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September 2023

On October 20th, halovox will release a new EP, "Scarlet Moon".

Starting next week, and leading all the way up to the release, I will be sharing a "song of the day" covering every project I've been involved in as a band member, guest vocalist, or remixer.

It will be a fun musical trip down memory lane as we revisit everything that has led to the new songs. It's also an opportunity to show my appreciation for everyone I've worked with as they have all contributed to my ongoing evolution.

Thank you for your friendship and support!

All the best,

Frank
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Song of the day Monday, September 18th: "Someone Else's Eyes" by Brand New Idol

I'm really excited to start this journey of revisiting songs as we countdown to the release of the new halovox EP, "Scarlet Moon", on Friday, October 20th.

In the late 90s I began writing my first songs and I put several demos on mp3.com. Jonathan Litman asked if he could share my music with a friend. As a result, in October of 1999, brothers Kris and Tim Heireth were going to help me produce my song "Silent Whispers". While working on the song we hit it off and I joined Brand New Idol. "Someone Else's Eyes" was already in progress and I helped write the verse lyrics and sang lead on it.

Prior to appearing on Brand New Idol's debut album, the song was featured on the "Data Structure" compilation released by Grinding Into Emptiness and the "Bangs... Sounds of the 80s (Goth Version)" compilation released by Serious Vanity Music to benefit RAINN. It also included our cover of The Smiths' "How Soon Is Now?". Thank you, Dana Detrick of Serious Vanity!

Brand New Idol's debut album "Still Beautiful Falling Apart" was released in November of 2001. All of the songs on the album charted in the top 5 on the New Wave and Darkwave charts on mp3.com. I hope at some point the album will be available again. I'm grateful for my time with Tim and Kris. I learned a lot, participated in creating music I'm proud of, did my first live performances, and music went from being a hobby to something that I worked on more seriously. Please check out Tim's new project, The Lonely Death. Album cover art & photography by Anna Heireth.

New Wave Chart Highlights
#1 "The Lonelier You Get", "Your Favorite Disguise"
#2 "Never Again", "The Notorious Gentleman"
#3 "Someone Else's Eyes"
#5 "Hold Me", "Silent Whispers"

Darkwave Chart Highlights
#1 "Still Beautiful Falling Apart"

The Electrogarden Network Community also voted Brand New Idol "Unsigned Artist of the Year" and "Still Beautiful Falling Apart" was voted "Album of the Year" for 2001.


Song of the day Tuesday, September 19th: "Silent Whispers (Forever Mix)"

This is one of the earliest songs I ever wrote and remains one of my favorites. "Silent Whispers" first appeared on Brand New Idol's album "Still Beautiful Falling Apart". Pretorium produced an epic 9-minute remix that was unfortunately never released.

I loved what David Lilja had done and with his kind permission I incorporated his Pretorium tracks and recorded new lead & backing vocals for this version that closed out the debut halovox album. Pretorium would later produce another great remix for the halovox song "iGod" which appeared on the "Retrospect" compilation album.

A reviewer on Amazon wrote "Some songs are so melodic and melancholy like "Silent Whispers (Forever Mix)", it defies categorization. Just think of Vangelis meets Depeche Mode! (5 stars)".

Favorite lines:
Never hiding, always showing
Never dying, always growing


Song of the day Wednesday, September 20th: simulator - "The Ghost Of You"

I had been a fan of simulator and I was very excited and honored when Ross invited me to collaborate with him. I was drawn to the tracks "Division" and "Revelation" and wrote lyrics for the versions that would come to be titled "Divided" and "Revelation (Epiphany Mix)".

We also collaborated on a completely new song called "The Ghost Of You". I shared lyrics I had written and Ross composed music that perfectly complemented the words.

Favorite lines:
I see your shape in every shadow
I suppose I always will


Song of the day Thursday, September 21st: The Echoing Green - "Fall Awake (Catcher in the Rye Mix by halovox)"

I'm so grateful to Todd Durrant of A Different Drum & The Echoing Green for giving me the opportunity to produce my first remix. I really enjoyed working on this and it was a great learning experience. Joey Belville's lyrics reminded me of Holden Caulfield's desire to save the children which is why I dubbed it the Catcher in the Rye Mix. This was the first official release by halovox and it came out the year before the debut halovox album.

I completed the remix while I was working on halovox songs "Deception" and "Retrospect" and you can hear a lot of the same sounds being used in the remix.

Todd would later request a remix for Provision and also included halovox on A Different Drum's "State of Synthpop" collection. I am grateful for the role he played in my musical growth and for introducing me to so many other great artists.


Song of the day Friday, September 22nd: "Retrospect"

There's so much that I love about this song. That fast synth riff that appears in the opening, throughout the verses and then at the end. The backing "oohs" in the bridges. The chorus synth melodies. The breakdown narration that addresses the questions in the first two lines of the song. It starts off with a slower feel and then a change of percussion gives the illusion of speeding up. I always enjoy performing this one live.

"Retrospect" hit #1 on the Electrogarden Top 40. "Retrospect" was also featured on A Different Drum's massive 6 CD "State of Synthpop" collection. Hard Wired wrote "'Retrospect' is another winner, a mid-tempo grinder capping an excellent trifecta of tracks (Deception/Worthy/Retrospect)" on the debut album.

Favorite lines:
Would I change anything if the hands of time would allow me to?
And if I could change everything what kind of world would I wake up to?

Interface, Kevin Lux, Veeohla, and Adrian Halo (Machines With Human Skin) all created great remixes of this for the "Retrospect" compilation album. I have an unreleased remix that I may eventually get out there as well...


Song of the day Saturday, September 23rd: "Fresh Out"

This is one of the first songs I wrote for the debut halovox album. The synths feel like waves and it has some of my favorite vocals... The bridge line "but I don't think that there's any words" with the backing "to save us now" coming in over it. The harmonies in the second bridge for "and I cannot understand why you insist on these games we play". I also love the strings in the outro.

"Fresh Out" reached #9 on the New Wave charts of mp3.com.

Favorite lines:
Love is so cruel and so is time
You were so cruel and so was I


Song of the day Sunday, September 24th: "Disintegration"

This is another one of my favorite songs from the first halovox album. I love the moment when the bass, strings and drums all come in together at the first bridge section, the piano break after the first chorus, the almost whispered pleading vocals - I'm so happy with how this came out. I've never done this one live, but I want to at some point.

"Disintegration" reached #1 on the New Wave charts of mp3.com and #3 on the Electrogarden Top 40 chart.

Favorite lines:
Please don't turn your back and walk away
Have you nothing to say?


Song of the day Monday, September 25th: Provision - "Each Second Suffering (halovox mix)"

In 2004, A Different Drum requested a remix for Provision. halovox remixed "Each Second Suffering" which appeared on the limited edition of Provision's album "Visualize". I had so much fun with this one. Thanks again to Todd Durrant and Provision for this wonderful opportunity to remix a great song!

Please be sure to check out Provision's most recent release, "Still Afraid". It's an epic 20-track dual single with lots of great remixes, b-sides and two awesome covers you won't want to miss. I can't wait to hear what Provision releases next.


Song of the day Tuesday, September 26th: "Everybody Lies"

The title and opening track from the second album and a favorite to close out live shows. It's one of the more industrial flavored tracks and it all started with the bass line groove. I always liked how the guitar solo in "Shout" by Tears For Fears repeats with the second time being an octave higher, so I did that with the solo on this song. I like the subtle supporting synth melodies in the chorus sections.

Hard Wired wrote “The album sets its stall out straight away as the opening title track gets into its stride with its jaunty rhythms being complimented by strong sequencing as well as some excellent synth leads in the middle eight. It’s the sort of track you can’t help but get swept up in".

Skope Magazine wrote “With their second album Everybody Lies, halovox brings the seductive sound of urban risk and venture. Throughout the album, halovox has borrowed industrial echoes from a bygone era to create an ultra-modern, utterly urban aesthetic – intelligent, unpredictable, and dangerous.”

Thank you Adrian Lustica for the amazing CD artwork!

Favorite lines:
There's always a new lie to try
To pull the wool over our eyes


Song of the day Wednesday, September 27th: "Foolish Slave"

One night after a show in NYC all of the bands jammed on stage together and I came up with a bass line I really liked. I didn't want to forget it, so I recorded it as soon as I got home and later built the song around that. I like the way the early verse vocals sound subdued, but later get more aggressive with the guitars. There's definitely a NIN influence on this. There's real electric guitar, some screaming vocals in the outro and if you listen carefully in the last chorus, you can hear my Gollum impersonation when I'm shouting the words "fool" and "slave". I haven't done this one live yet, but I really want to.

This was one of the last two songs written and recorded for the debut halovox album and it showed some strong songwriting growth over the course of the album's creation.

A reviewer on ReGEn Magazine wrote "'Foolish Slave' combines more hard samples and sounds to bring a more energetic and less pop edge to the album, giving it some variety." Another one from Hard Wired shared "for me, it's when this harder side is given free reign, as on 'Foolish Slave', that brings out the best in his music." Vaylon did an awesome remix for the "Retrospect" compilation album.

Favorite lines:
I won't be a pawn
In these sadistic games you play


Song of the day Thursday, September 28th: "Fly On The Windscreen" (Depeche Mode cover)

I had no intention of including a cover song on the debut album. I was working with an idea and the sound and feel of it reminded me of one of my favorite Depeche Mode songs, "Fly On The Windscreen". Once I made that connection, I could no longer hear it as an original song and proceeded to do the cover, solely for my own enjoyment. I loved dissecting the song and trying to identify all the unique melodies and supporting parts. I also knew that getting the backing vocals right was a must. The process of having such focused listening gave me an even deeper love for this track as I discovered things I hadn't heard or fully appreciated before.

I really enjoyed working on the song and I was happy with how it came out, so I decided to release it. It's a little faster than the original, but other than that, I kept it very close to the original version. I've performed several Depeche Mode songs live over the years, but not this one. Perhaps someday...

The Muse's Muse wrote "Right in the middle, they handle the one cover on the disc - that of Depeche Mode's 'Fly On The Windscreen' - and although it's almost identical to the original, halovox comes out slightly ahead with a punchier version." Cage23 wrote in Industrial Nation "Check out their powerful and danceable cover version of 'Fly On The Windscreen'."


Song of the day Friday, September 29th: "Make Me Yours"

The opening track to the debut album and of my early live shows. I had the intro synth part as a fragment from several years ago and built the song from there. I always worried that it was too reminiscent of "The Great Commandment" by Camouflage, but no one has ever called that out. Interestingly, someone told me the melody in the bridge reminded them of "The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley and I can hear the similarity.

I really like the pulsing bass line. The chorus synths are my favorite part - the string and the lead part. There are really cool vocal delays that were done manually and I dig the backing vocals too.

A reviewer on TV TranzMission wrote "Opening track 'Make Me Yours' has a great shot at dance floor play. A good bass line, laid with a great synth structure. The lyrics fit right into the sound perfectly, not aggressive but full of aggressive passion."

Favorite lines:
If I'm the one you love best
Put your lips on my flesh
And make me yours now


Song of the day Saturday, September 30th: "The Hammer"

One of my goals for the second album was to write about more than relationships, sex and death. On "Everybody Lies", I am proud of the growth I showed in terms of lyrics and storytelling. "The Hammer" is one of those songs. The others are:

"iGod" - discusses how social media can drive you away from the real world
"Bowman's Odyssey" - inspired by the Kubrick film, told from Dr. David Bowman's POV
"We Are Alone" - ponders matters of faith and spirituality

"The Hammer" tells the story of a vigilante trying to capture a serial killer. I like the bass line, the buzzing synths and the supporting melody in the verses. The last verse throws in some fun song references to some bands that have been very influential for me - Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb.

Favorite lines:
They couldn't kill or capture the serial killer
And so they called in a new headhunter
And that's why The Hammer's the only man
The only man who can bring down the Lightning Man yeah


Song of the day Sunday, October 1st: "We Are Alone"

The closing track from "Everybody Lies" that asks is it all just random chaos, is there something bigger than all of us, or are we all one? A struggle to make sense of it all. Questions of faith and spirituality. An answer is in the lyricless outro for the listener to interpret as they see fit.

Musically, this song evolved from an old instrumental piece I had created years before. The instrumental was called "Hypnosis" and it was a little bit faster than "We Are Alone". The melody from "Hypnosis" fit the verse sections, but I needed to create the chorus section. The instrumental ending is the same as the first "ending" of "We Are Alone" with the lines "and that's the secret of life..." before the brief pause and the instrumental outro. I purposely chose to add bells to the solo and ending as an allusion to churches. The instrumental outro removes the bells (and bass) to focus on the choral voices and percussion.

Hard Wired wrote “We Are Alone” rounds things off on a downbeat but nicely reflective mood although the memorable big finish makes for a fitting climax to an excellent album that no synthpop lovers will want to miss."

Favorite lines:
And we sit here in our collective ignorance
And we make judgments that have no real significance to the rest of the world


Song of the day Monday, October 2nd: "Just Like Me"

I was listening to "Kathy's Song" by Apoptygma Berzerk a lot at the time and it definitely influenced this song. The main synth part is randomly entered notes step recorded and I like the way the bass bounces. This was a fun part of my early live shows.

Favorite lines:

You're going to leave this all behind
For somebody just like you
Someone who's cruel and deceitful
Somebody just like you

And what you'll never find is
Somebody just like me


Song of the day Tuesday, October 3rd: "It's Not Me It's You"

Every time I go to a concert I find myself thinking, "I wish I was up there". It also inspires me to work on new music. In this instance, I had just seen Nitzer Ebb on the Industrial Complex tour and I went home wanting to make something loud with stomping beats and that's how "It's Not Me It's You" was born.

It's definitiely one of the more industrial flavored songs in the catalog. With the exception of the chorus, the vocals have a subtle backing vox sung an octave higher. I kept the arrangement pretty open with mainly just drums and bass until the chorus synth comes in. This was a live show favorite for a while. This is also the shortest halovox song, clocking in at a quick 3:09.

Favorite lines:
I want to show you my heart you want to show me the door


Song of the day Wednesday, October 4th: "Awkward Silence"

This song was the result of an improvised joke in the middle of the first halovox show. One song had ended and there was an unusually long pause and I quipped, "That was called Uncomfortable Silence".

Thinking about it later, I thought it would make a good topic for a song. Then came the idea of being with someone and knowing it's over because you have nothing left to say to each other and that led to this sad and dreamy lullaby. There is a light reverb over the entire mix which really helped the atmosphere. This is the only halovox song without any percussion.

Along with "Foolish Slave", it was one of the last two songs written for the first album and I love how they are so different from each other. A reviewer on Gothic Paradise wrote it "brings the dreamy, dark and sullen elements as it gradually grows and lilts along with the soft deep vocals layered over the wistful electronics."

Favorite lines:
In a war of wordless violence
We're casualties of our awkward silence


Song of the day Thursday, October 5th: "Grind"

This was a fun one to work on and came together very quickly. It's basically one note throughout the entire song, with just the chorus providing some variation, and no chord changes. There are also no melodies or multiple note chords. I also enjoyed doing a vocoded backing vocal in the chorus. Add in some sexy sounding samples and the song was done. I tried not to overthink it and I believe the whole thing was written in a week or so.


Song of the day Friday, October 6th: "Always Around You"

Thematically, the album "Everybody Lies" is a collection of songs about deception, debauchery, anger and disappointment. In the midst of all that, a tender synthpop ballad emerged that remains a favorite. Although it started out as a straightforward love song, it's meaning evolved for me and it became the whispered message of a ghost to the lover they had to leave behind.

The Dossier created a fantastic remix for the "Retrospect" compilation album.

Favorite lines:
If it was up to me I'd still be there when
You open up your eyes


Song of the day Saturday, October 7th: "Bowman's Odyssey"

"2001: A Space Odyssey" is one of my favorite films. It is stunning - the marriage of music and image is pure cinematic perfection. The song is written and sung from the perspective of Dr. David Bowman and trying to imagine his incredible existential journey.

I love this song because it is lyrically different from the usual things I write about and tied my love of music and film together. I also really enjoy doing it live. Kevin Lux did an amazing Kraftwerk-esque remix for the "Retrospect" compilation album.

Favorite lines:
I hope I'll find my way home soon
Don't leave me cosmically marooned


Song of the daySunday, October 8th: "iGod"

This is my commentary on the evils of social media and another live show favorite. I really like the catchy chorus on this one. I love the remix that Pretorium did of this song for the "Retrospect" compilation album.

Skope Magazine wrote “The album’s most intriguing track is “iGod”. Its lyrics address one of the most pressing questions of our modern world: Does technology do more harm than good? Here halovox has given a voice to those who perceive a spiritual barrenness in our ever-more-simulated days of rising technology.” Hard Wired wrote “Another plus is the excellent “iGod” which makes some fine points on the whole social networking thing whilst having a superb chorus that sticks in your head long after it’s finished.”

Favorite lines:
The more connected you think you are
The further you’re actually drifting apart


Song of the day Monday, October 9th: "Stalker"

I started in the middle on this one as the percussion break, bass and strings part came first and the rest of the song was built around that. It was partly inspired by the break in the middle of "Happiness In Slavery" by Nine Inch Nails. I like the bass line, which was recorded while manually twisting some knobs to give it some variation and the swirling synths in the chorus sections. This was a favorite to do live.

