Monday, December 17, 2007

Review Of "Weapons" At

Check out this review of Weapons Of Mass Percussion at
The Process
Weapons Of Mass Percussion
Rating: Four and A Half Stars
Review date:
Detailed review:
The Process is a rock / reggae band from Detroit in the United States of Babylon. The first thing you notice is that this album looks anything but reggae. On the cover a drummer with a scary machine helmet and on the backside of the cover a picture from the band. And guess who’s part of the band? Gene Simmons, the singer from Kiss. Or maybe not him personally but a big fan as he’s rouged (or maybe even “rogued” (insider joke!)).
Seeing that, I thought: what the heck could this be? Sceptically I put in the CD… and was blown away! Literally, of course. The album contains several crucial live played reggae riddims with a marvellous bass sound (not very deep but extremely groovy!) and this Kiss-imitator surely knows how to play some heavy e-guitars which don’t disturb at all. In fact, this might be the first time ever that I enjoy e-guitars. Usually, I’m not a fan of guitars. Maybe, because I failed in learning to play them and instead moved to the bass. ;-)
But anyway, there are 10 tracks on the album + 4 additional remixes. These, I think, could have been left out as well because they don’t add much to the album. But the 10 original tracks are what is important.
It starts right away without any introduction or “warning” with a rough tune called “Rasta Soldier” (radio edit?) with some rock-drums and smooth guitar melodies. The vocals didn’t go to much into my head. Following is the smashing “Osama Forgotten”, one hell of a crucial riddim which I am constantly listening to for many weeks in a row now. I just love the bassline, it drives me mad (in a positive way). A special thing in this song (and also in the following ones) is that there is an extensive use of samples, most dealing with the current American Way of Life after 11th September 2001 and the following events. Listen carefully and learn. You will also have quite some good laughs when you hear Lady George Doubleu Bush speaking. It’s really fun. No, actually, it’s sad.
So, better continue with the CD: “The Logic Probe”, a fast skanky (in the reggaeish sense of the word) tune with some female vocal contribution. Reminds me of 80s reggae played by former punk bands. The good ol’ times for some… “Metatron’s Cube” is next and it’s again deeply grooving with a tough bass, heavy dubbing & FX and killer skanks.
“Tetragammatron” starts again with a nice 80s synth part and then continues with yet another deep groove plus crazy effects. I really like this mix of 80s rock and reggae here. Usually, I would think this cannot be meant serious but well, even I am proven wrong from time to time (this is meant to be a joke, just for the ones who still don’t understand my way of writing; unfortunately you’re in the majority but well…).
“Subsonic Temple”: Upliftment in full effect. Sounds like a contribution from heaven (not the religious heaven but somewhere way above the surface of our more or less blue planet). Good mood music without having to use the clichĂ© of sunshine reggae or similar. Not here, folks. Just serious stuff!
“Vortex 4”: wow. What shall I say ? It kicks off with a heavy metal style guitar intro which is just great. Who would have guessed that I would say such once? But here, it’s true. I feel like Beavis & Butthead when they saw a (for them) good song on TV and banged their heads like madmen. The rest of the song is as groovy as the others with more crazy effects and samples. Until at the end, the guitars come in again. Woah, me love dis!
“Evildoers Stamp’d Out In Dub”: Sh*t! Now they even add celestial blazing horns to their music. I can’t believe it. As Marge Simpson would say: “Now I heard it all.” Positive madness.
And then we have the title track in two parts: “Weapons Of Mass Percussion”. This tune is in a way special because the music itself is not real music. In fact, the instrumental is quite annoying me. But I think that this is wanted because this song has a message. And therefore, the main ingredient are the vocal samples from Bush, “specialists”, TV reporters and whoever. Together, a story is told. A story about how crazy Babylon is. My favourite quotation: “It’ll take time to restore chaos.” Guess who said it? The same one who is afraid of a mushroom-cloud.
OK, this shall be enough about this album. I have to skip back to “Vortex 4” now. It’s been too long since I heard it the last time. *listentoheavyeguitarsnowandhaveawickedsmileonmyface*
The band claims about themselves: “The Process® catalog of recordings crosses barriers and breaks down stereotypes that will keep even the most discriminating listener interested.” While this sounds totally exaggerating as it should be in a self-description, I must say that this time it’s actually true. Even I like the heavy guitar parts and there couldn’t be a more discriminating person against screaming e-guitars than me. ;-)
What shall I say? Well done, mates. And folks, get this album and let it infect you like it infected me. Nuff said.
The album receives 4 and a half stars because the bonus tracks are not so good and therefore, I take off half a star. Get this album if you’re interested in a “different” kind of reggae, too.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Fan Pics From Saturdays Show

