News - 10/4/2017
On behalf of the band, I apologize for the almost 2 month absence.
Breye & Ian have been so busy in the studio working on the new album,
and preparing for their return to Scout Bar in Houston next Saturday night.
But the guys took the time to meet up with me, and I present to you
the latest on Provision!
Album VI Official Update
In my recent meet-up with Ian and Breye, they spoke about their
forthcoming album. It will be their 6th Full Length L.P.
Here's the latest scoop on the progress so far.
Alan: It's been more than 2 months since we last spoke.
Have you finished the Pre-Production for the album?
How far along are things now. The fans and I both, are incredibly excited!
Breye: Pre-Production is still in process. We have not completed it yet. But
it's because we've made some decisions regarding the album, that play
directly into why things have slowed down.
Ian: We're not going to rush anything. This album will be the result of giving
it everything we got!
Breye: Precisely. Sonically, we're moving into new territory. And we're
learning. We're discovering what the New Provision will be! This is what we
are going to give to all of you out there. This beautiful gift. And we hope you
will feel that it's as just as incredible as we do!
Alan: Tell us what's currently going on in the studio. The Insight Videos you
are posting on the Official Provision Facebook page are so exciting!
Breye: Ahahahaha. We truly hope everyone is enjoying them. And I 'm
thrilled that you asked abut what's going on in the studio! This ties directly
into what I was saying about recent decisions affecting our new album. We
took a look around the studio. And we realized it's not changed in the past 5
years. Not since 2012' as we prepared to record A New Revolution. So we
went in, and we tore it down. All of it. The framed photos, promos and tour
posters. All of the gear. We took it all completely apart. And then we let it sit
for more than a week. When we returned, we pulled everything out. We
moved our Omnirax Console out to the center of the room diagonally. And I
performed a ritual to cleanse the room of all negative energy, while
re-christening it Red Square Digital - Revision VI. And now we've gone in
and made some improvements that were long overdue. And those things
have awakened us as never before!
Ian: This album will be worth the wait. We know it's been almost 5 years. But
considering what Breye has been through, and what he's overcome, when
most guys would have just quit... well I made sure that didn't happen!
I promise we'll deliver an album that's nothing short of amazing. You're all
going to see how incredible it's become.
Breye: To all of our fans out there, please stay tuned to our Official Facebook
page to catch our Album Insights videos. We've only posted a few so far. But
they're about to ramp up! And you'll get the very first look at our progress on
the new album! On our Facebook page, be sure to click on Following and
then choose See First, and turn your Notifications to On. This is the best way
to stay informed on album progress, live shows, our On this Day in Provision
History feature, our Album Insights; and everything that's going on with Ian
and I. We love you all so much. Thank You! For all of your continued Support
And that's the Official word from the band themselves.
If you have yet to see any of the recent videos Provision has posted from
the studio, head over to Facebook and check them out on their Official page.
Provision Returns to Scout Bar with Thrill Kill Kult
Next Saturday, October 14th 2017!! Houston's own originators of Darkpop
return to Scout Bar for Thrill Kill Kult's 30 Year Anniversary Tour!
Featuring: Legendary WAX TRAX! Recording Artist
MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT
Performing their 1st Two Albums "I See Good Spirits, I See Bad Spirits"
& "Confessions of a Knife".
With Special Guests:
The Hunger, The Joshua Project, Provision, and Dj Illusion.
This is an 18 & Up Show. Advance Tickets are only $16.00
Ticket will be $20.00 at the door on the night of the event.
If you are a Fan of Classic Industrial Dance, Dark Synthpop, New Beat, and
Electro Industrial; this show is just for you!!
Check out the Live Section for the Official Flyer, Facebook event page link,
and all the important info you need.
This is one of the Best Line-ups that Scout Bar has produced, for the Dark
Dance and Industrial music fans in Houston!!You don't want to miss this
This is all I have for now.
My meeting with Breye & Ian was short and to the point.
