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June 2003 compiled by zac

upcoming shows

in response to all the emails were receiving from you guys out there, i can announce a couple of new shows that are coming up very shortly.

they are:

july 9th 2003 @ london camen underworld with atomic bithchwax

august 21st @ jbs dudley headline show

as soon as we get confirmations for more shows, they will be posted here. if you need anymore info feel free to email us at enemymaker888@hotmail.com

therefore i take it that we will see you there come and support your metal scene cheers


March 2003 compiled by Rishi

GREETINGS TO ALL ENEMYMAKERS EVERYWHERE! WELCOME TO THE LATEST UPDATE OF THE NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE E888 CAMP, INCLUDING THE LATEST FROM THE DEPTHS OF STUDIO HELL.

IT'S BEEN A WHILE

FIRSTLY I WOULD LIKE TO APLOGISE FOR THE DELAY IN MAKING THIS UPDATE BUT THINGS HAVE BEEN PRETTY HECTIC. WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDST OF "STUDIO MANIA" AND IN THE PROCESS OF TRACKING VOCAL OVERDUBS AT PRESENT.

THE DRUMS, BASS AND GUITARS WERE PUT DOWN LIVE AND I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT THE TUNES SOUND HUGE! WE'VE HAD A COUPLE OF JOURNALIST FRIENDS ROUND TO HANG OUT AND LISTEN, THE FEEDBACK WAS AWESOME, WELL IT'S GOT US EXICITED!
COMPARISONS HAVE BEEN MADE AS PEOPLE DO, AND I'VE HEARD SEVERAL AWESOME REFERENCES, FROM BLACK LABEL SOCIETY TO LIFE OF AGONY AND MACHINE HEAD TO GODSMACK. I THINK IT GETS THE THUMBS UP!

THERE WAS A SMALL DELAY DUE TO ZAC INJURING HIS BACK AT BLOODSTOCK (MORE ON THIS LATER) AND THEN GOING ON VACATION TO FIJI FOR A MONTH , (IT'S ALRIGHT FOR SOME) BUT I MUST SAY HE WAS LOOKING WELL RESTED UNTIL HE STARTED HIS VOCALS (HEE, HEE).

BACK TO THE STUDIO, AS RYK MENTIONED IN THE LAST POSTING, THE STUDIO IS BUILT BENEATH AN UNDERTAKERS AND WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING SOME STRANGE OCCURENCES TO SAY THE LEAST.

THERE HAVE BEEN DAYS WHEN WE COULDN'T WORK AS STRANGE SOUNDS CAME THROUGH THE WALL AND BANGING FROM THE CEILING, AS WELL AS LIGHTS AND EQUIPMENT TURNING THEMSELVES ON AND OFF AT RANDOM, STUFF GOING MISSING AND AUDIO PLAYING BACKWARDS AND IN VERY STRANGE ORDERS.

WHILST RECORDING "EKO" THE RECORDER FROZE ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS AND FINALLY WHEN WE MANAGED TO SAVE THE FILE IT WAS AN EERIE 666MB.

CARC'S COMMENT WAS " NOW THAT'S METAL" AND I HAVE TO AGREE. AND IN SOMEWAY IT HAS ADDED TO THE VIBE AND ENERGY OF THE RECORD. FINALLY SOME COOL NEWS IS THAT WE'VE MANAGED TO GET "H" THE VOICE OF ACID REIGN TO DO SOME GUEST VOCALS ON "KILLING WORDS" IT ROCKS!

BLOODSTOCK

AS MANY OF YOU WILL KNOW WE TOOK A SHORT BREAK FROM THE STUDIO IN AUGUST TO APPEAR AT THE BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL AND THOSE OF YOU WHO WERE THERE WILL KNOW IT WAS A GREAT DAY ALL IN ALL. A GREAT SUCCESS FOR US, WE MADE A LOT OF NEW FRIENDS AND WE HOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU AT SHOWS IN THE FUTURE, A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO THE SIGING ROOM TO GIVE THEIR SUPPORT, AND TO ALL THE BANDS, CREWS AND EVERYONE WHO HELPED TO MAKE A GREAT DAY OF METAL!

