We're Raising Awareness About The Opioid Epidemic
Did you know that between 1999 and 2017 over 700,000 people died from overdoses of opioid medication or illicit opioid substances?
In 2017 alone, around 70,200 drug overdose deaths involved an opioid drug.
In 2017, the number of overdose deaths involving opioids (including prescription opioids and illegal opioids like heroin and illicitly manufactured fentanyl) was 6 times higher than in 1999.
These are just some of the ugly statistics surrounding this problem, (more reading here) which have motivated The ANABASIS to record and produce a brand new concept album all about the opioid epidemic.
We are going to donate all (i.e. 100%, every penny, the whole shebang, etc.) of the profits generated by sales of our new album to benefit the Edwina Martin House!
More details coming soon!
All of the songs have been written and demoed. Final keyboards are done for about 60% of the album.
Final Bass tracking will be next. That will begin later this week and will take a couple of weeks to get everything really tight. Lee Abraham (Galahad, Lee Abraham Band) who is producing this monstrosity demands attention to detail, which is great because it keeps me focused and in the end it results in a high-quality production both in execution and sonic qualities.
Also, we should have a track-list to post very soon. Stay tuned...