I left with a great understanding as to their mindset.
And I am more excited now, than I have ever been about the new album!!
During my meeting, I asked if I could get some kind of proof as to what's
been going on in the studio. Something real. Because I feel that all of you
out there, the fans; deserve it!
And I was fortunate enough that Breye & Ian let me hear Demo Versions of
Afraid, When Everything Dissolved, and Clarity! If you have seen the live
videos on You Tube at Scout Bar in June, of When Everything Dissolved and
Afraid, and if you're are enjoying them; then I think you're going to love
Clarity. It's just completely stellar.
Ian isn't lying. This is definitely worth the wait. It's so good!
In the next update, I hope to be able to give you an Official Release Date
on the new album; along with anything else I'm given.
On behalf of the band and myself, Thank You all for checking in!
News - 8/1/2017
Welcome to Update #2 of 2017!
Provision continues it's onslaught of Live Performances into this year, with a
Return To San Antonio, Texas after an almost 2 year absence. You can catch
them Saturday August 5th at "Night Of The Living Synth".
New Live Video has been uploaded from the Scout Bar Performance with
The Birthday Massacre. This incredible show, features the band filmed live
with 3 Cameras; for the First Time Ever!
Provision is nearing the very end of Pre-Production. A very different
approach has been taken this time around, so read on for an exclusive
insight from the band.
I'm always honored to bring you the latest on Provision!
Provision "Live" @ NIGHT OF THE LIVING SYNTH
This Saturday, August 5th 2017’ - San Antonio, Texas!!
“Night of the Living Synth”
An Evening of Darkwave, Synthwave, Futurepop,
Electro, Synthpop and Chiptune!
LOVERS (San Antonio, Texas)
<<Dark Wave, Synth Punk, Electronic.>>
Ghost happy vibes combining dark wave house elements with punk lyrics
and vocals about death and society.
Provision (Houston, Texas)
<<Darkpop, Futurepop, Synthpop, Synthwave.>>
In drawing comparisons to Code 64, Red Flag, Seabound, Camouflage,
Imperative Reaction, and Information Society, Breye 7x began using the
term “Darkpop” in 2012’ to describe Provision’s unique style of Edgy
Synthpop, Futurepop, and Electronic Dance; while crafting an Original Style
of Electronic Pop with an Edge; that can only be described as The Provision
Star Fighter Dreams (San Antonio, Texas)
<<Electro, Chiptune, Trap.>>
Star Fighter Dreams is the solo music project of Matthew Rodriguez, a San
Antonio native who uses handheld electronics to create music.
And your Featured DJ's - DJ xircon/zircon
and Dj Dantes Prayer
This will be the San Antonio Debut of Provision’s New Lineup of
Breye 7x & Ian Sol! Provision is so thrilled to finally return to the Alamo City
after almost 2 long years! Breye & Ian have Brand New Songs from their
forthcoming album due out this Winter, and classic exclusive tracks in the
set list, just for this event.
Please visit the Live Section here for all of the details,
online RSVP link, and Official Flyer.
The Scout Bar Live Video is Now Online
Brand New Video from Provision's Live performance at Scout Bar in
Houston, Texas with The Birthday Massacre on June 10th 2017, has been
Breye & Ian were on FIRE, as they opened the night!! And for the First Time
Ever in Provision Live History, this show was filmed using 3 separate
Provision's set was short, and consisted of only 5 songs.
But the entire set has been put up for all of you.
The show is available on You Tube, at Red Square Digital's Official
Channel here: Red Square Digital
This set list features the Brand New Provision songs - "Afraid & When
Everything Dissolved". Provision's Brand New Cover of "The Great
Commandment" by Camouflage!! And the Provision Classics - "A New
Revolution & Crossline"!
If you Love Provision, you'll definitely want to subscribe to the channel
above; if you have a You Tube Account!
Or you can simply favorite the channel as a link, to see the latest videos by
Red Square Digital at your own leisure.
