THE ALIEN BLAKK — a predominantly instrumental project led by Boston-based guitarist Joshua Craig, with contributions from former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Craig Nielsen — is seeking a basist and drummer to play the parts recorded by Ellefson and Nielsen on an upcoming tour. Candidates must be able to play diversified styles (country to blast beats) and be able to tour for three weeks in October-November in North America by SUV. West Coast players only and must be available to rehearse in Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA. Professional experience is preferred but not a must. Contact [email protected] with a phone number, picture and all pertinent contact information.
THE ALIEN BLAKK's debut album, entitled "Modes of Alienation", is described as "a frenetic mix of FRANK ZAPPA meets MESHUGGAH with a hint of GUNS N' ROSES." The styles range from metal, latin-jazz, country, rock, classical then back to a wall of acoustically composed arrangements. All music on "Modes of Alienation" was produced, written, arranged and recorded in three diffrent locations by Joshua Craig and was mixed at Steve Vai's The Mothership recording studio. There is also an accompanying 22-song CD that contains guest appearances from members of TESTAMENT, FEAR FACTORY, SACRED REICH, FIGHT and other special guests.