Current Status for Dead Night Sky

Every so often, I'm getting a notice or contacted regarding Dead Night Sky. It's a confusing situation because the project is a weird one, so I'll try to explain the best I can. I also have stuff I want to work on today so I'm going to try and keep this as brief as I can.

Dead Night Sky originally started an attempt to start a band. Depending on who you ask, the origins of it may differ. From my memory, I wanted to hear what my songs that I've been working on would sound like if they were completed since I didn't have a way to do that myself at the time and was looking for help. The band attempt failed many times but I didn't want to give up on it. It was clear I wasn't going to get a band going.

So I re-branded the name as a "collaboration". There are a few people who were interested in working together to make music and collaborate to finish or works in progress. That's still my goal at this time, but things were a bit different then. I had made a CD to copyright my guitar recordings and used them as a basis to work on building the songs. I was working on Wicked Pickles a little bit at a time and showing off my progress to the other members who expressed interest in working on the songs. The idea for Wicked Pickles was basically a trial because it was new territory for me and I wanted to see what was possible. I also wanted to showcase an example of the kind of stuff I wanted to do. So the goal was to work on instrumentals and have the other members provide vocals for the songs.

Things went south, though. Lyrics still were in the works for the longest time and every attempt to get together to work on music, much like the band's beginnings, failed for some reason or the other. Eventually, I temporarily moved to British Colombia which made things impossible but I brought my laptop and was still chipping away at my music. Some of the songs on the EP were actually made and released during that time with my current recordings and Magix Music Maker (terrible software, don't use it!). Unfortunately, I didn't see how it was possible to finish the EP.

This was around the holidays and I guess I got my spirits up during that time because I decided to release the instrumentals anyway to MySpace. I'm glad I did, because I've been getting nothing but positive responses for the EP (you can read a review my friend and fellow musician Mike Haggith made on Facebook). To this day – more recently, oddly enough – we're still getting new fans on ReverbNation and I'm getting contacted through different means about the band, sometimes even for shows to play.

This has positioned me to make different "members" pages on the Dead Night Sky website recently to try and redirect people to our individual work since at this time we're not working on anything. In fact, the Dead Night Sky brand may be irrelevant compared to what the original goal was. As far as I know, I'm the only one working on music in the group and it's for myself right now. So there's a chance that Dead Night Sky could change again. I don't know what that means exactly as of this time, but I'm considering different options such as a new group project, adding more people into the group since I know a lot of musicians who are either not working on anything, no longer in a band, or just do solo work, or maybe even trying to start up a band again.

I'm not sure exactly what's going to happen but, for the moment, don't expect any new Dead Night Sky content any time soon. Instead, I'm working on my own EP and two of the songs for that are available now. I hope that clears up any confusion.

As I've mentioned, Dead Night Sky is not available to play shows but if you still want to contact me regarding the group, you can visit my contact page for information on how to do that. If you want to follow the current members of the group, we're all on Twitter and have a feed for all our tweets.