Let me start this blog post by saying I don't think we've ever been more excited as a band as we were entering the studio to track this new album. I think the two biggest factors for this were how long we had waited since releasing our last album and how long we spent working on the songs this time around.
Greetings from the magical land known to most as Dayton, Ohio! I'm home here for a couple more weeks getting caught up on real life and working on a lot of new music. I can't believe we are already almost through May of this year already. It's flown by! I just finished up the Stripped Down to the Bone acoustic tour with Hawthorne Heights.
Established in 2001 in Dayton, Ohio, post-hardcore veterans Hawthorne Heights are packing their bags for the second-ever Stripped Down to the Bone Tour. The tour, which will feature old fan favorites plus material from their most recent self-released EP, Hate, will find the guys breaking it down for smaller venues and cities they've either never seen or haven't seen for a while.
Happy New Year! I can't believe 2011 came and went so fast. Thanks to everyone for all the support and a great year. I spent the last month of the year in Europe with Hawthorne Heights on a co-headlining tour with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus. I had a great time and the shows were top notch.
After being a workhorse through this last long tour, in addition to a large chunk of touring earlier this year, my Framus Dragon head was in dire need of new tubes. I took the amp in to my repair guy, C. Wright, at Wrightfield to have the amp looked over and biased properly. We put a matched set of the reissue Mullards in it. It sounds great again!
I'm on the tail end of the "You Are Not Alone" tour with Hawthorne Heights. This tour has been pretty intense, a total of 60 dates through the US and Canada. We are on the tail end now with only 10 shows left. I'm in Texas writing this while sipping on the biggest cup of coffee the Lonestar State has to offer.
Mark McMillon, guitarist for the The Story Changes, is a busy man. When he’s not in the studio or touring with his best friend and drummer, Poppy, in his own band, he’s on the road, sometimes internationally, with another Dayton-rooted band, Hawthorne Heights.