Bagpipes, acoustic and electronic, driving percussion, keyboards and guitars combined to create the most daring Rogues album to date, which includes everything from beautiful traditional Breton melodies to original Top 40 and Funk.
This album is dedicated to the memory of our good friend, Jeff "Mayhem" Thompson. The powerful original tune, "The Warrior's Salute," is named in his honor. We'd like to thank everyone in the Rogues family for being so supportive through the good times and the bad... without you we are dust. We'd also like to thank all of our friends and family for the way they keep the faith, keep us sane, and keep us coming home. Likewise, meeting and befriending Frank Thompson and all of Mayhem's family has been the brightest part of a dark year. Finally, we'd like to thank Mayhem for showing us that heroes do indeed walk the Earth.
The Rogues would like to thank Al Cofrin, Klaus Weiland, Richard Kean, Jason Evert, Nick LaGrasta, Zack Goodrick, and Steve Ashley for their musical and creative contributions to this album. We would also like to thank Jack Westmoreland for the use of his many percussion instruments, Jeff Jack for the use of the small pipes, and Ken Knezzick for the doumbek. Thanks also to Andy Bradley, Tyson Sheth, and Sugarhill Recording Studios in Houston, TX, as well as Heritage Studios in Burlington, Ontaio.
Jeremy and E.J. would like to thank Mike Cusack, their piping instructor.
Special thanks to Sharon, Lauren, Leisa and Linda for putting up with us while making this album and keeping us sane through all the late hours. And, of course, thanks to Clarence the studio cat for assisting us on his fourth Rogues album.