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Kill or be Killed - how about a bit more metal then?

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So we went on a bit of a tour, and we released a bit of an album, and it's been a pretty big year so far for my band. :)  We got some fans on the last tour to bring their phones along and film our set, and I cut the footage together to one of our new album songs. Lots of fun, lots of energy, and lots of tracks in CbB to make it all happen!

 

 Enjoy! :)

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Oh Yeah Tim, lots of energy and excellent musicianship!! I've been a big fan of all your music....any plans to tour the States (Florida has some beautiful beaches)? ;)

Thanks for sharing this!! Checking out YT for more tracks.

Cheers!!

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Cheers, man! :)

We were in the US in 2016 doing the ProgPower USA fest, which was awesome. We'd love to come back but the visa situation is a massive nightmare at the moment. Super expensive and just completely broken in so many ways. We just can't afford to get burned by bureaucracy right now, or that kind of puts an end to anything we do anywhere else in the world, so we're planning to ride out whatever is going on at the USCIS. Hopefully sooner rather than later!

For a bit of context, have a read of this post from Marc from Play America Visas - it's crazy!

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Agree with Mesh LT, really like your stuff. Love your playing. It's some of the best out there. Phrasing is what sets it apart. You sing really well too. Was never much a fan of the real deep throaty sound of most heavy metal. Well the way it went for a while.

Anyway.. great idea to have the fans send in video. It shows the excitement of the show and it translates well in the video!! Good job.

And LT, when this song was first released I listened to it and really liked it, thought it really couldn't get any better. But I listened to the whole album and ya'll have really done a great job. A lot of them towards the end of the cd sound awsome.  Great job and effort.

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Thank you, sir! 🙂 I think we snuck a few good ones in towards the end. I remember when that used to be commercial suicide - put your strongest tracks up front before people get bored and listen to something else - but today in the age of Spotify, it doesn't really mean much now. (Now they listen to ONE song and the algorithm plays them something else 😒)

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Great stuff, Tim. Nice to hear some good old school melodic metal. Everything sounded great.

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Cheers! :) This is our "cliche" song, where we pulled out all of our favourite metal bits and threw them all together. HAHA! It's kinda dumb, but heaps of fun!

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mosh pit barrier lookin' a little flimsy! Love it, especially the ending. You guys are all great players. More venom than the Scorpions.

cheers,

-Tom

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That poor barrier! It was seriously solid too and we're watching the front row just smash it... The security guys are standing on the side going "uhhh... what should we do here? 😐" HAHA!

Cheers for the nice words, Tom! :)

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Awesome😎 the Marshall you're using, is it the JCM 900 with the 1960 4/12 cab? it sounds incredible.

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Tim,

Very cool song, you guys are great players and it looks like you have a lot of fun playing live.   I like this more traditional metal style and your mix is terrific.

 

Regards

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5 hours ago, Old Joad said:

Awesome😎 the Marshall you're using, is it the JCM 900 with the 1960 4/12 cab? it sounds incredible.

Ha, I think most people would be surprised what I really use!

Those cabs were supplied backline, but my live rig is actually an iPod running Amplitube, fed by a wireless pack and going into a 200w MOSFET amp. Front of house is actually fed by a DI directly out of the back of the rig - no mics required. We really just use the cabs on stage as fill more than anything.

It's good to have a rig that fits into the corner of your backpack! 😁

1 hour ago, markno999 said:

Tim,

Very cool song, you guys are great players and it looks like you have a lot of fun playing live.   I like this more traditional metal style and your mix is terrific.

 

Regards

Cheers! :) I dunno how you could go out and do this kind of thing and not have a good time (although I do see a lot of bands take themselves so seriously and just stand there looking boring). I think about 80% of our live show is crappy gags surrounded by the occasional guitar solo...! Haha!

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14 hours ago, Lord Tim said:

Ha, I think most people would be surprised what I really use!

Those cabs were supplied backline, but my live rig is actually an iPod running Amplitube, fed by a wireless pack and going into a 200w MOSFET amp. Front of house is actually fed by a DI directly out of the back of the rig - no mics required. We really just use the cabs on stage as fill more than anything.

It's good to have a rig that fits into the corner of your backpack! 😁

 

Cool sounds great, I work at a casino and the band Styx played there last week,( Tommy Shaw can still play like a maniac ) no amps on stage at all🙃 someone was telling me that Matallica doesn't use amps at live shows anymore either. makes me a little worried about all the unemployed roadies, that's not going to end well🤔

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A great deal of big touring bands now are using Kempers and the like. They sound amazing, especially since they can model your actual rig itself and copy the tone into a less fragile and expensive enclosure, and better yet, you have hundreds of amps at your fingertips, exactly the same each night.

Kempers were just too expensive for me, and since we tend to fly everywhere for what we do rather than packing into a bus (in Australia, it's actually easier to fly to other cities than doing the road circuit like you would do in the USA or Europe), small and light so we don't get killed with excess baggage fees is the ticket. It's scary that my entire rig, wireless and amp included, costs less than a Kemper foot controller pedal board. :|

I still like having amps on stage, personally, even if we're doing a direct feed to FOH. It's nice to feel that rumble behind you, plus for anyone right up on the barrier, all of the DI sound is flying right over their heads through the PA speakers, so it's good to give them stage sound to fill it all in. :)

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On 9/1/2019 at 12:49 PM, Lord Tim said:

my entire rig, wireless and amp included, costs less than a Kemper foot controller pedal board. :|

I still like having amps on stage, personally, even if we're doing a direct feed to FOH. It's nice to feel that rumble behind you

Damn!! That's something I never thought about. Yep them Kemper's I have been hearing a lot about.

And at least one amp, right!!? LOL!!

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Hey, Tim,

Dynamite job on this killer rocker, as always from you guys!👍

Monster, molten-hot song with amazing musicianship and fantastic vocal work, and you did a great job synching up the fan video with the studio track.

Excellent work, brother, spectacular stuff!🤘

Have a good one!
Bob

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Looks like Metal is alive and well in Oz.
Man your drummer has a "busy" foot; I love it (but I guess that is part of the genre).
The energy level is tremendous, made all the more effective by the "breakdowns".
So spot on on some many levels.
Thanks for sharing.

Tom

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On 9/13/2019 at 11:23 PM, DeeringAmps said:

Looks like Metal is alive and well in Oz.
Man your drummer has a "busy" foot; I love it (but I guess that is part of the genre).
The energy level is tremendous, made all the more effective by the "breakdowns".
So spot on on some many levels.
Thanks for sharing.

Tom

Yeah, this is our "cliche" song with all of our favourite metal bits in it - gotta have the relentless double kicks in there somewhere! Haha!

Our stuff tends to wander between well placed singles / accents and crazy fast 16ths on the kicks, much like we might have one song where it's all melodic based playing or another where we're going for the world notes-per-second speed record! Haha! I think I'd end up pretty bored if we had to choose one or the other. :)

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On 9/13/2019 at 6:08 PM, Bob Oister said:

Hey, Tim,

Dynamite job on this killer rocker, as always from you guys!👍

Monster, molten-hot song with amazing musicianship and fantastic vocal work, and you did a great job synching up the fan video with the studio track.

Excellent work, brother, spectacular stuff!🤘

Have a good one!
Bob

Cheers, Bob! I appreciate that! :)

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