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stefan86
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:52 am
Posts: 1010
Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:59 am 
 

Just released a brand new track from the upcoming Soliloquium album:
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droneriot
incelgender

Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:17 pm
Posts: 10498
Location: Spahn Ranch
PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:47 pm 
 

This month I am crossing the 500 Euro mark of income since I started spreading music online. A joke compared to professional bands, but for my type of music that's an awesome threshold to cross.
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Deutschpunk - Why German Punk Rock Is... Different - [A Zero Budget Documentary]
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Ilwhyan
Metel fraek

Joined: Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:41 pm
Posts: 8287
Location: Finland
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:15 am 
 

droneriot wrote:
This month I am crossing the 500 Euro mark of income since I started spreading music online. A joke compared to professional bands, but for my type of music that's an awesome threshold to cross.

That's really good, actually. Congrats! It's a milestone for sure.
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droneriot
incelgender

Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:17 pm
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Location: Spahn Ranch
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:26 am 
 

It's since July 2013 when I first started the Alpha Drone bandcamp. But it's speeding up, the first 250 took five years, the second took one and a half years.

Signing up to CDBaby has done a lot. They upload to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Music, Deezer, etc all the streaming services, always a few cents every day, sometimes more.
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Deutschpunk - Why German Punk Rock Is... Different - [A Zero Budget Documentary]
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aloof
avant-gardener

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:18 pm
Posts: 2509
Location: never neverland, palm trees by the sea
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:07 am 
 

congratulations, making any money from your own music these days is an accomplishment, esp for such a niche artist who doesn't tour (pardon me if I got things wrong on either)... :) if you don't mind me asking, have you paid for promo work? I'm not asking about whatever percentage all those portals and distributors charge/keep as default, but if you've paid anyone to place an ad or make fb posts more visible, for.ex?
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droneriot
incelgender

Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:17 pm
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Location: Spahn Ranch
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 6:14 pm 
 

Going by advertisements I get, I do not trust their targeting at all, so I seek out places to advertise myself. I did pay for a promo thing on last.fm once, years ago, and I think it actually had an effect. It would put the artist in the "similar artists" radio station of selected artists on the site, but I dunno if anyone still streams last.fm radios in this day and age, and the music manager portal seems to have vanished anyway. Probably possible to do something like it on other streaming services but I haven't looked into it yet.
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Why modern black metal objectively sucks
Deutschpunk - Why German Punk Rock Is... Different - [A Zero Budget Documentary]
- (droneriot drinks and rants...)

https://conservativetentacles.bandcamp.com/

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droneriot
incelgender

Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:17 pm
Posts: 10498
Location: Spahn Ranch
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2020 6:42 pm 
 

Amazingly and against all expectations my Youtube channel was approved for monetization just now.
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Deutschpunk - Why German Punk Rock Is... Different - [A Zero Budget Documentary]
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https://conservativetentacles.bandcamp.com/

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droneriot
incelgender

Joined: Sat Aug 28, 2004 1:17 pm
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Location: Spahn Ranch
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:28 am 
 

I'm working on a sequel to Martial Industrial Metal, which has overtaken the Alpha Drone debut to be my most successful release. It will be titled Martial Industrial Metal II (bonus points for creativity) and it will sound a lot more like the title says than the first one does, basically being In Slaughter Natives with riffs and a bit of Wappenbund with riffs.

Also working on a new Alpha Drone song that'll basically be pop music.
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Deutschpunk - Why German Punk Rock Is... Different - [A Zero Budget Documentary]
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https://conservativetentacles.bandcamp.com/

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jfak7670
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:50 am
Posts: 2
Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:52 pm 
 

Currently, I'm looking for a drum throne. Choosing between Tama and DW Drum Workshop. Maybe some of you have already bought these thrones and can share the experience. Here is the review on them https://pickadvisor.org/best-drum-throne/ Both have quite good quality and are promised to be comfortable in use, but anyway real personal experience inspires more confidence.

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stefan86
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:52 am
Posts: 1010
Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:45 am 
 

Just released my third full-length with Soliloquium today. Death/doom metal with a progressive/melodic edge to it. Really happy with this one!

