A few issues ago, Lagniappe explored the inner workings of Ellinor Place Studios in midtown. Last week, proprietor Brad Lepik exposed the Azalea City to some of its latest work. Mobile metal outfit Broken Paradym has been busy throwing down tracks in Ellinor Place. Lepik could not wait to release the tracks and premiered “End It All” on Facebook. He also gave the public some insight into the recording process. To properly capture the melodic, high-end wails of vocalist Al Crews, Lepik used a kick drum mic to lay down the singer’s tracks.

“End It All” explodes from the first second with a trip across the fret-board of which Iron Maiden would be proud. A thrash metal anthem follows showing no quarter for the listener. The song runs through emotional rhythms with driving riffs falling into impressive breakdowns. “End It All” is a proper introduction to the world of Broken Paradym, and the public will wait patiently until the rest of the album hits the streets.

Mulligan Brothers headed to studio

The Mulligan Brothers will travel to Oregon to record with producer Steve Berlin.

The Mulligan Brothers will travel to Oregon to record with producer Steve Berlin.

The Azalea City has watched as The Mulligan Brothers’ reputation has grown beyond the city limits. Now, the band is taking another step forward with their sophomore effort. Producer Steve Berlin has been selected to hone the tracks of the band’s upcoming release. The Mulligan Brothers will join bands on this Grammy Award winner’s resume such as Ozomatli, John Lee Hooker and Los Lobos, in which he is also a member. The Mulligan Brothers will soon travel to Portland, Ore. to lay down tracks with Berlin. Hopefully, the quartet will have samples of their new material as soon as possible.

BayFest offering meet-and-greets

Last week, BayFest gave the public their first chance to score a meet and greet with a BayFest artist. K Michelle was the second artist selected for meet and greet contest. From Aug. 20-22, anyone who purchased an advance weekend pass was registered to win a meet and greet with K Michelle. Late last week, they did a similar promotion for Jane’s Addiction. Keep in touch with BayFest through their website and social media to see who the next participating artist will be.

In other BayFest news, the festival recently announced Eric Welford will be playing on the AT&T/Southern Ford Dealers Stage on Saturday, Oct. 4 at 2:30 p.m. The Leakesville, Miss. native is an up-and-coming country artist and Army vet who competed on NBC’s “The Voice.” Welford was picked by 95KSJ listeners to perform at Alabama’s Largest Music Festival.

Advance weekend passes are on sale now for $60. After Sept. 19, the price will go up to $80. Weekend passes can be purchased through BayFest’s website or at local Circle K locations.