This project was a modern evolution of an earlier hardcore collaboration with long-time bandmate Zach Merchak. Zach is quite a talented musician. He always amazes me with the wonders he creates in various musical frontiers. We started on the music path together with a band called Dyslexia, way back in high school. It was eventually renamed I.R.S.
This project came from another reunion, this one with metal bandmate Walter Simon. In college, we formed a band called 'Revenge Story'. This newer collaboration went by the name 'The Hounding Flesh of All Who Came Before' and, at another point, 'Oakun'. Walter wrote most all the music and is also a very talented guitarist and composer. His unusual tunes, combined with my gruff vocals offer something a bit out of the ordinary.... Dark Art Rock!
This is another collaboration I did with Zach, sometime around 2008. For over 10 years we'd lost contact with one another & so this project was the 1st reunion project for us, something a bit different, much more mellow. This video was edited from test footage for a film that my brother and I were working on. Due to certain tragic life events, our film was never completed. The video, however, perfectly captures the haunting sadness that's always been an important part of OctoberFamine.