Hard Wired wrote "Stalker" shows that halovox is "not afraid to get a bit creepy, as the mechanical backing & sassy melodics compliment the chilling lyrics”

Favorite lines:
I had no business climbing into her bed
Her eyes were on fire as she stared and she said


Song of the day Tuesday, October 10th: "Mr. Wrong"

I really love the energy of this right from the beginning and it's a lot of fun to do live. Lyrically, it's very tongue-in-cheek and intentionally uses horrible pickup lines and cliches. Musically, there are a lot of parts I really like. The chorus melody, the riff that starts the song off, the bass line, a vocoder via the Korg Triton for "what's your name, what's your sign, do you come here often?"

Skope Magazine wrote “...halovox evens the gender scales with the ensuing track “Mr. Wrong,” which quickly drops a vicious beat. Seconds later, wildly different sounds are scattering through one’s ear, like particles in some rogue scientist’s atom smasher. 'Once you’re in my bed, I’ll whisper in your ear whatever you want to hear... Are you a model? Well, baby you should be.' These are deceptively profound lyrics that satirize those among us who view courtship as something akin to advertising copy, just reading off a list from some intangible, but instinctively understood, manual on how to get laid, and then scatter, galloping off to the next amorous adventure.”

Favorite lines:
I'll whisper in your ear whatever you want to hear to sleep with me


Song of the day Wednesday, October 11th: "Miss Wrong"

On the second album I wanted to try to do some new things and as part of that I really wanted to do a song in 6/8 time and that's how this began. The song gives a warning about a femme fatale on the prowl from someone who's already fallen prey to her. There's a cool melody in the bridge sections and I really like the kick drum rhythm.

Skope Magazine wrote “Despite the heaviness of the actual music, the vocals are clear; every lyric is accessible. And the lyrics are steeped in cynicism: 'There’s a woman, I know you’ve seen her. Her favorite hobby is wrecking lives... He doesn’t stand a chance. She will leave him empty and wanting more. And the truth is that she just doesn’t care.' (“Miss Wrong”) As sardonic as the lyrics seem, they are sung without any real gloom or malice. The tone is so matter of fact, that it creates a hauntingly detached feel.”

Favorite lines:
She just doesn't care about the consequences of
A nightlife made of sin


Song of the day Thursday, October 12th: "Mask"

This was often the first song of my live set when I was getting ready to release "Everybody Lies". I really like the overall feel of this one. The bass stomping reminds me of the start of Pink Floyd's "Run Like Hell" and the guitar-like opening melody has a Duran Duran vibe. Simulator created a great remix for the "Retrospect" compilation album.

Favorite lines:
After all of these years now all I'm left with are tears
Of regret and confusion
And I cannot believe these things are true


Song of the day Friday, October 13th: "Worthy"

This is one of my favorite halovox songs. I love the vulnerability of the vocals, the weaving synths, the way it all builds to the final choruses. When you've been hurt, it's so easy to feel worthless, but try to remember you are worthy of love exactly as you are right now.

Hard Wired wrote "'Worthy' is one of the bigger surprises, a downtempo ballad featuring Frank's voice at its most mellow. A bigger surprise is that the lyrics work really really well. In the past a song like this would find itself mated to painfully trite lyrics, but this song deftly dodges that trap."

"Worthy" hit #1 on Sloth Radio and A Modern Effigy produced a wonderful remix for the "Retrospect" compilation album.

Favorite lines:
She can tell me that she
Doesn't want me
I know I'll find someone who thinks that I'm
Worthy of love


Song of the day Saturday, October 14th: "The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove" (Dead Can Dance cover)

This is one of my favorite Dead Can Dance songs. As with many of their songs, it has amazing atmosphere and an otherworldly quality that draws me in. I've occasionally included it as part of my live set over the years.

One of the new halovox songs is partially inspired by the feel of Dead Can Dance in that I utilized the sound of the yangqin (a Chinese hammered dulcimer) which is prominently featured in many of their songs.


Song of the day Sunday, October 15th: Vaylon - "Still So Wrong (halovox mix)"

I don't remember exactly how I first met Dan and Ole, but they've been amazing to collaborate with over the years. In 2013, they remixed "Foolish Slave" for me and I remixed "Still So Wrong" for them. I'm thrilled with how both songs came out.


Song of the day Monday, October 16th: "Together" (Camouflage cover)

I love Camouflage and I was very excited to have the opportunity to participate in this tribute album. I thank Vaylon for recommending me.

"That Smiling Face" is my all-time favorite and I have covered it several times in live shows. The boys from Vaylon had already claimed that song for this release, so I chose to do "Together".


Song of the day Tuesday, October 17th: Flying Dark - "No Turning Back (halovox remix)"

After a 4-year break, I had the opportunity to do a remix for Flying Dark, the synthpop project of Joe Ramey and Mike Florio. Joe is a veteran of electronic pop, having released several albums with different groups, while Mike comes from a classic/prog rock background and has four solo albums to his credit.

Thank you, Joe Ramey, for inviting me to contribute to this release. I cannot understate the importance of this project as it re-energized me and got me excited about working on music again. I invested in some new equipment and went back to working on songs that were started after the release of the album "Everybody Lies". The best of those songs became the tracks for the upcoming "Scarlet Moon" EP.

The lead melody was played using the same synth sound I used for the lead melody on the Provision remix of "Each Second Suffering". I always loved that sound. I'm looking forward to hearing more from Flying Dark.


Song of the day Wednesday, October 18th: Second Complex - "Spirit"

Second Complex is the side project of Vaylon's Dan Holte Beck. I was honored when Dan invited me to sing on one of his songs. His Vaylon bandmate, Ole Ulrich Jensen, sings the choruses and I take lead on the verse sections. This song really encapsulated the stress of the pandemic for me, but it has a feeling of hopefulness. "Together we are strong in spirit and in empathy".

Today I'd also like to take a moment to acknowledge all of the talented people who have graciously volunteered their time and talents to join me on stage over the years. Having these amazing people play with me has allowed me to focus on singing and engaging the audience. My sincerest appreciation goes to:

Christopher Freda
Seth Rutledge
Steven Ferraro
Anthony Viola
Adrian Halo
Tristan Stalsby


Song of the day Thursday, October 19th: "Deception"

I'm so excited for the release of "Scarlet Moon" tomorrow. I want to thank everyone who has been a part of this journey and I hope you enjoyed revisiting these songs as much as I did.

"Deception" is the first song I put out under the halovox name and it is still a personal and fan favorite. I love the bass line, lead synth melody and the chorus. The choice of sounds and overall feel was strongly influenced by "Enjoy the Silence". In early live shows I would segue from "Deception" to "Enjoy The Silence". "Deception" is the only song I've performed at every halovox show.

Special thanks to Tim Cody for his support of this song and for having halovox play at Subculture several times, especially the opportunity to open for APB! He also interviewed me twice in studio at WLIR while playing lots of songs from the debut halovox album.

"Deception" was featured on WSVNRadio's "Hall Of Fame, Volume 15" compilation. A reviewer on TV TranZmission wrote that it "caught my attention with the lyrics, again a good bass line and lots of passion in the sound structure. It's the lyrics on this track that makes the song." Hard Wired wrote "'Deception' is an early high point, a compelling dance number with one of the better melodic hooks in attendance."

"Deception" reached #1 on the New Wave charts of mp3.com and #2 on the Electrogarden Top 40 chart. A Modern Effigy, Erotic Elk and Synthetik FM all produced great remixes for the "Retrospect" compilation album. I have another unreleased remix I may eventually put out as well as a slower piano & strings version.

Favorite lines:
You deceive
When all I ever do is love

August 2023

Thank you to everyone who came to see halovox at Ruby Deluxe.

Here is the set list and some video.

Power Rob and halovox take the stage at Ruby Deluxe for an early gig on a Wednesday night! Come for the synths, stay for karaoke!

Wednesday, August 16th at Ruby Deluxe
415 South Salisbury Street Raleigh, NC 27601
Doors 7 PM

Show starts promptly at 7:30 get your tickets here!

May 2023

Thank you to everyone who came to see halovox at the Wilmington Goth Fest. Check out the set list, photos and video!

Please check out the Recommended Friends page! Here you'll find people I admire, bands I have collaborated with or shared the stage with over the years, DJs and streaming shows that halovox fans will enjoy. The newest additions are:

April 2023

halovox is proud to be a part of the Wilmington Goth Fest on April 5th!

halovox will be opening for Solar Fake and appearing with Night Rivals and BurnPit.

Barzarre
1610 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

March 2023

halovox is proud to be a part of the Wilmington Goth Fest on April 5th!

halovox will be opening for Solar Fake and appearing with Night Rivals and BurnPit.

