Available for Pre-Order September 21, Eaton is Donating 50% of New Release to Semper Fi Fund Charity
After a bit of a hiatus, multi-talented musician, engineer/producer Brian Eaton returns with the release of his second full-length album, Hard Bent
. The sophomore release is a follow-up to his 2011 debut LP, Graphic Nature
, and is scheduled for release on November 16, 2018, and available for pre-order on iTunes September, 21.
, a concept album about the Vietnam war, which took a year to produce, is reminiscent of Eaton’s origins with his hard-hitting alternative/industrial metal band, North. It tells the story of the human toll of America’s ugliest war through the eyes of a jaded combat medic: a toll measured in lives ruined and destroyed (physically and psychologically). The album follows the vet still grieving decades after living with the trauma of war: through the sheer anger, fear, indifference, depression, insanity, guilt and, perhaps, possible redemption from the madness of it all. He relives the battles fought, the friends lost, families torn apart, and a country manipulated by self-serving politicians. “But dying is easy,” he reports in the opener (‘Breaking Squelch
’), “living with the trauma, that made me hard bent . . . ”
“Hard Bent pays homage to all our veterans,” Eaton explains. “It is especially dedicated to those of foreign wars who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Never forget that freedom is not free!” Eaton is donating half of all music sales from the new album in the first six months to the top rated Semper Fi Fund.
Currently based in Portland, Eaton started his career in Chicago where he recorded and produced scores of artists including Frank Catalano, Usurper, Cuttlass, Dave Uhrich and many more for nearly 20 years in his studio. Eaton has released 11 artists/bands on his Eatin’ label including T.D. Clark, who toured with Bad Company and Ted Nugent while promoting his debut Eatin’ release. And he has also played in several original bands throughout the 90s and early 2000s. Kelly Simms of the Illinois Entertainer called Eaton, “a multi-talented, multi-instrumentalist with multi-tasking abilities,” and radio host/DJ Tim Lamping proclaimed, “Brian Eaton is a versatile one man show . . . ”
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