These pics are from Saturdays show at Whites Bar in Saginaw.
Thanks to Rocky and Karla for the pics!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

New CD from THE PROCESS Underway!

Work has begun on the new CD by THE PROCESS. The CD of new songs is the groups 7th studio album and the first produced in the bands own studio, as well as studios in London. The album will include collaborations with renowned UK Artist Ghetto Priest and other London based artists.
Stay tuned for more details!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Review: "Weapons Of Mass Percussion"

Music Review: "Weapons Of Mass Percussion" by The Process
by Mitch Phillips

The anticipation of hearing new music from The Process came loaded with expectations based entirely on 2002's "Blood & Bones", a great collection of reggae gems that I put among the best local records I've heard in the past ten years. So I couldn't help but hope for a repeat performance on their 2006 follow-up, "Weapons of Mass Percussion". And a repeat performance is pretty much exactly what I got - just not in the way I expected. -Mitch
Band: The Process
Recording: Weapons of Mass Percussion (2006)
Members: David Asher (vocals, guitar, keyboard, programming, FX), Garrick Owen (guitars), Bill Heffelfinger (bass, keys, programming, stick), Gabe Gonzalez (drums)
Produced by: Gee Pierce & The Process
Mixed by: Gee Pierce & David Asher at UBeU Productions, Saginaw (except track 1 mixed by Lavel Jackson, tracks 12 mixed by Albadore Sound Systems, track 13 & 14 mixed by Gabe Gonzalez)
Mastered by: Horst @ Studio Germany

Expectations & Fresh Ears

Instead of a collection of entirely new songs, The Process offer only one, a gem-worthy opener (albeit a poorly mastered one) called "Rasta Soldier" which easily holds up among their best songs and has already been nominated as a Grammy contender (whatever that means). What's left are thirteen tracks of re-mixes, mash-ups, extended cuts, techno flirtations and "dubs" - almost all of which rely heavily on previously released material from "Blood & Bones" and "Craven Dog" (you can read a review of "Blood & Bones" here). I have to admit being bit confused and disappointed on first spin, but that's because I have no experience with "dub", a sub-genre of reggae that builds on instrumental versions of existing material. According to Wikipedia, dub mixes add percussion and sound effects to 'da riddim' so as to take advantage of bass-heavy sound systems. Singer David Asher says he wanted to do all that and more."I wanted to take a chance on this release and try something brave, something unique from plain old remixes, " Asher explained in a recent message. "Thats why I gave some other producers free reign on some tracks."Those other producers include Albadore Sound System (Flint's own Michael Absher) whose remix of "Run Them Down" reminds me of late-night liquid radio jams and G-Dub's back-to-back Old School and Techno remixes of "Rising Up" which are geared more to the dance-club on Ecstasy crowd.

Techno-Battery Operated Drop Machine

In addition to the various samples and synth patches on nearly every track, electronic drums are featured prominently on this record - as you might expect from the title. That theme reaches its apex on "Weapons of Mass Percussion Pt 2" (track 10) on which drummer Gabe Gonzolas unleashes a battery of synthetic steel, squishy sound-effects and pressure-relieving sighs. Geek t.v fans will appreciate the sonic americana included on this disc, such as drops from Star Trek's Jean Luc, Battlestar Galactica's vocally-challenged Cylons and even a quip from The Transformers. And where else but a dub mix could you find The Three Stooges sharing time and space with what sounds like an auto-tuned Muslim call to prayer? Probably the most unique sample on the disc (visit to hear it loop).

