This is just sad, sad among levels I never thought possible. How is it that a city of 5+ Million people lack so much musical talent while at the same time having the most elitist music management personnel ever in existence? It fucking boggles my mind. Its been 6 years since I started my band, 6 years of either putting up with shit musicians that either quit or have to be kicked out, and putting up with fans an venues that write you off. My band has been posting on the internet to our closest friends and fans, classified and even through a physical word of mouth that we have been looking for a bassist and vocalist for almost 3 months now. We have not gotten a single hit period. Now I find it hard to believe that their isn't a single bassist out there with at least a half stack and the skill and desire to play melodic metal band that has influences such as Lamb of God, Trivium, Machine Head, Arch Enemy, Scar Symmetry, Nevermore, Dream Theater etc etc, but it seems like we ask the impossible. Either that or our music is rate shit like most seem to treat it. I know my music is not the best, but at the same time its not shit like most seem to treat it. We are fucking ignored by local bands, venues, management/booking companies you name it, listeners just put in one ear out the other. I am sick and tired of being ignored and I am sick and tired of not being able to find somewhat skilled band musicians who want to play more traditional metal in a huge fucking metropolis. This city can't have such a lack of talent, I must be dreaming, but that is what it seems like. Now I know a lot of you have never been to my corner of the world and only a few of you are somewhat close to here, but I plea, if any of you know a bassist or a vocalist that lives a driving distance from Sacramento, PLEASE tell them there is a metal band(with influences stated above) here that is looking for a bassist and a vocalist. At this point I don't even care if its temporary, I just want to play shows long enough so that the local fanbase can't ignore us anymore and local music companies are aware that we mean business and can prove more traditional metal is not dead yet in the US.