This album was engineered and produced 100% DIY. Using an 8 track digital recorder. Jesse Carson, former guitarist of the band Warblade and current guitarist of the band Agiel, composed all the music and lyrics in 2010. The first demo was done using a drum machine. Then Erik Burke, former guitarist of Brutal Truth, Lethargy and drummer of Kalibas came into the picture. The whole album was then refined with Erik on drums. After a second run of demos, the final production began. The raw tracks were sent to James Taylor, front man and keyboardist of Agiel, to be mixed and mastered. Forest of Despair was inspired by a struggle with addiction and insanity. The album is free to download, take it and play it for as many people as possible. That would be greatly appreciated.
released May 9, 2012
All music and lyrics composed by Jesse Carson
All drum arrangements by Erik Burke
Mixed and Mastered by James Taylor
Guest appearances by Mark Welden of Warblade, Benjamin Schaefer, Nick Carson, and James Taylor.
All photography by Brandi Brocious
Logo by Christophe Szpajdel
Cover Art by Frank Battaglini
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