Happy Christmas and holidays to all. Kick back, grab yourself a cold beverage and relax. We had a great time opening for Helmet here in Auckland the other night, absolutely killer set from them (as expected), great bunch of guys. We were pleased with how our set panned out too, getting the visuals happening was a big plus. After a small break we’ll be back into more mixing of the album, we should have a few tasters coming your way fairly soon. In the meantime, here’s a clip of 3107 from the show and a few photos. Enjoy.
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We are pleased to announce we will be opening for the legendary ‘Helmet’ next Saturday December 21st at Auckland’s Galatos. This band is a major influence for us, we grew up listening to albums like Meantime and Betty and it is a real privilege to be sharing the stage with them next weekend. Get your tickets here. In other news the mixing stage of our debut album is well under way, we will be aiming for a release early next year if all goes to plan. Cheers, Mothra.
We’ve been a little quiet on the gigging front lately, but that doesn’t mean work has slowed down on the album. All guitars and drums are now recorded, and only a few songs of bass tracking remain. Rough mixes made by the band have been sent to audio engineer Aaron Harris (ISIS, Palms) to keep him up to date and to give him a feel for the album. A big thanks to Connor Mesa for the recording assistance over the last few months, this guy knows what he’s doing. Here is a link to his recording/production company 103 Audio. Another monumental video has also been completed by Shaun Leyden and will coincide with the album release.
We are looking foward to playing shows again, and have been invited to play on Sat July 20th at Auckland’s Kings Arms with some killer local bands. Details for that soon. In the meantime here’s a picture of Mothra guitarist Hugh Allan with one of his biggest inspirations of all time, Adam Jones from Tool. Ridiculously talented as I’m sure you know, and one of the nicest people you could ever meet. The two shows they played in Auckland recently were nothing short of phenomenal, not that you’d expect anything less.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Chi Cheng, original bassist and founding member of the Deftones. He has no doubt helped to influence countless bands like ourselves since the Deftones began. Farewell Chi, our thoughts go out to your family and friends. Much respect. Mothra.
Our video clip for The Beginning will hit the air waves of NZ TV this week starting with C4’s Fade to Black show, 10 pm Mondays. Juice TV and Triangle will also be playing the clip in the near future. We will be playing a show at the Kings Arms (Auckland) this Friday with Cobra Khan and Cripple Mr Onion. See you there, if you live in Auckland.
Late notice but we’ll be opening for the Heavy Metal Ninjas and New Way Home at Auckland’s Kings Arms tonight, as part of their nationwide tour. We are stoked to be sharing the stage with both these bands. Doors are at 8pm, we’ll hit the stage at 9.
If you can’t make this one be sure to check out our show on the 24th of August with Cobra Khan and Cripple Mr Onion, also at the Kings Arms. If all goes to plan we’ll have a full blown projector running for the first time with imagery from Shaun Leyden, the creator of our debut video ‘The Beginning‘. A new limited run of ‘gas mask’ merch will also be available.
Here is a link to the latest blog post by Aaron Harris which features our debut video amongst other news regarding his new band Palms, the Deftones, Melvins, and other bands he is mixing. http://aaronharris-audio.com/2012/08/02/palms-melvins-deftones-and-more/
And finally, a shot of James laying down some chops.