Pre-Production on Album VI Nears the End
I have been informed the Pre-Production for Provision's 6th Official Full
Length Album, is wrapping up within the next week or so. Official Recording
Sessions will begin in August.
Ian Sol and Breye 7x recently sat down with me to discuss how the Pre-
Production was executed differently this time around, and here's what the
lads had to say.
"With all previous albums, we have gone through pre-production in the final
weeks leading up to the official recording of our albums, as was done with
Evaporate, Visualize, and Paradigm Shift. Or the pre-production was done as
the tracks were each completed, and then fine tuned during the recording
sessions as with The Consequence, and A New Revolution. This time we
worked on each song over the course of many different sessions, and over
many months they have evolved. We've taken a break from some of the
tracks, and worked on other tracks. And then returned to all of them at
different times laster on, with fresh ears and new ideas. We've taken our
time. And it's been nothing short of amazing to watch these songs of ours
grow, in a way we have never done before. - Breye 7x"
"This album has endured a pre-production process of 7 months. It wasn't
something we planned. It's just how everything unfolded. And it's the fact
that we plan to give our fans nothing but the BEST! - Ian Sol"
"Album 6 is a huge evolution for us! But it's also the Provision that our Fans
Love! Through and through, it's the essence of what we are. And yet we've
taken it somewhere beyond all previous albums. I am so very honored to be
here in 2017, producing this album with Ian for all of you out there. We
promise you, the wait will be worth every single song!! - Breye 7x"
"Come see us Live! Check out the New Songs "Afraid" and
"When Everything Dissolved" on You Tube!
Get ready for the New Provision!!
We're about to unleash something like you've never felt.
Yet it's been within your heart all along! - Ian Sol"
And that's the Official Word from Provision!
2017 is shaping up to be the most exciting year for Provision since the
formation of the Triad Era in 2010 with Breye, Matt, and Jen.
The New Provision Songs that are featured in recent Live Footage on You
Tube, are just a taste of what we have to look forward to this Fall / Winter!
Stay Tuned to the Official Website here, and be sure to give Provision's
Official Facebook Page a Like if you are not already a fan!
Until the next, always yours in service!
News - 6/6/2017
Welcome to the very first Official Update for 2017!
Provision closed out 2016' with an Exclusive Live Performance in Riverside,
California on Black Friday at Club Metro's Anniversary Party where they put
on an amazing show, featuring their newest song "Afraid" for only the 2nd
And just for the California fans, "Each Second Suffering" was pulled out of
the vault, and for the first time in 11 years, it was played live!
Breye and Ian returned home, and have continued to work on Provision's
upcoming 6th Full Length L.P. while performing their first 2 live shows of
2017' in Austin, Texas; and at home in Houston where they World Debuted
their cover of Camouflage's - "The Great Commandment".
The band is currently in the Pre-Production Stage of their still yet to be titled
Album #6, which they have code named "VI".
2 upcoming live shows in Houston are scheduled for June 10th and July 7th.
So please read on for the latest with Provision, as I am honored to bring you
the News once again, as delivered to me by the band itself.
Provision's First Single from Album #6 now has a Name
The Official Decision has been made! And I am so very proud to be the
one announcing here to the world first, that Provision's Forthcoming New
Single will be called "Afraid".
Afraid was the first song to be written together by Breye and Ian.
The response to Afraid since they began performing it Live, has been
phenomenal. The band feels very deeply that Afraid carries a universal
message. One that is so badly needed in our current world right now.
The Official Release Date of the Single has not been decided as of yet.
But I can relay to all of you, it will contain multiple B-Sides and Remixes.
This will be Provision's first proper single since the release of
This is a Single that every Provision Fan will desire to own!
Provision Live with The Birthday Massacre at Scout Bar
Metropolis Records Darkwave Darlings - The Birthday Massacre
Return to Houston, Texas for their “Under Your Spell” North American Tour!
With Special Guests: Army Of The Universe and Provision!!
