Update on recording a NEW EP

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Well, today was my third recording-writing session for the upcoming hardcore EP that I have been working on with a friend of mine from church. This morning we got together and laid down the drums, bass, and rhythm guitar parts for the third and final song. Now that the bones of this 3 song EP have been laid down, it is time to start cleaning them up by doing a little mixing and mastering work.

After we get that portion completed the plan is to go back in with some vocals and perhaps one last guitar layer (if not that then some synth for added dynamic).

We have no real deadline for the release of this project… as we are mostly just goofing off and having fun with it. With that, as it progresses I will be sure to keep you posted.

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Basic structure of song 2 officially recorded

Well, it looks like this 3 song daethcore EP is actually coming together. Today I spend a few hours with my friend Noah recording the drums, bass, and rhythm guitar for a second song. Only one more song to go and we will be ready to drop some vocals on it. After that, do some mixing… come up with a cheesy doom metal band name and an EP album cover… and call it complete. It has been a lot of fun thrashing out some break downs on the guitar.

More on this project as it develops.

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Noah is pretty much as legit as it gets

Well, after nearly 6 and a half years I have somehow managed to find my way back into a studio recording. You have no idea how good it feels to be laying down tracks again after all this time. One of my friends from church just so happens to be as legit as it comes, and that’s all there is to it.

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I hung out at his house for a few hours today laying the groundwork for a Deathcore song. I had a lot of fun. It may seem silly, but I got a lot of emotional release out of today’s session. Although this is not typically the genre I have recorded and toured in the past, I am extremely excited about this project. Tentatively, right now the goal is to record a 3 song EP and self release it on bandcamp. From there who knows what will happen… all that really matters is that right now we are having fun with it, and that’s what counts.

Here is a little taste of what we laid down. I recommend putting on headphones. My cellphone’s mic recorder doesn’t do it justice otherwise.

Anyway, this dude is my new hero… apart from Jesus of course. More on this adventure as it develops in the near future.

Send Me Home – Digging through Bandcamp

Well, a while back I did a thing. I decided to remove all of the music from my library that was not Christ centered. With that, I ended up trashing more than half of my music. Now that my library is somewhat bare bones I have been itching to find new Christ centered music to fill my iPod with.

With that as my goal I spent about three hours this morning on Bancamp combing through Christian deathcore and hardcore bands. I found more than a dozen that absolutely meet my standard for the genre. But, the thing is… I am also not made of money. I am looking to fill my library for free if I can help it (which is kind of ironic when you consider I used to make a living off of my music). Well, Bandcamp did not disappoint. Rather than get a bit-torrent and steal music, I trolled Bandcamp for bands that were giving away their albums, EP’s, and singles. Although most bands were not doing this I did find 3 albums, one EP, and one Single that sounded fantastic enough to grab.

Of all the Free music I was able to scrounge up this morning, the band Send Me Home really struck a chord with me. If you are into the hardcore scene and are looking for a solid Christian band to check out, their EP – The Struggle, is FREE. I recommend giving it a listen. Hopefully in the near future I will come across a few more gems in the sea of bands littered across the FREE section of Bandcamp. If you have any other suggestions, please let me know.

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