Category: The new band
Posted: Tuesday, 14 March 2006 02:12
It's been a while since the last post but here are some more info about my new band.
First of all, thanks for the overwhelming support we got for our video rehearsals! Lots of kind words have been posted and we're of course very happy about this.
As mentioned in the last post the songs were likely to change after that recording and two of them have. Two remains intact and the others have been slightly rewritten. We have also completed three more songs and work on a few more so we are on a roll right now. The current idea is to complete ten songs and then do some sort of demo recording, mostly for our own sake and to present the band for certain people. There are already a few labels that has shown interest in the band, which in all honesty is a little bit strange since all they've heard is four rehearsal songs with 75% drums and 25% guitarnoise.
Also in the current plans is a few live shows. There are two shows in particular that we are aiming for right now. One before the summer and one at the end of it. More info about that once the details are settled.
A few important questions that emerged in the comments last time were: Do you have a name and who will sing?
First of all: the name - we have a suggestion for a name that seems to be "unique" (at least in the sense that there is no band registered at MySpace with this name!) and has a quite good meaning which goes along with the music and the lyrical direction we want. But there is no need to rush things, we will let this suggestion stay in the band for a while longer and just see how it feels, if it grows or not.
Second: the vocals - the idea is that Anders B will handle the vocals. He wants to do it and he's into it, so now it's just a matter of trying it out. He's been doing a few trys at rehearsals already so we are getting there. The lyrical approach is to be much darker compared to Nasum. We're thinking of exploring the dark sides of the human nature, trying to understand how certain people think and understand why the act as they do. It's a challenge for me personally after 150+ political lyrics. I am more or less drained on that subject.
Last time we wrote about the wish to add a second guitarplayer and that has actually happened. The fourth member of the band is André Alvinzi from Arboga, 30 minutes from Örebro. André is currently a member of Carnal Grief
and has so far done two rehearsals with the band. Things are working out fine and the band now has four songwriters, which of course is extremely exciting when it comes to songwriting.
Here are some shots of the members from the Monday March 13th rehearsal:
Finally a shot that captures the movement of grindcore drumming.
New guy André.
Anders B and Oskar spotting a Bender t-shirt.
The direction of the latest songs can be descibed as more intense and slightly complex. We are pushing the limits right now just to see what we can do and not do. I feel much more confident in my drumming gaining more and more speed each time, so it feels quite good playing grind on a regular basis again!
Next time there might be some new video clips and hopefully an announcement of the name of the band...