Chris Rakestraw began his career in early 2000′s, working at Pacifique studios, and then later, spent almost 5 years at Paramount Recording Studios in Los Angeles, CA, before building and operating Sunset Lodge Recording Studio from 2006 thru 2013.
“I’ve been working in studios and making records for 13 years. I’ve learned a lot, made a lot of records, and met a lot of people along the way. I fucking love making records, and expect a lot out of the artists I choose to work with. If someone thinks they can come in and put down some ragly ass guitar and its good enough, they are in for an awakening. Records may not mean a lot to everyone these days, but ever since I was little, music has consistently impacted my life. Music still brings out the best in me, and I intend to continue giving back to music what I have gotten from it for so long, my best.”
Recent productions include Retox-”YPLL”, Huntress-”Spelleater”, ASG-”Blood Drive””, and Ides of Gemini-”Constantinople”
Previous clients include, Danzig, Parkway Drive, Winds of Plague, Trash Talk, Children of Bodom, Blood Orange, Lemmy, Bad Religion, Bring Me The Horizon, Cass Mcombs, Strife, Marty Friedman and a bunch more. For a more up to date list of clients, look here.