Jason Suecof is arguably one of the most sought after producers in metal today. He’s worked with some of the best in the business: All That Remains, God Forbid, The Black Dahlia Murder, Daath, Job For A Cowboy, and Chimaira, to name a handful. Suecof is currently working in his Audio Hammer Studios down in Florida with Trivium, doing pre-production for the band’s forthcoming album and he says “things are going really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really good.”
But you may not know that Suecof is something of a jokester and before he became such an in-demand producer, he used to have time on his hands and would create spot-on parodies of some of metal’s biggest names. Last year, Jason let me and Noisetwink stream a track called “Shadows Balls” which sounds like an amalgam of every Shadows Fall song in one neat cut.
The songs are something of an insider joke in the metal world; Suecof doesn’t share these parody tracks with everybody. But ladies and germs, Gun Shy Assassin is thrilled and proud to be able to bring you in on the joke. At the tail end of this post, after the jump, Jason has gifted us with Dill Piño, his hilarious tribute to Ill Niño.
Recently, the super producer took some time out of his night to tell us the story behind the song. “It was back in like 2005. It was a long time ago. Me and [a member of a band he worked with] were talking and he was like, ‘We need to make a fake Ill Niño song.’ I was like ‘Alright.’ He was like ‘I’ll write the lyrics and you write the music.’”
And the song was born. The song’s chorus is memorable and the instrumentation, infectious. Warning: You will get the chorus — “You make me feel so real, so fucking unreal/ You make feel so unreal that I feel real” — stuck in your head for at least a day or two.
Apparently, the song did make it to Ill Niño drummer Dave Chavarri. “He’s a killer fucking drummer,” Suecof says. “It was funny; I guess it had gotten around to him, and they were kind of pissed. But then they found out I did it, and he wasn’t pissed. But hey man — I fucking make fun of myself, and my own music. I think that everything that I’ve ever done is jokey.”
So here it is people: Enjoy, thanks to the one and only Jason Suecof. If you see him down there in Florida, you’d better thank his ass personally.
Dill Piño — La Pelea
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