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The Official Band/Project/Whatever (yours or anyones) Promotion Thread

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by Jax, Oct 8, 2004.

  1. CantoX

    CantoX Member

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    I'm not sure if you guys will be into this but I'll throw it out there...

    I'm in an acoustic project thingy. I met with a dude and we learned some songs and we play every week outside of the library at university. We recorded a cover and you can check it out. We plan on recording some originals pretty soon:

    www.myspace.com/thepracticeroomband

    I did the editing/mixing so any tips with that or any critique is well welcomed, as long as it's constructive.
     
  2. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Looking forward to some original songs. Whoever is singing in that song isn't wholly unpleasant to listen to although it sounds a little strained. That's the only thing off the top of my head. Otherwise quite good as far as acoustic covers goes.
     
  3. CantoX

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    Yeah, definitely agree. The guy has a great voice but sometimes he doesn't have confidence. Its funny you mentioned strained because he expressed the same emotions after we were done recording. I need to give him some tips or get him in some lessons.. get him a book etc. Hes got the pipes just needs to learn how to control it. Thanks for checking it out! :D
     
  4. No-Mercy

    No-Mercy Feanor

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    hey, i'm in a prog/power band from philadelphia PA called Steadfast.

    if ya have a few mins and feel like checkin us out we'd appreciate it.
    www.myspace.com/steadfastfirst
     
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    Here's my thoughts about it:

    There are quite some good ideas in the few songs available. I thought there was some potential for you guys' composition skills.

    But, apart from the bad sounding quality, here's the downsides. The singer managed to annoy me after one song. It's just the way he sings, I can't stand it. Also, the lead guitar player should practice more before recording stuff like that, it's still out of his capacities. I prefer no lead at all than sloppy shredding. And lastly, there's a lack of cohesion which also bothers me; however I believe extended recording and a good mixing should fix it.
     
  6. LygonFib

    LygonFib New Metal Member

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    Just found out about the new “Shadow Gallery” prog-metal album coming out in like 2 weeks. I pre-ordered it on amazon.com along with Transatlantic’s new cd ;) The new cd ‘Digital Ghosts’ by SG is out Oct 23rd in the states and Nov. 3 in the states. They haave a new leadsinger/ guitar player named Brian Ashland. The guy sounds pretty freakin amazing in the new Myspace clip they got up…well haha the whole band really does. Funny I just found out they are centered in PA. Not too far from Symphony in Jersey.

    They uploaded a new full song on Myspace called “Gold Dust”.

    Mike baker, their old lead singer died at the end of October last year…RIP…but despite losing him I have a really open mind about the new singer. They never really disappointed me before.

    Here is some stuff I found:

    Shadow Gallery's Gary Wehrkamp interview
    http://www.mikeportnoy.com/forum/m2424803.aspx

    New singer Brian Ashland's interview
    http://www.dementiaradio.com/dr/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,34/

    Press release
    http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsite\
    mID=128504

    Shadow Gallery's myspace (so you can hear the new song)
    http://www.myspace.com/officialshadowgallery
     
  7. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    That Gold Dust song sounds like a mix between Operation:Mindcrime 2-Queensrÿche and old Shadow Gallery. The result is bland and boring I'm afraid :(. The new singer isn't bad though.
     
  8. anacrucix

    anacrucix aka Shredcaptain Matt

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    My mates band "The Arusha Accord" brought out the first album yesterday, please check it out on their myspace and if you likes it, BUY IT! :) its a little bit screamy but has lots of slap bass and time signature adventures.

    xx matt
     
  9. CantoX

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    Check out my music video for one of my songs (acoustic stuff):



    I'm not really into that kind of music.. sounds cool though.
     
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    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    That Iced Earth shirt goes really well with the song, har har
     
  11. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    nice ringtone
     
  12. Threshold

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    Hope you don't mind the shameless plug...

    British progressive metallers Threshold are on tour next week across Europe, supported by fellow prog metallers Serenity and Spheric Universe Experience. Threshold's keyboard player Richard West recently checked in from rehearsals:

    "Greetings from all of us down here in Windsor! We're off on the road one final time to promote Dead Reckoning and celebrate 20 years of Threshold. As most of you know Damian Wilson recently confirmed he's officially back with the band, he's been touring with us for the last two years and it's amazing to work with him again, he's such a good front man. The new set's coming together really well, Fighting For Breath and The Art Of Reason sound absolutely huge! There are loads of classics on the list: Slipstream, Pilot In The Sky Of Dreams, Mission Profile, Long Way Home, Consume To Live, even Paradox is on there! These should be our best live shows ever and our last tour for a while, so I hope you'll come down and spend an evening with us."

    The tour dates are as follows:

    29 Oct 2009: Zeche Carl, Essen, Germany
    30 Oct 2009: Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
    31 Oct 2009: Movie, Bielefeld, Germany
    01 Nov 2009: Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
    02 Nov 2009: Backstage, Munich, Germany
    04 Nov 2009: Firlej, Wroclaw, Poland
    05 Nov 2009: Bergkeller, Reichenbach, Germany
    06 Nov 2009: Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium
    07 Nov 2009: Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
    08 Nov 2009: Relentless Garage, London, England

    For more information see www.thresh.net
     
  13. proulxski

    proulxski Welcome To Kanata Eh!

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    I DJ at www.metalassaultradio.com ! Prog Power mostly, come check out my show Saturday afternoon 2-5 EST time.

    ON that note you should check out one of the bands I interviewed....

    www.myspace.com/draconic

    Awesome dudes from serbia, huge symphony x fans!
     
  14. ABQShredHead

    ABQShredHead ©1970

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    For those not aware, the new TSO album Night Castle is available for full-album download on Amazon for $3.99 today.
     
  15. LygonFib

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    Hey guys. New 'Shadow Gallery' album 'Digital ghosts' is out now. I'm listening to it right now :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: It's awesome. Lovin the new singer Brian Ashland!
     
  16. Demonstray

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    http://www.myspace.com/cryosismusic

    This is me, remixing video game themes (and writing original songs that aren't up yet) in my basement. I play guitar and keyboards, can't sing to I growl/scream, program the drums...and I sequence the bass because I don't have a bass yet. The quality changes from song to song on this page, 'cause I upgraded my software and knowledge along the way. I also recently upgraded my recording rig, so I should have some new stuff up by the end of the month.

    Eh, thought it'd be a good idea to put it up here. I write a lot of progressive riffs, so when I get my own written songs up I'll bump it, I guess.

    Enjoy for now. :)
     
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  18. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    What is it? Fates Warning? I feel as if I should know what it is.

    edit: tight playing by the way
     
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    ArroyoMusic New Metal Member

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    Yeah man! Ivory Gate of Dreams! Killer progressive metal classic! We are learning the whole song. I'll post it when we get it down.
     
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