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO DON'T KNOW YET, BLOODSTOCK IS THE METAL FEST IN THE UK, ORGANISED BY METALHEADS FOR METALHEADS, SUPPORT THE SCENE, SUPPORT BLOODSTOCK! CHECK OUT THE LIVE REVIEW FROM POWERPLAY MAGAZINE ON THE PRESS PAGE.

AS I MENTIONED EARLIER ZAC TOOK A FALL IN THE FIRST SONG IN THE SET AT BLOODSTOCK, BUT SOILDERED ON DESPITE BEING IN PAIN. WE ONLY REALISED LATER HOW BAD IT WAS WHEN HE GOT WHISKED AWAY TO ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY AT DERBY ROYAL INFIRMARY.
AFTER REST AND SPECIALIST HELP, HE HAS MADE A FULL RECOVERY. THANKS TO ALL THE WELL WISHERS AND FOR THE EMAILS.

SPECIAL THANKS TO VINCE AND MARTIN @ BLOODSTOCK, ROGER PATTERSON ( A GENT), ALL THE BANDS AND MARK AND CHRIS @ POWERPLAY.

NEW MERCHANDISE

AT LAST WE HAVE GOT SOME GREAT NEW ENEMYMAKER888 SHJRTS AVAILABLE IN LONG AND SHORT SLEEVE AND IN LARGE AND XL SIZES. CHECK THE MERCHANDISE PAGE FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO ORDER AND BE ONE OF THE TRIBE. I'M SURE YOU'LL AGREE THEY LOOK FANTASTIC.

SPECIAL THANKS TO MIKE AND SIMON @ RAZAMATAZ.

GIGS?

WE HAVE RECEIVED COUNTLESS EMAILS FROM YOU GUYS, ASKING US WHEN WE'RE GONNA PLAY AGAIN? WELL WE ARE ALWAYS CHASING SHOWS AND WE ARE ITCHING TO GET OUT AND PLAY AGAIN SO PLEASE BE PATIENT, AS SOON AS WE GET CONFIRMATIONS WE WILL POST THEM HERE! WATCH THIS SPACE. THANKS.

PLAYLISTS

CHECK OUT THE PLAYLIST PAGE TO FIND OUT WHATS NEW ON THE E888 DECKS AND SEE WHO'S BEEN LISTENING TO WHAT.

BAND PROMOS FOR FREE!!

AS WE PROMISED LAST TIME, BOTH PROMOS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THEIR ENTIREITY TO DOWNLOAD FROM THIS SITE SOON. AFTER NUMEROUS REQUESTS FOR C.D.S FROM YOU GUYS (UNFORTUNATELY ALL THE 3,000 PRESSINGS HAVE SOLD OUT.)

DUE TO THE CURRENT BANDWITH ON THE SERVER, SPACE IS RESTRICTED, BUT WE ARE ENDEAVOURING TO RECTIFY THIS, THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENTENCE. GO ON SPREAD THE WORD.

THANX TO EVERYONE OUT THER, KEEP LOGGING IN AND WE'LL SEE YOU AT A VENUE NEAR YOU.


August 2002 compiled by Ryk

Latest

A mighty hello to everyone reading this!

As I write, we are in the depths of recording mayhem, laying down tracks way into the small hours. As far as I'm concerned it already sounds brilliant and I cannot wait to hear the final guitar and vocal overdubs.

We are recording 16 songs in total although We have ear marked 12 tracks for the album, the other songs, will be bonus tracks for other territory releases.

A few Erie things have happened whilst recording, which you can read about in Rish's studio report. Incidentally I was not aware that the studio was built underneath an undertakers ! That explains a lot, and also Acid Reign recorded their first two albums there, cool.

