Happy 2014!

There are lots of exciting things happening for us in Theandric.  So without further ado:

#1. Congratulations to Theandric singer Elizabeth Esqueda who is expecting TWINS this summer!.  Please keep her and her husband in your prayers as they prepare for the most precious gift of life!

#2.  Speaking of new life, do you need to get a new lease on life through improving your health? Theandric guitarist/composer Paul Tiseo was recently blessed with the opportunity to compose music for a workout DVD created by the ladies of Soulcore.   Soulcore is a contemporary core workout strengthening body & soul through exercise and meditation on the life of Christ in the rosary.   To learn more, and to order copies, visit them at http://www.soulcoreproject.com

#3.  And last but not least, Theandric LIVE!  We are going to be performing at a special concert to celebrate the feast of St. Joseph at St. Mary Catholic Church in Pinckney, Michigan on March 19, 2014 at 7:00pm.  We hope to see you there!  Remember, wherever Joseph and Mary are present, so too is Christ!

Greetings everyone!

First of all, let me share our new single “The Dream of Joseph”, featuring the very talented singer Elizabeth Esqueda, with help from Larry Nagel on drums! 

http://soundcloud.com/theandric/the-dream-of-joseph

As I mentioned in a previous post, these songs are primarily acoustic in nature, with an emphasis on vocal melodies.  I continue to find lyrical inspirations from the Sacred Scriptures and papal teachings. 

Meanwhile, I am still trying to connect with someone with a gift for video production to help me create and interesting and inspiring videos to accompany many of the songs from The Door of Faith.

As for studio recordings, we are making good progress, and God willing, we will finish the album in time for an early summer release…At this point I would estimate we have about 7 out of 11 songs complete.   As usual, my responsibilities as a husband and father take precedence over music, but pray to the Lord to bless me with the grace of perseverance. 

Also,  you can now find us on Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/TheandricMusic

And of course, Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/TheandricMusic

May God bless you richly!

Paul

Hello to my faithful and true listeners,

I wanted to give you a short update about progress on the new record, “The Door of Faith”. I have spent the majority of the year composing and arranging the songs, and have come up with 11 songs. I entered the studio in August and have been slowly chipping away at each composition. As my main responsibility in life is to be a faithful husband and father, the recording sessions have to take a backseat to my family’s needs. As for the songs, I’m really excited about how things are sounding thus far. I’m chomping at the bit to share them with you, but I’m not quite there yet. My perfectionism prevents me from revealing anything before I determine that the music is the best I have to offer. Nevertheless, I am working towards the goal of sharing the first single, “The Dream of Joseph”, in time for Thanksgiving, and I hope to have the full album completed in time for Advent and Christmas season. Pray for me!

As I mentioned there are 11 songs i’m working on right now for the record. Here’s the tentative tracklisting:

1. Come to Me
2. The Dream of Joseph
3. Rich in Mercy
4. The Same Body
5. The Door of Faith
6. Our Father
7. Ave Maria
8. Glory Be
9. Annunciation
10. Burning Furnace of Charity
11. I Saw Water

In the meantime, I hope you are excited as I am about the Year of Faith starting 11 October 2012! I thought it was a good sign when I read through the Holy Father’s reflections which he gave before the opening of the Synod of Bishops, and he used one particular word:

Therefore, it is important to always know that the first word, the true initiative, the true activity comes from God and only by inserting ourselves in to the divine initiative, only by begging this divine initiative, will we too be able to become – with him and in him – evangelizers. God is always the beginning, and always it is only he who can make Pentecost, who can create the Church, who can show the reality of his being with us. But, on the other hand, however, this God, who is always the beginning, also wants to involve our activity, so that the activities are theandric, so to speak, made by God, but with our involvement and implying our being, all our activity.

So when we are carrying out the new evangelization it is always cooperation with God, it is in the togetherness with God, it is based on prayer and his real presence.

Don’t forget, we’re on Facebook too!  Click the FB icon to the right to be in touch, New Media style…

Hello all,

We have enjoyed the positive responses to the “Up the Irons” song and EP. Most of you appreciated the tongue-in-cheek tribute to Iron Maiden and understood the humor. Some of you appear to be die-hard Janick Gers fans. At any rate, we love you all. You are all God’s children, even if some of you are misguided.

In August, Paolo Tiseo and his wife welcomed their second child, so things have been quiet as of late. Actually, let me correct that – it has not been quiet at the Tiseo household. Instead of loud amplifiers, the sound of crying and giggling babies can be heard.

But do not fret. Plans are underway for a full length THEANDRIC release in 2012. The album will be a faithful and true example of Theandric’s sacred metal sound. Think Deep Purple meets Opeth meets Bach in the cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. In the meantime, thanks for your good vibes and support. Stay Faithful and True.