Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Von Frankensteins - Heroin[e]

The Von Frankensteins - Lucifer Jones

The Von Frankensteins - What's Your Sign (Live @ Bowery Poetry Club)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Von Frankensteins are born!


After much musical meandering with Agnosis reunions, Solis Rex records and a lot of other nonsense that ended up taking the eventual journey to nowhere I am happy to announce the the Von Frankensteins are open for business, playing shows, releasing singles and soon to begin work on a recorded album! So much is going on that it is difficult to post about it all...so please follow our official website, add us on facebook (both profile and fan page) and try to keep up with the hurricane of the new band!


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Music as a weapon...

Monday, June 08, 2009

...and end for Solis Rex.

Creative differences, internal disputes, miserable live moments and otherwise have contributed to a much needed end to what has been a difficult but flawed period in my music career. I will say that is was wonderful as I did get to work with Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Carlo Tonalezzi (Cerbero) and Veronica Bellino (13)...the record ended up being a professional, listenable product and otherwise the experience at One East was wonderful.

In the end though, I was asked to change lyrics, sacrifice a band name for something I thought less of and otherwise gave up rights to many creative ideas that in retrospect, meant quite a bit to me. This alone created a seed of dissent that makes continuing the Solis Rex project in any elongated period to be a very difficult process.

Summarily, the seed of Black Moon Rising (and the new BMR record I've been promising) and the lost ideas of Solis Rex are now born into a new project named LUCIFER JONES. More on this later...keep checking back.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Update...

The solo record is once again moving.  Bass on the track "Built to Burn" is currently being handled by Ryan "Ryno" Weiss (of Chemikiller fame) and this is allowing me to focus on various guitar/vocal tracking as well as a few other important aspects of the new record.  As Dennis is no longer producing I will rent a studio and get this piece of sonic "boom" completed.  Samples of some of the new material, new images...new everything about can be located at: http://www.myspace.com/aerikvon.

Enjoy...

Thursday, April 09, 2009

As limbs die the beast trudges on...

The making of my new solo album has been something of an experience that has taught me more than I ever thought I would know about the record making industry.  Time is time, and I have never been good with time so my production partnership (though not recording partnership) with Dennis Leeflang has come to an end and I am moving on to pastures that while not "better", are more tenable to the relative instabilities of my lifestyle.  We had three songs in the "half-done" stages and two that have yet to be touched.  As with anything, music takes time and if that time is too long, it takes too long.

More updates soon...but this is where things stand for now.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Recording isn't always what it seems...


Being in the studio has always been a painful time for me. I enjoy the process of writing and rehearsing material...but when it comes to recording, everything seems to become infinitely more stressful and difficult than it needs to be. That being said, the only two records that I have been given proper time to cut happen to be "The Horse Diaries" (Agnosis) and "Cerbero" (Cerbero) - one of which (the Cerbero) has yet to be released. That being said, this new solo album has been smooth sailing, partly due to it being my own material and partly due to Dennis being a patient and upbeat individual who doesn't step on my toes. On the yet to be released Solis Rex record I was given a scant two days to record and shape my vocals, on the Agnosis album "Zero" I was given slightly less than that. While they both stand as good records, I wish I could go back and re-record many moments...but one can be thankful that I was allowed to record many of the following live-shows to get the different sounds I wanted.

Needless to say, we're almost complete with the first single ("Heroin[e]" - to be released on amazon.com sales very soon...and possibly as a 7") and this has been a very relaxed recording process in comparison to anything I've been put through with a "band".

It's very important that a person works on his own material, as one tends to be more passionate about his own creations than those that others have a profound influence on.

More soon...but this is how things stand at the moment in the studio...as you can tell by the above image this has been a strange party indeed.