MAY 17, 2021
Wow, I have not posted any updates for a very long time! I guess it is because so much has been going on outside of band related stuff. Back in March of this year, we had a family tragedy. My brother-in-law took his own life. Needless to say, that event had a major impact on all of us. Not long after that, I suffered a heart attack. I had to get a stent put in. Now I'm on all sorts of meds and have to go through a bunch of cardio rehab a couple times a week. There is a bright side though. I feel a lot better, have been eating better and have lost some weight. If I can keep this up, I should be in much better overall shape as well as improve my health quite a bit. Another bright spot is that this has lit a spark to pursue more of the old left-over riffs and try to turn them into songs. As I look back through old material, old demo tapes and stuff I saved on my computer, I'm finding out that there was even more left-over stuff that should and could have been turned into songs. On top of all of that, I've been working again with the original Scare Tactics bass player Tim! It's been great to jam with him again and I look forward to seeing where this takes us. Drummer Lee has been coming over again as well. Who knows where it goes but for now, it's good to be jamming again!
November 6, 2019:
It's been two years that a live lineup has been in place. When I set out to record all of the old ST material, I never actually envisioned having a live band. It was a welcome experience. However, getting back out there, trying to secure gigs, get people to come to the shows, and so forth has re-introduced me to all of the familiar headaches that I originally tried to avoid. The "fun" is is outweighed by these headache. Given that, I've come to the realization that I no longer enjoy the live aspect of being in a band. I enjoy the recording and studio more. I'm sure my advanced age is part of the issue, haha. Playing live seems to be more of a young mans game. I wish nothing but the best for Lee, Travis and Ray as they move forward with their musical endeavors. As for me, I will likely return to recording material on my own and releasing here on this website.
October 12, 2018:
Please check out Dee St. James personal recording project. Click the link below. Dee was the guy who sang on the Scare Tactics CD "Finally". Thanks!
July 25, 2018:
Sad to announce that Scare Tactics vocalist Dee St James has left the band. After careful consideration, he has decided that the time has come to stop gigging and playing out. This will free him up to focus on the completion of some personal recording projects as well as spend time with family. We wish him all the best. However, we are very happy to announce that my former Intox bandmate and singer Ray Frye has agreed to step in! We are eager to see how things go given that Dee and Ray are very different stylistically. We think the change will be very interesting to say the least. Stay tuned!!!!
May 17, 2018:
The "Finally" album has recently been uploaded to the major streaming websites such as: Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, iHeartRadio, Google Play, Amazon, and so forth. If you use these services, be sure to add our album to your playlist!
October 25, 2017:
Hey Scare Tactics followers, I'm very excited to announce that the formation of a live band is now complete!
Vocals - Dee St James
Drums - Lee Mize
Bass - Travis Stafford
And of course, I will be playing guitar
We've had a few rehearsals already and I can say with confidence that the band is sounding awesome. I can't wait to get out there and do some live shows! Stay tuned!!