First we'd like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season, albeit a little bit late. We hope everyone had a good year.
We've been semi-active this last year. We played 3 full on live shows and 2 acoustic sets. We'd like to again thank everyone that came to the shows to support us.
The acoustic shows gave birth to an idea to renovate some of our old songs as well as some of our stuff from This Holy October. Basically we're in the process of recording new versions of some really old material that was never fully polished or properly recorded before, a few completely new songs, as well as some very different acoustic arrangements of select songs from This Holy October. The result is a forthcoming album entitled "Renovation," which should generally be a softer, mostly acoustic, yet much more intricate album than This Holy October. The tentative release date will be in Spring 2011.
In addition we're also in the process of recording new material for another completely new album. This one will be full on heavy madness, so don't let Renovation fool you.
Finally, we're hoping to play live alot more in 2011, and would even like to play some shows in Phoenix, Tucson, and San Diego. We'll see if we can achieve these goals.
We've met with some challenges this year as well. Our drummer Chad, who played with us for a few months, unfortunately could not continue to do so. We wish him well in his future endeavors. We welcome back however, Mr. James Stephens who played with us at the first Battle of the Bands. James was unavailable for some time but now is ready to rejoin us, and we're pleased to have him back.
Also, as many of you know, Ernie lives quite a ways from the rest of us, which makes it hard to practice, write, and gig with him. Ernie will be around when he can, but on those occasions when he can't, Mr. Mike Harris has agreed to step in and play bass for us. On some occasions you may even see him on guitar. We thank Mike for his assistance and willingness to be a part of Rochambeaux.
We've always thrived on change and diversity, and although we're not a conventional band that all live in the same little city where we can all congregate at will, we will continue to survive and evolve. In many ways, these challenges give us the unique sound and edge we probably wouldn't otherwise have.
Again, thank you all for your support. We hope to see you live in 2011 and be able to share some new music with you soon.