Sunday, September 30, 2012

On Cliché

Lordy I've had three bowel movements before 9 today. What?

As a rock composer, I can say that I dislike cliché guitar riffs and that I will never use them, but the truth of the matter is that I'd be nowhere without them.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

New Leatherhorn LP

My friend Sean Jerns's Bellingham, WA-based black metal band Leatherhorn has finished recording and mastering a new LP.

They've posted three songs on their Bandcamp page, as of this writing. Check them out.

Fully awesome, brutal, modern metal that doesn't suck.

Sean and I used to play guitar together, and I know his style. So trust me when I say he's one of the two most brutal black metal guitarists I have ever worked with. The guy can fucking hit 1/16th notes on a 184-bpm, 8-minute song, without stopping, no problem.

Him and I were a guitar duo, and we wrote two long-ass songs together. Total prog black metal. Often I couldn't keep up with him. His strength on guitar is brutality--mine is technicality. We complimented each other very well.

Those songs were never recorded, regretfully. Maybe I should take care of that.