Barzarre
1610 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-2223

Get your tickets from eventbrite

February 2023

halovox is proud to be a part of the Wilmington Goth Fest on April 5th!

halovox will be opening for Solar Fake and appearing with Night Rivals and BurnPit.

Barzarre
1610 Castle Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
910-763-2223

Get your tickets from eventbrite

December 2022

2022 Radio Wigwam Awards announces "Industrial infused synth-pop act Halovox have gained a nomination in the Best Electro Act category."

"The Radio Wigwam Awards 2022 are almost here! On January 19th once again we will reward the very best indie artists from across the globe. This year the awards will be live at The Bedford in Balham, London."

May 2022

May 2022 marks the 20th anniversary of "Enter The Unknown" by simulator (Ross W. Beall).

I had been a fan of simulator and I was very excited and honored when Ross invited me to collaborate with him. I was drawn to the tracks "Division" and "Revelation" and wrote lyrics for the versions that would come to be titled "Divided" and "Revelation (Epiphany Mix)"

We also collaborated on a completely new song called "The Ghost Of You". I shared lyrics I had written and Ross composed music that perfectly complemented the words.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album, Ross has graciously allowed me to share the songs on the halovox YouTube channel.

Please check out his latest project INTER5T4T3

March 2022

halovox is proud to appear on Volume 3 of the Slava Ukraini compilation sampler and 3CD: Slava Ukraini (Digipack) - Part 1. All proceeds go directly to the Ukrainian Red Cross. Available now!
Purchase the download version on bandcamp
Purchase the 3CD : Slava Ukraini (Digipack) here

January 2022

The halovox version of "Together" is featured on the Periodic Table of Synthpop's compilation of Camouflage covers.

November 2021

Second Complex is a Danish synthpop project founded by Dan Beck of Vaylon and his debut album "Therapy" is being released on Friday, November 19th. I have the honor of sharing lead vocals on "Spirit" with Ole Ulrich Jensen of Vaylon.

December 2020

The site has a new Recommended Friends page! Here you'll find people I admire, bands I have collaborated with or shared the stage with over the years, artists, DJs and streaming shows that halovox fans will enjoy. Please check them out!

October 2020

halovox is honored to be a part of Flying Dark's debut single release of "No Turning Back". Thank you to Joe and Mike for their fantastic music and for including the halovox remix!

May 2020

Things are happening... and yes, ALF is my copilot.

February 2020

"Deception" by halovox made its debut on Radio Wigwam!

January 2020

halovox wishes everyone a happy, healthy New Year!

You can now follow halovox on Electroracle!

July 2019

halovox is working on a remix for Flying Dark, the new synthpop project of Joe Ramey (synths, drums, programming, songwriting) and Mike Florio (vocals, keyboards). Joe is a veteran of electronic pop, having released several albums with different groups, while Mike comes from a classic/prog rock background and has four solo albums to his credit. Their debut EP is expected to be released towards the end of 2019.

January 2018
halovox wishes everyone a happy, healthy New Year!

June 2017
halovox Summer Sale!

"halovox" and "Everybody Lies" CDs are on sale for $5!

"Retrospect" CDs are on sale for $10!

January/February/March 2017
Happy New Year!
Progress is being made on the new album.
Several songs are in various stages of production! Stay tuned!

June/July/August 2016
Still writing new material for the new halovox album...

March/April/May 2016
Work continues on the new halovox album...

January/February 2016
Happy New Year! We start the year off with two great features!

First up is SeeDarkly Sunday DisCOVERies, a great series by DJ Xero that highlights goth, industrial, and dark alternative cover songs. For the January 31st installment, DJ Xero has chosen the halovox cover of Depeche Mode's "Fly On The Windscreen" and has also interviewed halovox about the cover.

Next, read an in depth halovox interview on Robex Lundgren's Musik Blogg,
a Swedish music blog that covers bands from all genres.

December 2015
The Camouflage tribute album "The Great Compliment" including "Together" by halovox is available for FREE download!

November 2015
halovox is working on songs for a new album due out in the summer of 2016.

Until then, catch up on past releases now that halovox CDs are on sale for the holidays! Order on Cyber Monday, November 30th through Wednesday, December 4th and standard domestic and international shipping is only 1 cent. It's (almost) free shipping!

It doesn't matter if you order 1 CD or 100, standard shipping, domestic and international, will be 1 cent. Get your halovox CDs in time for the holidays.*

*Standard shipping to USA locations takes about 3 to 10 days for delivery. Standard shipping to international locations takes 7 to 30 days, depending on location and local customs laws.

October 2015
The halovox cover of "Together" for the Camouflage tribute album has been completed and delivered to ScentAir Records. We hope to have news on the release of the album soon. Meanwhile, work continues on new halovox material...

July 2015
halovox can be heard on Apple Music! Sign up for your free three-month trial now!

June 2015
Click below to download 6 Depeche Mode remixes produced by halovox for a 2001 ACIDplanet Remix Contest!

May 2015
halovox can now be streamed on Tidal!

March/April 2015
halovox has been invited to contribute a track to an upcoming Camouflage tribute album. The album is tentatively named "The Great Compliment" and it will be released in late 2015 by ScentAir Records, a Moscow label focused on release and promotion of electronic music. halovox will be covering "Together" from Camouflage's 2003 album "Sensor".

February 2015
Berlin and Defcon teamed up to put together an incredible night! We had a great time and we look forward to playing at another event soon. See the pictures on the Photos page and the set list on the Live Events page.

January 2015
Happy New Year!

On Friday, January 30th Berlin & Defcon present halovox LIVE at The Delancey with Sotvo!

Please visit the Live Events page for full details.

November/December 2014
halovox is working on songs for a new album due out in the summer of 2015.

Until then, catch up on past releases now that halovox CDs are on sale for the holidays! Pick up the 2004 debut CD for only $8! Order on Cyber Monday, December 1st through Wednesday, December 3rd and standard domestic and international shipping is only 1 cent. It's (almost) free shipping!

It doesn't matter if you order 1 CD or 100, standard shipping, domestic and international, will be 1 cent. Get your halovox CDs in time for the holidays.*

*Standard shipping to USA locations takes about 3 to 10 days for delivery. Standard shipping to international locations takes 7 to 30 days, depending on location and local customs laws.

March 2014
halovox is now available on Google play!

February 2014
halovox is now listed on setlist.fm! Click below to view information on halovox shows, song statistics, artists covered and more! Which shows did you attend?

January 2014
halovox has produced a remix of the Tears For Fears classic "Pale Shelter" as an entry to a remix contest on Beatport. Click below to listen!

Happy New Year!

The new album "Retrospect" is available now!

December 2013

halovox is proud to announce the release of "Retrospect". This album is a celebration of the first 10 years of halovox and an opportunity to reflect on the music that has been created and the incredible people I have met on this journey.

I am sincerely grateful for all of the bands and individuals who shared their time and talents to make this release a reality. They have my deepest respect and my hope is that this album will introduce more fans to their music as well. Please click here for the track list and more detailed information about each of the remixers.

Thank you to all of my family, friends and fans for your love and support. Special thanks to Adrian for sharing your creativity and for your constant encouragement through the years. Above all others, thank you to my lovely wife, Emily. You are the most brilliant star in my universe.

With love and gratitude,

Frank

 

 

"Retrospect" will be released soon...

On Thursday, December 19th

WFKU presents OUTSCAPE hosted by DJ Spaz

On this special edition of OUTSCAPE DJ Spaz will be premiering some tracks from "Retrospect"

Broadcast LIVE 10 p.m. - midnight EST

Free to tune in!

November 2013
The halovox Mobile App is now available for free download on the Android app store worldwide! Music, videos, photos, tweets, and much more more as you get the latest on halovox sent directly to your mobile device.

October 2013
halovox is now on Twitter!

September 2013
2013 marks the 10 Year Anniversary of halovox and to celebrate this milestone halovox will be releasing a special album that will contain remixes of songs from both halovox albums as well as some brand new songs currently in production. The album will be called "Retrospect" and it will be released in late 2013. Please click below for full details.

August 2013
In 2003, I started working on the first handful of halovox songs which included “Deception” and “Retrospect”. Around the same time, A Different Drum invited me to contribute a remix for The Echoing Green’s upcoming single, “Fall Awake”. The bass line sound used in “Deception” and the lead melody synth in the chorus of “Retrospect” were used in the “Fall Awake” remix.

As 2013 marks the 10 year anniversary of halovox I will be announcing a special project to commemorate this milestone. More news on that soon Until then, enjoy the first release featuring work by halovox: “Fall Awake (Catcher in the Rye Mix)”

June 2013
It was a great night of Synthetic Convergence at R Bar. See the pictures on the Photos page and the set list on the Live Events page.