Full-length YouTube stream:


Everything is available on https://soliloquium.bandcamp.com too :)
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The Ardbeg Wizard
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:57 am
Posts: 1036
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:51 am 
 

Raw, primitive black metal:

https://soundcloud.com/erveward/arwe?fb ... _d1-EV4nmY
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MetallicaMegadethIronMaiden
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Posts: 16
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:14 pm 
 

What am I up to as a musician?
I've been playing a bit over 100 days (~3 months) and I am now wondering why my overdrive on my amp is starting to sound more like fuzz.
I'm messing with free-styling riffs and short solos on the spot. I like C# tuning especially. My callouses are starting to become permanent, no more dead skin on my strings :ugh: so doing slides no longer is uncomfortable and feels really smooth, like running my fingers across oil or butter.
I want a new guitar because the one my dad got me is a cheap starter kit from amazon (you might have seen some funny YouTube videos on $1000 amp vs $100 amazon guitar), the company is LyxPro. I am pretty good at tremolo picking, I know my chords, duh, and I can do very quiet tapping. My biggest issue is that I practice sitting down on my bed so I can't play standing up, especially with my worn-out strap. Got a capo in the mail but it was for ukulele so we're sending it back. I'd want to start a band but my friends who play guitar either know one artist or even just one song on bass or they aren't as good as me despite playing for 5 years, 1 year of lessons, and me 3 months, self-taught :P
Feel free to recommend a song for me to play, I'm pretty good at picking things up, I might really change my musical style who knows?

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Subrick
Metal freak

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm
Posts: 8855
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 12:15 pm 
 

My new band just released our first song. Give a listen below if you so desire. The full EP comes out in two weeks.

https://autumnsashes.bandcamp.com/album/vanished
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I'm just perpetually annoyed by Sean William Scott and he's never been in a movie where I wasn't rooting for his head to sever by strange means.

Blacksoul Seraphim Gothic Doom Metal
Autumn's Ashes Melodic Death/Doom Metal

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ShaolinLambKiller
King Asshole

Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:10 pm
Posts: 13245
Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2020 8:29 pm 
 

Subrick wrote:
My new band just released our first song. Give a listen below if you so desire. The full EP comes out in two weeks.

https://autumnsashes.bandcamp.com/album/vanished



good job! the cleans are good. not my particular style. obviously I like the death more. great sound on the drums and everything is tight.

was this that long standing band you had been doing? I know it's been a long time since i've regularly checked or responded here.
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aloof
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Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:18 pm
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Location: never neverland, palm trees by the sea
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 12:01 am 
 

this is seriously good, love the chorus, the vocals and the widdly guitar solo... the mix could be tweaked a bit, i think, but maybe it's a matter or taste... very looking forward to the EP :)
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Subrick
Metal freak

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm
Posts: 8855
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2020 9:14 pm 
 

Very thankful for the kind words!

SLK, this band is only new in the sense that I came up with the idea for it four years ago and the songs have been written for about a year and a half at this point. It's the first band I've done that has no shared members with or direct collaboration from anyone in Sorrowseed or Blacksoul Seraphim. So a roundabout way of saying no, this is not the same band I had been in for so long. I quit that band several years ago, as did everyone else that wrote the music. :P

The EP comes out on May 22nd. The rest of the songs are much doomier and slower than this. This song was meant to be very much like Amorphis, minus the blast beat part, but the other songs are more along the lines of Swallow the Sun.
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I'm just perpetually annoyed by Sean William Scott and he's never been in a movie where I wasn't rooting for his head to sever by strange means.

Blacksoul Seraphim Gothic Doom Metal
Autumn's Ashes Melodic Death/Doom Metal

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ShaolinLambKiller
King Asshole

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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2020 1:22 pm 
 

cool deal. but yea good job!
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Woutjinho
Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:28 pm
Posts: 129
Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:14 am 
 

About to release my latest EP on the 25th of may. Check the link below to listen to one of the tracks. Breakbeat kinda stuff. No metal but every sound effect you hear is from my distorted guitar.

I'm also using Ableton since a few weeks and I like it a lot better than Magix what I've been using the last 7 years. I'm also mastering my slam death metal track which might be part of an upcoming full-length but who knows? A friend of mine is doing the artwork for this single. Not sure when I will release it though but I can't wait to let others hear it.
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Subrick
Metal freak

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 12:53 pm 
 

The full Autumn's Ashes EP just dropped today. Enjoy.

https://autumnsashes.bandcamp.com/album/eulogy
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Earthcubed wrote:
I'm just perpetually annoyed by Sean William Scott and he's never been in a movie where I wasn't rooting for his head to sever by strange means.

