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OK, so I finally started a new band!

Discussion in 'Andy Sneap' started by TheStoryteller, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. TheStoryteller

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    After 10 years with THE STORYTELLER, 4 full length albums, and touring with Helloween and Gamma Ray (among others), I finally have put a new band together! I've decided to call it KRYPTILLUSION which is somewhat cheesy, but it has a nostalgic value for me since I once had a band called Cryptic Illusion... so I morphed the words together, and replaced the C with a K (idea stolen from Krusty the Klown of The Simpsons), and ended up with KRYPTILLUSION. Feel free to hate it if you want to... several people already do. :saint:

    The line-up of the band is:

    Fredrik Groth (that's me, from The Storyteller) - guitars & bass
    Mike Wead (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate) - lead guitars
    Stefan Westerberg (Carnal Forge, Asperity) - drums
    Kristofer Nilsson (Undivine) - vocals

    If you're interested, you can listen to our first pre-production demo. Visit the website and click MP3 in the menu.
     
  2. Noumenon

    Noumenon Obsidian Productions

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    Haven't kept up with the news, why did you break apart?
     
  3. TheStoryteller

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    We grew tired of the endless row of shitty gigs, and the general lack of interest for the band. I think we were at our peak in 2002, when there still was a huge (and growing) market for melodic power metal bands. Those days are gone, and will never come back. I still like the music, and I'm proud of what we once achieved, but right now I'd like to try something new!
     
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    Noumenon Obsidian Productions

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    ok, cool :)
    I remember a gig here in Uppsala, Fellini some years ago. I think you had this guy from uppsala playing with you then. Can't remember wich role he played though.

    EDIT: Just listened to that track of yours. Sound killer!
     
  5. TheStoryteller

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    Yeah, the Fellini gig... it was in 1999 or 2000 I think. I wore a light-green shirt because of a stupid bet with someone. Erik Gornostajev from Uppsala played with us back then, but he left the band right before we started the recording of our second album. Haven't heard from him since.

    Thanks man! :)
     
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    Fucking awesome bro!
     
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    And if you want a market for melodic powermetal, target the UK :lol:
     
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    Thanks!!!

    Hmm, well, yeah... I'll think about it. :p
     
  9. TheStoryteller

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    OK, now I have the permission to reveal who the drummer of the band is, so let's make it official: Stefan Westerberg from Carnal Forge. Stefan is a good friend, and an excellent drummer.

    (The drums on the demo is EZDrummer by the way. No real drums will be recorded until a record deal is signed.)
     
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    I loved The Storyteller and I'm waiting for your new songs!

    Good luck!
     
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    Great drummer indeed.
     
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    You're right, but the trick is finding a venue that'll let kids in!
     
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    Dude, stefan rocks. MEAN vox too :p
     
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    If that is not power metal, what is it??? :)

    Sounds cool, though.
     
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    Does not sound like powermetal to me at all. Sounds trashy/modern and swedish to me. Very cool. I like it much much more than Storyteller.

    I like the guitar sounds very much. Amp, Cab, Mic and how many rythm tracks?

    Nice solos as well!:headbang:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

    Bang on!
     
  17. TheStoryteller

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    Glad you like it! :) Guitars are the mighty ol' PODxt, but I can't recall the exact settings right now. Two tracks of Diamondplate and two tracks of Big Bottom I think. And the Threadplate cab with SM57. I might have used on axis for the first pair, and off axis for the second pair, but I can't really remember. I'm not a "patch" kind of guy, I always start from scratch and tweak 'til I get what I want.

    We will start tracking vocals in about 3 hours by the way; WOHOO! :headbang:
     
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    did carnal forge split apart?

    good luck with the new band

    *edit* i couldnt find the song in the site
     
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    No, Carnal is working on their new album right now. I'm just "borrowing" Stefan a bit. ;)

    Thanks!
     
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    Click the center of the wheel. I wanted it to be a bit "hidden", so you basically have to be invited to be able to hear it. ;) As soon as we have a bunch of more complete demos I will make the links appear visually as well.
     

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