SCAR FOR LIFE — the Portuguese project led by Alex S (VYRUZ, REDSTAINS) — has made a new acoustic album available for free download at this location.
Comments Alex: "When we started promoting this album on an acoustic format at FNAC stores, we thought it would be a great idea to record some of these shows and keep them for us as a souvenir. These shows were a great experience for us and the response was outstanding and we even sold out our CDs the first night. Everyone kept asking when do we release acoustic versions. Well, I think this live album is a good answer for now.
"After listening these recordings over and over again, I've chosen the best performance / sound quality to include on a possible bootleg and after I've mastered these songs I've founded the result good enough to release it... and so it is! Plus, we've decided to include two new songs, 'Never Smile Again' and 'Lost' from our second album coming later next year.
"The sound was captured and sent directly to the mixing table and recorded directly to the computer in one track so it was impossible to have separate tracks for each instruments. The sound you'll hear here is the same that came out from the speakers. That's why we consider this release as an bootleg and not an official release because of its sound quality. This is more of a 'thank you' to everyone that was there and a gift to everyone who couldn't be there and supported SCAR FOR LIFE over the last and first year of existence. Remember, this album has no overdubs and you'll hear everything that was played those nights."
The track listing is as follows:
01. Kill The Past *
02. The Bleeding Gun *
03. Never Smile Again **
04. Insomnia **
05. A Scar For Life **
06. My Last Words *
07. Lost In Fire **
* Recorded at FNAC Cascaishopping - Oct. 24, 2009
** Recorded at FNAC Almada Forum - Oct. 26, 2009
Total running time: 38 minutes
Rez - Vocals
Alex S - Rhythm and Lead Guitar
David - Rhythm and Lead Guitar
André - Bass
Hélio - Drums
* - mixed by FNAC - Gonzaga
** - mixed by FNAC - Diogo
"My Last Words", the latest video from SCAR FOR LIFE, can be viewed below. The clip was shot on November 26-27, 2008 at the Hospital de Bonecas (Doll's Hospital).
SCAR FOR LIFE last year made its entire self-titled debut album available for free download at www.scarforlife.com.
"Scar For Life" was recorded in June/July 2008 at UltraSoundSystem studio with Daniel Cardoso handling the mixing duties. According to Alex, "each track is like a recollection of something that was already lived, a sound memory. Ethereal, melancholy, deep and touching, vehicled in a varied and layered taste, yet always intertwined with a strong heavy riff drive, hard indeed it will be not to be scarred by this adventurous new project."
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/scarforlifeband.