Sometimes, if you work hard enough - and then work a little harder - things happen....WEAPON HEAD have always done this, and the results are on the board.
The unbelievable opportunity in 2007 for the boys to travel to America and support Black Sabbath with Dio and Alice Cooper at The Locobazooka Festival was the first major mile stone. This came up after the festival organizers picked up WEAPON HEAD through their website and asked them directly if they were interested in the gig.......they were!
This touring experience proved to be invaluable for the band who got to play before these rock legends in front of 15000 screaming fans. Some strong key contacts have been made from this tour, which have WEAPON HEAD on their radar.
The boys returned home to Australia to contemplate their next move, that move seemed inevitable - it was time to find a producer and record. With a strong set of material WEAPON HEAD went about searching for the right producer for the job. They found that man in Steve James from Rocking Horse Studios at Byron Bay. Steve has worked with icons like The Sex Pistols, Airbourne, Cold Chisel, The Angels, The Screaming Jets and Shihad to name a few. His 35 years industry experience in The U.K, Europe and Australia has been shared with WEAPON HEAD unsparingly and the band have since formed a really strong bond with Steve.
The result of this recording jaunt was a shiny new self titled E.P full of grunt, attitude and promise. The boys were excited…
Soon WEAPON HEAD were getting attention from this recording. The title track ‘The March of Misery’ finished 10th place in The Australian Songwriters Association - Song of the year 2008. The other 4 tracks from this competition were short listed to the top 100. This was from over 3000 entries Australia wide.
Next port of call was the 2008 U.K Song Writing Competition. The track ‘The March of Misery’ finished up a Finalist with ‘Bleed’ finished up a Semi Finalist. This was an amazing result from over 8000 entries worldwide.
Back on home soil WEAPON HEAD turned their attention to Triple J and put 3 tracks on The Triple J Unearthed Website. In no time at all the boys got the following mind blowing results on the Triple J Unearthed Charts at the end of November 2008.
No. 1 The March of Misery No. 4 Bleed No. 8 Can’t Release the Pain.
Straight after this WEAPON HEAD were approached by The Going Ballisticyx Snowboard Show. They were loving the above 3 tracks and worked out a Synchronization Deal with the band to use all 3 tracks in their entirety on the show with full credits on December 28 2008.
Bring on 2009! WEAPON HEAD started the new year off with some fantastic news. Brad Bush, editor for Cdbaby.com contacted the band and informed them that they had been chosen for a full feature review of their E.P on the front page of cdbaby.com. Since then the bands profile page on cd baby has been getting hammered!
Mid way through 2009 the boys decided to focus all of their energy on getting material together for the official debut album. After 3 months of writing, and another phone call to Steve James…WEAPON HEAD went full steam ahead with pre production. Everything came together beautifully, again Rocking Horse Studios was booked, and by the end of August the album had been recorded.
The team all thought long and hard about who to get to master the album. It was decided to request the services of Tim Young from Metropolis in the U.K. Tim goes back around 20 years with Steve and his career speaks for itself.
So now here we are…all of the hard work from the last 4 years has led the boys right here - in your hot little hands!
High profile agencies and management from Australia, Germany, The U.K and The USA have WEAPON HEAD in their sights…and what are the boys doing while this is all happening….working bloody harder!