Weaponized Planes And Misguided Aims

Perhaps the most memorable moments for casual listeners will be the haunting voices of 9-11 air-traffic controllers whose voices appear on "Osama Forgotten" (track 2) and "Evil Doer's Stamped Out In Dub" (track 8). Both tracks revive the surrealism and confusion of that strange day when our skies went quiet and our future seemed completely up in the air. But the defining moment of this disc is the title track, "Weapons of Mass Percussion", in which hypocrisy-exposing sound-bytes of George Walker Bush and Donald Henry Rumsfeld are juxtaposed to illustrate their disdain for the truth and the American people. It's a necessary reminder of how scare tactics and outright lies led to the illegal occupation of a foreign country in the name of pre-emption, or regime-change, or liberation, or promoting democracy, or whatever this week's "official" explanation is for that resource-grabbing, treasury-looting, grunt-abusing, civilian-shredding debacle in Iraq. Whatever the reason, you certainly can't pretend it had anything to do with Saudi nationals flying planes into buildings.

Conclusions In Food Metaphor (or "Gimme the usual, Mr. Phillips")

So if the music were a meal, "Weapons of Mass Percussion" would be a stew of choice ingredients borrowed from previous releases and invigorated with fresh, exotic spices, its many flavors only revealed with time and attention. But like most dishes made from leftovers, it's never quite as satisfying as the original feast (with the exception of "Rapdown" which never tasted so good). Though it may not inspire the private highway sing-a-longs I enjoyed so much with "Blood & Bones", in its proper context, say attending to some repetitive task in the privacy of your own room while enjoying your favorite controlled substance, "Weapons of Mass Percussion" will certainly keep you company and add a rebellious flavor to your buzz. So unitl The Process whip up their next fresh batch of songs, which I'm told they're already cooking up in their brand new studio, you can certainly chew on this.

Mitch Track Listing:

1. Rasta Soldier (radio) - great tune but over-driven mix challenges my ear.

2. Osama Forgotten - FAA recordings of Air Traffic Control over Rasta Soldier rhythms and Garrick Owen's shreddings.

3. The Logic Probe - Cylons dub over "Run Them Down" beats.

4. Metatron's Cube - More space-cadet samples over back beats with a promise to challenge ALL terror.

5. Tetragammatron - More Rasta Soldier rhythms under sound effects, synths and samples.

6. Subsonic Temple - Rasta' beat continues while a ghostly call to prayer is bracketed by sci-fi-ish effects.

7. Vortex 4 - Spread The Money" serves as sound bed for echoes and sound effects. Ghostly call to prayer returns.

8. Evildoers Stamped Out In Dub - Midi-trumpets by Stamp'D climb over rasta beats and various synth stabbings.

9. Weapons of Mass Percussion - Direct confrontation of The Big Lie using hypocrisy, humore & hyer-percussive beats.

10. Weapons of Mass Percussion Pt. 2 - Gabe Gonzalez plugs in and goes bananas on the Pintech Drums.

11. Rapdown - (extended mix) Gets me to dancing every single time - even if I'm sitting.

12. Run Them Down - (Albadore Sound System Mix)

13. Rising Up (G-Dub - Old School) percussive, herky-jerky robot dance mix.

14. Rising Up (G-Dub - Techno) hyper-percussive gallop propels this version along a time-lapsed technicolor freeway. Shouldn't forget to mention Michelle Shaw's amazing back-ups on this track.

©2007 Mitch Phillips,

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

THE PROCESS® Receives 3 Contentions in the 2008 Grammy® Awards

THE PROCESS® has received 3 Contentions in the 2008 Grammy® Awards Including:




If you are a Grammy member please support THE PROCESS and cast your vote for us in this years awards!

In 2008 the 50th Grammy Awards will take place on February 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. This will be a milestone for the Grammys and the Recording Academy. Nominations will be announced on December 6, 2007.

Friday, September 28, 2007


Vocalist David Asher of THE PROCESS will be interviewed live on KUCI 88.9 FM Irvine California on the Uptown Top Rankin Show by DJ Big Jim.
The interview takes place Wednesday October 3rd at 11:00 AM Pacific Time, 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. Be sure to tune in!

