Monday, May 26, 2008


Last night we tracked more vocals with Grace. We are about half way through tracking her vocals and I must say we are very pleased with the results, her voice is as strong and as brutal as ever. And the small glimpses I have gotten of her lyrics are nothing short of amazing. I am always stoked on her use of words for sure!!!

I will make this very clear, we have absolutely no interest in cleaning up anything about the band, especially the vocals. Grace's screams, shrieks and howls are what make Grace, well umm Grace, and we would have it no other way. But for the sake of argument lets see how different things would be if we incorporated some "killer clean vocals"....

I think we made the right choice!!!


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Burrito Time, oh and vocals!

Grace started recording vocals for Rusted Eyes Awake tonight while the rest of us heckled her. Everything seems to be coming together really well and we're all pretty excited about it. Grace went into banshee mode, heralded the doom of the world, and after a few hours, it was time to give her voice a rest and call it a night. Matt, Ryan and I capped it off with some badass veg burrito/quesadilla action at Amado's. I generally get beans, rice, guacamole, lettuce and potatoes. The potatoes are crucial. And the rice. (I eat a lot of carbs. My meal before that was a spaghetti calzone. Which is just spaghetti stuffed into a calzone. I think Matt called it dough stuffed with dough and salt.) I'm pretty sure I need to start getting it without guacamole, because my burritos always end up shitting green diarrhea on my plate, even when I try to keep them wrapped up. Which is probably going to be similar to what happens to me later. So, this new album is about burritos, right?


Friday, May 23, 2008

riff it up!

So, I finished tracking with the Engl yesterday. Quadrupled the tracks just in case we wanted to keep the sound with all four just the engl. The crunch I was getting with it was outstanding, but something just seemed to be missing. It was a little to lean and clean for our recordings. Then I set up with the Bogner Uberschall. About two minutes into recording with it, I knew this would once again be the winning combination. I sent an mp3 to the rest of the guys and they agreed. I should have just done that in the first place as we've done on all the other records instead of wasting 7 or eight hours on the extra tracks. Oh well. Better safe than sorry. Grace comes in tomorrow night to start vocals and will be doing them over the next few weeks. Matt's new Schroeder bass cabinet should be here tomorrow and we'll track Sunday August 1st as soon as he gets back from his work trip. It's all coming together!

Here's some video of me tracking the title track "Rusted Eyes Awake".


Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Pick up the latest issue of Revolver and you will find an awesome feature on Grace with an even more awesome tour story... although she forgot to add to the story that our Drummer Mike woke up in the middle of the night to a dude sitting in a chair watching him sleep, only to wake up the next morning with no sign of the dude... just his pants!!!!


from the May 2008 issue of THRASHER (Thrasher has been one of my FAVORITE mags since I was a kid and Pushead did the Puszone, so I am extra stoked on this!):

Split (Level Plane Records)--The plowing death thrash of Phoenix-based Landmine Marathon blows away what Arch Enemy has to offer. I say this because they have a hot chic vokillist, too. San Francisco's Scarecrow brings on the '80s thrash metal renaissance featuring members of Repulsion, Exhumed, Old Grandad, Dekapitator, etc


Monday, May 19, 2008

So, we're now four days into the tracking of our new album, Rusted Eyes Awake. We spent nearly thirty hours preparing and tracking drums at my studio, Arcane Digital Recording, on the 15th and 16th of May 2008. We're very pleased and Mike worked really hard to learn to record to a click which is sometimes a rarity in this genre of death metal. I think it came out great and really solid. I spent the 17th prepping my guitar gear and setting up to get tones. I took it kinda easy as the drum sessions were exhausting and I will begin tracking today and hopefully finish over the next two or three days (between mix sessions for other bands). I'm planning on just possibly using the Engl Powerball through an oversized Mesa Boogie 2x12 and a Krank 4x12. Where as before we have mixed the Powerball and a Bogner Uberschall. I'm hoping to make some darker tones with this brighter amp through the use of the Krank cabinet and some micing techniques. I may end up doing some more tracks with the Bogner or some other amp, but I'm not sure yet. But I'm hoping to just run through with this setup and have it come out awesome. Not sure what I'm gonna use for leads yet either. Should come out great though!


.... and here is some video footage of us in the studio tracking drums

New Album

We want to "OFFICIALLY" announce our new record entitled Rusted Eyes Awake which we have begun recording this past weekend. The record will be released Fall 2008 on LEVEL PLANE RECORDS.

In the following days we will be posting both video and written blogs about the recording (process, progress etc)... stay tuned


Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Hey all, our friends at Hellfish have an ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Landmine Marathon shirt available now... This is exclusive from Hellfish, the band will not have any of these shirts. Therefore, order one now... click below or

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Graf Orlock

We went to the Graf Orlock show in Phoenix last night, and simply put they ruled the evening. They played some new songs that just destroyed. I only wish we were prepared to play the show. I cannot wait for their next album which should be on the horizon!

Speaking of "on the horizon" our next show, and first show with Jeff is coming up. It is with Tragedy (ex- His Hero is Gone and Uranus) at a Mexican Restaurant called Tio Leos in Phoenix. If you are in the area, you should check it out for sure!


Saturday, May 3, 2008


hey everyone.... this is the new official Landmine Marathon blog... we (the band) will be using this as an outlet to keep you informed of "going ons" with the band and other random things.

We are entering the studio on May 15th to begin recording a new FULL LENGTH ALBUM, we are very stoked on the new songs and are going to post frequent studio video blogs as soon as we start recording.

As always thanks so much to our friends and fans for your awesome support.