On Wednesday, June 12th DeadAudio.com presents: Synthetic Convergence at R Bar with The Mystic Underground and halovox! Please visit the Live Events page for full details.

May 2013
halovox is proud to be a part of Vaylon's remix release of "Still So Wrong". Thank you to Dan and Ole for their awesome music and for including the halovox mix! Looking forward to the release of the full album. Congratulations Vaylon!

Hear it on Spotify!

Track listing:

01. Still So Wrong (Radio Edit)
02. Still So Wrong (halovoxMix)
03. Still So Wrong (D.I.Y. Mix)
04. The Ripper (Original Mix)

April 2013
We had an awesome time at Spike Hill. See the pictures on the Photos page and the set list on the Live Events page.

Evil-Era presents: halovox, Raine Vivian, Ghostfeeder and Blush Response live in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 27th!

Please visit the Live Events page for full details.

Would you like to see halovox play at the Triton Festival in September? Let them know here:

halovox can now be heard on rdio!

December 2012
"Stalker" by halovox is a featured song on Skope Radio this month!

November 2012
halovox can now be heard on the Electronic channel of Earbits Radio!

Earbits Radio offers handpicked music from the hottest independent artists. Join a community of music taste-makers who discover and connect with new bands every day. Over 200 channels curated by their team of experts, played for you commercial-free.

You can also listen to halovox on the free Earbits Radio channel on Roku.

October 2012
Read a new review of "Everybody Lies" by Skope Magazine.

There's still time to vote for halovox in the 2013 Artists In Music Awards.

Click here to place your vote before October 31st to help halovox advance to the judges round.

September 2012

halovox has been nominated for Best Electronica Artist in the 2013 Artists In Music Awards!

The Artists In Music Awards was created to honor and recognize the best independent music artists from around the world.

Click here to place your vote before October 31st to help halovox advance to the judges round.

Artists with the top 5 votes are also eligible for Artist of the Year and Album of the Year honors.

On Friday, February 8, 2013 (during Grammy's week) the Artists In Music Awards will take the stage at the world famous Key Club located on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA.

Place your vote for halovox now and thank you for your support!

 

August 2012

"It's Not Me It's You" by halovox can now be heard on over 700 terrestrial radio stations, 7 internet radio stations and by Galaxy 19 satellite over all of North and Central America on the Broadcast Network For Indie Artists. Listen to halovox and other great music here:

July 2012
halovox can now be heard on Spotify.

Add all your favorite halovox songs to your Spotify playlist and enjoy!

Don't have Spotify? Click below to get it now!

June 2012

halovox is proud to be a featured artist on Israeli radio's "Layla 80" Synthpop Special hosted by DJ Oren Amram on eco99fm.

The show will be broadcast at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9th.

Listen to eco99fm live here

Join the 320,000 listeners to Layla 80 on Icast here

April 2012
We had a great time marching in The Lost Parade!

See the pictures on the Photos page and the set list on the Live Events page.

As always, thank you to our friends old and new for your support and enthusiasm!

Read the first review of "Everybody Lies" by Hard Wired.

Photos from the show at Contempt are available on the Photography page and there is a video of "Deception" on the Video page.

The next halovox show will be at The Lost Parade on Monday, April 9th!

See the Live Events page for full details.

March 2012
halovox will be playing at CONTEMPT on Saturday, March 17th!

January 2012
halovox is proud to announce the official release of their greatly anticipated new album, "Everbody Lies".

The album contains 12 new songs that feature the trademark halovox sound of intelligent and emotional lyrics coupled with danceable electronica that ranges in style from synthpop to industrial.

Featuring live show favorites "Everybody Lies", "Mask", "Stalker", "It's Not Me It's You" and "iGod" the new album showcases the ongoing evolution of halovox.

Available now on the MERCHANDISE page!

I would like to sincerely thank all of the following for their help and support and for keeping the music going for so many of us. I'd also like to give special thanks to my family, friends and fans for your love and support.

Live Show Guest Musicians
Annie Halo - synths, vocals
Kneel Cohn - guitar
Christopher Freda - synths
Steve Ferraro - synths
Victor Auton - drums
Voila Viola - synths

Bands Played With 2010/2011
Durians
Ex Machinae
glamourKings
I, Synthesist
Man and Machines
MC Too Tall
TeknikalDiffikulty

Events & Venues
Absolution
Anti Gravity
Arkham
Berlin
Contempt
Cybertron
Dark Water
Defcon
Incantation
Indenial
The Loop Lounge
Necromantic
QXT's
R Bar
The Red Party
The Redrum Ball
Resurrection
Splice
Stimulate
Subculture
Underworld
Ward 6

DJs & Promoters
Ahmed Adil/Berlin, Underworld
Bruce X. Wells/W.A.R. Music NYC
Angel Santana/City of Dark Angels
Francine Devi/Necromantic
Hi-Fi Hillary/Contempt
Jet Berelson/Cybertron
Matan Gortler/Depeche Mode Fan Club NY
Sir William Welles/New Goth City
Xris Smack/Stimulate
DJ Aengel
DJ Arch-Angel
DJ Ash
DJ Bride of Wire
DJ Cyclonus
DJ Cyn
DJ Dr. Avi
DJ Dreamtrancer
DJ Echo
DJ Ed Fishman
DJ Father Jeff
DJ Ian Fford
DJ Jason
DJ Jeffo Bang
DJ Jeremy Bastard
DJ Jet
DJ Jose
DJ Krieg
DJ Paradox
DJ Partick
DJ Rob Krush
DJ Shell Shock
DJ Shred
DJ Six
DJ Spaz
DJ Stevie C
DJ Swabby
DJ Templar
DJ Tim Cody
DJ Wave
DJ V-Christ
DJ Victor
Todd Durrant/A Different Drum

Visual
CD artwork concept and design by Adrian Lustica
Emily Strange/Strange Photography
halovox logo designed by Howard Kanner
Bonnie Natko Photography
DedGothGirl
Holly Daggers/Wetcircuit
Jet Berelson/Vampire Freaks
Jimmy Webb/Trash Vaudeville
Miria-Sabina Maciagiewicz
"This Is Goth" Documentary
William Murray/Video

Recommended Bands
Ani Called Alpha
Brand New Idol
City Rain
The Dossier
In-A-Sense
Mark Sinnis
Maxx Klaxon
The Mystic Underground
Nekronet
Platform One
Rendon
Revel Hotel
VeeOhLa

Happy New Year!

"Everybody Lies" is currently being produced at the factory and will be available very soon!

Click here for a special preview of the CD artwork.

December 2011
Listen to new song "Always Around You" and check out the lyrics on the MUSIC page.

"Everybody Lies" is in the final stages of mixing and will be available in January 2012!

Hear the latest mixes of all the songs on the MUSIC page.

November 2011
Listen to new song "The Hammer" and check out the lyrics on the MUSIC page!

September 2011
"Everybody Lies" is now being mixed and is tentativley scheduled to be released by the end of 2011.

August 2011
A new demo and lyrics for "Bowman's Odyssey" have been added to the MUSIC page!

July 2011
New photos from the Anti Gravity show are on the PHOTOGRAPHY page. The EVENTS page has been updated with the set list from that show as well.

June 2011
The halovox website has been updated with some new pages! Check out the new VIDEO and MERCHANDISE pages!

halovox will be performing at Anti Gravity on June 22nd along with I, Synthesist and Man and Machines featuring Bella Morte drummer Jordan.

See the EVENTS page for all the details!

Anti Gravity image courtesy of Holly Daggers - thank you!

April 2011
New photos from the Anti Gravity show are on the PHOTOGRAPHY page. The EVENTS page has been updated with the set list from that show as well.

March 2011
halovox will be performing at Anti Gravity on April 6th along with our good friend I, Synthesist. See the EVENTS page for all the details!

February 2011
New photos from the The Redrum Ball show are on the PHOTOGRAPHY page. The EVENTS page has been updated with the set list from that show as well.

New photos from the Berlin show are on the PHOTOGRAPHY page. The EVENTS page has been updated with the set list from that show as well.

Up next, halovox will be performing at The Redrum Ball on February 20th. See the EVENTS page for all the details!

January 2011
Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who made 2010 a great year for halovox! The new CD is being mixed and will be ready soon!

A new demo and lyrics for "Grind" have been added to the MUSIC page!

halovox has several live performances scheduled for February. See the EVENTS page for all the details!

December 2010
The new halovox CD will be called "Everybody Lies" and will contain up to 17 tracks! halovox is excited to announce that Michael Urge of glamourKings will be mixing and mastering the new release! The CD should be available in early 2011, with release parties and shows to follow. More details soon!

Novemer 2010
New photos from the Berlin show are on the PHOTOGRAPHY page. The EVENTS page has been updated with the set list from that show as well.

