Kris Norris Projekt debut set for release
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:05 PM PT
Official press release:The Kris Norris Projekt
"Icons of the Illogical" will see release through Magna Carta Records
on January 14, 2009. This is Kris Norris' first solo record and release since his departure from Darkest Hour
in September. Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God
provides vocals on two tracks. Also, Cory Smoot of Gwar
recorded, co-produced and mixed the record at his studio Karma Productions
in Virginia. A special edition 3-song EP featuring original artwork by Jeremy Bonaventura
will be released on Dec. 15, 2008 and available on iTunes and Amazon.
"Everything you hear on this record has been written by me," says Norris. "The new and the older riffs and musical concepts sit side by side to create a full picture of my development."
Taking a cue from the improvisational methodology of Magna Carta's own prog-metal supergroup, Liquid Tension Experiment
, Norris let his passion (and fingers) fly when it came to recording these tracks, a process that took just two weeks to complete.
"I've always loved Liquid Tension Experiment and I said if I had the opportunity to ever record an album in a similar vein I would take it," says Norris. "In my own way, I accomplished this by, basically, creating these songs out of thin air. When we went into the studio I let drummer Dave Gibson hear a little bit of a song and then we'd hit record and just play. We continued like that for the entire session. Then when we did the bass tracks with Dave Fugman and did the same thing. I loved working this way and, I think, the record has immediacy, a real fire, because of it."www.myspace.com/thekrisnorrisprojekt
11/12/2008 9:10:21 PM
11/12/2008 9:14:45 PM
Nu metal spelling = get the fuck out of here
11/12/2008 9:21:47 PM
kr15 n0rr15 pr0j3k7 would have been just as clever.
11/12/2008 9:22:55 PM
i guess its got a real fire for a projekt.
11/12/2008 9:51:05 PM
this sounds like a bunch of darkest hour reject tracks. like the worst of the worst material.
11/12/2008 9:58:41 PM
id rather listen to the chuck norris projekt
11/12/2008 10:00:06 PM
kris and dave are good dudes. Im sure this will be interesting. Gibbys drumming is top fucking notch
11/12/2008 10:04:06 PM
BRUSH YOUR FUCKING TEETH ROTTING TOOTHED METH HEADED CUNT
11/12/2008 10:07:09 PM
Wow, Kris Norris can play Darkest Hour riffs and arpeggio scales... great. Your record sounds nothing like Liquid Tension Experiment; you should've stayed with DH.
11/12/2008 11:06:00 PM
stop publishing this shit news. no one gives a fuck.
11/12/2008 11:58:50 PM
JIM_lahey 11/12/2008 10:04:06 PM BRUSH YOUR FUCKING TEETH ROTTING TOOTHED METH HEADED CUNT hahahahahaha
11/13/2008 12:22:11 AM
sounds like a no care to me
11/13/2008 8:26:56 AM
metaljohn 11/12/2008 9:58:41 PM id rather listen to the chuck norris projekt <<<<
11/13/2008 8:36:26 AM
did he just compare his stuff to liquid tension experiment? hes out of his damn mind, maybe he just had a wet dream.
11/13/2008 9:27:53 AM
this music < the artwork < the recording < the onion smelling dump i just took because i ate a lot of onions last night (didnt know that was possible either)
11/13/2008 9:41:53 AM
11/13/2008 9:44:20 AM
Nu metal name, Generic shit metalcore guitarist, im gonna have to give this one a no care
11/13/2008 10:07:44 AM
i'd buy it if it were chuck norris
11/13/2008 10:36:46 AM
This is painfully mediocre. Germans will love it.
11/13/2008 1:02:27 PM
ego-stroking pretentious band attempt GO!
11/13/2008 3:15:06 PM
just like most metalcore, but with ripping solos...lame
11/13/2008 4:48:14 PM
I love Kris's work in DH, but this is pretty bad... You can't even hear Randy's vocals, and there are lame almost mosh-like parts....