Hey peeps! Just as an FYI, you can now buy III from CDBaby as well as directly from us via paypal. Once we get the link for iTunes, we will be posting that as well.
Yes folks, the waiting is over (for those of you who did not pre-order). III has arrived! 18 tracks of glorious gnashing gabber goodness!
Update time on the GNP front!
First off, the CDs are getting printed as I type this. The Discs themselves are done, we're just waiting on the packaging (special packaging, so it's taken a little longer than we would have hoped for). I anticipate that we will have finished discs within a week or two, so if you haven't already pre-ordered, do so!
In addition to the CDs, we've got a bunch of new merch that we will be adding to the site soon. We already told you about the black t-shirts that we got back in February, but now we've got super dope GNP beanies! It's the GNP Logo Skull, stitched in three colors. They are fucking badass, and only $15. Well worth it for the cool spring evenings (and if you're in the Midwest, you know that
winter hockey season is only a couple months away!).
Lastly, just as a heads up, within the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out a GNP remix contest! I won't spill all of the details, but there will be prizes and it will be one of our favorite songs off of III. Stay tuned for more info!
We recently entered a remix contest, and completed a remix of a track by B-Real (of Cypress Hill), caled "Fire". It's up on Jamglue.com. Check it out!
I think now would be a good time to let all of you folks know what is going on with GNP, and what our plans are for 2009. We'll start with the most important thing, the music.
Like everyone is aware, our third full-length album, III, is due out shortly (and already available via pre-order w/ DRM-free MP3s), but if things work out like we plan, this won't be the only album released by GNP in 2009.
In addition to III, we are planning to release a 5 to 7 song EP, titled Guitarded. It will be all new recordings of some of our favorite songs, but played as a live band, with no keyboard, no v-drums and no backing tracks. Imagine a Metal/Punk band swallowing GNP and the resulting ear-splitting it would produce. We've already mapped out two of the songs, "Sunday, Sunday" & "Doin' Tha Butt", with Aaron on the mic, Brian on bass and Kenney on drums. We will also have some guest guitarists on a few tracks, so this should be a fun little disc for those who aren't just into digital hardcore.
We're not stopping there, as we are also planning on releasing a remix LP, titled Re-MMIX, which will be remixes of songs from our first three albums, and maybe even some of the songs that were produced back in the really early days (2000-2004). No idea how many songs will be on it in the end, or even which songs, but should be a crazy re-interpretation of classic GNP material.
Lastly, we're planning on another LP! Currently untitled, we've already got drums and backing tracks written for about 15-20 songs. This is still really rough, and will likely not come until the end of the year, but from what we have so far, it looks promising.
So that's FOUR albums in 2009! On top of all of this, we plan to do some touring this summer. Ultimately, we'd like to hit both coasts and a swing through the Great Lakes, but nothing is set in stone. As always, we'll keep you all posted once we get shows booked.
Let's blow shit up in 2009!
For those of you out of the loop, this Saturday (2/7), we'll be holding Kenney & Aaron's 5th Annual Birthday Bash at Club Underground. Featuring Ripsnorter, Alcoholic Bomb Squad, Hondo and a special analog performance by GNP. Yes, no keyboards, no V-Drums, no backing tracks, no video. Aaron on vocals, Brian on bass and Kenney on drums. We'll only be playing a couple songs, but they're GNP classics, so make sure to come on down, enjoy the other bands, buy us a few drinks and have a good time!
We should also mention that we finally have BLACK GNP T-Shirts available for purchase. We'll offer them for sale at our birthday show this Saturday, but will probably make them available on-line after that.
We have now added a link to pre-order III, over there on the sidebar (via paypal). We haven't received the physical CDs yet, but the music is done as done can be, so if you order now, we'll e-mail you a link to download the album (DRM-free MP3s, encoded at 320 kbps), in it's entirety, and when we get our hands on the physical CD, we'll send you a copy via snail mail. You can't beat that!
Also, just as a reminder, Grain Belt is hosting a Premium Commercial Contest Viewing Party at the Ritz Theatre in NE Minneapolis TONIGHT. Doors open at 6 PM, and it's open to the public on a first come basis. We'll be down there, so if you want to see some great commercials and soak in the Premo, come on down.
Check out the video above, and please vote for us!!!
We're ready for everyone to get their ears thrashed to the new GNP sounds! On Tuesday December 16th (two weeks from today) we're going to have a III CD listening party at the Bulldog N.E. (401 E Hennepin Ave, MPLS). We'll spin the disc a couple times starting around 8 PM and hopefully have CDs and swag to sell to everyone. Additionally, there will be drink specials and the always delicious Bulldog N.E. food!
It's free to get in, so come on down, have a drink with us, and enjoy the sonic assault that is III.
P.S. We are currently working on setting up Kenney & Aaron's Birthday Bash V. This year, the Bash will be held on Saturday February 7th @ Club Underground. Once we have the bands booked, we'll share the details with all of you!
ABOUT FUCKING TIME!
After over a year of writing, mixing, re-writing, re-mixing, recording, re-recording, mastering, re-re-mixing, re-re-recording and re-mastering, III is DONE!
We finished the mixing yesterday, and I'm listening to the final album, for the first time, start to finish. Hopefully it will blow all y'alls mind like it is blowing mine.
Now, our goal will be to get the album printed, on-line and into iTunes, etc. Printing will likely commence within the next week or so.
In the meantime, we've uploaded one of the new tracks, "The Three T's" to MySpace. Unfortunately, MySpace kind of munges the audio, and the hifi is lost, but buy the CD, and you'll be able to enjoy it in it's full glory!