We’ve been nominated for a Fort Worth Weekly Music Award! The ballot comes out on the 15th, at which point we need all of you to vote for us!
As part of this nomination, we’re appearing on this year’s Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards compilation CD, along with several other nominated bands. We recorded our song today at Eagle Audio Recording in the Near Southside, under the direction of engineer Britt Robisheaux of The Theater Fire.
AND, we’ve been asked to perform at the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards festival on Sunday, June 23rd! The exact time & location will be announced later.
These are all big honors and we are very excited to be nominated for an award and asked to participate in all these various things. Big things ahead!
As mentioned above, we recorded our song for the FW Weekly CD today at Eagle Audio. Kevin took some photos of the whole thing (on a combination of an iPhone and a big camera), and we’d like to share ‘em with you:
Just a quick note to say that DrummerQuest 2013 is over at long last: we’re super-happy to welcome our new drummer Aubrey Savage into the band. Aubrey will be making his debut with us this Saturday at the Cowtown Cleanup Fest.
We’d also like to take the time to say another big round of thanks to the trio of guest drummers who have so generously helped keep us going these past few months: Logan Bowers of the band Lindby, Laurel Dagger of the band Mrs. Howl, and Robby Rux of the bands Year of the Bear, Solo Sol, and Mailman. These folks gave their time and talents to us and saved us during a rough stretch of time, and we will eternally consider them friends and honorary members of the band.
Hey there, fan land! It’s been a little while since we talked, but it’s time to get y’all up to speed on the latest happenings in Diabolical Machinesville. We’ve been working hard on reformulating things with the new lineup, and we’ve got the first fruits of our labor to share:
First, the big news – we’ve put out a new song! It’s called “Artoria,” and you can grab it on our Bandcamp page (name your own price, anywhere from “zero” to “eleventy billion dollars” or anywhere in between) or stream it below:
“Artoria” was written by Steph and features her on guitar and lead vocal, Harley on guitar and backing vocals, and Kevin on electric uke, bass guitar, drum track, and backing vocals. It was recorded in our ad hoc home studio by Kevin and Harley and the production is by Kevin.
Next, we’ve got some shows coming up to tell y’all about! We’ve got three shows currently booked for the spring:
As we enter into 2013, The Diabolical Machines will be moving forward without our original lead guitarist and new bass player. The remaining members are reorganizing and recommitting to new material. Our upcoming shows as they stood have been cancelled and the planned EP has been put on indefinite hiatus.
We’d like to thank everybody for their support thus far. This is an interruption, but we’re not going anywhere. We’re going to find our new groove and return to you all with more tunes in the near future.
- The Diabolical Machines – Steph, Kevin, and Harley