Track listing

Here is the track listing for the album, if any titles are different on the release? See Zac, you know what singers can be like, Ha.

We have also tracked a couple of our favourite covers, which we sometimes play live, perhaps for posterity or maybe we'll release them, who knows.

"PLANET DOW JONE$"
1. Breathing new air
2. Pieces of eight
3. The rainmaker
4. Aum shanti
5. Antibrand
6. Magick rooms
7. This cocoon
8. Killing words
9. Planet dow jone$
10. Forgive me
11. Circles at dawn
12. Eko

Extra tracks are:
13. angels weep
14. black tides... of sorrow
15. emerald (thin lizzy cover)
16. a national acrobat (sabbath cover)

Powerplay magazine

Nice to see the band feature in July's issue of powerplay magazine, along with a sampler of "aum shanti" on the cover mount cd.

"we expect big things from this band" was the final quote in the article. We certainly hope so!!! Thanx to Mark Hoaksley @ Powerplay

As soon as humanly possible we will get the article up on the press page for you guy's to peruse at your leisure, some of you have mailed to say you checked out the interview in drowned in sound, we will get that on the press page as soon as we can.

Free stuff

We are now having so many requests for the bands promo's, that if we got into sending one out to everyone who's asked, we would'nt have time to be in the band.
So we will make the two previous promo's available in their entirety for you to download, completely free of charge, go for it!

Bloodstock festival

We have just confirmed our appearance at the Bloodstock festival in Derby assembly rooms on Sat 31st august, it's gonna be a great day with awesome bands like: Kai hansen, blind guardian, sabbat & bal-sagoth

be there and support the metal scene!

See ya
Ryk


May 2002 compiled by Rishi

Recent Shows

As some of you are aware, we played three shows with Gilby Clarke and Love/Hate
last month, in Dudley, Bradford and Nottingham all shows went rather well I thought. My personal Favourite was the last show at Rock City, great venue and great crowd, We got a lot of good feedback from people that night due to the club being open after the show. Thanks to everyone who voiced their support on the night and also thanks to the folks who travelled down from Dudley and Sheffield to see us. Cheers! Both bands were cool and a pleasure to play with; we'll hopefully bump into the guys again at some stage.
Talking of pleasure It sure was a pleasure to meet Brian Tichy (Pride and Glory) who was playing drums for Gilby, check out his new band "BALL" they're pretty awesome www.briantichy.com they have an album out called "American Aggression" get it now! (I see Zac has it in his May playlist.) mmm...

Thanx to Gilby, Brian & Stefan. Jizzy, Robbie, Kerry & Dave John Vyner. Colin & STS Touring.

Compilation Release

This month we have a track featured on the new compilation sampler from Copro records titled "COP OFF". The track is titled "EKO". The song is based on a witch's rune and contains elements of a pagan spell. The song will also be re-recorded for the album. (More on this later) Get the sampler from any good record shop and pay no more than a fiver (£5) then let us know what you think? Other cool tracks on the sampler are by Earthtone 9, Medulla Nocte and Vacant stare amongst others. Check it out!

Date changed

WE will not be appearing at the London show with U.D.O. due to the fact that someone has bought onto the show, apologies but it is out of our hands. We will however still be playing with him at JB's in Dudley on the 17th May, hope we'll see you there!

New Dates

James (the band P.a.) tells me that there will be London dates in June with Virgin Steele and Overkill, as soon as there are confirmed, they will be posted on the dates page.

New playlists

Check out what we're listening to at the moment, on the playlist page and see if you agree.

The Album

Recording starts this month at Silverbear studios in the north of England. We have been busy in pre production for about a month now and things are taking shape. We aim to record mostly live, to try and capture the entire weight and depth of the band. Production and engineering duties fall on Zac And he tells me we will be recording onto hard disk. For a full run down on studio gear go to the new Silverbear page There will be a full track running order in the next update including extra tracks for Europe and Japan.

