Hey all, pretty quiet around here as of late, yeah? Well please don’t mistake the silence for inactivity, BHV has been doing some “renos” & “planning” & we were just “waiting” for the dust to settle before spilling the “beans”;
After many, many, many, many years, we are parting ways with long-time drummer Tim Sweeting. Tim has been a key part of this band since its inception & his invaluable contributions have helped make the band what it is today. For this, we thank Tim & wish him all the best in any future endeavours he may choose to embark upon.
With fervent enthusiasm & boundless energy, Ryan Rae swooped into the picture like a gilded, ginger angel, professing an undying commitment to the Black Hat Nation! He also brought a nice drum-set, so we asked him to fill the vacant skin pounder position. This request made him weep openly & he accepted whole-heartedly. (You may remember Ryan from such places as; the drummer for Armchair Cynics & also as having a brief but impressionable stint as drummer for Black Hat Villain. Ryan reprises his role in BHV without missing a beat. Pun intended!) We’re stoked to have him back & welcome his positive, infectious attitude!
In other news, things in the BHV funhouse are moving along at a furious pace, a blur really. We’ve got a whole bunch of new tunes, killer ones this time & we’ve booked studio time for early September with Adam Sutherland. Keep your ears peeled, you never know when an aural tidbit may surface!
In closing, we’d like to state, “We couldn’t be happier & more confident with the member changes, the direction the new material is headed & the future of Black Hat Villain/Nation! We’re glad to have you along for the ride!”