Category: The new band
Posted: Monday, 08 May 2006 02:14
Let me start off with a little annecdote:
Once upon a time people sent real letters and in these letters people used to put flyers (that's old school spam... almost...) marketing demos, zines and all sorts of things for sale.
One time the Swedish death/thrash band Desultory printed a flyer exclaiming their new logo. I remember that flyer to be particulary funny because it felt so weird at that time when everyone just wanted to sell stuff through their flyers.
The headline I just wrote for this blog reminded me of that flyer.
Anyway - annecdotes aside - following the last blog Coldworker now has a logo (finally). Who is the person who will be honered with free stuff and such for creating this piece of art? Actually, no one. The result of the blog didn't turn into the rain of artwork we had hoped for, so semi-desperate we designed it ourselves.
The logo is available at coldworker.com
With that out of the way it's time for another update. We are still in creative more on many levels. We are writing new stuff, we are refining old stuff and we are writing lyrics and adding vocals, so there are pretty much going on at the moment. We are on a three rehearsals/week schedule right now and all is going very well.
The refining part of it all is my little baby. I practically think of the songs all of the time and share suggestions for slight changes - nothing major, just details and such - to the other guys, and so far all the changes we've done have improved the songs. As I've explained earlier, the writing style in the band has changed during these three months the band has been around so to connect the old and new songs better we had to do some changes instead of just leaving the old songs and not use them.
Last Saturday we did a "for our ears only" rehearsal with just two mikes in the middle of the room (you'd be surprised how good it sounds with only two mikes a little compression...) and when I got home and listened to the stuff I felt an enormous amount of pride and positive energy from the songs. I really, really, really love what we're doing with Coldworker right now and it feels so great to hear what five guys who never had played together or hardly knew eachother a couple of months ago can accomplish. It's really amazing!
From a personal point of view - like everything above isn't personal enough! - I'm enjoying drumming more than ever. It's been a real challenge going from the hardcore/grindcore drumming of Nasum to the full blasting death metal drumming of Coldworker. I'm really developing my style a lot playing in this band and I'm becoming a better drummer each rehearsal doing stuff I have never done before.
And the joy of playing with Oskar, Anders, André and Joel is really great. As I have explained in other situations I felt that Mieszko and I had some sort of musical bond when we played together and a year ago I was pretty certain that I would never have that again. And now I have it, and it feels so great.
So life is great right now, and it will be even better soon. You'll see...