This is an All Ages Show, with Doors at 7:00 pm.
Please see the Live Section for Official Flyer and Info.
Advance Tickets are on sale at this link: Ticketfly
This promises to be an Incredible Evening of Darkwave, Industrial Dance,
and Darkpop, as The Birthday Massacre returns to Houston, with Army of the
Universe; and Provision!
Breye and Ian are Honored to be on this bill, and they have something very
special planned for those in attendance.
Album #6 - Code Name "VI"
As conveyed to me directly from the band, the official album track listing and
total track count, has not yet been decided. Breye and Ian currently have 14
songs that are going through pre-production.
Breye wanted me to be sure and relay to all of you, that all 14 of these tracks
may not make the album or the planned Single for "Afraid" as potential
B-Sides. As Breye stated to me "This is the nature of pre-production, and
nothing is ever set in stone."
The band wants to stress how very hard they are working on the new album,
and promise to have it out this year; even though no official release date has
been set. Breye and ian want to make this the Absolute Finest Album that
Provision has ever released!
After 5 years of waiting, the guys feel very strongly in that all of their
devoted and beloved fans; deserve no less than the best!
Breye and Ian have assured me the official release date and info, will be
announced here first. And I promise to bring all of you the news, as soon as
it's made available to me.
It's been a long wait. But if you've heard "Afraid" Live, and you've seen the
new lineup on stage; then you already know what I know. We are all waiting
for something that will be nothing short of amazing!
Provision covers "The Great Commandment"
by German Synthpop Legends - Camouflage
On May 3rd, exactly 10 days before their first show of the year at home in
Houston, Provision posted a live video on their Official Facebook page from
This video featured Breye and Ian, at the helm of the console inside Red
Square Digital, and Camouflage's - "The Great Commandment" being played
in the background; with a simple post headline "Something very cool is
about to happen..."
Over the next week, posts made by Provision on their Official
Facebook Page, hinted at something coming from Provision and
Camouflage. Fans guessed at a possible remix, a tour, or a collaboration,
as Breye and Ian stayed tight lipped in regards to an answer.
On Saturday, May 13th 2017' @ "Electro Vibrations" the answer was revealed
when Provision surprised the crowd with their New Cover of "The Great
There were multiple fans in attendance who filmed the performance on
Facebook Live, and I have it from a good source that Provision was filming
their set with multiple cameras during the evening.
From the comments I've seen online, it was an incredible cover, and fans
were blown away, with some fans stating online "It was the absolute
highlight of the night!"
Breye stated during the event, this cover song will be recorded and is slated
to appear on Album #6. We can only hope this promise remains true, and we
see an official recording of this massively popular club classic by
New Live Video is Online
Breye has uploaded Live Video from Provision's First Ever Halloween Show
last October @ The Alley Kat in Houston, and Provision's First Show of 2017'
in Austin, Texas @ Elysium.
You can find these videos on You Tube, at Red Square Digital's Official
Channel here: Red Square Digital
Be sure and subscribe to the channel if you have a You Tube Account.
Or you can simply favorite the channel as a link, to stay updated on the
latest videos being produced at Red Square Digital.
It goes without saying, the band has been through a lot in the past year.
More than many could probably handle. Provision lost a core member of
7 years, and there was a point that none of us knew if Breye would ever
recover, much less carry on.
No one could have forseen Ian Sol coming into the band, diving in head first
and proving himself not only as a live member, but also as part of the writing
team; with his first co-contribution now slated as the upcoming New Single
"Afraid". How truly amazing this is!
This update is long overdue as is Provision's New Album.
But the strides that Breye and Ian have been making over the past year
since they first performed live as a New Duo in El Paso, Texas; have shown
just how hard they've been working for all of you - The Fans!!
This is going to be a monumental year for Provision!
Stay Tuned to the Official Website here, and as always be sure to go
and Like Provision's Official Facebook Page; as Breye and Ian post there
Until the next update.
Always yours in service.