#FridayFreebie 1-22-16

Tomorrow’s #FridayFreebie is 2004’s “Blackness”.

In 2003, when I was recording with my friend, Jamie, we were experimenting.  He would lay down a drum loop, and I would jam on top of it for about 10 minutes.  Then we would go through and pick out the good riffs, and chop them up into a song.  We did all of this at his house in Brooklyn, which meant about a 45 minute ride for me, from Queens, on the BQE (and anyone who knows that highway knows what a horrible ride that can be).

One day I was listening to Slayer’s Seasons in the Abyss album on my ride and “War Ensemble” came on.  When I arrived at Jamie’s, I said, “I want to do this!”

Now, I am by no means a guitar player anywhere equal to Hanneman or King, but I knew the basic riff.  Also, we had been doing Goth and Industrial type of music to this point.  So, “Blackness” is what we came up with.

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