New Release and Tour for Fall 2011Posted: Jun 14, 2011
Julie Westlake is now officially back in the saddle and leading the new revamped charge of her band HYDROGYN. After months of uncertainty surrounding the band due to her health, the green light has been given to Julie and the band to proceed ahead. The band had a great outing with the Judgement release in October of 2010 but do to Westlakes health the band only played one show to support it. After careful consideration it was decided to scrap the support of the release due to Julies illness and the length of time the project had been out. In place of that will be a new release and a double support of Judgement. The new product is yet unnamed but the process of recording has already started. For this release things will change up a bit as far as production. For the past 2 releases Jeff Westlake has handled the production, engineering, mixing etc to go along with the writing and song prep. Westlake said he wanted a chance to just worry about the songs on this release with limited production going on from his end. Enter in the team of Anthony Dura and Patrick Liotard (who co wrote Alone on Judgement). Anthony and Patrick are stepping in and teaming up with Julie and Jeff for this project, not only from a production standpoint but also in the creation of the project itself. "I love these guys and what they bring to the table" says Westlake. To be able to turn to them and have a new team in the mix for the entire process with fresh ideas and a great perspective as well is just priceless." We were all introduced by our French team at MUSICONLIGHTS (Mike Jublin) back in 2007 and as time has gone on and we have gotten to know each other. The working part of the relationship is just a natural progression for us all and takes some pressure off of Jeff for a change." In addition, John C Lawrence who brought in Too Late for Judgement, is also being brought in again for some co writing. "I love some of the stuff he has to offer and also he and Jeff have been friends for a very long time so it just seems natural to have him involved." says Julie. The to be titled release has a release date of November stamped on it and the band is currently wrapping up writing and has already recorded a few tracks. " We totally expect to be done recording and wrapping the CD up musically in mid summer, then a holiday break for a couple weeks and then back to mixing and mastering late summer." said Jeff Westlake. In the meantime the band said they will be getting the art work together and finalizing the new U.S. deal along with management.