Friday, March 23, 2012

No artist profile today

Been cooped up in my garage for twenty of the last twenty four hours recording like a madman. Probably wont be finished doing so till Sunday or Monday. I'll most likely  do a profile next Thursday, because eon Friday I have a dentist appointment.

Stay Metal my Friends.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Artist Profile: Exhorder

    Apologies for the lack of posting this week, had a wisdom tooth pulled and haven't felt much like doing any typing.

     Your regular programming after the break...

Friday, March 2, 2012

Introducing Weekly Artist Profiles

Took a bit of time off, my father had an emergency appendectomy so I didn't really feel all that much like posting.

On to the purpose of todays entry; Every week (until I run out of good bands to profile) I will take both myself and you the reader on a journey through a band's entire career. Sometimes these posts might be multi-week things as some bands I'd like to profile have been around for nearly three decades.

My objective is to introduce the one and a half steady readers here at HeavyMetalBarbeque to good bands that you might have heard of, might have liked back in the day but haven't kept up with, and good bands that you should have heard of. Above all I hope to diversify your musical tastes beyond what you are comfortable with.

Some of the things I hope to include in each week's entry are photos of the band, maybe snippets from magazines and news articles,short run throughs/reviews of each album, Live performances of some songs, and sometimes maybe a recording of myself covering a favorite song, and definitely a list of recommended listening at the end of each article.

If I have some time later today I might do a quickie on an up and comer band, but if not we will begin next week after I've done my research.

Stay Metal my friends.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

So I priced out my dream rig

A lefty Schecter C1 Hellraiser is 800
A Peavey Valveking 100 head is 550
Throw in a speaker cable and footswitch is another sixty bucks
so we come up with 1400 dollars for an almost complete rig.

If I were to add my dream pedals
A maxon od808 is about 130
A MXR ten band eq pedal is 120

All together we come up with about 1800 dollars after taxes and shipping.

It's the offseason in Football and Barbeque

     So I thought I'd go ahead and share some kickass music with my two and three quarter readers here. Keep in mind that this is in no particular order.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

It's like the first day of kindergarten

So lets get to know me a little bit eh?

     I am a twenty one year old guitarist, fledgling sound engineer and master of all things barbeque/grilled cheese. I record covers of my idols songs because to date I have never written a riff that didn't blow ass.  On the other hand, I make a damn fine sourdough grilled cheese, and I've been told that my jalapeno & cream cheese stuffed, bacon wrapped, smoked Tri tip is orgasmic as hell.

 (Above: Perfection)

   I currently work at Bottom's Up Bar/Nightclub maintaining and cleaning the place, great place to work so far. I am currently out of school, but hope to re enter in the summer and fall semesters to finish my general ed. 

     I play a lot of videogames, pretty much since I was able to grasp a controller. I've gone from old school NES to Sega genesis to ps1 and 2 and now an Xbox 360. My favorite game of all time still and will always be Halo 2. That game basically introduced me to online gaming and I made quite a few friends that I still keep in touch with eight years later.

    As I said above I am a musician, more specifically a guitarist. I've been playing for about ten years now, been in a coupla bands during high school with my friends but we always ended up playing the xbox more than practicing our songs.  As I've gotten older, I have realized that if I am serious about this music business then I absolutely need to get in on it now. I don't have illusions of hitting it big and getting a big contract or anything - those days are far in the past. But I do know that music is the only life I can live, so I must find a job that allows me to make a living and also be a part of the music process. 

                              (That's my pride and joy there on the left)

     That is basically me in a nutshell, I'm sure anyone who will read this blog regularly will get to know the inner workings of my mind quite well.