New demos and lyrics for "The One To Blame", "Miss Wrong" and "iGod" have been added to the MUSIC page!

halovox live in Long Island City @ BERLIN on Friday, November 5th! See the EVENTS page for all the details!

October 2010
Check out the new REMIXES page including links to halovox remixes of Depeche Mode's "Dream On" and "I Feel Loved".

Turnstyle Music Group presents - halovox live in NYC @ The National Underground on Saturday, October 2nd!

See the EVENTS page for all the details!

September 2010
New photos from the Anti Gravity show are on the PHOTOGRAPHY page. The EVENTS page has been updated with the set list from that show as well.

halovox will be performing at AntiGravity @ R Bar on Wednesday, September 8th! See the EVENTS page for all the details!

July 2010
New photos from the Subculture show are on the PHOTOGRAPHY page. The EVENTS page has been updated with the set list from that show as well.

halovox will be performing at Subculture on Friday, July 23rd! See the EVENTS page for all the details!

halovox performed a special private show on July 4th for Tim Cody and friends. Check out photos from the show on the PHOTOGRAPHY page.

May 2010
halovox will be performing on Friday, May 21st as part of the Depeche Mode 30th Anniversary Celebration! See the EVENTS page for full details. In anticipation of the upcoming show, new demos have been uploaded. Hear "Mr. Wrong", "Stalker" and "It's Not Me It's You" on the MUSIC page now!

February 2010
halovox is officially back in the studio to finish up the new CD... more details and preview tracks soon... Also, preview lyrics from the new CD. Read them on the MUSIC page.

January 2010
New photos from the Desmond's Tavern show are on the PHOTOGRAPHY page. The EVENTS page has been updated with the set list from that show as well.

December 2009
halovox will be starting off 2010 with some long overdue live shows featuring new material from the forthcoming new album! First up, Desmond's Tavern on 01.16.10. halovox will be performing with The Swimming Pools, Corrientes and Adams Wilson. See the EVENTS page for all the details!

halovox has made it to general rotation on Jango.com! Go to Jango, search for halovox and create a station! Then add all the other artists you'd like to hear. Enjoy!

April 2009
A new version of "Lazy" is now available for your listening pleasure. Check it out on the MUSIC page. Lots of new songs are in the works!

January 2009
Happy New Year! Work continues on the new halovox CD. It has been a slow process, but hopefully the end result will be worth the wait. Thank you for your patience, support and friendship. halovox wishes everyone a healthy and happy 2009!

September 2008
halovox is now on facebook! Click below to visit and become a fan:

August 2008
Listen to a demo of new song "Lazy" on myspace.com!

June 2008
Rate halovox on RXP 101.9! Tell them you want to hear halovox!

halovox appeared in The WSVNRadio Hall of Fame collection, Volume 15. They are compiling a "Best of" and "Deception" by halovox is in the running. Voting ends June 17th @ midnight CST. Please click on the image below and place your vote:

May 2008

The tentative title for the second halovox CD is "Rise Above", named after one of the new songs. Over a dozen songs have been written and they will be narrowed down to the best tracks for the new release. Frank hopes to get out of the home studio and back into Music Machine Studio soon to record the final versions. Jon Witte will once again be co-producing and mastering the CD.

December 2007
2007 has been a very slow and uneventful year for halovox as personal life has interrupted musical life. Work continues on the second CD which will be released in 2008. Thank you for your support and look for new updates and live shows soon!

January 2007
halovox thanks everyone who helped to make 2006 an unforgettable year!

Special thanks to DJ Tim Cody and APB for having halovox participate in APB's historic return to Long Island!

Special thanks to The Case of Gretta Conners for having halovox open for their first show!

You've been asking for halovox shirts and they're finally here:

Order yours now!

And most importantly, be prepared for some new halovox music!

December 2006
halovox is proud to support APB in their first performance on Long Island in 15 years...

Click here to listen to the WLIR radio ad.

The show is selling out fast - order your tickets now!

Purchase tickets here:

See the EVENTS page for all the details! Click here to see photos from recent halovox shows!

November 2006
halovox live in New York City!

halovox will be performing at DJ Shred's Depeche Mode Party Sunday 11.05.06.

See the EVENTS page for all the details.

Here's a little halovox Halloween treat for your listening pleasure:

Right-click and choose "Save Target As..." The Overlook Hotel

September/October 2006
Work continues on the new material. Listen to a demo of new song "Everybody Lies" on myspace.com!

halovox will be collaborating with The Case of Gretta Conners on a video for "Everybody Lies". More details soon!

Also, please visit halovox on SoundClick.com to hear an alternate demo version of "I Won't Disappear". All halovox songs can be heard on SoundClick.com.

July/August 2006
Work has officially begun on the next halovox release!

Listen to demos of new songs "I Won't Disappear" and "We Are Alone" on myspace.com!

June 2006
halovox interview on Subculture Live Sunday, June 11th - 10:30 p.m. to midnight

Next live show will be at:

halovox returns to Subculture for an evening of synthpop! See the EVENTS page for all the details.

New LIVE photos on the PHOTOGRAPHY page!

April/May 2006
Come see halovox LIVE for the first time in 2006! On Friday, April 28th halovox is proud to support the debut multi-media, sensory overloaded live performance of The Case of Gretta Conners! See the EVENTS page for all the details.

January/February/March 2006
The Electrogarden Network is back online! There are a lot of fantastic artists on there with a lot of great songs. Please check them out, including halovox!

October/November/December 2005
halovox wishes everyone a happy, healthy and safe holiday season filled with love, laughter, friendship and, of course, music.

September 2005
Did you miss the halovox interview on WLIR's Subculture Live show on Sunday, June 26th?

Download the interview here.

August 2005
There is a new halovox interview online at The Anything World. Click on the Interviews section and then scroll down. There are also great interviews with Anything Box, Front 242, Gareth Jones, Information Society, Nukleon, Provision and more! Special thanks to Matthew Willis.

 

"Worthy" by halovox is currently number 1 on the New Artist Radio Top 40 Chart. Special thanks to Joe Ramey and all at New Artist Radio.

 

New photos have been posted from the Subculture Live interviews on WLIR and the most recent live show at Subculture.

Special thanks to DJ Tim Cody and all at Subculture for making the halovox show such a great success. Next month the Subculture Live interviews from WLIR will be available for download...

July 2005
halovox will be performing live on Long Island on Friday, July 29th at Subculture. Admission is FREE and the show gets underway at 9:00 p.m. Check out the EVENTS page for all the details.

Did you miss the halovox interview on WLIR? We're doing it again - halovox will be making a guest appearance and will be interviewed on WLIR's Subculture Live show on Sunday, July 24th at 9:00 p.m. EST.

WLIR broadcasts on 107.1 FM.

Not in New York? Stream it live here:


halovox is proud to have "Retrospect" included on A Different Drum's "State of Synthpop 2005" compilation available now!
halovox has been reviewed in Industrial Nation. Get your copy now and check out the latest REVIEWS.

June 2005

halovox will be making a guest appearance and will be interviewed on WLIR's Subculture Live show on Sunday, June 26th at 9:00 p.m. EST. The show is hosted by DJ Tim Cody who hosts the weekly Subculture party at Molly Blooms. Tune in to hear halovox on the radio!

WLIR broadcasts on 107.1 FM.

Not in New York? Stream it live here:

halovox is proud to have "Retrospect" included on A Different Drum's "State of Synthpop 2005" compilation. A Different Drum's description of the compilation:

This huge collection of modern synthpop features 90 songs by 90 different bands, ranging in style from retro-style synthpop, to futurepop and industrial dance, as well as the new electro (electroclash) sound, and more. We prefer to call it all "synthpop", showing all of the genre's variety in sound, style, and mood. This instant library will allow you to explore many bands with little effort and at a low cost, providing more than 7 hours of listening pleasure!

Several new reviews of the debut halovox CD have been posted. Read the latest REVIEWS.

May 2005
halovox is excited to be part of the lineup for ELECTROFEST 2: SYNTHS ARE GO! at Rare on Friday, May 20th. Check out the EVENTS page for more details.

halovox track "Retrospect" will be appearing on an upcoming compilation called State of Synthpop 2005. More details soon...

Several new reviews of the debut halovox CD have been posted. Read the latest REVIEWS.

March 2005
halovox and Xero/G will be playing at Alchemy @ CB's Gallery on Monday, March 7th. Check out the EVENTS page for more details.

halovox and Dark Eden will be playing at Albion on Saturday, March 12th. Check out the EVENTS page for more details.

Several new reviews of the debut halovox CD have been posted. Read the latest REVIEWS.