UPTOWN TOP RANKING has been on the air since the spring of 1997 on KUCI 88.9fm in Irvine, CA. Every Wednesday 10a-1pm PST, U.T.R. brings you three hours of complete reggae music including Roots, Dub, Dancehall, Lover's Rock, Rock-Steady, Ska, and Rockers Riddims including many international reggae artists. The two hosts are dedicated to keeping the audience up to date on the latest releases from the Reggae music genre as well as all of the classic tracks you love.
Over the past two years they have had many crucial on-air interview sessions with reggae greats such as Apple Gabriel , Michael Rose, Donald Manning, Bunny Ruggs of Third World, Mikey Dread, Issac Haile Selassie, Garth Dennis, Selwyn Brown and David Hinds of Steel Pulse, Dr. "Cosmo" Fraser, Fire and Brimstone, Prince Buster, Pablo Moses, Clinton Fearon of the Gladiators & Boogie Brown Band, Half Pint, Lloyd "Bread" McDonald of the Wailing Souls, Lee Jaffe, the legendary producer Jah Man Swaby of 129 Beat St. fame, Ras Otis "Obey Jah" White, Ras Shiloh, Marley's Ital Chef- Gilly Gilbert,plus many Southern California reggae artists including Zema, the Isouljahs, Kurt Mahoney's Roots Foundation, Upstream, and Jah Mark and the Soul Shakers, 420 Band, Badfish, Carribean Pulse, Kyng Arthur, Rascallin and they have interviewed several authors like David Katz "People Funny Boy" Joy Harjo, Norman Stolzoff "Wake the Town", Robert Roskind "Rasta Heart", Lee Jaffe & Roger Steffens "One Love: Life with Bob Marley and the Wailers".

Friday, September 14, 2007

David Asher and Garrick Owen of THE PROCESS® have just received a 2007 ASCAP PLU$ SPECIAL AWARD. The award is given to writer members of any genre whose performances are primarily in venues not surveyed; and/or writer members whose catalogs have prestige value for which they would not otherwise be compensated. This is the 8th consecutive year Asher and Owen have received this cash/recognition award.

Monday, August 27, 2007


THE PROCESS has begun work on a new album. The new release is the groups 8th self produced album and the first produced in our own studio. The album will include collaborations with renowned UK Artist Ghetto Priest and others. Stay tuned for more details!
THE PROCESS is being featured tomight in Spain (23:00 to 01:00) on the Barcelona Guitar Experience radio show. The program in its tenth season also features a long and funny interview to the Marotta-Cides-Orleansky trio (Stick players Guillermo Cides & Irene Orleansky and the Robert Fripp-Ani di Franco-Elvis Costello-Suzanne Vega-Tony Levin-Cher-Peter Gabriel-Paul McCartney's drummer Jerry Marotta).Two songs from The Process will be on air.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Fan Pics From Fridays Show

These fan pics from Fridays show at the Kingfish on the dock were taken by friend of THE PROCESS Chuck Harrington.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Interview With THE PROCESS

Interview With THE PROCESS

Bill Petzold of the Vassar Times recently ran 20 questions by THE PROCESS
Check out Bill's interesting unedited interview in full below:

You always advertise your band as "Detroit's Motor City Madmen of Reggae". Being a native Vassarite, are you ashamed of Vassar (wink wink) or do you just get sick of explaining where the hell Vassar is to people?

Well Bill its actually "Detroit's Rock Reggae Madmen"!
It is true that many people have no idea where Vassar is, even people here in Michigan. When you explain to someone from somewhere else that the band is from Michigan, they automatically say: "OH DETROIT", so it is just easier in terms of imprinting our identity to the world. Plus we have deep Detroit roots. Our drummer Gabe Gonzalez (of George Clinton's P-Funk All Star fame) is from Detroit. We have performed in Detroit hundreds of times and have had dozens of nominations over the last few years in the Detroit Music Awards. We have been featured on two CD compilations of Detroit Music and been members of the Detroit Musicians Alliance. THE PROCESS is also one of the very few bands from outside Detroit to actually win a Detroit Music Award.

