So, we started getting prepared for our next DIY album. Taking some time off from playing shows this winter to get it done. We practice in a room off of Harrison’s garage and had to clean it out as well as a good portion of his garage. We decided to put our guitar and bass cabs in the garage and run cables to them from our amps in our practice room. Enclosed them with sound panels and mattresses. Since we had to clear everything out we took the time to finally put up insulation board on walls and ceiling. This should make it a lot toastier in the winter. We’ll also be putting up foam to cut down on the sound bouncing all over. Got the drum room set up too. Just need to get the recording computer and equipment set up and run cables. Then we’ll be able to start checking mics and setting levels. The first goal is to get the drums done. We all play along with Pete though and if any of us get a good take as well then that’s all the better. Having gone through the process before we’re hoping it will take less time. Hopefully by summer or fall we can have the finished product. We still need to write two or three more songs too. We have plenty of riffs it’s just putting them together and writing lyrics that’s going to take some time. Our song writing process has definitely become streamlined as well so it shouldn’t take too long. Recording can be trying but enjoyable at the same time. Here’s to another killer Ire Clad album!

“Ire Clad. Killer in your face metal and a killer video that made it onto Heavy Metal Television. ‘Nuff said.”
David Garlow – Examiner

J & H 6“Hailing from upstate Ithaca, New York comes the heavy metal styling and deep sounds of Ire Clad. While I have known the bands name for some time now; I just recently had a moment to dive in and immerse myself in the sounds. And oh what thunder emanated from these speakers.”
David Garlow – Examiner

“The song is a demonstration of how the new bloods style combined with the elder statesmen of metals influence confluence perfectly into the here and now. Plenty of in your gut deep chunk riffage with several guitar acrobatics thrown with powerful precision drum and bass work. The band rocks. Period.”
David Garlow – Examiner

“If, just hearing these two songs and watching the one video caught my attention that much; it stands to reason that a full set would only further establish the facts presented. Ire Clad rocks and rocks hard, are a band on the rise, and any heavy metal fan that gets the chance must take notice and see them.”
David Garlow – Examiner

“Ire Clad, “Empowher.” Named one of the best local songs for 2012!”
Jim Catalano – Ithaca Journal

“Ire Clad, “Ire Clad” — Harrison Rumsey and company gave the local metal scene a kick in the butt with their self-titled debut, which featured massive guitar riffs, roaring vocals and lots of energy.”
Jim Catalano – Ithaca Journal

“But we are hoping to revive THIS area’s metal following to a new level, a new age… an Ire Age!”
Jim Catalano – Ithaca Journal