BLOODSIMPLE, which features in its ranks former members of VISION OF DISORDER and MEDICATION, has posted the following message on its MySpace page:
"Well, you guys overwhelmed us with ideas for covers, so many good ones I wish we could do a whole record of 'em, but that ain't happenin', so we picked one, went into the Machine Shop [in Hoboken, New Jersey] for an evening with the one and only Machine behind the board, set up some mics, filled the room with a nice skunky haze, got Tim [Williams, vocals] ripped, and in honor of the late great Jim Morrison we give you '5 to 1'. And because we love you that much, or we're just morons, you can download it, steal it, burn it, stick it in your iPod, whatever the hell you want... just take it."
Check out BLOODSIMPLE's cover of THE DOORS' "5 to 1" at www.myspace.com/bloodsimple.
As previously reported, BLOODSIMPLE has tapped LIFE OF AGONY bassist/SPOILER NYC mainman Alan Robert to create the custom cover illustration for its upcoming DVD, to be released in early 2007.
Alan previously designed album covers, web sites and merchandise for such other bands as PUDDLE OF MUDD, 3 DOORS DOWN, BIOHAZARD and SHINEDOWN.
BLOODSIMPLE is currently recording its second album at Machine Shop studio with producer Machine. Despite previous reports to the contrary, the group will not be going on tour with SEVENDUST as it is still looking for a drummer. "SEVENDUST are great friends of ours and we will eventually hook up and tour with them, but as of now we're going through some very stressful drummer times, as you've heard, and cannot tour with them in February," BLOODSIMPLE writes on its MySpace page. "Any ads you see are not false advertising from the SEVENDUST camp, just bad timing for us. . . We're putting the finishing touches on the record this week and will mix it first thing in January 2007, then wait on official release date and touring plans which will hopefully be in March."
BLOODSIMPLE's debut album, "A Cruel World", was released in March 2005 on MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray's Bullygoat label imprint (via Warner Bros.). The CD was recorded in Vancouver B.C. with producer Garth Richardson, who has previously worked with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, MUDVAYNE, SLIPKNOT and CHEVELLE. The album was mixed by Mike Fraser (HATEBREED).