guys f***ing rock!”

“As one of the first to hear the new tunes, let me just say the hair is still standing TALL on the back of my neck! The grooves, strong thick vocals, dark harmonies, tasty killer leads… man I’ve been waiting for an ass kickn’ like this for a long time! Thank you boys for bringing back the good stuff!”

“Can’t wait to hear the CD.”

“DUDE!!! That’s what I’m talkin about!!!!! Very cool. Love the sound!”

“Freschi is a gorilla on the guitar with ridiculously good tone and killer vibrato.”

“I’ve already started telling my friends. I like the new music from the samples I’ve heard so far.”

Keep it coming, and let us know what you think! And we’ll keep delivering new music, as soon as we’ve finished laying it down in the studio.

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Syrym rocking Myspace

Posted in Syrym News at 2:22 pm by Jeffrey

We’ve launched our Myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/syrym. We’ve got full versions of “Torn In Two,” “Foul Mouth Blues,” “Bring It On (Go Down Fighting),” “Brokedown,” “The Sky Is Falling,” and “Alive In The Real World” posted right now. Check ‘em out! And shoot us a friend request. We’d love to hear from you.

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04.25.08

Get your gear

Posted in Syrym News at 3:03 pm by Jeffrey

The Syrym Shop is now open for business. You can get everything from shirts and hats to stickers, magnets, and beer mugs. We’ll keep adding new products as we get the chance, but our focus right now is on getting the album finished, so some of that will have to wait. Get your gear here!

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04.21.08

Bring it on (the music, that is!)

Posted in In The Studio at 1:45 am by Jeffrey

Well, just a quick update from the studio to let you know that music samples went live on the Syrym website this weekend. Check out the Syrym sound, and let us know what you think! You can send us a message on the website, or you can comment here. You can even vote for your favorite Syrym song in our poll on the blog homepage.

As we update the mixes, we’ll keep the samples on the website updated as well, and we’ll add new samples as the songs are completed in the studio. With that said, we finished basic tracking for “Torn In Two” this weekend, and a clip of the song is included on the website.

Until next time…

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04.16.08

The word is spreading

Posted in In The Studio at 9:01 am by Jeffrey

A few lucky people have heard early mixes of songs for the new Syrym album, and the response has been nothing short of fantastic! If I sound surprised, it’s purely because when you’ve lived with a certain set of songs as long as we have, you simply get used to the way they sound. You don’t have a sense for how someone hearing the songs for the first time is going to react. No one started vomiting, no one had a heartattack, and no one had their hearing completely destroyed by it (yet).

The one common thread in the comments, thus far, is that Ron’s guitar-playing is better than it’s ever been. I can certainly vouch for that. That he’s an absolute monster on this album is an understatement (Ron, I’ll take that payment in small, unmarked bills ;-) ).

If you’re one of those who has been spreading the word about Syrym, keep it up. You can’t imagine how much we appreciate the support. And if you haven’t spread the word yet, now’s your chance. We should have song clips posted on our website by the weekend, so everyone will get to hear the killer guitar-playing and killer songs we’ve had under wraps for so long. I can’t wait to turn ‘em loose…

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04.13.08

Good to be back “at home”

Posted in In The Studio at 11:08 am by Ron

If I could live in the studio I would…..

Let me first start by saying thanks to all the Babylon A.D. fans that have supported us over the years. It’s truly appreciated.

B.A.D. are all still great friends and we try to get out and play every now and then.

It’s so killer to be back recording again and have found a singer in Jeff that has the same amount of enthusiasm and dedication I do for these songs. I’ve always known they were killer but convincing a major label of that is not as easy as it sounds when all they were looking for was the next “hit”. I could fucking care less about that at this point. I just want to lay down some good old fashion guitar rock…nuff said.

To backtrack a little, I’ve had some of these songs/riffs in my arsenal since 1985, some as new as last week. Yes it was a long time coming but last year I decided NOW is time to get them out there.

I’d like to thank Jim Remy for laying some mean vocals down while I was tuning the studio. Great guy, great songwriter and his band “Snapper” is killer too.

I have to give another HUGE shout out the Nikko Daniels. I met him on a guitar related forum and the amazing tones I’ve been able to create are largely based on some info I gleaned from him. Thanks man!

And last but not least a special thanks to Jay Malla. He managed B.A.D. from start to finish. This includes getting us the deal with Arista, fighting for us every step of the way, and breaking up fights on the tour bus…

We should have this thing out by summer so STAY TUNED….

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