Studio diary

AS promised I shall be keeping a weekly studio diary, and will update it regularly to keep you abreast of events and hopefully include some photo's of studio mayhem.

Celebrations

Finally on a totally unrelated topic I should mention, Zac's been crazy lately, as his beloved team (The Baggies) West Bromwich Albion gained promotion into the premier league, Congratulations to them. Let's see how they do against the masters, Manchester United? Hee, hee. Normal service should resume soon.

Cheers everyone keep "defending the faith"


April 2002 COMPILED BY RYK

Welcome to the brand new Enemymaker888 site,

We would like to welcome friends old and new.You will notice some small changes, and we hope you find it easy to navigate the site, it should load faster and be more concise.

We plan to constantly update with fresh news and add more topics as we go along, any feedback should be mailed to: enemymaker888@hotmail.com

Breaking News

As I write, we are about to embark on the road in the U.K. with Gilby Clarke ( ex G ' n ' Roses) and Love/Hate, the shows are on the dates page. Hope to see some of you out there!

Rishi informs us that he will be keeping a diary of what happens in the studio, while we are recording our debut album, (sounds like fun,) he will be updating it weekly to keep you abreast of the events.
Recording starts in May at Silverbear studios in England and we hope to have some special guests involved, so watch this space.


March 2002 COMPILED BY ZAC

LATEST NEWS

This is the first news update for 2002 and we have a lot of new things to report,
including label interest, the new album, more scheduled shows and some major changes to the site... So read on!

Name change

Yep! You read it correctly! The band have decided to change their name to:

ENEMYMAKER888

We feel this makes the band a lot more unique (as we've discovered a couple of
other rainmakers out there) it leans more towards the natural aggressive style the band has now evolved into. It will also give us our own identity for all future
Official releases (read on) in the metal world.

Web site changes

There are going to be some major changes on the site to coincide with the band name change. Our new URL / web address will be:

www.enemymaker888.com

Don't stress, as the old address will work fine also. This will be ongoing for a
short while so please be patient, it will be worth it. Anything you may wish to see on the new sites or ideas, email me at enemymaker888@hotmail.com
Label negotiations

Label negotiations

We are currently in talks with a cool U.K. label regards the release of our debut album. They have mentioned a June/July release and hopefully it will see the light of day in Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and the U.S. When everything is official, you will be the first to know all details, so keep checking in!

New shows

Ex Accept legend UDO has once again asked us to play with him in the U.K. Some of you may remember the sell out show at the underworld with Udo, gravedigger and R888 Back in 2000, it was a great night of metal. This time we've landed the special guests slot at both U.K. shows, London underworld and Dudley jb's on the 16th and 17th of may respectively, hope to see you there!

Recent shows

The three shows we recently played at bury, muzikfest and h&a were all good fun, we enjoyed them a lot. The Bury show in particular was kicking, a hometown show for both rishi and ryk and boy did they know it. Lots of old faces and many more new ones, man can they rock! It was also cool to see the band in the Bury Times.

Special thanxs to Sighing Gaia, Dave black and little Rob (killer sound) Also Mike, Ste, Maz, Piot, Rosie, Woz, wild Will, Rita, Maria, Kasia, Stasia etc (the hardcore)

Muzik fest was a bit hectic but all came good in the end, I enjoyed myself immensely and I know it was marks favourite show of the three. We always enjoy playing in London, and we plan to be there again soon.

special thanx to lisa @ gingermonkey, Malcome Dome @ Total rock, Diamond Dave @ totalrock and zero cypher and rxThe H & A is a real intimate

gig for us but we had fun all the same, music at it's roots, no pretensions and as underground as you can get, Remember Support the scene! We do!!!

special thanx to Ivan. and John @ neon promotions

That is all for now folks, Please check in regularly to see the new updates and let us know what you think.

Roll on next month.
Zachary.