(THE PROCESS was voted "Outstanding Reggae/Ska Group" in 2007 and Asher was voted "Outstanding World Songwriter" in 2005).

How many Process members are from Vassar? (You, Bill and Garrick, correct?)

That's correct. Gabe joined six years ago.

Did you start out playing Vassar shows quite a bit? Please give me a little background about your "salad days" in the late 80's in Vassar. If you have any good anecdotes about a good (or bad) show that occured in Vassar. Something funny that happened? PG Please!

One story I can recall is when the band played at the Vassar Theater in 1991, one of our very first shows. Tim O'Brien (the current owner), had (against his better judgment) booked THE PROCESSS and another band. To be fair to Tim, he has always been a big supporter. However, the other band he hated! I'll never forget him poised like a Mantis, standing over the power cables, ready to throw the switch and cut the power! It was a dramatic moment. He was taking care of Business, even back then. I have a lot of respect for Tim and what he has accomplished with the Theater, he has alot of discipline.

When were you featured in the guitar magazines? Dates please.

I was featured in the international music trades, Guitar World (May 2004) and Guitar Player (Oct 95).
(Owen has also been featured on the website. The site includes Owen's lesson and others from GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE and is also available on a CD entitled "365 Daily Doses Of Nutrition", with lessons written by B.B. King, Metallica, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, David Torn, Pat Martino, Jeff Beck, Django Reinhardt, Ry Cooder, Duane Allman, Danny Gatton to name a few of the artists featured).

Please tell a little about the Origin of Pigman?

Lots of people have asked me over time, "Whats the deal with Pigman"? "Pigman" was an old pig farmer that lived on a desolate stretch of local back road near our hometown. He was always surrounded by a pack of barking dogs, everywhere he went, which was only up and down the road. Pigman lived without electricity or running water, in an old trailer in front of his pigpens. Local rednecks from the town tormented Pigman by shooting his pigs from across the river with bows and arrows, driving by his house at all hours honking their horns and by stealing his pigs to roast. He actually was a General Motors Executive who walked away from it all, few people knew that about him."Pigman" eventually died...he was found dead in his trailer by a neighbor. When they did the autopsy, they had to actually cut the socks off of his feet...Despite this, we're sure there was still a spot for him in "Pigman Heaven".

How did the GHS sponsorship come about?

David approached GHS's Chris Walters with our current press kit. Chris took him on a tour of the facility in Battle Creek where the strings are made. The endorsement came shortly after that. GHS is our 4th corporate sponsorship. THE PROCESS is also endorsed by AXIS, PINTECH and SILVERFOX PERCUSSION. GHS/ROCKTRON is a great company to work with and we are excited about the opportunity.

How long have you been a band director?

Twelve years. Three in Davison and nine in Bad Axe.

Please tell about the awards the Bad Axe band has won under your leadership:

We have qualified for MCBA STATE MARCHING BAND FINALS for seven years in a row and finished 4th place in the state in 2004.
The Junior High and High School Concert Band have received first division honors at MSBOA District band festival for the past eight years.
The High School Wind Synphony has received superior ratings at Ovation Music Festivals in New York City, Orlando and Chicago.
Also the Marching Band was featured on WNEM TV 5 in 2004.

Magazines the band appeared in?

I, myself was selected the Michigan representative for School Band and Orchestra Magazine's "50 Directors who make a difference".
The Bad Axe Hatchet Vanguard Marching Band was featured the international magazine "Gothic Beauty" in 2005.

How does directing a HS band compare with performing/writing/programming for the Process?

Teaching 5th through through 12th grade music students can be very rewarding but it is also a challenge from day to day. I attempt to expand their musical knowledge by teaching from many different time periods in history including baroque, classical, romantic and right up to modern day rock music.
Writing and arranging original music for THE PROCESS is very rewarding and also a challenge to expand on new musical ideas. Performing our music live is always very rewarding and enjoyable.

I remember something about you working on a symphony, how did that turn out?

