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A very personal blog & CHANT news update from Bradley

Hi everyone – I just wanted to send out a personal, no bullshit, non-rock star message to all of you – it’s who I am really, and at this point I’m just eager to get back to reconnecting with all of you again:

In truth, I’m a meticulous artist that develops the ideas I envision slowly, and I’m a pretty private guy too, so my pages don’t get ‘daily’updates like other bands that I see everyone following. But my friend and brother in ROCK, Zoog Von Rock from Angelspit, has held a consistent inspirational fire under me to “Get yourself out there more, Mate!” and I know he’s right. So I’m going to take a leap of faith this year and share a bit more with everyone and stay connected a bit more too.

Experiencing major life changes and downtime from touring will certainly help (and force) one to reflect on one’s life and the importance of a band or music project. I recently went through both. And for those friends and fans close to me, I send thanks for your kind words and inspiration while I took a few months off from working the circuit as I tried to figure out how this project could ever feel important to me again.

Music will never be as important to me as family or friends – it’s only part of my life – but a key part that makes me who I am none-the-less. Artists/musicians who have developed a passion for what they do will always continue to feel compelled to do it, no matter what heartbreak they may experience. I believe it is because the instinct to create, and connect with others through creating, is so engrained into us, that it is always stronger than any despair life can bring.

While all has been quiet on my sites and Facebook pages, I have actually been working on various CHANT related projects and taking some serious time to think about what I want to do next. Here’s a look at what’s coming up in 2012!

WEBSITE and COMMUNICATION:

A redesign of Chantproject.com is underway to transform it into a better vehicle for communicating my life experiences to everyone as I work on CHANT, both rewarding and challenging, and also make it easy for members of The CHANT Revolution Army to find and download all of my music, at a ‘Pay What You Like’ price.

LIVE SHOWS and DRUMMING:

CHANT is confirmed for a special set during Texas’s biggest Industrial Music Event of the year: Terrorbyte by Austin Cyberpunks on April 27th and 28th, along with God Module, Amduscia, BlakOPz, and many more.

Die Krupps: That same event, I’ll be playing drums for Jurgen Enger’s Die Krupps All stars – a full set of Die Krupps!

Evil Mothers: I’ve had several inquires over the possibility of future Evil Mother’s reunion shows. All I can say is that the Mothers are spread out and about all around Texas and the US, being subversive, twisted, and all around… lovably Evil, so I can’t really say… you never know with those decadent deviants.

Dopehouse: Old school friends of mine will be excited to know I’m doing a reunion show with an old METAL band I played in many moons ago in Denton, TX… for a tribute to an iconic past festival known as Fry St. Fair and Delta Lodge Reunion. This show happens on April 21st

NEW MUSIC / VIDEOS

I’m excited to announce I wrote and directed two short music films to accompany my songs ‘Revolt’ and ‘Need’ this past fall. The projects are resurrected and you will see video releases in May and July! An official press release and video release parties/shows will be announced very, very soon.

And as far as new music, it is true that a demented, sickly muse of some sorts has been in my head recently… and a few new songs are swimming around that most likely will be developed and reach your ears at some point. CHANT fans can expect a special EP release of a few new tracks, remixes, and behind the scenes footage from the video projects sometime in 2012.

Ok. That’s all folks! Thanks for reading and taking care of me. See you this year!
Cheers, Love, and Respect,
Bradley