PAUL AT KINSON
2011 - 2014 (2019)
Axxed Asylum is the solo project of (ex Skyclad, Battleaxe, Jess Cox Band, Secret Sam, Bob Dee with Petro-UK drummer) Paul AT Kinson. The project started whilst writing and producing the album 'Heavy Metal Sanctuary' in 2011. Frustrations were running high in the Battleaxe camp so Paul made the Axxed Asylum project a release for his own music, which was taking on an unwelcome style in the band.
"the band (Battleaxe) was falling apart at that time and I was totally frustrated with the process of trying to produce an album on the cheap with a difficult singer and a band that lacked the work ethic to get the thing done within a reasonable time-frame"
Paul teamed up with Roddy Bvevino, a Brazilian born singer with the heart of an saint and a voice of a heavy metal warrior, and began the process of recording new material. The first track they recorded together was entitled 'Into The Fire', a cliched song title of course, but it helped form what was to be a great recording relationship between Roddy and Paul for the next 3 years.
With the first track experiment done, it was time to produce something of real quality, so the next track they recorded together was 'Afterlife'. The song was a great success in production terms, but it would also turn out to be the recording Roddy was most proud of, and rightly so.
Work on the project was difficult due to other commitments, but it ran from 2011 until 2014, the same year Paul parted company with Battleaxe in style at 'Keep it True' Festival in Germany, and soon after took a step back from metal music.
Roddy died in 2017 after a short battle with cancer, leaving a wife and child and a host of talented musician friends who had shared many stages with him since his arrival in England.
"when Roddy died it really threw me off course, I felt a mixture of sadness and guilt at our loss, and that I'd not pushed harder to take the Axxed Asylum project further. Rod loved the band, and I only wish we could have taken it to a higher level"
In 2019 after a long break from writing and recording, Paul has a new Axxed Asylum song (the last song that was written for Rod) called 'Scream for the Nation'. this will be out on iTunes sometime in 2020 (or maybe earlier).
Roddy Bvevino - Rest in Peace Brother.
AFTERLIFE - AXXED ASYLUM
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