The symphony turned into a single symphonic suite and was performed by the Davidson High School Orchestra in 1998. The actual symphony is not yet completed but I hope to finish it in the future.

How much influence did your dad have as a Vassar band teacher on you becoming a band director?

My Father and Mother were great influences on me as a child. I remember going to many football games and band concerts at Flint Hamady High School when I was young. I got to meet a lot of his students and seeing his marching bands, with the motorcycle through the fiery hoops and the majorettes with the flaming batons! This all inspired me to explore my own creativity at an early age.

What were the dates of Mr. Heffelfinger's tenure at VHS?

He taught at Vassar High School from 1949 until 1964 and moved to Flint Hamady from 1964 to 1985.

Origin of your skeleton costume:

I've been told it is Ethiopian Coptic Priest robe. I found it at a shop called Akebulan on Greenfield Rd. and Seven Mile in Detroit many years ago.

What is the significance of the "military-style" outfits you've worn in the past?

Army clothing is comfortable and utilitarian. I respect the soldier so I wear his clothes.

What kind of charity work has the band done?

Not as much as you might think. We have done Relay For Life Cancer Benefits and we did a benefit for the Red Cross after September 11th 2001. We have also done events against Civil Forfeiture. However, we are open to ideas, so let us know what you have in mind.

Your lyrics are rife with socio/political themes, how has 9/11 and the War on Terror affected what you do?

Well, to be frank, "Weapons Of Mass Percussion" would never had turned out the way it did had 9/11 not happened. I found that I really did not have to comment too much myself. I just let the ghostly voices from the radio and television tell the story of what is happening all around us.

How important is it to be involved politically in trying to affect positive change in the world around you?

Well I would say you do have to be involved in the world around you and work for positive change. I'm a bit fed up with politics at the moment. It seems to me the two parties are like Pepsi and Coke. One is a little sweeter and one has a little more bite but they are essentially the same.

If possible, please compare/contrast Beggar (the song about AIDS) with what you guys did with Weapons of Mass Percussion.

Beggar from 1996's Craven Dog, was (like alot of our stuff), lifted from the headlines. The person in Beggar is based on a story I read in Time Magazine. He was a street person begging for money claiming he was sick. However, he really wasn't sick, just greedy. Then he gets mad when confronted with the truth of his scam..
"Weapons Of Mass Percussion" is literally ripped from the headlines as we used recorded current events to tell the story of the album.

And finally, a softball: what is it like to be a kid from Vassar and play shows in Hollywood and New York?

Really, New York and LA are just like any other towns. New York audiences are a little more freaked out by a band from Detroit. Los Angeles audiences love it more then most. I myself am going to London this fall to meet up with some amazing producers and artists to plan for our new CD. It is our 9th self produced CD and our 1st produced in our own studio. Most of of it will be recorded here and some in London.

Why do you think a group from a small town was been so creative and prolific?

I think people in the Mid-West are so creative because they HAVE to be. I mean you have to find something to do! Ha Ha!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Fans Pics From Saturday's Show

Last Saturday THE PROCESS performed a rare hometown show at the small, legendary local venue Whites Bar. There was much love felt from our friends and fans in the house! Thanks to Bo White and Tim Avram at Whites and our good friends in Stamp'D for sharing the bill with us.

Sunday, June 24, 2007


THE PROCESS has just reissued the live recording
Culled from two radio performances in 1999 and 2001 recorded live in concert on
KXLU FM in Los Angeles.
The CD is the first part of a planned reissue series of the bands back catalog, so stay tuned for futher updates!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


Upcoming Shows:

Jul 5 2007 6:00P David Asher Djs Reggae at the Kingfish 6:00 PM
1019 North Water Street., Bay City, Michigan 48708

Jul 12 2007 6:00P David Asher DJs Reggae at the Kingfish 6:00 PM
1019 North Water Street., Bay City, Michigan 48708

Jul 19 2007 6:00P David Asher DJs Reggae at the Kingfish 6:00 PM
1019 North Water Street., Bay City, Michigan 48708

