New EP “Interrupt” Complete, Due Out in March

Due to the commitment to the soundtrack to Aaron Hobson’s film “The Deep End,” the release date of the new Relic Radiation EP, entitled “Interrupt,” has been pushed back to March. All recording is finished, the final phase is finally underway and moving along. Updates coming soon.

In the mean time you can listen to a couple of rough mixes of two new songs that will be on the upcoming record along with songs from the first two. Playlist is constantly changing so be sure to check it out to hear music you may have not heard before! Updates coming soon.

“The Deep End” Film Released, Debuts at Montclair University Film Festival

The independent film by Aaron Hobson (wrote, produced, and directed the film) debuted at the Montclair University Film Festival. The soundtrack was composed by Relic Radiation (credited to Dan Simoes) This is the first time being involved in doing film music and using many of the instruments that ended up on the final mix. It was also the most challenging endeavor taken up by RR outside of their own studio recordings.

Dan: “In this situation where you have someone who is expecting a certain vision and on top of that a high standard of quality in order to complete their own vision and work of art, I can’t approach a song or go into the studio thinking “fuck it, it’s art, it’s rock n’ roll, I can do whatever I want and I don’t care if anyone else gets where I’m coming from.  But Aaron was very precise explaining what he wanted and it made it a lot more fun and less stressful than I was expecting going into this.”

The entire soundtrack consisted of about 8-12 instrumentals, some of which were cut completely and some of which appear for a few moments during scenes. This is only a 15 minute movie so a lot had to be squeezed in and edited to keep the flow, and the music score had to take the same hit.  Regardless this is a huge achievement and accomplishment for Dan and Relic Radiation and it is very likely the beginning of another path to pursue in the world of music.
Official site of The Deep End’s Producer/Writer Aaron Hobson
Official Facebook for The Deep End film.



Image gallery of the evolution of Relic Radiation.

[img src=]491Ctrl Rm - 2007
Anna Klenocki, the first drummer for Ctrl Rm (Relic Radiation).
[img src=]481Home Studio 2011
Studio at Dan's house where the first two EP's were recorded. The family dog, Sammy sits in the corner of the room by the gutiar amps.
[img src=]401Dan With En Esch/Slick Idiot 2012
Dan playing in NYC guitar for Slick Idiot, on the Slick Idiot 2012 Sucksess Tour, with En Esch, Mona Mur and Ethan Mosley.
[img src=]290Ctrl Rm, last incarnation before becoming Relic Radiation
With Bruno Sulikowski on bass/vocals and Tyrae Stanley on drums. Had a great run with these guys.
[img src=]320Dan in his room during high school, early in Relic Radiations existence.
[img src=]320Mike on stage with his former band, Burning Jersey
[img src=]240Mike again
Mike playing his main axe, his MusicMan guitar
[img src=]270Mike and Burning Jersey playing on Warped Tour
Mike with his old band Burning Jersey playing on Warped Tour at PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey.
[img src=]280Mike and his rockstar sunglasses


Trailer For “The Deep End” Film

Short film “The Deep End.” Soundtrack by Dan Simoes of Relic Radiation. Film by Aaron Hobson. My first attempt at a film score. Be sure to check out some of Aarons other films, he’s the real deal.

New album still being finished up, some delays due to working on the soundtrack. Music finished just needs additional mixing.

Here you can enjoy some songs from the previous two EP’s:

Soundtrack Finished, New Album Nearing Completion

The soundtrack for the film “The Deep End” is complete! Thanks so much to Aaron Hobson, writer/director/producer of this film, for asking Relic Radiation to do the music. It was a challenging and difficult process but a great learning experience and the end result was worth all the anxiety and uncertainty. The film is going to be awesome, I’ll keep posting updates about the film as I get them.

So once again the new album is now the main focus. Then it will be putting together the artwork and packaging and making it available online through Amazon and iTunes, etc. Or you could buy the album directly from this website, that feature will be available in the next update.

All of the songs are written, it’s just a matter of recording the bass, some vocals and lead guitar, mixing and experimenting with additional sounds and electronic instruments and MIDI. One thing is for sure – this will be the longest, most solid recording we have made and contain the most tracks compared to all previous Relic Radiation releases. More updates will come soon as the site continues to be worked on.

Here you can enjoy some songs from the previous two EP’s:

Soundtrack for Indie Film, And New Album Due Out Soon

As you can see the website is under construction and being upgraded into what will hopefully be an improvement over the old site.

Right now the focus is on finishing the soundtrack for an indie film which will be named and info released very soon. We’re finishing up the final track for this soundtrack. Once that is finished, the completion of the new Relic Radiation album will be the main focus and it will be finished before 2015.

Here you can enjoy some songs from the previous two EP’s: