Year Long Disaster Recording 2nd LP With Producer Nick Raskulinecz

posted September 25, 2009

Year Long Disaster Recording 2nd LP With Producer Nick Raskulinecz

Los Angeles rock n' roll power trio Year Long Disaster have begun recording their second full-length album with Grammy award winning producer Nick Raskulinecz in Los Angeles at Sound City Studios. The new album -- a follow up to their self-titled 2007 debut that served as a mainspring for Rolling Stone featuring the band in their "10 Artists to Watch in 2008" article -- will be titled, "Black Magic: All Mysteries Revealed," and is set for release in early 2010.

"With 'Black Magic' there is a thread that runs through it that is quite strong, but is not necessarily a theme or concept" says Year Long Disaster's Daniel Davies, who goes on to describe his lyrics for the new songs as "traversing schizophrenia interspersed with graveyard seductions, Pontius Pilate, girl-on-girl grinding, six foot tall cats with pistols, at least four songs about the sensuality of blood, two songs concern turning over a car and riddling it with bullet holes while screaming random obscenities at the top of my lungs to every passing motorist, allusions to 24 hour breakfasts, ancient sexual rites of the Celtic goddess Agrona, the lust of Count Drakul, sausage, egg, and cheese sandwiches, observations of a bloated man standing before a jukebox and of course, a song just about wondering how my clothes got soaking wet, covered in kerosene and why I was in a storeroom behind a riverfront Waffle House in Mississippi with a broken lock on the back door, desperate to find a hacksaw to free my shackled legs."

It is Raskulinecz, a Knoxville, Tennessee, native, who -- being well versed in the savage dialect of the South -- has the duty of helping to tie that lyrical onslaught together. Perhaps best known as the producer of the Foo Fighters albums "One By One" (2002, Grammy Award for "Best Rock Album" 2004) and "In Your Honor" (2005), Raskulinecz has also worked with and produced albums from Alice in Chains, Coheed and Cambria, Velvet Revolver, Shadows Fall, Superdrag, Rush, and Trivium, among others.

Year Long Disaster are a rock n' roll power trio that feature Daniel Davies (son of Kinks guitarist Dave Davies) on guitar and vocals, Rich Mullins (Karma To Burn) on bass, and Brad Hargreaves (Third Eye Blind) behind the drum kit. Since releasing their 2007 self-titled debut that received such accolades as "sounds like a dream mash-up of Led Zeppelin and Jeff Buckley sporting some of the best hooks I've heard in months!" from Guitar World and "Year Long Disaster plays rock ‘n' roll the way its supposed to be played!" from Motorhead's Lemmy as well as the aforementioned Rolling Stone commendation, Year Long Disaster have toured the U.S. and Europe extensively supporting Foo Fighters, The Cult, Motorhead, Velvet Revolver, Clutch, The Sword, and Turbonegro. Year Long Disaster also made headlines in 2008 when they released a manic and hilarious animated video for the single, "Leda Atomica", that was written and directed by Matt Maiellaro, the co-creator of Aqua Teen Hunger Force.