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New THEOCRACY album!

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  1. Virgil.

    Virgil. ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    For those that remember back in the good old days when Matt used to frequent around here, you might be glad to hear he has a new Theocracy album coming out!



    Release details taken from their UM band page:

     
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  2. Skinny Viking

    Skinny Viking ¯\(°_o)/¯ How do Lydian?

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    How the fuck is Matt not getting more attention in the metal community for his vocals? I mean seriously, he crushes other singers that enjoy a LOT more media attention
     
  3. Virgil.

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    +100000000000000000000000000000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Maybe it's the subject matter? Maybe it's because I'm a musician, but I don't care if you sing about god or satan or atheism, as long as the music is good, I don't give a crap. Matt's pipes are godly (no pun intended). Seriously. I thought his contest entry for the Nevermore "obsidian conspiracy" contest was the best out of all of them.
     
  4. Virgil.

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    Matt doesn't have the videos up anymore, but he used to have in-depth videos at how he tracked vocals and all the 30+ layers he puts into each part just to give it that HUUUUUGE massive choir sound. (and no, that isn't some choir synth/vst he's using.... he really does track all of those different parts and in each octave)

    Here's one clip I found of him just playing through different parts... not as exciting, but what the hey. lol



     
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    JeffTD Senhor Testiculo

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    His vocals got a lot better on this album from what I can tell by that Teaser. Production isn't as punchy as before but still sounds well done - can't wait to check out the entire thing.
     
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    From what I've heard in the teaser I prefer the production on the new one.
     
  7. Virgil.

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    +1. There were a lot of spots on the last album that made it sound like the guitars were clipping.
     
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    I was more bothered by the over seperation of the mix elements. Here it sounds like everything works nicely together.
     
  9. Matt Smith

    Matt Smith THEOCRACY

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    Hey thanks guys, that really means a lot. :headbang:

    I don't have time to post here too much these days, but I still try to get on and read when I can, and I always learn a lot. We're super-duper-stoked about this record, and we all feel it's something special. I hope those of you that dig this kind of music enjoy it.

    Thanks again!
     
  10. Virgil.

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    Good hearing from you dude. Any other behind the scenes recording videos from the studio you can lay on us? You know we're information whores. :p
     
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    Matt Smith THEOCRACY

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    Matt Smith THEOCRACY

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    Crappy cell phone pic of the drum setup:

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  13. Virgil.

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    cool thanks matt! Did you do any kind of replacement on the drums, like for kick or snare on the album?

    Also, what kinds of amps did you use? I see in some of your rehearsal vids one of your guitarists uses a Line 6, was that used?
     
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    Jevil Pro Evolution Fucker

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    Great job Matt!
    It's always a pleasure to hear this kind of metal among so many death/thrash metals bands in this forum.
     
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    Your voice always reminds me of Xmas now, mate!
     
  16. Virgil.

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    And one of his best:



    :kickass: :headbang:
     
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  17. Matt Smith

    Matt Smith THEOCRACY

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    Sorry for the delay! Just got back from Europe:



    :)

    Anyway, rhythms were a blend of my Marshall JVM through a Mesa Standard 4x12 and a Krankenstein through a Mesa Oversized 4x12. Mostly the Marshall, though. Signal was split to both amps while recording.

    The kicks were samples I made from Shawn's actual drums in the session (five from kick 1, five from kick 2) blended with another sample or two for more low end, if I recall. The snare is mostly acoustic, with a little sample blended in for more attack.

    I spent a long time on getting the best natural drum sound possible, and we're pretty pumped about the sounds on this record. Hope you dig it! :headbang:
     
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    Awesome dude! Thanks for the info! :)
     
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    Can't wait for it :)
     
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    The label put a full song up, if you're interested:

     
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