Sunday, March 27, 2011

Kevin Churko Wins Third Juno

Kevin Churko won his third Juno for Engineer Of The Year for his work on Ozzy Osbourne's Scream. Kevin's other two Junos were for his work on Simon Collins' U-Catastrophe and Ozzy's Black Rain. Currently, Kevin is in the studio working on the follow-up to Five Finger Death Punch's War Is The Answer.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Kevin Churko Back in the Studio with 5FDP

Kevin Churko is back with the Five Finger Death Punch guys recording the follow up to "War Is The Answer." The inside word is that "War" is approaching 500,000 in sales (Gold) in the U.S. More details on the sessions as they develop.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Austria to Perform at Trova Rosarina Festival

Austria has been invited to play at this year's Trova Rosarina Festival. The Trova Rosarina is one of the biggest festivals in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. The event, which takes place Monday, March 7 at Julio Parc, will feature some of Rosario's greatest artists including Silvina Garré, Rubén Goldín, Fabián Gallardo and Adrián Abonizio. Austria was invited by Pichi de Benedictis to share the stage with him - a coveted spot for the band amongst so many luminaries. In addition, the guys will be performing their own material, much of it from their new release, "Nada." This festival has become more and more popular as years go by and festival officials expect a crowd of 2,500 at this year's event.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

How Does Austria Really Fit into the Latin Alternative Scene?

Just because someone dubs your music a certain genre doesn’t mean that you’re a part of the pack. When I first started hanging out with people in the Latin music scene such as Christian Mejia of Intoroq, I was referring to Austria as a “Rock en Español” group, but I soon found that the guys are really Latin Alternative. Once that was established, I set out to find artists that were similar to the guys so I didn’t have to constantly describe them as “Latin Coldplay” (which is still a legitimate description). The thing is, I have yet to find a group that really reminds me of Austria. There are some great artists out there that probably could share the same fans as Austria (and I believe some of them do), but I am finding that the artists that share the most common threads with Austria are female singer/songwriters – which is great! I find myself mentioning Ximena Sariñana and Carla Morrison as references, but so far I haven’t found a male rock band that carries strong similarities to the guys. I’m sure I’ll find one sooner or later, but in the meantime, if anyone out there has a good comparison, make me look bad and give me the answer.