From the Co-Producer...
"After being submerged in music for the better part of my life, I've come to realize that there are really only TWO types of musicians out there... One that wants all that comes along with being a musician, and on the opposite side of the spectrum, one that lives, breathes and dreams music because it's in their heart. When I met Jason Arigoni some years ago, I knew instantly he was one of the latter. Jason's responsible personality comes through in his music and his delivery. He never cuts corners, or takes the "easy way out". This is something I've always respected in a musician. He knows where he's going and definitely has the talent to do it. His vocal range and ability is really amazing. Recording the vocals for this record was a special process for both Jason and I. We always stayed true to our mood, and true to the moment. Delivering the raw emotion in the songs was the goal session after session. These songs are a very personal story being told that anyone can relate to. Jason's creative writing skills, combined with his life experience, result in a punch to the core of your soul. He gives you that sense of comfort knowing others struggle with the same issues you do. Songs like "Tolerance", "Caught Coming Down", and "Tuesday" will strike the chords of people trapped in situations that are all too familiar. Tunes like "My Demand" and
"Contrast" are like pure sonic forces, screaming with mass attention... It was so much fun recording this record. The hangs, food, beverages, (woo hoo!!) all played into a wonderful experience that I know had a positive effect on the way this thing turned out. We also cannot forget, the other awesome individuals that were part of this team. Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall), Clint Lowery (Sevendust), Ben Carroll (RA) and Dan Zavadil all contributed their time and amazing talent into the making.
I urge you to not just give this record "a" listen... There are layers within here that will only be discovered over a period of time. I promise you'll be singing these hooks, as I find myself still doing after months of being finished! LOL! I also hope you get to meet and hang with Jason Arigoni as you will feel like you've known him forever... I am happy to call him my friend... Love ya bro, congrats and thank you."
– Joey Z
Half Past My Sins' 4:44 is much more than a collection of songs by Jason M Arigoni and Dan Zavadil. It's a story through music and lyrics that will relate to anyone who has loved, lost and found their way out of the darkness...
“4.44” features a powerhouse ensemble of talent with Jason M Arigoni on vocals, Dan Zavadil on bass, Jason Bittner of Shadows Fall on drums, and Ben Carroll of RA on guitar. Clint Lowery of Sevendust also appears as a special guest co-songwriter.
The album “4.44” was co-produced by Joey Z of Life of Agony
Jason M Arigoni
Vocals, Songwriting, Artwork, Producer
Bass and Songwriting
Jason Bittner 2X GRAMMY NOMINEE
(Shadows Fall, Flotsam & Jetsam, Anthrax)
Ben Carroll (RA)
Guitars on Billion Dollar Babies
Joey Z (Life Of Agony, Stereomud, Carnivore ) Backing Vocals on Crutch and Billion Dollar Babies
Clint Lowery 1X GRAMMY NOMINEE
(Sevendust, Korn, Dark New Day, Seether)
Co-songwriting on My Demand, Crutch, Contrast, Caught Coming Down and Dark Day Dreaming