Blacksoul Seraphim Gothic Doom Metal
Autumn's Ashes Melodic Death/Doom Metal

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infinitenexus
Metalhead

Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:35 am
Posts: 1895
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 1:13 am 
 

I'll tell you what I'm up to: Finally unbanned and ready to release the new Ashes of Mankind album tomorrow!
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aloof
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Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:18 pm
Posts: 2509
Location: never neverland, palm trees by the sea
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 7:23 am 
 

Subrick wrote:
The full Autumn's Ashes EP just dropped today. Enjoy.

https://autumnsashes.bandcamp.com/album/eulogy


thanks, got it, the pdf booklet is a nice touch, I don't get why more bands don't do it... :/

I wish you good sales and infamy :)
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Subrick
Metal freak

Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 7:27 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 10:02 am 
 

I actually did the math on it, and I'd need literally $666 in sales in order to break even on this record after the Bandcamp fee. Funny how things work out like that. :P
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Earthcubed wrote:
I'm just perpetually annoyed by Sean William Scott and he's never been in a movie where I wasn't rooting for his head to sever by strange means.

Blacksoul Seraphim Gothic Doom Metal
Autumn's Ashes Melodic Death/Doom Metal

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Lord_Of_Diamonds
Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:23 pm
Posts: 237
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:02 pm 
 

I've been perfecting a digital re-creation of the bass synthesizer sound from the new DOOM soundtracks.
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Kommanderhooyah
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:56 pm
Posts: 121
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:58 pm 
 

I released a new demo as I continue writing for proper release with my black/doom project. https://aetherealshrine.bandcamp.com/al ... acies-mmxx
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HviteGuden
Metal newbie

Joined: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:24 am
Posts: 188
Location: Russia
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:01 pm 
 

I've recently released a debut full-length album of my ugly raw black metal spawn https://decompositorum.bandcamp.com/

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stefan86
Metalhead

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2004 11:52 am
Posts: 1010
Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:07 am 
 

Metal Injection is doing a premiere for my death metal band Desolator's new track, pretty neat:
https://metalinjection.net/av/extreme-o ... s-of-habit
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Prigione Eterna
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:43 pm
Posts: 21
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:30 pm 
 

infinitenexus wrote:
I'll tell you what I'm up to: Finally unbanned and ready to release the new Ashes of Mankind album tomorrow!


Hi, infinitenexus! I've been reading your old guide to producing metal again and again, so it's at least partially your fault if my stuff sounds the way it does.
Thank you, anyway! That's a really comprehensive guide, very useful.

P.S. Wait a minute, you were banned in 2014 and unbanned in 2020? What did you do? People who murdered kings have been given more lenient sentences.
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Izmorr
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Posts: 3
Location: Norway
PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:35 pm 
 

Hi, first post on the forums. I just registered.

Tbh I didn't know there was a forum here until recently.

These days we're, in my band, working on our debut release, set for a fall release. No date yet.

For anyone interested to hear we just put up our first track publicly on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/darkathame/the-trumpets-call

For our six-track album there's mostly some vocals that isn't finished, and then the fine editing and tuning of each mix and master.

I'm also working on the cover art.

Cheers

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coupdebleus
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:11 pm
Posts: 20
PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:46 pm 
 

Had an account here a long time ago but spent a long time away from the internet due to work and studies and now I can't even remember what my nickname was.

I'm the dude from Hellige, in case anyone remembers. I was gonna send some of you guys a couple of copies from our demo, but they got "lost" at the post office and I didn't have the time nor energy to go complain and probably arrive nowhere. A similar fate got the foreign-print copies of our split album which got stuck in customs... we never even managed to get a copy for ourselves.
So sorry about that, I'll make it up with free downloads when we release our LP.

Subrick wrote:
My new band just released our first song. Give a listen below if you so desire. The full EP comes out in two weeks.

https://autumnsashes.bandcamp.com/album/vanished


The riffs in Reason are wicked sick man, great job. I'm not so sure I like the way the album's mixed, but it isn't terrible either.

Izmorr wrote:
For anyone interested to hear we just put up our first track publicly on SoundCloud:
https://soundcloud.com/darkathame/the-trumpets-call


Very interesting, love the flow of the music, the structure is very dynamic and catchy.

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