Since 2003 Dave Altheim, Brad Mackenzie, Craig ‘Buddha’ Stephens and Pete J. Alexander have been electrifying both listeners & audiences nationally under the moniker of A PROCESS OF. Their name pays homage to nineties hardcore-crossover outfit ‘Turmoil’ and their 1999 album entitled ‘The Process Of’. A Process Of precariously balance somewhere between Punk, Rock, Metal and Hardcore. From the very beginning they’ve refused to be defined by lazy clichés and simplified catchphrases. Twelve years, four releases and countless live shows later A Process Of has successfully melded genres whilst retaining solid song writing continuity. Their latest self- titled LP is a powerfully intense & anthemic rock offering projecting the four piece to new creative heights.
‘Black Rose’ is the blistering debut single to be released from A Process Of’s latest LP. Produced by A Process Of & Peter ‘Reggie’ Bowman, Black Rose was recorded and mixed by Reggie Bowman at Screamlouder Studios in Warrandyte. Vocals were tracked at Three Phase Studios in Brunswick, Melbourne by Joel Taylor whilst mastering duties were assigned to Cameron Mitchell at audiomuster.com
Written by Pete during some downtime between jobs, Black Rose resulted from a couple of late nights and a punk rock obsession. Pete explains, “I was in-between jobs, playing guitar until 3am and listening to a lot Black Flag, Dead Kennedys & Mid Youth Crisis. I had this ‘stoner’ riff I’d been playing around with but I wanted to take it into a different direction. So I kept adding and subtracting parts until I was happy with the structure. I played it to the rest of the band at our next rehearsal and we began jamming it together. Dave added a couple of tails, Brad got busy with the bass & Buddha set the tempo. It was really that easy!”
“Black Rose is an analogy about wanting something and doing anything and everything in your power to get that something. In this case I’ve set the scene of a dark & sinister love song. Whenever I write I use metaphors that assist in painting a mental picture. I actually want to encourage the listener to manifest their own interpretation of the song”.– Pete (A Process Of)