site update

The main redesign is finished. Added quite a bit of video, but not all the files are uploaded. The process involves converting the DVD I made some years ago from the original VHS to mpeg, edit them into song sized bites, then convert the mpegs to flash, code the flash into the page, then upload it all. To maintain some semblence of quality, the vids are 450×338.

Also: I went back to the 1/4 track mix-downs, and in some cases the original 16-track masters, and added some “rarities” to the discography pages. These include the songs Vengeance did for the Tribute to Phil Lynott album, a demo of a song written by Kip Kirby and some Queen songs Guy and Mike did with Chuck and Guy’s brother Mitch on drums as an exercise in arranging, recording and performing stacked vocal harmonies, later used on Malicious Intent and Bad Crazy.

Next: the monumental task of sorting, choosing, re-scanning, editing, coding in and then uploading hundreds of photos to upgrade the over-all look of the site. Then checking through some of the better indy mags which profiled the band or band interviews and transcribing some of that stuff (its all in print of course and has to be typed up).

Also on the agenda: re-digitizing the audio files for the 4 albums, the rarities already mentioned, plus some lost tracks that never made it onto any album, like Fear No Man and HellRazor/Cry Havoc (the Cry Havoc half was revised and revived for the Bad Crazy album)

After that, the site is probably done for another 10 years. Please email any feedback on what has been done so far or suggestions on what you’d like to see added.

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