February 2005
Special thanks to Lee Sobel of Lo-Fi Entertainment for putting together the New York Synthpop Festival. The night was a fantastic success for all involved. Thank you to all of the bands and all of the fans who made this night possible.

halovox was prominently mentioned in The Aquarian on 01.12.05 as part of an article on the New York Synthpop Festival. Click here to read the article. Special thanks to Doktor John.

halovox was mentioned in the New York Daily News on 01.13.05 as part of an article on the New York Synthpop Festival. Click here to read the article.

halovox and Eisdrive will be playing at The Loop Lounge on Thursday, February 17th. Check out the EVENTS page for more details.

Several new reviews of the debut halovox CD have been posted. Read the REVIEWS.

Janaury 2005
Happy new year! Start the new year right with two halovox shows in January...

halovox will be performing at Synergy @ Rare on Tuesday, January 4th.
halovox will be part of the lineup for The New York Synthpop Festival on Friday, January 14th @ Rare.
See the EVENTS page for all the details.

halovox music is now available through iTunes. Download the entire album for only $9.99 or individual songs for only $.99. Don't have iTunes? Download iTunes now by clicking the banner below.

Several new reviews of the debut halovox CD have been posted. Read the REVIEWS.

December 2004
As 2004 comes to a close, I'd like to once again state how much I sincerely appreciate all of the love, support and friendship I have received from everyone. I'd like to give special mention to Seth Questor of Xero/G for sharing his time and talents. Be sure to keep an eye and ear out for the new Xero/G CD.

CDs have been sold to fans throughout the United States, England, France, Germany and Japan. The CD has had exposure and coverage in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal and Sweden. Several college and commercial radio stations and internet stations have added halovox to their playlists. To request halovox at a station near you, please visit the LINKS page and click on "College Radio", "Independent and Commercial Radio" and "Internet Radio/Video/mp3" for stations and sites that play halovox.

It has been an incredible year for halovox and I look forward to 2005 with enthusiasm. There will be more live shows, a compilation appearance and, as soon as possible, some new songs. And now, the latest news...

halovox live in 2005 - The lineup for The New York Synthpop Festival has been finalized. Freezepop will be the headline act. Bands start performing at 8:00 p.m. in the following order:

01. Design/Build
02. Eisdrive
03. In-A-Sense
04. Xero/G
05. halovox
06. Freezepop
07. Brand New Idol
08. The Mystic Underground
09. Platform One

halovox will also be performing at Rare on Tuesday, January 4th.

See the EVENTS page for all the details.

Several new reviews of the debut halovox CD have been posted. Read the REVIEWS.

Photos from the Loop Lounge show on 09.30.04 and the Albion Batcave 10.09.04 show have been posted on the LIVE PHOTOGRAPHY page.

November 2004
halovox will be part of the lineup for The New York Synthpop Festival on Friday, January 14th at Rare Nightclub in New York City. Also confirmed Xero/G, Eisdrive, DESIGN/BUILD, In-A-Sense, Brand New Idol, The Mystic Underground, DJ Volitans and DJ Arimos. More details soon...

Several reviews of the debut halovox CD have been posted. Read the REVIEWS.

Special thanks go out to the following individuals, radio and internet stations for their airplay, coverage, and support of halovox:

KDIC - Evan (RPM Director)
WCWS - Amy Latalladi (RPM Director)
KEOS - John Roths (Music Director)
KGFN - Adam Paul
WMCN - Nick Spangler (RPM Director)
KKFI - Ben
WMUC - Alex Scott (RPM Director)
KSMR - Erin Donnely
WPMD - Richard Rangel
KTEK - Bill Weiss (Music Director)
WPRK - Selena Moshel (Music Director)
KUPS - Jason Miller (RPM Director)
WSVNRadio - Hall of Fame Volume 15
WUSR - Kyle McGee (RPM Director)

October 2004
See halovox LIVE Saturday, October 9th at Albion Batcave in New York City.
Check out the EVENTS page for more details.

"Foolish Slave" is currently being featured on the Open Mic program on All Songs Considered.
Go there now and rate "Foolish Slave".

Check out a new halovox interview on Grave Concerns.

Read REVIEWS of the debut halovox CD.

Special event - halovox 1 hour live internet interview on Artist First Network. The show will feature songs from the debut CD as well as a live interview. You can interact during the show by sending your questions/comments to request@artistfirst.com. This special event is confirmed for Wednesday, October 6th at 9:00 p.m. EST. Mark your calendar now!

Special thanks this month to Chris Nuccitelli @ Sloth Radio for his support. Listeners of Sloth Radio rated "Worthy" as the #1 song as of September 16th. Check out Sloth Radio to hear some great music.

At the bottom of the EVENTS page all halovox shows are now listed along with the set list for that show. For easier access, the LINKS section has been restructured.

September 2004
Special event - halovox 1 hour live internet interview on Artist First Network. The show will feature songs from the debut CD as well as a live interview. You can interact during the show by sending your questions/comments to request@artistfirst.com. This special event is confirmed for Wednesday, October 6th at 9:00 p.m. EST. Mark your calendar now!

Response to the debut CD has been overwhelmingly positive with sales in the United States, Japan, Britain and Germany! Thank you to everyone who has purchased a copy. The CD is now available from:

Several reviews are in the works including Connexion Bizarre , Culture Asylum Magazine , Chain D.L.K. , Electronode , ReGen Magazine , Synthpop.net , TV TranZmission (plus a new interview) and Wetworks Electrozine.

Photos from the July 23rd show at Lickwed have been added to the PHOTOGRAPHY page. Next live show, Saturday, October 9th at Albion Batcave. See the EVENTS page for more details. More live shows are being scheduled.

August 2004
The long awaited self-titled debut release from halovox is finally available! The CD contains 14 songs and over 70 minutes of innovative and passionate synthpop/electronica and includes the tracks "Deception", "Make Me Yours", "Save Yourself", "Foolish Slave", "Retrospect", "Worthy" and a breathtaking cover of the Depeche Mode classic "Fly On The Windscreen". Try before you buy - preview all of the songs on SoundClick.

The CD can be purchased from A Different Drum and CD Baby for only $10.

Digital distribution coming soon!

SPECIAL THANKS

This release would not have been possible without the love, support and friendship of my family, friends and fans. I am sincerely grateful to have all of you in my life.

Christopher (never misses a show) Freda, Lyric Freda & Erin Allen
Frank & Jeanette Freda - My wonderful and supportive parents
Nadine, Rich, Lisa, Jill & Ryan Wieber - Thanks for your love and support
Kim, Jimmy & Jarrett Spara - Thanks for your love and support
Barry & Christine Kalmaer & Fred Johnson - Thanks for your love and support
Harold Kalmaer & Lorraine Cummings - Thanks for your love and support
Adrian Lustica & Jeanette Thompson - Thank you for your friendship and support
Dave & Sue Marcone - Thank you for supporting a non-Van Halen band!
Jayson Levine - Thanks for your enthusiasm, support and friendship
Mike & Barbara DiSunno - Mike, you always said I could do it - thanks for the encouragement
Paul Costello - Thank you for your friendship and support
Howard Kanner - Thanks for the great logo and CD art design!
Monika & Rafal Podgórscy - My good friends and fans
Alan Ray - Thanks for your support, friendship and the great remix!
Ross & Leah Beall - I started as a Simulator fan and gained two special friends
Seth Questor & Vicky Angell -Thanks for the live support, photos and all you've done for halovox!
Jon Witte - My engineer, my producer, my teacher, my friend
Lisa Wysocky - My sweet soul sister Lulu
Sharon (Giggles) & Paul Turner - I'm not in Kansas, but you are - we miss you!
Jonathan Litman - Thanks for getting me started!
Anyone I may have forgotten - thank you for your support and forgive my memory lapse...

July 2004
It's almost here! The CD is currently being mastered by Jon Witte at Music Machine Studio in Hackensack, NJ. Two new tracks are online - listen to "Worthy" and "Just Like Me" at SoundClick.

halovox has just completed a remix of "Each Second Suffering" by Provision. The remix will appear on a bonus disc that will accompany Provision's forthcoming album "Visualize" to be released on A Different Drum.

