Mike McKenzie

Composer | Sound Designer

Dead Lights and To The Death records!

I'm really excited to share this stuff today.  The first record is We Are Finite by Dead Lights.  Dead Lights is Greg Weeks' band with Brendan Roche, who also plays in Beyond the Sixth Seal.  It was recorded by Jonny Fay at Backyard Studios.  I got to play a solo on it too.  Greg has been working on this for a while and it's great to see it finished.  Introspective, melodic rock. Check it out:

Another record I'm excited to share is Battles by To The Death.  I've mentioned them before; I was working on the mix a little while back.  To The Death is Brendan Roche (Beyond the Sixth Seal, Dead Lights), Justin Chappell (ex-Beyond the Sixth Seal), Bill Ford (The Epidemic, Death Fart, Shit Machine) and Graham Landers (Draw Blood, Deepsend Records).  Jonny Fay tracked drums, guitars and bass.  I tracked the vocals, mixed and mastered this one.  It's a meaty slab of death:

AND the Nightkin test presses just arrived.  So we'll have a preorder for the vinyl release of Oath of Elucidation soon.  Got some other exciting news in the pipeline as well.  Check back!

- Mike

Reeling It In

Everything seems to take longer these days.  Outside of making metal records, I do a lot of freelance work.  If you're curious to hear some of that, I just posted a bit of a reel on my SoundCloud. You can check that out here:

Speaking of freelance work; a short film I scored is playing at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA on Wednesday the 29th as a part of the Different Faces Different Voices Film Festival.  The short is called Femina, Fuge! and it plays during screening 2.  If you're interested in checking it out, you can buy tickets here: http://www.brattlefilm.org/2016/06/29/screening-ii/

Next week, I'll have a possibly weird piece of music up. Thanks for reading. I like pretzels.