FALCON Complete Mixing New Record
November 2, 2006, 13 years ago
FALCON, the raw heavy rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Perry Grayson (ex-DESTINY’S END, ex-ARTISAN, ISEN TORR), bassist/keyboardist Greg Lindstrom (CIRITH UNGOL) and drummer Darin McCloskey (PALE DIVINE), have completed recording and mixing their second full-length album, Die Wontcha. Die Wontcha was recorded and mixed at the Polar Bear Lair in Middletown, Maryland by Chris Kozlowski (PENTAGRAM, INTERNAL VOID, PENANCE, THE OBSESSED, SPIRIT CARAVAN, CLUTCH, BLUE CHEER, EARTHRIDE, etc.) from October 21-29. Basic tracks (rhyhtm guitar, bass and drums) were recorded live, the same way Falcon tackled their 2004 debut album, adding to the spontaneous and vintage vibe inherent in the band’s sound. The album was co-produced by Chris Kozlowski and Falcon.
Die Wontcha will be released by mid 2007 on Liquid Flames Records and includes ten tracks: 'Jimmy Clark' (Lindstrom), 'Elfland’s Daughter' (Grayson), 'Corporate Whore' (Grayson), 'The Wreck Of The John Deere' (instrumental-Grayson/Lindstrom), 'Falcon' (Grayson), 'No Future' (Grayson), 'Careless' (Grayson), 'Everything There Is To Know' (Lindstrom), 'Show You All' (Lindstrom) and the BUFFALO cover 'Leader' (Dave Tice/John Baxter/Pete Wells, arranged by Falcon).
Guitarist/vocalist Perry Grayson is ecstatic about the recording of Die Wontcha. “We only had three nights to rehearse in Pennsylvania before hitting the Polar Bear Lair to record. Greg and Darin busted their asses just as much as I did. The Die Wontcha sessions far exceeded my expectations, and I really have to thank Greg and Darin for a job well done! Chris Kozlowski surpassed himself in preserving the loud, raw edge of Falcon. I even played keyboard for the very first time on a recording! The whole experience was just killer. From the actual performances on the songs to hanging out with Chris Kozlowski and the guys from Blue Cheer and Internal Void and seeing Cactus simply destroy live in Virginia. Darin, Greg and Chris did their part to make sure Die Wontcha got knocked out before my impending move to Sydney, Australia, and that’s the best going-away present anyone could have given me. Yes, you read that right!”
Grayson will be relocating to Australia in December, but plans to continue recording Falcon material with Lindstrom and McCloskey for future Falcon releases. “Real estate is ridiculous in California, and it’s high time I stopped paying rent to ‘the man’ and got a pad of my own with my fianceé, Tanya. Tanya’s originally from Sydney, and it just makes sense for us to move to Oz for a better quality of life. I aim to concentrate even more on music after settling in Down Under,” says Perry. “I’m excited about the adventure and challenges of releasing Die Wontcha and starting fresh with something new in Sydney. I’ll be on the prowl for some good ‘musos’ shortly after I arrive for my new band aside from Falcon. For those taking notes, the album title is a nod to West, Bruce & Laing.”
As previously reported, Falcon recorded several tunes with their former Los Angeles drummer and metal radio personality Andrew “Drewcifer” Sample, in April prior to Sample’s move to Kansas. The tracks with Andrew on drums, as well as outtakes from the first Falcon album and demos will be released following Die Wontcha on a rarities collection.