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Greg's side project

Discussion in 'Testament' started by one man, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. one man

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    In 2008 all of us wishing Greg Christian was writing more music were thrilled to hear that he had been working on a side project, called Trinity Fallen.

    Here's an interview (we all know there aren't many with Greg, unfortunately) where he mentions that (at approx. 13:45) and says 80% of the record is written, but he still doesn't have the right people to do it: http://www.captaint.com/talkingmetal/talkingmetaleps237.mp3.

    The name of the project is also mentioned on Greg's official MySpace, which hasn't been updated in a long time: http://www.myspace.com/gregorychristian/music.

    Apparently, at some point a guy named Aaron Michael Brown was (but is no more) involved in the project (sources: https://plus.google.com/116858671007580024875/about, http://www.slipknot1.com/entry/member/TheIncarnate/all/the-incarnate-is-finally-here, http://pl.myspace.com/incarnateunlimited).

    He's the only one who described the music. Here are some quotes:

    - November 20, 2008

    5 months ago, when NB posted a promo video of Greg on YT that guy wrote the following comment:

    (http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?threaded=1&v=C756lGyLBBI)

    I haven't found more information. Does anyone know whether this is going to be another Suicide Shift or there is any chance that this material will be released (Ms. A.)?

    I don't remember this being discussed here. There was a thread about Greg and Jon Dette joining Havochate back in 2004 (http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/testament/148206-jon-dette-greg-christian-update.html).


    As everybody knows Jon was soon replaced by Ron Lipnicki (who is now in Overkill), but Greg managed to record an album with them in 2005 ("Cycle of Pain"). Apparently, they're back together (https://www.facebook.com/HavocHate, http://www.havochatemetal.com/, http://www.myspace.com/havochate)

    Here's some Havochate with Greg for ya:




    Before that Greg and Jon were in a nu metal band called Pushed. There was some media hype around them at that time, but nothing really came out of it.

    In the 90's, after leaving Testament, Greg formed Flange which featured Chris Kontos and Dave Lopez. I remember reading somewhere (many years ago) that he was doing some funk-oriented stuff back then, but was it funky metal or straight funk, was it with Flange or outside, I don't know.

    Anyway, given how incredibly talented Greg is, and being a fan of the songs he wrote or helped write with Testament, I'd love to hear his own music (be it funk influenced or not) - of course done during his time-off from Testament :). Seems like it may not happen soon, though.
     
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    I would love to hear it.
     
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    Hey, you guys have any news about Greggy? That's the last video on YT that he posted and it's been almost a year.



    He's such an exquisite musician, too bad his talents aren't being utilized.

    That band he'd joined that looked pretty promising, Meshiaak that is, is going on without him, but with Jon Dette (BTW, they both were in Testament, HavocHate, Pushed and Meshiaak, partially during different times). They have an album coming up and it may be a good one. Too bad Greggy isn't a part of it. Let's hope that Trinity Fallen project of his will finally materialize.

     
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    Damn I wish he was still a part of this
     
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    Edit: I'm late to the Trauma news it seems. Anonymous has posted it in another thread. I hope Greg makes the best of it.
     
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    Hahaha you're slipping one man ;)

    I hope he manages to stay with this although I'm not the biggest fan of those vocals. Is this the third band in a year?
     
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    Nah, I think it's been more than a year. Time flies. Seriously, Greg should be with or have a bigger band, but this is a decent start.
     
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    Let's hope this leads somewhere for him.
     
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    Really,I mean someone of his caliber should not be overlooked!
     
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    There a heap of people out there that I can't figure out why others didn't use them. Greg would be a stellar addition to any band.
    Joey Belladonna for another. Anthrax member of the big 4 one our best bands at the time and no one on the scene ever approached him to be in another thrash band? Instead he did his thing in NY on a pretty amateur scale. I thought super group the minute they fired him and it never happened.
     
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    Yeah, you're right. With some people it may be the character, but I don't believe that was the thing with Greggy. He was always in the shadow, so maybe didn't have the recognition corresponding with his talent. Besides, he was gone when Thrash was "dead" and when Thrash was coming back, he was pretty much back too. So in between there weren't too many bands he could join. Plus there's the personal issuess he may or may not have been going through. But, yeah, let's hope his career will go in the right direction now.
     
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    I sure hope so!
     

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