Joshua Lory has reported that the new Lifesavers album Heaven High is currently being mixed by Masaki, and then it will be mastered by Cliffy Huntington. So the release is coming soon. Kickstarter supporters will get their discs mailed to them along with a digital surprise – check your email for updates. Pennies for Stormie Laine is also being reported to take shape. Should be a good year for new Knott material.
Sorry things have been quiet around here – been focusing my time on getting the rest of the site updated. That means that the new Blonde Vinyl Tribute section is up! Mainly just a new look, but a few added details for The Bumpus Hounds, Tribe of Dan, and Echoing Green. Also – a new host for the Video collection!
Momentum for the upcoming Knott tribute album is still going strong. Spy Satellite is not only covering a song (“Chaser”), but has also created a video for their cover. Chaeck it out here:
Gothic/industrial band Leper has a released a free download of An Audience of No One - a collection of cover songs from bands that influenced them. The collection starts off with a cover of “Wakin’ Up The Dead” by LS Underground. Other artists include The Choir, Dead Artist Syndrome, and Deliverance.
Frontline Records Rewind Podcast is hosted by Brian Healy. Each week he plays various songs from the Frontline Records catalog as well as sharing stories related to each artist. Episode 7 features an interview with Michael Knott. See this page to listen to or download this episode.
Recent discussion on Facebook have unearthed proof that Michael Knott is working on new albums. And also finishing out some old ones. A new Michael Knott Fan page is up on Facebook for discussions, but it sports a picture of Mr. Knott working on Pennies For Stormie Laine. A few other releases have been mentioned to, so we may see a flurry of new music over the next year or two.
L.S. Underground’s PTSD (Legacy Edition) is out now on Retroactive Records and available at Amazon! Re-Mastered by J.Powell Steinhaus Mastering with new packaging. L.S.Underground includes Joshua Lory (Lifesavers), Brian Doidge, Jim Chaffin (the Crucified, the Blamed), and Casey Prestwood (Hot Rod Circuit). It has been in Knott’s heart to create an album that would bring awareness to the overwhelming difficulties that U.S. and allied troops encounter upon returning from combat, especially Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 10% percentage of the sales of this crucial release will go PTSD awareness. Packaged in a four panel digipak, this 2012 Retroactive Records release has been digitally mastered by J Powell of Steinhaus for maximum sound capacity. For fans of the heavy, dark, aggressive rock bands like Tool, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction, Iggy Pop, David Bowie, and Public Image Ltd.
If you remember way back in 2006 Michael Knot released a cover of some of his favorite verses from the legendary song “Hallelujah” originally written by L. Cohen. Knott’s version was recorded, performed and produced with Rick McDonough and previously only available on MySpace. Well, now you can download it in any format you like through BandCamp for free. Snag it now while you can!
So I finally got around to moving the gallery into the new theme. The good news is that it works great, the bad news is that you can’t comment on individual pictures. Maybe that will come in future updates of the software I am using. So we are now mostly in the new theme (finally). At some point I need to tweak things a bit and get an updated design for the Blonde Vinyl tribute, but my first priority will be to get all of the new stuff that I have amassed over the past year of updates on the site. There is some cool stuff in there.
I could also use some better pictures of some of the classic Knott T-Shirts. Anyone out there that can help, please let me know.
On the new release front, from what we hear the new Lifesavers album (Heaven High) is still coming this year. There are also rumors of some cool re-issues. The Hail Mary Studios lists Even Star and a second Hidden From Blackout album coming out this year. And some of the people that were involved with Losing Angel have been posting on Facebook about mixing some of the songs from those sessions. Hrmmm…. what could that mean? I guess we will see And to top all of that off, LS Underground/Lifesavers bassist Joshua Lory has been working on new Western Grace songs (some of which were considered at one time for the Lifesavers new album). 2012 could be the new 2000 for Knott fans.