9:00 PM Saginaw 2609 State St, Saginaw, 48602

Jul 26 2007 8:00P David Asher DJs Reggae at the Kingfish 6:00 PM
1019 North Water Street., Bay City, Michigan 48708

Aug 2 2007 6:00P David Asher DJs Reggae at the Kingfish 6:00 PM
1019 North Water Street., Bay City, Michigan 48708

1019 North Water Street., Bay City, Michigan 48708 7:00 PM

Aug 9 2007 6:00P David Asher DJs Reggae at the Kingfish 6:00 PM
1019 North Water Street., Bay City, Michigan 487086

Aug 16 2007 David Asher DJs Reggae at the Kingfish 6:00 PM
1019 North Water Street., Bay City, Michigan 48708

Aug 23 2007 6:00P David Asher DJs Reggae at the Kingfish 6:00 PM
1019 North Water Street., Bay City, Michigan 48708

Aug 30 2007 6:00P David Asher DJs Reggae at the Kingfish 6:00 PM
1019 North Water Street., Bay City, Michigan 48708

Tuesday, May 29, 2007


The Process The infectious grooves of Detroit, Michigan's renowned rock reggae band The Process continue to gather fans in their wake. Founded in 1989 by vocalist David Asher and guitarist Garrick Owen, and joined soon after by bassist/programmer Bill Heffelfinger, the band's commitment and prowess soon established them as a force to be reckoned with. Currently holding the The Process's grooves together is P-Funk All Star drummer Gabe Gonzalez, who no doubt helped to inspire the title of the band's most recent album, Weapons of Mass Percussion. The band just won the 2007 Detroit Music Award for "Outstanding Reggae/Ska Group." Visit



At the new store you can buy THE PROCESS apparel such as T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, Hoodies and Hats, as well as lots of other cool and creative THE PROCESS Stuff.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


THE PROCESS has just been endorsed by GHS STRINGS! We are excited by this latest sponsorship and look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with GHS, whose excellent products have always been our choice.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Process earns Detroit Music Awards honor

The Process earns Detroit Music Awards honor
Monday, April 23, 2007
The Process, a band that took root in Vassar and often performs around mid-Michigan, received the Outstanding Reggae/Ska Artist/Group honor at the 2007 Detroit Music Awards from the Motor City Music Foundation.
Bob Seger, Iggy Pop, Alberta Adams and Nadir were among other performers who received honors Friday at Detroit's State Theatre.
The Process -- David Asher, Bill Heffelfinger, Garrick Owen and Gabe Gonzalez -- received five nominations in this year's competition. And even though the foundation named Asher the Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Songwriter in 2005, he went into the competition knowing The Process faced strong competition among Detroit-based groups.
The bands latest release "Weapons Of Mass Percussion" has won critical acclaim.

Saturday, April 21, 2007


THE PROCESS was just voted
THE PROCESS would like to thank our friends, fans, families and supporters.
You have stood by us through good and bad times over the years and we would like to express our love and gratitude to you.
The Awards were presented 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at the State Theatre, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit.
Visit The Detroit Music Awards page to view the complete list of official winners .

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Saginaw News Podcast

Catch THE PROCESS vocalist David Asher on the Saginaw News Podcast
"Catch the Muse with Sue At the News". Asher discusses developments with the band and future projects.
Go here:
Catch the Muse with Sue at The News

Saturday, March 03, 2007

THE PROCESS Receives Five Nominations In 2007 DETROIT MUSIC AWARDS

Nominees for the 2007 Detroit Music Awards have been announced and voting is underway.
THE PROCESS® has just received Five Nominations in the 2007 Detroit Music Awards!
Nominations include:
The Motor City's diverse musical talents will be honored once again at the annual Detroit Music Awards, which will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at the State Theatre, 2115 Woodward Ave., Detroit.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Pics from the last show

These pics are from last Friday's show at Clutch Cargos in Pontiac (with Goddesses Of the Veil). They were taken by our long time friend and former drummer Arek Aneszko. This night was Gabe's birthday!

Pete Mossener filled in on Bass for Bill who had the flu!

Congratulations to Arek and Monica on new baby Kyle!