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    Hell Bent For Leather

    Austrian Death Machine - A Very Brutal Christmas

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    Austrian Death Machine - A Very Brutal Christmas


I flew out to California to record drums for a ZAO record with Tim Lambesis (As I Lay Dying) and Daniel Castleman, we had booked 4 days in Big Fish Studios in Encinitas to do the drums and after finishing in a day or two were left with some already paid for studio time. Tim has this band, Austrian Death Machine, that is pretty ridiculous. It's a metal band "fronted" by "Arnold Schwarzenegger" with all of the songs relating back to Arnold movies. He was tossing around the idea of doing a Christmas single (to pay tribute to the Arnold "classic" Jingle All The Way) so he made a scratch demo and I laid down some drums. We then did a cover of Judas Priest's "Hell Bent For Leather." We had so much fun we decided to keep going. When all was said and done I think I put down drums for around 14 cover songs. So between the Zao album and this I ended up laying down stuff for around 26 songs in 4 days. I don't mess around.

Released November 25, 2008 
Format: CD 
Label: Metal Blade Records 

Tim Lambesis - Bass, Guitar, vocals, etc
Mike Catalnao - Cymbals
Jeff Gretz - Drums
Mark MacDonald - Guitar
Jason Suecof - Guitar
Chad Ackerman - Vocals

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