Monday, April 1, 2013

State of the Studio #42: April '13

Season 5 of the Collective Brain podcast began on February 25 and is scheduled to play for twelve episodes, ending on May 13.  A fall season has been discussed but nothing has been finalized as of now.

Rumors of recent music activity at the studio have not been confirmed nor denied.  A file called "Song 1" was recently seen on the Metal XOR intranet which has led some to believe that work has begun on a new song.  If we get any other information we'll be sure to post it here.

Check back in three months to see what's happening this summer at Metal XOR Studio.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

State of the Studio #41: January '13


The studio is on vacation at the moment... and it sure feels good. 

Season 4 of The Collective Brain podcast wrapped up on December 13, 2012.  Season 5 has a tentative start date in late February.

Following the end of season 4 came the 2012 Christmas Special, a live recording the guys made during a Christmas pizza party at work.  They also recorded a Christmas Special episode of The Aftertaste Report that same night.

Bonus episodes of the Collective Brain will air from time to time between the two seasons.  The first of those was released last week. 

And finally, a new video series started last month with episode 1 of The Squatchy Adventures.  The audio was taken from Brain Theatre segments of their podcast and animated.  Episode 2 is in production now.

And what can we expect from the studio in 2013?  Another CD, this time featuring all the Brain Theatre segments from season 3 of the podcast.  Hopefully seasons 5 and 6 of The Collective Brain.  Possibly new seasons of The Aftertaste Report and Space & Beyond.  And maybe even a new podcast altogether. 

What about a new Mune Mud album?  Prolly not.  These reports will now be quarterly instead of every two months, so see you on April 1!!!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

State of the Studio #40: November '12

Fall is here.  Finally.  And the studio continues to crank out content.

Season 2 of The Aftertaste Report podcast is nearing its finale.  This season, hosts Jay, Ken and Harry have been sampling a different drink each episode and providing their reviews.  Plus there have been some great guests on the show.  Check the Collective Brain website every Monday morning for a new episode.  The season finale will air on November 26. 

And season 4 of The Collective Brain podcast has reached its halfway point with episode 50!  A new episode of the show posts every Thursday morning.  If you haven't checked it out yet, the current episode is a great place to start.  The season finale is scheduled to release on December 13.

The studio will be quiet for the next update.  All podcasts will be on hiatus.  There will probably be no new music to report on.  But come back because there are rumors of other projects for the new year.  See youon January 1...

Saturday, September 1, 2012

State of the Studio #39: September '12

The studio's about to get busy with podcasting once again.  Season 4 of The Collective Brain podcast is set to start later this month.  An official announcement is expected soon at the website.

And a fan favorite is coming back to the Brain Network... the Aftertaste Report.  Season 2 is in production now with a slightly different format.  The host line-up has changed and instead of reviewing two beverages each episode they will be reviewing just one.  This allows for a short, yet entertaining, format that doesn't take  much time to listen to.  An official announcement is expected soon at the Collective Brain website.

It's going to be a busy fall at the studio in the field of broadcast.  And maybe someday recording music will once again be an active project.  See you in two months!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Studio News: *** NEW ALBUM RELEASE ***

Metal XOR Fallout is proud to announce

The Brain Theatre Volume 1

With the success of The Collective Brain podcast, a CD release was inevitable.  And this is it.  One of the segments that appeared on every episode during the first season was The Brain Theatre, their interpretation of a scene from a Hollywood movie.  There are twenty tracks on the CD.

Both the CD and downloadable digital version are available at the Collective Brain Storefront.  You can get your copy of either version by clicking here.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

State of the Studio #38: July '12

In the heat of the summer, there is nothing new on the music front at the studio.  Song ideas and possible titles are still being added to lists.  Some new melodies have been written on the piano, but nothing has been recorded.

Yet on the podcast side things are busy.  Season 3 of the Collective Brain ended in May.  Since then there has been a bonus episode (called season 3.5) released every other Thursday.  Preliminary talks are in the works for season 4, but that won't begin before September.

The newest podcast, Space and Beyond, had a successful launch in May.  Its first season will be ending at the end of July.  If you're looking to learn a thing or two, check it out.

And watch for a possible new project coming soon.  Nothing official has been announced but all signs point to "yes".

Come back in two months for another update.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

State of the Studio #37: May '12

The studio has been busy with podcast producing for the last few months.  The Collective Brain is winding down its third season.  But don't worry, there will be some bonus episodes released over the summer while we wait for season 4 to begin.

A new podcast will begin on May 14.  It will be hosted by Harry and Jason and it's called Space and Beyond.  One part space, one part topic of mystery, this new show will fill the summer void created by the Collective Brain's hiatus.

More in two months...