After devoting half his life to a passion for music, local musician Rob Oemig and his Wausau based band-mates of ‘All Out Mutiny” will be venturing to take their music to the next level on Saturday morning, when they hit the road for St. Petersburg, Florida’s Sound Source Recording Studio.
“We will be partnering with musician and producer Kelly Scott Nunn, whom we met through local musician and friend Tom Jordan, of Wausau-based 20 Watt Tombstone.” Oemig explains.
“Kelly has toured internationally with bands ‘Under Oath’ and ‘Maylene and the Sons of Disaster.’ With that being said, he is very well known and well respected in the industry. He has now been producing and recording for at least a decade if not more, so needless to say we are pretty excited about working with him.”
Oemig’s music roots date back to Indianapolis, IN, where he lived prior to relocating to Merrill with his family at the age of 12.
“In the Indianapolis schools, it was a requirement to be in some type of music class, whether it be orchestra, band or choir,” the 26-year-old percussionist explains. “I decided to go the band route. One day they had a sort of open session where kids got to test out different instruments to see what they liked. At first I was really interested in playing the saxophone, but I just couldn’t get a feel for it. Then I heard someone playing a snare drum behind me and I decided that’s what I wanted to pursue.”
Shortly after relocating to Merrill, Oemig found himself joining his first band “Without a Thought.”
Oemig continued to pursue music in the metal genre and had played in a variety of bands until last year when he joined guitarist Erik Ackerman and bassist Zach Zeitler, whom he had played alongside in another band.
“Zach and I were in a band called ‘Fury of the Fist’ for some years while Rob was drumming in a band called ‘A Break in the Storm’,” Ackerman explains.
“Jason was in ‘Force for Reckoning’ at the time and eventually Rob joined forces with us.”
“We have all been involved in the same music scene for the last five years or so,” adds vocalist and self proclaimed “screamer” Jason Secora. “I was a spectator and they were all in bands. I was involved in the scene down in Madison before coming up here. It was kind of a beautiful disaster the way all of our bands ended up falling apart at the same time, so we ended up getting together and doing our own thing as All Out Mutiny.”
The foursome readily admit the trip to Florida will not be all fun in the sun, as they stare down the barrel of five, 10-hour days of studio recording, following the 20-hour road trip.
“We have a week-long slot to record our second EP which is basically half an album, consisting of 6 or 7 tracks,” Oemig adds. “To give you an idea how long it takes to record final cuts of half an album, we will need every bit of those 40-50 hours in the studio to put it all together.”
Although the idea of 50 hours in a recording studio may not sound like the best of times to the naked eye, the band is seemingly excited and ready to get to work.
“I am just really looking forward to getting away for a week and focus on music,” Ackerman said. “We all have jobs and obligations to tend to on an everyday basis, along with trying to make music. But with this Florida trip, all that is taken out of the picture.”
“We can just focus on writing and recording music,” Zeitler agrees.
“I want to hole up somewhere away from home and make some rock n roll!” Secora explains. “I want to record something and bring it back to friends and family and hopefully make some new friends and new family while we’re doing it.”
Oemig echoes his bandmates.
“We are ready to get down there and lock ourselves in a studio for an entire week and create the type of sound we have been working for since we started out. We found a great partnership with Kelly and we want to put a good stamp on our product.
“This will be our second official release and the first time we have ever really left the region as a group. I think it will be good preparation for when we go on the road later this year.”
Although still early in the planning stages, All Out Mutiny’s (AOM) tour will include stops around central Wisconsin as well as Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois with a possibility of a few shows in Michigan.
Those interested in learning more about the band or to sample their work can find the band on Facebook at Facebook.com/AllOutMutiny, ReverbNation, Twitter as well as AllOutMutiny.com.