Our singer Michael Gremio
joined the band in January 2005 and recorded the vocals for our demo and completed our band lineup.
Well ALL the songs and lyrics on ENTER DECEPTION were written by me, aside from "A Sign Far Beyond" which was half me and half Mike
our singer.It differs based on which song as some of the songs were written when the band was just me and some were written right before we went into the studio.In recent times like the last year say generally it starts out with the whole band, or at the very least myself and Dave
our drummer, jamming out in rehearsel.I`ll come up with some kind of inspiring "main riff" that determines what kind of song I`m looking to write.I then come up with a main rough chord progression for the intro, verses, and then choruses and take them home and give them detail and more complexity.Once I have a complete rough song of just rythm guitar I record the song on a home "studio" and listen to it over and over changing parts up, adding leads, playing vocal melodies on guitar, etc.I record the song over and over until I have a final completed song, then I take it to the band and get their input on it, change parts up as needed, and also have Mike
our singer record demo vocals over it so he
knows what he`s singing.Its like writing a paper, meaning first rough draft of ideas, then editing, revising, until a final piece is done.