As the CD release approaches I would like to acknowledge some people who have helped spread the word about halovox. Some are old friends and some are new, but they are all appreciated for their enthusiasm and kindness.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PROMOTION FELLOW MUSICIANS AND FRIENDS
Althea/Alchemy A Modern Effigy (Jeff)
Bob Westphal/The Shape of Things To Come Alan Ray
Chris Nuccitelli/SlothRadio Blind Before Dawn (Davi)
Dana and all at Serious Vanity Music David Lilja
DJ Anat Dawn The Dignity of Labour (Kirk)
DJ Bone (Brian Hampton) The Echoing Green
DJ Darktide/FuturePop Radio Eisdrive (Xian)
DJ Ed/Flashback Alternatives I, Synthesist (Chris)
DJ Jet/VampireFreaks.com Morado
DJ Tim Cody/Alternative Sounds The Mystic Underground (Vlad & Ben)
Dresden Black/Wintermute Radio Nukleon (Dan)
Gabe Preda/New Music Radio Network Platform One (Nigel)
IPM Radio.com Provision (Breye, Leslie & Carlos)
Jacob Bogedahl/Gothic Paradise Q*Ball
JAG/TopSynthPop Simulator (Ross)
Jason Baker/Synthpop.net Xero/G (Seth & Vicky)
Josh Miller/New Music Radio Network  
Laura Ammons/The Dark Zone LABELS
Oscar Bravo/New Wave Radio A Different Drum/Todd Durrant
Rev. Jayme and all at Culture Asylum Magazine Nilaihah Records/Kristy Venrick
Viktor Ortega and all at Korova Ninthwave Records/Dave Richards

 June 2004
There is good news and bad news about the debut halovox CD. The bad news is that it will be available by the end of July instead of the end of June. The good news is the reason why the release has been delayed - at the last minute, two new tracks were written and recorded! The CD will contain 14 tracks and over 70 minutes of music! The tracks include 12 original halovox songs, a remixed and updated version of "Silent Whispers" and a surprise cover song. The songs were recorded at Music Machine Studio in Hackensack, NJ and are currently being mixed there. All of the lyrics for the CD are now available on the MUSIC/LYRICS page.

Until the CD comes out, check out a new track - "Make Me Yours" and more at SoundClick.

Special thanks to Viktor and all at Korova for having halovox play at the Korova Milk Bar in NYC on Monday, May 3rd. Also, special thanks to Chris from I, Synthesist for inviting halovox to perform with him at Trash in Williamsburg, NY on Thursday, May 13th. There are photos from both of these shows on the PHOTOGRAPHY page. Thanks to Viktor for the great photos. Special thanks to Seth Questor of Xero/G for playing live with halovox. Please check out Xero/G and I, Synthesist for some excellent electronic music.

Check out the EVENTS page for information on future halovox performances.
Next show: Monday, August 23rd in NYC with Xero/G. There is also a NJ show in the works for June and there will be an e-mail announcement once that is confirmed.

There is a new review of the halovox promo CD by Jason Baker who writes, "The sound quality is excellent, and Frank's vocals are just as perfect as always." Read an excerpt on the REVIEWS page or the entire review on Synthpop.NET.

May 2004
A lot of progress has been made on the album and the CD is still on track for a June release. Recording of the vocals is almost complete and mixing and mastering will be completed in May. The debut release will contain at least 12 songs.

Special thanks to Gabe Preda of New Music Radio Network and DJ Tim Cody for hosting the first halovox show at Molly's II in Amityville on Saturday, April 24th. There are two photos on the PHOTOGRAPHY page.

Special thanks to Seth Questor of Xero/G for playing live with halovox. Please check out Xero/G for some excellent electronic music.

Check out the EVENTS page for information on future halovox performances.
Next show: Monday, May 3rd in NYC.

In case you missed it last month, check out a new halovox interview by Culture Asylum Magazine. Special thanks to Rev. Jayme of Culture Asylum Magazine.

March/April 2004
halovox is proud to announce that "Fresh Out" was a featured track on the first New Music Radio Network webcast which made its debut on Saturday, March 20th. You can hear "Fresh Out" and future New Music Radio Network webcasts on Flashback Alternatives. Special thanks to Gabe Preda and Jason Baker of New Music Radio Network and DJ Ed of Flashback Alternatives for their support.

This month halovox releases a remix of "Deception" by A Modern Effigy. Check it out on the MUSIC/LYRICS page. A Modern Effigy is a synthpop/darksynth/darkwave band from NYC. The AME debut album is still on schedule to release sometime this year and promises to be worth the wait. I've heard some of Jeff's work and it is very well produced material that is not to be overlooked. You can also find official AME remixes on Neuropa's "Born", Gebrauche Musik's "Precursor" and Pool Waitress's "Diving Bored". You can find more information on AME by visiting the official A Modern Effigy website or by e-mailing Jeff at info@amoderneffigy.com.

Jeff of AME said, "I've known Frank personally back when he was in BNI, and his solo work is fast becoming very polished. The halovox debut album will surely be nothing short of fantastic, and I'm happy to contribute to this fresh new project. He and his music are definitley poised to make quite an impact on the synthpop scene."

Also new on the MUSIC/LYRICS page are the lyrics for three new songs nearing completion, "Make Me Yours", "Waiting, Watching, Wanting" and "Worthy".

January/February 2004
I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday and a happy, healthy New Year.

Check out a fantastic review of halovox by Culture Asylum Magazine.
Special thanks to Rev. Jayme of Culture Asylum Magazine.

halovox has been busy writing and recording new songs for a full-length CD due out this summer. Until then, I will be sharing some remixes that have been produced of the halovox songs that have been released. First up is the Alan Ray Remix of "Deception" available on the MUSIC/LYRICS page. Alan works out of his home studio in Texas and strives to work as a professional songwriter and/or producer. His influences include Pet Shop Boys, Dead Or Alive, Army Of Lovers, Erasure and Stock/Aitken/Waterman. Alan said, "I wanted to do a remix of "Deception" because it had a great melody and I thought Frank's voice would sound terrific against an orchestral background." You can hear Alan's original works here.

Now that both mp3.com and Electrogarden are gone, halovox can be heard directly from the MUSIC/LYRICS page on this site. Also on the MUSIC/LYRICS page are the lyrics for two new songs nearing completion, "Just Like Me" and "Save Yourself".

Special thanks to the following Live365 stations for their promotion and support of halovox:
The Dark Zone
New Wave Radio
SlothRadio
Wintermute Radio

SPECIAL NOTICE TO BANDS HALOVOX LINKS TO:
If halovox links to an outdated link (especially mp3.com or Electrogarden) please send me a new URL to link to.

November/December 2003
Now that mp3.com is gone, halovox can be heard exclusively on Electrogarden.

Now available only on halovox.com: Intervox - Over & Over Again (halovox mix). Download it now from the REMIXES page! Special thanks to Jeff of Intervox and Neil of Hand Held Halo Productions.

halovox has been invited to appear on several compilations due out in 2004. More information will be posted as it is available.

The most recently released halovox song, "Fresh Out", reached #9 on the New Wave charts of mp3.com!

October 2003
Check out the latest halovox song "Fresh Out" on Electrogarden.

Remixes of "Deception" have been produced by A Modern Effigy and Alan Ray. Intervox is in the process of remixing "Retrospect" and Simulator will also be producing a remix of a halovox song (the song has not yet been determined). Stay tuned for more information...

halovox will be producing a remix of "Over And Over Again" by Intervox and "Samui" by Blind Before Dawn.

Tired of looking for great synthpop? Check out "State of Synthpop 2003". This fantastic 5 CD set includes some of the best the scene has to offer including songs by:

The Echoing Green "Fall Awake"
Intervox "One Is"
Intuition "Two"
The Nine "Control"
Neuropa "Beyond Here and Now"
Nukleon "Lucky"
Null Device "The Sad Truth (7D3 remix)"
Simulator "Illusion"
Wave In Head "Emotional Machines"

This awesome compilation was put together by A Different Drum and several other synthpop labels including Ninthwave Records, Nilaihah Records, Alfa Matrix, Cohaagen Music and many more.

September 2003
Check out the latest halovox song "Retrospect" which hit #1 on the Electrogarden Top 40 chart on Friday, September 5th.

Read the very first halovox interview on Top Synthpop. Special thanks to JAG for continued support and enthusiasm.

Chart news: "Disintegration" reached #1 on the New Wave charts of mp3.com on Tuesday, July 29th and also hit #3 on the Electrogarden Top 40 chart!

Special thanks go out to Bob Westphal, host of The Shape of Things to Come on 89.1 WFDU-FM. His show airs every Sunday evening from 6 - 9 p.m. EST and can be heard live over the internet. Over the last month Bob has been spinning halovox! To listen to the live broadcast over the internet, click here.

Special thanks to SLOTHRADIO for regularly playing halovox!

Special thanks also goes out to In Perpetual Motion Radio. They have been spinning halovox every Friday night. You can listen to their past shows over the internet on the IPM site.

There have been some updates to the site lately. The LINKS page has been separated into two areas: BAND LINKS and LINKS. There is also a new REMIXES page that will list any remixes produced by halovox.

July 2003
The second halovox song is now available. Check out "Disintegration". "Deception" hit #2 on the Electrogarden Top 40 chart! Be sure to check out the other artists on Electrogarden as well. Due to overwhelming support, "Deception" reached #1 on the New Wave charts of mp3.com on Thursday, June 26th.