In December of 2005 after Beverly was no
longer with us, we already had a tour of the UK in the works and
NOTHING with the 'new' lineup recorded to take with us! We immediately
set out to write/record something that we could release before
this tour in March 2006. I had not done any singing and/or writing
lyrics etc, it all had to be figured out and fast. So we hunkered
down and just did it... and this was the result! Pretty much documents
where we were at, and put up against the material on "Terminal
Dawn" it shows we were just getting our feet on ground with
this new arrangement. We got better and more comfortable with
the 2 piece arrangement with the touring we did after this release.
As far as the tunes- some were songs we
had been working on before, and reworked- some were written specifically
for things. Like "Hellbender" was a UK punk style tune,
I came in and was like "hey man, let's write one for the
UK!" so we did, and when we got over there it was a song
most people dug off the record so that was interesting! "Remember...."
seems to be the track that was the biggest 'hit' off this record,
a super catchy tune that William wrote, total Hellhammer style
riffage, and I took some words from a bumper sticker I saw, added
and manipulated them around, and we had a tune. Regarding the
rest, well, who cares- BURN FAST!!!
The last two tunes on the 8 track UK tour
CD (it has two other songs not on the "Burn Fast" 45)
are "White Sirens" and "Reigns", which we'd
recorded for a compilation 2x45 set that was supposed to come
out on some label in Richmond. So we gave them to him, it never
ended up coming out. These two songs ended up being re-recorded
and are on the "Terminal Dawn" LP now.